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        Die Krippe. - Ein Bilderbuch zum Aufstellen.

      Esslingen bei Stuttgart, Verlag von J.F. Schreiber,, [1893].. farb. ill. OHLwd., 3 Tafeln, 4°. * 3 aufklappbare Szenenbilder mit Figuren. ** bestoßen, Krippendach rechts "angeflämmt", ANY QUESTIONS ?? Please don´t hesitate to ask for details !! ++ Visa & Mastercard accepted ++ Wir sind zur Kur und versenden daher erst ab 28. 4. 2017 - Vielen Dank im Voraus für Ihr Verständnis ! ++

      [Bookseller: Melzer´s Antiquarium]
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        The Lepidoptera of the British Islands

      London: Reeve, 1893-1907. , 504 hand col plates. . HB. 11 vols, roy. 8vo, cont. half leather, gt., aeg; rubbed/worn to corners, spines and joints, rear joint of vol. 1 splitting, several others partially split; tears to head of spine of vols 2 and 4; tear to foot of spine and section missing to head of spine of vol. 10. Ex-lib. set with book-plates to endpapers (plates unmarked); occasional foxing.. Rare large paper illustrated edition. Complete in 11 volumes..

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        Les Iles oubliées. Les Baléares, la Corse et la Sardaigne. Impressions de voyage illustrées par l'auteur.

      - Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1893. Fort in-folio, 503-(1) pp., reliure éditeur demi-basane à coins, plats illustrés, dos orné, tranches dorées (bords frottés). Livre de prix : "offert par M. le Docteur Amodru, Député, Maire de Chamarande, à l'élève Guglielmi Boniface (prix de certificat d'études)" et daté "20 août 1899" (manuscrit). Nombreuses illustrations en noir dans et hors le texte. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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        Photograph Album of images of Japan

      , 1893. 1893. Hardcover. A collection of 74 hand-tinted albumen photographs on paper, loosely tipped into album pages. The original owners name on the inside front cover reads "E. M. Griffill (or Griffin?) Yokohama, March 12th 1902."The photographers are not identified, but these are stock images, measuring approx. 5 1/8 x 3 1/2". Subjects include landscapes in many towns, predominantly Nikko, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, tea cultivation and river tea house, geishas, shrines, etc. A sample of some titles - 746 Imaichi Road; 714 Tomb Eayasu Shogun at Nikko; Tea Garden along Tokaido Railway; P 79 Fuji from Taconoura (Tokaido); Yaami Hotel, Kyoto. The M, K & G Museum in Hamburg holds some of the images in a larger format and dates them as 1893. The photos have penciled captions above the images, and penciled captions on the verso of the prints. Small album, 8 1/4 x 6", bound with fiber covered boards, tied with turquoise string.Board corners a trifle rubbed. Some images a little faint. Overall a very pleasant little album.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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        Original Photographs of Connecticut Landscape, Architecture and other views. Primarily New London County

      1893. 28 photographs mounted recto and verso of 14 loose album leaves; captioned in ink with place and date. Aprox 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (190 x 114 mm). 28 photographs mounted recto and verso of 14 loose album leaves; captioned in ink with place and date. Aprox 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (190 x 114 mm). Including "Old House, Simsbury, July 24, 1893", "The Kellogg Place Avon, July 24,1893", "Hundred Falls, New Britain, Ct. April 22, 1893" (2), The Arch, Old Newgate, July 25, 93 and Old Newgate from the S.E. July 25, 93 ... "

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        BOLETIN DE LA SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE EXCURSIONES. Arte, Arqueología, Historia. Desde tomo I (1893) a tomo LVIII (1954, último publicado), faltando los tomos IV, V y VI.

      Hauser y Menet 1893-1954, Madrid - 46 vols. (tomo III y IX enc. juntos, de 1936 a 1940 es un sólo tomo), nums. láms. fot. (faltan las del tomo IX). 2 tomos enc. en tela, 15 en hol. con nervios, tejuelos y dorados en lomo (alg. con leve roz.) y el resto en hol. tela-papel. - Palau 32075.

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        The Nature of Gothic

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893 Details coming soon.

