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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.

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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]

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      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]

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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury

      George Allen. London. 1894. FIRST THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.3 x 4.9 inches). Beautifully illustrated throughout with 101 fine line engravings by Thomson. A remarkable copy of this fragile book. This is a very clean and bright copy of the scarce first Thomson edition in publishers highly decorative peacock design binding. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to front board and spine. Dark green coated endpapers. Inner hinges firm and without any of the cracking often found in this title. This copy looks like it has never been read and was obviously very well looked after over the last hundred and twenty one years. All edges gilt. A couple of very minor spots to the top outer corner of the first four pages but overall a fine, bright, clean example of this beautiful book. Uncommon in such nice condition. -------- One of the best, and most popular, illustrated books of the late nineteenth century. Thomson illustrated this work for George Allen publishers before going on to illustrate the other Austen books for Macmillan & Co. This is the scarcest of all the Thomson/Austen titles in first edition.

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        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, contemporary inscription to the half title, occasional spotting to pages, light bumping to corners and ends of spine, rear cover with a few minor marks. 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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        A Woman of No Importance

      London: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head,, 1894. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt, decorations by Shannon to boards gilt, all edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom red marbled solander box. Publisher's bookplate to front pastedown. Spine slightly faded, foot of spine bumped, tips rubbed, a little minor foxing to endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, one of only 500 copies printed. From the library of the author Alfred Sutro (1863-1933), with his bookplate to the front free endpaper.

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      - Feder in Schwarz, auf gelblichem Japan, rechts unten signiert „FStaeger", links unten vermutlich eigenhändig betitelt. Darstellungsgröße 32,5:21,1 cm, Blattgröße 51,3:36,5 cm. Ferdinand Staeger absolvierte 1894-1896 eine Ausbildung als Textilzeichner in Brünn, anschließend besuchte er bis 1902 die Kunstgewerbeschule in Prag und war Schüler von J. (G.) Stibral (1859-1939) und J. Schikaneder (1855-1924). 1903 ging er nach Wien, kehrte 1904 nach Prag zurück. Hier begann er erfolgreich auch als Illustrator und Graphiker tätig zu werden. 1908 zog er mit seiner Frau, der Malerin Sidonie Springer (1878-1937) nach München und wurde Mitarbeiter der Zeitschrift „Jugend" und der „Meggendorfer Blätter". Daneben beteiligte er sich an mehreren Ausstellungen, auch in Österreich, der Schweiz, Spanien und den Niederlanden. Den Ersten Weltkrieg erlebte er als Kriegszeichner. Nach Ausbombung der Wohnung 1943 zog er sich in sein Landstudio auf dem Rettenberghof zurück, 1957 nach Waldkraiburg, wo er auch verstarb.

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        The Vision of Dante

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

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        The Mountains of California

      The Century Co., New York 1894 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company,, 1894. And the Comedy [of] Those Extraordinary Twins. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, arabesque designs in black, pale buff endpapers, red speckled edges. Photographic portrait frontispiece of Twain, title page printed in red and black, marginal illustrations throughout. First US edition, first printing, with the text block measuring 1 and 1/8 inches and the title leaf conjugate with 3. Originally published in the UK in the same year. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the Astonomer Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitgerald. With an accompaniment of drawings by Elihu Vedder

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin at the Riverside Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1894. Cloth. Publisher's gray cloth illustrated, decorated, ruled and titled in bright gilt and black on upper board and spine, boards slightly beveled, floral end-papers, t.e.g., in publisher's printed dust-wrapper; unpaginated, but [59] photo-lithographed plates (including frontis, title, and dedication pages) followed by 61 pp. of text, all on folded pages with the bolts at the fore-edge. But for a little rubbing at the spine tips and corners, book is fine, without flaw; jacket is likewise lovely, with a tiny chip out at the spine head and two larger chips out at the bottom edge of the front panel and lower front flap join; A stunning example of the "Octavo" edition, issued ten years after the "Folio" edition sold out in only 6 days, and scarce in the jacket .

