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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. Roll to spine, a touch of wear to ends of spine. 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).

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        An American Memorial to Keats

      Kelmscott Press, (Hammersmith 1894 - Single bifolium leaf folded to make (4)pp. Printed on recto of first page only. This is the program for the 16 July 1894 unveiling of the Keats memorial at the Parish Church in Hampstead, which was printed by the Kelmscott Press. The item being unveiled was the bust of Keats by American sculptor Anne Whitney, which was commissioned by Charles Eliot Norton, and other American literary luminaries. According to the program, the memorial was the first on English soil. There was an earlier version of this pamphlet that stated Bret Harte would represent the nearly 100 donors in presenting the memorial, and that Dr. Alexander Mackenzie would perform on the organ; when Mackenzie cancelled and it was unclear whether Harte could attend, Morris reworked the pamphlet to say that "it is hoped" Harte would be present, and that selections from Mackenzie's "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" symphony would be performed. Printed in Golden type with a ten- and a six-line decorated initial by Morris. The pamphlet is accompanied by the invitation card, also printed at Kelmscott, which contains a six-line initial and is printed in Golden type as well. Peterson notes that Morris generally "disliked job printing," and so ephemeral items not directly related to the output of the press are quite rare. Apart from a tiny spot on the printed part of the program, and light adhesive residue on the very back page, this is a fine example of a fugitive piece of Kelmscott ephemera. Housed in a cloth chemise. (Peterson D4). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. 5. Aufl., Neuer Abdruck. 17 Bände.

      Lpz. u. Wien, Bln 1894 - Mit ungefähr 10 000 Abb. im Text und auf 1000 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen, prächtige Halblederbände mit Schlangenlederimmitat, dekor. Spiegel und Vorsätze, im Schnitt marmoriert, insgesamt gut erhalten, bis auf einige kl. Läsuren, diese aber repariert.-- +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 5. Auflage, 17 Bände, Neuer Abdruck, 1894 - 1897

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1894 - 1897. Gänzlich neu bearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Grundwerk in 17 Bänden mit 17.800 Seiten. Enthalten sind 100.000 Artikel mit 10.500 Abbildungen, 1.088 Tafeln, davon 164 Farbtafeln, überwiegend Chromolithographien. Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände. Vollständiges Grundwerk (A - Z) in 17 Bänden. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei schwarzen Rückenschildern sowie überaus reicher goldgeprägter Rückenornamentik des Buchrückens. Buchdeckel mit floralen Blindprägungen. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Es handelt sich um eine der prachtvollsten Lexikonausgaben der Jahrhundertwende-Ära. Gemeinsam mit der 6. Auflage Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte. Es gibt diese 5. Auflage in einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher, großenteils reichhaltig ornamentierter Ausgaben. Buchrücken und Deckel partiell geringfügig berieben, Rücken partiell leicht aufgehellt. Eine kleine Läsion am Kapital des 6. Bandes fachmännisch geschlossen. Seiten überwiegend sauber, wenige Seiten etwas fleckig, einige Seiten des 13. Bandes an unterer Ecke etwas randfleckig. Eine Tafel des 15. Bandes etwas aus dem Schnitt ragend. In toto gutes Exemplar dieser überaus prachtvollen repräsentativen Jahrhundertwende-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Meyer Meyers Lexikon Konversationslexikon Konversations-Lexikon Conversationslexixon, Conversations-Lexikon Kaiserreich

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        L'Ymagier. Collection complète du N°1 au N°8

