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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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        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.

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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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        Hilary Carew, Florist. A Love Story

      Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier 1111 - 256 pages. No dust jacket. Red pictorial cloth front with gilt lettering. Contains black and white illustrated headers. Publishers date is 1893. Foxing and tanning with some light marks to endpapers and text block edges. Cracking to guttering but binding remains tight with crisp pages and bold text. Illustrated headers are clear and bold. Small marks to some pages. Boards have moderate rubbing with some black marks. Some bleaching which is mainly to edges and spine with some over boards. Heavy tanning to spine with crushed ends and minor tears. Bumped corners with some shelf wear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti.

      London: John C. Nimmo,, 1893. Based on the Studies in the Archives of the Buonarroti family at Florence. With etched portrait and fifty reproductions of the works of the master. In two volumes. 2 volumes, large octavo (228 x 166 mm). Near-contemporary blue half morocco for Bumpus of Oxford Street, blue cloth sides, titles gilt to blue morocco label to front covers and to spines gilt in compartments, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, blue marbled endpapers, purple silk page markers, original covers bound in at rear. Title pages in red and black, frontispieces and 48 plates with tissue-guards, a folding chart and 6 tables. With the bookplate of politician and mechanic Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons (1851–1925), dated 1908, to the front pastedowns. Bookseller's catalogue label to front free binder's blank. A couple of tiny scratches to boards, faint mark to front board of vol. 2, foxing to edges, offsetting to endpapers, an excellent set. First edition of Symond's "monumental biography of Michelangelo" (ODNB). Symond's popular works of "history of art embodied a theory of sexual liberation ... As his Italian studies progressed, critics rebuked him for unearthing 'scandals' and 'filth'; publication of his discovery in the Buonarroti archives that Michelangelo's poems and letters had been deliberately altered so as to obscure masculine love was deemed mischievous" (ODNB).

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        Holzschnitzereien. Eine Auswahl aus der Sammlung des K. K. Österreich. Museums.

      4, 16 Seiten Text und 55 lose Lichtdrucktafeln inneliegend in betitelter OHalbleinenmappe diese angeplatzt und best. sonst guter und kompletter Zustand - 1893. a82734

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        The £1,000,000 Bank-Note

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1893. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 260 pp. Small 8 vo., bound in tan cloth with gilt, brown, and black decorations on the front board. BAL 3436, Ahearn APG 045a, McBride 135. A Near Fine book with a small crack to the rear hinge (binding is still tight and secure) and a tiny spot of discoloration on the front board.

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        Souvenirs d'un médecin de l'expédition d'Egypte -

      Calmann-Lévy 1893 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 carré. IV-79 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin fauve à coins. Dos à nerfs orné. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée. Reliure signée V. KRAFFT. Bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE posthume du Baron Desgenettes (1763-1837), établie d'après les papiers retrouvés dans la succession du Dr. Malgaigne. René-Nicolas Desgenettes fut nommé par Bonaparte médecin en chef de l'armée d'Orient. Il projetait sans doute de mettre en forme ces notes éparses mais n'aura pas eu le temps de les publier. Exceptionnel exemplaire imprimé sur Japon, enrichi de 3 AQUARELLES ORIGINALES : portraits de Bonaparte, Kléber et Desgenettes. Il contient aussi 3 ff. supplémentaires manuscrits qui ont été supprimés de l'originale: "Conversation de Bonaparte relative au Général Dumas, homme de couleurs". Une note au crayon précise: "ce récit a été supprimé en raison des relations particulières de MM. Calmann-Lévy avec M. A. Dumas fils". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KOHEKI NOKOH ZEN SHO. COMPLETE TREATISE ON AGRICULTURE.