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        The Yachts & Yachtsmen of America

      NY: International Yacht Publishing Co, (1894). Folio. 692 pp. b/w gravure plates, line ills, halftones. Prized especially for its 98 toned photogravure plates of yachts by Frederiksen, Bruce, Bolles, Stebbins, and Johnson, this is a source book for American yachting up to the turn of the century. "Histories of individual American yacht clubs, drawings of important or typical yachts, photographs and brief biographies of American yachtsmen... For each club data is provided on members, boats, regattas and rules"—Toy 102. Morris & Howland p. 97. Because of its massive format, the book is usually found in a broken binding, when it can be found at all. The last complete copy to come up at auction was in 1991.One of the scarcest and most desirable yachting books. This copy is complete, and in excellent condition internally. Bound in original crimson leather with the distinctive yacht on the front board, decorated in silver and gold. Backstrip perished, but the hinges and sewing are sound. Scarce and important.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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      [Atlanta? 1894].. Broadside, 10¾ x 8¼ inches. A couple short edge tears and tiny chips. Very good. An important campaign document illustrating the threat to enfranchised African Americans posed by the rise of populism and third- party politics in the South. In 1892 and again in 1894, the Populist Party, a new political force in the South made up of farmers impoverished by debt and falling cotton prices and led by the charismatic Senator from Georgia, Tom Watson. The Populist Party reached out not only to poor whites but also to African Americans, a rare but all too evanescent moment when it seemed that class solidarity might trump race. The hitherto dominant Georgia Democratic Party reacted in contradictory ways, in this instance by appealing to black voters to support the Democratic Party with ample statistics showing that "in 1893...the negro received more than three times as much money [in school funds] as he pays into the Public Treasurer." ^Luring black voters away from the Populists was not enough. The Democrats also had to stem the defections of white voters who were flocking to the Populist banner. To accomplish this, they condemned the Negro as reflexively as they courted him. Such an oft-repeated ploy had disastrous long-term consequences, as did the countenancing of Klan violence by the Democratic Party. ^Ironically, it was a progressive movement, promising to put social justice before race, that led to the disenfranchisement of African Americans in the South, and to the triumph of Jim Crow. A failed party by the turn of the century, the Populists joined ranks with the Democratic Party, which embraced some of its progressive reforms but also helped disenfranchise black voters. Rare, with only two copies in OCLC, at the University of Delaware and the Clements Library. OCLC 426821564.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Land of Heart's Desire

      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1894 - Original Wraps preserved and pasted onto card covers with a cloth spine. Some loss to corners of wraps, with small ink spot on the rear cover Clean and unmarked internally with edges uncut. One of 500 copies. Cover and title page with illustration by Aubrey Beardsley. Wade 10. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Esther Waters. A Novel

