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        Handbook for Travellers in Russia, Poland, and Finland;

      London: John Murray,, 1893. including the Crimea, Caucasus, Siberia, and Central Asia. Fifth Edition, thoroughly revised. Small octavo. Original red cloth on card wraps, title gilt to the spine and upper board, panels in blind to both wraps, teal surface paper endpapers with ads, red silk page-marker present but detached. Bookseller's ticket of The Galignani library, Paris and Nice to the front pastedown. 2 folding city plans - St. Petersburg and Moscow - two folding maps, Finland and the large travelling map of Russia in an end-pocket , 3 full-page floor-plans - Hermitage picture galleries, the Kremlin, and the Cathedral of the Assumption. Just a little rubbed, the spine sunned, a few very minor splits to the folds of the maps, repaired verso with archival tape, a very good copy indeed. Fifth edition, revised, this title first published 1865. Delayed due to the "unexpectedly rapid exhaustion" (Preface) of the previous edition of 1887 - which was "published at the time of the Russo-Turkish War" (Lister) - this edition was revised to take account of the "strong stimulus to the tourist traffic" given by "the continual extension of Railways … the improvement of accommodation at Hotels, and generally the greater facilities afforded to travellers." A very good copy of the 22pp Phrase Book of the Use of Travellers in Russia, 1899, in the end-pocket with the map.

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        The Works

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1893-5. Edited by William Aldis Wright. 40 volumes, large octavo (252 × 170 mm). Finely bound by Bickers and Son in contemporary red half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands,red cloth boards, twin rule gilt to covers, pink endpapers, top edges gilt. Occasional minor mark to boards, spines uniformly toned, light spotting to fore-edges, occasional light spotting to pages, else and excellent and very attractive set which displays brilliantly. One of 500 copies on handmade paper, the second edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, first published in 1863–6, the principal and most enduring work of the editor William George Clark, mainly planned by him, with a complete collation of all the early editions, and a selection of emendations by later editors. Clark co-operated in the first volume with John Glover, and afterwards with W. Aldis Wright, successively librarians of Trinity. Their work formed the text which was for many years the standard edition worldwide.

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      1893. Very Good. [EHON] Takashima HOKKAI, artist. OSHU SANSUI KISHO. Tokyo: Toyodo, Meiji 26 [1893]. 2 vols., 24.5 x 18 cm, orihon album, in silk over stiff paper covers, printed paper title label. Hokkai (1850-1931) was an important landscape artist (see Roberts, p.170). Neither Hokkai nor any of his works appear in any of the standard ehon references in English, which is odd considering the quality of this book and his eminence in Japan. The OSHU consists of a series of 40 double page color landscape woodcuts of France, Italy and Scotland. The emphasis is upon the mountains and hillsides, in short the nature of Europe, not its cities. A remarkable and very unusual work. Overall in fine condition with original fukuro dustwrapper and very good or better impressions. With Hokkai's red fish-shaped seals.

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        The Waverley Novels / by Walter Scott [Edition de luxe : complete in 48 volumes]

      "Boston : Estes and Lauriat, 1893-1894" "Boston : Estes and Lauriat, 1893-1894", 1893. Edition de Luxe. "Description: 48v., fronts., plates ; 23cm. Contents: v. 1-2. Waverley. --v. 3-4. Guy Mannering. --v. 5-6. The antiquary. --v. 7-8. Rob Roy. --v. 9-10. Old Mortality. --v. 11-12. Heart of Mid-Lothian. --v. 13. Legend of Montrose. --v. 14. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 1. --v. 15. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 2. Black dwarf. --v. 16-17. Ivanhoe --v. 18-19. Monastery. --v. 20-21. The abbot. --v. 22-23. Kenilworth. --v. 24, 25. Pirate. --v. 26-27. Fortunes of Nigel. --v. 28-30. Peveril of the Peak. --v. 31-32. Quentin Durward. --v. 33-34. St. Rowan's well. --v. 35-36. Redgauntlet. --v. 37. The bethrothed. --v. 38. The talisman. --v. 39-40. Woodstock. --v. 41. Chronicles of the Canongate: The Highland widow. Two drovers. --My Aunt Margaret's mirror. Tapestried chamber. The laird's Jock. --v. 42-43. Fair maid of Perth. --v. 44-45. Anne of Geierstein. --v. 46. Count Robert of Paris, I. --v. 47 Count Robert of Paris, II. Castle Dangerous, I. --v. 48., Castle Dangerous, II. Chronicles of the Canongate: The surgeon's daughter. --Glossary. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction -- Scotland -- In literature. Notes: Fronts. and plates with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress. Title pages in red and black, with a portrait of the author. Introductory essays and notes by Andrew Lang. " "Description: 48v., fronts., plates ; 23cm. Contents: v. 1-2. Waverley. --v. 3-4. Guy Mannering. --v. 5-6. The antiquary. --v. 7-8. Rob Roy. --v. 9-10. Old Mortality. --v. 11-12. Heart of Mid-Lothian. --v. 13. Legend of Montrose. --v. 14. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 1. --v. 15. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 2. Black dwarf. --v. 16-17. Ivanhoe --v. 18-19. Monastery. --v. 20-21. The abbot. --v. 22-23. Kenilworth. --v. 24, 25. Pirate. --v. 26-27. Fortunes of Nigel. --v. 28-30. Peveril of the Peak. --v. 31-32. Quentin Durward. --v. 33-34. St. Rowan's well. --v. 35-36. Redgauntlet. --v. 37. The bethrothed. --v. 38. The talisman. --v. 39-40. Woodstock. --v. 41. Chronicles of the Canongate: The Highland widow. Two drovers. --My Aunt Margaret's mirror. Tapestried chamber. The laird's Jock. --v. 42-43. Fair maid of Perth. --v. 44-45. Anne of Geierstein. --v. 46. Count Robert of Paris, I. --v. 47 Count Robert of Paris, II. Castle Dangerous, I. --v. 48., Castle Dangerous, II. Chronicles of the Canongate: The surgeon's daughter. --Glossary. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction -- Scotland -- In literature. Notes: Fronts. and plates with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress. Title pages in red and black, with a portrait of the author. Introductory essays and notes by Andrew Lang. "

