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        Pride And Prejudice.

      London: George Allen, 1894.. FIRST HUGH THOMSON EDITION. Octavo, pp.476, xxviii, [1], imprint, [1], blank. Beautifully illustrated throughout with delicate black and white drawings by Hugh Thomson, including a frontispiece with tissue guard. Elegantly bound in half green oasis morocco over green cloth boards, raised bands, gilt titles to spine; all edges gilt, original gilt-pictorial cloth bound in at rear. Very infrequent marking within; externally fine. An extremely attractive first printing of this highly desirable illustrated edition of Austen's classic novel.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., , 1894. 28 volumes, octavo (187 mm × 125 mm). Publisher's dark blue half morocco, titles to spine gilt, brown cloth boards blocked with crests in gilt, top edges gilt. With numerous black and white illustrations. Leather bookplate to front pastedowns, occasional light foxing, some rubbing and fading to spines, slight wear to corners, an excellent set. Comprising: Archery; Athletics; Big Game Shooting I; Big Game Shooting II; Billiards; Coursing and Falconry; Cricket; Cycling; Dancing; Driving; Fencing, Boxing, Wrestling; Fishing (Pike etc.); Fishing (Salmon and Trout); Football; Golf; Hunting; Mountaineering; Racing and Steeple-Chasing; Riding and Polo; Rowing and Punting; Sea Fishing; Shooting (Field and Covert); Shooting (Moor and Marsh); Skating; Swimming; Tennis etc.; Yachting; Yachting II; The Poetry of Sport. The only volume not included in this set is Motors and Motor-Driving which was not produced in this publisher's binding.

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        The Land of Heart's Desire

      Stone and Kimball., 1894 One of 450 copies. First US edition. Very good in original boards. Label still clearly legible on spine. This is a fragile book and in much better condition than usually found. Closed tear 1 1/2 inches on top of front free endpaper.

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        Dessins inédits de Viollet-le-Duc [Complete three volume set w/ 327 plates] publiés sous le patronage de l’Administration des beaux-arts par les soins de A. de Baudot, J. Roussel

      Armand Guérinet, Paris 1894 - 138; 130; 59 plates pages; Complete set of the three series -- undated, but circa 1894-1902 -- OCLC: 6595933. These three large portfolios contain reproductions of drawings by Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814 – 1879), a major French architect and theorist. Born in Paris, he embraced rebellion as a youth, and is said to have built a barricade in the Revolution of 1830. And, although he was drawn to architecture early, he refused to enter the École des Beaux-Arts, thinking it stuffy and his attendence would entail years of uninspiring rote work and copying. So he apprenticed in the architectural offices of Jacques-Marie Huvé and Achille-François-René Leclère. After studies in Italy, Viollet-le-Duc was commissioned to undertake the first of a series of restorations of medieval buildings, when Prosper Mérimée entrusted the young architect with the commission to restore the Romanesque abbey at Vézelay. This led to a series of important similar commissions to restore the glorious architectural past of France, including Mont Saint-Michel, Carcassonne, Roquetaillade, and, of course, the work that would become one of the signatures of his career and his time -- Notre Dame de Paris, for which Viollet-le-Duc became famous all over Europe. His understanding of the scope and nature of "restoration" is not entirely consistent with modern thinking. On one hand, Viollet-le-Duc had a thorough knowledge of period detail, as many of these drawings demonstrate. He knew what the Gothic and Romanesque builders knew and understood the materials available to them and their properties profoundly. But his position was represented by a key passage in his influential 10 volume 'Dictionnaire Raisonné de L'Architecture Française du XIe au XVIe siècle' -- "Restaurer un édifice, ce n'est pas l'entretenir, le reparer ou le refaire, c'est le rétablir dans un état complet qui ne peut avoir jamais existé à un moment donné". [Restoration, goes beyond maintenance, repair and rebuilding, but may bring a building to a finished state, which may in fact never have actually existed at any given time]. In the case of Notre Dame, the application of Viollet-le-Duc's principles of restoration led to something which went well beyond fixing up and cleaning; his "updated" led to the addition of the great cathedral's distinctive third tower, and added many of the fabulous grotesques which enhance the facade. These grotesques grew out of the vast number of notes and drawings, which Viollet-le-Duc made throughout his life -- not only for the buildings he was working on, but also on Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance buildings that were soon to be demolished. The drawings were a source for his great 'Dictionnaire raisonné de l'architecture française .' and for other books and his high-profile restoration work. But they are also a fine resource in themselves and a window into the developed eye and culture of an epochal figure in architecture. Sir John Summerson wrote in 1948 that "there have been two supremely eminent theorists in the history of European architecture - Leon Battista Alberti and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc." These three portfolios were published by Armand Guérinet, a leading publisher of architectural books in Paris. They are undated, but most instutions assign a range of dates from about 1896 for the first, to 1902 for the final, third series. I: The first series has a note at head of title: "Archives de la Commission des monuments historiques, Musee de sculpture comparee, Bibliotheque." There is an internal title page, four leaves of notes and a list of plates, and two series of plates; A1-A99 [plates A1-A45 depict details of Notre Dame] ; and 100-138. The final twenty plates in the second group are photographs mostly by Aron, of various buildings restored by Viollet-le-Duc; most depict Notre Dame de Paris. II: Is denoted on the title page: "Ensembles." Title page, list of plates and 130 plates. Many of these are larger than the sheets full of smaller detail drawin [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bits of Old Chelsea - Old Battersea Bridge

      1894. Size: 280 x 140 mm. Framed size: 455 x 315 mm. Original etching. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Limited edition of 110, signed with the sun symbol within the image area and in pencil to lower left margin.