      London: Walter Scott, 1894. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Author Presentation Copy, inscribed "To A.J.A. Symons with thanks for some suggestions regarding the books a collector of 1930 would like to possess." The inscription refers to the aid that Symons gave Moore in the writing of his unfinished story "A Lost Masterpiece" (see Helmut Gerber's George Moore on Parnassus, 1988, pp. 802-807). George Moore (1852-1933) was an Irish author, poet, critic, and dramatist who is often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist. Published in 1894, Esther Waters is regarded as Moore's best and most successful novel. It had over twenty-five editions and was translated into several languages during Moore's life. Set in England, the novel recounts a young servant girl's seduction and her struggle to rear her son to decent manhood. The novel reveals Moore's awareness of the vulnerability of unprivileged Victorian women and his knowledge of the lifestyles of the lower classes. Although the novel draws chiefly on Zola and Flaubert, it is also indebted to the emerging New Woman fiction. Esther Waters portrays a rebellious lower-class heroine who defies Victorian double sexual standard which imposed repressive rules for women's sexuality and allowed relative sexual freedom for men (From the Victorian Web). A.J.A. Symons (1900-1941) was an English writer and bibliographer. He was an authority on the writers and editions of the 1890s, published a bibliography on Yeats, and in 1930 founded the Book Collector's Quarterly. Bound in the original dark green cloth with author and title in gilt to spine. Slight pulling away of front free endpapers but otherwise in very good condition. With ownership signature of artist and writer Pickford Waller. Inserted in is a print advertisement for the book. 377 pages plus 18 pages of advertisements. LIT/080515.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 7. V. 1894.. 4 SS. (Doppelblatt, im Falz durchgerissen). 8vo.. An einen unbekannten Adressaten, der ihn nach seinen "inneren Beziehungen zur Musik" befragt hatte: "Hochgeehrter Herr, Wenn ich Ihre Frage nach meinen inneren Beziehungen zur Musik erschöpfend beantworten wollte, müßte ich Ihnen eigentlich eine bis ins Einzelne gehende Geschichte meines Lebens und Selbstcharakteristik liefern, da die Musik thatsächlich mit meinem ganzen geistigen Werden und Sein auf das Innigste verflochten ist. Ich beschränke mich darauf, Ihnen zu sagen, daß das Schöne mir zuerst in musikalischer Gestalt entgegengetreten ist. Mein erstes Gedicht schrieb ich, zwölf Jahre alt, nachdem ich die Mondschein-Sonate gehört hatte, die man mir, auf meine ungestüme Bitte, dreimal hintereinander hatte vorspielen müssen. Als ich, fünfzehn Jahre alt, Mozarts 'Don Juan' zum erstenmal hörte, floh der Schlaf mich drei Nächte lang und ich glaubte fortwährend die Orchesterbegleitung zum Auftreten der Statue des Kommandeurs zu hören. Ich glaube nicht, daß ich jemals eine Aufführung der Neunten Symphonie versäumt habe, wenn sie an meinem Wohnort stattfand; und doch fürchte ich sie eigentlich, denn sie wühlt mich in allen Tiefen so furchtbar auf, daß ich tagelang nicht zur Ruhe komme; so wirkt sie noch heute auf mich, obschon ich jeden Takt von ihr auswendig kann. Ich führe ein Leben des Kampfes und erfahre viel Bitteres und Schmerzliches. Es gibt aber die Empörung, den Zorn, die Kränkung nicht, die nicht sofort verschwänden, wenn mir meine Schwester ein Lied von Schumann, etwa 'Ich grolle nicht' oder 'Aus meinen Thränen sprießen' singt. Alle Gemeinheit der Menschen ist dann vergessen, mein eigenes Ich löst sich in Liebe und Wollaut [!] und mir ist, als wäre ich auf irgend einem Stern, himmelweit von allen Leidenschaften und Interessen, die sonst das Gewebe meines Daseins bilden. Aus der Musik quellen mir unvergleichliche Tröstungen und Anregungen. Der Drang, den wogenden, unbestimmten Emotionen, welche die Musik in mir wachruft, eine feste Form zu geben, hat oft genug meinem Schaffen die Richtung gewiesen. Um nur ein Beispiel anzuführen: mein Roman 'Die Krankheit des Jahrhunderts' ist wesentlich aus der Stimmung hervorgegangen, in die mich einmal das unter eigenthümlichen Umständen gehörte Lied 'Freut euch des Lebens' versetzt hat. Um meine Anschauungen kurz zusammenzufassen: ich würde es, trotz meiner mannigfachen anderen geistigen Interessen, für die erschreckendste Verarmung meines Lebens halten, wenn ich auf Musik verzichten müßte. Glauben Sie, hochgeehrter Herr, an die vorzügliche Hochachtung Ihres ergebensten Dr. M. Nordau". - Nordau war seit 1892 Mitstreiter Herzls; seit 1880 wohnte er als praktischer Armenarzt und Gynäkologe in Paris. 1897 Organisator des Basler ersten Zionistenkongresses, war er Hauptautor des sog. Basler Programms und eine der führenden Gestalten der frühen zionistischen Bewegung. - In lila Tinte; kleine Randeinrisse.