      first edition printed in 515 copies.Text by Alfred Jarry and Remy de Gourmont in first editions.Illustrated book of about 300 engravings, old wood reproductions of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, large colored pictures, pages of old books, miniatures, lithographs, wood, original drawings and prints of Remy de Gourmont, Alfred Jarry (under the pseudonym Alain Jans), Henri Henri Rousseau, James Whistler, Paul Gauguin, Eric Forbes-Robertson, L. Roy, Jossot, A. Seguin, O'Connor, Charles Filiger George Espagnat, Emile Bernard ...- 1: 68 encrypted pages with a headline and a miniature sheet of embossed Filiger in purple, a Martyr head by RG (Remy de Gourmont), a drawing by Émile Bernard stamped in blue and forty old images and thumbnails as well as 'in the inset of them large images of Epinal color folio folded (613 x 380 mm and 615 x 395 mm) of which comprises a tear.- 2: 71 encrypted pages [69] to 140 including an original print by E. Forbes-Robertson (Adam and Eve) and numerous woodcuts as well as inset wood Indochinese 2 from 2 ff. China paper folded, an original lithograph pen of Henri Rousseau (The War) drawn in black and salmon color (260 x 420 mm), an original lithograph in pen signed RG (Remy de Gourmont), drawn in black , an original lithograph from the pen of Alfred Jarry (Caesar Antichrist), and two images of Epinal color folded. the Battle of the Pyramids (400 x 580 mm); Good Beer Mars (420 x 509 mm), the latter being racked specification. # 3: 66 p. c. 141 to 206 of the Imperial Japanese paper. Many illustrations ..Inset:An original lithograph on zinc in black L. Roy on French japan grainy, reserved for deluxe copies.An original high water black A. Séguin on Japan French moiré reserved for subscribers.2 ff. not. c. including one titled and the other carrying the Madeleine, from a timber of Paul Gauguin, pulled blood, ours on imperial Japan specially for head 5 copies.An original wooden dark green G. Espagnat on imperial Japan.An original wooden brown umber of Japan A. Feurgard.An original drawing stamped in blue on japan imperial E. Bernard.An original drawing embossed in dark green on Jossot Imperial Japan.An original wooden sepia on imperial Japan Mr. Delcourt.Two images of Epinal folded color (621 x 350 mm and 640 x 370 mm).4: 72 pp. c. from 207 to 278 of Imperial Japan paper. Many illustrations.Inset:An original etching by Roderie O'Conor (Landscape), drawn on laid Holland paper "MBM", reserved for deluxe copies.An original lithograph in black L. Roy (At the church) on gray tinted japan, reserved for subscribers.An original sketch carved out of mahogany by Alain Jans (Alfred Jarry) on imperial Japan.A wooden black Georges Espagnat on imperial Japan.An original drawing stamped in black Roderie O'Conor on imperial Japan.An original drawing in blue stamped by Émile Bernard on imperial Japan.A pale wood folded thin Japan (455 x 198 mm).Two images of Epinal folded color (350 x 305 mm and 370 x 295 mm).Tome second uniting the No. 5-8 in continuous pagination.hedging the overall volume II printed in blue on japan imperial connected head. (Reserved for subscribers and first copies of this paper)5: Cover printed in blue. 68 pp. c. 1 to 68, many illustrations.Inset:An original etching by Valere Bernard drawn in blood on laid paper of Holland paper. (Reserved for luxury copies)Our copy is enriched with a second state drawn in black on tinted laid this test not found in any other copy in hand.General frontispiece of the second volume and directed by Alfred Jarry drawn in brown on japan imperial. (Reserved for subscribers)An unpublished original print of Clésinger black pulled over Japan thin leaflet (281 x 430 mm).An unpublished original lithograph by James Whistler MN on imperial Japan thin (paper copies reserved for luxury), between two serpentes the premièrre subtitles.A folded facsimile popular image colored intiulée: The true portrait of the Wandering Jew ... (485 x 304 mm).A folded piece of an ancient colossal etching (368 x 305 mm), Japan grainy shot.6: 60 pp. c. from 69 to 128. Many illustrations.Inset:A study drypoint G. D'Espagnat on laid paper, reserved for deluxe copies.A large colored picture of Emile Bernard, reserved for subscribers.Two images of Epinal folded color (633 x 380 mm and 416 x 608 mm).7: 60 pp. c. from 129 to 188. Many illustrations.Inset:Two color lithographs folded (Saint John and Noah's Ark) on white vellum from a manuscript of the twelfth century, by Racine and Bauer (544 x 380 mm and 544 x 375 mm).An original wood Emile Bernard drawn in red on heavy paper tinted gray.Two-color folded Epinal images representing St. Peter and St. Paul and Napoleon on horseback (613 x 390 mm and 625 x 390 mm).8: 54 pp. c. from 189 to 242. nombresuses illustrations.Inset:A popular procession color image shaped folded banner (280 x 492 mm).An original wood from dark green to gray tinted Japan D'Espagnat (in full page and included in pagination).A wooden and gold rose by R. Gheym shot china (holy doll), reserved for deluxe copies.Two unencrypted suplémentaires sheets on japan imperial general table of volume II, reserved to subscribers and first copies of this paper).Second flat cover of the fifth delivery boards and covers the sixth, seventh and eighth shipments ultimately connected. L'Ymagier Paris Octobre 1894- Décembre 1896 21,5x27cm pour les cinq premiers fascicules & 23,5x28cm pour les fascicules N°6 & 7 & 23,5x30cm pour le huitième et dernier broché

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: 1894, 1894. First. hardcover. good. Illus. by Sidney Paget. Tall 8vo, blue cloth stamped in black & gilt bevelled edges, a.e.g. London: Geo. Newnes, 1894. First Edition. The corners are rubbed & bumped, free endpapers toned, there is light foxing throughout and the book has a lean, but a good copy nonetheless of these classic stories - their first appearance in book form. Vincent Starrett's copy, with his ownership signature.

