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      New York: Lovell, Coryell & Company, 5 and 7 East Sixteenth Street, [1893].. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-288, original blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge plain. First edition of this collection. First published in paper, this is a later printing, but perhaps a first or early printing in a hardbound binding. Collects twelve of Doyle's early stories, several first published in book form in the anonymously edited anthology DREAMLAND AND GHOSTLAND (1887) and seven first collected in MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES (1889). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 548. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 608. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Green and Gibson A4c. Cloth lightly rubbed at edges, spine a bit dusty, a very good copy. (#149380)

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        Le fantôme

      First edition, one of 300 numbered copies and justified by Remy de Gourmont on tinted vellum.Binding to bradel half gray calico, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, date and dual gold tail filet, rubbed caps, marbled paper boards, some rubbings on the cuts, then signed binding cold Lemardeley.Book illustrated with two original lithographs by Henry de Groux.Sources: libraries Edouard Wassermann with his bookplate engraved by Marie Laurencin, Hubert Heilbronn and his bookplate. Mercure de France Paris 1893 13x22,5cm relié

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        Premières poésies 1856-1858

      New edition, one of 12 numbered copies on Holland paper, only large paper after 8 Japan.Binding to bradel half morocco burgundy with corners, back smooth, golden tail date, scratch head a bit, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, fragile parchment wrappers and back preserved and bound in (back insolated with small gaps), signnée binding Alfred Farez.Nice copy pleasantly established. Paul Lacomblez Bruxelles 1893 13x18cm relié

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

      First printing of 500 copies. 68 pp. Original beige cloth spine over grey/blue paper-covered boards. Black lettering to front board. Early ink inscription dated 1893 to front endpaper and neat ink name to title page. First printing with the errors on pp. 41 & 45. Printed on hand-made paper in red & black with wood-cut initial letters. Very fresh and clean copy.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Grammann"). Dresden, 24. X. 1893.

      1893. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "In Beantwortung Ihrer geschätzten Zuschrift danke ich Ihnen im Voraus für die freundliche Beachtung welche Sie in Ihren Werken meinen Opern zutheil werden lassen [...] Den Klavierauszug zu Thusnelda schicke ich Ihnen in [den] nächsten Tagen direct zu. Für Melusine u. Andreasfahrt bitte ich Sie direct an die Herrn Verleger unter Berufung beiliegender Karte zu schreiben [...]". - Der Sohn eines Kaufmanns und Konsuls besuchte seit 1867 das Leipziger Konservatorium, lehrte später als Professor in Wien und ließ sich anschließend in Dresden nieder. "Er komponierte im Stil Richard Wagners, mit dem er persönlich bekannt war. Nach der Uraufführung seiner Oper 'Melusine' in Wiesbaden 1875 folgten 'Thusnelda und der Triumphzug des Germanicus' (Dresden 1881), 'Das Andreasfest' (Dresden 1882) und die Einakter 'Ingrid' und 'Irrlicht' (Dresden 1894). Die nachgelassene Oper 'Auf neutralem Boden' wurde 1901 in Hamburg aufgeführt. Grammann komponierte ferner zwei Symphonien, ein Violinkonzert und mehrere Kammermusikwerke" (DBE).