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        The Second Book of the Rhymers' Club

      Elkin Mathews & John Lane, London 1894 - Hardcover. Scarce. One of 650 copies. Presentation copy from the publisher John Lane, inscribed in pencil to the Irish poet and novelist Katharine Tynan Hinkson: "Mrs. Hinkson with the publisher's regards." Presentation and association copies of the two books of the Rhymers' Club are extremely uncommon. The Rhymers' Club, founded in 1890 by the young William Butler Yeats and Ernest Rhys, was a group of London-based poets, Originally it was not much more than a dining club, meeting in pubs, Those who took part included Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, Francis Thompson, Richard Le Gallienne, John Gray, John Davidson, Edwin J. Ellis, Victor Plarr, Selwyn Image, Lord Alfred Douglas, Arthur Cecil Hillier, John Todhunter, G.A. Greene, Arthur Symons, Ernest Radford, and Thomas William Rolleston. Oscar Wilde attended some meetings that were held in private homes. The group as a whole matched quite closely Yeats' retrospective idea of 'the tragic generation', destined for failure and in many cases early death. Along with the social element of the Rhymers' Club, they published two volumes of verse. The first, titled The Book of the Rhymers' Club was published by Elkin Mathews in 1892. The Second Book of the Rhymers' Club, with five poems by Yeats, appeared two years later in 1894, published by the recently merged Elkin Mathews and John Lane. They had print runs of 450 and 650 respectively. By the time Arthur Ransome wrote his Bohemia in London in 1907, the group had long passed into legend." Bound in original brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Light browning to margins of interior pages. With bookplates of writer J.G.E. Hopkins, culinary writer Helmut Lothar Ripperger, and collector Mark Samuels Lasner. Very good condition. POE/080715. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      London : Offices of the Egypt exploration fund [1894-1908], 1894. Large folio. Good to very good copies all in the original title-blocked, cloth-backed printed boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Contents; pt. I. The north-western end of the upper platform--pt. II. The ebony shrine, northern half of the middle platform--pt. III. End of northern half and southern half of the middle platform--pt. IV. The shrine of Hathor and the southern hall of offerings--pt. V. The upper court and sanctuary. Subjects;Dayr al-Bahri Site (Egypt). Series; Memoir (Egypt Exploration Fund). Physical description; ill., plate ; 46 x 36 cm.

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        THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO 4 Vol Set a Limited Edition

      Little Brown / Richmond, Croscup, Boston 1894 - Limited to 1,000 copies this is # 469. All four volumes Very Good. 3/4 leather with matching green, brown, & red marbled boards & end papers, 5 raised leather bands in brown leather with gilt lettering. A tight clean set. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Constitution and Laws of the Choctaw Nation. Together With The Treaties of 1837, 1855, 1865 and 1866

      Dallas: John F. Worley, Printer and Publisher, 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 352 pages. New recased binding. Marbled paper covered boards with brown faux leather spine and joints. Title on paper spine label. New light tan front and rear end sheets. Title page repaired. (No loss of content). Light edge tears to early pages. Several pages have a stamp with a small heading "Approved Oct. 30 1888." Interior pages are fragile with some light toning and a few spots.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Notenzitat und U.

      Wien, 3. V. 1894.. 1 S. 8vo.. An einen Herrn Rumberger: "Sende das Verlangte mit Vergnügen [ ]". Darüber 3 Notenzeilen, betitelt "Menschen sein ma alle": "Menschen Menschen sein ma alle / Fehler hat a jeder gnua / alle können doch ned gleich sein [ ]". - Lorens wurde seit dem Abdruck seines Lieds "D'Mutterliab" (1875) im Wiener "Extrablatt" als Volkssänger bekannt. Er schrieb rund 2000 volkstümliche Lieder und Melodien, von denen einige außerordentlich populär wurden (u. a. "Allweil lustig, fesch und munter" und "Trink ma no a Flascherl!"). Neben Johann Sioly und Alexander Krakauer gehörte Lorens zu den bedeutendsten Wiener Volkssängern. - Teils rissig; gefaltet.

