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        Les Orchidees Exotiques et leur Culture en Europe.

      Buxelles, Paris 1894 - EA - Erstausgabe. XIV + 1019 Seiten mit einem Portrait von Linden und 140 Abbildungen (teilweise doppelblatt-große Tafeln), schwarz-weiß. Ca. 27,5 cm x ca. 19 cm, ca. 5,5 cm stark. Allseites Goldschnitt. Original-Leineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Vorder- und Rückentitel und reicher farbiger Vordertitel-Illustration. In französisch. - Enthält zunächst Abschnitte zu Orchideen-Nomenklatur, Fachvokabular, Geschichte, Import, Habitat, eine Bibliographie, einen umfangreichen Teil zur Kultur (ca. 390 Seiten) und ab Seite 563 Ausführungen zu mehr als 1.400 Orchideenarten und -gattungen. Einband an Ecken und Rändern bestoßen, wenig berieben, Rücken gering fleckig. Goldschnitt mit einigen Kratzern, gering fleckig. Keine Einträge, Papier so gut wie nicht gebräunt, nicht fleckig. Infolge des hohen Gewichts (ca. 2,6 kg) im vorderen und hinteren Gelenk aufgeplatzt und zum Einband etwas gelockert. Bei der sehr stabilen Bindetechnik dennoch gut und fest mit dem Einband verbunden. Buchblock selbst sehr gut und fest. Zustand insgesamt mindestens II (Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per email Fotos des Werkes zu., [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Manual of Orchidaceous Plants cultivated under glass in Great Britain

      James Veitch & Sons, 1894, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, 1st Edition. Index by Twin Oaks Books laid in 2-volume set (complete). Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Botany; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 22400.

      [Bookseller: Archer's Used & Rare Books]
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        Affiche originale ??Exposition Int.le du Livre & des industries du Papier?. Palais de l?Industrie. Novembre 1894.

      Paris, Imp. Charles Verneau. 114 rue Oberkampf (Déposé) 1894, - 140x100 cm., texte sur l?affiche: Attractions / Orchestre J. Mélé. Concerts, Festivals / Exposition rétrospective par des Collectionneurs. Timbrologie / Les Imprimeries clandestines dans les Catacombes / L?Ecole a travers les âges / & à travers le monde. Tirage en jaune/brun/vert et noir, affiche en parfait état, avec les marges dans un robuste cadre en bois. A partir de 1870, l?essor de la production en série exacerbe la concurrence entre les industriels, pour qui faire connaître leurs produits devient vital. Jules Chéret va réaliser la synthèse entre la demande des producteurs et celle des consommateurs, en créant des affiches où texte et image procèdent du même élan pour permettre une lecture rapide et une perception claire du message. Il fut le premier à comprendre la dimension psychologique de la publicité et à faire passer l?affiche du stade de la description à celui de la séduction. Ses sujets sont essentiellement féminin, il créera même un archétype, la "chérette", jeune femme vive et gaie. A la fin du siècle beaucoup d?artistes français se consacrent à l?Art Publicitaire (Anne-Claude Lelieur, Raymond Bachollet, Eugène Ogé affichiste) dont le style évolue avec les différents mouvements artistiques de cette époque en particulier l?Art Nouveau . Cf. musees.poitou-charentes@wanadoo.frPlease notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Histoire De La'Art Dans L'Antiquité

      Paris: Librairie Hachette Et, 1894. Cloth. Very good. Paris: Librairie Hachette Et, 1894. Cloth. Four volumes. Thick octavo. Histoire De L'Art Dans L'Antiquité, Phénicie, Grèce Grèce par Georges Perrot par Charles Chipiez. Illustrated with scenery. historical places, maps, rivers, and diagrams. Bound in full red morocco gilt decorations, to covers and spine, all edges gilt. ( Text is in French).

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        Il diritto civile e il proletariato. Studio critico sul progetto di un codice civile per l'impero germanico. Prima versione autorizzata per Giuseppe Oberosler

      F.lli Bocca, Torino 1894 - Piccola mancanza ad una carta di indici senza interessamento del testo Raro. (8) + 160 p. - in-8

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        The Jungle Book / The Second Jungle Book [First Editions, Two Volumes]

      London: Macmillan. Near Fine; 5 x 7.5 Hardback in Near Fine condition. Housed in red chemise . bindings in a red quarter-leather slipcase. The Jungle Book: Both volumes . have bright blue boards with bright gilded illustrations on front and . spine. Minor wear to head foot and edges of spine. Interior clean with . minimal foxing. Bright gilt edges.. 1894 / 1895. Hardcover. Illustrated by J. Lockwood Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny; 5; vi+212 pp. / 238+ads. pp. .

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        Autograph letter signed ("F. Volkhovsky").

      London, 15. X. 1894. - 8vo. 2¾ pp. on bifolium. To an unidentified lady: "[.] I should be glad to visit Bristol where I lectured some 3 years ago with much success. I do not gather from your letter what kind of address do you expect from me: is it a lecture on my experiences in prison + exile, or drawing-room speech on the political situation of Russia? My fee is, generally speaking, 10 guineas per lecture, travelling expenses included, I mean for institutions which can pay it. But this fee may vary according to different circumstances [.] I should easily come in November [.] I should prefer however to visit Bristol before the 21st, as after that date I am busy with preparing the coming No. ov 'Free Russia' [.]". - Some duststaining.

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        The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan and Co,, 1894?-5. 2 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, pictorial decoration and titles to front boards and spines gilt, dark green coated endpapers, gilt edges. The Second Jungle Book with the printed dust jacket. Housed in a blue cloth folding box. Illustrated in black and white by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. The Jungle Book, exceptionally bright and tight, free from the wear and foxing to which it is usually prone. The Second Jungle Book is equally bright of cloth with just a little chipping to the dustwrapper at the head of the spine and upper corners, but is very clean and entirely unrepaired. An exceptional set in fine condition. First editions, first impressions. We have seen two copies of the first Jungle Book in unprinted tissue dust jackets with every appearance of having been issued thus. In light of this, and the fact that no copy of the first Jungle Book in printed jacket has ever appeared in commerce, we are as certain as we can be that Macmillan simply did not produce a printed dust jacket for the first book.

