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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      Elkin Mathews & John Lane. Good. 1893. None. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY - A good 1893 apparent 1st edition hardcover without dustwrapper in aged/soiled decorative boards which were once cream but which have aged/tanned to a motled brown with dulled gilt decoration, very bumped corners, the tanned spine is bumped/rubbed to the spine ends with some damage to both ends, DEDICATED TO OTTO KYLLMANN (publisher and senior director of Constable & Co from 1909 until 1950) AND SIGNED WITH THE INITIAL "S" AND DATED JAN '93, the front hinge is cracked but secure, tanned occasionally lightly foxed pages very tanned to the rough cut edges. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland. .

      [Bookseller: The Old Bookshelf]
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        BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS; Book-Plates, Early Illustrated Books, Books in Manuscript and The Binding of Books

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1893. In four volumes each edited by A.W. Pollard, beautifully bound by root in 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered board with matching endpapers, raised bands gilt, compartments decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. top edges gilt, all others uncut, heads nicely repaired. A very handsome set housed in custom cloth slipcase.. FIRST EDITIONS. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1893.. Three text volumes plus atlas, totaling 1364pp. Facsimiles, plates, and maps (some folding). Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Light shelfwear. Front hinge of first and third volumes a bit stressed. Previous owner's small ink stamp on front free endpaper of each volume, neat early ownership signature on titlepage of each volume. Very clean internally. An attractive set. One of 800 sets on "fine book paper", from an edition limited to 1000 sets. The first "modern" edited scholarly edition of the Lewis and Clark account and manuscripts, reprinting the official text of 1814, but with extensive notes by Coues based on his examination of the surviving manuscripts and maps of the expedition. This was also the first of a series of landmark publications by Harper on western exploration, and the first editing project of the prolific Coues. "[Coues'] edition of 1893 ranks second in importance only to the original journals. His lengthy annotations, based on first-hand knowledge of the territory, are highly informative, and his bibliographical essay is a major contribution" - Wagner-Camp. An important, landmark work in the history of western historiography, ushering in modern scholarship the same year as the Turner thesis. HOWES L317. GRAFF 2484. WAGNER-CAMP 13:7 (note). LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 5b.2.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Widowers' Houses

      London: Henry & Co.,, 1893. A Comedy. First Acted by the Independent Theatre in London. Octavo. Original blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Small bookplate to front pastedown, related bibiliographic material pasted to endpapers. Shaw's very scarce first play, published in an edition, according to Laurence, of "not more than 500" copies. It was not an overwhelming bestseller. Shaw wrote to John Lane (quoted in Laurence) that the publisher "never advertised it even once; and the sale, which was only effected by great perseverance & determination on the part of the purchasers, was 150 copies." When the publisher retired in December 1897, they ceded to Shaw 194 sets of unbound sheets, which Shaw claimed to have commissioned Sotheran & Co. to bind for him. "So few of these [in purple cloth] in the Sotheran binding have turned up, however, that it is unlikely Shaw had all of the copies bound; a considerable number must eventually have been pulped …" Copies in green cloth have been noted as well, with no clear evidence of priority.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Widowers' Houses. A Comedy by ... First Acted by the Independent Theatre in London

      London: Henry and Co, 1893. First edition. 4 vols., 8vo. . Original olive green buckram, lettered in gilt. Fine copy, with near early owner's inscription (in German) on flyleaf. In red cloth clamshell box with black leather spine label. Laurence A20 . Shaw's very scarce first play, published in an edition according to Laurence, of "not more than 500" copies. It was not an overwhelming bestseller. Shaw wrote to John Lane (quoted in Laurence) that the publisher "never advertised it even once; and the sale, which was only effected by great perseverance & determination on the part of the purchasers, was 150 copies." When the publisher retired in December 1897, they ceded to Shaw 194 sets of unbound sheets, which Shaw claimed to have commissioned Sotheran & Co. to bind for him. "So few of these [in purple cloth] in the Sotheran binding have turned up, however, that it is unlikely Shaw had all of the copies bound; a considerable number must eventually have been pulped ... " - Laurence. Copies in blue cloth have been noted as well, with no clear evidence of priority

