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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. mit eigenh. Notenzeile. Pesaro, 12. VIII. 1893.

      1893. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. "Egregio Signora / Prima di tutti ella deve sapere che io manco da Torino fino dal Novembre 1882; vi fui in quella Città durante 14 anni assendo alla direzione di quel Liceo musciale e del Teatro Regio [...] La Fiorina venne rappresentata la prima volta in Verona al Teatro Nuovo il 12 Novembre 1854; fu data anche a Vienna al Teatro di Corte [...] Del Verdi non ho alcun autografo da poterle spedire [...]". Mit zehntaktigem Notenzitat im 2/4-Takt, D-Dur ("Allegro animato / Tutti in maschera - Sinfonia"). Die Innenseiten etwas tintenfleckig.

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        In Memoriam Aaron Fyfe Perry January 1, 1815. March 11, 1893

      1893. Leather. Good. 8vo. Unpaginated. Black soft padded leather bound hardcover with "Adam Fyfe Perry" gilt stamped on front cover. Black cloth spine with "Perry" lettered in gilt on spine. Gilt edges. A custom bound collection, in two parts, containing typed pages, news clippings, letters, menu, pamphlets and a photograph of Aaron Perry. The first part of the collection concerns Aaron Perry's retirement dinner in 1891 and the second part consists of memorial letters and documents relating to his death in 1893. This collection has several signed letters from prominent lawyers, politicians, friends and family of Aaron Perry. One of the memorial letters was signed by future President William McKinley. One of the transcribed, typed, copied letters was from William Taft. Other letters are printed and signed on U.S. House of Representatives and Senate letterhead and some are signed by Civil War Officers. Aaron Perry declined appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1861 offered by President Lincoln. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. The first part of the custom binding consists of; [5] front blank end sheets; [1] pasted down 4" x 6" photograph of Perry dated April 7, 1879 with clipped signature of Perry pasted below; [22] sheets containing typed copies of letters and articles and pasted down news clippings; [19] tipped in letters, most addressed to Judge Peck and members of the Dinner organizing committee; [4] stiff cardboard Dinner Menu from the Burnet House dated Friday, January 16th, 1891. A list of invited guests printed on back; [10] pages used for news clippings from various newspapers covering the Dinner; Tipped in wraps titled "Hon. Aaron F. Perry, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Complimentary Dinner, Given By the Bar of Cincinnati to the Hon. Aaron F. Perry, On the Occasion of His Retirement From Practice, After A Professional Career of Fifty Years at the Bar of Ohio, January 16, 1891." [From the "Weekly Law Bulletin & Ohio Law Journal" of Jan. 26, 1891.] 12 pages with printed title page; The second part of the collection starts with the page titled "In Memoriam" and contents consist of [56] sheets of typed copies of condolence letters and pasted down news clippings of Aaron Perry's death and funeral services; [13] pages used for news clippings from various newspapers regarding the March 11th, 1893 death of Aaron Perry; [6] tipped in hand written letters of condolence. One of the letters is signed by William McKinley. [12] page tipped in typed title, "In Memoriam Aaron Fyfe Perry. Proceedings of the Bar of Hamilton County. O. March 23, 1893." Typed pamphlet signed at end by President and Secretary of the organization; 18 page tipped in wraps titled, "Memorial Meeting. Expressions of the Bar on the Death of Hon. Aaron F. Perry." (From the Cincinnati Daily Court Index, Friday, March 24, 1893.); [4] page tipped in memorial titled, "Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. In Memoriam Companion Aaron Fyfe Perry."; 7 page tipped in pamphlet titled, "The Life and Services of Aaron Fyfe Perry" by Judson Harmon.

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        Le Livre et l'Image. Revue documentaire illustrée mensuelle.

      P., Librairie Auguste Fontaine, 1893-1894, 3 vol. petit in-4° (260 x 190) reliés

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        E. Quittung mit U. ("P. Verlaine"). Paris, 13. III. 1893.

      1893. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Bestätigt den Erhalt von 100 Francs von seinem Verleger Léon Vanier. - Mit kleinen Randläsuren und winzigen Stecknadeldurchstichen am linken Rand.

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        A travers l'Arménie russe.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1893.In-4 de [6]-368 pages, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fleurons, encadrement et titre dorés, doubles filets dorés sur les plats, tête dorée. Très rares rousseurs. 151 illustrations en noir, souvent à pleine page, gravées d'après les photographies prises par M. Chantre et 2 cartes hors-texte, dont 1 en frontispice. Bel exemplaire. Rare.

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        Weltausstellung 1893 in Chikago.

      - Sehr dekorative Urkunde in Kupferstich der Weltausstellung 1893 in Chikago mit Zudruck 'fuer das Physiologische Institut der Universitaet Berlin ueber die Zuerkennung des Award for High Scientific Value in der Aussstellung: Scientific Instruments', ohne weiteres Datum mit den gedruckten und teilweise faksimilierten Unterschriften der Verantwortlichen. Masse: 59,5 cm (H) x 45,5 cm, tls. etwas knapp am Druckrand beschnitten. Dazugehoerende Bronze-Medaille, mit spezieller Einpraegung 'Physiol. Inst. der Univer. Berlin' / C. E. Barber fecit / 7,5 cm) im mit blauem samt ausgeschlagenen Original-Etui mit beweglichem Innenteil, der die Medaille von beiden Seiten sichtbar macht. Dazu: Vorgedruckte Uebersendungs-Urkunde des Reichs-Kommissars fuer die Welt-Ausstellung in Chikago 1893, datiert 8. Mai 1896, in der fuer die Preisverleihung gratuliert und die Uebersendung der Bronzemedaille nebst Urkunde mitgeteilt wird.

