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

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

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        A.|| WRIGHT, Wilhelm.

      A History of Scandinavian Fishes by B. Fries, C. U. Ekström and C. Sundevall with coloured plates by W. von Wright and Text Illustrations. Second edition, revised and completed by professor F. A. Smitt. Text 1-2 + Plates. Stockholm P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1893-95. Folio. (8),+ 566,+ VIII; (6),+ 567-1240; (4),+ II,+ IV s.+ 55 kromolitograferade planscher (numrerade I-LIII + XXIIA + XXVIIA). Fina blå linneband, guldornerade ryggar med svarta titeletiketter och samliga omslag medbundna (G. Hedberg). Tre volymer. Nissen 1435 (anger 54 planscher). Dal, Sveriges zoologiska litteratur s. 289. Den engelska utgåvan av andra upplagan innehåller en plansch mer än den svenska utgåvan, i detta exemplar två fler. Engelsk översättning av D. Lloyd Morgan. Första upplagan utkom 1836-57. Enligt Björn Dal kan dock denna andra upplag betraktas som ett helt nytt arbete. Texten är till stor del helt omarbetad, färgbilderna återger dels Wilhelms von Wrighrts bilder från första upplagan och dels efter några original som inte tidigare varit publicerade. Bilderna i texten är zinkotypier utförda av Carl Erdmann efter original av Erdmann, Ekblom, Ferdinand von wright m.fl

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        Codigo Civil del Peru, Con Citas, Notas, Concordancias y un Apendice

      1893. [Peru]. Lama, Miguel Antonio de la [b. 1839], Editor and Annotator. Codigo Civil del Peru, Con Citas, Notas, Concordancias y un Apendice de Leyes, Decretos, Resoluciones, Ordenes, Reglamentos, Instrucciones, Circulares y Ejecutorias Hasta el 31 de Diciembre de 1892. Lima: Editado por la Imprenta Gil, 1893. 560, [2] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, rear hinge starting, crack in text block between title page and following leaf. Light toning to text. Lama's inkstamp to verso of title page, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Established in 1852, Peru's civil code draws on the Code Napoleon and Castilian law that existed during the nation's colonial period. Lama was a leading Peruvian jurist. His highly regarded notes in Codigo Civil include the latest legislation, digested court decisions, treaty provisions and related laws and decrees. This work went through six editions by 1928, the final three by later editors. All are scarce in North American law libraries; OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1893 edition (Harvard, University of Minnesota). Clagett, A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Peru 30.

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        Original fashion illustration, pencil, ink and gouache on paper, signed lower left

      (FASHION) Image 13 x 9-1/2 inches, matted and framed to 20 x 16 inches overall. Portrait of a woman in profile from behind displaying an embroidered shawl. 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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        "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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        Puzzles Old and New

      Frederick Warne & Co. 1893. xx., 394, [2] adverts for for Hamleys of High Holborn (conjuring tricks and ventriloquial heads). In the original red cloth, with gilt and black lettering, and 4 puzzles illustrated in black on the front board, and one on the spine. A few bumps and marks, but a lovely copy of this scarce work. 103c

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

      C. E. Bristow Government Printer 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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        Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities

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

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        Jacqueline

      Boussod Valadon et CieParis:: Boussod, Valadon et Cie,. 1893.. First edition. Charmingly illustrated with exquisite full-page plates and vignettes printed in color after designs by Albert Lynch. Folio, full light brown levant morocco, art nouveau binding by P-R Raparlier, front cover inlad with life-size bluets and daisies, back cover inlaid with a spray of roses, in natural colors. Inner dentelles in elaborate floral borders, doublures and flys of figured moire silk, gilt edges on the rough, original wrappers bound in. One of 20 copies on large Whatman paper, with an ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DRAWING BY ALBERT LYNCH on half-title. Superb example of modern French binding. Raparlier was well-known for his modelled leather bindings. There is, rather sadly, a couple of watermarks on the front board.

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        Military Costumes in Old Japan

      K. Ogawa, 1893. Soft cover bound in illustrated stiff board with punch binding and ribbon tie, illustrated with 15 b/w photos taken by Kazumasa Ogawa, one of Japan's foremost early photographers. This book was produced under the direction of Chitora Kawasaki of Ko-yo-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School). Privately published by the photographer Original English-language edition with the plates processed by the National Chemograph Co. Illustrated cover has suffered loss along the top edge what has been repaired with Japanese paper, general moderate soiling and smudge with several small drip spots on top corner, new ribbon tie, additional repair to a chip top rear near spine, tears to margins of the punched holes, small curve along the fore edge of all pages as if someone started to roll the book. Text is clean and unmarked. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. First Edition. Softcover. Good. Illus. by Ogawa, K.

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        Fram over Polhavet.

