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        A Dictionary of the Bible : Comprising its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History / Edited by William Smith and J. M. Fuller

      London : John Murray, 1893. 2nd Edition. Physical desc. : 3 vols in 4. : ill ; 25 cm. Subject: Bible -- Dictionaries. Complete in three volumes, bound in four. Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked decorative buckram with gilt motif to front panel. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Il Pentamerone; or, The Tale of Tales. Being a Translation by the Late Sir Richard Burton, K.C.M.G., of Il Pentamerone; Overo Lo Cunto De Li Cunte, Trattenemiento De Li Peccerille, Of Giovanni Battista Basile, Count of Torone (Gian Alessio Abbattutis)

      Henry and Co., 1893., 1893. First Edition, Limited to 165 copies of which this is No. 2. Large paper, untrimmed and unopened. 2 volumes. Large 8vo. Publisher's black cloth with titles in bright gilt to spines and uppers. Slight browning to end papers. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Album de Forain

      Paris: H. Simonis Empis, [1893]. First edition, limited to 75 copies on Chine, this being #14, signed in pencil by the artist.. Hard Cover. Good/Reference: Hoe sale III, 1194 (this copy). The Hoe-Robinson copy of a collection of cartoons that affectionately satirize Parisian sexual-social customs. Forain was a friend and protégé of Degas, and a follower of Daumier. The preface is by the French novelist Alphonse Daudet, who writes, "The whole of Paris is there, modern Paris, from top to bottom, Paris and its terrors, its joys, its vices... explored by two sharp black eyes prying and watching...." This copy bears the ownership marks of two notable book collectors. Robert Hoe (1839-1909) was the founding president of the Grolier Club, New York's prestigious society of book collectors. His book collection rivaled that of his contemporary, J. Pierpont Morgan, but unlike Morgan he dispersed his books in a massive auction in 1911, where indeed Morgan acquired many prizes for his own library. C.L. F. Robinson (1874-1916) was the president of Colt Firearms, and a yeoman book collector. His library was sold at Anderson's shortly after his death, the same house that dispersed the Hoe library, for the considerable sum of $45,000.. Folio (42 cm); [4] leaves and [50] printed plates of Fourain's cartoons. Original hand-tinted wraps bound in. Upper wrap loose. Many plates with English translation of caption supplied in ink (in Hoe's hand?). Pervasive damp stain at juncture of gutter and top edge. Bound in half levant morocco over marbled boards, by David. Bookplate of Robert Hoe, later bookplate (by E.D. French) of Colonel C.L.F. Robinson.

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio]
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        The Engineering Magazine: Specially Devoted to the Interests of Engineers, Superintendents & Managers. Volumes 5-7, 9-10, 21, 25, 28-31, 35, 37-40 (1893-1911)

      NY: Engineering Magazine Inc., 1893. subtitle varies somewhat, volumes 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 21, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 35, 37, 38, 39, & 40, each volume is complete in six monthly issues, lacking four front covers, else good-very good and very well illustrated & with numerous ads, some graphic;. Photos available upon request.

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        Lettres a une Amie Chretienne sur les VERITES FONDAMENTALES DU JADAISME par Clementine de Rothschild. Traduit de l¿Anglais

      Macon, Protat Freres, Imprimeurs, Paris, France 1893 - BK738. Scans available upon request. vi, 90, [1] pages. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 8. [Translation of the title into English would be: Letters to a Christian friend on the fundamental truths of Judaism Very original may have been in German. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Picturesque Ceylon - Colombo and the Kelani Valley

      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Limited,, 1893. Quarto (278 × 213 mm). Publisher's green pebble-grained morocco, title gilt direct to the spine, raised bands, floral lozenge to compartments, concentric panels - double fillet, broad black, and a dotted roll with elaborate vase corner-pieces - to the boards, title gilt to the upper board in an attractive display font, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt floral roll to the turn-ins. Tinted collotype frontispiece with captioned tissue-gaurd, and 35 other similar plates on 29 leaves. Minor rubbing to the extremities, a scatter of light foxing, most of it limited to the tissue-guards. First edition. First in a series of photographically illustrated "guides" to the Ceylonese regions by the noted promoter of the island. Cave's sensitive and skilled photographs are beautifully printed in collotype, and here presented in the publisher's de luxe binding.

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        Illustrated Catalogue of Piano-Forte Actions

      New York: Wessell, Nickel & Gross, 1893. Oblong quarto. (9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches). Lithographed four-colour decorative title, 56 lithographic plates (comprised of: 2 tinted views of the factory, 1 tinted composite group portrait of the three company owners, 7 plates printed in silver and black, 46 printed in colours, silver and gilt), all by Lindner, Eddy & Clauss of New York. 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). An early piano catalogue with wonderful semi- abstract lithographed plates. A detailed trade catalogue of piano actions 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's 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 Suprematists and Constuctivists working in Russia in the 1920s - particularly El Lissitzky. The strongly-coloured 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 Dadists would have approved. Scarce. OCLC locate only four copies: Cambridge, The Smithsonian, NYU and The Winterthur Museum. Not in Romaine. For the lithographers see Jay T. Last The Color Explosion p.46.