      - Tokyo 1893, Hakubunkan. Blue stitched stiff wrs., 5 vol. set, very good, Japanese text, 15.4 x 23 cm., 37+58+46+56+51 double-folded leaves,19 color, 49 b.w. woodcut illustrations hand-printed on hand-made Washi mulberry paper. R A R E A valuable & secret work, outlining the techniques of how to make some of the most essential products used in Japan [and China]. * Traditionally the art & technique of making such basic products was guarded by the tradesmen. Families carried on the same trade for generations, and strictly passed down these exclusive techniques only to one's heir or disciple. * This work is one of the earliest published and complete "how to" texts to break with that tradition of silence and fully describing these techniques and the associated technology. * A complete discussion, with illustrations of the plants, tools, great presses, and other machinery and technology associated with the production of sugar, Sake [rice wine], oils, lacquer, Tofu, noodles from flower, cotton and hemp. * Not only a technology, but a superb botanical, a "how to grow" also a text on how to identify which parts of plants are used & at what time in their growth cycle. This is also a commercial botanical, for cash crops for would-be growers. * This careful study outlines how to plan, make and use of the plants and moreover how to extract the vital fluids to effect manufacture of the finish product. * By and large Japanese native plants were used, each related plant used is pictured in color, as a mature tree, showing the flower, leaves, fruit and useful parts are clearly identified. *** THE CONTENTS: Volume 1 begins with discussion of the lacquer tree. How to extract the resin, what tools are employed, with pictures of each tool and appliance. It continues with the technique for the extraction of oil [sap] in the form of a large plank is used with successive wedges pounded in to put pressure against the berries, all wedges & tools shown in detail. Other methods include steaming of the berries, or grating against a great grader with steel blade, the result is boiled, then pressed with a great wedge-like beam with wedges hammered in to exert pressure. In one technique, a great water wheel is employed in a series of pestle-like hammers to crush some dried berries, while other rotating boxes are also attached to the same water wheel to sift and dry the grains. This primitive machine was skillfully and completely made from wood. ** Volume 2 continues with the making of sugar from sugar cane. The plant is shown in color as are all plants used, with the associated buckets, presses, dryers, boiling sheds, and two pictures of what looks like a foreign-made boiler or separator with each part is carefully identified & labeled for reproduction by Japanese. The Japanese had almost no steel for machinery at this time but did have a very limited access to copper for such projects, but were still very late in using steel for such machinery or complicated items. Since sugar cane growth was limited to Okinawa and the Southern-most parts of Japan, sugar from this source was limited in supply and distant. A native kind of "sugar beet" was also employed and could be grown in Northern climes. * The work continues in the same vein, illustrating & outlining a host of other valuable & useful plants to make Sake [from fermented rice], Soy sauce and Tofu from soy beans, and of special interest is the making of buck-wheat noodles. The whole process is carefully illustrated ending in the hanging to dry the nearly 2 meter lengths of noodles on the rack, and final packaging. * The next major food was Tofu. The basic technique involved the boiling of the soy beans, to extract the milk. The tools are wooden boxes with holes to allow excess water to flow out through fine silk mesh, after the Nigari a kind of "bitters" or alum like material was added to make the hot milk congeal into solid. The details of the box, its size & location of holes are carefully drawn in instru

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        Edmée Lescot en danseuse espagnole - 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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        Ueber den Psychischen Mechanismus Hysterischer Phänomene. Vorläufige Mitteilung (pp.4-10, 43-47).

      Neurol. Zbl., 12/ 1+2. - Leipzig, Veit & Comp., 1. und 15. Januar 1893, 8, 80 pp., feiner Pappband. Erstveröffentlichung einer weltbewegenden Entdeckung: Das Unterbewußte ist gefunden! Die Menschheit steht an einem "Point of Departure" ihr ständiger Begleiter wird die Psychoanalyse sein.Erstveröffentlichung einer weltbewegenden Entdeckung: Das Unterbewußte ist gefunden! Die Menschheit steht an einem "Point of Departure" ihr ständiger Begleiter wird die Psychoanalyse sein. First Edition of the first published appearance of Freud's Theory of the unconscious, the basis for the free association technique which has dominated psychoanalysis. Grinstein 10574 Andersson, Studies in the prehistory of psychoanalysis (1962), pp. 80-120 Norman F20.

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        Utopia

      First edition. Large 8vo., original limp vellum, lettered in gilt on the spine, silk ties, untrimmed. Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press.

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        Original design for an 1893 Christmas card

      (Birmingham, England), 1893. Gaskin, Georgie. An original pen-and-ink drawing for a Christmas card designed by Georgie Gaskin for Laurence W. Hodson and his family, together with a printed version of the card. Hodson, an important collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts, was a good friend of both William Morris and Georgie and Arthur Gaskin. Dated 1893, the card is illustrated with an elaborate acanthus leaf border, reminiscent of the works of the Kelmscott Press, surrounding a scene of two girls standing in front of an apple tree. Banners amidst the branches read, "Mr & Mrs Laurence Hodson, Compton Hall, send greetings for Christmas and the New Year." In the acanthus border, more banners bear the quote, "We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial." The card is signed G. C. France: this was Georgie's maiden name, before she married Arthur Gaskin, a teacher and artist who produced woodcuts for the Kelmscott Press. Both Gaskins studied at the Birmingham School of Art, were strong proponents of the Arts & Crafts movement, and embraced the style and ideas of William Morris. Georgie and Arthur Gaskin were also well-known for their elegant handmade jewelry; Georgie designed the jewelry, and her pieces often featured elaborate flowering vines, a characteristic that can readily be seen in the border of this Christmas card design. Gaskin's corrections can be seen, where she reworked the figures and tree, and the back of the card is signed "Christmas Card design, Georgie E. Cave France, Lysley, Birmingham, 6.XII.93." Drawing pasted on thick card, which is roughly trimmed, and the print shows some marginal foxing; otherwise, the drawing and print are in fine condition. (Drawing measures 7 15/16 by 5 3/8 inches; print is on a sheet measuring 9 1/8 by 6 5/8 inches, with a printed area of 7 5/8 by 5 1/8 inches).

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        Die Wasserkünste von Sans-Souci. Eine geschichtliche Entwicklung von der Zeit Friedrichs des Großen bis zur Gegenwart. Mit 88 Lichtdruckbildern und einem Lageplan von Sans-souci und Umgebung nebst allen Bewässerungsanlagen und Ziergewässern.