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        Gruppe von drei stehenden Mädchenakten.

      . Lithographie, auf China, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 29:20,8 cm, Blattgröße 48,8:33 cm. Etwas knitterfaltig. Deutlich wird hier Teichmanns Nähe zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts einsetzenden Lebensreform-Bewegung und der in diesem Zusammenhang propagierten Freikörperkultur.. Idi Teichmann studierte 1894-1897 Porträtmalerei in Frankfurt am Main bei J. Welsch (1832-1899). 1897/1898 hielt sie sich für einen längeren Zeitraum in Manchester auf. 1902 reiste sie nach Neapel, anschließend kehrte sie in ihre Geburtsstadt zurück. Bis 1911 malte sie in Öl Akte, Bildnisse und Interieurs. Dann betätigte sie sich ausschließlich als Zeichnerin und Graphikerin, Hauptmotiv waren Mädchenakte. Zeichnungen und Lithographen von ihr befinden sich in den Graphischen Sammlungen von Dresden und München.

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        The Bibliomaniac

      New York: J. O. Wright. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1894. Limited Edition. Plain japanese vellum wrappers in the publisher's french-fold dust-wrapper printed in gilt on the front panel and spine; pp. 79, [1] (printer's device), frontis, one additional plate, and illustrated throughout with vignettes in text. #71 of an edition of 150 printed on Japan paper. Front wrap with a long horizontal wrinkle, else fine; jacket a little rubbed, with a short tear at the spine tail and a little soiling on the rear panel. An attractive set. .

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        An Island Garden

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin. Fine in Good dust jacket. 1894. First Edition. Cloth. Publisher's cloth: the stunning Sarah Wyman Whitman-designed floral gilt on white cloth, top edges gilt, moire endpapers, in the original plain-parchment dust wrapper, all enclosed in a clamshell box with morocco/gilt label on the spine; pp. Ix, 126, plus 12 full-page chromolithograph plates from paintings by Childe Hassam, captioned tissue guards, a plan of the garden, and chromolitho title, half-title, and chapter headpieces. Spine tips a tiny bit frayed, a touch of soiling to the lower ends of boards and spine, a hint of offsetting from a couple of the plates to the tissue guards, contemporary (1894) gift inscription/ownership signatures on the front free endpaper, but so near-fine a copy of the white-cloth variant binding as to make a cataloguer cry, and encased in the crazy-scarce vegetable parchment dust jacket (chunks out, and wrinkled per a previous owner's treatment: "Due to the parchment having been treated in a sulphuric bath, the paper has become somewhat brittle and wrinkled as it dried"); One of the great nineteenth-century American color plate books, a pinnacle of American book illustration and binding design. The scarce white cloth variant, first state, one of approximately 1000 copies. Gorgeous .

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      Newnes 1894 - A fine first printing of this classic collection, housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case. Cloth is clean and bright. Bookplate on front free endpaper stating that this was a prize for a pupil from the School Board for London in 1894. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      George Newnes Ltd 1892 (Strand Library, volume I) and 1894 (Strand Library, volume III) (first issues) - original decorated cloth, spine bumped and a trifle chipped, corners rubbed, recased, illustrated by Sidney Paget, minor spotting, all edges gilt, joints cracked, a nice copy; with ‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’, original decorated cloth, spine bumped and chipped, corners rubbed, illustrated by Sidney Paget, all edges gilt, minor spotting, ink inscription front free endpaper, joints cracked, a nice copy; together two volumes. 317 and 279 pages; Green and Gibson A10a and A14a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal Humoristique Paraissant le Samedi - Erster Jahrgang; Heft 1 bis 52

      . Juven, Paris, 1894-1895. 624 illustrierte Seiten, Halbleinen-Einband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, quart, (Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen). - komplett / Text französisch / Mit Illustrationen von Toulouse-Lautrec, Titelblätter und Zeichnungen von Felix Valloton, Willette Forain, Hermann-Paul und anderen / guters Exemplar / bon etat -