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        The book of common prayer and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America together with the psalter or psalms of David.

      New York: Pr. for the committee [by De Vinne Press] Folio (37 cm, 14.63"). [14] ff., 566 pp., [1 (tailpiece and publisher's colophon)] f.. 1893 When the Book of Common Prayer was revised in 1892, a first edition of five impressions (including the "standard edition") was immediately printed by the De Vinne Press. These differed in material and decoration, and this fourth, in folio, on paper, and with Art Nouveau borders designed by Daniel Updike and Bertram Goodhue, was sumptuous. Produced in 525 copies only, for subscribers and for presentation to designated libraries, its glory was exceeded only by that of the one-copy impression done from its same setting but entirely on vellum for the General Convention itself. The floral borders Updike produced for these pages vary with the season, feast, or service of the Church. For example, Ash Wednesday has a border of hyssop and Easter a border of lilies. The borders vary in richness according to the dignity of the feast or service being celebrated, and many of the borders incorporate scrolls inscribed with Latin quotations from Benedicite Omnia Opera Domini Domino, with a few from elsewhere in the the Prayer Book or the Bible. Provenance: There is a gift inscription on the front pastedown: "To the Rev. Hugh G.E. Crosby from the Warwick family with gratitude." Binding: Publisher's vellum over bevelled boards, front cover and spine ornately gilt-stamped and with heavy brass clasps. Gilt-stamped endpapers. The binding and endpapers are in a neo-gothic design by Bertram Goodhue and incorporate the first verse of the Benedicite, as well as employing rose and thistle badges and a rose pattern to denote the English and Scottish origins of the American Episcopal Church. Upper edge gilt, tail and fore-edge deckled. Affixed to one of the rear fly-leaves is: Updike, Daniel Berkeley. On the decorations of the limited edition of the standard prayer book of MDCCCXCII. New York: Pr. at the De Vinne Press, 1893. 4to (25.5 cm, 10"). [2] ff. Bound as above, corners bumped and vellum variably soil-darkened, rear cover with several long scrapes and front one with a few short and unobtrusive ones; front free endpaper chipped and discolored at points where it "took" pressure from the latches. Paper across hinges (inside) cracked, but binding strongly holding; to text, the odd spot of foxing or light soil only. The leaflet by Updike describing his work here is present, "tabbed" in at top left corner, with some discoloration to backing paper. => A very handsome book in a decent, pleasing, "good used" condition that makes it relatively affordable, with the pamphlet on the decorations.

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        Africa. No. 6 (1893). Paper respecting the traffic in slaves in Zanzibar. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. August 1893. [C.-7035]. London, printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1893.

      1893. Folio. 5, (1) pp. Top edge gilt. Disbound. A paper respecting the traffic of slaves in Zanzibar, with a report on slaves there kidnapped, with reference to "the Arabs who come down from the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf with a view to procuring slaves". - A good copy.

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        La Décoration Intérieure - Complet des 24 Fascicules (120 Planches, dont 24 en couleurs)

      Contenant 120 Planches, la plupart en Monochromes (noir, bleu, sépia, etc.) et 24 en Chromolithographies (couleurs) - A Paris - Administration de la Décoration Intérieure / Librairie de la Construction Moderne / Aulanier & Cie Editeurs - Editions Originales 1893-1895 - Grand In-Folio (33,5 x 47 cm) - Complet des 24 Fascicules - 24 couvertures + 96 pages + 120 planches - Portfolio éditeur, dos et coins toilés prune, légèrement frotté et sali, carton intérieur du dos en partie manquant - Couvertures d'origines en couleurs présentes, la première est un peu abimée, avec lèger manque de papier, les autres sont en bon état pour la plupart, petites déchirures en bordures sur certaine - Rares et disparates rousseurs - Bon état général - Attention Poids : 6200 gr. (Poids total avec emballage, environ 7 kg - Attention : Vu le Poids, envoi uniquement en Colissimo) Diffusé en livraison mensuelle de fascicule, s'étalant d'Octobre 1893 à Septembre 1895, et comprenant pour chacun des fascicules : 4 planches monochromes (noir, bleu, sépia, etc.), 1 planche en couleurs et 4 pages de texte d'explication des planches... Ici contenues dans un portfolio de l'éditeur, complet des 24 fascicules édités, comprenant donc au total 120 planches (dont 24 en couleurs) et 96 pages d'explication des planches... Détail de la couleur des 24 couvertures d'origines des fascicules, dans l'ordre de parution : Octobre 1893 (Rose) ; Novembre 1893 (Verte) ; Décembre 1893 (Orange) ; Janvier 1894 (Grise) ; Février 1894 (Jaune) ; Mars 1894 (Mauve) ; Avril 1894 (Sépia) ; Mai 1894 (Moutarde) ; Juin 1894 (Verte) ; Juillet 1894 (Bleu) ; Août 1894 (Jaune) ; Septembre 1894 (Orange) ; Octobre 1894 (Rose) ; Novembre 1894 (Verte) ; Décembre 1894 (Moutarde) ; Janvier 1895 (Grise) ; Février 1895 (Ivoire) ; Mars 1895 (Mauve) ; Avril 1895 (Marron) ; Mai 1895 (Verte) ; Juin 1895 (Gris-Vert) ; Juillet 1895 (Bleu) ; Août 1895 (Sépia) & Septembre 1895 (Gris-bleu)... Adrien Simoneton était un grand décorateur et un grand peintre français. Originaire de la Creuse par ses parents, il est né à Paris le 28 Décembre 1862 et décédé le 19 Août 1949. Ecole Duperré, lycée Maximilien Vox, école nationale supérieure des Arts appliqués et l'école Boulle. Il participa activement à l'exposition universelle de 1900... En tant que décorateur, l'artiste avait une collaboration avec un certain nombre d'artisans agissant en plusieurs corps de métier: Fabrication de textiles ou de tapisseries (dont Mr Simoneton concevait les dessins), meubles, décors de stuc ou plâtre, sculpture ou dorure, peinture de fresques... Le détail de l'ameublement et du décor proposés est remarquable. Les plafonds sont peints, les murs ornés, le décor empli de subtiles précisions: lustres, vases, encadrements de tableaux, sculptures de meubles, riches tentures, plantes d'intérieur... A ce propos, notez que les palmiers présents dans quasi toutes les gravures sont une "marque de fabrique" de Simoneton ! Dans cet ouvrage, chaque gravure propose un décor différent, par exemple pour chambre à coucher, aussi bien que salon, vestibule ou véranda ! Toutes les pièces de la maison sont traitées, en des styles aussi variés qu'originaux ! On voit une ambiance russe, mauresque, de style Louis XVI ou d'inspiration byzantine, de quoi réjouir les amateurs de décoration intérieure raffinée et novatrice pour l'époque, voire parfois baroque ou excentrique ! Les inspirations sont souvent historiques ou exotiques, se référant à des styles connus (Louis XVI, Empire...) ou orientales et coloniales... (Informations issues d'un blog sur l'artiste)

