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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes [Longmans' Colonial Library] With illustrations by Sidney Paget

      London, Longmans Green and Co. 1894., 1894. First Colonial Issue, being the second English Edition (and first to be issued in octavo size, following the earlier quarto volume. This issue precedes the earliest English octavo edition, which was published under the title 'The Last Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'. Pp296 + 24 (catalogue). Elegantly hand-bound in recent half tan calf over cloth sides, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, original cloth covers bound in at rear. Occasional spotting, some thumbing. A very good copy of a particularly scarce issue. Including 'The Final Problem', with 'The Death of Sherlock Holmes' plate; Professor Moriarty and Holmes plunge down the Richenbach Falls. Such was the public outcry, Doyle was forced to resurrect his hero. Green & Gibson [A14d], Cooper & Pike [p115-119], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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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

      Houghton Mifflin at the Riverside Press, Boston 1894 - 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. Rubbing at the spine tips and corners, with a touch of fraying, cello-tape repairs to the first blank, otherwise sharp and bright; the jacket with cello repairs both recto and verso, spine quite toned, chips out at the corners and spine tips, tears at the flap joins. The "Octavo" edition, issued ten years after the "Folio" edition sold out in only 6 days; scarce in the jacket [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Woman of No Importance

      London, John Lane at Bodley Head, 1894., 1894. FIRST EDITION, one of 500 copies published. 8vo., pp. 154 + pp. 14 of publisher's catalogue. Publisher's brown (mauve) cloth, gilt titles and decoration. Light wear, slightly rubbed and soiled, bumped to corner of upper. Occasional light foxing. 'A Woman Of No Importance' first appeared at the Haymarket Theatre on 19th April, 1893. "It is not his wit, then, and still less his knack of paradox-twisting, that makes me claim for him a place apart among living dramatists. It is the keenness of his intellect, the individuality of his point of view, the excellence of his verbal style, and above all the genuinely dramatic quality of his inspirations. I do not hesitate to call the scene between Lord Illingworth and Mrs. Arbuthnot at the end of the second act of this play the most virile and intelligent - yes, I mean it, the most intelligent- piece of English dramatic writing of our day." (A review in World, April 26, 1893.)

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        A Woman Of No Importance

      London: John Lane, 1894. First edition. Hardcover. Publisher's full lavender cloth stamped in gilt, spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Very good. 154 pages. 27.5 x 16 cm. Limited edition, one of 500 with 16pp. advertisements at end (dated March 1894), Cover gilt designs by Charles Shannon considerably influenced by his lifetime partner Charles Ricketts, both of whom produced work for the Doves Press. MASON 364. Armorial bookplate of Carroll Atwood Wilson, and that of the publisher's John Lane. Some light toning, spine extremities rubbed. A reasonably sound copy.

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        Yachting. With Illustrations by R.T. Pritchett and from Photographs

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894., 1894. 2 volumes; quarto. Limited Edition on large paper, being number 70 of 250 copies. Colour frontispieces and numerous sepia illustrations throughout. Publisher's orange cloth boards with gilt crest to upper, respined to original pattern in dark blue morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut. A little foxing, minor wear to covers. Near fine. A very attractive set.

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        KOREA & HER NEIGHBOURS: A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vicissitudes and Present Position of the Country.

      THE FAMOUS NARRATIVE OF HER SOJOURN IN KOREA 1894- - 1897 London 1898, Murray. Blue cloth, very good, 2 vol. set, 261+321p., 47 b.w. photos,2 folding facsimile maps "as is" only,frontis, index, title page blind stamped, else clean,prefaceby Sir W. Hillier, 14 x 21 cm. FIRST 2 VOL. EDITION. SCARCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Yachting. With Illustrations by R.T. Pritchett and from Photographs

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894., 1894. 2 volumes; quarto. Limited Edition on large paper, being number 70 of 250 copies. Colour frontispieces and numerous sepia illustrations throughout. Publisher's orange cloth boards with gilt crest to upper, respined to original pattern in dark blue morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut. A little foxing, minor wear to covers. Near fine. A very attractive set.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Notenzitat und U.

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

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        The Tale of Emperor Coustans and of Over Sea

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. First edition. 12mo. Exquisite full green crushed morocco binding with ornate gilt tooling by Zaehnsdorf. 525 Copies. Two superb full-page double spread title pages and frontispieces comprising elaborate grapevine and strapwork design by William Morris, for Coustans and also Over Sea. A gorgeous binding design with intricate vine and leaf pattern around a central title motif, a few sprigs on back cover, blossoms on dentelles, marbled endpapers. Small nick to top of spine, sunning on binding, else near fine.

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        The Purchase Of The North Pole. A sequel to "From The Earth To The Moon

      London, Sampson Low, Marston and Company. 1894, 1894. First English edition, later impression. Publishers bottle green decorated cloth binding, embossed in gilt and black depicting a rather fetching "man meets polar bear" theme. Slight signs of rubbing to corners and head of spine, but very minor, bright and strong. A scarce printing, lavishly illustrated by our old friend M. Rioux, depicting the continued (if slightly less sound) adventures of The Baltimore Gun Club, as they purchase the afore mentioned Arctic and seek to divert the earth from its accustomed orbit to shift the climate zones. This will result in the privately owned North Pole becoming a tropical paradise, allowing the Club to clean up on the cruise ship and pina colada holidays market. A tropical paradise inhabited by polar bears? Who ever heard such a...wait just a minute! Once again Mr.Verne proves that, if it hasn't a some point entered his head, it probably isn't worth thinking about. Presumably if I were an ABC executive I'd consider buying his entire body of work and locking J.J. Abrams in a broom closet with a flashlight until he'd read them all. A splendid book. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [124].

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        The Great God Pan (And 'The Inmost Light.')

