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        Redaktør Lynge. Roman. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1893. Med frontispice. 332 s. Lidt plettet eksemplar indbundet i let nusset orig. komponeret hellærred

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        The History of England From the Fall of Wolsey To the Defeat of the Spanish Armada.

      London: Longmans 1893 - 12 volume set, 7 inches tall. A handsome set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. A fine set of this famous history in a classic half calf binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Coquecigrues.

      Paul Ollendorff 1893 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris _1893, 12x19,5cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline amande, dos lisse très légèrement passé orné d'un fleuron typographique doré, double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin rouge, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, premier plat de couverture comportant de petites taches sans gravité en tête, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Jean Ajalbert. Provenance : de la bibliothèque Jean Ajalbert avec son ex-libris japonisant encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure qui consiste en un bois gravé à tout petit nombre, probablement par Félicien Rops, et représentant le mont Fuji. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 920 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mademoiselle Fifi.

      Paul Ollendorff 1893 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris _1893, 12,5x19cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition en partie originale car revue, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 5 Japon. Reliure en demi maroquin noisette à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de frises dorées orné de motifs typographiques dorés, frises dorées en tête et en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée sur témoins. Gardes partiellement ombrées. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges agréablement établi. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Paul Ollendorff. Les Classiques . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1150 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Theorie und Konstruktion eines rationellen Wärmemotors zum Ersatz der Dampfmaschinen und der heute bekannten Verbrennungsmotoren

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1893 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (235x158 mm), vi, [2], 96 pp., 3 lithogr. tables and few text illustrations. Half cloth with paper label on spine. Text somewhat browned and with marginal soiling, few pencil markings in text. Fine copy, rare. ---- <br><br> NDB III, 660f. Darmstaedter S. 914. - FIRST EDITION. Beschreibung des nach Diesel benannten Motors, der die Heizkraft des Brennmaterials etwa in doppeltem Betrage wie die Dampfmaschinen in nutzbare Arbeit umsetzt. Erst 1897/98 konnte Diesel dann nach vielen Fehlschlägen mit Unterstützung der Maschinenfabrik Augsburg und der Firma Krupp den beschriebenen Motor verwirklichen..

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        Arcaiche abitazioni di Bologna scoperte e descritte.

      Subject: (Bologna - Archeologia). Bologna, Tip. Azzoguidi, 1893, due vol. in-folio, brossure originali con dorsi restaurati, pp. 115 + 23 tavole litografiche a piena pagina. Onofri, 2095. Completo.

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        The Judicial Practice of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope and of

      1893. Van Zyl (van Zijl), C[aspar] H[endrik]. [1842-1913]. The Judicial Practice of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, And of South Africa Generally, With Suitable and Copious Practical Forms Subjoined to and Illustrating the Practice of the Several Subjects Treated of. Cape Town: J.C. Juta, 1893. xvi, 674 pp. Original cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt title to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, chipping to head of spine, hinges cracked but secure, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small stamp to title page. A solid copy of a scarce title. * First edition. This pioneering commentary on Roman-Dutch law in force in South Africa went through four editions by 1931. "This goodly volume, at once of Theory and of Practice, is... the first attempt on the part of any member of the Legal Profession in South Africa to give an account of the Theory and Practice prevailing in our South African Colonies. (...) Mr. Van Zyl is undoubtedly happy in his choice of a subject, and there can be no doubt of the opportuneness of his work. We are glad to be able to say that we think Mr. Van Zyl is no less happy in his general treatment of his subject than in his conception of the book which it seemed to him was wanted. That his treatise will fill what was clearly a want in Colonial Legal Literature we cannot doubt, nor can we doubt that it will be valuable alike to the Practitioner in Privy Council Appeals, and to the Legal Profession at the Cape.": Law Magazine and Law Review (Fifth Series) 19 (1893-94) 93. OCLC locates 9 copies of this edition. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British commonwealth 7:47.

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        The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter

      Strand Magazine 1893 - The separate issue of the Strand Magazine, in very good condition in original wrappers, with most of the spine intact. Contains the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter. September, 1893. The single loose issues of the Strand magazine, which contain the first appearances of the Sherlock Holmes stories, are much less common than the bound volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        AVESTA READER FIRST SERIES EASIER TEXTS, NOTES, AND VOCABULARY

      1893. JACKSON, A(braham) V(alentine) Williams. AVESTA READER FIRST SERIES EASIER TEXTS, NOTES, AND VOCABULARY. Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer, 1893. 112 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's advertisements. 8vo., brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Marbled edges. Boards lightly rubbed, moderate shelfwear. Endpapers and text age toned. Front flyleaf detached, laid in. Indo- Iranian texts, followed by line-by-line annotated translation. Considered the seminal work on the subject. Rare.

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        The Life of Sir Richard Burton

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1893, 1893. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. Bound in recent half blue morocco over blue cloth boards. Titled in gilt to spines. Top edge gilt, internally clean, very light occasional spotting, erased ownership to title page volume II. Illustrated throughout with photographs and engravings of the famous explorer and his exploits. Sharp, clean and handsome.

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        English Harvest Scene

      London 1893 - A scenic autumn view depicting an English harvest., Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : , Original Hand Coloring, Watercolor

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        LONDON DRAWN & ENGRAVED EXPRESSLY FOR THE POST OFFICE DIRECTORY 1893.

      51 Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London., London. 1893 - Large, hand-coloured folding map, dissected and laid on to linen, 40 x 26 inches, extending from Finsbury Park to Camberwell and Shepherd's Bush to the River Lea. Preserved in the original leather covered slip case with gilt title to spine. Some wear to linen folds and wear to extremities of slip case, otherwise a near fine, vibrantly coloured map.

