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        Determination experimentale de la valeur du metre

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1894. <p>Presentation Copy</p> Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931). Determination experimentale de la valeur du metre en longueurs d&#39;ondes lumineuses. Offprint from Travaux et Memoires du Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, Vol. 11. 4to. 237 [3]pp. 2 plates. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1894. 314 x 240 mm. Contemporary cloth. Title evenly browned, with small bookplate tipped to it; bookplate also on front pastedown. Presentation Copy, inscribed (probably by a publisher&#39;s clerk) on the front free endpaper: "Avec les compliments de l&#39;Auteur." </p><p>First Separate Edition of Michelson&#39;s paper describing his and Edward Morley&#39;s experimental determination of the length of the international meter bar in terms of wave-lengths of cadmium light, providing thereby a reproducible standard. "Adapting his refractometer as a comparator for lengths that could be reduced through spectroscopy and interferometric techniques to nonmaterial standards of length, Michelson found in 1892-93 that the Paris meter bar was equal to 1,553,163.5 wavelengths of the red cadmium line. So elegant were the success and precision of this project that Michelson became internationally famous" (DSB). </p><p>In 1907 Michelson, "the man who taught the world to measure," became the first American to win a Nobel Prize in the sciences, receiving the physics prize for his "optical instruments of precision and the spectroscopic and metrological investigations which he carried out by means of them" (Weber, Pioneers of Science [2nd ed.], p. 31). Michelson is remembered today chiefly for the "Michelson-Morley experiment" (1887), an attempt to measure the relative velocity through which the earth moves through the hypothetical "luminiferous ether"-primarily because of the influence this had on the development of relativity theory. It is probable, however, that the above work of 1894 was also highly valued by the Nobel committee in 1907.</p><p> Our sources do not show a separate English-language edition of Michelson&#39;s Determination experimentale de la valeur du metre, nor do they indicate where, if ever, the English-language version was published. Since Michelson performed his measurements in Paris, it is reasonable to assume that his paper appeared first in French. Parkinson, Breakthroughs: A Chronology of Great Achievements in Science and Mathematics, p. 424.</p>

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        L'Amitié antique d'après les moeurs populaires et les théories des philosophes

      Paris : Félix Alcan 1894 - ~ Édition originale, la seule intégrale ~ Demi maroquin à nerfs et coins, titre doré sur le dos, filets dorés sur les plats, tête peignée, autres tranches non rognées, papier et gardes marbrés, conservant les 2 couvertures originales soigneusement réglées & montées bien qu'avec des petits manques ~ 4f+454p ~ 23x15x5cm. ~ Bel exemplaire, reliure neuve ~ Heavy item, circa 1.2 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes [Longmans&#39; 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 &#39;The Last Adventures of Sherlock Holmes&#39;. 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 &#39;The Final Problem&#39;, with &#39;The Death of Sherlock Holmes&#39; 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, &#39;The Great Illustrators&#39;.

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes,, 1894. Large octavo (225 × 155 mm). Contemporary blue crushed half morocco by Bayntun Riviere, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands, blue cloth sides, marbled boards, all edges gilt. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Spine faded, some stains to the cloth, occasional spotting and stains to a few pages. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. The second of the two primary collections of Holmes stories, containing material published 1892&#150;1893 in The Strand as further episodes of the Adventures (1892), including the climactic "The Adventure of the Final Problem", in which Holmes meets his doom at the Reichenbach Falls.

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        Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge (Lepidoptera Exotica). Nouvelle édition fac-simile française dirigée par P. Wytsman avec notes additionelles par W. F. Kirby.

