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        Two photographs of Women Cricketers

      Adelaide, 1893. Silver prints measuring 4-5/8 x 5-3/4 in. Mounted on archival board. Very good. Silver prints measuring 4-5/8 x 5-3/4 in. A lovely set of pictures: the first being a portrait of the team showing thirteen women in uniform and hats with bats and ball front and centre. The second image is a shot of a ladies match in progress, the umpire seemingly signalling a no ball. On the verso of each is inscribed "Ladies Cricket Team 93" and then "Ladies Cricket Match Adelaide." These images of some interest as they preceed the formation of the first women's cricket league in Australia in 1894 under the direction of Lily Poulett-Harris.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE FALL RIVER TRAGEDY. A HISTORY OF THE BORDEN MURDERS

      Fall River: George R. H. Buffinton; Press of J. D. Munroe. Very Good+. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Original clean dark green cloth with gilt title on front cover. Floral endpapers. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Illustrated with b/w photographs, floor plans & engravings. First & last two page edges are slightly age toned. "A Plain Statement of the Material Facts Pertaining to the Most Famous Crime of the Century, Including the Story of the Arrest and Preliminary Trial of Miss Lizzie A. Borden and a Full Report of the Superior Court Trial, with a Hitherto Unpublished Account of the Renowned Trickey-McHenry Affair Compiled from Official Sources and Profusely Illustrated with Original Engravings". Edwin H. Porter [1864-1904] was the Police Reporter for the Fall River Daily Globe and a correspondent for the Boston Herald. Crime; B/W Photographs, Floor Plans, engravings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 312 pages .

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        A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys By Nathaniel Hawthorne with 60 Designs by Walter Crane.

      Houghton Mifflin & Company 1893 - No. 158 of 250. Deluxe edition. Original blindstamped vellum, top edge gilt. Gilt to spine mostly faded, soiling to boards, splitting to front joint. Hinges cracking, bookplate. Marginal soiling. Massép. 44; Mahony, p. 65; Osborne I, p.11 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Morte Darthur.] The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur

      London: Dent,, 1893. 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 dolorous death and departing out of this world of them all. The text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton... now spelled in modern style. With an introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley. 2 volumes, large square octavo (240 x 190 mm.) Contemporary full vellum over bevelled boards by Cedric Chivers of Bath for Bumpus of London, gilt panelled spines with hand-painted art nouveau-style lettering and scrolling floriate motifs, below which, on a field of gilt dots, an overall pattern of stylised roses and rose leaves (volume I) and tulips and tulip leaves (volume II), sides with two-line gilt border enclosing a frame of hand-painted intertwining roses and rose leaves (volume I) and intertwining tulips and tulip leaves (volume II), both on a field of gilt dots, panel on each front cover with a hand-painted scene taken from Beardsley's designs, back covers with three-line gilt panels, top edges gilt, untrimmed, three-line gilt turn-ins, floriate endpapers. Gravure frontispieces, 18 full page wood engravings (including five double-page), numerous text illustrations, and approximately 350 repeated designs for chapter headings and borders, all by Aubrey Beardsley. Some shallow scratches and light abrasions to bindings, customary general pale toning internally, slight offsetting from plates to letterpress. A very good set. First Beardsley edition, one of the 1500 copies on ordinary paper; another 300 were printed on Dutch hand-made paper. This copy in a bright and spectacular example of a "vellucent" binding, by Cedric Chivers of Bath, unsigned but a characteristic example of this style. Chivers invented a way to treat vellum so that it became translucent ("vellucent"): the cover design would be painted on a separate sheet and then a thin sheet of this translucent vellum would be laid over it; gilt tooling would then be applied over the top of this. In his catalogue of Books in Beautiful Bindings (c. 1905), Chivers describes the Beardsley Morte D'Arthur as "bound in whole vellucent from a design by the illustrator of the book. A figure panel enclosed in a floral border". The hand-painted cover illustrations for this set reproduce two of Beardsley's designs, volume one depicting "How Four Queens Found Launcelot Sleeping" (p. 184) and volume two "The Achieving of the Sangreal" (frontispiece). "Commissioned by British publisher J. M. Dent in 1892 and first published in twelve monthly magazine instalments between June, 1893, and mid-1894, Aubrey Beardsley's Morte Darthur was one of the most original and certainly one of the most controversial of the nineteenth-century artistic reinterpretations of Malory. Although his illustrations for the Morte established Beardsley as the voice of the 1890s, he was until that time largely an unknown young artist… [However,] La Morte Darthur proved to be an immediate sensation upon publication and the impact of Beardsley's Arthurian illustrations was tremendous… Today, Beardsley's illustrations for the Morte, which constituted almost half his lifetime's artistic output, survive as the first example of modern Arthurian book illustration; and they remain arguably the best experimental visual reinterpretation of the Arthurian world. With their bold lines, strong visual themes, and numerous memorable but unconventional details, the Morte 'pictures' (which is how Beardsley himself referred to them) created an important – although admittedly idiosyncratic – symbology and iconography. Often shockingly overt in their sexuality and eroticism, the illustrations rejected the aesthetic of the Pre-Raphaelites who were Beardsley's original mentors and offered a revisionist and parodic treatment of their medievalism. Ultimately, Beardsley went far beyond his original intention to 'flabbergast the bourgeois' of his day; he also challenged generations of readers and artists to view Arthurian society through his own modernist lens" (Barbara Tepa Lupack, Illustrating Camelot, 2008, Chapter 4). A masterpiece of book illustration in a striking binding.