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        Lorna Doone

      Sampson, Low, Marsden and Company, London 1893 - 18.5 x 12 cm. Signed binding by Mudie in red half morocco with marbled boards, 5 gilt decorated raised bands and six compartments one with gilt stamped titles, the others with gilt decoration. Marbled edges and endpapers, 517pp with photogravure portrait frontispiece. The front pastedown contains the book plate of Stewart Marsh Ellis the author who wrote about Blackmore in his book of writer's biographies' Wilkie Collins, Le Fanu and Others' 1931. Tipped in to the blank page following the f.f.e.p. is an envelope containing a gilt edged card from R D Blackmore to a known correspondent Kathleen Kirton concerning an impending visit and mentioning both his two nieces Eva and Dolly and his beloved garden. The binding is very good with some light scratching to the marbled boards and an unobtrusive rub of 1-2cm on the front board. Internally there is a small gift inscription R.H. from G.C.G. in ink to the page where the envelope and card is tipped in. There are patches of light foxing scattered throughout the book although they are more prominent on the first few and last few pages. A charming association copy once belonging to a biographer of the author complete with handwritten card signed by the author to a known correspondent. If you would like any additional images or information, please do not hesitate to ask us. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AVESTA READER FIRST SERIES EASIER TEXTS, NOTES, AND VOCABULARY

      1893. JACKSON, A(braham) V(alentine) Williams. AVESTA READER FIRST SERIES EASIER TEXTS, NOTES, AND VOCABULARY. Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer, 1893. 112 pp. + 2 pp. publisher&#39;s advertisements. 8vo., brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Marbled edges. Boards lightly rubbed, moderate shelfwear. Endpapers and text age toned. Front flyleaf detached, laid in. Indo- Iranian texts, followed by line-by-line annotated translation. Considered the seminal work on the subject. Rare.

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        Tale Of Two Oceans; New Story by an Old Californian. An Account of a Voyage from Philadelphia to San Francisco, Around Cape Horn, Yeras 1849-50, calling at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at Juan Fernandez, In the South Pacific

      Eastman and Co, 1893. Hardcover. Good. Eastman and Co., 1893. 8vo. 198pp. Clean, unmarked pages. Early half morocco and marbled board, orig wraps bound in. See our pictures. Joints brittle, lacking upper spine compartment, staining to upper portions of covers and near upper edge of last few leaves. Front hinge starting, tape repair near upper corner of rear wrap, tear/adhesion residue to upper edge of front wrap. 1st edition. Graff 193. Cowan p12.

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        The Cabinet Portrait Gallery Reproduced from Original Photographs by W & D Downey. Fourth Series

      London Cassell & Co Ltd 1893. VG : in very good condition. Spine scuffed with end wear. Teg. Some occasional light browning on margins Reprint Quarter-leather cover 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 96pp. 36 b/w plates mounted on card. Contents comprise 36 mounted portrait plates of notable personalities and royalty from late Victoria Society with accompanying biographical details. Subjects include Mr Henry Irving, Mr Jerome K. Jerome, The Maharani of Kuch Behar, Mr George Bernard Shaw, Admiral Keppel, Sir Edwin Arnold, Mr Sidney Webb, Mr W. T. Stead, Lady Randolph Churchill and Sir George Trevelyan.

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        Hideyoshi.

      Matsunaga Sakujiro 1893 - - Matsunaga Sakujiro _1893, 37x73cm (Oban triptyque), en feuilles. - Estampe originale, en couleurs. Hideyoshi descendu de son cheval durant son combat contre un guerrier d'Akechi. Triptique de trois estampes. Une bande de papier contrecollée au dos relie chacune d'entre elles. Trou ou déchirure aux quatre extrémités. 2 petites taches rousses dans la première estampe. Une déchirure en bas, sous le cheval. Pliures. Toyotomi Hideyoshi fut l'un des trois shogun unificateurs du Japon. Akeshi fut un de ses vassaux qui se retourna contre lui. Toshihide fut l'élève de Yoshitoshi, ses estampes se caractérisent par un mélange des styles traditionnel et occidental. Impressions d'Orient . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 690 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Kelmscott Press, 1893. 1st edition. Hardcover. Publisher&#39;s quarter holland over blue-grey boards, in excellent condition with no foxing, text printed in black with red shoulder headings, in Morris&#39;s Golden type. The first Kelmscott Press book to be printed in 16mo. The hand-made pages and illustrations are also in excellent condition. The book appeared in three editions totalling 1500 copies - this copy is from the very first issue of 500, and contains two notable typographical misprints, namely &#39;gilds&#39; for &#39;guilds&#39; in the shoulder heading on page 41 and &#39;Van Eyk&#39; for &#39;Van Eyck&#39; in the text on page 45. Furthermore, this particular copy is unique on account of the inscription on the front endpaper, which reads &#39;For Leslie M. Cockerell from S.C.C, Oct 24th 1893&#39; - this is Sydney Cockerell, later to be knighted, and then aged 26, who acted as private secretary to William Morris, and was at the administrative heart of a great deal of the work of the Kelmscott Press. A very nice example of this rare work, with a splendid Arts & Crafts association.

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        DEUTSCHLAND&#39;S NÜTZLICHE UND SCHÄDLICHE VÖGEL. Zu Unterrichtszwecken und für Landwirte, Forstleute, Jäger und Gärtner, sowie alle Naturfreunde dargestellt auf Zweiunddreissig Farbendrucktafeln , 2 Volumes (Text + Atlas), complete

      Berlin: Paul Parey, 1893-1894. First edition.. Original tissue guards present for all plates (tissue guards are a little tanned), slight wear at the head and foot of the spine of the atlas volume; a bright, clean set in near fine condition.. Pp. ii, [2], 100, [4, index]; pp. (4), 32 fine double page chromolithographic plates, Publisher&#39;s blind-stamped and gilt-decorated olive green cloth, lg 8vo (text) + lg folio (plates) (16 inches x 11 inches). A rare work depicting German beneficial and deleterious birds for hunters, farmers, gardeners and naturalists. The 32 fine plates open to double-size images (21 inches x 15.5 inches).

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        La bella Napoli.

      Subject: (Golfo di Napoli) . Stuttgart, UDV, (1893), folio, tutta tela orig. rossa con titolo in oro al piatto ant. e al dorso, pp. VIII-214 con num. illustrazioni nel testo e 11 tavole (una doppia) a colori e non, fuori testo. Prima edizione di opera celebre e ricercata per la qualit? delle immagini.

