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        Recollections of a Virginian (Owned and Signed by Union Civil War General, Rush Hawkins)

      Sampson, Low, Marston & Company, London 1894 - 5 3/4 X 8 1/4 Inches. 279 PP. First British edition of this autobiography of Confederate General Dabney Herndon Maury (Brig. General, CSA). Signed and previously owned by Union General Rush Hawkins (9th NY Infantry). A very important copy. Signed by noted book collector and General Rush Hawkins on the half title-page. He has added the date of July 20, 1914 to this signature. Additionally signed with lengthy commentary on Maury on the following page (dated August 27, 1914). One would assume that this was the time at which he read the book and formed the sentiments behind his annotation. Signed, "A very charming personal account by a southern Gentleman of the "old school". I knew many like him sixty years ago. But alas now I might search our whole country over, in vain, for another like him. We have become a nation of hustling and the real gentlemen don't count. Aug. 27, 1914 - RCH"This copy, the scarce British first edition, looks to have been donated by Hawkins to the James M. Clift Masonic Library. Library blindstamp on the title-page. Evidence of removal of two bookplates to inside front pastedown. Scuffing and wear to original covers and edges. Toning and foxing throughout. Hinges a bit weak. Overall, a solid copy of a very rare book in which A UNION GENERAL IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SHARES HIS TRUE ADMIRATION FOR A CONFEDERATE GENERAL. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back in Time Rare Books]
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        THE CHAP-BOOK Semi-Monthly

      Stone & Kimball 1894-95, Chicago - Three separate volumes, containing separate indexes, all bound in red cloth with titles blocked in gilt on front board and on spines. Vol.1 contains issues dated May 15th to November 1st 1894 (364pp), Vol. 2 issues dated Nov. 15 1894 to May 1 1895 (496pp), Vol. 3 issues dated May 15 to Nov.1 1895 (524pp). All volumes with light cloth soiling and some rubbing, spines lightly sunned, generally tight and square. Faint 1/4" tide marks at top of about 20% of volume 2, balance of text really near fine to fine. A continuous run of this popular literary publication containing numerous works, both literary and artistic, of writers, artists and publishers of the time. Beautifully printed in red and black inks on a laid uncut paper. Contains the three acts of "Macaire" from Stevenson and Henley, short works from other authors and illustrations from the popular artists of the day including Beardsley and Ricketts. There are also glossy photo like illustration pages occasionally tipped in which the index terms supplements. A few olive printed wraps bound in but mostly absent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1894. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no jacket. 1894, First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo., original maroon cloth, gilt title. 335 pp. Frontis plat, fold-out map and other b&w plates. Very Good. Light bumping to the spine ends and corners; light foxing throughout. A well preserved copy -- most top edges remain uncut. Sharp binding.

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        Le Bibliomane -

      Librairie L. Conquet 1894 - - 1 volume. In-12 XVII+44 pp. Reliure bradel demi-maroquin bleu nuit. Dos lisse avec titre dorée en long et date dorée au talon. Tête dorée. Couverture couleurs conservée. Non rogné. Reliure signée PETITOT. Illustré de 24 compositions de Maurice LELOIR gravées sur bois par F. Noël. Préface de Vallery-Radot. Très bel état. TIRAGE LIMITÉ à 500 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 150 exemplaires de tête sur papier du Japon. Première édition séparée de ce petit conte de Charles Nodier (1780-1844) qui parut initialement dans Paris, ou Le Livre des cent-et-un (Ladvocat, 1831) et fut inséré par la suite dans les Contes de la veillée. Considéré comme l?un des précurseurs du romantisme, l?auteur de Jean Sbogar (1818), élu à l?Académie en 1833, était aussi le bibliothécaire de l?Arsenal depuis 1824. Bibliophile passionné, il acquit pour sa propre bibliothèque des éditions anciennes et rares montrant un goût et des exigences de qualité qui préfigurent la bibliophilie moderne. En 1834, avec le libraire Jacques-Joseph Techener (1802-1870), il fonda Le Bulletin du bibliophile. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Travel Journal]: Portugal and Spain October 1872; Tangier and Norway 1894

