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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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

      [Bookseller: libreria anticuaria jerez]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah (two Volumes with All Maps & plates)

      London: Tylston & Edwards, 1893. First printing of this edition with no marks or writing & NOT ex library & NOT book club. Both volumes rebacked and very tight. A beartiful set - gift quality.. Memorial Edition . Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket As Issued.

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        VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE or Tales of Hindu Devilry

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. First edition thus, Memorial edition. With frontispiece and 32 illustrations by Ernest Griset. 8vo, publisher’s original full black polished cloth with gilt pictorial designs and arabic characters on the covers, and gilt lettering on the spine. xxi, [2], 243, [3, including advertisements, "opinions of the press"]. A very well preserved, bright and clean copy. Very little evidence of age, only minimal evidence of shelving or use, clean within and with no foxing apparent. SCARCE FIRST PRINTING OF THE MEMORIAL ISSUE OF THIS IMPORTANT TEXT. This printing, was specially issued for the uncompleted Memorial edition of the writings of Burton and is a collection of Hindi stories that are, according to Burton's wife Isabel, "thoroughly witty, and make those laugh heartily who have lived in the East.

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        [Original Pencil and Ink Drawing and Titling for:] THE COLUMBIAN ODE

      [Chicago. ca. 1893].. Original drawing, on 85 x 90 mm, on card stock (145 x 95 mm). Stock a bit dusty with a few small spots and a thumb tack hole outside the image area, mat shadow around image, otherwise very good. Sympathetically matted. An evidently preliminary or rejected trial design for the title, half-title or wrapper vignette for the 1893 "Souvenir Edition" of Monroe's THE COLUMBIAN ODE. Specific elements carried over from this design to the final work, notably the typography for the title. However, this drawing depicts (against an inverted pyramid background of leaves), a winged angel (with flowing hair) facing right with a harp in right hand, and left hand extended with a laurel wreath. The published title vignette reshapes the overall image, removes the wings from the figure (retaining the stylized hair and a different form of leafy background), and dedicates both hands to playing a lyre. The handling of the out- stretched left arm in this drawing is clumsy, and an unsuccessful attempt was made with white ink to rectify it. Accompanied by a reference copy of the published book (sewing absent, spine split and wrappers spotted). BAMBACE A3.

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        The Columbian Ode / Souvenir Edition

      W. Irving Way & Co, Chicago 1893 - 23 pp. Covers printed in red and violettitle page in red and black. Bright, clean, unfaded, no names or marks, Slight bumping to covers where overlapping the page block, 1/4" closed tear at top of rear cover, else fine. Bambace, p. 3. Lacking the original mailing envelope. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        World Columbian Exposition MDCCCXCIII, Art and Architecture (2 Volume Set)

      Philadelphia: George Barrie, [1893]. Hard Cover. Fine Condition. Both volumes are illustrated throughout in black-and-white and color. Photogravure frontispiece portrait of George R. Davis in the architecture volume. Frontispiece etching of "The Pickwick Club" in the art volume. Bound in publisher's original half green leather and green cloth with rule stamped in gilt on the covers and the spines are stamped in gilt. Five raised bands on each spine. Marbled endpapers. Volumes measure 17 x 12 inches (43.2 x 30.5 cm). A beautiful set. Image on request.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Through Connemara in a Governess Cart

      London: W. H. Allen & Co., Limited,, 1893. Illustrated by W. W. Russell, from Sketches by Edith OE. Summerville. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial design to spine and upper board in gilt, black, yellow, purple, and white, black coated endpapers. 16 plates, illustrations throughout the text. No publisher's ads. Two bookplates, ownership signature partially erased from title page, bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Very slightly rubbed at extremities, a little spotting to half-title. An excellent copy. First edition. Hudson lists several bindings, and in this case the cloth is green and the pages trimmed.

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        Sights and Scenes on the Tokaido

      Tokyo With descriptive text by J Murdoch. In large decorative paper covers with title in black ink to front cover, edges a little rubbed, top corner a little dog earred, bottom corner missing, with cloth ties top& bottom, no title to spine. Internally has library bookplate and stamp to fep, not dated but c 1893, no publisher stated, 20 B&W plates depicting life along the Tokaido, a road of 320 miles from Tokyo to Kusatu, each plate has the small circular stamp to its bottom right corner, not really detracting from the image, tissue guards protect each plate, very small amount of foxing, the final page of Japanese text is present. Most plates are full page some have 4 to a page, these are accompanied by 1 or 2 pages of text describing the scene. A wonderful insight into the life the Japanese. Superb photography, each plate with a life of its own! Very Rare!