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        The Waverley Novels / by Walter Scott [Edition de luxe : complete in 48 volumes]

      Boston : Estes and Lauriat, 1893-1894 - Description: 48v., fronts., plates ; 23cm. Contents: v. 1-2. Waverley. --v. 3-4. Guy Mannering. --v. 5-6. The antiquary. --v. 7-8. Rob Roy. --v. 9-10. Old Mortality. --v. 11-12. Heart of Mid-Lothian. --v. 13. Legend of Montrose. --v. 14. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 1. --v. 15. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 2. Black dwarf. --v. 16-17. Ivanhoe --v. 18-19. Monastery. --v. 20-21. The abbot. --v. 22-23. Kenilworth. --v. 24, 25. Pirate. --v. 26-27. Fortunes of Nigel. --v. 28-30. Peveril of the Peak. --v. 31-32. Quentin Durward. --v. 33-34. St. Rowan's well. --v. 35-36. Redgauntlet. --v. 37. The bethrothed. --v. 38. The talisman. --v. 39-40. Woodstock. --v. 41. Chronicles of the Canongate: The Highland widow. Two drovers. --My Aunt Margaret's mirror. Tapestried chamber. The laird's Jock. --v. 42-43. Fair maid of Perth. --v. 44-45. Anne of Geierstein. --v. 46. Count Robert of Paris, I. --v. 47 Count Robert of Paris, II. Castle Dangerous, I. --v. 48., Castle Dangerous, II. Chronicles of the Canongate: The surgeon's daughter. --Glossary. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction -- Scotland -- In literature. Notes: Fronts. and plates with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress. Title pages in red and black, with a portrait of the author. Introductory essays and notes by Andrew Lang. Description: 48v., fronts., plates ; 23cm. Contents: v. 1-2. Waverley. --v. 3-4. Guy Mannering. --v. 5-6. The antiquary. --v. 7-8. Rob Roy. --v. 9-10. Old Mortality. --v. 11-12. Heart of Mid-Lothian. --v. 13. Legend of Montrose. --v. 14. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 1. --v. 15. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 2. Black dwarf. --v. 16-17. Ivanhoe --v. 18-19. Monastery. --v. 20-21. The abbot. --v. 22-23. Kenilworth. --v. 24, 25. Pirate. --v. 26-27. Fortunes of Nigel. --v. 28-30. Peveril of the Peak. --v. 31-32. Quentin Durward. --v. 33-34. St. Rowan's well. --v. 35-36. Redgauntlet. --v. 37. The bethrothed. --v. 38. The talisman. --v. 39-40. Woodstock. --v. 41. Chronicles of the Canongate: The Highland widow. Two drovers. --My Aunt Margaret's mirror. Tapestried chamber. The laird's Jock. --v. 42-43. Fair maid of Perth. --v. 44-45. Anne of Geierstein. --v. 46. Count Robert of Paris, I. --v. 47 Count Robert of Paris, II. Castle Dangerous, I. --v. 48., Castle Dangerous, II. Chronicles of the Canongate: The surgeon's daughter. --Glossary. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction -- Scotland -- In literature. Notes: Fronts. and plates with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress. Title pages in red and black, with a portrait of the author. Introductory essays and notes by Andrew Lang. 35 Kg. 0 pp.

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        A History of Northumberland. Complete. 15 volume set

      G : in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Minor marking and scuffing to some covers. Some slight foxing to page edges. Teg First Edition Red/gilt hardback cloth cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 8000pp. b/w engravings/photographs & maps. [Covers the following : I. Bamburgh & Belford. II: Embleton Ellingham, Howick, Longhoughton, Lesbury. III: Hexhamshire Pt 1. IV : Hexhamshire Pt 2, Chollerton, Kirkheaton, Thockrington. V : Warkworth, Chevington, Shilbottle, Brainshaugh. VI : Bywell, Slayley. VII : Edlingham, Bolton, Felton, Framlington, Brinkburn. VIII : Tynemouth. IX ;Earsdon, Horton. X : Corbridge and Roman Remains. XI : Carham, Branxton, Kirknewton, Wooler, Ford. XII : Ovingham, Stamfordham, Ponteland. XIII : Heddon -on -the -Wall, Newburn, Longbenton, Wallsend, Gosforth, Cramlington, Benwell, Elswick, Heaton, Byker, Fenham and Jesmond, This volume also covers the suberbs of Newcastle with special sections on the Tyne coal trade and Roman Wall. XIV : Alnham, Chatton, Chillingham, Eglingham, Ilderton, Ingram, Whittingham, Lowick, Doddington, as well as a substantial prehistoric section. XV : Simonburn, Humshaugh, Bellingham, Falstone, Thorneyburn, Greystead, Wark, Rothbury, Alwinton, Holystone, Kidland and a substantial prehistoric section and detailed survey of Roman Redesdale]. Editors include Edward Bateson, Allen B Hinds, John Crawford Hodgson, H E Craster, Kenneth H Vickers, Medeleine Hope Dodds. The volumes cover areas within ecclesiastical parishes with sections on Prehistory, Romans and The Tyne Coal Trade as well as the four ancient parishes within Newcastle. Each volume is indexed and there are extensive pedigrees and genealogies. Includes volumes 14 and 15 on Rothbury, Alwinton, Chillingham, Eglingham, Whittingham. Bookplate on fep.

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        Atlas of Head Sections

      G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Spine scuffed. Browning to prelims and rear eps and light scattered browning elsewhere. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking First Edition Quarter brown cloth cover 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). xiii, + plates. 53 engraved copperplates of frozen sections of the head, and 53 key plates with descriptive texts.