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        The Priest and the Acolyte

      Privately Printed [1894] - Privately Printed [1894]. This notorious story about a priest's infatuation with a young acolyte that ends in mutual suicide was originally published in the short-lived homosexual magazine The Chameleon. The story raised a public furor during Oscar Wilde's trial because of his association with the magazine and the piece was labeled "garbage and offal" by his critics. The prosecutor in the trial referred to it as "in essence, a teaching of sodomitical practices." Although there is no colophon, the edition of the present volume is reputed to be 50 copies only for private circulation. The book was published by Leonard Smithers according to Nelson (Publisher to the Decadents @ 350) wherein he places the actual publication date at 1905. Mendes 170, Ellmann 403-4, Murray's List 171.Very good in lavish signed morocco binding, marbled endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown (Berndt Rutger), penned library inventory number on pastedown, previous owner's signature on rear endpaper, original wrappers present, all edges gilt, decorative vellum slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La femme à Paris. Nos contemporaines Notes successives sur les parisiennes de ce temps dans leurs divers milieux, états et conditions.

      ancienne Maison Quentin, Librairies Imprimeries réunies 1894 - Paris, ancienne Maison Quentin, Librairies Imprimeries réunies, 1894. In-4 broché, 328 pages plus achevé d’imprimer et publications de l’auteur. 320 illustrations de Pierre VIDAL dont 20 hors-texte gravées sur cuivre et aquarellées par A. Charpentier, 300 vignettes, dont 114 coloriées. Un des 110 exemplaires du tirage de tête numérotés sur papier du Japon avec une suite des hors-texte en noir avec remarques sur Japon. Couverture illustrée en couleurs de Léon Rudnicki et chemise recouverte de soie imprimée et encadrement brodé sur le premier plat. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les nouvelles idées sur la structure du système nerveux chez l’homme et chez les vertébrés

      Reinwald, Paris 1894 - Ramon y Cajal, Santiago (1852-1934). Les nouvelles idées sur la structure du système nerveux chez l’homme et chez les vertébrés. xvi, 200, [4]pp. Text illustrations. Paris: C. Reinwald, 1894. 218 x 135 mm. Quarter cloth, mottled boards ca. 1894, moderate wear to edges and extremities, inner hinges cracking. Light toning but very good. Bookplate of neurobiologist Marcus Jacobson (1930-2001). First Edition in French. In 1890 and 1891—an enormously fruitful period that he referred to as his "Palm Sunday"—Ramon y Cajal embarked on a series of histological investigations in which he clarified the nature of nerve cell development in the embryo, confirmed the correctness of the neuron theory (i.e., that the nervous system consists of discrete units rather than an interconnected web), established that the nerve impulse is always transmitted from the dendrites to the cell body to the axon (a principle he called "dynamic polarization"), and clarified a number of important details on the structure of the cerebrum. He published these results in 1892 in a series of papers in the Revista de ciencias médicas de Cataluña; these were immediately translated into both German and French. The French translation was the work of Léon Azoulay, his friend and official French translator; "it created a sensation and two editions were exhausted in three months" (Cannon, p. 152). The success of Les nouvelles idées inspired Ramon y Cajal to collect in one work the results of all his researches on the structure of the vertebrate nervous system, which he published as his classic Textura del sistemo nervioso del hombre y de los vertebrados (1894-1904). In 1906 he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Camillo Golgi for his contributions to our knowledge of the structure of the nervous system. Cannon, Explorer of the Human Brain: The Life of Santiago Ramon y Cajal, pp. 146-152. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In the Year of Jubilee

      London: Lawrence and Bullen, 16, Henrietta Street, 1894. First Edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. VG. First Edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Coustillas A13.1; Sadleir 967; Wolf 2549; Collie XIIIa

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        Ordinances, An Orders and Rules Thereunder, In Force in the Colony...

      1894. Stallard, George, Compiler. Richards Edward Harrinson, Compiler. Ordinances, And Orders and Rules Thereunder, In Force in the Colony of Lagos on December 31st, 1893: With an Appendix Containing the Letters Patent Constituting the Colony, And the Instructions Accompanying Them; Various Acts of Parliament; Orders of the Queen in Council; Treaties, and Proclamations. Compiled Under the Authority of the Government. London: Stevens and Sons, 1894. xvi, 1011 pp. Octavo (6" x 9-1/2" x 6"). Recent cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed, internally clean. Ex-library. Small stamp to title page. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. Lagos, a region of present-day Nigeria, was one of the principal centers of the slave trade. Great Britain took control of Lagos in 1861 and established it as a colony in the following year. In 1866 it became a portion of the West African Settlements subject to the Governor-in-Chief of Sierra Leone. In 1874 it was added to the Gold Coast Colony, but became a separate colony in 1886. In 1906 it was amalgamated with the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria. This was the second compilation of Lagos ordinances. The other two were published in 1874 and 1902. OCLC locates 7 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:182..

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        HERO AND LEANDER

      London: Printed at the Ballantyne Press, 1894. ONE OF 220 COPIES, 200 for sale n. Hardcover. mm (). ONE OF 220 COPIES, 200 for sale. Publisher's full vellum by Henry Leighton (stamp-signed with his cipher at lower right corner of covers), tooled in gilt to an abstract geometric design by Charles Ricketts, covers with a compartmentalized central panel, large gilt leaves at corners, interlocking "C's" (for designers Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon), and the date in Roman numerals; spine with gilt title at head and "VP" device at tail. In an fine modern navy folding cloth box. With elaborate woodcut initials, full white vine border on opening page, and seven wood engravings, all by Ricketts and Shannon. Front pastedown with armorial morocco bookplate of "Beach." Ransom, p. 434; Ray 261. Significant splaying to covers, one leaf with old repair to corner (torn by rough opening?), three openings and rear flyleaves rather foxed, text a shade less than bright, other minor problems internally, but still a pleasant copy because of the clean, unworn binding. This is one of two books produced by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon before the founding of the Vale Press in 1896, and it is very much in the style of their later collaborative efforts. The colophon notes that the book was begun at "The Vale," the house the men shared in London which gave their press its name, and the "VP" device used by the Vale Press appears in the colophon and on the cover. "Hero and Leander" was issued to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Aldine edition of that tale. The story features Hero, a beautiful priestess of Aphrodite at Sestos on the shore of the Hellespont, loved by Leander, a youth of Abydos on the opposite shore. At night, Leander would swim across the Hellespont to his beloved, directed by the signal torch she held; the story ends one tempestuous night, when Leander drowns, and Hero, in despair, throws herself into the sea to join him. Marlowe's version (which was completed by Chapman after Marlowe's death) was originally published in 1598. The Vale Press books, which Cave says were "far truer to the spirit of fifteenth-century printing than Kelmscott work," included nearly 50 titles issued during the eight-year life of the press, and both the impressive output and the press' considerable artistic success can be attributed to the fact that Ricketts, who was remarkably skilled as a designer, painter, and illustrator, was in control of every facet of the operation.