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        Constitution of the American Railway Union. Organized at Chicago, Ill. June 20, 1893

      Terre Haute: Moore & Langen, Printers and Book Binders, 1893. First Edition. 16mo (14.5cm). Original printed brown wrappers; 31, [1]pp. Mild soil and wear; Very Good. & & Founding document of the American Railway Union, established by Eugene V. Debs and others in 1893. The ARU was the largest labor union of its time and one of the earliest labor (vice trades) unions in the United States, opening its membership to all railway workers regardless of their trade or degree of experience. The ARU prevailed in its first major test, the Great Northern Railway Strike of 1893, but suffered a major defeat the next year when the Pullman Palace Car Strike was broken by Federal strikebreakers. Debs and his fellow ARU officers were arrested and convicted of "obstructing the flow of the U.S. mail;" the union never recovered, but Debs's conversion to Socialism while in jail led to the merger of the union with the nascent American Socialist Party (then called the Social Democracy of America) in 1897. A highly important document in the history of American labor radicalism, and of significant rarity: OCLC finds only five physical locations; none others in commerce (2013) or in auction records for the past 25 years.

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        The Royal Natural History

      - London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive and attractive study of natural history. Illustrated throughout with seventy-one coloured plates (collated,one missing from volume II) and numerous engravings. Richard Lydekker (25 July 184916 April 1915) was an English naturalist, geologist and writer of numerous books on natural history. Lydekker was born in London, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took a first-class in the Natural Science tripos (1872). In 1874 he joined the Geological Survey of India and made studies of the vertebrate paleontology of northern India (especially Kashmir). He remained in this post until 1882. Divided into Mammals (two and a half volumes), Birds (one and a half volumes), Reptiles and Fishes etc. , and Inverterbrates. Complete in six volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally smart, with just some light bumping. 2 Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, though strained in places. Pages are bright, though with spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD due to spotting..

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        The Seven Champions Of Christendom Compiled From The Most Ancient Chronicles And Records, And All Other Authentic And Reliable Sources Of Information

      1893 or earlier. Inside mostly fine and looks little used. Light foxing at ends, very little inside. Red leather with gilt titling and extra decoration and spine bands; slight rubbing; front stamped in gold with shield of Wymondham Grammar School, Oakham. Foxed label inside front: Scripture Prize awarded to R.I.B.Glasspool; signed by Head Master E.I.Glasspool (sic), 1893. Marbled endpapers and edges. No dust jacket. No date (1893 or earlier). Colour plates showing heroic deeds; British Library attributes these to CO Murray; frontispiece starting to come loose. Based on the C16 work of Richard Johnson. 252 pages. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 610g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

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        Muster orientalischer Gewebe und Druckstoffe: vierzig Tafeln mit 212 Mustern in feinstem Lichtdruck (Oriental Designs of Woven and Printed Textiles)

      Dresden: Verlag der Kunstanstalt Stengel & Co.. Good; 12.75 x 19 (49 cm) Portfolio with a torn flap otherwise in Good . condition. (1893). Portfolio. Illustrated by 29 collotype plates; GWO 2438. Catalog of 16th-18th century Islamic silk rugs, woven silk textiles, velvets, printed cottons and "Polish" sashes from Turkey, India and Iran. At head of title and of each plate: Kunstgewerbe-Museum zu Dresden. Missing plates 8, 10, 17, 18, 25, 27-29, 31, 35, 36. [CSROT 4123].; 10; [2] pp. .

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        Petit solfège illustré. Illustrations de Pierre Bonnard. Deuxième mille

      Paris: Ancienne Maison Quantin, Librairie-imprimeries Réunies, 1893. Livre. Illus. by Pierre Bonnard. Très bon. Cartonnage Éditeur. Ed. originale. In-4 Oblong. Paris, Ancienne maison Quantin, Librairies-imprimeries réunies, sd [1893]. 21,5 x 29 cm, in-4 oblong, 1 f. bl. - 1 f. n. ch. - 30 pp. entièrement illustrées en noir ou en couleurs - 1 f. bl., cartonnage chocolat de l'éditeur illustré sur les deux plats. Edition originale, dont il fut fait deux tirages. Ici un exemplaire du deuxième tirage. Il s'agit du premier livre illustré par Pierre Bonnard, sur un texte de son beau-frère, Claude Terrasse, lequel avait épousé sa soeur Andrée en 1890. Malgré un petit manque de papier dans le coin inférieur de la page 8, sans atteinte au texte ni à l'illustration, et quelques menus frottis aux coins et aux coupes, il s'agit d'un bel exemplaire, ce qui est rare..