      Portugal, Spain, Norway, Tangier, 1894. Good. Octavo. Half leather with cloth boards and paper label on the front board. Spine and corner leather worn away or eroding with some spotting on the boards thus good only with detached front board. A travel journal composed by Walter C. Pepys while visiting Portugal, Spain, France, and Norway during different years of his life with roughly half of the journal used on both sides of 58 leaves (or approximately 116 pages) comprised of approximately 20,000 words. Pepys was a practicing barrister and had gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the 60th Rifles, an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army.The diary begins with his departure by steam boat to Oporto, Portugal in 1872. He describes the women on his first day there, "I had a good opportunity for seeing the people - The women are remarkably fine - many handsome and carry licensure loads on their heads- they dress in dark colours but usually have a bright cotton kerchief on the shoulder or head. Their love for jewelry evidently strong." He makes small remarks like this often in regards to the people he sees. On Halloween in Lisbon, he describes the King, "a fine house well filled in honor of the King's Birthday - he and wife were present - he looks leery and has that reputation." And again while in Boulogne, France he describes the people around him, "crowded with snobs from 'Old England' uninviting, uncomfortable and very dear." However even though he is quick to judge the people he meets he describes the locations and events with admiration. In Seville he describes their Christmas ceremony, "at dusk I saw a most curious ceremony at the Cathedral- 10 boys dancing before the high altar to the strain of a string band - they were dressed in white feathered cocked hats... This ceremony was unique to Seville and lasted the octave of the feast of the Immaculate Conception... The Vatican once attempted to abolish it." He also describes some of the other churches he visits, "the Grand Cathedral - lately restored is very fine - somewhat like Canterbury... Magnificent rose windows and one good one in the south aisle by Jean Cousin." During his time in Malaga, Spain he writes about the rioting: "Shutter up - house doors closed and armed bands of ruffians parading about shouting 'Viva La Republica!' Most of them armed were procured... In accomplish which many shots were fired and several killed and wounded." This was due to the First Spanish Republic political regime that existed from 1873 until 1874, made up of radicals, republicans, and democrats calling for a socialist revolution. In the next few entries he writes about the town returning to normal except for the influx of troops from Granada. Though he does not write as often of events as he did previously, he does write, "I hope someday again to see her in a more settled state than this at present," on the day he leaves to return home. His trip to Norway in July of 1894 is much calmer. Most of the entries begin with waking up and the weather that accompanies him while traveling; "a terrific thunderstorm, lightning magnificent - seeming to strike in balls of tine." He describes Norway as, "heavily timbered with more trepidant plots of cultivation." However, unlike his trips in 1872 and 1873 he is more morose. He writes, "The evenings are closing in- but I wrote up my funeral tonight by twilight." The rest of the entries from Norway never mention this topic again but there is still a looming discontent in them. Pepys married in 1874 and had five children before passing away in 1914 at the age of 73. An interesting, occasionally eventful, and sometimes introspective look back on the various journeys throughout a man's life.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Autograph Letter about "L'après-midi d'un Faune" and friendly relations between musicians

      - An interesting autograph letter from the important composer, thanking a friend for his positive review of "L'après-midi d'un Faune" and remarking on the rarity of friendly relations between musicians. 1 p. on Debussy's Parisian letterhead, dated "Thursday" in Debussy's hand; another hand has dated at the foot: December 22, 1894. Translated from the French, in part: "Many thanks for the nice article dedicated to the prelude to 'L'après-midi d'un Faune,' and also for the artistic collegiality with which you approach it! This is something so rare among musicians, especially among those who have already "arrived"; they immediately become like dogs defending a bone they have laboriously acquired! One must praise those who, like you, recognizing another art from their own, are incidentally not the loudest voices." 14 x 9.5 cm. Fine. 

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        Japanese Poetry

      1894. Book: Dichtergruesse aus dem Osten: Japanische Dichtungen, Leipzig, C. F. Amelang: 1894, small 4to, 97 colorfully decorated pages and covers, all printed on crêpe paper. Stabbed and sewn, edges slightly frayed. A German adaptation of early 8th century Japanese poetry. Printed in Tokyo by T. Hasegawa. This first edition was produced for C. F. Amelang. It was the first work for Hasegawa in which Florenz collaborated.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Les Trois Mousquetaires. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Calmann Lévy 1894 - Avec une lettre d'Alexandre Dumas Fils. Compositions de Maurice Leloir. Gravures sur bois de J. Huyot. Paris, Calmann Lévy - 1894 (novembre 1893) - XX, 479 et 469 pages. Complet & Contrôlé. Belle reliure demi maroquin vert à coins. Dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouge. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Filet doré bordant les plats. Signets. Couvertures et dos illustrés conservés. Deux coins frottés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format grand in-4°(31x21). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        Travel and Adventures in the Congo Free State and Its Big Game Shooting

      Chapman and Hall, London 1894 - 1894, First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo., original maroon cloth, gilt title. 335 pp. Frontis plat, fold-out map and other b&w plates. Very Good. Light bumping to the spine ends and corners; light foxing throughout. A well preserved copy -- most top edges remain uncut. Sharp binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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      Tsoukidji-Tokio, Tokio 1894 - Materia: Literatura francesa. Arte japones. Encuadernación artística. Publicación: Tokio, Imprimerie de Tsoukidji-Tokio, 1894. Primera edición. Descripción física: Cuarto (26 cm.) 2 tomos en un volumen. Primera edición de esta obra ilustrada con 28 ilustraciones a doble página, en color y fuera de texto de Kajita Hanko, Kano Tomonobu, Okakura shusui, Kawanabe Kyosui and Eda Mahiko, numerosas ilustraciones fuera de texto en blanco y negro. Conservación: Muy buen estado. Encuadernación: Preciosa encuadernación en holandesa con motivos vegetales y animales realizada por Franz, destacado encuadernador del siglo XIX - XX. Notas: Exlibris (Ysabel Sanchez de Movellan / Sine Angulis Angulo), importante familia de Banqueros del s. XIX - XX RSS1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London: Macmillan and Co, , 1894. Edited by William George Clark and John Clover. 9 volumes, octavo (217 x 143 mm). Contemporary blue calf, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with cornerpieces, motif to front board gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Title pages printed in red and black. Spines ever so slightly faded and boards just a little rubbed, an excellent set. Reprint of the Cambridge Shakespeare which was first published in 1863. Editor William George Clark's "principal and most enduring work was the Cambridge Shakespeare (1863–6), mainly planned by him, with a complete collation of all the early editions, and a selection of emendations by later editors. Clark co-operated in the first volume with John Glover, and afterwards with W. Aldis Wright, successively librarians of Trinity" (ODNB). A handsome set.