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      London: Henry and Co., 1893.. Olive green cloth, lettered in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Cloth a bit rubbed and lightly soiled, with a few small spots, usual tan offset to endsheets, tiny 1905 ownership inscription in extreme corner of front free endsheet, some occasional dusting or minor smudging to a margin here and there, but a good copy, or better, in cloth case and chemise. First edition of Shaw's first published play, printed in an edition of only 500 copies. With the publisher's inscription on the half- title: "With the Author's Compliments." The edition was spread between two primary bindings (blue and as here), and a remainder binding which appears on a few of the 194 sets of sheets the publisher turned over to Shaw in 1897. Laurence discusses the question of any priority between the blue and the green bindings, and suggests that the two may have been simultaneous. He also suggests that a considerable number of sets of sheets must eventually have been pulped. An uncommon book. LAURENCE A20.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Les Iles Oubliées

      Librairie Hachette & Cie, Paris 1893 - Les Baléares, la Corse et la Sardaigne. Impressions de Voyage illustrées par l'Auteur. Au Lecteur: ".Et dès lors, ces îles mystérieuses, lointaines, indécives, entrevues comme dans un flottant mirage, ne quittèrent plus ma rêverie.La Corse était française, je connaissais mieux sa nature, sa beauté, ses sauvageries, j'étais plein de récits de vendettas, d'histoires de bandits et la "Colomba" de Prosper Mérimée m'avait profondément remué. Mais j'ignorais tout, absolument tout de la pauvre Sardaigne abandonnée, perdue dans une obscurité profonde." Dos a nerfs, Signet, Arabesques dorées, Auteur et titre en doré, demi-maroquin a coins, 503 pages, sans rousseurs, sans coupures, sans déchirures. en parfait état. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: JmLire]
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        WIDOWERS' HOUSES. Inscribed

      London: Henry & Co, , 1893 George Bernard Shaw. WIDOWERS' HOUSES. Inscribed. London: Henry & Co, 1893. 8vo., 126pp. + 2pp. ads. Gilt-stamped publisher's original cloth, now a faded plum. A significant presentation copy inscribed in black fountain pen on the half-title: "To Robert Loraine / from G. Bernard Shaw. / 9th Nov. 1907". Loraine [1876-1935] was a man of action: actor-manager, soldier, aviator, Fabian & of course, a close friend to Shaw - perhaps best known as an actor he's seen most commonly on holiday with the Shaw’s & Harley Granville-Barker or at Fabian events. Loraine & Shaw shared political affiliations & a passion for theatre: it was Loraine who premiered as the lead in Man & Superman on Broadway, the production was massively successful & launched Shaw as a force to be reckoned with in the United States. A significant association copy of this very scarce first edition with only 500 printed & as few as 150 sold, many fewer signed thus. Widowers' Houses was the first of George Bernard Shaw's plays to be staged. It is one of the three plays Shaw published as Plays Unpleasant in 1898. It was deemed "unpleasant" because its purpose is not to entertain its audience as the traditional Victorian theatre was expected to do but to raise awareness of social problems & to censure the exploitation of the poor by the unproductive upper class. Custom TBCL embossed cloth slipcase in fine condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Published by Cassell & Company Limited, 1893. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Four children who set off, at the invitation of the King, to join their parents in the land beyond the Blue Mountains. On the way they meet various characters, both good and bad, such as Mrs. Discipline and her father Mr. Penalty, Fungus the Ferryman, Mrs. Steadfast, Mrs. Modesty and Charity the guide. An allegorical tale reminiscent of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Green and blue pictorial cloth, gilt title blocks to front cover and spine. 6 full page b/w engravings plus chapter head and tailpieces. 191 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Front endpaper browned. Small price label 'awarded in connection with Chums Empire Map Scheme' on front pastedown. Small foxspots to endpapers and half-title page otherwise the contents are beautifully clean and bright with all plates present. A super copy of this title, exceptionally rare in first edition. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Beyond the Blue Mountains

      Cassell & Co. Ltd.. Hardcover. Antiquarian book - moderate wear to pictorial boards - some bumping and chipping, top spine end tear - remaining bright and well appointed - inscriptions / label residue to front blank pages and neat illustration to blank pages, a few of illustrations have been neatly hand painted-in. light age toning fairly well bound, very presentable and readable throughout . Fair. 1893.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891