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        OUR MANIFOLD NATURE

      William Heinemann, London 1894 - viii, [2], 271, [5], 20 pp. March 1894 publisher catalogue last 20 pages. Photographic frontispiece. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 5-1/8" Born Frances Elizabeth Bellenden Clarke, the author, at the young age of 16, married a widowed army surgeion, David Chambers McFall, who was already the father to two sons: Chambers Haldane Cooke McFall and Albert William Crawford McFall. With 20+ years age difference between her & her husband, over the ensuing years of marriage, the marital relationship between the two grew apart, with Grand beginning to express her feminist "New Woman" philosophy through the medium of print, publishing her first novel, Ideala, in 1888. Emboldened by her modicum of literary success, two years later Grand divorced her husband, and not too long thereafter assumed the nom-de-plum that we know today, Sarah Grand, under which she wrote her most famous novel, the strongly feminist The Heavenly Twins [1893]. This work of hers here offered is a collection of stories, which Grand, in her preface, terms an "experiment", by which she means varying from the constraining societal conventions on fiction, and which the magazines of the day imposed changes in order to be published. By 1894, riding the phenomenal success of Heavenly Twins, Grand commanded the literary gravitas with Heinemann to see these stories republished, where they "now appear for the first time unmutilated as well as carefully revised." This copy inscribed by Grand on the half-title page: "To My dear old Boy Chambers / from Sarah Grand [underscore] / 12th March 1894" Toward the bottom of the page, under the printed title, Grand has written: "Advanced Copy". While the exact identity of the "Chambers" noted in the inscription is now lost to antiquity, we would not deem beyond probability the presentation of this 'Advanced Copy', wherein the new name Sarah Grand is emphasized, to be her either to her son by marriage, Chambers Haldane Cooke McFall [whom is refered to by the ODNB as 'Haldane'], or perhaps to her estranged former husband, David Chambers McFall. However, this, we again note, is speculation on our part, and the true identity of this individual remains a question mark. Slight cock, with modest shelfwear. Bookstore stamp to bottom of front paste-down. Light foxing. Rear hinge starting. A VG copy. Original publisher's olive-green cloth binding with gilt stamping 1st book edition (NCBEL III, 1054; Wolff 2670). Not in Sadleir. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy, marked by the author as "Advanced Copy". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      George Newnes, Limited, 1894. - First edition, first state. Dark blue cloth, black illustration of The Strand Library on the front cover, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, all edges gold gilt, frontispiece (The Death of Sherlock Holmes), [6], 279 pp., illustrated. Housed in a cloth slipcase with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Brief non-authorial inscription on front fly leaf, front and rear covers have been professionally reinforced, which makes for a nice, tight, square copy. Contains eleven stories beginning with Silver Blaze and ending with The Final Problem. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Berglandschaft mit See. [Original-Ölbild auf Holz / original oil on wood plate].

      . Karl Schlageter, geboren 1894 in Luzern, gestorben 1990 in Zürich.. Original-Ölbild auf Holz, gerahmt, von Karl Schlageter signiert. Maße Abbildung: 29,0 x 39,0 cm. Rahmen mit geringen Alterungsspuren, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Original oil on wood plate, framed, signed by Karl Schlageter. Measure image: 29,0 x 39,0 cm. Frame with light traces of use, otherwise fine condition.

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        The Effect of Brakes on Railway Trains

      Westinghouse Air Break Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 1894 - Brown cloth HB, 217 pages in VG condition. Minor scuffing to the corners. This is a reprint of the reports of the author to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers of London, of experiments conducted by him in the year 1878 with apperatus contructed by George Westinghouse. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tramvie e Ferrovie Elettriche

      Milano, Ulrico Hoepli Editore, 1894. 4to. menor; 432 pp., con 170 ilustraciones entre el texto. Encuadernación en media piel, de la época.

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        Disegno Geometrico

      Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1894. 8vo.; VII-85 pp. y 24 láminas dobles. Encuadernación original en tela.

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        Of the Friendship of Amis and Amile

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. An exceptionally good copy. One of 500 copies. With woodcut title and borders by William Morris. Printed in Chaucer type in red and black. 16mo., original linen backed blue holland paper covered boards, title printed on upper cover, an extremely crisp and fresh copy, the best I have seen. An Old French romance which inspired Morris, not only did he do the translation for this book but he also wrote a famous poem based on the story Amys & Amillion. Amis and Amile were two medieval knights who were devoted friends and this is the story of their friendship which led Amile to slay his own children for the sake of his friend. Of course this supreme sacrifice meant that the children were not dead after all. Eventually the two knights were killed in the same battle and a miracle was added to the end of the story as although they were buried apart from each other, the two coffins were found side by side the next morning. With an attractive and anonymous booklabel on front pastedown simply stating Continuitas Utilitas Conservatio Pubhritudas

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        L'uomo di genio in rapporto alla psichiatria alla storia ed all'estetica. Con 26 tavole e 23 figure nel testo

      F.lli Bocca, Torino 1894 - Lievi e naturali fioriture sparse XXXII + 743 p. in-8

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        Geschichte des K. u. K. Infanterie-Regimentes Feldarschall Carl Joseph Graf Clerfayt de Croix. Bearbeitet von seiner Errichtung bis zum Jahre 1865 von A. Netoliczka; Fortgesetzt bis zum Jahre 1866 von Gustav Freiherr de Vicq de Cumptich; durchgesehen und bis auf die Gegenwart ergänzt von A. v. Sypniewski.

      Jaroslau, K.K. Infanterie-Regiment No. 9, 1894.. 6 n.n. + 828 S. OLwd.. 2. Aufl. Mit beiliegender Visitenkarte des "Regimentsarzt Dr. Mark" und dessen eighd. Notiz. Mit elf Tafeln, davon vier Farblithographien. - R. m. kl. oberflächl. Fehlstellen - fachmännisch geschlossen, Ebd. berieben u. etw. fleckig, leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp.

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        Manifeste du Parti Communiste.