      Berlin, Schwarz, 1893. 4°. 96 S. u. 83 Tafeln nebst einem Plan. Ill. OLwd. in mehrfärbigen Prägedruck. Schönes Exemplar mit einer detaillierten Darstellung der Gartenarchitektur von Sans-souci in einem Prachtband. Mit der Karte. - Karte verso an den Kanten mit Klebeband verstärkt. Schönes Expl. Leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur

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        Théologie musulmane El Ktab des lois secrètes de l'amour

      Paris: Georges Carré,, 1893. D'après le Khodja Omer Haleby, Abou Othman. Traduction, mise en ordre et commentaires de Paul de Régla. Large octavo (245 x 160 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, raised bands to spine forming compartments richly gilt with floriate centre-tools and curlicue cornerpieces, title gilt to second, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Armorial bookplate of Mark Dineley to the front pastedown. Extremities lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First edition of this supposed translation of an erotic manual in Arabic by one Omer Haleby, an Algerian mystic whom the French "translator" claims to have met in Istanbul in 1865, and who on his death bequeathed to him the manuscript of a guide to the occult, which included "El Ktab des lois secrètes de l'amour" ("The book of the secret laws of love"). Paul de Régla was the pseudonym of Paul-André Desjardin, a French military physician born in Algiers in 1838 and subsequently resident in Turkey. He was the author of several works on Turkey and a libertine biography of Jesus. No Arabic original of El Ktab is known and Omer Haleby, who Desjardin claims was born in Algiers of Turco-Moorish parentage and emigrated to Istanbul after the French capture of the city in 1830, has all the appearance of a literary persona.

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        Die Wasserkünste von Sans-Souci. Eine geschichtliche Entwicklung von der Zeit Friedrichs des Großen bis zur Gegenwart. Mit 88 Lichtdruckbildern und einem Lageplan von Sans-souci und Umgebung nebst allen Bewässerungsanlagen und Ziergewässern.

      Berlin, Schwarz. 1893 - 4°. 96 S. u. 83 Tafeln nebst einem Plan. Ill. OLwd. in mehrfärbigen Prägedruck. Schönes Exemplar mit einer detaillierten Darstellung der Gartenarchitektur von Sans-souci in einem Prachtband. Mit der Karte. - Karte verso an den Kanten mit Klebeband verstärkt. Schönes Expl. Leichte Gbrsp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Blake; Poetic, Symbolic and Critical

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893. First edition. Hard Cover. good. 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.

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        Cours d'analyse de l'Ecole de polytechnique. Tome I: Calcul Differentiel; Tome II: Calcul Integral; Tome III: Calcul Integral, Equations Differentielles.

      Gauthier Villars, Paris, France 1893-1896. - 542 S. - 627 S. - 612 S. mit Abbildungen, ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 25. AUGUST 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 28. AUGUST! Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 3420 8°, maroriertes Halbleder der Zeit mit schlichter Rückenvergoldung, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Papier-Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Titel, Einbände leicht berieben, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, Deuxieme Edition, entièrement, refondue, 3 Bände,. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aristide Bruant - Le Café Concert

      L'Estampe originale 1893 - - L'Estampe originale, Paris 1893, 31,5x43cm, en feuilles. - Estampe originale d'Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec de la série Le Café-Concert, éditée par les Publications de l'Estampe Originale. Très rare et belle lithographie faisant partie des 500 épreuves originales tirées sur vélin par l'imprimerie d'Edouard Ancourt. Portrait par Toulouse-Lautrec d'Aristide Bruant, immense figure du music-hall de la Belle Epoque et proche ami de l'artiste, à qui il commanda des affiches de cabaret restées célèbres. Chansonnier, acteur et interprète, il acquiert sa renommée au Chat Noir avant de monter son propre cabaret, le Mirliton. Montorgueil dans sa préface à la présente série de lithographies, ne tarit pas d'éloges sur le maître incontesté de la chanson réaliste : « M. Bruant, doué d'une vigueur d'expression peu commune, et d'une originalité évidente, a pu condenser, en des chansons d'une belle allure populaire, l'âme complexe et louche des fauves. ». Lautrec croque ici Bruant dans son accoutrement et son expression typique : « Veste de velours ; gilet breton, foulard cramoisi et feutre à bords géants, dont tombaient ses cheveux plats. [.] les mains dans les poches et le regard durement dédaigneux ». Véritable ode au café-concert, cette série réalisée par Toulouse-Lautrec et Henri-Gabriel Ibels capture l'essence de la vie parisienne et le dynamisme de ses nuits. Les planches étaient accompagnées d'une préface de l'écrivain Georges Montorgueil chantant les louanges de ces établissements injustement méprisés, qu'il qualifie de « toniques pour la vie moderne ». Bien loin de l'atmosphère empesée des salles de théâtre ou de concert, ces lieux du « sans-gêne » prennent un essor considérable à la Belle Epoque et lancent des artistes d'une remarquable modernité. Les deux peintres dressent ici le portrait des vedettes de cabaret les plus célèbres de l'époque, dans le mouvement de leur « chorégraphie épileptique » ou la grâce de leurs poses. Les grands noms des cafés-concerts, dont Jane Avril, Yvette Guilbert - devenue muse de Toulouse-Lautrec - ou Aristide Bruant apparaissent sous des traits francs et assurés, inspirés des gravures sur bois japonaises. En filigrane, l'influence de l'impressionnisme est également palpable ; Toulouse-Lautrec figurant d'ailleurs régulièrement au salon des Indépendants depuis 1889. Il y livre sa vision du Tout-Paris, allant des salons de la haute société aux bordels de la capitale, en passant par les cabarets dont le Moulin Rouge, pour qui il réalise une affiche restée célèbre. Autre maître de l'affiche et du dessin, Ibels aura plusieurs collaborations avec les éditions de l'Estampe Originale, dont une série de dessins sur le cirque et réalise en parallèle de nombreuses illustrations pour des journaux populaires, dans un style vigoureux et incisif. Rare estampe en parfait état de conservation, qui renvoie aux fastes du "Paris by night fin de Siècle". [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SING-SONG A Nursery Rhyme Book. With one hundred and twenty illustrations by Arthur Hughes engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.