      Bruxelles, V. Verteneuil & L. Desmet, 1894-1897. 3 volumes bound in 5. Large-4to (315 x 238mm). pp. (10); (8); (10), 172, with 491 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Later brown cloth, spines with gilt lettering (and:) HUEBNER, J. & GEYER, C. Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge bestehend in Bekundigung einzelner Fliegmuster neuer oder rarer nichteuropäischer Gattungen. Nouvelle édition fac-simile française. Introduction et index systématique et alphabétique par W.F. Kirby. Bruxelles, V. Verteneuil & L. Desmet, 1908-1912. 1 volume bound in 2. Large-4to (315 x 238mm) pp. (4), ii, 100, (2), with 172 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Later brown cloth, spines with gilt lettering Rare complete set of this beautifully handcoloured new edition of one of the finest and most important works on exotic butterflies, which was edited in a very limited edition. It comprises Hübner's complete works on exotic butterflies, the 'Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge' published from 1806-24 and his 'Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge' published from 1818-37, of which the last part was published by Geyer. Both these two original works are extremely rare and we have not offered copies since many decades. The new edition of these works on exotic butterflies books by Wystman and Kirby is superbly produced. The plates are printed on thick, wove paper and exquisitely handcoloured. Also this edition is a great rarity and the number of copies produced minute. Wystman published 3 issues, one with German text, one with English text and one with French text. Probably no more than 50 copies were published. Mr. Kirby says "In writing letter press to Hübner's 'Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge', I have paid special attention to the correct identification of the species figured, and in one or two cases I have found it necessary to propose new names. I have not given descriptions, but sufficient synonymy and explanations to bring Hübner's plates into range with later publication" (Entomological Society News 1911). "La reproduction des planches sur papier de Hollande comme l'original, sera en tous points conforme à l'ancienne édition. La tracé des figures sera exécuté par la gravure, de façon à garantir une exactitude absolue. Pour le coloris, je me suis assuré le concours de quatre artistes, spécialistes dans ce travail" (From the printed wrappers)./Very little is known about Huebner's life. The rarity of his works is due to the great upheavel caused by the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars and the long period of publication. Huebner was a man of modest means, more or less tied to his native town Augsburg. He was a designer in one of the leading cotton factories of the town. His true love and inclination were Lepidoptera. He published a number of beautifully illustrated iconographies on the subject which he published for his own account and he drew and engraved all the illustrations himself. "Nehmen wir als Beispiel die berühmten drei Schmetterlings-Iconographien des Augsburger Insecten-Malers und Muster-Zeichners in einer Kattun-Fabrik J. Hübner (1761-1826), welche als die schönsten Abbildungswerke der Entomologie gelten. Deren 1900 colorierte Tafeln sind als künstlerische Leistungen erst-rangig. (Und in der Reihe solcher Abbildungswerke, die sich die Bibliophilie und die Wissenschaft streitig machen, ist das Hübner'sche Opus eines der wenigen, bei dem der Fall eintritt, dass ihm die Wissenschaft einen höheren Preiss zubilligt, als die Bibliophilie; obzwar sonst infolge der weitaus grösseren Kaufwilligkeit und Kaufkraft, die nach der Kunst hin orientierten Sammlern innewohnt, die Preise solcher auf dem Ueberschneidungs-Gebiet wachsenden Werke eben von der Bibliophilie bestimmt werden)" (Junk. Rara p. 244). A very nice uniformly bound set.//See Horn & Schenkling 10905 & 10908 for the original edition and Nissen ZBI, 2040 & 2041 for the original edition as well as the present issue.

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        L&#39;Evangile De L&#39;Enfance De Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ Selon Saint Pierre Mis En Francais Par Catulle Mendes Apres Le Manucrit De L&#39;Abbaye De Saint Wolfgang

      Paris: Armand Colin, (1894). First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers, rebacked. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. 32.5 x 25 cm. 17 lithographed Art Nouveau illustrations hors texte and a host of decorative floral borders and drawings. Schwabe, a painter and print maker featured allegorical and mythological themes indicating the idealism of the Symbolists. Original wrappers bound-in. Regular edition outside the limited edition of 150. Bound by Blackwell, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt, bookplate. CARTERET 73. MONOD 4397.

