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        AN ISLAND GARDEN

      Osgood, McIlvaine & CO. 1894 - Bound in white/ivory cloth with beautiful floral gilt embossing covering entire volume. Poet Celia Thaxter's homage to her garden on Appledore Island, illustrated with full page color plates by Childe Hassam. Each plate protected by tissue guard. Binding lightly soiled, corners and edges lightly rubbed, previous owner's dedication on front fly, TEG. A very scarce volume concerning New Hampshire art and history. Publishers page states "The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass. USA". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller]
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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 - Frankfurt am Main, Carl Jügels Verlag (M. Abendroth), 1894, Halbleinen/Kaliko, Leinenecken, gr. 4° nicht paginiert, gesammelt und geordnet nach „Heften" 1 bis 6, keine Mappe - fest gebunden, mögl. ein Privatband, 1. Heft mit zweifarb. Innentitel, 11 S. Einleitung (G. Beck) u. Erläuterungen (O. Cornill), jedes weitere Heft mit 1 Bl Erläuterungen zu den einzelnen Tafeln, die farb. Abb. sind einmontiert, das Buch ist mit sämtlichen 72 Tafeln komplett, Berieb- u. Kratzspuren auf d. Buchdeckeln, Leinenecken ebenfalls berieben, Buchrücken an Ober- u. Stehkante nur gering lagerspurig, die Bindung ist stabil, einige sehr wenige feine Anstreichungen in d. Erl., sonst an Buchblock u. Blattseiten tadellos sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Carl Theoder Reiffenstein (12. Januar 1820 in Frankfurt am Main - 6. Dezember 1893 ebenda) Architektur- und Landschaftsmaler. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tom Sawyer Abroad

      N.Y: Charles L. Webster & Co, 1894. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine condition thus. BAL 3440, binding A. (1), half-title, 219 pp., frontis illus; 4 pp. advertisements; 8vo; original gilt stamped tan cloth with front cover and spine illustrations in bronze & black; 24 plate illustrations. BAL notes some copies with an extra fly-leaf at the back, however this copy lacks front endpapers (i-iv) as called for, starts with the half-title and has two blank endpapers in back. The appearance suggests that the book was misbound in this way, as the book is overall very fresh and tight with no indication of f.e.p removed. There is the appearance of a rectangular strip of glue or paste under front pastedown near hinge, with corresponding light offset on half-title, but front paste down and half-title appear to be the same sheet. Similar use of adhesive under rear pastedown, so we are surmising that this was part of the original binding process. (Or we are wrong and in need of a second, better informed opinion.) Ownership name in pen vertically across f.e.p.; moderate bubbling of cloth on back cover and a bit on upper spine. Otherwise a very bright, clean copy.

      [Bookseller: G. F. Wilkinson Books]
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        (Hrsg.). Aepfel und Birnen. Die wichtigsten deutschen Kernobstsorten. Berlin, Parey, 1894. Zus. 112. Bll. Mit 104 chromolithogr. Tafeln. 4°. OLwd.

       1894 Nicht bei Nissen.- Die 53 Äpfel und 52 Birnen in schönem leuchtenden Kolorit dargestellt.- 1 Tafel lose. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas

      New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1894. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. xxvii, 709 pp, + [1] (ads), with index, glossary, illustrations, folding map. Original pictorial cloth, top edge gilt. A bright and attractive copy with mild bumping to the lower corners. DNB: "In 1892 Conway led a large-scale mountaineering expedition to the Karakoram Himalayas with the financial support of scientific societies and his father-in-law, Manton Marble. Marble was not sure about Conway's motives: 'Tis not quite relevant to your art-career to be climbing mountains, but I perceive that Alpine, Caucasian, or Himalayan supereminence may be the corner-stone of artistic eminence' (Evans, 134). Conway's large party surveyed the Baltoro glacier and the region around K2, and ascended Pioneer Peak on Baltoro Kangri, which at 6890 metres may have constituted an altitude record at the time." Neate C103.

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        A Woman of No Importance.

      London: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head,, 1894. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt, decorations by Shannon to boards gilt, all edges untrimmed, partly unopened. Spine lightly faded, tiny split at foot of spine, one corner lightly bumped, boards marked and a little cockled, light spotting to pastedowns, fore edge of text block tanned, final leaf a little finger-marked. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of only 500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pan. Af løitnant Thomas Glahns papirer.

      København 1894. 8vo. 241 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Grått). Svakt plettet på for- og bakperm. Hilsen på fribl., ellers et fint eks

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        A PAIR OF MEIJI SHIN-HANGA BIJIN-GA. [A Pair of Meiji Period Beauties, Color Woodblock Prints]

      A PAIR OF LOVELY COLOR EARLY MEIJI PERIOD SHIN-HANGA PRINTS [Tokyo ca. 1894- - 1909, Satoh]. A pair of very nice color woodblock prints, no fading, strong image, prints, each is 21 x30 cm., nicely executed, unsigned as issued. OBSCURE PRINTS Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Durch Massailand zur Nilquelle. Reisen und Forschungen der Massai-Expedition des deuschen Antisklaverei-Komite inden Jahren 1891-1893.

      Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1894. XIII S., 1 Bl., 385 S. Mit 27 Tafeln, 140 Textabbildungen in Heliogravüre, Lichtdruck und Autotypie nach Photographien und Skizzen des Verfasserns und 1 mehrfach gefalt. Karte (in Rückentasche, mit Korrekturzettel). Gr.-8°, HLeder, dreis. Rotschnitt Henze II, 200 ff. Kainbacher 33,5. - 1 Tafel mit hinterlegtem Randeinriss, 1 1 Bl. mit kleinem Randeinriss. - Beschreibung der über 4000 km langen Ostafrika-Expedition Baumanns (1864-1899), die zum grössten Teil durch Neuland führte. Versand D: 5,75 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        lovely binding,limited,KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK By Washington Irving With Illustrations

      Fine with no dj. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1894. 2 vols. With Illustrations by Edward W. Kemble.rare, limited to 281 copies, linen paper in royal octavo size with proofs on japan paper of the full page illustrations and decorative borders in gold and colors. whole bound in eglisg calf with gilt tops and rough edges and numbered from 1614 to 1894, rare,unlimted goes for 350,NF condition, beautiful gold embossed full leather

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        Figures contemporaines, tirées de l’album Mariani