      Den norske Polarfærd 1893-1896. Med et Tillæg af Otto Sverdrup. 2 bd. Kria 1897. Rigt illustr. 526 + 554 s. Orig. komp. hellrd. Pænt rent og velholdt ekspl. Richly illustr. Publisher's pictorial cloth. Nice clean copy and the binding in very good condition.. "Fram over Polhavet" (Farthest North) is Nansen's own account of a remarkable achievement in polar exploration, every detail of which was worked out by Nansen himself and went absolutely according to the plan. Printing and the Mind of Man 384. Nuuk 252

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        MEMORIAL EDITION OF THE WORKS OF CAPTAIN RICHARD F. BURTON

      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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        The Poetical Works

      London: Frederick Warne and Co 1893 London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1893. (WHARTON, EDITH) "Reprinted from the Revised American edition, Including Recent Poems". 8vo. 630 pp. Original gilt-lettered red morocco, a.e.g., remnant of spine laid-in, front board and flyleaf detached, worn and rubbed . INSCRIBED by Edith Wharton on the half title, with a short poem incorporating Gertrude's farewell to Ophelia. It reads in full: "Sweets to the sweet & luck to the fair / are applicable both, - / to the girls with the ondule hair, / from her loving cousin / Edith Wharton / July 3rd 1894" Longfellow was an early admirer of Wharton; he arranged to have one of her adolescent poems published in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY

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        On the Trapanese Origin of the Odyssey.

      Cambridge: Metcalfe & Co. 1893 Contemp. blue morocco, elaborate gilt dentelles; sl. rubbing to near edge of front board. Orig. printed wrappers bound in. v.g. 24, [14]pp.Hoppé 27. This essay first appeared , without the long preface, in

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        Thet Nyia Testamentit på Swensko af år 1526.

      Med understöd af Kongl. Maj:t och Svenska Akademien ånyo utgifvet af Aksel Andersson. I. Text. Uppsala 1893. Akademiska Boktryckeriet Edv. Berling. Folio. (8),390,(2),IX,(5) s. Tryckt på detta papper i 25 exemplar. Samtida helt blinddekorerat skinnband, rygg med fem upphöjda bind. Dubbla ramar, inom inre ram mittstämpel och hörnstämplar i arabeskmönster. Yttre hörnstämpar inre ram. Främre pärm med titel i blindskrift, bakre med Anno 1526 i blindskrift. Omslag medbundna. Inlagan oskuren. Två små insektshål främre fals vid översta bindet, samt med två insektsskador i väv inre främre fals 20 och 25 mm. (G. Hedberg Bokbindare Stockholm). Exlibris Eric Montell. 40,5 x 28,5 cm.. Faksimilupplaga. Paginering enligt denna upplagas nya paginering

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        [ONE HUNDRED CHRYSANTHEMUMS].

      [Japanese writing] [Kyoto, 1893]. 2 volumes small folio. Both volumes in the original cream coloured wrappers with Japanese signs and a bit of gold to front wrappers. Wrappers stitched at spine with purple thread, upper and lower compartments of spine "sealed" with purple checkered paper. Previous owner's signature to front wrappers. Minor soiling to wrappers, otherwise very fine. Internally spotless. 2x27 double-ply rice-paper leaves, containing in all 50 beautiful colour woodcut-illustrations of chrysanthemums, 46 of which are full-page, and 4 of which are double-page. Several of them have added hand-colour. Text on first and last leaves in Japanese.. Magnificent work on the national flower of Japan, the chrysanthemum, which is the symbol of the Imperial Seal of Japan.The chrysanthemum dates back as long as the 15th century BC and is thought to have been brought from China to Japan in the 8th century AD. The flower is of great symbolic value and importance to the Japanese, who every year arrange a huge "Festival of Hapiness" to celebrate the flower. The chrysanthemum was brought to Europe in the 17th century and was later given its present name by Linneaus. The gracefulness and the beauty of the flower has been put magnificently on to paper by the renowned Japanese artist Keika Hasagawa (fl. 1893 - 1905), in the present "One Hundred Chrysanthemums", a splendid work of high artistic and cultural value. As indicated in the title, 100 illustrations of the present work should have appeared, but we have not been able to locate more than these 50 anywhere; whether the remaining 2 volumes have appeared, remains unknown to us

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        De danske Runemindesmærker. 4 bd. i 6 dele. Bd. 1: Alm. indledning + De historiske runemindesmærker. Bd. 2: Runestenene i Jylland og på øerne (undtagen Bornholm). Bd. 3: Runesten i Skåne og på Bornholm. Bd. 4: Runeligsten af mindesmærker knyttede til kirker + tillæg + ordsamling. Afbild. af J. Magnus Petersen.

      Gyldendal, 1893-1908. 4 bd. i 6 vol. Indbunden halvlærred + orig. omslag. Folio.. Pænt og meget velbevaret eks. komplet med alle smudsomslag. Blokken pæn og helt ren. Omslag brunet på ryggen. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        WIDOWERS' HOUSES. Inscribed

      London: Henry & Co, , 1893 George Bernard Shaw. WIDOWERS' HOUSES. Inscribed. London: Henry & Co, 1893. 8vo., 126pp. + 2pp. ads. Gilt-stamped publisher's original cloth, now a faded plum. A significant presentation copy inscribed in black fountain pen on the half-title: "To Robert Loraine / from G. Bernard Shaw. / 9th Nov. 1907". Loraine [1876-1935] was a man of action: actor-manager, soldier, aviator, Fabian & of course, a close friend to Shaw - perhaps best known as an actor he's seen most commonly on holiday with the Shaw’s & Harley Granville-Barker or at Fabian events. Loraine & Shaw shared political affiliations & a passion for theatre: it was Loraine who premiered as the lead in Man & Superman on Broadway, the production was massively successful & launched Shaw as a force to be reckoned with in the United States. A significant association copy of this very scarce first edition with only 500 printed & as few as 150 sold, many fewer signed thus. Widowers' Houses was the first of George Bernard Shaw's plays to be staged. It is one of the three plays Shaw published as Plays Unpleasant in 1898. It was deemed "unpleasant" because its purpose is not to entertain its audience as the traditional Victorian theatre was expected to do but to raise awareness of social problems & to censure the exploitation of the poor by the unproductive upper class. Custom TBCL embossed cloth slipcase in fine condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Le Docteur Pascal.