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        La Tentative amoureuse

      Paris: Librairie de l&#39;Art indépendant, 1893. Livre. Bon. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. Paris, Librairie de l&#39;Art indépendant, 1893. 20 x 15 cm, in-8, 43 (1) pp., broché sous couverture bleu pâle rempliée et imprimée. Edition originale. L&#39;un des 150 exemplaires sur vélin teinté, seul papier avec 12 Whatman (n° 67). Rare. Le dos (muet) est absent, la couture un peu fragile et la couverture un peu roussie en marges, bel exemplaire pour le reste. (NAVILLE, VII-22).

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        Maud. A Monodrama

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1893. Octavo. Original limp vellum by J. and J. Leighton of London, titles to spine gilt, red silk ties. Ends of silk ties lacking, a little creasing to edge of lower cover, mark to corner of pages 37 and 38. An excellent, fresh copy. First Kelmscott edition, one of 500 copies on paper. The woodcut borders were specially designed for this book, the first of the Kelmscott octavo books with a woodcut title.

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        The Waverley Novels / by Walter Scott [Edition de luxe : complete in 48 volumes]

      Boston : Estes and Lauriat, 1893-1894 - Description: 48v., fronts., plates ; 23cm. Contents: v. 1-2. Waverley. --v. 3-4. Guy Mannering. --v. 5-6. The antiquary. --v. 7-8. Rob Roy. --v. 9-10. Old Mortality. --v. 11-12. Heart of Mid-Lothian. --v. 13. Legend of Montrose. --v. 14. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 1. --v. 15. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 2. Black dwarf. --v. 16-17. Ivanhoe --v. 18-19. Monastery. --v. 20-21. The abbot. --v. 22-23. Kenilworth. --v. 24, 25. Pirate. --v. 26-27. Fortunes of Nigel. --v. 28-30. Peveril of the Peak. --v. 31-32. Quentin Durward. --v. 33-34. St. Rowan's well. --v. 35-36. Redgauntlet. --v. 37. The bethrothed. --v. 38. The talisman. --v. 39-40. Woodstock. --v. 41. Chronicles of the Canongate: The Highland widow. Two drovers. --My Aunt Margaret's mirror. Tapestried chamber. The laird's Jock. --v. 42-43. Fair maid of Perth. --v. 44-45. Anne of Geierstein. --v. 46. Count Robert of Paris, I. --v. 47 Count Robert of Paris, II. Castle Dangerous, I. --v. 48., Castle Dangerous, II. Chronicles of the Canongate: The surgeon's daughter. --Glossary. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction -- Scotland -- In literature. Notes: Fronts. and plates with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress. Title pages in red and black, with a portrait of the author. Introductory essays and notes by Andrew Lang. Description: 48v., fronts., plates ; 23cm. Contents: v. 1-2. Waverley. --v. 3-4. Guy Mannering. --v. 5-6. The antiquary. --v. 7-8. Rob Roy. --v. 9-10. Old Mortality. --v. 11-12. Heart of Mid-Lothian. --v. 13. Legend of Montrose. --v. 14. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 1. --v. 15. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 2. Black dwarf. --v. 16-17. Ivanhoe --v. 18-19. Monastery. --v. 20-21. The abbot. --v. 22-23. Kenilworth. --v. 24, 25. Pirate. --v. 26-27. Fortunes of Nigel. --v. 28-30. Peveril of the Peak. --v. 31-32. Quentin Durward. --v. 33-34. St. Rowan's well. --v. 35-36. Redgauntlet. --v. 37. The bethrothed. --v. 38. The talisman. --v. 39-40. Woodstock. --v. 41. Chronicles of the Canongate: The Highland widow. Two drovers. --My Aunt Margaret's mirror. Tapestried chamber. The laird's Jock. --v. 42-43. Fair maid of Perth. --v. 44-45. Anne of Geierstein. --v. 46. Count Robert of Paris, I. --v. 47 Count Robert of Paris, II. Castle Dangerous, I. --v. 48., Castle Dangerous, II. Chronicles of the Canongate: The surgeon's daughter. --Glossary. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction -- Scotland -- In literature. Notes: Fronts. and plates with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress. Title pages in red and black, with a portrait of the author. Introductory essays and notes by Andrew Lang. 35 Kg. 0 pp.

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        Handbook for Travellers in Russia, Poland, and Finland;

      London: John Murray,, 1893. including the Crimea, Caucasus, Siberia, and Central Asia. Fifth Edition, thoroughly revised. Small octavo. Original red cloth on card wraps, title gilt to the spine and upper board, panels in blind to both wraps, teal surface paper endpapers with ads, red silk page-marker present but detached. Bookseller&#39;s ticket of The Galignani library, Paris and Nice to the front pastedown. 2 folding city plans - St. Petersburg and Moscow - two folding maps, Finland and the large travelling map of Russia in an end-pocket , 3 full-page floor-plans - Hermitage picture galleries, the Kremlin, and the Cathedral of the Assumption. Just a little rubbed, the spine sunned, a few very minor splits to the folds of the maps, repaired verso with archival tape, a very good copy indeed. Fifth edition, revised, this title first published 1865. Delayed due to the "unexpectedly rapid exhaustion" (Preface) of the previous edition of 1887 - which was "published at the time of the Russo-Turkish War" (Lister) - this edition was revised to take account of the "strong stimulus to the tourist traffic" given by "the continual extension of Railways &#133; the improvement of accommodation at Hotels, and generally the greater facilities afforded to travellers." A very good copy of the 22pp Phrase Book of the Use of Travellers in Russia, 1899, in the end-pocket with the map.

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        The Works

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1893-5. Edited by William Aldis Wright. 40 volumes, large octavo (252 × 170 mm). Finely bound by Bickers and Son in contemporary red half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands,red cloth boards, twin rule gilt to covers, pink endpapers, top edges gilt. Occasional minor mark to boards, spines uniformly toned, light spotting to fore-edges, occasional light spotting to pages, else and excellent and very attractive set which displays brilliantly. One of 500 copies on handmade paper, the second edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, first published in 1863&#150;6, the principal and most enduring work of the editor William George Clark, mainly planned by him, with a complete collation of all the early editions, and a selection of emendations by later editors. Clark co-operated in the first volume with John Glover, and afterwards with W. Aldis Wright, successively librarians of Trinity. Their work formed the text which was for many years the standard edition worldwide.

