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        Lytton Strachey Reading. Original full length pencil portrait of Lytton Strachey sitting in a chair reading, 11 x 9 ½ inches, unsigned and undated but circa 1930

      Dora Carrington, or Carrington as she was known, was born in 1893 and attended the Slade School of Art from 1910-1914. There a number of her fellow students, notably Mark Gertler, C. R. W. Nevinson, Paul and John fell in love with her. Many more were to follow in their hopeful footsteps during her lifetime, among them Aldous Huxley, but most famously and steadfastly Lytton Strachey, whom she met and fell in love with in 1915. For the next seventeen years, Carrington and Strachey would remain devoted to each other, despite the differences in their sexual orientations, and live together from 1917 until Strachey's death in 1932. In 1921, when Carrington married Reginald "Ralph" Partridge, Strachey paid for the wedding and accompanied the newlyweds on their honeymoon to Venice. In 1924, he purchased Ham Spray House in Wiltshire for the ménage a trois, with the deed for the house in Partridge's name. Carrington's marriage to Partridge collapsed in 1928, and she continued to live at Ham Spray House with Strachey until 1932, when Strachey died of stomach cancer. Two months later, unable to imagine life without Strachey, Carrington shot herself with a gun borrowed from Bryan Guiness. As an artist, Carrington was not well known as an artist during her lifetime beyond her immediate circle of friends and acquaintances, although the woodblock prints she made for the Omega Workshops and the Hogarth Press were highly regarded. Today, her portraits and landscapes, which she refused to sign or exhibited, have elicited renewed interest and admiration. In 1995, Carrington was the subject of the film of the same name starring Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce, who won the Cannes Film Festival's award for best actor for his role as Lytton Strachey. On the back of the frame is the label of Anthony d'Offay. A splendid memento. Framed and glazed.

      [Bookseller: James S. Jaffe Rare Books LLC]
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        Voyage en Orient de son Altesse Impériale le Césarevitch. Grèce - Egypte - Inde. 1890-1891. [et] Indo-Chine, Chine-Japon, Sibérie. Traduction de Louis Leger. Préface de A. Leroy-Beaulieu.

       Paris, Charles Delagrave 1893/1898. 2°. 2 Bll., XVI, 388 (4); X, 386 (1) S. Mit 1 farb. Karte, 300 tlw. ganzseit. Illustr. v. N.-N. Karazine. OLn. Mit Goldpräg., Kopfgoldschn. Einbde. berieb., Vorsatz fleckig, wenige Bll. stockfleckigNikolaus II. (1868-1918), war der letzte Kaiser bzw. Zar des Russischen Reiches. 1890/91 begab sich Nikolaus in Begleitung seines Bruders Georgi und seines Cousins Georg von Griechenland an Bord der Panzerfregatte Pamjat Asowa auf eine mehrmonatige Weltreise. Diese führte u. a. über den Suezkanal, Indien, Ceylon, Bangkok, Singapur und Java im Frühjahr 1891 in das Kaiserreich Japan. Am 23. Mai schließlich wurde das russische Wladiwostok erreicht, wo Nikolaus im Namen seines Vaters der feierlichen Grundsteinlegung der Transsibirischen Eisenbahn beiwohnte. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Reise, Marine

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        Sophia. Revista teosófica. Revista mensual 1893-1894

      - Revista mensual fundada por D. Francisco de Montoliu y de Togores. Años 1893-94. Media piel editorial con las cubiertas peladas. 286 páginas con el texto a 2 columnas. Algunas páginas con manchas de humedad. 33x23 cm. Ref: 145 [LS/013403-145]

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        The Novels and Tales of Mrs. Gaskell. The works include: Wives and Daughters; North and South; Sylvia's Lovers; Cranford, and Other Tales; Mary Barton, and Other Tales; Ruth, and Other Tales; Lizzie Leigh, and Other Tales.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1893-1899.. 7 volumes, Octavo. Bound in half brown calf with twin red and green title labels, gilt decoration to spines, marbled sides, top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed. Illustrated with black and white plates. Minor toning. A clean set in an attractive recent leather binding.

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        Aux Indes et en Australie dans le yacht le "Sunbeam"...

      Tours: Alfred Mame et fils, 1893. Quarto, with many illustrations, some taken from photographs, gilt edges, in the original ornately pictorial cloth, with pretty decoration in silver and gilt. Fine copy of the first French edition, which puts the English edition of 1890 quite in the shade. It is scarce - and is not in fact recorded by Ferguson - although almost half the book is devoted to the Australian portion of the voyage.Lord and Lady Brassey made several cruises around the world in their yacht Sunbeam. Lady Brassey's account of their earlier voyage published in 1879 was very popular and went through numerous editions. Her last voyage was undertaken in 1886-7: she died before the cruise was completed and her grieving husband completed her work for publication. He later authorised this French version, which was translated by Gaston Bonnefont.The many fine plates and illustrations are after designs by R.T. Pritchett, and engraved by Whymper, Cooper and Pearson. There are almost too many to comment on - more than 200 in total - but the work is particularly rich with nautical scenes, as well as charming vignettes ranging from street scenes to details of Australian and Pacific natural history. Neat repairs to gutter at front endpapers; a few spots but a fine copy.

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        Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition...

      Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, 1893. Octavo, complete with maps; original wrappers and boards, preserved in a brown morocco bookform box. One of only 500 copies, complete with folding maps: the first edition of the narrative of one of the last great Australian exploring expeditions, written by its leader.Lindsay led this extensive expedition - it ran to eight men, forty-four camels and five Afghan camel drivers - organised by the South Australian Branch of the Royal Geographical Society, and equipped by Sir Thomas Elder, to explore the unknown interior between South Australia and the west coast and to look for Leichhardt. Wrappers and boards well repaired.

