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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.  First edition thus, 14.5 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), in publisher's holland-backed boards w/black title to fr. cover, a.e. untrimmed [i-iv], [1] 2-130 pp. w/elaborately designed frontis, titlepage & pp.[40-41], numerous floriated initials & typeface leaves thru-out, & running shoulder notes printed in red, +2 blank leaves to fr. & 4 to rear.  One of 525 copies printed in red & black Chaucer type on Batchelor's KP watermarked Perch handmade paper.  With Arthur Gaskin's self-designed bookplate (signed w/his initials) to fr. pastedown.  Gaskin & his wife Georgie were members of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen--he illus. the KP "Shepheardes Calendar," & many critics "felt this cycle of illustrations [to be] among the most successful for a Kelmscott book."  Binding Very Good (lt. spotting to covers & ep.s); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. spotting).  Ashley III 176, LeMire A-73.01.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Platonos Parmenides [greec letters]. The Parmenides of Plato, after the paging of the Clarke Manuskript with Introdructions, Facsimiles and Notes.

      Glasgow, James Maclehose ans Sons Pbl., 1894 - 7 S. [Impressum, Titelblatt in rot/schwarz gedruckt] [2 nn Bll.] CXXV (S. 3 Bll. Faksimiles) 39 S. (Text) SS. 42- SS 74 (Notes I Textual dreispalting) SS. 75-176 Notes II Explanatory) SS. 178-182 (Index of Subjects /Index of greec words). Viel gelobte und gesuchte Ausgabe von Platons Parmenides in kritscher griechischer Ausgabe mit englischem Kommentar in der Edition von Waddell. Nummer 124 von nur 150 Exemplaren, breitrandig gedruckt auf John Dickinson & Co Bütten. Die drei spektakuären ganzseitigen Faksimile Blätter Zeigen I. "Last Page and Subcritio from the Clarke MS.,"II. Speciem of Venice t MS." and the "page 154 of Clarke MS." "The text is printed line for line. as well as page for page, with the manuscript. The accentuation is, where necessary, adapted to the orthodox standard, and the puncation differs to some extent from the original." Gutes Exemplar. Kanten etwas eingerissen Deckel etwas lichtrandig. gr Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 groß-4° (31cm X 25 cm). Originalganzleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        AFRICA GUIDE BOOK] Afrika Delili [i.e. The Guide on Africa]

      El-Felah Gazetesi Typ, Cairo 1894 - 13, 11, 769 pp. (numbered in Eastern Arabic system). 28x19,5 cm. With eight lithographed plates (two folding) and three large folding lithographed maps at rear. Text in Ottoman Turkish, the book includes table of contents, errata pages, the panegyric by Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, and the title page. Period ink note in Turkish on the rear pastedown endpaper. Contemporary red half leather with black cloth boards and a faded paper label on the spine. Binding rubbed on extremities and weakened on hinges, plates and maps with minor tears, but overall a very good copy in very original condition. First and only edition on this early description of the Ottoman controlled Northern Africa (Egypt and Sudan), authored by Ottoman historian and writer Mehmed Muhsin (d. Ca. 1906; known also as Bandirmali-Zade). He served as a state scribe in Egypt during the administration of Gazi Ahmet Mukhtar Pasha (1839-1919), and later in the Imperial Council of Ottoman Empire. A year before the publication of ''Afrika delili'' he issued another book about Egypt, this time specially dedicated to the Egyptian hieroglyph. ''Afrika delili'' is supplemented with a panegyric by Gazi Ahmet Mukhtar Pasha, Ottoman High Commissioner in Egypt (since 1885), who supported the publication. The introduction starts with the 'Basmala' formula and Suleyman the Magnificent's tughra. The epigraph says: ''Ba'da ada'i ma vajba 'aleina'' (i.e. After this, there's no debt on us). The illustrations include schemes of pyramid complexes, profiles showing the pyramids' interiors (i.e. The pyramid of pharaoh Seti I), painted and stone cut scenes depicted on the walls of Egyptian and Nubian temples and pyramids; ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs with supplementary notes and explanations et al. The book is supplemented with three large folding maps comprising the complete picture of north-eastern Africa from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great African Lakes. First map shows Egypt with the course of the River Nile and adjacent shores of the Red and Mediterranean Seas (marking main cities and geographical objects, i.e. Minya, Asyut, Suez and Aqaba canals, the tropic of Cancer et al.); second map - the territories of modern Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea (outlining Blue and White Nile, showing the source of the Blue Nile in Lake Tana, marking Khartoum, Darfur province et al); third map - the territories ofmodern South Sudan, and Equatorial Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi); the map marks the source of the White Nile in Lake Victoria, shows other Great AfricanLakes (Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Tanganyika and others), River Congo, the city of Magongo in Kenya, the tropic of Capricorn; the insert depicts the Gulf of Aden and Strait Bab-el-Mandeb. Özege 130. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The book of the dead Facsimile of the Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum

      London: Printed by order of the Trustees, sold at the British Museum, 1894. Second edition. E.A. Wallis Budge acquired the Papyrus of Ani for the British Museum in 1888. Intended as a guide to the afterlife, the scroll was full of its culture's most beautiful prayers and incantations, and was exquisitely decorated. Budge immediately sliced the scroll into 37 pieces and mounted the sections for exposition at the British Museum, where they began to deteriorate under the light. At the same time he commissioned a full-size, full-color facsimile, first published in 1890 and again in 1894, in luxurious elephant folio sheets but without translation or analysis. Budge claimed to "Illustrates the religious views of the wonderful people who more than five thousand years ago proclaimed the resurrection of a spiritual body and the immortality of the soul." Extra shipping charges apply.. Facsimile volume: 54cm; vii pages and 37 double-page chromolithograph plates. Bound in original half black morocco over pebbled boards, ruled in gilt and titled in gilt on spine. Leather and gilding expertly renovated, corners reinforced. A sturdy, clean copy in original binding.