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, Limited, 1894. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 279 pp. Royal 8vo. Bound in dark navy cloth with gold lettering on front board and spine, all edges gilt. Several beautiful black and white illustrations by Sydney Paget. First printing of the first British edition. Lacks the rare dust jacket. Green and Gibson A14a. A very attractive copy of the fourth Sherlock Holmes book, and the second collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories. Very Good+ book with some scattered traces of foxing, offsetting to the endpapers, and some light wear to the extremities.

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        Materials for the Study of Variation treated with Especial Regard to Discontinuity in the Origin of Species

      Macmillan, London 1894 - Octavo, xvi, 598, [2] (publisher's advertisements) pages with 209 line illustrations. Cloth slightly rubbed, marked and bumped at the extremities; edges a little foxed and tanned; occasional light foxing (confined mainly to the top margins); trifling signs of handling; a very good copy, uncut and partially unopened. William Bateson (1861-1926), the English biologist who founded and named the science of genetics and whose experiments provided evidence basic to the modern understanding of heredity. In 1900 he translated Mendel's seminal paper into English and became his champion in England, corroborating his principles experimentally. Unfortunately, he misinterpreted some of his results, leading him to refuse 'to accept the interpretation of linkage advanced by the geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan. In fact, he opposed Morgan's entire chromosome theory, advocating his own vibratory theory of inheritance, founded on laws of force and motion, a concept that found little acceptance among other scientists' (Encyclopaedia Britannica online). Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notes on Tobogganing at St. Moritz

      Rivington, Percival and Co.. Hardcover. London, 1894. 8vo, publisher's illustrated cloth, 103 pp. First edition. A very scarce winter sports title, illustrated with photographs and diagrams of the Cresta Run. The book covers the history of the Cresta Run, the first builders, the season of 1893-1894, the rules of racing, and tobogganing in general. The appendix lists the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club rules, the record of races, and a chapter on the literature of tobogganing. A near fine copy with minimal wear, pages slightly toned, boards with slightest shelfwear. Very scarce. OCLC 7385999, listing 11 copies in institutions worldwide. . Very Good. 1894. First Edition.

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        The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book

      Macmillan and Co, London 1894 - First Editions, First Printings SIGNED by Rudyard Kipling on a laid in signature in the first book. A fabulous set. Both books are in excellent condition with minor wear to the edges. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in either book. A superb set SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Kipling First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Livres Minuscules. La plus Grande Bibliothèque des plus Petits Livres du Monde. Collection de M. Georges Salomon...Extrait de La Nature.

      Illus. in the text. 2 p.l., 20 pp. Small 4to, orig. printed wrappers bound in cont. red straight-grained morocco (upper cover with the slightest abrasions), single gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, t.e.g. Paris: G. Masson, 1894. First edition of this very uncommon bibliography of miniature books, based on the celebrated collection of Georges Salomon. He formed the largest 19th-century collection of such books, numbering about 700 volumes. They were later dispersed; many of them found their way into the library of Arthur A. Houghton Jr. and were sold at auction in 1979. This copy, specially bound in fine red straight-grained morocco, comes from the library of the Tissandier Brothers. Fine copy. ❧ Besterman 3975-76. .

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        The Count of Monte Cristo

      London: Dent, 1894 First edition thus, four volumes, quarter leather, all edges gilt, and boards covered in handmade decorated paper. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Special Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The Fruit Grower's Guide

      London: J.S. Virtue & Co, 1894. First Edition. 43 plates and 3 titles, all in fine chromolithography by Miss May Rivers and many illustrative diagrams by Worthington G. Smith and George Shayler. xii, 344; viii, 344; viii, 363 pp. 3 vols. 4to. Original green decorated cloth, stamped in gilt, a.e.g. About fine. A very bright set. Plates fine. Rivers, Miss May. First Edition. 43 plates and 3 titles, all in fine chromolithography by Miss May Rivers and many illustrative diagrams by Worthington G. Smith and George Shayler. xii, 344; viii, 344; viii, 363 pp. 3 vols. 4to.