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        Lettres familières sur l'Algérie Un petit royaume arabe

      Adolphe Jourdan 1893 - Paris, Adolphe Jourdan, 1893 In-12 (20,2cm x 13,2cm) de (2)-LXVI-520pp. Frontispice. Plein maroquin tabac, dos à nerfs, auteur, titre & date frappés or, carré ajouré sur chacun des plats encadré d'un filet à froid et de 4 petits fers aux coins et composé d'une basane lisse orné d'un décor de couleurs en broderie différent pour chacun des plats, coiffes guillochées, double filet dorés parcourant les coupes, contre-plats en partie bordés de même maroquin et décorés d'une dentelle dorée, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés. (Franz) Exemplaire non numéroté, il n'est pas fait mention d'un tirage sur grand papier. Exceptionnel exemplaire comportant un envoi autographe signé: "Souvenir de votre passage à Berguent (signature)" Enrichi de 3 lettres originales manuscrites du fils de l'auteur toutes datées de 1907 et envoyées à M. Georges Claretie, journaliste au Figaro et fils de Jules Claretie, ainsi que deux des enveloppes correspondantes; le tout relié en début de volume et montés sur onglets. Dans lesquelles l'auteur remercie M. Georges Claretie d'un article élogieux sur "Les lettres familières" ou encore pour le remercier de l'envoi d'un livre. Exemplaire également enrichi d'un ensemble volant comprenant 1 carte postale, 9 lettres et 2 cartes de visites, décrites ci-dessous dans l'ordre chronologique et devant appartenir à M. Georges Claretie : 1) Du 31/10/1912: Carte postale de Fez signée par le fils de l'auteur et dans laquelle il remercie le destinataire. 2) Du 28/03/1916: Reçu de M. Claretie pour un "entourage" de la tombe du colonel Pein (l'auteur). 3) Du 16/04/1920: Mot de Mme Pein, veuve de l'auteur, en remerciement. 4) Du 22/04/(sûrement 1920): Demande d'entretien de Mme Pein, qui n'a pas encore pu se rendre sur la tombe de son défunt mari. 5) Du 02/07/1920: Lettre de Mme Pein en vue d'obtenir l'itinéraire pour se rendre sur la tombe de son mari; ainsi qu'un geste afin qu'elle puisse jouir de le pension de veuve d'officier. 6) Du 21/03/1932: Lettre d'un ancien soldat ayant servi sous les ordres du colonel Pein et qui lui rend gloire. 7) Du 18/12/1933: Lettre du colonel André (cousin du colonel Pein) à Georges Claretie en vue de collecter des objets ayant appartenu à l'auteur pour l'élaboration d'un ouvrage biographique sur l'auteur dirigé par le colonel Lehuraux ainsi qu'une exposition 8) Du 23/12/1933: Remerciement du colonel André pour la réponse à la lettre précédemment citée. 9) Du 03/01/1934: Remerciement du colonel Lehuraux à un académicien pour son soutien à l'élaboration de son ouvrage sur le colonel Pein. 10) Du 26/04/1934: Demande du colonel Lehuraux d'une lettre précise échangée entre le colonel Pein et un destinataire non désigné. 11) Carte de visite de Théodore Pein remerciant son ami Georges Claretie. 12) Carte de visite de Prosper Pein (cousin de l'auteur) remerciant Georges Claretie. Très bel exemplaire, reliure en très bel état; intérieur frais, marge extérieure d'un feuillet anciennement restauré au filmoplast. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891.

      Adelaide: House of Assembly, 1893. Folio, with two large colour folding maps; uncut in recent cloth. One of only 750 copies published: this rare printing is not recorded by Ferguson.Sir Thomas Elder, who had earlier financed the first great desert journey of Ernest Giles, in 1891 fitted out the expedition of David Lindsay, the celebrated Northern Territory explorer and surveyor general.In 1883 Lindsay had led an expedition into Arnhem Land, travelling to the Gulf of Carpentaria. He went on to explore extensively in the MacDonnell Ranges region before his last and most important work, this scientifically equipped expedition made possible by the sole support of Sir Thomas Elder. The object of the expedition was to explore the unknown interior of Western Australia between the routes laid out by Forrest in 1874 and Giles in 1875 'for the purpose of completing the exploration of Australia'.Lindsay's expedition arrived in Geraldton in January 1892, besieged by internal conflict: the entire scientific team, except for Lawrence Allen Wells, resigned. This marked an abrupt end to David Lindsay's career as an explorer and closed down an expensive expedition that produced very few new discoveries.This is the official report by the leader of the expedition, complete with maps. It predates the first public edition printed by C.E. Bristow. Published by order of the South Australian House of Assembly on 3 October 3 1893 at a cost of ninety seven pounds, four shillings and seven pence plus over thirty-three pounds for the lithography of the large folding maps. In the summary of the work Lindsay states that the expedition travelled 2,745 miles through unexplored country, whilst 80,000 square miles was explored and mapped. 'The abandoment of the expedition was a terrible disappointment to me. That men had so little sense of duty to their leader and to their generous employer should have been the primary cause of the break up of such a splendidly-equipped expedition...'. A very good copy.

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        Strange, But True. Life and Adventures of Captain Thomas Crapo and Wife.