      Paris, Êre nouvelle, (1894/1895). 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers with a bit of soiling. Title-page and upper corner of last leaves with a few small marginal restorations (far from affecting printing). Evenly browned. All in all a nice copy, housed in a very nice custom-made red half morocco slip-case and chemise with gilt lettering to spine. (2), 36 pp.. Extremely rare first edition on this seminal historical document, being the monumental first separate publication in French (offprinted from "L'Ere Nouvelle" - the first French journal devoted to Marxist philosophy and analysis) of "The Communist Manifesto", Marx' and Engels' groundbreaking work of communist propaganda, "undoubtedly the most widespread, the most international production of all Socialist literature, the common platform acknowledged by millions of working men from Siberia to California" (Preface to the 1888-edition, p. 3). The present copy has an outstanding provenance, namely that of André Breton - the founder of surrealism, who in the Manifesto of Marx and Engels gained much inspiration for his own Manifesto, the "Manifeste du Surréalisme" (1924), his magnum opus with which he founded the surrealist movement that came to dominate art, literature, and politics of the following decades.This first publication in book form of the Manifesto was immensely influential in the spreading of Communist thought in France and plays a dominant role in the history of French Marxist thought. The translation of this magnum opus of modern political thought was by Laura Lafargue, but it was so heavily corrected by Engels in the present version that it almost counts as different translation, much closer to the intentions of Marx and Engels. In this version, the French translation constitutes one of the most important translations of the Manifesto that exist. Laura Lafargue's translation appeared for the first time in the periodical "La Socialiste" in 1885, but without the important corrections by Engels. The following year, a corrected version was published in the appendix of a book by Mermeix called "La France Socialiste", and around 1894-1895 the Manifesto appeared for the first time on its own, offprinted from the periodical "L'Ere Nouvelle", this time not only containing most of the 126 corrections by Engels for the second version, but also a further 300 corrections, made in collaboration by Lafargue and Engels, who had virtually re-written the translation for this seminal publication of the work (causing him to write to Lafargue that he deemed it "the first French translation of the old Manifest" and that he read it "with real and unbroken pleasure" - see Kössling, p. 1412). The period from the first printing of "The Communist Manifest" to that of the "Surrealist Manifest" spans the period during which French society became modern, when it was transformed by capitalist industry into a democratic polity. Efter the Revolution of 1848, the reactionary twenty year rule of Napoleon Bonaparte (1851-1871) saw the foundations of modern industrial capitalism in France, and only in the immediate wake of the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War (1870), did the French working class experience a brief glimpse of success, with the rise of revolutionary urban communes. Even after the establishment of the Third French Republic in 1871, the reaction continued, and the bloody massacres of the communards merely gave way to a general policy of keeping the working class in check by means of physical and legal repression. Labour organisation itself was illegal until 1884.On the outside, French society seemed stable during these years, but much was happening beneath the political surface. Industrialization kept advancing rapidly, causing a shift of the population to urban centres; the 16 May 1877 crisis brought an overwhelming victory for the Republicans and sealed the defeat of the Royalist movement, initiating a political buoyancy that saw increasing socialist involvement; and the legalization of labour organization in the 1880'ies all contributed to a rise in working-class militancy and strikes. However, the organized labour movement in France in the 1880'ies was still not autonomous, it was dominated by the socialist organization. It was not until the 1890'ies that an autonomous working-class movement came to exist - in 1892, the "Bourse du travail" (labour exchanges organized and controlled by the workers were) was formed and in 1895 the "Confédération Générale de Travail" (the General Confederation of Labour - a militant federation of labour unions independent of political control).It is in the midst of all this, in 1895, that working class France can find for the first time on the shelves of the book shops the Communist Manifesto of Marx and Engels - exactly at the time when the social-political movement was becoming modern. People like George Sorel realized the need to turn socialism in the right direction, trying to oppose the regressive tendencies within the movement that could do more damage than good. He and the founders of "L'ère nouvelle", the first French journal devoted to Marxist philosophy and analysis, sought to clarify the course of social struggle in France and to determine how the proletariat might best develop its revolutionary capacity. Here, the first proper publication of "The Communist Manifesto" comes to play a dominant rôle, being THE Manifest of communist action, and the influence of this is still being felt today. Before this publication, Marx was not studied at all in scholarly circles in France, although his thought represented, as Sorel said "the greatest philosophical breakthrough to have occurred in several centuries; it marks the point of departure for an unlimited transformation in our thinking. Today all our ideas must centre around the new principles stemming from scientific socialism" - and so it also came to be in France, initiated, later than in the rest of Europe, by this seminal publication."From 1894 to 1897 Sorel devoted his efforts to two Marxist journals... "L'Ère nouvelle" and "Le Devenir Social". "L'Ere nouvelle" was founded by George Diamandy, an émigré from eastern Europe, in July 1893, and appeared until November 1894... The aim was to introduce into France a form of Marxism that would be something other than the Guesdist vulgarization of that ideology.The promotion of a deeper understanding of Marxism in France was indeed an urgent need at the end of the century, for at that time socialist thought in that country was at a very low ebb. The custom that prevailed of disseminating the works of foreign writers in abridged and simplified form was not limited to Marx: Michels in 1914 and De Man at the end of the twenties suffered the same treatment - they were known only through summaries and "digests." Marx, however, provides the most extreme example of this phenomenon. In 1889, when Sorel began his career, the only works of the founders of Marxism found in bookshops were the first volume of "Capital" and "Utopian and Scientific Socialism", which Lafargue had extracted from Engels's "Anti-Dühring" in 1880. Throughout the 1880's, no book or pamphlet by Marx or Engels appeared in France: the socialist party sold only pamphlets by Guesdist leaders. It was not until 1885 that the "Communist Manifesto" was translated in France, appearing in serial form over a period of four months in "Le Socialiste", the party's doctrinal organ. It was only in 1895 that the "Communist Manifesto" was issued as a pamphlet by the socialist review "L'ère nouvelle".Owing to their ignorance of foreign languages, the Guesdists had to gain their knowledge from translations - of the works of Marx and Engels, and those of foreign Marxists (Kautsky, Labriola, Georgi V. Plekhanov). There can be little doubt that Guesde himself had only a poor knowledge of Marx and only superficial acquaintance with "Capital". Even the works of Deville and Lafargue, the two economists of the Parti Ouvrier Francais, are open to criticism on that account. In a letter of 11 August 1884 Engels urged Lafargue "to reread "Capital" seriously from beginning to end "to correct the many errors in his refutation of Paul Leroy-Beaulieu's criticism of Marxism. Marx and Engels themselves were on several occasions obliged to out the shortcomings of the vulgarization of Marxism. Engels complained that in France "a knowledge of the theory, even among the leaders, leaves much to be desired" and criticized the many errors in Deville's summary of "Capital", and Marx, speaking of Marxism in France, went so far as to say, "What is certain is that I am not a Marxist"." (Sternhell, pp. 69-71).Only with the present publication does this begin to change - this milestone publication marks the beginning of a serious understanding of Marxism in France. By the 1920'ies, Marx scholarship in France had become a completely different matter and his works were available in translations. Communism now exercised a profound influence upon the cultural giants of the era and became inextricably linked with art, literature, and philosophy.The French poet and writer André Bréton (1896-1966) was one of the most important cultural personas of his time. He was immensely influential, most notably through his surrealist magnum opus "Manifesto of Surrealism", with which he founded the movement, just as Marx and Engels had founded the Communist movement with their Manifesto. Bréton sought to combine his literary strivings with politics and took a primary interest in the works of Marx, which became a great source of inspiration to him. In 1927 he joined the French Communist Party (from which he was expelled in 1933).Breton was an avid collector of art, ethnographic material, and unusual trinkets. Falling on bad times, he had to sell most of his collection in 1931, but he subsequently succeeded in rebuilding the collection in his studio and home at 42 rue Fontaine. The collection grew to over 5,300 items, including modern paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, books, art catalogues, journals, manuscripts, and works of popular and Oceanic art. The famous French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss was a close friend of Bréton while living in New York and in an interview in 1971 described Breton's collecting skills: "We lived in New York between 1941 and 1945 in a great friendship, running museums and antiquarians together. I owe him a lot about the knowledge and appreciation of objects. I've never seen him doing a mistake on exotic and unusual objects. When I say a mistake, I mean about its authenticity but also its quality. He had a sense, almost of divination."After Breton's death on 28 September 1966, Breton's third wife, Elisa, and his daughter, Aube, allowed students and researchers access to Breton's archive and collection. After thirty-six years, when attempts to establish a surrealist foundation to protect the collection were opposed, the collection was auctioned by Calmels Cohen at Drouot-Richelieu. The present copy of the "Manifeste" was lot nr. 1483 of this sale.The work is of the utmost scarcity, with only two copies in libraries worldwide (1 in Germany, 1 in France).See:Zeev Sternhell: Neither Right nor Left: Fascist Ideology in France. 1995. Peer Kössling (edt.): Friedrich Engels: Werke, Artikel Entwürfe, März 1891 bis August 1895. Andreas: 331

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        Ordinances, An Orders and Rules Thereunder, In Force in the Colony.