      1894 - 14 volumes in-4 Paris, Ernest Flammarion (puis] Henry Floury, 1894-1925, in-4, 14 volumes in-4, percaline bordeaux de l'époque, tranche supérieure dorée (couvertures d'origine conservées), Tomes I et III à XIV des Figures Contemporaines de Mariani, exemplaire sur vergé en reliure d'éditeur auxquels on joint un volume supplémentaire contenant le tome I et II en tirage courant et reliure d'éditeur. Vaste compilation de témoignages d'hommes connus et importants (les célébrités mondaines, les artistes, les comédiens, les hommes et femmes politiques, les scientifiques et les médecins) de la fin du XIXe siècle et du début du XXe siècle servant à faire la promotion du vin Mariani à base de coca, et de ses produits dérivés. Deux cartonnages ont des traces de peinture blanche sur le premier plat, et le plat du troisième volume porte des traces d'humidité. Le reste de l'ensemble est en très bel état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Figures Contemporaines tirées de l'Album Mariani (11 Volumes - Albums Mariani : Tomes 1 à 12, sauf le tome 8)

      Ernest Flammarion, puis Librairie Henry Floury 1894 - Portraits, autographes, notices et biographies rédigées par Joseph Uzanne, 12 vol. in-4 reliure éditeur pleine percaline bordeaux, couv. cons., tête dorée, Ernest Flammarion, puis Librairie Henry Floury, Paris, 1894-1910 Rare ensemble des albums Mariani, réunissant les 12 premiers volumes (hormis le tome 8). Les feuillets des deux premiers volumes sont débrochés, les autres ouvrages sont en très bon état (hormis qq. minimes frott. en couv.). Le tome 12 contient un index général. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Cheret, Jules - Palais de Glace.

      Kleurenlithografie uit 1894 ontworpen door Jules Chéret. Gesigneerd in de druk rechtsonder.Gedrukt door Chéret"s drukkerij Chaix. Dit blad is een verkleining van het op de straten van Parijs hangende affiche en verscheen als bijlage van de Courier Français.Jules Roques, de eigenaar van Le Courier Français, was een van de grootste aanhangers van het werk van Chéret. Op een gegeven moment huurde Roques het enorme gordijn van het Theatre des Ambassadeurs, een van de grootste muziek hallen in Paris, en behing dit van boven tot onder met affiches van Chéret, met daarboven de naam van zijn blad. Ook gaf hij regelmatig affiches uit als bijlagen van zijn Courier Français, kleiner van formaat maar van de zelfde kwaliteit.De geneugten van Parijs zijn nergens zo evident als in de affiches gemaakt voor het Palais de Glace. Chéret ontwierp het ene meesterwerk na het andere voor hét ijs paleis van de Belle Epoque. Op dit affiche zien we een van zijn statuesque "Chérettes"' over het ijs zwieren, de toeschouwer kan weinig anders doen dan haar bewonderen.In 1894 opent het Palais de Glace haar deuren aan de Champs Elysées. Behalve voor de ijsbaan, gaat men er naar toe om te zien en gezien te worden. Het wordt the-place-to-be in Parijs. Ook in Brussel, Wenen, Londen en elders in Europa worden dergelijke schaatspaleizen geopend.In de 20e eeuw verliest het Palais de Glace gaandeweg haar aantrekkingskracht en moet in 1980 sluiten. Anno 2008 is in het monumentale gebouw het Théatre du Rond-Point gevestigd.Prijs: € 1.250,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        The works.

      Chicago: Stone & Kimball,, 1894-5. Newly collected and edited, with a memoir, critical introductions, and notes, by Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry. The illustrations by Albert Edward Sterner. In ten volumes. Octavo, 10 volumes. Publisher's vellum, titles to spines gilt, art nouveau poppy design to spines and boards gilt, cream endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. Gravure frontispieces to each volume and further gravure portraits throughout. Small bookplate to top of front pastedowns, pages nice and clean, spines are slightly tanned, boards remain bright, an excellent set. Limited large paper edition. One of 250 numbered set of which this is number 130.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        From Edinburgh to the Antarctic : an artist's notes and sketches during the Dundee Expedition of 1892-93.

      Longmans Green and Co, London 1894 - With a chapter by W.S. Bruce, naturalist of the barque 'Balaena'. First edition. 8vo. xii, 364pp, 123 b&w text illustrations, full-page coloured map and folding map at rear, 32pp publisher's catalogue. Original dark green cloth, lettered in silver and decorated in silver and brown on the upper board; extremities rubbed, slight fraying at head and tail of spine, a little flecking and slight fading at foot of the upper board (a plate of some sort possibly removed); now in a clear mylar wrapper. The ink stamp (upside down) of "Coates' Library, Huddersfield" on verso of front free endpaper. Some spotting to half-title and title, and to the fore-edges, otherwise a good clean copy. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Spence 825, Renard 1108, Rosove 234a. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A PAIR OF MEIJI SHIN-HANGA BIJIN-GA. [A Pair of Meiji Period Beauties, Color Woo

