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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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        Sapho

      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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        Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1894

      George Routledge and Sons [1893], London - Cloth-backed paper-covered illustrated boards, all edges stained green, teal clay-paper endpages, in the original printed paper dust-wrapper; illustrated in color throughout. Spine mottled, a scrape to the front pastedown, but internally fresh and bright; the jacket has a long split at one flap joint, a short tear at one corner, and a chip out at the lower corner of the front (internal) flap, but is remarkably attractive and fresh, nonetheless; Kate Greenaway's "1894" publication in her Almanack series, published for the years 1883 through 1897, except 1896. Republished in the late 1920s with the illustrations of the original series ; [24] pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The Secret Commonwealth of Elves Fauns & Fairies

      David Nutt, London 1893 - One of 550 copies (of which 500 were for sale) issued as Vol 8 in the Bibliotheque de Carabas. All edges untrimmed. This new edition contains an extensive Introduction by the well-known folklorist Andrew Lang, and is itself of considerable rarity, both on account of its small limitation and delicate binding. Publisher's plain card wrappers. In publisher's original french-fold printed paper dust-wrapper, illustrated and titled in black; One of the rarer works dealing with Scottish beliefs in siths (fairies) , second sight, poltergeists, and so-forth, which the author Robert Kirk, a Minister of Aberfoyle (near Loch Lomond) , sought to reconcile with Biblical teachings. He wrote the original manuscript in 1691, but it was not published until 1815, when it was published in an edition of 100 copies ; lxviii, 92, [2] pages

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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 solfège illustré

      1893 - Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, Librairies-Imprimeries réunies, 1893. In-4 oblong de (1) f., 30 pp., (1) f. Plats de carton marron lithographiés en noir par Bonnard, 30 compositions originales lithographiées en noir sur fond de couleur, intégrant ou encadrant les définitions, notes, portées, clefs (Chapon p. 65, Carteret IV, 77). Tirage premier mille. Album de musique pour enfants, créé par Pierre Bonnard et son beau-frère Claude Terrasse, professeur de piano et d'harmonie à Arcachon. Bel exemplaire du premier livre illustré par Bonnard. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Rare signed albumin print

      1893. unbound. 9.25 x 7.75 inches mounted to 12 x 10 inches -- a gorgeous "Royal" portrait image by Elmer Chickering, with his embossed back stamp and 21 West Street address on recto, boldly signed on the back "To my dear dear daughter Louis Prang Nov 22, 1893." Condition: there is occasional spotting in the field with a two inch striation at the bottom right-hand margin. The corners of the mount are rounded. Overall very good. American printer who embraced the chromolithography process and went on to create and publish the first Christmas cards produced in America. His cards are generally accepted as the start of the greeting card industry in the United States. Spurred by the educational need to teach his young daughter art, Louis Prang developed the first non-toxic watercolor paints. In 1859 he founded the American Crayon Company and contracted exclusively with them to produce his watercolors and art supplies. In 1957 the company merged with Joseph Dixon Crucible Company, which is now known as Dixon Ticonderoga, makers of the famous #2 pencil. Their line of Prang school and art supplies is still their biggest selling commodity.

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        Hero & Leander.

      London: decorations designed and cut on the wood by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon at the Vale, printed by the Ballantyne Press and sold by Elkin Matthews and John Lane,, begun November 1893 and finished February 1894. Octavo. Original full vellum, gilt titles and decoration designed by Ricketts to spine and both sides, fore-edge untrimmed. Housed in a custom light blue card slipcase. Woodcut full-page frontispiece, six woodcut vignettes, initials and device at the end, all by Ricketts & Shannon. Spine a little faded, a few small spots and marks to covers, boards slightly bowing, sprays of small spots to some leaves nearer the end, nonetheless a very good copy, attractive and with the hinges all sound. First edition thus, one of 220 copies printed (of which 20 were hors commerce) of Ricketts & Shannon's printing of Christopher Marlowe's famous 1598 English rendering of the romantic mythological legend of Hero & Leander, with the contemporary continuation by poet and translator George Chapman (well known for his Homer). This scarce and beautiful fine press printing, which was one of three such productions by Ricketts and Shannon done "at the Vale" (their Chelsea home) before the official establishment of The Vale Press, was done to commemorate the 400 year anniversary of the first printing of Musaeus's 6th century Greek text of Hero & Leander by Aldus Manutius in Venice 1494.