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        Morte Darthur.] 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 dolorous death and departing out of this world of them all. The text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton. now spelled in modern style. With an introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley.

      London: Dent, 1893 - 2 volumes, large square octavo (240 x 190 mm.) Contemporary full vellum over bevelled boards by Cedric Chivers of Bath for Bumpus of London, gilt panelled spines with hand-painted art nouveau-style lettering and scrolling floriate motifs, below which, on a field of gilt dots, an overall pattern of stylised roses and rose leaves (volume I) and tulips and tulip leaves (volume II), sides with two-line gilt border enclosing a frame of hand-painted intertwining roses and rose leaves (volume I) and intertwining tulips and tulip leaves (volume II), both on a field of gilt dots, panel on each front cover with a hand-painted scene taken from Beardsley's designs, back covers with three-line gilt panels, top edges gilt, untrimmed, three-line gilt turn-ins, floriate endpapers. Some shallow scratches and light abrasions to bindings, customary general pale toning internally, slight offsetting from plates to letterpress. A very good set. Gravure frontispieces, 18 full page wood engravings (including five double-page), numerous text illustrations, and approximately 350 repeated designs for chapter headings and borders, all by Aubrey Beardsley. First Beardsley edition, one of the 1500 copies on ordinary paper; another 300 were printed on Dutch hand-made paper. This copy in a bright and spectacular example of a "vellucent" binding, by Cedric Chivers of Bath, unsigned but a characteristic example of this style. Chivers invented a way to treat vellum so that it became translucent ("vellucent"): the cover design would be painted on a separate sheet and then a thin sheet of this translucent vellum would be laid over it; gilt tooling would then be applied over the top of this. In his catalogue of Books in Beautiful Bindings (c. 1905), Chivers describes the Beardsley Morte D'Arthur as "bound in whole vellucent from a design by the illustrator of the book. A figure panel enclosed in a floral border". The hand-painted cover illustrations for this set reproduce two of Beardsley's designs, volume one depicting "How Four Queens Found Launcelot Sleeping" (p. 184) and volume two "The Achieving of the Sangreal" (frontispiece). "Commissioned by British publisher J. M. Dent in 1892 and first published in twelve monthly magazine instalments between June, 1893, and mid-1894, Aubrey Beardsley's Morte Darthur was one of the most original and certainly one of the most controversial of the nineteenth-century artistic reinterpretations of Malory. Although his illustrations for the Morte established Beardsley as the voice of the 1890s, he was until that time largely an unknown young artist [However,] La Morte Darthur proved to be an immediate sensation upon publication and the impact of Beardsley's Arthurian illustrations was tremendous Today, Beardsley's illustrations for the Morte, which constituted almost half his lifetime's artistic output, survive as the first example of modern Arthurian book illustration; and they remain arguably the best experimental visual reinterpretation of the Arthurian world. With their bold lines, strong visual themes, and numerous memorable but unconventional details, the Morte 'pictures' (which is how Beardsley himself referred to them) created an important – although admittedly idiosyncratic – symbology and iconography. Often shockingly overt in their sexuality and eroticism, the illustrations rejected the aesthetic of the Pre-Raphaelites who were Beardsley's original mentors and offered a revisionist and parodic treatment of their medievalism. Ultimately, Beardsley went far beyond his original intention to 'flabbergast the bourgeois' of his day; he also challenged generations of readers and artists to view Arthurian society through his own modernist lens" (Barbara Tepa Lupack, Illustrating Camelot, 2008, Chapter 4). A masterpiece of book illustration in a striking binding. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790-1914, 314. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Suffrage Movement in New Zealand - cartoons and Articles