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        Salome. A tragedy in one act... pictured by Aubrey Beardsley

      Elkin Mathews and John Lane 1894 4to (cm. 20,6), 6 cc.nn., 66 pp., 1 c.nn. Frontespizio, Lista delle illustrazioni, un finalino e 10 tavv. f.t. Il tutto illustrato in nero da A. Beardsley. Legatura coeva inglese (Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly) in mz. pergamena con angoli e piatti in tela verde. Piccoli nervi e titolo oro su doppio tassello in pelle al ds. Taglio superiore dorato. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Una macchiolina marginale sul piatto posteriore. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione stampata per il mercato inglese in 500 esemplari.

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        The Mountains of California

      The Century Company, 1894 A near fine first edition, first issue, with "1" on page 1. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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        Signed Cabinet Photograph - dated during "a quite wonderful intermezzo of the loveliest of snow landscapes in the middle of summer"

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Cabinet photograph, signed by the German romantic composer and pianist. Sepia-tone, a three-quarters portrait of the famous composer shown seated on a rustic wooden bench in this 1894 photograph by Rudolf Krziwanek, signed in the upper blank area of the image in dark brown ink, "Johannes Brahms / 25/5 95."  10.5 x 15 cm [4.2 x 5.8 inches]. The lower mount trimmed, archivally matted and set under UV plexiglass in a period red crushed velvet frame. Overall in fine condition.<br style="">The composer has inscribed while summering in Bad Ischl in 1895, a year which would be the first since 1872 that he did not release any compositions.  "The lure of Bad Ischl for Brahms was the rather paradoxical combination of the company that he found there and the seclusion that the remote mountain town provided.  The atmosphere of the spa provided the sociability that his melancholy and lonely personality craved as well as the prospect of romantic dalliances.  Although he did not share Strauss's enthusiasm for the sometimes incessant rain and storms, he came to accept the weather and even reveled in a heavy snowfall at the end of May 1895: 'the quite wonderful intermezzo of the loveliest of snow landscapes in the middle of summer.'"  (Ian C. Bradley, "Water Music," p. 138)<br>The letter quoted here was penned to his friend Eusebius Mandyczewski, Romanian musicologist, composer, conductor, on the day following the present example of the composer's signature.  Brahms - though an autograph collector himself - disliked the notion of his signature being collected. He rarely signed photographs (and if so, usually on the verso), signed many letters with his initials only, and the present fully signed example is a rarity indeed.

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        Victor Vane

      Porter and Coates 1894 - book is quite worn on edges, shaken, someone has written in ink, First edition and then a price of 82.50 in 1966, Language: eng Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Italie d'hier, notes de voyage 1855-1856.

      Conquet,, Paris, 1894 - Cm. 26, pp. (8) viii, 287 (1) + (8) di cat. edit. Con molte figure entro e fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino blu con punte, dorso liscio con titoli e fregi in oro. Taglio di testa dorato e brossura originale pergamenata preservata all'interno. Legatura firmata Carayon. Esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione originale appartenente alla tiratura di testa di 75 esemplari stampati su "papier de Chine" (ns. es. n. 35) aumentato di cinque splendide tavole a colori. Carnet di viaggio dei fratelli Goncourt che descrive l'itinerario classico intrapreso (Milano, Venezia, Bologna, Firenze, Roma, Napoli) accanto ad alcune relazioni di città spesso non visitate nel Grand Tour (Domodossola, Brescia, Livorno, Viterbo, ecc). Cfr. Fossati-Bellani. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les Naufragés du Jonathan

      Edition adorned with 78 illustrations by George Roux, 12 engravings chromotypography and 2 maps couleurs.Cartonnage Hetzel Editor "on the range and the elephant" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first polychrome dish signed with Engel title in a range black and gold several frames in black and gold, a golden elephant head on the top left, three small illustrations and various gold navigational instruments and exploration, all framed in green foliage, the second type of flat "i" as indicated by JAUZAC, back decorated with several color illustrations and gold, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt.Back a little past and having friction copings. Hunting in the first flat slotted portion and blue guards marginally insolated as usual. Hetzel Paris s.d. [1894-1895] 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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        Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion [Complete in 30 Volumes: Series I (1-27) + Series II (I-III)

      GPO 1894 - 30 volume set. 1st ed. Bound in original navy cloth with gold gilt lettering. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Series I, 27 volumes. Series II, Volumes 1-3. Some volumes ex-libris. Fold out color maps. The definitive official history of the navy in the civil war. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bits of Old Chelsea - Old Battersea Bridge.

      1894 1894 - Size: 280 x 140 mm. Framed size: 455 x 315 mm. Fine condition. Original etching. Uncoloured. Limited edition of 110, signed with the sun symbol within the image area and in pencil to lower left margin. ELizabeth Longford; Images of Chelsea. p218 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Recueil de discours et documents de Léon de la Sicotère, près de 120 pièces, concernant son activité parlementaire entre 1871 et 1894. In fine, on trouve rassemblée des lettres autographes et des coupures de presses.