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        Recollections of the Pioneers of Lee County

      Dixon, IL: Inez A. Kennedy, Publisher. Very Good-. 1893. First Edition. Original cloth. First Edition in Very Good- condition with rubbed extremities and front hinge starting, crudely mended with scotch tape. Illus., woodcuts, portraits. Original decorative green cloth, title in gilt. Dedication: "This little book is dedicated to the children of the pioneers, by the Lee County Columbian Club; A very scarce account of pioneer life, including mounds, camps, cliffs, etc. , in Lee County, Ohio. Putnam describes the hardships and privations of a pioneer life in a land inhabited only by Indians and wild beasts, and the only habitation was the log cabin. Ten townships are delineated and described. Howes L223 .

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        Indian Snakes: An Elementary Treatise on Ophiology with a Descriptive Catalogue of the Snakes Found in India and the Adjoining Countries

      Madras: Higginbotham and Co., 1893. Second edition.. Barely noticable marginal water mark to some pages of last section; a tight, clean very good copy.. Pp. [10], 188, 20 plates (14 partly hand-colored). Publisher's brown ribbed cloth, gilt lettered on the spine, and with a gilt cobra emblazoned on the front cover, 8vo. A few plates with penciled-in names added. Bookplate of Van Wallach on front end paper.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        The Memorial Edition of the Works of. Containing: Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah; A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome; Vikram and the Vampire; First Footsteps in Africa

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893-94., 1893. Complete in 7 volumes, superbly bound in recent full black oasis with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines, gilt rule to boards, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. With frontispieces, black and white and coloured plates. The complete set of the posthumous Memorial Edition, edited and with introductions by Isabel Burton.

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      1893. BURTON, Richard F. THE MEMORIAL EDITION OF THE WORKS OF CAPTAIN RICHARD F. BURTON, K.C.M.G., F.R.G.S., &c., &c., &c. Volume I(-VII. Edited by his wife, Isabel Burton. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893-1894). Comprised of four titles and complete in seven volumes. Volumes I and II: PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO AL-MADINAH & MECCAH. In two volumes. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. Illustrated with a folding colored map, a frontispiece portrait of Isabel Burton, fourteen plates (5 color, 8 tinted, 1 b/w), three folding plans, and text illustrations. "It will be seen that this edition is very complete, as it has the various appendices from all past editions. There is also a full index." - Penzer, p. 55. Volumes III and IV: A MISSION TO GELELE, KING OF DAHOME with notices of the so-called "amazons," the grand customs, the yearly customs, the human sacrifices, the present state of the slave trade, and the Negro's place in nature. In two volumes. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. Frontispiece in each volume. "This edition contains the whole of the original work, plus a short preface by Lady Burton." - Penzer, p. 74. Volume V: VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE or tales of Hindu devilry. Adapted by Captain Sir Richurd Burton. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. With thirty-three illustrations by Ernest Griset (16 plates, 17 in text). "This edition contains the whole of the original work, plus a list of illustrations, and a preface by Lady Burton." - Penzer, p. 83. Volumes VI and VII: FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA or, an exploration of Harar. In two volumes. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1894. Illustrated with two maps, four color plates, and text illustrations. "This edition contains the whole of the original work plus a preface by Lady Burton. There is a curious error in the 'List of Illustrations' in Vol. I (p. ix), where it gives 'The Fal' for p. 62. Neither in this edition nor in the original is any such illustration to be Found." - Penzer, p. 63-64. All seven octavo volumes are uniformly bound in the publisher's original binding of black cloth, with gilt lettering on spine, gilt-stamped vignettes within a single-rule blind-stamped border on sides, and black coated endpapers. All edges are trimmed, with t

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        Life With Trans-Siberian Savages

      London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1893.. F . 12mo. 19.2cm, first edition, x,209,[24]p., ads., original green cloth, gilt spine titles, ex-library, wear at the spine edges, expertly restored, a very good copy, rare (cgc) Account of the authors discovery of and life among Ainu, the remnants of a rare, inaccessible and secluded tribe in the Sakhalin Islands in northern Japan and west of the Russian mainland. A valuable early ethnology source and a major contribution to Western understanding of Ainu knowledge. A rare and important work.