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio]
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        The Yoruba-Speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa: The Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, Language, Etc. With an Appendix Containing a Comparison of the Tshi, Ga, Ewe, and Yoruba Languages

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1894. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2 maps, vii, 402p. Cloth. 23cm. Minor rubbing and wear only. Bookplate of John Ralph Willis. A pioneering ethnographic study.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        Alice im Wunderland / Lewis Carroll. Deutsch von Helene Scheu-Riesz. Ausstattung von Uriel Birnbaum Alices Adventures in Wonderland (dt.)

      109 S. : 5 farb. Taf. 8 Gebundene Ausgabe, OLn. m. goldgepr. R.- und Deckelbeschr., Antiqua-Satz, ohne OU Illustriert von dem österreichischen u. jüdischen Maler, Karikaturisten, Schriftsteller und Dichter Uriel Birnbaum (* 13. November 1894 in Wien 9. Dezember 1956 in Amersfoort, Niederlande). "Birnbaum war der jüngste Sohn des Zionisten und jüdischen Philosophen Nathan Birnbaum und der Rosa Korngut. Von 1915 bis 1917 absolvierte er Kriegsdienst und wurde während des Krieges verwundet, woraufhin ihm beide Beine amputiert werden mussten. In den 1920er Jahren war er unter anderem Illustrator für die Kinderzeitschrift Der Regenbogen, für die er auch einige Bildgeschichten schuf. Für seinen Sonetten-Band In Gottes Krieg erhielt er 1923 den Bauernfeld-Preis." [wikipedia].+ + + Originalleineneinband m. Deckelbeschriftung, kein Schutzumschlag. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar m. geringf. Alterungs- u. Gebrauchsspuren am Einband (Kanten teils leicht berieben, Ecken u. Kapitale tls. leicht bestoßen, Rückenbeschriftung etwas verblasst), Schnitt und Seitenränder gebräunt, Seitenrand einer Seite etwas verunreinigt, sonst textsauber u. gepflegt. Hs. Besitzvermerk. a. Spiegel u. Vs., hs. Zueignung a. Vs. Werktäglicher Versand. Jede Lieferung m. ordentl. Rechnung und ausgew. MwSt. Der Versand erfolgt als Büchersendung / Einschreiben mit der Deutschen Post bzw. als Päckchen / Paket mit DHL. Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 12 Tage. KEIN Versand an Packstationen.

      [Bookseller: Licus Media]
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        Frankfurt am Main, die freie Stadt in Bauwerken und Straßenbildern. Nach des Künstlers Aquarellen und Zeichnungen aus dem Städtischen historischen Museum und aus Privatbesitz.

      Frankfurt am Main, Jügel, 1894-1899. - Mit 72 (13 farb. u. mont.) Tafeln, 12 Seiten u. 6 Hefttitelblätter. Sauer 824, Demandt I, 774. "Einzig in seiner Art und zugleich von besonderer lokalgeschichtlicher Bedeutung" (Sauer). Mit kurzen Erklärungen zu den Tafeln von Otto Cornill und einer biographischen Einleitung von G. Beck. Erster Heftumschlag mit leichten Gebrauchspuren, Mappe an den Kanten minimal berieben. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Kl.-Folio (38,5 x 28,5 cm), Text u. Tafeln wie erschienen lose in Orig.-Heftumschlägen in roter Orig.-Leinwandmappe mit Deckeltitel und Deckelillustration. Erste (1.) Ausgabe. 6 Hefte (alles Erschienene). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: matthias hill]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine and front cover elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 160 line-drawings by Hugh Thomson. Spine ends very lightly bumped, tiny markings to rear cover, small mark to rear endpaper, some minor foxing to contents. A very good copy. First Thomson edition, and the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text; Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only a frontispiece. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). The exquisite gilt peacock design on the front cover has led to this work being known as the "peacock edition", and it is one of the most striking examples of late-Victorian pictorial cloth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pride and Prejudice (Peacock Edition)

      London: George Allen, 1894. First edition thus. Near Fine. A lovely, Near Fine copy of the famous "peacock" edition of Pride and Prejudice, illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Bright gilt and cloth covers in excellent condition. All edges gilt, but a few small scorch marks to the edge of the page block. Previous owners' bookplates on the front paste-down. A highly collectible edition. Austen's beloved masterpiece. "Pride and Prejudice" follows the classic relationship between the clever Elizabeth Bennett and the seemingly distant Mr. Darcy. Austen actually finished an early version of the novel, titled "First Impressions," when she was a mere 21. The book received a great deal of praise when it was released, with one well regarded critic of the day saying he "would rather have written Pride and Prejudice, or Tom Jones, than any of the Waverley Novels." The artist, Hugh Thomson, was most famous for his illustrations of Austen's work, as well as the work of Charles Dickens. Known for his attention to detail, he would often spend a great deal of time in museums researching the lifestyles and dress of the characters he was depicting, Thomson started working on his drawings for "Pride and Prejudice" in 1893. They proved an immense success, selling over 10,000 copies in the few years after they were released. He would go on to illustrate many of Austen's other novels as well. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        A los toros. Album compuesto de 28 acuarelas originales del reputado pintor de escenas taurinas Don Daniel Perea con la explicación de cada suerte en español, francés e inglés conteniendo además la Marcha de la Manolería de la Zarzuela Pan y Toros ilustrada por el mismo artista.

      Hermenegildo Miralles [1894], Barcelona - In 8 oblungo, 27 tav. a colori (litografie) con velina esplicativa + 4 di musica notata con decorazioni a colori + una tav. apposta in copertina. Leg. edit. in mz. tl. - Dedica manoscritta al bordo di una tavola datata 28/9/1898.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Palatina]
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        Lallan Sangs (Songs) and German Lyrics.

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh1894. One of few copies bound in light brown morocco with gilt masonic emblems on boards, inner and outer borders gilt, all edges gilt, signed:. (Zaehsndorf). Enclosed a card from the author, June 19. 1894.

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Reklame for Bernsteens Bogtrykkeri.