      [Tokyo ca. 1894-1909, Satoh]. A pair of very nice color wood. block prints, no fading, strong image, prints, each is 21 x. 30 cm., nicely executed, unsigned as issued. OBSCURE PRINTS. A pair of very lovely and stunning Meiji period colored woodblock prints showing beautiful ladies. * THE PAIR: 1. The first print shows a Meiji era lady at her Kotatsu [table warmer] leaning on her left elbow as she reads a newspaper. She has the faintest hint of blue in her eyes, and red lips. Her right hand rests on the newspaper. A beautiful image, solid, clear, strong, with a hint of gauffrage in the Kimono design evident. The back has some nice swirls from the Baren, a tool to rub the back of prints against the ink-ladened woodblock. . CONDITION: Clear background, at right edge a touch of some purple dots most likely some rub-off from an opposing print from the book in which this was removed from. No fading or damage to the print. A very small & minor amount of color bleed on the woman's left arm where the color bled to her arm. A very tiny bit of the same purple jus near her right ear. Else the print is in truly in excellent, collector's condition. The back is clean. *** 2. The second print shows another lovely Meiji period woman at her toilet. She views herself in a mirror while holding another mirror in her left hand to reflect off the facing mirror. She sees the back of her neck and her coiffeur. Her lips pare red and he face and skin is flawless. There is a bit of reverse burnishing on her black Obi sash belt which is an attractive and very subtle feature. . CONDITION: The background is clear no fading, there is a touch of background color variation just above her hair and mirror. On her right forearm, left hand and back ground & right shoulder background there is a minor bit of oxidation which comes after about 100 years, which is normal as the paper and colors oxidize. Else this is a lovely print in excellent collector's condition. *** RARITY: Kiyokata did very few Japanese prints other than those he did for newspaper illustrations. Per the references below, we believe these to be rather obscure works, not found or illustrated in the usual reference books of the period. *** LOVELY MATHCING PAIR: The pair are lovely, and ready for display so they could face each other, which would be attractive, when properly matter in an elegant frame. * THE ARTIST: KABURAGI Kiyokata [1878-1972] best know as "Kiyokata" was a Japanese style painter born in Tokyo. In 1891, at an early age of 14 years old was apprenticed to Mizuno Toshikata, who in 1893 gave his student the name Kiyokata, see Stephens, p.106 below. Stephens also notes that Kiyokata began his artistic production in 1894, so in theory these prints could easily be from his earliest period. . Kiyokata he studied Ukiyo-e with the most famous and celebrated Taiso Yoshitoshi and also Mizuno Toshikata. He was a "Member of the Art Committee of the Imperial Household and of the "Japan Art Academy," in 1954 he received the "Order of Cultural Merit." . He specialized in Bijin-Ga [pictures of Beautiful Women] of the Meiji period. He was mostly know for his paintings, and did only a few prints, thus this pair are quite RARE ! He is well collected by world museums. For a more copious biography, see Roberts below. * Per Merritt [below]: "...Kiyokata who later became one of the major figures in 20th century Japanese style painting and the mentor of numerous Shin-Hanga artists, is also remembered for his early career as an illustrator." What she also notes, is that his color woodblock prints, were used d to illustrate newspapers i.e.: "Tokyo Nichinichi Shinbun" and also the "Yamato Shinbun" see page 22 below. . DATING THE PRINTS: She also notes: "Even though Kiyokata's illustrations made before 1910 were both aesthetic and popular successes, he turned his attention increasingly to painting for woodblock illustrations ..." see page 22 below. Therefore based on this we can now have some substantial evidence that this pair of prints were surely done prior to 1910. most likely done about 1909. . Per Merritt & Yamada "[Kiyokata] Began his career ca. 1901 with illustrations...in newspapers...His wife served as model for some of the scenes. Many illustrations printed by woodblock; single-sheet prints published by Satoh Shotaro in 1901." See below], p.50-51. *** Per Brown and Goodall-Cristante: "Kiyokata produced late Ukiyo-e-style prints, Nihonga [Japanese style pictures] and a few Shin-hanga...A transitional figure he was also the teacher of such important Shin-hanga artists as Hasui and Ito Shinsui, Hashiguchi Goyo." See below, pp.20-21. *** HOW WE GRADE CONDITION: We tend to be overly meticulous in our assessment of condition of these and other prints, books, maps and items we list. Please see the scans posted to our site, or ask for higher quality photo images if there are any concerns. They are probably in better condition that we suggest, pointing every minute flaw possible ! **** REFERENCES: ROBERTS, Laurance P.: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.63 * MERRITT, Helen; MODERN JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS: pp.22,54,61,95 and also the illustration on p 23: "Woman of Tsukiji." * MERRITT, Helen & Nanako Yamada: GUIDE TO MODERN JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS: 1900-1975: p.50 * BROWN, Kendall H. & Hollis Goodall-Cristante: SHIN-HANGA NEW PRINTS IN MODERN JAPAN: p.20-21. * STEPHENS, Amy R. THE NEW WAVE: Twentieth Century Japanese Prints From the R.O. Muller Collection: pp.106-108, plates 79-82. Please note that all of the illustrations show the figures looking to their right or over their right shoulder which was his trademark. The compositions are remarkably like our examples. * Google search: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=0&gs_ ri=hp&cp=18&gs_id=4&xhr=t&q=kaburagi+kiyokata&bav=on.2,or.r_ gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bpcl=39314241&biw=819&bih=470&wrapid=tljp13542 2181439000&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=9 ci3ULPqEcTKiwK3qYDYCw . Per the above link there are several prints which reflect the posture of our 2nd print, a woman looking over her right shoulder, which was a common trait of his. By and large a large number of his works are a woman looking to the right, which is exactly what our print subject is doing **** Color 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        PAT O' NINE TALES AND ONE OVER ...

      Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son,. 1894. original dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, yellow coated endpapers.. Several old owner's signatures on front endpapers. Cloth stained on. rear cover and a bit marked, smaller stain on front cover, some. spotting and staining to text block, else a very good copy. A scarce. book. (#150987). First edition. Eight stories and a twenty-four-page narrative poem. Most of the stories are criminous, several involving murder, and one, according to Brown, is a ghost story. There's talk of leprechauns in a couple of others. Bodkin (1850-1933), Irish lawyer, Nationalist MP for North Roscommon, judge and author, wrote a number of detective stories, many featuring Paul Beck and Dora Myrl, who marry in THE CAPTURE OF PAUL BECK (1909), thus becoming the first fictional detective family. Hubin (1994), p. 83. Brown, Ireland in Fiction 226. Loeber and Loeber B254.

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        uvres complètes

      1894 - 3 forts vol. de I. portrait, Bruxelles, Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt, 1894, in-4, 3 forts vol. de I. portrait, LV, (1bl), 855, (1bl)pp, 6pl. - II. portrait, VI, 854pp. - III. portrait, 556pp, demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs orné, encadrement de trois filets à froid sur les plats, armes dorées sur les premiers plats (Rel. de l'ép.), 3 portraits de l'auteur à différentes époques de sa vie, 6 planches h.t. et figures dans le texte. PREMIERE EDITION COLLECTIVE des mémoires du chimiste belge qui fut l'élève, puis le collaborateur, du chimiste français J.B. Dumas. Les recherches de Jean-Servais Stas (1813-1891) sur les proportions chimiques et les poids atomiques des corps sont tout à fait remarquables. Ce "virtuose de l'expérience" démontra que l'hypothèse de Williams Prout sur l'unité de la matière n'est pas recevable. (cf. Massain : Chimie et chimistes, éd. 1952, p. 189). Bel exemplaire de prix frappé aux armes royales belges avec la mention :"Offert par la classe des sciences de l'Académie royale de Belgique". Ce prix était offert aux étudiants qui avaient obtenu le diplôme de docteur es sciences chimiques avec la plus grande distinction. DSB XII, p. 620. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les noms de lieu de la France [Original Lecture Notes]

