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        Daphnis and Chloe, A Most Sweet and Pleasant Pastoral Romance for Young Ladies

      (London: Vale Press, 1893). Quarto. 107pp. One of 210 copies. Artists' presentation copy inscribed by Vale Press founders/artists Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts to C. Elkin Mathews, one of the book's publishers, dated May 19, 1893. Also signed on the dedication page by the dedicatee, T. Sturge Moore. The text, translated by George Thornley, is illustrated with thirty-six woodcuts by Ricketts and Shannon, ornamental initials, and a large tailpiece. Together with a set of twenty-seven proof impressions of the woodcuts on twenty-six sheets. Each is signed by the artist in pencil: fourteen by Ricketts, ten by Shannon, and two sheets printed in monochrome signed by both.& & Daphnis and Chloe was the first of three books designed by Shannon and Ricketts following their magazine, The Dial, and preceding the official founding of the Vale Press in 1896. Although Ricketts and Shannon had already found some subscribers for the book, they decided to sell the entire edition to Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Bodley Head, who had a passionate clientele demanding finely made limited editions. A collaboration between the two artists, this work took an entire year to complete. Watry notes that Daphnis and Chloe was "from the outset a collector's item," "appealing to booklovers, both as a text and as an object," and was sold out before publication (25). Ricketts drew inspiration for the book's design from early Venetian printing, especially the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printed by Aldus in 1499, as well as from William Morris's revival of traditional crafts and techniques, drawing on historical letter forms and placing emphasis on the harmony between text and illustrations (Watry, p. 23).& & A scholar's copy, the book has been extensively annotated with pencil notes to rear blank leaves that compare the proofs to the published illustrations. Referencing the signatures on the proofs, the previous owner has also unobtrusively penciled the artist's name next to each illustration in the book. Additional bookseller's note to front flyleaf. Bound in green cloth, gilt-titled to spine, which shows slight rubbing and wear to extremities. A few of the proofs show light foxing and some occasional offsetting, else a fine copy of this extraordinary glimpse into the artistic underpinnings of this publication. With the wood-engraved bookplate of noted collector Joseph Manuel Andreini by Lucien Pissarro to front paste-down, depicting a shepherdess and her flock.

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        Album Missionis Terrae Sanctae

      Gualassini e Bertarelli Milano: Gualassini e Bertarelli, 1893. First edition. Hardcover. g. 2 volumes. Oblong Quarto. Half leather with brick cloth binding. Gilt stamped with black border and decorations. The first volume covers Judea and Galilee, and the second volume Syria, Cyprus, and Aegyptus (Egypt). Encompasses the Franciscan missions throughout the Middle East. Each page with original hand-painted etchings after photographs, mounted within gilt-printed mat boards. Profusely illustrated. Some maps. Every page with descriptive text on facing page. Volume one with 146 illustrations, volume two with 116. Cloth at edges lightly frayed. Some scuffing to spine of second volume. Spine of first volume lightly worn along top edge. An extraordinary record of Franciscan churches, schools and priests with architectural and interior views. With text in Latin, English, German, French, and Italian. Overall good+ condition.

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        Catching's compendium of practical dentistry [volumes for 1892, 1894, 1896]

      Atlanta, GA : Constitution Publishing Company, 1893 ; C. P. Byrd, 1895 ; Franklin Printing and Publishing Company, 1897., 1897. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 3 rare volumes of Catching's Compendium of Practical Dentistry, published annually during the years 1891-1896, excepting the year 1893. Includes the volumes for the years 1892, 1894, and 1896. ; Benjamin Holliday Catching (1848-1899) was born in Georgetown, Copiah County, Mississippi, graduated from the Dental College in Baltimore, Maryland and later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1880. "His first considerable writing was done for the Southern Dental Journal, which he founded, and which he edited for eight years. Following that, he began the issuance of Catching's Compendium, an annual compilation of practical dental hints culled from the dental literature of each year. Five numbers of this were issued. Later on, in connection with Drs. Johnson, Atkinson, Chappell, and others, he edited the American Dental Weekly. He was a member of the Georgia State Society and the National Dental Association. He was an ex-member of the Georgia State Board of Dental Examiners and ex-President of the Southern Dental Association."--The Indiana Dental Journal, February 1900 ; LC: RK57; NLM: W1 ; 282 p. (1892), 306 p. (1894), 378 p. (1896) ; OCLC: 24434295 (1896) ; OCLC: 6077343 (Series) ; presentation copies given in 1959 to John Pyron from Louise Catching Brogdon ; Louise Catching Brogdon, daughter of Dr. B H Catching, married John Swift Brogdon, chemist from Suwanee, Georgia in 1917. "She graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, stood first in her classes and is very pious. She taught in Atlanta; traveled several months in Europe with her sister, Nannie, and others. She taught only higher mathematics. He is well educated and is a managing chemist. "--From "The Catchings and Holliday families, and various related families, in Virgina [sic], Georgia, Mississippi and other southern states" ; John Leonard Pyron (1916-2005) , who, with degrees from Birmingham Southern University in 1936 and a Masters in Education from the University of Florida, taught in Florida high schools from 1936-1946, until he attended Emory University and received a degree in dentistry in 1948. In 1998, Emory recognized him for 50 continuous years of service in dentistry. ; black cloth with blind-stamped tooling, with lettering in gold ; 1892 copy somewhat worn, G, while 1894 and 1896 copies are VG ; Contents: (1892) Operative dentistry -- Prosthetic dentistry -- Crown and bridge work -- Orthodontia -- Dental medicine -- Oral surgery -- Miscellaneous; Treating putrescent pulps and filling roots / A W Harlan -- Destroying pulps and filling roots of molars / W C Barrett -- Improved gutta-percha fillings / W Storer How -- -- Crown and bridge work / F A Peeso -- Inlays, gold and porcelain / G I V Brown -- Hacker bridge / Grant Mitchell -- Protruding upper and intruding lower incisors / Norman W Kingsley -- Jack and traction screw / C S Case -- Protrusion of the inferior maxilla / E Henry Neall -- Angle regulating appliance / E H Angle -- Cocaine anesthesia / E L Clifford -- Pulpitis / I A Freeman -- Toothache / A V Elliott -- Replanting, transplanting and implanting teeth / Theo. F Chupein -- (1894) Amalgam fillings / C E Kells -- Restoration fillings in incisors: the axiliary dovetail / I C St. John -- -- Plaster impressions of the upper jaw / J W White -- Aluminum swaged plates / G D Sitherwood -- Vulcanizing, flasking and finishing rubber plates / George B Snow -- Bridge lower centrals with inclining cuspids / A E Matteson -- The Knight combination crown / H A Knight -- Hollow gold dummies for bridge work / George Evans -- The scallop wire plate / J N Farrar -- Enlarging the upper dental arch / J N Farrar -- Some diseases of the gums / D M Sabater -- Restoration of a nose with porcelain / A G Smith -- Orthopedic treatment of saddle-nose / M Ayrapaa -- Refining gold / Joseph D Hodgen -- (1896) Partial bite-plate / W Storer How -- Flasking and vulcanizing / W S How -- Plate making / L P Haskell -- Essentials of soldering / H J Goslee, etc ; VG.