      London: John Lane. Boston: Roberts Bros, 1894., 1894. FIRST EDITION, ATTRACTIVE COPY. Octavo, pp.167; 16 [advertisements]. Denounced as 'degenerate' and 'horrific' on publication, Machen's decadent style and sexual content has since been celebrated, defining 'The Great God Pan' as a true horror classic. Bound in publisher's black cloth with title, author's name, and depiction of Pan in silver adorning front board, key motif coloured silver on spine and rear board with year of publication, title and author's name in gilt to spine, all edges deckled. Text block very clean throughout excepting some spotting towards first and final few leaves, endcaps pushed, boards in excellent condition, all corners bumped, lightly edgeworn, text block externally age-toned, slight creasing of the cloth towards tail edge of front board, literary-themed bookplate of P.L. Oliver to pastedown, some pages at rear remain unopened. A wonderful copy of a giant in horror, attractively presented, in very good condition.

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        Antony and Cleopatra

      1894. One of Only Twenty Copies Printed on Papier Vélin Antony and Cleopatra Bound As Never BeforeMagnificent Illustrations in Three States[BINDING]. [Société des Beaux Arts]. SHAKESPEARE, William. Antony and Cleopatra. With Illustrations by Paul Avril. Paris: Société des Beaux Arts, [1894].Edition de Deux Mondes, limited to twenty copies only, this copy not numbered. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches; 261 x 195 mm.). iv, 253, [1, blank] pp. Printed on papier vélin. With five plates in three states, one color and one black and white, and twelve in-text illustrations in three states (full color, black and white, and single color) all with tissue guards.Bound in a sumptuous purple crushed morocco lavishly gilt and inlaid in the Art Nouveau style, covers with large central fleur-de-lys in gilt and blue morocco within an elaborate frame of lily bouquets and garlands inlaid in red, orange, green, and cream; spine with four decoratively tooled raised bands, gilt in compartments, the smaller ones at head and tail with an inlaid green fleur-de-lys, large central compartment with a spray of lilies in red and cream, and two compartments with gilt titling. Broad wide turn-ins with elaborate gilt floral and foliate decoration. Blue morocco doublures, front doublure featuring an oval inset of white kidskin (or perhaps vellum) with a hand-colored engraving of Cleopatra. Ivory moiré silk endleaves, pale green marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. The bottom of the sine has been expertly and invisibly repaired. pp. 25-32 have been misbound by the publisher (or the binder) and appear between pp. 39 and 43. The book is complete. A magnificent copy.A fine luxury volume attractively printed on Japanese vellum with immense margins, beautifully bound in inlaid morocco, and well-illustrated with a series of engravings that were considered to be some of the most attractive of the period. The Société des Beaux Arts produced lovely limited editions, usually numbering around 500 copies. Ours is a supremely luxurious, strictly limited issue with an elegant Art Nouveau binding. Édouard-Henri Avril (21 May 1849 ?- 28 July 1928) was a French painter and commercial artist. Under the pseudonym Paul Avril, he was an illustrator of erotic literature. Born in Algiers, Avril studied art in various Paris salons. From 1874 to 1878 he was at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Having been commissioned to illustrate Théophile Gautier's novel Fortunio, he adopted the pseudonym Paul Avril. His reputation was soon established and he received many commissions to illustrate both major authors and the so-called "galante literature" of the day, a form of erotica. These books were typically sold in small editions on a subscription basis, organised by collectors.Paul Avril illustrated such works as Gustave Flaubert's Salammbô, Gautier's Le Roi Caundale, John Cleland's Fanny Hill, William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Jean Baptiste Louvet de Couvray's Adventures of the Chevalier de Faublas, Mario Uchard's Mon Oncle Barbassou (scenes in a harem), Jules Michelet's The Madam, Hector France's Musk, Hashish and Blood, the writings of Pietro Aretino, and the anonymous lesbian novel Gamiani. His major work was designs for De Figuris Veneris: A Manual of Classical Erotica by the German scholar Friedrich Karl Forberg. Many consider Cleopatra one of the most complex female characters in Shakespeare's body of work. She is frequently vain and histrionic, almost provoking an audience to scorn; at the same time, Shakespeare's efforts invest both her and Antony with tragic grandeur. These contradictory features have led to famously divided critical responses. It is difficult to classify Antony and Cleopatra as belonging to a single genre. It can be described as a history play (though it does not completely adhere to historical account), tragedy (though not completely in Aristotelian terms), comedy, and a romance.

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        BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. Translated from the Arabic by Capt. Sir R. F. Burton. Printed from the Original Edition and Edited by Leonard C. Smithers

      London H. S. Nichols & Co. 1894 - 12 volumes. First edition thus, the first Nichols/Smithers "Library Editon", with all passages restored which had been omitted from Lady Burton's edition of 1886. 8vo, black cloth decorated with elaborate Islamic design filling top cover, gilt lettered on spine. A very fine set exceptionally so for this edition, near mint. THE FIRST OF NICHOLS AND SMITHERS' FINE LIBRARY EDITIONS OF THIS MASTERPIECE OF WORLD LITERATURE AND ONE OF THE GREAT TRANSLATION EFFORTS OF ALL TIME, AND TO THIS DAY, UNRIVALED BY ANY SUBSEQUENT LINGUISTIC FEAT. Richard Burton was one of the foremost linguists of his time, an explorer, poet, translator, ethnologist, and archaeologist, among other things. ‘The Thousand Nights and a Night’ is probably the most famous of all his many works. This translation reflected his encyclopedic knowledge of Arabic language, sexual practices and life: "it reveals a profound acquaintance with the vocabulary and customs of the Muslims, with their classical idiom," [Ency Britt] as well as colloquialisms, philosophy, modes of thought and intimate details. In contrast to Victorian mores, Burton was driven to explore what would now be called by literary critics the uncanny/Unheimliche or the unresolvable tensions of human beings. Accordingly, he recorded details of daily life and practices that were considered vulgar at the time. The original edition was published in Benares in 1885 and printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only. Lady Burton's edition of 1886 omitted 215 pages from the original text. In this edition, the omitted material has been restored. Edited by Leonard Smithers, who hoped that this edition would permit Burton's translation of the famous tales to "take its proper place on the library shelf alongside Cervantes and Shakespeare." (From the Editor's Note.) Sale is of books only, statuary in photograph is not included. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE UGLY DUCKLING. Pictured in Colours by T. Van Hoytema.