      Paris: No Publisher Named, 1894-1899. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good set of four small volumes (each measuring approximately 6 3/4 inches X 4 1/2 inches), each consisting of notes taken (presumably by a student) at lectures given by Auguste Honoré Longnon at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris, one of France's Grands Etablissements, a set of schools considered to be among France's most prestigious research and higher education institutions. The notes are written in blue ink with some of the notes written over pencil notes previously taken, presumably from another class. The Volumes are in Very Good condition with some damage to the spines, are hand-numbered "I", "II", "IV", and "V" and hand-titled "Noms de Lieu" or "Noms de Lieux" (each title meaning "Place Names"). French Historian and Archivist Auguste Honoré Longnon was known for his research in France's historical geography who, in 1886, was made a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (a French learned society devoted to the humanities). Longnon died in 1911 and his work on France's Place Names was published in the 1920s as "Les noms de lieu de la France; leur origine, leur signification, leurs transformations" and was issued in five parts. A Very Good set of works containing original notes from lectures given by Auguste Honoré Longnon, perhaps the greatest expert and historian of France's Place Names. RARE INDEED.

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        THE ARTIFICIAL MOTHER: A MARITAL FANTASY by G. H. P. [pseudonym] .

      New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1894 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3 [4] 5 [6] 7 [8] 9 [10] 11-31 [32-36: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by A. W. van Deusen, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial olive green cloth, front panel stamped in white and brown, spine panel stamped in brown, all edges stained red. First edition. Humorous science fiction short story written, according to the author, in the 1869, describing the invention and operation of an android nurse. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 826. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 320. Bleiler (1978), p. 78. Not in Reginald. Wright (III) 4397. A fine copy in very good plain brown paper dust jacket. The jacket, perhaps original to this book, is a bit worn and soiled. (#148755) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Arabs and their Literature

      Ljubljana: Ig. v. Kleinmayr & Fed. Bamberg,, 1894. before and after the rise of Islâm, within the limits of their peninsula and beyond it. An outline for the use of the pupils of the Khediviah School, compiled from Arab and European sources. Octavo (220 × 146 mm). Original brown morocco-grained half cloth, blue boards printed in black. Laid-in fascimile leaf (foolscap, 345 × 210 mm) headed "In v. Dyck's Hist. of the Arabs and Their Literature correct the following" and recommending 23 emendations, all marked in the present copy in red ink. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, ownership inscription of Alexander Russell, dated Glasgow, 11th Oct. 1900 to front free endpaper. Boards slightly marked and sunned, extremities lightly bumped, contents toned. A very good copy. First and only edition in English of this uncommon course-book for Cairene students in the late Khedival period, scarce in commerce and just five copies in UK libraries, of which two in the BL, and some fifteen scattered across libraries in North America, Europe and the Middle East; originally published in Arabic the previous year as Ta'rikh al-'Arab wa-adabihim. Van Dyck was an American diplomat who served as consular clerk and vice-consul in Beirut and Cairo, taught at Cairo's Khediviah (Khedival) school and translated a number of early Arabic texts into English, including Avicenna's Compendium on the Soul. He was the son of Cornelius van Dyck, a missionary best remembered for his Arabic translation of the Bible. The presence of numerous editorial corrections to the text as recommended by the laid-in facsimile leaf suggest an editorial provenance.

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        The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard.

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1894 - 1895., 1894. The FIRST APPEARANCES of the somewhat foppish French soldier. 13 issues: December 1894 to December 1895. Quarto. Each issue bound in the Strand Magazine's customary light blue soft paper covers, showing a view of the Strand to front cover, volume number, date, and title to spine, and advertisments to rear cover. Numerous illustrations, including a number by W.B. Wollen. These issues also include two notable stories by Verne, and an article by Doyle on Skiing which includes a photograph of Doyle in the act. With clamshell box, bound in quarter blue morocco over blue cloth boards, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. All issues are rubbed, worn at spine ends, and a little grubby. The front cover of January 1895 bears a recent date inscription in biro. The back cover of June 1895 has become detached. Internally clean and free from spotting. These issues contain all of the stories later published as The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. Gerard is an extraordinarily vain French soldier, fighting in the armies of Napoleon. Full of Doyle's trademark adventure and derring do, these stories are rendered all the more interesting by elegant flourishes of satire, baldly caricaturing the French, but also cocking a snook at staid British values. Gerard serves in various conflicts across Europe, including in the Iberian peninsula, Germany, Russia, and additionally does a notable stint in Dartmoor Prison.

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        Grundriss der Psychiatrie in klinischen Vorlesungen

      Leipzig Thieme, 1894-1900 (3 Bände in 1 Band). 23,5 x 15,5cm, zeitgen. rotes Leder, goldgeprägter Titel auf Rücken, auf dem vord. Deckel kl. Einstiche und Kratzspur; VII, 1 Bl., 576 S. EA, selten in dieser Vollständigkeit; Teil I und II waren bereits 1894 bw. 1896 erschienen, aber erst 1900 kam der umfangreichste Teil \"Die acuten Psychosen und die Defectzustände\" hinzu, so dass hier erstmals der \"Grundriss...\" vollständig vorliegt. In 41 Vorlesungen stellt Wernicke - damals in Breslau Ordinarius - sein System der pathologisch-anatomisch fundierten Psychiatrie dar, wobei die erste Vorlesung mit dem Titel \"Geisteskrankheiten sind Gehirnkrankheiten, praktisch aber dennoch von ihnen unterschieden\" programmatischen Charakter hat. - KIRCHHOFF II, 238ff. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Psychiatrie, Psychopathologie

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        A MODERN WIZARD .

      New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1894 - Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] 1-434 [435-436: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original pictorial light green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and dark green. First edition. Issued in both cloth and paper bindings, this is one of the former. Science fiction mystery novel. The third, and most fantastic, of Ottolengui's four sensational detective novels, involving hypnosis, morphine, glandular experiments, deliberately induced insanity, and an Aztec temple underneath New York City. "Crime and the Napoleonic scientist, also fantastic history . A curious work. At times melodramatic in the worst way, yet at other times intellectually rigorous." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1734. Bleiler (1978), p. 152. Reginald 11059. Hubin (1994), p. 621. Wright (III) 4055. Early owner's signature and date on front paste-down. Light soiling to cloth, a tight, internally clean, very good copy. A nice copy of a scarce book. (#149607) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Schweizertruppen in französischen Diensten. 1. Vom Rückzug aus Russland bis zum zweiten Pariser Frieden (1813-1815); 2. Während der Restauration und Julirevolution (1816-1830). Mit Benützung des Bundesarchivs und kantonaler Archive. 3. Die Schicksale der Schweizerregimenter in Napoleons I. Feldzug nach Russland 1812. Mit Benutzung des Bundesarchivs.