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        Nouvelles Considérations au sujet des Annales et des Histoires de Tacite. [ Exemplaire de l'auteur annoté et corrigé de sa main ]

      Ernest Leroux 1894 - Ouvrage accompagné des photographies de cinq pages des manuscrits de Florence et de 68 Lettres de Poggio Bracciolini, 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane mauve, Ernest Thorin, Paris, 1894, XIX-293 pp. Exemplaire unique annoté et corrigé par l'auteur (avec 4 ff. manuscrits insérés). Né à Saint Pierre de la Martinique le 25 octobre 1831, Polydore Hochart effectua ses études au collège royal de Bordeaux. Agrégé du secondaire, il rentre dans la carrière des armements maritimes, avant de se retirer des affaires en 1877 pour s'adonner entièrement aux études littéraires et historiques. Il s'agit ici de l'importante suite à son oeuvre principale, contestant l'authenticité des Annales de Tacite et l'attribuant au Pogge. Bon exemplaire enrichi de nombreuses annotations, de pièces manuscrites ou dactylographiées contrecollées. Nous disposons par ailleurs des autres ouvrages de Polydore Hochart annotés de sa main (liste disponible sur demande) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'Evangile De L'Enfance De Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ Selon Saint Pierre Mis En Francais Par Catulle Mendes Apres Le Manucrit De L'Abbaye De Saint Wolfgang

      Armand Colin (1894), Paris - Unpaginated. 32.5 x 25 cm. 17 lithographed Art Nouveau illustrations hors texte and a host of decorative floral borders and drawings. Schwabe, a painter and print maker featured allegorical and mythological themes indicating the idealism of the Symbolists. Original wrappers bound-in. Regular edition outside the limited edition of 150. Bound by Blackwell, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt, bookplate. CARTERET 73. MONOD 4397. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers, rebacked. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Hieroglyphic Bibles: Their Origin and History, A Hitherto UNwritten Chapter of Bibliography with Facsimile Illustrations.,

      David Bryce and Son, Glasgow 1894 - Thick 4to. xvi, 316pp. Index. Tan buckram printed in black on the spine and in black and gilt on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Patterned endpapers. Printed in red and black. The first part (text) is illustrated with a frontispiece and numerous black and white facsimiles. The second part is the "New Hieroglyphic Bible Told in Stories by Frederick A. Laing" The 184 page Bible is printed in color: the leaves (approximately 2 by 3 inches) are mounted four to a page on heavy stock attached to linen guards.Traces of soil to the top and bottom edges of the book, else this is in near fine condition and is indeed a very nice copy. With the scarce printed linen dustwrapper: blue linen printed in black and mounted to card stock. The jacket is a bit soiled, but still quite presentable and a very early exemplar of a printed cloth dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Harper's Monthly Magazine

      05 - London - Osgood, Mcilvaine and Company 1894 - Thirteen uniformly bound volumes of the European edition of theperiodical Harper's Magazine from the turn of the twentieth century. Containing volume 29 (December 1894-May 1895), December 1895-May 1896, December 1896-May 1897, Volume 34 (June 1897-November 1897), Volume 96 (Decmber 1897 to May 1898), Volume 97 (June 1898 to November 1898), Decmber 1898 to May 1899, June 1902 to November 1902, December 1902 toMay 1903, June 1903 to November 1903, December 1903 to May 1904, June 1904 to November 1904, and December 1904 to May 1905. Harper's Magazine (also called Harper's) is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts, with a generally liberal perspective. It is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the U. S. Notable contributors include Winston Churchill, John Steinbeck, Henry James and Mark Twain. Some of the titles contained includePlant and Animal Intelligence by Nathaniel S. Shaler, An Angel in the House by Harriet Prescott Spofford, Is English Becoming Corrupt by Thomas R. Lounsbury, and The Sea-Child by Ehtel-Watts Mumford. With many plates throughout,sixteen of which are coloured (collated complete), and hundreds ofin-textillustrations. Condition: In decorative brown cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally smart, with just some light rubbing and wear to the heads and tails of the spines. More pronounced wear to the head ofvolume 97. Some bumping to the corners. Internally, generally firmly bound, although tender in places with some pages working loose. Hinges are slightly strained, with closed tear to title page of volume 29 . Frontispiece of June 1902 to November 1902 detached. Pages have just the odd spot (with some heavier foxing and spotting to the first and last few pages), but are very bright. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice

