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

      Australian Museum 1890 -, Sydney 1893 - Folio, 36pp. letterpress with eleven handcoloured lithographic plates (numbered 10 to 21 in series); bound in later half crushed navy morocco with marbled boards and gilt spine lettering, with the original tinted pale green decorated wrappers for each of the four sections bound in. A beautiful Australian natural history production, now increasingly scarce on the market as a complete publication. Originally published in two parts some years apart, this bound volume comprises the entirety of Volume II, with plates 10 to 21 in the series and accompanying letterpress. The desirable original illustrated wrappers for each of the four parts comprising Volume II have been retained - they depict the bridge and landing at Ash Island on the Hunter River, the family beloved home of the sisters Harriet and Helena Scott.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. 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 guide.It has been the unfortunate fate of many sets to be dispersed with the prints individually framed, and the letterpress by Alexander Scott discarded; complete examples of Volume II with all the parts intact are scarce. Letterpress title page browned and some moderate offsetting of the plates (both as usual), some of the wrappers a little chipped; very good overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La province du Maine

      L'union historique et littéraire du Maine 1893 - 17 volumes in-8° relié demi-velin, pièces de titre rouges, de 1893 à 1909 les 17 premiers années de la revue l'union historique & littéraire du Maine qui devient dès la seconde annnée la province du Maine avec en sous-titre l'ancienne dénomination ; la reliure de la deuxième année est très abimée, le reste de la collection est en très bel état, rare ensemble de la tête de série. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fundació Joan Miró. Centre dEstudis dArt Contemporani. Parc de Montjuic, Barcelona. Exposició dobertura. Juny de 1975

      131 Seiten mit ganzseitigen farbigen Abbildungen. 4, Broschiert mit farbiger Einbandillustration von Miró, sauber und frisch, auf dem Titel mit großzügiger originalsprachiger Widmung des Künstlers für Manuel Gasser, signiert "Miró" und datiert " I 76". Joan Miró i Ferrà (* 20. April 1893 in Barcelona 25. Dezember 1983 in Palma de Mallorca) war ein katalanischer Maler, Grafiker, Bildhauer und Keramiker. Seine frühen Werke weisen, aufbauend auf der katalanischen Volkskunst, Einflüsse des Kubismus und des Fauvismus auf. Von Anfang bis Mitte der 1920er Jahre vollzog der Künstler in Paris, beeinflusst von den dort herrschenden Kunstströmungen des Dadaismus und Surrealismus, den grundlegenden Stilwechsel, der ihn von der Gegenständlichkeit wegführte. Miró gehört als Vertreter der Klassischen Moderne mit seinen fantasievollen Bildmotiven zu den populärsten Künstlern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine magischen Symbole für Mond, Sterne, Vogel, Auge und Frau zählen zu den bekanntesten Elementen seiner Kunst. Das verstörende Spätwerk, wie beispielsweise die Serie Toiles brûlées (Verbrannte Leinwände) war eine inszenierte Zerstörung, ein Protest gegen die Kommerzialisierung der Kunst und ein Ausdruck seiner Forderung, die Malerei zu ermorden. Im öffentlichen Raum schmücken beispielsweise seine Keramikwände das UNESCO-Gebäude in Paris und das Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen Monumentalskulpturen sind unter anderem auf Plätzen in Barcelona und Chicago aufgestellt. (wikipedia)

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        The Study-Book of Mediaeval Architecture and Art; Being a Series of Working Drawings of the Principal Monuments of the Middle Ages. Whereof the plans, sections, and details are drawn to uniform scales. (4 Bde. compl.).

      Edinburgh, John Grant, 1893 2°, ca. 600 Textseiten und ca. 400 Tafeln., OLdr. goldgeprägt., Kleines Bibl.-Schild a. Rücken, Deckel berieben. Bibl.-Stemp. auf Titelbl. - trotzdem gutes Exemplar.Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Geschichte Lexika

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        Lombrelle - Le gant - Le manchon.

      4, IV, 138 S., zahlr. Textabb. (Lithogr.), Prachtsband: Privat-Ldr. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Deckel, Rücken u. Vors.-Zierleiste m. floralen Ornamenten und seidigen Vorsätzen (Rückseite aus Marmorpapier) m. 5 Zierbünden (Orginalumschlag und Rücken beigebunden). Steh- u. Buchkanten ebenfalls mit 2 Filetten versehen, Kopfgoldschnitt, Lesebändchen., Min. berieben, selten einzelne, minime Fingerflecken, einzelne minime Stockflecklein, sonst tadell. Text frz. (= Ornements de la femme). Mit ausführlicher Widmung des Autors an George Beach de Forest auf erstem Vakatbl.: à M. George Beach de Forest, avec une sincère admiration pour son Bongoût et pour la diliceuse ordonnance de la Bibliothèque. Je signe ce volume comme un tèmoignage de franche sympathie pour le collègue co-Bibliophile, Octave Uzanne, New York 26. 10. 1893. Nummeriertes Exemplar, Nr. 49/100. Auf Japanpapier. Aussergewöhnlich schönes Exemplar aus der legendären Buchbinderwerkstätte von Jules Domont (1847-1931), im hinteren Deckel gestempelt.Inhalt: Lombrelle, Le parasol - La parapluie Le gant, La mitaine Le manchon, La fourrure Appendice. O. Uzanne (1851-1931), französischer Schriftsteller, Bibliophiler und Verleger kostbarer Bücher. Ein Pionier der Anwendung neuer Technologien, etwa des Farbdrucks, verabscheute er dennoch die Massenproduktion und die damit einhergehende Demokratisierung des Buchs. Nach Silverman kommt Uzanne eine paradoxe Stellung zu: Einerseits snobistischer, reaktionärer Dandy mit einer Vorliebe für vergessene Autoren des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, andererseits ein Neuerer der Buchkunst und der Bibliophilie, der sich gegen die alte Garde der nur antiquarisch sammelnden, meist aristokratischen Bücherfreunde wandte, die in der Société des Bibliophiles François organisiert waren.Édouard-Henri Avril (1843 -1928), französischer Maler und Grafiker. Unter dem Namen Paul Avril wurde er als Illustrator erotischer bis pornografischer Romane sehr bekannt. Paul Avril hat Gustave Flauberts Salammbô, Théophile Gautiers Le Roi Caundale, John Clelands Fanny Hill, Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrays Abenteuer des Chevalier de Faublas, Mario Uchards Mon Oncle Barbassou (Betrachtungen über die Liebe im Harem), Jules Michelets Die Frau, Hector Frances Musk, Hashish and Blood, die Novellensammlungen des Pietro Aretino und den lesbischen Roman Gamiani, der verschiedene Väter haben soll, illustriert. Als sein Hauptwerk gelten die Zeichnungen zu De Figuris Veneris des deutschen Gelehrten Friedrich Karl Forberg. Von Avrils jugendfreien Werken wären noch zu nennen die Illustrationen zu einigen Büchern von Octave Uzanne, darunter dessen Betrachtungen zum Damenhandschuh und zum Muff.