      London. New York.Macmillan and Co. 1893. [ix], xiv, 1-135pp. Black & white frontispiece, title vignette and illustrations in the text. Original green short silk, gilt. Original pictorial dust-wrapper. All edges gilt. 12mo. Head and heel of spine just a touch rubbed; wrapper is a trifle dust-soiled, browned at spine with light chipping to head & heel, and has some foxing to rear panel; else a near fine, bright and fresh copy in a very good wrapper. Very scarce.A new and enlarged edition.of the original 1872 edition, published a year after the poet's death.

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        Saint-Emilion et ses Vins [ Edition originale ] Les principaux vins de l'arrondissement de Libourne avec notice historique et archéologique sur Saint-Emilion.

      Féret et Fils, Masson. Ouvrage illustré par Eugène Vergez, 1 vol. in-12 cartonnage percaline éditeur, Féret et Fils, Bordeaux, Masson, Paris, 1893, 216 pp. avec une carte dépliante Edition originale, très rare. Bon état (pliure d'origine à l'impression en p. 7, bon exemplaire par ailleurs) Français

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        De lotgevallen der Nederlandsche burgers, welke door de troupen van zijne Pruissische majesteit, in de maand september van het jaar 1787, zijn krijgsgevangen gemaakt. Door een der gevangenen zelve beschreven. Brussel, J.P. de la Croix, 1788.

      "8°: pi 2 A-D 8 E 2, gepag.: [2] 68 pp. Later half perkament. Kruseman, Aanteekeningen betreffende den boekhandel van Noord-Nederland in de 17de en 18de eeuw (Amsterdam 1893) Jongenelen 192; Knuttel 21741; Knuttel (Verb. Boeken) 240".In een negental brieven doet een anonieme patriot uit Dordrecht of Schiedam verslag van de belevenissen van hem en zijn ruim tachtig metgezellen, nadat zij op 17 september 1787 bij Gorinchem door Pruisische troepen krijgsgevangen waren gemaakt en vervolgens het halve land door gesleept naar het Duitse Wesel. De koning van Pruisen was met 20.000 man Nederland binnengevallen om de belediging te wreken die de patriotten zijn zuster Wilhelmina, de vrouw van stadhouder Willem V, hadden aangedaan door haar op weg naar Den Haag bij Goejanverwellesluis tegen te houden en terug te sturen naar Nijmegen. Begin december kregen de gevangenen die de ontberingen en zware mishandelingen hadden weten te overleven, toestemming om naar huis terug te keren. Onder hen was jonkheer Alexander Philip van der Capellen, de commandant van de vesting Gorinchem. Hij overleed twee dagen na zijn vrijlating. Op 14 augustus 1788 werd het boekje in Amsterdam verboden en op 9 januari 1789 te Haarlem.

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        A SON OF NOAH

      London: Digby, Long & Co., Publishers, n.d. [1893].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1] 2-318 [319-320: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, floral pattered endpapers, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough trimmed. First edition, first printing. "Heroic fantasy of antediluvian days which includes the discovery of a race of people called the Sarpis who are in advance of the rest of the world but who worship a pterodactyl." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 21 and A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 131 (describing first and fourth printings). Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 50. Teitler 21. Reginald 00259. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hairline cracks along inner hinges, top edge of text block dusty, still a tight, bright, very good copy of an attractive book. Like most Digby, Long books, quite scarce. (#151877)

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        Morte Darthur.] The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur of his noble knights of the round table, their marvellous enquests and adventures, the achieving of the San Greal and in the end Le Morte Darthur, with the dolorous death and departing out of this world of them all. The text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton. now spelled in modern style. With an introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley.