      PRO MEMORIA. Jeg Simon Bernsteen, Bogtrycker, nu boendis udi Peder Huitfelds-Strædet No 1, det første Stockverck, rekommenderer mitt Bogtryckerie. til den gandske Publique, som haver min Tienneste Behov. Mitt Tryckerie er forsiunet med en stoer Hoben skiønne Typer og Zierater item de beste Machines, hvisaarsag jer er capabel att prente alle Haande Bøger och Accidentia udi antique saa och udi alamodiske Styler item med svart och adskillige Bunke Couleurs, gesvindt, skiønt och for især rasisonnabel Betaling. Kiøbenhafn, februaris, M. d. ccc. XCIV. Skriftet er forsynet med Simon Bernsteens segl og signatur. Ét ark. Ca 25,5 x 31 cm. Trykt i sort og rødt på pergament. København 1894. Med en lille rift og en mindre plet.

      [Bookseller: Mandøes Antikvariat]
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        Afhandlingar i Matematik.16 Matematiske afhandlinger de fleste Doktorafhandlinger. InSwedish, German and french

      First Edition, App 700 pages sider, Universiteterne i Stockholm, Lund Upsala, Kristiania 1894-1898, Bound in a very fine contmporary half calf with goldprint on spine, only small wearf Indeholder bl. a :Ivar Fredholm. Sur les equations de L'equilibre d'un corps solide elastique, Helge van Koch, Sur les determinans infines et les equations differentielles lineaires, og Sophus Lie, Classification der Flächen nach der Transformationsgrupp

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        A Woman of No Importance.

      Small 4to. London: John Lane at the Bodley Head, 1894. Small 4to, [xiv], 154, [1] pp. Original salmon buckram, covers with gilt-stamped decorations, gilt top, backstrip lettered and stamped in gilt, scattered foxing, a lovely copy enclosed in a quarter blue morocco slipcase. First edition (though there were 15 copies printed for the production of the play in New York). This play contains some of Wilde's best quips - with especially astute comments on the nature of society. A hard book to find in perfect condition -- this copy has been boxed for about 100 years and is almost flawless. On the front pastedown is a printed note: "This book is now published by John Lane at the Bodley Head in Vigo St London W". Millard 365.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla

      New York: The Electrical Engineer, 1894. First edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of Tesla's most influential book in English. "Tesla left Philadelphia by rail at the end of February [1893] for the National Electric Light Association convention in St. Louis. Accompanied by T.C. Martin, who was covering both lectures for Electrical Engineer, they discussed the creation of a textbook based on the inventor's collected writings. The first half would be devoted to the full range of inventions associated with the AC polyphase system, with chapters on motor design, single phase and polyphase circuits, armatures, and transformers; the second half would contain Tesla's three discourses on high-frequency phenomena, which he has presented in New York, London and Philadelphia. With an introduction written by Martin and a few miscellaneous articles at the end, the treatise would run almost five hundred pages.

 "Martin had achieved a great coup, solidifying a deal with what many people were saying was 'the greatest living electrician.' The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla would be a landmark text, becoming a virtual bible for the numerous electricians who read it" (Seifer, Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla). 

New York: The Electrical Engineer, 1894. Octavo, original rust-colored cloth; custom box. Light general wear to cloth; early reinforcement to hinges. Rust spot on title and extending to Preface and first few Contents leaves. VERY RARE.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Outlaw and Lawmaker

      Chatto & Windus, 1894. Hardcover. Good. 1894. A New edition. 334 pages. No dust jacket. Decorative blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Slightly loose binding to lightly tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Minor foxing to endpapers and rough cut page edges. Several cracked hinges exposing binding and creating shaky boards. Frequent light finger marks and small stains to page edges. Moderate rub wear and markings to boards with tanning to spine and board edges. Moderate stains and some bleaching. Pronounced forward lean. Moderate rub wear to edges with fraying to spine ends and bumped corners exposing boards beneath. Softening to spine ends.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1894. First Edition, First State. thick octavo, 432 pages; VG; in brown cloth hardcovers with black letters and gold gilt; slight bumping to corners; boards have minimal soiling; mild rubbing to lower edges of boards; frontispiece photograph of Mr. Twain; beautiful engravings framing every page; with a short introduction by Mark Twain; First state, with conjugate title page, gatherings 1-2, 4, 6-8 unsigned, frontispiece with facsimile signature 1-7/16 inches wide, text block measuring 1 1/8 inches; the preferred American edition, published simultaneously with the English; shelved case 2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        Pride and Prejudice. With a preface by George Saintsbury.

      London: George Allen, 1894 - Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pages unopened. Spine and head of front cover faded, as often seen, board edges a little rubbed, top edge a little soiled. An excellent copy. Frontispiece with tissue guard, numerous black and white illustrations throughout. First Thomson-illustrated edition, one of 250 large paper copies for the UK, with another 25 done for the U.S. market. This was the first edition of Pride and Prejudice to feature illustrations accompanying the text. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book.

      London: Macmillan, 1894-95. First editions of both volumes of The Jungle Book. Octavo, two volumes, original blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. In near fine condition with light rubbing. Illustrated by J. L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. Housed in a contemporary half morocco clamshell and chemise box. A nice bright set. The Jungle Book is a collection of fables which provide moral instruction by using animals anthropomorphically. Each story begins and ends with a verse, and the original publications contain some illustrations created by Rudyard's father John Lockwood Kipling. The inspiration for the book is evident. Kipling was born in India, and he spent his childhood there. Interestingly, Kipling wrote these stories when he lived in Vermont. The Jungle Book is used to develop the morale of the junior element of the Scouting movement, "The Cub Scouts". The name of the head wolf "Akela" has been traditionally given to each Cub Scout pack leader. At least fifteen movies were released based on Kipling's stories, beginning with Elephant Boy in 1937. A live-action anticipated version of Jungle Book will be released in October of 2018 by Warner Brothers.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, peacock feather with burgundy morocco onlaid piece in each compartment separated by raised bands, front board elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design and burgundy morocco onlaid pieces, floral endpapers, decoration to turn-ins gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed. With numerous black and white illustrations throughout. A fine copy. First Thomson-illustrated edition, one of 250 large paper copies for Britain, with another 25 done for America. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). Beautifully bound by the Chelsea Bindery.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        1,500 Stereoview Prints from Around the World - Exceedingly Scarce and Voluminous