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        Brehms Tierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs, 3. Auflage, Neuer Abdruck, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 10 + 1 Bände + Registerband.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1893 - 1900. Hrsg. von Prof. Dr. Pechuel-Loesche. 10 Bände mit zusammen ca. 7.000 Seiten. Jeder Band mit ausgiebigem Sachregister und Autorenregister. Enthalten sind 1.800 Abbildungen im Text, 9 Karten über die Verbreitungsgebiete der Tierarten und 180 Tafeln in Farbendruck und Holzschnitt, die meisten davon Chromolithographien. Die dritte Auflage von Brehms Tierleben ist aufgrund der unübertroffenen Farbenpracht ihrer Chromolithographien, die sich in späteren Auflagen nur noch sporadisch wiederfinden, von Sammlern sehr geschätzt und die meistgesuchte Tier-Enzyklopädie überhaupt. Bd. 1: Säugetiere I (XVI, 702 S.) Bd. 2: Säugetiere II (XII, 708 S.) Bd. 3: Säugetiere III (XII, 744 S.) Bd. 4: Vögel I (XIV, 770 S.) Bd. 5: Vögel II (XIV, 713 S.) Bd. 6: Vögel III (XIV, 740 S.) Bd. 7: Kriechtiere und Lurche (XIV, 825 S.) Bd. 8: Fische (VVIII, Bd. 9: Insekten, Tausendfüßer und Spinnen (XXXII, 762 S.) Bd. 10: Niedere Tiere (XXVIII, 716 S.) (Bd. 11): Wilhelm Haacke: Die Schöpfung der Tierwelt. Mit 1 Karte und 469 Abbildungen im Text und auf 20 Tafeln in Farbendruck und Holzschnitt. Gesamt-Register (X, 179 S., 2 Bl.). Die Bände in sehr gutem, nahezu neuwertigem Zustand. Allenfalls eine Ecke leicht bestoßen, der Band Vögel 2 mit kleiner Druckstelle auf seitlicher Lederfläche. Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei. Alle Seidenhemdchen noch enthalten. Alle Chromolithographien ohne Verklebungen oder Anhaftungen. Die Bände wirken ungelesen. In toto sehr schönes, frisches Exemplar der gesuchten Tier-Enzyklopädie, wie es - vor allem mit den beiden seltenen Ergänzungsbänden - sonst kaum noch anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Hartmann the Anarchist

      London: Edward Arnold, 1893.. FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S COPY with numerous notes. Octavo, pp.214. Adverts dated October 1893. Illustrated throughout. Publisher's pictorial red cloth with coated yellow endpapers. A heavily used/working copy, with boards detached and soiled, lacking spine, etc. Features many notes in ink and pencil, plus reviews copied out by the author to the endpapers. The flyleaf also includes the ownership signature of the author's wife. Purchased from Christies in 2005, with the original lot ticket included, and housed in a later yet vintage envelope bearing the typed note 'although this book is the worse for wear it is VERY RARE and VALUABLE'. Fawcett was a pioneer in many different areas, including colour photography, motoring, mountaineering, aeronautics, science fiction and philosophy. He wrote a number of fantasy novels and forecast landmark military events such as an aerial bombardment of London (The Blitz) and the first fictional account of armoured fighting vehicles 20 years before the first tanks would appear in the Great War. Douglas was the brother of Colonel Percy Fawcett, who famously led an expedition into the Amazonian rainforest in search of a fabled city, but was never seen again. In the absence of facts about his demise legends quickly grew up about the man and his fate, and he was reputed to have become the model for the fictional adventurer Indiana Jones.