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        Trattato de Medicina Legale

      - Nicola Joveni Cº Editor. Napoli, 1893. 24 cm. 4 vol. [1]1177 p., 1 lám. [2]795 p. [3]811 p. [4]811 p. Ilustrado con lám. a color fuera del texto. Enc. en pasta esp. Hierros. Papel ligeramente tostado. Lomeras rozadas. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Sylvie and Bruno. [with] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. By Lewis Carroll

      Macmillan, London 1893 - Furniss, Harry. With 46 illustrations by Harry Furniss. 2 vols. 8vo. INSCRIBED BY DODGSON TO MRS. HOLIDAY IN BOTH VOLUMES. INSCRIBED TO MRS F. HOLIDAY (undoubtedly the wife of Henry Holiday's brother, Sir Frederick Holiday, ICS) by Carroll: "Mrs F. Holiday/ with sincere regards/from the Author/Dec. 12 1889." in Sylvie and Bruno.Also inscribed : "Mrs F. Holiday/ with the Author's/ Sincere regards./ Dec. 28/1893." in Sylvie and Bruno Concluded which was published 12/24/1893Both volumes inscribe above "For Edward Holiday from Grannie."Henry Holiday illustrated The Hunting of the Snark. Williams 56 & 66 Each in the original red cloth, gilt, a.e.g. Spine slightly faded on first volume, else VG With 46 illustrations by Harry Furniss. 2 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Docteur Pascal -

      G. Charpentier, E. Fasquelle 1893 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 389 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure demi-chagrin rouge. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré et date au talon. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. A très grands témoins. Reliure signée V. CHAMPS. Intérieur très propre. Bien complet de la planche dépliante de l'arbre généalogique des Rougon-Macquart. Tampon ex-libris sur page de titre. Faux-titre légèrement bruni. Bel exemplaire. EDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 340 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande (seul grand papier). PROVENANCE : Aubert Raymond (ex-libris) -- Marcel Silvain (ex-libris) -- docteur Lucien-Graux (ex-libris ; Paris, III, 1957, n° 280). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Sinking of HMS Victoria"

      Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon, 1 January to 31 October, 1893. Manuscript logbook of a notable Royal Navy Officer, Vice-Admiral Gerald Charles Adolphe Marescaux, who was at the time a Lieutenant serving on HMS Inflexible and who witnessed sinking of HMS Victoria off the coast of Tripoli, Lebanon, writing his firsthand account in this volume. Also contains a firsthand account of the devastating earthquake at Zante in April the same year. 8vo. The official Log-Book and Journal for the Use of Officers of the Royal Navy, with 33 pages in manuscript. With the lieutenant's original signature to front endpaper and two later annotations made by his son revealing provenance and confirming the length of the lieutenant's service on this vessel. Black roan over brown cloth boards titled 'Officers Journal' to front, original marbled endpapers. Bookbinder's gilt stamp 'A.H. Swiss, Devonport to turn-in. Volume measures approximately 19,5 x 23,5 cm. A pleasing volume. Together with an original copyrighted sepia photograph of HMS Victoria, as she was sinking on 22 June 1893, taken by the Staff Surgeon of HMS Collingwood. Photograph measures 27 x 20 cm, mounted on heavy cardstock measuring approximately 35 x 26,5 cm, with manuscript inscription to margin. With two unequivocal primary source accounts of two separate catastrophes, one caused by man, the other by nature's unstoppable force, each event and its consequences being recorded as they were unfolding, this is a unique naval journal. Bearing witness to the accidental ramming and sudden sinking of Royal Navy battleship HMS Victoria, this volume contains a rare contemporary firsthand account of the tragedy of 22 June 1893. Writing his account on the same day as the collision of HMS Victoria and HMS Camperdown, Lieutenant Marescaux was onboard the HMS Inflexible of the same fleet, an observer and participant in the training exercise. Here he describes the event, in nautical terms, including the lack of necessary space to successfully effect the manoeuvre which proved to be fatal for 358 men of the Navy, and the rescue efforts. The ship's Commander Vice-Admiral George Tryon and the 21 leading officers, all immediately confirmed dead by drowning, are listed by name in the volume. The next day's entry remarks on the evening's naval funeral service. Further notes are made in the following two weeks concerning the safe return home of the few survivors, the state of HMS Camperdown, and such. An earlier entry, January 2nd 1893, records an onboard inspection of HMS Inflexible by Vice Admiral Tyron, which is probably the last time that Lieutenant Marescaux saw Tyron in person and living. He later records an inspection by Tyron's successor, Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour. Excerpts from the journal: January 2. "V.Ad'l Sir Geo Tyron came on board, inspected the men & went round the ship..." January 14. "Dreadnought was inspected by Adl. Markham & left for Malta." January 19, 20, 21. "Torpedo classes on board Hecla." January 30. "Manned & armed boats. Amphion sailed in the middle watch suddenly for Alexandria." February 22. "Held a Court Martial on board." March 5. "Dressed ship in honor of H.M. the Sultan of Turkey's accession [Abdul Hamid II]. Fired a salute of 19 guns..." April 14, 15. "Colussus left for the Piraeus at 6 am to embark the Duke of York & take him to Naples... The Amphion & all our steam boats left for the night attacks on Trafalgar... found the Trafalgar had anchored close into the shore & our 1st steam pinnace had managed to fire one torpedo into the ship." [On the Sinking of HMS Victoria]: June 15th "Arrived at Haifa" June 17. "Left for Beyrout at daylight..." June 22nd. "Squadron left Beyrouth at 9 am for Tripoli. At 3.30 pm the columns being only 6 cables apart signal was made for 1st division alter course 16 pts to past, & 2nd division 16 pts to starboard, there not being sufficient room to turn the Camperdown struck the Victoria just before the face turret, the latter listed heavily to starboard & settled rapidly down by the bows & at 3.41 pm.... turned over bottoms up... (battlescrews revolving at the time, boats of the fleet were at once sent to the rescue but 22 officers including the C-in-C & 348 men were drowned.)" "The following is a list of officers drowned... Vice-Admiral Sir Geo. Tyron, Lieutenant P.H. Munes Midshipman... Chaplain Morris Midshipman... Engineer Harding Midshipman... Boatswain (S) Barnard Assistant Clerk... Carpenter Beale... informed columns anchored off Tripoli at 6.30 PM." June 23rd. "Sent funeral parties from the fleet to inter remains of Mr. Redford & four men the only bodies recovered, in the evening, a solemn service was held on board all ships, at 6 ensigns & flag of the late C-in-C which was hoisted on board the Sans Pareil were hoisted at half mast, which ship also fired 17 minute guns..." June 29th. "R. Ad'l Markham shifted his flag, & the Camperdown whose damaged bows had been secured with plates & collision mats & compartments filled with corks left with us in company for Malta." July 11th. "HMS Triumph ass'd to take home the survivors of HMS Victoria to England..." July 17. "Passed HMS Sans Pareil... with R-Adm'l Markham on board." In August 1891 Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Station, a most prestigious and demanding post. The Mediterranean was a vital sea route between Britain and India, although under constant threat from the navies of France and Italy. The Royal Navy's British Mediterranean Fleet was one of the most powerful fleets in the world, concentrating specifically on the protection of the said sea route. Tryon was a strict disciplinarian who had gained a reputation as a daring and exceptionally proficient handler of his ships. A taciturn and difficult man to his subordinate officers, Tryon habitually avoided explaining his intentions, in order to accustom them to handle unpredictable situations. In June 1893, the bulk of the fleet, 11 ironclads (eight battleships and three large cruisers), were performing their annual summer exercises off the coast of Tripoli in Lebanon, when a most unexpected and devastating error was made. On 22 June, HMS Victoria (1887), the lead ship in her class of two battleships of the Royal Navy, collided with HMS Camperdown during a manoeuvering exercise ordered by Tyron directly. She quickly sank, killing 358 crew members, including the C-inC of the British Mediterranean Fleet himself, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon (1832-1893). HMS Victoria was Tryon's flagship. HMS Camperdown, the ship of his second in command, Rear Admiral Sir Albert Markham, suffered only external damage. As Tryon went down with his vessel, his last reported words were a humble confession, "It is all my fault". The wreck of HMS Victoria still stands, uniquely upright on the sea floor, her bows buried in the sand, as a testament to the event. HMS Inflexible (1876) was also an Victorian ironclad battleship, and an integral part of the British Mediterranean Squadron. Constructed in 1874 for the Royal Navy, she was launched in 1881 to counter the perceived growing threat from the Italian Regia Marina in the Mediterranean. In fact, HMS Inflexible was designed with very specific intent. The Italian Navy had begun constructing a pair of battleships, Duilio and Dandolo, equipped with four Armstrong 17.7-inch (450 mm) guns weighing 100 tons each, armaments superior to any on the ships of the British Mediterranean Squadron. As such, Inflexible mounted larger guns than those of any previous British warship; she also had the thickest armour ever to be fitted to a Royal Navy ship. Controversially, she was designed so that if her unarmoured ends should be seriously damaged in action and become water-logged, the buoyancy of the armoured centre section of the ship would keep her afloat and upright. This was the first major warship to depend in part for the protection of her buoyancy on a horizontal armoured deck below the water-line rather than armoured sides along the waterline. She was also equipped with two underwater torpedo tubes, and a ram (a solid iron forging supported by an extension of the 3-inch armoured deck which turned downwards behind it). As described in the present journal, HMS Inflexible was present when HMS Victoria was unintentionally rammed and sunk by a sister ship, her crew attempting to save men from the rapidly drowning enormous sea casket. In addition to describing the fatal manoeuvre, the journal also names deceased officers. On this same voyage, only two months earlier, Lieutenant Marescaux and his fellow crew-mates had been called to assist survivors of another calamity, which is also described firsthand in the journal, that being the earthquake at Zante, 17 April 1893. Arriving the next day with provisions, they found the town to be devastated, and immediately began to erect temporary hospitals and shelters. Excerpts from the journal: [On the Earthquake at Zante]: April 17. "... received sudden orders 'up steam for 10kts'... left at 6.15 PM for Zante where there had been a serious earthquake." April 18. "Arrived at 6 PM & anchored off Zante, found two Greek ships the Hydra & Septria... Landed with Captain, town & houses very much shaken, 200 only out of 4000 left inhabitable." April 19. "Felt several shocks of earthquake. Greek Admiral visited ship. Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs also visited ship..." April 20, 21. "Carpenters & working party on shore building wooden huts & hospitals." April 24. "Landed provisions for distressed villagers." [Misc entries as Naval duty continues on HMS Inflexible]: October 1st. "Levant division parted Company." October 16th. "Sighted 5. Italian torpedo boats, squadron stopped, & an Italian Lieut went on board each ship to act as Pilot proceeded into the Mare Picolo, the 'Italia' having preceded us [...] cables apart, banks of canal were thronged with people & bands playing 'God Save the Queen' as we passed." October 25. "Half masted colours & fired 15 minute guns from Sans Pareil at 10. am for funeral of Lord Vivian British Ambassador at Rome..." End Excerpts. The writer of this officer's journal is Gerald Charles Adolphe Marescaux (1860-1920), Vice-Admiral, RN, born in London, evidently destined for a long and active naval career. Having achieved the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December 1883, as seen by this journal, in 1893 he was assigned to HMS Inflexible. On this commission, he not only watched in horror as the HMS Victoria sank into Mediterranean waters and lived the crushing disappointment of seeing only a scant few men rescued, he also aided in relief efforts at Zante immediately following a disastrous earthquake which nearly flattened the town. A more pleasant memory for Marescaux, he also met his future wife whilst on this commission. Shortly after this voyage, on 19 September 1894 he married Kathleen Louisa Rose Dennis (1868-1944), a portrait and landscape artist. Subsequently, on 21 January 1895, Marescaux was appointed in command of the special service vessel Alecto, remaining on this post until 26 September 1896. On 31 December 1896 he was promoted to the rank of Commander. On 20 March 1902, he was put in command of the third class protected cruiser Pelorus. He was raised to Captain on 31 December 1903. On 3 January 1905, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Europa, which he would again take command of on 28 February 1910, this time also commanding a group of special service cruisers stationed at Devonport, Plymouth. He was named captain of Implacable on 3 June 1912, and promoted to Rear-Admiral one year later on 15 December 1913. At his own request, on 4 November 1915 he was placed on the Retired List. He was Colonel Commandant of Dunkirk, 1916-1918; O.C. Troops, Paris, during the Armistice, and is mentioned on four occasions in despatches. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) on 23 June 1915, and then on 31 December 1918 a Companion of the Order of the Bath (C.B.) for services rendered in connection with the military operations in France and Flanders. He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 9 January 1915. Marescaux lived near his in-laws after retiring, at Inchiholohan, County Kilkenny in Ireland, although he died at age 60 at the Royal Hospital in Chatham on year later of cerebral hemorrhage caused by incessant bombing of Dunkirk. He is buried at Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery in Kent. "Ramming" was considered a practical means of sinking an enemy battleship at that time. The advent of steam power meant that ships were no longer restricted in manoeuvering by wind direction and had led to a belief that it would be possible to steer into enemy ships. Rams turned out to be a handicap in retrospect, as several warships were accidentally sunk by them. For example, HMS Victoria was accidentally rammed and sunk by HMS Camperdown in 1893, and before her, HMS Vanguard was rammed by HMS Iron Duke in 1875. Whilst these incidents confirmed the considerable potency of a ram, they also demonstrated the inadequate manoeuvering characteristics of many of the ships equipped with them.