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        The Essex County Hounds Going to Cover

      1893 - From the portfolio Sporting Incidents, this heliotype depicts a group of riders and hounds. Measuring 17" x 21", the print shows some foxing in the upper right hand corner.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1893. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo (175 × 117 mm). Contemporary crimson calf, green morocco label, decoration to spine, roll to front board gilt and in blind, crest to front board, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With black and white illustrations. Minor tear to top of binder's front blank, boards a little marked, an excellent copy attractively bound. Thirty-eighth thousand. People's edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original fashion illustration, ink and gouache on paper, signed "Reynaldo Luza" upper left

      n.p, ca. mid-1920s. (FASHION) Image 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches, matted and framed to 15 x 12 inches overall. Portrait of a woman in a beige coat with white collar, cuff and hem in a black, gray and green background. Excellent condition . Reynaldo Luza (1893-1978), pre-eminent fashion artist, was born in Lima, Peru. He began training as an architect at the University of Louvain, Belgium, but returned to Peru at the outbreak of World War I, where he changed his studies from architecture to art. In 1918 he came to the United States, where he earned his living by contributing drawings to several fashion publications, principally VOGUE, HARPERS BAZAAR, and VANITY FAIR. In 1921 he joined HARPERS BAZAAR as the principal fashion artist, a position he was to hold for 27 years. He divided his time between New York, Paris and London, working closely with all of the leading fashion designers of the times--Poiret, Patou, Lelong, Paquin, Douillet, Doucet, Cheruit, Worth, Drecoll, Callot Soeurs, Redfern, Martial et Amand, Premet, Reboux, Chanel, Vionnet, Molyneaux, Schiaparelli, Hartnell, Steibel, and Balenciaga, among others. In 1940 Luza made New York his principal base, where, over the next few years, he continued his activities at Harpers as well as creating fabric and furniture designs, and the costumes for the movie "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". Among other distinctions, he received several honorary appointments from the government of Peru, including that of Artistic Director of the Paris Exposition of 1938 and the New York World's Fair of 1939-40; he also did the interior design of the new Lima airport. In 1950 Luza returned to Peru, where he began a second career as a portrait painter, exhibiting his work over the next few years in Paris, New York, and Washington, D.C

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      New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1893). First Edition. Hardcover. Covers soiled and marked, tight. Spine darkened, gilt still strong, with some chipping at the spine tips. Good or better and an Association Copy of the first order. A. B. Frost, Henry Sandham, J. Carter Beard, Frederick Remington, and Harry Eaton. Small quarto (6" x 9-1/4") in the original gilt-decorated cream cloth with brown lettering on the front cover; xvi, 472 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece plate, drawings at the chapter heads and tails, and 23 full-page plates by A. B. Frost, Henry Sandham, J. Carter Beard, Frederick Remington, and Harry Eaton. This trade edition preceded the limited edition of 200 copies, per a "Notice" that is tipped in before the frontispiece announcing that the limited edition is in preparation. A monumental Association Copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To my beloved friend,/Jacob A. Riis;/may you enjoy the/northwoods as much as I/enjoyed the great plains/& the Rockies!/Theodore Roosevelt/July 1901." The number "14" has been inserted after the word "July," possibly by Roosevelt. Laid in is a pass made out to Riis for a Roosevelt Reception aboard the U.S. Revenue Steamer Androscoggin on 18 June 1910. Of Jacob Riis, his lifelong friend, Roosevelt remarked in his AUTOBIOGRAPHY: "I am tempted to call [him] the best American I ever knew." In 1904 Riis published a biography of his good friend titled THEODORE ROOSEVELT: THE CITIZEN. Jacob Riis, among the most dedicated advocates for America's oppressed and downtrodden, arrived in New York from his native Denmark at the age of 21 in 1870. A pioneer in photojournalism, Riis photographed and wrote about the slums and tenements of a New York in the dawn of a new century. Riis came to Roosevelt's attention through his 1890 book HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES. As Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, Roosevelt accompanied Riis on his evening travels through the slums and witnessed firsthand the inhumane conditions endured by many of New York's inhabitants. In his 1901 book MAKING OF AN AMERICAN, Riis wrote of Roosevelt: "It could not have been long after I wrote HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES that he came to the Evening Sun office one day looking for me. I was out and he left his card merely writing on the back of it that he had read my book and had 'come to help'. That was all, and it tells the whole story of the man. I loved him from the day I first saw him; nor ever in all the years that have passed has he failed of the promise made then. No one ever helped as he did. For two years, we were brothers on Mulberry Street." Roosevelt, in turn, wrote of Riis after his death: "It is difficult for me to write of Jacob Riis only from the public standpoint. He was one of my truest and closest friends. I have ever prized the fact that once, in speaking of me, he said, 'since I met him he has been my brother.' I have not only admired and respected him beyond measure, but I have loved him dearly ... and I mourn him as if he were one of my own family.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Souvenir of the New York Stock Exchange

      New York: J.B. Gibson Company, 1893. 4to. Title page printed in red and black. Illustrated with photographs. Unpaginated, [99] pp. Full brown morocco over bevelled boards in period style, silk doublures, a.e.g. Professional conservation to a few paper flaws, mostly in margins (old dampstain to first leaves; one leaf with old tear costing a small portion of text); half title and frontispiece inlaid. Fine. Not in OCLC or in any of the customary catalogues and references . Centennial publication comprising a list of officers and committee members, a 9-page list of members, an anonymous 30-page illustrated "History of the New York Stock Exchange" from its origins in 1792 (with list of past presidents), with the balance of the volume being illustrated advertisements. These include brokerage firms such as Drexel, Morgan, Spencer Trask, and August Belmont, as well as banks (Manhattan Company, Chemical National Bank, Bank of America) and other companies (such as Manning's Yacht Agency). The anonymous author of the "History of the New York Stock Exchange" observes, "The New York Stock Exchange is indeed one of the greatest bulwarks against panics that the business community could have."