      [Bookseller: Harlem Fine Press]
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        Peter`s weltberühmtes Museum. Gedichte und Reime von A. F. Meyer.

      München, Stroefer`s, o. J. [vor 1893]. o. Pag. [6 Bll.]. OPp. Verlagsnr. 357. - R. m. Leinenstreifen stabilisiert, Ebd. berieben u. einigen oberfl. Fehlstellen im Bezugspapier, Gbrsp. - Extrem selten, in keiner Bibliothek auffindbar. - Die Welt der Süsswaren! Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kinderbuch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        East and West: The Discovery of America and Other Poems

      New York: Thomas Y Crowell and Company, 1893. First edition of the author's first book. x, 214 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's cream cloth, gilt, gilt floral endsheets, t.e.g. Binding soiled, head of spine frayed, previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper (some offsetting to top of title page). Very good minus. First edition of the author's first book. x, 214 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fenollosa's scarce first book, a poetic treatment of what he saw as the coming "synthesis of two continental civilizations … At the end of a great cycle the two halves of the world come together for the final creation of man".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Bibliografia degli scritti italiani o stampati in Italia sopra Cristoforo Colombo, la scoperta del Nuovo Mondo, e i viaggi degli Italiani in America

      Roma: Auspice il Ministero della pubblica istruzione, 1893. First edition. Later green buckram, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, front wrapper bound in. A very good copy, boards and label rubbed, front wrappers soiled with small chips to the lower fore corner, else clean.. xx, 217 pp. Raccolta di documenti e studi, pub. della R. Commissione columbiana ...; pte. VI. Very warmly inscribed by the second author, Pietro Amat di S. Filippo, to Pietro Cocchi on the front wrapper. A standard work and extremely scarce study on the explorations of Columbus, dealing principally with the bibliographical history of the publications on Columbus and his voyages, as well as the Italian contribution to the discovery of the New World. 1400 publications described. Palau 95748. Spain & Spanish America I, 269. Bestermann 317. Jones 58.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB ]
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        LA FLORIDA. Su conquista y colonización por PEDRO MENENDEZ DE AVILES.

      Hijos de J.A. García, Madrid 1893 - 2 vols. 4ºm. 5h, CCXLIIp, 2 mapas despl. -1 con rasgadura-, 1h, frontis, 413p, 1h, láms. = 2h, 801p, 1h (leve polilla en ult. hojas, no afecta). Hol. puntas, tejuelos, nervios y dorados en lomo.

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        Illustrated Catalogue of Piano-Forte Actions Piano Forte 1893 by Wessell, Nickel & Gross

      Wessell, Nickel & Gross 1893 - Illustrated Catalogue of Piano-Forte Actions Piano Forte 1893 by Wessell, Nickel & Gross Title: Illustrated Catalogue of Piano-Forte Actions Piano Forte Wessell, Nickel & Gross, 1893. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Wessell, Nickel & Gross (1893), 1893. Soft cover. The book is in very good condition, tight binding with minor edge wear and the some gold has fadded. “Illustrated Catalogue Of Piano-Forte Actions,” by Wessell, Nickel & Gross. Illustrated title page with two lithographs of their office building on 457 West 45st in New York, portraits of three principal officers along with 53 full page chromo-lithographs. Oblong 4to. Inside pages are in excellent condition. Publisher: Wessell, Nickel, Gross, 1893 Condition: Fine with minor edge wear. Binding is tight but is showing early signs of weakening If you have any questions or need additional images please feel free to email me. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sturgis Antiques]
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        Group of 9 informal photographs taken on board the Royal Yacht (1870-1948, Princess of Schleswig Holstein, daughter of Prince & Princess Christian, granddaughter of Queen Victoria)