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        La vita degli animali. Traduzione di Michele Lessona.

      Subject: (Scienze naturali). Torino, UTE, 1893/1907, dieci volumi 8vo brossure originali (copia "vissuta" con alcune copertine con lacerazioni o mancanze, alcuni dorsi con mancanze o leggermente sciolti) pp. LXXI-741 + XII-792 + XI-800 + XIV-843 + XII-737 + XII-784 + XII-848 + XVI-584 + XXIV-841 + XXVII-729, con complessivamente 1791 incisioni xilografiche n.t. e 88 belle tavole cromolitografiche fuori testo. Ceresoli, 111. La concordanza con Ceresoli e, in questo caso, importante poiche negli indici sono indicate alcune tavole mai pubblicate. Nel complesso discreto esemplare con le splendide tavole a colori in ottimo stato, con veline protettive. (Mammiferi: 3 volumi - Uccelli: 3 volumi - Rettili e anfibi, Pesci, Insetti, ecc. Animali inferiori, 1 volume cadauno). Seconda edizione, pi? bella e ampia, iconograficamente, della prima.

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        Charming unsigned photo (of Denmark, 1844-1925, his Queen), with her children GEORGE V (1865-1936, King of Great Britain), LOUISE (1867-1931, Princess Royal) VICTORIA ALEXANDRA (1868-1935, Princess) & MAUD (1869-1938, Queen of Norway)]

      1893 - showing the family seated and standing, playing with their three dogs, all wearing mourning clothes after the death of Prince Albert Victor, 6" x 4", no place, (Sandringham), no date, c.

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        Bechuanaland: British Bechuanaland Proclamations and the more

      1893. [Botswana]. [Bechuanaland Protectorate]. Bechuanaland Protectorate and B.S.A. Company's Territory: High Commissioner's Notices and Proclamations from April, 1888, to June 1893. Cape Town: Townshend, Taylor & Snashall, 1893. 116, vii pp. Octavo (6" x 9"). Contemporary three-quarter cloth over marbled boards, printed paper spine label. Light shelfwear, occasional light toning. Ex-library. Shelf label to spine, stamp to foot of title page. * First edition. Now Botswana, the Bechuanaland Protectorate was established in 1886. It was annexed to the Cape Colony (South Africa) in 1895. Dealing with a wide range of topics, these notices and proclamations are useful for their insights into the daily life of the colony and the mechanisms of colonial administration. No copies of this edition on OCLC. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:136.

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        Eastern carpets: twelve early examples, with descriptive notices by Vincent J. Robinson, and a preface by Sir George Birdwood: printed in colours by W, Griggs and Mintern Brothers, after water-colour drawings by E. Julia Robinson. Second series

      London: Bernard Quaritch. Very Good; 20 x 14.5 (52 cm) Hardback in Very Good condition. Minor . discoloration to cover. Reinforced spine and corners.. 1893. Hardcover. Illustrated by [11] color plates (Plates 11 and 12 printed on a single leaf); GWO 953. A very early Oriental rug book. ; 4; 50 pp. .

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        The Life Of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York Written by George Cavendish

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. leather_bound. Orig. limp vellum, yapp edges and cloth ties. Fine in fine custom slipcase/No Dust Jacket. 287 pages. 20.8 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 250 printed in red and black in Golden type. Woodcut ornaments and initials designed by William Morris. Transcribed after the autograph manuscript of the author, now in the British Museum. PETERSON A14. Bookplate paste-down front cover, clean very fresh copy.

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        Travels and Adventure in South-East Africa