      1894 - Stallard, George, Compiler. Richards Edward Harrinson, Compiler. Ordinances, And Orders and Rules Thereunder, In Force in the Colony of Lagos on December 31st, 1893: With an Appendix Containing the Letters Patent Constituting the Colony, And the Instructions Accompanying Them; Various Acts of Parliament; Orders of the Queen in Council; Treaties, and Proclamations. Compiled Under the Authority of the Government. London: Stevens and Sons, 1894. xvi, 1011 pp. Octavo (6" x 9-1/2" x 6"). Recent cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed, internally clean. Ex-library. Small stamp to title page. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. Lagos, a region of present-day Nigeria, was one of the principal centers of the slave trade. Great Britain took control of Lagos in 1861 and established it as a colony in the following year. In 1866 it became a portion of the West African Settlements subject to the Governor-in-Chief of Sierra Leone. In 1874 it was added to the Gold Coast Colony, but became a separate colony in 1886. In 1906 it was amalgamated with the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria. This was the second compilation of Lagos ordinances. The other two were published in 1874 and 1902. OCLC locates 7 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:182. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        14 eigenh. Briefe mit U. und 2 eh. Handzeichnungen.

      Wien, 1894 bis 1898.. Zusammen 19½ SS. auf 25 Bll. 4to und 8vo. Die zwei Zeichnungen auf einem mittig gefalteten Quartblatt.. Bislang unbekannte Folge von Briefen an Baron Franz Wetschl, den Kanzleidirektor des Obersthofmeisteramtes und Präsidenten des Hofbaucomites. Die Schreiben betreffen zunächst die durch den Tod Hasenauers aufgetretenen Probleme bei der Fertigstellung des Burgtheaters und des Michaelertraktes der Hofburg (siehe Zitat) sowie Wagners Ernennung zum Oberbaurat (1894). Im weiteren handeln die Briefe von Fragen im Zusammenhang mit dem Stadterweiterungsfonds und dessen Finanzierung. - "Ihre Angelegenheit spukt mir seit gestern im Kopf herum. Nun bin ich nicht allein von dem Wunsche beseelt mich bei Ihnen recht auszuzeichnen, sondern auch der ganz verfahrenen Sache zu dienen u. auf die Beine zu helfen. Um nicht viel Langes u. Breites zu schreiben, fasse ich das Resultat meiner Beobachtungen in nachfolgende Punkte zusammen und sollen sie durch mitfolgende Schmierzeichnun[ungen] erläutert werden. 1. Niedzielsky ist auf keinen Fall zu engagieren. 2. Gruber ist in Gnaden zu entlassen. 3. Hofer ist mit der Bauaufsehung zu betrauen. 4. Das Hofbaucomite ist durch Otto Wagner zu verstärken [...]" (Br. v. 23. X. 1896). - Von den zwei mit grüner Feder ausgeführten Zeichnungen, die beide zu dem zitierten Brief gehören dürften, zeigt die eine eine Doppelsäule der Front der Neuen Hofburg gegen den Heldenplatz, die andere ein barockisierendes Architekturelement; beide Zeichnungen sind ebenfalls von Wagner mit schwarzer Tinte kommentiert worden. - Meist auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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        Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. 18 Bände (17 Bände und Ergänzungen und Register).

      . Leipzig / Wien, Bibliographisches Institut 5. gänzlich neubearbeitete Aufl. 1894-1888. 18 Bde. OHLdr. (Schöne Einbandvariante von Lichtherz, Grossmann & Cie, Cöln) 24,6x18,0 cm.. Einbände berieben und beschabt, in jedem Band Besitzvermerk auf vorderem und hinterem Innendeckel, Band 17 mit unfachm. geklebtem Einriss am oberen Kapital, stellenweisen gering braunfleckig. Trotz der beschriebenen Mängel, insges. ordentliches Exemplar.

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        Autograph draft of a concert program for a recital of Wolf's songs at the Saal Bösendorfer in Vienna pn April 3, 1894

      1 page. Large quarto. No place or date, but April 3, 1894. Written in black ink. Headed "Hugo Wolf Liederabend" followed by: "unter gefälliger Mitwirkung der Frl. Frieda Zerny Opernsängerin aus Mainz des Herren Ferd. Jäger, Opernsänger u[nd] des Herren Hugo Faisst Conzertsänger. Klavierbegleitung: der Componist" (Recital of lieder with the friendly participation of Fräulein Frieda Zerny, opera singer from Mainz; Herr Ferdinand Jäger, opera singer; and Herr Hugo Faisst, concert singer. Piano accompaniment by the composer). Seven sets of 3 to 5 songs (28 songs in total), all by Wolf, sets numbered "7," "2-6," and "1." Set "7" originally was set "1"; the final set "1" was added last. Each set to be performed by one singer each. Poets credited except in set 6; singers credited in sets 7, 2, 3, and 4 only. With a number of autograph corrections in black ink and corrections in a different hand in pencil. Slightly browned and stained; creased at folds with very minor splits. . The document was on display at the 1960 Wolf centennial exhibition in Vienna and Graz. See Hugo Wolf: Persönlichkeit und Werk: Eine Ausstellung zum 100. Geburtstag. Catalogue by Franz Grasberger (Vienna: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 1960), p. 64 (item X/5); it was then in the possession of Hilde Wittgenstein, wife of the pianist Paul Wittgenstein. A printed version of the same program, with some changes, at Österreichische Nationalbibliothek; another printed version including sung texts at Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna. HWW 114|1. Featured singers included Frieda Zerny (1864-1917), soprano; Ferdinand Jäger (1839-1902), tenor; and Hugo Faisst (1862-1914), baritone, a practicing lawyer from Stuttgart. "On 3rd April Frl. Zerny, Faisst, Jäger and Wolf gave a concert in the Bösendorfersaal. This was actually the first concert wholly devoted to Wolf's songs to be given in Vienna. According to the composer himself, its success was a downright sensational one... Frl. Zerny's temperament found perfect opportunities for expression in such songs as Die Zigeunerin; Erstes Liebeslied eines Mädchens; Geh', Geliebter, geh' jetzt! and Das Köhlerweib ist trunken... Nearly half of the songs on the programme had to be repeated..." Frank Walker, Hugo Wolf, 2nd edition (London: Dent, 1968), p. 356. Das Köhlerweib ist trunken does not appear on the present draft of the program.