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

      Librairie de l'art indépendant 1893 - - Librairie de l'art indépendant, Paris 1893-1894, 13,5x21cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane caramel. Nombreuses contributions dont celles de J.-K. Huysmans, Jules Bois, Louis Ménard et Pierre Quillard. Rare. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition. Half brown sheep. Numerous contributions, including from J.-K. Huysmans, Jules Bois, Louis Ménard and Pierre Quillard. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris, Léon Vanier 1893 - 1450 Original Edition by Léon Vanier, Paris. Original editorial soft cover, in near perfect conditions excluding a minor break on bottom of cover. Uncut. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Dick's Publishing House, n. d. (ca 1893)., New York - First edition. 12mo. Original pictorial pink wrappers, 16 pp. Born in 1855, in what is now the town of Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, Lone Star Harry, at the age of fourteen, "was broke in as a cowboy" and worked for the C.C., 63, and other ranges. He worked as a scout for General Crook and various Wild West shows. One of the most important features of this pamphlet is the section entitled: "My Experience on the Texas Cattle Trail, A Picturesque Business Killed by Steam and Iron, Experiences during a Cattle Drive of 3,500 cattle from Texas up to Nebraska." This drive took place in 1882, with Captain Charles King, bound for Ogallala. Includes information on handling cowponies, and tips on how to quiet cattle after a stampede. The section on gun handling advises people to stand with their left side facing a gunman, who will then be unable to hit your heart. In 1890, Lone Star traveled to the East, and began his career as a trick pistol shot for Dr. Solomon's Wild West Show until 1893. Not in Adams Herd or National Union Catalogue. A very scarce and unrecorded cattle narrative and probably for Wild West Show distribution. Very fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London: Tower Publishing Company Limited, 1893.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-393 [394: ad], inserted frontispiece with illustration by E. S. Hope and sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by Fred T. Jane, original pictorial bevel-edged blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, slate coated endpapers. First edition. The author's first novel, preceded by two poetry books published pseudonymously as "Lara." From 1871 to 1914 future war fiction was enormously popular in Europe and America. Griffith was one of the writers who realized the destructive power that aerial warfare would bring to future conflict, as well as the overall impact of new technology on armed conflict. In Griffith's hugely popular and very influential novel the inventor of a new flying ship joins the Brotherhood of Freedom, an organization that controls the work of Nihilists, Anarchists, and Socialists throughout the world and is popularly known as the Terror. When war starts in Europe the daughter of the mysterious Master of the Terrorists, Natas (Satan backwards), plans to let the European powers destroy each other and then the Brotherhood will step in and take over Europe which will then be united (under Anglo-Saxon rule) into a single force to meet the "impending flood of yellow barbarians" assumed to be forming in the East. As the war progresses the Russians overrun all of Europe and invade England. After England's king (Edward VII) surrenders to the Brotherhood, the Russian attackers in England are slaughtered and the Brotherhood's air force quickly conquers the Russian homeland. There is no invasion from Asia and the West is at peace under socialist rule. "THE ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION is remarkable not only for its extravagant visions of aerial bombing and mass destruction but also for its bastardized political ideology, which is a curious mixture of radical opinions ... Along with M. P. Shiel and H. G. Wells, he anticipated that the next war might be 'the most frightful carnival of destruction the world has ever seen,' involving the slaughter of millions of people, mostly noncombatants. This did not, however, deter him from looking forward to that conflict hopefully and enthusiastically. Like Shiel, he was an Anglo-Saxon chauvinist; like Wells a socialist; and he was hopeful that the apocalyptic clash of forces might result in the end of tyranny in Europe and the permanent victory of Christendom over the religious empires of the East. The attainment of such an end, in his view, would easily justify the death of millions ... By the time Griffith wrote his last novel, THE LORD OF LABOUR (published posthumously in 1911), his war of the imminent future was being fought with atomic missiles and disintegrator rays. He was still looking forward eagerly to the conflict. What effect the spectacle of the actual Great War might have had on his imaginative enthusiasm we can only guess." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 67-71. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-84; (1981) 1-83; (1987) 1-41; (1995) 1-41; and (2004) II-465. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 929. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 365. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 229. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 76. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 97. Negley, Utopian Literature 468. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 36, 45-7. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 52. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06364. Hubin (1994), p. 355. Small bookseller's ticket affixed to upper front paste-down, presentation gift label affixed to front paste-down. Cloth rubbed at edges, some foxing to the first two preliminary and last two terminal leaves, a solid, clean, nearly fine copy. The first edition is very uncommon. (#156101)

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      London: Edward Arnold, 1893.. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-214 [215-216: ads] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "October, 1893" on page [1] inserted at rear, 25 illustrations by Fred T. Jane, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow coated endpapers, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Story representative of a number of aerial anarchist books influenced by Verne's ROBUR THE CONQUEROR (1886). In 1920, Hartmann, a scientific genius, attempts to destroy London with his super airship. "Sensationalist gore and destruction." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 51. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-72 and (2004) II-399. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 709. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 292. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), p. 229. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 81-2. Bleiler (1978), p. 71. Reginald 05245. Spine panel just a trifle faded, a near fine, bright copy of an attractive book. A superior copy of a book seldom found in nice condition. (#148102)

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        Jane Annie or the Good Conduct Prize A New and Original English Comic Opera Written by J.M. Barrie & A. Conan Doyle. Arranged from the full score by King Hall. Vocal Score, Price 5/net. [Piano-vocal score]