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        O^SHU^ SANSUI KISHO^

      1893. Very Good. [EHON] Takashima HOKKAI, artist. OSHU SANSUI KISHO. Tokyo: Toyodo, Meiji 26 [1893]. 2 vols., 24.5 x 18 cm, orihon album, in silk over stiff paper covers, printed paper title label. Hokkai (1850-1931) was an important landscape artist (see Roberts, p.170). Neither Hokkai nor any of his works appear in any of the standard ehon references in English, which is odd considering the quality of this book and his eminence in Japan. The OSHU consists of a series of 40 double page color landscape woodcuts of France, Italy and Scotland. The emphasis is upon the mountains and hillsides, in short the nature of Europe, not its cities. A remarkable and very unusual work. Overall in fine condition with original fukuro dustwrapper and very good or better impressions. With Hokkai&#39;s red fish-shaped seals.

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        The Waverley Novels / by Walter Scott [Edition de luxe : complete in 48 volumes]

      "Boston : Estes and Lauriat, 1893-1894" "Boston : Estes and Lauriat, 1893-1894", 1893. Edition de Luxe. "Description: 48v., fronts., plates ; 23cm. Contents: v. 1-2. Waverley. --v. 3-4. Guy Mannering. --v. 5-6. The antiquary. --v. 7-8. Rob Roy. --v. 9-10. Old Mortality. --v. 11-12. Heart of Mid-Lothian. --v. 13. Legend of Montrose. --v. 14. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 1. --v. 15. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 2. Black dwarf. --v. 16-17. Ivanhoe --v. 18-19. Monastery. --v. 20-21. The abbot. --v. 22-23. Kenilworth. --v. 24, 25. Pirate. --v. 26-27. Fortunes of Nigel. --v. 28-30. Peveril of the Peak. --v. 31-32. Quentin Durward. --v. 33-34. St. Rowan&#39;s well. --v. 35-36. Redgauntlet. --v. 37. The bethrothed. --v. 38. The talisman. --v. 39-40. Woodstock. --v. 41. Chronicles of the Canongate: The Highland widow. Two drovers. --My Aunt Margaret&#39;s mirror. Tapestried chamber. The laird&#39;s Jock. --v. 42-43. Fair maid of Perth. --v. 44-45. Anne of Geierstein. --v. 46. Count Robert of Paris, I. --v. 47 Count Robert of Paris, II. Castle Dangerous, I. --v. 48., Castle Dangerous, II. Chronicles of the Canongate: The surgeon&#39;s daughter. --Glossary. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction -- Scotland -- In literature. Notes: Fronts. and plates with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress. Title pages in red and black, with a portrait of the author. Introductory essays and notes by Andrew Lang. " "Description: 48v., fronts., plates ; 23cm. Contents: v. 1-2. Waverley. --v. 3-4. Guy Mannering. --v. 5-6. The antiquary. --v. 7-8. Rob Roy. --v. 9-10. Old Mortality. --v. 11-12. Heart of Mid-Lothian. --v. 13. Legend of Montrose. --v. 14. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 1. --v. 15. Bride of Lammermoor. v. 2. Black dwarf. --v. 16-17. Ivanhoe --v. 18-19. Monastery. --v. 20-21. The abbot. --v. 22-23. Kenilworth. --v. 24, 25. Pirate. --v. 26-27. Fortunes of Nigel. --v. 28-30. Peveril of the Peak. --v. 31-32. Quentin Durward. --v. 33-34. St. Rowan&#39;s well. --v. 35-36. Redgauntlet. --v. 37. The bethrothed. --v. 38. The talisman. --v. 39-40. Woodstock. --v. 41. Chronicles of the Canongate: The Highland widow. Two drovers. --My Aunt Margaret&#39;s mirror. Tapestried chamber. The laird&#39;s Jock. --v. 42-43. Fair maid of Perth. --v. 44-45. Anne of Geierstein. --v. 46. Count Robert of Paris, I. --v. 47 Count Robert of Paris, II. Castle Dangerous, I. --v. 48., Castle Dangerous, II. Chronicles of the Canongate: The surgeon&#39;s daughter. --Glossary. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction -- Scotland -- In literature. Notes: Fronts. and plates with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress. Title pages in red and black, with a portrait of the author. Introductory essays and notes by Andrew Lang. "

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        La vita degli animali. Traduzione di Michele Lessona.

      Subject: (Scienze naturali). Torino, UTE, 1893/1907, dieci volumi 8vo brossure originali (copia "vissuta" con alcune copertine con lacerazioni o mancanze, alcuni dorsi con mancanze o leggermente sciolti) pp. LXXI-741 + XII-792 + XI-800 + XIV-843 + XII-737 + XII-784 + XII-848 + XVI-584 + XXIV-841 + XXVII-729, con complessivamente 1791 incisioni xilografiche n.t. e 88 belle tavole cromolitografiche fuori testo. Ceresoli, 111. La concordanza con Ceresoli e, in questo caso, importante poiche negli indici sono indicate alcune tavole mai pubblicate. Nel complesso discreto esemplare con le splendide tavole a colori in ottimo stato, con veline protettive. (Mammiferi: 3 volumi - Uccelli: 3 volumi - Rettili e anfibi, Pesci, Insetti, ecc. Animali inferiori, 1 volume cadauno). Seconda edizione, pi? bella e ampia, iconograficamente, della prima.

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        Charming unsigned photo (of Denmark, 1844-1925, his Queen), with her children GEORGE V (1865-1936, King of Great Britain), LOUISE (1867-1931, Princess Royal) VICTORIA ALEXANDRA (1868-1935, Princess) & MAUD (1869-1938, Queen of Norway)]

      1893 - showing the family seated and standing, playing with their three dogs, all wearing mourning clothes after the death of Prince Albert Victor, 6" x 4", no place, (Sandringham), no date, c.