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      Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press,1893.. This new edition of William Caxton's Godeffroy of Boloyne, done after the first edition of 1481, was corrected for the press by H. Halliday Sparling and printed by me, William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex & finished on the 27th day of April, 1893. LIMITED EDITION of 306 copies, 300 printed on paper (6 copies on vellum) and sold by the Kelmscott Press. The limitation is not printed in the book. 4to, 290 x 210 mm, 11½ x 8¼ inches, printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer Type, pages: xxii, floral decorated title page, 1-450 plus 2 pages, strange words and colophon, bound in publisher's full limp vellum with yapp edges, gilt lettering to spine, printed label at top of first pastedown stating "Given by Mrs Willam Morris in memory of her Husband 1897". Vellum slighty darkened in patches, spine slightly browned and gilt lettering slightly rubbed with slight loss of gilt, silk ties missing, label removed from first free endpaper leaving a pale brown patch and some crinkling, pale numbers on verso half-title, another having been rubbed out has left very slight thinning to paper, small round pale mark at bottom of spine where a label has been removed, 4 pages at the beginning have pale age-browning, looks like a paper fault, 1 small brown spot to fore-edge, otherwise a very good copy. This work is interesting as a record of the Crusades and the formation of the short-lived kingdoms in the East. It shows medieval chivalry as it actually was – not as represented by poets and storytellers. The highly decorative edition features many new ornaments and initials, as well as a new printer’s mark designed especially for this book. It was the first book published and sold at Kelmscott Press. This annoyed the noted London bookseller Bernard Quaritch, who felt that in his desire for all of the profits, Morris “will be a loser by it, but… be a nuisance to me on account of the Chaucer” which he was contracted to publish. He was correct; Godefrey did not succeed and Jane Morris eventually donated the remaining copies to public libraries, of which our copy is one. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-2. Under Command of D. Lindsay

      Adelaide:: C. E. Bristow, Government Printer,. 1893.. First edition. Paperback. Very good. The expedition, funded by Sir Thomas Elder and led by David Lindsay, was intended to explore western South Australia and Western Australia, in order '... to fill up the Map of Australia, that purpose will not be fulfilled if any appreciable area anywhere, be omitted.' By the end of the expedition, which included 14 men and 44 camels, 80,000 square miles of land had been charted, but only traces of water and good grazing land were found. & The expedition collected 150 new species of insects and 19 new species of plants which were part of the 700 specimens collected; in addition, mollusks, lichens, fungi, birds, mammals, reptiles, rocks & minerals were collected. The Journal includes Lindsay’s final report and journal (160pp), the journal of Wells, and vocabularies collected from the "Pidong" tribe. 8vo, 207pp, staplebound, in pale blue paper wraps, front paper cover lacking. With 2 large folding maps in separate pale blue folder. Map folder slt marked and rubbed, with sml lib stamp at front cover; two sml Library of Congress stamps internally. Library stamp to verso of one of folding maps and inside cover of accompanying map folder. Ferguson 9409a; Wantrup 208.

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        The History of Godefrey of Boloyne and the Conquest of Iherusalem

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1893. Large quarto. Original limp vellum, gilt titles stamped to spine, gold silk ties. Borders 5a and 6; side, corner, half, and three-quarter borders; six- and eight-line initials; chapter titles in red, text in Troy type, table of contents and glossary in Chaucer type. Covers somewhat toned and faintly creased. An excellent copy. First Kelmscott edition, one of 300 copies. Morris himself declared Caxton's history to be "a delightful book to read".

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        Utopia. Written by Sir Thomas More

      (Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893). Octavo. xiv, 282pp. One of 300 copies. Printed in Chaucer and Troy type in red and black. With woodcut initials and opening grapevine border. Edited by F. S. Ellis and with a Foreword by William Morris. Original full limp vellum shows some light wrinkling, else fine. All ribbon ties intact.

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        Utopia by Sir Thomas More

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. leather_bound. Full red levant morocco. Teg. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 282 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 300 [ten printed on vellum]. Revised by F.S. Ellis, printed in red and black, woodcut initials throughout, and a fine Morris border on p. 13. Foreword by Morris pages iii to viii; and a reprint of Raphe Robynson's title follows with a blank verso. FORMAN pp. 167-168. SCOTT pp. 91-92. Elegantly bound by Taffin; double and single gilt border panels house interior curvilinear border, raised bands, six compartments decorated in gilt motifs and lettered in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Interior contents very bright and fresh.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press,, 1893. Octavo (205 × 140 mm). Printed in black and red. Original limp vellum, title to spine gilt, green silk ties. Housed in a green cloth slipcase. Bookplate of Mary Eason. An excellent copy. First Kelmscott edition, one of only 300 copies on paper.