      Chappell [PN 19458], London 1893 - Quarto. Original publisher's dark orange printed wrappers. [i] (title), [i] (printer's note), [i] (named cast list and note regarding the first performance), [i] (contents), 177, [iii] (advertisements of scores of The Yeoman of the Guard, Pirates of Penzance and various songs by Arthur Sullivan) pp.With Chappell price sticker "15/-" over original price on title and initials "EF" stamped in purple ink to lower right margin.Verso of upper wrapper with advertisements of musical publications of works by Albeniz (2), Lehmann (2), Beyer and Tennyson; recto of lower wrapper with advertisements for scores of The Gondoliers, verso for Haddon Hall. Wrappers chipped at edges; spine worn and lacking at head and tail; remnants of small circular label to upper. Small price label and notation to title in purple crayon; two gatherings split at hinge. First Edition. Green and Gibson Appendix III, p. 614. CPM (copies at the British Library, Oxford University, and Cambridge University). First performed in London at the Savoy Theatre on May 31, 1893, Jane Annie received 50 performances. "Barrie sought Conan Doyle's help after a nervous breakdown in February 1893. The comic opera had been commissioned by Richard D'Oyle Carte, and the deadline for its completion was rapidly approaching. As the whereabouts of the manuscript is not known, there is no way of telling with absolute certainty which parts are by which author. Conan Doyle refers to his collaboration on two occasions: in Memories and Adventures (p. 255) where he says he did the lyrics for the second act and much of the dialogue, and in a note written specially for Herbert Garland's A Bibliography of the Writings of Sir James Matthew Barrie." Green and Gibson pp. 346-47. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1866

      [London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. One of 400. Photogravure after photograph from life by Cameron. 1 vols. 9 5/8" x 6 7/8". Fine. One of 400. Photogravure after photograph from life by Cameron. 1 vols. 9 5/8" x 6 7/8" One of 25 photogravure portraits published in ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON AND HIS FRIENDS, a posthumous appreciation of Julia Margaret Cameron. Truthful Lens 29 ("highly professional illustrations")

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        Sir John Herschel

      T. Fisher Unwin, [London 1893 - One of 400. Photogravure after photograph from life by Cameron. 1 vols. 9 3/4" x 7 1/4" One of 25 photogravure portraits published in ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON AND HIS FRIENDS, a posthumous appreciation of Julia Margaret Cameron. Truthful Lens 29 ("highly professional illustrations") Photogravure after photograph from life by Cameron. 1 vols. 9 3/4" x 7 1/4"

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        Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1866

      [London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. One of 400. Photogravure after photograph from life by Cameron. 1 vols. 9 5/8" x 6 7/8". Fine. One of 400. Photogravure after photograph from life by Cameron. 1 vols. 9 5/8" x 6 7/8" One of 25 photogravure portraits published in ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON AND HIS FRIENDS, a posthumous appreciation of Julia Margaret Cameron. Truthful Lens 29 ("highly professional illustrations")

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        Scrambles in the Alps in the Years 1860-69.

      (225 x 165). pp, xviii, (2), 468. 23 full page plates including frontispiece and coloured folding plate at rear. Black and white illustrations in text. 5 folding maps at rear with marginal creases and a small tear. Closed tear in rear endpaper and some chips to page edges. Top edge gilt and others uncut. Cream and gilt cloth, a little browned, with gilt snowflake design. Complete with original marbled paper covered slipcase, somewhat worn, but seldom seen. Bound by Zaehnsdorf.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Budapest, 27. X. 1893.

      1893. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. An Hofoperndirektor Wilhelm Jahn mit der Mitteilung, daß er "mit heutiger Post express die uns gütigst zur Verfügung gestellte Partitur zu Carmen an Sie zurücksenden liess". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der Budapester Oper.

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        ALL ALONG THE RIVER: A NOVEL by the Author of "Ishmael," "Vixen," "Lady Audley's Secret," Etc., Etc. ..

