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        Oak and Ivy (First Edition)

      Dayton, Ohio: Press of United Brethren Publishing House,, 1893. Rare First Edition. Original gilt stamped blue cloth binding. Light rubbing to top & bottom of spine and decorative endpages have been professionally tightened and an identical patterened strip matching endsheet is in gutters. Title page has hole from removal of embossed design which has been professionally repaired. Title page age-toned. First edition of the author's first book. 1 of 500 copies, 250 of which were destroyed by fire. The quintessential African American literary figure'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'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. Good. 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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        A Dictionary of the Bible. Comprising its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History. Edited by Sir William Smith and Rev. J. M. Fuller. Second Edition.

      3 volumes in 4. John Murray, London 1893. Large, thick 8vo. With numerous woodcut illustrations and vignettes. Publisher's black buckram bindings with richly gilt spine and gilt-blocked vignette to front board. A well-preserved set.. From the library of the Danish queen Louise (1851-1926, married to king Frederik VIII), with her blindtooled name mark on the flyleaf in each volume

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        Penchant. A game of cards for two players

      London: Mudie & Sons, 1893. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 111 p. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Cards -- Penchant -- Dealing -- Scoring -- Errors and penalties. Notes: Author of 'The Magic Calendar,' 'The Magic Alphabet,' (8) pages of publisher's advertisments. Near fine copy in the original all-edges-gilt-blocked pictorial cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        "Vigilant & Valkyrie in a 'Thrash to Windward'"

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1893. Colour-printed lithograph. 21 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches. A great 'America's Cup' image from Currier & Ives This image recalls the eighth defence of the America's Cup in 1893. The `Vigilant' won all three races and narrowly missed being picked to defend America's win in the next series in 1895. The 'America's Cup' was first offered as the `Hundred Guinea Cup' in 1851 by the Royal Yacht Squadron for a race around the Isle of Wight. It was won by the 30-metre schooner `America' from New York City and subsequently renamed. One of the oldest international sailing yacht competitions, it is now a perpetual international challenge cup which America has only lost twice (1983 to Australia, 2000 to New Zealand). England has never won it. Conningham 6454; Gale 6973

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        How I Shot My Bears; or, Two Years' Tent Life in Kullu and Lahoul

      Samual Gabriel Sons & Co, 1893. Hardcover bound in maroon cloth with gilt stamping, map frontis, 13 b/w illustrations, 318 pages. 1893 First Edition. This is a former library copy with a stamp on the verso of map and title page and coding numbers on copyright page. This is a rather worn copy with binding scuffed, a bit soiled, lower corners bumped, spine slanted and title faded, end papers age toned (browned), fore-edge of map worn and has 2 repaired tears, page edges aged and a bit soiled. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        £1,000,000 Bank-Note And Other New Stories

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1893. First Edition, first issue. With a frontispiece illustration by Dan Beard. Small 8vo, publisher’s tan cloth pictorially decorated and lettered on the upper cover in gilt, black and brown, lettered on the spine in gilt. 260, 9 pages ads. An essentially new and as mint copy, truly as fine a copy as anyone could expect to see of a nineteenth century book. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. First Edition of this collection of short stories published in 1893, in a disastrous decade for the United States, a time marked by doubt and waning optimism, rapid immigration, labor problems, and the rise of political violence and social protest. It was also a difficult time for Twain personally, as he was devastated by the death of his daughter, Suzy. In spite of all this, the stories still brim with confidence and optimism, marking the moment of hope just before Twain turned to the more grim and sarcastic stories of his later years. £1,000,000 Bank-Note, the title story, charts the rags-to-riches ascent of a virtuous and resourceful clerk from San Francisco who arrives in London with a single dollar in his pocket, and proceeds to ultimate and splendid financial success and fame in London society. It is a paean to American ingenuity and a celebration of its cunning confidence-man narrator. The other pieces range from "Mental Telegraphy," a serious essay reflecting Twain's continuing interest in the occult, and the tongue-in-cheek "Petition to the Queen of England" for relief from taxes.

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        CALENDAR FOR 1893

      1893. 1. (HUMPHREY,MAUD)illus. CALENDAR FOR 1893. This is a calendar published by Stokes in 1892. It consists of 6 leaves 9 x 11", printed on heavy, quality stock, with ribbon tie on top - in fine condition. The calendar features 6 of the most magnificent, large chromolithographs by Humphrey depicting elaborately dressed women. Rare and really beautiful.