      "Original-Stereoskop-Ansichten" [Original Stereoscopic Views]. Steglitz - Berlin: Die Neuen Photographischen Gesellschaft A.G. [The New Photographic Society], published circa 1921-1925. A complete and unique presentation set of 1500 stereoview bromide print photographs captured over a period of some three decades from 1894 to circa 1921 by a leading German firm in photography, and published at their manufacturing house in Steglitz-Berlin in the early 1920s for use by the firm's salesman. Photographs produced with the revolutionary bromide roll-print photography printing process invented by the founder. Features striking and memorable views from around the world, with special selections from Egypt, the Balkans, Italy, France, the South Pacific Islands, Russia and the Crimea, and Germany - including places that have become part of present-day Poland. Black and white stereoviews, four of which are hand tinted, each numbered and captioned in German, a select few with the original photograph date to verso, some with the firm's original logo to bottom left corner, some with the logo incorporated in 1909 and used until 1921, contained in the original five large albums, as issued, each containing 300 photographs mounted to 50 leafs. Five folio albums, red cloth boards, title and original company logo in gilt to front, small manuscript content labels to spine, stereocards mounted into incised corners recto and verso onto sage coloured leafs separated by tissue guards. Stereocards measure approximately 18 x 9 cm. Albums measure approximately 24 x 34 x 6,5 cm. A most estimable photographic portfolio has surfaced after having been safely tucked away for over 90 years - this from the prominent firm of Arthur Schwarz, who invented photographic bromide printing by the roll, who built a photography-based empire with subsidiary companies throughout Europe and as far as New York, and who hired some world-renowned photographers of the period to offer the most striking images to his clients. OCLC records a similar work produced in 1911, however the present five-volume set published some ten years later is NOT found on OCLC, this one being a separate and unique work encompassing numerous images taken after the first. Die Neue Photographische Gesellschaft (NPG) was founded on 5 July 1894, by Arthur Schwarz (1862-1944), having its headquarters in Berlin, and becoming one of the world's largest producers of postcards and stereoview photographs, owing especially to the founder's revolutionary invention of "kilometer photography." Very quickly it evolved into a world renowned firm, catapulting its revenue, and gaining notable European and American partnerships. The endeavour of re-creating photographic printing had involved making improvements to bromosilicone papers for photosensitivity, introducing the new photographic paper product into a rolled form for the first time, and also creating the machinery that could automatically handled exposure. Thus the mass production of photographs was considerably simplified. A revolutionary accomplishment, without a doubt, Shwarz and his firm ultimately liberated photography from glass plates. Not long after the company was formed, in 1896 a large factory was purchased and setup in Steglitz-Berlin (Siemensstraße 27 zwischen Birkbusch- und Luisenstraße heute Nicolaistraße), from where operations began the following year. In 1899 the firm became a public company, with offices in London, Paris, and New York City. Throughout the 1890s, even before officially founding his company, Arthur Schwarz travelled around the world, touring England, Italy, France, Greece, Russia, Mexico, Canada and the USA. In the latter, he visited 65 cities in 75 days. On his journeys he acquired knowledge and contacts with which he developed and expanded his enterprise. It is also quite conceivable that some of the early images in the present volumes were taken by him in these foreign countries. In the year 1900, the revolutionary "Kilometer-Photographie" was invented. Patents were obtained and registered in multiple countries, while the company also opened up branches and established partnership companies in London, Paris, New York, Brussels, Vienna, and Milan. The firm is also credited with the development of a special pigment process, during experimentation with colour photography. The NPG and their affiliates became the leading mass producers of postcards on silver bromide photopaper ("Kilometer-Photographie"), which they also used to print stereoviews, as seen here. Enormous success necessitated continued expansion to the facility. In 1904 the firm employed some 650 people, which grew to over 1200 by 1906. Also circa 1906, the firm was also involved in establishing the Verein Photographischer Reproduktions-Anstalten GmbH (P.R.A.) (Association of Institutions of Photographic Reproductions) with headquarters at Berlin and directed by Arthur Schwartz. By 1907, the P.R.A. represented thirteen German and four Austrian publishing companies with the aim to have guaranteed minimum prices and fixed terms and conditions, to avoid ruinous competition. Schwarz's firm left the P.R.A. in early 1908, after which he incorporated its new registration date of 1909 in the logo. Founder Arthur Schwarz officially retired in 1912, though he remained involved in some ways. On 29 April 1921 the firm closed its doors; production at Siemensstrasse in Steglitz-Berlin was terminated. The present 5 volumes, containing 1500 photographs, commemorates the works of the original firm under the direction of its founder Arthur Schwarz, 1894-1921. In the same year, 1921, the NPG trademark, and the postcard department, were acquired by their competitors, E. A. Schwerdtfeger & Co, located first in Berlin for a number of years, and then in Dresden. This firm was backed by the major paper manufacturing company called "Mimosa AG" which was based in Dresden, which had already previously purchased shares of NPG in March 1920. Retaining the original company name, Neue Photographische Gesellschaft the new NPG GmbH (Ltd) company continued operating until 1948. A exhibition was prepared by Wilma Gütgemann-Holtz und Wolfgang Holtz as recent as 2009 to commemorate the founder's pioneering work and the vast photographic works of his original firm from 1897 to 1921. "Verlag der Neuen Photographischen Gesellschaft - Aktiengesellschaft in Steglitz-Berlin - Ein vergessenes Weltunternehmen (1897-1921)" Gutshaus Steglitz, 03.10.-22.11.2009 [New Photographic Society Publishing Company - Limited Company in Steglitz-Berlin - A Forgotten World Company (1897-1921)] Egypt - Damascus - Russia - Constantinople - Himalayas - Croatia - Bosnia - Vatican - South Pacific Islands - Ceylon - Japan - Scandinavia - Italy - Germany - France - Poland - These Regions and More are Represented Herein! Remarkable for its scope and inclusivity of unique nations around the world, especially European countries, this set forms a lovely portfolio dating largely to the Pre-World-Wars era. Numerous images are taken prior to the introduction of the motorcar, when gas lighting was still used in some European cities, and so on. Some of the photographs feature the original date printed to verso. While many scenes date to the firm's founding years and the turn of the century, some are from the early 1920's, and so, this set was issued circa 1920-1921. These rare photographs help to date publication of the work as a whole: photographs captioned with the placenames "Fiume," the capital of the Free State of Fiume which existed from 1920 to 1924, and "Danzig" which was a semi-autonomous city-state officially the "Free City of Danzig" which existed from 1920 to the dawn of the Second World War. During this period Arthur Schwarz travelled around the world and hired leading photographers, including T. Enami (1859-1929) from Japan and Benjamin J. Falk (1853-1925) of New York. With 1500 photographs present in this lot, surely some were taken by notable and famous photographers. In one particularly noteworthy volume we find the early and rare photographs of exotic countries and curious foreign customs - from the South Pacific to Ceylon, Syria, Egypt and the Far East. Tribal life in the South Pacific is illustrated with indigenous folks donning grass skirts, displaying tall hunting spears, and sheltered by thatched roof stick and straw dwellings. Twelve photographs in all, locations include the islands of Samoa (6 views), Tonga, Palau, Carolina and Mariana. Egypt is represented with thirty views, featuring locals in traditional dress, busy market streets in Cairo, camel transport, the Sphinx and pyramid of Giza not yet fully unearthed, and the canal Bahr Yussef flowing through the town of Faiyum with clay dwellings flanking both sides. Ruins are photographed at Luknor, Thebes, Karnak, and Memphis. Quite scarce are the early photographs of Assuan [Asswan], including a camp of nomadic Bisharin with their mat-covered huts. Six photographs are taken in Damascus. Temples and colonial hotels in Colombo and Kandy, exquisite gardens and indigenous people are the views captured in Ceylon, which are followed by 33 photographs from India. Here too, ancient temple structures are illustrated, as are places less travelled in the period, such as Tiruchirappalli and Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. We also find images of Lucknow and Amber, though the focus is on Sikkim in the Himalayas with seventeen views. In Sikkim, a photographer has captured superb images of the inhabitants and remote rural travel. Travels to the Far East rendered five scenes from Pekin, one from Korea, and an extended tour of Japan which boasts 48 views in this collection. Four of the photographs of Japan are hand tinted. Lovely geishas and flower gardens, sacred temples and deity statues, Japanese women in varying traditional dress according to social class, present a beautiful classic impression of Japan. Uncommon and especially captivating photographs, on the other