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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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        Stones of Venice

      George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, London 1893 - London: George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, 1893. Full leather. Three volumes. Folio. Fifth edition. The Stones of Venice by John Ruskin. Illustrations drawn by the artist. Bound in full navy blue morocco, blind and gilt tooling to covers and spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, blue marbled endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Premières poésies 1856-1858

      Paul Lacomblez 1893 - - Paul Lacomblez, Bruxelles 1893, 13x18cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition, un des 12 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers après 8 Japon. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, une éraflure en tête d'un mors, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, fragiles couvertures parcheminées et dos conservés (dos insolé comportant de petits manques), reliure signnée d' Alfred Farez. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893 - Octavo (210 x 150 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, gilt titles and box design to spine, raised bands, gilt floral decoration to covers, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Occasional spotting to pages, an excellent copy. Printed in black and red. First Kelmscott edition, one of only 500 copies printed. Peterson A11.

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        Recherches sur les centres nerveux. Alcoolisme, folie des héréditaires dégénérés, paralysie générale, médecine légale

      [2], VII, [1bl.], 572pp., 7pl. Paris, Masson, 1893, in-8, [2], VII, [1bl.], 572pp, 7pl, demi-maroquin brun de l'époque, dos à nerfs et titre gravé en lettres dorées, 6 planches, un graphique dépliant en chromolithographie (figurant des diagrammes de la folie intermittente), nombreuses figures dans le texte. PREMIERE EDITION de la deuxième série des Recherches sur les centres nerveux, dont la première parut en 1876. Valentin Magnan propose dans cet ouvrage une définition clinique de l'absinthisme comme un syndrome particulier distinct de celui de l'alcoolisme et développe sa théorie de la dégénérescence appliquée à l'étiologie de la criminalité. Élève de Falret et de Baillarger, Valentin Magnan (1835-1916) exerça pas moins de 45 ans à l'Asile Sainte-Anne en tant que médecin-chef. Il s'intéressa de très près aux phénomènes de paralysie générale auxquels il consacra son mémoire, qui lui valut le prix Cirvieux à l'Académie de médecine en 1865, et sa thèse par la suite. D'autre part, il étudia aussi les signes physiques, intellectuels et moraux de la folie héréditaire et eut une part importante à l'amélioration des conditions de vie des aliénés en remplaçant la camisole par un maillot, et en favorisant la création de salles communes. Exemplaire en très bon état. Très légers frottements aux coiffes et aux coins. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque du Dr Carrier de Lyon, avec son cachet ex-libris apposé sur les premiers feuillets des deux volumes. Semelaigne III, p. 201-222.

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        Anatomie des centres nerveux. Guide pour l'étude de leur structure à l'état normal et pathologique

      XX-508 pp. Paris, Georges Carré, 1893, in-8, XX-508 pp, demi-maroquin brun de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, 184 figures sur bois dans le texte. Traduit de l'allemand sur la deuxième édition par le Dr J.-X. Coroënne. L'ouvrage a paru à l'origine en 1888 (Anleitung beim Studium des Baues der nervösen Central-Organe). Heinrich Obersteiner (1847-1922) fut professeur d'anatomie et de pathologie du système nerveux à l'Université de Vienne ; il est le fondateur l'Institut de neurologie de cette même ville. Cachet ex-libris de la bibliothèque du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Étiquette en pied du dos. Bon exemplaire. Fischer II, p. 1136.