      London: Dent, 1893 - 2 volumes, large square octavo (240 x 190 mm). Contemporary full vellum over bevelled boards by Cedric Chivers of Bath for Bumpus of London, gilt panelled spines with hand-painted art nouveau-style lettering and scrolling floriate motifs, below which, on a field of gilt dots, an overall pattern of stylised roses and rose leaves (volume I) and tulips and tulip leaves (volume II), sides with two-line gilt border enclosing a frame of hand-painted intertwining roses and rose leaves (volume I) and intertwining tulips and tulip leaves (volume II), both on a field of gilt dots, panel on each front cover with a hand-painted scene taken from Beardsley's designs, back covers with three-line gilt panels, top edges gilt, untrimmed, three-line gilt turn-ins, floriate endpapers. Some shallow scratches and light abrasions to bindings, customary general pale toning internally, slight offsetting from plates to letterpress. A very good set. Gravure frontispieces, 18 full page wood engravings (including five double-page), numerous text illustrations, and approximately 350 repeated designs for chapter headings and borders, all by Aubrey Beardsley. First Beardsley edition, one of 1,500 copies on ordinary paper; another 300 were printed on Dutch handmade paper. This copy in a bright and spectacular example of a "vellucent" binding, by Cedric Chivers of Bath, unsigned but a characteristic example of this style. Chivers invented a way to treat vellum so that it became translucent ("vellucent"): the cover design would be painted on a separate sheet and then a thin sheet of this translucent vellum would be laid over it; gilt tooling would then be applied over the top of this. In his catalogue of Books in Beautiful Bindings (c. 1905), Chivers describes the Beardsley Morte D'Arthur as "bound in whole vellucent from a design by the illustrator of the book. A figure panel enclosed in a floral border". The hand-painted cover illustrations for this set reproduce two of Beardsley's designs, volume one depicting "How Four Queens Found Launcelot Sleeping" (p. 184) and volume two "The Achieving of the Sangreal" (frontispiece). "Commissioned by British publisher J. M. Dent in 1892 and first published in twelve monthly magazine instalments between June, 1893, and mid-1894, Aubrey Beardsley's Morte Darthur was one of the most original and certainly one of the most controversial of the nineteenth-century artistic reinterpretations of Malory. Although his illustrations for the Morte established Beardsley as the voice of the 1890s, he was until that time largely an unknown young artist La Morte Darthur proved to be an immediate sensation upon publication and the impact of Beardsley's Arthurian illustrations was tremendous Today, Beardsley's illustrations for the Morte, which constituted almost half his lifetime's artistic output, survive as the first example of modern Arthurian book illustration; and they remain arguably the best experimental visual reinterpretation of the Arthurian world. With their bold lines, strong visual themes, and numerous memorable but unconventional details, the Morte 'pictures' (which is how Beardsley himself referred to them) created an important – although admittedly idiosyncratic – symbology and iconography. Often shockingly overt in their sexuality and eroticism, the illustrations rejected the aesthetic of the Pre-Raphaelites who were Beardsley's original mentors and offered a revisionist and parodic treatment of their medievalism. Ultimately, Beardsley went far beyond his original intention to 'flabbergast the bourgeois' of his day; he also challenged generations of readers and artists to view Arthurian society through his own modernist lens" (Barbara Tepa Lupack, Illustrating Camelot, 2008, Chapter 4). A masterpiece of book illustration in a striking binding. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790-1914, 314. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF STARS, STAR-CLUSTERS AND NEBULAE. Together with methods employed in the pursuit of Celestial Photography.

      London: Universal Press & "Knowledge" Office, no date, circa 1893-1899. FIRST EDITIONS 1893-99, complete set, dated on Preface of each volume. Volume 1 has a letter-headed sheet of note paper attached to the first free endpaper with ink inscription "PRESENTATION SET TO GEO. H. DARWIN (Charles Darwins Son) WITH COMPLIMENTS FROM THE AUTHOR ISAAC ROBERTS". 4to, approximately 310 x 235 mm, 12 x 9 inches. VOLUME 1, 53 full page collotype photographic plates, 134 pages of text; VOLUME 2, 28 full page collotype plates some with multiple images, 178 pages of text. Both bound in the original publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spines and upper covers, original endpapers. Bindings slightly rubbed, Churchill College Library small book plate on the first pastedowns of each volume, Volume 2 has a location label to first free endpaper, the label in Volume 1 has been removed, slight evidence of small book labels having been removed from spines, fore-edges of Volume 1 foxed, occasional light foxing to text, some pale age-browning to margins, otherwise a very good set. Isaac Roberts (27 January 1829 - 17 July 1904[1]) was a Welsh engineer and business man best known for his work as an amateur astronomer, pioneering the field of astrophotography of nebulae. He was a member of the Liverpool Astronomical Society in England and was a fellow of the Royal Geological Society. Roberts was also awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1895. In 1878, Roberts had a 7-inch refractor at his home in Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. Although at the time he used this for visual observation, he began to explore stellar photography, his forte, a few years later. In 1883, Roberts began experimenting with astrophotography. In 1886 Roberts displayed his first photographs at the Royal Astronomical Society at Liverpool, of which he was president. These images showed, for the first time, "the vast extensions of nebulosity in the Pleiades and Orion." Wikipedia. For George Howard Darwin, See Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 3, page 582. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. THESE VOLUMES ARE HEAVY AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE COSTS.

