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        Über Wert, Kapital und Rente nach den neueren nationalökonomischen Theorien.

      Jena: Gustav Fischer,, 1893. Tall octavo (245 x 164 mm). Original orange wrappers printed in black, edges untrimmed. Ownership stamp of a Stockholm law library to the front cover, title-page (with its deaccession stamp), and two other pages. Wrappers, a little soiled, spine nicked at head and foot; a very good copy. First edition, presentation copy of Wicksell's first book, inscribed by him on the title: "Assessor C. O. Montan, vänskapsfullt från förf." An analysis of the theory of distribution, the first English translation, Value, Capital, and Rent, was published in 1954. "In Value, Capital, and Rent he performed a remarkable labour of synthesis. He adopted the marginal utility marginal productivity theory of value of Jevons, Menger and Marshall, added it to the Böhm Bawerk analysis of capital, and fused the result in a Walrasian comparative static general equilibrium framework. In this process he became a founder of the marginal productivity (product exhausting) theory of distribution shortly ahead of Wicksteed" (The New Palgrave).

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        Poems, Dramatic and Lyrical

      Elkin Mathews and John Lane: at the Sign of the Bodley Head, London 1893 - First Edition, one of 100 copies. With 6 engravings by Charles Ricketts. xi, [iii], 212, [1] pp. Printed on Japan Vellum. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 100. James Nelson, in "The Early Nineties", notes that Ricketts's repeated motif in this famous binding "suggests gilt rose petals parachuting to earth in a windless sky", and, like the design for "Silverpoints", is "a perfect example of the Renaissance book design with an Art Nouvea aura" (p. 74). Nelson #49 Original full vellum with a gilt rose-petal motif repeated in diagonal rows on upper and lower covers; at the upper right hand corners is a gilt angel within a heart; the petal motif is repeated on the spine, and the binding design is by Charles Ricketts. Coveres very slightly bowed, small horizontal split in the vellum across spine and into upper cover, otherwise a fine copy With 6 engravings by Charles Ricketts. xi, [iii], 212, [1] pp. Printed on Japan Vellum. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photography] Practical Lawn-Tennis

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893. First Printing. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Scarce First Edition of one of the first tennis books to show action photographs illustrating various racket strokes. Small 8vo: xvi,168,[6 adverisements]pp, with 25 full-page photographic plates, 6 tables and 4 text figures. Publisher's navy blue decorative cloth, upper cover with crossed-tennis rackets device in red and gilt, spine stamped in gilt. Fine: binding square and tight, pages clean and crisp, with only minor faults (light edge wear, three passages of several lines each noted in margin with straight vertical line in pencil). An exemplary example. Dwight James is considered the "Founding Father of American Tennis" and served as President of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association for twenty-one years. He won the first recorded tennis tournament in the United States (and probably in the world), in 1876, in Nahant, Mass. Practical Lawn Tennis is his second book, in which he changed some of his earlier views on technique, treating Lawn Tennis as its own game. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Über Wert, Kapital und Rente nach den neueren nationalökonomischen Theorien.

      Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1893 - Tall octavo (245 x 164 mm). Original orange wrappers printed in black, edges untrimmed. Wrappers, a little soiled, spine nicked at head and foot; a very good copy. Ownership stamp of a Stockholm law library to the front cover, title-page (with its deaccession stamp), and two other pages. First edition, presentation copy of Wicksell's first book, inscribed by him on the title: "Assessor C. O. Montan, vänskapsfullt från förf." An analysis of the theory of distribution, the first English translation, Value, Capital, and Rent, was published in 1954. "In Value, Capital, and Rent he performed a remarkable labour of synthesis. He adopted the marginal utility marginal productivity theory of value of Jevons, Menger and Marshall, added it to the Böhm Bawerk analysis of capital, and fused the result in a Walrasian comparative static general equilibrium framework. In this process he became a founder of the marginal productivity (product exhausting) theory of distribution shortly ahead of Wicksteed" (The New Palgrave). Fisher, p. 198; Knudtzon 1; Mattioli 3837; Menger 394. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed regarding the Royal Commission on Labour, with another letter by the Duke of Devonshire.