      1893 - 2 issues of The New Zealand Graphic (16 Sept 1893, vol xi, no 37; 30 Sept, 1893, vol xi, no 39) containing the rare original cartoons by Ashley Hunter pertaining to the vote for women first passed in New Zealand on 8 Sept 1893. The cartoons are full page, 350mm x 242mm. Both issues also include articles on the passing of the vote for women. Extremely rare issues from the era of the women's suffrage movement in New Zealand.

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Catalogue of the Columbae, or pigeons, in the collection of the British Museum.

      London: British Museum (Natural History), 1893. - Octavo,676 pp.,14 chromolithograph plates. Publisher's brown cloth, partly unopened, apart from a library pocket and a small paper library stamp on the bottom of the spine, a near fine copy. Volume 21 from Richard Bowdler Sharpe's 27 volume Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum, 1874-1898. Wood p. 548; Zimmer p. 540. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three Autograph Letters, signed, to Madame Emilie de Morier (née Naville)

      Various places 1893 - Letters dated Feb 1, 1887, April 24, 1890 and Feb. 15, 1893. Written in a clear hand that is quite easy to read. The first, and longest (approx. 600 words on 8 pages), was written on board the steamer Navarino as Jephson was en route to his rendezvous with destiny as one of the leaders of Stanley's ill-fated and poorly planned expedition to rescue Emin Pasha. Jephson details his last minute involvement in the scheme and his understanding of the nature of the undertaking. The second letter (approx. 200 words on 4 pages), on stationery from a hotel in Brussels, apologizes for not seeing her when he passed through Paris on his return to London via Brussels, and similarly apologizes for not making contact with her children at Ayires. The final letter (approx. 180 words on 4 pages), written in French, announces that he is in Paris working hard to learn French and expresses the wish that she might visit him. Jephson, young and inexperienced when he left for Africa, survived Stanley's expedition but returned to England with his health in ruins. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        MENE TEKEL! EINE ENTDECKUNGSREISE NACH EUROPA. Von Arnold v. d. Passer [pseudonym]. Neunte Auflage

      Erfurt und Leipzig: Bacmeister's Verlag, 1893.. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-106 [107-109] [110-112: ads], original gray-green wrappers printed in black. Ninth printing. A utopian novel in the tradition of Edward Bellamy and Theodor Hertzka set in the year 2398 in Africa in Thomasville, the capital city of the "Freilandstaat," that provides a history of the city's progress during the 500 years since its founding. Lexikon 1, pp. 129-30 (citing this printing). Bloch (2002) 2371. Not in Nagl. A very good copy bound into green cloth with front and rear wrappers preserved. KVK reports 6 copies. Rare. (#152989)

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        Life of Horace Greeley,: From his birth to the present time

      Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1893. Hardcover. Good. FAST SHIPPING Hard cover no dust jacket. Exlibrary with usual markings. No marks in text.

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        MENE TEKEL! EINE ENTDECKUNGSREISE NACH EUROPA. Von Arnold v. d. Passer [pseudonym]. Neunte Auflage

      Erfurt und Leipzig: Bacmeister's Verlag, 1893.. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-106 [107-109] [110-112: ads], original gray-green wrappers printed in black. Ninth printing. A utopian novel in the tradition of Edward Bellamy and Theodor Hertzka set in the year 2398 in Africa in Thomasville, the capital city of the "Freilandstaat," that provides a history of the city's progress during the 500 years since its founding. Lexikon 1, pp. 129-30 (citing this printing). Bloch (2002) 2371. Not in Nagl. A very good copy bound into green cloth with front and rear wrappers preserved. KVK reports 6 copies. Rare. (#152989)