      1893 - 'Victoria & Albert', showing her in a white dress and straw hat, (3" x 1¾"), also with the young Princesses Margaret & Patricia of Connaught wearing sailor suits, and 5 groups of the ladies and officers aboard, (about 40 in all), notable among the latter are General Sir Charles Keyes, 1822-1896, and his three sons, of whom Roger Keyes, (1872-1945, the famous Admiral and 1st Baron, Naval ADC to the Queen 1895-1898), had already served in the anti-slaving patrols in East Africa, with names added below, many attractive details of the yacht's furnishings, these other photos approximately 5¾" x 4", laid down on 2 sides album card 14" x 10¼", Cowes, Isle of Wight, 1st - 17th August the card a little browned in places, likewise three of the photos, one phot odefective in one blank corner of image, but a most engaging collection

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Rotes Antiquariat]
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        Les pélerins d'Emmaüs

      First edition, one of the few copies on Holland paper. Bound in burgundy full morocco, back with five nerves, when tail, quadruple frame in gilt inside borders, covers and spine preserved, gilt-head witnesses, binding signed Canape & Corriez. Provenance: Library Lucien-Graux with his bookplate. Few small bites without gravity. Very nice copy well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Vanier Paris 1893 14,5x20cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        History of the Walker Horse: The Morrills and the Hamiltonian Horses of Vermont

      Woodstock, Vermont: Self-published, 1893. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. The 1893 1st edition of this uncommon study of the Morrills and the Hamiltonian horses of Vermont. Clean and VG in its original beige wrappers, with very light chipping along the front panel's fore-edge. Octavo, 95 pgs., including a number of engraved illustrations. "The Diomed Cross in Young Morill's pedigree is shown and given to the public for the first time. Many, many interesting facts in regard to the horses and pacers are given that are new. Illustrated with fine pictures of the celebrated horses Draco, Winthrop Morrill, Fearnaught, Royal Fearnaught, The Walker Horse and Princess" (from the inside cover).

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        The life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton . with numerous portraits, illustrations, and maps

      Chapman & Hall, London 1893 - First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xxiii, [3], 606; viii, [2], 664; 20 plates, 5 full-p. maps and other illus. in text; freshly bound in recent red cloth, gilt-lettering direct on spine; ex-Forbes Library, Northhampton, with their perforated stamps on titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Autograph letter signed; "Ernst Haeckel," to "Lieber Herr Doktor," April 17, 1893

      Jena - One page on a single leaf, seemingly torn from a bifolium, approx. 5-1/2 X 8-1/2 in. Haeckel writes an unnamed colleague having just returned from two months in Sicily to acknowledge a letter he found waiting. Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a renowned naturalist and professor of comparative anatomy who was responsible for identifying many species and who strove to bring Darwin's theories to a popular audience. At the end of his life, he is credited as being the first to coin the term "First World War." Folded for mailing; small remnant of a stamp or sticker; edges a bit uncrisp. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB)]
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      New York: Macmillan & Co., Ltd, 1893. Cloth. A new edition 192pp.,, with 42 illustrations by John Tenniel, bound in original green cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt with a floral motif to top portion of upper board and spine, floral endpapers. A superb copy, aside from neat owner's name, a very fresh copy with covers remarkably bright; a near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        Jane Annie; or, the good conduct prize. A new and original English comic opera

      London: Chappell & Co., 1893. FIRST EDITION. Original printed wrappers, faded, front wrapper detached; interior good. First edition, without the advertisements. Rare in this original condition.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays

      London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. First edition. 302, [2], [16, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In the rare trial blue binding that the author disliked so much, stamped in gilt. Bookplate of Franklin and Helen Hadduck. Front hinge starting, flyleaf detached, fine otherwise. First edition. 302, [2], [16, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In the Rare Blue Binding. Notes Nelson: Among his Bodley Head books Ricketts' cover for In the Key of Blue is his most bizarre excursion into the elaborate realm of art nouveau design. The extremely curvacious but graceful pattern of laurel and hyacinths was stamped in gold on a blue cloth in the trial issue, but the regular edition was bound in a rich cream color when the designer protested that critics would otherwise be tempted to refer to the binding as "Ricketts blue." Nelson, The Early Nineties, pp. 74-5; Stetz and Samuels Lasner, England in the 1890s: Literary Publishing at the Bodley Head, no. 25; Krishnamurti / The Eighteen-Nineties, a Literary Exhibition, no. 642; Paul van Capelleveen, A new checklist of Books Designed by Cha rl es Ricketts & Charles Shannon, no. B10a

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Mummy. Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology.