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        Brehms Tierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Tierreichs, 3. (dritte) Auflage, Neuer Abdruck, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 10 Bände

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1893. 3. (dritte) gänzlich neubearbeitete Auflage. Vollständiges Werk in 10 Bänden. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit vier Zierbünden, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei glänzenden dunkelbraunen Rückenschildern sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen; Buchdeckel mit braunen Bezügen und großen Lederecken. Buchschnitt in sehr schöner mehrfarbiger Marmorierung. Vorsätze in weißer, glänzender Leinenstruktur. Format: 26 x 19 cm. Hrsg. von Prof. Dr. Pechuel-Loesche. Im Gesamtumfang von 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 (702 S.); Bd. 2: Säugetiere II (708 S.); Bd. 3: Säugetiere III (744 S.); Bd. 4: Vögel I (770 S.); Bd. 5: Vögel II (713 S.); Bd. 6: Vögel III (740 S.); Bd. 7: Kriechtiere und Lurche (825 S.); Bd. 8: Fische; Bd. 9: Insekten, Tausendfüßer und Spinnen (762 S.); Bd. 10: Niedere Tiere (716 S.). Alle Bände in tadellosem, nahezu neuwertigem Zustand, weder berieben noch bestoßen (keine Ecke bestoßen!). Bd. 1 mit kleinem Fleck auf dem Seitenschnitt; Bd. 9 mit kleiner Bereibungsstelle auf einem Deckel; die Bände sonst ohne Spuren; wenige Seiten des zweiten Bandes leicht randfleckig; Seiten sonst sauber und fleckenfrei; bei den chromolithographischen Tafeln alle Seidenhemdchen vorhanden; keine Verklebungen festgestellt. Tadelloses, nahezu verlagsfrisches Exemplar, das keinerlei Anzeichen von Alterung erkennen läßt und in diesem frischen Zustand einzigartig sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Tiere Tierleben Tierlexikon Enzyklopädie Brehms Tierenzyklopädie

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        The History of the De Traffords of Trafford Circa A.D. 1000 - 1893, Including The Royal and Baronial Descents.

      Folio. pp. 202, [15] printed on one side only; many coloured coats of arms throughout. Original morocco, a little worn and rather rubbed. Ex-Wigan public library with bookplate on pastedown and blind stamps to the title page and final page but no ink markings. According to an ink note dated 1897 "25 copies printed only for private circulation."

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        LIBER SCRIPTORUM. THE FIRST BOOK OF THE AUTHORS CLUB

      New York: The Authors Club, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Bar Association Library ink stamp on the title page with an ink number on the copyright page; two other apparently nonrelated small ink stamps on the rear endpaper and pastedown. Rebacked some time ago with nearly all of the original spine laid down and the hinges reinforced with tape. Some rubbing to the binding. Contents clean and in overall Very Good condition. Thick folio (10" x 13") in publisher's full dark brown morocco leather with ornately blind- and gilt-tooled spines and boards, top edge gilt, uncut. Copy #96 of only 251 copies SIGNED by each of the 109 contributors, all noted American authors of the time, the most prominent being Mark Twain ("The Californian's Tale," the first appearance in print of this story), Theodore Roosevelt ("A Shot at a Bull Elk,"), and Andrew Carnegie ("Genius Illustrated from Burns"). This book was created as a means to raise money for a permanent home for the Author's Club, organized in 1882. Each member contributed an original essay, story, or poem that was intended never to be published elsewhere (Twain's story was included in THE $30,000 BEQUEST in 1906). The book was printed by club member Theodore Low De Vinne on hand-made paper with wood-block engravings and fine typography. It sold for $100, more than $2000 in today's currency. Other contributors include William Dean Howells, Henry Van Dyke, John Hay, Percival Lowell, Charles Warner, F. Hopkinson Smith, Will Carleton, and Frank R. Stockton. BAL 3438. In his bibliography of Mark Twain, Merle Johnson notes that though "there are presumed to be 251 copies of the book; actually, over 30 of these were not bound but were sold as separate articles." Many copies have also been broken up over the years so that the autographs could be sold separately. Most intact copies now reside in institutions. Early bookplate dated 25 April 1894 presenting the book to The Library of the Bar Association of New York by Albert Mathews, Esq.