      Title, plus 31 pages (butterfly style) of colour lithographed illustrations in the Dutch Art Nouveau style. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Quarto. First and only English edition. Probably an early edition as the last page has the English title laid down over the Dutch. Re-backed and re-cased, but a very good copy of a very scarce title. This copy bears the bookplate of the noted collector of Andersen''s work, Dr. Richard Klein.The first Dutch edition was published in 1893. The book is considered to be Hoytema's finest work.

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        The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker; The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (2 Volumes); The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves and the History and Adventures of an Atom; The Adventures ofRoderick Random and The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

      London - George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. 1894 - A handsomesix volume set of Tobias Smollett's novels. Humphrey Clinker is illustrated throughout. Binder's label to front free-endpapers - J. Larkins. Tobias George Smollett (1721 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. George Orwell admired Smollett very much. His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr. O. M. Brack, Jr. to correct variants. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work. Published in London on 17 June 1771, it is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six different characters: Matthew Bramble, a Welsh Squire; his sister Tabitha; their niece and nephew, Jery and Lydia Melford; Tabitha's maid Winifred Jenkins; and Lydia's suitor, Wilson. The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle is a picaresque novel by the Scottish author Tobias Smollett (1721 1771), first published in 1751, and revised and reissued in 1758. It is the story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle, and it provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th-century European society. The Adventures of Roderick Random is a picaresque novel by Tobias Smollett, first published in 1748. It is partially based on Smollett's experience as a naval-surgeon mate in the British Navy, especially during Battle of Cartagena de Indias in 1741. In the preface, Smollett acknowledges the connections of his novel to the two satirical picaresque works he translated into English: Cervantes Don Quixote (1605 15) and Alain-Ren Lesage Gil Blas (1715 47). The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom is a novel by Tobias Smollett first published in 1753. It was Smollett's third novel and met with less success than his two previous more picaresque tales. The central character is a villainous dandy who cheats, swindles and philanders his way across Europe and England with little concern for the law or the welfare of others. The son of an equally disreputable mother, Smollett himself comments that Fathom justifies the proverb, 'What's bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh. Sir Walter Scott commented that the novel paints a complete picture of human depravity. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves, a novel by Tobias Smollett, was published in 1760 in the monthly paper The British Magazine. Its first number, published in January, 1760, contained the first instalment of Smollett fourth novel. Sir Launcelot is an eighteenth-century gentleman who rides about the country in armour, attended by his comic squire, Timothy Crabshaw, redressing grievances. These characters are obviously inspired by Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, and Smollett's novel has been compared unfavorably with Cervantes'. The History and Adventures of an Atom, by Tobias Smollett, is a novel that savagely satirises English politics during the Seven Years' War. It appears under the guise of a tale from ancient Japan. Pitt the Elder appears as Taycho, and other politicians, monarchs and nations under a light disguise of made-up names. It includes some comments on Britain's growing problems with its American colonies. The 'atom' is the supposed narrator, a witness to the events and somehow able to communicate them to modern listeners. Smollett is referring back to the ancient Greek idea of atoms, the ideas of Democritushough, of course, he is also being satirical. The book was published anonymously in 1769. Smollet's authorship of the book has been disputed, but it is generally included and discussed among his works. Writing in 1821, Sir Walter Scott wrote, The chief purpose of the work (besides that of giving the author the opportunity to raise his hand, like that of Ishmael, against every man [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mittheilungen für Thierärzte. Organ der thierärztlichen Vereine von Schleswig-Holstein und Hamburg-Altona.Herausgegeben vom Vorstand. 1., 2. und 3. Jahrgang ( 1894 - 1895 - 1896 )

      Central-Schlachthof; Verlag Kampstraße, Hamburg 1894 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1894 - 1896 ) Die ersten drei Bände der überaus seltenen Zeitschrift in 3 Bänden: Mit VI, 384 Seiten und einigen Illustrationen; VI, 384 Seiten; VIII, 384 Seiten. Jeweils in schlichten Bibliothekshalbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, 8°. Mit sehr zahlreichen Beiträgen und Referaten verschiedener Autoren, verschiedenen Mitteilungen, Tagesgeschichte, Angaben zu Fleischbeschau und Viehverkehr sowie Veterinärpolizei und Seuchenstatistik, Personalien, Bücherschau, Anzeigen. Mit Originalbeiträgen u.a.von: Masch " Caries der inneren Gehörknochen beim Pferde " / Vollers " Die rituelle Schlachtmethode der Israeliten " / Iwersen " Rationelle Behandlung des Kalbefiebers " / Köllisch " Tierärztliche Praxis im zoologischen Garten " / Boysen " Zum Import von amerikanischem Schlachtvieh " / Vollers " Texasfieber " - in Band 2 u.a.: Steffen " Über die Ursachen und die Behandlung durchgehender Hornspalten " / Kühnau " Die Tuberkulose unter dem Schlachtvieh Dänemarks " / Braasch " Fuchsräude in der Hunde " / Harmsen " Zur Therapie des Tetanus beim Pferde " / Braasch " Lähmungserscheinungen bei Pferden infolge Verfütterung der russischen Zahnerbse " / Steffen " Über die Behandlung der Warzen " / Borgert " Magenperforation durch einen Fremdkörper beim Schwein " / In Band 3 u.a.: Vollers " Erkrankung von Pferden nach Verfütterung von Platterbsen " / Kühnau " Tuberkulinimpfung zum Zwecke der Bekämpfung der Rindertuberkulose " - " Elephantisis des Pferdefusses " / Fock " Eine Stopfnadel in der Lunge einer Kuh " / Vollers " Die Behandlung finniger Rinder " / Schiel " Über Zungenabzesse bei Pferden " / Boysen " Die Verhinderung der Seuchenübertragung auf den Schlachtviehhöfen " / Claussen " Vergiftung durch Rhododendren " / Vollers " Zur Diagnose der Rotzkrankheit " / Schmidt " Geburtshilfe bei der Geburt von zu grossen Kälbern ". Einbände stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bibliotheksmarke auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken. Bei Band 1 Einbandrücken gering beschädigt, bei Band 3 Rücken angeplatzt. Innen Bibliotheksstempel und -vermerke, wenige Seiten mit Anstrichen in Buntstift. Einige Seiten angeknickt, 3 Seiten mit kleinem Einriß.- sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 1800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        "Fest" (Reigen). Opus XII, Blatt 23. (aus der Brahms Phantasie).