      New Bedford: Capt. Thomas Crapo, c. 1893. Small octavo, with illustrations; in the original brown cloth. The short-handed sailor Thomas Crapo enjoyed sudden fame for his gruelling transatlantic crossing in a 19 foot dory, accompanied by his new wife. The seven-week voyage resulted in a publicity and show tour for the couple that lasted several years. Crapo self-published this ghosted autobiography in 1893, and turned eventually to the coastal cargo trade until May 1899 when in an attempt to repeat his former triumphs he left New Bedford in a 9 foot dinghy, bound for Cuba. His body was recovered off Charleston some time later. Mrs C. was left penniless and re-issued her late husband's 'autobiography' to raise funds. The reissue is not identified on the title-page but may be identified by the fact that it ends on p. 151 with Mrs. Crapo's description of his demise. This re-issue is much scarcer than the first edition; this copy was signed on the title-page by Joanna Crapo in 1904. A very good copy.

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        Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman

      London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head, 1893. First Edition. Small quarto (21.75cm.); original reddish-brown gilt-embossed cloth; [14],132,14[ads]pp. Extremities a bit rubbed, narrow strip of discoloration to fore-edge of upper cover, minor foxing to textblock, upper hinge cracked but still quite strong; About Very Good. Contemporary bookplate of Oscar Wilde collector Jon Weekly. 500 copies issued (MASON 357).

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        Mark W. Cross & Co., Importers of Stable Furnishings, London Saddlery, Makers of Harness

      Boston: Mark W. Cross & Co.. Very Good. 1893. Hardcover. Personal copy of the catalogue's harness designer, W.H. Peterson with his name in gilt to the cover. Many folio photographic and drawn plates, two of which are folding. Occasional foxing.; Oblong Folio 12.75 x16.25 in .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
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        [MOON LANDING IN 1893] Na lune. Fantasticheskaya povest' [i.e. On the Moon. Fantastic Tale] / with original drawings by Gofman

      Moscow: I.D. Sytin, 1893. 48 pp.: ill. 21x14,5 cm. Contemporary quarter-leather. Owner's stamp on the title page and bookplate on the endpaper. Spine is slightly rubbed, otherwise very good. First edition. Second book by the author. Extremely rare with no copies found in the Worldcat. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935), one of the founding fathers of space science, is well-known for his astronautic theory. His research allowed rocket scientists after him to perform space travel. But as important as his scientific works are his cosmist beliefs in the ability of intergalactic travels and inhabiting other planets. That altogether makes Konstantin Tsiolkovsky one of the most unorthodox and advanced scientists of his time. This piece that was created simultaneously with his thesis 'Maneuverable Metal Aerostat' could be just an early example of Russian science fiction - a story of two men going to the moon to explore it. But it should not be forgotten that it was written by a man who was partly responsible for the real people appearing on the moon some 70 years later. The book doesn't bear any scientific materials, only Tsiolkovsky's vision of a man's experience on the moon.

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        Christmas Rhymes Stories and Pictures for Our Darlings

      Boston: D. Lothrop Company Publishers. 46 LINE-TEXT ILLUSTRATIONS Color illustrations of Santa Claus with red white hat and blue white jacket with sleigh and 4 reindeer. Fair brown quarter-cloth over color illustrated boards. Boards worn, soiling, marginalia on endpapers, rear board tear, missing free endpapers. (1893), 4to, [unpaginated 60pp.] Scarce Not in OCLC. Contents: Great-Great-Grandma's Christmas in "Merrie England."; Falcons; Cousin Louise Talks About the Deer; Esther Hendrickson's New Year's Party; The Shepherd's Dog; Edward the Sixth and His Whipping Boy; To A Dear Little Grumbler; Aunt Lucie's Australian Pets; Harry's Knife; Grandma's Valentine; What they Did with the Snow in Paris; Tommy and the Donkey; A Wood Fire; Inside and Outside; Duke; Charley in Holland; Franz and His Sisters; A Hunt for Easter Eggs; Rags and Jags; NEP; About a Fly; Some Things Grandpa Saw; . Fair. Hardcover. 1893.

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      Edition on current paper. Binding to bradel half percaline almond, smooth back slightly past with a gold jewel typographical golden double thread tail piece as red shagreen boards marbled paper wrappers preserved and bound in, first flat cover with small spots without gravity head, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author Jean Ajalbert. Provenance: From Jean Ajalbert library with bookplate in Japanese-style woodcut Nabis to very few signed monogrammed, probably that of Félicien Rops. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Paul Ollendorff Paris 1893 12x19,5cm relié

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        Columbus Outdone! Capt. Andrews' Cruise in the Sapolio.

      New York: Enoch Morgan's Sons Company, 1893. Octavo, folding map and folding plate, illustrated throughout; in original illustrated brown cloth, flyleaf inscribed and signed by the author. Signed presentation copy in original illustrated cloth, detailing the audacious solo transatlantic crossing of William Andrews in 1892. Andrews has previously completed a crossing in a vessel of some twenty feet (see previous item), but evidently found it too commodious - perhaps because there was enough room for his brother. This time, he set out in a considerably smaller vessel of 14 feet 6 inches christened the Sapolio. Entirely hand-made by Andrews, this delicate boat of canvas stretched upon a cedar frame began her courageous voyage from Atlantic City in New Jersey on July 21, 1892, arriving at the point of Columbus' departure in Spain some 63 days later. This book includes the journal kept by Andrews, with descriptions and illustrations of the Azores where the Sapolio anchored during the voyage.This copy, with a signed inscription by Andrews, was issued as a souvenir for the Chicago World's Fair - a spectacular exhibition of innovation and commerce staged to mark the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's discovery of the Americas in 1492. Spine ends a little rubbed, front endpaper slightly chipped, very good.