      Adelaide,: House of Assembly,, 1893.. Folio, with two large colour folding maps; a very good copy, uncut in recent cloth. One of only 750 copies published: this rare printing is not recorded by Ferguson.Sir Thomas Elder, who had earlier financed the first great desert journey of Ernest Giles, in 1891 fitted out the expedition of David Lindsay, the celebrated Northern Territory explorer and surveyor general.In 1883 Lindsay had led an expedition into Arnhem Land, travelling to the Gulf of Carpentaria. He went on to explore extensively in the MacDonnell Ranges region before his last and most important work, this scientifically equipped expedition made possible by the sole support of Sir Thomas Elder. The object of the expedition was to explore the unknown interior of Western Australia between the routes laid out by Forrest in 1874 and Giles in 1875 'for the purpose of completing the exploration of Australia'.Lindsay's expedition arrived in Geraldton in January 1892, besieged by internal conflict: the entire scientific team, except for Lawrence Allen Wells, resigned. This marked an abrupt end to David Lindsay's career as an explorer and closed down an expensive expedition that produced very few new discoveries.This is the official report by the leader of the expedition, complete with maps. It predates the first public edition printed by C.E. Bristow. Published by order of the South Australian House of Assembly on 3 October 3 1893 at a cost of ninety seven pounds, four shillings and seven pence plus over thirty-three pounds for the lithography of the large folding maps. In the summary of the work Lindsay states that the expedition travelled 2,745 miles through unexplored country, whilst 80,000 square miles was explored and mapped. 'The abandoment of the expedition was a terrible disappointment to me. That men had so little sense of duty to their leader and to their generous employer should have been the primary cause of the break up of such a splendidly-equipped expedition...'.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        LOW TIDE ON GRAND PRE. A Book of Lyrics. Signed

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1893 Carman, Bliss. LOW TIDE ON GRAND PRE. A Book of Lyrics. New York: Webster, 1893.First Edition of poet Bliss Carman's first authorized book and his most celebrated collection of verse, the title poem issued four-years previously by Copp Clark, Inscribed by him to first cousin, Canadian poet, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts on the front free endpaper. "No, neither Boardman, no Corrigan, but C.G., my first, "First Edition" Bliss Carman." Small 8vo. 120 pp. An essentially near fine mildly faded example in the publisher's delicate plum cloth, gilt titles to the spine, tasteful bookplate of Joseph E. Corrigan to the front pastedown, neat name (Mary) Boardman to the front free endpaper. With the Bliss Carman Memorial Fireplace pamphlet and postcard laid-in. A few pages with very light pencil appreciations in an unknown hand. Exceptional association copy. Bliss Carman FRSC [April 15, 1861 – June 8, 1929] Preeminent Canadian poet, born William Bliss Carman, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Published under the name "Bliss Carman," although the "Bliss" is his mother's surname. Arguably Canada's best known poet, dubbed by some the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." He later moved to New York & was influential as both an editor & writer for Cosmopolitan, the Atlantic Monthly, the Chap Book and other journals. Recognized for his anthology & editing of the 10 volume work, The World's Best Poetry, 1904 & The Oxford book of American verse. In 1928 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce Gold Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG , FRSC , BA [January 10, 1860 - November 26, 1943]. Canadian poet & prose writer. Besides his own body of work, Roberts is known as the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration for other writers of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott were known as the "Confederation poets". $3500. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      1893. ORDENSKIOLD, GUSTAV. RUINER AF KLIPPBONINGAR I MESA VERDE'S CANONS. sTOCKHOLM, (1893). First edition. 1 map and 17 plates, 12 of which are photogravure on 9 sheets and one double sheet, (being a spectacular image of "The Cliff Palaces"). There is a touch of foxing on some of the plate margins not affecting the images. A lovely copy in publisher's green morocco stamped in gilt and blind. An early and important work on the Mesa Verde ruins in southern Colorado. (Howes N174).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      Ashley Library, London 1893 - LIMITED EDITION OF 30 COPIES ONLY Two volumes., outer and lower edges uncut, book plate of Thelma Cazalet inside both volumes, original brick red cloth, bevelled edges, very slightly rubbed, pages clean within, and both volumes sound. Thomas J Wise, 1859-1937, book collector and bibliographer is now best known for being exposed in 1934 as a forger of alleged early works of Keats, Shelley etc. He was nevertheless a very fine bibliographer and scholar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        Official Record of the Tasmanian International Exhibition held at Launceston 1891-92