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        L'IRRÉSISTIBLE.

      Paris, Calmann Lévy, Ancienne Maison Michel Lévy, 1893 [impr. Chaix, Paris]. 1 volume in-18 (19,5 x 13 cm) de (3)-340 pages. Reliure demi-maroquin marron à larges coins, dos lisse orné, filets dorés, tranche supérieure dorée, non rogné (reliure de l'époque signée CANAPE). Les couvertures imprimées n'ont pas été conservées. Dos légèrement éclairci, à l'état proche du neuf, intérieur immaculé. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. UN DES 10 EXEMPLAIRES DE TÊTE SUR PAPIER IMPÉRIAL DU JAPON. De son nom de jeune fille Henriette-Marie-Adelaïde Biard d'Aunet était née en Suisse en 1848. Elle épousa en premières noces le vicomte Jules de Peyronny (mariage du 1er juillet 1863), puis en secondes noces le Baron Double, et c'est précisément cette union qui nous intéresse ici. Le baron Double, célèbre collectionneur, bibliophile émérite, chasseur de reliures historiques aux armes des plus grands personnages et des rois, avait littéralement craqué pour les beaux yeux de la veuve Peyronny. "Le baron Lucien Double (1848-1895) a été élevé au milieu des livres de la bibliothèque de Louis XIV que son père, Léopold, avait acquise en 1848. Ses deux centres d'intérêt étaient les livres de provenance royale ou princière et les livres d'une haute curiosité bibliographique (incunables, etc.). Sa bibliothèque fut dispersée à Paris en 1897 (Jean-Paul Fontaine). Le baron double souffrait donc pour les yeux de la belle dame Peyronny... et comme l'écrit si bien Jules Clarétie dans La vie à Paris en 1896 : "Le Baron Double, le collectionneur célèbre, l'homme qui, de son salon, avait fait un Louvre, un musée de curiosités uniques, avec tel vase de porcelaine, le fameux vase de Fontenoy, qui valait quatre cent mille francs, le baron, libre de sa destinée et de sa vie, rencontre, un jour, une femme charmante (en général on évite de rencontrer les autres... NDLR...), d'un esprit délicat et supérieur, avec la bonté dans cet esprit, - ce qui est rare ; il s'en éprend, il veut l'épouser, il la supplie de lui donner sa main, et, comme est mariée, séparée, comme il faut du temps pour le divorce, on demande le secours d'une législation étrangère, ... et l'on divorce en Saxe. Le mariage du baron a lieu, le père du baron (Léopold) adore sa belle-fille, les salons de la baronne s'ouvrent à tout ce que Paris compte de notoriétés et même d'illustrations. (...)". Et voilà comment un second mariage, célébré à l'étranger (Londres), en 1885, rend la toute nouvelle baronne Double coupable de Bigamie, son premier mariage n'ayant été annulé qu'en 1887 ! Et tout un imbroglio s'en suit... cette affaire défraiera la chronique mondaine parisienne pendant de nombreuses années. En 1896, la cour d'appel de Paris prononce un arrêt pour l'annulation pure et simple de ce second mariage en raison du caractère frauduleux de sa naturalisation. La Baronne Double ou celle qui se faisait appeler comme cela dans les cercles mondains du tout Paris à la fin des années 1880 n'était pas que cela... elle était femme de plume ! Et elle s'en sortait très honorablement si l'on en croit la presse de l'époque et la critique. Elle écrivait dans les journaux et publiait des livres sous le pseudonyme prédestiné d'Étincelle ! Je vous invite à lire L'histoire de Madame la Baronne Double ICI. BEL EXEMPLAIRE PARFAITEMENT ÉTABLI A L'EPOQUE DE CE ROMAN DE MOEURS BOURGEOIS ET ARISTOCRATIQUES. TRES RARE SUR PAPIER IMPERIAL DU JAPON.

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        Sylvie and Bruno ... London, Macmillan and Co. 1889. [With:] Sylvie and Bruno concluded ... London, Macmillan and Co. 1893.