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        Le roman expérimental

      Charpentier 1893 - - Charpentier, Paris 1893, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi basane marron, dos lisse orné de triples filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papiers à la cuve, coins légèrement émoussés, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé d'Emile Zola à Charles Buet : ". son dévoué confrère. " Quelques petites rousseurs. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition. Binder in brown demi-basane, smooth back decorated with triple gilded nets, marbled paper plates, guards and counterplates of papers with vats, slightly blunt corners, speckled slices, Contemporary binding. autograph dedication of the author autograph signed Emile Zola to Charles Buet: ". his devoted brother ." Some small foxinges. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Complete Set of the Fur, Feather and Fin Series.

      Longmans, Green, London., 1893 - 1906. First edition. Octavo. Twelve volumes. Large paper issue, this being copy 92 of 157 numbered sets. Illustrations. Parchment-backed cloth, lettered in gilt. Printed on mould-made paper. All but three of the volumes are unopened.1) Macpherson, H.A., Stuart-Wortley. A.J. and Saintsbury, George. The Partridge. 1893. pp.vi, 276. Illustrations by A.J. Stuart-Wortley, A. Thorburn and C. Whymper.2) Macpherson, H.A., Stuart-Wortley. A.J. and Saintsbury, George. The Grouse. 1894. pp.viii, 293. Illustrations by A.J. Stuart-Wortley and A. Thorburn. 3) Macpherson, H.A., Stuart-Wortley. A.J. and Shand, Alexander Innes. The Pheasant. 1895. pp.vi, 265. Illustrations by A. Thorburn. 4) Macpherson, H.A., Cameron of Lochiel, Viscount Ebrington and Shand, Alexander Innes. Red Deer. pp.viii, 320. Illustrations by J. Charlton and A. Thorburn.5) Macpherson, H.A., Lascelles, Gerald, Richardson, Charles, Gibbons, J.S., Longman, G.H. and Herbert, Kenney. The Hare. 1896. pp.viii, 263. Illustrations by G.D. Gilrd. Archibald Thorburn and C. Whymper.6) Gathorne-Hardy, A.E., Pennant, Claud Douglas, Shand, Alexander Innes. The Salmon. 1898. pp. [xiv], 267. Illustrations by Douglas Adams and Charles Whymper.7) The Marquess of Granby, Custance, F.H. and Shand, Alexander Innes. The Trout. 1898. pp.[x], 272. Illustrations by Illustrations by J.E. Grace; photographs. 8). Harting, James Edmund and Shand, Alexander Innes. The Rabbit. 1898. pp.[x], 256. Illustrations by Archibald Thorburn, G.E. Lodge, S. Alken and Charles Wymper. 9) Senior, William, Bickerdyke, John, Pope, W.H. and Shand, Alexander Innes. Pike and Perch. 1900. pp.[x], 279. Illustrations by George Roller; photographs.10) Shaw, L.H. De Visme, Ussher, Richard J. and Shand, Alexander Innes. Snipe and Woodcock. 1903. pp.[x], 298. Illustrations by Archibald Thorburn and Charles Whymper. 11) Shaw, L.H. De Visme, Pope, W.H. and Shand, Alexander Innes. Wild-Fowl. 1905 pp.[x], 278. Illustrations by Archibald Thorburn and Charles Whymper.12) Dale, Thomas F. The Fox. 1906. pp.[xii], 238. Illustrations by A. Thorburn and G.D. Giles. The front pastedowns of the first three volumes bear the bookplate of Charles Plumtre Johnson (1853-1938), Justice of the Peace and Director of Legal and General Assurance Society. Covers a little marked and scuffed in places and darkened at spines. Tear to spine of one volume repaired. Very good set.

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        The Celtic Twilight.

      London: Lawrence and Bullen,, 1893. Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt titles to spine, publisher's device to rear board in blind, edges untrimmed. Title page in red and black. Frontispiece with tissue-guard by Jack B. Yeats. With the illustrated bookplate of Ephraim James Page to the front pastedown. Slight rubbing to extremities, top edge lightly dust toned, offsetting to front endpapers, trace of newspaper clipping to front free endpaper; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, second variant binding, with the publisher's name in upper and lower-case letters to the foot of the spine. This collection of prose pieces was a key part of Yeats's work to define a distinctly Irish national identity and culture and reflects "the connection between folklore and occult divination which characterized Yeats's side of the [Celtic] movement" (ODNB).