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        Crime and Punishment

      London and Felling-on-Tyne: The Walter Scott Publishing Company, Ltd, 1893. Hardcover. Good. First illustrated edition, uncertain issue and publication date. (Undated title page, which may not be an issue point. Turner's The Walter Scott Publishing Company apparently examined a single paperback copy with a title page dated 1911 and no illustrations, while referencing a 1893 ad for the book, which would make their publication date dubious for the first thus. Line Ettlinger and Gladstone reference an 1893 Walter Scott edition of which I can find little documentation. A bit of a bibliographical puzzle.) Original crimson cloth decorated in gilt, black endpapers. 456pp. Illustrated. Good+ with cloth worn and a bit chipped at head and tail, signatures a little strained and rear hinge split but internally clean. A rare early English-language edition of Dostoyevsky's masterpiece.

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        Over Five Seas and Oceans

      White Lotus, New York 1893 - Over Five Seas and Oceans [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SOUVENIR in honour of the marriage of their Roiay Hignesses The Duke of York and Princess May of Teck: Guonod's Romeo et Juliette

      1893. Bok. SOUVENIR of the performance at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden (under the management of Sir Augustus Harris) on July 4th, 1893. By Command of her most gracious Majesty The Queen. In honour of the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of York and Princess May of Teck. Guonod's ROMEO et JULIETTE. Opera en cinq actes de J. Barbier et M. Carré. [13,5 x 18 cm]. (4), 96 pages music score. Bound in a cream-coloured silk binding with gold-tooled title on front cover and all edges gilt. Front joint with a small (3 cm) crack, corners slightly bumped and covers with a few minor stains. Pages 65-88 somewhat loose. A rare souvenir from the wedding of The Duke of York (later George V) and the Princess May of Teck (later Queen Mary), which took place on 6th of July 1893 at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace in London.

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        Memoires sur les Lepidopteres. Tome 7 *First Edition*

      St Petersburg 1893 - First Edition. Very Good copy in contemporary quarter-leather binding, marbled paper covered boards and gilt lettering upon the ribbed spine. Contains 23 coloured plates. Good/Very Good copy internally excellent but some rubbing to the extremities of the boards as expected. Uncommon. Heavy book so overseas postage £30 min. 'We are established reputable First Edition sellers and understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Redaktør Lynge. Roman. Orig. udgave.

      1893 1893 - Kbhvn.: Philipsen 1893. [6] + 334 s. Indbundet i det originale dueblå komponerede hellærred. Navnestempel på smudstitel.

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        PLATONIA: A TALE OF OTHER WORLDS

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith ... London: Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, n.d. [1893].. Small octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-190, late nineteenth century three quarter brown leather and cloth. First edition. Published in cloth and in paper wrappers, this being one of the latter. "Science fiction story of a space flight to the planet Platonista, a small, previously undiscovered, world closer to Earth than Mars, encountered accidentally after the hazardous navigation of a meteor shower. The inhabitants are human, scientifically advanced, and the planet has some curious properties, of which the oddest is that its atmosphere slows light down so that the Platonian astronomers viewing Earth see it as it was 100 years earlier." - Locke, Voyages in Space 129. "An unknown, small planet nearer than Mars. Its capital is Campanella. Private enterprise but protected by state. Stress on gradual reform." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 98-9. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 139. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 52. Not in Lewis or Negley. Rebound in three-quarter leather without the paper wrappers, shallow chipping to leather at head and tail of spine panel, corner tips a bit worn, outer joints rubbed and repaired, internally a clean, very good copy. Rare. (#152398)

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        The Importance of Being Earnest

      Samuel French, Ltd. 1893 - Very scarce copy of the acting edition preparing the trade first edition of 1899; copies of the acting edition by French do appear from time to time but pre-1899 copies are certainly a rarity. this copy shows some wear to spine and corners but only very minor losses. Additional images upon request. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CONGRÈS INTERNATIONAUX D'ANTHROPOLOGIE ET D'ARCHÉOLOGIE PRÉHISTORIQUE ET DE ZOOLOGIE Á MOSCOU:; Matériaux réunis par le Comité d'organisation des Congrès concernant les expéditions scientifiques, les excursions et les rapports sur les questions touchant les Congrès. Deuxième et derniere Partie