      (Berlin, Amsler & Ruthard.) 1894.. Bildgrösse: 34,4 x 23,9 cm Plattenformat: 35,3 x 25,2 cm, 1 Blatt. lose, ohne Passepartout. Schönes, sauberes Blatt, am linken Rand verso Reste alter Montierung, ebenso am Kopf (durchscheinend). Unten mit Bleistift "Fest" betitelt, verso Ziffern von alter Hand in Bleistift.. Rechts unten am Plattenrand in Bleistift von Max Klinger eigenhändig signiert: "MKlinger". Auf einem Altar brennt ein Feuer. Um diesen Altar herum führt eine Gruppe von Menschen einen Reigen auf. Oben rechts die geritzte Nummer XIX, neben dem Schenkel des ersten Mannes "MK 94" in der Platte bezeichnet. 1894. Einzelblatt aus der Folge "Brahms Phantasien", die Klinger anlässlich Brahms 60. Geburtstag schuf. P. Kühn schreibt 1907 die Brahms Phantasien sind das persönlichste Werk von Max Klinger.

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        Pomona's Travel - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. c1894. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good+ First Printing (of three) of the First Edition, BAL 18917, in tight binding A in the light green cloth. Top edges gilt. Little sunning to boards, mainly along spine (ends). In the rare, illustrated dust-jacket, tanning predominantly to spine, chipped edges with about 1" perished from bottom of spine and parts of rear panel; Originally published in Ladies' Home Journal, in Stockton's series of letters, written by Pomona of "Rudder Grange" to her former mistress, Euphemia, Pomona and Jone travel to England and Scotland. Along the way, Pomona tangles with wild pigs, haymaking, hotels great and small, Pullman cars, comparison-makers, and a Duchess .

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        Autograph Manuscript, entitled "Cleopatra"

      1894 - Bound in half red morocco and cloth 20pp. In ink, with numerous revisions and corrections. With 2 ALS to publisher asking not to be paid. The second returning cheque " I return you Cleo[patra. I don't like it. 1 vols. Folio

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        The Jungle Book

      New York: The Century Co.. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1894. First Edition. Cloth. Publisher's olive-green criss-cross patterned cloth, gilt decoration on upper and lower boards, decoration and titles on spine, top edges gilt, in the publisher's illustrated jacket printed in olive green; with numerous plates and illustrations in text, throughout, plus b/w frontispiece. Book is near fine, with a spot of soiling to the upper board, a scrape to the top-edge gilt, and scattered foxing to the page edges; the jacket is heavily chipped at the spine tips, more lightly at the extremities, and age toned, especially at the spine. Housed in a green-cloth clamshell case with leather/gilt spine label; The first American edition, published the same day as the first English, but with substantial differences (see Richards A76). Kipling himself much preferred the American binding to the British, saying it beat the English version "to little pieces." Although it appears the British edition was likely issued with a plain glassine dust jacket, the bibliographies have no record of this illustrated wrapper issued by The Century Co. Richards A77, Livingston 105 .

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        Pudd'nhead Wilson

      American Publishing Company 1894 - Just a bit of wear to the spine ends and a touch of rubbing to tips. Blanck's first state binding, in all respects. Two familial bookplates. An uncommonly bright and attractive copy. The first edition, published by the American Publishing Company in 1894. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mädchenakt mit wehendem Haar und flatterndem Tuch, rechts zwei Detailstudien des linken Armes.

      - Bleistift, weiß gehöht, auf bräunlichem Velin, rechts unten in Kurzform signiert. 28,8:21 cm. Zunächst absolvierte Bürck 1894-1897 eine Lehre als Dekorationsmaler in München, daneben besuchte er 1895-1897 die dortige Kunstgewerbeschule bei T. Spieß (1846-1920), F. Widmann (1846-1910) und K.M. Gebhardt (1834-1915). Seine Tätigkeit lag in dieser Zeit auf dem Buchdekor, vereinzelt auch auf kunstgewerblichen Entwürfen, etwa für Teppiche, Tapeten, Schmuck und Porzellan. 1899 wurde er auf Veranlassung von Großherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen Gründungsmitglied der Darmstädter Künstlerkolonie. 1902/03 leitete er die Buchgewerbeklasse der Kunstgewerbe- und Handwerkerschule in Magdeburg. 1905-1908 lebte er in Rom, anschließend kehrte er nach München zurück, wo er bis zu seinem Tode lebte. Nach einer ersten Orientierung am floralen Jugendstil, schloß er sich nach 1900 dem strengeren, abstrakt-linearen Jugendstil der Darmstädter an. Nach seinem Darmstädter Aufenthalt wandte er sich immer mehr der Graphik und Malerei zu, die er ab 1904 ausschließlich pflegte. Die zwischen 1904 und 1922 veröffentlichten zahlreichen Mappenwerke zeigen mit ihren Landschaften oder Blättern mit allegorischen und symbolischen Themen eine Orientierung an M. Klinger (1857-1920) und A. Kubin (1877-1959). Ab 1913 gestaltete er überwiegend alpine Landschaften, dekorative Figurenbilder und Porträts.