      2 vols., 8vo., pp. xxiii, [1 (blank)], 400, [4 (publisher's advertisements and blank)]; and pp. xxxi, [1 (blank)], 423, [7 (1 blank, 1 leaf lettered 'TURN OVER', and publisher's advertisements)]; wood-engraved frontispiece and 46 illustrations in the text in each volume after drawings by Harry Furniss; very good copies in the original red cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt, upper and lower boards with central gilt vignettes of Sylvie and Bruno respectively and, in Sylvie and Bruno concluded, of the Professor and the Chancellor; black endpapers (slight cracking to hinges), all edges gilt.First editions, presentation copies inscribed 'Lizzie Wilcox from her affte Cousin the Author / Dec. 12. 1889' and 'Lizzie Wilcox, from her affectionate Cousin the Author / Dec. 27, 1893' (two days before publication), a fine association: Lewis Carroll composed 'Jabberwocky' (Through the Looking Glass, pp. 21-4) 'while staying with his cousins, the Misses Wilcox, at Whitburn, near Sunderland. To while away an evening the whole party sat down to a game of verse-making, and "Jabberwocky" was his contribution' (Stuart Dodgson Collingwood, The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll, p. 143n.) The Preface to Sylvie and Bruno reminds the reader that two chapters reprint 'a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs Gatty, for "Aunt Judy's Magazine" .... It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story. As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue .... I am telling you all this ... because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the "genesis" of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward.' Also in the Preface Carroll praises Furniss for his '(to my mind) wonderful pictures.'

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         L'acropole de Suse d'après les fouilles exécutées en 1884, 1885, 1886, sous les auspices du musée du Louvre.

      Paris Hachette et Cie 1893 In-folio de (2) ff., 446-(1)-(1bl.)-(1) pp.; demi-maroquin brun, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée, non rogné (reliure de l'époque). Première édition, illustrée de nombreuses illustrations dans le texte, de 3 cartes en couleurs, de 12 planche en couleurs, de 2 planches dépliantes, et de 2 grands plans dépliants. En 1884, Marcel Dieulafoy obtint une modeste somme d'argent du Département des Antiquités Orientales du Louvre, qui venait d'être créé, pour fouiller le palais de Suse, en Iran. Il partit en compagnie de son épouse, d'un jeune ingénieur Charles Babin, et du naturaliste Frédéric Houssay. Ils furent les premiers à fouiller le site, et rapportèrent les premiers éléments qui forment actuellement la collection sur l'Iran du Département des Antiquités Orientales. Bel exemplaire. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Gaston Tissandier, célèbre scientifique et aérostier français. Wilson, 58.

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        La province du Maine

      L'union historique et littéraire du Maine Relié 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. Nos envois des ouvrages de moins de 60 Euros se font par colissimo (tarif de La Poste), et en colissimo Recommandes au-dela sauf avis contraire de votre part.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Hhoffmann Drmed"). Frankfurt a. M., 20. V. 1893.

      1893. 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf. With autogr. envelope. To Pauline Zajic, the wife of the violinist Florian Zajic (1853-1926), on his fairy tale "Der Nußknacker", the one amongst his books he preferred. - Fol. 2 somewhat wrinkled; small tears in the foldings.

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        Natural Value Edited with a preface and analysis by William Smart, the translation by Christian A. Malloch

      Macmillan and Co., London 1893 - gr. 8° XLV, 243 S., Hier die sehr seltene 1. englische Ausgabe von Der natürliche Werth , Wien, Hölder, 1889. Geschichte seltene Bücher Ökonomie Wirtschaftsgeschichte neuerer priv. Lwd. m. rotem Rückenschild sehr guter Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DUMAS ROMANCES (WORKS) 18 Volumes, Edition Deluxe

      Estes and Lauriat, 1893 Limited to 1000 copies, dark red cloth, top edge gilt, spine labels faded and chipped, tissue-guarded illustrations, unmarked but some hinges cracked, THREE MUSKETEERS in 2 volumes, COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO in 4 Volumes, VICOMTE DE BRAGELONNE in 5 volumes, TWENTY YEARS AFTER in 2 volumes, MARGUERITE DE VALOIS, LA DAME DE MONSOREAU in 2 volumes, THE FORTY-FIVE in 2 Volumes, GOOD +

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        A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

      Houghton Mifflin & Company, Boston 1893 - Crane, Walter. Deluxe edition, no. 233 of 250 copies. 19 full-page color plates mounted on japon vellum with gilt caption and border, 60 designs in orange, blue and brown, by Walter Crane. x, 210 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Massép. 44; Mahony, p. 65; Osborne I, p.11 Publisher's vellum, stamped in blind and gilt. Light foxing and soiling to covers 19 full-page color plates mounted on japon vellum with gilt caption and border, 60 designs in orange, blue and brown, by Walter Crane. x, 210 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les environs de l'Isle-Barbe.

      NIEPCE (Léopold). LES ENVIRONS DE LILE-BARBE. Manuscrit très lisible daté de Lyon, 1893. In folio de 375 feuillets écrits recto-verso, séparés en 23 cahiers tous numérotés et titrés, réunis dans une chemise cartonnée, demi toile de lépoque. MANUSCRIT ORIGINAL du livre « lIle-Barbe et ses environs » par Léopold Niepce (1803-1898), dont on sait quil était le premier à encourager le niveau scientifique des recherches sur les Antiquités lyonnaises. Ce manuscrit souvre par une page de titre joliment dessinée à lencre, suivie de 3 faux titres imagés. Outre dabondantes corrections, élagages, surcharges ou collages de feuillets, lauteur a biffé et supprimé de nombreux passages qui ne figureront pas dans le livre imprimé. Ce manuscrit offre donc un intérêt nouveau pour lhistoire de lIle Barbe et des localités proches.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Instructions Signaletiques