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      Monedas de las Dinastías Arábigo - Españolas.- Madrid, Fortanet, 1893; en 4º holandesa tela, XC - 1 h - 553 pp. Firma de anterior propietario. Palau nº 372000. Buen ejemplar.

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys

      London: George Bell & Sons,1893. Octavo 10 volumes. Three quarters leather, gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt. With Lord Braybrooke's notes, edited with additions by Henry B. Wheatley. Frontispiece portrait and other illustrations with tissue guards and folding plates. In very good condition. Alexander conquered the world; but Pepys, with a keener, more selfish understanding of life, conquered a world for every sense" (Charles Whibley). "Pepys led a full, varied and voraciously-enjoyed life and clearly took pleasure in setting it all down in plain words. Unlike most frantically busy men, he had remarkable powers of observation" (Paul Johnson). "The bald truth about oneself, what we are all too timid to admit when we are not too dull to see it, that was what Pepys saw clearly and set down unsparingly" (Robert Louis Stevenson).

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      1893. 85 Illustrations par L. Benett. 12 Grandes Gravures en Chromotypographie. 1 Carte en couleurs. Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. [1893]. 8 pp ads dated 1893-1894. Original red cloth decorated in many colors, all edges gilt. First Illustrated Edition of the tale translated into English as FOUNDLING MICK (published by Sampson Low of London, in 1895). Although the tale continued to be published in the U.K. (and in Ireland, as A LAD OF GRIT), the tale was never published in America.~This is the appropriate earliest binding for this title, the cartonnage "au portrait collé," and this copy has the appropriate earliest ad catalogue dated 1893-1894. This is a remarkably bright copy, fine except for very slight fading of the red spine and for a bit of foxing on a few leaves within. A rather scarce title. Bottin pp 319-320; Gondolo della Riva 56C.

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        Codigo Civil del Peru, Con Citas, Notas, Concordancias y un Apendice

      1893. [Peru]. Lama, Miguel Antonio de la [b. 1839], Editor and Annotator. Codigo Civil del Peru, Con Citas, Notas, Concordancias y un Apendice de Leyes, Decretos, Resoluciones, Ordenes, Reglamentos, Instrucciones, Circulares y Ejecutorias Hasta el 31 de Diciembre de 1892. Lima: Editado por la Imprenta Gil, 1893. 560, [2] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, rear hinge starting, crack in text block between title page and following leaf. Light toning to text. Lama's inkstamp to verso of title page, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Established in 1852, Peru's civil code draws on the Code Napoleon and Castilian law that existed during the nation's colonial period. Lama was a leading Peruvian jurist. His highly regarded notes in Codigo Civil include the latest legislation, digested court decisions, treaty provisions and related laws and decrees. This work went through six editions by 1928, the final three by later editors. All are scarce in North American law libraries; OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1893 edition (Harvard, University of Minnesota). Clagett, A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Peru 30.

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        A Dictionary of Artists who have Exhibited Works in the Principal London Exhibitions from 1760 to 1893

      1893, 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive work on exhibiting artists, with some interesting insertions. Particularly including a related manuscript letter by the authorNew and Enlarged Edition. A signed letter from the author to William H. Booth dated 1900 has beentipped into the half-title. Withoccasional ink and pencil annotation by William H. Booth, and several handwritten ink notes pasted to the margins, one on embossed paper from Handford Lodge, Ipswich. The front pastedown has the pictorial bookplate of William H. Booth. Condition: In a quarter leather binding, with cloth-covered boards. Externally, somewhat rubbed to extremities, with small closed tears to top of spine. Hinges weak. Internally, loose and strained in places, with a number of pages coming away or detached but present. Generally bright, with intermittent light spotting, and the odd mark. A newspaper clipping has beentipped into the margin of p260. Page 42 has the remains of anewspaper clippingto the upper margin. A private view invitation dated 1882 has beentipped into the margin of p137. A coloured reproduction of an illustration has been loosely inserted. Ink signature to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Catriona. A Sequel to 'Kidnapped' Being Memoirs of the Further Adventures of David Balfour at Home and Abroad

      London, Cassell & Co., Ltd. 1893., 1893. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (x) + 371 + 18 (catalogue, dated 8.93; partially unopened). Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles. Nominal wear and handling; this is a sharp, fresh-looking copy. Unusual thus. A classic nineteenth century adventure romance; 'Catriona' takes David Balfour further into intrigue and danger as he seeks to solve the Appin murder and absolve himself and his friend, Alan Breck. Frederick. Prideaux.