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        Rare signed albumin print

      , 1893. 1893. unbound. 9.25 x 7.75 inches mounted to 12 x 10 inches -- a gorgeous "Royal" portrait image by Elmer Chickering, with his embossed back stamp and 21 West Street address on recto, boldly signed on the back "To my dear dear daughter Louis Prang Nov 22, 1893." Condition: there is occasional spotting in the field with a two inch striation at the bottom right-hand margin. The corners of the mount are rounded. Overall very good. American printer who embraced the chromolithography process and went on to create and publish the first Christmas cards produced in America. His cards are generally accepted as the start of the greeting card industry in the United States. Spurred by the educational need to teach his young daughter art, Louis Prang developed the first non-toxic watercolor paints. In 1859 he founded the American Crayon Company and contracted exclusively with them to produce his watercolors and art supplies. In 1957 the company merged with Joseph Dixon Crucible Company, which is now known as Dixon Ticonderoga, makers of the famous #2 pencil. Their line of Prang school and art supplies is still their biggest selling commodity.

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        Des polyèdres qui peuvent occuper dans l'espace plusieurs positions identiques en apparence

      demi-toile moderne à la Bruxelles, F. Hayez, 1893, in-4, demi-toile moderne à la bradel, pièce de titre en long, , 10 figures dans le texte. Première édition en tiré à part de ces observations, publiées à l'origine dans les Mémoires couronnés et mémoires des savants étrangers de l'Académie royale des Sciences, Lettres et Beaux-Arts de Belgique (tome 53). Minéralogiste et cristallographe originaire de Naples, frère d'Ernesto Cesàro, Giuseppe Raimondo Cesàro (1849-1939) mena des études très poussées sur la géométrie des minéraux et la cristallographie théorique et optique. Il fut professeur de mathématiques du futur roi Léopold III de Belgique.

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        Bordeaux und seine Weine nach ihren Lagen und Klassen geordnet von Edouard Feret. Erste deutsche Ausgabe nach der gleichzeitigen, sechsten französischen Ausgabe übertragen von Paul Wendt. Mit gegen 400 Ansichten hervorragender Weinschlösser, gezeichnet von Eug. Vergez.

      Stettin und Bordeaux, Friedr. Nagel (Paul Niekammer) / Feret et Fils 1893 - 19 x 13 cm. XVIII, 856 S., 10, [1] S. Anzeigen. Mit 11 gefalteten, farbigen Karten und ca. 400 Text-Holzstichen. Illustriertes Original-Ganzleinen mit reicher Goldprägung. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen. Rücken an Kopf und Schwanz mit kl. Einrissen. Etwas stockfleckig. Fromm II, 5425. Vgl. Bitting 93 u. Vicaire 186 (frz. Ausg.). Erste und einzige deutsche Ausgabe. Gesuchtes, unentbehrliches Handbuch; mit Karten und Abbildungen aller bedeutenden Schlösser; Angaben über Besitzer, Grösse und Mengen, Weinqualität, usw. Hier vorliegend eine unbeschriebene Einbandvariante mit goldgeprägtem Zusatz "Barkhausen & Co. Bordeaux" in der rechten unteren Ecke des Vorderdeckels. Der Familienbetrieb wurde 1869 gegründet und besteht in vierter Generation.

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        POEMS HERE AT HOME

      New York: Century Co., 1893. [viii], [7]-187,[1]pp. Small octavo. Olive green cloth, gilt extra, t.e.g. Illustrations by E. W. Kemble. A bit of rubbing and light soiling to cloth, some scattered light foxing, collector's bookplate, but a very good copy. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition, BAL's first state (printing?), binding A. An excellent association copy, inscribed by Riley on publication day to historian and journalist, Clarence Clough Buell, who joined the staff of CENTURY MAGAZINE after leaving the NEW YORK TRIBUNE in 1881: "C. C. Buell, Esq. -- with hale [?] esteem of his old Hoosier friend, James Whitcomb Riley, Indianapolis, Ind. Oct. 10: - 1893 - - Recollection songs and things Sweeter'n the robin sings!" A considerable number of the poems herein were first printed in CENTURY MAGAZINE, starting in 1883. BAL 16600. RUSSON, pp. 46-50.