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        Bechuanaland: British Bechuanaland Proclamations and the more

      1893. [Botswana]. [Bechuanaland Protectorate]. Bechuanaland Protectorate and B.S.A. Company&#39;s Territory: High Commissioner&#39;s Notices and Proclamations from April, 1888, to June 1893. Cape Town: Townshend, Taylor & Snashall, 1893. 116, vii pp. Octavo (6" x 9"). Contemporary three-quarter cloth over marbled boards, printed paper spine label. Light shelfwear, occasional light toning. Ex-library. Shelf label to spine, stamp to foot of title page. * First edition. Now Botswana, the Bechuanaland Protectorate was established in 1886. It was annexed to the Cape Colony (South Africa) in 1895. Dealing with a wide range of topics, these notices and proclamations are useful for their insights into the daily life of the colony and the mechanisms of colonial administration. No copies of this edition on OCLC. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:136.

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        Eastern carpets: twelve early examples, with descriptive notices by Vincent J. Robinson, and a preface by Sir George Birdwood: printed in colours by W, Griggs and Mintern Brothers, after water-colour drawings by E. Julia Robinson. Second series

      London: Bernard Quaritch. Very Good; 20 x 14.5 (52 cm) Hardback in Very Good condition. Minor . discoloration to cover. Reinforced spine and corners.. 1893. Hardcover. Illustrated by [11] color plates (Plates 11 and 12 printed on a single leaf); GWO 953. A very early Oriental rug book. ; 4; 50 pp. .

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        The Life Of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York Written by George Cavendish

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. leather_bound. Orig. limp vellum, yapp edges and cloth ties. Fine in fine custom slipcase/No Dust Jacket. 287 pages. 20.8 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 250 printed in red and black in Golden type. Woodcut ornaments and initials designed by William Morris. Transcribed after the autograph manuscript of the author, now in the British Museum. PETERSON A14. Bookplate paste-down front cover, clean very fresh copy.

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        Travels and Adventure in South-East Africa

      London: Rowland Ward and Co. Ltd, , 1893. Being the Narrative of the Last Eleven Years Spent by the Author on the Zambesi and it&#39;s Tributaries; with an Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in that Land. Octavo. Original golden-tan cloth, title in black to the spine together with gilt figure of a Mashukulumbwi warrior in gilt, gilt block of two lions to the upper board, dark blue surface paper endpapers. Portrait frontispiece and 22 other plates, numerous illustrations to the text, folding coloured map at the rear. A little rubbed and soiled, spine crumpled head and tail, a couple of small nicks, but the hinges sound, some mild foxing, tape marks verso of the front free endpaper, a very good copy in the cloth. First Edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title; "To my friend Col. J. C. Russell with the kind regards and best wishes of the Author, F. C. Selous, Barrymore House, Wargrave, Berks., Aug. 25th 1893". Also, now loose, but formerly tipped-in, a 4-page autograph letter signed from Selous to Russell, explaining his change of plans owing to the "serious news from Matabeleland", now rather than going to America, Selous will "sail tomorrow by the Drummond Castle for South Africa. I am going entirely on my own hook, and have nothing to do with the B. S. A. Company, because I consider it my duty to lend a hand to my countrymen in Mashunaland at a time when every rifle may possibly be necessary to save the country from destruction". The recipient, Major-General John Cecil Russell, 12th Royal Hussars - his large, handsome bookplate to the front pastedown - had served in Africa during the Ashanti War, capture of Kumasi; the Kafir War, Ninth Frontier War, of 1878-9 in the operations against Sekukuni; and Zulu War, 1879, present at Zlobane and Kambula. The present work covers "eleven years of exploration, work and sport in the 1880s and 1890s, Selous describes numerous adventures with lions and leopards, particularly near the Zambezi, Zweswi, and Manyami rivers, with additional sport after rhinoceros, eland, and hartebeest&#133; He concludes with a chapter on rifles, and another reflecting earlier sporting adventures after elephant, buffalo, and others" (Czech). Having left the service of the British South Africa Company in 1894 Selous made his name as an expert guide to English and American hunters in Africa, attracting the interest of Roosevelt whom he accompanied on his trip to East Africa in 1909. "When the First World War broke out in 1914, Selous immediately offered himself for active service; persevering, despite repeated rejections on account of his age, he was ultimately accepted for duty in German East Africa, and left England in the spring of 1915&#133;. He was killed in action at the head of his company, near Kisaki, close to the Rufiji River, Tanganyika, on 4 January 1917, aged sixty-five, and was buried in Tanganyika within the boundaries of the game park that now bears his name. The dramatic circumstances of his death, and the part he played in the establishment of colonial Rhodesia, conferred lasting fame on Selous. Though celebrated as a hunter, he was the first to deprecate his reputation as the &#39;Mighty Nimrod&#39;. Many had shot more beasts with greater skill; his prowess consisted in his ability to translate his adventures into prose eagerly consumed by late-Victorian readers" (ODNB). Uncommon inscribed, and here with a letter of significant content from one Old Africa Hand to another.

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        ANNALES DU PAYS CASTRAIS, depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours.

      1893 - Castres, Abeilhou, 1893. In-quarto (233 X 283) relié demi-chagrin marron à coins, dos cinq nerfs filetés, compartiments ornés de caissons dorés, feuillages et fleurons, tête dorée (reliure de l'époque) ; IX-(VII)-499 pages + carte dépliante in fine. EDITION ORIGINALE. Page de titre imprimée en rouge et noir, texte sur deux colonnes. Bien COMPLET de la grande carte dépliante du plan de la ville de Castres levé en 1674 par Samuel Picard. Déchirure sans manque à la carte, rousseurs claires éparses, sinon BEL EXEMPLAIRE, bien relié et au dos décoratif. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        2 desenhos originaisa tinta da China.