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1893. Inscribed First Edition. Octavo, pp.xvi, 404. Bound in the publisher's red cloth, with gilt stamp of Mestha (otherwise known as Imseti) to front board, double-ruled blind panneling to boards, gilt titles and publisher's imprint to spine; deckled edges, newspaper insert pasted in to front flyleaf, bookplate to front pastedown. With eighty-eight illustrations, in a variety of styles (including photogravure), several of them fold-out, and a list of heiroglyphics.Binding is rubbed; worn and frayed at spine ends, bumped at corners, sunning to spine, and with tidemark to bottom left sixth of upper board, some small tears to proud deckle edges. Internally clean, with author's ink inscription to "Rev Henry Blunt, from the writer" in 1893 to first blank, tidemark to front lower right hand of front paste down, corresponding to tidemark on upper board, short ink notation to rear pastedown concerning Amen Ra in the same hand that labels and dates the review of The Mummy pasted in to the front fly, from the Pall Mall Gazette. Pictorial bookplate, "From the Middle East and Egyptological Library" of Robert William Morrell, MBE (co-founder of the Thomas Paine Society).Budge was one of the most significant early British Egyptologists, who wrote a number of standard works on the history of Egypt and Assyria at the turn of the twentieth century, though these have since been superseded by the work of modern Egyptologists, whose research with the assistance of modern technologies and with the advent of further discoveries in Egypt, have rendered a number of his conclusions unsupportable. The Mummy is a work of admirable scholarship, synthesising scholarship in German, French, and English, to giver perspective on the religious rites and means of preservation used in the process of mummification. The figure on the front board, Mestha or Imseti, was one of the four sons of Horus, venerated as a funerary god, and who appears as a human head on the lid of the canopic jar used to store the liver.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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      BROWNE, GORDON. LANG,ANDREW. PRINCE RICARDO OF PANTOUFLIA: BEING THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF PRINCE PRIGIO'S SON. Bristol: Arrowsmith, no date, [1893]. 4to, 3/4 vellum and brown cloth, 204p., vellum slightly age toned else fine. 1st edition. LARGE PAPER PRESENTATION COPY (so stamped). This original fairy tale by Lang is a sequel to Prince Prigio. Rare in this edition. Illustrated by Gordon Browne with 12 plates plus 12 illus. in text.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Life of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York

      Kelmscott Press, 1893. One of 250 copies. Woodcut borders and initials by William Morris. Printed in Golden type. 8vo. Original full limp vellum with yapp edges. Silk ties, one of four partially broken. Spine lettered in gilt. No bookplates, vellum straight and biding tight. Top edge slightly dusty, minor soiling to covers and spine. Overall, very good condition. Peterson A14.

      [Bookseller: Harlem Fine Press]
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        The Lepidoptera of the British Islands

      Reeve 1893-1907, London - , 504 hand col plates. . HB. 11 vols, roy. 8vo, cont. half leather, gt., aeg; rubbed/worn to corners, spines and joints, rear joint of vol. 1 splitting, several others partially split; tears to head of spine of vols 2 and 4; tear to foot of spine and section missing to head of spine of vol. 10. Ex-lib. set with book-plates to endpapers (plates unmarked); occasional foxing. Rare large paper illustrated edition. Complete in 11 volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, Edward Stanford, 1893. FIRST EDITION 1893, 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, 4 coloured maps in pocket at rear, Paris being in 2 parts as issued, 25 illustrations, 14 folding, 10 full page and 1 in the text, pages: x, [1], 1-136 including Appendices 1 & 2 and Index, bound in publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, gilt rule to edge of upper cover, gilt top edge, floral endpapers. Slight wear and slight bump to head and tail of spine, binding slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, small closed tear to lower margins of first pages, neatly repaired, hardly noticeable, not affecting text or images, pale age-browning to first blank endpaper and half-title and last page of index and last blank endpaper, small brown spot to fore-edge, otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Souvenir of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1895. Presented by the Keystone Watch Case Co.