      Launceston: Printed for the Commissioners at the "Launceston Examiner" Office. 1893. Tall 8vo. viii, 138pp (last blank, the pagination also includes pp15a-15j), tipped-in frontis, patterned endpapers, the hinges neatly strengthened with narrow pieces of cloth tape; bookplate on front paste-down. Original blue cloth, title and illustration (Albert Hall) gold-blocked on the upper (a dark mark across the word 'Launceston' at foot), extremities a little rubbed. A little foxing on the edges and early and late pages, otherwise clean and in very good condition. Ferguson 16819a. .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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        Lady Windermere's Fan

      London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane,, 1893. A play about a good woman. Octavo. Original pink cloth, spine gilt-lettered, covers with stylised leaf devices in gilt, edges untrimmed. Spine faintly faded, corners gently bumped and some spotting to edges and end matter; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. His first light comedy Lady Windermere's Fan was produced at the St. James's Theatre on 20 Feb, 1892, and was printed the next year. A lovely copy in the original cloth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Adventure of the Resident Patient in Strand Magazine

      Strand Magazine 1893 - This is the first appearance of this classic Sherlock Holmes story, in the August, 1893 issue of Strand Magazine. This is the loose single issue, not the much more common bound volume. Very good condition in wrappers, with lower two inches of spine uncovered. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Distribution of Wealth

      New York: Macmillan and Co.,, 1893. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Folding chart, 24 pages of publisher's ads. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Cloth worn and skilfully repaired at corners and ends of spine, a few small marks to cloth, front hinge professionally reinforced, spotting to title pages and folding chart. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of the author's first book, and the first of his three major theoretical works. Here Commons establishes the groundwork developed more fully in Legal Foundations of Capitalism and Institutionalism, for a concept of Institutionalism which views economic behaviour not as a series of individual transactions sorted out through an impersonal market mechanism but rather as the outcome of collective action within an established, but not static, political and legal framework. Commons, true to his status as one of the new generation of professional academic economists, employs a good deal of technical analysis in laying the foundation for what was later to become a more normative, non-formalistic discourse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1893. Dawson's Landing MO: Printed for Mr. Wilson by Henry Butts, n.d. [vere New York: The Century Company, 1893]. Original buff wrappers. First Edition of this little 16-page booklet, issued as an advertisement for The Century Magazine, in which Twain's novel PUDD'NHEAD WILSON was then appearing. Twelve of the pages consist of monthly calendars, each of which carries a Twain aphorism (an example, from October: "This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February."). Two of the other pages involve Twain's fascination with the study of fingerprints, then in its infancy, which plays a pivotal role in the book; the remaining two pages constitute an ad for the serialization of PUDD'NHEAD WILSON in The Century.~This piece appears in three different states, with no known priority (per Blanck, "...may have been produced from multiple, not duplicate, settings. It is possible that all three forms were issued simultaneously"). This copy is an example of Blanck's state "C" ("sequence is completely arbitrary") -- with the illustration of the thumbprints on p. 1, with the maxim on p. 5 reading "...count a hundred...", and with the portrait of Twain on the inside rear wrapper. The condition is remarkably near-fine, with scarcely any wear at all (a couple of small marks on the front wrapper).~This is an extremely scarce Twain item: only four copies have come up at auction over the past 25 years (the most recent, in 1991, brought $2,200); the last copy we recall seeing listed in a catalogue (at about the same time), was in the landmark Merron Collection, at $3,500). Blanck 3439. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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      London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. Harraden, Beatrice. SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. First Edition in the orginal green cloth, uncut. A celebrated Victorian best seller about the relationship between a doomed man and a doomed girl at a Swiss tuberculosis sanatorium. Sadleir (3013) notes that as early as 1940, this title was considered "very rare." Extremities and edges slightly worn, occasional foxing, but quite a NEAR FINE copy. The only first edition in bright, clean collector's condition we've seen in many years. In a vintage cloth slipcase.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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      London, Edward Stanford, 1893.. FIRST EDITION 1893. 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, 4 maps in pocket at rear, Paris being in 2 parts as issued, 25 illustrations, 14 folding, 10 full page and 1 in the text, pages: x, [1], 1-136 including Appendix 1 & 2 and Index, bound in publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, gilt rule to edge of upper cover, gilt top edge, floral endpapers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, binding slightly rubbed, head and tail of spine bumped, corners slightly worn, small closed tear to lower margins of first pages, neatly repaired, hardly noticeable, not affecting text or images, pale age browning to first blank endpaper and half-title and last page of index and last blank endpaper, small brown spot to fore-edge, otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      1893. Paperback. CORSON, Juliet, ed. THE "HOME QUEEN" WORLD'S FAIR SOUVENIR COOK BOOK, TWO THOUSAND VALUABLE RECIPES ON COOKERY AND HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY, MENUS, TABLE ETIQUETTE, TOILET, ETC. CONTRIBUTED BY OVER TWO HUNDRED WORLD'S FAIR LADY MANAGERS, WIVES OF GOVERNORS AND OTHER LADIES OF POSITION AND INFLUENCE. Chicago: John F. Waite Publishing Co., (1893). First edition. 608 pp. 8vo., pale pebbled cloth stamped in black with World's Fair architectural vignette on front cover. Juliet Corson's first cookbook was "The Cooking School Manual of Practical Directions for Every-day Cookery," based on her New York Cooking School; her point was that nutritious meals could be made without great expenditure; as she poses in the Manual, "How well can we live, if we are moderately poor?" It was followed by a pamphlet, "Fifteen Cent Dinners for Families of Six," which was needfully popular during the Great Strike of 1877. Corson made her classes available on a sliding scale so that both the well-to-do and the poor could attend. She was the organizer of the New York Cooking School exhibit at the 1893 World's Fair Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, on which this book is based. Covers lightly soiled, front hinge cracked, pages age-toned, fragile. Block sound and an appealing copy of Corson's scarcest work.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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 (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: 026421. .