      Melun: Imprimerie Administrative 1893 - Instructions Signaletiques by Alphonse Bertillon. Published by Melun: Imprimerie Administrative in 1893. French language. Size: 6 1/4 x 10 inches. Page number 148 plus 80 plates and three pull out charts. Hardcover. Black leather spine, marbled boards, gilt lettering and details. Marbled end papers. Within 30 photogravure plates, 52 line-drawn plates , two folding tables and a coloured fold out plate 'Tableau des Nuances de L'iris Humain'. Condition: Very Good. The boards are only a little worn. The binding remains tight with no cracks to the hinges. The pages are clean and un-thumbed, though a little tanned at the edges. One pull out chart is a little creased and is darkened and ragged at the leading edge. The pull out showing the iris is a damaged in one spot where something sticky has caused two sides of paper to stick together. A paste-down ownership label is on the first end paper, and a stamp from University College London on the last. Alphonse Bertillon, a Parisian policeman devised a method of measuring, photographing, and cataloging the variants in size, form and colour of the human body such that criminals could be identified and would be less likely to be confused one with the other. First published in 1886, this 1893 edition represents the final statement of his technique which became known as Bertillonage or forensic anthropometry. The revolutionary technique was widely taken up; becoming redundant only after the discovery of fingerprinting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WIDOWERS' HOUSES. A Comedy. First Acted by the Independent Theatre in London

      Henry and Co. London. 1893. FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Original blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase and chemise. Small bookplate to front pastedown, related bibiliographic material pasted to endpapers. Shaw's very scarce first play, published in an edition, according to Laurence, of "not more than 500" copies. It was not an overwhelming bestseller. Shaw wrote to John Lane (quoted in Laurence) that the publisher "never advertised it even once; and the sale, which was only effected by great perseverance & determination on the part of the purchasers, was 150 copies." When the publisher retired in December 1897, they ceded to Shaw 194 sets of unbound sheets, which Shaw claimed to have commissioned Sotheran & Co. to bind for him. "So few of these [in purple cloth] in the Sotheran binding have turned up, however, that it is unlikely Shaw had all of the copies bound; a considerable number must eventually have been pulped â?¦" Copies in green cloth have been noted as well, with no clear evidence of priority.

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        WIDOWERS' HOUSES. A Comedy by G. Bernard Shaw. First Acted at the Independent Theatre in London

      London: Henry and Co, 1893. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Scarce first edition of Shaw's first play. Dark olive cloth, somewhat soiled to more of a brown appearance, gilt title front and spine. Sides untrimmed. Minor tips and ends wear, solidly bound.

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        La Franc-Maçonnerie synagogue de Satan.

      Victor Retaux Et Fils, Libraires-Editeurs Paris 1893 In-8 ( 235 X 155 mm ) de 556 pages, demi-toile bleu-vert à la bradel, dos lisse avec pièce de titre de basane anthracite. 18 planches hors-texte. Bel exemplaire de cette très rare édition originale. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GROVER CLEVELAND TO HOWARD VAN SINDEREN, REGARDING THE SALE OF SOME OF CLEVELAND'S LAW BOOKS]

      Washington, 1893. [1]p. plus integral blank. Single horizontal fold. Fine. During his second term, President Grover Cleveland writes to Howard Van Sinderen, thanking him for handling the sale of some of Cleveland's law books: "I received today the check you sent me for $125 20/100 being proceeds of the sale of law books on my a/c by Baker Voorhis & Co. Please accept my thanks for your trouble in the matter." Howard Van Sinderen was a New York lawyer, descended from old Dutch stock in New York. Cleveland served two non- consecutive terms as president in 1885-89 and 1893-97.

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        Le Morte D'Arthur

      1893 - 1894 2 vol first edition, one of the issue of 1500 copies printed on ordinary paper. Luxuriously bound in full black morocco, with gilt tooling and lettering, five raised bands to the spines, gilt to the top edges of the text blocks and marbled endpapers. The text blocks are slightly foxed and toned, with minor tears to some of the roughly cut page edges.

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys.

      London: George Bell & Sons,, 1893. 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. 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. Engraved frontispiece to each volume and further illustrations throughout; title pages printed in red & black. Attractive engraved bookplate of William Edward Hollis. Spines lightly sunned, one of two light scrapes to bindings. A very good set. 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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        Aden harbor. Aden, 12. X. 1893.

      1893. Photograph panorama, taken from the Austrian corvette "Fasana". Two conjoined albumen prints on backing cardboard, with Bublay's autogr. caption. 490 x 180 mm. Impressive view, photographed near the beginning of the two-year expedition of the Austrian "Fasana", in which the later Rear Admiral Bublay participated as ensign. This Austrian circumnavigation of the world, begun in Pola on Sept. 1, 1893, was completed in March 1895. - Includes a group photograph of the "Fasana" officers during a "Picknik im Middle-Harbour (Sydney) 9./5. 1894" (Bublay's caption).

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        HISTOIRE DES ALMOHADES d'Abd el - Wahid Merrakechi. Traduite et annotée par E. Fagnan.

      Alger, Adolphe Jourdan, Libraire-Editeur, 1893. FIRST EDITION 1893, French text, 8vo, approximately 250 x 165 mm, 10 x 6½ inches, pages: (4), 1 - 331, including index, bound in red cloth, gilt lettering and 4 gilt rules to spine. Top edges slightly dusty, the other edges not trimmed, spine slightly faded, 5 mm (¼") hole in spine near bottom, free endpapers faintly browned, no inscriptions, a very good copy. The Almohades were a religious movement founded at the beginning of the XIIth century, from which is derived the the eponymous dynasty of Berber origin which ruled the Maghreb and al - Andalus from the middle of the 12th century to the 13th. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa

      London: Rowland Ward, 1893. First. Hardcover. Near Fine. 503 pp, ill, folding map. The last 11 years spent by the author on the Zambesi and its tributaries. Selous' longest and best work. Incl. his final hunting years with memories and stories from earlier days. This is the desirable Rowland Ward published edition in original cloth with two gilt lions on cover and gilt native on spine. Near fine - and rare in this condition. A beautiful copy.