      Keystone Watch Case Company, Philadelphia 1893 - First edition. Oblong quarto containing 16 chromolithograph panels depicting various displays at the Exposition. They measure 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Fourteen of them are loose (as issued) and one is a two-panel chromolithograph panorama printed on the verso of the front and rear wrappers. Crease where the two panels are joined. A total of sixteen panels. Black cover lettering. An excellent copy.The lithographs were printed for the Keystone Watch Case Company by Orcutt Lithographers. Orcutt had several machines on display at the Exposition, as did Keystone. There is only one copy located by OCLC (Chicago History Museum). The titles are as follow: Administration Building. Fisheries Building, Government Building, Transportation Building, Machinery Hall, Electricity Building, U.S. Imitation Battleship, Woman's Building, Mines Building, Agricultural Building, Illinois State Building, Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building, Horticultural Hall and the two-panel Birds Eye View World's Columbian Exposition. One of the scarcer items of the World's Columbian Exposition. There is a slightly more common version of eight panels.

      [Bookseller: Nat DesMarais Rare Books, ABAA]
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        A Study in Scarlet A New Edition with a Note on Sherlock Holmes

      New York: Ward, Lock & Bowden, 1893. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 7 1/2 h x 5w. A real nice solid 272 page 1893 hardcover plus 20 pages on notes and introduction and 12 pages of ads in back. See scans for nice condition and minor flaws. Yellow over frontispiece is rice paper. Any darkness on pages would be where book was not down on scanner firmly. I did not want to harm the lovely book in any way. Has a note on Sherlock Holmes by Dr. Joseph Bell who had been Doyle's tutor at medical school and was widely held to be Doyle's model for Sherlock Holmes. Has forty illustrations by Geo. Hutchinson..

      [Bookseller: Warren's Books]
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        THE L1,000,000 BANK-NOTE, and Other New Stories.

      Charles L. Webster & Co.,, New York: 1893 - First edition. Slight discoloration to spine and very minor bumping to edges; name stamped on second blank page, otherwise very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Mas alla. Traduction de Claude Esteban [illustrés de 16 eaux-fortes par Chillida].

      2 (40 x 33 cm), Deckelholzschnitt, 36 Bl., 16 Orig.-Holzschnitte (13 s/w u. 3 blindgeprägt.)., Umschlag m. losen Bl. in Schmuckkassette., Kassette m. einigen wenigen Stockflecken, min. gebräunt. Buch tadellos. Nr. 91 von 150 Exemplaren auf papier dAuvergne du Moulin Richard-de-Bas. Le texte manuscrite de Jorge Guillén, la traduction de Claude Esteban composée a la main en Didot corps 24 et le bois originaux de Chillida ont été imprimés par Fequet et Baudier, typographes.Vom Autor u. Künstler im Impressum signiert. (Van der Koelen 73024-73039). - Jorge Guillén (1893 -1984), poète espagnol de la Génération de 27.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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      [Washington, DC 1893 - An eight-line stanza from Randall's poem, in manuscript, signed by Randall, copied onto a single sheet of letterhead stationery from the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, United States Senate, and dated Washington, D.C., Oct. 21, 1893, matted onto a larger sheet of plain paper. This stanza reads: "Hark to an exiled son's appeal, Maryland! / My Mother-State, to thee I kneel, Maryland! / For life and death, for woe and weal, / Thy peerless chivalry reveal, / And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, Maryland! My Maryland!" Faint old fold lines, a bit of spotting at right margin, else a nice example. Apparently Randall was responding to a request for a hand-written copy of his poem. Ryder, a native Marylander, composed this poem in April 1861, after Union troops marched through Baltimore. A Confederate sympathizer teaching in Louisiana at the time, Ryder was outraged by this event which caused rioting and deaths in the city, including the death of a close friend, and penned this song which begins "The despot's heel is on thy shore, Maryland." It became a popular battle hymn throughout the south during the Civil War when it was set to the tune of "Lauriger Horatius" by Jennie Cary, a member of Baltimore society. It was later adopted as the official Maryland state song in 1939. Ryder was often called the "Poet Laureate of the Lost Cause." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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        Le Morte D'Arthur (Bound By The Chelsea Bindery)