      London: Rowland Ward and Co. Ltd, , 1893. Being the Narrative of the Last Eleven Years Spent by the Author on the Zambesi and it's Tributaries; with an Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in that Land. Octavo. Original golden-tan cloth, title in black to the spine together with gilt figure of a Mashukulumbwi warrior in gilt, gilt block of two lions to the upper board, dark blue surface paper endpapers. Portrait frontispiece and 22 other plates, numerous illustrations to the text, folding coloured map at the rear. A little rubbed and soiled, spine crumpled head and tail, a couple of small nicks, but the hinges sound, some mild foxing, tape marks verso of the front free endpaper, a very good copy in the cloth. First Edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title; "To my friend Col. J. C. Russell with the kind regards and best wishes of the Author, F. C. Selous, Barrymore House, Wargrave, Berks., Aug. 25th 1893". Also, now loose, but formerly tipped-in, a 4-page autograph letter signed from Selous to Russell, explaining his change of plans owing to the "serious news from Matabeleland", now rather than going to America, Selous will "sail tomorrow by the Drummond Castle for South Africa. I am going entirely on my own hook, and have nothing to do with the B. S. A. Company, because I consider it my duty to lend a hand to my countrymen in Mashunaland at a time when every rifle may possibly be necessary to save the country from destruction". The recipient, Major-General John Cecil Russell, 12th Royal Hussars - his large, handsome bookplate to the front pastedown - had served in Africa during the Ashanti War, capture of Kumasi; the Kafir War, Ninth Frontier War, of 1878-9 in the operations against Sekukuni; and Zulu War, 1879, present at Zlobane and Kambula. The present work covers "eleven years of exploration, work and sport in the 1880s and 1890s, Selous describes numerous adventures with lions and leopards, particularly near the Zambezi, Zweswi, and Manyami rivers, with additional sport after rhinoceros, eland, and hartebeest… He concludes with a chapter on rifles, and another reflecting earlier sporting adventures after elephant, buffalo, and others" (Czech). Having left the service of the British South Africa Company in 1894 Selous made his name as an expert guide to English and American hunters in Africa, attracting the interest of Roosevelt whom he accompanied on his trip to East Africa in 1909. "When the First World War broke out in 1914, Selous immediately offered himself for active service; persevering, despite repeated rejections on account of his age, he was ultimately accepted for duty in German East Africa, and left England in the spring of 1915…. He was killed in action at the head of his company, near Kisaki, close to the Rufiji River, Tanganyika, on 4 January 1917, aged sixty-five, and was buried in Tanganyika within the boundaries of the game park that now bears his name. The dramatic circumstances of his death, and the part he played in the establishment of colonial Rhodesia, conferred lasting fame on Selous. Though celebrated as a hunter, he was the first to deprecate his reputation as the 'Mighty Nimrod'. Many had shot more beasts with greater skill; his prowess consisted in his ability to translate his adventures into prose eagerly consumed by late-Victorian readers" (ODNB). Uncommon inscribed, and here with a letter of significant content from one Old Africa Hand to another.

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        ANNALES DU PAYS CASTRAIS, depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours.

      1893 - Castres, Abeilhou, 1893. In-quarto (233 X 283) relié demi-chagrin marron à coins, dos cinq nerfs filetés, compartiments ornés de caissons dorés, feuillages et fleurons, tête dorée (reliure de l'époque) ; IX-(VII)-499 pages + carte dépliante in fine. EDITION ORIGINALE. Page de titre imprimée en rouge et noir, texte sur deux colonnes. Bien COMPLET de la grande carte dépliante du plan de la ville de Castres levé en 1674 par Samuel Picard. Déchirure sans manque à la carte, rousseurs claires éparses, sinon BEL EXEMPLAIRE, bien relié et au dos décoratif. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        2 desenhos originaisa tinta da China.

      - De 20x15 cm. cada, emoldurados em conjunto em moldura com passpartout generoso (de 40x50 cm). Os 2 desenhos não estão assinados embora conste o nome Almada em um dos desenhos e foram provavelmente executados para publicação em uma revista o jornal. José Sobral de Almada Negreiros, nasceu em São Tomé e Príncipe, em 1893; e faleceu em Lisboa, em 1970) foi um artista multidisciplinar que se dedicou fundamentalmente às artes plásticas (desenho, pintura, etc.) e à escrita, ocupando uma posição central na primeira geração de modernistas portugueses. Location/localizacao: raros

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

      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane at the sign of The Bodley Head. PUBLISHING DETAILS: True first edition of this much sought after Oscar Wilde title, published by Elkin Mathew & John Lane at the sign of The Bodley Head in London in 1893. 132 pages, uncut to the fore and bottom edges, plus 12 page publisher's catalogue. Size; 22 x 16 cms (8.5" x 6.5"). Weight; 340g (12 ounces). CONDITION: I would rate this as good only. The original pink cloth covers, with gilt embossed leaf motifs, are moderately age-soiled and with a little blistering but otherwise sound, with bruised extremities and a small tear to the cloth at the foot of the spine to the rear (see photos). The binding remains tight and secure throughout. The text is generally clean and bright with just a few light marks and even age-toning. There front free endpaper is lacking and there is a faint impression of an old pencilled inscription on the front pastedown. Overall, this remains a tidy and very presentable copy of this rare first edition, offered at a greatly reduced price to reflect its modest faults. THE BOOK: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy first produced 22 February 1892 at the St James's Theatre in London prior to its publication in 1893. Like many of Wilde's comedies, it bitingly satirizes the morals of Victorian society, particularly marriage. The story concerns Lady Windermere, who discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday ball. Angered by her husband's unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before the time the play is set. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation in order to save her daughter's marriage. The best known line of the play sums up the central theme: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Wilde's huge popularity as a playwright began with the production of Lady Windermere's Fan. (Source: Wikipedia) . Good. Decorative Cloth. 1st Edition. 1893. 22 x 16 Cms (8.5" x 6.5").

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        Aziyadé. Extrait des notes et lettres d'un lieutenant de la Marine anglaise entré au service de la Turquie le 10 mai 1876, tué sous les murs de Kars, le 27 octobre 1877.