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        Les Chansons éternelles.

      BIBLIOTHEQUE D'OCCITANIE. 1894. In-12 Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. 303 pages. Bandeaux et lettrines. Envoi de l'auteur, daté de 1898. Accomapagné d'une lettre manuscrite originale de l'auteur, daté de 1934. Bibliothèque d'Occitanie, n°242 / 400. Avec un argument analytique. Bibliothèque de "La Plume".

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        Discovery of Lakes Rudolf and Stefanie. A narrative of Count Samuel Teleki's exploring & hunting expedition in eastern equatorial Africa in 1887 & 1888.

      London Longmans Green & Co 1894 - First English edition. 2 volumes 8vo., xx, 435; xii, 397 pp., 3 maps (2 coloured and folding, these partially reinforced with linen), 36 wood-engraved plates, illustrations in the text, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, modern slip case, old ink inscription to first half-title else a fine bright set. "An excellent work of exploration and sport, this scarce set represents African adventure at its finest. Departing from Zanzibar the expedition hunted buffalo, rhinoceros, and a variety of plains animals in the neighbourhood of Mount Kilimanjaro. There was also considerable elephant hunting near Mount Nyiro, with additional elephant hunting near Lake Stephanie." - Czech. Czech p78. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Albert Goodwin RWS (1845-1932) - Very Fine 1894 Watercolour,.

      1894 - Albert Goodwin RWS (1845-1932) - Very Fine Original 1894 Watercolour. A very fine watercolour by the established artist Albert Goodwin, whose unmistakable monogram can be seen in the lower left corner. The watercolour is well presented in a double card mount and gilt frame. Monogrammed and Dated. Small area of surface loss along the top edge as shown in the photo, otherwise picture is in good condition.Albert Goodwin RWS (1845?1932) was a notable English landscape painter specialising in watercolours. His work shows the influences of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Goodwin was born in Maidstone in Kent, the son of a builder and one of 9 children. After leaving school he became an apprentice draper. His exceptional artistic ability was recognised at an early age and he went on to study with the Pre-Raphaelite artists Arthur Hughes and Ford Madox Brown - the latter predicting that he would become "one of the greatest landscape painters of the age". At the age of 15 his first painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy. He became an associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) in 1876. He was championed by famed art critic John Ruskin who took him on a tour of Europe, where he made many sketches from nature which were later turned into watercolours. During his lifetime he travelled extensively throughout Britain and Europe, and visited many other countries. Goodwin was a prolific artist, producing over 800 works and continuing to paint well into his eighties. His wide variety of landscape subjects reflected his love of travel and show the influence of Turner, with whom he felt a strong affinity. In later works he developed experimental techniques such as using ink over water colour to achieve atmospheric lighting effects. His works are also an important record of social history.For more information please click here. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 5000.00g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exceptional unsigned large format photo by Lehinginky (1845-1894, Emperor of Russia from 1881)

      1894 - showing him three quarters length in his Army greatcoat, 9" x 7", no place, no date, Taken the year before his tragic death

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Shakespeare's comedy of the Merry Wives of Windsor presented in eight pen designs by Walter Crane. Engraved & printed by Duncan C. Dallas. 1894.

      London, George Allen, 1894 [1895]. . Eins von 650 handschriftlich num.en Exemplaren, nach deren Druck die Platten zerstört wurden. Duncan Campbell Dallas schuf das Dallastype-Facsimile, eine Art photographisches Gravurverfahren, das Cranes Federzeichnungen täuschend echt wiedergibt. - Im Druckvermerk von Walter Crane (1845-1915 und Duncan Campbell Dallas eigenhändig SIGNIERT. Aus der Zusammenarbeit Campbells mit Walter Crane waren zuvor bereits mit der gleichen Technik reproduzierte Illustrationen Cranes zu Shakespeares "Sturm" und "Zwei Herren aus Verona" hervorgegangen. - Außen fleckig, Vorsatzblätter braunfleckig; innen gut und sauber erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Pabel]
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        The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book

      2 volumes, set. First editions. Original blue cloth, gilt. Dark green endpapers. All edges gilt. The Jungle Book illustrated by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. The Second Jungle Book illustrated by J. Lockwood Kipling. The Jungle Book is slightly cocked with a little rubbing and pushing to the spine ends and tips. Darker patch on fly (something rubbed out?). Small ink inscription on prelim, 'Kalussch 43rd GR_', probably referring to the 43rd Gurkha Rifles. Some light foxing scattered throughout and a few pages with top corners lightly creased from having been folded down. Slight rubbing to spine ends and tips with light foxing to prelims of The Second Jungle Book but otherwise this is a tight, clean copy in near fine condition. A handsome set.