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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        National Stockman and Farmer. vols. 17-44

      Pittsburgh/Buffalo/Chicago: 1893-1921 - volumes 17-44, approximately 1,400 issues (approximately nine linear feet!!), thick large quartos, illustrated, some covers lost or not issued, most ads preserved, bound, ex library, still good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges [Books I-V and the Index of first lines]

      Oxford: The Daniel Press. 1893-1894. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Full green morocco with gilt titles to spine and upper board, five raised bands on spine, spine sunned, boards with gilt ruled border and turn-ins decorated with gilt rules and corner tools, marbled endpapers, bookplate on blank leaf at front, pages untrimmed and evenly toned, No.46 of an edition of 150 copies. Madan 27, 28, 29, 31, 32 & 32*. , Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

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        A Dictionary of the Bible : Comprising its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History / Edited by William Smith and J. M. Fuller

      London : John Murray, 1893. 2nd Edition. Physical desc. : 3 vols in 4. : ill ; 25 cm. Subject: Bible -- Dictionaries. Complete in three volumes, bound in four. Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked decorative buckram with gilt motif to front panel. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Il Pentamerone; or, The Tale of Tales. Being a Translation by the Late Sir Richard Burton, K.C.M.G., of Il Pentamerone; Overo Lo Cunto De Li Cunte, Trattenemiento De Li Peccerille, Of Giovanni Battista Basile, Count of Torone (Gian Alessio Abbattutis)

      Henry and Co., 1893., 1893. First Edition, Limited to 165 copies of which this is No. 2. Large paper, untrimmed and unopened. 2 volumes. Large 8vo. Publisher's black cloth with titles in bright gilt to spines and uppers. Slight browning to end papers. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Album de Forain