      1st edition. Paris: Bibliothèque-Charpentier, Eugène Fasquelle 1893. 392 pp. Copy no. 63 of 350 on papier de Hollande. Totally uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in nice later halfleather.. Les Rougon-Macquart, histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le second empire

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        Grundgesetze der Arithmetik. Begriffsschriftlich abgeleitet, I-II [all published].Jena: Hermann Pohle, 1893-1903. First edition.

      A fine copy of Frege's magnum opus, from the library of American philosopher Paul Weiss. "The climax of Frege's career as a philospher should have been the publication of the two volumes of 'Die Grundgesetze der Arithmetik' (1893-1903), in which he set out to present in formal manner the logicist construction of arithmetic on the basis of pure logic and set theory. This work was to execute the task which had been sketched in the earlier books on the philosophy of mathematics: it was to enunciate a set of axioms which would be recognizably truths of logic, to propound a set of undoubtedly sound rules of inference, and then to present, one by one, derivations by these rules from these axioms of standard truths of arithmetic. The magnificent project aborted before it was ever completed. The first volume was published in 1893; the second volume did not appear until 1903 and while it was in the press Frege received a letter from Russell pointing out that the fifth of the initial axioms made the whole system inconsistent. This was the axiom which, in Frege's words, allowed 'the transition from a concept to its extension', the transition which was essential if it was to be established that numbers were logical objects. Frege's system, with this axiom, permitted the formation of the class of all classes that are not members of themselves. But the formation of such a class, Russell pointed out, leads to paradox: if it is a member of itself then it is not a member of itself; if it is not a member of itself, then it is a member of itself. A system which leads to such paradox cannot be logically sound. With good reason, Frege was utterly downcast by this discovery, though he strove to patch his system by weakening the guilty axiom. We now know that his logicist programme cannot ever be successfully carried out. The path from the axioms of logic to the theorems of arithmetic is barred at two points. First, as Russell's paradox showed, the naive set theory which was part of Frege's logical basis was inconsistent in itself, and the remedies which Frege proposed for this proved ineffective. Thus, the axioms of arithmetic cannot be derived from purely logical axioms in the way he hoped. Secondly, the notion of 'axioms of arithmetic' was itself latter called in question when Gödel showed that it was impossible to give arithmetic a complete and consistent axiomatization. None the less, the concepts and insights developed by Frege in the course of expounding his logicist thesis have a permanent interest which is unimpaired by the defeat of that programme at the hands of Russel and Gödel". (The Oxford Companion to Philosophy). </br></br>Provenance: with the signature of Paul Weiss to the front free end paper. The American philosopher Paul Weiss (1901-2002) who taught at Bryn Mawr and Yale, co-edited (with Charles Hartshorne) the first six volumes of The Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce (Harvard University Press, 1931-1935), and in 1947 founded the Metaphysical Society of America and its academic journal, Review of Metaphysics, serving as the journal's editor until 1964.. Two volumes. Large 8vo: 246 x 163 mm. The two volumes bound together in early twentieth century dark blue cloth with paper spine label, a fine and clean copy. XXXII, 253, (1); (2:blank),xv, (1), 265, (1) pp

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        La bella napoli. stuttgart, s.a. (ma 1893).

      Cm. 39, pp. viii, 214. Con molte illustrazioni nel testo anche a più toni di colore e 11 tavole fuori testo su cartoncino. Leg. edit. in piena tela rossa con titoli in oro al piatto. Tagli dorati. Perfetta conservazione. Opera assai famosa sui costumi, la gente e la città di Napoli e dintorni (Castellamare, Capri, Ischia, Baia, Amalfi, Sorrento,ecc.). Particolarmente interessante perché, a differenza degli usuali diari di viaggio stranieri, predilige l'aspetto più popolare e quotidiano nella descrizione come nella parte iconografica composta da disegni originali dell'autore.