      Biel, Druck und Verlag von Ernst Kuhn 1894, bzw. 1899, bzw. 1900. - 3 Bände (Bd. 3: Dritte, umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage). 8°. 1.: XVI, 568 SS. Portr.-Front. (Hans von Reinhard), 5 farb. lithogr. Tfn. (Orden, Medaillen), 3 (davon 2 Falt-) Karten i. Anhang / 2.: XVI, 864 SS. Farb. lithogr. Front. (Grenadier-Hptm., 7. Reg. u. Voltigeur, 8. Reg. d. Schweizergarde), 5 Portr.-Tfn., 5 farb. (Falt-)Pläne, 1 Faltkarte i. Anhang (diese den Bugfalten entlang leicht stockfleckig) / 3.: XII, 413 SS., 1 Bl. Portr.-Front. (Napoleon I.), 1 Portr.-Tf., 2 Faltpläne, 1 Faltkarte im Anhang. OLn. (Bde. 1 u. 2; rot; Rücken von Bd. 2 etwas gebräunt/verfärbt) mit vergold. Rückentiteln u. -Dekor, bzw. (Bd. 3) Ln.-Handeinband um 1950 (rot, genarbt und laminiert) mit vergold. Rückentitel. Seiten unterschiedlich etwas gebräunt. Leichtere Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, Besitzerstempel a. fl.Bll., Bd. 2 im Titel mit (seltener!) Autorenwidmung / Widmungsexemplar. Gesamthaft weitestgehend saubere, recht gute Bände. Barth 26190, 26197, 26201. - Bd. 2 von 1899 mit Widmung ?Herrn Bundesarchivar Dr. Kaiser gewidmet vom Verfasser? (i.e. Jakob Kaiser, Seewis 1833-1918, Bern, 1861 Unterarchivar, 1868-1913 Bundesarchivar; HLS). - Nach wie vor DAS Standardwerk zu den Schweizertruppen in französischen Diensten 1812-1830. Mit wertvollen Anhängen enthaltend Namenverzeichnisse und Dienstétats, sowie Korrespondenzen und Belege, ausserdem nützliche und hilfreiche Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnisse. - ?Unter dem Direktorium hob Frankreich in der helvetischen Republik 6 Halbbrigaden aus. Ein Teil wurde auf den Antillen vernichtet, ein anderer nahm an der Seeschlacht von Trafalgar teil. [.] Unter dem Kaiserreich nahmen kraft des Bündnisses von 1803 die vier Schweizerregimenter, die Batterie von Lerber, ein Neuenburger- (les canaris) und ein Walliser Bataillon an den Feldzügen nach Neapel, in Spanien, Russland und von 1813-1814 teil. Das 35. Linienregiment war genferisch, das 61. jurassisch. Die Schweizerdivision deckte den Rückzug der Grossen Armee von Polotzk [Polozk] (16.-18. X. 1812) und an der Beresina (27.-30. Nov.). Napoleon erwähnte sie ehrend im 28. Bulletin von der Grossen Armee, vom 1. XI. 1812. [.] Während der Hundert Tage [Rückkehr von Elba 1815] weigerten sich die Schweizerregimenter in Frankreich, den Eid [gegenüber Louis XVIII, König seit Napoleons Exil auf Elba] zu brechen und wieder unter Napoleons Fahnen zu treten. Sie wurden heimberufen und erhielten von der Tagsatzung die Medaille 'Treue und Ehre? [.] In Frankreich wurden die 6 Schweizerregimenter der Restauration 1816 gebildet. Das Regiment von Courten nahm am Feldzug von 1823 und an der Einnahme des Trocadero teil. Zum letztenmal kämpften Schweizer in Paris während der Julirevolution von 1830 an den Barrikaden zum Schutze Karls X. [Charles X]. Das Mutterland rief die Truppen aus Frankreich heim. Um einige hundert Schweizer unter seinen Fahnen zu behalten, schuf Louis Philippe mit Dekret vom 9. III. 1831 die Fremdenlegion, deren erster Chef der Oberst [August] Stoffel von Arbon (Thurgau) war.? (HBLS unter 'Fremden Diensten?; vgl. dazu auch P. de Vallière, Treue und Ehre, 2. Aufl. 1940, pp. 658-721). -- Zu Geschichte und Bedeutung der Fremden Kriegsdienste für die Schweiz allgemein s. P. de Vallière, op. cit.; HBLS 3, 1926, pp. 317 ff. (unter 'Fremde Dienste?); informativ auch R. Feller, Bündnisse und Söldnerdienst 1515-1798, in: Feldmann/Wirz, Red., Schweizer Kriegsgeschichte, Heft 6, 1916, pp. 3-60, mit ausführlichem Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnis. Eine moderne fachspezifische Bearbeitung ca. der ersten zwei Jahrhunderte Fremdendienste bietet J.-R. Bory, Die Geschichte der Fremdendienste, 1444-1648, (frz. 1978, dt. 1980); Aargauer in fremden Kriegsdiensten (Aarau 1980-1984) stellt W. Pfister in zwei Bänden dar. Demgegenüber ist der Reader von H. R. Fuhrer u. R.-P. Eyer (Schweizer in ?Fremden Diensten?, Verlag NZZ 2006) eher auf der (historischen) Metaebene anzusiedeln. Zur spezifischen Form und Organisation solcher Truppen vgl. H. Delbrück, Geschichte der Krieg [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        From Edinburgh to the Antarctic : an artist's notes and sketches during the Dundee Expedition of 1892-93

      London: Longmans Green and Co. 1894. With a chapter by W.S. Bruce, naturalist of the barque 'Balaena'. First edition. 8vo. xii, 364pp, 123 b&w text illustrations, full-page coloured map and folding map at rear, 32pp publisher's catalogue. Original dark green cloth, lettered in silver and decorated in silver and brown on the upper board; extremities rubbed, slight fraying at head and tail of spine, a little flecking and slight fading at foot of the upper board (a plate of some sort possibly removed); now in a clear mylar wrapper. The ink stamp (upside down) of "Coates' Library, Huddersfield" on verso of front free endpaper. Some spotting to half-title and title, and to the fore-edges, otherwise a good clean copy. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Spence 825, Renard 1108, Rosove 234a. .