      George Allen, UK 1894 - 1st Edition 1894. The famous "Peacock edition" of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". Often regarded as the most beautifully produced of Jane Austen's classic works . Full leather binding with gilt, raised bands and gilt to page edges. Hand marbled endpapers. Over 101 illustrations by the formost illustrator of the time Hugh Thomson. Book is fine and very bright. Contents good with age toned and lightly marked pages. Tile page darkened. Frontis plate with paper repair and is darkened/age toned. Inner half title page missing. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Woman of No Importance

      London: John Lane, at the Sign of the Bodley Head 1894. . First edition, one of 500 copies, 8vo, (xiv), 154, (2), 14 advertisement, (2) pp. Lightly browned throughout, endpapers with some foxing, old signature (&#147;Louie Dowson&#148;) to fly leaf. Original lilac cloth, gilt title and decoration by Charles Shannon, rather dull and soiled. Mason 364.

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        The Sign of Four

      London: George Newnes. 1894., 1894. Fourth Impression. 8vo. 283pp. Very good indeed in an elaborate and highly attractive variant binding. Purchased from one of the UK&#39;s foremost Doyle dealers, this is only the second copy we&#39;ve seen (in our 40 year career as one of the UK&#39;s other foremost Doyle dealers) in this binding. Publisher&#39;s grey-lilac cloth elaborately titled and decorated in gilt, orange and black to spine and front board. Some edgewear, a slight lean, light bumping to spine ands and some soiling of the unusual cloth, a very handsome book. Small dampstain to bottom inch of fore-edge, bleaching the cloth board corners. Internally clean and sharp. Decorated endpapers with booksellers label to front pastedown. Ownership stamp to top right corner of title page. A scarce item, in most attractive condition.

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        Life&#146;s Little ironies: A set of tales With Some colloquial sketches Entitled A few crusted characters By Thomas Hardy, O.M

      James R. Osgood, Mc Ilvaine & Co, All rights Reserved, [on verso of title:] 45 Albemarle Street London, 1894. Blank before half-title, blank at end; pp.[viii]+301+[i (advertisements)]+[ii]; sage green patterned sand-grain cloth, ruled and blocked brown, lettered gilt, on front cover and spine; t.e. uncut. Slight mottled fading to spine; otherwise a fine copy. Sadleir, 1110; Purdy, pp.81-6. Both Sadleir and Purdy describe the cloth as simple sand-grain, which it has never been in any copy we have seen. Scheduled for publication on 16th February, 1894, Purdy records that only 2,000 copies of this first edition were printed, and that it sold out in advance. Five large impressions had been called for by the end of May. The cover design is by Charles Ricketts. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        A Woman of No Importance

      John Lane, London 1894 - 1st edition, newly rebound in brown leather with a gilt-stamped red leather title piece and Florentine marbled endpapers. New binding fine; the text pages are about good plus. All are toned brown near the edges. The first blank (of 2 before the title page) bears a gift inscr. in French; that page also chipped at the corners. An owner's name is upside down on the final blank. 154 pp. + 16-p. publisher's catalog. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Second Book of the Rhymers' Club

      Elkin Mathews & John Lane/ Dodd, Mead - 1894. Hardcover. 136pp. Original boards, with title gilted on spine, bumped. Pages shaded, edges uncut, text very clear. A limited first edition of 600 copies. A very good copy. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Keywords: Poetry, William Butler Yeats, Ernest Dowson. First edition copy. . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1894 - First edition, royal 8vo (10 x 6 ¼) pp. xx, 414, 27 plates, 13 text illustrations, large folding map. Three-quarter green morocco & marbled boards, back in six compartments, gilt titled & bordered lettering pieces in the second & third, five gilt filleted raised bands. Very good copy in attractive later retrospective binding in excellent condition. Sheets & plates clean, unmarked, & complete but there are some mostly inner marginal tears to a few sheets & plates. H6007 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London - Harper's Monthly Magazine 1894 - A fantastic find for fans of du Maurier, the original Harper's Monthly serialisation of Trilby bound from the parts into a finely bound volume. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. This is a collection of the first printed serial appearances of Trilby extracted from Harper's Monthly Magazines and bound as one complete work. High quality paper has been laid down covering superfluous text to make for a continuous narrative. With the armorial nameplate of S. F. Widdrington to the front pastedown. George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier, 1834 1896, was a French-born British cartoonist and author. Triby is du Maurier's second work. Shallcross Fitzherbert Jacson was the nephew of Samuel Edward Widdrington (17871856) the writer on Spain. He inherited his estates and name. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front hinge is starting but still firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild rubbing. Internally the pages are generally bright with light background foxing, prominent to the endpapers, and handling marks. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Italian Gardens