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        The Jungle Book Together with The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1894 and 1895., 1894. FIRST EDITIONS. 2 volumes, 8vo. Illustrated. Elegantly hand-bound in half dark blue morocco over original gilt-pictorial sides, all edges gilt. Light marking and spotting. A very good pair in fine recent leather bindings. The 'Jungle Books' is a collection of short stories, the best-known being the three tales revolving around the adventures of the abandoned 'man cub' Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', the story of a heroic mongoose, and 'Toomai of the Elephants', the tale of a young elephant-handler. Stewart [123, 132]

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        Monuments egyptiens du Musee d'Antiquites des Pays-Bas, 32c livraison (only).: Papyrus funeraire hieroglyphique: Papyrus T. 71. Sa-am-tua.

      E.J. Brill, Leiden 1894 - Very rare. E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1894. First edition. Folio, 15 pages, 10 plates. Grey cloth with boards. One plate with marginal staining; original printed cloth-backed boards with light stain and soiling; light shelfwear & marginal browning at edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      "Camp Interlaken, Penn." 28 August 1894.. [4]pp. Folio leaflet (15" x 12 1/8" ; 38 x 31 cm). Text printed in four columns. Horizontal fold, with small break at margin at fold, slight tanning at edges and along fold faintly in excess of the uniform tan tone of the wove paper stock, faint tidemark at extreme lower corner of top sheet, otherwise an unusually nice copy of a very fragile item. One of the black tulips of Crane collecting, being his second separate publication, albeit with some likely contribution by L. C. Singer, Jr. The ...PUZZLE ... is a 4 page mock newspaper, formatted as a parody of a small town newspaper, written by Crane at an adult camp, Twin Lakes, where he spent part of the summers of 1894 and 1895. The text is based on the experiences Crane and his cohorts had while at the camp, and during their return trip. The paper was set up and printed for them by the staff of the PORT JERVIS UNION. On September 7th, THE PORT JERVIS UNION printed an appreciative notice of the PIKE COUNTY PUZZLE's appearance and content. An account of the circumstances is contained in THE CRANE LOG. Much of the content is jocular in nature, including Crane's identification of himself as "office boy," and in an advert on the last page, as "Drink Mixer." Among the other content is a "stenographic" report of "Dinner-Time Conversations": "Miss Pronk (with a sudden rush of courage). - 'Mr. Crane, dont you like the Lays of Ancient Rome? I think they are awfully sweet. Crane:- 'My uncle had a hen named Ancient Rome, once, and her eggs were popular all over the county. Yes, Miss Pronk, you are undoubtedly right....'" Personal advertisements, "Telegraphic News" from other locales, and similar tongue- in-cheek texts round out the mix. Until a clearly identified facsimile was published in 1967 by THE STEPHEN CRANE NEWSLETTER in an edition of 300 copies, including 70 on white laid paper, this original edition was the sole printing in this format. While not an absolute rarity in the strictest sense -- OCLC locates 19 copies at institutions not likely to have commingled entries for the facsimile with entries for the real thing - - it is scarce in the market place. WILLIAMS & STARRETT 43. Wertheim and Sorrentino, THE CRANE LOG, pp.109-113. BAL 4069. OCLC: 8523158 (etc).

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        The Book of the Path of Virtue; or a Version of Tao-Teh-King of Lao-Tze, the Chinese Mystic and Philosopher: with an Introduction & Essay on the Tao as Presented in the Writings of Chuang-Tze, the Apostle of the Tao-Tze

      Madras: The Indian Section of the Theosophical Society, 1894 - First edition, first printing. Thin octavo, 21.1*13.6cm, 2+iv+46p. Bookplate on inner cover, cover edges chipped, internally fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Extraordinary folio morocco gilt extra cabinet card photograph album, never used]