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        Bel carteggio costituito da sei lettere del pittore ticinese dirette allamico De Angeli, di cui tre autografe firmate (per un totale di quattro pp. in-8) e tre autografe su bigl. da visita. Dat. 1893-1895. ÐLoperazione del quadro ÐIl doloreÓ venne fatta come Ella desiderava e con giusta ragione perch_ figurava meglio. Quando Ella credo pu venire a vederloÓ. ÐA me certi artisti mi fanno leffetto dimettermi di cattivo umore appena aprono la bocca, nel mentre ammiro il loro ingegnoÓ.

      - Bel carteggio costituito da sei lettere del pittore ticinese dirette allamico De Angeli, di cui tre autografe firmate (per un totale di quattro pp. in-8) e tre autografe su bigl. da visita. Dat. 1893-1895. ÐLoperazione del quadro ÐIl doloreÓ venne fatta come Ella desiderava e con giusta ragione perch_ figurava meglio. Quando Ella credo pu venire a vederloÓ. ÐA me certi artisti mi fanno leffetto dimettermi di cattivo umore appena aprono la bocca, nel mentre ammiro il loro ingegnoÓ. 34xA

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

      London: Kelmscott Press 1893. 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. . Very Good. Boards. First Printing. 1893. 16mo..

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        Mademoiselle Fifi

      New edition in the partly original because review of the 50 numbered copies on Holland paper, the only leading copies with 5 Japan. Bound in half morocco hazel wedge back with five nerves set with golden friezes adorned with golden patterns typographical, gilt head and tail friezes, marble paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, wrappers preserved and bound in, gilt-head witnesses. Guards partially shaded. Nice copy with all margins nicely established. Provenance: from the library of Paul Ollendorff. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Paul Ollendorff Paris 1893 12,5x19cm relié

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        Autograph letter signed. No place, 20. XII. 1893.

      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 Tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane. [Translated from the French by William Morris].

      16mo. ; choicely bound by E. Rau of St. Petersburg in full orange crushed morocco, lettered in gilt on spine, boards with a semi of stylized flowers within a single gilt and dog tooth panel, central initial of "W" on upper board and "M" on lower board, richly gilt inner dentelles over marbled endpapers; pp. [iv] + 96 + colophon; double-page woodcut border, text printed in black and red in the Chaucer type. A fine copy in slipcase. 350 copies were printed, with an additional 15 copies on vellum. Of the 360 copies 76 copies were purchased in sheets by J. and M.L. Tregaskis and sent to bookbinders throughout the world, the object being to mount an international exhibition of bookbinding. The 73 copies which were actually bound, and displayed at the exhibition in 1894, are now in the John Rylands Library, Manchester. The one example from Russia in the exhibition was bound by E. Rau of St Petersburg and this copy is similar in design to the copy submitted for the exhibition and now in the Rylands Collection. The bindings both have a pattern of flowers across the boards although the tools used are of different sizes and frequency. The Tregaskis copy repeats the flower pattern on the spine but on this copy the gilt work on the spine is in panels. William Morris's initials are reversed on the two copies. The Tregaskis copy has "M" on the upper board and "W" on the lower; this copy has "W" on the upper board and "M" on the lower. As the Tregaskis copy was to be exhibited with the boards facing out the initials would therefore have read "W" "M". This is possibly a trial copy that Rau chose not to send as his exhibition piece but it seems more likely that it was a second copy commissioned by a collector who saw the Tregaskis copy in the exhibition or the exhibition catalogue. This supposition is supported by the provenance of the book. This copy has the bookplate of Frank Howell on the front paste-down and of American collector Charles Walker Andrews on the front free endpaper. Loosely inserted is a typed letter from J. & M.L. Tregaskis to Frank Howell advertising the upcoming catalogue of the bindings in the exhibition. Howell, we presume, liked Rau's binding and commissioned him to bind up another copy in similar style. As this second copy was not commissioned as an exhibition piece, Rau reversed the initials on the boards to a more logical "W" on the upper board and "M" on the lower.

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        Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde Southwestern Colorado - Their Pottery and Implements

      Stockholm And Chicago, IL: P. A. Norstedt & Soner. Very Good. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Three-quarter leather over blue paper boards. Covers have light soil with a few dampstains and scratches. The covers are original but significant repair was done to improve the spine, edges and binding. Light wear to all edges and light toning throughout text block and endpapers. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown and on back of frontispiece, otherwise interior is clean. Measures 14 1/4" tall by 11 1/2" wide. This is the first edition in English of Gustaf Nordenskiold's beautifully illustrated first scientific study of Mesa Verde's ruins. This English edition, with many more plates than the Swedish version, was translated by D. LLoyd Morgan and contains an additional appendix, "Human Remains from the Cliff Dwellings of the Mesa Verde" by G. Retzius. Fifty-one plates plus 10 appendix plates as called for, including fine photogravures of the ruins with a two-page center spread of the Cliff Palace. Many maps and plans also illustrate the text. Gustaf Nordenskiold excavated and collected Mesa Verde artifacts in the summer of 1891, working with Richard Wetherill and taking some of the best early photographs of Southwest ruins. Howes N 179. ; B&W Photographs; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 174 pp .