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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. 432pp. Frontispiece portrait of Twain with tissue guard; in-text illustrations on every page. This is the first state of the first edition with the bulk of the text block measuring 1 1/8" and title page not tipped-in. Also the first state frontispiece with the facsimile signature of Twain measuring 1 13/16" wide. Publisher's black & gilt decorated brown cloth; gilt lettering; drab gray endpapers. Minor wear to extremities; decorative owner bookplate else fine; an exceptionally nice copy. First published in the Century Magazine of December, 1893 to June, 1894. (BAL 3442). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      George Allen and Ruskin House, 1894 First Hugh Thomson Limited Edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Published in London by George Allen and Ruskin House in 1894. One of 250 limited large paper deluxe copies. Thomson Edition, one of 250 large paper copies(8x10 inches) for Britain, with another 25 done for America. The top fore edge gold gilt, here faded. Decorated title page, frontispiece, and large illustrations, 160 line drawings in all (printed on special China paper and laid down) by Hugh Thompson printed on unbleached Arnold paper. Original cloth covers have wear and some staining, pages have some foxing. bookmark attached to front paste-down. Previous owner's inscription on front free end paper. The trade edition of this book was decorated with a peacock design similar to the design on the first internal page of text in this copy. Thomson's illustrations became the illustrations of choice for Austen's work. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Letters from John Ruskin to Ernest Chesneau.

      London: privately printed for The Ashley Library, 1894.. Facsimile of a letter printed on japanese vellum as a frontispiece. Very limited edition "The impression of this book is limited to a few copies for private circulation only". Pp. xiv, 59. Bound at the Doves Bindery in 1904 and signed on the lower turnin "The Doves Bindery 19 C-S 04", full dark brown morocco with double gilt border and clover leaf in each corner surrounded by circles with small circles marking the quarters of the cover, spine in compartments with raised bands tooled in gilt in each section with clover leaves and diagonal lines with circles and lettering in gilt, gilt tooled turn-ins again with cover leaves, circles and three gilt borders, housed in the original green and brown morocco box with a lid (spine of box faded). Published by Thomas J. Wise with his Ashley Library colophon. Todd With the booklabel of Edith Rockefeller McCormick of Chicago who commissioned a large set of Ruskin's works to be bound for her. 121 titles were bound in several different colours by the Doves Bindery between 1902 and 1921. This book was bound in 1904 to Doves pattern 593. Tidcombe notes that this book was sold in the Edith Rockefeller McCormick sale as number 198 where it was sold to the American Art Association who sold McCormick's set on in 1934.

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        The Leaping Ouananiche. What It Is, Where, When and How to Catch It

      New York: Field and Stream Publishing Co., 318 Broadway, 1894. First edition. Illustrated. 66 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pictorial printed wrappers, spine and covers repaired, else fine. First edition. Illustrated. 66 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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        Atlas of Manahattan Island New York, Vol 3 [From 14th Street to 40th Street]

      I.A. Lefevre, New York 1894 - Elephant Folio. With 83 pages of maps, plus 2 pages of index maps. First four leaves detached (still attached to tab). Soiling and chipping to cloth bindings. Chipping to foreedge of index map and first two leaves of maps. Maps generally in very good condition throughout. Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typen aus Appenzell Inner-Rhoden. 24 Studienblätter von E. Hansen. Begleitender Text von J. B. Grütter.

      Zürich, Orell Füssli 1894 - . 4°. 4 Bl. Begleiteft, 24 mont. Studienblätter auf Tafeln. Lose wie erschienen. In illustr. Orig.-Halbleinen-Mappe. Erste Ausgabe. Emil Nolde trat 1892 m Gewerbemuseum in St. Gallen eine Stellung als Zeichnungslehrer an, die er bis 1898 innehatte. In dieser Zeit arbeitete an einer Reihe von Landschaftsaquarellen und Zeichnungen der Bergbauern. Ab 1902 nannte sich Hans Emil Nansen, nach seinem Heimatdorf, Emil Nolde. Deckelbezug mit kleinem Eckabriss. Begleittext mit Gebrauchsspuren, Tafeln sauber und gut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Wood Beyond the World.

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. Frontispiece wood-engraving after Edward Burne-Jones. Wood engraved borders and intial letters, Printed in red and black. One of 350 copies. 8vo., original vellum, silk ties, uncut. A very good, bright and fresh copy A fantasy novel by Morris based on medieval chivalric romances and the style of Sir Thomas Malory. Having been cuckolded, Golden Walter, sets out on a sea voyage to escape and to see more of the world. Eventually after meeting hermits, dwarves, enchantresses, visiting strange woods etc the wheel of fate turns and he wins the kingdom of Stark-Wall and new love.

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        Geschichte der Familie Schoeller . ( Widmungsexemplar des Verfassers ) ( + Beilagen )