hand, show Japanese people performing their trades, including factory workers, a female cook, rickshaw drivers, women harvesting tea and rice, weavers, and merchants. This tour encompasses Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokohama, Kamakura, Nara, Kobe, and Miyajima [Itsukushima]. Life in Constantinople [now Istanbul] is well illustrated with 18 photographs, including several street scenes showing inhabitants, beautifully carved monuments and important mosques, cemeteries, and the Seraskerat (Ministry of War Building). Most unusual for works of this period, this album includes 36 photographs from Bosnia and Herzegovina and 33 views from Croatia, for a spectacular visual chronicle of life on the Balkan Peninsula and the Adriatic Sea over one hundred years ago. An somewhat ephemeral view of Rijeka is captioned "Fiume" which was an independent free state existing from 1920 to 1924. From central Europe there are 20 views from Budapest in Hungary, 10 from the Czech Republic, 4 from Poland, and 1 from the Ukraine. Russia and the Crimea are featured in twelve views, mostly showing elaborate architecture in Moscow. The furthest destination visited and photographed was the Argentina mountains, shown in three views. In North America, three photographs show Niagara Falls. One and one third volumes are devoted to the German Empire, and since this time, some of these regions have been annexed by Poland and Czechoslovakia. Several images pre-date the First World War. Historical photographs showing former German possessions that now belongs to Poland include 1 view of Zoppot [Sopot] which was then in East Prussia, 3 views of the Marienburg Castle Church of former West Prussia and situated in present-day Malbork [The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork], 3 views of Stettin [Szczecin], and 3 views of Könisberg in the early 1900s when it was part of the Kingdom of Prussia. We also find Herrnskretschen (now called Hrensko, and belonging to Czech Republic, a small village of approximately 275 inhabitants). Evidently of special interest, we find 21 views of Riesengebirge and its villages, now called Krkonose (Giant Mountains), a mountain range located in the north of the present-day Czech Republic and the south-west of Poland, which once divided the historic regions of Bohemia and Silesia. Lovely Baltic cities are included, with 8 views taken circa 1920-1921 of the "Free City of Danzig" which existed only from 1920 to 1939 as a a semi-autonomous city-state consisting of the Baltic Sea port of Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland) and nearly 200 towns and villages in the surrounding areas. Numerous other important towns and special regions are represented, with views of one of Germany's oldest towns - Merseberg on the River Saale, several cities on the Rhine including Köln [Cologne], Bonn, Coblenz, as well as old fortifications and castles on the Rhine, the spa town Bad Pyrmont, Cassel (spelled Kassel since 1928) capital of the former electorate of Hesse-Cassel, 12 views of Berlin, 17 views of Munich, 17 views of Nuremberg including numerous interior views of the royal Herrenchiemsee, 3 photographs of Heligoland, and 9 scenes from Rügen - Germany's largest island located off the Pomeranian coast in the Baltic Sea. Remarkable views of the empire's natural features include the Teutoburg Forest, the Mosel Valley and wine region, Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland) - a former district (Kreis) in the south of the Free State of Saxony, with glimpses of the city of Schandau and others, and 29 photographs from the Harz mountain region including natural scenes, towns, and ancient buildings. This volume ends with 6 captivating photographs of Schwarzwald, in the Black Forest region. Illustrating the diversity of European cities and customs, other volumes contain views from Italy, Greece, Spain, France, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Belgium, Austria and the United Kingdom. Nostalgic city scenes from Bern, Lucern, Thun, Zurich, Fribourg, Geneva, and more, views of ancient castles and fortresses, are followed by striking nineteenth century alpine photography. Highlights of Switzerland include the Grindelwald Glacier and a frozen ice tunnel, a horse-drawn carriage driving along the Rhône Glacier through the Furka Pass, mountaineering on the Mont-Blanc. Flowing seamlessly with alpine views leading to Lake Garda, Italy is also beautifully represented, this lot boasting interior views of the Vatican. Life in Genoa, the Riviera di Levante, Rapallo, Portofino, Naples, Palermo, Venice, Milan, and small villages are shown. With hairpin dirt roads bordered by simply stone borders and reaching high elevations, traditional wooden carts pulled by mules for conveying goods, and horse-drawn carriages being the principal mode of transportation, some of these views seem to be from the founding year of the NPG photographic company. Ruins at Syracuse and Taormina, three views of Pompeii, and several in Rome capture Italy's ancient past. Some 60 photographs are taken in Rome. Also of interest are the numerous images showing the statues held in the various palaces and museums of Florence. Spain would not be properly represented without images of a bullfight, of which we find two. Lush palatial courtyards and regal ancient Spanish architecture are make a dramatic impression with views from Seville. A flamboyant religious procession is captured. Further affluence is illustrated with views of the royal Moorish Alcázar of Seville, the Alhambra palace and fortress complex in Granada, and ornate cathedrals. In contract the album depicts the peasant class with a single photograph of a poorer district where three men stand on a dirt road alongside a pack-mule. Paris, with its famous monuments, bridges and edifices, dressed-to-the-nines street vendors, and superb museums filled with invaluable treasures - these begin the visual tour of France. The chateau of Versailles, the Chateau de Fontainebleau continue this theme, until tranquil views emerge from Cannes, Villefranche-sur-Mer, La Turbie. At Nice, people in costume celebrate "Le Carnival" which has become one of the world's major carnival events. Charming and prestigious scenes from Monaco on France's Mediterranean coastline, followed by Menton on the French Riviera, complete this tour. Austria's stunning mountainous environs, rudimentary roads and tunnels forging through them, ancient castles and churches dotting the landscape, nineteenth century promenades and other pastimes, glacier crevasses and the summit of the High Tauern, the exquisite Salzkammergut region, scenes in Tyrol and Vienna, these are all illustrated in 88 photographs. Over 100 photographs are taken throughout Scandinavia. Norwegian maritime tradition and industry, as well as the innate outdoors/mountain lifestyle is very well portrayed in early photographs. Colonial buildings and urban development are the theme in Sweden and Denmark, with one image showing a tram on tracks but otherwise foot traffic and horse-drawn transportation are the norm. Old Dutch charm exudes from the views of the Netherlands, here captioned Holland, including a tulip field, canals, windmills, cheese vendors of Alkmaar transporting their product on sleds of sorts, and traditional costumes. Essentially a tour of architectural interest, are views of Antwerp, Leuven, Lièges, Brussels, Laeken, and Bruges in Belgium. Locals in their leisure are captured in Ostend. Highlights from England, Wales, and Scotland include photographs of the interior of Buckingham Palace as well as Windsor, scenes from the five-month Franco-British Exhibition of 1908 which was held in London, views of the Isle of Wight and the Happy Valley in Llandudno. A view of the Thames at Henley-on-Thames is most nostalgic and almost unrecognizable compared to today, with a plethora of small private river boats, and lady passengers with their parasols. Also pictured are Bristol, Plymouth, Birmingham, Ramsgate, Dover, Portsmouth, Brighton and Chester. Especially rare of the photographs of the Margate Newgate Gap and Bridge, being the original bridge built in 1861, which would be replaced in 1907. Scottish cities and locales include the busy streets of Glasgow, the quaint town of Oban, Inverness, Stirling, Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, as well as special bridges like "General Wade's Bridge" [Tay Bridge] in Aberfeldy, an old Roman bridge in Lanark, and various waterfalls. The following is a tally of photographs by country or region, included in the present 5 albums: 431 photographs of Germany 91 photographs of Austria 12 photographs of South Pacific Islands 30 photographs of Egypt 6 photographs of Damascus 18 photographs of Constantinople in present-day Turkey 178 photographs of Italy 12 photographs of Greece 33 photographs of Spain 101 photographs of France 70 photographs of Switzerland 45 photographs of Norway 15 photographs of Sweden 12 photographs of Denmark 51 photographs of The Netherlands 51 photographs of Belgium 94 photographs of England 8 photographs of Wales 24 photographs of Scotland 20 photographs of Hungary 33 photographs of Croatia 10 photographs of the Czech Republic 4 photographs of Poland 36 photographs of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 photographs of Ukraine 4 photographs of the Crimea 8 photographs of Russia 5 photographs of Pekin in China 48 photographs of Japan 1 photographs of Korea 9 photographs of Ceylon 33 photographs of India 3 photographs of Argentina 3 photographs of Niagara Falls in America Total of 1500 photographs Bromide photograph prints - A printed photograph made on paper containing silver bromide that was sufficiently sensitive to light to be used for enlargements. Bromide papers came into general use around 1880 and became the most popular and widely used paper for black and white photography in the twentieth century, produced in matte, glossy or semi-matte finishes.