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        "Sinking of HMS Victoria" with Original Photograph

      Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon, 1 January to 31 October, 1893. Manuscript logbook of a notable Royal Navy Officer, Vice-Admiral Gerald Charles Adolphe Marescaux, who was at the time a Lieutenant serving on HMS Inflexible and who witnessed sinking of HMS Victoria off the coast of Tripoli, Lebanon, writing his firsthand account in this volume. Also contains a firsthand account of the devastating earthquake at Zante in April the same year. 8vo. The official Log-Book and Journal for the Use of Officers of the Royal Navy, with 33 pages in manuscript. With the lieutenant's original signature to front endpaper and two later annotations made by his son revealing provenance and confirming the length of the lieutenant's service on this vessel. Black roan over brown cloth boards titled 'Officers Journal' to front, original marbled endpapers. Bookbinder's gilt stamp 'A.H. Swiss, Devonport to turn-in. Volume measures approximately 19,5 x 23,5 cm. Together with an original copyrighted sepia photograph of HMS Victoria, as she was sinking on 22 June 1893, taken by the Staff Surgeon of HMS Collingwood. Photograph measures 27 x 20 cm, mounted on heavy cardstock measuring approximately 35 x 26,5 cm, with manuscript inscription to margin. With two unequivocal primary source accounts of two separate catastrophes, one caused by man, the other by nature's unstoppable force, each event and its consequences being recorded as they were unfolding, this is a unique naval journal. Bearing witness to the accidental ramming and sudden sinking of Royal Navy battleship HMS Victoria, this volume contains a rare contemporary firsthand account of the tragedy of 22 June 1893. Writing his account on the same day as the collision of HMS Victoria and HMS Camperdown, Lieutenant Marescaux was onboard the HMS Inflexible of the same fleet, an observer and participant in the training exercise. Here he describes the event, in nautical terms, including the lack of necessary space to successfully effect the manoeuvre which proved to be fatal for 358 men of the Navy, and the rescue efforts. The ship's Commander Vice-Admiral George Tryon and the 21 leading officers, all immediately confirmed dead by drowning, are listed by name in the volume. The next day's entry remarks on the evening's naval funeral service. Further notes are made in the following two weeks concerning the safe return home of the few survivors, the state of HMS Camperdown, and such. An earlier entry, January 2nd 1893, records an onboard inspection of HMS Inflexible by Vice Admiral Tyron, which is probably the last time that Lieutenant Marescaux saw Tyron in person and living. He later records an inspection by Tyron's successor, Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour. Excerpts from the journal: January 2. "V.Ad'l Sir Geo Tyron came on board, inspected the men & went round the ship..." January 14. "Dreadnought was inspected by Adl. Markham & left for Malta." January 19, 20, 21. "Torpedo classes on board Hecla." January 30. "Manned & armed boats. Amphion sailed in the middle watch suddenly for Alexandria." February 22. "Held a Court Martial on board." March 5. "Dressed ship in honor of H.M. the Sultan of Turkey's accession [Abdul Hamid II]. Fired a salute of 19 guns..." April 14, 15. "Colussus left for the Piraeus at 6 am to embark the Duke of York & take him to Naples... The Amphion & all our steam boats left for the night attacks on Trafalgar... found the Trafalgar had anchored close into the shore & our 1st steam pinnace had managed to fire one torpedo into the ship." [On the Sinking of HMS Victoria]: June 15th "Arrived at Haifa" June 17. "Left for Beyrout at daylight..." June 22nd. "Squadron left Beyrouth at 9 am for Tripoli. At 3.30 pm the columns being only 6 cables apart signal was made for 1st division alter course 16 pts to past, & 2nd division 16 pts to starboard, there not being sufficient room to turn the Camperdown struck the Victoria just before the face turret, the latter listed heavily to starboard & settled rapidly down by the bows & at 3.41 pm.... turned over bottoms up... (battlescrews revolving at the time, boats of the fleet were at once sent to the rescue but 22 officers including the C-in-C & 348 men were drowned.)" "The following is a list of officers drowned... Vice-Admiral Sir Geo. Tyron, Lieutenant P.H. Munes Midshipman... Chaplain Morris Midshipman... Engineer Harding Midshipman... Boatswain (S) Barnard Assistant Clerk... Carpenter Beale... informed columns anchored off Tripoli at 6.30 PM." June 23rd. "Sent funeral parties from the fleet to inter remains of Mr. Redford & four men the only bodies recovered, in the evening, a solemn service was held on board all ships, at 6 ensigns & flag of the late C-in-C which was hoisted on board the Sans Pareil were hoisted at half mast, which ship also fired 17 minute guns..." June 29th. "R. Ad'l Markham shifted his flag, & the Camperdown whose damaged bows had been secured with plates & collision mats & compartments filled with corks left with us in company for Malta." July 11th. "HMS Triumph ass'd to take home the survivors of HMS Victoria to England..." July 17. "Passed HMS Sans Pareil... with R-Adm'l Markham on board." In August 1891 Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Station, a most prestigious and demanding post. The Mediterranean was a vital sea route between Britain and India, although under constant threat from the navies of France and Italy. The Royal Navy's British Mediterranean Fleet was one of the most powerful fleets in the world, concentrating specifically on the protection of the said sea route. Tryon was a strict disciplinarian who had gained a reputation as a daring and exceptionally proficient handler of his ships. A taciturn and difficult man to his subordinate officers, Tryon habitually avoided explaining his intentions, in order to accustom them to handle unpredictable situations. In June 1893, the bulk of the fleet, 11 ironclads (eight battleships and three large cruisers), were performing their annual summer exercises off the coast of Tripoli in Lebanon, when a most unexpected and devastating error was made. On 22 June, HMS Victoria (1887), the lead ship in her class of two battleships of the Royal Navy, collided with HMS Camperdown during a manoeuvering exercise ordered by Tyron directly. She quickly sank, killing 358 crew members, including the C-inC of the British Mediterranean Fleet himself, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon (1832-1893). HMS Victoria was Tryon's flagship. HMS Camperdown, the ship of his second in command, Rear Admiral Sir Albert Markham, suffered only external damage. As Tryon went down with his vessel, his last reported words were a humble confession, "It is all my fault". The wreck of HMS Victoria still stands, uniquely upright on the sea floor, her bows buried in the sand, as a testament to the event. HMS Inflexible (1876) was also an Victorian ironclad battleship, and an integral part of the British Mediterranean Squadron. Constructed in 1874 for the Royal Navy, she was launched in 1881 to counter the perceived growing threat from the Italian Regia Marina in the Mediterranean. In fact, HMS Inflexible was designed with very specific intent. The Italian Navy had begun constructing a pair of battleships, Duilio and Dandolo, equipped with four Armstrong 17.7-inch (450 mm) guns weighing 100 tons each, armaments superior to any on the ships of the British Mediterranean Squadron. As such, Inflexible mounted larger guns than those of any previous British warship; she also had the thickest armour ever to be fitted to a Royal Navy ship. Controversially, she was designed so that if her unarmoured ends should be seriously damaged in action and become water-logged, the buoyancy of the armoured centre section of the ship would keep her afloat and upright. This was the first major warship to depend in part for the protection of her buoyancy on a horizontal armoured deck below the water-line rather than armoured sides along the waterline. She was also equipped with two underwater torpedo tubes, and a ram (a solid iron forging supported by an extension of the 3-inch armoured deck which turned downwards behind it). As described in the present journal, HMS Inflexible was present when HMS Victoria was unintentionally rammed and sunk by a sister ship, her crew attempting to save men from the rapidly drowning enormous sea casket. In addition to describing the fatal manoeuvre, the journal also names deceased officers. On this same voyage, only two months earlier, Lieutenant Marescaux and his fellow crew-mates had been called to assist survivors of another calamity, which is also described firsthand in the journal, that being the earthquake at Zante, 17 April 1893. Arriving the next day with provisions, they found the town to be devastated, and immediately began to erect temporary hospitals and shelters. Excerpts from the journal: [On the Earthquake at Zante]: April 17. "... received sudden orders 'up steam for 10kts'... left at 6.15 PM for Zante where there had been a serious earthquake." April 18. "Arrived at 6 PM & anchored off Zante, found two Greek ships the Hydra & Septria... Landed with Captain, town & houses very much shaken, 200 only out of 4000 left inhabitable." April 19. "Felt several shocks of earthquake. Greek Admiral visited ship. Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs also visited ship..." April 20, 21. "Carpenters & working party on shore building wooden huts & hospitals." April 24. "Landed provisions for distressed villagers." [Misc entries as Naval duty continues on HMS Inflexible]: October 1st. "Levant division parted Company." October 16th. "Sighted 5. Italian torpedo boats, squadron stopped, & an Italian Lieut went on board each ship to act as Pilot proceeded into the Mare Picolo, the 'Italia' having preceded us [...] cables apart, banks of canal were thronged with people & bands playing 'God Save the Queen' as we passed." October 25. "Half masted colours & fired 15 minute guns from Sans Pareil at 10. am for funeral of Lord Vivian British Ambassador at Rome..." End Excerpts. The writer of this officer's journal is Gerald Charles Adolphe Marescaux (1860-1920), Vice-Admiral, RN, born in London, evidently destined for a long and active naval career. Having achieved the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December 1883, as seen by this journal, in 1893 he was assigned to HMS Inflexible. On this commission, he not only watched in horror as the HMS Victoria sank into Mediterranean waters and lived the crushing disappointment of seeing only a scant few men rescued, he also aided in relief efforts at Zante immediately following a disastrous earthquake which nearly flattened the town. A more pleasant memory for Marescaux, he also met his future wife whilst on this commission. Shortly after this voyage, on 19 September 1894 he married Kathleen Louisa Rose Dennis (1868-1944), a portrait and landscape artist. Subsequently, on 21 January 1895, Marescaux was appointed in command of the special service vessel Alecto, remaining on this post until 26 September 1896. On 31 December 1896 he was promoted to the rank of Commander. On 20 March 1902, he was put in command of the third class protected cruiser Pelorus. He was raised to Captain on 31 December 1903. On 3 January 1905, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Europa, which he would again take command of on 28 February 1910, this time also commanding a group of special service cruisers stationed at Devonport, Plymouth. He was named captain of Implacable on 3 June 1912, and promoted to Rear-Admiral one year later on 15 December 1913. At his own request, on 4 November 1915 he was placed on the Retired List. He was Colonel Commandant of Dunkirk, 1916-1918; O.C. Troops, Paris, during the Armistice, and is mentioned on four occasions in despatches. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) on 23 June 1915, and then on 31 December 1918 a Companion of the Order of the Bath (C.B.) for services rendered in connection with the military operations in France and Flanders. He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 9 January 1915. Marescaux lived near his in-laws after retiring, at Inchiholohan, County Kilkenny in Ireland, although he died at age 60 at the Royal Hospital in Chatham on year later of cerebral hemorrhage caused by incessant bombing of Dunkirk. He is buried at Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery in Kent. "Ramming" was considered a practical means of sinking an enemy battleship at that time. The advent of steam power meant that ships were no longer restricted in manoeuvering by wind direction and had led to a belief that it would be possible to steer into enemy ships. Rams turned out to be a handicap in retrospect, as several warships were accidentally sunk by them. For example, HMS Victoria was accidentally rammed and sunk by HMS Camperdown in 1893, and before her, HMS Vanguard was rammed by HMS Iron Duke in 1875. Whilst these incidents confirmed the considerable potency of a ram, they also demonstrated the inadequate manoeuvering characteristics of many of the ships equipped with them.