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

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

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        Franklin D. Roosevelt Praises Americans' "courage, daring,

      Continued westward expansion and exploration have made pos- sible "a century of progress that is without parallel"& In 1893, historian Frederick Jackson Turn- er put forward his now famous "Frontier Thesis," which stated that the ideals and progress of America were directly tied to the frontier spirit and westward expan- sion. The factors that led Americans to explore developed a new type of citizen, one that sought the challenges of explora- tion and the dynamics of pioneering. One example of how this American identity affected expansion was the exploration of California, where starting in 1848, hordes of gold seekers arrived to tempt fortune. However, more than a decade before that, in 1835, the first clipper ship arrived in San Francisco. It was not gold that at- tracted early travelers to round the horn but that American bravery and the desire to push westward.& With the cooperation of the U.S. Air Force, and the use of such pioneering avia- tors as Charles A. Lindbergh, the U.S. Post Office flew the mail from 1918 until 1927. Starting in 1927, airmail service was privatized, and it was this move that gave birth to the commercial airline industry. Predecessors of TWA, American and United were three of the first five airlines to receive government contracts. Soon, airmail contract carriers were also carrying passengers. Thus did the car- rying of the mails by air and opening of new routes have an unexpected conse- quenceÐthe beginning of modern air transportation. So by the time Roosevelt was in the White House, it was clear that new airmail routes also meant regular, reliable air transportation to cities along those routes.& The last major frontier for American air service was the Far East. In 1935, Pan American Airways obtained the contract for the San Francisco to China mail. The airline established a San Francisco-Canton mail route, running its first com- mercial flight in a Martin M-130 on November 22, 1935 to massive media fan- fare. Now the U.S. was connected by air to China.& A week before that flight, amidst the fanfare of anticipation, FDR wrote this Typed Letter Signed on White House letterhead, Washington, November 15, 1935 to Postmaster General James Farley, marveling at the progress he had seen in his lifetime and the part that Americans had played to make it possible. "Please convey to the people of the Pacific Coast the deep interest and heartfelt con- gratulations of an air-minded sailor. Even at this distance, I thrill to the wonder of it all. They tell me that the inauguration of the Trans-Pacific sky mail also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first clipper ship in San Francisco. The years between the two events mark a century of progress that is without parallel, and it is our just pride that America and Americans have played no minor part in the blazing& Page 20& of new trails. There can be no higher hope than that this heritage of courage, daring, initiative and enterprise will be conserved and intensified." His referernce to himself as an "air-minded sailor" shows that he (and not an aide) composed this letter.& FDR here expresses the personal thrill he and his contemporaries felt at see- ing so much progress firsthand. It is also no accident that he used the 1835 ar- rival of clippers in San Francisco as a benchmark, nor tied that to the elements of American identity and contributions. He finished with a hope that these characteristics would also define the future and "that this heritage of courage, daring, initiative and enterprise will be conserved and intensified," language withwhich Turner would have approved.

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        La haute science revue documentaire de la tradition ésotérique et du symbolisme religieux

      Paris: Librairie de l'art indépendant, 1893. relié. 13,5x21cm. Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane caramel. Nombreuses contributions dont celles de J.-K. Huysmans, Jules Bois, Louis Ménard et Pierre Quillard. Rare. - Librairie de l'art indépendant, Paris _1893-1894, 13,5x21cm, relié. - relié

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        Salome. Drame en un acte

      Paris & London: Librairie de l'Art Independant; Elkin Mathews & John Lane,, 1893. Octavo. Original purple wrappers, titles and decoration to upper wrapper in silver, all edges untrimmed. Pages faintly tanned as usual, wrappers fading at edges as in every copy we have seen, backstrip also faded and with some typical but minor surface cracks and a touch of repair at the head. An excellent copy of this most delicate of publications. First edition, trade issue. One of 600 copies in this issue, there were also 50 copies printed on handmade paper. Composed by Wilde in French and not published in English until the following year.

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        Sidonia the Sorceress

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Hard Cover. 1 of 300 paper copies. Ten other copies were printed on vellum. As discussed by William Peterson in his bibliography of the Kelmscott Press, William Morris considered Sidonia to be a masterpiece of its kind. It was also a great favorite of many Pre-Raphaelite writers and artists, including Edward Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Burne-Jones did two water-color paintings based on the story. This favored translation was done by Lady Wilde, the mother of Oscar Wilde. Despite the bookÕs importance to Morris and his colleagues, the Kelmscott Press edition did not sell well and 30 copies, including this one, were bound in half holland and donated to British and American libraries (Peterson A19). This copy has a label attached to the front pastedown that reads ÒGiven by Mrs. William Morris in Memory of Her Husband.Ó It was given to the Camberwell Public Libraries in London. The bookplate of the reference department is affixed to the front pastedown and there is a small, inconspicuous ownership stamp on the colophon page. The book is a large octavo in size. There are general signs of handling and use to the exterior. The binding has chipped in the corners of the front and rear boards, and the linen spine edges are worn. The paper label is wrinkled but present. The book is printed in Golden type on Flower paper. There are beautiful borders and initials throughout. The side notes and chapter titles are printed in red. The interior is pristine save for some splitting along the front and back joints. 455 pages. MOR/110409. Very Good.