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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE With a preface by George Saintsbury

      George Allen. London. 1894. FIRST HUGH THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.5 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with 101 fine engravings by Thomson. A bright copy finely bound in recent full purple morocco, spine with five raised bands, the compartments decorated with extra gilt. Thin decorative gilt border on boards. 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 near fine copy of the scarce first Thomson edition in an attractive full leather binding. Hugh 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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        Trade Photo Album of Architectural Images

      New York: Warren Chemical & Manufacturing Co.. [circa 1894]. Oblong folio. Measuring 12.5" x 10.5". [30]pp. Contemporary full dark brown calf, gilt lettering on front cover, black string-tie at gutter margin. Printed with "Compliments of Warren Chemical & Manufacturing Co." on front pastedown, printed contents page. Moderate rubbing on the boards, a little foxing on the card mounts, very good or better.The album contains 29 glossy Woodburytype photos tipped onto thick printed cardstock leaves, each leaf with linen hinge, with printed text above and below the image. Most images ranging from 6.5" x 4.5" to 9" x 2.5". All images still very bright and crisp. Photographs of buildings covered with Warren's Anchor Brand natural asphalt roofing advertising their roofing on buildings, factories, and homes in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, and Canada.A scarce and fascinating photographic catalogue promoting the Anchor Brand Asphalt Roofing from Warren Chemical. Warren Chemical was founded by Herbert M. Warren and his five brothers, who were the pioneers in developing the coal tar industry in the United States. In 1847, Samuel and Cyrus Warren discovered that coal tar, a waste product of the gas lighting industry, made an ideal adhesive for producing asphalt built-up roofs. Initially the gas companies paid them to haul the waste away, which established an invaluable resource to build up a thriving business. Herbert Warren, and his brother, E. Burgess Warren founded a branch of the family business in Philadelphia in 1852 which focused on roofing and paving, as well as drawing upon the extensive oil fields in Pennsylvania for raw materials.This catalogue advertises many customers, owners of notable Gilded Age edifices, the Warren Chemical Co. had roofed. These include the Freight Houses of the West Shore Railroad Co. in Weehawken, New Jersey; The American Encaustic Tile Company in Zanesville, Ohio; the newly completed Allegheny County Court House and Jail in Pittsburgh designed by H.H. Richardson; the Thomson-Houston Electric Co. Factory in Lynn, Massachusetts built in 1888; the Victorian Romanesque Revival Union Depot in Detroit, Michigan with its massive four-clock tower; the Harmony Mills factory building in Cohoes, New York, which when it was finished in 1872 was the largest individual cotton factory in the world; Moerlein Brewing Co. Building, Cincinnati, Ohio which was completed in 1885; as well as the massive Henry G. Marquand Mansion completed in 1884, built by Richard Morris Hunt.The Warren Company also roofed the Born Brewery in Columbus, Ohio, Cheney Brothers Silk Mills in Connecticut, The Pullman Building in Chicago, Louisville Tobacco Warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky, the Eastman-Kodak Factory in Rochester, The New York Tribune building, The Union League Club House and the United Bank Building, both in New York City, the Brooklyn Eagle Building, and many others. A pleasing and elaborate trade catalog. OCLC locates just two copies. .

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        Pomologie des praktischen Obstbaumzüchters MIT den 102 Chromolitograpien

      A. Junge `s Verlag Stuttgart Erscheinungsjahr 1894 - Format 4° 102 farbenprächtige Chromolitograpien mit dekorativen Obstabbildungen (Äpfel 25, Birnen 47, Aprikosen und Kirchen 7, Pfirsiche 10, Pflaumen 8, Johannisbeeren 2 und Stachelbeeren ebenfalls 2 Tafeln, diese sind numerisch ungleich, da sie in der Zeitschrift "Der praktische Obstbaumzüchter" bereits Verwendung fanden, das Buch ist jedoch vollständig !) mit jeweils 2 Seiten Beschreibung dazu + 4 S. Vorwort und Register, der Buchblock als auch die Tafeln sind in sehr gutem Zustand, jedoch fehlt der Rücken und der vordere Buchdeckel ist lose, bei Bedarf kann ich die Anschrift einer guten Restauratorin angeben oder bei Kostenübernahme die fachgerechte Ergänzung des Lederrückens veranlassen!= Ich habe diverse Bilder zum Buch zusammengestellt. Auf Anfrage ist die Zusendung als normale Zipdatei ( nicht 7zip) möglich. Diese müßte problemlos " auszupacken " sein! =

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        Trade Photo Album of Architectural Images

      New York: Warren Chemical & Manufacturing Co.. [circa 1894]. Oblong folio. Measuring 12.5" x 10.5". [30]pp. Contemporary full dark brown calf, gilt lettering on front cover, black string-tie at gutter margin. Printed with "Compliments of Warren Chemical & Manufacturing Co." on front pastedown, printed contents page. Moderate rubbing on the boards, a little foxing on the card mounts, very good or better.The album contains 29 glossy Woodburytype photos tipped onto thick printed cardstock leaves, each leaf with linen hinge, with printed text above and below the image. Most images ranging from 6.5" x 4.5" to 9" x 2.5". All images still very bright and crisp. Photographs of buildings covered with Warren's Anchor Brand natural asphalt roofing advertising their roofing on buildings, factories, and homes in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, and Canada.A scarce and fascinating photographic catalogue promoting the Anchor Brand Asphalt Roofing from Warren Chemical. Warren Chemical was founded by Herbert M. Warren and his five brothers, who were the pioneers in developing the coal tar industry in the United States. In 1847, Samuel and Cyrus Warren discovered that coal tar, a waste product of the gas lighting industry, made an ideal adhesive for producing asphalt built-up roofs. Initially the gas companies paid them to haul the waste away, which established an invaluable resource to build up a thriving business. Herbert Warren, and his brother, E. Burgess Warren founded a branch of the family business in Philadelphia in 1852 which focused on roofing and paving, as well as drawing upon the extensive oil fields in Pennsylvania for raw materials.This catalogue advertises many customers, owners of notable Gilded Age edifices, the Warren Chemical Co. had roofed. These include the Freight Houses of the West Shore Railroad Co. in Weehawken, New Jersey; The American Encaustic Tile Company in Zanesville, Ohio; the newly completed Allegheny County Court House and Jail in Pittsburgh designed by H.H. Richardson; the Thomson-Houston Electric Co. Factory in Lynn, Massachusetts built in 1888; the Victorian Romanesque Revival Union Depot in Detroit, Michigan with its massive four-clock tower; the Harmony Mills factory building in Cohoes, New York, which when it was finished in 1872 was the largest individual cotton factory in the world; Moerlein Brewing Co. Building, Cincinnati, Ohio which was completed in 1885; as well as the massive Henry G. Marquand Mansion completed in 1884, built by Richard Morris Hunt.The Warren Company also roofed the Born Brewery in Columbus, Ohio, Cheney Brothers Silk Mills in Connecticut, The Pullman Building in Chicago, Louisville Tobacco Warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky, the Eastman-Kodak Factory in Rochester, The New York Tribune building, The Union League Club House and the United Bank Building, both in New York City, the Brooklyn Eagle Building, and many others. A pleasing and elaborate trade catalog. OCLC locates just two copies. .