      Moscou: Université Impérial de Moscou / Société Impérial Archéologique de Moscou, 1893. First edition. 8vo., [iii], 268 pp, 24 collotype plates, 1 of which is folded, and one map. Later red cloth with gilt-titled morocco spine label, original rear wrapper bound-in. Light edge-toning to the title page, otherwise, a near fine, largely unopened copy.5210. Marey presented two papers: Chronophotographie, p. 189, and Applications de la Chronophotographie à la Physiologie expérimentale, p. 190 - 195. These are illustrated with two plates (one folded). These articles predate his 1899 pamphlet, LA CHRONOPHOTOGRAPHIE.

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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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        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]

      London: Chappell [PN 19458], 1893. 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.. 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.

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        POEMS DRAMATIC AND LYRICAL. [First and Second Series].

      - In two volumes. First Series: With illustrations by C. S. Ricketts. Pp. xiv+212+[2](colophon, verso blank), frontispiece and 5 plates with tissue guards (one depicting the author's bookplate, designed by William Bell Scott), the title page printed in red & black; light green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, the upper board a trifle marked, corners very slightly rubbed; t.e.g., others uncut; upper hinge tender, short closed tear to first tissue guard, the pages slightly browned; Second Series: Pp. viii+160+16(publisher's catalogue), the title page printed in red & black; uniformly bound, but in a slightly darker green cloth than the earlier volume, and with no decoration to lower board; t.e.g., others uncut; occasional faint soiling; Elkin Matthews/John Lane, London, 1893; 1895. First trade editions, limited to 600 and 550 copies respectively. *As well as the illustrations in the first volume (described by Calloway, p. 15, as 'the last of Ricketts' works where the pictures are directly inspired by Pre-Raphaelite illustration, particularly Rossetti's, and by Durer'), Charles Ricketts designed the attractive binding for these volumes. The author, John Byrne Leicester (1835-1895), was the third (and last) Baron de Tabley, and a close friend of Theodore Watts-Dunton. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Soll uns in ärgste Not zu bringen Unseren Feinden je gelingen?

      Soll uns in ärgste Not zu bringen Unseren Feinden je gelingen? - Lithographie J. (Jacob) Weiner, Wien. Vorlage Leyrer (Viktor Leyrer, 1893 - 1964). Original- Farblithographie im Format 95 x 64 cm. Gefalzt, mit leichten Randläsuren, ansonsten gutes Exemplar. Plakat für die Übernahmestelle des Sammeldienstes beim k.k. Amt für Volksernährung und, wo keine solche besteht, der Gemeinde-Vertrauensmann bar aus. Über Anbau (Leinen Brennesseln Ersatz) erfolgt eine besondere Kundmachung. ("NAG" Nessel-Aufbereitungs-Gesellschaft mbH, Wien, Franz Josef Kai 35). - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        \"Soll uns in ärgste Not zu bringen Unseren Feinden je gelingen?\"

       Soll uns in ärgste Not zu bringen Unseren Feinden je gelingen? - Lithographie J. (Jacob) Weiner, Wien. Vorlage Leyrer (Viktor Leyrer, 1893 - 1964). Original- Farblithographie im Format 95 x 64 cm. Gefalzt, mit leichten Randläsuren, ansonsten gutes Exemplar. Plakat für die Übernahmestelle des Sammeldienstes beim k.k. Amt für Volksernährung und, wo keine solche besteht, der Gemeinde-Vertrauensmann bar aus. Über Anbau (Leinen Brennesseln Ersatz) erfolgt eine besondere Kundmachung. (\"NAG\" Nessel-Aufbereitungs-Gesellschaft mbH, Wien, Franz Josef Kai 35). - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. Versand D: 12,00 EUR I. Weltkrieg Erster 1.

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        Pencil Drawing of a Small Boy attempting to Flog a Butterfly 1893

      Approximately 7" x 9". Slight age-toning, faint horizontal crease, else near fine. Signed "J. Hart," and "Drawn by Joseph Hart 1893" on the verso. A well-executed, idyllic pencil drawing of a small miscreant in suspenders and short pants along the shore brandishing a branch at an unsuspecting butterfly, with a sailing vessel and lighthouse in the background. .