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        Maud Humphrey Ivorines

      Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1893. 1st Edition. Boards. Vg. 8vo. (Maud Humphrey). In 1893 Lee & Shepard published a series of illustrated hymns and poems with new cover designs by Maud Humphrey.. This is a salesman's sample of 12 of the covers each one with a beautiful color illustration by Maud Humphrey. Bound accordion style in brown boards with a list of the books on the front

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        A History of Northumberland. Complete. 15 volume set

      London: Andrew Reid. G : in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Minor marking and scuffing to some covers. Some slight foxing to page edges. Teg. 1893. 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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        Ny jord. Roman.

      Kbh. 1893. 8vo. 460 s.. Originalbind. Lite samtidig navn på friblad og forsatsblad. En svak fuktrand på noen sider. Ellers et friskt og fast eksemplar

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        RUJUB, The JUGGLER

      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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        Odes en son Honneur.*

      Paris, Léon Vanier 1893 - EDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Léon Vanier - 1893 - 54 pp. Reliure demi maroquin fauve à coins signée Marius Magnin. Dos à nerfs avec titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Tête dorée. Non rogné. Couverture avec vignette, et dos conservés. Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-12°(19x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton - with Original Photograph

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1893. 8vo. First Edition. xxiii, 606; viii, 664 pages including index. With a profusion of black and white illustrations and maps, also including colored lithographs. Original publisher's black gilt cloth, near fine condition, housed in a custom made cloth slipcase for extra protection. TOGETHER WITH an original 1880's photograph of the painting that was used for the cover illustration. A handsome two volume set. Lately scholars have come around to more fully appreciate the role Isabel played in Sir Richard Burton's Life, hence her biography of her late husband has taken on added significance. In 1923 Penzer (308-11) comments that 'Lady Burton was not a suitable person to write her husband's biography, she had neither the time, health, nor discrimination needed for such a task,' but it is nevertheless an important insight into Burton's mind and the scope and breadth of his achievements. Still, in our humble opinion, this is still the authoritative biography on Richard Burton, from the pen of the woman who shared his troubles and tribulations. .. First Edition. Near Fine.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA DESDE LOS TIEMPOS ANTEHISTORICOS HASTA NUESTROS DIAS (9 VOLUMENES).

      Felipe Gonzalez Rojas., Madrid 1893 - obra completa en nueve volumenes. Encuadernación editorial en holandesa, lomo de piel y planos de tela con estampaciones en oro y dos tintas, buen estado de conservacion. Ilustrado con profusión de láminas litografiadas en color. Tamaño: 33 x 23 cm., una media de 1300 paginas cada tomo, HISTORIA

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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 1893 - 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. Wall map. Color lithograph mounted on linen with original dowels. Image measures 47" x 61", plus 37.5" of additional linen.

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        Smith, Johnston - Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York)

      New York, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in black leather). Very Good Condition. Stephen Crane's first book written under the pseudonym "Smith, Johnston." Professionally rebound in pebbled black limp leather. Contains original paper covers which are torn (see photos). Very clean and tight. Size: 5" x 7 1/2". No marks. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front pages. Rest of the book is unfoxed. Edges browned slightly. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 028800. .

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        JANE ANNIE; Or, The Good Conduct Prize. A New and Original English Comic Opera. [An unrecorded variant Issue]

      London:: Chappell,, 1893. First Edition. Very Good++. A Very Good++ First Edition First Printing an unrecorded issue in original printed wrappers with publisher's stamp and "Price One Shilling" marked out on front cover. Fading to covers as is usual for this book. Mild chips spine tips and cover edges. In modern turquoise cloth chemise and quarter turquoise leather and cloth slipcase with raised bands and gilt lettering spine. Mild edge wear and scuffs to leather. 8vo. 52 pp.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GROVER CLEVELAND TO HOWARD VAN SINDEREN REGARDING THE SALE OF SOME OF CLEVELAND'S LAW BOOKS]

      Washington. April 24, 1893.. 1p., plus integral blank. Single horizontal fold. Fine. Letter written by President Grover Cleveland, during his second term, to Howard Van Sinderen, thanking him for handling the sale of some of Cleveland's law books. He writes: "I received today the check you sent me for $125 20/100 being proceeds of the sale of law books on my a/c by Baker Voorhis & Co. Please accept my thanks for your trouble in the matter." Howard Van Sinderen was a New York lawyer, descended from old Dutch stock in New York. Cleveland served two non- consecutive terms as president, 1885-1889 and 1893-1897.