      Oxford and Chatsworth: , 1893. 2 letters. The first, 2 leaves folded twice, double-sided, 5 and a half pp., on Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge headed note paper, from Alfred Marshall to Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire. The second, 3 leaves folded twice, double-sided, 10 and a half pp., on Chatsworth, Chesterfield headed note paper, from the Duke of Devonshire to his secretary Bernard Holland. A few small punctures to upper corner of second letter, in fine condition. Correspondence concerning the drafting of papers relating to the Royal Commission on Labour, which issued its Final Report in 1894 and for which Marshall drafted a memorandum. On 21 November 1893 he wrote to the Duke of Devonshire, "I was conscious when writing my memorandum that I was straying rather far from the evidence, and introducing much speculative matter ... As an academic economist, I am more concerned with the influence which the Report will exert on the ultimate trend of thought and action, than with its immediate practical proposals. And perhaps you will pardon my saying that some portions of it seem to me to lend themselves to be used by Socialist writers and speakers in support of conclusions which neither you nor the majority of the Commission would condone. I think scant justice is done to the position of those who believe that the so-called 'Manchester' doctrines, though grievously exaggerated and misapplied, yet contain some kernel of truth". He concludes by mentioning a letter he had recently sent to Geoffrey Drage, the Conservative Party politician who served as secretary to the Royal Commission, 1891-4, in which he provides suggestions on the format of the Report. Earlier in the year, Cavendish (1833-1908), the 8th Duke of Devonshire, had written to his private secretary, Bernard Holland, expressing his displeasure with Drage's summary of the Commission's evidence on mining and quarries. On 15 January 1893 he wrote, "I think it very unsatisfactory in form chiefly because an attempt has been made to follow the arrangement adopted in the Schedules of Questions ... which has had so much overlapping, repetition, and confusion ... I very much prefer both the form of and the substance of your address on the same subject". Holland published his Life of the Eighth Duke of Devonshire in 1911. "Preparation of the Final Report by the Commission was a collective affair. Recommendations were prepared after the vast amount of evidence the Commission had gathered was reviewed in stages. This involved sub-division of the material into eight topics into which the review part of the Final Report is divided. These were: conditions of labour, associations and organisations of employers and the employed; relations between employers and the employed; concilation and arbitration; limitations of hours of work by legislation; irregularity of employment; a labour department and labour statistics; and the employment of women. Apparently these reviews were initially drafted by Lord Devonshire as Commission Chairman undoubtedly with the assistance of the secretariat and the summaries of the evidence it had already prepared. These drafts were then, from time to time, submitted to the Commission as a whole, discussed and amended by the Commissioners, and then revised 'to make them as far as possible impartial statements of the facts, opinions and arguments with which they were intended to deal' (Final Report, p. 7)" (Groenewegen, p.84).

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        Fairy Tales from the Arabian Nights [together with] More tales from the Arabian Nights.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.; G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York,, 1893 & 1895. Illustrated by J. D. Batten. 2 volumes, quarto (250 x 202 mm). Publisher's brown crushed morocco, spines lettered in gilt in compartments, frames in gilt to covers, wide gilt turn-ins, brown marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, brown silk page markers. Housed in publisher's marbled paper slipcases. Vignette half-titles. Title pages printed in red and brown. Frontispieces and 8 full page plates, with 32 smaller illustrations in the text, each with an accompanying plate printed on india paper, all with tissue-guards. Spines uniformly lightly faded; an excellent, bright set. First editions, limited large paper issues, number 140 of 160 copies of the earlier volume, number 124 of 125 copies of the later volume. Described at the time by the Literary World as "an attractive and handsome gift or prize book" (The Literary World, 1893, p. 431). The text in this edition is taken from Galland's 1821 translation and adapted for children. The illustrator, John Dickson Batten's (1860–1932) most well-known achievements were his contributions to various fairy tale books, including a series by the Australian folklorist Joseph Jacobs.

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        Alfred, Lord Tennyson and His Friends

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1893. A Series of 25 Portraits and Frontispiece in Photogravure from the Negatives. Reminiscences by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. With an Introduction by H. H. Hay Cameron. Folio (455 x 375 mm). Original full vellum, titles to front cover gilt, green coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Frontispiece designed by W. A. Smith, and 25 plates, all with captioned tissue-guards printed in red. Boards very lightly soiled, minor wear to very tips, foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. First edition, limited issue, number 10 of 400 copies, this is apparently a rare deluxe issue bound in full vellum and additionally signed by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron on the limitation page,"H. H. Hay Cameron". This work was collaboration between Henry (1852–1911), Julia's youngest son, and the novelist Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919). There are four photogravures of Alfred Tennyson, including the 1865 photograph he is said to have liked best, dubbed The Dirty Monk. Other subjects include Tennyson's wife and sons, Julia Margaret Cameron herself, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Robert Browning and Charles Darwin, among other social and literary figures. Cameron (1815–1879), and Tennyson (1809–1892), had a close friendship, and "in 1860 her friendship with Tennyson had prompted her to move to Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight; she took the house next to his" (ODNB). Tennyson, despite being described as "a reluctant model", was persuaded to sit for her on many occasions after she took up photography in 1863, when her daughter, Julia, gave her a set of photographic equipment (ODNB). Cameron was later invited by Tennyson to illustrate his "Idylls of the King and other poems", published in 1874. "Cameron's photographs demonstrate a psychological intimacy and intensity that is compellingly modern" (Parr & Badger, vol. 1, p. 69). The majority traced at auction are found in the original gilt decorated cloth, no other signed copies have been traced, and just one other copy has been traced (appearing at auction in 1994) in a vellum binding. As few as only the first ten numbered copies were thus bound, and certainly not many more, since auction records show that the earliest numbered copy, number 18 (which appeared in 1974), was bound in the usual cloth.

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        Wild Spain (España Agreste). Records of Sport with Rifle, Rod, and Gun, Natural History and Exploration.

      London, Gurney and Jackson, 1893. 8vo. Original red cloth; pp. xx, 472, [4, ads.]; numerous wood-engravings, 1 double-page map; very light marking to cloth, endpapers with a few scratches, otherwise very good; provenance: near contemporary etched bookplate J. E. Wightman inside front cover, blind stamp of Kilbride Library to half-title. First edition, publishers' presentation copy. Schwerdt: 'Excellent book on sport in Spain', with chapters on some of the more obvious game to be had - ibex, the tauromachia, trouting, and so on - as well as on such oddities as the wild camels of Europe and deer-driving in pine forests. There are also illuminating chapters on wine and on Spanish gypsies. Schwerdt I p.103.