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        IDENTIFICATION ANTHROPOMÉTRIQUE. INSTRUCTIONS SIGNALÉTIQUES: TIRAGE A PART DE L'INTRODUCTION

      Melun: Imprimerie Administratice, 1893. Nouvelle edition. Small 4to., lxxxiv, 148 pp., frontispiece, illustrated and charts in text. [bound with] IDENTIFICATION ANTHROPOMÉTRIQUE. INSTRUCTIONS SIGNALÉTIQUES. ALBUM: PREMIÈRE PARTIE. PLANCHES RELATIVES AUX OBSERVATIONS ANTHROPOMÉTRIQUES. [and] DEUXIÈME PARTIE. PLANCHES RELATIVES AUX RENSEIGNEMENTS DESCRIPTIFS. [and] TROISIÈME PARTIE. PLANCHES RELATIVES AU RELEVÉ DES MARQUES PARTICULIÈRES. Melun: Imprimerie Administratice, 1893. 81 numbered plates on 84 plates, 3 folding charts of which one is a color printed display of the nuances of the human iris.Contemporary quarter morocco and marbled paper over boards. Slight cracking to the hinges at the top and bottom of the spine. Ex-copy of the Charleroi Bar, with their name in gilt on the bottom of the spine, simple location stamps on the half-title page, and a paper card holder affixed to the front pastedown. The text is toned as usual, and 8 of the color printed irises on the folding chart are partially damaged from sticking together. In all, a better than good copy. Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914) was the chief of criminal identification for the Paris police; he developed an identification system known as anthropometry, or the Bertillon system. This manual, expanded from his 1886 first edition, describes the use of anthropological measurements of facial features, hands and feet, etc. for identification of criminals, and others. Thirty of the plates are full frontal head shots, printed in photogravure; the beginning of the "mug shot." Roosens and Salu No. 801. Garrison and Morton 181.

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

      London Sampson Low, Marston & Company 1893 - Mrs Tyacke was one of the great characters of nineteenth-century Kulu. She arrived with the sporting writer Richard Humphrey causing some local scandal as no one was sure of their marital status. Five-foot-one in height, her favourite pastime was hunting game, killing in her first season six black bears and eight red ones, as well as more than five hundred birds and eleven deer. This might have been considerably increased "had we cared to go in for slaughter". Between the accounts of her killing and skinning she does provide a fine description of Kulu in the late nineteenth century. Robinson, Wayward Women, p.76 A very good copy in slightly mottled original cloth. First edition pp.xi, 317, 13 illustrations, folding map. Armorial bookplate of Jenico [Preston], 14th Viscount Gormanston, Ireland's premier viscount, Colonial Governor, and sportsman.

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        A BOOK OF STRANGE SINS

      London: Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, 1893., 1893. First edition. First edition. The more desirable state of this rare book, with gold on the top edge and a frontispiece. Neat contemporary, inked name and small bookseller’s label at top of front pastedown sheet, and a bit of foxing to the endpapers, but a fine, fresh and bright copy of a book that contains seven splendid short stories.

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        THE LAND OF ARARAT or UP THE ROOF OF THE WORLD

      Eden, Remington & Co, London 1893 - PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION COPY with blind stamp on title page, wood cut frontispiece, xvi, 348pp, 6 black & white photographic plates and one folding map, 6pp advertsiements, black endpapers, original olive green cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt, blind stamped emblem to rear, small crack at title page, A VERY GOOD COPY. Size: 8.25 x 5.5 Inches [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Blühende Primeln mit Weidenkätzchen. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand, alt gerahmt. Oil on canvas.

      Bildmaß: 21,5 x 29 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), aufwendig alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 33 x 41 cm ). Das Bild rechts mittig mit MLC monogrammiert ( Künstlername mir nicht bekannt ) und mit 1893 datiert. Wohl aus England - die Leinwand verso gestempelt mit *John-B.-Smith, London*. Öl auf Leinwand. Möglicherweise aus der Norwich-School, Norfolk, England. Das Bild etwas eingedunkelt, der schöne alte Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        MY FRIEND THE MURDERER AND OTHER MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES

      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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        Elegies

      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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        LONE STAR HARRY. AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE SCOUT.

      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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        THE ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION: A TALE OF THE COMING TERROR

      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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