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        Maud. A Monodrama. .

      8°, 2. Bl., 69 S., 4 Bl., OPerg. goldgeprägtem Rücken u. durchgezogenen Schliessbändchen., Tadellos - ein Stück Buchkultur. Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1893. - Schöner Handpressendruck aus der Golden Type. Druck in Rot (Numerierung) u. Schwarz. - Die Bordüren wurden speziell für dieses Werk geschaffen u. später noch für Keats' «Poems» u. Morris' «The Sundering Flood» verwendet. (Peterson A 17 - Tomkinson 112.17).

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        PortrŠts. 10 Bll. Kreidezeichnungen, signiert bzw. monogr.

      datiert 1893-1920, tls. Ortsbezeichnung DŸsseldorf, - Beiliegend: Ders., Landschaft, monogr. Kreidezeichnung, dat. 1919, 39,5:48 cm. Ð A. Gratz war SchŸler von Claus Meyer an der DŸsseldorfer Akademie und von L. Corinth in Berlin, vgl. Vollmer

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        Le Baron Tédy. *

      Sans lieu ni date. - Un feuillet 13 x 21, plié en deux. Cette carte de "contre-voeux", ni signée ni datée, est manifestement une oeuvre de jeunesse de l'artiste en herbe. Le texte semble relatif à une triple naissance; fut-ce de chiots tels que l'illustration le suggère ? Deux indices figurent dans la composition; un portrait de chien encadré au mur, au titre de "Radis" et la mention "Puces" sur une boîte en dessous du tableau."Le baron Tédy et la baronne née Brune expriment leur vive gratitude à Mesdemoiselles de Meuron pour les souhaits exprimés à l'occasion de la naissance de leurs trois enfants qu'ils nomment en souvenir de ces demoiselles MADELIN - ANTOINE et MEURON"La soeur d'Auberjonois, Gabrielle, épousa Edouard de Meuron fin 1893, c'est le peintre qui se chargera du menu imprimé. Nous n'en avons point retrouvé trace et ne pouvons donc préciser ni ce qui s'y mangea ni ce qui s'y bu.Une curiosité.(Wagner, l'oeuvre peint 28)

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        Revue Historique vaudoise. Première année jusqu?à 45me année. 1893 - 1937.

      Imprimerie Vincent - Imprimerie Centrale S. A. 1893 - 1937, Lausanne, - reliure demi-basane avec plats muet. Et reliure demi-percaline coins avec plats papier marbré. Etiquette de cotation collée au dos. Cachet de bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Bel exemplaire.

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        ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF PIANO-FORTE ACTIONS

      New York: Wessell, Nickel & Gross, 1893.. Lithographed four-color decorative title, fifty-six lithographic plates (comprised of two tinted views of the factory; one tinted composite group portrait of the three company owners; seven plates printed in silver and black; and forty-six printed in colors, silver, and gilt), all by Lindner, Eddy & Clauss of New York. Oblong quarto. Publisher's maroon morocco- grained cloth, title blocked in gilt on upper cover. Spine chipped at head and foot, rear free endpaper with small loss. Else very good. An early piano catalogue with wonderful semi- abstract lithographed plates: unintentional precursors of the Russian Avant-garde. This detailed catalogue was produced by Wessell, Nickel & Gross, who had learned their trade with Steinway & Sons before leaving to set up on their own in 1874. In 1888 they opened a sizeable factory between 45th and 46th streets on Tenth Avenue in New York City, "the most extensive and complete manufacturing institution of its kind in the world..." (p.[2]). By the time the present work was published in 1893, they had become one of the leading manufacturers of piano- forte actions in the United States. Their brand and tradition of quality was revived in 2005, when their trademark was bought by the Burgett brothers. To the modern eye, the unintentional virtue of this work is to be found in Lindner, Edy and Clauss' beautiful and technically spectacular plates. The publisher's intentions were to produce technically precise images of their products. To the modern eye these plates are viewed through a lens tinged by images of the work of the Supremacists and Constructivists working in Russia in the 1920s - particularly El Lissitzky. The strongly-colored semi- abstract plates have the same sense of the militaristic triumph of the machine that can be found in the work of the Russian Avant- garde. The Dadaists would have approved. Scarce. OCLC locates eight copies. Not in Romaine. Jay T. Last, THE COLOR EXPLOSION, p.46 (lithographers).