      [Np 1894 - (18 x 14 1/2 inches). 5 blank cards ruled in manuscript for creation of an index identifying images, 22 thick cards each with 4 cut outs to hold cabinet card photographs. Contemporary full black morocco, covers elaborately gilt, bevelled eges bordered with gilt tools and rules, upper cover with a greco-roman temple motif with American Indian, acanthus leaves, stars and other decorative motifs, lower cover spine with an elaborate design of interlocking scrollwork and panelling, spine with raised band in five compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, burgundy morocco doublures elaborately tooled in gilt, gilt edges Provenance: Albert Kohler (name in gilt on spine with date December 1894) An extraordinary American binding from the late 19th century in incredible condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jean et Jeannette Illustré de vingt - quatre compositions par Ad. Lalauze. Exemplaire de grand luxe réservé pour Monsieur Léo Claretie ( Prefatore)

      A. Ferroud Paris 1894 Uno dei 200 volumi in carta Japon, contenente tre ordini di acqueforti per ciascuna immagine.Lussuosa rilegatura in marocchino blu della Ditta Bernasconi,Filetti e fregi in oro ai piatti e ai contropiatti, idem e titoli al dorso.Tagli dorati.Custodia rigida filettata in pelle ai bordi,superfici in carta marmorata. Copia eccellente.

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        Pride and Prejudice (Peacock Edition)

      London: George Allen, 1894. First edition thus. Near Fine. A lovely, very nearly Fine copy of the famous "peacock" edition of Pride and Prejudice, illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Book with a contemporary signature and the spine ever so slightly cocked, otherwise Fine. All gilt bright, unfaded and unrubbed. Coth without wear or tear, retaining the original publisher's sheen. A highly collectible edition, this copy is the nicest we have encountered. Austen's beloved masterpiece. "Pride and Prejudice" follows the classic relationship between the clever Elizabeth Bennett and the seemingly distant Mr. Darcy. Austen actually finished an early version of the novel, titled "First Impressions," when she was a mere 21. The book received a great deal of praise when it was released, with one well regarded critic of the day saying he "would rather have written Pride and Prejudice, or Tom Jones, than any of the Waverley Novels." The artist, Hugh Thomson, was most famous for his illustrations of Austen's work, as well as the work of Charles Dickens. Known for his attention to detail, he would often spend a great deal of time in museums researching the lifestyles and dress of the characters he was depicting, Thomson started working on his drawings for "Pride and Prejudice" in 1893. They proved an immense success, selling over 10,000 copies in the few years after they were released. He would go on to illustrate many of Austen's other novels as well. Near Fine.

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      - COX,PALMER. THE BROWNIES AROUND THE WORLD. NY: Century Co.,(1894). 4to (8 1/2 x 10 1/4"), glazed pictorial boards, xi, 144p., very slight rubbing else near Fine in dust wrapper (dw frayed on edges and folds but VG). 1st edition of the 4th Brownie book wherein these little imps travel to Japan, Turkey, Arabia, Russia and all over the world. This is a particularly nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Fort Smith, Ar.: J.H. Mayers & Co., 1894.. Broadside, 16 x 10½ inches. Horizontal folds, light spotting and ink offsetting. Very good. A very interesting partially-printed folio broadside concerning the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma. A rather elegant "work permit" issued to one of the horde of American citizens who flocked to Oklahoma following the opening of the territory to white settlement in 1889. The epic Oklahoma Land Rush and its aftermath settled the future state but also unsettled a good many Native Americans. The need to protect Native Americans against exploitation by would-be "hired hands" or tenant farmers is self-evident. Thomas Gosset sought employment from Thomas G. Overstreet, who at this point, it would seem, could easily take care of himself. By now a prosperous rancher-farmer, Overstreet was a white man from Missouri who married Margaret Victor, of Choctaw ancestry, and came with his new bride to Indian territory in 1871. By marriage Overstreet became a citizen of the Choctaw Nation with the right to own land, which he exercised to the fullest. Overstreet acquired 3000 acres of rich Arkansas River bottomland at the foot of Short Mountain in what is todayLe Flore County, Oklahoma. Skullyville was absorbed into Le Flore County prior to Oklahoma statehood. In 1890, he began work on an elegant 15-room residence which was occupied by his descendants until the 1970s and is today the landmark Overstreet-Kerr Historical Farm. Overstreet contributed to the advancement of regional agriculture and for a time served as president of the first national bank of Warner, Indian Territory. His descendants continued to play a prominent role in the life of the community. ^Skullyville, Oklahoma lies fifteen miles west of Fort Smith, Arkansas. It was settled by the Choctaws in 1832 when they were removed from their homelands. Given that the Choctaw were amongst the first Native American tribes to arrive in the territory, Skullyville was one of the first organized communities in Oklahoma, and served as the first capital of the Choctaw Nation. Today, Skullyville is a ghost town, with only the cemetery remaining. J.H. Mayers, the printer who occasionally worked for the Choctaw Nation, was successor to W.H. Mayers, publisher of the THIRTY- FIFTH PARALLEL, a Fort Smith newspaper published between 1859 and 1861. A rare Native American broadside from Indian Territory, printed over a decade before Oklahoma statehood was granted. No copies in OCLC.