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        Intriguing Photograph Signed, 4to, n.p, n.d

      Very Good. This "Publication Bureau" photograph is captioned, "Mr. Steinmetz with Fragments of Tree Branch damaged by Lightning From Lightning Generator." Steinmetz is standing leaning across a stool holding a broken branch. A superb image depicting the famed engineer full length. Considering he was a dwarf, it is a splendid candid portrait. Signed across the white border, "Charles P. Steinmetz" An important image. In 1893, the General Electric Company was formed and while working there, Steinmetz made one of his greatest contributions to the electrical engineering community, a lecture and presentation describing the mathematics of alternating current phenomena which had not previously been explained or grasped by earlier engineers. This enabled engineers to move from designing electric motors by trial and error to designing them with the aid of applicable mathematics to create on paper the best possible motor before actually constructing it. His impact on electrical engineering is immeasurable.

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      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. 2 volumes. First Issue of the Memorial Edition. Portrait and color lithograph frontispieces, folding coloured map, illustrated with coloured and tinted lithographs and black and white illustrations throughout the text. 8vo, publisher’s original black polished cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on the spine and upper covers. xxviii, 436; xii, 479 pp. A pleasing set, handsome, clean and quite bright with only light shelf or time wear to the extremities of the spine. One volume with a bit of chipping. Textblocks clean and unmarked and without foxing, Scarce in this well preserved condition. A BRIGHT AND WELL PRESERVED SET OF THE MEMORIAL EDITION OF THE ACCOUNT OF BURTON’S FAMOUS PILGRIMAGE, EDITED BY HIS WIFE, EXPANDED WITH NEW MATERIAL. The text of the Memorial Edition contains the full complement of 8 appendices appendices and numerous illustrations not contained in first edition. It was edited by Lady Burton and was considered by Penzer, and by countless readers since, to be "one of the greatest works of travel ever published." Burton was one of the first westerners to enter the Arab holy cities. To accomplish this, he had to assume the character and costume of a Persian Mirza, a wandering Dervish, and a "Pathan." Lady Burton said of his feat, “ It meant for nine months in the hottest and most unhealthy climate, upon repulsive food; it meant complete and absolute isolation from everything that makes life tolerable, from all civilization, from all his natural habits; the brain at high tension, but the mind never wavering from the role he had adopted; but he liked it, he was happy in it, he felt at home in it, and in this book he tells you how he did it, and what he saw.” Richard Burton was one of the foremost linguists of his time, an explorer, poet, translator, ethnologist, and archaeologist, among other things. He spent much of his childhood in Italy and France and was educated eclectically. In 1840, he began studies at Trinity College, Oxford and distinguished himself through his eccentric behavior. Two years later, he joined the 18th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry at Baroda, in order to study “Oriental” life and languages. He had already studied some Arabic in London and learned Gujarati, Marathi, Hindustani, Persian and Arabic while in India. He eventually took on a position that allowed him to mix more freely with the indigenous peoples, especially the lower classes, and began to dress like them. Burton’s seven years in India allowed him to become familiar with the languages, customs and geography of the East. This preparation paved the way for his famous trip to Mecca. At this time, there were areas of the Middle East that were still unknown to Westerners and represented grey areas on the world map. Rumor and second hand information about the inner workings and holy sites of one of the largest religions in the world was all that was available to European scholars. In order to fill this void, Burton decided to go to Mecca, and his idea was approved by the Royal Geographical Society . He passed himself off as an Indian Pathan and was required to know the rituals of a pilgrimage as well as the exigencies of manners and etiquette. His publication of the journey---THE PILGRIMAGE TO AL-MEDINAH AND MECCAH---allowed European readers to experience new cultures, traditions and history. Burton’s writing was accessible to the general reader and provided an intimate and well-documented portrayal of the Middle East.