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        La vie artistique, deuxième série

      Dentu. Edition printed on rod. Signed autograph of the author Henry Fevre (sic). Our copy is full of its original drypoint by Auguste Rodin frontispiece. About Auguste Rodin, Rembrandt, Gustave Doré, Jules Cheret, symbolism, 1892 show ... A few bites on the back and evenly insolated boards, a small tear in the back head. Dentu Paris 1893 11x17cm broché

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        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. [Le Morte Darthur]. In three volumes

      London: J. M. Dent and Co. 1893 / 1894. In 3 volumes. Numbered limited edition. This is copy no. 90 of the 'superior issue' edition limited to 300 copies on Dutch hand-made paper. Publisher's original full vellum with bevelled edges and elaborate gilt decoration by Aubrey Beardsley to front boards and spines. In a black cloth solander box with gilt-lettered vellum label to spine. Box is complete with extra wrap-around portfolio and 3 individual card liners to protect the vellum boards. Top edge gilt to all volumes. Other edges untrimmed. Frontis illustration to each volume. Full page illustrations and numerous in-text illustrations, all by Beardsley. Original illustrated paper wrappers bound into each volume at rear. 'The text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the year MCCCCLXXXV and now spelled in modern style. With an introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley.' Minor marks to vellum. Endpapers somewhat darkened. All internally very fresh. No ownership names. Illustrations crisp. A VG to Near Fine set of this lovely edition. . Very Good. Full Vellum. Limited Numbered Edition. 1893. 4to..

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        The Memorial Edition of the Works of Capt. Sir Richard F. Burton. Containing: 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 Africa.

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893-94. Complete in 7 volumes, superbly bound in half black oasis with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines, original cloth sides pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge tinted red, black endpapers. With frontispieces, black and white and coloured plates. Occasional light spotting otherwiseclean within. Minor marks to boards else externally fine. A most attractive copy of the works. The complete set of the posthumous Memorial Edition, edited and with introductions by Isabel Burton.

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        Captain Cook's Journal during his First Voyage round the World made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71. A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS... Edited by Captain W.J.L. Wharton...

      London: Elliot Stock, 1893. Large octavo, with portrait frontispiece, four maps and plates bound in as well as three large folding charts in rear endpaper sleeve; in the original polished wooden boards (slightly splayed as is often seen), morocco spine lettered in gilt. A wonderful Cook relic: one of just fifty copies of this special version of the first publication of Cook's "Corner Journal", a very limited edition of a book published in several other forms. This special version is bound with wooden sides made from timber taken from "Cook's Tree" - an elm tree on Clapham Common which, according to local legend, was planted by Cook himself: the tree blew down in 1893. As Holmes notes, the tradition was 'no doubt apocryphal', but one should of course allow relics a life and value of their own. There are after all many more bones of St Catherine of Siena preserved in the cathedrals of Europe than a single skeleton might require. And as for Cook's Cottage in Melbourne... This edition of the "Corner Journal", whether in this exotic timbered form or in the more regular versions, was a significant publication anyway, as the first full publication of Cook's journal of the Endeavour voyage, transcribed from the so-called "Corner Journal" in the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales) with additions from the Admiralty journal. 'For the first time one of Cook's journals is presented to the public unmutilated by any editor... ' (Holmes). A little toning of the edges, a few leaves thumbed, yet a very good copy overall.

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        A Voice from Ireland on the Home Rule Bill. Speeches Delivered and Resolutions and Petition Adopted at a Special General Synod of the Church of Ireland, Holden in Dublin on the 14th March, 1893.

      4to pamphlet. Duplicate original printed wrappers, stapled, preserved in a green-cloth flap-case with a leather label lettered in gilt; pp. 30; the outer wrapper is a little browned to the spine and the edges, with a few small stains to the edges, nonetheless very good. First edition. A pamphlet reporting the speeches made at the second General Synod of the Church of Ireland in protest to the second Home Rule Bill proposed by William Ewart Gladstone. This Synod was only the second of its kind to be held by the church, the first being when Gladstone first proposed the Bill in 1886. Unlike the first Bill, the second attempt was passed by the House of Commons only to be refused by the House of Lords, of which eighty-six of its members were affiliated with The Irish Union Alliance, founded in 1891 specifically to oppose Home Rule. "In calm, dignified, but at the same time, emphatic and resolute language, that protest [against the introduction of another Bill by Mr Gladstone] was conveyed. It was tersely and appropriately expressed yesterday in a series of resolutions, and appropriately expanded in the eloquent speeches in which they were proposed and supported by some of the most powerful intellects in the Church." These intellects included The Bishops of Derry, Cork and Limerick, the Earl of Belmore, the Archbishop of Dublin and the Provost of Trinity College.

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        The Poems ... Printed after the Original Copies of Venus and Adonis, 1593. The Rape of Lucrece, 1594. Sonnets, 1609. The Lover's Complaint. [Edited by F.S. Ellis].

      8vo. Original limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt, edges uncut, with the original ties (one repaired); pp. [vi]216colophon; printed in red and black in the Golden type, woodcut borders and initials; slight offsetting from ties onto endpapers, otherwise a very nice, clean copy, preserved in a specially made buckram folder and slipcase, spine lettered in gilt. Limited to 500 copies. There were also 10 copies on vellum.

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        Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California, With Other Sketches. To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State. By Hon. George C. Gorham

      Printed for a Few Friends. Not Published. Seemingly Justice Field's personal copy, with his booksticker ("S J Field") on the upper corner of the front pastedown, a work which Thomas Barnes states "ranks with the best of Old West memoirs and possesses unusual value as historical evidence". Original 3/4 black morocco over marbled boards, quite worn, repaired, ?relettered, but sound; large-paper copy, with the three-line errata on page 297. Printed for a Few Friends. Not Published, Washington], 1893.

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        SING-SONG. A Nursery Rhyme Book. With one hundred and twenty illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Engraved by the brothers Dalziel.

      Bound in full morocco, gilt by Douglas Cockerill , with decoration in blind and gilt; signed with a monogram and dated 1899. Octavo. Some spotting on title and throughout; slight wear to gilt on upper board; else a very good copy in a handsome binding. First published 1872. Louis Davis was a well-known water-colourist, creator of stained glass and a book illustrator. His work was heavily influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and by the Art and Crafts movement. The book bears his signature on a front endpaper in pencil; the binding incorporates his monogram in both upper and lower panels.