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        geschichten in wohlerhaltenen Exemplaren). - Vollständige Reihe der Schubert’schen naturgeschichtlichen Tafelwerke (zur Zoologie, Botanik, Geologie & Paläontologie sowie Humanbiologie) aus dem Verlag Schreibers. Zusammen 4 Bände. Esslingen, ohne Jahr, aber um 1880.

      München & Leipzig, R. Oldenbourg, 1876-1893. - Gr.-Oktav. Zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Von sehr schwachen Bereibungen der Einbandrücken abgesehen (vgl. nebenstehende Abbildung), vorzüglich erhalten. Die Titelblätter der ersten drei Bände mit Besitzerstempel des publikationsfreudigen, in Fachkreisen aber teils umstrittenen, jedoch keinesfalls unbedeutenden Geraer Amateurwissenschaftlers Rudolf Hundt (1889-1961). Erste Ausgabe. – DSB 14, 626; Darmstaedter S. 706. – Einzelbände des Werkes sind durchaus häufig, uniform und ansprechend gebundene Reihen wegen des langen Erscheinungszeitraumes, der Veröffentlichung in Lieferung und des sich schon während des Erscheinens oft nur auf Teile des Werkes beschränkenden Interesses des Fachpublikums dagegen sehr selten anzutreffen. Das Werk setzt sich wie folgt zusammen: I. Abtheilung: Paläozoologie (in vier Bänden) bestehend aus Bd. 1: Protozoa, Coelenterata, Echinodermata und Molluscoidea. 1876-1880. VIII, 765 (+1) S., mit 558 Holzschnitten; Bd. 2: Mollusca und Arthopoda. 1881-1885. 2 Bll., 893 (+1) S., mit 1109 Holzschnitten; Bd. 3: Vertebrata (Pisces, Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves). 1887-1890. XII, 900 S., mit 719 Holzschnitten; Bd. 4: Vertebrata ( Mammalia). 1891-1893. XI (+I), 799 (+1) S., mit 590 Holzschnitten; II. Abteilung: Paläophytologie (in einem Band). Begonnen von W. Ph. Schimper, fortgesetzt und vollendet von A. Schenk. 1890. XI (+I), 958 S., 1 Bl., mit 429 Originalholzschnitten. – Zittel war der führende Paläontologe des späten 19. Jahrhunderts im deutschsprachigen Raum und begründete mit vorliegendem, der Deszendenzlehre folgenden Werk „eine den neueren biogenetischen Anschauungen angepaßte Lehre dieser Wissenschaft" (Darmstaedter). 7500 g

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        Des éruptions cutanées chez les hystériques

      69 pp., [1] pp. Lyon, A. Rey, 1893, in-8, 69 pp, [1] pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette thèse sur les affections cutanées en cas d'hystérie, dédiée au professeur et médecin de Lyon, G. Roque. A travers cette étude, le Dr. Gauthier entendait démontrer que l'hystérie détermine, dans certains cas, des éruptions cutanées, et donner une étude générale de ces éruptions d'origine hystérique. Envoi signé de l'auteur à l'attention du docteur Carrier sur la page de faux-titre. Bon exemplaire, légers manques au dos. Ex-libris du docteur carrier sur le plat supérieur et la page de titre.