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        Vingt mille lieues sous les mers

      Collection Hetzel, Paris - Un volume grand in-octavo sans date (1894; 60 volumes du Magasin d'éducation et de récréation annoncés au catalogue inn fine), de 434, (2) pages, illustré de 111 dessins par De Neuville et Riou, 2 cartes et 6 chromotypographies (sur 6). La première garde bleue fendillée à la charnière, superbe exemplaire sans tache ni rousseurs. Cartonnage d'éditeur signé Engel, en pleine percaline rouge; premier plat polychrome au globe doré; dos au phare; tranches dorées. Excellent exemplaire aux coloris et ors bien vifs. Size: Grand In-8 (18.5 x 28.5 cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Dornier]
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        Memoirs of Count Lavalette; Ad Justant and Private Secretary to Napoleon and Postmaster-General Under the Empire (Limited to 125 Copies in a large paper edition)

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1894. Limited Edition. Quarto. Very scarce in this beautiful limited edition printed on large paper and bound in rich full creme morocco with the Napoleon gilt symbol on spine panels and five raised bands. 460p. index. In 1796 General Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers introduced him to Napoleon who took Lavalette on to his personal staff and entrust him with diplomatic missions. After joining with Napoleon in the 18 Brumaire coup against the French Directory, he served in the French Consulate and First Empire. Housed in a beautiful slipcase with Lavalette's emblem as a pastedown on the front of the box. As Minister of Posts, he headed the security system searching the mail of suspected Royalist. His escape the night before his scheduled excecution and with the help of a small band of Britsh soldiers escaped to Great Britain.

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        The Dolly Dialogues

      Westminster Gazette, London 1894 - pp 111. 12mo (7 1/4" x 5 3/4"). A book of literary sketches by the author of The Prisoner of Zenda, and his first major literary success. FINE BINDING by ANASTASIA POWER, signed and dated with her monogram: 18AP99. In green and brown morocco with extensive gilt decoration on both front and rear covers. Spine in six raised compartments, with gilt three-lobed leaves and dots, title in gilt on second from top, and the date 1894 at foot of spine. Identical gilt design on both front and rear boards, consisting of a outer border of large tudor roses interspersed with three lobed leaves, gilt dots and linked to an inner leafed border with symmetrical straight lines of gilt giving a slight chevron effect. A central gilt design is comprised of one tudor rose within a diamond formation of the same leaves and dots. The edges of the boards are banded with gilt fillet, while the turn-ins are lined with two parallel runs of gilt fillet, with the bookbinder's monogram, described above, within at the left side of rear cover. Grey endpapers with offsetting from turn-ins. Overall, condition is Very Good, with slight rubbing on raised compartments, along outer joints, and at head and tail of spine. Small abrasion to four corners, with chip of leather off back lower corner of cover. The green-to-brown coloration of the binding leather seems a deliberate design element, giving a nice contrasting three dimensional "ombre" effect which contrasts with the flat-looking, heavily gilt design; (one is reminded of a jacquard silk fabric) *** Of ANASTASIA (ANNIE) POWER, English bookbinder, the youngest of nine children of a Whitby,Yorkshire oculist and his wife. Her training in bookbinding was probably an economic necessity given such a large family, but in any case she managed to get to London by the 1880's and trained with Douglas Cockerell as a bookbinder. Traditionally, this work was done by men, as the bookbinding guilds did not employ women. She was said to have been much influenced by Cockerell's designs. Famous in his own right as an inventive and artistic binder, Cockerell had been trained by Thomas Cobden-Sanderson, (original bookbinder at the Kelmscott Press) to whose Doves Bindery Cockerell was apprenticed beginning in 1893. Anastasia was either connected to, or a member of, the following: the Guild of Handicraft, formed by C.R. Ashbee, (whose members included William Morris and Holman Hunt); she also bound books for Cobden-Sanderson's Essex House Press sometime after its founding in 1898; The Guild of Women Binders and Hampstead Bindery in London in the period 1898-1904. A nineteen year old Virginia Woolf has been documented as studying bookbinding with Anastasia Power and her friend Sylvia Stebbing in a bindery they shared on Museum Street in London in 1901 (see Tony Bradshaw: Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts 2010, Chapter 6). This training would be of use to Woolf when she and her husband Leonard later established the Hogarth Press. While some middle class lady book binders of the day had brief careers, Anastasia Power's work would continue another thirty or so years, well after marriage to painter Gerald Loosely in 1905. The Royal Library at Windsor has another of her later works, a colorful onlaid binding of 1925 for Queen Mary. Interestingly, Annie Power seems to have chosen to use her maiden name professionally, at a time when this was very unusual. One imagines her in the feminist vanguard in Edwardian England; a dedicated professional woman in a traditionally male occupation, taken seriously by her male mentors. What speaks for itself in any case,is this extremely charming early-period book binding here produced by Anastasia Power, signed with a gilt colophon on the inside back cover of her works, seven of which we are privileged to have currently, ranging in date from 1899 to 1905. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Shakespeare’s comedy of the Merry Wives of Windsor presented in eight pen designs by Walter Crane. Engraved & printed by Duncan C. Dallas. 1894.