      1893 - In-8 maroquin rouge, dos à faux-nerfs, orné de caissons fleuronnés, trois filets sur les plats, guirlande florale puis encadrement doré de six filets gras, le dernier formant fenêtre centrale bordée de rinçeaux dorés aux angles, riche dentelle intérieure, doublure et garde de soie tissée à motifs orientaux, doubles gardes marbrées, couvertures orange conservées, tranches dorées sur témoins [CHAMBOLLE-DURU], [4]-217-[3] pages. Etui bordé. Nouvelle édition du premier ouvrage de Pierre LOTI, d'abord publié sous l'anonymat en 1879. Exemplaire de choix, sur papier de Hollande, parfaitement établi. Il est enrichi de 9 figures montées sur papier fort dont un beau portrait de Pierre LOTI d'après TOUSSAINT. Ex-libris non identifié portant la devise : "de la paix, du silence, de l'ombre", gravé par Ch. AUDIERNE. 838 g. Paris, Calmann Lévy (Evreux imprimerie de Charles Hérissey), 1893

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        The Novels of Jane Austen in 10 volumes

      London: J M Dent & Company, 1893 A nice complete set of Jane Austen's novels in the original bindings with 30 plates by William C Cooke and a portrait of Jane Austen by Zofanny. 3rd edition published in stages during 1893. The edition was first published in mid 1892 and was extremely popular. With commentary on Jane Austen and a preface to each book by Brimley Johnson. In light grey-green cloth bindings with gilt design to front boards and gilt titles to spines. Top page edges gilt. Each has a section on the front pastedown for the owner to write their name in (not used in this set which is clean of ownership marks). Each volume has 3 plates by Cooke, and the first volume of Sense and Sensibility has an additional portrait of Austen. The bindings are in very good clean condition. There is slight pulling and a little dulling to the spines and a little bumping to corners. Vol I of Mansfield Park has a small mark at the top of the front board. All the volumes have browning to endpapers and occasionally a little spotting to the initial (which can include frontispiece) and final pages. There is some spotting to page edges. Sense and Sensibility Vol I 163pp, Vol II 218pp. Pride and Prejudice Vol I 191pp, Vol II 210pp. Emma Vol I 245pp, Vol II 258pp. Mansfield Park Vol I 245pp, Vol II 249pp. Northanger Abbey 245 pp (the last page has a crease). Persuasion 261 pp.

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        Goblin Market

      London; Macmillan. 1893, 1893. The Large Paper Edition. Tall 8vo. Limited to 160 copies. Bound in recent full green morocco gilt. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and fresh. A lovely copy in a handsome leather binding. Illustrated throughout by Laurence Housman, tissue guard to the title page. A rare and very attractive copy of one of the best loved poems of the Victorian period.

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        The Stones of Venice

      Sunnyside, Orpington: George Allen, 1893. Complete in 3 volumes. Collation, xv[1]403pp, xiv,397pp, [4],351[3]133pp, 53 plates, correct as index, of which 7 are coloured, and 10 tinted. Bound in period full vellum, leather title labels, full gilt edges,inner dentelles, marble endpapers. Vellum has some dust or dirt marking, labels nicked and scuffed. Bindings in very good firm condition. Internally, each volume bears the bookplate of St. Mary's Convent, South Ascot on first blank, volume 1 has a neat gift inscription date 1896 on second blank. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean copy, in very attractive vellum bindings. . Fifth Edition. Very Good. Illus. by John Ruskin. Large 8vo.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1893

      John Wisden & Co. 1893 - Thirtieth edition. Rebound in green boards with the original wrappers preserved in very good condition. Gilt title to spine. Page edges trimmed. A fine copy.

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        Mary Stuart

      London: Boussod, Valadon & Co.,, 1893. Quarto. Bound in full black morocco by Lucien Durvand (1852-1924), gilt titles and box design to spine, raised bands, gilt rules and corner decoration to boards, gilt ruled inner dentelles, edges gilt. With many illustrations in both colour and black and white, with captioned tissue guards. Beautifully bound. Mild spotting to first few pages, endpapers with darkening to edges from dentelles, some minor surface scratches. Else an excellent copy. Limited edition of 200 numbered copies, this one being number 47.

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        Oak and Ivy (First Edition)

      Dayton, Ohio: Press of United Brethren Publishing House, 1893. Full dark blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on front board. Pages a little age-toned else Very Good+. First edition of the author's first book. 1 of 500 copies, 250 of which were reportedly destroyed by fire. Rare First Edition. First edition of the author's first book. The quintessential African American literary figure's first book. PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR was the only American Negro in his class at Steele High School in Dayton, Ohio. He served as president of the school's literary society and composed the school song for his class graduation in 1891. Although Dunbar had hoped to become a lawyer, finances forced him to seek immediate employment after high school, and he became an elevator-operator in Dayton at the princely salary of four dollars a week. The cost of publication of the 500 copies of Oak and Ivy was $125, but Dunbar was able to pay the bill after a few weeks by selling copies of the book for a dollar each on his elevator. Photos available upon request.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        La Liro de la Esperantistoj. Kolekto da Versajoj en la Lingvo internacia "Esperanto". [i.e. The Esperantist's Lyre].

