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

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

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        Violeting" Original illustration from Our Village

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

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        Our Village

      Macmillian & Co, London And New York 1893 - The Canford edition, original cloth, in heavy ornate gilt. All edges gilt. In publisher's original printed and illustrated paper dust-wrapper; With an introduction by Anne Thackeray Ritchie and one hundred illustrations by Hugh Thompson ; lx, 256 pages [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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mormon MEtropolis Illustrated Guide Salt Lake City and Its Environs

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

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

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

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

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

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        Mein Weg durch die Zeit. Erinnerungen und Bekenntnisse.

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

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

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

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

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      London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d. [1893].. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-ix [x-xi] xii [1] 2-306 [307-310: ads], frontispiece and engraved title, which are conjugate leaves comprising gathering ["a"]), original pictorial boards. First edition. This issue of the first edition does not include six of the plates found in the cloth issue. Nisbet's most fantastic novel, a mix of historical fantasy, the supernatural, and super science. Vikings find an ancient and technologically superior civilization, the Tulans, who inhabit a warm land in the North Polar Sea. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1626. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 873. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 166. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 53. Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. Bleiler (1978), p. 148. Reginald 10696. Miller, pp. 636-37. Boards worn and rubbed, a very good copy. A rare issue of a very scarce book. Stuart Teitler sold this copy to collector John Ruyle. It is the only copy of this issue seen by Teitler and the only copy seen by Currey. (#152768)

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

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

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        Golf: A Royal & Ancient Game.

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

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

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        Ny Jord. Roman.

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

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

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

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        NORDAMERIKA Die Vereinigten Staaten, Nebst Einemausflug Nach Mexiko. Handbuch Für Reisende

      Verlag Von Karl Baedeker, Leipzic 1893 - Boards darkened and with light rubbing. Internally tight; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 488 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Die Krippe. - Ein Bilderbuch zum Aufstellen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Humorous Poems

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

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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        The Adventure of the Naval Treaty, Part 2

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

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

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

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        Meyrina Revue Economique Universelle Annuelle. Guide, Catalogue et Repertoire General des Denrees Coloniales, Epicure Fine, Conserves Alimentaires, Vins Fins, Liqueurs, Droguerie, Porduits Chimiques et Techniques, Coleurs et Vernis, Parfumerie, Specialites Pharmaceutiques, Eaux Minerales, etc.

      Geneva: Administrations et Redaction, 1893. Quarto, 207 pages plus index and errata. Illustrated advertisements throughout. Numbered "17" on front pastedown, and presumably one of a number of presentations copies. A scarce Swiss economic review of food, wine, liquor, medicinal products, and fragrances world-wide. Original gilt- and black-stamped blue cloth has some bumping, endpapers include some marks from prior booksellers, but otherwise in very good condition. Inscribed at length by Meyer to the British Prime Minister and bibliophile, William Ewart Gladstone, on the half-title. [OCLC locates one copy only, at the Bibliotheque Geneve].

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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). 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". The Studio was an illustrated fine arts and decorative arts magazine published in London from 1893 until 1964. The founder and first editor was Charles Holme. The full title was The Studio: an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art. The Studio exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. In 1964 it was absorbed into Studio International magazine. Holme was in the wool and silk trades, had travelled extensively in Europe and had visited Japan and the United States with Lasenby Liberty and his wife Emma. During his travels he had formed:... the idea of an art magazine crystallised around his recurring observation that the chief barrier between countries was language, and his belief that the more the culture of one part of the world could be brought "visually" to the attention of another, the greater the chance of international understanding and peace. Holme retired from trade in order to start The Studio. Holme had hoped to engage Lewis Hind as the editor of the new venture, but Hind went instead to William Waldorf Astor's Pall Mall Budget. He suggested Joseph Gleeson White as an alternative. Gleeson White edited The Studio from the first issue in April 1893. In 1895 Holme took over as editor himself, although Gleeson White continued to contribute. Holme retired as editor in 1919 for reasons of health, and was succeeded by his son Charles Geoffrey Holme, who was already the editor of special numbers and year-books of the magazine. The magazine was monthly 853 issues were published between April 1893 and May 1964. The Studio promoted the work of "New Art" artists, designers and architectsit played a major part in introducing the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Charles Voysey to a wide audienceand it was especially influential in Europe. In keeping with Holme's original concept, the magazine was international in scope. A French edition was published in Paris, differing from the English one only in that the spine and parts of the cover were printed in French, and there was an insert consisting of a French translation of the article text and some French advertisements. The American edition was titled The International Studio. It had its own editorial staff, and the content was different from that of the English edition, although many articles from that were reprinted. It was published in New York by John Lane & Company from May 1897 until 1921, and by International Studio, Inc., from 1922 until publication ceased in 1931. In 1894 and then from 1896 on, special numbers of the magazine were also published, normally three times a year. These carried various titles 117 of them were issued between 1894 and 1940. From 1906 onwards The Studio published an annual, The Studio Year-Book of Decorative Art, which dealt with architecture, interior design and design of furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalwork and ceramics. These annuals promoted Modernism in the 1920s, and later the Good Design movement. (Wikipedia)