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        Two Arabs on path under Stand of Trees

      , 1893. 1893. signed lower left HF '93. 1 vols. Framed and glazed CRACKED GLASS. signed lower left HF '93. 1 vols. Anglo/American Artist. Started as an apprentice to the Dalziel Brothers in London, In 1857 he moved to America. He settled in Montclair, NJ.

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        Le Café Concert Suite complète des lithographies originales

      L'Estampe originale. The full suite of 22 lithographed plates - 11 by Toulouse-Lautrec and 11 by Ibels - of the series Le Café-Concert, published by Publications de l'Edition Originale.Original proofs, printed in 500 copies on vellum.A few small marginal tears, angular lacks, the occasional bit of foxing.References : Delteil 28 to 38 ; Wittrock 18 to 28 ; Adriani 16 to 26.A very rare and attractive complete original suite of these 22 famous lithographs of "fin de siècle Paris by night."  L'Estampe originale Paris 1893 33,5x45cm en feuilles

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      Charpentier & Fasquelle. First edition of the theatrical adaptation of the novel by Alphonse Daudet, there is no mention of leading copies. Binding half hazelnut shagreen, back with five nerves, date tail, plates, guards and contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, gilded head. Autograph signed by Alphonse Daudet in Stanny Oppenheim. Light bites at the beginning of volume, otherwise nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Charpentier & Fasquelle Paris 1893 15,5x23,5cm relié

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        The Studio: an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art. Alfred Chester Beatty's personal set of The Studio; 97 volumes bound in 69 books with the Register for Vols 1-29 [Lacking Volume 61]. With original artwork by James McNeill Whistler and othe rimportant artists of the Belle Époque and Art Nouveau Movement.

      97 Volumes (bound in 69 Volumes). London, Offices of The Studio, 1893 - 1929. Quarto. c. 20000 pages with illustrations, photographs, original lithographs, engravings. Contemporary private Hardcover (Uniform deep blue buckram with gilt lettering on spinelabels). Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only a few of the Volumes a little shaky. With the handwritten entry "A. Chester Beatty - 24 Kensington Palace Gardens - W. 8".

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        La paix du ménage

      Paul Ollendorff. First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the only large paper copies after 5 on China and 10 on Japan. Contemporary half light green morocco (unsigned but attributable to Lancelin) over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments (sunned), gilt date to foot, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved. A nicely bound, well-margined, copy. Provenance : collection of Paul Ollendorff. Paul Ollendorff Paris 1893 13,5x20cm relié

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        Enfant Delafontaine f[emm]e Dumont, né le 28 Xbre [décembre] 1893 à 1h15 matin ; enfant né mort macéré ; rétention trois mois dans la cavité utérine

      1893. 1893, 1893, , , tirage albuminé [235 x 305 mm] aquarellé à la main et contrecollé sur carton fort, Cliché réalisé par Félix Méheux et rehaussé à l'aquarelle. Le fond, d'un noir profond, met en évidence le petit corps rehaussé de teintes beige et rose. Le carton porte en pied le nom du service - "Hôpital-Clinique d'accouchement - Service de M. le Prof. TARNIER" - et le nom du photographe : "aquarelle photogr. de F. MÉHEUX, dessinat". Inscription à l'encre au revers du carton. Photographie saisissante, qui atteste de la collaboration entre le chef de l'école obstétricienne française, Etienne, dit Stéphane, Tarnier (1828-1897), et le photographe médical Félix Méheux (1838-1908). Légères dentelures en pied du carton

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        The Celtic Twilight. (Inscribed copy)

      London: Lawrence and Bullen 1893 - The Celtic Twilight. With frontispiece ‘The Last Gleeman’ by John B. Yeats facing title. First edition. First issue. pp. xii, 212. Green ribbed cloth, spine evenly faded. Inscribed ‘With the author’s / best regards, / Feb 19. 94′ on front free end paper. Re-cased. Armorial bookplate of Nigel Sligh. A very good copy. The first edition, first issue with the publisher’s imprint in capital letters at foot of spine. A work whose title Yeats later found difficult to shake off. ‘The Celtic Twilight’ can be said to have given its name to the epoch of Ireland’s history that saw the beginnings of the Irish Literary Revival, the start of the Irish National Theatre and the Abbey Theatre. Yeats was fortunate to have grown up in Sligo, a county rich in folklore and legends. As a young man he collected these, listening avidly to the tales told him by the local peasantry, people like Paddy Flynn of Ballysodare, by boatmen and cobblers and everyone who had a story. This collection therefore represents the first steps in Yeats’ thought on matters concerning the supernatural. In John Quinn’s copy Yeats wrote in 1904: “All real stories heard among the people or real incidents with but a little disguise in names and places”. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Paris-Photographe, revue mensuelle illustrée de la photographie et de ses applications aux arts, aux sciences et à l'industrie. Troisième année complète soit 12 numéros

      Office général de Photographie. First Edition. Third full year 12 issues of this rare scholarly journal founded and directed by Paul Nadar. Each copy has at least two out text with a plank of photographic negatives Nadar and often a photograph reproduced in photogravure. Contribution P. Nadar, A. and L. Light, A. Marey, G. Geffroy, J. Grand-Carteret, J. Demarcay, Davison, S. Ferrand, H. Fourtier, C. Gravel, A. Guerronnan Jetty Amécourt, H. Reeb, L. Vidal, J. Waterhouse ... Among the many topics we find chronophotography, obtaining colors, sky photography, the pilgrimage to Mecca (beautiful gravure out text the ceremony of great Calat) ... "We do believe work progress even more interesting the public in this very French discovery of Photography ...". Thus, Paul Nadar he finished his introduction by way of introduction of this valuable journal, containing a photograph of the famous photographer by number. Originally the creation of Paris photographer, P. Nadar explains the lack of a glossy magazine photography in France, unlike the beautiful foreign publications. And a few tiny marginal foxing and tiny tears, otherwise very beautiful uncut copies forming a set of insignia rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Office général de Photographie Paris Janvier-Décembre 1893 18,5x27cm 12 fascicules brochés

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        Les pélerins d'Emmaüs

      Vanier. 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

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        Contributes [to HARPER'S WEEKLY, Vol XXXVII, Nos.1921-2]; 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes- The Naval Treaty'. ORIGINAL ISSUES IN WRAPPERS (parts 1 and 2, complete).