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        Maud A Monodrama

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. William Morris. Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith. Published by Macmillan & Co., Bedford Street, Strand. One of 500 copies on Batchelor handmade paper, plus 5 on vellum. 1 vol. 8vo. 5½" x 8" (14 x 20.25 cm). [iv], 69, [70, imprint] pp. First of the Kelmscott octavo books with a woodcut title. First state with uncorrected printer's errors in the text as follows: p. 16, last line, "edge" for "head"; p. 19, line 4 "myself to myself" for "myself from myself"; p. 26, line 18, "where" for "were"; p. 69, line 1 "the" omitted before "war". These errors were reset during printing, resulting, in effect, in two states of the book. Printed in Golden type, with stanza numbers in red. Wood-engraved title; two borders; one 12-linewoodcut initial and numerous 10-, and 6-line initials; and colophon designed by William Morris, "finished on the 11th day of August, 1893." Maud was a great money-spinner for Morris, as it was specially commissioned by Macmillan & Co., who bought all 500 copies. A tragic dramatic poem. The narrator being the unnamed lover of Maud. He kills her brother in a duel and must flee to France where he later learns that his love, Maud, has died, probably of a broken heart. The distressed poet loses his sanity and imagines he is dead. In the last part, his sanity is restored and he leaves to fight in the Crimean War. Elaborately decorated, contemporary full brown leather with tooled title to cover. Originally published in a limp vellum binding with yapp edges, silk ties and gilt spine, by J. and J. Leighton of London. All edge gilt. Spine badly chipped and now lacking leather covering of three of the raised bands. Chock stamp to the first blank, previous owner's name inked to second, else internally clean. Good + condition overall. [Peterson A17. Sparling 17. Tomkinson 112.]

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        Fabian Tracts, Nos. 1-50, including first editions of early tracts by Shaw, A Manifesto (London, 1884), To Provident Landlords and Capitalists (1885), The True Radical Programme (1887), et al.

      London: Various, 1893. Hardcover. Very Good. Bound in old maroon buckram gilt, edges slightly trimmed, some with original red wrapper covers bound in, various editions and with some in multiple editions with corrections and revisions. Contains some of George Bernard Shaw's earliest published pieces; he would become the Fabian Society's most prominent pamphleteer. Binding lightly used at the joints, contents VG. Unlike other collections of Fabian Tracts on the market that are reprints from the 1910s, this appears to be a compilation of the original publications from the 1880s and 1890s.

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        Utopia Now Revised by F.S. Ellis & Printed Again by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Limited First Edition. Limp Vellum. Very Good. One of only 300 copies printed on handmade paper, plus 8 on vellum. Sold by Reeves & Turner. 8vo (8 1/8 x 5 9/16 inches; 206 x 142 mm). [2, blank], xiv, 282, [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Printed in black and red on Flower paper in Chaucer type, the title in Troy type, both designed by William Morris, with shoulder notes and occasional lines of text in red; 2 woodcut borders (4 and 2), colophon vignette and 3-, 5-, 6- and 10-line initials throughout, all engraved by William Harcourt Hooper after designs by Morris. Kelmscott device on colophon page. Original limp vellum, yapp edges, with brown silk ties (two ribbon ties lacking on this copy, the remainin two somewhat frayed), the spine lettered in gilt. Internally crisp and clean. A very fine copy. Scranton ink ownership, dated "Sept. 23. 1897" at head of front free endpaper recto. From the Estate of former Pennsylvania Governor William W. Scranton and First Lady Mary L. Scranton. The main text reproduces the second edition of Ralph Robinson's English translation, first published in 1551. Morris printed Thomas More's UTOPIA because he felt it was the sort of book that belonged in every socialist's library. Morris' enthusiastic championing of More as a proto-communist, fighting against the "ugly brutality of commercialism" cost him, at least temporarily. An Eton schoolmaster placed an order for forty volumes, to be given to students as prizes. When he saw Morris' introduction he cancelled the order. Morris nevertheless sold out his entire press run of 300 copies within a year. Morris had intended to include a map of Utopia with this edition, but the illustration was never executed. [Peterson A16.]