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        Sidonia the Sorceress. Translated by Francesca Speranza Lady Wilde

      (Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893). Quarto. 455pp. One of 300 copies on paper. Printed by William Morris in red and black with floral woodcut initials throughout. A historical novel about the witch hunts in Northern Europe around 1500. Morris called it an "almost faultless reproduction of life in the past, not mere antiquarian studies, but presentations of events, often tragic, the actors in which are really alive ... a masterpiece of its kind, and without a rival of its kind." Peterson notes that Cockerell had thirty copies bound in Holland-backed boards "uniform with the Golden Legend", which were eventually donated to British and American libraries. This is one of those copies. But for some foxing at edges and browning to endleaves, this is a fine copy, which bears an unverified pencil signature of May Morris on front endpaper. (Peterson A19).

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        Two Offenders

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. Hard Cover. First Edition. PRESENTATION COPY in authorÕs presentation binding. The inscription is written in light purple, ÒTo My Dear Friends/Sir Philip and Lady Currie/OuidaÓ. Ouida (1839-1908) was a highly popular author in her day, writing more than 40 novels plus childrenÕs books and essays. She was also greatly interested in influencing foreign policy. She moved to Italy in 1874 and lived there until her death. Sir Philip Currie (1834-1906) was a career diplomat and served as EnglandÕs Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire and to Italy. Ouida was well known for having special bindings done for her friends. Bound in cream cloth with gilt ruling and design to front cover. Boards are smudged and show other signs of handling. There is a small red spot on front board that may be ink. The spine is browned and slightly chipped. The interior has light foxing to some pages and slight loosening of a few signatures, although text block is tight. All edges gilt. In very good condition. 254 pages. LIT/032111. Very Good.

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        Gil Blas, illustré hebdomadaire, du 4 juin 1893 au 28 juillet 1895

      Paris: Gil Blas, 1893. relié. 28x40cm. Edition originale. Reliure en demi percaline brune, plats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, coupes éraflées, coiffe supérieure arrachée. Reliure de l'époque. Chaque numéro contient bien ses quatre pages, quelques légères déchirures marginales sans atteinte au texte, ainsi que des pliures. Contributions de Marcel Prévost ("Cousine Laura", "Grace!", "Au cabaret", "L'Abbé Pantalon", "Maxime"), Aristide Bruant (nombreuses chansons), Georges Courteline ("Margot", "26", "Boubouroche", "La Pendule", "Exempt de cravate", "Je m'en fous", "Un mal de gorge", "Ferme ta malle !", "Premières armes", "L'Honneur des Brossarbourg", "Le Mauvais cocher", "Suggestion"), Jean Richepin (nombreux poèmes, ainsi que des textes en prose : "Ch'tiote", "La Casquette", "Mimile"), Alphonse Daudet ("La Moisson au bord de la mer", "La Musique aux Champs"), Charles Baudelaire (publication posthume de "Ciel Brouillé", "Moesta et Errabunda", "Le Jet d'eau", "Causerie", "Le Jour des Morts", "Don Juan aux Enfers", "Les Aveugles", "A une mendiante rousse", "Bohémiens en voyage", "L'Aube spirituelle", "Le Jeu", "A une passante"), Paul Verlaine ("Sagesse", "Sur l'herbe", "A la promenade", "La Chanson des Ingénues", "Mandoline", "Le Faune" "Cythère", "En sourdine", "Colombine"), François Coppée ("Rousse", "Brune"), Guy de Maupassant ("La Parure", "Le Champ d'oliviers", "Le Crime au Père Boniface", "Histoire d'une fille de ferme", "Littérature du gendarme", "La Dot"), Willy ("Francisque"), Barbey d'Aurevilly ("La Vengeance d'une femme", "Le Rideau cramoisi"), Alphonse Allais ("Le Langage des fleurs", "L'Absence profitable", "La Télégraphiste", "Bébert"), Emile Zola ("Pour une nuit d'amour", "Lourdes"), Jules Renard ("Oeuf de poule", "Poil de Carotte"), Maurice Leblanc ("Roméo et Juliette", "L'Elevage", "La Vierge"), Gyp ("Le Débutant"), Catulle Mendès ("Le Passe-pied"), Jean Lorrain ("Les Yeux du mort"), J.-H. Rosny ("Lacération", "Cabinets particuliers", "L'Immolation", "Le Funéraliste"), Mark Twain ("Concernant les femmes de chambre"), Théophile Gautier ("A une robe rose"), Sully-Prud'homme ("Les Vénus"), Anatole France ("Chronique napolitaine"), Edmond et Jules de Goncourt ("Le Passeur de Maguelone", "Le Père Thibaut"), Tristan Corbière ("Sainte Anne") entre autres ; dessins de Steinlen, A. Guillaume, Paul Balluriau, Lourdey, Carl-Hap et Maurice Marais notamment. Journal illustré de nombreux dessins en couleurs et en noir et blanc, parfois en pleine page voire en double page, ainsi que de partitions musicales. Gil Blas est un ancien hebdomadaire de presse écrite français, fondé par Auguste Dumont, qui a paru du 19 novembre 1879 au 4 août 1914, puis très épisodiquement du 20 janvier 1921 à mars 1940. Pendant une période, à partir du 17 novembre 1909, il fut dirigé par Henri de Noussanne et Pierre de Maroussein. Le Gil Blas se voulut d'abord littéraire. De grandes plumes s'y exprimèrent dans des chroniques qui connurent un vif succès : Guy de Maupassant (ou Maufrigneuse) dont la collaboration fut la plus longue (1881-1888), Paul Arène, Émile Bergerat, Clovis Hugues, René Maizeroy, Jean Richepin, etc. Tout aussi importants étaient les feuilletons, signés par Émile Zola, Hector Malot, Théodore de Banville, et Octave Mirbeau notamment. De son côté, Maupassant y publia « Une vie » (février-avril 1883), « Bel Ami » (avril-mai 1885), « Mont-Oriol » (décembre 1886-jévrier 1887), etc. Outre ces chroniques et ces feuilletons, Zola défendit certaines de ses œuvres dans le journal, par le biais des « Lettres au Directeur » (sur « le Rêve », 8 novembre 1888 ; sur « la Bête humaine », 13 novembre 1889). - Gil Blas, Paris _1893-1895, 28x40cm. -