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1894. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to upper board and spine gilt. Many photographic illustrations. A superb copy. First edition, first printing. Platt&#39;s neat little study of the choicest surviving Italian gardens is a classic of its kind. Copies in this condition are not common.

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        L'uomo di genio

      Fratelli Boca - Torino 1894 - In rapporto alla psichiatria, alla storia ed all'estetica. Con 26 tavole e 23 figure nel testo.24.4 x 16.5 cm. 744 pagine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Femme de Chagrin

      1894. Lithograph. 272 x 182 mm. First state of 2. Signed in the stone. One of 100 impressions, signed and numbered in pencil below the image. Crauzat, 454.

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        TRILBY : Original Edition

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1894. From flyleaf, in ink: "This is TRILBY, original version, but when published in book form the paragraph on page 577 to page 578 was changed to suit the sensibilities of writer who was furious at being described in the character of Joe Sibley". This was neatly bound in 3/4 leather with raised bands, from the original 1894 Harper series articles, with extraneous material being covered with quality watermarked paper. All edges gilt. ... The major flaw is that the front cover is loose, and while a relatively simple repair, due to the great value of this volume, this must be left to the buyer. Light bumping to spine ends, two pages noted with minor marginalia. Without loose board would rate G+ or better. Please see or request pic or additional info.. Cloth. First Edition. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Engravings. 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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        Foreign finches in captivity.

      London: L. Reeve & Co., 1894. - Quarto,332 pp.,59 (of 60) handcoloured lithographs by Frohawk, lacks the Painted Finch plate and the Chestnut-breasted Finch/ Three-coloured Mannikin plate is substantially trimmed but not affecting image. Publisher's blindstamped burgundy morocco grain cloth with handsome gilt finch design on upper board, top edge gilt, some light wear and a few spots throughout. A handsome monograph on finches. The illustrations by Frohawk, particularly those of the Australian finches, are excellent. A second edition with chromolithographed plates and smaller format was published in 1899. Fine bird books (reprint) p. 85; Mengel 445; Nissen IVB 169; Wood p. 274. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 and design to boards gilt. Boards unevenly faded, slightly rubbed at spine ends, top corner bumped, spotting to endpapers and edges of contents. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of only 500 copies printed. With the ownership inscription of Victorian amateur botanist, archaeologist and Esperantist, Clarence Bicknell. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Jungle Books (Two Volume Set)

      New York: The Century Company, 1894 & 1895. Volumes I and II, both first American editions, first printings. In Very Good condition. Both volumes show replaced end papers, light soiling, occasional light foxing. Spine lean a bit on first volume. Bookplate on front paste down of second volume. A lovely set.

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        Pride and 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 throughout by Hugh Thomson. Gift inscription to the title page. Spine rolled, a tiny amount of wear to the tips, front hinge tender, minor foxing to endleaves, otherwise internally clean; an excellent copy in bright cloth. First Thomson edition, first impression. A lovely copy, expressively illustrated with Thomson&#39;s delicate line drawings.

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        The Land of the Changing Sun

      New York: Merriam Company, 1894 - Balloonists discover a dystopia at the center of the earth. In general, the works of Harben, a native of Georgia, sold widely and were admired by Queen Victoria. But this title, his only venture into science fiction, was the exception, and copies are very rare. 12mo. A fine, bright copy in decorated cloth. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("VSardou").