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        Kronberg, Gartenwinkel mit Treppe und Laubbäumen sowie zwei Putten auf einer Bank.

      - Bleistift, braun laviert, auf grünlichem Velin, rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert „Cronberg 1894.". 20,9:28,5 cm. Provenienz: Nachlaß Friedrich Schmöle. Die Malerin und Zeichnerin Mathilde Schmöle war seit 1876 mit dem Frankfurter Kaufmann F.P. Schmöle (1844-1924) verheiratet, der 1904 seinen Beruf aufgab, um sich ganz dem Malen und Reisen zu widmen. Nach der Vita ihres Mannes, der sich 1872 ein Landhaus in Kronberg erbauen ließ und dort in Kontakt trat mit den örtlichen Malern, könnte sie mit diesem gemeinsam bis 1905 Studienfahrten in die nähere Umgebung Frankfurts, nach Wetzlar und Braunfels sowie zwischen 1905 und 1913 nach Belgien und Holland, an die deutsche Nordseeküste, nach Sylt, Helgoland, in die Schweiz und nach Norditalien unternommen haben. Sie malte Landschaften, Porträts und Genrebilder. In engem brieflichem Kontakt stand sie mit Berta Riehl, Ehefrau des Kulturhistorikers und Novellisten W.H. Riehl, dessen Tochter Helene Riehl (geb. 1850) eine Landschaftsmalerin wurde. Laut einer überlieferten schriftlichen Anmerkung der Künstlerin war sie in Weimar eine Schülerin des Malers und Radierers F. Preller d. Ä. (1804-1878).

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        Die Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments [in zwei Bänden] : Aus der Vulgata übersetzt. Mit Chromo- und Tondruckbildern nach klassischen Gemälden alter und neuer Meister der deutschen, italienischen, spanischen, holländischen und französischen Schule nach Entwürfen der Wandsbeker Kunstanstalt.

      Berlin-Leipzig-Wien, Verlag der Goldenen Klassiker-Bibel (Band 2 mit Zusatz Max Herzig), [1894].. 2 Bände in 2, gr4° (39x29), 76, 2328 (AT), 708 (NT) Sp., mit 102 (davon AT: 62 chromolith und NT: 14 chromolith sowie 26 Tondruck) Tafeln auf stärkerem Karton mit Pergamin-Schutzblättern, zahlr. rote Initialen, einheitl schwarze Olnbde gewachst mit goldPräg und den Evangelisten-Symbolen, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt, SchmuckVorsätze, gering angeschmutzt, 1 Tafel lose, Schutzblätter der Frontispiz' mit Knitterfalte, gute gepflegte Exemplare,. Enthaltend dem vom apostolischen Stuhle approbirten vollständigen Text und eine aus den von höchster Autorität ebenfalls gebilligten Anmerkungen des größeren Allioli'schen Bibelwerks von dem Verfasser selbst besorgte abgekürzte Erläuterung jenes Textes. Mit Approbation des hochwürdigsten bischöflichen Ordinariats Augsburg.

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        Die Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments [in zwei Bänden] : Aus der Vulgata übersetzt Mit Chromo- und Tondruckbildern nach klassischen Gemälden alter und neuer Meister der deutschen, italienischen, spanischen, holländischen und französischen Schule nach Entwürfen der Wandsbeker Kunstanstalt.

      Berlin-Leipzig-Wien, Verlag der Goldenen Klassiker-Bibel (Band 2 mit Zusatz Max Herzig), [1894]. - 2 Bände in 2, gr4° (39x29), 76, 2328 (AT), 708 (NT) Sp., mit 102 (davon AT: 62 chromolith und NT: 14 chromolith sowie 26 Tondruck) Tafeln auf stärkerem Karton mit Pergamin-Schutzblättern, zahlr. rote Initialen, einheitl schwarze Olnbde gewachst mit goldPräg und den Evangelisten-Symbolen, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt, SchmuckVorsätze, gering angeschmutzt, 1 Tafel lose, Schutzblätter der Frontispiz' mit Knitterfalte, gute gepflegte Exemplare, Enthaltend dem vom apostolischen Stuhle approbirten vollständigen Text und eine aus den von höchster Autorität ebenfalls gebilligten Anmerkungen des größeren Allioli'schen Bibelwerks von dem Verfasser selbst besorgte abgekürzte Erläuterung jenes Textes. Mit Approbation des hochwürdigsten bischöflichen Ordinariats Augsburg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        2 ALsS.

      Primkenau, 1883 or 1885 and [1894]. - 8vo. Altogether (8+9 =) 17 pp. on 5 double leaves. With two autograph envelopes. To his uncle, Prince Konstantin zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1828-1896), on a "very delicate matter", presumably the so called "Kotze" affair (undated), and about a hunting party (1883 or 1885). - On stationery with embossed monogram. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contributions to the Mathematical Theory of Evolution. (I-) VI. (I. Contributions to...Received October 18, - Read November 18, 1893. - II. Skew Variation in Homogenous Material. Received December 19, 1894 - Read January 24, 1895. - III. Regression, Heredity, and Panmixia. Received September 28, Read November 28, 1895. Revised November 29, 1895. - IV. On the probable Errors of Frequency Constants and on the Influence of Random Selection on Variation and Correlation. Received October 18, - Read November 25, 1897. - V. On the Reconstruction of the Stature of Prehistoric Races. Received June 6, - Read June 16, 1898. - VI. Genetic (Reproductive) Selection: Inheritance of Fertility in Man, and Fecundity in Thoroughbred Racehorses. (6 Papers).