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        Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities

      1893. Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities Illustrated by Henry AlkenIn a Beautiful Inlaid Binding By Chris Lewis[BAYNTUN-RIVIERE, binders]. [SURTEES, Robert Smith]. ALKEN, Henry, illustrator. Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities. The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that Renowned Sporting Citizen Mr. John Jorrocks. With Sixteen Illustrations by Henry Alken. Printed in Colours. New Edition. London: George Routledge, [1893]. Tall octavo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in; 221 x 145 mm). viii, 272 pp. Sixteen full color plates including frontispiece and engraved title (with tissue guard between).Bound by Bayntun-Riviere, c. 1985 in full crimson morocco and finished by Chris Lewis with a quadruple gilt frame with a gilt horse shoe in each corner surrounding a large rectangular pictorial onlay of multi-colored morocco depicting a country scene with five foxhounds being followed by two huntsmen on horseback. The back cover with the same quadruple gilt border. Spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Gilt board edges, gilt tooled turn-ins with gilt corner decorations. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A very fine copy. Chris Lewis was one of Bayntun-Riviere's most talented 'finishers'. He designed and finished many unique inlaid bindings during his time at Bayntun-Riviere in the 1960s and then again prior to his death in the late 1990s.

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        The Waverly Novels (48 Books, 3/4 Red Morocco Leather, Limited, Connoisseur Edition)

      Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1893. Limited edition. #52 of 70. Connoisseur Edition. Forty-eight (48) volume set. Three quarter red morocco leather with raised bands compartment and gilt. Gold on the raised bands. Red marbled covers. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Numerous illustrations. Slight chipping to the top & bottom of the spine on a few volumes. Most seem unopened and have little wear. Three volumes #2, 26 & 48 have have inexpertly repaired front boards. Spines on all volumes still give a lovely presentation. Overall a VERY GOOD minus set. Photos of set available.. Three Quarter Morocco Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Werther. [Subtitle]: Drame lyrique d'après Goethe par M.M. Édouard Blau, Paul Millièt et Georges Hartmann. Musique de J. Massenet. Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique

      Paris: Ménestrel... Huegel et Cie.. 1893. Original large lithographic poster in colours by Eugène Grasset printed by Lemercier. 80 x 61 cms. (31.5" x 24"). & & Laid down to paper and linen. . "Few would challenge the claim of Werther to be Massenet’s masterpiece, a work in which intense personal feeling is expressed in a modern chromatic language, touching on the sentimental at times, and crafted with immense skill... As in Manon, Massenet’s command of an intimate style, without the paraphernalia of chorus and ballet, is complete... The orchestration is masterly, especially the use of english horn and saxophone, and the harmonic style is intensely powerful, borrowing to some extent from Wagner but never stepping beyond the boundaries of advanced tonal practice as understood in 19th-century France." Grove online& & Designed for the first French performance of the work on January 16, 1893, this charming poster incorporates two scenes from the opera within circular frames. & & Reproduced in Schneider: Massenet, p. 157. Broido: French Opera Posters 33.

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM BLAKE. Poet, Symbolic, and Critical. Edited with Lithographs of the Illustrated "Prophetic Books" and a memoir and interpretation

      Bernard Quaritch. London.,1893. FIRST EDITION. 3 Volumes. Large 8vo (10.3 x 6.7 inches). One of only 500 sets (there were also 150 Large paper sets issued). Errata slip to volume one. Portrait frontis in each volume. Volume 3 is fully illustrated with facsimilies of Blake's books. A fine, unread copy with many page gatherings unopened. In the original publishers highly decorative green cloth bindings, front boards fully decorated with one of Blake's designs in gilt. Spines lettered and illustrated in gilt. Coated dark green endpapers. Top edges gilt, other untrimmed. Inner hinges are cracked but firm. Overall a near fine copy of this beautiful set. Wade 218.:.

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        The Works of William Blake: Poetic, Symbolic, Critical

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893. Three volumes in green cloth elaborately gilt lettered and decorated with Blake's designs. Top edges gilt. Limited edition of 500 copies only. Edgewear to books. Frayed cloth at head and heel of spines neatly repaired. Gilt designs very sharp with minimal wear. In it's time the best edition of Blake extent. Beautiful set.. 1st of This Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo.

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        The works of William Blake, poetic, symbolic, and critical

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893. Reference: Bentley & Nurmi, 294; Wade 218. 29 cm; three volumes. Three frontispieces and many illustrations and lithographed facsimiles, mostly in volume III. Folding charts. Large paper copy, bound in half morocco over leather-covered boards, stamped in gilt on spine with a figure adapted from the frontispiece of Blake's Songs of Experience. Binding rather worn at extremities, yet sound and entire. Some foxing at first and last leaves of each volume. A very early Yeats work, only his second published book (according to Wade). An ambitious project which incidentally became a triumph of book production, it includes a long biography and critical appreciation by Yeats and Ellis, as well as lithographed reproductions of the "prophetic books." The large-paper edition, offered here, is printed on better paper than the more common octavo, and is the collectible edition of this book. &

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        The Celtic Twilight. Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. Variant binding with green ribbed cloth, gilt spine titles, and publisher's imprint at foot of spine in lower-case, blind-stamp to lower cover. Pp. 212, monotone frontispiece by Jack Yeats with tissue guard. Covers lightly scuffed and rubbed, corners a little soft, small nameplate to front pastedown, minor tanning to endpapers, otherwise a very good, clean, desirable copy of this collection of folk tales and myths from from Sligo and Galway, Ireland . 1st. Cloth. Very Good. 16mo..