      No place, 28. IX. 1894. - 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. To an unidentified recipient. - Sardou's play "La Tosca" was the basis for Giuseppe Giacosa's and Luigi Illica's libretto for Puccini's like-named opera. - On stationery with black border.

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        Outdoor Sports and Pastimes

      1894 - One of the earliest publications of &#147;Outdoor Sports and Pastimes.&#148; Rules adopted in 1889 by The National League and the American Association. Very scarce publication, and rare survivor, on the subject. Copyright February 1894. Near fine condition. Some general wear and soiling to wrappers, with chip to spine crown. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        I drammi di Parigi

      Sonzogno, Milano 1894 - In 4°(29,5 x 22,5) Testo su due colonne Opera in 227 dispense che vanno a costitituire 7 volumi singolarmente titolati. - L'eredità Misteriosa, pagine 192 con 38 illustrazioni - Il club dei Fanti di Cuore, pagine 356 con 59 illustrazioni - Le gesta di Rocambole, pagine 384 con 61 illustrazioni - La rivincita di Zecchinetta, pagine 104 con 18 illustrazioni - I cavaglieri del Chiaro di Luna, pagine 180 con 31 illustrazioni - Il Testamento di Grandisale, pagine 196 con 34 illustrazioni - La risurrezione di Rocambole, pagine 380 con 73 illustrazioni Romanzo Popolare edito da Sonzogno tra il 1894-1896, con suggestive illustrazioni in bianco e nero. I sette volumi sono stati restaurati e ricuciti, i piatti sono in tela nera rigida, al dorso è stata posta etichetta sulla quale in caratteri dorati sono riportati autore e titolo del singolo romanzo. Qualche strappetto dovuto alla fragilità della carta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Kunstdenkmäler der Städte und Kreise Düsseldorf, Barmen, Elberfeld, Remscheid, Gladbach, Krefeld, Lennep, Mettmann, Solingen, Neuss und Grevenbroich.

      Schwann, Düsseldorf, 1894 - Düsseldorf, Schwann 1894-97. 4°. VI,172; VI,134; VI,127; VI,167; VI,106 Seiten. Mit 319 Textabbildungen und 37 Tafeln. OHalbleder mit Rückenvergoldung. Die Kunstdenkmäler der Rheinprovinz, 3,I-V. Exlibris. Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben. Der seltene, mit 5 Teilen vollständige 3. Band der Kunstdenkmäler der Rheinprovinz. OHalbleder mit Rückenvergoldung.

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      New York D. Appleton & Co. 1894 - First edition. 9 full page illustrations by Dan Beard and a diagram. 8vo, original dark blue cloth decorated with an all-over design in silver on the upper cover and spine, designs in silver on the lower cover, lettered in gilt. iv, 476. A fine copy with only the very lightest aging, very bright, unusually so. The only novel by Astor. His fascination with science led him to write this novel, as well as inventing a bicycle brake and an improved turbine engine. Astor is probably also known as being the builder of the Astor section of the Waldorf-Astoria and for his tragic death aboard the Titanic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Nikko Passe et Present Guide Historique par Joseph Dautremer, 1st Secretaire-Interprete a La Legation De La Republic Francaise au Japon

      Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry, Tokio 1894 - (Title in French: Nikko Passé et Présent Guide Historique par Joseph Dautremer, 1st Secretaire-Interprete a La Legation De La Republic Francaise au Japon). Paper wraps, French language, frontispiece line drawing illustration, frontis map ("Plan D'Ensemble du Massir De Nikko") with route in red, plus 13 additional plates, 109 pp. Six of the plates reproduce Japanese inscriptions found at various locations in Nikko. The other seven plates are woodcut engravings depicting scenes or objects. Four of these plates foldout. ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The pages are light brown but remain supple. Considering the rather transitory nature of paper wrap guide books such as this, the book is in unusually good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        The Queen Who Flew; a fairy tale