      First edition: Two volumes. One of 1500 sets of the 'ordinary issue' published by J.M. Dent in 1893 (there are also 300 sets printed on Van Gelder paper). The BOOKS are in Very Good++ or better condition. Top edge gilt. Free from inscriptions and erasures. Some toning to the pages edges and minor edge wear to the page edges in a few places with in Vol. 2, a repair to a small closed tear on the verso of the lower edge of the colophon page and a small area of loss to the lower edge of the title page. Two frontispieces with some offsetting of these to the facing pages and 18 full page wood engravings (including five double-page), numerous text illustrations, and approximately 350 designs for chapter headings and borders, all by Aubrey Beardsley. Both volumes have been lavishly rebound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco with five raised bands. Re-gilding of the top edges with gilt titling and decoration to the spines, covers and interior borders. Beautiful marbled endpapers with two further blank endpapers to the front and rear in both volumes. The binding remains tight in both volumes. Very minimal rubbing to the gilt decoration in places. An exquisite set of Beardsley's masterpiece. Always an avid reader Beardsley frequented London's antiquarian book shops, where he forged a friendship with book shop owner, Frederick Evans. Evans admired Aubrey's work and introduced him to a fellow customer, publisher J.M. Dent. Dent was planning a beautifully illustrated version of Malory's Morte D'Arthur, along the lines of some of Morris's Kelmscott Press books, but using a less expensive printing process. Loath to pay the elevated fee William Morris would charge for this commission, Dent was persuaded to employ Aubrey Beardsley. To help secure this commission Beardsley drew 'The Achieving of the Sangreal'. The images drawn for this volume remain the artist's most striking work and have not been equalled by any of his many disciples. Beardsley's life was tragically short with him dying of tuberculosis at the age of 26. In those few years he managed however to leave a great and lasting artistic legacy. A beautiful set.

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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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        A Selection of Photographs of Stars,

      1893. ASTRONOMY. A Selection of Photographs of Stars, Star-clusters and Nebulae, together with Information concerning the Instruments and the Methods employed in the Pursuit of Celestial Photography. By Isaac Roberts. 134 pp. Illustrated with 53 photographic illustrations. Folio, 305 x 225 mm, bound in publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering. London: Universal Press, 1893. |~||~||~||~||~| A geologist and fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Isaac Roberts (1829-1904) made significant contributions to the photography of star-clusters and nebulae. By championing reflecting rather than refracting telescopes, Roberts was able to perceive previously unnoticed star-clusters, and was the first to identify the spiral shape of the Great Andromeda Nebula. Roberts' use of a telescope for photographing stars, and a long exposure time, provided greater definition of stellar phenomena than previously used hand-drawings. Although Roberts' conclusions about the nature of the nebulae he photographed were not always correct, the book is significant for the possibilities it suggests for nebular photography. Published in London in 1893 and 1899, the two-volume Photographs of Stars represents the summation of his work with his assistant W. S. Franks at his observatory in Crowborough, Sussex. This volume contains 53 collotype plates of stars, and descriptions of his instruments and methods. Expert repairs to spine, a studied volume with a few of the plates marked with a black pen, a good copy..

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        Nordamerika. Die Vereinigten Staaten nebst einem Ausflug nach Mexiko. Handbuch für Reisende.

      Karl Baedeker, Leipzig 1893 - Kl.-8vo. Mit 17 Kt., 22 Plänen u. 2 Grundrissen. LVIII, 488 S. Rote OLwd. m. goldgeprägt. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. Marmorierter Schnitt. Hinrichsen D 495. - Erste Ausgabe. - Vollständig mit allen Karten, Plänen u. Grundrissen. - Einband etw. nachgedunkelt u. angeschmutzt. Name auf Vorsatz. Innen sauber u. von sehr guter Erhaltung. ***Wir bieten eine umfangreiche Sammlung seltener und gesuchter Baedeker-Reiseführer an. Jedes Exemplar ist von uns sorgfältig auf Vollständigkeit überprüft.*** gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Morte D'Arthur: The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur, Vol. I and II