      Paris: H. Simonis Empis, [1893]. First edition, limited to 75 copies on Chine, this being #14, signed in pencil by the artist.. Hard Cover. Good/Reference: Hoe sale III, 1194 (this copy). The Hoe-Robinson copy of a collection of cartoons that affectionately satirize Parisian sexual-social customs. Forain was a friend and protégé of Degas, and a follower of Daumier. The preface is by the French novelist Alphonse Daudet, who writes, "The whole of Paris is there, modern Paris, from top to bottom, Paris and its terrors, its joys, its vices... explored by two sharp black eyes prying and watching...." This copy bears the ownership marks of two notable book collectors. Robert Hoe (1839-1909) was the founding president of the Grolier Club, New York's prestigious society of book collectors. His book collection rivaled that of his contemporary, J. Pierpont Morgan, but unlike Morgan he dispersed his books in a massive auction in 1911, where indeed Morgan acquired many prizes for his own library. C.L. F. Robinson (1874-1916) was the president of Colt Firearms, and a yeoman book collector. His library was sold at Anderson's shortly after his death, the same house that dispersed the Hoe library, for the considerable sum of $45,000.. Folio (42 cm); [4] leaves and [50] printed plates of Fourain's cartoons. Original hand-tinted wraps bound in. Upper wrap loose. Many plates with English translation of caption supplied in ink (in Hoe's hand?). Pervasive damp stain at juncture of gutter and top edge. Bound in half levant morocco over marbled boards, by David. Bookplate of Robert Hoe, later bookplate (by E.D. French) of Colonel C.L.F. Robinson.

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        The Engineering Magazine: Specially Devoted to the Interests of Engineers, Superintendents & Managers. Volumes 5-7, 9-10, 21, 25, 28-31, 35, 37-40 (1893-1911)

      NY: Engineering Magazine Inc., 1893. subtitle varies somewhat, volumes 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 21, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 35, 37, 38, 39, & 40, each volume is complete in six monthly issues, lacking four front covers, else good-very good and very well illustrated & with numerous ads, some graphic;. Photos available upon request.

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        Lettres a une Amie Chretienne sur les VERITES FONDAMENTALES DU JADAISME par Clementine de Rothschild. Traduit de l¿Anglais

      Macon, Protat Freres, Imprimeurs, Paris, France 1893 - BK738. Scans available upon request. vi, 90, [1] pages. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 8. [Translation of the title into English would be: Letters to a Christian friend on the fundamental truths of Judaism Very original may have been in German. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Picturesque Ceylon - Colombo and the Kelani Valley

      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Limited,, 1893. Quarto (278 × 213 mm). Publisher's green pebble-grained morocco, title gilt direct to the spine, raised bands, floral lozenge to compartments, concentric panels - double fillet, broad black, and a dotted roll with elaborate vase corner-pieces - to the boards, title gilt to the upper board in an attractive display font, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt floral roll to the turn-ins. Tinted collotype frontispiece with captioned tissue-gaurd, and 35 other similar plates on 29 leaves. Minor rubbing to the extremities, a scatter of light foxing, most of it limited to the tissue-guards. First edition. First in a series of photographically illustrated "guides" to the Ceylonese regions by the noted promoter of the island. Cave's sensitive and skilled photographs are beautifully printed in collotype, and here presented in the publisher's de luxe binding.

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        Illustrated Catalogue of Piano-Forte Actions

      New York: Wessell, Nickel & Gross, 1893. Oblong quarto. (9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches). Lithographed four-colour decorative title, 56 lithographic plates (comprised of: 2 tinted views of the factory, 1 tinted composite group portrait of the three company owners, 7 plates printed in silver and black, 46 printed in colours, silver and gilt), all by Lindner, Eddy & Clauss of New York. 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). An early piano catalogue with wonderful semi- abstract lithographed plates. A detailed trade catalogue of piano actions 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's 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 Suprematists and Constuctivists working in Russia in the 1920s - particularly El Lissitzky. The strongly-coloured 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 Dadists would have approved. Scarce. OCLC locate only four copies: Cambridge, The Smithsonian, NYU and The Winterthur Museum. Not in Romaine. For the lithographers see Jay T. Last The Color Explosion p.46.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Recollections of the Pioneers of Lee County

      Dixon, IL: Inez A. Kennedy, Publisher. Very Good-. 1893. First Edition. Original cloth. First Edition in Very Good- condition with rubbed extremities and front hinge starting, crudely mended with scotch tape. Illus., woodcuts, portraits. Original decorative green cloth, title in gilt. Dedication: "This little book is dedicated to the children of the pioneers, by the Lee County Columbian Club; A very scarce account of pioneer life, including mounds, camps, cliffs, etc. , in Lee County, Ohio. Putnam describes the hardships and privations of a pioneer life in a land inhabited only by Indians and wild beasts, and the only habitation was the log cabin. Ten townships are delineated and described. Howes L223 .