      1894 - Grand et fort in-8° relié demi-chagrin blond de l'époque, aux coins, pièce de titre grenat. D'une vieille famille française, dont les membres avaient occupé des postes honorables, mais n'avaient jamais été des courtisans sous l'Ancien Régime, ni des parvenus sous le nouveau, La Sicotière fut mis de bonne heure au collège d'Alençon, où il se montra un écolier modèle, sage et studieux, dont son professeur de philosophie, l'abbé Roger, disait que c'était « une des colonnes de sa classe. » Il y eut pour condisciple le futur Supérieur du Grand-Séminaire et vicaire général, de Fontenay, avec qui il resta ami jusqu'à sa mort. À la fin de ses études de droit à l'Université de Caen, en 1834, il endossa, à l'âge de vingt-deux ans la profession d'avocat au barreau d'Alençon, dont il fut élu bâtonnier, et se maria bientôt après. Entré en politique comme conseiller municipal d'Alençon, puis conseiller d'arrondissement, il démissionna de ses fonctions lors du coup d'État du 2 décembre 1851. Redevenu conseiller général en 1862 pour le canton ouest de cette ville jusqu'à la chute de l'Empire, il fut élu, le 8 février 1871, député de l'Orne à l'Assemblée nationale, le deuxième sur huit, par 57 820 voix, et prit place au centre droit. Il fut chargé de plusieurs rapports par les commissions dont il était membre. Il s'abstint lors du vote de l'amendement Wallon et adopta l'ensemble des lois constitutionnelles. Aux élections sénatoriales du 30 janvier 1876, candidat de « l'Union conservatrice », il publia une profession de foi constitutionnelle, fut élu, au troisième tour de scrutin, le premier sur trois, par 374 voix sur 595 électeurs, et reprit sa place au centre droit. La Sicotière présenta au Sénat, en 1878, un projet de loi fort en avance sur son temps visant à empêcher la destruction des oiseaux insectivores dans les campagnes, projet qui fut rejeté après une vive et spirituelle passe d'armes avec son collègue Testelin. Réélu au renouvellement triennal du 8 janvier 1882, le deuxième sur trois par 552 voix sur 584 volants, il le fut aussi, à celui du 4 janvier 1891, le premier sur trois, par 524 voix sur 951 votants. Au milieu des passions qui s'agitaient autour de lui, La Sicotière resta cependant homme d'études, et sa carrière législative fut assez effacée. Il n'aborda jamais la tribune, mais ses travaux, ses rapports étaient sérieux et étudiés. Celui sur le projet de loi concernant la protection des oiseaux, par exemple, ne touchait pas aux grands intérêts de l'État, mais offrait le mérite de la méthode et de la clarté qui en résulte. Par ailleurs, La Sicotière avait fait un autre rapport de plus de neuf cents pages in-4° sur la situation de l'Algérie pendant la guerre. La grande compétence qu'il y démontra fit dire au président du Sénat, Challemel-Lacour, dans l'éloge funèbre de l'auteur, que ce travail volumineux était toujours consulté avec utilité. Bibliophile et collectionneur, La Sicotière se passionna pour l'histoire et c'est dans la rédaction de nombreux ouvrages d'érudition que réside sa célébrité. Son titre de gloire en tant qu'historien est d'avoir jeté une lumière qui n'existait pas avant lui sur la mystérieuse histoire du jeune Louis XVII avec son Louis XVII en Vendée. La Sicotière était également passionné pour l'histoire de ses compatriotes émigrés au Canada mais son chef-d'oeuvre a été l'Histoire de Frotté et des insurrections normandes, qui fut, à son époque, pour le monde savant lui-même, une grande découverte. Autant la chouannerie bretonne était célèbre, autant la chouannerie normande était obscure et inconnue. C'est à La Sicotière qu'on doit d'avoir comblé une lacune considérable dans l'histoire de la Révolution avec ses recherches sur la chouannerie normande des Frotté et des Puisaye, historiquement aussi intéressante que les guerres de Bretagne, et même de Vendée. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mittel-Europas. Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und dem angrenzenden Mitteleuropa vorkommenden Arten. 2. Auflage der Tafeln mit kurzem Text.

      Kassel, Theodor Fischer / C. B. Griesbach's Verlag, Gera, 1894]. - (4), 56 SS. Mit 57 (von 60) chromolithographischen Tafeln. Halbleinenband der Zeit. Folio. Zweite Auflage des zuerst 1876-78 erschienenen Tafelwerkes mit dekorativen Raubvogeldarstellungen. "Da die Raubvögel mit peinlicher Naturtreue abgebildet sind, konnte sich die weitere Beschreibung ihres Aeussern auf das beschränken, was aus den Bildern nicht zu ersehen, oder auf was sonst besonders aufmerksam zu machen ist" (Vorwort). Der Forstmann und Jagdschriftsteller Riesenthal ist bekannt für seine Publikationen "Das Waidwerk" (1880) und "Das Jagdlexikon" (1882). - Einband berieben. Es fehlen der Titel sowie die Tafeln 6 (Sperber), 59 (Schleiereule) und 60 (Lapplandseule), die gesuchten Falkendarstellungen jedoch vorhanden. Nissen, IVB 782. OCLC 302340448. Vgl. Harting 127.