      London: J.M. Dent, 1893-94. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, one of only 1500 copies (out of a total edition of 1800). Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. A lavish and strikingly beautiful production, Beardsley's edition of Le Morte D'Arthur is one of the defining works of book illustration, containing, in Beardsley's distinctive style, 2 photogravure frontispieces, 4 double-page and 16 full-page illustrations, 43 ornamental borders, 288 ornamental initials, headpieces and in-text decorations. The publisher's cloth was also based on Beardsley's designs. Le Morte D'Arthur launched the 21-year-old Beardsley's career, introducing the world to the sensuous decadent style for which he became famous.London: J.M. Dent, 1893-1894. Quarto, original publisher's cloth with elaborate gilt designs; top edges gilt. Cloth with light chipping and fraying at spine ends; some toning to spines and foxing to boards and text block edges. Text and illustrations fine. Good.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      No place, 20. XII. 1893. - 8vo. 1 page on bifolium. Informing an unnamed addressee that he will stand for election. - Written in Czech language.

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        The Memorial Edition of the Works of... Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah; A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome...; Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry; First Footsteps in East Africa

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893-94. Seven volumes. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth, gilt lettered to the spine and with gilt vignettes to the boards, top edge red, the publisher's single sheet flyer for publication of the first three works loosely inserted. The first work in two volumes with a photographic frontispiece portrait of Isabel Burton, 13 lithographic plates of which 5 are in colour, 3 folding plans, a plate showing heads and a colour folding map; the second work in two volumes each with a frontispiece; the third work in one volume with a frontispiece and 15 plates; the fourth work in two volumes with two colour frontispieces, two colour plates and two black and white maps. Most of the works with illustrations in the text at intervals. Some minor wear to the spine ends, the spine of volume I of "Gelele" with a repaired tear with slight loss of gilt, a decent set overall.

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        Mary Stuart

      1893. First Edition . (MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS) SKELTON, John. Mary Stuart. London: Boussod, Valadon, 1893. Two volumes. Folio (10 by 12-1/2 inches), early 20th-century full black calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, gilt-stamped armorial boards, all edges gilt. WITH: Gilt-stamped portfolio. $2500.Limited first edition, number 155 of only 200 copies printed for Europe (total of 300), with splendid full-color frontispiece portrait and 41 etchings and photogravures, including collection of plates in double-suite (housed in gilt-stamped portfolio), with gilt-stamped armorial insignias of Mary Queen of Scots on both boards and portfolio, handsomely bound by Thivet.Sir John Skelton's history of the doomed Mary Queen of Scots covers her royal birth at Linlithgow Palace in 1542 through to her execution at Elizabeth's order in 1587. Skelton ""wrote on subjects of heated controversy both in the past and present, and, with a chivalry which was part of his nature, often took what was at the time the unpopular side; but throughout his historical work he displayed something of the spirit of the advocate"" (DNB). This copy with an additional color plate of ""Mary Stuart as a Young Woman"" laid in. Text and plates fresh with only light scattered foxing. A handsome about-fine copy.

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        [Photo Album]: New England and Shriner's Party