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        A Gentleman of France

      Longmans Green & Co., London 1893 - Three (3) volumes in black lettered terra cotta cloth. Presentation copy inscribed by the author "Robert Louis Stevenson with the grateful admiration of the author 1893" . With the bookplate From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima. Bookplate signed by Isobel Strong, Stevenson's step daughter. A historical novel, it was praised by Stevenson who was an enthusiastic reader. Volume 1 has been expertly recased and all three volumes have edgewear but o/w the volumes are clean. An attractive set with a great association. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Castel-Pelesch résidence d'été du Roi Charles Ier de Roumanie a Sinaia. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1893.

      1893. Folio (295 x 364 mm). (8), 93, (7) pp. With 38 (9 full-page) woodcuts in the text and 27 etched plates on China paper. Splendid original blue cloth binding; spine and front cover richly giltstamped; oval view of Peles Castle on front cover. All edges red. Perfect copy inscribed by the Romanian King Carol I for Marie Therese of Austria-Este (1849-1919) with her autogr. ownership note on the front endpaper: "Erhalten vom Könige Karl von Rumänien. Pelesch, Montag, 9. 8. 1909. Marie Therese". Ultimately, removed from the library of the Dukes of Bavaria at Tegernsee Castle. - Construction of Peles Castle commenced in 1873 under the Viennese architect Carl Wilhelm Christian Ritter von Doderer; after 1876 Doderer's assistant Johannes Schultz took over and changed the original plans. The building was inaugurated on 7 October 1883. Between 1893 and 1914, the Czech architect Karel Liman was commissioned to build the main tower. The castle served as the summer residence of the Romanian royal family until the death of King Carol in 1914.

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        [Curiosa]. Autour du Mariage de Paulette. [épigraphe :] « Pas de flagellations, pas de godmichés, pas de chiens, rien que la chair humaine, sans aucune réserve. » Melle X... du Théâtre Français.

      1893-1900 ca Manuscrit in-4 (20 x 26 cm) de (64) ff. à 29 lignes par page, demi-peau retournée verte, dos lisse muet (reliure de l'époque). Copie manuscrite de ce rare roman pornographique condamné à la destruction par la cour d'assises de la Seine le 11 octobre 1913. Autour de Paulette fut attribué dès sa parution en 1893 à une vicomtesse de Saint-Luc « dont l'existence n'a jamais eu plus de réalité que l'existence à Montréal d'un éditeur nommé Lebaucher » (Pia), pseudonyme de Brancart à Amsterdam. Au moins deux autres éditions - la troisième en 1909 - suivirent avant sa condamnation. Manuscrit à l'encre noire complet de ses quatre parties telles que parues, mais sans préface ni chapitre, correction ou intervention d'aucune nature. On joint 3 portraits photographiques (6 x 12 cm) d'anonymes contemporains du roman dont un officier, un soldat en uniforme (carte de visite cartonnée Bertholet) et une femme assise vêtue de dessous Belle Époque avec l'inscription manuscrite au verso « 23/7/1918 43 ans Le 9bre en souvenir de notre amour garde cette photo en amitié d'une petite amie qui t'aime. Alice Berthele ». Rare copie manuscrite contemporaine de l'édition interdite dont un prospectus annonçait à sa sortie « Voilà peut-etre le plus original, le plus intéressant et le plus complet des ouvrages érotiques modernes ! ». Trace d'étiquette sur le contreplat supérieur. Pour les imprimés ; Gay, I, 306 ; Pia, 73 ; Perceau, 140-3 ; Dutel, 66.

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        Autograph letter signed. Melbourne (Australia), 11. II. 1893.

      1893. Large 4to. 3½ pp. on monogrammed bifolium. To the Austrian piano manufacturer Ludwig Bösendorfer, telling from a serious illness which had caught him down, and his successful recovery which allows him again to give concerts; also, he is offering 600 Gulden for a Piano from Bösendorfer.

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        The Works of William Thackeray

      London - Smith Elder and Co., 1893 Book. Hardcover. The complete works of William Thackeray in thirteen volumes. Illustrated, with a frontispiece to all volumes. Volume XIII, The Christmas Books has a total of 73 plates, including the frontispiece. The volumes are as follows:Volume I : Vanity Fair Volume II: The History of PendennisVolume III : The NewcomesVolume IV: The History of Henry Esmond and The Memoirs of Barry LyndonVolume V: The Virginians A Tale of The Last CenturyVolume VI: The Adventures of Philip on His Way Through The WorldVolume VII: The Paris Sketch Book, The Irish Sketch Book and Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand CairoVolume VIII: The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond; Memoirs of Mr C J Yellowplush; And BurlesquesVolume IX: The Books of Snobs, Sketches of Life and Character etc Volume X: Roundabout Papers, The Four Georges, The English Humourists, The Second Funeral of NapoleonVolume XI: Catherine, Lovel the Widower, Denis Duval, Ballads etc. Volume XII: Miscellaneous Essays, Sketches and Reviews, Contributions to Punch. Volume XIII: The Christmas Books of Mr M A TitmarshCollated, complete. William Makepeace Thackeray was famous for his satirical works. Vanity Fair brought Thackeray his fame and is a panoramic portrait of English society. His earliest works were written underpseudonyms such as CharlesJames Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh and George Savage Fitz-Boodle. His parodies and satire tended towardsattacks on high society, military prowess, the institution of marriage and hypocrisy. During the Victorian era Thackeray was ranked second only to Charles Dickens. Condition: Uniformly bound in half morocco bindings. Externally, very smart with rubbing to the spines and extremities. Fading to spines also. Volume IX is particularly rubbed to the spine. Bookseller's blind stamp, City Book Mart , Newcastle on Tyne to rear endpaperof all volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright andgenerally clean with the odd spot toendpapers. Overall:NEAR FINE..