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        Letters From Percy Bysshe Shelley to J.H. Leigh Hunt. Edited by Thomas J. Wise.

      Privately Printed, 1894. - 2 volumes. pp. ix, [1], 74, [colophon of The Ashley Library]; vii, 69, [blank], [colophon of The Ashley Library]. Original cloth, bevelled boards, spine gilt. Gilt a little dull otherwise a Fine set. Only thirty copies were printed. This copy is inscribed by the editor on the half title of volume one "To Henry Norman With kindest regards from Thos. J. Wise 7/iv/95." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TEXAN RANCH LIFE; WITH THREE MONTHS THROUGH MEXICO IN A "PRAIRIE SCHOONER."

      London, 1894. ix,[3],363pp. plus twelve plates. Illus. Original gilt pictorial cloth. Some wear and discoloration along foredges, a few marginal lines and ink marks, occasional fox marks. Else just about very good. "Mary Jaques was an Englishwoman who spent two years in America from 1889 to 1891. The last part of this rare book describes a trip to Mexico shortly before her return to England, and an earlier trip to the West Coast, but most of the book deals with her ranch experiences" - SIX SCORE. While in California the author visited San Francisco and Yosemite, and when in Texas she spent her time on the Lucheza Ranch, near Kerrville. The photographic plates depict various ranch activities such as driving and branding cattle. ADAMS HERD 1161. RADER 2042. HOWES J60, "aa." SIX SCORE 63. MERRILL ARISTOCRAT.

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        NIHON SHIN KEI GA: TRUE ILLUSTRATIONS OF JAPAN.

      A LOVELY SUITE OF 12 COLOR WOOD CUT PLATES Osaka 1894, - Aoki. Suite of 12 color woodblock prints, ca. 27x 20.5 cm., each numbered, with colophon, date, title, cleansuite, complete in 12 views as issued, loose. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The temple of Deir el Bahari. Parts I-VI, Plates I-CL (Volumes 1-5)

      London : Offices of the Egypt exploration fund [1894-1908], 1894, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good. Large folio. Good to very good copies all in the original title-blocked, cloth-backed printed boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Contents; pt. I. The north-western end of the upper platform--pt. II. The ebony shrine, northern half of the middle platform--pt. III. End of northern half and southern half of the middle platform--pt. IV. The shrine of Hathor and the southern hall of offerings--pt. V. The upper court and sanctuary. Subjects;Dayr al-Bahri Site (Egypt). Series; Memoir (Egypt Exploration Fund). Physical description; ill., plate ; 46 x 36 cm. Inventory No: 224294.

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        COREA OF TO-DAY.

      London 1894, Nelson. Green pictorial cloth, very good, 128p.. 7 b.w. photos, map. S C A R C E. FIRST EDITION. A very rare book, covers the country, government, capital, languages, people, manners, customs, fashions, pleasures and solemnities, religions & superstitions, resources, progress, foreign relations & missions. A very useful primary resource compiled by an Gilmore [1858-1933], American clergyman sta- tioned in Korea. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        H.M.S. "Porpoise" China.

      (circa1894).. Personal record of ships from the British Royal Navy, Japanese Imperial Navy and the Chinese Beiyang Navy. A unique record in a small notebook compiled by H.C. Goslin measuring 14.8 x 10.5cm contains 26 small black and white albumen photographs showing ships and 35 hand coloured Japanese albumen photographs (3 loosely inserted, one damaged with a little loss along left edge) showing Japanese scenes and people. On the page facing the photographs of the ships H.C. Goslin has handwritten details about each ship including its performance and armament specifications, strengths and weaknesses. Most photographs measure approximately 13.5 x 9.5cm. Unpaginated [130pp]. Upper cover and first photograph damp stained, some of the Japanese photographs are a little faded causing the red colouring to show more prominently but overall the photographs are in reasonably good condition. Wrappers damp damaged and torn with loss particularly on spine. Damp staining has significantly affected the first photograph and text opposite with a little occasional staining on a few other leaves not affecting the photographs. Ships included are H.M.S. Porpoise 1894 (two photographs one considerably damp damaged); H.M.S. Archer 1894; H.M.S. Imperieuse 1893; H.M.S. Centurion 1894; Matsushima - 2 photographs; Japanese Navy ships: Kongo; Akitsushima; Takow; Yoshino; Naniwa; Yamato; Itsuksushima; Hashidate; Chiyoda; Fuso 2 images of which one has the photograph reversed; and photographs of the then newly European built Chinese naval vessels from the Beiyang Fleet: Ting Yuen; Lai Yuen; Chen Yuen; E Yuen; Russian Gunboat; H.M.S. Mercury; H.M.S. Plover; H.M.S. Servern. There are also handwritten details of a further 4 Japanese ships without accompanying photographs. H.M.S. Archer was serving on the China Station in 1894 when Japanese forces surrounded Seoul. A landing party was sent to protect the British Consul-General after he was threatened by the Japanese forces. Between 7 September 1900 until 5 December 1903 H.M.S. Archer served on the Australia Station. H.M.S. Imperieuse served on the Pacific Station 1896 - 1899. H.M.S. Centurion was the flagship of the China Station between 1894 and 1905. During this period she supported the Allied Forces during the Boxer Rebellion. A very interesting and unique personal record of ships that were inhabited the world of this British sailor. As well as documenting British ships serving in East Asia in the last years of the 19th century interestingly H.C. Goslin records in this notebook ships from both the Japanese Navy and ill-fated Chinese Beiyang Navy at the time. .