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        A SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF STARS, STAR-CLUSTERS AND NEBULAE Together with methods employed in the pursuit of Celestial Photography

      London: Universal Press & "Knowledge" Office, no date, circa 1893-1899. FIRST EDITIONS 1893-99, complete set, dated on Preface of each volume. Volume 1 has a letter-headed sheet of note paper attached to the first free endpaper with ink inscription "PRESENTATION SET TO GEO. H. DARWIN (Charles Darwins Son) WITH COMPLIMENTS FROM THE AUTHOR ISAAC ROBERTS". 4to, approximately 310 x 235 mm, 12 x 9 inches. VOLUME 1, 53 full page collotype photographic plates, 134 pages of text; VOLUME 2, 28 full page collotype plates some with multiple images, 178 pages of text. Both bound in the original publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spines and upper covers, original endpapers. Bindings slightly rubbed, Churchill College Library small book plate on the first pastedowns of each volume, Volume 2 has a location label to first free endpaper, the label in Volume 1 has been removed, slight evidence of small book labels having been removed from spines, fore-edges of Volume 1 foxed, occasional light foxing to text, some pale age-browning to margins, otherwise a very good set. Isaac Roberts (27 January 1829 – 17 July 1904[1]) was a Welsh engineer and business man best known for his work as an amateur astronomer, pioneering the field of astrophotography of nebulae. He was a member of the Liverpool Astronomical Society in England and was a fellow of the Royal Geological Society. Roberts was also awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1895. In 1878, Roberts had a 7-inch refractor at his home in Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. Although at the time he used this for visual observation, he began to explore stellar photography, his forte, a few years later. In 1883, Roberts began experimenting with astrophotography. In 1886 Roberts displayed his first photographs at the Royal Astronomical Society at Liverpool, of which he was president. These images showed, for the first time, "the vast extensions of nebulosity in the Pleiades and Orion." Wikipedia. For George Howard Darwin, See Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 3, page 582. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. THESE VOLUMES ARE HEAVY AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE COSTS.

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        The Poems. Printed After the Original Copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593. The Rape of Lucrece, 1594. Sonnets, 1609. The Lover's Complaint.

      Kelmscott Press, Middlesex 1893 - A rare example in the original vellum binding with no major defects. The original string ties are in nice condition (couple of tiny nicks). The vellum is toned to a nice even yellow-white. Vellum can sometimes take on odd distortions, but this copy has simply wrapped (and yapped) evenly around the textblock as one would hope. Vellum boards curl up a little when not tied down. Nice in the hand for reading. Original gilt on spine still bright. Armorial bookplate with some spotting from the paste glue underneath (and offsetting mildly to the opposite blank). Book has only a touch of foxing to the bottom edge of the textblock (very minor) and a couple of stray spots -- a very bight and clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alfred, Lord Tennyson and His Friends. 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.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893 - Folio (454 x 375 mm). Original full vellum, titles to front cover gilt, green coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Boards very lightly soiled, minor wear to very tips, foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. Frontispiece designed by W. A. Smith, and 25 plates, all with captioned tissue-guards printed in red. First edition, limited issue, number 10 of 400 copies, this 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. Parr & Badger, volume 1, p. 69; Julian Cox, Colin Ford, Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs, p. 531. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Woman in France during the Eighteenth Century, New York–London, G.P. Putnam's, 1893. 2 tomes en 4 vol.

      1893 - In-4°.- I, i-ii: 232 p.- II, i-ii: 259 p.- 10 portraits gravés hors texte.- Un des 100 exemplaires du tirage de tête sur grand papier (nº 28), appartenant aux 35 réservés pour sa vente en Grande-Bretagne (le reste étant destiné aux Etats-Unis d’Amérique).- Remarquable exemplaire, profusément interfolié avec 103 vues et 226 portraits gravés par divers artistes du XVIIIème et XIXème siècles, totalisant 329 illustrations supplémentaires, dont plusieurs en couleur.- Plein maroquin bleu, plats ornés d’une riche guirlande dorée à motifs floraux et végétaux qui soutien un médaillon avec un portrait féminin différent dans chaque volume; armes couronnées dorées de la France aux coins inférieurs, portrait féminin doré à chaque plat, dos lisses ornés d’une guirlande pendante, fleurs de lys, encadrements et titres dorés, dentelle intérieure et coupes dorées, têtes dorées (Rivière & Son).- Deux frontispices détachés et légères rousseurs occasionnelles au verso ou en marge de certaines planches mais exemplaire singulier et distingué. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Point Donalson, Parker Florida, Bay County Residential Waterfront Development Family Archive 1893-1965