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        The Fall River Tragedy - A History of the Borden Murders (Unique provenance)

      Geo. R. H. Buffington, Publisher. Fall River Press of J. D. Munroe. 1893. Very nice copy of the extremely scarce first edition of Porter's History of the Borden Murders. Apparently with only a short run of about 1000 copies the edition was said to have been supressed by Lizzie Borden who arranged for all available copies to be purchased and destroyed. As such only a handful remain and it apparently took Robert A Fynn some 40 years to track down a copy for his 1985 facsimile. This is a very good copy in its original dark green cloth binding with original endpapers. Some scuffing to extremities, fading to spine and light stain to front board. Some browning to pages. A sound, square copy. PROVENANCE: An inscription to the ffep verso states " David Holmes Compliments of David P. Keefe Fall River Mass Jan 11 1895".The following appeared as part of a larger article in the August 6th 1892, Evening Standard: ".....John W (sic). Morse (Lizzie Borden's blood uncle) in company with D. P. Keefe, looked through the hay in the barn yesterday and made a thorough examination of the carriages and sleighs..... .....Morse was very anxious to engage Keefe, or have Keefe hire somebody to bury the blood stained cloths and towels which were used on the victims. He said that the family wanted them put out of sight and would pay well for it. This news was communicated to Medical Examiner Dolan and he ordered that nothing on the premises should be disturbed." David P. Keefe was a mailman in Fall River according to Paul Dennis Hoffman's book, "Yesterday in Old Fall River." The New Bedford Evening Standard reported on August 8, 1892, that Keefe and John Vinnicum Morse searched a hay pile in the Borden barn for the murder weapon and examined carriages and sleighs that were stored there. Morse later asked Keefe to bury Andrew and Abby's bloodstained clothes and towels in the Borden backyard even though Medical Examiner William A. Dolan ordered that nothing be touched. Keefe wanted to charge Morse five dollars to bury the clothing and pieces of the victim's skulls, according to the Fall River Daily Herald. Morse protested the price and they eventually settled on a fee of three dollars. David Holmes is not specifically mentioned as being directly involved in the murder case, but it is likely he was a relative of Charles J. Holmes, a prominent Fall River banker who, with his wife, was a strong supporter of Lizzie Borden at the time of her arrest. (A paperback copy of Hoffman's Book "Yesterday in Old Fall River" providing details of Keefe, Morse and Charles Holmes together with all those involved in the case will be provided to the purchaser of this book). An excellent copy of this scarce book dealing with a crime that is now embedded in American folklore with a unique provenance.

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        New York Dramatic Mirror [also New York Mirror; Dramatic Mirror], 20 Christmas issues 1886&#150;1906 (except 1891)

      FREE domestic shipping with direct order. **Lavishly illustrated with glorious fin-de-siècle covers in color. Identified cover artists are W. Granville Smith (1893), William Martin Johnson (1894), M. de Lipman (1895), H.S. Loury (1897), F. Richard Anderson (1898), Ernest Haskell (1899 & 1900), Sewell Collins (1901 & 1904), H.L.V. Parkhurst (1902), Hamilton King (1903), John Cecil Clay (1905), and Beverly Towles (1906). Size varies: about 49 x 35 to 42 x 29 cm. 32 to 124 pp. per issue. Illustrated features and profiles of actors and other theatrical figures, plus a wealth of advertisements. Marginal tears in 1889; 1890 secured with metal fastener, and rear cover detached and torn Most copies very nice. See also related listings for "Leander Richardson's Illustrated Dramatic News"; "San Francisco Dramatic Review"; and "Gallery of Players from the Illustrated American," ed. by Austin Brererton et al.

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        LOW TIDE ON GRAND PRE. A Book of Lyrics. Signed

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1893 Carman, Bliss. LOW TIDE ON GRAND PRE. A Book of Lyrics. New York: Webster, 1893.First Edition of poet Bliss Carman&#39;s first authorized book and his most celebrated collection of verse, the title poem issued four-years previously by Copp Clark, Inscribed by him to first cousin, Canadian poet, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts on the front free endpaper. "No, neither Boardman, no Corrigan, but C.G., my first, "First Edition" Bliss Carman." Small 8vo. 120 pp. An essentially near fine mildly faded example in the publisher&#39;s delicate plum cloth, gilt titles to the spine, tasteful bookplate of Joseph E. Corrigan to the front pastedown, neat name (Mary) Boardman to the front free endpaper. With the Bliss Carman Memorial Fireplace pamphlet and postcard laid-in. A few pages with very light pencil appreciations in an unknown hand. Exceptional association copy. Bliss Carman FRSC [April 15, 1861 &#150; June 8, 1929] Preeminent Canadian poet, born William Bliss Carman, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Published under the name "Bliss Carman," although the "Bliss" is his mother&#39;s surname. Arguably Canada&#39;s best known poet, dubbed by some the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." He later moved to New York & was influential as both an editor & writer for Cosmopolitan, the Atlantic Monthly, the Chap Book and other journals. Recognized for his anthology & editing of the 10 volume work, The World&#39;s Best Poetry, 1904 & The Oxford book of American verse. In 1928 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce Gold Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG , FRSC , BA [January 10, 1860 - November 26, 1943]. Canadian poet & prose writer. Besides his own body of work, Roberts is known as the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration for other writers of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott were known as the "Confederation poets". $3500. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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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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        THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN. Fantastic Opera in Two Acts. With Ilustrations by Hugh Thomson