      Massachusetts, Maine, Texas, Mexico. 1893-1907. Oblong small quarto measuring 7" x 11". Brown cloth over paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 83 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 5" and 4.5" x 6.5" with captions. Very good photo album with tape repairs on the front board, tears, and slight bowing with near fine photographs.A photo album beginning around 1893 compiled by Mrs. Albert S. Long (Katherine Long) of Lawrence, Massachusetts with her card laid in. Her husband was a contractor and carpenter in the area and a member of the Shriners. The album begins with 18 cyanotypes of the family home, exterior and interior, dinner parties, their horse and carriage, and a group lounging on the porch. These also include cyanotypes of both Christmas 1893 and Christmas 1894 with images of their Christmas trees and the gifts placed underneath and on the trees. The Long's vacationed on Peake Island, Maine in 1895 with photos of Casco Bay, their vacation cottage, and sailing. One photo from this trip is trick image captioned "I want to shake hands with myself" and shows a photo of a man photo edited to look like he was facing himself. The album shows photos of Albert's work and the Long's favorite places and friends around New England. One of these photos is of a large house with a fence which is captioned, "the first school house Albert built." Other photos include Merrimack Falls and Lake, a friend's dinner party, and Tarbox School. The Long's were very interested in the warships that would dock in the area and photographed them. One of these photo shows the U.S.S. Raleigh in Casco Bay which was used during the Spanish American War and later World War I. Other warships include the Montgomery, the New York, and the Minneapolis. A photo captioned, "on board the warship" shows personnel and passengers milling about on the upper deck. Later photos from 1906 show the Longs with their new automobile posing around a dirt road.The final section of 40 photographs is from a Shriner's party the Long's were a part of during 1907. The group traveled around the United States and to Mexico and the West on a train visiting a variety of places and landmarks. They visited the Whirlpool rapids in Canada near Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls bridge. The party is seen here in fancy dress and in elaborate hats posed in the rocks by the rapids. There is also an image taken of the Shriners on board the train. As they traveled West they photographed the homes of Mexicans in El Paso and horseback riding. The trip also took them to Arizona where they visited the Grand Canyon and Hopi Indian pueblos. One of these photos shows a small "Indian" boy with the canyon in the background. They continued on to California and took photos of the Pacific Ocean, palm trees, and a clam bake they attended. Katherine photographed Texas and Mexico and included a Bull Ring, a Mexican market, and a mission with men in large Mexican hats in the foreground. A remarkably attractive and interesting collection of both domestic and travel snapshot photography, many of the images are a bit larger than usual size, most likely taken by a well-to-do New England young woman. .

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        Program signed (Grant Memorial Banquet)

      1893. Signed. LONGSTREET, James. Grant Memorial Banquet. [Philadelphia]: no publisher, 1893. Octavo, heavy coated paper boards, ribbon-bound as issued; pp. 4. $3800.Original lithographed souvenir program from 1893, featuring a hand-colored image of GrantÂ’s Virginia headquarters on the front, signed by two notable Civil War generals, Oliver Howard and James Longstreet.Banquets on the anniversary of Ulysses S. GrantÂ’s birthday were an annual tradition in many American cities during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The notables who offered toasts at this particular dinner, held at an unspecified location (but most likely in Philadelphia) on what would have been GrantÂ’s 71st birthday, included former Union General Oliver Howard and former Confederate General James Longstreet, both of whom signed this souvenir program in pencil beneath their printed names. Howard, whom President Johnson appointed to lead the FreedmanÂ’s Bureau after the war, would leave the army in 1894 to again “turn his energies to educating a neglected population, that of southern Appalachia. The funds he raised helped establish Lincoln Memorial University” (ANB). For his part, Longstreet had by this time long been “frozen out of the circle of Confederate heroes” because of his switch to the Republican Party; five years after this dinner, he would receive “the sinecure position of United States commissioner of railroads as a reward for his support of William McKinley” (ANB). Apparently, engravers from the noted silversmith firm of Bailey, Banks & Biddle in Philadelphia created the illustrations for this program. The recto of the front board bears a hand-colored print from a stone engraving of GrantÂ’s headquarters at City Point, Virginia; the menu is on the verso, adorned with a small image of GrantÂ’s sword. The American flag and a memorial scroll decorate the list of speakers on the recto of the rear board, and a pale blue shield on the verso lists the dinnerÂ’s organizing committees, chaired by Mayor Edwin Stuart of Philadelphia, at that time the youngest man to hold the office. One tiny and inoffensive spot to verso of rear board. A scarce piece of postbellum Americana, signed and very nearly fine.

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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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        Les Monuments de l'Inde.

      Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie, Paris, 1893 - Large 4to. 254pp. 398 illus., many on plates & on text. Original wr. bound in half morocco, slightly hinge weak, gilt top. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Origin of Species

      John Murray, 1893 A nice sharp near fine copy of the 6th edition, 43rd thousand, in original cloth and bright gold lettering and decoration on the spine. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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