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, 1893.. Octavo, three volumes: [i-iv] [1] 2-316; [i-iii] iv [1] 2-296; [i-iv] [1] 2-310 [311-312: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], half title leaves not called for, original dark green cloth, spine panels stamped in gold and blind, front and rear panels ruled in blind, yellow coated endpapers in volume III, plain endpapers in volumes I and II, all edges untrimmed. First edition. The title novel takes up the first two volumes of this book; the third contains eight short stories (omitted in later editions), three or four of them supernatural, depending on one's definitions: "His Oldest Friends," "The Island of Old Faces," "My Dream" and (possibly) "The Ghost's Name." Wilson excludes the last as a rationalized ghost story, while Richard Dalby includes it in his collection of Braddon's ghost stories for THE COLD EMBRACE (Ash-Tree Press, 2000), acknowledging it as borderline but noting its "well-tuned frisson of strange horror." All four stories first appeared in THE MISLETOE [sic] BOUGH, a Christmas annual that ran from 1878 to 1892, edited by Braddon for the first ten issues. "His Oldest Friends" was chosen by Braddon for a GRAND MAGAZINE issue in 1905 that solicited from authors what they considered their best story. A fifth story, "Stapylton's Plot," could almost be considered a story of prevision or predestination. A dilettante author comes up with a grandiose ambition for a novel based on a plot (man rescues woman from drowning herself, shelters her, becomes involved) that in fact, had even then been around the block more than a few times. He talks about his novel endlessly (insisting it must end tragically) but never writes a word. Years later, this very plot unfolds itself in reality. He catches a woman on Waterloo Bridge just before she jumps, persuades her to come back to his top-floor flat, puts her up in his bedroom while he retires to his living room couch, imagining fondly that he will bring about her reformation and redemption (and gain a wife in the bargain). He is awoken later by a noise a few hours later: she has jumped out the bedroom window and killed herself. This puts an end also to his talk about his novel. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 102. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1993). Hubin (1994), p. 93. NCBEL III 1040. Sadleir 267. Wolff 623. Mudie's Select Library subscription labels affixed to the front cover of each volume. Library stamps on the endpapers, slightly faded circular areas on spines from former labels, corner tips worn, light wear to spine ends and bottom edges, volumes I and II leaned, inner hinges cracked but holding tight, several signatures a bit proud, a good copy. A not so nice copy of a very elusive book. (#148089)

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        Violeting" Original illustration from Our Village

      No Publisher No Place 1893 - Original ink illustration, 6 1/2 by 6 inches, ultimately published in the 1893 illustrated edition of Our Village by Miss Mitford. Very Good, in contemporary frame.

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        The Mormon MEtropolis Illustrated Guide Salt Lake City and Its Environs

      MAGAZINE PRINTING CO., UTAH 1893 - Containing illustrations and descriptions of principal places of interest to tourists also useful information and historical data with regard to utah and its people. Black and white illustrations. General wear and rubbed cover. Tight binding. No bookplate. No markings. DATE PUBLISHED: 1893 EDITION: TENTH ED 68 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Entwickelung [Entwicklung] der Feldartillerie in Bezug auf Material, Organisation und Taktik, von 1815 bis 1892. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der preußischen und deutschen Artillerie und mit Benutzung dienstlichen Materials - alle drei Bände zusammen (drei Bücher). Erster Band: Von 1815 bis 1870; zweiter Band: Von 1870 bis 1892; dritter Band: Die Wirkung der Feldgeschütze 1815 bis 1892. Mit einem Anhange enthaltend Anlagen, Tabellen und Skizzenblätter [Der Anhang ist hier nicht enthalten!]

      Berlin; Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, 1893, 1894. - 388, 465, 338 S. Exlibris. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Papier leicht gebräunt und minimal gewellt. Besitzvermerk. Mit Randnotizen von alter Hand. Guter Gesamtzustand. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer beiliegend. In aller Regel versandfertig in ein bis zwei Werktagen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Gr.-8°(=22,5-25cm), Leinen (weinrot mit Goldprägung) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The True Story Book; The Arabian Nights Entertainments; The Red Book of Animal Stories; The Book of Romance; The Red Romance Book; The Book of Princes and Princesses; The Red Book of Heroes.

      London: Longmans, Green, & Co.,, 1893-1909. Seven works, octavo. Original blue or red cloth, titles and illustrations to spines and front boards gilt, all edges gilt. Illustrated plates in both colour and black and white, as well as vignette illustrations in the text, throughout the set, by H. J. Ford, A. Wallis Mills, L. Bogle, Lucien Davis, C. H. M. Kerr, and Lancelot Speed. Generally very good to excellent condition, the spines on the red cloth volumes somewhat sunned, light rubbing to the extrmeities and some minor marks to cloth, occasional spotting to edges but on the whole internally clean, hinges generally sound. First editions, first impressions, of this charming selection of illustrated stories for children edited by Andrew Lang, produced as part of the same franchise as the famous coloured Fairy Books, with their distinctive gilt-decorated coloured cloth covers. This set has the pleasing aspect of bearing the near-contemporary ownership inscriptions in each volume of the same Glasgow family.

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        Mein Weg durch die Zeit. Erinnerungen und Bekenntnisse.

      240 Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, schwarzer Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit weiss geprägtem Titel auf dem Buchdeckel und -rücken, Farbkopfschnitt. mit Schutzumschlag, dieser berieben, das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, eines der numerierten Sonderausgabe, hier die Nummer 00158 von Gerhard Rossbach signiert. Gerhard Roßbach (* 28. Februar 1893 in Kehrberg - + 30. August 1967 in Hamburg) war ein deutscher Freikorpsführer und politischer Aktivist. 1949 gehörte er zu den Mitbegründern der Gesellschaft der Freunde von Bayreuth.