      London George Allen [1895] 1894 - Illustr. Titel m. Vign. u. figürlicher Bordüre, Druckvermerk, 8 Tafeln nach Federezeichnungen Walter Cranes, gestochen von Duncan C. Dallas und auf steifen gelblichen Karton aufgewalzt. Eins von 650 handschriftlich num.en Exemplaren, nach deren Druck die Platten zerstört wurden. Duncan Campbell Dallas schuf das Dallastype-Facsimile, eine Art photographisches Gravurverfahren, das Cranes Federzeichnungen täuschend echt wiedergibt. - Im Druckvermerk von Walter Crane (1845-1915 und Duncan Campbell Dallas eigenhändig SIGNIERT. Aus der Zusammenarbeit Campbells mit Walter Crane waren zuvor bereits mit der gleichen Technik reproduzierte Illustrationen Cranes zu Shakespeares "Sturm" und "Zwei Herren aus Verona" hervorgegangen. - Außen fleckig, Vorsatzblätter braunfleckig; innen gut und sauber erhalten [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Pabel]
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        HENRI BOUTET, graveur et pastelliste.

      Paris, Succursale de la Maison Dentu, H. Floury, 1894-1895. - 2 tomes reliés en un vol. in-4°, demi-toile mod. beige à coins, dos lisse, étiquette de titre, papier marbré sur les plats, couvertures conservées ; ouvrage composé d'une étude sur Henri Boutet et d'un catalogue de son oeuvre : 110 et 134 pp., un portrait d'Henri Boutet gravé à l'eau-forte par Charles Courtry, 16 pointes-sèches, 2 eaux-fortes et une lithographie et plus de deux cents illustrations marginales. Le catalogue contient 420 oeuvres décrites, et est illustré de 35 gravures in et h.-t. dont pointes sèches, lithographies, eaux-fortes, etc. Très bel exemplaire. Tirage limité à 435 ex., un des 400 ex. non justifié sur beau papier vélin teinté pour le tome I, tirage limité à 560 ex. pour le tome II, un des 500 ex. numérotés sur beau papier vélin, les planches inédites ont été détruites après le tirage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The book-lover's enchiridion :a treasury of thoughts on the solace and companionship of books, gathered from the writings of the greatest thinkers from Cicero, Petrarch, and Montaigne, to Carlyle, Emerson, and Ruskin

      Macmillan 1894 - xviii, 511p. 1 vol. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Illustrations by Sidney Paget As appeared in the Strand Magazine

      London, George Newnes Ltd., 1894. Hardback, Tall 8vo; 9.5 x 6.5 inches. In dark blue cloth with decorative gilt lettering to spine and front, with printed 'Strand Library' vignette to front. Beveled edge boards. Floral endpapers. All page edges gilt. In very good condition. Corners and edges a little rubbed, some darkening to spine and around edges of cloth. A couple of small marks, else cloth lovely and bright. Endpapers partly darkened with neat inscription to front "Wilfred Gutch, with his Mothers best love 1894." Cracks between endpapers but binding remains nice and tight. Some areas of light foxing to pages, else a very clean and tight copy. Profusely illustrated by S. Paget. 279pp.

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        Photogravures of American Fungi.

      C. G. Lloyd 1894-1898, Cincinnati - First edition of famed American mycologist C.G. Lloyd's first publication. A presentation copy of this collection of photogravures, evidently issued two at a time over a period of four years. Oblong quarto. Twenty-nine photogravures, 11 x 9 inches each, of various fungi, most with printed text, most numbered in sequence (1-26, final three plates with manuscript ink notations and are not numbered). Nearly all with plain tissue guards. String-tied in contemporary plain wrappers, front wrapper with the title and presentation in manuscript: "With the Compliments of Mr C. G. Lloyd/May 12, 1905/to/E. P. Sterling/[other text is lost due to damage to front wrapper]". Rear wrapper has no text. Two leaves with manuscript list of contents at front in black ink and underlined in red. Each photogravure has a penciled note at bottom, mainly stating whether the fungi in question is edible or not. Wrappers worn and chipped but with photogravures in excellent condition. A very good example of this rare, self-published collection. This publication was issued in three configurations; all copies had 26 numbered plates (as in the copy at NYPL and others); some copies were issued with three unnumbered plates of phallic mushrooms; some copies were issued with six unnumbered plates This copy, being a presentation, was sent out with 29 plates, placing it in the second configuration. It is apparent from literature of the time that the plates were issued two at a time. They were mainly for students and were never offered for sale. We can find no other copy ever having been offered at auction. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case.This copy with a presentation inscription on the front from Lloyd to E. B. Sterling. Sterling was a collector from Trenton New Jersey, whose collections greatly enriched the holdings of the Lloyd Museum and the New Jersey State Museum. He was a founding member of the American Philatelic Society (1886), and also collected shells and coins. He worked as the director of the inheritance tax department for the state comptrol.Curtis Gates Lloyd (July 17, 1859 Ð November 11, 1926) was an American mycologist known for both his research on the Gasteromycetes, as well as his controversial views on naming conventions in taxonomy. He had a herbarium with over 59,000 fungal specimens, and published over a thousand new species of fungi. He was an accomplished photographer and actually took all the photographs in this collection. Along with his two brothers John Uri Lloyd and Nelson Ashley Lloyd, he founded the Lloyd Library and Museum in Cincinnati. During the early 1900s, C.G. was generously excused by his brothers from most of his duties with the firm of Lloyd Brothers, Inc., and devoted the majority of his time to scientific study. Establishing offices at Kew in London and in Paris, C. G. studied the existing works on mycology as well as specimens, and published his own findings. He quickly attained a prominent and fractious role as a leading authority in the field. C. G. Lloyd fought against using personal names in the identification of fungi, and attacked many of the mycologists of his day for attaching their names to anything they could grab. The Lloyd Museum is operational to this day and the works of C. G. Lloyd are still considered essential in the field of American mycology. The Lloyd museum has three copies of this item; 26, 29 and 32 plates. In none of theirs is there a title-page (rather the title is taken from the text at the bottom of the plates). Nor does any of their copies seem to have a table of contents as with this copy. It is quite likely that the "wrappers" are merely the remnants of a presentation envelope.