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        History of the Consulate and the Empire of France Under Napoleon

      London - Chatto and Windus, 1893 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A comprehensive work on the Empire of France. Translated from the original French of Louis Adolphe Thiers by D Forbes Campbell and John Stebbing. Illustrated, with 36 plates (three per volume). Collated, complete. Bound by Leighton Son and Hodge as indicated by binder's stamp to rear pastedowns. This work explores the Empire under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. It was a critical success in France on its initial publication. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, smart with minor bumping to the head and tail of spines. Further light bumping to the extremities. Rear hinge ot volume III is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges. Offsetting to the final leaf of most volumes due to publisher's adverts. Several gatherings to all volumes remain uncut at one edge. Spotting to the first and last few pages with occasional spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Manners & Customs of the French. Fac-simile of the scarce 1815 edition. With ten whole-page amusing and prettily tinted illustrations printed from the original copper plates (copper plates now destroyed).

      London, The Leadenhall Press for Henry Sotheran, 1893. 8vo. Original half linen over blue boards, spine with two printed lettering-pieces, front cover with printed lettering-piece; pp. [viii], 43, 15 (advertisements) ten hand-coloured engraved plates; apart from light discolouration of binding a very good copy. Very rare (one of 250 copies) facsimile of the 1815 printed Letters from France: written by a Modern Tourist, published by Thomas Sotheran, re-using the original copperplates, which were subsequently (1893) destroyed. This book is humorously describing life and society in Paris during the short restauration during Napoleon's sojourn on Elba. 'Who the author was is doubtful; but the writer [Henry Sotheran] has heard his father say that he was one Benjamin Rotch, a Middlesex Magistrate' (preface). The illustrations have been ascribed to one Mariano Salas. A slightly mysterious in-house production.

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        Natural value. Edited with a preface and analysis by William Smart. The translation by Christian A. Malloch.

      London, Macmillan and Co. 1893 - . One volume in 8vo; pp. XLV, (1), 243, (1); original publisher’s brown cloth, extremities lightly rubbed, gilt lettering to spine, black endpapers, edges untrimmed, age-toning towards edges, else clean and crisp, a good copy. First edition in English, originally published in German in 1889. Fr. von Wieser was one of the founders of the Austrian School of Economics. In this work he developed his theory of value. The book gained him almost immediate acclaim, and therefore it was soon translated into English. Batson p. 60, Sraffa 6633 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La donna delinquente. La prostituta e la donna normale

      Turin-Rome: L. Roux, 1893 8vo (242x154 mm). XI, [1], 640 pp. With the engraved portrait of Messalina on the title-page, 8 plates (4 folding) and several diagrams, photographs and statistical tables in text. Original (?) blue cloth, gilt title on spine (joints weakened). A good copy, only slightly browned, plate VI loose.RARE FIRST EDITION of this very influential work on criminal woman, considered as the first modern criminology text to exclusively focus on the subject.A first draft of the work, written in collaboration with Salvatore Ottolenghi, had appeared two years earlier in the "Giornale della R. Accademia di Medicina" (nos. 9-10). The final draft was written in collaboration with the author's son-in-law, the talented law student Guglielmo Ferrero."Lombroso's personal and domestic life was apparently tranquil. In 1869 when he was 34 years old he married a young 22 year-old Jewish girl from Alexandria who later presented him with two daughters, Paola and Gina. We are told that both because of their bringing into their father's orbit of relationships important socially conscious women, and because of their marriages to professionally related men (Gina to G. Ferrero and Paola to M. Carrara), they 'brought fresh worlds of ideas into contact with that of their father'. It was with Gina's husband that Lombroso spent many long hours in his laboratory examining the skulls of criminals and with whom he wrote The Female Offender. During Lombroso's later life and their maturity, his daughters performed many tasks for him in his Turin home-reading and answering much of his correspondence and literature in the growing field of criminal anthropology, translating and unofficially editing his writing and the Archivio di Psichiatria" (M.E. Wolfgang, Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1825-1909), in: "The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science", 1961, LII, 4, p. 364).In Criminal Woman, Lombroso applies to women the same theories expressed in his Uomo delinquente ('Criminal Man'), published in 1876, the work that marks the foundation of criminal anthropology. In the text, he outlines a comparative analysis of "normal women" opposed to "criminal women" such as "the prostitute". Special consideration is given to "pathological anomalies, investigations of female brains, anthropometry, facial and cephalic anomalies, atavistic origins, tattooing, the born criminal, occasional criminals, hysterical offenders, crimes of passion, suicides, criminal lunatics, epileptic delinquents and moral insanity. Although he asserts that female born criminals are fewer in number than male, he contends that the former are much more ferocious" (Wolfgang, op. cit., p. 373).Lombroso was convinced of the pathological nature of the born criminal (whom he distinguishes, medically and legally, from the casual offender who commits a crime driven by special circumstances or needs) and of the possibility of explaining and predicting moral degeneration from its physical abnormalities. According to Lombroso, there is a correlation between somatic and mental deformities with reference to specific factors as atavism, degeneration, and epilepsy. He believes that criminals are more often found to suffer from physical, nervous and mental abnormalities than non-criminals, and that these abnormalities are either inherited or the result of physical degeneration. Lombroso also deals with the legal implications of his theories, particularly in relation to the issue of "moral insanity", understood as a serious disturbance of social behavior. He thus initiated a branch of psychiatric research which has cast new light on the complex problem of criminal responsibility (cf. M. Gibson, Born to Crime. Cesare Lombroso and the Italian origins of Biological Criminology, Westport, 2002, passim).Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\UFI\0294209; Garrison-Morton, Morton's Medical Bibliography. An annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine, Cambridge, 1991, no. 174; D.H. Hook & J.M. Norman, eds., The Haskell F. Norman Library of science & medicine, San Francisco, 1991, 1384.