      (London, Harrison and Sons, 1894, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1899 a. 1899. 4to. No wrappers as extracted from "Philosophical Transactions", Vol. 185 - Series A, pp. 71-110, textfigs. a. 5 plates. - Vol. 186 - Series A, pp. 343-414 a. 10 plates. - Vol. 187 - Series A, pp. 253-318 - Vol. 191 - Series A, pp. 229-311 - Vol. 192-Series A, pp. 169-244 a. 2 plates. - Vol. 192, Series A, pp. 257-330. All clean and fine.. First appearance of the founding papers of modern mathematical statistics, out of which grew Pearson's creation of Biometrics."Founder of biometrics, Karl Pearson was one of the principal architects of the modern mathematical statistics. He was a polymath whose interests ranges from astronomy, mechanics, meteorology and physics, to biological sciences in particular, including...eugenics, evolotionary biology,heredity......Largly owing to his interests in evolutionary biology, Person created, almost single-handedly, the modern theory of statistics in his Biometric School at University College London.... In his creation of biometrics, out of which the discipline of mathematical statistics had develoiped by the end of the nineteenth century, Person introduced a new vernacular for statistics (including such termss as the standard deviation, mode, homoscedasticity, heteroscedasticity, kurtosis and the producct-moment correlation coefficient." (Heyde in Statisticians of the Centuries).In the first paper offered here Person introduced the method of moments as a mean curve fitting assymetrical distributions ("point-binominals") and he applies the theory to crabs and prawns. This is a general method for determining the values of the parameters of a frequency distribution.In the second paper offered here, Pearson develpoed the general formula to use for subsets of six types of frequency curves, now known as "Pearson Type Curves".In his seminal paper "Regressin, Heredity and Panmixia", the third papers offered here, Pearson introduced matrix algebra into statistical theory and also introducing 'eta' as a measure for curvilinear relationship, the standard error of an estimate, multiple regression and multiple and partial correlation, and devises the coefficient of variation as a measure of the ratio of a standard deviation to the corresponding mean expressed as a percentage.In the fourth paper he deals with the theory of probable erros and of correlations of errors...In the fifth paper he deals with the theory as involving multiple correlations...stature in biology is shown to be best reconstructed from measurements of long bones.The last paper offered deals with a variety of biological correlations, inheritance of characters etc. etc.G.M. Morant: A Bibliography ofthe Statistical and other writings of Karl Pearson Nos 2, 4, 6, 16, 17 and 20. - Eiasenhart in DSB, pp. 449-453

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        Torten-Verzierungen / Tart-Decorations / Decorations de tartes / Ornamenti di Torte. Vorlagen zur Verzierung und Dekorierung von Torten, den Anforderungen der Gegenwart entsprechend und in natürlicher Grösse zum Gebrauch für Conditoren, deren Gehilfen und Lehrlinge, sowie auch zum Vorzeigen und Auswählen bei Bestellungen. Ausabe A in Buntdruck mit 40 Planotafeln. Mit Erläuterungen in vier Sprachen.

      München Heinrich Killinger 1894 - 1. Auflage. 4°. 20 S., XXXX Tafeln (Cromolithographien). Roter OLwd. geprst. und mit reichem Goldschmuck. Mit Gebrauchsspuren. Die Tafeln sind in einem schönen Zustand. ERSTAUSGABE. Weiss 1248. Die Erläuterungen in dt., franz., englisch und italienisch. Selten und gesucht. Neben den "A" Ausgaben (mit Farbillustrationen) erschienen `B" Ausgaben in schwarz/weiss. Eine 2. Aufl. erschien unverändert 1896. Deutsch, Francais, English, Italiano. 0,934 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        San Francisco in July 1849 from Present Site of S.F. Stock Exchange

      San Francisco.: H.S. Crocker Company.. 1894.. Chromolithograph, panoramic bird's eye view, 15 x 35 5/8 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 41 3/4 inches. Toning to paper and some discoloration from previous framing with wood backing; dampstain in lower margin not affecting the image; short strips of non-archival tape removed from verso and several edge tears archivally repaired. Image has been washed and repaired by a professional paper conservator. There are two toned areas in the image and one just outside the image at upper left from the wood discoloration, but overall the image is bright and clean. The chromolithograph could be handsomely matted to cover dampstain in the lower margin, leaving the vignette illustration below the image at left showing. A handsome panorama by George Henry Burgess (1831-1905) showing Gold Rush era San Francisco looking towards Telegraph Hill, complete with men camping at the lower right and a harbor full of sailing ships. At lower left is a vignette image with key to features on the map. This chromolithograph is after the very large oil painting (approximately 62 x 135 inches) that Burgess painted in 1891, a view loosely based on the famous Henry Firks view of San Francisco from 1849. A scarce image. .

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        Dictionnaire universel de cuisine et d'hygiène alimentaire. Modification de l'homme par l'alimentation. Le Dictionnaire comprend: L'etymologie, la synonymie en trois langues, l'histoire, l'analyse chimique de tous les aliments naturels et composés, les propriétés hygièniques approprées aux âges et aux sexes, d'après le besoin reclamé par l'individu; le régime, les prophylactiques, les eaux minérales, la climatologie, les aliments respiratoires; les cuisines végétarienne, assyrienne, grecque, romaine, française, anglaise, allemande, la recette des mets, entremets, charcuterie, confiserie, pâtisserie, glacerie, distillerie et conserves alimentaires; la bibliographie des cuisiniers illustres et la terminologie culinaire.