      Eisenschmidt Berlin 1894 ( Als Manuskript gedruckt ) X, 411 Seiten mit einigen Abbildungen auf Tafeln sowie 3 chromolithographierten Wappendarstellungen. Goldgeprägter OPergamentband mit Kopfgoldschnitt und Goldfileten, 4° ( 25,5 x 17,5 cm ). Widmungsexemplar des Verfassers für *Marie und Alexander ( teils unleserlich )..dieses Exemplar zum Andenken von August Victor, Berlin im Juli 1894* mit handschriftlicher Widmung auf dem Vorsatz.. Einband berieben, etwas fleckig, Bindung gelockert. Innen etliche Seiten am Außenrand mit kleinem braunen Fleck, sonst innen von guter Erhaltung. ( beiliegend: Kassette mit Stammblättern der Familie Schoeller mit zusammen 12 teils vielfach ausfaltbaren Stammblättern nebst einigen weiteren genealogischen Notizen zu der Familie Schoeller in blindgeprägter ( Wappen )-Oln-Kassette mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken, 4° ( 25,5 x 17 cm ) / ferner beiliegend: Album mit Kordelheftung mit montierten teils historischen Abbildungen von Mitgliedern der Familie Schoeller sowie einigen montierten Fotoporträts. Jeweils handschriftliche untenstehend auf dem Kartonträgerblatt beschriftet und mit näheren biographischen Angaben. Gezeigt werden: Johann Paul Schoeller - Philipp Rütger Schoeller - Philipp Ludolph Schoeller - Caroline Louise Schoeller - Ferdinand Wilhelm Schoeller - Sophie Elisabeth genannt Betty Schoeller, geborene Blank - Johann Wilhelm Blank - Sibilla Blank, geborene Simons ( zweimal ) - Johann Wilhelm Blank - Ida Schoeller, geborene Blank ( dreimal ) - Carl August Schoeller ( zweimal ) - Herbst 1862: Familie Carl August Schoeller ( Gruppenbild ) - Theodor Ludwig Emanuel Dirksen - Edith Dirksen, geborene Hudson - Julius Alexander Schoeller - Maria Schoeller, geborene Dirksen. Das Album in Kunstleder ohne Jahresangabe ( wohl um 1900-1930 verfertigt ), 4° ( 27 x 21,5 cm ). Zusammen 3 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 3300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Schoeller, Tuch, Papier, Schöpfbütten, Bütten, Papierfabrikation, Feinpapiere, Künstlerpapiere, Transparentpapiere, Wellpappenrohpapiere, Wellpappe, Dirksen, Blank, Google, Schoellershammer

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        The Jungle Book.

      New York, The century Co, 1894. - Petit in-8 de 303 pp., nombreuses illustrations en noir hors-texte. Texte en anglais. Légères rousseurs, plus prononcées à une trentaine de feuillets. Percaline verte olive d'éditeur, dos lisse orné d'animaux, titre, auteur et éditeur dorés, plats illustrés d'un éléphant et d'un tigre dorés dans un encadrement à froid, tête dorée. Bel exemplaire de la première édition américaine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tolstoy hopes there will be time for celebrated Russian editor Lyubov Yakovlevna Gurevich to publish his daughter's translation of "Amiel's Diary" in the next issue of "The Northern Herald" - Tolstoy had helped his daughter translate and had written the foreword to the Swiss diarist's journal

      

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        From the Virginia Plantation to the National Capitol

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1894. Leather Very Good 534 pp, 8vo (lg). Leather. Rebound w/ original labels to spine and original boards, new eps. Boards edgeworn w/ scuffing and board exposure to corners, spine labels cracked and worn. Strip of staining to textblock foot, top edge browned. Light foxing throughout, minor soil to few scattered pgs. Full title: From the Virginia Plantation to the National Capitol, or, The First and Only Negro Representative in Congress from the Old Dominion.

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        LES GRANDS MAITRES DE LA LITTERATURE CONTEMPORAINE EN 38/40 VOLUMES - INCOMPLET - MANQUE TOMES 18 ET 20

      GIRARD ET BOITTE 1894 - RO30127703: 38/40 volumes d'environ 550 à 650 pages chacun - les intérieurs sont frais - MANQUE TOMES 18 ET 20 Les 40 volumes sont composés : LECTURE ACTUELLE (24/26 volumes/ manque les tomes 18 et 20) ET LECTURE RETROSPECTIVE (14 volumes In-8 Relié toilé. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 809-Histoire, littérature [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      American Publishing Company, Hartford 1894 - 8vo. 432pp. Frontispiece portrait of Twain with tissue guard; in-text illustrations on every page. This is the first state of the first edition with the bulk of the text block measuring 1 1/8" and title page not tipped-in. Also the first state frontispiece with the facsimile signature of Twain measuring 1 13/16" wide. Publisher's black & gilt decorated brown cloth; gilt lettering; drab gray endpapers. Minor wear to extremities; decorative owner bookplate else fine; an exceptionally nice copy. First published in the Century Magazine of December, 1893 to June, 1894. (BAL 3442). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Burne-Jones coat of arms bookplate design