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        Le Morte D'arthur. (beardsley, Aubrey, Illus.) Limited With Original Wrappers

      London: J M Dent. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1893-1894. First Edition. Hardcover. le Morte D'Arthur. The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures the Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing out of this World of Them All. The Text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the year MCCCLXXXV and now spelled in modern style. With an introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley. [Part I - XII]. 3/4 blue morocco & cloth, gilt, T. E. G. , other edges untrimmed; joints & spines often rubbed. With 20 plates (incl double-page) , text illus, decorated initials, &c. Light foxing to front matter otherwise clean. Bound from the orig 12 parts. Top edge vilt. Partially unopened[uncut]. ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED. Limited 1/1500.1st Beardsley ed. Over 300 Beardsley illustrations. 9.75" x 8.25". Beardsley's first major work. A classic of Art Nouveau book it is one of the great illustrated books of the turn of the century.. ; 10 .

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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1893.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-330 [331: publisher's device] [332: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1893" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Stanley L. Wood, original decorated gray-green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, top edge untrimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. A collection of sixteen short stories, two original to this collection, the remainder first published in the GRAPHIC, the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, and other periodicals. Includes "Pallinghurst Barrow," a supernatural story. Grant, a Canadian who settled in England after time spent in America, France and Jamaica, edged sideways into a successful career as a writer before chronic poor health saw him into his grave at 51. "In his own day, Allen was much admired, Andrew Lang calling his genius 'the most versatile, beyond comparison, of any man in our age.'" - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 21. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 31. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hubin (1994), p. 11. Not in Wolff, who had an extensive collection of Allen's books. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips lightly worn, a very good copy. A scarce book. (#130593)

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        Specimens of Royal Fine and Historical Binding, selected from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. 152 plates printed in facsimile by W. Griggs. With an introduction and notes by R. R. Holmes

      W. Griggs & Sons, 1893. In-folio (375x277mm), pp. (4), V, 16 di indice delle tavole. Bellissima legatura editoriale in t. tela rossa con, al piatto anteriore, ricchissime ornamentazioni floreali e fitomorfe impresse in nero, in oro, in rosso e in azzurro inquadranti un fleuron centrale, anch'esso impresso in policromia. Dorso con titolo in oro e decori floreali e arabescati impressi in policromia. Al piatto posteriore, stemma in oro centrale della famiglia reale inglese con motti "Dieu est mon droit" e "Honi soit qui mal y pense". Sguardie figurate con riproduzione dei piatti di una legatura conservata nella biblioteca del Castello di Windsor. Antiporta fotografica con veduta della Queen Elizabeth's Gallery delle Biblioteca Reale di Windsor. Frontespizio con titolo in rosso e nero entro bordura perimetrale a tralci floreali e vegetali impressa in oro su fondo blu. Al verso del frontespizio è riprodotto xilograficamente l'ex-libris della biblioteca di Windsor. Le pp. di testo sono riquadrate entro magnifiche bordure cromolitografiche a fondo rosso e rosso cupo recanti impresse in oro figue di alberi, lepri, cani, stambecchi, volpi, ecc. 152 tavole cromolitografiche a piena pagina, impresse al solo recto da W. Griggs (cromolitografo della Regina Vittoria), riproducenti altrettante magnifiche legature di tesori librari serbati nella Biblioteca Reale di Windsor. Qualche ininfluente ingiallitura. Ottimo esemplare. Splendida pubblicazione volta ad illustrare le meraviglie librarie del Castello di Windsor. Introduzione e note di Richard Rivington Holmes, bibliotecario della Regina Vittoria. Wakeman & Bridson, p. 52. Inglese

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        Golf: A Royal & Ancient Game.

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1893. Second edition of this rare and early work on golf, preceded by the very rare Scotland Edition of 1875. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt topstain, gilt titles to the spine, gilt vignette to the front panel. Woodcut frontispiece by John Gilbert depicting Charles I playing golf on Leith links, tissue-guard, 6 plates and numerous wood engravings in the text. In near fine condition with light rubbing, bookplate. "Widely regarded as one of the most significant, as well as best produced, early books on the history of golf, Clark's work is a compilation of the earliest literature on the game. In assembling the book, Clark, a well-known Edinburgh printer, collected early press reports, biographical sketches, significant acts of Parliament, municipal records, diaries, and extracts from the minutes of the earliest golf clubs" Murdoch 128; D&M 900.

