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

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

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        Manifeste du Parti Communiste.

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 Extremely rare first edition on this seminal historical document, being the monumental first separate publication in French (offprinted from "L'Ere Nouvelle" - the first French journal devoted to Marxist philosophy and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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE With a preface by George Saintsbury

      George Allen. London. 1894. FIRST HUGH THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.5 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with 101 fine engravings by Thomson. A bright copy finely bound in recent full purple morocco, spine with five raised bands, the compartments decorated with extra gilt. Thin decorative gilt border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. One of an unspecified number of copies which were issued by the publishers with untrimmed fore and lower page edges, presumably for rebinding as they were issued in a plain green binding with a printed paper label. A near fine copy of the scarce first Thomson edition in an attractive full leather binding. Hugh Thomson illustrated this work for George Allen publishers before going on to illustrate the other Austen books for Macmillan & Co. This is the scarcest of all the Thomson/Austen titles in first edition.

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        Trade Photo Album of Architectural Images

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

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        Pomologie des praktischen Obstbaumzüchters MIT den 102 Chromolitograpien

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

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        Trade Photo Album of Architectural Images

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

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

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

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        THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK

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

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

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

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        THE TALE OF THE EMPEROR COUSTANS AND OF OVER SEA

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

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        Pride & Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Spine gently rolled, ends of spine and corners lightly rubbed, ownership signature to front free endpaper. A very good copy. First Thomson edition, first impression. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

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

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

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        Les Trois Mousquetaires

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

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        THE SPHINX

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

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

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

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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

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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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        ORIGINAL, LLUYTAS DEL COR (LO TIMBALER), ENRICH GENER, PERE GENER 1894

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

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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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        Vergehen".

      - 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.

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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.

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        COLORED VOTERS READ HERE IS ONE INSTANCE OF THE TREATMENT THE COLORED PEOPLE OF GEORGIA RECEIVE AT THE HANDS OF THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. WHAT EVIDENCE HAVE THE NEGROES OF THIS STATE THAT SCHOOLS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN CASE THE THIRD PARTY GETS INTO POWER?

      [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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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