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        Text-Book of Biology

      London: W.B. Clive & Co. 1893, 1st Edition Ist issue. () x,149,36; x,157,(2),32pp. Very good. 16mo. Original dark green cloth with gilt titling on spine. Blind double line borders on both front and back covers. Black coated endpapers. Half titles in both volumes. 24 two page folding plates in part one. 23 folding plates in part two. Minor wear and soiling to the boards. Fairly extensive pencil notations through out especially on the blank portions of some plates. Hammond page 75. E 1. Publishers catalogue dated 19 / 9 / 92 in part one and dated 4 / 10 / 94 in part two. Plates drawn by Wells in both volumes. With the Natural History bookplate of Ruth and Herbert Runsdorf in volume one. Bookplate removed from volume two. A very nice set of Wells very scarce first book which shows much more commonly as the second edtion..

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        The Geographical Journal, Volumes 1-42 (1893-1913)

      London: The Royal Geographical Society. 1893-1913. First. Periodical. Octavos. A consecutive run of 42 volumes (from January 1893 - December 1913, each containing six monthly issues) of this scientific journal, known for publishing the reports of many famous expeditions during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, as well as reports and articles on many other important expeditions in remote regions throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Among the reports published in this set are Robert Peary's "Journeys in North Greenland," David Carnegie's "Explorations in the Interior of Western Australia," and Sven Hedin's "Four Years' Travel in Central Asia" (all in March 1898); J. Gunnar Andersson's "The Winter Expedition of the 'Antarctic' to South Georgia" (October 1902); Ernest Shackleton's "Some Results of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-9" (November 1909); "Peary Arctic Club Expedition to the North Pole, 1908-9" (August 1910); and Douglas Mawson's "The Australasian Antarctic Expedition" (June 1911). Illustrated with photographs and plates; each monthly issue with multiple folding color topographical maps at the rear. Bound in contemporary full dark green cloth boards, with the original wrappers and publisher's notices bound in. An ex-library set with bookplates and a perforated stamp on most of the title pages, plates, and folding maps of each monthly issue in volumes 1-32 (1893-1908), else overall a very good sound set with scattered rubbing and soiling, with no perforated stamp in volumes 33-42 (1909-1913). A handsome set with all of the folding maps neatly bound in at the rear of each issue. .

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      London: Taylor ( Francis for Bernard Quaritch Limited, 1893-1895.. Fifty-one fine handcolored lithographic plates after Elliot (12), William Hart (33), J.G. Keulemans (1), P. Oudart (1), and Maupert (1), drawn on stone by C.F. Tholey (17) and W. Hart (34), printed by Bowen & Co. (17) and Mintern Bros. (34); one double-page letterpress table. Folio. Contemporary dark green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt in seven compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt fillets, lettered in second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt made up from a large central flower-spray tool with surrounding small tools and foliate corner- pieces, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Very good. In a green morocco-backed cloth box. An excellent copy of the revised and expanded second edition of Elliot's monograph on the Ant-Thrushes. Although Eliot had first published a monograph on the Pittidae thirty years earlier, this attractive and rare work is in effect a new work. The original monograph, Elliot's first major work, was published between 1861 and 1863 with plates and descriptions of just thirty-one species. For the present edition Elliot completely rewrote the text and Hart and Keulemans produced thirty-four new drawings (redrawing eight of the original species and producing twenty-six drawings of new species). The geographical range of the Pittidae stretches from the East coast of Africa, to India, Indonesia and Australia in the East, then to China in the north. The family were evidently particular favorites of Elliot: "It is not often that one returns to his first love and finds her, after many years, more beautiful than ever, as has been my experience in the present instance" (Preface, p. iv). AYER/ZIMMER, p.208. FINE BIRD BOOKS (1990), p.74. NISSEN (IVB) 292. WOOD, p.332.

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        The Works

      London, Macmillan and Co.,, 1893-5. Edited by William Aldis Wright. 40 volumes bound in 20, large octavo (252 × 170 mm). Finely bound by Birdsall and Son in brown half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, brown boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some light foxing to endpapers and the occasional minor mark to boards, one volume with some light expert restoration to foot of spine, overall an excellent set handsomely bound. One of 500 copies on handmade paper, the second edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, first published in 1863–6, 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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        The Poems of William Shakespeare, Printed After the Original Copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593. The Rape of Lucrece, 1594. Sonnets, 1609. The Lover's Complaint

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1893. First edition. One of 500 copies printed on paper. Original limp vellum with blue silk ties, one lacking the last few inches, otherwise ties complete. A copy that is better than Very Good, but less than Fine. Top edge a bit dusty and minor soiling to vellum,otherwise a clean, tight copy. Poetry from the great bard printed in red and black by the most famous of all fine presses; the perfect confluence of significance, beauty and scarcity.