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        Autograph quotation signed.

      N. p., 1894. - 1 p. 116:47 mm. "A beautiful voice is the gift of God". - With a small photographic portrait; somewhat faded.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Luegers Lexikon der Gesamten Technik, Erstausgabe, 7 Bände (A-Z), 1894

      Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (DVA) 1894-1899 (oJ), Stuttgart / Leipzig, Berlin, Wien - (Otto Lueger) Luegers Lexikon der gesamten Technik und ihrer Hilfswissenschaften. 7 Bände. Stuttgart/Leipzig, Berlin, Wien, Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, 1894-1899 (oJ). Komplette Erstausgabe (1.Auflage). Prachtausgabe: Dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung & roten Rückenschildern. Dreiseitig roter Buchschnitt. Format 27 x 19 cm. Wie Sie auch den ersten fünf Originalbildern entnehmen können, haben die Buchrücken keine Fehlstellen oder Einrisse, ebensowenig die Außengelenke. Die roten Rückenschilder sind farblich unterschiedlich aufgehellt. Buchecken bestoßen, Ledereinband berieben. Buchdeckel mit etwas Verschmutzungen, auf zweien Kratzer. Der Buchschnitt ist für diese Ausgabe besonders gut erhalten (zumeist sind diese Lueger-Ausgaben eher Werkstattexemplare", d.h. hier deutlicher benutzt, mit Öl-, Schmutzflecken etc.). Durch ehemaligen, äußeren Kontakt mit Waser ist bei fünf Bänden jedoch der obere Buchschnitt teils verblasst (s. Bild 4); bei Band 6 gibt es darüber hinaus weitere Spuren wie: einen etwas verformten Buchrücken, Buchdeckel mit Verfärbung & der vordere zudem verzogen, hinteres Schmuckblatt gewellt, letzte Seiten oben leicht wasserrandig. Innen vollständig, alles ist fest eingebunden; keine losen oder fehlenden Seiten. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Das holzfreie Papier ist von erstklassiger Qualität. Die Seiten sind frisch, ohne Anstreichungen oder Fleckigkeit. Auf dem Innendeckel ein schönes Ex Libris (s. Bild 5)." 22500 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fünf Monate in Südafrika.

      Barmen, Verlag des Missionshauses, 1894. - Blaugraue Original-Leinwand, 8°, 140 Seiten, 1 Karte, 28 ganzseitige photographische Abbildungen und Illustrationen. Einband leicht beireben, Seiten leicht nachgedunkelt aber sauber, gutes Exemplar dieses Reiseberichts des Missions-Inspektors der Rheinischen Missionsgesellschaft, der v.a. die Stationen in Deutsch-Südwestafrika besuchte. Inhalt: 1. Besuch unserer Stationen in der Kapkolonie. 2. Reise durchs Groß-Namaland. 3. Reise durchs Hereroland. 4. Letzter Aufenthalt am Kap. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        The Book of Antelopes.

      4to. 4 vols. Original green cloth, gilt vignette of antelope to uppers, gilt rules to boards, spines with gilt rules and lettering; pp. xxxv 220, v 194, v 245, v 242, 100 hand coloured lithographs after J. Smit and J. Wolf, 121 text illustrations; spines a little darkened, repair to one text page in vol I, otherwise very good, plates very clean. First edition. Scarce. This great work on antelopes was originally the project of Sir Victor Brook (1843 - 1891), the father of Viscount Alanbrooke and a serious big game hunter and naturalist. He supervised the production of the beautiful plates by Smit and Wolf but died of pneumonia, aged only 48, before the book could be completed. The writing of the text was taken over by Sclater, then Secretary of the Zoological Society of London, who wrote the main text, and Thomas, curator at the British Museum of Natural History, who provided the scientific descriptions. The result was a triumph both artistically and scientifically: "The book of Antelopes is a timely work and it is matter for congratulation that the colored plates prepared under the supervision of the late Sir Victor Brook more than twenty years ago are finally given to the public accompanied by such authoritative letter press" (Science, New Series, Vol 3, No. 67, April 10 1896, p. 566). The work's value partly resides in its recording of species now lost to us, hence the reviewer's appreciation of its timeliness: "... it is sad to feel that many species are on the road to rapid extinction" (Ibid.). Nissen 3784; Wood p. 558.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        The Book of Wisdom and Lies. A book of traditional stories from Georgia in Asia. Translated by Oliver Wardrop.