      Bliss, Sands & Foster, 1894 - Frontispiece by Edward Burne-Jones Very slight wear to corners and spine partly cleaned, end-papers browned, otherwise a very nice copy Harvey A5, binding (2) The author&#146;s name is misspelt "Ford Huffer" on the title-page. Very scarce. Original blue-grey cloth lettered and decorated in black with swans in flight in white by C.R.B. Barrett, the text within the same design throughout, spine lettered in gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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      New York & London: G.P. Putnam&#39;s Sons, 1894.. Two volumes. Royal octavo. Publisher&#39;s faun calf, decorated in gilt, gilt labels, t.e.g. Plates, illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Pictorial margin embellishments. Two bookplates in each volume, modest rubbing and shelfwear at tips and shelf edges, offset from tissue guards to facing text-leaves, but a very good set. The "Peter Stuyvesant Edition," limited to 281 numbered copies in this large-paper format, with the plates in proof state on Japan tissue. The numbering of each set corresponds to a year since the founding of New Amsterdam - this is set #1632. The deluxe issue of the configuration published in more modest format as the "Van Twiller Edition."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Egyptian Book of the Dead. The Most Ancient and the Most Important of the Extant Religious Texts of Ancient Egypt, with various chapters on its history, symbolism, etc, etc. Together with a translation, revised as to certain details of M Paul Pierret

      New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1894 vi+186 pages with 165 plates (many folding), charts, illustrations. Folio (14 1/4" x 11 3/4") issued in original green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and illustrated front cover. First edition.Translated and edited by Charles Davis from the French edition of Paul Pierret Le Livre Des Morts Des Anciens Égyptiens (1882) work and revised with additional knowledge gained since the publication of Pierret's work. Excellent and valuable preliminary chapters are give on the Mythology and Religion of Primitive Peoples; The Egyptian Pantheon, with illustrations of some of the important deities; The Mythology of Ancient Egyptians; and a historical and critical introduction to the book.'The Book of the Dead' is the common name for the ancient Egyptian funerary text known as 'The Book of Coming '[or 'Going']' Forth By Day'. The book of the dead was a description of the ancient Egyptian conception of the afterlife and a collection of hymns, spells, and instructions to allow the deceased to pass through obstacles in the afterlife. The book of the dead was most commonly written on a papyrus scroll and placed in the coffin or burial chamber of the deceased. The name "Book of the Dead" was the invention of the German Egyptologist Karl Richard Lepsius, who published a selection of the texts in 1842. When it was first discovered, the book of the dead was thought to be an ancient Egyptian Bible. But unlike the Bible, The Book of the Dead does not set forth religious tenets and was not considered by the ancient Egyptians to be the product of divine revelation, which allowed the content of the book of the dead to change over time. The Book of the Dead was thus the product of a long process of evolution from the Pyramid texts of the Old Kingdom to the Coffin Texts of the Middle Kingdom. About one-third of the chapters in The Book of the Dead are derived from the Coffin Texts. The Book of the Dead itself was adapted to The Book of Breathings in the Late Period, but remained popular in its own right until the Roman period.Condition:Spine repaired, corners refurbished, edges rubbed, new end papers, new end papers, some chips to tile repaired\ else a very good copy. " tall.

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      New York: The Cosmopolitan Publishing Company,. [1894]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-287 [288: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], numerous illustrations by Jean Paul Laurens, Saunier, Meaulle, Vogel and others,. original two-part blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Early Christmas gift inscription dated 1894 on front free endpaper.. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, else a. very good, sound copy. An uncommon book rarely found in nice. condition. (#89834). First edition in English. A translation of LA FIN DU MONDE, Flammarion&#39;s best and most imaginative novel, a panoramic view of humanity from the twenty-fifth century to the far future, Stapledonian in scope. "A work of remarkable scope and vision, one of the earliest and most ambitious cosmic histories, certainly worth reading, if only as a historical document. Of considerable historical importance, since it was probably read and absorbed by authors as diverse as W. H. Hodgson and Olaf Stapledon." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 778. LA FIN DU MONDE is Flammarion&#39;s "boldest scientific romance ... an epic of the future. Although it is as much essay as story, this is a notable work, akin to H. G. Wells&#39;s THE TIME MACHINE (1895) and William Hope Hodgson&#39;s THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND (1908) in presenting a striking vision of the end of the world." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 432. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1- 73 and (2004) II-407. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 639. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 299. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 84. Locke, Voyages in Space 74. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1592-95. Bleiler (1978), p. 74. Reginald 05459.