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        Anarchie indolence & synarchie : les lois physiologiques d'organisation so EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chamuel, 1894. Fine. Chamuel, Paris 1894, 17x27cm, broché. - First Edition. This very rare brochure was published at the time of the wave of anarchist bombings and when the Symbolist journal "political and literary Interviews" gave the recipe for making bombs! Restored to the back using an adhesive patch, light angular gaps on flat, pale clear wetting the head of the first pages, very few bites. Book a badge rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Cette très rare brochure fut publiée au moment de la vague des attentats anarchistes et au moment où la revue symboliste "Entretiens politiques et littéraires" donnait la recette de la fabrication des bombes! Dos restauré à l'aide d'une pièce adhésive, légers manques angulaires sur les plats, une pâle mouillure claire en tête des toutes premières pages, très rares piqûres. Ouvrage d'une insigne rareté.

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        Les Trophees

      aris- Alphones Lemerre 1894 - An undated edition of this work by Jose-Maria de Heredia. In a lovely binding by Flammarion Vaillant. Undated, but c1894 when Heredia was elected to the Academie Francaise. Jose Maria was a Cuban born French poet. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding by Flammarion Vaillant. Externally, smart with some light rubbing in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wanderbilder aus den Dolomiten. In Farben gesetzt von Maler Professor G. Herdtle (Herausgegeben von der Sektion Berlin des deutschen und österreichischen Alpenvereins)

      Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. o.J. (1894), Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin, Wien. - Flügelmappe (45 x 59 cm) Halbleinen, farb. illustr. Opappbd, dieser stark berieben u. Rücken mit 5 cm Einriss, Leinenecken, 2 Bll., 10 S. mit Textabb, Titelblatt. 16 Lichtdrucktafeln (davon 8-farbig) Tafeln am Rand vereinzelt gering gebräunt. Bildteil in gut bis sehr guten Zustand.: Morgendämmerung auf dem Travignolopass (farbig), Die Palagruppe bei San Martino di Castrozza (farbig), An der kleinen Zinne (farbig) , Cimone della Pala vom Rollepass (farbig), Auf dem Bande des Monte Cristallo (farbig), An den Felswänden der Croda da Lago (farbig), Auf dem Gipfel des Sorapiss (farbig), Gipfel der Croda da Lago (farbig), Monte Cristallo vom Schönleiten Joch, Ausblick von der Tofana im Winter, Cimone della Pala vom Gipfel der Rosetta, An den Felswänden des Cimone della Pala, Cadini del Neve , Misurinasee, Schluderbach im Winter, Kletterer. 13 Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1894 & 1895. 2 works, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, pictorial designs to spines and front boards gilt, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated throughout by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. Extremities very slightly rubbed and bumped, occasional mild spotting to text blocks. An excellent set. First editions of Kipling's classic tales.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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