      - De 20x15 cm. cada, emoldurados em conjunto em moldura com passpartout generoso (de 40x50 cm). Os 2 desenhos não estão assinados embora conste o nome Almada em um dos desenhos e foram provavelmente executados para publicação em uma revista o jornal. José Sobral de Almada Negreiros, nasceu em São Tomé e Príncipe, em 1893; e faleceu em Lisboa, em 1970) foi um artista multidisciplinar que se dedicou fundamentalmente às artes plásticas (desenho, pintura, etc.) e à escrita, ocupando uma posição central na primeira geração de modernistas portugueses. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Lady Windermere&#39;s Fan: A Play About a Good Woman

      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane at the sign of The Bodley Head. PUBLISHING DETAILS: True first edition of this much sought after Oscar Wilde title, published by Elkin Mathew & John Lane at the sign of The Bodley Head in London in 1893. 132 pages, uncut to the fore and bottom edges, plus 12 page publisher&#39;s catalogue. Size; 22 x 16 cms (8.5" x 6.5"). Weight; 340g (12 ounces). CONDITION: I would rate this as good only. The original pink cloth covers, with gilt embossed leaf motifs, are moderately age-soiled and with a little blistering but otherwise sound, with bruised extremities and a small tear to the cloth at the foot of the spine to the rear (see photos). The binding remains tight and secure throughout. The text is generally clean and bright with just a few light marks and even age-toning. There front free endpaper is lacking and there is a faint impression of an old pencilled inscription on the front pastedown. Overall, this remains a tidy and very presentable copy of this rare first edition, offered at a greatly reduced price to reflect its modest faults. THE BOOK: Lady Windermere&#39;s Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy first produced 22 February 1892 at the St James&#39;s Theatre in London prior to its publication in 1893. Like many of Wilde&#39;s comedies, it bitingly satirizes the morals of Victorian society, particularly marriage. The story concerns Lady Windermere, who discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife&#39;s birthday ball. Angered by her husband&#39;s unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere&#39;s mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before the time the play is set. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation in order to save her daughter&#39;s marriage. The best known line of the play sums up the central theme: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Wilde&#39;s huge popularity as a playwright began with the production of Lady Windermere&#39;s Fan. (Source: Wikipedia) . Good. Decorative Cloth. 1st Edition. 1893. 22 x 16 Cms (8.5" x 6.5").

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        Aziyadé. Extrait des notes et lettres d'un lieutenant de la Marine anglaise entré au service de la Turquie le 10 mai 1876, tué sous les murs de Kars, le 27 octobre 1877.

      1893 - In-8 maroquin rouge, dos à faux-nerfs, orné de caissons fleuronnés, trois filets sur les plats, guirlande florale puis encadrement doré de six filets gras, le dernier formant fenêtre centrale bordée de rinçeaux dorés aux angles, riche dentelle intérieure, doublure et garde de soie tissée à motifs orientaux, doubles gardes marbrées, couvertures orange conservées, tranches dorées sur témoins [CHAMBOLLE-DURU], [4]-217-[3] pages. Etui bordé. Nouvelle édition du premier ouvrage de Pierre LOTI, d'abord publié sous l'anonymat en 1879. Exemplaire de choix, sur papier de Hollande, parfaitement établi. Il est enrichi de 9 figures montées sur papier fort dont un beau portrait de Pierre LOTI d'après TOUSSAINT. Ex-libris non identifié portant la devise : "de la paix, du silence, de l'ombre", gravé par Ch. AUDIERNE. 838 g. Paris, Calmann Lévy (Evreux imprimerie de Charles Hérissey), 1893

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        The Novels of Jane Austen in 10 volumes

      London: J M Dent & Company, 1893 A nice complete set of Jane Austen&#39;s novels in the original bindings with 30 plates by William C Cooke and a portrait of Jane Austen by Zofanny. 3rd edition published in stages during 1893. The edition was first published in mid 1892 and was extremely popular. With commentary on Jane Austen and a preface to each book by Brimley Johnson. In light grey-green cloth bindings with gilt design to front boards and gilt titles to spines. Top page edges gilt. Each has a section on the front pastedown for the owner to write their name in (not used in this set which is clean of ownership marks). Each volume has 3 plates by Cooke, and the first volume of Sense and Sensibility has an additional portrait of Austen. The bindings are in very good clean condition. There is slight pulling and a little dulling to the spines and a little bumping to corners. Vol I of Mansfield Park has a small mark at the top of the front board. All the volumes have browning to endpapers and occasionally a little spotting to the initial (which can include frontispiece) and final pages. There is some spotting to page edges. Sense and Sensibility Vol I 163pp, Vol II 218pp. Pride and Prejudice Vol I 191pp, Vol II 210pp. Emma Vol I 245pp, Vol II 258pp. Mansfield Park Vol I 245pp, Vol II 249pp. Northanger Abbey 245 pp (the last page has a crease). Persuasion 261 pp.

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        Goblin Market

      London; Macmillan. 1893, 1893. The Large Paper Edition. Tall 8vo. Limited to 160 copies. Bound in recent full green morocco gilt. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and fresh. A lovely copy in a handsome leather binding. Illustrated throughout by Laurence Housman, tissue guard to the title page. A rare and very attractive copy of one of the best loved poems of the Victorian period.

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        The Stones of Venice

      Sunnyside, Orpington: George Allen, 1893. Complete in 3 volumes. Collation, xv[1]403pp, xiv,397pp, [4],351[3]133pp, 53 plates, correct as index, of which 7 are coloured, and 10 tinted. Bound in period full vellum, leather title labels, full gilt edges,inner dentelles, marble endpapers. Vellum has some dust or dirt marking, labels nicked and scuffed. Bindings in very good firm condition. Internally, each volume bears the bookplate of St. Mary&#39;s Convent, South Ascot on first blank, volume 1 has a neat gift inscription date 1896 on second blank. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean copy, in very attractive vellum bindings. . Fifth Edition. Very Good. Illus. by John Ruskin. Large 8vo.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1893

      John Wisden & Co. 1893 - Thirtieth edition. Rebound in green boards with the original wrappers preserved in very good condition. Gilt title to spine. Page edges trimmed. A fine copy.