      Paris Librairie-Imprimerie des Halles/ Chez tous les libraires 1894 - 4 vol. in-4. [3] f. (fx-tit., Dédié à la ville de Paris, Dédicace), XIV, [1] f., 444 pp.; VIII, p. 453 - 939, 1 p., [4] f.; [4] f., p. 949 - 1426, [5] f.; [3] f., XL, p. 1429 - 1940, [4] f. Rel. demi chagrin noir, à nerfs, de l'époque, dos ornés et dorés portant les titres dorés. Coiffes frottées dont une avec un accroc; papier frotté par endroits sur les plats; rousseurs. Intérieur en bon état. Complet. Bel exemplaire. EDITION ORIGINALE- DEUXIEME TIRAGE. Vicaire 356 - Bitting 154 - Walterspiel 182. La plus grande encyclopédie culinaire jamais réalisée. Des centaines de gravures sur bois. Plus de 3500 recettes, près de 5000 articles, près de 800 fgures dans le texte. Die seltene Erstausgabe, in Lieferungen erschienen. Alle 4 Bde. Halbmaroquin-Einbänden auf Bünden und Golddekor. Schönes Exemplar dieses Monumentalwerkes. Schraemli in seinem Kat. 1942 Nr. 100: "Dieses Prachtswerk unseres Landsmannes ist schlechthin nicht mehr zu übertreffen. Es besteht aus vier Bänden und behandelt jedes uns interessierende Stichwort mit einer derartigen Gründlichkeit, dass man glauben möchte, es hätten Hunderte von Gelehrten dieses Werk verfasst und nicht nur ein einziger Koch. Ohne das schriftstellerische Verdienst eines Dubois, Gouffé oder Escoffier schmälern zu wollen, muss ich eingestehen, dass dieses Werk alles über das Gastgewerbe Geschriebene in den Schatten stellt. Eine wirkliche Würdigung dieses Werkes, das niemals altern kann und wird, würde den mir zur Verfügung stehende Raum zu stark überschreiten". (7.538kg). Francais; 7,538 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lille Eyolf. Skuespil i tre akter

      Gyldendalskie Boghandels Forlag, Copenhagen 1894 - First edition of Little Eyolf. Original green pictorial cloth gilt, a.e.g. Slightly rubbed, else fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Banditti of the Plains or the Cattlemenâ??s Invasion of Wyoming in 1892. [The Crowning Infamy of the Ages].

      Cheyenne: , 1894. 8vo. (8 1/4" x 5 1/2"), original plain black cloth, re-backed, 139pp., several pages bearing minor repairs. Preliminary leaf with instructions to send orders to the author in Cheyenne.Annoyed and angry that strangers were settling on land in Wyoming that they thought they owned, larger cattle lords imported help from Texas to help drive out the "nesters" and thereby almost precipitated a civil war. The author was a journalist who supported the smaller homesteaders and thereby incurred the wrath of the Wyoming establishment. Consequently, he was threatened and copies of his book were destroyed.A rare book that describes a difficult yet important time in Wyoming's frontier development.Adams Six Guns 1478; Graff 2750.

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        Der Siebente Kongress Deutschen Schachbundes. Dresden 1892

      Verlag von Viet & Comp, Leipzig 1894 - 272 pages with diagrams and tables. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and raised spine bands, gilt lettering to spine. Provenance from the library of Bibliothek des Schachereins Andersen in Breslau (Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5235) First edition. The Deutschen Schachbund had been founded in Leipzig in 1877. When the next meeting took place in the Schützenhaus in 1879, sixty-two clubs had become member of the chess federation. Hofrat von Gottschall became Chairman and Zwanzig the General Secretary. Twelve players participated in the master tournament of Leipzig 1879. Thereafter the field increased and improved.When foreign players were invited for Berlin 1881, an important and successful formula was completed: 1. A master tournament was organized every second year, in a time when few international events took place. 2. Germans could partake in many groups and their talents qualified for master tournaments by a master title in the Hauptturnier. Many important chess players took part, but Lasker found the prizes too low, when he was world champion. Tarrasch and Schlechter won three master events. Organizers kept a balance between the interests of amateurs and professionals. The Great War ended a fine tradition. Winners of the master tournament (Deutschen Schachbund) 1. Leipzig 1879: Berthold Englisch 2. Berlin 1881: Joseph Blackburne 3. Nürnberg 1883: Szymon Winawer 4. Hamburg 1885: Isidor Gunsberg 5. Frankfurt 1887: George Mackenzie 6. Breslau 1889: Siegbert Tarrasch 7. Dresden 1892: Siegbert Tarrasch 8. Kiel 1893: C. von Bardeleben and C. Walbrodt 9. Leipzig 1894: Siegbert Tarrasch 10. Eisenach 1886: no master tournament 11. Köln 1898: Amos Burn 12. München 1900: H. Pillsbury and C. Schlechter 13. Hannover 1903: Dawid Janowsky 14. Coburg '04: Bardeleben, Schlechter, Swiderki 15. Nürnberg 1906: Frank Marshall 16. Düsseldorf 1908: Frank Marshall 17. Hamburg 1910: Carl Schlechter 18. Breslau 1912: A. Rubinstein and O. Duras 19. Mannheim 1914: Alexander Alekhine. Master title in Hauptturnier Berlin 1881: Curt von Bardeleben Nürnberg 1883: Siegbert Tarrasch Hamburg 1885: Max Harmonist Frankfurt 1887: Johann Bauer Breslau 1889: Emanuel Lasker Dresden 1892: Paul Lipke Kiel 1893: Hugo Süchting Leipzig 1894: Norman van Lennep Eisenach 1896: Wilhelm Cohn Köln 1898: Ottokar Pavelka München 1900: Rudolf Swiderski Hannover 1902: Walter John Coburg 1904: Augustin Neumann Nürnberg 1906: Saviely Tartakower Düsseldorf 1908: Friedrich Köhnlein Hamburg 1910: Georg Rotlevi Breslau 1912: Bernhard Gregory. Condition: Edge wear, corners bumped and rubbed, provenance Bibliothek des Schachereins Andersen in Breslau with stamp on title verso and label to front paste down, some light foxing, title slightly soiled, else a very good copy of a scarce chess title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Land of Hearts Desire

      London T Fisher Unwin 1894. G+ : in Good condition plus. Rebound in full leather with new endpapers added. Part of original wrapper bound in to rear. Tears to inner margin of first page blank and some light marking. Edges uncut First Edition [of 500 copies] Red hardback leather cover 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 43pp, 1pp ads. Title page illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.