      8vo., original limp vellum with (renewed) ties, printed in red and black in Golden type, wood-engraved title and initials. Vellum a little rubbed on corner of upper board with a small closed tear where the upper tie appears, gilt lettering a little faded, otherwise a very good copy. 1 of 250 copies printed on paper (no copies were printed on vellum)

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Psalmi Penitentiales. [Edited by F.S. Ellis].

      8vo. Original holland-backed boards, titled in black on the upper cover, edges uncut; pp. [ii] 63; woodcut borders and initials, text printed in red and black in the Chaucer type; spine lightly spotted, bookplate on front paste-down; a very nice copy. One of 300 copies on paper (there were also 12 on vellum). This is an English rhymed version of the Seven Penitential Psalms, written in the Kentish dialect of the 14th century and here transcribed and edited by F.S. Ellis. "And of all the smaller [Kelmscott] books, perhaps the old metrical version of the penitential psalms ... showed the most delicate taste and judgment." (Colin Franklin, The Private Presses, p.42).

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        The Poems of John Keats. [Overseen after the text of foregoing editions by F.S. Ellis].

      8vo. Original limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt, green silk ties sometime replaced, edges untrimmed; woodcut title, borders and initials, after designs by William Morris, text printed in black and red in the Golden type; a very good copy. 300 copies were printed, plus 7 on vellum. "The Most sought after of all the smaller Kelmscott Press books" (Cockerell in Sparling's The Kelmscott Press and William Morris).Peterson A24.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Ein Ferien-Ausflug um die Erde. Seinen lieben Verwandten und Freunden gewidmet.

      Leipzig, G. Kreysing, 1894 - 133 S. mit 16 ganzs. Abbildungen (davon 9 mont. Original-Photographien) und 2 farb. Faltkarten. S. 4 mont. Porträtphotographie des Verfassers (K. Tamamura, Photograph in Yokohama, Japan), S. 5 Verfasserwidmung für den Jugendfreund Louis Roos. Laut Entfernungstabelle legte der Leipziger Kaufmann in 144 Tagen 54500 km zurück. Auf den Karten ist die Reiseroute rot eingezeichnet. - Zustand sehr gut, Einband nur wenig berieben. - Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 5,30, nach EU-Ausland EUR 14.-, für andere Länder bitte nachfragen. - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, blind- und goldgepr. Leinen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        In de Muizenwereld: een nieuwe vertelling

      H.J.W. Becht 1894 - H.J.W. Becht, Amsterdam. 1894. True first edition, first printing. Only copy available globally, released in a very small printing. his wonderfully illustrated fantasy &#150; in which two children shrink to mouse size &#150; is notable for its fine drawings, mostly of anthropomorphic mice, by the Dutch artist Ludwig Willem Reymert Wenckebach (1860-1937). Wenckebach&#146;s books for children, regarded as pioneering, include the superb Notenkraker en Muizenkoning (The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, 1898), with rich, vibrant chromolithographic plates printed in eleven colours. The artist seems especially to have enjoyed drawing mice &#150; which feature in both The Nutcracker and In Mouse-Land. The Wolfsonian Library (Florida) &#150; renowned for its collection of Dutch Nieuwe Kunst (New Art) book bindings, calendars, and illustrations from the 1890s to 1920s &#150; notes that Wenckebach was &#147;a talented and prolific artist very well represented in the Wolfsonian collection, with more than 125 items . Most of the book bindings Wenckebach designed are typical of that era, when nature served as inspiration for all that was beautiful in art. Plants, flowers, orchids, butterflies and the curvilinear female form adorn most of the bindings he designed. But Wenckebach was also a talented graphic artist, [providing] illustrations for many children&#146;s books. This, of course, was the age when children&#146;s books did not shy away from vivid (and even gruesome) images that modern publishers generally eschew in books aimed at a juvenile audience. Wenckebach&#146;s images of the Nutcracker, for example, are both profoundly moving and disturbing.&#148; In de Muizenwereld was first published in 1894, complete with music for keyboard, integrated into the text. This is the first edition without music &#150; featuring just the story and illustrations. An English-language version was published by J. Curwen (London) in 1910. A delightful work, very scarce in the undated first edition; I can see no other copy currently for sale online. Condition Book complete and intact. Light creasing, finger-marking and smudging to margins, three or four short closed tears to upper/lower gutters, slight foxing around stitches, occasional foxing elsewhere, one spread with staining to upper margin, two tiny stains elsewhere, five internal hinges re-glued, first (blank) page with previous owner&#146;s name in ink, last (blank) page with small water-mark to upper edge. Endpapers plus first and last page with browning/offsetting, a little foxing and soiling; front endpapers with original bookseller&#146;s label, trace of bookseller&#146;s pencilled notes (erased); pastedowns with slight bubbling; rear endpaper hinge with small tear to foot. Top of page block with small water-mark. Binding a little loose. Boards and spine with soiling, staining, scratching and marks as shown, bumping, rubbing and wear to extremities, slight fraying to corners; spine with small tears to head and foot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neverland Books]
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        Pride and Prejudice.