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        Les maitres musiciens de la Renaissance Francaise. Editions publiees par Henry Expert. Sur les manuscrits les plus authentiques et les meilleurs imprimes du XVIe siecle, avec variantes, notes historiques et critiques, transcriptions en notation moderne, etc. 23 tomes. Le contenu (en titres sommaires avec la quantité des tomes – non numerotés - et des pages) / Inhalt unserer Ausgabe in Kurztiteln mit jeweiliger Anzahl der (nicht numerierten) Bde.: Orlande de Lassus (1 t., 117 pp.) / Eustache de Caurray (1 t., 81 pp. / Seiten) / 31 Chansons musicales (1 t., 117 pp. ) / Claude le Jeune (8 tomes, 814 pp.) / Guillaume Costeley (3 tomes, 289 pp.) / Danceries: Cl. Gervaise (et autres, 1, 115 pp.) / Claude Goudimel (3 t., 395 pp.) / Clement Janequi

      Paris, Alphonse Leduc - 1906. 1894 - In -4°, 23 brochures avec ca. 2500 pp., part. non-coupés. Les couvertures usagées avec pt. déchirures; quelques expl. avec reliures debrochées ou branlantes. Les volumes avec nombreuses notes, illustrations et facs. (titres, initiales des editions orig.) Dans l'interieur en bon etat, non usage. --- 4°. 23 uniforme Originalbroschuren, zumeist unbeschnitten, teils noch unaufgeschnitten. Die Umschläge fast alle mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, Läsuren und einigen Defekten. Bei einigen Bänden ist die Heftung locker bzw. gebrochen oder lose. Der sonstige Innenzustand ist sehr gut, die Bände sind sauber und offensichtlich unbenutzt. Insgesamt ca. 2500 Seiten mit unzähligen Musiknoten und vielen Abbildungen. Einigen Bänden vorgebunden sind ausführliche Verlagsprospekte in englischer, französischer und deutscher Sprache. Weiterhin pro Band zwischen 3 und 10 nicht gezählte Blätter mit Titel, Reihentitel, Vorwort, Inhaltsverzeichnis, Zueignung und Faksimiles (Titel, Initialen usw. der Orig.-Ausgaben). Edition rarement complète, arretée après ces 23 volumes, mais une edition monumentale pour les sources musicales du 16ième siècle. (H.Expert 1863-1952) contribution importante pour la recherché musicale du 19ième siècle. Une continuation sous le titre "Monuments de la musique francaise au temps de la Renaissance" apparut seulement de 1924-29 en dix volumes, un neuvième en 1960. Quelques volumes reliés avec un prospectus detaillé en francais, anglais et allemande. - Orlande de Lassus (1 t., 117 pp. - c’est le premier tome avec préface programmatique et explication de la méthode scientif. --- Selten komplettes Exemplar dieser nach dreiundzwanzig Bänden abgebrochenen, dennoch monumentalen Publikation, mit der Expert (1863-1952) "die Grundlagen der Edition musikalischer Quellen des 16. Jahrhunderts." schuf und die Musikforschung des 19. Jhdts. vorantrieb; vgl. MGG (2.A.), Personenteil 6,599 f (mit Abb.). - Dazu auch Riemann (12.A.), Personenteil (1),336 u. Sachteil 204: "erste bedeutende D(enkmäler)-Publikation französischer Mehrstimmigkeit" in moderner Notation und mit kritischen Anmerkungen. Eine Fortführung unter dem Titel "Monuments de la musique francaise au temps de la Renaissance" erschien erst 1924 bis 1929 in 10 Bänden; ein 11. Band folgte noch 1960. - Orlande de Lassus: In diesem zuerst erschienenen Band programmatisches Vorwort mit Erläuterung seiner wissenschaftlichen Methode. M13600

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        Capri. 50 Facsimiledrucke und 12 Aquarell-Gravuren (auf Tafeln). Text von E. v. Wald-Zedtwitz.

      München, Hanfstaengel, 1894. Titelvignette, 42 Tafeln mit 60 Abb., 6 Bll. Fol., OLeinen mit Goldprägung und Goldschnitt Lipperheide Jbc 29. - Einband tls. berieben und bestossen, Gelenke mit kl. Einrissen, sonst gut. Versand D: 5,75 EUR

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        The Angel of The Revolution; Olga Romanoff: Valdar The Oft-Born

      London Tower Publishing Co, C. Arthur Pearson 1894. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in publisher's original decorated cloth. All titled in gilt to spines. The Angel of The Revolution is bound in blue cloth, decorated in gilt, black and red, heavy bevelled boards with edgewear and scuffing, bumping to spine ends and and bit of scraping here and there; square and tight. Olga Romanoff is in bronze silk moire covered boardstitled in gilt to spine and decorated and titled in black to front board; edgewear and scuffing, repaired crack to lower inch of front hinge with linen showing through, tight and strong, reall quite a bright copy. Valdar The Oft-Born is burgundy cloth titled in gilt to spine and decorated in black and gilt to front board. Bumping and fraying to head of spine, a little wear and scuffing elsewhere; strong and tight, title page with some soiling and creasing and with a couple of pages standing proud from the text block. Essentially quite strong, visually acceptable copies. All three books are warmly inscribed by Griffith to Ferdinand Scharlach (all three volumes also contain Dr. Scharlach's bookplate to the front pastedown) with the author's "paternal regards." It's fairly well known that Griffith's only son was A.A. Griffith, who invented the Rolls Royce Avon jet engine for the Hawker Hunter fighter jet, amongst others, so we are clearly discussing a different kind of paternal regard than the one the words actually usually mean. George Griffith; crazy late Victorian explorer, the man who circumnavigated the earth in 65 days just to annoy Jules Verne and the 19th Century sci-fi writer who out Wellsed Wells is now unfortunately a trifle overlooked. Flying machines, socialist utopias, plucky heroines and world wide conflicts of unsuspected breadth and, perhaps predictably a spot of casual Imperialist racism and you have a fair overview of what most of griffiths' semi-mystical futuristic science fiction circusses consist of. Endlessly entertaining and really rather ahead of his time, Griffith was described as "undeniably the most popular science fiction writer in England between 1893 and 1895." by Sam Moskowitz, who is a man who knows of what he speaks. Even Wells, his rather more popular rival in later years described his "Outlaws of The Air" as "An aeronautical masterpiece." My single handed and rather cavalier attempt to revive the fortunes of several notable faces of the 19th century literary world continues apace with this pith helmet wearing nutter who wrote no less than 23 novels whilst dividing his time between exploring the globe and drinking like a bookdealer after a particularly successful auction, which accounts for his unfortunate death at 48 from scirrhosis of the liver. Pretty thin on the ground, even thinner inscribed.