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        ORIGINAL ETCHED PORTRAIT OF THOMAS HARDY (Signed By the Artist William Strang, HARDY'S PERSONAL COPY INSCRIBED BY HIM TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND EDMUND GOSSE]

      1894 - [Hardy, Thomas]. Strang, William, artist. ORIGINAL ETCHED PORTRAIT OF THOMAS HARDY, signed W. Strang in the plate and Wm. Strang in pencil in the margin beneath the image [1894]. 15 x 10 cm (image) on a 24 x 19 cm sheet. One of the iconic portraits of Thomas Hardy by the painter and printmaker, William Strang (1859-1921). What makes this example extraordinary is Hardy's presentation inscription to his close (if not closest) friend Edmund Gosse: inscribed in pencil in the lower margin "Thomas Hardy / to / Edmund Gosse." Sir Edmund Gosse (1849-1928) was a highly respected poet and critic, today best known perhaps for his powerful 1907 memoir FATHER AND SON (adapted in 1976 for BBC2 television by Dennis Potter). Hardy had very few close male friends during the course of his life and after the death of Horace Moule in 1873 (Moule's suicide seems to us quite clearly to have been the defining event which darkened the coloration of Hardy's fiction forever), it seems safe to say that Gosse was also his closest confident until both men met their death within four months of each other in 1928. This etching was surely Hardy's own example and its presentation to Gosse gives credence to the notion that this particular image was one of Hardy's personal favorites. Hardy was an occasionally willing signer of photographic portraits of himself. But this particular artist-signed etching, inscribed by Hardy to the man closest to him, stands alone in its desirability. The etching is loosely affixed with archival tape inside an acid-free mount and apart from a few apparently organic wrinkles to the paper it is in fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Femme A Paris Nos Contemporaines; Notes Successives Sur Le Parisiennes de ce Temps dans leurs divers Milieux, Etats et Conditions

      Ancienne Maison Quantin, Paris 1894 - 328 pages. 28.5 x 20.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 110 copies on papier du Japon. Illustrations by Pierre Vidal, including text illustrations in two states; 12 plates in 4 states (one in color), 9 plates in 3 states (one in color), and four original ink drawings on two leaves, one is colored -- each initialed or signed by Vidal. All plates in color are wood-engravings. Also, there are a plethora of tipped-in process head and tail pieces, vignettes, and hand-colored plates. Original illustrated wrappers bound-in, including the backstrip. Contents clean and fresh, marbled endpapers, slight extremity rubbing. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, Near fine. 2 vols. $3500.00GORDON RAY. THE ART OF THE FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOK 331. "In this characteristically diffuse book Uzanne undertook to survey the Parisian woman, describing her history in earlier eras, her various occupations, her place in the world of gallantry, and her psychology." Further, Ray notes, "In all Vidal provided designs for 300 process reproductions in the text, many printed in colors, and twenty plates engraved by F. Masse.Vidal made far more drawings for `La Femme a Paris' then were used.The series evokes the Paris of `a la recherche de temps perdu' in a fresh and authentic way." AMERICAN BOOK PRICES CURRENT, [not an example of our copy; nevertheless, a reference] La Femme a Paris: Nos contemporaines. - Paris, 1894 - One of 110 on Japan vellum - Illus by Pierre Vidal - 4to, - mor by Meunier - With 22 plates - With 20 watercolors & 4 ink drawings by Pierre Vidal; 12 watercolors by Leon Rudnicky; 3 A Ls s by Vidal; ALs bUzanne, Octave, 1852-1931y Masse; 1st page of book in Uzanne's hand - Christie's Paris, Nov 29, 2005, lot 339, ?10,000 ($11,516). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly. Vols I to XIII. Complete Set of 13 Volumes

      London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, The Bodley Head 1894/1897. The complete set in 13 volumes. Published April 1894 to April 1897. Original yellow cloth, with black cover designs. Illustrations by Beardsley, Sickert, Houseman, Rothenstein, etc. Minor marks to some boards but all in VG condition. Spines only slightly darkened. All volumes very fresh and clean internally with many leaves uncut. A Very Good set. . Very Good. Decorated Cloth. 1894. 8vo..

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        A history of the art of Bookbinding, with some account of the books of the ancients. Illustrated with numerous engravings, and photographic reproductions of ancient bindings in colour and monotints.

      London, Elliot Stock, 1894,. in-4°, XVI + 278 p., 112 illustrations en noir et monochromes in-texte + 10 planches en couleurs (y compris le frontispice), 1 ex libris 'The Johann Fust Community Library of Boca Grande, Florida, Inc.', reliure en maroquin vert, dos a nerfs richement orne, plats a encadrement d'un triple filet dore, doublures richement decorees d'un motif de chasse (cerf pourchasse par des chiens) sur fond vert, tranche superieure doree.. Ouvrage de base sur la reliure, richement illustre et retracant l'historique de cet art, depuis l'apparition de l'ecriture (Babylone et Assyrie) jusqu'a l'epoque contemporaine (XIXe siecle), plus particulierement dans le domaine anglo-saxon. Tres bel exemplaire dans une superbe reliure. Important source book on the history of book binding, especially the anglo-saxon. Beautiful copy in a superb green marocco binding, with decorative doublures representing a hunting scene.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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