      Nurnberg, Tümmel, 1893. Bound in a lovely, a bit later half calf with gilding to spine. Old owner's name to front free end-paper (John Lundgren). Two leaves inserted after the last printed poem, before the contents-leaves, One leaf with a neatly hand-written 8-verse (4 lines to each verse) poem entitled "Vespero. de l'sveda poeto Nikander". At the end: "Tradukis Sig. Agrell". The other inserted leaf blank. A lovely, clean, and fresh copy.. Scarce first edition of the first Esperanto anthology, being the first published work with poetry in Esperanto. This publication is of the utmost importance to the communal language Esperanto and constitutes the official baptism of Esperanto poets. As Carlo Minnaja points out in "Un secolo di traduzioni letterarie dall'italiano in esperanto", even if the format of this small book is modest, "it's content is anything but insignificant": It contains 110 poems, by 24 different authors. Many of the poems are translated from German and Russian, but many are from numerous other languages: English, Polish, Arab, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Italian, Czech. And then there are 27 original Esperanto-poems, by 12 different authors of various languages and countries. Some of the contributors are famous poets, some are relatively well known, and some again are completely unknown, "but the mere creation of the work is in itself a great success: whoever would have this anthology in his hands, would be able to enjoy the jewels not so widely known in Europe. The propagandist significance of even a small work of this kind was quite clear: Esperanto is a language like the others, it has the potential of its own original literature, and through Esperanto one can approach literature that has only been sparsely translated into other languages that are more widely communicated. The international language thus fulfills one of its primary tasks, namely to make known, to a larger audience and on an equal footing, the literary value of populations relegated to the margins of European culture, because their language is not widespread." (Minnaja; own translation from Italian).The collection is made by the Polish Esperanto-pioneer Antoni Grabowski (1857-1921), a skilled chemical engineer. His publications were immensely important in turning Esperanto into a language of literature. Already as a student, Grabowski had shown considerable literary and linguistic abilities. Speaking 10 different languages and passively mastering another 15, he was a true polyglot. He soon became interested in the idea of a universal language and learned Volapük. But after having visited the inventor of Volapük, Johann Schleyer, and noted that even he was unable to speak it fluently and that the two had to communicate in German, Grabowski realized that Volapük was unsuitable as an everyday language. He did not, however, lose his interest in the idea of an international planned language.In 1887 he studied the booklet "Dr. Esperanto's International Language: Introduction & Complete Grammar", published in the same year by Ludwik L. Zamenhof, which lined out Zamenhof's ambitious language project which was soon to become known by the name "Esperanto". Impressed by the transparent structure of Esperanto and by its capacity for expression which, he thought, could be picked up astonishingly quickly, Grabowski traveled to Warsaw to visit Zamenhof, where the two held the first oral conversation in Esperanto.At that time, Esperanto had begun its initial transformation into a universal, fully functional language, and Grabowski understood the important influence of literature on the development of languages, especially for Esperanto at this point. As early as 1888 he published his translation of Pushkin's "The Snowstorm", and in 1889 his translation of Goethe's "Die Geschwister".During the early 1890'ies, Grabowski, however, was still not satisfied with the pace of the spread of Esperanto and he did what he could to speed up the process. In 1893 he published the first anthology of poetry in Esperanto, "The Esperantist's Lyre", a work that more than any other showed what this universal language was capable of. Grabowski became a longstanding president of the Warsaw Esperanto Society, founded in 1904, and of the Polish Esperanto Society, founded in 1908. In the same year he became director of the Grammar section of the Esperanto Academy. He published articles and gave lectures on Esperanto and organized Esperanto language courses.Per Sigurd Agrell (1881 - 1937) was a Swedish poet, runologist, and professor of Slavic languages. He began his poetic career at the age of 16, translating and writing poetry of his own, which was published in the Esperanto periodical " Lingvo internacia" (which began publication in Uppsala in 1895). OCLC lists merely three copies in libraries worldwide: Lyon, Berlin, and Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)

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        Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners; Report of Metropolitan Park Commission Run of first 27 Volumes

      Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co.. First printing. Hardcover. Good. 27 volumes (1-27, running from 1893-1920). Cloth hardbounds with gilt titles, all volumes ex-library with typical ex-library marks (stamps, perforations, bookplates, markings to spines, etc.), many illustrations including photographs, fold-out maps, charts, and diagrams, all copies good to very good with general wear, some soiling to pages of some volumes, wear to spine-ends of some volumes, most volumes with strained inner hinges, the first volume (from 1893) has significant wear but has been expertly repaired. Rare to see such a straight run of these. Digital images available upon request.

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        A Dictionary of the Bible. Comprising its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History. Edited by Sir William Smith and Rev. J. M. Fuller. Second Edition.

      3 volumes in 4. John Murray, London 1893. Large, thick 8vo. With numerous woodcut illustrations and vignettes. Publisher's black buckram bindings with richly gilt spine and gilt-blocked vignette to front board. A well-preserved set.. From the library of the Danish queen Louise (1851-1926, married to king Frederik VIII), with her blindtooled name mark on the flyleaf in each volume

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        Penchant. A game of cards for two players

      London: Mudie & Sons, 1893. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 111 p. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Cards -- Penchant -- Dealing -- Scoring -- Errors and penalties. Notes: Author of 'The Magic Calendar,' 'The Magic Alphabet,' (8) pages of publisher's advertisments. Near fine copy in the original all-edges-gilt-blocked pictorial cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        "Vigilant & Valkyrie in a 'Thrash to Windward'"