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., 20. XII. 1893.

      1893. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen "geehrten Herrn Doktor": "Soeben habe ich allen Herren Vertrauensleuten und der Partei eine offizielle Bekanntmachung geschickt, daß ich kandidieren werde. Gestört hat mich diese Anonymität - vor allem wie könnte ich mich gegen die Agitation der N[arodni] L[isty] [d. s. die "Nationalen Blätter", das Parteiorgan der Agrarpartei] zur Wehr setzen? Werde ich nicht gewählt, wird es nicht schlimmer sein - wenigstens habe ich gezeigt, daß der Mensch sich um der Wahrheit willen nicht fürchten muß. Die N. L. würde auf jede Weise agitieren - etliche würden nicht wählen, wenn sie keine Sicherheit haben, daß ich kandidiere, deshalb ist es das beste aufzutreten. Dabei hat der von Ihnen genehmigte Plan Gültigkeit. Ich ersuche die Partei und die Herren Vertrauensleute, daß der Kandidat nicht aufgestellt wird und daß dann auch ich nicht in die Versammlung muß und wir dadurch den Streitigkeiten entgehen [...]" (aus einer beiliegenden Übersetzung ins Deutsche).

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        Motive der Deutschen Architektur des XVI., XVII., und XVIII. Jahrhunderts in historischer Anordnung. Zweite Abteilung: Barock und Rokoko 1650 -1800.

      Stuttgart, Engelhorn, 1893 2°, Text (LIII S.), 100 Taf., HLwd.-Mappe m losen Bl., Mappe etwas stockfleckig, innen tadell- Text von H. E. von Berlepsch Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Geschichte

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        The Lepidoptera of the British Islands

      London: Reeve, 1893-1907. 11 vols, 504 hand col plates. Hardback. 11 vols, roy. 8vo, orig. publisher's cloth, gt.; some endpapers detached and chipped to edges; some inner hinges cracked, one almost completely split. Good ex-lib. set, book-plates to endpapers, small ink stamps/blind stamps to title-pages. Plates clean and unmarked. Rare large paper illustrated edition. Complete in 11 volumes.

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        Le Myosotis. Petits Contes et Petits Vers.

      Préface par André Theuriet.Nouvelle édition illustrée de 134 Compositions de Robaudi gravées sur bois par Clément Bellenger. (Complet & Contrôlé) Ouvrage enrichi : 1 Aquarelle originale de Robaudi, collée sur le premier contreplat avec petit encadrement doré - 1 Lithographie rehaussée de Robaudi, non reliée - 1 dessin original de Lobel-Riche, sur JAPON (2/5), inséré face au faux titre.Édition tirée à 500 exemplaires. Un des 150 exemplaires de tête sur Chine "Exemplaire offert" à Monsieur A (Alphonse) Lemerre, avec envoi et signature de l'éditeur "Hommage de son confrère". Paris, Librairie L. Conquet 1893. 384 pages.Superbe reliure plein maroquin rouge signée Huser. Dos lisse aux titre, auteur et petites étoiles dorés. Rappel des étoiles sur les plats. Initiales couronnées sur le deuxième contreplat. Étui avec liseré. Gardes de soie rose. Couverture illustrée conservée. Non coupé. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(27x19).

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        A NATIVE OF WINBY

      1893 - [inscribed to Helena deKay Gilder] and Other Tales. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1893. 6 pp undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of this collection of eight tales from the coast of Maine. This is a very good copy (spine dulled with very slight wear at the head, front endpaper hinge reinforced with matching fabric tape). Blanck 10902.~THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, "To Mrs Gilder with best regards from Sarah O. Jewett Boston Dec 13th 1893". Furthermore, this volume bears the small booklabel "R.W. Gilder."~Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), after being a Union soldier in the Civil War, became a minor poet but a major editor (ultimately the managing editor of Scribner's Monthly); he was also a close friend of the Scottish writer George MacDonald, helping to organize his American tour in the 1870s. His wife, to whom this book is inscribed, was the former Helena de Kay (1846-1916) -- a talented painter, and a founder of the Society of American Artists. She modeled for, and was said to have been a love interest of, Winslow Homer. Later Wallace Stegner, in his 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ANGLE OF REPOSE, would controversially base the characters Thomas and Augusta Hudson on Gilder and de Kay. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Metamorphosis, or Golden Ass, of Apuleius

      (Birmingham): (W.J. Cosby, Universal Press), 1893. Beautifully bound fine press edition of Apuleius' comic masterpiece, one of five hundred copies on antique paper, this copy unnumbered. The picaresque tale of an aspiring magician who accidentally turns himself into an ass, The Golden Ass is the only ancient Roman novel to survive in its entirety, containing a number of famous set pieces, including the story of Cupid and Psyche: "Extending to her a cup of ambrosia, 'Take this . . . Psyche, and be immortal; nor shall Cupid ever depart from thy embrace.'" Some racier passages, excised from the main text, are retained in a "Passages Suppressed" supplement bound at the end of the volume. This edition is a reissue of Robert Triphook's London edition of 1822, translated by the Neoplatonist Thomas Taylor, who considered Apuleius "undoubtedly the greatest of the ancient Latin Platonists." The whimsical inlaid design binding is the work of Whitman Bennett, New York bookbinder, bibliophile, and film producer. A near-fine example of a comic classic, beautifully bound. Octavo, full modern olive morocco lettered and single-ruled in gilt, raised bands, tree branch design stamped in blind to front board and spine, gold morocco onlays in the shape of a donkey's ears on front board and donkey's tail on spine, Greek-patterned gilt dentelles with flower cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, all other edges uncut. Title page printed in red and black. Half title present, four-page supplement "Passages Suppressed" bound at rear. "Bound by Whitman Bennett, N.Y." stamped in gilt to dentelle of upper board, bookplate to front pastedown, ink ownership inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Hinges starting, lightest scuffing to lower board.