      London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1893. Small quarto (about 7 5/16" x 5 3/8" x ½"). FIRST EDITION. Half-title, frontispiece, engraved title, 64 pp.; twelve full-page illustrations not part of pagination (including frontispiece). ________ THE DORIS LOUISE BENZ / CHEVALIER COLLECTION COPY. Bound by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE in brown morocco, covers with single gilt fillet border with upper cover gilt lettered and presenting a gilt vignette of two dancing rats with tails twisted around a musical pipe (image taken from Hugh Thomson&#39;s title page illustration). Spine in six gilt-framed compartments with five raised bands, gilt lettered in 2nd & 3rd compartments with date at bottom of the spine; blind tooled darts ending in tri-foliate design flanking each raised band; board edges with single gilt fillet, gilt turn-ins, green endpapers; all page edges gilt. Stamp-signed by the binder on upper turn-in: "Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. London." Binding is housed in a sturdy leather covered and fleece-lined clamshell case bound by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph. ________ Doris L. Benz was the only daughter of a wealthy New England businessman. She could quietly indulge her tastes like few others and "few dealers or curators knew of their [her books] existence. When the collection came on the market in 1984, its richness took the book world by surprise." -Dickinson&#39;s Dictionary of American Book Collectors, p. 38 The funds from the sale at Christie&#39;s (New York, Nov. 16, 1984, part lot 337) went to good causes, the Dartmouth College Library being the chief beneficiary. This copy of the Pied Piper was brought into the highly revered Chevalier Collection of English Twentieth-Century Bookbindings and was again sold on Nov. 9, 1990 (lot 80). ________ Fine condition. ________ A HANDSOME PRODUCTION, CHARMING ILLUSTRATIONS, AND DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE.

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        Jane Annie, or The Good Conduct Prize

      Chappell & Co. London: Chappell & Co., 1893. Paperback. This is a very scarce item with an interesting history. J.M. Barrie (1860-1937) and Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) met early in their writing careers when they both wrote for the magazine The Idler. They were both Scottish and passionate about cricket, and they became great friends. Their odd collaboration in writing this operetta came about because Barrie had agreed to write the libretto. He became ill, however, perhaps suffering a nervous breakdown, and his friend Doyle came to his rescue by collaborating with him on the work. Despite their efforts, the operetta was a failure, which apparently bothered them very little. In the original printed wrappers. This is very nice copy of this uncommon work, particularly in this condition. This is a variant issue of this unusual collaboration. Housed in slipcase with the bookplates of Lord Ezher and Clark Hunter. LIT/100709. Very Good.

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        CATERINA SFORZA.

      In-8 (mm. 240x160), 3 voll., bross., pp. (16),405; (4),450,(2); XII,861,(3). L'opera è arricchita da un importante apparato iconografico in tavv. f.t.: vi figurano monumenti, riproduz. di antiche stampe, ritratti di personaggi famosi, facsimili di brani di lettere autografe, ecc. "Edizione originale" di un'importante opera che approfondisce un travagliato periodo della storia italiana (la calata di Carlo VIII in Italia) e le tragiche vicende legate all'invasione della Romagna da parte di Cesare Borgia. Uniamo un estratto su "Caterina Sforza". Nuovi documenti. Memoria letta alla R. Deputazione di Storia Patria per le Provincie di Romagna dal Socio effettivo Conte Pier Desiderio Pasolini, Senatore del Regno. Bologna, Tip. Garagnani, 1897. In-8, bross., pp. 152, con figg. Cfr. CLIO,V, p. 3460. Esempl. ben conservato, con dedica autografa dell?A.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OF PSALMS OF DAVID

      New York: Printed for the Convention, 1893.. [28],566,[2]pp. Folio. Original heavily gilt decorated vellum over boards, with brass fore-clasps, t.e.g., others untrimmed, ribbon marker. Printed in red and black, with floriated borders by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, title in black letter. Bookplate on front pastedown, binding a trace dust- soiled, some fairly unobtrusive small nicks and parches of surface rubbing to vellum, clasps no longer exactly aligned for closing, otherwise a very good copy of a book seldom encountered in better condition. The limited issue of the revised Book of Common Prayer, overseen by D.B. Updike, and with facsimiles of the signatures of many of the principals associated with the revision approved at the 1892 General Convention on the verso of the title. The limited edition was prepared in two forms, one being the Canonical Edition, intended for distribution to each diocese and jurisdiction within the Church, with the text and borders enclosed within red rules, and with original signatures on the verso of the title. This standard limited edition of 500 copies on handmade paper does not feature red rules, and has the signatures of the principals in printed facsimile. Updike comments at length on this project in his introduction to NOTES ON THE MERRYMOUNT PRESS, and about his role in the attempted rescue of an ill- conceived effort to produce a decorated edition from the plates of the 1892 printing: "The best things about the book were the cover and charming end-papers which Goodhue designed for it. Sad to relate, the edition had an immediate and resounding success! We were congratulated, and we blushed. Our shame was taken for modesty and we were congratulated more! While the book is indeed a strange one, it is by no means so strange as the designs originally made for it" (see pp. 9-10). Nonetheless, the experience was an important prelude to the production in 1928 of Updike&#39;s own edition, widely regarded as his finest work. GRIFFITHS 1893.7.

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        Daphnis and Chloe Signed Proof Illustration

      London, 1893. Original Illustrations. A proof wood engraved illustration for Daphnis and Chloe, published in 1893. 210 copies of the book were printed by the Ballantyne Press and sold by Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the sign of the Bodley Head. This proof is signed by Charles Shannon on the bottom right of the proof. Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts worked on the design and engraviing of the thirty-six illustrations together, each engraving some of the plates. This was done by Shannon. This is for the illustration on page 89 of the book, "Love in a Dream Tells Dionysophanes to Declare the History of Chloe at a Feast He and Nymphs Having Good Care of her. Slight foxing to plate, otherwise in very good condition. 167x174mm. Matted. ORIGART/062111. Fine.