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      1893. 2. ROSSETTI,CHRISTINA AND LAURENCE HOUSMAN. GOBLIN MARKET. London: Macmillan 1893. 4to (7 x 10 5/8"), green cloth. Cloth soiled and worn at corners, spine ends worn and label chipped. Internally tight, clean and VG+. First edition thus of Rossetti's classic poems, 1 OF ONLY 160 LARGE PAPER COPIES. The original edition was published in 1862 and was illustrated by the author's brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti. This edition is illustrated by Laurence Housman with beautifully intricate full page (12) and smaller wood engravings that are masterpieces of detail. "The kinship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti ... is evident but the overall power comes from Housman's brilliant use of the page to create the maximum feeling of claustral compression." (Whalley / Chester: History of Children's Book Illus. p.137).

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        The Consulate and the Empire of France under Napoleon (12 Volumes)

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1893. First Edition (?). 1. Hard Cover. Original publisher's Plum cloth binding with gilt lettering and elaborate Napoleonic design on spines. Illustrated with 36 Steel Plates comprising authentic portraits, battle scenes, representations of sieges, etc., in Twelve Volumes. Teg. A very attractive set of this indispensable history of the period (1799-1821). More than 6,000 pp. Louis Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877) "Statesman and historian, born at Marseilles. He came to Paris in 1821 and soon made a name as a political journalist and a historian. Between 1823 and 1827 he published the first of his two famous works, "Histoire de la Révolution Française". After the July Revolution (1830) which, as one of the founders of the newspaper Le National, he helped to bring about, he was one of several historians in the Government. In 1840 he went into opposition over foreign policy, retired, and wrote his second great work, Histoire du consulat et de l'empire (1845-62) He returned to active politics in 1863, led the peace negotiations in 1871, took a major share in planning economic and military reconstruction, and was first President of the Third Republic. His two works, models of clear-flowing narrative, are among the standard histories of the Revolutionary and immediately post-Revolutionary eras" (The Oxford Companion to French Literature) "No other work approaches the depth and scope of this work--absolutely essential. "[Peter Holmes][HBS 24708]. . All 12 volumes are in VG+ condition, displaying only minor age and shelf wear. A few volumes have noticeable but minor wear to spine and boards; it is, however, a solid, heavy, and attractive set.. Steel engravings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        Le 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. (Parts I-XII)

      London: J. M. Dent, 1893-94. First edition.. Wraps. Near fine. Yes. Twelve original parts in green wrappers. Parts 1-8 and 10-12 are the "Superior Issue" of 300 copies on Dutch handmade paper (this set unnumbered). Part 9 is from the "regular issue" and is slightly smaller in size. Full page and double page illustrations, rubricated initials, borders and in-text decorations by Aubrey Beardsley in his first major commission. This set is uncut and largely unopened. There is some offsetting from the illustrations to the facing pages. Part 9 lacksa tiny piece form the spine and has had a nearly invisible repair to the upper wrapper; the wrappers show light soil else this is a near fine set.

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        Morte D'Arthur-The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table Their Marvelous Endquests and Adventures The Achieving of the San Grael and in The End. Le' Morte D'arthur With the Dolourous Death and Departing Out of This World of Them All. The Text As Written By Sir Thomas Malory and Imprinted By William Caxton At Westminster The Year MCCCCLXXXV and Now Spelled in Modern Style. With an Introduction by Professor Rhys and Embellished With Many Original Designs By Aubrey Beardsley

      London. J.M. Dent. 1893-1894. Bound in gilt ruled 3/4 crushed grain morocco and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with ornate gilt tooled lotus flowers. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. Top edge gilded. Original imprinted wrappers bound in to rear of each volume. Thick 4to. 8.0" x 10.5". The First Edition. This copy in number 96 of only 300 copies of the "Superior Issue" printed upon Dutch hand-made paper, with gravure Frontispieces mounted upon India paper and full page plates. Illustrated with 16 full page and 4 double page wood engravings and further decorations including elaborate chapter headings, Rubrications, page borders and vignettes throughout by Aubrey Beardsley. Widely recognized as an icon of Art Nouveau book design as well as Beardsley's masterwork. According to Bob Speel, "The final volume is comparable in size to Morris's Kelmscott Chaucer's text, Beardsley's illustrations to Le Morte d'Arthur are a mix of knights, and fauns, swans, fantasy figures, with only some few larger illustrations directly fitting the stories. There is much of Beardsley's style owing to Burne-Jones though, in the draperies, the armour, and the arts and crafts borders and vegetation. But there are also the more sinuous art nouveau forms, the Japanese-style compositions with massed black and white, the cruel faces and gestures that were to feature more prominently thereafter. As Walter Crane noted, "the strong medieval decorative feeling of Morris is mixed with a curious, weird Japanese-like spirit of diablerie and grotesque, as of an opium dream. Noted in A Twentieth Century Book, "If [Beardsley] had never illustrated another book, this Edition of Morte D'Arthur could stand as a monument of decorative book illustration.". & Spines very lightly rubbed and sunned. Several light chips to Headpieces of 2 volumes. Several corners gently rubbed. Light foxing to Prelims. Light to moderate sporadic offset throughout which presents in an often decorative effect to many pates, more prevalent to double page plates. An extremely crisp bright copy of this extraordinarily rare work.

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        Gothic Architecture: A Lecture For The Arts And Crafts Exhibition

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. gray boards and beige cloth spine. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 68 pages. 16mo, printed in red and black. The first Kelmscott production in this format. FORMAN 146."The book was done up in blue-gray and in Turner-grey boards, with linen backs, and the title printed on the front cover. There were three editions, each of 500 copies, in the second of which some errors were corrected. In the first Van Eyck's name is spelt Van Eyk." Our copy is of the first 500 printed with the error as noted by Forman on page 45. Bookplate.