      1894 - Two designs for Sir Edward Burne-Jones's coat-of-arms bookplate. The first design is done in pencil, with various studies sketched in the margins; pencil notes on the recto and verso by Robert Catterson-Smith, signed and dated 30 December 1927, explain that the design was intended for Catterson-Smith to translate into an ink line drawing. The second sheet features the same design in a rough pen and ink wash. Burne-Jones was offered a Baronetcy in November 1893 on the recommendation of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. The title was formalized on May 3, 1894, after which Burne-Jones took the necessary steps of creating a family crest and motto. This bookplate shows an early try at creating that heraldry. In the sketch, the crest is made up of two wings against stylized fire and an estoile, a star with six wavy rays, in the center. Below, the coat of arms has a diagonal band with three sets of wings over a field spangled with seven estoiles and a hand, which represents the baronetcy. A curling banner shows the family motto, also chosen by Burne-Jones, "sequar et attingam," which means "I will follow and attain." The set likely shows an attempt at actually designing the coat of arms, rather than simply transferring the finished design onto a bookplate, as there are several key differences between the sketches and the final, formalized heraldry. In the official design, the hand is absent, and the wavy-legged estoiles are simple straight-legged mullets. Also, the helmet sketches in the margins suggest that Burne-Jones was considering other ideas for the crest before he settled on the wings and fire. This set offers an interesting glimpse into the process of an artist becoming a peer. Light soiling to both pages, and some spotting to the pencil design. (Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones, p. 241; The Art of Heraldry, p. 70; Fairbairn's book of crests of the families of Great Britain and Ireland, p. 309). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Faerie Queene: A Poem in Six Books.

      London: George Allen, 1894-1897. First edition illustrated by Walter Crane. One of 1,000 copies on handmade paper. Six quarto volumes, bound in full green morocco by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey with decorative gilt triple ruled boards, raised spine bands with gilt titles, rules and floral devices; top edges gilt, gilt board edges and inside dentelles, and silk endpapers. Each part's original pictorial wrapper front bound in with one original wrapper back at the end of each volume. Double-page general title (dated 1897), seven title-pages (dated 1894-1896), and eighty-eight full-page woodcut illustrations (including one double-page). With numerous head- and tail- pieces, decorative initials, and printer's and publisher's colophons. An exceptional presentation. The Faerie Queene, illustrated by Walter Crane, is one of the most beautiful works of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Walter Crane was already a well-established illustrator, artist and wood-engraver when he embarked on his most ambitious project - the illustration and decoration of the longest poem in the English language.

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        Untersuchungen über des gleichseitige Dreieck als Norm gotischer Bauproportionen.

      Stuttgart: J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung,, 1894. Octavo. Contemporary green half cloth, marbled boards, title gilt to the spine, edges sprinkled brown. 22 plates printed in red and black, 5 of them double-page. A little rubbed, short split across the spine and into the joint, lightly browned throughout, but remains very good. First edition of this unusual work by the Baltic German art historian. Dehio (1850-1932) was born in Reval, now Talinn, Estonia, he was the founder of the Handbuch der deutschen Kunstgeschichte, still publishing to this day. In the present work he sets out his theory of the equilateral triangle as the proportional basis of Gothic architecture. Uncommon, 5 copies only on Copac - BL, Oxford, V & A, Warburg, and Society of Antiquaries. Bookplate of the art historian Karl Birkmeyer to the front pastedown, a few pencilled marginalia in German.

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        Sonnets and Lyrical Poems. Together with Ballads and Poems

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. Two octavo volumes. (xii) 197; (iv) 227pp. Each volume is one of 310 copies. Designed and printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press in Hammersmith. This set has been bound in full blue levant morocco by Rivière. The bindings were executed in the Doves style, featuring double-ruled panels forming small square cornerpieces, each containing small concentric circle devices. Spines richly gilt with triple heart leaf ornaments and central flower devices in five of six compartments. Triple-ruled turn-ins with repeated flower, heart leaf, and circlet devices. T.e.g. Housed in titled chemises and within a morocco-backed double slipcase. This is the Saks copy, with his booklabel on front paste-downs. A handsome set. (Peterson A20, A20a).

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        La femme à Paris. -

      Librairies-Imprimeries réunies 1894 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 328 pp. Sous chemise en soie brodée en état modeste. Couverture illustrée signée Léon Rudnicki. Intérieur propre. Illustré de 300 vignettes de Pierre VIDAL, la majorité dans le texte, dont 114 en couleurs, et 20 hors-texte gravés sur cuivre en couleurs. Bel état intérieur. EDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage évoquant les Parisiennes de l'époque : domestiques, ouvrières, employées de magasin, artistes, bourgeoises, prostituées et cocottes, mères de famille. Tirage à petit nombre sur beau papier simili japon filigrané de fleurs, avec les hors-texte imprimés sur vélin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Woman of No Importance

      John Lane, London 1894 - 8vo, 154pp., [2], 14p. ads, [2]. Faded purple cloth with gilt lettering and decorations by Charles Shannon. Some bubbling to cloth, boards worn at the tips and at head and foot of spine, some scuffing to rear board, spine darkened. Edges of text age-toned, hinges split and weak but boards are still firmly attached. Adverts dated 1894. Mason, 364. Half of the book with unopened pages. 1 of 500 copies printed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aepfel und Birnen. Die wichtigsten deutschen Kernobstsorten. Herausgegeben im engen Aunschlusse an die "Statistik der deutschen Kernobstsorten" . unter der Leitung der Obst- und Weinbau-Abteilung der Deutschen landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft.