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        KO^SHI HEISENZU

      1893. Very Good. [EHON] Mori Yu^zan. KO^SHI HEISENZU. Kyoto, Meiji 26 [1893] 22.3 x 15.4 cm. 2 vols., orihon, folding albums in stiff paper covered boards with printed paper title lables. The inner cover illustrations are by Mori Kansai. Yu^zan (Yu^sen's son?), has here depicted the fires and social disorders at the end of the Edo period in Kyoto. It would appear that this is probably a color woodcut version of a scroll on the subject by Yu^zan. 16 double page color illustrations (including one map of Kyoto). One illustration in vol. 2 has a small puncture, with some attendant creasing, but no loss. Unusual work, not in the usual Western references. Complete, very good. 2 volumes.

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        Holograph Letter (in secretarial hand), signed ("William Booth") by Booth, to Archdeacon F. W. Farrar

      [London], may 13, 1893. 4to. 3 pp. pen and ink on folded sheet of Salvation Army letterhead. Stain on first page, affecting three lines, and on third page, affecting one word, tears at fold tape-repaired. Very good in custom maroon cloth chemise . Letter outlining the Salvation Army's early successes, as well as its financial difficulties. Reading in part, "The Scheme as outlines in my book 'In Darkest England' - may now be said to be fairly launched - An immense amount of misery has been relieved and remedied and so far as I can judge there appears to be every prospect of the enterprise becoming a great and permanent success. Statesmen, Clergymen, Philanthropists, experts, members of the aristocracy and leaders of the labour party have inspected our operations, and with scarcely an exception agreed in the opinion that the experiment ought to be pushed on to completion -" Booth says the Salvation Army requires about £30,000 a year for its "maintenance and development," and, after informing Farrar that he has raised only £4,000 so far in this year and is running the church on loans from his bankers, asks "if you will further help me in working out this effort and - kindly intimate to what extend [sic] you feel disposed to do so." The letter is in a secretarial hand, possibly that of Second in Command George Scott Railton, and signed by Booth

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        THE HOLY-CROSS and Other Tales

      Cambridge & Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1893 #63/110 copies, of which only 100 copies were for sale, signed by the publisher, with a charming ALs by the author laid in, signed and dated 1892. Field writes a very nice personal letter to a close friend. A young college girl who he suspects is "homesick", so he tells her about the neighbors and giving Mrs. Maxwell her puppy today, and how little Freddie Nagler almost killed himself today and other home town news. Title page in green and red, limitation page and title page on Japan vellum, the remaining sheets printed on Van Gelder paper; 191pp., bound in dark blue cloth, paper spine label; a little discoloration on fore-edge of front and rear boards; in blue cloth dust jacket with flaps covered in paper possibly to protect from off-setting, In all, a very good copy of an uncommon limited edition. [BAL 5757]. LIMITED EDITION.

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        His Great Self

      J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, Pa 1893 - Gilt page edges. "J. F. Herrick from M. V. T. June 17, 1915." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Collectorsemall]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)

      3 October 1893. Letter. Minor tears at fold, light edgewear and mount traces. Near Fine. A fine 3-1/2 page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the famous explorer of the African continent. Written on 4-1/4" x 7" stationery imprinted "Cadoxton Lodge, Neath, South Wales, the addressee's name indecipherable. Stanley apologizes for the delay in responding--"a busy man's greatest trouble is the duty imposed on him by letters"--and thanks the recipient for his "good opinion of my book" and his "sympathy in my loss of a faithful friend." Stanley then responds to comments about Prof. Garner's experiments with monkeys and speech and the resulting newspaper reports: "The clipping you sent to me leaves the suspicion that it is one of these elaborate & solemn jokes which Americans look to make upon all subjects. Though the Professor's experiments may result in nothing yet the industry & zeal he displays in attempting to ascertain whether anything of value can be found by him deserve commendation.... There would be nothing remarkable nevertheless in the fact that certain chimpanzee or gorilla vocal emissions resemble Maori or even English words, let alone Latin or Greek." R. L. Garner's book, THE SPEECH OF MONKEYS, was published in 1892. A letter with outstanding Africa-related content by Stanley, and as such very scarce. Stanley's two best known books are HOW I FOUND LIVINGSTONE(1872) and IN DARKEST AFRICA (1890).