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        The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and Co., 1893/1904. Complete in 12 volumes. The Concord Edition. Biographical Introduction with Notes by Edward Waldo Emerson and a general index. Illustrated with photogravures. The Riverside Press, Cambridge.(5.25in.x7.75in., 135mmx200mm). Approx. 500 pages per volume.Original 3/4 burgandy pebble-grained leather with raised bands. Gilt titles and ornate paneled decor to six spine compartments. Burgandy marbled boards and end pieces. Each volume contains a different tissue guarded frontisportrait of Emerson. Two to three other photogravures per volume.Anint of rubbing to a few volumes, else all texts are fine. Bindings, including text blocks and hinges are tight. Leather and gilt are bright. No chipping, fraying, bumping, or fading. Square cornered. Interiors are flawless. No foxing, signatures, bookplates or other inner defects. A magnificent set suitable for a fine library.

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        Collected Works: Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Walden, The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Excursions, Miscellanies, Familiar Letters (11 volumes)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1893. Hardcover. Near Fine. Published in the 1890's. New Riverside Press Edition, Volumes 1-11. Hardcover, green cloth, gilt title, gilt upper, 8vo. No jackets, all copies housed in mylar sleeves. Near Fine copies: clean, bright and unmarked text. Previous owner's bookplate at front pastedown of all copies. Slight wear to head and foot of spines; else, tight, sound, clean covers. Digital Images available upon request.

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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1893). Two volumes with slight rubbing, not really noticable, else about fine. Riverside Edition. Reprint of BAL 20132 Eleven volumes (including "Familiar Letters" as 11th vol.). Bound in quarter brown morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and gilt ruled panel borders

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        Redaktør Lynge.

      Kjøbenhavn 1893. 8vo. 332 s.. Dekorert originalbind. Ryggen svakt bleket, ellers pent eksemplar. Ex libris på forsats

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        Ny jord.

      København 1893. (P.G. Philipsens Forlag). 8vo. 460 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Litt slittasje i hjørner

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        Pjesme I-III

      Three books of poetry by Miroslav Krleza, Zagreb, 1893 ? Zagreb, 1981. ( one of the most important author in 20. century in region of ex Yugoslavia). Early works. Extremely rare. In good conditions. For first two books covers made Ljubo Babic, famous Croatian painter. Croatian language. Miroslav Krle?a ( Zagreb, 1893 ? Zagreb, 1981. )Pjesnik, dramati?ar, prozaik, esejist i enciklopedist. Velikan hrvatske knji?evnosti. Izabrane novele iz edicije Pet stolje?a hrvatske knji?evnosti. Izdanje iz 1973. Potpis Miroslava Krle?e. Knjiga je u vrlo dobrom stanju.

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        Elizabethan Songs in Honour of Love and Beautie

      1893. In An Exquisite Stikeman Binding[STIKEMAN, binder]. GARRETT, Edmund H. Elizabethan Songs in Honour of Love and Beautie. Collected and illustrated by Edmund H. Garrett with an introduction by Andrew Lang. London: James R. Osgood, 1893. First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 in; 191 x 125 mm). xxxi, [1], 178 pp. Seven black and white illustrated plates with tissue guards, miscellaneous head- tailpieces, vignettes. Full contemporary brown morocco by Henry Stikeman (stamp-signed "Stikeman" to lower edge of front turn-in), with double-fillet central panel with hand-tooled floral and foliate gilt arabesques at upper right and lower left corners. Gilt rolled raised bands. Compartments with Greek key borders in gilt and gilt ornaments. All edges gilt. Gilt roseate and foliate ornaments to turn-ins. Red silk endpapers. A fine copy.One of the great and most prominent American bookbinders, "Henry Stikeman’s career virtually paralleled the heyday of art bookbinding in America: beginning toward the end of the 19th century, into the beginning of the 20th. A Stikeman binding from the 1880s through, say, 1918/1919, represents the best work of the firm...During its prime, Stikeman & Co. was capable of turning out a stunningly large volume of high quality work. They did the large majority of the special publisher 'sets' of the period (for Scribners, Harcourt, Riverside Press, etc.), likely looking upon that type of work as their bread-and-butter...What’s apparent in this American (specifically, New York) work... is that the binders were a small group, sharing ideas, working together, and intent on creating an American Style. Stikeman and Macdonald both worked at Matthews, Stikeman eventually taking the firm over, MacDonald leaving before then and starting his own firm around 1880" (Jeff Stikeman). A subsequent note to us from Jeff Stikeman, Henry's direct descendant, suggests: "You might want to edit [your description] a little, as it implies that I’m saying this binding was like their ‘bread and butter’ work, when in fact this would have been a one-off. Their publishers sets were more mass-produced. This is a custom (finer) volume, in my opinion.

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        The Refugees. A Tale of Two Continents

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1893., 1893. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. 3 Vols octavo pp. 227, (24 ads.); 214; 304. Publisher's green cloth with titles and decoration in dark green to spines and blind rules to boards, endpapers decorated with a swan and ship motif. Housed in a recent green cloth slipcase. Rubbing to extremities and light fraying to head and tail of spines, some staining to fore-edge of boards to volumes I and II. Splitting to the endpapers at the rear hinge in all three volumes, probably due to spine roll (particularly to volume I), but books remain fairly tight. Small loss to the top inner corner of vol. I title page. Some gatherings proud in vol. II. Very light foxing to titles and prelims and occasional spotting, but pages generally clean and without owner's inscriptions etc. A tale of the Huguenots, set in France, England and America. One thousand copies printed. A very good copy, rare in original cloth. Green and Gibson [A12a]

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      1893. hardcover. Doyle, A. Conan. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Second Edition. London: George Newnes, 1893. Original light blue cloth decorated in black and gilt, all page edges gilt. <p>"Second Edition" of Doyle&#39;s first collection of Sherlock Holmes tales, the twelve that had appeared in "The Strand Magazine" from July 1891 through June 1892, including such well-known ones as "The Red-Headed League" and "The Speckled Band." Though not mentioned on the title page, the volume is of course illustrated by Sidney Paget. The "second edition" (really a second impression of the first edition), dated 1893 rather than 1892, consisted of half as many copies as the first; the binding is the same except that "Southampton Street" was added to the street sign.</p> <p>This copy is in very good-plus condition (a light crease near a fore-corner of the front board, minor soil, front endpaper cracking); there is no foxing on the leaves within. With the first edition now costing well into the thousands, this second in the same format is a much-less-expensive option. See Green & Gibson A10a & p. 577.</p> MYSTERY / DETECTIVE (Sumner & Stillman Code:11869)