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        An Introduction to the Study of Political Economy. Revised by the aurhor and translated from the Italian by Louis Dyer

      Macmillan, London 1893 - Revised edition. X, 587 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINI E VICENDE DI VIADANA e suo distretto di... Ispettore degli scavi e monumenti e direttore del Museo Civico in Viadana

      Remagni, 1893. 4 voll. in-8 gr., pp. 167, (6); 208, (10); 295, (4); 118, (2), rileg. mod. cartone, conservate all'interno le cop. orig. Ediz.orig. della rara opera del Parazzi. Con 3 tavv. ripp. (al I vol.) raff. la carta topogr. del Viadanese, Montesauro con il corso antico del fiume Oglio, la mappa itinerante romana (a colori). Altre 2 tavv. (al vol. III) raff. la chiesa di S. Francesco e un'antica iscrizione. Bell'esempl. [028]

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        Unsigned Graduation Group Portrait Photograph

      1893 - of the Class of 1893, showing the graduates in Cadet uniform and caps, those in front have arranged their caps on the foreground to spell out " '93 ", 49 in all (of 51), 7" x 9" on original blank card, no place, no date but West Point, June neat modern arrow added towards top left corner to identify Benjamin B. Hyer (named on verso), trifling bumps at corners Benjamin B. Hyer (1870-1937, U.S. Army Colonel) joined the 6th U.S. Cavalry from West Point. He served three times in the Philippines and in Mexico under Pershing. As a 1st Lieutenant he served at Tientsin and Peking in the China Relief Expedition on General Chaffee's personal staff, as acting ADC. While there he led a charge of 60 cavalry to rout several hundred Boxers, and was one of a select group to parade in the Forbidden City. For a time he was Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Missouri, and in 1921 graduated from the General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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        Administration Report on the Railways in India for 1892-93, by Lieutenant-Colonel T, Gracey, R.E., Officiating Director General of Railways. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode 1893 - Folio. (32 x 21cm.) pp.229+index. Disbound. Folding coloured maps (overall 67 x 97cm.) "India shewing Railways. Corrected up to 31st March 1893.", (overall 67 x 97cm.) "India. To illustrate the Railways Sanctioned During the Administrations of the Several Viceroys. Corrected up to 31st March 1893.", (overall 67 x 97cm.) "India. To illustrate the Progress up to date of Railways Providing Communication suggested by the Famine Commission and of other Railways."

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        Poésies du Foyer et de L'École. Extraites des oeuvres de l'auteur, avec des pièces inédites. Illustrations de A. Mucha, portrait par L. Flameng

      Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, [ca. 1893]. Original decorated wrappers. Corner clipped from front free endpaper, otherwise a very nice copy. Cover design and 14 illustrations after paintings by Mucha. Copy 6 of 75 printed on japon, the tirage de tête, from a total edition of 200. Inscribed by the author "au cher Maître Alexandre Dumas, de l'Académie Française, un puissant et inpeccable moraliste....."

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 5. Auflage, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 17 + 3 Bände.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1893 - 1900. Grundwerk in 17 Bänden mit 17.800 Seiten. Enthalten sind 100.000 Artikel mit 10.500 Abbildungen, 1.088 Tafeln, davon 164 Farbtafeln, überwiegend Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände. Gemeinsam mit der 6. Auflage Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte. Es gibt diese 5. Auflage in einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher, großenteils reichhaltig ornamentierter Ausgaben. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand Leder sehr frisch, Buchrücken ohne Bereibungen, auch die sonst häufig etwas strapazierten Kapitale hier ganz unberührt allenfalls Ecken sowie seitliche Lederflächen vereinzelt mit kleinen Oberflächenabrieben (bei einer Ecke etwas deutlicher) Seiten partiell leicht fleckig. Sehr schönes, frisches Exemplar dieser repräsentativen, bis ins Detail aufwendig gestalteten Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Summa de casibus conscientiae.