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Septième Série. Tome premier (1894) - Tome trentième (1903). Band 1-30 zuzüglich eines Registerbandes (= 31 Bände, alles erschienene, komplett). Erstausgaben.

      G. Masson, Éditeur, Libraire de l'Académie de Médecine/ Ab Bd.10,1897: Masson et Cie. Editeurs de l'Académie de Médecine 1894-1903, Paris - 30 fadengeheftete, goldgeprägte, Maroquin-Halbleder-Handeinbände der Zeit mit verstärkten Ecken, goldgeprägter Rückenbeschriftung, marmoriertem Deckelpapier, marmorierten Vor- und Nachsatzpapieren, dreiseitigem Sprengschnitt und Lesebändchen. Der Registerband als kaschierter Halbleineneinband vorliegend. Mit Illustrationen im Text und einer Falttafel. Die Einbände in unterschiedlicher Ausprägung berieben, Kopfschnitte alle altersgemäß mit deutlicher Nachdunkelung, nahezu alle Bände mit Bibliotheksstempel auf Vortitel- oder Titelblättern, das Papier altersgemäß allg. nachgedunkelt, einige Seiten mit Knick oder kleinem Einriss oder Fleck, die Seite 161/62 des 2. Bandes lose im Buch, die Seiten 163-174 deutlich gelockert, ebd. leicht klaffende Bindung, Bd. 4 mit kleiner Fehlstelle des Hinterdeckelpapiers, Bd. 8 mit Einriss des Rückens am hinteren Gelenk (ca. 6cm), die Bände 14, 16 und 17 mit fehlender, beriebener oder gebrochener Einbandecke, ansonsten befinden sich die Bücher der siebten Serie des von Lavoisier mitbegründeten und bis 1815 unter dem Titel "Annales de Chimie" erschienenen bekannten französichen Fachorgans der Chemie in altersgemäß gutem Erhaltungszustand. In dieser Vollständigkeit äusserst selten. Die Annales de Chimie et de Physique ist eine naturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift, die in Paris im Jahre 1789 unter ihrem ursprünlichen dem Titel Annales de Chimie gegründet wurde. Einer der frühen Editoren war der französische Chemiker Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier (1743–1794). (wikipedia) In französischer Sprache. 17429 pages. 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK

      Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1894. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Ford, H.J.. Very good condition with no wrapper. The large paper edition, limited to 140 copies. Vellum spine, gilt titles. Grey boards. B/w plates and woodcuts to text. 321 pages. Copy no. 21. Contents fine. Corners rubbed. Vellum lightly browned. [S]

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        The Jungle Book / The Second Jungle Book [First Editions, Two Volumes]

      London: Macmillan. Near Fine; 5 x 7.5 Hardback in Near Fine condition. Housed in red chemise . bindings in a red quarter-leather slipcase. The Jungle Book: Both volumes . have bright blue boards with bright gilded illustrations on front and . spine. Minor wear to head foot and edges of spine. Interior clean with . minimal foxing. Bright gilt edges.. 1894 / 1895. Hardcover. Illustrated by J. Lockwood Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny; 5; vi+212 pp. / 238+ads. pp. .

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        THE TALE OF THE EMPEROR COUSTANS AND OF OVER SEA

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. ONE OF 525 COPIES on paper (and 20 on vellum) n. Hardcover. 150 x 110 mm. mm (5 3/4 x 4 1/4"). 2 p.l., 130 pp. ONE OF 525 COPIES on paper (and 20 on vellum). Original holland-backed blue-gray paper boards, untrimmed edges. Borders of twining leaves and grape clusters around each of the two full-page woodcuts as well as on first page of text of both stories, woodcut foliated three-line initials, rubrics on every page. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate bearing the Pepperell coat of arms. Peterson A-26; Sparling 26; Forman 153; Walsdorf Collection 25; Walsdorf "William Morris" 26; Tomkinson, p. 114. Two tiny white spots to upper board, just a hint of soil to the covers, otherwise a very fine copy, the binding unworn, and especially clean, fresh, and bright internally. This is a particularly charming little Kelmscott anthology of two Medieval French romances translated by Morris into his special brand of archaic-sounding English. The love stories involve, first, a commoner's marriage to the daughter of the pagan emperor of Byzantium and, second, the adventures that befall French lovers who are taken prisoner by Saracens during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Even though the limitation here is a bit larger than with most Kelmscott books, it is still difficult to find a copy as well preserved as the present one.

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        Pride & 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. Spine gently rolled, ends of spine and corners lightly rubbed, ownership signature to front free endpaper. A very good copy. First Thomson edition, first impression. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

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        Album hervorragender Gegenstände aus der Waffensammlung des allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses., Erläuternder Text.

      Wien, Löwy, 1894 - 1898. - 3 Bll., 28 S., 1 Bl.; 3 Bll., 18 S., 1 Bl. mit einigen Textabb. 100 Tafeln in Lichtdruck. Erste Ausgabe dieser umfangreichen Dokumentation der Waffensammlung des österreichischen Kaiserhauses mit hervorragendem Abbildungsmaterial und erläuterndem Text von Wendelin Boeheim. - Lipperheide 2448. - Wendelin Boeheim (1832 - 1900) wurde "1878 zum Kustos der kaiserlichen Waffensammlungen in Wien ernannt, die er als deren erster Direktor im Kunsthistorischen Museum etablierte. Er erhob die historische Waffenkunde zur selbständigen Wissenschaft und begründete die methodische Waffenforschung" (NDB II, 376). - Exlibris. Gebräunt, vereinzelte Marginalien in Bleistift. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 Gr.-4°. (Bd. 1:) OHLwd. (bestoßen und etw. gebräunt); (Bd. 2:) OLwd. (bestoßen, Rückenkapitell kl. Einriss). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Trois Mousquetaires

      Calmann Levy, Paris 1894 - 2 volumes. Quarto. xx, 479, [3]; [6], 469, [5] pp. Elaborate fine binding of half crimson levant over marbled boards, gilt spine titles and decorations in compartments, raised bands, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in. Text in French, frontispiece portrait of author in volume 1, richly illustrated throughout in wood cuts by J. Huyot from the original works by Maurice Leloir. Bookplate to pastedown of volume 1, clean throughout, joints lightly rubbed with a couple of cracks at top, edgewear. Very heavy set may require additional shipping.