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1893. Colour-printed lithograph. 21 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches. A great 'America's Cup' image from Currier & Ives This image recalls the eighth defence of the America's Cup in 1893. The `Vigilant' won all three races and narrowly missed being picked to defend America's win in the next series in 1895. The 'America's Cup' was first offered as the `Hundred Guinea Cup' in 1851 by the Royal Yacht Squadron for a race around the Isle of Wight. It was won by the 30-metre schooner `America' from New York City and subsequently renamed. One of the oldest international sailing yacht competitions, it is now a perpetual international challenge cup which America has only lost twice (1983 to Australia, 2000 to New Zealand). England has never won it. Conningham 6454; Gale 6973

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        How I Shot My Bears; or, Two Years' Tent Life in Kullu and Lahoul

      Samual Gabriel Sons & Co, 1893. Hardcover bound in maroon cloth with gilt stamping, map frontis, 13 b/w illustrations, 318 pages. 1893 First Edition. This is a former library copy with a stamp on the verso of map and title page and coding numbers on copyright page. This is a rather worn copy with binding scuffed, a bit soiled, lower corners bumped, spine slanted and title faded, end papers age toned (browned), fore-edge of map worn and has 2 repaired tears, page edges aged and a bit soiled. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        £1,000,000 Bank-Note And Other New Stories

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1893. First Edition, first issue. With a frontispiece illustration by Dan Beard. Small 8vo, publisher’s tan cloth pictorially decorated and lettered on the upper cover in gilt, black and brown, lettered on the spine in gilt. 260, 9 pages ads. An essentially new and as mint copy, truly as fine a copy as anyone could expect to see of a nineteenth century book. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. First Edition of this collection of short stories published in 1893, in a disastrous decade for the United States, a time marked by doubt and waning optimism, rapid immigration, labor problems, and the rise of political violence and social protest. It was also a difficult time for Twain personally, as he was devastated by the death of his daughter, Suzy. In spite of all this, the stories still brim with confidence and optimism, marking the moment of hope just before Twain turned to the more grim and sarcastic stories of his later years. £1,000,000 Bank-Note, the title story, charts the rags-to-riches ascent of a virtuous and resourceful clerk from San Francisco who arrives in London with a single dollar in his pocket, and proceeds to ultimate and splendid financial success and fame in London society. It is a paean to American ingenuity and a celebration of its cunning confidence-man narrator. The other pieces range from "Mental Telegraphy," a serious essay reflecting Twain's continuing interest in the occult, and the tongue-in-cheek "Petition to the Queen of England" for relief from taxes.

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        Maud Humphrey Ivorines

      Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1893. 1st Edition. Boards. Vg. 8vo. (Maud Humphrey). In 1893 Lee & Shepard published a series of illustrated hymns and poems with new cover designs by Maud Humphrey.. This is a salesman's sample of 12 of the covers each one with a beautiful color illustration by Maud Humphrey. Bound accordion style in brown boards with a list of the books on the front

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        A History of Northumberland. Complete. 15 volume set

      London: Andrew Reid. G : in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Minor marking and scuffing to some covers. Some slight foxing to page edges. Teg. 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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        Ny jord. Roman.

      Kbh. 1893. 8vo. 460 s.. Originalbind. Lite samtidig navn på friblad og forsatsblad. En svak fuktrand på noen sider. Ellers et friskt og fast eksemplar

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        RUJUB, The JUGGLER

      London:: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly.. 1893.. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 5". 1st one-volume, and first illustrated, edition (Newbolt 56.3). [4], 332, 32 pp. July 1893 publisher catalogue [earliest version] at rear.. Original publisher's green fine-weave decorative cloth binding. Bevelled boards. AEG. Floral patterned-paper eps.. Slight lean. Cloth quite dull. Professionally rebacked with. original spine retained. Period poi [dated Christmas 1893] to. preliminary blank. Signs of being read found through the book.. Withal, a VG copy of a rare Henty work.. One of the great Henty rarities, this one volume edition of a Henty work written primarily for an adult audience. By contrast, the 3 volume first published earlier in 1893 is currently available in 2 copies, offered at $20K, but none of this edition, nor does ABPC show any of this 1st one- volume having come to auction in the last 30+ years. And, of some appeal to the impecunious Henty collector, this a relatively affordable alternative. . Frontis [with tissue guard] + 7 inserted plates by Stanley L. Wood. T.p. device.

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        The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton - with Original Photograph

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1893. 8vo. First Edition. xxiii, 606; viii, 664 pages including index. With a profusion of black and white illustrations and maps, also including colored lithographs. Original publisher's black gilt cloth, near fine condition, housed in a custom made cloth slipcase for extra protection. TOGETHER WITH an original 1880's photograph of the painting that was used for the cover illustration. A handsome two volume set. Lately scholars have come around to more fully appreciate the role Isabel played in Sir Richard Burton's Life, hence her biography of her late husband has taken on added significance. In 1923 Penzer (308-11) comments that 'Lady Burton was not a suitable person to write her husband's biography, she had neither the time, health, nor discrimination needed for such a task,' but it is nevertheless an important insight into Burton's mind and the scope and breadth of his achievements. Still, in our humble opinion, this is still the authoritative biography on Richard Burton, from the pen of the woman who shared his troubles and tribulations. .. First Edition. Near Fine.