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

      (London: Vale Press, 1893). Quarto. 107pp. One of 210 copies. Artists&#39; presentation copy inscribed by Vale Press founders/artists Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts to C. Elkin Mathews, one of the book&#39;s publishers, dated May 19, 1893. Also signed on the dedication page by the dedicatee, T. Sturge Moore. The text, translated by George Thornley, is illustrated with thirty-six woodcuts by Ricketts and Shannon, ornamental initials, and a large tailpiece. Together with a set of twenty-seven proof impressions of the woodcuts on twenty-six sheets. Each is signed by the artist in pencil: fourteen by Ricketts, ten by Shannon, and two sheets printed in monochrome signed by both.& & Daphnis and Chloe was the first of three books designed by Shannon and Ricketts following their magazine, The Dial, and preceding the official founding of the Vale Press in 1896. Although Ricketts and Shannon had already found some subscribers for the book, they decided to sell the entire edition to Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Bodley Head, who had a passionate clientele demanding finely made limited editions. A collaboration between the two artists, this work took an entire year to complete. Watry notes that Daphnis and Chloe was "from the outset a collector&#39;s item," "appealing to booklovers, both as a text and as an object," and was sold out before publication (25). Ricketts drew inspiration for the book&#39;s design from early Venetian printing, especially the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printed by Aldus in 1499, as well as from William Morris&#39;s revival of traditional crafts and techniques, drawing on historical letter forms and placing emphasis on the harmony between text and illustrations (Watry, p. 23).& & A scholar&#39;s copy, the book has been extensively annotated with pencil notes to rear blank leaves that compare the proofs to the published illustrations. Referencing the signatures on the proofs, the previous owner has also unobtrusively penciled the artist&#39;s name next to each illustration in the book. Additional bookseller&#39;s note to front flyleaf. Bound in green cloth, gilt-titled to spine, which shows slight rubbing and wear to extremities. A few of the proofs show light foxing and some occasional offsetting, else a fine copy of this extraordinary glimpse into the artistic underpinnings of this publication. With the wood-engraved bookplate of noted collector Joseph Manuel Andreini by Lucien Pissarro to front paste-down, depicting a shepherdess and her flock.

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        Album Missionis Terrae Sanctae

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

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        Catching&#39;s compendium of practical dentistry [volumes for 1892, 1894, 1896]

      Atlanta, GA : Constitution Publishing Company, 1893 ; C. P. Byrd, 1895 ; Franklin Printing and Publishing Company, 1897., 1897. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 3 rare volumes of Catching&#39;s Compendium of Practical Dentistry, published annually during the years 1891-1896, excepting the year 1893. Includes the volumes for the years 1892, 1894, and 1896. ; Benjamin Holliday Catching (1848-1899) was born in Georgetown, Copiah County, Mississippi, graduated from the Dental College in Baltimore, Maryland and later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1880. "His first considerable writing was done for the Southern Dental Journal, which he founded, and which he edited for eight years. Following that, he began the issuance of Catching&#39;s Compendium, an annual compilation of practical dental hints culled from the dental literature of each year. Five numbers of this were issued. Later on, in connection with Drs. Johnson, Atkinson, Chappell, and others, he edited the American Dental Weekly. He was a member of the Georgia State Society and the National Dental Association. He was an ex-member of the Georgia State Board of Dental Examiners and ex-President of the Southern Dental Association."--The Indiana Dental Journal, February 1900 ; LC: RK57; NLM: W1 ; 282 p. (1892), 306 p. (1894), 378 p. (1896) ; OCLC: 24434295 (1896) ; OCLC: 6077343 (Series) ; presentation copies given in 1959 to John Pyron from Louise Catching Brogdon ; Louise Catching Brogdon, daughter of Dr. B H Catching, married John Swift Brogdon, chemist from Suwanee, Georgia in 1917. "She graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, stood first in her classes and is very pious. She taught in Atlanta; traveled several months in Europe with her sister, Nannie, and others. She taught only higher mathematics. He is well educated and is a managing chemist. "--From "The Catchings and Holliday families, and various related families, in Virgina [sic], Georgia, Mississippi and other southern states" ; John Leonard Pyron (1916-2005) , who, with degrees from Birmingham Southern University in 1936 and a Masters in Education from the University of Florida, taught in Florida high schools from 1936-1946, until he attended Emory University and received a degree in dentistry in 1948. In 1998, Emory recognized him for 50 continuous years of service in dentistry. ; black cloth with blind-stamped tooling, with lettering in gold ; 1892 copy somewhat worn, G, while 1894 and 1896 copies are VG ; Contents: (1892) Operative dentistry -- Prosthetic dentistry -- Crown and bridge work -- Orthodontia -- Dental medicine -- Oral surgery -- Miscellaneous; Treating putrescent pulps and filling roots / A W Harlan -- Destroying pulps and filling roots of molars / W C Barrett -- Improved gutta-percha fillings / W Storer How -- -- Crown and bridge work / F A Peeso -- Inlays, gold and porcelain / G I V Brown -- Hacker bridge / Grant Mitchell -- Protruding upper and intruding lower incisors / Norman W Kingsley -- Jack and traction screw / C S Case -- Protrusion of the inferior maxilla / E Henry Neall -- Angle regulating appliance / E H Angle -- Cocaine anesthesia / E L Clifford -- Pulpitis / I A Freeman -- Toothache / A V Elliott -- Replanting, transplanting and implanting teeth / Theo. F Chupein -- (1894) Amalgam fillings / C E Kells -- Restoration fillings in incisors: the axiliary dovetail / I C St. John -- -- Plaster impressions of the upper jaw / J W White -- Aluminum swaged plates / G D Sitherwood -- Vulcanizing, flasking and finishing rubber plates / George B Snow -- Bridge lower centrals with inclining cuspids / A E Matteson -- The Knight combination crown / H A Knight -- Hollow gold dummies for bridge work / George Evans -- The scallop wire plate / J N Farrar -- Enlarging the upper dental arch / J N Farrar -- Some diseases of the gums / D M Sabater -- Restoration of a nose with porcelain / A G Smith -- Orthopedic treatment of saddle-nose / M Ayrapaa -- Refining gold / Joseph D Hodgen -- (1896) Partial bite-plate / W Storer How -- Flasking and vulcanizing / W S How -- Plate making / L P Haskell -- Essentials of soldering / H J Goslee, etc ; VG.