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Occasional spotting to pages, mostly to prelims and last couple of pages. An excellent copy. First Thomson edition, first impression. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        UNE NUIT DE CLÉOPÂTRE. Illustrée de vingt-et-une compositions par Paul Avril. Préface par Anatole France.

      Paris, A. Ferroud, 1894 - Paris, A. Ferroud, 1894 (imprimé par Chamerot et Renouard à Paris) 1 volume grand in-8 (24,7 x 17 cm) de XX-82 pages. 21 eaux-fortes tirées en en-tête du texte et hors-texte (6 planches hors-texte et 15 compositions d'en-tête). Vignette à l'eau-forte sur le titre. Reliure de l'époque plein maroquin châtaigne doublé de maroquin vert sombre avec large filet de maroquin châtaigne, riche encadrement de filets dorés, dos à nerfs, supra libris doré sur les plats (Isidoro Fernandez), tranches dorées sur brochuire, couverture conservée (reliure signée NOULHAC). Légères décharges des gravures sur les feuillets en regard. Le prospectus pour cette édition a été relié à la fin (4 pages). Recto du faux-titre et verso du dernier feuillet du prospectus brunis (décharge du papier de garde). Exemplaire à l'état proche du neuf. TIRAGE A 500 EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 100 EXEMPLAIRES SUR GRAND VÉLIN D'ARCHES AVEC UNE SUITE DES GRAVURES AVEC REMARQUES. Une nuit de Cléopâtre est une nouvelle historique de Théophile Gautier, publiée en six feuilletons du 29 novembre au 6 décembre 1838 dans La Presse. Cette nouvelle a ensuite été fondue dans les recueils de Nouvelles de l'auteur. Traversant le Nil sur sa cange royale pour se rendre à son palais d'été, Cléopâtre « s'ennuie horriblement. » Meïamoun, amoureux de la reine, est pris en train de l'épier dans son bain. Ayant le caprice d'être clémente, Cléopâtre lui accorde une nuit orgiaque. Paul Avril avait déjà illustré avec succès chez le même éditeur Le Roi Candaule. Ferroud donne ici une superbe édition réalisée avec luxe pour les bibliophiles. rovenance : Isidoro Fernandez (1878-1963) (3 ex libris différents contrecollés au verso de la page de garde - supra libris doré), bibliophile espagnol dont l'immense bibliothèque fut dispersée aux enchères publiques en 2013 chez Christie's (The library of a Spanish Bibliophile, 20 mars 2013, Londres). Fernandez s&#146;installa à Barcelone vers 1906. En 1911, il rencontra le Libraire Antonio Palau y Dulcet, lequel dans ses "Memories d&#146;un llibreter catala" [Barcelona, 1935] décrit comment Isidoro Fernández évolua du statut de collectionneur de magazines vers celui de bibliophile enragé. Beaucoup de ses livres furent achetés à Paris, il les fit d&#146;abord relier par Marius Michel et plus tard par Emilio Brugalla, un des plus prestigieux relieurs espagnols. Lors de l&#146;"Exposición de encuadernaciones Emilio Burgalla" qui se tint à Madrid en Juin 1945, Isidoro Fernández prêta 3 livres de sa collection. Ses ex-libris furent dessinés par son plus jeune fils. Il en existe plusieurs formes, l&#146;une d&#146;entre-elles étant utilisée comme super-libris doré sur les plats des reliures en plein maroquin. Après son décès, sa collection fut maintenue par sa fille Flora, puis à partir de 1984, par Carlos, fils de Flora. Après le décès de Carlos en 2009, sa fille Elisa Fernández Stoykovich vendit la Bibliothèque chez Christie&#146;s. Le total des enchères a atteint 624.775 £ ; le clou de la vente fut "Quilatador de la plata, oro y piedras" (1572) de Juan de Arfe y Villafañe, un des premiers manuels métallurgiques publiés en Europe, adjugé pour 40.000 £ (50.000 £ avec les frais). (source : site internet des Amis du Livre Pyrénéen). Le volume porte également l'ex libris de Maurice Davanne (conservateur de la bibliothèque Saint-Geneviève à Paris). Il est fort probable que le premier possesseur de ce livre fut M. Maurice Davanne au tout début du XXe siècle (bien que l'ex libris soit curieusement collé en bas, à la suite de ceux de M. Fernandez, sans doute a-t-il été déplacé ??). SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE PARFAITEMENT ÉTABLI EN MAROQUIN DOUBLÉ DE NOULHAC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'amour qui bouquine]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Occasional spotting to pages, spine ends lightly bumped, a touch of rubbing to spine. A very good copy. First Thomson edition, first impression. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1894. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 432 pp. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine and the front board. First edition, first state (BAL 3442). A handsome copy. Light wear to edges of boards, a couple small spots of discoloration on the rear board, split discernible at rear hinge but binding is still tight and secure.

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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