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      Felipe Gonzalez Rojas., Madrid 1893 - obra completa en nueve volumenes. Encuadernación editorial en holandesa, lomo de piel y planos de tela con estampaciones en oro y dos tintas, buen estado de conservacion. Ilustrado con profusión de láminas litografiadas en color. Tamaño: 33 x 23 cm., una media de 1300 paginas cada tomo, HISTORIA

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        Post Route Map of the States of Kansas and Nebraska with Adjacent Parts of Missouri, Iowa, Dakota, Colorado, Texas and Indian Territory showing Post Offices with the Intermediate Distances and Mail Routes in Operation on the 1st of December 1893

      Wilson S. Bissell, Washington 1893 - Rare wall map of Kansas and Nebraska and surrounding areas (including Boulder, Denver and Cheyenne). Shows railroads, discontinued post offices, mail delivery routes by frequency, townships and cities. An inset shows the counties of Jackson, Missouri and Wyandotte, Kansas. In beautiful condition. Wall map. Color lithograph mounted on linen with original dowels. Image measures 47" x 61", plus 37.5" of additional linen.

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        Smith, Johnston - Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York)

      New York, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in black leather). Very Good Condition. Stephen Crane's first book written under the pseudonym "Smith, Johnston." Professionally rebound in pebbled black limp leather. Contains original paper covers which are torn (see photos). Very clean and tight. Size: 5" x 7 1/2". No marks. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front pages. Rest of the book is unfoxed. Edges browned slightly. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 028800. .

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        JANE ANNIE; Or, The Good Conduct Prize. A New and Original English Comic Opera. [An unrecorded variant Issue]

      London:: Chappell,, 1893. First Edition. Very Good++. A Very Good++ First Edition First Printing an unrecorded issue in original printed wrappers with publisher's stamp and "Price One Shilling" marked out on front cover. Fading to covers as is usual for this book. Mild chips spine tips and cover edges. In modern turquoise cloth chemise and quarter turquoise leather and cloth slipcase with raised bands and gilt lettering spine. Mild edge wear and scuffs to leather. 8vo. 52 pp.

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      Washington. April 24, 1893.. 1p., plus integral blank. Single horizontal fold. Fine. Letter written by President Grover Cleveland, during his second term, to Howard Van Sinderen, thanking him for handling the sale of some of Cleveland's law books. He writes: "I received today the check you sent me for $125 20/100 being proceeds of the sale of law books on my a/c by Baker Voorhis & Co. Please accept my thanks for your trouble in the matter." Howard Van Sinderen was a New York lawyer, descended from old Dutch stock in New York. Cleveland served two non- consecutive terms as president, 1885-1889 and 1893-1897.

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        Maud. A Monodrama. .

      8°, 2. Bl., 69 S., 4 Bl., OPerg. goldgeprägtem Rücken u. durchgezogenen Schliessbändchen., Tadellos - ein Stück Buchkultur. Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1893. - Schöner Handpressendruck aus der Golden Type. Druck in Rot (Numerierung) u. Schwarz. - Die Bordüren wurden speziell für dieses Werk geschaffen u. später noch für Keats' «Poems» u. Morris' «The Sundering Flood» verwendet. (Peterson A 17 - Tomkinson 112.17).

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        PortrŠts. 10 Bll. Kreidezeichnungen, signiert bzw. monogr.

      datiert 1893-1920, tls. Ortsbezeichnung DŸsseldorf, - Beiliegend: Ders., Landschaft, monogr. Kreidezeichnung, dat. 1919, 39,5:48 cm. Ð A. Gratz war SchŸler von Claus Meyer an der DŸsseldorfer Akademie und von L. Corinth in Berlin, vgl. Vollmer

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        Le Baron Tédy. *

      Sans lieu ni date. - Un feuillet 13 x 21, plié en deux. Cette carte de "contre-voeux", ni signée ni datée, est manifestement une oeuvre de jeunesse de l'artiste en herbe. Le texte semble relatif à une triple naissance; fut-ce de chiots tels que l'illustration le suggère ? Deux indices figurent dans la composition; un portrait de chien encadré au mur, au titre de "Radis" et la mention "Puces" sur une boîte en dessous du tableau."Le baron Tédy et la baronne née Brune expriment leur vive gratitude à Mesdemoiselles de Meuron pour les souhaits exprimés à l'occasion de la naissance de leurs trois enfants qu'ils nomment en souvenir de ces demoiselles MADELIN - ANTOINE et MEURON"La soeur d'Auberjonois, Gabrielle, épousa Edouard de Meuron fin 1893, c'est le peintre qui se chargera du menu imprimé. Nous n'en avons point retrouvé trace et ne pouvons donc préciser ni ce qui s'y mangea ni ce qui s'y bu.Une curiosité.(Wagner, l'oeuvre peint 28)

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        Revue Historique vaudoise. Première année jusqu?à 45me année. 1893 - 1937.

      Imprimerie Vincent - Imprimerie Centrale S. A. 1893 - 1937, Lausanne, - reliure demi-basane avec plats muet. Et reliure demi-percaline coins avec plats papier marbré. Etiquette de cotation collée au dos. Cachet de bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Bel exemplaire.