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys M.A. F.R.S. Clerk of the Acts and Secretary to the Admiralty

      London & Edinburgh: George Bell & Sons, 1893. In ten volumes; an Extra-illustrated set, with hundreds of hand-colored plates, portraits, engravings, woodcuts, folding plans, architectural renderings, more; Volume IX is the index, Volume X the "Supplementary Volume of Pepysiana; "Transcribed From the Shorthand Manuscript in the Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge by the Rev. Mynors Bright M.A. Late Fellow and President of the College With Lord Braybrooke's Notes Edited with Additions by Henry B. Wheatley F.S.A."; Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) diarist, an energetic official and zealous reformer of abuses, commiteed to the Tower of London on charge of complicity with the popish plot, and deprived of his offices but released, became secretary of the Admiralty until the revolution upon which he retired. His 'Diary' remained in cipher in Magdalene College until 1825 when it was deciphered by John Smith and edited by Lord Braybrooke. The whole, except a few passages which cannot be printed, was published by Mr. Henry B. Wheatley in 1893. (DNB); printed at the Chiswick Press by Charles Whittingham and Co.; turqouise blue straight-grained morocco leather, gilt ruled, rebacked in a flat light blue leather, gilt titled; top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt roll-tool turn-ins; some wear, rubbing to bindings; in very good condition, especially interesting extra-illustrations and clean interior.. Leather Binding. Very Good.

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        SING-SONG: A NURSERY RHYME BOOK (Presentation Copy)

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1893).  New and Enlarged Edition w/new lines added to some of the poems, 18.5 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's light green moire-patterned cloth w/gilt title to spine, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 135 (xiv) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 121 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.  Inscribed to recto of ffep: "Henry Edward Stewart, Xmas 1893, from Christina G. Rossetti" (at this date Henry, son of Sir Edward & Lady Philippa Stewart, was not quite 3 years old).  Binding Very Good (spine & edges of covers sl. darkened & rubbed, & ep.s a bit browned); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. spots).  "Academy" 23 Dec. 1893 p.573.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        My Dark Companions and their Strange Stories

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited,, 1893. Octavo. Original brown pictorial cloth, title in gilt to the spine and upper board, all edges gilt, black surface-paper endpapers. Frontispiece and 17 full-page illustrations, historiated initials and numerous illustrations to the text. Very slightly rubbed, corners a little bumped, hinges a touch cracked and neatly repaired, but overall a very good copy. First edition of this collection of camp-fire stories, told by "real aborigines of the interior … the choicest and most curious of those that were related to me during seventeen years." This copy with a superb, lengthy presentation inscription to the verso of the frontispiece, "May these legends culled in Darkest Africa be as pleasant to read as they were to hear from the lips of the Companions of my travels. Henry M. Stanley, London, June 1902." This copy with the joint bookplate of Belle and Kermit Roosevelt to the front pastedown. Son of Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Kermit was born in 1889, and despite being "a quiet, dreamy, rather detached child" (DAB), developed a considerable taste for exploration and adventure. In 1909 "while at Harvard, he accompanied his father on an expedition to East Africa, serving as photographer. As his father noted with delight, 'the rather timid boy of four years ago has turned out a perfectly cool and daring fellow.'" He subsequently joined his father's near-fatal exploration of the River of Doubt in Brazil; accompanied the British forces in Mesopotamia during the First world War, winning the Military Cross; organized scientific expeditions into Turkestan and China for Chicago's Field Museum; and in 1939 became a British citizen in order to join the Army, seeing active service at Narvik in 1940, he died in 1942 by his own hand in Alaska while on intelligence duty with the US Army. He had married Belle Wyatt Willard, the daughter of the US Ambassador to Spain, on his return from the River of Doubt expedition in 1914. An attractive association.

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      London: J.M. Dent and Company, 1893. Twelve volumes bound by ZAEHNSDORF. Marbled boards and matching endpapers.Top edges gilt. Illustrations by Greig and ornaments by Tilney. Each volume has three full-page plates including the frontispiece, except Volume 1 which has four. Please note the following faults: Volume 1 has two one-inch closed tears of fore-edge without paper loss; Volume 2 upper joint starting, small stain on frontispiece, small chip at head of spine; Volumes 3-6 without faults; Volume 7 spine extremities chipped; Volume 8 with green crayon doodling in margins of several pages and small area of paper loss p.209 without loss of letters, conservation-tape repaired, Volumes 9-11 without faults, Volume 12 has small piece of head of spine missing. Publishing dates are from 1893 to 1900. A very charming little set bound by a premier bindery. This set includes the following: "Jane Eyre", "Shirley", "Villette", The Professor", "The Poems of the Bronte Sisters", "Cottage Poems" by Patrick Bronte, "Agnes Grey", "Wuthering Heights", and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall". Faults as noted and priced accordingly. . First Dent Edition. 3/4 Green Morocco. Light to Moderate Wear./No Jacket. Small Octavo.