      Parker, Florida. 1893-1965. Point Donalson, Florida, Bay County Residential Development family archive consisting of documents, letters, photographs, and other ephemera from 1893 to 1980. The archive is related to the selling and development of land in the Point Donalson subdivision in Florida. Ephemera has small tears and some spotting else near fine with near fine photographs measuring between 7" x 5" to 3" x 3" with modest foxing and edgewear.A substantial account of the Donalson family's heritage and involvement with the creation of Point Donalson in Parker, Florida. Several photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and government documents illustrate the lives and struggles of creating Point Donalson during the 1950s. There is a small pack of 10 black and white snapshot photos taken in the 1950s at Point Donalson showing the early phases of development. Some of the photos are of Crescent Beach and various other parts of the property being constructed. The beach is a long curved plot of sand on a lake with trees and bushes all around it. Though there are a few picture of the area, there aren't any full scale pictures, only maps. There is a large sectional folding map of Bay County, Florida issued by Bay County Land & Abstract Company Panama City from April 15, 1921. The map shows various land marks such as post offices, small towns, ferry lines, highways, and more. Point Donalson can be seen on the map next to long point and in between Saint Andrews Bay and East bay. There are also two hand drawn maps of a couple lots in block 12. The small map shows how the lots would back up to St. Andrews bay. There are 18 subdivision plat maps from 1912 to the 1950s. Five plates feature a close up view of the houses while the rest of the plates illustrate the full view of Point Donalson. A small map version of Point Donalson is printed on the last page of the printed brochures. There are four stapled, professionally printed eight page brochures titled "Point Donalson The Beauty Spot on St. Andrew's Bay Parker, Florida" with the printed name of H.V. Roelof's Parker, Washington County, Florida on the next to last page. One section reads, "for years real estate men have been trying to buy this property. We intend to live here ourselves, and knowing the propensity of real estate men to sell to any and every one who has the price, we have not until now disposed of any of it. A few choice residence sites will be sold to desirable people who wish to make summer, winter, or all-the-year-round homes away from the cold winters and hot summers." The brochures include information about the type of people the Donalsons wish to sell their homes to and as said before feature a small map of the location. Many of the documents are business related and there are several letters regarding to the selling of lots from Thomas Sale to Mrs. Logan Bleckley (Anne D. Bleckley) and vice versa. One of which explains how the original copy of the Resolution for the property hadn't been found but a copy had, "Will wonders never cease? How does paper evaporate inside a court house? And isn't the Clerk who copied the missing Resolution in the minutes of the County Commissioners responsible for the fact that it was not duly recorded along with the (also necessary) proof of advertising?" The Resolution was found on November 22, 1958 only three weeks after it went missing. The Resolution for the property as well as proof of advertising in the newspaper is paper clipped to Mr. Sale's letter. The resolution states the family members who own the land and where, "Whereas, it has been made to appear that Logan Bleckley, Jr. Anne D. Bleckley, Henry W. Pearce, Lorna D. Pearce, William G. Donalson, James A. Donalson and Stella W. Donalson, as the owners of certain lands in Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 14 West known as Point Donalson." There is also a ledger book measuring 12" x 7.5", listing accounts of the property heirs including Anne Bleckley, from 1925 to 1956. Most of the land was divided as equally as possible, giving each child a section of Point Donalson. The houses were designed to look mostly the same and follow the same structures as all the others. A couple letters discuss the building limitations in Point Donalson. All lots had to be considered residential housing with a possible garage and separate housing for servants. The ground floor had to be within 1400 square feet with an overall housing value of $7,500.00 or more. Asbestos siding or concrete block was necessary and no temporary housing such as tents or trailers were permitted. The residents were allowed to build a dock on the Donalson Cove and housing owners were expected to have regulation septic tanks instead of dumping waste into the cove. There is also a family photo and extensive information on the family's genealogy collected by Sarah Eliza Donalson included.An extensive collection of information about the Donalson family and their involvement in Point Donalson Florida from 1893 to 1980. .

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        Le roman expérimental

      New edition. Binder in brown demi-basane, smooth back decorated with triple gilded nets, marbled paper plates, guards and counterplates of papers with vats, slightly blunt corners, speckled slices, Contemporary binding. autograph dedication of the author autograph signed Emile Zola to Charles Buet: "... his devoted brother ..." Some small foxinges. Charpentier Paris 1893 12x18,5cm relié

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        The Theory and Practice of the Art of Weaving Linen and Jute Manufactures by Power Loom, with Tables and Calculations for the Use of Those Connected with the Trade [WITH 20 FOLD-OUT DIAGRAMS] (2 vols.)

      Dundee: William Kidd, 1893. Ex-library, First edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Vol.1: "Letterpress". 12mo. [6 initial pages of publisher's ads at the front] 136pp., 20 pgs of blank lined note paper [+ 21 pages of illustrated publisher's ads at the back]. Salmon-colored pebbled buckram boards, with blind-stamped ruling, and debossed gilt-stamped lettering on the front covers and spine. The publication is a detailed examination and guide to industrial weaving, with detailed chapters on every part of the process. Includes many detailed tables, charts and mathematical calculations. Interleaved with sample orders. Binding with light rubbing to corners, and light smudges to covers. Light chipping to the head and tail of the spine, as well as cracking and loosening at the hinges. Starting at gutters of interior covers, as well as pages 50 124, and 130. Title page with library ink stamp.Vol.2: "Diagrams, Illustrating Machinery for Preparation and Weaving of same". Oblong 12mo. Salmon-colored pebbled buckram boards, re-backed with red cloth. Debossed gilt-stamped lettering on the front cover. Spine with gilt lettering on pink cloth label. (iv) + 20 fold-out lithographically printed diagrams, each measuring approximately 18x20" in total. The diagrams feature detailed schematics of the machines discussed in the first volume. Binding with light rubbing, bumping and chipping to corners and along the edges of the boards. Some light smudges and scratching to the covers. Adhesive residue on the interior front cover. Light chipping and a few closed tears to the first pages and first two fold-outs, including the title page. Title page with library ink stamp. The front index as well as the first two fold-outs are detached but present. Age toning to some fold-outs, making them brittle and delicate. The title is scarce in a complete two-volume state. Bindings in good-, interiors in very good- to good.

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