      New York, October 14-21, 1893. FIRST APPEARANCE of this adventure, illustrated by W.H. Hyde, which was later collected in 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes'. Single newspaper issues in pictorial wraps.Internally clean, with the occasional edge-tear. Covers are a little toned, discreet gummed postal label to upper. Near fine. Published before the Strand Magazine appearance (October and November 1893). This Harper's printing features alternative and exclusive illustrations (Stand printings carry the regular Sidney Paget drawings). DeWaal. Green & Gibson. BMC Graham Greene and Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966). See also Cooper & Pike [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction, Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986), Keating; Sherlock Holmes and his World (1979).

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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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        North Country Sports and Pastimes. Wrestling and Wrestlers: biographical sketches of celebrated athletes of the Northern ring; to which is added Notes on Bull and Badger Baiting.

      8vo., in contemorary half red morocco by Fazakerley. lettered in gilt on spine, with original printed wrappers bound in. A little occasional browning, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. This scarce volume provides brief histories of different types of wrestling from around the world, not only from the British Isles but also from Japan, Turkey, Greece and India. This is followed by biographical chapters on various northern wrestlers. Thereafter are two chapters are on Bull Baiting and Badgers and Badger Baiting. Both of these sports had been outlawed in the United Kingdom as early as 1835, with the Cruelty to Animals Act. There is a reproduction of a Bewickesque woodcut of badger baiting on p.234. The final short chapter is an account by Thomas de Quincey of a "Midnight Chase of a bull by Professor Wilson".

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        HET LEELIJKE JONGE EENDJE naar het sprookje van H. Andersen. Geteekend en gelithographeered door T. Van Hoytema.

      [1], 1-31 pages (butterfly leaves) of colour lithographed illustrations in the Dutch Art Nouveau style. Original pictorial lithographed boards. Quarto. 29 x 24.5 cm. Contained in a custom made cloth-backed clamshell box. First edition, preceeding the English edition by one year. Front inner joint expertly repaired; small ring mark on front boards; else an excellent copy of this beautifully illustrated version of 'The Ugly Duckling'.

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        Alone with the Hairy Ainu. Or, 3,800 Miles on a Pack Saddle in Yezo and A Cruise to the Kurile Islands.

      London. Murray. 1893. One folding coloured map of Hokkaido with an inset of the Kuriles, small tear to margin not affecting the image, now neatly repaired, portrait frontis, 92 text illustrations, 325pp, appendix with measurements of the Ainu body and descriptive characteristics, as well as a glossary of Ainu words, index, pale foxing edges and first and last leaves, decorative endpapers browned, signature of prior owner and date in 19th century hand half title page, 2 leaves torn and repaired with sello tape and soiled at lower right hand corner, some wear and light marking to green cloth binding, head and tail of spine and corners little bumped, embossed pictorial upper cover gilt, gilt lettering spine, internally clean. Quite a good copy of a scarce and interesting work which includes detailed observations of the Ainu people. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 62490).

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        Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations. Drawn from the life by Harriet and Helena Scott; with descriptions, general and systematic, by A.W. Scott.

      Sydney: Australian Museum, 1890-1893. Five folio parts comprising letterpress and a total of 21 lithographic plates (18 handcoloured), original decorated green tinted wrappers; preserved in a custom built folding cloth case. A beautiful Australian natural history production, now increasingly scarce on the market as a complete publication.Alexander Scott published the first volume of Australian Lepidoptera in London in 1864. It contains nine plates after original drawings by his daughters Harriet and Helena, and was issued in an edition of 100 copies only (of which 25 were sold in Australia). The first edition of the first volume is now a rare book and not forthcoming on the market.Some years after the decease of Alexander in 1883, Harriet and Helena instigated the completion of their father's cherished project, and the remaining parts were published by the Australian Museum in Sydney between 1890-1893. Given the scarcity of the first volume, the Museum reissued it with a facsimile of the 1864 title page (this section was published in 1899 and bears that date on the facsimile title page).The second volume contains plates numbered 10 to 21; attractively Harriet and Helena prepared the lithographic stones which were then printed in Sydney. Some years previously, the sisters received printmaking knowledge from a Hunter Valley neighbour, Samuel Thomas Gill, a skilled artist renowned for his lithographs of goldfields scenes. The plates for Australian Lepidoptera were then sent to be handcoloured in England, using original artworks by the sisters as a guideThis is an complete example of Australian Lepidoptera, with the suite of 21 plates present (numbers 1-18 are handcoloured). It has been the unfortunate fate of many sets to be dispersed with the prints individually framed, and the letterpress by Alexander Scott discarded.Full collation of the five parts as follows:Vol. 1 -, 30 pp., facsimile title-page [dated 1899] plates 1-9 in series (interleaved with caption letterpress leaves).Vol. 2. Part I. title-page, 11 pp., plates 10-12 (interleaved, as above); some browning of the letterpress, as usual for this paper stock.Vol. 2. Part II. decorated wrappers, pp.11-18, plates 13-15 in series, interleaved.Vol. 2. Part III. decorated wrappers, pp.19-26, plates 16-18 in series, interleaved.Vol. 2. Part IV. decorated wrappers, pp.27-36, plates 19-21 in series (not coloured), interleaved. Wrappers a bit chipped; some intermittent browning and foxing, as usual, plates well preserved, a very good set.