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        Le prix Nobel de la paix Louis Renault prépare un rapport sur l'affaire Wilson.

      - 3 lettres autographes signées 6 In-8 et in-16 décembre 1894 Sur papier à lettres de deuil. petites salissures sans gravité Rare correspondance du prix Nobel de la paix Louis Renault. De retour d'une épreuve qui l'a accablé, il se remet au travail avec peine. "Il me faut deux ou trois jours de liberté pour me remettre au courant de cette vieille affaire Wilson et rédiger mon Rapport au ministre [.]. Vous avez eu l'amabilité à plusieurs reprises de me fournir des documents. Je voudrais bien avoir les traités conclus par les Etats-Unis dans les deux ou trois dernières années, si cela était possible - ne publie-t-on plus régulièrement la correspondance diplomatique communiquée au Congrès? Il me semble que je n'ai pas reçu de volume depuis 2 ou 3 ans [.]". Il lui accuse réception du volume des Foreign Relations pour 1893. "Quant aux traités, je pensais à ces petites brochures isolées dont j'ai eu un certain nombre grâce à vous. Je désirerais surtout les traités d'extradition et spécialement le traité de commerce conclu avec le Japon et aussi les divers traités réglant l'immigration chinoise [.]". Professeur de droit international, prix Nobel de la Paix (1907), il participa aux conférences de La Haye. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Poetical Works of Robert Browning

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1894. One of 250 printed on handmade paper. 17 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarters crimson morocco, t.e.g. for Charles Lauriats of Boston by Zaehnsdorf. Fine. One of 250 printed on handmade paper. 17 vols. 8vo.