      Fol. Mit zahlr. tlw. größeren, durchg. in Rot kolor. Holzschn.-Initialen sowie durchg. in Rot rubriziert. 190 (statt 192) num. Bll. (Rom. Typ., 2 Kol., 56-60 Zeilen), Späterer HLdr.-Bd. (wohl des 18. Jhds.) a. 4 Bünden m. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Vermutlich dritte Ausgabe, hier in der Variante ohne das 15-zeilige Kolophon am Ende der letzten Spalte. - Es fehlen die beiden nn. Registerbll. am Anfang (liegen in Kopie bei). Das vorliegende Exemplar beginnt somit mit dem nn. Bl. I (Modus legendi abbreviatorum), gefolgt von den num. Bll. II-CLXXXX. - Das Werk weicht von der systematischen Ordnung ab, indem es alphabetisch gegliedert ist. Sie ist sehr eingehend, entwickelt eine reiche juristische Casuistik und war, wie die Masse der Handschriften zeigt, im 14. und 15. Jahrhundert eines der beliebtesten Bücher (Schulte II, 429). - Einband (bes. Deckeln) beschabt u. an den Rändern stärker bestoßen (Bezug hier tlw. m. Fehlstellen). Rücken u. Vorderdeckel m. Bibl.-Nummernschildchen. Innendeckel gestempelt. Vereinzelt alte Marginalien. Schwach fleckig (nur wenige Bll. etw. stärker braunfleckig). - Insgesamt schönes Exemplar auf starkem Papier am Ende mit einer eigenh. Anmerkung des Rubrikators. - GW 3453 Hain 2528 Pell 1893 BSB-Ink B-115 Proctor 1546 Günther 164 BMC II, 322 Goff B-172.

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        Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. With Forty-Six Illustrations by Harry Furniss.

      Macmillan 1893 - FIRST EDITION, first issue, tissue-guarded frontispiece, advertisement leaf (Williams 219) loosely inserted, pp.xxxi, 423, [6], 8vo, original red cloth with gilt triple fillet border and illustrations stamped in gilt to both boards, a.e.g., black endpapers with crease to bottom corner of flyleaf, dustjacket with publisher's repricing sticker to slightly darkened backstrip panel, a little splitting to folds and light chipping to corners, small trace of newspaper-clipping sometime adhered to front flap, bottom corners slightly bumped, very good. The presence of the dustwrapper is uncommon. Similarly Carroll's advertisement (Williams 219), issued with this edition, is generally discarded. It reflects his admirable, nearly obsessive, concern with the production qualities of his books: 'I am deeply annoyed to find that the last issue of "Through the Looking-Glass," . has been put on sale without its being noticed that most of the pictures have failed so much, in the printing, as to make the book not worth buying.' He asked that copies be returned to the publisher in return for copies of the next issue. Those returned he proposed giving to 'Mechanics' Institutes, Village Reading-Rooms, and similar institutions, where the means for purchasing such books are scanty'. Subsequent issues of Sylvie and Bruno Concluded had white endpapers. (Williams 216: Parrish Catalogue 51)

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      Macmillan & Co., Ltd, New York 1893 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      E. Allen, London 1893 - Crown 4to; xv & 724 pages; The stated number of illustrations is: " 52 plates, 6 of which are coloured paintings, each finished by hand"; The actual number is quite confusing: there are no plates called for that are actually numbered 33 and 36, and plates 46 and 47 are actaully numbered Diagram A1 and Diagram A2; there are also an additional 5 plates, four of which are described as Diagrams, and two of these are coloured, as well as the 6 mentioned on the title-page, making a total of 57 illustrations; hardback: original dark blue cloth, with title and decoration in gilt on front cover and spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed; the covers are rather rubbed and stained, with wear to edges and corners, but sound; internally the front inner joint is split, but partially holding on the webbing, and the prelims are a little loose at the bottom; the untrimmed page edges are are little frayed, and are browned and have foxing, but the contents are otherwise clean and sound, and the main text block is strong. Overall a good copy of this extremely scarce work on Spiritualism and Psychic Photography. The work is actually by Sarah Power, a Birmingham amateur, also known as Thomas Slaney Wilmot, who describes the attempts of the deceased T.S.W. to contact her ( his fiancee) from the spirit world, and to advise her in the art of psychic photography. The first part consists of descriptions of 36 seances, and this is followed by a chapter on astrology, and then descriptions of experiments in psychic photography, with illustrations. Then follow sections on Planetary Angels, Fragments from Various Sources, Psychic Science Lectures, and other experiments. A most extraordinary and fascinating book, which pre-dates her book "Twenty Photographs of the Risen dead" by a year. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Chicago and New York, 1893. 14pp. plus folding color map, 14 x 21 inches. In 12mo. original printed wrappers. Minor chipping to wrappers. Some fold separations to map. Good plus. An attractive color map of the state, including the railroad system, and also "all cities, towns, post offices, railroad stations, villages, counties, islands, lakes, rivers, etc." Rare, with only one copy in OCLC, at Southern Methodist University's DeGolyer Library. OCLC 641244584.

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