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        THE SPHINX

      London: [Printed at the Ballantyne Press for] Elkin Mathews & John Lane at the Bodley Head, 1894. ONE OF 25 LARGE PAPER DELUXE COPIES with extra ornamentation (along with 200 regular copies) n. Hardcover. The Sought-after Deluxe Version of Ricketts' Best Work as an Illustrator. 258 x 195 mm (10 1/4 x 7 3/4"). [36] pp. ONE OF 25 LARGE PAPER DELUXE COPIES with extra ornamentation (along with 200 regular copies). Original stiff vellum, covers with gilt pictorial designs by Charles Ricketts, flat spine with gilt tooling, ribbon ties, edges untrimmed. In marbled drop-back box inside matching purple morocco-backed slipcase. With one wood-engraved vignette, one woodcut initial, and NINE DRAMATIC SEPIA WOOD-ENGRAVED PLATES, ALL BY CHARLES RICKETTS, tissue guard between title and first page of text as called for. With publisher's advertisement laid in. Printed in black, red, and green. Ray 262; Mason 362; "Turn of a Century" 10. But for insignificant soiling to vellum A VERY FINE COPY, the leaves fresh and bright, the gilt glistening. This is a landmark in book production at the end of the 19th century, a tour de force of Decadent style, offered here in its rarely seen deluxe issue. In the poem, Wilde depicts the legendary Egyptian Sphinx as an erotically ravenous creature who has been the lover of many figures from classical antiquity, both gods and men. This was an important volume in the history of book design, as it represented the first work over which Vale Press founder Charles Ricketts (1866-1931) exerted complete control. Ricketts testified that the present volume contains his best work as an illustrator, and Ray calls it Ricketts' most original and consistent work, resulting in "a perfect whole, as harmonious as it is dazzling." The book was well received upon publication, with the "Pall Mall Gazette" noting that "the monsters of the Egyptian room at the British Museum live again in [Ricketts'] weird, sometimes repulsive, but at all times stately and impressive lines." Perhaps carried away by a flush of untempered enthusiasm (but in any case reflecting the same appreciation of the contemporaneous audience), "The Globe" said of Wilde's poem that it is "among the most remarkable works ever penned by a human hand." Ricketts' reputation as one of the most gifted contributors to the book arts of his time remains secure. Less secure are the chances of finding another copy of this volume in such desirable condition. ABPC records only five copies of the deluxe issue at auction since 1976.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Mountains of California

      New York: The Century Co., 1894. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. First edition, first state, with numeral "1" at bottom of first page. Ex-library, with black number on spine and remains of card holder at edges of rear pastedown. Small owner signature at corner of ffep. Spotting to endpapers and sparsely scattered throughout text. Top edge gilt with some wear. Spine darkened. Binding solid, front cover beautiful with bright gilt title. Rare first state of Muir's first book, not utterly pristine but very solid and collectible.

      [Bookseller: Lexikon Books & Maps]
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        Dictionnaire universel de cuisine et d’hygiène alimentaire - Modification de l’homme par l’alimentation

      1894. relié. Bon état. Paris, 1894. 4 volumes In/4 demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs à fleurons et titres dorés, illustrations in-texte, 1940 p., 4 ff. Petites usures sur les mors ; manque de papier aux coins du volume 4. Fruit de dix années de travail, cet ouvrage répertorie par ordre alphabétique recettes, moyens réfrigérants, végétaux... bref, tout ce qui a un rapport avec l?'alimentation de l?'homme. Vicaire col. 356 pour la première édition de 1883.

      [Bookseller: Librairie]
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        British birds : Being coloured illustrations of all species of passerine birds resident in the British Isles, with some notes in reference to their plumage.

      London, William Wesley & Son, 1894-99. Folio. (3) + 25 L + 25 colour plates + (3) + 42 L + 42 colour plates. Contemporary half calf with five raised bands. Top edge gilt. Spine a little worn

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA or, An Exploration of Harar.

      London Tylston and Edwards 1894 - 2 volumes. First Edition thus and first issue of the Memorial Edition. With coloured lithographic frontispieces, maps and illustrations, some full-page and in colour throughout the work, as in the first edition. 8vo, publisher’s original black polished cloth lettered in gilt on the spines. xxxiv, (ii), 209; (x), 276, (4) pp. A very handsome set, well preserved, bright and clean with some minimal wear or light evidence of age at the head-caps or outer joints. The cloth is in good order, the hinges strong, the binding tight, the text-block clean. AN IMPORTANT BURTON PRINTING and a very important edition of this primary text, created by Isabel Burton in honour of her husband’s expansive work and extended oeuvre. Ms Burton had hoped to continue on with the project, publishing many more of Burton’s writings, but the seven volumes which she did publish were the only ones ever printed. This is a fine set of the scarce Memorial issue of one of Burton’s most important books. Not only did the printing include the full text of the original, but also the original illustrations. FIRST FOOTSTEPS IN EAST AFRICA is a seminal work of Africana recording Burton's first expedition into Somalia. His purpose was to explore the forbidden Moslem city of Harar, "a city whose walls no European had ever penetrated," as well as to gather information about the headwaters of the Nile. He travelled in the same disguise that took him to Mecca, as Haji Mirza Abdullah, an Arab merchant. It was on this expedition that Burton was first joined by John Speke, at the suggestion of James Outram. Speke originally abetted Burton's plans in Somalia, but differences quickly arose between the two, and Speke over the years became Burton's great nemesis, taking credit for discovering the Nile and deprecating Burton's efforts in every sphere. On this journey, despite the success of the primary objective, Lieut. Stroyan died and Burton received the famous spear wound to his face during an attack by Somalis while encamped on the beach at Berberah. Burton’s intellectual influence is far-reaching. His amazing grasp of languages and culture anticipates the globalism of the future. His geographical discoveries not only make him an interesting historical figure but also allowed for future exploration. The detail with which he wrote and his willingness to examine intimate aspects of daily life were precursors to modern ethnography. And his understanding and willingness to immerse himself in cultures that are still little understood by those in Western nation-states is enlightening on many levels. He was the first European to enter Mecca, first to explore Somaliland, and first to discover the great lakes of Central Africa. A prolific writer, he published 43 volumes on exploration and travel, two volumes of poetry, over a hundred articles and 143 pages of autobiography. He translated sixteen volumes of The Arabian Nights, six volumes of Portuguese literature, two volumes of Latin poetry, and four volumes of folklore (Neapolitan, African and Hindu). His occupations included; soldier, writer, explorer, foreign emissary, translator and linguist, sword fighter, ethnographer and archaeologist. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        ORIGINAL, LLUYTAS DEL COR (LO TIMBALER), ENRICH GENER, PERE GENER 1894

      1894 - 1894. 27X21. 200p. Rustica. Lleument fatigat. Original, drama historic en tres actes y en vers de Enrich Gener amb dibuix original de Pere Gener. Mai publicat. Extremadement rar. Ref A-30 Biblioteca cc. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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