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        A Tale of Two Nations

      Coin Publishing, USA 1894 - 302 pages. "A love story that gives the history of demonetization and depicts the evil spirit and influences that have worked the destruction of American prosperity." - from Advertisement. "One of the most striking - almost startling - and original novels of the day, the keynote of which may affect a nation." - Chicago Times. Unmarked. Above-average but not excessive wear and soiling externally. Minor yellowing to contents. Binding intact. A rare surviving copy of this important work. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Death Valley in '49

      San Jose: The Pacific Tree and Vine Company, 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition. (Howes M255) 498pp. Publisher's mustard cloth, front decorated in black, spine lettered in gilt, original beautiful floral endpapers. Near Fine with some light stains to cloth, slightly bumped and frayed corners. A vivid account of a difficult journey through California's Death Valley in 1849.

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        Monograph of the Land and Freshwater Mollusca of the British Isles Vol 1-4

      Leeds: Taylor Bros., 1894-1921. 454; 312; 522; 160, 77 col plates, b/w frontis portrait, numerous text figs. . HB/PB. Scarce complete set including the first 3 parts of Vol. 4 (all published), which are seldom found. Vols 1-3, roy. 8vo, orig. cloth, gt, teg, minor rubbing. Vol. 4, 3 parts as issued in orig. wrappers, worn, some wrappers detached. Plates in these final parts are intentially loose to allow placement by the binder. Author's signature pasted to endpapers of Vols 1-3. Vg set.. This work appeared in 24 parts: Vols 1-3 (Pts 1-21, issued 1894-1914); only the first 3 parts of vol. 4 were published, (Pts 22-24, issued 1916-1921). Publication of the fourth volume was delayed by the First World War, with publication suspended temporarily following Pt 23, 'as the difficulties of its production have been so greatly intensified by the war conditions and by the increasing severity of the military requisitions of men and material.' - Announcement printed inside front wrapper. Pt 24 was the final part to be published, in 1921, with the fourth volume remaining unfinished. Among the great merits of this work are: its colour plates and colour distribution maps; detailed descriptions; biographical notes on a large number of malacologists, with their portraits and samples of their handwritings.Nissen [ZBI 4081] mentions only Vols 1-3..

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        The Green Carnation

      New York: D. Appleton, 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Inscribed by Hichens on the front endpaper. Very good, bound in half leather with green buckram, rubbed at the front hinge with some fading. Square and firmly bound with a gilt top edge. Two bookplates affixed inside the front board. A novel of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, used as evidence against Wilde during his indecency trials.

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        A Note on the Tract of Country South of the River Son in the Mirzapur District, N.-W. Provinces.

      Allahabad North-western Provinces and Oudh Government Press 1894 - Folio, pp.2, iv, 88. One of 60 copies only printed. A very good copy in rather frayed original wrappers. A scarce report on the history, agriculture and aboriginal population of the Sonpar district.

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      Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1894. Octavo in ten volumes; VG; brown spine with gilt filigree and lettering, four raised ridges; marbled endpaper; ex libris on interior front board; minor shelfwear; top of spines slightly worn; text clear; shelved above hinduism;. Dupont.

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        Handbuch der Tafeltraubenkultur. Mit Benutzung des Nachlasses von W. Lauche.

      Berlin Parey 1894 - (30 x 22 cm). XII, 235 S. Mit 150 Abbildungen und 30 chromlithographischen Tafeln. Geprägter Original-Leinwandband. Erste Ausgabe dieses sehr schön illustrierten Werkes. Das auf ein Manuskript von Lauche zurückgehende Werk soll einen möglichst vollständigen Überblick über die Tafeltraubenkultur geben und berücksichtigt auch die relevante internationale Literatur. - Die hübschen Tafeln zeigen die wichtigsten Traubensorten. - Stempel auf Vortitel. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Einband leicht fleckig, berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - Schoene 2035; nicht bei Nissen [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Central-Commission für die Weltausstellung in Chicago im Jahre 1893. 4 Bände.

      Wien Central-Commission 1894 - (28 x 19 cm). Ca. 1300 S. Mit 98 Abbildungen und 117 gefalteten Tafeln. Original-Halbleinwandbände. Band 1 u.a. mit Kapitel über Musik-Instrumente, Edelmetall-Industrie, Textil-Industrie, Papier- und Glas-Industrie, Leder- und Schuhwaren-Industrie, sowie Seifen, Parfümwaren und ätherische Öle. Band 2 mit einem Bericht über die amerikanische Brauindustrie (mit 60 Tafeln). Band 3 behandelt Werkzeuge und Werkzeugmaschinen sowie das Berg- und Hüttenwesen. Band 4 enthält die Beschreibung des Eisenbahnwesens (mit 19 Tafeln) und die Elektrotechnik. - Stempel auf Titeln. Einbände etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Band 4 mit restauriertem Rücken. Innen sauber und gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly (IN ENGLISCHER SPRACHE),

      Elkin Mathews & John Lane. April 1894 - April 1897., London 1894-1897. - Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, ca. 4500 Seiten, Gutes unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Mit unterschiedlichen reizenden Deckelillustrationen Sprache: Englisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Jungle Books [Comprising: The Jungle Book/The Second Jungle Book)

      London: Macmillan and Co. , 1894-5. Set of two first edition, first printings published by Macmillan and Co. between 1894-5. Both are near fine examples. The first has some wear to the head of the spine. Small stain to the foot of the front panel. some rubbing. The second volume has a small name and date to the half title page and some cracking to the rear hinges. Some rubbing. An excellent pair.

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        Papyrus funeraire hieroglyphique Sa-am-tua (T. 71). Monuments égyptiens du Musée d'Antiquités des Pays-Bas à Leide, III. Monuments funéraires.