      [Bookseller: Nat DesMarais Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      London:: George Allen,, 1894.. First Peacock edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine. xxvii, 476pp. Brilliant copy, with text in very clean unmarked condition: a few pages have an untroublous small foxing spot. Original deep green endpapers. On the back of the front endpaper is an 1895 gift inscription. This opening, and that adjacent to the back endpaper, are heavily foxed. All edges bright gilt. In the brilliant gilt peacock-decorated binding of blue-green cloth. Spine ends slightly puckered, slight loss of surface sheen to a small area of the lower board, and microscopic scuff to tip of one corner. An exceptional copy. [nb: The binding of this edition is such that it is particularly prone to become skewed with use: this copy has been corrected: careful storage will keep it square.]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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      New York: The American Engineer and Railroad Journal, [1894]. First edition in book form. Approx. 6" x 9" VG slate grey hardcover with gilt lettering. Significant wear to lightly soiled boards at corners and spine ends. Ex-library with associated markings, including "Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences" stamp on top edge of text block and, with address, on front paste-down; attractive blind-stamp from same institute on title page is dated 1932. Abrasion and offsetting to front and rear endpapers. Hinges starting at front endpapers. Age-toned brown paper envelope adhered to rear paste-down is now empty. A few marginal pen marks scattered throughout text. Split-start at pg. 80-81 & 192-193. All else is very good.A compendium of articles originally serially produced as articles in 27 issues of The Railroad and Engineering Journal (New York) beginning in October, 1891. Per Preface, this collection marks their first appearance together in book form. The Wright Brothers are said to have consulted this book while building their first flying machines. Very scarce.Gray/Blue spine (no DJ) with gilt text. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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        The Mountains of California

      New York: Century, 1894 Gilt lettering and designs on olive green cloth covers. Edges, corners and covers are very good to fine. Top and bottom of spine are sl worn and spotted (See photo). Text and interior are very good throughout, with no visible faults. Small label on front pastedown of a collector's private library. Number "1" beneath first page of text, indicating true First Edition. An important book about Muir's years of elated walkabouts in the Sierra Nevada, descriptions of the natural habitat which would soon lead to National Park status for Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and more. 381 pages, illustrated throughout with drawings from sketches made by the author. "Hoofed locusts" (herd of sheep) frontis.

      [Bookseller: Ed Augusts Books & Readings]
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        Mit Emin Pascha ins Herz von Afrika. Ein Reisebericht mit Beiträgen von Dr. Emin Pascha, in seinem Auftrage geschildert. Im amtlichen Auftrage der Kolonial-Abtheilung des Auswärtigen Amtes herausgegeben.

      Bln., Reimer, 1894. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 28 x 19,5 cm. 1 Bl., XXI, 901 S. Mit 2 Porträts, 32 Tafeln, 275 Textabbildungen und 2 mehrf. gefalt. farblithogr. Karten (lose in Hinterdeckellasche). Illustr. OLwd. mit Goldprägung, Rtit. und Farbschnitt. Henze V, 261f; Kainbacher³ 413, 1. - Erste Ausgabe. - Franz Stuhlmann (1863-1928) \"deutscher Afrika-Forscher vom ersten Rang, der Begleiter Emin Paschas auf dessen amtlichen Zug (1890-1891) ins Zwischenseegebiet, Verfasser der gründlichsten u. gehaltvollsten Reisebeschreibung des ganzen ostafrikanischen Schrifttums jener Zeit... Sein Reisewerk ist eine selten ergiebige (nicht minder erquickliche), gleichmäßig strömende Quelle belehrendster Aufschlüsse über alle Natur- u. Kulturerscheinungen des zentralen Ost-Afrika, voll lichter Anschauung u. lebendiger Bildgestaltung, voll erzählerischer Spannung - eine bleibende Schöpfung\" (Henze). - Einband nur minimal berieben. Sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Afrika, Geographie, Geographie, Ostafrika, Reisebeschreibungen

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        By Hook and By Crook

      Henry Sotheran 37 Piccadilly W. & 140 Strand, W.C., London 1894 - First edition. Frontispiece and 15 full-page plates, 10 in color of salmon & trout flies, 9 textual drawings. viii, [ii], 255, [1] pp. Printed by Taylor and Francis. 1 vols. 8vo. Westwood & Satchell Supplement, p. 252 Original tan cloth. Spine very slightly faded, else fine Frontispiece and 15 full-page plates, 10 in color of salmon & trout flies, 9 textual drawings. viii, [ii], 255, [1] pp. Printed by Taylor and Francis. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Hartford: American Publishing Company(1894). First Edition, Publisher's decorated rust brown cloth. With all first printing points described in BAL 3442. Profusely illustrated in the margins. Notable of course for its very early use of fingerprints in fiction to solve a crime, but also one of Twain's most philosophical works and a strong comment on a society that permits slavery., Hardcover, Faint rubbing to rear. Fine, tight copy and uncommon thus