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

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

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        Franklin D. Roosevelt Praises Americans&#39; "courage, daring,

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

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

      Paris: Librairie de l&#39;art indépendant, 1893. relié. 13,5x21cm. Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane caramel. Nombreuses contributions dont celles de J.-K. Huysmans, Jules Bois, Louis Ménard et Pierre Quillard. Rare. - Librairie de l&#39;art indépendant, Paris _1893-1894, 13,5x21cm, relié. - relié

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        Salome. Drame en un acte

      Paris & London: Librairie de l&#39;Art Independant; Elkin Mathews & John Lane,, 1893. Octavo. Original purple wrappers, titles and decoration to upper wrapper in silver, all edges untrimmed. Pages faintly tanned as usual, wrappers fading at edges as in every copy we have seen, backstrip also faded and with some typical but minor surface cracks and a touch of repair at the head. An excellent copy of this most delicate of publications. First edition, trade issue. One of 600 copies in this issue, there were also 50 copies printed on handmade paper. Composed by Wilde in French and not published in English until the following year.

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        Sidonia the Sorceress

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

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        Sidonia the Sorceress. Translated by Francesca Speranza Lady Wilde

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

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        Two Offenders

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

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

      Paris: Gil Blas, 1893. relié. 28x40cm. Edition originale. Reliure en demi percaline brune, plats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, coupes éraflées, coiffe supérieure arrachée. Reliure de l&#39;époque. Chaque numéro contient bien ses quatre pages, quelques légères déchirures marginales sans atteinte au texte, ainsi que des pliures. Contributions de Marcel Prévost ("Cousine Laura", "Grace!", "Au cabaret", "L&#39;Abbé Pantalon", "Maxime"), Aristide Bruant (nombreuses chansons), Georges Courteline ("Margot", "26", "Boubouroche", "La Pendule", "Exempt de cravate", "Je m&#39;en fous", "Un mal de gorge", "Ferme ta malle !", "Premières armes", "L&#39;Honneur des Brossarbourg", "Le Mauvais cocher", "Suggestion"), Jean Richepin (nombreux poèmes, ainsi que des textes en prose : "Ch&#39;tiote", "La Casquette", "Mimile"), Alphonse Daudet ("La Moisson au bord de la mer", "La Musique aux Champs"), Charles Baudelaire (publication posthume de "Ciel Brouillé", "Moesta et Errabunda", "Le Jet d&#39;eau", "Causerie", "Le Jour des Morts", "Don Juan aux Enfers", "Les Aveugles", "A une mendiante rousse", "Bohémiens en voyage", "L&#39;Aube spirituelle", "Le Jeu", "A une passante"), Paul Verlaine ("Sagesse", "Sur l&#39;herbe", "A la promenade", "La Chanson des Ingénues", "Mandoline", "Le Faune" "Cythère", "En sourdine", "Colombine"), François Coppée ("Rousse", "Brune"), Guy de Maupassant ("La Parure", "Le Champ d&#39;oliviers", "Le Crime au Père Boniface", "Histoire d&#39;une fille de ferme", "Littérature du gendarme", "La Dot"), Willy ("Francisque"), Barbey d&#39;Aurevilly ("La Vengeance d&#39;une femme", "Le Rideau cramoisi"), Alphonse Allais ("Le Langage des fleurs", "L&#39;Absence profitable", "La Télégraphiste", "Bébert"), Emile Zola ("Pour une nuit d&#39;amour", "Lourdes"), Jules Renard ("Oeuf de poule", "Poil de Carotte"), Maurice Leblanc ("Roméo et Juliette", "L&#39;Elevage", "La Vierge"), Gyp ("Le Débutant"), Catulle Mendès ("Le Passe-pied"), Jean Lorrain ("Les Yeux du mort"), J.-H. Rosny ("Lacération", "Cabinets particuliers", "L&#39;Immolation", "Le Funéraliste"), Mark Twain ("Concernant les femmes de chambre"), Théophile Gautier ("A une robe rose"), Sully-Prud&#39;homme ("Les Vénus"), Anatole France ("Chronique napolitaine"), Edmond et Jules de Goncourt ("Le Passeur de Maguelone", "Le Père Thibaut"), Tristan Corbière ("Sainte Anne") entre autres ; dessins de Steinlen, A. Guillaume, Paul Balluriau, Lourdey, Carl-Hap et Maurice Marais notamment. Journal illustré de nombreux dessins en couleurs et en noir et blanc, parfois en pleine page voire en double page, ainsi que de partitions musicales. Gil Blas est un ancien hebdomadaire de presse écrite français, fondé par Auguste Dumont, qui a paru du 19 novembre 1879 au 4 août 1914, puis très épisodiquement du 20 janvier 1921 à mars 1940. Pendant une période, à partir du 17 novembre 1909, il fut dirigé par Henri de Noussanne et Pierre de Maroussein. Le Gil Blas se voulut d&#39;abord littéraire. De grandes plumes s&#39;y exprimèrent dans des chroniques qui connurent un vif succès : Guy de Maupassant (ou Maufrigneuse) dont la collaboration fut la plus longue (1881-1888), Paul Arène, Émile Bergerat, Clovis Hugues, René Maizeroy, Jean Richepin, etc. Tout aussi importants étaient les feuilletons, signés par Émile Zola, Hector Malot, Théodore de Banville, et Octave Mirbeau notamment. De son côté, Maupassant y publia « Une vie » (février-avril 1883), « Bel Ami » (avril-mai 1885), « Mont-Oriol » (décembre 1886-jévrier 1887), etc. Outre ces chroniques et ces feuilletons, Zola défendit certaines de ses &#156;uvres dans le journal, par le biais des « Lettres au Directeur » (sur « le Rêve », 8 novembre 1888 ; sur « la Bête humaine », 13 novembre 1889). - Gil Blas, Paris _1893-1895, 28x40cm. -