      Paul Parey, Berlin 1894 - Berlin, Paul Parey, 1894. 25,5x17,5 cm. 2 Bl., 13 S., 3 Bl. Anzn. Mit 104 chromolithogr. Tafeln und je 1 Textbl. u. je 1 Leerblatt für Notizen. OHLn. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und einfarb. Deckelillustr. Nicht bei Nissen BBI. - Martini S. 80-82. Die schönen Farbtafeln wurden in der Lithographischen Anstalt von W. Müller in Gera gedruckt, der auch die Vorlagenzeichnungen (Aquarelle) anfertigte. Sie zeigen jeweils 1 bis 3 ganze und 1 aufgeschnittene Frucht, insgesamt werden 53 Apfel- und 53 Birnensorten abgebildet und beschrieben. - (Einband etwas fleckig und berieben, Ecken leicht bestossen. Nummer und kleiner Stempel auf Vorderdeckel, Vorsatz und Titel. Vorsätze im Gelenk etwas eingerissen. Einige Textblätter mit kurzen hs. Anmerkungen, auf einigen der leeren "Notizblättern" wurde zeitgenössische Werbung zur jeweiligen Sorte eingeklebt). - Die Tafeln sauber und frisch. Sprache: Deutsch OHLn. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und einfarb. Deckelillustr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travel and Adventure in the Congo Free State and Its Big Game Shooting

      Chapman & Hall, London 1894 - 355 pp, ill. Fold out map. Hunting from 1884 to 1888. Baily (author's real name) earned the non de plume of bula n'zau or ELEPHANT SMASHER because of his hunting prowess. This book ranks right up there with all the famous elephant hunting titles. VG+ (endpapers separated but hinges firm) copy of a very good and scarce title. Original red printed and gilt cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE DISAPPEARANCE SYNDICATE AND SENATOR STANLEY'S STORY .

      New York: Charles B. Reed, Publisher, 164, 166 & 168 Fulton St., 1894 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-241 [242: blank] [243: ads] [244: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece and other illustrations in the text by Frank O. Small, original red cloth, front panel stamped in red and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, white endpapers with leaf pattern printed in orange. First edition. Three stories: the first deals with a secret order of adepts that controls the world using advanced technology; the second utilizes the personality transfer motif; the third, "Napoleon Wolff and His Newspaper of the Future," concerns the invention of an airplane powered by antigravity. "The Disappearance Syndicate" and "Senator Stanley's Story" were first published in COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE, the remaining story is first published here. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 500. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 206. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 61. Bleiler (1978), p. 52. Reginald 03553. Wright (III) 1293. A fine copy. An elusive book. (#147361) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue de la bibliothèque de M. Ricardo Heredia, Comte de Benahavis.

      Paris, Ém. Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin, 1891?1894. - 4 volumes. Small folio, contemporary quarter green cloth over marbled boards (slight wear at extremities), gilt letter, volume II with gilt Heredia monogram on spine, decorated endleaves, marbled edges. Heredia's monogram on title-pages, 5 plates in volume I. A very good set. Ticket of Bernet Kottler on front pastedown endpapers. *** FIRST EDITION. Ricardo Heredia y Livermore, Conde de Benahavis (1831-1896; title granted by King Alfonso II of Spain in 1875), parliamentary deputy in 1865 and 1866, and senator in 1876, was one of twelve children of the wealthy Malaga industrialist Manuel Augustín Heredia (1786-1846). In 1872 Ricardo Heredia acquired the entire library (4070 items), or almost the entire library formed by Vicente Salvá (1780-1849) and his son Pedro Salvá y Mallen (d. 1860), one of the best Spanish libraries ever assembled. Heredia added to the Salvá collection, eventually selling his library in four sales held in Paris between 1891 and 1894, consisting of 8,304 lots.*** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mirifiques Aventures de Maître Antifer. (Portrait collé)

      Paris, Bibliothèque d'Education et de Récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. 1894 - 78 illustrations par G. Roux, dont 12 grandes gravures en chromotypographie - 2 cartes en couleurs. Complet & Contrôlé. Édition originale. Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. 1894 - 420 pages. Catalogue HF pour 1894-1895. Imprimé par Gauthier-Villars. Relié par Lenègre. Cartonnage polychrome Hetzel au portrait collé. Dos au phare. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Infimes rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

      Newnes, London 1894 - Third edition, in the same format as the first. Vincent Starrett's copy, with his ownership signature. Illustrated by Sidney Paget, tall 8vo, original light blue-green cloth, soiled; flowered end-papers; all edges gilt. London: Georges Newnes, 1894 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. 432pp. Frontispiece portrait of Twain with tissue guard; in-text illustrations on every page. This is the first state of the first edition with the bulk of the text block measuring 1 1/8" and title page not tipped-in. Also the first state frontispiece with the facsimile signature of Twain measuring 1 13/16" wide. Publisher's black & gilt decorated brown cloth; gilt lettering; drab gray endpapers. Minor wear to extremities; decorative owner bookplate else fine; an exceptionally nice copy. First published in the Century Magazine of December, 1893 to June, 1894. (BAL 3442). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        Eskimo Life