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        Manual of Military Engineering, Compiled at the School of military Engineering at Chatham.

      Harrison and Sons for Her Majesty's Stationery Office., London 1893 - Original full flexible leather binding. Title and coat of arms in gilt with double ruled lines on front cover.Creasing to the spine. Fading of red dye to page edges. Adverts to paste downs and end papers. Stamp of the Royal Military College, Canada on title page contents page and the last page.Seventy-Seven full page, black and white plates.Copac and OCLC locate NO copies.A RARE military engineering manual. 1st Printing Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Le Morte d'Arthur: The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur

      London: Printed by Turnbull & Spears for J. D. Dent at Aldine House, 1893-1894. First THUS. Hardcover. Good. First thus. Two volume set in original pictorial cloth. (4to) 24x19 cm. (9.5 x 7.5"). lxiv, 455pp; lxv-xc, 458-990, note on text. One of 1500 copies of the regular issue, from a run of 1800. Good+ with darkened spines, some general toning and light staining to cloth, fraying and splitting along edges of second volume's spine but binding holding. Typical offsetting and a bit of light toning and foxing to contents.The first appearance of Aubrey Beardsley's first important work. "In Le Morte DArthur Beardsley learnt his job, but the result is no bungling student's work... If he had never illustrated another book, this edition of Morte DArthur could stand as a monument of decorative book illustration" (in The Twentieth Century Book, pp. 148-149). Beardsley was 20 years old when Dent first commissioned him with this project.

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        Gezichten langs den Gooischen stoomtram.[Amsterdam], E. van Elfrinkhoff, [ca. 1893]. (Ca. 22.5 x 17.5 cm). With the title-page and each of the 12 photographs (12 x 17 cm) pasted on paperboard (17 x 22 cm), the photographs with printed titles below. Contemporary paperboard box.

      Rare collection of charming views of Muiden and Laren, along the trail of a steam tram. The photographs of Laren include Laarderhoog and the Hamdorff hotel (nowadays a restaurant); those of Muiden depict the Elsnerus cafe, the bathhouse, Muiderberg and the castle (Muiderslot) and other sights.With extensive manuscript notes on verso of the title-page by one of the first owners, who among other things writes that he bought this collection at an Amsterdam auction of H.G. Bom in 1893. The title-page cut horizontally below each of the six text lines with no loss or damage of words. In good condition.

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        Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika. Geschichte der Kolonisation bis zum Ausbruch des Krieges mit Witbooi April 1893.

      EA ca 26x20 cm (12) 223 (1) Seiten mit 15 Karten (auf 13 Tafeln) und 7 Anlagen Originalhalbleinwandeinband mit Rückentitel und mit großem silbergeprägtem Titel auf Vorderdeckel (Einband etwas bestoßen und gering fleckig, Kapitale nicht ganz fachgerecht erneuert, ca 10 cm Einriß im vorderen Außengelenk, Vorsatzblätter [leer] erneuert, Stempel und Bücherzettel auf Vorsatzblatt, Stempel auf Vortitelblatt, die große Faltkarte mit unschön geklebtem Einriß, Seiten vereinzelt leicht fleckig insgesamt: von außen recht ordentlich, innen mit Benutzer- und Reparaturspuren) Seltenes Werk über Deutsch-Südwestafrika vom Gründer Windhoeks. Francois machte sich vor allem um die wirtschaftliche Erschließung des Landes verdient.

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        Almanach 1893. Huitième année. Texte par M. Hippolyte Devillers.

      - P., chez tous les libraires, 1893, In-16, couverture illustrée de motifs floraux dorés sur fond brun, sous chemise cartonnée illustrée d'une eau-forte, non paginé. Edition originale , un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon , signé par Boutet avec un double état des 16 pointes sèches comportant les initiales de l'artiste au crayon.Illustré de 24 gravures hors-texte dont 11 eaux-fortes, 9 pointes sèches, 4 lithographies et en frontispice un état supplémentaire de la couverture signé par Henri Boutet Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lady Windermere's Fan a Play about a Good Woman.