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      Published by Macmillan & Co., 1893. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Hughes, Arthur. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. New and Enlarged Edition. Green cloth gilt title to spine. 120 b/w illustrations by Hughes, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. All edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped, some slight darkening to spine and edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Endpapers browned. Some slight foxing to contents. A few hinges are cracked. Very scarce dustwrapper is a little bit grubby and edge chipped with minimal loss and a couple of small closed tears. [R]

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        The Portfolio of Sussex Views and Antiquities Being a Collection of Painter Etchings ( 24 Plates of Which 16 are Signed )

      Brighton: W. J. Smith, 1893. 24 tipped in plates on paper mounts. Plate 1: Bodiam Castle, signed by Ansted & Coombe. 2: Rye from the Marshes, signed by both. 3: Mermaid Street Rye, Signed by Ansted. 4: Camber Castle, Signed by both. 5:Battle Abbey, The Gateway, signed by both. 6: Hurst Monceau Castle, signed by both. 7: Pevensey Castle, not signed. 8: Michelham, signed by Ansted. 9: Wilmington Priory, no signed. 10: The Star Inn Alfriston, not signed. 11: Southover Street Lewis, signed by both. 12 : Middle House Mayfield, signed by both. 13 : East Grinstead, signed by Ansted. 14:Crawley, signed by both. 15: Pulborough, signed by both. 16: Amberley, signed by both. 17 : Steyning, signed by both. 18: Wiston House, The Hall, not signed. 19: Arundel, signed by Ansted. 20: Chichester Market Cross, not signed. 21: Chichester Catherdral, The Ambulatory, not signed. 22: Lordington, signed by both. 23 : Cowdray, not signed. 24 : The south Downes, not signed. With a 4pp leaflet enclosed describing each illustration. Occasional light dust marking, but prints in near fine condition. Housed in original printed portfolio, that is worn, and has a library stamp on top board.A70. First Edition. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Little Mermaid and Other Stories

      London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1893. Limited. Original Trade. Very Good. Weguelin, J. R.. Copy number 144 of a limited run of 150 copies; in the original Trade Binding. The page edges have the original deckle finish, awaiting trimming. There are over sixty illustrations (approximately 40 of them full page) which are Intaglio prints on India laid paper (Chinese paper) and all of this very fine paper is intact. Contains 27 of Andersen's fairy tales in this 'new' translation by R. Nisbet Bain. There is an introduction, also by Bain, in which he offers some rather scathing comments regarding previous translations of Andersen's works. pp xxiii; 384. Personal inscription [1898] on ffep. Some brown spots to end papers and prelims. Some of the illustration tissue guards are mis-folded and there are a few minor tears to the guards. Boards are browned and there is a modern cloth tape as the backstrip. A very rare find. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Maud. A Monodrama

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press,, 1893. Octavo. Original limp vellum by J. and J. Leighton of London, titles to spine gilt, green silk ties. Spine and edges of covers a little faded, minor creasing to upper cover, light spotting to edges of text block. 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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        Maud: A Monodrama

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 1 of 500 copies. This is a particularly nice copy of this beautiful Kelmscott Press work. The limp vellum binding is in very good condition with typical light smudging and handling. The fragile original ties are present. The interior is pristine, with Morris's lovely borders, ornaments, and initials. The borders were designed for this book. Printed in red and black Golden type on Flower paper. The Peterson bibliography recounts an interesting story about the book's publishing history. A customer noted typographical errors in three places. Ultimately four cancellations with corrections were issued and inserted in some copies. This copy has the typographical errors noted but does not have the cancellations. Housed in a beige cloth covered clamshell box with brown and gilt title label to spine. 69 pages. MOR/061810.

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        The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

      New York/ London: Croscup & Sterling Company, 1893.. Octavo, 14 volumes. Three quarters leather, gilt tooling to the spine, raised bands. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. One of only fifty sets produced in England and America, this set is number 10. In near fine condition. A very attractive set.

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

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

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      Macao: Typgraphie Commercial. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1893. Presumed 1st. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1-538 pages; 1 vol. (Cao Xueqin. ) Hung Lou Meng: or The Dream after Red Chamber. A Chinese Novel. Hong Kong, Shanghai, Yokohama and Singapore, 1893. 4to, contemp. 1/4 morocco & pebbled cloth; moderate wear including worn head and foot of spine and scattered fading. Stub preceding title page with no attachment. Worldwide search locate a single copy at Cambridge, UK. English language text .