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Vers et prose *

      Perrin et Cie, Paris (1893). - Broché, couverture gris bleu imprimée. Petit manques angulaire et au dos, fissuré en queue. Ce choix résultant d'un choix du poète, auquel il a bien voulu apporter une modeste préface, y précisant le souhait de toucher au plus grand nombre. Il n'empêche qu'il est devenu fort peu fréquent.Touchante provenance pour cet ouvrage qui mériterait une reliure, reliure dont nous trouvions quelques jours plus tard un exemplaire revêtu, de la plus touchante façon, s'agissant de celui de notre peintre Lélo Fiaux, deux fois signé à son nom; s'il s'agit d'une modeste réimpression de 1925, à laquelle on a pas cru bon de laisser la fragile couverture, le dos et les plats sont largement décorés de structures géométriques par l'artiste, dans des tons de sépia dont elle fit maints lavis.Tout à fait émouvant. Édition originale collective, après 10 japon impérial et 25 vergé de Hollande.

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        Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah (two Volumes with All Maps & plates)

      London: Tylston & Edwards, 1893. First printing of this edition with no marks or writing & NOT ex library & NOT book club. Both volumes rebacked and very tight. A beartiful set - gift quality.. Memorial Edition . Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket As Issued.

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        VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE or Tales of Hindu Devilry

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. First edition thus, Memorial edition. With frontispiece and 32 illustrations by Ernest Griset. 8vo, publisher’s original full black polished cloth with gilt pictorial designs and arabic characters on the covers, and gilt lettering on the spine. xxi, [2], 243, [3, including advertisements, "opinions of the press"]. A very well preserved, bright and clean copy. Very little evidence of age, only minimal evidence of shelving or use, clean within and with no foxing apparent. SCARCE FIRST PRINTING OF THE MEMORIAL ISSUE OF THIS IMPORTANT TEXT. This printing, was specially issued for the uncompleted Memorial edition of the writings of Burton and is a collection of Hindi stories that are, according to Burton's wife Isabel, "thoroughly witty, and make those laugh heartily who have lived in the East.

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        [Original Pencil and Ink Drawing and Titling for:] THE COLUMBIAN ODE

      [Chicago. ca. 1893].. Original drawing, on 85 x 90 mm, on card stock (145 x 95 mm). Stock a bit dusty with a few small spots and a thumb tack hole outside the image area, mat shadow around image, otherwise very good. Sympathetically matted. An evidently preliminary or rejected trial design for the title, half-title or wrapper vignette for the 1893 "Souvenir Edition" of Monroe's THE COLUMBIAN ODE. Specific elements carried over from this design to the final work, notably the typography for the title. However, this drawing depicts (against an inverted pyramid background of leaves), a winged angel (with flowing hair) facing right with a harp in right hand, and left hand extended with a laurel wreath. The published title vignette reshapes the overall image, removes the wings from the figure (retaining the stylized hair and a different form of leafy background), and dedicates both hands to playing a lyre. The handling of the out- stretched left arm in this drawing is clumsy, and an unsuccessful attempt was made with white ink to rectify it. Accompanied by a reference copy of the published book (sewing absent, spine split and wrappers spotted). BAMBACE A3.

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        The Columbian Ode / Souvenir Edition

      W. Irving Way & Co, Chicago 1893 - 23 pp. Covers printed in red and violettitle page in red and black. Bright, clean, unfaded, no names or marks, Slight bumping to covers where overlapping the page block, 1/4" closed tear at top of rear cover, else fine. Bambace, p. 3. Lacking the original mailing envelope. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, member IOBA]
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        World Columbian Exposition MDCCCXCIII, Art and Architecture (2 Volume Set)

      Philadelphia: George Barrie, [1893]. Hard Cover. Fine Condition. Both volumes are illustrated throughout in black-and-white and color. Photogravure frontispiece portrait of George R. Davis in the architecture volume. Frontispiece etching of "The Pickwick Club" in the art volume. Bound in publisher's original half green leather and green cloth with rule stamped in gilt on the covers and the spines are stamped in gilt. Five raised bands on each spine. Marbled endpapers. Volumes measure 17 x 12 inches (43.2 x 30.5 cm). A beautiful set. Image on request.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Through Connemara in a Governess Cart