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      Paris: E. Leroux, 1893. 8vo., iii, 158 pp. facsimiles hand-colored, (3) 63 pp. text. Printed stiff paper wrappers. Near fine With occasional motations in pencil.

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        Military Costumes in Old Japan

      K. Ogawa, 1893. Soft cover bound in illustrated stiff board with punch binding and ribbon tie, illustrated with 15 b/w photos taken by Kazumasa Ogawa, one of Japan's foremost early photographers. This book was produced under the direction of Chitora Kawasaki of Ko-yo-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School). Privately published by the photographer Original English-language edition with the plates processed by the National Chemograph Co. Illustrated cover has suffered loss along the top edge what has been repaired with Japanese paper, general moderate soiling and smudge with several small drip spots on top corner, new ribbon tie, additional repair to a chip top rear near spine, tears to margins of the punched holes, small curve along the fore edge of all pages as if someone started to roll the book. Text is clean and unmarked. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. First Edition. Softcover. Good. Illus. by Ogawa, K.

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        Arendals byes historie.

      Arendal 1893. 8vo. 524+32+XII s. Priv. skinnbd. Ex libris

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        Patents for Inventions. Abridgements of Specifications. Class 44. Fastenings, Lock, Latch, Bolt and Other (including Safes and strong-rooms) FIVE PARTS IN THREE VOLUMES

      HMSO, London 1893 - Small 4to. 1893 - 1924. 10 parts in 5 volumes bound as issued in paper wrappers. Covering the period 1855-1920. Some wrappers chipped with loss and light uniform browning otherwise good. Recently cased in black cloth gilt. An exceptional unbroken run covering the heyday for the manufacture of locks and fastenings including detailed description of the functioning of each of many thousands of patents in this category, the majority with a woodcut explanatory diagram to accompany the text. Very good. Heavy item requiring additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent, 1893. Braddon, M[ary] E[lizabeth]. LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET. London: Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co, 1893. Color printed yellow boards, a NEAR FINE example of the stereotyped or "yellowback" issue of the greatest bestselling novel of the Victorian Era. Mary Braddon (a particular favorite of the all-time most prolific collector of Victorian Fiction, Professor Robert Lee Wolff) was born in 1835 and with the publication of LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET in 1862, she gave birth to what became an entire genre, the sensational novel, and by the time of her death in 1915 she had written dozens of minor masterpieces of Victorian Noir. Now generally only known for Lady Audley, Braddon was so much more than a one-trick pony which is why Professor Wolff wrote SENSATIONAL VICTORIAN: the Life and Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon (London: Taylor & Francis, 1979), a spectacular piece of scholarship in which he makes what is, to us, a fairly convincing case for her rightful position as the equal of Wilkie Collins (THE MOONSTONE and THE WOMAN IN WHITE). In thirty years spent seeking and selling Victorian rarities we have never seen a first edition of LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET in decent original cloth. And while this little yellowback version is hardly comparable to the black tulip that is the 1862 Tinsley three-decker first, it is nevertheless a beautiful example of a yellowback (one inner hinge just starting but with virtually no wear and quite rare thus) and a nice stand-in. Prior to Lady Audley, blonde-haired maidens were seemingly always the heroine of every tale. But Mary Braddon's fair-haired blue eyed sweetheart throws her unwanted husband down a deep and dark well (just one of her many other unspeakable domestic crimes) and thus became the first of ten thousand dangerous literary blondes (another genre in itself). There have no end of theatrical adaptations over the last 150 years and at least four film and television adaptations. Topp 1285, Wolff 660. Custom clamshell box.. Near Fine.

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      Dent, 1893 - Full-Leather. No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very nice set of Saintsbury s edition of Fieldings works. Bound in full red morooco. From the library of Henry Arthur Johnstone with his distinctive bookplate impressed on an extra pigskin-flyleaf. Very good condition thoughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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        The Works of William Thackeray

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1893. Octavo, 13 volumes. Three quarter leather with gilt tooling to the spine, raised bands.Marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece of Thackeray. In excellent condition. An attractive set. The success of Vanity Fair established Thackeray as a great English novelist. Charlotte Bronte was one of the first of Thackeray's contemporaries to recognize his satirical abilities to portray English society: "I see in him an intellect profounder and more unique than his contemporaries have recognized… No commentator on his writings has yet found the comparison that suits him… They say he is like Fielding; they talk of his wit, humour, comic powers… His wit is bright, his humour attractive" (Allibone, 2380).

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