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        Ueber den Psychischen Mechanismus Hysterischer Phänomene. Vorläufige Mitteilung (pp.4-10, 43-47).

      - Neurol. Zbl., 12/ 1+2. - Leipzig, Veit & Comp., 1. und 15. Januar 1893, 8°, 80 pp., feiner Pappband. Erstveröffentlichung einer weltbewegenden Entdeckung: Das Unterbewußte ist gefunden! Die Menschheit steht an einem "Point of Departure"; ihr ständiger Begleiter wird die Psychoanalyse sein.Erstveröffentlichung einer weltbewegenden Entdeckung: Das Unterbewußte ist gefunden! Die Menschheit steht an einem "Point of Departure"; ihr ständiger Begleiter wird die Psychoanalyse sein. - First Edition of the first published appearance of Freud's Theory of the unconscious, the basis for the free association technique which has dominated psychoanalysis. - Grinstein 10574; Andersson, Studies in the prehistory of psychoanalysis (1962), pp. 80-120; Norman F20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALMANACH DE GOTHA. Annuaire généalogique, diplomatique et statistique. 1893-1914.

      Justus Perthes, 1893. Testi francesi. Disponiamo di una cospicua raccolta, con volumetti sfusi dal 1839 al 1914. I volumi fino al 1870 sono in formato cm.10,5x7. Disponibili: 1839 (coperta staccata), 1840 (in tedesco, con il titolo "Gothalischer genealogischer Hof-Kalender"), 1842 (manca il dorso), 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870. Con il 1871 viene assunta la tradizionale veste tipografica in tela rossa con titoli e fregi in oro alla coperta, in formato cm.12,5x8,5: disponibili le annate 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897. Con il 1900 viene assunto un formato leggermente più grande, cm.14,5x10,2: disponibili le annate 1910, 1914. Con incisioni e fototipie fuori testo. I volumi non sono in perfette condizioni: spesso presentano legature allentate o scollate e generali tracce d'uso. Ampia raccolta del celebre almanacco genealogico delle case regnanti e delle principali famiglie aristocratiche europee, che iniziò le pubblicazioni nel 1763. il lotto (58 annate). Codice libreria 92003.

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        Plan de la Seine de Paris à Montereau dressé en 1893 par le Service de la Navigation de la Seine par Stanislas Fernand Barlatier de Mas, Paul Albert Debray et Charles Louis Nicolas Wender, Cartographes.

      1893 In-plano oblong (32 x 55 cm), demi chagrin vert à coins (reliure de l'époque). Plan de La Seine de Paris à Montereau au 2000e en 58 feuilles. Chaque planche sur double page représente environ 2 km de fleuve et de ses berges, soit en tout les 110 km de rivière entre Paris et Montereau (en ligne droite). Bel état.

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        Dictionnaire Chinois-Français de la Langue Mandarine Parlée dans l'Ouest de la Chine avec un Vocabulaire Français-Chinois

      HongKong, Imprimerie de la Société des Missions Etrangères, 1893. 1 fort volume in-8, XV-736 pp., demi-reliure moderne en cuir brun, plats cartonnés frottés, intérieur propre et frais malgré quelques rousseurs, bon état général. Le Vocabulaire Français-Chinois a été relié avant le Dictionnaire. Rare publication des Presses des Missions Etrangères, situées à Hong Kong.

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        Sylvie and Bruno [with] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded By Lewis Carroll

      London: Macmillan, 1893. With 46 illustrations by Harry Furniss. 2 vols. 8vo. Each in the original red cloth, gilt, a.e.g. Spine slightly faded on first volume, else VG. Furniss, Harry. With 46 illustrations by Harry Furniss. 2 vols. 8vo. INSCRIBED BY DODGSON TO MRS. HOLIDAY IN BOTH VOLUMES. INSCRIBED TO MRS F. HOLIDAY (undoubtedly the wife of Henry Holiday's brother, Sir Frederick Holiday, ICS) by Carroll: "Mrs F. Holiday/ with sincere regards/from the Author/Dec. 12 1889." in Sylvie and Bruno. Also inscribed : "Mrs F. Holiday/ with the Author's/ Sincere regards./ Dec. 28/1893." in Sylvie and Bruno Concluded which was published 12/24/1893 Both volumes inscribe above "For Edward Holiday from Grannie." Henry Holiday illustrated The Hunting of the Snark. Williams 56 & 66

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        Castel-Pelesch résidence d'été du Roi Charles Ier de Roumanie à Sinaia. Notice descriptive et historique par Léo Bachelin. Avec 27 eaux-fortes et 38 gravures sur bois.