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      1893.. Oil on canvas, laid down on wood, 22 x 30 inches. Signed and dated lower left: "Alfred Agoust / 1893." Titled: "Buffalo Bill" on Kennedy Gallery labels. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries; Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons. Superb displayable condition. Handsomely presented in a period-style gilt American exhibition frame. This entertaining painting depicts a version of the comedy pantomime routine called "The Frenchman's Bottle Gag" performed in England by Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. The painting shows a bewildered Buffalo Bill ready to come to blows with two Cockney characters stealing drinks from his flask. A prominent historian of performance tells us: "The gag, made famous in Paris by the Scanlon Brothers and their collaborator, the Agoust Family Jugglers, in the long playing three- stage acrobatics, magic, and pantomime spectacular, Le Voyage en Suisse, usually involves two clowns, a ridiculously dressed Frenchman, and his bottle. The clowns steal his bottle and surreptitiously sneak sips back-and-forth, as the bewildered Frenchman desperately attempts to figure out who's got his bottle. This image is of costers or pearlies, East End London cockneys, victimizing the Buffalo Bill character - the old Hanlon & Agoust drinking routine re- costumed for the Wild West show's British audience." Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show made two extensive tours of England and Europe prior to the date of this painting: 1887-88, arriving for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee; and 1889-93, playing the great theaters and fairgrounds. The 1893 tour was at the height of the show's fame. The 1893 show program states: "Since the visit of Buffalo Bill's Wild West to England and its remarkable engagement in London, at West Brompton, in 1887, a history and tour have been made, such as no organization of its magnitude and requirements ever accomplished." Henri Agoust, the Hanlon's long-time collaborator (the parties later fell out and sued each other in a bitter legal dispute), had a son named Alfred, a member of the Agoust Family Jugglers. According to a census of traveling show people, he would have been in his early twenties in 1893. His biography is otherwise unknown. It seems likely that the juggling Alfred Agoust was also the well-trained, talented artist responsible for this magnificent show business painting, its attention to costume, props, and comic gesture demonstrating the specialized knowledge of the insider. Almost all images of the Wild West Show are found in the great lithographic posters and photographs produced by the William F. Cody publicity machine. Period oil paintings of the Buffalo Bill act are very rare indeed. This wonderful image, showing a comic routine Buffalo Bill evidently adopted from European circus acts, is a unique contribution to the iconography of the Wild West Show. John A. McKinven, THE HANLON BROTHERS. THEIR AMAZING ACROBATICS, PANTOMIMES AND STAGE SPECTACLES (Glenwood, Il.: David Meyer Magic Books, 1998), passim. BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST AND CONGRESS OF ROUGH RIDERS OF THE WORLD (Chicago: Blakely Printing Company, [1893]), passim. British Fairground Ancestors, Showmen, Circus and Fairground Travellers Index, website:

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        Buffalo Bill [and the "Frenchman's Bottle Gag," a comic tableau from the wild west show]

      1893. Oil on canvas, laid down on wood, 22 x 30 inches. Signed and dated lower left: "Alfred Agoust / 1893," titled: "Buffalo Bill" on Kennedy Gallery labels. Superb condition, period-style gilt American exhibition frame. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries (labels); Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons. A very rare contemporary oil painting of an Act in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show: almost all of the images of the Wild West show are found in the great lithographic posters and photographs produced by the William F. Cody publicity machine. Period oil paintings of the Buffalo Bill act are very rare indeed. This wonderful image, showing a comic routine Buffalo Bill evidently adopted from European circus acts, is a unique contribution to the iconography of the Wild West Show. This entertaining painting almost certainly depicts a version of the comedy pantomime routine called "The Frenchman's Bottle Gag" as performed in England by Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. The painting shows a bewildered Buffalo Bill in the center of the canvas, apparently ready to come to blows with two cockney characters on either side of him, one of whom is swilling a drink from a flask. A prominent historian of performance tells us: "The gag, made famous in Paris by the Hanlon Brothers and their collaborator, the Agoust Family Jugglers, in the long playing three-stage acrobatics, magic, and pantomime spectacular, Le Voyage en Suisse, usually involves two clowns, a ridiculously dressed Frenchman, and his bottle. The clowns steal his bottle and surreptitiously sneak sips back-and-forth, as the bewildered Frenchman desperately attempts to figure out who's got his bottle. This image is of costers or pearlies, East End London cockneys, victimizing the Buffalo Bill character - the old Hanlon & Agoust drinking routine re-costumed for the Wild West show's British audience." Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show made two extensive tours of England and Europe prior to the date of this painting, 1887-1888, arriving for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, and 1889-1893, playing the great theaters and fairgrounds. The 1893 tour was at the height of the show's fame. The 1893 show program correctly stated, "Since the visit of Buffalo Bill's Wild West to England and its remarkable engagement in London, at West Brompton, in 1887, a history and tour have been made, such as no organization of its magnitude and requirements ever accomplished." Henri Agoust, the Hanlon's long-time collaborator (the parties later fell out and sued each other in a bitter legal dispute), had a son named Alfred, a member of the Agoust Family Jugglers. According to a census of traveling show people, he would have been in his early twenties in 1893. His biography is otherwise unknown. It seems likely, however, that the juggling Alfred Agoust was also the well trained, talented artist responsible for this magnificent show business painting, with its attention to costume, props, and comic gesture, demonstrating the specialized knowledge of the insider. John A. McKinven The Hanlon Brothers, their amazing acrobatics, pantomimes and stage spectacles (Glenwood, Illinois: David Meyer Magic Books, 1998), passim; Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World (Chicago: Blakely Printing Company, [1893]), passim.

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