      London: W. H. Allen & Co., Limited,, 1893. Illustrated by W. W. Russell, from Sketches by Edith OE. Summerville. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial design to spine and upper board in gilt, black, yellow, purple, and white, black coated endpapers. 16 plates, illustrations throughout the text. No publisher's ads. Two bookplates, ownership signature partially erased from title page, bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Very slightly rubbed at extremities, a little spotting to half-title. An excellent copy. First edition. Hudson lists several bindings, and in this case the cloth is green and the pages trimmed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sights and Scenes on the Tokaido

      Tokyo With descriptive text by J Murdoch. In large decorative paper covers with title in black ink to front cover, edges a little rubbed, top corner a little dog earred, bottom corner missing, with cloth ties top& bottom, no title to spine. Internally has library bookplate and stamp to fep, not dated but c 1893, no publisher stated, 20 B&W plates depicting life along the Tokaido, a road of 320 miles from Tokyo to Kusatu, each plate has the small circular stamp to its bottom right corner, not really detracting from the image, tissue guards protect each plate, very small amount of foxing, the final page of Japanese text is present. Most plates are full page some have 4 to a page, these are accompanied by 1 or 2 pages of text describing the scene. A wonderful insight into the life the Japanese. Superb photography, each plate with a life of its own! Very Rare!

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Constitution of the American Railway Union. Organized at Chicago, Ill. June 20, 1893

      Terre Haute: Moore & Langen, Printers and Book Binders, 1893. First Edition. 16mo (14.5cm). Original printed brown wrappers; 31, [1]pp. Mild soil and wear; Very Good. & & Founding document of the American Railway Union, established by Eugene V. Debs and others in 1893. The ARU was the largest labor union of its time and one of the earliest labor (vice trades) unions in the United States, opening its membership to all railway workers regardless of their trade or degree of experience. The ARU prevailed in its first major test, the Great Northern Railway Strike of 1893, but suffered a major defeat the next year when the Pullman Palace Car Strike was broken by Federal strikebreakers. Debs and his fellow ARU officers were arrested and convicted of "obstructing the flow of the U.S. mail;" the union never recovered, but Debs's conversion to Socialism while in jail led to the merger of the union with the nascent American Socialist Party (then called the Social Democracy of America) in 1897. A highly important document in the history of American labor radicalism, and of significant rarity: OCLC finds only five physical locations; none others in commerce (2013) or in auction records for the past 25 years.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Royal Natural History

      - London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive and attractive study of natural history. Illustrated throughout with seventy-one coloured plates (collated,one missing from volume II) and numerous engravings. Richard Lydekker (25 July 184916 April 1915) was an English naturalist, geologist and writer of numerous books on natural history. Lydekker was born in London, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took a first-class in the Natural Science tripos (1872). In 1874 he joined the Geological Survey of India and made studies of the vertebrate paleontology of northern India (especially Kashmir). He remained in this post until 1882. Divided into Mammals (two and a half volumes), Birds (one and a half volumes), Reptiles and Fishes etc. , and Inverterbrates. Complete in six volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally smart, with just some light bumping. 2 Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, though strained in places. Pages are bright, though with spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD due to spotting..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Seven Champions Of Christendom Compiled From The Most Ancient Chronicles And Records, And All Other Authentic And Reliable Sources Of Information

      1893 or earlier. Inside mostly fine and looks little used. Light foxing at ends, very little inside. Red leather with gilt titling and extra decoration and spine bands; slight rubbing; front stamped in gold with shield of Wymondham Grammar School, Oakham. Foxed label inside front: Scripture Prize awarded to R.I.B.Glasspool; signed by Head Master E.I.Glasspool (sic), 1893. Marbled endpapers and edges. No dust jacket. No date (1893 or earlier). Colour plates showing heroic deeds; British Library attributes these to CO Murray; frontispiece starting to come loose. Based on the C16 work of Richard Johnson. 252 pages. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 610g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

      [Bookseller: Booksort]
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        Muster orientalischer Gewebe und Druckstoffe: vierzig Tafeln mit 212 Mustern in feinstem Lichtdruck (Oriental Designs of Woven and Printed Textiles)

      Dresden: Verlag der Kunstanstalt Stengel & Co.. Good; 12.75 x 19 (49 cm) Portfolio with a torn flap otherwise in Good . condition. (1893). Portfolio. Illustrated by 29 collotype plates; GWO 2438. Catalog of 16th-18th century Islamic silk rugs, woven silk textiles, velvets, printed cottons and "Polish" sashes from Turkey, India and Iran. At head of title and of each plate: Kunstgewerbe-Museum zu Dresden. Missing plates 8, 10, 17, 18, 25, 27-29, 31, 35, 36. [CSROT 4123].; 10; [2] pp. .