      Elkin Mathews London 1893 - First edition. 500 copies printed, 8vo., catalogue at end (September 1893), bound for Asprey in full red morocco gilt, gilt motifs to covers after the original design, all edges gilt, a fine copy. One of Oscar Wilde's great comedies. "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Mason 357. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les îles oubliées : Les Baléares, la Corse et la Sardaigne

      Hachette & Cie, 1893. In-folio, reliure éditeur demi-maroquin à coins ornée de figures et d'arabesques dorées, dos à nerfs, fleurons dorés, double filet sur les plats, tranches dorées, 503 pp. 255 illustrations in & hors-texte. Coupes lég. frottées. Belles illustrations d'après les dessins de l'auteur (1845-1915), artiste voyageur amoureux des pays méditerranéens.

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        Yvette Guilbert - Le Café Concert

      Original print by Henri de Toulouse, from the series Le Café-Concert published by the Publications de l'Estampe Originale. Very rare and beautiful lithography is one of the 500 original proofs drawn on vellum by Edouard Ancourt's printing press. L'Estampe originale Paris 1893 31,5x43cm en feuilles

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        Gothic Architecture: A Lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. Hammersmith

      Kelmscott Press 1893 - 16mo, [ii], 68pp, original quarter Holland over blue gray boards, printed in red and black in Golden type, decorative woodcut initials. The first Kelmscott Press book printed in 16mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Noble Science, a Few General Ideas on Fox-Hunting. A New Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged by William C.A. Blew.

      London, John C. Nimmo, 1893. Royal 8vo. Contemporary red half-calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and riding acoutrememts stamped in gilt, black morocco lettering-piece, top edge gilt; pp. xxviii, [2], 331; additional wood-engraved title, 10 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates, 35 wood-engravings; light wear to binding, but an attractive copy. Handsomely illustrated edition in a matching binding of this hunting classic, first published in 1839.

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        BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST AND CONGRESS OF ROUGH RIDERS OF THE WORLD.

      Chicago: The Blakely Printing Company, [1893]. - 64pp. including numerous in-text illustrations. Original chromolithographic pictorial wrappers. Front wrapper detached and chipped at edges. Occasional light soiling. Else very good. An elaborate Wild West Show program, illustrated with numerous wood engravings and halftone photographic images. Among the "historical sketches" is an account of the Ghost Dance movement (condensed from an article in ILLUSTRATED AMERICANA), illustrated with several halftone portraits of Sitting Bull and other Sioux figures. Additional photographic illustrations include a full-page view of Buffalo Bill and army officers on horseback near the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1891, and a full-page view of Buffalo Bill and "the first American Indians that have visited Venice" seated in a gondola. The latter image accompanies a detailed account of the Wild West show's European tour of 1887-92. The front wrapper features a portrait of Buffalo Bill surrounded by vignettes of the Plains on horseback: Indian scouts, a speeding coach, and a pair of cowboys. The rear wrapper depicts "Sioux on the War-Path: Stronghold in the Bad Lands of the Hostile Indians."

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        Poems, Dramatic and Lyrical

      London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane: at the Sign of the Bodley Head, 1893. First Edition, one of 100 copies. With 6 engravings by Charles Ricketts. xi, [iii], 212, [1] pp. Printed on Japan Vellum. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full vellum with a gilt rose-petal motif repeated in diagonal rows on upper and lower covers; at the upper right hand corners is a gilt angel within a heart; the petal motif is repeated on the spine, and the binding design is by Charles Ricketts. Coveres very slightly bowed, small horizontal split in the vellum across spine and into upper cover, otherwise a fine copy. First Edition, one of 100 copies. With 6 engravings by Charles Ricketts. xi, [iii], 212, [1] pp. Printed on Japan Vellum. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 100. James Nelson, in "The Early Nineties", notes that Ricketts's repeated motif in this famous binding "suggests gilt rose petals parachuting to earth in a windless sky", and, like the design for "Silverpoints", is "a perfect example of the Renaissance book design with an Art Nouvea aura" (p. 74). Nelson #49

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        Autograph letter signed regarding the Royal Commission on Labour, with another letter by the Duke of Devonshire.