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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      Hartford, CT: American Pubs, 1894. first edition; with marginal illustrations. thick octavo in brown cloth hardcovers with black letters and gold gilt; VG; boards show some soiling and tiny bumps around top corners; binding still strong, but some gutters slightly loosening; edges dusty; paper not faded, but with occasional pale foxing; penciled inscription on ffep; pp. 432; frontispiece photograph of Mr. Twain; beautiful engravings framing every page; with a short introduction by Mark Twain; shelved in Case # 2. Dupont.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      With an introduction by George Saintsbury. Original dark green publisher's cloth with gilt titles to spine and front. Ornate gilt peacock design to the upper cover and spine. All edges gilt; original dark slate green endpapers. 476 pp.; numerous line drawings by Hugh Thomson. First edition of the Hugh Thomson illustrated edition. Lacking frontispiece.VG+, showing some minor bumping and small bump to the top of the spine. Internally , aside from some foxing to the blanks and half title, small dark marks to the top edge of half title and title, ink name to half title, clean (slight foxing to half title) and bright with no further ink marks or writing. The hinges are in excellent order. Very slight spine lean. Overall a pleasing and bright example of this attractive edition. 10664

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book

      Macmillan & Co. London 1894 & 1895 - 8vo. 2 volumes, set. First editions. Original blue cloth, gilt. Dark green endpapers. All edges gilt. The Jungle Book illustrated by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. The Second Jungle Book illustrated by J. Lockwood Kipling. The Jungle Book is slightly cocked with a little rubbing and pushing to the spine ends and tips. Darker patch on fly (something rubbed out?). Small ink inscription on prelim, 'Kalussch 43rd GR_', probably referring to the 43rd Gurkha Rifles. Some light foxing scattered throughout and a few pages with top corners lightly creased from having been folded down. Slight rubbing to spine ends and tips with light foxing to prelims of The Second Jungle Book but otherwise this is a tight, clean copy in near fine condition. A handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        Description des ravageurs de la vigne, insectes et champignons parasites représentés en couleurs, avec indication des meilleur moyens à employer pour les combattre.

      Reims, F. Michaud, Librairie-éditeur de l'Académie - Paris, Octave Doin, librairie-éditeur, 1894. - In-folio, reliure de l'éditeur en toile grise, dos lisse, titre doré bordé de doubles filets dorés, le1er plat est illustré d'un grand décor polychrome réalisé par Souze, avec un grand titre doré, garde gris pâle, 1 f. bl., VIII-236pp, 2 ff. dont un bl. Ouvrage illustré de 20 superbes chromolithographies à pleine page, réunissant chacune plusieurs figures, sous serpentes légendées. Exemplaire d'une remarquable fraîcheur, rare dans cette qualité, très bel ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        Ölgemälde: Teilansicht der Zollenbrücke in Hamburg mit dem Haus Nr. 3 sowie Kandelaber

      - Schönes und detailreiches Bild des 1894 geborenen Künstlers. Bildmaß: 46 x 34 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Öl auf Malpappe, rechts unten mit *H. Quast* signiert, alt gerahmt. ( Rahmenmaß: 57 x 44 cm ). Das Bild von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen mit Abplatzungen. ( Das Pic hierzu leider mit leichten Blitzlichtreflexionen ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Commemorative San Marino Envelope.

      San Marino: Repubblica di San Marino, Commissione del Palazzo del Consiglio, 1894.(). Envelope measuring 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Only 1000 specimens printed. This envelope, with the all-over stamp upon its face, comprises what is the largest postage stamp in the world. "Numero d'Ordine 0921"--verso. Unused, envelope sealed because glue on flap must have been exposed to moisture at some point, else very good to near fine.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Discovery of Lakes Rudolf and Stefanie a Narrative of Count Samuel Teleki's Exploring and Hunting Expedition in Eastern Equatorial Africa in 1887 & 1888.

      (London): Longmans, Green & Co, 1894. Two volumes. xx; 435; xii; 397 pages. Portrait frontispiece, 2 large folding maps, illustrated throughout including full-page. Some minor foxing. Neat ownership inscription in upper margin of the half-title.Slight bubbling affect to lower margin however not stained, slightly worse to second volume. Original brown pictorial gilt cloth slightly rubbed. A good sound set of a scarce Africa travel book. " An excellent work of exploration and sport, this scarce set represents African adventure at its finest." [Czech].. First Edit. Original Cloth. Good.. Tall 8vo. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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        [Ricketts, Charles- Proof for Copeland and Day Trial Bookplate] "Copeland & Day, LXIX, Cornhill, Boston" Printed Design On proof Paper

