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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.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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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        The New Laws of the Indies for the Treatment and Preservation of the Indians Promulgated by the Emperor Charles the Fifth 1542-1543. A facsimile reprint of the original Spanish edition together with a literal translation into the English language. To which is prefixed an Historical Introduction by Henry Stevens of Vermont and Fred W. Lucas

      London: Chiswick Press 1893 London: Chiswick Press, 1893. No. 11 of 13 copies printed on vellum (there were also 88 copies printed on paper). Folio (12-3/4 x 8-7/8 in.; 32.4 x 22.5 cm). Title with vignette, numerous woodcut illustrations, and large initial capitals. Loose, as issued, in publisher's decorated board portfolio with maroon velvet straps, in publisher's maroon morocco-backed clamshell box with printed label on upper cover; box worn, a few rust marks on upper board . This work consists of two important ordinances issued by the Spanish monarchy on November 20, 1542, and June 4, 1543. Under the active influence of Bartolomeo de las Casas ("friend of the Indians") the new laws had the special design of ensuring better treatment of the Indians, limiting the distribution of their lands, and, above all, protecting them against enslavement by the conquering Spaniards."Las Leyes Nuevas" are reprinted here in this fine facsimile from the copy on vellum in the British Museum, and are followed by an English translation. Much of the book is taken up by the historical Introduction by Henry Stevens, who denounces the Spanish mistreatment of the Indians. Ironically, the Spanish crown was later forced to rescind the new laws by colonists who were outraged at having to give up their right to a quota of enslaved Indian laborers. A magnificent and impressive production by the Chiswick Press, one of only 13 printed on vellum

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        Etudes de M. A. Wauters [Sammelband von 9 Schriften].

      8°,18; 71; 40; 24; 25-127; 128-182; 25 S., 1 Falttafel; 8; 14; , Privat-HLwd. d. Zeit, Rückentitel golggeprägt., Min. berieben, minimal stockfleckig. «Style gothique et Style ogival», Henri Lamertin, 1893; Récherches sur l'histoire de l'école flamande de peinture avant et pedant la première moitié du XVe siècle, F. Hayez, 1883; Récherches sur l'histoire de l'école flamande de peinture. Les coxie & Théodore van Loon, F. Hayez, 1884; Récherches sur l'histoire de l'école flamande de peinture dans la seconde moitié du XVe siècle, première fascicule, F. Hayez, 1882 [zweimal beigebunden]; Récherches sur l'histoire de l'école flamande de peinture dans la seconde moitié du XVe siècle, deuxième fascicule, F. Hayez, 1882; Récherches sur l'histoire de l'école flamande de peinture dans la seconde moitié du XVe siècle, troisième fascicule, F. Hayez; Pièces relatives au Litige existant entré la ville de Bruxelles et la commune de Saint-josse-Ten-Noode au sujet de leurs limites respectives, J. Baertsoen, 1894; Quelques réflexions a propos de l'imitation de Jésus-Christ, F. Hayez, 1888; Classe des lettres, Académie royale de Belgique, 1884; Note en réponse aux critiques dont la table chronologique des chartes et diplomes a été l'objet, Henri Lamertin, 1893; Wauters, Alphonse, (1817-1898), belg. Historiker wurde 1842 Archivar der Stadt Brüssel, in deren Auftrag er 1861-92 öffentliche Geschichtsvorlesungen hielt. Empfing 1892 den Titel eines Honorarprofessors.

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        Ballads and Narrative Poems.

      (Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 14th October, 1893).. Limited edition, one of 310 copies printed on Flower paper. (iv), 227, (1) pp. Original full limp vellum, silk ties (3 intact, 1 missing), gilt lettered direct to spine, contemporary neat ownership inscription to first free endpaper. Spine slightly darkened, some light marks, front and rear endpapers very lightly spotted, otherwise very good. The text is printed in black and red in Golden type. Peterson, A20. Halliday Sparling, 20.

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