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        The Vision of Dante

      Chicago: Chicago Kindergarten College. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1894. Card Covers. Imperial Octavo In publisher's deluxe textured paper wrappers withbright gilt titling and decorations. In the somewhat tattered, publisher's original French-fold printed paper dust-wrapper with black titles and decorations, separated at flaps. Dated "1921" and inscribed by the author .

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        TRILBY (1894 Three-Volume 1st Edition)

      Osgood, McIlvaine 1894 - Du Maurier, George. TRILBY. London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1894. First Edition. Three volumes in the original publisher's buff-colored cloth, blocked and lettered in blue. A NEAR FINE copy, ownership inscription dated 1894 on the front paste-down of each of the three volumes, some scattered foxing and intermittent very light staining, an inevitable touch of soil here and there, spine a tiny bit darkened on Vols. 1 & 2, else an exceptionally fresh set. All three volumes show virtually no wear to the boards and all still have intact inner hinges, the latter case being particularly unusual given the weight of these books as they were printed on heavier, better quality art paper. This is the true first edition of Du Maurier's masterpiece (published a year prior to the better known first illustrated edition), one of the most wildly popular novels of the 1890s. There were Trilby parties where extracts of the book were read aloud; there were Trilby fashions inspired by "la vie bohème." A town in Florida even changed its name to Trilby. Furthermore, Trilby forever altered the public perception of hypnotism with its strikingly original creation of Svengali, one of the most memorable Victorian characters of all time (who also served as the role model for Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera, written fifteen years later). Michael Sadleir, Professor Robert Lee Wolff and David Magee all universally proclaimed Trilby, in fine state, to be a substantial rarity. In Sadleir's case, he points out (Sadleir 1675) that this rarity is not just due to the light color and perishable nature of the publisher's cloth, but also to the fact that much of the first edition was overprinted with misleading later edition stamps in an attempt to imply greater sales, a not uncommon Victorian publisher's practice. Although the initial printing may have been as many as 1,000 copies, few survive today in original condition. We had an equally superior copy in 1994, in Lakin & Marley's Catalogue One, but this is the first really nice copy we've handled since then. Sadleir 1675, Wolff 1952 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gazetteer of Sikhim

      Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. VG. 392 pp, ill., folding plates, two folding maps inserted in front pocket. Tremendous amount of information on this interesting and remote part of the Tibetan frontier. Also inserted in the front pocket are 3 pages of note on what seems to be from someone who trekked in the region. Original gilt cloth. Beveled boards, corners lightly worn and turned. Narrow white line middle front board about 1/4 inch by 3 inches. Large format, heavy work.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen, 1894. First Thus. Very Good. First edition thus. Dark green cloth with gilt stamped peacock, illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Near Fine. Faint shelf lean. Small bookseller ticket to front paste down. Previous owner details at front. Foxing to prelims, and lighter so to last few pages. Gilt stamping and cloth are remarkably fresh. A breath-taking copy of a book produced with such exquisite and unparalleled beauty.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1894 - 1894 Wisden Publishers Rebind (+)without Original Covers-ish

      1894. Hi, This lot is an 1894 Original Wisden , Rebound without its original covers, well they are inside but the cover part is stuck down to the main boards the binding is very similar to an 1896 hardback , hence it is special with similar gilt to spine and covers as a hardback, wear to top of spine (and 1894) internally is in excellent condition. Nice covers, Very white and clean pages. Nice photoplate. Liverpool cricket club stamp to first page. Hard to fault.

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        Die Raubvögel Deutschland und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas.... Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und dem angrenzenden Miteleuropa vorkommenden Raubvögel

      Cassel: Verlag von Theodor Fischer in Cassel, 1894. Second edition. 2 auflage der Tafeln mit kurzem Text. 56 pp. 60 Colored Lithographic plates after Riesenthal by T. Fischer. 1 vols. Folio. Original binding, quarter cloth and boards, spine split but intact, hinges starting, 4 stamps on t.p. covered w/ plain circular labels. Plates clean. Second edition. 2 auflage der Tafeln mit kurzem Text. 56 pp. 60 Colored Lithographic plates after Riesenthal by T. Fischer. 1 vols. Folio. With a foreword by von Riesenthal dated September 1893. This edition includes an explanatory text briefly describing each raptor; the sixty plates depict the birds in a natural setting, most frequently at one-third life size. Plates XXVI and XXVII depict a hawk on a falconer's gauntlet and a variety of gear. Schwerdt II, pp. 135-136 (for 1876 first ed.); Ayer/Zimmer 525; Copenhagen/Anker 422; Fine Bird Books 102 for first edition; Nissen IVB 782; Nissen SVB 407

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        The Book of Wisdom and Lies. A book of traditional stories from Georgia in Asia. Translated by Oliver Wardrop.

      1894 - 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) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS (Presentation Copy)

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1894. Braddon, M[ary] E[lizabeth]. THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS. Illustrated by F. H. Townsend. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1894. First Edition in the original pictorial buff linen cloth, decorated blue morocco cloth spine. A few pages carelessly opened, a touch of foxing with the usual offsetting to its endpapers but a NEAR FINE PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Miss Braddon in purple ink on a prelim: "To dear Mrs. Guyon with the Author's love & New Year wishes. December 30th 1910." Presentation copies by the famous and ever-underrated author of LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET are indeed uncommon. Robert Lee Wolff, in his comprehensive biography of Braddon described THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS "as a genuine Braddonian gem." It is a Christmas story in the Dickensian vein, but the deeply moving sentiment is subtly laced with irony and fierce denunciation of Victorian social codes, a Braddon trademark. The central character is an embittered widower who discovers too late, after reading his dead young wife's diaries, that she married him, not for his money (as he assumed) but for his love. But a threesome of young impoverished "hirelings" initially paid to make Christmas more "family-like" for the old man help redeem him, much as Scrooge is redeemed in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. A lost children's classic, and Braddon's only foray into juvenile fiction, this holiday-inscribed minor masterpiece is much deserving of a place on any Victorian collector's shelves. Sadleir 274. Wolff 631.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by F. H. Townsend.