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      London: Henry and Co.,. 1893. original green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edges rough trimmed.. A very good copy. A very scarce book. (#151757). First edition. A humorous novel about a malevolent, very possessive diamond that brings bad luck to all who possess it. This appears to be the author's first book. Bleiler (1978), p. 134. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992).

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        Ny Jord. Roman.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Philipsen 1893. [6] + 462 s. Indbundet i det originale røde komponerede hellærred. Gammelt navn på titelblad. Lidt skæv i ryggen. Bindet en anelse nusset og med et par småpletter.

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        Unter dem Stern. Tusche und Deckweiß auf Transparentpapier. Unten rechts signiert. Auf Pappe montiert und gerahmt.

      Der ungarische Künstler Sándor Bortnyik (1893 - 1976) war einer der bekanntesten Vertreter der Künstlergruppe ?MA?. In seinen vom deutschen Expressionismus und französischen Kubismus geprägten Arbeiten unterstützte der Avantgarde-Künstler auch die Kommunistische Partei (Kommunisták Magyarországi Pártja). Nach der Niederschlagung der ungarischen Räterepublik im August 1919 emigrierte Bortnyik mit Kassák und anderen ?MA?-Künstlern nach Wien. Anfang der 20er Jahre stellte Bortnyik in der Berliner Galerie ?Der Sturm? aus und wohnte einige Jahre in Weimar, wo er enge Verbindungen zum Bauhaus hat. 1928 gründet der inzwischen nach Budapest zurückgekehrte Bortnyik die Schule für Werbegrafik ?Mühely?, auch ?Das kleine Bauhaus? genannt. Guter Zustand.

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        Panorama Bilder. Ein neues Bilderbuch mit farbigen Gruppenbildern und Verschen. (Nr. 757).

      2 (25 x 32 cm). 16 ungez. Bll. Mit 5 doppelblattgr., chromolithogr. Aufklappbildern in 3 u. 4 Ebenen sowie zahlr. kl. Textillustr. (davon einige v. E. Nister u. W. Foster). Farb. illustr. OHLeinenbd. Einbd. angestaubt u. abgerieben, Rücken fleckig, Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen u. abgewetzt, Vorsätze im Falz verstärkt u. stellenw. fachmänn. unterlegt, im Text leicht gebräunt sowie durchgeh. fingerfl. u. abgegriffen, bei 2 Aufklappbilder fehlen Kulissenelemente. Rammemsee 1245 (dat. 1893) Ries 797,9 (dat. 1895) Wegehaupt III, 2998. Erste Ausgabe. Mit den fünf farbenfrohen Pop-up-Bildern: Bei den dressierten Tieren, Strandgesellschaft, Gänseparade, Reise im Blitzzuge, Katzen-Versammlung. - Eugen Reichenbach (1840-1926) war Landschaftsmaler und Illustrator (v.a. von Kinderbüchern). Er lebte und arbeitete in München. "Bei den meisten Titeln scheint R. auch der Autor des Textes zu sein." (Ries).

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        Die Krippe. - Ein Bilderbuch zum Aufstellen.

      Esslingen bei Stuttgart, Verlag von J.F. Schreiber, [1893]. 3 Tafeln mit aufstellbaren Figuren. farb. ill. OHLwd., 3 Tafeln, 4° * 3 aufklappbare Szenenbilder mit Figuren. ** bestoßen, Krippendach rechts \"angeflämmt\", Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Ostfriesische Volks- und Rittertrachten um 1500 in getreuer Nachbildung der Originale des Häuptlings Unico Manninga in der Gräflich Knyphausenschen Hauschronik zu Lützburg

      Lithographie und Verlag Schwalbe, Emden, 1893. 82 S. mit 16 colorierten Tafeln, 1 Tafel in Schwarzdruck nebst Porträt des Unico Manninga und 4 Blatt Facsimile der Original-Handschrift, 2 broschierte Bände und 1 Faltblatt in Halbleinen-Flügelmappe mit aufgezogenem Deckel-Titel, quart, (Mappe mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren/etwas fleckig) - Mit einleitendem Text vom Grafen Edzard zu Innhausen und Knyphausen / Vorwort von Professor Rudolf Virchow und Dr. Ulrich Jahn, herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst und vaterländische Altertümer zu Emden / Sonderdruck aus dem Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für 1893 -

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        News From Nowhere: Or, An Epoch Of Rest, Being Some Chapters From A Utopian Romance

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. leather_bound. Full green morocco, spine evenly faded to brown. Teg. Fine. 305 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 300 from an edition of 310 copies. printed in Golden type in black and red. Woodcut frontispiece of Kelmscott House by C.M. Gere, facing page within a woodcut border, numerous 10-line and smaller initial capitals. The delay in publication was caused by the preparation of the frontispiece showing Kelmscott House, after which the press was named. COCKERELL 12. PETERSON A12. Four leaves of Quire F toned. One of the scarcer Kelmscott's. Bound by the Mary Gold Bindery 1905. Sarah Ellet Kendall and Mary Ellet Kendall formed The Golden Bindery in Chicago., The sisters were trained under Cobden-Sanderson. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, inner dentelles, front cover gilt border panels house interior rectangular center design of floral and arabesque motifs. Owner inscription front cover free endpaper.