      Oxford and Chatsworth: 1893 - 2 letters. The first, 2 leaves folded twice, double-sided, 5 and a half pp., on Balliol Croft, Madingley Road, Cambridge headed note paper, from Alfred Marshall to Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire. The second, 3 leaves folded twice, double-sided, 10 and a half pp., on Chatsworth, Chesterfield headed note paper, from the Duke of Devonshire to his secretary Bernard Holland. A few small punctures to upper corner of second letter, in fine condition. Correspondence concerning the drafting of papers relating to the Royal Commission on Labour, which issued its Final Report in 1894 and for which Marshall drafted a memorandum. On 21 November 1893 he wrote to the Duke of Devonshire, "I was conscious when writing my memorandum that I was straying rather far from the evidence, and introducing much speculative matter . As an academic economist, I am more concerned with the influence which the Report will exert on the ultimate trend of thought and action, than with its immediate practical proposals. And perhaps you will pardon my saying that some portions of it seem to me to lend themselves to be used by Socialist writers and speakers in support of conclusions which neither you nor the majority of the Commission would condone. I think scant justice is done to the position of those who believe that the so-called 'Manchester' doctrines, though grievously exaggerated and misapplied, yet contain some kernel of truth". He concludes by mentioning a letter he had recently sent to Geoffrey Drage, the Conservative Party politician who served as secretary to the Royal Commission, 1891-4, in which he provides suggestions on the format of the Report. Earlier in the year, Cavendish (1833-1908), the 8th Duke of Devonshire, had written to his private secretary, Bernard Holland, expressing his displeasure with Drage's summary of the Commission's evidence on mining and quarries. On 15 January 1893 he wrote, "I think it very unsatisfactory in form chiefly because an attempt has been made to follow the arrangement adopted in the Schedules of Questions . which has had so much overlapping, repetition, and confusion . I very much prefer both the form of and the substance of your address on the same subject". Holland published his Life of the Eighth Duke of Devonshire in 1911. "Preparation of the Final Report by the Commission was a collective affair. Recommendations were prepared after the vast amount of evidence the Commission had gathered was reviewed in stages. This involved sub-division of the material into eight topics into which the review part of the Final Report is divided. These were: conditions of labour, associations and organisations of employers and the employed; relations between employers and the employed; concilation and arbitration; limitations of hours of work by legislation; irregularity of employment; a labour department and labour statistics; and the employment of women. Apparently these reviews were initially drafted by Lord Devonshire as Commission Chairman undoubtedly with the assistance of the secretariat and the summaries of the evidence it had already prepared. These drafts were then, from time to time, submitted to the Commission as a whole, discussed and amended by the Commissioners, and then revised 'to make them as far as possible impartial statements of the facts, opinions and arguments with which they were intended to deal' (Final Report, p. 7)" (Groenewegen, p.84). See Peter Groenewegen (ed.), Official Papers of Alfred Marshall: A Supplement (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

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        LES VIELLES HISTOIRES, COUVERTURE-FRONTISPIECE. Poésies de Jean Goudezki.

      - Paris, G. Ondet, publisher and editeur, 1893. Poésies de Jean Goudezski.G. Ondet, publisher and editeur, 1893. Lithograph in olive-green, grey, curry-brown, mauve and turquoise-green. Wittrock 5ii/ii, Delteil 18, Adhémar 19,.Adriani 27 Second edition . Second state, Second edition. RARE in this state. The first state in printed in olive green. Image: 450 x 635mm (17 3/4 x 25) including full margins. With the red monogram stamp lower left. This lithograph was used as the frontispiece for the series of song sheets entitled Le Vielles Histoires, Répertoire Mondain published by G. Ondet. The song sheets were illustrated by Toulouse-Lautrec, [6] to [10]. Henri-Gabriel Ibels, Henri Rachou and others. The image of a formally dressed Parisian Désiré Dihau top hat leading a bear (Jean Goudezski) on a leash to the Institute de France (Bibliotheque Nationale) with the Eiffel Tower and an air balloon in the background is the only scene Toulouse-Lautrec ever created of the city of Paris.

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        History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the river Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, performed during the Years 1804-5-6 by Order of the Government of the United States

      Francis P. Harper 1893 - History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the river Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, performed during the Years 1804-5-6 by Order of the Government of the United States / A new edition, faithfully reprinted from the only authoriZed edition of 1814, with copious critical commentary, prepared upon examination of unpublished official archives, and MANY OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION INCLUDING A DILIGENT study of the original manuscript journals and field notebooks of the explorers, together with a new biographical and bibliographical introduction, new maps and other illustrations, and a complete index By Elliot Coues, Francis P. Harper, 1893, 4 volumes complete including all folding maps, a bright vg+ or better set with several inner hinges professionally strengthened and the faintest hint of the previous owners stamp on the title page, bound in the publishers original green cloth with gold-gilt lettering to the spine. 1/1,000 copies. Howes L-317.

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        APPOINTMENT OF BRITISH CONSULATE FOR LOUISIANA, ARKANSAS, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA AND FLORIDA. Signed by Benjamin Harrison as President.

      Washington, D.C: U.S. Government, 1893. Appoints Charles Louis St. John (1831-1897) to this post, on February 11th, 1893. An unusually large document with wide margins, measuring 18-7/8" (height) x 19" (width). Signed boldly by 23rd US president and countersigned by Secretary of State John W. Foster. The government seal is intact. Folded with five vertical and one horizontal crease; the "j" of Benjamin is touched by one crease. Americana. An attractive document, suitable for framing.. Signed. No edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition.

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        The Works. [Method and Results; Darwiniana; Science and Education; Science and Hebrew Tradition; Science and Christian Tradition; Hume; Man's Place in Nature; Discourses; Evolution and Ethics.]

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1893–4 - 9 volumes, octavo (210 x 140 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, spines lettered and decorated in gilt in compartments, marbled paper sides and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Minor rubbing to extremities, an excellent set. Title pages printed in orange and black. Frontispieces with captioned tissue-guards. Limited "Author's" edition, number 308 of 1,000 sets of the collected works of the British biologist and science educationalist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895). This copy with an autograph letter from Huxley laid-in, dated 27 September 1869, to William Houghton (1828–1895), author of British Fresh-water Fishes. The note thanks Houghton on behalf of Huxley and his children for the gift of a book, presumably Houghton's Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children which was released in that year. The letter paper is headed with Huxley's usual blind-stamp of the Geographical Survey of England and Wales. Throughout his life Huxley had published over 400 essays, papers, letters, reviews, and books and from 1893 to 1894 republished his best articles in nine volumes. "For the fast wit, famous irony, suave hectoring, and commonsense cleverness in these essays, Huxley was declared 'perhaps the greatest virtuoso of plain English who has ever lived' (Fawcett, 208). With their reinterpretation of duty, belief, and morality in a secularizing, industrializing culture, they provide a partisan insight into the Victorian move to a naturalistic world-view" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Silverpoints.

      Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head, London., 1893. First edition. Narrow octavo. pp xxxviii. Decorated cloth gilt designed by Charles Ricketts. Number 194 of 250 copies. Twenty-eight poems. Hand-made paper. The author's first significant publication and one of the key books of the 1890's. The poems are dedicated variously to Oscar Wilde, Paul Verlaine, C.H. Shannon, Frank Harris, Ernest Dowson, Pierre Louÿs, Ellen Terry, Arthur Chevrillon, Arthur Edmunds et al. At the end are translations of poems by Mallarmé, Rimbaud and Baudelaire.Free endpapers tanned. Faint postage stamp-sized mark to front cover.

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        In the Key of Blue and other prose essays.

      Elkin Mathews & John Lane, London., 1893. First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 302. One of fifty large-paper copies bound in full vellum with elaborate gilt decoration designed by Charles Ricketts. On the front pastedown is the contemporary (1893) art nouveau bookplate of Edmund Bulkley.Endpapers a bit spotted at the edges. Very good indeed. A lovely copy with the gilt still clear and bright.

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        Unter dem Stern. Tusche und Deckweiß auf Transparentpapier. Unten rechts signiert. Auf Pappe montiert und gerahmt.

      Der ungarische Künstler Sándor Bortnyik (1893 - 1976) war einer der bekanntesten Vertreter der Künstlergruppe ?MA?. In seinen vom deutschen Expressionismus und französischen Kubismus geprägten Arbeiten unterstützte der Avantgarde-Künstler auch die Kommunistische Partei (Kommunisták Magyarországi Pártja). Nach der Niederschlagung der ungarischen Räterepublik im August 1919 emigrierte Bortnyik mit Kassák und anderen ?MA?-Künstlern nach Wien. Anfang der 20er Jahre stellte Bortnyik in der Berliner Galerie ?Der Sturm? aus und wohnte einige Jahre in Weimar, wo er enge Verbindungen zum Bauhaus hat. 1928 gründet der inzwischen nach Budapest zurückgekehrte Bortnyik die Schule für Werbegrafik ?Mühely?, auch ?Das kleine Bauhaus? genannt. Guter Zustand.

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        In the Key of Blue and other Prose Essays.

      London and New York, Elkin Mathews & John Lane and Macmillan & Company, 1893. Original full vellum designed by Charles Ricketts, decorated and lettered in gilt; pp. [vii], 302; head of spine with a minor scuffing, gold a little faded from spine, front inner hinge stengthened, a few of the entirely uncut margins a little browned. First edition, one of 50 copies of the large paper copy of this collection of essays, several of which reflect the author's travels in Italy. John Addington Symonds (1840--1893) was a celebrated poet, essayist and thinker. 'His specific contribution to the regeneration of society was as a pioneer in the field of gay rights; he was the first modern historian of (male) homosexuality, and the first advocate of gay liberation in Britain. When he read Plato's Phaedrus and Symposium in 1858, he realized that the ignoble behaviour of his fellow schoolboys at Harrow had an illustrious past, and when he read Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass in 1865 he became convinced that comradeship had the potential for a no less illustrious future' (Victor Norton, The Life and Writings of John Addington Symonds, online). - The trade issue appeared in cloth.

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

      Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press,1893. This edition of William Caxton's Godeffroy of Boloyne, done after the first edition of 1481, was corrected for the press by H. Halliday Sparling and printed by me, William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex & finished on the 27th day of April, 1893. LIMITED EDITION of 306 copies, 300 printed on paper (6 copies on vellum) and sold by the Kelmscott Press. The limitation is not printed in the book. 4to, approximately 290 x 210 mm, 11½ x 8¼ inches, printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer Type, pages: xxii, floral decorated title page, 1-450 plus 2 pages, strange words and colophon, bound in publisher's full limp vellum with yapp edges, gilt lettering to spine, printed label at top of first pastedown stating "Given by Mrs Willam Morris in memory of her Husband 1897". Vellum slighty darkened in patches, spine slightly browned and gilt lettering slightly rubbed with slight loss of gilt, silk ties missing, label removed from first free endpaper leaving a pale brown mark and some crinkling, pale numbers on verso half-title, another having been rubbed out has left very slight thinning to paper, small round pale mark at bottom of spine where a label has been removed, 4 pages at the beginning have pale age-browning, looks like a paper fault, 1 small brown spot to fore-edge, otherwise a very good copy. This work is interesting as a record of the Crusades and the formation of the short-lived kingdoms in the East. It shows medieval chivalry as it actually was - not as represented by poets and storytellers. The highly decorative edition features many new ornaments and initials, as well as a new printer's mark designed especially for this book. It was the first book published and sold at Kelmscott Press. This annoyed the noted London bookseller Bernard Quaritch, who felt that in his desire for all of the profits, Morris "will be a loser by it, but... be a nuisance to me on account of the Chaucer" which he was contracted to publish. He was correct; Godefrey did not succeed and Jane Morris eventually donated the remaining copies to public libraries, of which our copy is one. See: William Peterson, A Bibliography of the Kemscott Press, pages 41-44 and 182-183. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Works of William Blake; Poetic, Symbolic and Critical