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        The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard.

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1894 - 1895., 1894. The FIRST APPEARANCES of the somewhat foppish French soldier. 13 issues: December 1894 to December 1895. Quarto. Each issue bound in the Strand Magazine's customary light blue soft paper covers, showing a view of the Strand to front cover, volume number, date, and title to spine, and advertisments to rear cover. Numerous illustrations, including a number by W.B. Wollen. These issues also include two notable stories by Verne, and an article by Doyle on Skiing which includes a photograph of Doyle in the act. With clamshell box, bound in quarter blue morocco over blue cloth boards, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. All issues are rubbed, worn at spine ends, and a little grubby. The front cover of January 1895 bears a recent date inscription in biro. The back cover of June 1895 has become detached. Internally clean and free from spotting. These issues contain all of the stories later published as The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. Gerard is an extraordinarily vain French soldier, fighting in the armies of Napoleon. Full of Doyle's trademark adventure and derring do, these stories are rendered all the more interesting by elegant flourishes of satire, baldly caricaturing the French, but also cocking a snook at staid British values. Gerard serves in various conflicts across Europe, including in the Iberian peninsula, Germany, Russia, and additionally does a notable stint in Dartmoor Prison.

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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury

      George Allen. London. 1894. FIRST THOMSON EDITION. Octavo. (7.6 x 5.4 inches). Beautifully illustrated throughout with 101 fine line engravings by Thomson. Finely bound in early full dark blue morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Raised bands on spine, with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Triple gilt ruled borders on boards. Board edges with double gilt ruled lines. Blue silk doublures and free endpapers, elaborate gilt tooled floral roll to turn-ins. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. One of an unspecified number of copies which were issued by the publishers with untrimmed fore and lower page edges, presumably for rebinding as they were issued in a plain green binding with a printed paper label. A small amount of rubbing to the extremities but still overall a very near fine copy and a beautiful piece of book production. -------- One of the best, and most popular, illustrated books of the late nineteenth century. Thomson illustrated this work for George Allen publishers before going on to illustrate the other Austen books for Macmillan & Co. This is the scarcest of all the Thomson/Austen titles in first edition.

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        THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS (Presentation Copy)

      Simpkin, Marshall, London 1894 - Braddon, M[ary] E[lizabeth]. THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS. Illustrated by F. H. Townsend. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1894. First Edition in the original pictorial buff linen cloth, decorated blue morocco cloth spine. A few pages carelessly opened, a touch of foxing with the usual offsetting to its endpapers but a NEAR FINE PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Miss Braddon in purple ink on a prelim: "To dear Mrs. Guyon with the Author's love & New Year wishes. December 30th 1910." Presentation copies by the famous and ever-underrated author of LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET are indeed uncommon. Robert Lee Wolff, in his comprehensive biography of Braddon described THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS "as a genuine Braddonian gem." It is a Christmas story in the Dickensian vein, but the deeply moving sentiment is subtly laced with irony and fierce denunciation of Victorian social codes, a Braddon trademark. The central character is an embittered widower who discovers too late, after reading his dead young wife's diaries, that she married him, not for his money (as he assumed) but for his love. But a threesome of young impoverished "hirelings" initially paid to make Christmas more "family-like" for the old man help redeem him, much as Scrooge is redeemed in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. A lost children's classic, and Braddon's only foray into juvenile fiction, this holiday-inscribed minor masterpiece is much deserving of a place on any Victorian collector's shelves. Sadleir 274. Wolff 631. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The New Will: "Everything to My Wife Absolutely"

      1894 - "Everything to My Wife" Sadler, Walter Dendy, After. James Dobie, Engraver. The New Will: "Everything to My Wife Absolutely." London, Paris & New York: Rafael Tuck & Sons Ltd, [c. 1894]. Attractively glazed and double-matted 19" x 16" hand-colored etching in handsome 29" x 26" wooden frame, small brass plaque to center of bottom. Light rubbing to frame, some toning to margins and mat, image vivid. * This piece depicts a presumably newlywed couple reviewing the terms of the husband's will with a barrister in his office. The caption reads "The New Will (Everything to My Wife Absolutely." This is an ambiguous scene. The husband, who appears somewhat smug, is significantly older than the wife, who looks rather sad. The barrister appears skeptical. Does the bride regret her choice to marry for money? Was she compelled to enter this union? Is the husband a dying man?

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        Pride and Prejudice

      Macmillan and Co., Ltd. London. 1894. With an introduction by George Saintsbury. Original dark green publisher's cloth with gilt titles to spine and front. Ornate gilt peacock design to the upper cover and spine. All edges gilt; original dark slate green endpapers. xxvii, 476 pp.; b/w frontispiece and numerous line drawings by Hugh Thomson. First edition of the Hugh Thomson illustrated edition. Externally very Near Fine, showing some minor bumping and small bump to the top of the spine. Internally , aside from some foxing to the blanks and half title, very clean (slightest foxing to half title) and bright with no ink marks or writing. The hinges are in excellent order. Very slight spine lean. Overall an outstanding example of this attractive edition.

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        Die Raubvögel Deutschland und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas. Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und dem angrenzenden Miteleuropa vorkommenden Raubvögel

      Verlag von Theodor Fischer in Cassel, Cassel 1894 - Second edition. 2 auflage der Tafeln mit kurzem Text. 56 pp. 60 Colored Lithographic plates after Riesenthal by T. Fischer. 1 vols. Folio. With a foreword by von Riesenthal dated September 1893. This edition includes an explanatory text briefly describing each raptor; the sixty plates depict the birds in a natural setting, most frequently at one-third life size. Plates XXVI and XXVII depict a hawk on a falconer's gauntlet and a variety of gear. Schwerdt II, pp. 135-136 (for 1876 first ed.); Ayer/Zimmer 525; Copenhagen/Anker 422; Fine Bird Books 102 for first edition; Nissen IVB 782; Nissen SVB 407 Original binding, quarter cloth and boards, spine split but intact, hinges starting, 4 stamps on t.p. covered w/ plain circular labels. Plates clean 56 pp. 60 Colored Lithographic plates after Riesenthal by T. Fischer. 1 vols. Folio Second edition. 2 auflage der Tafeln mit kurzem Text. [Attributes: First Edition]

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