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      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1893.. Three text volumes plus atlas, totaling 1364pp. Facsimiles and plates. olding map. Large octavo. Original half cloth and paper boards, paper labels. Boards edgeworn and a bit soiled, several hinges cracked, spines darkened, spine label on first volume chipped. Very fresh and clean internally. About very good. Largely unopened. One of 200 copies on handmade paper (this being number 197) from a total edition of 1000, and slightly larger in format than the 800 copies printed on "fine book paper." The first "modern" edited scholarly edition of the Lewis and Clark account and manuscripts, reprinting the official text of 1814, but with extensive notes by Coues based on his examination of the surviving manuscripts and maps of the expedition. This was also the first of a series of landmark publications by Harper on western exploration, and the first editing project of the prolific Coues. A landmark work in the history of western historiography, ushering in modern scholarship the same year as the Turner thesis. HOWES L317, "aa." GRAFF 2484. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 5b.2.

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        The Microscope: Its Construction and Management. Including Technique, Photo-Micrography, and the Past and Future of the Microscope.

      London & New York: Crosby Lockwood & Son and D. Van Nostrand Company, 1893.. First (& Only) English Edition. Hardback, 200mm x 295mm tall (8" x 11.75" approx.). Pp xv, 382, with tissue-guarded engraved photo frontispiece; a plate with 9 sepia photo-micrographs "Tests of the Microscope", and a total of over 250 superb engraved illustrations in the text, many full-page. Endpaper joints reinforced with adhesive black cloth and occasional stamping to blank margins of the Glasgow Microscopical Society, otherwise very good, in the original binding of gilt-illustrated, dark-green cloth-covered, bevelled-edge boards/gilt rulings and titles/top edges gilt. This, the First and only, English Edition was re-edited and augmented by the Author from the Fourth French Edition, prior to translation. Indeed such are the improvements to the work that the Author's Preface states: "Materials accumulated (ie between the publication of the 4th French edition and the work of translation into English) to such an extent that we may now issue the present Volume, not as a translation of the Fourth Edition, but as being a really new Work - a Fifth Edition, thus the instruments of several manufacturers, Messrs. Bausch and Lomb, Crouch, Koristka, Erbe, Adnet &c., which were not mentioned in the Fourth Edition, are described in this.". Note: whilst there is no Index of illustrations, it is stated on the title-page that there are three plates. The frontispiece and microscope tests plates are mentioned above and, in addition and somewhat strangely, page 59 is captioned 'Plate VII'. This is the only leaf identified by name as a plate, although many would seem to be qualified to be such. The collation of this volume is identical to that of two others previously in stock, and is guaranteed as being correct. Please ask for confirmation of cheapest postage available in respect of this heavy tome before ordering. Photograph/s available on request

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        Two Offenders

      Chatto & Windus London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. Hard Cover. First Edition. PRESENTATION COPY in authorÕs presentation binding. The inscription is written in light purple, ÒTo My Dear Friends/Sir Philip and Lady Currie/OuidaÓ. Ouida (1839-1908) was a highly popular author in her day, writing more than 40 novels plus childrenÕs books and essays. She was also greatly interested in influencing foreign policy. She moved to Italy in 1874 and lived there until her death. Sir Philip Currie (1834-1906) was a career diplomat and served as EnglandÕs Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire and to Italy. Ouida was well known for having special bindings done for her friends. Bound in cream cloth with gilt ruling and design to front cover. Boards are smudged and show other signs of handling. There is a small red spot on front board that may be ink. The spine is browned and slightly chipped. The interior has light foxing to some pages and slight loosening of a few signatures, although text block is tight. All edges gilt. In very good condition. 254 pages. LIT/032111. Very Good.

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        St. Croix. 1917.

      Water-colour drawing depicting Hans Christian Jacobsens House in Christiansted. 21,5x29 cm. With the artist´s signature in initials.. Einer O. Johansen. 1893 - 1965. Danish painter. Visited St. Thomas the same year as the Danish Virgin Islands were sold to U.S.A

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        St. Thomas. 1917.

      Water-colour drawing depicting the market place in Charlotte Amalie, with black people and a donkey with cart in the foreground and buildings in the background. 30x22,5 cm. With the artist´s signature in initials.. Einer O. Johansen. 1893 - 1965. Danish painter. Visited St. Thomas the same year the as Danish Virgin Islands were sold to U.S.A

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        Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California, With Other Sketches. To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State. By Hon. George C. Gorham

      Seemingly Justice Field's personal copy, with his booksticker ("S J Field") on the upper corner of the front pastedown, a work which Thomas Barnes states "ranks with the best of Old West memoirs and possesses unusual value as historical evidence". Original 3/4 black morocco over marbled boards, quite worn, repaired, ?relettered, but sound; large-paper copy, with the three-line errata on page 297. Printed for a Few Friends. Not Published, Washington], 1893.

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        RUJUB, The JUGGLER

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

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        [Pa]norama öfver Marsstrand

      Hertha Hammarlund. Stigbergstorget 2. Göteborg [Ca. 1893] The printed card boards measures 24 x 49,5 cm. Image area 16 x 41 cm. Two panels. Folds once. Albumen prints. Framed. The frame is designed in a typical rustic national romatic style which was popular at the time. Four carved tree branches joined together. Original wooden back support. The two panels have been separated but reattached with special tape. A water stain and some rubbing to the right corner of the card board. Minor damage to the lower left corner of the card board. Slight browning to the upper margin of the card board. Some stains to the verso. Some damage to the verso of the card board from a former hinge. The acctual photograph is in fine condition. Fine tonal range. No fading.. A fine view of the vacation town of Marsstrand just north of Gothenburg on the swedish west coast. By the end of the 19th. century people with money from Gothenburg and elsewhere came to Marsstrand to enjoy sailing, the outdoors and the social scene. An institution in the summers. Hertha Hammarlund, a woman photographer, had a studio in Gothenburg in the 1890s, Apparently she went to Marsstrand to tap in on the tourist trade. Hammarlund also worked in Lund and Malmö in the south of Sweden. The panorama is signed at the verso "Signe Kerfstedt, Marsstrand den 12 Augusti 1893", and "[Pa]norama öfver Marsstrand". Oddly, both the title in the plate and the title at the verso omits "Pa" in "Panorama". It seems that the printed card board has been somewhat trimmed which can explain the cut off title at the verso

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        Die Theorie der algebraischen Zahlkörper.[Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1897]. First edition.