      Paris, Firmin Didot 1893, 200x140mm,93pages,reliure d'éditeur. percaline, plat supérieur et dos richement ornés, quelques rousseurs sur les eaux-fortes, petit accros au dos, autrement bon état. 27 eaux fortes, gravures sur bois in et hors texte,

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        Spamers Illustrierte Weltgeschichte. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kulturgeschichte. Neubearbeitet und bis zur Gegenwart fortgeführt von Otto Kaemmel und K. Sturmhoefel. Hier: 10 Bände und Registerband. Mit ca. 5 500 Text-Abbildungen sowie ca. 225 Kunstbeilagen und Karten.

      Leipzig, Spamer. 1893-1898. 3., völlig neugestaltete Auflage. 4°. [19 : 26 cm]. Ca. 8000 Seiten. Mit Namen- und Sachregistern. Frakturdruck. Braune Originalhalblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentiteln, schwarzgeprägten Stempeln in Rückenfeldern, Lederecken und (schwach) marmoriertem Ganzschnitt, Schmuckpapiervorsätzen und 2farbigem Titel (rot und schwarz). (Leder partiell berieben. Ausschließlich Band I am Rücken tlws. angeplatzt und mit Läsuren am oberen Rückenende. Ecken partiell berieben/bestossen, Kanten vereinzelt berieben. Wenige Deckel gering beschabt). - Ansonsten erfreulich gut erhaltene, innen saubere Exemplare ohne Eintragungen. - Inhalt: I.: Von den ersten Anfängen der Geschichte bis zum Verfall der Selbständigkeit von Hellas. II.: Von Alexander dem Grossen bis zum Beginn der Völkerwanderung. III.: Von der Völkerwanderung bis zu den Kreuzzügen. IV.: Von den Kreuzzügen bis zum Zeitalter der Renaissance. V.: Vom Beginn der grossen Entdeckungen bis zum 30jährigen Kriege. VI.: Vom 30jährigen Kriege bis zur Machthöhe Ludwigs XIV. VII.: Vom Verfall der bourbonischen Macht bis zum Beginn der grossen französischen Revolution. VIII.: Von der französischen Revolution von 1789 bis zum Österreichischen Feldzuge 1809. IX.: Von dem Beginne des nationalen Kampfes gegen Napoleon I. bis zum Kaisertum Napoleons III. (1808 - 1852). X.: Von der Thronbesteigung Napoleons III. bis zur Gegenwart. (XI).: Registerband. Versand D: 4,70 EUR deutsche Fachliteratur, Geschichte / History / Histoire, Illustriertes Buch, pictorial copy

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        LIBER SCRIPTORUM. THE FIRST BOOK OF THE AUTHORS CLUB

      The Authors Club, New York 1893 - Thick folio (10" x 13") in publisher's full dark brown morocco leather with ornately blind- and gilt-tooled spines and boards, top edge gilt, uncut. Copy #96 of only 251 copies SIGNED by each of the 109 contributors, all noted American authors of the time, the most prominent being Mark Twain ("The Californian's Tale," the first appearance in print of this story), Theodore Roosevelt ("A Shot at a Bull Elk,"), and Andrew Carnegie ("Genius Illustrated from Burns"). This book was created as a means to raise money for a permanent home for the Author's Club, organized in 1882. Each member contributed an original essay, story, or poem that was intended never to be published elsewhere (Twain's story was included in THE $30,000 BEQUEST in 1906). The book was printed by club member Theodore Low De Vinne on hand-made paper with wood-block engravings and fine typography. It sold for $100, more than $2000 in today's currency. Other contributors include William Dean Howells, Henry Van Dyke, John Hay, Percival Lowell, Charles Warner, F. Hopkinson Smith, Will Carleton, and Frank R. Stockton. BAL 3438. In his bibliography of Mark Twain, Merle Johnson notes that though "there are presumed to be 251 copies of the book; actually, over 30 of these were not bound but were sold as separate articles." Many copies have also been broken up over the years so that the autographs could be sold separately. Most intact copies now reside in institutions. Early bookplate dated 25 April 1894 presenting the book to The Library of the Bar Association of New York by Albert Mathews, Esq. Bar Association Library ink stamp on the title page with an ink number on the copyright page; two other apparently nonrelated small ink stamps on the rear endpaper and pastedown. Rebacked some time ago with nearly all of the original spine laid down and the hinges reinforced with tape. Some rubbing to the binding. Contents clean and in overall Very Good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La géographie de l'Egypte à l'époque copte.

      Imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1893 - Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 1893. First edition. 4o, 38+ 630 pages. Red half-leather. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uomini e Cose. Dialoghi

      Velardi, 1893. in 8° - pp.Vol.1° pp.XIX+1b+pp.464+1b Vol.2° pp.515 - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - Due volumi - Certamente fra le prime Opere stampate a Vittoria. - Sporadiche fioriture. Mancanza dell'angolo superiore bianco al margine della pag.di indice 463.Nessun danno al testo. - LEGATURA : Splendida legatura moderna con piatti rigidi marmorizzati. Conservati in parte gli originari piatti. L'Autore,Vicario Foraneo di Vittoria e Biscari (Acate),fu attento studioso delle Cose Patrie. L'Opera,nella forma di dialogo,pur qualificandosi di Cultura generale ha importanti riferimenti alla Storia Locale.Si cita :Eruzioni dell'Etna,Isola Ferdinandea,Zanzare in Augusta,Bellini e le sue Opere,l'antica Nea,Mariannina Coffa, etc etc

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        Scrambles amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69

      4th edn, Murray, London, 1893. 8vo, xx, 468p. Plates & folding maps. Near fine in original attractive 'snowflake' cloth gilt binding by Zaehnsdorf, with gilt label & top edge gilt. Neate W65 'The de luxe edition bound by Zaehnsdorf is regarded as the definitive edition. The most famous of all mountaineering books'.

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        Topsys & Turvys

      New York: The Century Co.. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Glossy paper-covered boards with titles and decoration on upper board and spine, in publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; ff. [5], 31 (printed rectos only), illustrated throughout with full-page chromolithographs. Board edges rubbed, spine quite worn, mull showing along much of its length, but binding remarkably sound, and internally fresh, bright, and unmarked; jacket in several pieces (held in place by mylar wrapper), lacking portions of the spine and with chunks out of the front panel and chips at the flap joints; P. S. Newell's fascinating and colorful "upside down" and "downside up" stories with colored illustrations throughout. "These little maids have been to town to purchase postage stamps, And now are much alarmed to note their actions watched by tramps" - from the cover illustration .

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        Photographie ancienne de Pierre Loti (1893).

      Photographie ancienne de Pierre Loti datée au dos (1893).Photographie : Format in-4°(29x22). Cadre : Format in-folio (38x32). Très bon état.Louis Marie Julien Viaud dit Pierre Loti, né le 14 janvier 1850 à Rochefort et mort le 10 juin 1923 à Hendaye, est un écrivain et officier de marine français. Léo Thémèze (Joseph Léopold 1863-1946) est un matelot originaire de Cannes devenu quartier-maître à Rochefort en 1886, où il a connu Loti, puis capitaine au long cours en 1890. Cet ami intime de l'écrivain, auquel il inspire le héros de Matelot (1892), l'accompagna en Terre Sainte (Loti lui dédiant La Galilée). Ce cliché pris au fond de la veille cour de la maison de Pierre Loti de Rochefort, montre les deux amis en compagnie de Nadine Viaud, la mère de l'écrivain (84 ans) et de son fils Samuel (5 ans).

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys. Transcribed from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge by the Rev. Mynors Bright. With Lord Braybrooke's notes. Edited with additions by Henry B. Wheatley F.S.A.