      London: Longmans, Green 1894 - London: Longmans, Green. 1894. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo - 22.7 cm. [xvi], 350pp., 32pp. publisher's advertisements at rear, 16 full page illustrations, 16 woodcut illustration in text. Bright gilt title and illustration of kayaker on spine, cover with publisher's dark green cloth and bright gilt illustration of walrus and Eskimo hunter in kayak. Original black clay end-leaves with strong and un-cracked internal hinges; Moderate internal foxing, no prior ownership markings. Normal intermittent interior foxing throughout. A Near Fine complete and most handsome copy of a rare and significant publication in unusually well preserved original state condition. Very Scarce. Ñ Arctic Bibliography 11979 The well-illustrated classic on the lifestyles, morals, religion, and sports among the Eskimos of Greenland. Nansen describes nearly all aspects of Eskimo life ranging from kayaking and hunting walrus to the holiest of holy marriage customs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beyond the Ice. Being a story of the newly discovered region round the north pole. Edited from Dr. Frank Farleigh's diary.

      - London, Sampson Low & Melbourne, Hutchinson [1894]. Octavo publisher's illustrated blue cloth (two small blobs of wax on the front cover, marks on the back). Somewhat canted, not a bad copy of a book guaranteed to respond badly to handling. A signed presentation, dated March 1894, from Murphy to Geelong lawyer Aurel Just, "gentleman, Dremanist and possessor of other titles," with a quote from his character Vernon Dreman. Only edition of this polar utopia and dystopia which Murphy - I suspect simple perversity - took to the opposite end of the world in defiance of the usual Australian practice of heading south. Heaps of scientific advances and flying machines as expected but reform and enlightened progress can only go so far: adult women are enfranchised until they marry, then the possible conflict between husband and wife is not worth the candle. "The chief characters seem to spend a deal of unnecessary time in consuming oysters and brown bread" warned the North Melbourne Courier and West Melbourne Advertiser in an otherwise warm review while suggesting it would be commercially more canny to set the book in central Australia.

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        Le Morte D'Arthur

      London: J. M. Dent, 1894. First edition thus. One of just 300 copies of the superior issue on Dutch hand-made paper, complete in three volumes. Bound in early three quarter black morocco over marbled boards. Five raised bands on the spines, gilt top-edges, marbled end-papers; bindings handsome and in excellent condition. Light to moderate foxing on the first and last couple pages, Beardsley plates toned (as usual), several leaves unopened. Malory translated and compiled the legends of Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere, Sir Gawain, and the Knights of the Round Table, using numerous French and English sources. His work was first published in 1485 by William Caxton, the first English printer. It proved immensely popular and became the basis for the countless retellings and adaptations throughout the next five centuries (with a few periods of silence, namely 1634 - 1816). We can think of no other collection of stories that have more fully captured the imagination and passion of the English people than the Arthurian legends. "It is the only true English epic; its matter is 'the Matter of England'. The matchless style, the humour, the magnificence, the magic that takes away the breath, combine in a masterpiece of legendary narrative. Each century has produced its own version of the Arthurian tapestry, but Malory's will never be forgotten." (Printing and the Mind of Man, 29).

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        Lithographs]: Five Currier and Ives Lithographs of Four Prominent African-Americans and a Portrait of "The First Colored Senator and Representatives"

      Currier & Ives, New York 1894 - Five separate lithographs. Small folios. Each measuring 13.5" x 17.75" (untrimmed). Two produced at the Currier & Ives studios at 125 Nassau Street, which they occupied from 1872-1874 (Douglass and Brown); the other three at 115 Nassau Street, where the business operated from 1877-1894. All five lithographs are very good, strong images, with just a few stray scuff marks to the blank background and faint shadowing from an old mat, on the portrait of William Wells Brown.Following the Civil War, American print companies looking for new commercial avenues were intent on marketing to all factions of the Reconstruction economy. *Harper's Weekly*, Louis Prang, Currier & Ives, and others, produced images sympathetic to both white and black Southerners, and to white and black Northerners. Positive print images of African-Americans elicited an enthusiastic response from Frederick Douglass, commenting on an image of H.R. Revels done by Prang he wrote: "Heretofore, colored Americans have thought little of adorning their parlors with pictures. They have had to do with the stern, and I may say, the ugly realities of life. Every colored householder in the land should have one of these portraits in his parlor, and should explain it to his children, as the dividing line between the darkness and despair that overhung our past, and the light and hope that now beams upon our future as people."One of the more well-known groups of images produced by Currier & Ives in this period was the "Darktown Series" of stereotypical comic depictions of African-Americans. The group of images here are in stark contrast to that series, and are dignified works of a fine quality, respectfully done. Depicted are individual images of Douglass, author of the famed slave narrative and leader of the American Abolitionist Movement; William Wells Brown, an escaped slave who authored both the first play and first novel by an African-American; Rev. Richard Allen, the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; George Washington Williams, the first African-American elected to the Ohio State Legislature and the author of the first book on the history of African-Americans in the Civil War; and one group shot of "The First Colored Senator and Representatives" comprised of: H.R. Revels, an AME minister who became the first seated African-American Senator; Joseph H. Rainey, the first African-American to serves in the House of Representatives and the second to serve as U.S. Senator; Jefferson H. Long, Georgia's first African-American Representative; Benj. S. Turner, Alabama's first African-American Representative; Josiah T. Walls, Florida's first African-American Representative; Robert C. De Large, South Carolina's first Representative; and R. Brown Elliott, South Carolina's second Representative.*OCLC* locates no copies of these images except for a smaller version of the group portrait, almost certainly trimmed as was the custom when framed, at three locations: Library of Congress, Harvard, and Library of Michigan; and we have additionally located a fourth copy of that individual print at the New York Public Library.