      Exceedingly Scarce (see below) A superb original printed proof trial (6 x 4 1/2") by Charles Ricketts for Copeland & Day bookplate, with superb illustrative design of garbed woman bending over to place a flower or pick a flower. .The bookplate is extremely scarce, especially the cream paper variant in black ink. Circa 1894, at the request of F. Holland Day, Ricketts designed this bookplate, though he never designed a book for the firm. Pictured in Kraus Bibliography (Centroid 92). A fascinating further illumination of how this scarce and important trial bookplate came to be, is given by the Ricketts scholar, Paul van Capelleveen: "What was the use of this bookplate? It was not meant for the private libraries of Copeland and Day, nor for books sold by the firm, but apparently in use as 'office copies' that were kept on the shelves of the firm. At least one book bearing this bookplate has been identified: it is a copy of Oscar Wilde's Salome (1894) that was sold at auction in 2009. The bookplate was printed in green, Kraus recorded. However, a few copies have been printed in black. These may have been proof copies. One such copy can be found in the Carl Woodring Collection, Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas. Another copy was recently sold at auction. Both copies, printed in green and in black, are quite rare, and more difficult to find than a copy of The Sphinx. The design is very much in style with The Sphinx drawings and lettering. The 'O' and 'A's in the bookplate have the same sort of curved lines.-- Paul van Capelleveen, 234. Copeland and Day Bookplate,

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        The Portuguese in India Being a history of the rise and decline of their eastern empire. (2 Volume Set)

      London: W.H. Allen & Co.. Very Good. 1894. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth with bright gilt armorial decor to front boards. Verry modest chip to spine of Volume 2. Slight foxing to foredge. Contains pull-out map: 'Map of the Portuguese Territory of Goa shewing also the principal places of Sattari'. A very bright, clean set.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
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        History of the Great Island and William Dunn Its Owner, and Founder of Dunnstown.

      - Williamsport, PA, Gazette and Bulleting Printing House, 1894. 8vo. Contemporary or publisher's half morocco over marbled boards, spine ornamented in gilt and with two contrasting lettering-pieces, gilt-ruled double fillets; pp. [iv], 46, 175-190, 217-242, [1, advertisements]; light wear to extremities, otherwise very good. ~b~Very rare first edition in book form, a well-researched history of Dunnstown, PA and the surrounding territory. 'The following pages were first printed in The Historical Journal, a quarterly magazine published by the subscriber- running through three consecutive issues … The book has been bound in this form for the convenience of libraries and persons …' (preface). Meginness, after participating in the Mexican campaign in the late 1840s settled in his home state of Pennsylvania.''He became the editor of the Jersey Shore Republican, a weekly newspaper, on June 9, 1852. He then devoted himself to his new career as a journalist, which began June, 1854. He also saw the importance of preserving the local history of certain sections of Pennsylvania. Meginness undertook the writing of a pioneer history of his state. He became a writer and editor of several papers and was present at the debates between Lincoln and Douglas. John Meginness served as the managing editor of the daily Lycoming Gazette, the oldest newspaper in Lycoming County, served as city editor of the Gazette and Bulletin and later, its editor in chief. He also founded the monthly magazine, The Historical Journal' (Texas Archival Resources Online). All his books are extremely rare. COPAC locates a single copy, at Cambridge.~i~ [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Aepfel [Äpfel] und Birnen. Die wichtigsten deutschen Kernobstsorten. 104 lith. Farbdrucktafeln nebst Text.

      Berlin Verlag Paul Parey 1894 - (EA oder 2. Aufl.); ca 26x18 cm; 2 Blätter, 104 Tafeln mit je 1-2 Blättern Text (bzw. 1 Leerblatt), 8 Seiten; Originalleinwandeinband mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel (Einband minimal bestoßen, Blatt "Inhalt" mit kleinem Braunfleck, 4 Tafeln minimal fleckig; sonst sehr guter Zustand) 0,000 gr. Pomologie

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      With 9 original lithographs by Maximilen Luce, one of 10 numbered copies on vergé de Hollande and justified by the illustrator, the tirage de tête.This copy retains its suite on Japon ancien paper. Three miniscule lacks to edges of upper cover. These are portraits of friends in prison, of which three are of the "eminence grise of symbolism," the anarchist journalist and art critic Félix Fénéon. Maximilien Luce (1858-1941) was himself imprisoned at Mazas. The former engraver never stopped vigorously asserting his Socialistic ideas in his work, as well as his sympathy for the anarchist movement. A good and rare copy.% L'Estampe originale Paris s.d. (1894) 29,5x36 en feuilles retenues par un lacet

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        Le Morte D'Arthur

      London: J. M. Dent, 1893 - 1894. One of just 300 copies of the superior issue on Dutch hand-made paper, complete in three volumes. Bound in early three quarter black morocco over marbled boards. Five raised bands on the spines, gilt top-edges, marbled end-papers; bindings handsome and in excellent condition. Light to moderate foxing on the first and last couple pages, Beardsley plates toned (as usual), several leaves unopened. Malory translated and compiled the legends of Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere, Sir Gawain, and the Knights of the Round Table, using numerous French and English sources. His work was first published in 1485 by William Caxton, the first English printer. It proved immensely popular and became the basis for the countless retellings and adaptations throughout the next five centuries (with a few periods of silence, namely 1634 - 1816). We can think of no other collection of stories that have more fully captured the imagination and passion of the English people than the Arthurian legends. "It is the only true English epic; its matter is 'the Matter of England'. The matchless style, the humour, the magnificence, the magic that takes away the breath, combine in a masterpiece of legendary narrative. Each century has produced its own version of the Arthurian tapestry, but Malory's will never be forgotten." (Printing and the Mind of Man, 29).

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