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        Petit Chien de la Marquise, Le

      Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1893. An Amazing Inlaid Binding by Captain Gladstone GLADSTONE, Captain C.E., binder. GAUTIER, Théophile. MORIN, Louis, illustrator. Le Petit Chien de la Marquise (The Little Dog of the Marquess). [Paris]: Librairie L. Conquet, 1893. One of 350 copies numbered fro 151 to 500 (this being no 386), printed on papier vélin teinté, numbered and initialed by the illustrator Louis Morin, out of a total of 500 copies. Small octavo (6 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches; 175 x 115 mm.). [iv] [viii] 67, [1 blank], [1 table],[1 blank], [1 imprint], [1 blank]. First edition. Original color pictorial wrappers bound in at front. Numerous fine line drawings throughout the text. Elaborately bound ca. 1900 by Captain Gladstone (signed "C.E.G." on front turn-in). Full dark blue crushed levant morocco. Covers with elaborate gilt designs comprising geometric patterning of stars, blossoms and vines including five individual olive green morocco onlays on both covers. Smooth spine lettered in gilt with small gilt ornaments at each end, gilt ruled board edges, highly decorative and wide turn-ins with similar gilt patterning, and green card doublures, top edge gilt. Minimal and almost imperceptible fading to spine. A very fine example of the binder's art. Captain Charles Elsden Gladstone, RN, (1855.1919). Very little is known about Captain Gladstone other than he was born in Salford, Lancashire and lived in London, Hertfordshire and then Broadstairs in Kent. According to the 1891 census of England & Wales his occupation was listed as "Commander Royal Navy" and then in 1901 as "Commander of H.M.S. Eagle". We believe that he, like the Irish finisher Sir Edward Sullivan (who signed his books "E.S. Aurifex"), had his books bound by a local bookbinder - possibly John Smith of Maidstone, and then did the hand-tooling (finishing) himself. Apparently he was also a talented photographer - there are mentions of him in The British Journal of Photography (1889), the Journal of the Microscopic Society (1893) and he was an officer of the Lantern Society from 1890-93. His bindings with their very distinctive decorations are very often, but not always, signed in gilt "C.E.G." on the front turn-in. Louis Morin (1855-1938) was the son of Joseph Morin. His first illustrations appeared in La Caricature in 1880. In 1892 he organized an evening at the waxworks of shadow shows on various themes, accompanied by the music of Gaston Paulin . From January 1900 to January 1901, he coordinated the shows for the Threepenny Journal for the publisher Paul Ollendorff , producing more than 400 illustrations. From November 1900 he contributed to the books of the publisher and bookbinder Charles Meunier . He received the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. He was the founder of the "Society of cartoonists" in 1904 and carried out, in addition to his work as an illustrator, the mural painting of the dome of the Printemps department store - destroyed in a fire -, the figures for the cabaret show of shadow theater the black Cat and participates in L'Assiette au beurre and Figaro among others were represented His friend Ukrainian cartoonist David Osipovich Widhopff wrote him glowing reviews; its feature is also appreciated by Gustave Kahn. He lived for several years (between 1906 and 1911) in Varennes-Jarc. Sponsored by Jules Cheret, he was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor May 27, 1914 . Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (1811-1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and art and literary critic. While Gautier was an ardent defender of Romanticism, his work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism, Symbolism, Decadence and Modernism. He was widely esteemed by writers as diverse as Balzac, Baudelaire, the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Henry James, Proust and Oscar Wilde. Le Petit Chien de la Marquise was originally published in December 1836 in Le Figaro.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., 25. XII. 1893.

      1893. 2 SS. Gr.-schmal-8vo. An den Dichter und Schriftsteller Karl Henckell über dessen Anthologie "Buch der Freiheit": "[...] Die Freiheitsanthologie ist groß - groß - großartig! Das war ein gewaltiges Stück Arbeit. Diese zerstreuten Kräfte auf diesem engen Raum (vielleicht nicht eng genug, das wäre mein einziger Tadel) zusammengebracht zu haben, das gibt ein Explosiv-Buch! - Und wie schön nimmt sich unter all diesen Dichtungs Fürsten- und Rittern ihr eigenes Ritterlied aus! Natürlich werd ich [...] das Buch besprechen [...] Mit dem 'Gewitter' sind [Sie] zu glimpflich. Es war kein aus dem Herzen herausgeschriebenes Buch. Eine bestellte litterarische Arbeit, in welcher ich eben so viel als möglich etwas von den Saiten erklingen ließ die auch bei Ihnen nachgeklungen haben, aber nichts Gewaltiges ist drin [...]". - Im Mittelfalz alt hinterlegt, am linken Rand etwas knapp und unregelmäßig beschnitten.

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        History of Baltimore, Maryland, from its Founding As a Town to the Current Year, 1729-1898, Including its Early Settlement and Development; a Description of its Historic and Interesting Localities; Political, Military, Civil, and Religious Statistics, Bio

      S. B. Nelson 1893 - Thick and heavy quarto in full leather, rebacked in distant past, tight binding, unfoxed pages, else VG. Ornate gilting on front cover, all edges gilt, gilt lettering on spine. Steel engravings with tissue guards. Index, 1060 pages. A handsome volume. Scarce classic history. Very heavy no air post available. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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