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        The Life of Thomas Wolsey Cardinal Archbishop of York

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Limited First Edition. Limp Vellum. Very Good. Sold by Reeves & Turner. One of 250 copies on paper, plus 6 on vellum. 8vo. 8¼" x 5¾" (20.8 x 14.5 cm). Full limp vellum with all green silk ties present. Yapp edges. Spine lettered in gilt. Uncut pages. [vii] (blanks), [i], iv, 287, [5] (blanks) pp. Printed on handmade paper in the Golden type, the woodcut border and numerous 10-line and smaller woodcut initials designed by William Morris. Light wear and soiling to boards. Cavendish was an usher in Wolsey's household between 1526 and 1530 and he wrote this book around 1557. It wasn't printed until a century later but many manuscript copies of it had been handed around so it was well-known. The first printed copy appeared in 1641 taken from one imperfect ms. Morris's aim was to put a more perfect text in print, taken from the author's autograph mansucript in the British Library and edited by F.S. Ellis. It makes fascinating reading with detailed insights into Wolsey's character and lowly beginnings. [Peterson A14.]

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        Gothic Architecture A Lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, first issue (w/the the typos on pp.41 ["gilds"] & 45 ["Van Eyk"]), 5 5/8" x 4" (14.5 x 10 cm) 16mo, in publisher's linen spine over Holland-backed boards w/printed title to front cover, a.e. untrimmed, [i-ii], [1] 2-68 [69-72] pp. One of 500 copies printed in red & black Golden type on Kelmscott Flower handmade paper "by the Kelmscott Press during the Arts and Crafts Exhibition at the New Gallery, Regent Street, London, 1893. Sold by William Morris, Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith" (colophon on p.68). The book was issued in 3 editions of 500 copies each. The decorative four-line initial letters are used here for the first time. And it was the first book to be printed in 16mo. Cover slightly soiled, else a near-fine copy. [Sparling: 18 Scott: p.93 Buxton Forman: 146. Walsdorf: 18.]

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        RUINER AF KLIPPBONINGAR I MESA VERDE'S CANONS

      Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt, 1893. [6],193,iv pp. plus map and seventeen plates. Numerous in- text illustrations. Folio. Original half morocco and green cloth, t.e.g. Slight shelf wear, else fine. An extraordinarily interesting and visually beautiful work on the cliff dwellers of Mesa Verde and environs, distinguished by twelve outstanding photogravure plates (on nine sheets, one double-sheet) of the cliff dwellings, evidently by the author, including views of Mountain Sheep Canyon, the Cliff Palace, the Balcony House, etc. These views are supplemented by several full- page tinted maps, and numerous other plates and illustrations after photos of artifacts, other ruins, etc. Nordenskiold made several expeditions in the late 19th century to the Southwest to study the cliff dwellers of Mesa Verde. Without a doubt, this is one of the most important and sophisticated works on this topic ever published. POWELL, SOUTHWESTERN CENTURY 69. HOWES N174. WYNAR 1654.

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        â€œCasey at the bat”

      New York: In McHale The Tuxedo reciter (1893), pages 49–50 First available edition, previously unknown, of "the best baseball poem that was ever written" (Spink); preceded mostly by newspaper printings 1888 etc, all unobtainable. This version comprises eight stanzas; it's set in Boston not Mudville; and it omits the author's name as usual before 1901. — In 8s (168 × 111 mm, 6? × 4? inches): 162 leaves paginated [i]–[vi], [5]–316 [317–318 blank], collated complete. Publisher's green cloth blocked in gilt, patterned endpapers, 1 + 1 flyleaves, top-edges gilt. OCLC 37000315 (NYPL only). Unknown to Gardner The annotated Casey at the bat (1984). Provenance: Anabel Bowman (Illinois) 1894, signature.

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        Walden; or, Life in the Woods

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1893 - "Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a. book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson" [Pub. Info] "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." [Where I Lived, and What I Lived For] "Only that day dawns to which we are awake." [Conclusion] Biographical Sketch by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Detailed Index. 1ST THUS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stones of Venice

      London: George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, 1893. Full leather. Three volumes. Folio. Fifth edition. The Stones of Venice by John Ruskin. Illustrations drawn by the artist. Bound in full navy blue morocco, blind and gilt tooling to covers and spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, blue marbled endpaper. Very good.

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