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        Spring - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

      SPRINGHeliogravure vervaardigd in 1894 door de Berlin Photographic Co. naar het schilderij (Opus CLXXV) van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 89 x 39,5 cm. In originele lijst.Vermoedelijk draait het in Spring om een processie tijdens de Floralia, een bloemenfeest gehouden in de vroege Romeinse keizertijd van 28 april tot 3 mei. Tijdens het festival stond Flora, de godin van de bloemen en planten, centraal.Het schilderij is een van Alma-Tadema"s beroemdste en meest ambitieuze werken. De vrolijke optocht daalt af van de Palatijnse heuvel. Dienaren en dienaressen van de Tempel van Flora bespelen tamboerijn en fluit. Achter hen, onder het baldakijn, loopt een bebaarde priester, met de gelaatstrekken van Alma-Tadema zelf. Vanaf de daken van de marmeren paleizen werpen toeschouwers overvloedig bloemen.Een vers van dichter A.C. Swinburne staat vermeld onder de prent (bij het schilderij staat deze op de lijst):In a land of clear colours and stories,In a region of shadowless hours,Where the earth has a garment of glories,And a murmur of musical flowers.De setting van het werk is fictief, architectonische details uit een groot aantal verschillende bronnen werden er voor samengebracht, waaronder muurschilderingen uit Pompeï in het balkon bovenaan de trap en de fries met strijdende centauren uit de tempel van Apollo bij Bassae op het gebouw links. Halverwege de stoet worden twee beelden van Satyrs gedragen, met in hun hand een mand met fruit en Dionysos als kind op de schouder als personificatie van de groeikracht van de aarde.Voor het schilderij Spring kreeg Alma-Tadema de Grand Prix tijdens de wereldtentoonstelling van 1900 in Parijs. Het werk oogstte veel lof van de toenmalige critici, tegenwoordig is het een van de meest geliefde schilderijen van het J. Paul Getty Museum (hier te zien).Prijs: € 4.500,- (incl. lijst).

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        Epigrammes

      1894 - frontispice, 78-[1] pages Paris, Bibliothèque artistique et littéraire, 1894, in-8, frontispice, 78-[1] pages, demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à faux nerfs, couvertures conservées, "Ce livre est sûr de mal plaire / Aux trop jeunes d'entre vous, / Mais peut-être il sera doux / A tel aussi que tolère / Son âge encore parmi nous." (II-1) Édition originale de ce recueil de poésies, tiré à 1050 exemplaires. Un des 1000 exemplaires sur vélin d'Angoulême. Dessin de F.-A. Cazals, figurant Verlaine de dos, en frontispice. Exemplaire non rogné. Enrichi d'une coupure contrecollée en tête d'ouvrage, extraite du Comoedia du 9 janvier 1912, comprenant l'article de Laurent Tailhade "Les morts vont vite", publié pour commémorer l'anniversaire de la mort de Paul Verlaine. Ex-libris Vannier doré en pied du dos. Vicaire VII, 999. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The works. 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.

      Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1894-5 - 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. Small bookplate to top of front pastedowns, pages nice and clean, spines are slightly tanned, boards remain bright, an excellent set. Gravure frontispieces to each volume and further gravure portraits throughout. Limited large paper edition. One of 250 numbered set of which this is number 130.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1894 - 1894 Wisden, Rebound with Covers, Signed by Jack Hobbs

      1894. Hi, This lot is an 1894 Rebound Wisden with Original Covers - Signed by Jack Hobbs. It is in Good Condition. ""To my old friend Jack Mears, with all good wishes from Jack Hobbs"" it states on the first page and not the usual j.b.hobbs autograph so a nice formal piece of prose in this 1894. The binding is a bit tatty and the covers are dark, odd dog ear inside but clean pages and great photoplate but topped off by the Hobbs note. Please see the large pictures. More available on request. Please see the Video for more info.

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