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        Indian Snakes: An Elementary Treatise on Ophiology with a Descriptive Catalogue of the Snakes Found in India and the Adjoining Countries

      Madras: Higginbotham and Co., 1893. Second edition.. Barely noticable marginal water mark to some pages of last section; a tight, clean very good copy.. Pp. [10], 188, 20 plates (14 partly hand-colored). Publisher's brown ribbed cloth, gilt lettered on the spine, and with a gilt cobra emblazoned on the front cover, 8vo. A few plates with penciled-in names added. Bookplate of Van Wallach on front end paper.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        The Memorial Edition of the Works of. Containing: Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah; A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome; Vikram and the Vampire; First Footsteps in Africa

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893-94., 1893. Complete in 7 volumes, superbly bound in recent full black oasis with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines, gilt rule to boards, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. With frontispieces, black and white and coloured plates. The complete set of the posthumous Memorial Edition, edited and with introductions by Isabel Burton.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      1893. BURTON, Richard F. THE MEMORIAL EDITION OF THE WORKS OF CAPTAIN RICHARD F. BURTON, K.C.M.G., F.R.G.S., &c., &c., &c. Volume I(-VII. Edited by his wife, Isabel Burton. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893-1894). Comprised of four titles and complete in seven volumes. Volumes I and II: PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO AL-MADINAH & MECCAH. In two volumes. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. Illustrated with a folding colored map, a frontispiece portrait of Isabel Burton, fourteen plates (5 color, 8 tinted, 1 b/w), three folding plans, and text illustrations. "It will be seen that this edition is very complete, as it has the various appendices from all past editions. There is also a full index." - Penzer, p. 55. Volumes III and IV: A MISSION TO GELELE, KING OF DAHOME with notices of the so-called "amazons," the grand customs, the yearly customs, the human sacrifices, the present state of the slave trade, and the Negro's place in nature. In two volumes. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. Frontispiece in each volume. "This edition contains the whole of the original work, plus a short preface by Lady Burton." - Penzer, p. 74. Volume V: VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE or tales of Hindu devilry. Adapted by Captain Sir Richurd Burton. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. With thirty-three illustrations by Ernest Griset (16 plates, 17 in text). "This edition contains the whole of the original work, plus a list of illustrations, and a preface by Lady Burton." - Penzer, p. 83. Volumes VI and VII: FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA or, an exploration of Harar. In two volumes. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1894. Illustrated with two maps, four color plates, and text illustrations. "This edition contains the whole of the original work plus a preface by Lady Burton. There is a curious error in the 'List of Illustrations' in Vol. I (p. ix), where it gives 'The Fal' for p. 62. Neither in this edition nor in the original is any such illustration to be Found." - Penzer, p. 63-64. All seven octavo volumes are uniformly bound in the publisher's original binding of black cloth, with gilt lettering on spine, gilt-stamped vignettes within a single-rule blind-stamped border on sides, and black coated endpapers. All edges are trimmed, with t

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        Life With Trans-Siberian Savages

      London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1893.. F . 12mo. 19.2cm, first edition, x,209,[24]p., ads., original green cloth, gilt spine titles, ex-library, wear at the spine edges, expertly restored, a very good copy, rare (cgc) Account of the authors discovery of and life among Ainu, the remnants of a rare, inaccessible and secluded tribe in the Sakhalin Islands in northern Japan and west of the Russian mainland. A valuable early ethnology source and a major contribution to Western understanding of Ainu knowledge. A rare and important work.

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        The Essex County Hounds Going to Cover

      1893 - From the portfolio Sporting Incidents, this heliotype depicts a group of riders and hounds. Measuring 17" x 21", the print shows some foxing in the upper right hand corner.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1893. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo (175 × 117 mm). Contemporary crimson calf, green morocco label, decoration to spine, roll to front board gilt and in blind, crest to front board, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations. Minor tear to top of binder's front blank, boards a little marked, an excellent copy attractively bound. Thirty-eighth thousand. People's edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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