      Leide, E. J. Brill, 1894.. Elephant folio (55x38 cm). Pp. (2) title-page (verso blank), 15 (verso blank) text printed in letterpress, and 10 single-sheet coloured lithograph plates. Placed in the original hardcover portfolio, illustrated boards, cloth spine. In fine condition. Excellent copy. ~ First edition. Drawn, and lithographed from the stone by J. Bijtel. Willem Pleyte (1836-1903), conservator of the Egyptian collections at Leiden, later director of the Museum. Conradus Leemans (1809-1893) was the first Egyptologist to publish a systematic catalogue of all the contents of one of the major European Egyptological collections. He began the great official gouvernment publication of the monuments and papyri in the Leiden collection in 1839, which appeared in parts from then until 1882. A gelatin silver photograph of a section of the actual Papyrus is included. It comes from the collection of Egyptologist Prof. Heerma van Voss (1923-2015) with his ink stamp on verso. Some other professionally made reproductions of sections of the actual Papyrus are also loosely inserted. Beinlich-Seeber 16020.

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        Aristophanes at Oxford. O.W. by Y.T.O.

      Oxford: J. Vincent; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., London, [1894] - Octavo. Original skiver-covered wrappers, titles to front wrapper in green. Housed in navy morocco backed bookform slipcase and chemise. Front joint just starting and spine just beginning to separate at head, otherwise only light rubbing to extremities and some mild dust soiling, internally sound and fresh, very good overall. First edition, sole printing, one of 750 copies printed, of this Oxford play satirising Oscar Wilde. "The motive of this production. is an honest dislike for 'Dorian Gray,' 'Salome,' the 'Yellow Book,' and the whole of the erotic, lack-a-daisical, opium-cigarette literature of the day", the student-authors write in their preface, though they confess "We have never met the philosopher in question personally, or seen anything more of him than a distant back-view, and even that obscured by a throng of admiring Adonises." The play is considered a significant analogue for Wildean studies, and as such is represented strongly in institutions: four copies in are recorded in UK institutions, thirty-five in the United States, and one in Dublin. However, no doubt because many of the surviving copies of this relatively ephemeral production have been assumed into special collections, it is rare in the trade: the last copy to appear at auction was in 1982. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Baudelaire de profil en chapeau. 1862 *

      Dumont, 1894. - Eau-forte originale 13 x 8 monogrammée dans la plaque en haut à gauche, tirage en noir bistré sur papier vergé ancien 28 x 22. Belle épreuve de ce tirage posthume, sans piqûres et avec de bonnes marges.Ancienne collection de l'éditeur Pierre Cailler, fondateur de la Guilde de la Gravure.Nous possédons une affiche d'exposition de la bibliothèque Nationale pour le centenaire des Fleurs du mal avec le même motif, imprimée par Mourlot en 1957.[Guérin 30]

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        The Jungle Book; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1894 & 1895. With illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny; with illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling. 2 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial designs gilt to spines and front covers, green endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a custom blue slipcase. Illustrations in the text throughout. Contemporary ownership inscription to title page of Jungle Book and gift inscription to front endpaper of Second Jungle Book. Lightly rolled, spines slightly faded and bumped at ends, covers lightly marked and a little cockled, tips rubbed, occasional very light foxing to contents, hinges of Second Jungle Book cracked. A very good set. First editions. The set comes from the library of the novelist Richard Adams (1920–2016), with his bookplate in both volumes. Adams's 1972 novel Watership Down was one of the most successful, and remains one of the most beloved, children's novels of the 20th century. Adams described Kipling as an enormous influence on his work, stating of him: "Kipling unimitated, inimitable Kipling, how shall I describe thee? Beyond argument, no one has ever written books more full of enjoyment for children", and that "Kipling has his finger firmly in the 'Watership Down' pie, and without him those lines would never have been written" (in Blishen, pp. 171-72). The two Jungle Books were collections of stories which had previously appeared in periodicals; originally published in book form in a print run of 7,000 and 10,000 respectively, they went through numerous reprints and have remained two of Kipling's best known works.

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        The Camel. Its Uses and Management. London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1894.

      1894. VII, (1), 335, (1) pp. Original blindstamped maroon cloth, title and author in gilt on front board and spine; top edge gilt. 8vo. First edition. Chapters include characteristics and temperament, species, breeding, feeding, loading, marching, ailments, equipment, purchasing, etc. - Professional repairs. OCLC 254041139.

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        Recollections of a Virginian (Owned and Signed by Union Civil War General, Rush Hawkins)

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston & Company, 1894. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Good. 5 3/4 X 8 1/4 Inches. 279 PP. First British edition of this autobiography of Confederate General Dabney Herndon Maury (Brig. General, CSA). Signed and previously owned by Union General Rush Hawkins (9th NY Infantry). A very important copy. Signed by noted book collector and General Rush Hawkins on the half title-page. He has added the date of July 20, 1914 to this signature. Additionally signed with lengthy commentary on Maury on the following page (dated August 27, 1914). One would assume that this was the time at which he read the book and formed the sentiments behind his annotation. Signed, "A very charming personal account by a southern Gentleman of the "old school". I knew many like him sixty years ago. But alas now I might search our whole country over, in vain, for another like him. We have become a nation of hustling and the real gentlemen don't count. Aug. 27, 1914 - RCH" This copy, the scarce British first edition, looks to have been donated by Hawkins to the James M. Clift Masonic Library. Library blindstamp on the title-page. Evidence of removal of two bookplates to inside front pastedown. Scuffing and wear to original covers and edges. Toning and foxing throughout. Hinges a bit weak. Overall, a solid copy of a very rare book in which A UNION GENERAL IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SHARES HIS TRUE ADMIRATION FOR A CONFEDERATE GENERAL.

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      American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1894 - thick octavo, 432 pages; VG; in brown cloth hardcovers with black letters and gold gilt; slight bumping to corners; boards have minimal soiling; mild rubbing to lower edges of boards; frontispiece photograph of Mr. Twain; beautiful engravings framing every page; with a short introduction by Mark Twain; First state, with conjugate title page, gatherings 1-2, 4, 6-8 unsigned, frontispiece with facsimile signature 1-7/16 inches wide, text block measuring 1 1/8 inches; the preferred American edition, published simultaneously with the English; shelved case 2. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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