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        Jorrocks&#39;s Jaunts and Jollities

      1893. Jorrocks&#39;s Jaunts and Jollities Illustrated by Henry AlkenIn a Beautiful Inlaid Binding By Chris Lewis[BAYNTUN-RIVIERE, binders]. [SURTEES, Robert Smith]. ALKEN, Henry, illustrator. Jorrocks&#39;s Jaunts and Jollities. The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that Renowned Sporting Citizen Mr. John Jorrocks. With Sixteen Illustrations by Henry Alken. Printed in Colours. New Edition. London: George Routledge, [1893]. Tall octavo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in; 221 x 145 mm). viii, 272 pp. Sixteen full color plates including frontispiece and engraved title (with tissue guard between).Bound by Bayntun-Riviere, c. 1985 in full crimson morocco and finished by Chris Lewis with a quadruple gilt frame with a gilt horse shoe in each corner surrounding a large rectangular pictorial onlay of multi-colored morocco depicting a country scene with five foxhounds being followed by two huntsmen on horseback. The back cover with the same quadruple gilt border. Spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Gilt board edges, gilt tooled turn-ins with gilt corner decorations. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A very fine copy. Chris Lewis was one of Bayntun-Riviere&#39;s most talented &#39;finishers&#39;. He designed and finished many unique inlaid bindings during his time at Bayntun-Riviere in the 1960s and then again prior to his death in the late 1990s.

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

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

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        ORIGINAL watercolor of Barbadoe's Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland, signed "G. Ross 1893"

      Kilmarnock 1893 Kilmarnock, 1893. 21 x 14-1/2 inches. On verso is written in Ross's hand the title and "painted by Gordon Ross, St. Andrew's House, Kilmarnock." Also pasted on the verso is a page from the book Rambles Through Kilmarnock, reprinting a poem that evidently inspired Ross's work: "A wild, weird look has the 'Lady's Walk', / And the trees are stripped and old...". Unframed, on board; some wear and minor repair to corners or margins, overall very good . A very early work by Ross, then age 20, done in Scotland before his removal to the United States. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

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        Werther. [Subtitle]: Drame lyrique d&#39;après Goethe par M.M. Édouard Blau, Paul Millièt et Georges Hartmann. Musique de J. Massenet. Théâtre National de l&#39;Opéra-Comique

      Paris: Ménestrel... Huegel et Cie.. 1893. Original large lithographic poster in colours by Eugène Grasset printed by Lemercier. 80 x 61 cms. (31.5" x 24"). & & Laid down to paper and linen. . "Few would challenge the claim of Werther to be Massenet&#146;s masterpiece, a work in which intense personal feeling is expressed in a modern chromatic language, touching on the sentimental at times, and crafted with immense skill... As in Manon, Massenet&#146;s command of an intimate style, without the paraphernalia of chorus and ballet, is complete... The orchestration is masterly, especially the use of english horn and saxophone, and the harmonic style is intensely powerful, borrowing to some extent from Wagner but never stepping beyond the boundaries of advanced tonal practice as understood in 19th-century France." Grove online& & Designed for the first French performance of the work on January 16, 1893, this charming poster incorporates two scenes from the opera within circular frames. & & Reproduced in Schneider: Massenet, p. 157. Broido: French Opera Posters 33.

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

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

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