      Bernard Quaritch, London 1893 - Three Volume Set. Bound in green cloth with elaborate gilt design to covers and spines. Volume one; 420pp THE SYSTEM. Some rubbing at top of spine. A two inch closed tear at rear gutter. Corners bumped. Volume two: 435pp. THE MEANING. Rubbing at top of spine with light cracking to front and rear gutter. Corners bumped. Vol. Three: THE BOOKS. Plates and 134pp. Chipping at top and bottom of spine with small piece out at top. Front gutter cracked. Creasing to top of front cover. Some minor soiling to covers. Bookplates of former owner on front endpapers. In mylar wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die Insel Haiti

      Mit 30 Holzschnitten, 29 Abbildungen in Lichtdruck und 6 geologischen Tafeln in Farbendruck, 1 vol. in-4 Original Halbleinen, F. U. Brockhaus, Leipzik, 1893, XVIII-693 S. Uncommon copy of this important work, first serious complete monography on Haiti in german. Good copy (binding a bit rubbed). Allemand

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        Autograph lettercard signed ("Ch. Gounod").

      Saint-Cloud, 9. X. 1893. - Oblong small 8vo. 1 page. To "cher Meyer": "Tous mes remerciements pour la Loge que m'annoncait votre lettre d'hier dont le 'Gaulois' d'aujourd'hui m'apporte la confirmation [.]". - On stationery with printed address.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Menu par la Ville de Paris aux officiers de l'Escadre Russe le 19 octobre 1893.

      Potel & Chabot 1893 - Single sheet (20 x 13.5 cm) engraved by Stern, with coat of arms of Paris embossed in colour and gold in upper left corner, gilt edges. Kept in original red morocco signed portfolio (20.3 x 13.5 cm) by Bacquemont, with gilt ruled vellum boarders, large vellum inset with gilt lettering on upper border, coats of arms of Paris and Russia and floral decorations with insets of green morocco stamped in gilt, silk endpapers. Menu for the honorary dinner given at the Parisian hotel on the occasion of the official visit of France by the Russian squadron. In the original full red morocco portfolio, richly gilt and adorned with vellum and green morocco insets. On 13 October 1893 the Russian squadron headed by counter-admiral F. Avelan arrived at the major port of Toulon for its reciprocal visit, which followed the visit of the French military squadron to the Russian base in the Baltic two years earlier. The squadron remained in France until 29 October being treated with celebratory dinners, receptions and gifts in Toulon and Paris. These French and Russian official visits took place in a period when the two countries sought an alliance, which was achieved in the Franco-Russian agreement at the end of 1893. Beautiful example of a French decorative binding, preserved in pristine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press,1893.. This edition of William Caxton's Godeffroy of Boloyne, done after the first edition of 1481, was corrected for the press by H. Halliday Sparling and printed by me, William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex & finished on the 27th day of April, 1893. LIMITED EDITION of 306 copies, 300 printed on paper (6 copies on vellum) and sold by the Kelmscott Press. The limitation is not printed in the book. 4to, approximately 290 x 210 mm, 11½ x 8¼ inches, printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer Type, pages: xxii, floral decorated title page, 1-450 plus 2 pages, strange words and colophon, bound in publisher's full limp vellum with yapp edges, gilt lettering to spine, printed label at top of first pastedown stating "Given by Mrs Willam Morris in memory of her Husband 1897". Vellum slighty darkened in patches, spine slightly browned and gilt lettering slightly rubbed with slight loss of gilt, silk ties missing, label removed from first free endpaper leaving a pale brown mark and some crinkling, pale numbers on verso half-title, another having been rubbed out has left very slight thinning to paper, small round pale mark at bottom of spine where a label has been removed, 4 pages at the beginning have pale age-browning, looks like a paper fault, 1 small brown spot to fore-edge, otherwise a very good copy. This work is interesting as a record of the Crusades and the formation of the short-lived kingdoms in the East. It shows medieval chivalry as it actually was not as represented by poets and storytellers. The highly decorative edition features many new ornaments and initials, as well as a new printers mark designed especially for this book. It was the first book published and sold at Kelmscott Press. This annoyed the noted London bookseller Bernard Quaritch, who felt that in his desire for all of the profits, Morris will be a loser by it, but be a nuisance to me on account of the Chaucer which he was contracted to publish. He was correct; Godefrey did not succeed and Jane Morris eventually donated the remaining copies to public libraries, of which our copy is one. See: William Peterson, A Bibliography of the Kemscott Press, pages 41-44 and 182-183. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An Agnostic's Apology

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1893 - Inscribed by Leslie Stephen to Lucy Clifford, wife of the mathematician W. K. Clifford: "Lucy Clifford with love of LS 14 2 93 "--Stephen's customary signature. The boards are discoloured, some rumpling of lower part of earlier pages; the binding and text are in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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