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1893 - 10 volumes, octavo (215 x 134 mm). Contemporary dark blue half morocco by Riviere & Son, spines gilt panelled and ruled on the raised bands, blue linen sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Attractive engraved bookplate of William Edward Hollis. Spines lightly sunned, one of two light scrapes to bindings. A very good set. Engraved frontispiece to each volume and further illustrations throughout; title pages printed in red & black. First Wheatley edition, "the fullest edition of the diary before the Latham one [1970-83]" (ODNB); this set extra-illustrated with the addition of 483 engravings, as described on the extra letterpress title in each volume (dated 1919: "printed for the illustrator", i.e. the collector of the additional illustrations): "being Portraits of Persons, Views of Places, and other objects of interest mentioned in the text". These engravings - from copperplate through to wood-engraving (a few hand-coloured) - range in date from the early 18th through to the late 19th centuries , and have been carefully mounted on paper and occasionally decorated with a ruled border. An impressive set, handsomely bound.

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        le rire N°1 au N°52, et le rire du N° 53 au N° 104

      mb. editon Juven 1893-1894 1er serie et edition juven 1895-1896 2eme serie. reliure demi-chagrin rouge tres abimees, pour les deux volumes. Journal humoristique paraissant le samedi. 1ère serie: la couverture , de la reliure, est décrochée, les premieres pages sont decrochees (photos possibles). 2eme serie: les premieres feuilles sont dechirees ( 3 ou 4 feuilles) . Les 2 sont complets, les plats et les dos du broche sont presents. Photos possibles les deux livres font 5 kg et seront postes en colissimo.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Cella]
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        Le fantôme

      Mercure de France 1893 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1893, 13x22,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 300 exemplaires numérotés et justifiés par Remy de Gourmont sur vélin teinté. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline grise, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, coiffes frottées, plats de papier marbré, quelques frottements sur les coupes, reliure de l'époque signée à froid de Lemardeley. Ouvrage illustré de deux lithographies originales d'Henry de Groux. Provenances : des bibliothèques Edouard Wassermann avec son ex-libris gravé par Marie Laurencin, Hubert Heilbronn et son ex-libris. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 300 numbered copies and justified by Remy de Gourmont on tinted vellum. Binding to bradel half gray calico, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, date and dual gold tail filet, rubbed caps, marbled paper boards, some rubbings on the cuts, then signed binding cold Lemardeley. Book illustrated with two original lithographs by Henry de Groux. Sources: libraries Edouard Wassermann with his bookplate engraved by Marie Laurencin, Hubert Heilbronn and his bookplate. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Wunderbuechleyn.

      München, Malerschule Diez 1893 - 25 x 17,8 cm, 16 künstlich gefleckten Pappseiten mit etl. farb. Ill., Einband aus geschmücktem Sackleinen (mit Siegel)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Wempe]
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        Nord-Cap 1893. Mit 36 Photografien (Albuminabzüge auf festem Karton). Jeweils ca. 16x22 cm.

      (ca ) 1893 - Folio. Leinenband der Zeit mit Goldprägung. Mit Photografien von Oslo, Ulefossen, Vestfjordalen, Dalen, Röldal, Botten, Sveien, Folgefond, Espelandsfossen, Laatefossen, Tyssestrengene, Buarbreen, Odda, Vik Eidfjord, Skiervfos, Vossestranden, Stalheim, Trondhjem, Molde, Torghatten, Rodoloven, Syv Sostre, Svolvaer, Trolfjorden, Tromsoe, Hammerfest, Svaerholtklubben, Finmarken (Mitternachtssonne), Aabostadtind, Norkap, Svartisen sowie 1 Abb. mit 2 Lappen. Die Photos bez. von Axel Lindahl (14), Brodr. Brunskow (11), Knud Knudsen (3). - Einband bestoßen, beschmutzt und berieben. Rücken defekt. Kartonblätter gewellt und stockfleckig, die Photos teilweise auch betroffen. Gewicht (Gramm): 1260

      [Bookseller: Müller & Gräff e.K.]
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        El Libro de Cocina

      Mexico: Ed. Rodriguez y Co. / Ed. Dublany Comp, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. José Guadalupe Posada. Rebound in modern leather backed cloth, old signature to title, modest browning, dampstaining in the outer margin and text edges for approx. 1/3 of volume one with some degradation to the paper in the margins, not touching the text. The appendix, often lacking, bound separately. The appendix collects Spanish and Mexican recipes. xx, 21-1085, (2), 418, xxii, pp. Two engraved plates, one of a stove, one of a centerpiece; in text illustrations, many of equipment, throughout (at least one, of a rabbit on a spit, by José Guadalupe Posada). Though a student of Careme and one of the chief practitioners of 19th century haute cuisine, Gouffé's Mexican cookbook is exhaustive, presenting an astounding selection of food from the most difficult to prepare to simple, everyday fare - paired with instructions on all facets of household management. The Mexican and Spanish section is more weighted toward the Spanish (there was an 1885 Madrid edition of Gouffé's cookbook) as the target market was clearly upper class Mexican households who identified with Europe at least as much as with Mexico. Still, the guisado and guajolote sections feature many good Mexican recipes and the "Barbacoa mexicano" recipe (lifted from the Diccionario de Cocina) gives good instruction on slow cooking in an earth pit. Size: 4to. 2-volume set (complete). Illustrator: José Guadalupe Posada. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000356.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Le Myosotis, petits contes et petits vers. Nouvelle édition illustrée de cent-trente-quatre compositions de Robaudi gravées sur bois par Clément Bellenger. Préface par André Theuriet. Paris, L.Conquet, 1893

      1893. in-8 grande (270x190 mm.), pp.(12), 384, 84), illustrate da 184 silografie in doppio stato, nel testo e fuori testo. Copertine originali conservate. Magnifica edizione impressa in 500 esemplari: il presente è il n. 17 dei 150 su carta di Cina con le incisioni in doppio stato. Legatura d'amatore in pieno marocchino blu, firmata da Chambolle Duru, finissima decorazione floreale in oro sui piatti e al dorso a nervi, doublée in marocchino crème, tagli dor. Stupendo esemplare. L'autore H. Moreau scrittore e poeta (Paris 1810-1837) ebbe vita breve e assai travagliata, scrisse satire politiche e canzoni libertine che suscitarono amicizia ed inimicizie varie. Ma le sue splendide poesie, assai malinconiche o idilliache. furono assai penetranti. Tutti i suoi testi sono riuniti nella presente lussuosa edizione. Esemplare splendido, in perfetto stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        La Guimard

      - Charpentier, Paris 1893, 14x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione, uno dei 50 esemplari numerati in Olanda, solo 6 principali carte con il Giappone. Bound in mezzo angoli marocco ciliegia, torna con cinque nervi riccamente decorate con scatole dorate, filetti dorati sulle copertine, testa dorata, copertine conservate e schienali, associazione firmate da Pierre-Lucien Martin. Testimoni tenuto, molto bella copia fatta in un elegante rilegatura. Provenienza: dalle biblioteche R. Simonson e C. Hayoit. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 ex numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 6 Japon. Reliure en demi maroquin cerise à coins, dos à cinq nerfs richement orné de caissons dorés, filets dorés sur les plats, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée par Pierre-Lucien Martin. Témoins conservés, très bel exemplaire établi dans une élégante reliure. Provenance : bibliothèques R. Simonson et C. Hayoit.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH

      CD Arnold, 1893. Hardcover. Fine. Original photo of the first Boone & Crockett clubhouse being photo #70 exhibited at the Columbia exposition. There is a man (Elwood Hofer?) standing in the doorway and there is a covered wagon to the right and elk antlers hanging above the entry.The image is 6 x 8 inches, mounted on board and then again professionally floated/mounted and framed. This photo was purchased in 1973 and that was the only time we have ever seen on listed for sale. The image is still sharp. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        SECOND BOOK OF VERSE

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1893. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. Edge wear. Signed and inscribed by Field to Kate Ward Drake on front end page. Written in his own hand is the first half of the second verse of his poem "Old Times, Old Friends, Old Love". Also included is a formal notice from Field, in it's original envelope, dated May 11, 1893, to Mrs. Drake which indicates Field and his wife having moved homes. Field included a print of his old home located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Upper right corner of front panel bumped, upper edge of rear panel bumped in center. Gilt robust to front panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Lady Windemere's Fan. A Play About a Good Woman