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        The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for serious People, in Three Acts. [Price One Shilling and Sixpence Net]. [Together with Stuart Mason's Bibliography on Oscar Wilde - Original Edition] First Edition / Original Acting Edition (Textbook).

      12,5 x 18,5 cm. [6], 52, [2] pages (with notice of Acting rights on pastedown and 2 pages of advertised works, published by French, in the back). Original printed wrappers (Softcover). Spinestrip damaged with more than two thirds missing. Bookblock a little shaky. But front and rear wrappers in very good condition besides a smaller, closed tear to front wrapper. Minor signs of foxing only. Few marginal notes in the text and some underlining in ink. COPAC locates only 6 copies worldwide (and all of them falsely mention 1893 as issue date, which results from the mentioning of the date on the titlepage as "Copyright , October 1893". On the Character - page below the title it correctly reads: "Played for the first time at the St.James's Theatre, on Thursday, February 14th, 1895". Remarkably rare and desirable collector's item of Wilde's masterpiece. Stuart Mason - Bibliography of Oscar Wilde - No. 384 (page 431). Later impression of the First Edition of the so-called "Acting Edition", containing an unrevised text ! This one sown, not wired. Barely any of these Textbooks survived. [The Dramatic Works of Oscar Wilde]. The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry, whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde's lover, planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show. Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission. Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court, where Wilde's homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment. His notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. After his release, he published the play from exile in Paris, but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work.After the success of Wilde's plays Lady Windermere's Fan and A Woman of No Importance, Wilde's producers urged him to write further plays. In July 1894 he mooted his idea for The Importance of Being Earnest to George Alexander, the actor-manager of the St James's Theatre. Wilde summered with his family at Worthing, where he wrote the play quickly in August. His fame now at its peak, he used the working title Lady Lancing to avoid pre-emptive speculation of its content. Many names and ideas in the play were borrowed from people or places the author had known Lady Queensberry, Lord Alfred Douglas's mother, for example, lived at Bracknell. There is widespread agreement among Wilde scholars that the most important influence on the play was W. S. Gilbert's 1877 farce Engaged Wilde borrowed from Gilbert not only several incidents but, in Russell Jackson's phrase "the gravity of tone demanded by Gilbert of his actors". Wilde continually revised the text over the next months: no line was left untouched, and "in a play so economical with its language and effects, [the revisions] had serious consequences". Sos Eltis describes Wilde's revisions as a refined art at work: the earliest, longest handwritten drafts of the play labour over farcical incidents, broad puns, nonsense dialogue and conventional comic turns. In revising as he did, "Wilde transformed standard nonsense into the more systemic and disconcerting illogicality which characterises Earnest's dialogue". Richard Ellmann argues that Wilde had reached his artistic maturity and wrote this work more surely and rapidly than before. Wilde hesitated about submitting the script to Alexander, worrying that it might be unsuitable for the St James's Theatre, whose typical repertoire was relatively serious, and explaining that it had been written in response to a request for a play "with no real serious interest". When Henry James's Guy Domville failed, Alexander turned to Wilde and agreed to put on his play. Alexander began his usual meticulous preparations, interrogating the author on each line and planning stage movements with a toy theatre. In the course of these rehearsals Alexander asked Wilde to shorten the play from four acts to three. Wilde agreed and combined elements of the second and third acts. The largest cut was the removal of the character of Mr. Gribsby, a solicitor who comes from London to arrest the profligate "Ernest" (i.e., Jack) for his unpaid dining bills. Algernon, who is posing as "Ernest", will be led away to Holloway Jail unless he settles his accounts immediately. Jack finally agrees to pay for Ernest, everyone thinking that it is Algernon's bill when in fact it is his own. The four-act version was first played on the radio in a BBC production and is still sometimes performed. Peter Raby argues that the three-act structure is more effective, and that the shorter original text is more theatrically resonant than the expanded published edition. The play was first produced at the St James's Theatre on Valentine's Day 1895. It was freezing cold but Wilde arrived dressed in "florid sobriety", wearing a green carnation. The audience, according to one report, "included many members of the great and good, former cabinet ministers and privy councillors, as well as actors, writers, academics, and enthusiasts". Allan Aynesworth, who played Algernon Moncrieff, recalled to Hesketh Pearson that "In my fifty-three years of acting, I never remember a greater triumph than [that] first night". Aynesworth was himself "debonair and stylish", and Alexander, who played Jack Worthing, "demure". The Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Wilde's lover Lord Alfred Douglas (who was on holiday in Algiers at the time), had planned to disrupt the play by throwing a bouquet of rotten vegetables at the playwright when he took his bow at the end of the show. Wilde and Alexander learned of the plan, and the latter cancelled Queensberry's ticket and arranged for policemen to bar his entrance. Nevertheless, he continued harassing Wilde, who eventually launched a private prosecution against the peer for criminal libel, triggering a series of trials ending in Wilde's imprisonment for gross indecency. Alexander tried, unsuccessfully, to save the production by removing Wilde's name from the billing, but the play had to close after only 86 performances. The play's original Broadway production opened at the Empire Theatre on 22 April 1895, but closed after sixteen performances. Its cast included William Faversham as Algy, Henry Miller as Jack, Viola Allen as Gwendolen, and Ida Vernon as Lady Bracknell. The Australian premiere was in Melbourne on 10 August 1895, presented by Dion Boucicault, Jr. and Robert Brough, and the play was an immediate success. Wilde's downfall in England did not affect the popularity of his plays in Australia. Wilde's two final comedies, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were still on stage in London at the time of his prosecution, and they were soon closed as the details of his case became public. After two years in prison with hard labour, Wilde went into exile in Paris, sick and depressed, his reputation destroyed in England. In 1898, when no-one else would, Leonard Smithers agreed with Wilde to publish the two final plays. Wilde proved to be a diligent reviser, sending detailed instructions on stage directions, character listings and the presentation of the book, and insisting that a playbill from the first performance be reproduced inside. Ellmann argues that the proofs show a man "very much in command of himself and of the play". Wilde's name did not appear on the cover, it was "By the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan". His return to work was brief though, as he refused to write anything else, "I can write, but have lost the joy of writing". (Wikipedia)