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        FINE 1893 VICTORIAN DRIED PLANTS ALBUM

      Compiled in 1893 and perhaps earlier by a Josiah Austin of Nechells Birmingham, though most of the manuscript entries are signed P.B. this is a fine Album of Dried Plants, Trees and Flowers with over one hundred used pages, the majority of the specimens have full identification details, with many collected from England, some from Sutton Park near his home, a Hop specimen from Bromyard Herefordshire, but with some other specimens from Iceland, Scotland, Japan, Peru, Niagara Falls, Europe, East Indies, The Levant, The Field of Waterloo, etc, housed in an old quarter leather bound album measuring 13 inches by 8 inches approx. all the pages are pictured so condition can be seen the covers are worn but still holding well, internally a few of the specimens have become loose from their attachments else in good condition A FINE EXAMPLE OF A VICTORIAN ALBUM OF DRIED PLANT SPECIMENS

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        The Celtic Twilight

      London: Lawrence and Bullen,, 1893. Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind. Frontispiece by Jack B. Yeats. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Slight sunning to spine, trivial nicks to corners, internally fine, a superb copy. First edition, first impression, in the first variant binding with the publisher's name in capitals to the foot of the spine, and an exceptional copy. This collection of prose pieces was a key part of Yeats's work to define a distinctly Irish national identity and culture and reflects "the connection between folklore and occult divination which characterized Yeats's side of the [Celtic] movement" (ODNB).

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        Menu par la Ville de Paris aux officiers de l'Escadre Russe le 19 octobre 1893.

      Potel & Chabot 1893 - Single sheet (20 x 13.5 cm) engraved by Stern, with coat of arms of Paris embossed in colour and gold in upper left corner, gilt edges. Kept in original red morocco signed portfolio (20.3 x 13.5 cm) by Bacquemont, with gilt ruled vellum boarders, large vellum inset with gilt lettering on upper border, coats of arms of Paris and Russia and floral decorations with insets of green morocco stamped in gilt, silk endpapers. Menu for the honorary dinner given at the Parisian hotel on the occasion of the official visit of France by the Russian squadron. In the original full red morocco portfolio, richly gilt and adorned with vellum and green morocco insets. On 13 October 1893 the Russian squadron headed by counter-admiral F. Avelan arrived at the major port of Toulon for its reciprocal visit, which followed the visit of the French military squadron to the Russian base in the Baltic two years earlier. The squadron remained in France until 29 October being treated with celebratory dinners, receptions and gifts in Toulon and Paris. These French and Russian official visits took place in a period when the two countries sought an alliance, which was achieved in the Franco-Russian agreement at the end of 1893. Beautiful example of a French decorative binding, preserved in pristine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA MAISON DE CRAON 1050-1480. ÉTUDE HISTORIQUE ACCOMPAGNÉE DU CARTULAIRE DE CRAON. SUIVIE DE LA TABLE ALPHABÉTIQUE DES NOMS PAR PAUL DE FARCY

      "2 volumes ; Paris : Alphonse Picard et fils, 1893 ; XIV-388-402 p., 25 cm. " Rare ouvrage tiré à 200 exemplaires numérotés (exemplaire n° 54). Couverture tachée, quelques rousseurs et annotations..

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        Topsys & Turveys -- Number 1 and Number 2

      Century Company, T. Fisher Unwin, 1893 First US and first UK editions respectively. Each is a brilliant copy in its original, near fine, unrestored dust jacket. Amazing examples of Newell's famous novelty books. Thirty-one numbered pages printed on rectos only, with a most wonderfully inventive full color drawings by Peter Newell on each page that can be viewed both right side up as well as upside down. When viewed upside down, the drawings are transformed into completely different images capable of standing on their own. All of the drawings have captions and when viewing the drawings upside down, the transformed drawings and captions respond to the original drawings. Internally the book is bright and clean and still tightly bound. First Editions. Oblong 16mo - 9-1/4" x 6-1/2". Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. We know of no other copies with the 120 year old dust jackets. Any 19th century dust jackets are rare, but for children's books surviving copy are nearly impossible to find.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        Une Exilée.

      Lyon, Société des Amis des Livres, Imprimerie A. Lemerre, 1893, 1 vol. in-12° (200 x 135) relié plein maroquin bleu, dos à 4 nerfs orné d'une branche au feuillage en forme de coeurs mosaïquée au centre, lieu et date en queue, plats encadrés de 7 filets dorés, chiffres CC sous couronne vicomtale en écoinçons, tranches dorées sur témoins, doublures de maroquin café au lait, triple filet doré en encadrement, branches entrelacées mosaïquées au centre portant 3 fleurs bleues, gardes de tabis bleu, doubles gardes de papier marbré, couvertures jaunes imprimées en noir et dos conservés (Ch. Meunier), de (2) ff. (faux-titre et titre) - 139 pp. - (1) f. (achevé d'imprimer). Mors habilement restaurés par un professionnel, dos reteinté, très bel exempl - Rare édition originale tirée à 41 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande uniquement (N°39). Ce texte reparaîtra un peu plus tard dans l'année sous le titre L'Exilée de façon augmentée. Réf. biblio. : Vicaire V, 409 - Carteret II, 82. [Attributes: First Edition]

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