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        Petit solfège illustré. Illustrations de Pierre Bonnard. Deuxième mille

      Paris: Ancienne Maison Quantin, Librairie-imprimeries Réunies, 1893. Livre. Illus. by Pierre Bonnard. Très bon. Cartonnage Éditeur. Ed. originale. In-4 Oblong. Paris, Ancienne maison Quantin, Librairies-imprimeries réunies, sd [1893]. 21,5 x 29 cm, in-4 oblong, 1 f. bl. - 1 f. n. ch. - 30 pp. entièrement illustrées en noir ou en couleurs - 1 f. bl., cartonnage chocolat de l'éditeur illustré sur les deux plats. Edition originale, dont il fut fait deux tirages. Ici un exemplaire du deuxième tirage. Il s'agit du premier livre illustré par Pierre Bonnard, sur un texte de son beau-frère, Claude Terrasse, lequel avait épousé sa soeur Andrée en 1890. Malgré un petit manque de papier dans le coin inférieur de la page 8, sans atteinte au texte ni à l'illustration, et quelques menus frottis aux coins et aux coupes, il s'agit d'un bel exemplaire, ce qui est rare..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        MONEDAS DE LAS DINASTIAS ARABIGO - ESPAÑOLAS

      Monedas de las Dinastías Arábigo - Españolas.- Madrid, Fortanet, 1893; en 4º holandesa tela, XC - 1 h - 553 pp. Firma de anterior propietario. Palau nº 372000. Buen ejemplar.

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        The Spirit Lamp

      James Thornton 1893 - May, June, 1893. First editions. Vol. IV, No. I, II. Original blue printed wrappers. Sound copies. Very good (small chips). Enclosed in 1/2 blue morocco slipcase. 2 items. Vol. IV # 1 with contributions by John Addington Symonds (2), Alfred Douglas (3), Lionel Johnson, Pierre Louys, and others. Pages 1-47, partially unopened. Vol. IV # II pages 49-100 - contributions by Oscar Wilde "The Disciple," Alfred Douglas (2), John Addington Symonds, Eric Stenbok, A. R. Bayley (2), Gleeson White, H. M. Beerbohm. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys

      London: George Bell & Sons,1893. Octavo 10 volumes. Three quarters leather, gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt. With Lord Braybrooke's notes, edited with additions by Henry B. Wheatley. Frontispiece portrait and other illustrations with tissue guards and folding plates. In very good condition. Alexander conquered the world; but Pepys, with a keener, more selfish understanding of life, conquered a world for every sense" (Charles Whibley). "Pepys led a full, varied and voraciously-enjoyed life and clearly took pleasure in setting it all down in plain words. Unlike most frantically busy men, he had remarkable powers of observation" (Paul Johnson). "The bald truth about oneself, what we are all too timid to admit when we are not too dull to see it, that was what Pepys saw clearly and set down unsparingly" (Robert Louis Stevenson).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        P'TIT BONHOMME

      1893. 85 Illustrations par L. Benett. 12 Grandes Gravures en Chromotypographie. 1 Carte en couleurs. Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. [1893]. 8 pp ads dated 1893-1894. Original red cloth decorated in many colors, all edges gilt. First Illustrated Edition of the tale translated into English as FOUNDLING MICK (published by Sampson Low of London, in 1895). Although the tale continued to be published in the U.K. (and in Ireland, as A LAD OF GRIT), the tale was never published in America.~This is the appropriate earliest binding for this title, the cartonnage "au portrait collé," and this copy has the appropriate earliest ad catalogue dated 1893-1894. This is a remarkably bright copy, fine except for very slight fading of the red spine and for a bit of foxing on a few leaves within. A rather scarce title. Bottin pp 319-320; Gondolo della Riva 56C.

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