      Rare offprint issue of this masterpiece commonly known as the 'Zahlbericht'. Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, No. 54. Erwin Tomash Library, H-131.</br></br> "There is no field of mathematics which by its beauty has attracted the elite of mathematicians with such an irresistible force as number theory-the "Queen of Mathematics," according to Gauss-has done. So from the theory of invariants Hillbert turned to algebraic number theory. At the 1893 meeting at Munich the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung, which Hilbert had presented with new proofs of the splitting of the prime ideal, charged Hilbert and Minkowski with preparing a report on number theory within two years. Minkowski soon withdrew, although he did read the proofs of what would be known as <i>Der Zahlbericht</i>, dated by Hilbert 10 April 1897. The <i>Zahlbericht</i> is infinitely more than a report; it is one of the classics, a masterpiece of mathematical literature. For half a century it was the bible of all who learned algebraic number theory, and perhaps it is still. In it Hilbert collected all relevant knowledge on algebraic number theory, reorganized it under striking new unifying viewpoints, reshaped formulations and proofs, and laid the groundwork for the still growing edifice of class field theory. Few mathematical treatises can rival the <i>Zahlbericht</i> in lucidity and didactic care. Starting with the quadratic field, Hilbert step by step increases the generality, with a view to a complete theory of relative Abelian fields; but from the beginning he chooses those methods which foreshadow the general principles.</br></br> At the end of the preface of the </i>Zahlbericht</i>, Hilbert said:</br></br> The theory of number fields is an edifice of rare beauty and harmony. The most richly executed part of this building as it appears to me, is the theory of Abelian fields which Kummer by his work on the higher laws of reciprocity, and Kronecker by his investigations on the complex multiplication of elliptic functions, have opened up to us. The deep glimpses into the theory which the work of these two mathematicians affords, reveals at the same time that there still lies an abundance of priceless treasures hidden in this domain, beckoning as a rich reward to the explorer who knows the value of such treasures and with love pursues the art to win them.</br></br> It is hard, if not unfeasible, in a short account to evoke a faint idea of what Hilbert wrought in algebraic number theory. Even in a much broader context it would not be easy. Hilbert's own contributions to algebraic number theory are so overwhelming that in spite of the achievements of his predecessors, one gets the impression that algebraic number theory started with Hilbert-other than the theory of invariants, which he completed. So much has happened since Hilbert that one feels uneasy when trying to describe his work in algebraic number theory with his own terms, although it should be said that many modernizations of the theory are implicitly contained or foreshadowed in Hilbert's work.</br> Hilbert's work centers on the reciprocity law and culminates in the idea of the class field, where the ideals of the original field become principal ideals. The reciprocity law, as it now stands, has gradually developed from Gauss's law for quadratic residues. Hilbert interpreted quadratic residues as norms in a quadratic field and the Gauss residue symbol as a norm residue symbol. In this interpretation it can be generalized so as to be useful in the study of power residues in the most efficient way. The odd behavior of the even prime <i>p = 2</i>, which in general does not admit extending solutions of <i>x<sup>2</sup> = a</i> mod <i>p<sup>k</sup></i> to higher values, of <i>k</i>, is corrected by seeking solutions not in ordinary integers but in <i>p</i>-adic numbers, could not occur explicitly in Hilbert's exposition. Likewise, the totality of prime spots, although not explicitly mentioned, is Hilbert's invention. In fact, to save the reciprocity law, he introduced the infinite prime spots. His formulation of the reciprocity law as <i>&Pi;<sub>p</sub>(&alpha;/p) = 1</i> foreshadowed <i>idèles</i>, and his intuition of the class field has proved an accurate guide for those who later fried to reach the goals he set.</br></br> Algebraic number theory was the climax of Hilbert's activity. He abandoned the field when almost everything had yet to be done. He left it to his students and successors to undertake the completion." (Hans Freudenthal, Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol. 6, p.390).</br></br> <b>Georg Bohlmann</b> (1869-1928) was a student of Felix Klein who became the first lecturer at the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics in Göttingen. In 1900 he published a pioneering article on the axiomatization of probability theory which in many ways resembles Kolmogorov's famous treatment 33 years later. He was the first to give a formal definition of independence of events, the definition still in use, and to distinguish between independance and pairwise independance. The axioms for the calculus of probabilities that Hilbert presented in his lectures were taken from Bohlmann's treatment and in his sixth problem of 1900 Hilbert refered to Bohlmann's work as important to physics. See Leo Cory's <i>David Hilbert and the Axiomatization of Physics</i>.. Offprint from <i>Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vareinigung, vol. 4, 1894/95</i>. pp [2], [i] ii-xviii [177]-546 [complete]. 8vo (206 x 140 mm), contemporary black half cloth, old German rubber stamp to title, clean and fine throughout. A very good copy of the scarce offprint issue

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        Le 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. (Parts I-XII)

      J. M. Dent London: J. M. Dent, 1893-94. First edition.. Wraps. Near fine. Yes. Twelve original parts in green wrappers. Parts 1-8 and 10-12 are the "Superior Issue" of 300 copies on Dutch handmade paper (this set unnumbered). Part 9 is from the "regular issue" and is slightly smaller in size. Full page and double page illustrations, rubricated initials, borders and in-text decorations by Aubrey Beardsley in his first major commission. This set is uncut and largely unopened. There is some offsetting from the illustrations to the facing pages. Part 9 lacksa tiny piece form the spine and has had a nearly invisible repair to the upper wrapper; the wrappers show light soil else this is a near fine set.

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