      London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Oscar Wilde's first society comedy, written in 1892 and produced by George Alexander, the manager of St James's Theatre. The play, about a woman "with a past" attempting to reestablish herself in society, was Wilde's first dramatic success, and re-affirmed his place in fashionable circles. This period of acclaim lasted for only 3 years, following which Wilde suffered through his trial for homosexuality and subsequent imprisonment. This volume belonged to Sibyl, Lady Colefax, the well known British society decorator, with her signature at the ffep, 'Sibyl Halsey'. Sibyl, Lady Colefax (1874 - 1950) was born Sibyl Halsey, and was the niece of Walter Bagehot. She settled in Kent, after the 1929 Crash becoming a professional decorator. She bought the decorating division of the antique dealers Stair and Andrew of Bruton Street, Mayfair, and discovered John Fowler when he was running the painted furniture department at Peter Jones. She set up Sibyl Colefax Ltd in partnership with Peggy Ward, the Countess Munster; the firm exists today as Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. 8vo, 132pp, 14pp of advertisements titled 'List of Books in Belles Lettres'. Mauve cloth, with 3 stylized flame/floral designs at the front and rear boards. Uncut foredge. Boards a bit dusty. Spine has dark marks the length of it and the head is chipped, not affecting the title. OCLC: 3451995.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Ampio, interessante carteggio costituito da 35 lettere autografe firmate indirizzate dal padre e da amici all'illustre giurista e uomo politico, ministro dell'agricoltura nel 1893 e primo ministro dal 18 giugno 1916 al 30 ottobre 1917 (dimissionario dopo la sconfitta di Caporetto). Tra i corrispondenti (famigliari, politici, studiosi) ricordiamo: Marcello Ranzi, Demetrio Danioni, Antonio Bertolotto e molti altri.

      1893.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Lim Antiqua s.a.s.]
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        Ampio, interessante carteggio costituito da 35 lettere autografe firmate indirizzate dal padre e da amici allillustre giurista e uomo politico, ministro dellagricoltura nel 1893 e primo ministro dal 18 giugno 1916 al 30 ottobre 1917 (dimissionario dopo la sconfitta di Caporetto). Tra i corrispondenti (famigliari, politici, studiosi) ricordiamo: Marcello Ranzi, Demetrio Danioni, Antonio Bertolotto e molti altri.

      - Ampio, interessante carteggio costituito da 35 lettere autografe firmate indirizzate dal padre e da amici allillustre giurista e uomo politico, ministro dellagricoltura nel 1893 e primo ministro dal 18 giugno 1916 al 30 ottobre 1917 (dimissionario dopo la sconfitta di Caporetto). Tra i corrispondenti (famigliari, politici, studiosi) ricordiamo: Marcello Ranzi, Demetrio Danioni, Antonio Bertolotto e molti altri. 2114kM

      [Bookseller: Lim Antiqua]
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        Travel and Adventures in South East Africa

      Rowland ward & Co Ltd 1893 - xviii 503 pages, 4 pages' adverts, illus, folding map, ownership signature to 1/2 title for Arthur Robinsons, Lawrence Weston 1893 with his bookplate to front paste down, light rubbing to head and tail of spine and spine edge, some light dust soiling to the original tan cloth with gilt vignette of lions to upper board and native with spear on spine. A clean tight copy, difficult to find in 1st edition and particularly in the publisher's cloth, the work recounts 11 years of exploration and sport in 1800 and 1890, hunting rhino, lion, leopard, hippo etc., includes a chapter on rifles. Czech 251/52

      [Bookseller: Hereward Books]
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        Ballads and narrative poems.

      [colophon: Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press; published by Ellis & Elvey 4to (20.9 cm, 8.5"). [4], 227, [1] pp.. 1893] An early example from William Morris's series of beautiful productions accomplished at his Kelmscott Press — and an outstanding combination of Morris' and Rossetti's Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics. This collection of some of Morris's dear friend Rossetti's most important ballad and narrative verse was printed eleven years after the poet's death using Kelmscott's Golden type in black and a good deal of red; the characteristic woodcut Kelmscott grapevine borders surround both the title-page (printed on the verso of fol. [a]2) and the first page of text opposite, with the rest of the volume offering additional, floriate, woodcut initials designed by Morris.This is one of only 310 copies printed on paper (an additional six were done on vellum). It was to be followed in the next year by a Kelmscott collection of Rossetti's sonnets and lyrical poems. Original cream limp vellum, spine with gilt-stamped author/title; spine very slightly darkened, top rear and bottom front silk ties perished but their partners present. (The ties on Kelmscotts seem to always be a problem.) Housed in a quarter crushed brown morocco solander (i.e., clam shell) case with rust-colored cloth sides and a spine with five raised bands; title in gilt in one compartment, author in gilt in another; remaining compartments with a blind-tooled foliate center device. => A lovely example of an iconic Kelmscott volume, fitly housed.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Autograph letter signed. D[üsseldorf], 19. X. 1893.

      1893. 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf. To the German conductor and composer Gustav Kogel (1849-1921), making quite detailed remarks on a symphony under Kogel's conducting she had listened to. - In 1891, Gustav Kogel had been appointed as successor of the late Carl Mueller to head the Frankfurt Museum concerts, a position which he held until 1903, and in which he brought numerous orchestral and contemporary compositions to the stage.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Ballads and narrative poems.

      [colophon: Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press; published by Ellis & Elvey 4to (20.9 cm, 8.5"). [4], 227, [1] pp.. 1893] An early example from William Morris's series of beautiful productions accomplished at his Kelmscott Press — and an outstanding combination of Morris' and Rossetti's Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics. This collection of some of Morris's dear friend Rossetti's most important ballad and narrative verse was printed eleven years after the poet's death using Kelmscott's Golden type in black and a good deal of red; the characteristic woodcut Kelmscott grapevine borders surround both the title-page (printed on the verso of fol. [a]2) and the first page of text opposite, with the rest of the volume offering additional, floriate, woodcut initials designed by Morris. This is one of only 310 copies printed on paper (an additional six were done on vellum). It was to be followed in the next year by a Kelmscott collection of Rossetti's sonnets and lyrical poems. Original cream limp vellum, spine with gilt-stamped author/title; spine very slightly darkened, top rear and bottom front silk ties perished but their partners present. (The ties on Kelmscotts seem to always be a problem.) Housed in a quarter crushed brown morocco solander (i.e., clam shell) case with rust-colored cloth sides and a spine with five raised bands; title in gilt in one compartment, author in gilt in another; remaining compartments with a blind-tooled foliate center device. => A lovely example of an iconic Kelmscott volume, fitly housed.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        On English Lagoons, Being An Account Of The Voyage Of Two Amateur Wherrymen On The Norfolk And Suffolk Rivers And Broads

      David Nutt, London, 1893, 298pp + 2pp, uncut to top edge, illustrations in the text, pictorial cloth covers. The contents are in good order with the hinges starting and a couple of pages a little messily opened. The covers are somewhat worn and rubbed with a little piece of something stuck to the top of the back cover! Rare.

      [Bookseller: Gerald Baker]
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        Familie der Cacteen.

      Switzerland, unpublished, 1893-1905. Folio. (ca. 38 x 28 cm). 24 pp. of hand-written text, including an "Eintheilung nach Förster", and loose sheets (some on grey paper) with original hand-coloured illustrations of various Cacteae, similar succulents, and a few other plants, many after specimens in the Botanischer Garten Basel. Text in contemporary paper wrappers.= A unique portfolio of original water colour illustrations of, mostly, cacti, including specimens from the Botanical Garden in Basel, mostly dated between 1893-1896, one dated 1898, and one 1905. Thirty-seven leaves in total, some with more than one image. The quality of the paintings and the colouring varies, but the majority is very good to excellent: rich in detail and subtile in colouring and shading. Five plates show other plants (Passiflora, peony, common grape hyacinth, etc.), one is partly in sketch. A few are copied from Curtis' Botanical Magazine. The Förster referred to on the front leaf is C. Förster's "Handbuch der Cacteenkunde in ihrem ganzen Umfange, nach dem gegenwärtigen Stande der Wissenschaft bearbeitet". Front leaf of the portfolio with a few creases, also affecting the opposite text. Some marginal age-toning and slight soiling, otherwise a very good and attractive item.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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