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        Humorous Poems

      Macmillan, London 1893 - Preface by Alfred Ainger. With 130 line illustrations by Charles E. Brock. 236pp. Short 4to, rebound in 3/4 maroon morocco; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, t.e.g. London: Macmillan, 1893. A near fine copy. One of 250 large paper copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      - London - Smith, Elder and Co., 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete works of William Makepeace Thackeray. Bound by Riviere and Co in lovely half calf bindings. With a frontispiece to every volume, Two plates and numerous vignettes to the Sketch Books and 73 plates to The Christmas Books. Volume I: Vanity Fair A Novel Without a HeroVolume II: The History of PendennisVolume III: The NewcomesVolume iv: The History of Henry Esmond Esq and Harry LyndonVolume V: The Virginians Volume VI: The Adventures of Philip on His Way Through the World Volume VII: The Paris Sketch Book, The Irish Sketch Book and Notes of a JourneyVolume VIII: The Great Hoggarty Diamond, Memoirs of MrC J Yellowplush and BurlesquesVolume IX: The Book of Snobs, Sketches of Life and Character Volume X: Roundabout Papers, The Four Georges, The English HumouristsVolume XI: Catherine, Lovel the Widower, Denis Duval, Ballads etc. Volume XII: The Christmas Books of Mr M A Titmarsh. Volume XIII: Miscellaneous Essays, Sketches and Reviews and Contributions to Punch. Collated, complete. William Makepeace Thackeray was a 19th century English novelist. He is particularly remembered for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair. Condition: In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, smart with patches of slight rubbing to the head and tail of spines as well as to the extremities. Light patches of rubbing to paper covered boards as well. Spines have faded slightly. Binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper indicates a Riviere binding. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pencil notesthroughout all volumes to the margins. Gathering from pages 499-520of Pendennis is loosening. Creasing to page edges of volume IX from 589-621pp. Pages are bright withoccasional light spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Adventure of the Naval Treaty, Part 2

      Strand Magazine 1893 - The separate issue of the Strand Magazine, in very good condition in original wrappers, with most of the spine intact. Contains the Sherlock Holmes story, the Adventure of the Naval Treaty, part 2, November, 1893. The single loose issues of the Strand magazine, which contain the first appearances of the Sherlock Holmes stories, are much less common than the bound volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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