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        The Tragedy of Pudd&#39;nhead Wilson and The Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      Hartford: American Publishing Company. 1894. First. First edition, BAL&#39;s first state. Small owner name, very slight bumping to the corners, and rubbing at the extremities, a near fine, tight copy. One of Twain&#39;s best known tales, of look-alike changelings, murder, and an early use of fingerprint evidence by the eponymous lawyer-turned-detective. Filmed for television in 1984 with Ken Howard as Wilson. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, Johnson Highspot of American Literature. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Die wichtigsten deutschen Kernobstsorten. Herausgegeben im engen Anschlusse an die 'Statistik der deutschen Kernobstsorten' und Ergänzungsband in 1 Buch. Herausgegeben unter der Leitung der Obst - und Weinbau -Abteilung der deutschen Landwirtschafts - Gesellschaft. Mit Vor- und Schlusswort von R. Goethe.

      Gera: Verlag von A. Nugel, 1894. - FL4236 Gr.8°. 1 Blatt mit Vorwort, 1 Blatt mit Inhaltsverzeichnis und Register, 94 Farbtafeln und je 1 Textblatt sind unpaginiert und im Ergänzungband: 10 unpaginierte Farbtafeln und je 1 Textblatt. Jeweils mit 1 zwischengebundenen Leerblatt für Notizen und 13 Seiten mit Schlusswort. Die Tafeln sind nach der Natur gezeichnet und gedruckt in der lithographischen Anstalt von Walter Müller, Gera. Einband: Farbig illustrierter Originalleinenband. 26,5 x 19 cm. Ausgeschiedenes Biblotheks - Exemplar mit Stempeln und Signatur auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt. Das vordere Rückengelenk geschickt hinterlegt. Der Einband ist an den Ecken etwas bestoßen. Sehr sauber und gut erhaltene Tafeln und Textseiten, nur wenigen Seiten mit geringen Benutzerspuren. Collationiert. Mit Abbildungsverzeichnis. 2200

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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      - Paris, Ferroud, 1894. In-8 demi-maroquin bronze à coins, dos à nerfs orné de triples filets dorés encadrant les entre-nerfs, couverture illustrée et dos conservés, tête dorée, (79+4pp). L&#146;un des 200 exemplaires (sur 500 du tirage total) sur grand vélin d&#146;Arches. Illustré de 23 superbes eaux-fortes d&#146;EMILE ADAN gravées par Champollion. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d&#146;une suite des gravures avec remarques. Bon de souscription de 4 pages in fine. Bel exemplaire dans une belle reliure signée de Canape (dos un peu éclairci). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: LA BOUQUINERIE]
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      1894 - un volume, relié cartonnage polychrome rouge "Au Portrait Collé" grand in-octavo éditeur (275x180mm), toutes tranches dorées, Cartonnage Hetzel "dos au phare", toutes tranches dorées.(A. LENEGRE et Cie REL.), Gouttière régulière, orné de 78 illustrations par G. Roux, dont 12 planches en chromotypographie + 2 cartes en couleurs, (420 + 8 f. de catalogue H.F. des nouveautés 1893-1894) pages, sans date (1894) Paris Bibliothèque D'éducation et De Récréation Jules Hetzel et Cie Editeur, Le milieu du 1er plat est généralement sur fond bleu, mais on connaît quelques exemplaires sur fond vert.Rare cartonnage sur fond vert.Imprimé par Gauthier-Villars,.Collection :"Les voyages extraordinaires. Collection Hetzel.".titre RARE.cartonnage en trés bon état. ( good condition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
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