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        Mary Stuart

      London: Boussod, Valadon & Co.,, 1893. Quarto. Bound in full black morocco by Lucien Durvand (1852-1924), gilt titles and box design to spine, raised bands, gilt rules and corner decoration to boards, gilt ruled inner dentelles, edges gilt. With many illustrations in both colour and black and white, with captioned tissue guards. Beautifully bound. Mild spotting to first few pages, endpapers with darkening to edges from dentelles, some minor surface scratches. Else an excellent copy. Limited edition of 200 numbered copies, this one being number 47.

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        Oak and Ivy (First Edition)

      Dayton, Ohio: Press of United Brethren Publishing House, 1893. Full dark blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on front board. Pages a little age-toned else Very Good+. First edition of the author&#39;s first book. 1 of 500 copies, 250 of which were reportedly destroyed by fire. Rare First Edition. First edition of the author&#39;s first book. The quintessential African American literary figure&#39;s first book. PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR was the only American Negro in his class at Steele High School in Dayton, Ohio. He served as president of the school&#39;s literary society and composed the school song for his class graduation in 1891. Although Dunbar had hoped to become a lawyer, finances forced him to seek immediate employment after high school, and he became an elevator-operator in Dayton at the princely salary of four dollars a week. The cost of publication of the 500 copies of Oak and Ivy was $125, but Dunbar was able to pay the bill after a few weeks by selling copies of the book for a dollar each on his elevator. Photos available upon request.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        La Liro de la Esperantistoj. Kolekto da Versajoj en la Lingvo internacia "Esperanto". [i.e. The Esperantist's Lyre].

      Nurnberg, Tümmel, 1893. Bound in a lovely, a bit later half calf with gilding to spine. Old owner's name to front free end-paper (John Lundgren). Two leaves inserted after the last printed poem, before the contents-leaves, One leaf with a neatly hand-written 8-verse (4 lines to each verse) poem entitled "Vespero. de l'sveda poeto Nikander". At the end: "Tradukis Sig. Agrell". The other inserted leaf blank. A lovely, clean, and fresh copy.. Scarce first edition of the first Esperanto anthology, being the first published work with poetry in Esperanto. This publication is of the utmost importance to the communal language Esperanto and constitutes the official baptism of Esperanto poets. As Carlo Minnaja points out in "Un secolo di traduzioni letterarie dall'italiano in esperanto", even if the format of this small book is modest, "it's content is anything but insignificant": It contains 110 poems, by 24 different authors. Many of the poems are translated from German and Russian, but many are from numerous other languages: English, Polish, Arab, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Italian, Czech. And then there are 27 original Esperanto-poems, by 12 different authors of various languages and countries. Some of the contributors are famous poets, some are relatively well known, and some again are completely unknown, "but the mere creation of the work is in itself a great success: whoever would have this anthology in his hands, would be able to enjoy the jewels not so widely known in Europe. The propagandist significance of even a small work of this kind was quite clear: Esperanto is a language like the others, it has the potential of its own original literature, and through Esperanto one can approach literature that has only been sparsely translated into other languages that are more widely communicated. The international language thus fulfills one of its primary tasks, namely to make known, to a larger audience and on an equal footing, the literary value of populations relegated to the margins of European culture, because their language is not widespread." (Minnaja; own translation from Italian).The collection is made by the Polish Esperanto-pioneer Antoni Grabowski (1857-1921), a skilled chemical engineer. His publications were immensely important in turning Esperanto into a language of literature. Already as a student, Grabowski had shown considerable literary and linguistic abilities. Speaking 10 different languages and passively mastering another 15, he was a true polyglot. He soon became interested in the idea of a universal language and learned Volapük. But after having visited the inventor of Volapük, Johann Schleyer, and noted that even he was unable to speak it fluently and that the two had to communicate in German, Grabowski realized that Volapük was unsuitable as an everyday language. He did not, however, lose his interest in the idea of an international planned language.In 1887 he studied the booklet "Dr. Esperanto's International Language: Introduction & Complete Grammar", published in the same year by Ludwik L. Zamenhof, which lined out Zamenhof's ambitious language project which was soon to become known by the name "Esperanto". Impressed by the transparent structure of Esperanto and by its capacity for expression which, he thought, could be picked up astonishingly quickly, Grabowski traveled to Warsaw to visit Zamenhof, where the two held the first oral conversation in Esperanto.At that time, Esperanto had begun its initial transformation into a universal, fully functional language, and Grabowski understood the important influence of literature on the development of languages, especially for Esperanto at this point. As early as 1888 he published his translation of Pushkin's "The Snowstorm", and in 1889 his translation of Goethe's "Die Geschwister".During the early 1890'ies, Grabowski, however, was still not satisfied with the pace of the spread of Esperanto and he did what he could to speed up the process. In 1893 he published the first anthology of poetry in Esperanto, "The Esperantist's Lyre", a work that more than any other showed what this universal language was capable of. Grabowski became a longstanding president of the Warsaw Esperanto Society, founded in 1904, and of the Polish Esperanto Society, founded in 1908. In the same year he became director of the Grammar section of the Esperanto Academy. He published articles and gave lectures on Esperanto and organized Esperanto language courses.Per Sigurd Agrell (1881 - 1937) was a Swedish poet, runologist, and professor of Slavic languages. He began his poetic career at the age of 16, translating and writing poetry of his own, which was published in the Esperanto periodical " Lingvo internacia" (which began publication in Uppsala in 1895). OCLC lists merely three copies in libraries worldwide: Lyon, Berlin, and Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)

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        Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners; Report of Metropolitan Park Commission Run of first 27 Volumes

      Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co.. First printing. Hardcover. Good. 27 volumes (1-27, running from 1893-1920). Cloth hardbounds with gilt titles, all volumes ex-library with typical ex-library marks (stamps, perforations, bookplates, markings to spines, etc.), many illustrations including photographs, fold-out maps, charts, and diagrams, all copies good to very good with general wear, some soiling to pages of some volumes, wear to spine-ends of some volumes, most volumes with strained inner hinges, the first volume (from 1893) has significant wear but has been expertly repaired. Rare to see such a straight run of these. Digital images available upon request.

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