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      New York: Wessell, Nickel & Gross, 1893.. Lithographed four-color decorative title, fifty-six lithographic plates (comprised of two tinted views of the factory; one tinted composite group portrait of the three company owners; seven plates printed in silver and black; and forty-six printed in colors, silver, and gilt), all by Lindner, Eddy & Clauss of New York. Oblong quarto. Publisher's maroon morocco- grained cloth, title blocked in gilt on upper cover. Spine chipped at head and foot, rear free endpaper with small loss. Else very good. An early piano catalogue with wonderful semi- abstract lithographed plates: unintentional precursors of the Russian Avant-garde. This detailed catalogue was produced by Wessell, Nickel & Gross, who had learned their trade with Steinway & Sons before leaving to set up on their own in 1874. In 1888 they opened a sizeable factory between 45th and 46th streets on Tenth Avenue in New York City, "the most extensive and complete manufacturing institution of its kind in the world..." (p.[2]). By the time the present work was published in 1893, they had become one of the leading manufacturers of piano- forte actions in the United States. Their brand and tradition of quality was revived in 2005, when their trademark was bought by the Burgett brothers. To the modern eye, the unintentional virtue of this work is to be found in Lindner, Edy and Clauss' beautiful and technically spectacular plates. The publisher's intentions were to produce technically precise images of their products. To the modern eye these plates are viewed through a lens tinged by images of the work of the Supremacists and Constructivists working in Russia in the 1920s - particularly El Lissitzky. The strongly-colored semi- abstract plates have the same sense of the militaristic triumph of the machine that can be found in the work of the Russian Avant- garde. The Dadaists would have approved. Scarce. OCLC locates eight copies. Not in Romaine. Jay T. Last, THE COLOR EXPLOSION, p.46 (lithographers).

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      1893. Very Good. [EHON] Mori Yu^zan. KO^SHI HEISENZU. Kyoto, Meiji 26 [1893] 22.3 x 15.4 cm. 2 vols., orihon, folding albums in stiff paper covered boards with printed paper title lables. The inner cover illustrations are by Mori Kansai. Yu^zan (Yu^sen's son?), has here depicted the fires and social disorders at the end of the Edo period in Kyoto. It would appear that this is probably a color woodcut version of a scroll on the subject by Yu^zan. 16 double page color illustrations (including one map of Kyoto). One illustration in vol. 2 has a small puncture, with some attendant creasing, but no loss. Unusual work, not in the usual Western references. Complete, very good. 2 volumes.

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        Holograph Letter (in secretarial hand), signed ("William Booth") by Booth, to Archdeacon F. W. Farrar

      [London], may 13, 1893. 4to. 3 pp. pen and ink on folded sheet of Salvation Army letterhead. Stain on first page, affecting three lines, and on third page, affecting one word, tears at fold tape-repaired. Very good in custom maroon cloth chemise . Letter outlining the Salvation Army's early successes, as well as its financial difficulties. Reading in part, "The Scheme as outlines in my book 'In Darkest England' - may now be said to be fairly launched - An immense amount of misery has been relieved and remedied and so far as I can judge there appears to be every prospect of the enterprise becoming a great and permanent success. Statesmen, Clergymen, Philanthropists, experts, members of the aristocracy and leaders of the labour party have inspected our operations, and with scarcely an exception agreed in the opinion that the experiment ought to be pushed on to completion -" Booth says the Salvation Army requires about £30,000 a year for its "maintenance and development," and, after informing Farrar that he has raised only £4,000 so far in this year and is running the church on loans from his bankers, asks "if you will further help me in working out this effort and - kindly intimate to what extend [sic] you feel disposed to do so." The letter is in a secretarial hand, possibly that of Second in Command George Scott Railton, and signed by Booth

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        THE HOLY-CROSS and Other Tales

      Cambridge & Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1893 #63/110 copies, of which only 100 copies were for sale, signed by the publisher, with a charming ALs by the author laid in, signed and dated 1892. Field writes a very nice personal letter to a close friend. A young college girl who he suspects is "homesick", so he tells her about the neighbors and giving Mrs. Maxwell her puppy today, and how little Freddie Nagler almost killed himself today and other home town news. Title page in green and red, limitation page and title page on Japan vellum, the remaining sheets printed on Van Gelder paper; 191pp., bound in dark blue cloth, paper spine label; a little discoloration on fore-edge of front and rear boards; in blue cloth dust jacket with flaps covered in paper possibly to protect from off-setting, In all, a very good copy of an uncommon limited edition. [BAL 5757]. LIMITED EDITION.

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        His Great Self

      J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, Pa 1893 - Gilt page edges. "J. F. Herrick from M. V. T. June 17, 1915." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      3 October 1893. Letter. Minor tears at fold, light edgewear and mount traces. Near Fine. A fine 3-1/2 page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the famous explorer of the African continent. Written on 4-1/4" x 7" stationery imprinted "Cadoxton Lodge, Neath, South Wales, the addressee's name indecipherable. Stanley apologizes for the delay in responding--"a busy man's greatest trouble is the duty imposed on him by letters"--and thanks the recipient for his "good opinion of my book" and his "sympathy in my loss of a faithful friend." Stanley then responds to comments about Prof. Garner's experiments with monkeys and speech and the resulting newspaper reports: "The clipping you sent to me leaves the suspicion that it is one of these elaborate & solemn jokes which Americans look to make upon all subjects. Though the Professor's experiments may result in nothing yet the industry & zeal he displays in attempting to ascertain whether anything of value can be found by him deserve commendation.... There would be nothing remarkable nevertheless in the fact that certain chimpanzee or gorilla vocal emissions resemble Maori or even English words, let alone Latin or Greek." R. L. Garner's book, THE SPEECH OF MONKEYS, was published in 1892. A letter with outstanding Africa-related content by Stanley, and as such very scarce. Stanley's two best known books are HOW I FOUND LIVINGSTONE(1872) and IN DARKEST AFRICA (1890).

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