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        The COMING RAILROAD. The Chase - Kirchner Aerodynamic System of Transportation.

      Februrary 1894, St. Louis, MO: - Illustrated with a frontis showing an artist's rendition of the C-K aerodynamic system, many internal woodcut figures, and 9 inserted plates at rear. A presentient, albeit ultimately impractical, proposal, using an aerodynamic system, to propel the locomotive beyond it's inherent technological speed limitations. while this particular effort would not succeed, as time would show, other aerodynamic engines would indeed surpass the locomotive in terms of attainable velocity. many times over. Original publisher's deep purple cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to front board. Red edgestain. Green floral patterned-paper eps. Royal 8vo. 10-3/4" x 7-3/8". 1st, and only, edition. Chase's personal copy, with his signature [dated March 1894] to a preliminary blank & his marginalia throughout. Firm [Chase - Kirchner] stamp under Chase's signature. 50 pages of text, with many charts & tables. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        THE COLONIAL LAWS OF NEW YORK (1894, 5 VOLUMES) From the Year 1664 to the Revolution

      James B. Lyon, State Printer 1894 (1896), Albany, N. Y. - Handsome original bindings in clean tan full leather with three spine labels on each. Covers & hinges intact. Texts tight, clean & intact without marks or underlining. Vol. #1, 1664 to 1719, 1092pp. Vol. #2, 1720 to 1737, 1113pp. Vol. #3, 1739 to 1755, 1181pp. Vol. #4, 1755 to 1769, 1137pp. Vol. #5, 1769 to 1775, 931pp. All volumes dated 1894 on title page, however Volume #1 contains a NOTE BY THE COMMISSIONERS dated October 1896. There is a comprehensive index at the rear of each volume. Includes the Charters to the Duke of New York, The Commissions and instructions to Colonial Governors, The Duke's Laws, The Laws of the Dongan and Leisler Assemblies, The Charters of Albany and New York and the Acts of the Colonial Legislatures from 1691 to 1775. This collection provides insights into the colony's legal, political and social history. Vol. 1's front endpaper with two small edge chips. Original owners signature. New York. A nice, collectible set. ; Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 5454 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff]
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        The Colonial Laws of New York from the year 1664 to the Revolution (Five Volume Set)

      Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer. (1894-1896). First. First edition. Five volumes. Octavos. All five in the original full leather boards. Small owner's bookplate on the front pastedowns, boards are rubbed and worn at the edges, the front board of volumes one and five are nearly detached, else overall a very good set. Compiled by the Commissioners of Statutory Revision (Charles Lincoln, William Johnson, and Northrup). Includes the Charters to the Duke of York, the commissions and instructions to colonial governors, the Duke's laws, the laws of the Dongan and Leisler Assemblies, the Charters of Albany and New York, and the Acts of the colonial legislatures from 1691 to 1775. This complete compilation provides unparalleled insights into the Colony's political and social history, and is still required reading for today's law students. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, The. And the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1894. - An Exceptionally Bright Copy of "Pudd’nhead Wilson"TWAIN, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens). The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson. And the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins. With Marginal Illustrations. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. First American edition, BAL first state. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in; 222 x 140 mm). 432, [2, blank] pp. Portrait (with facsimile autograph 1 7/16 inches wide). Black and white margin illustrations throughout. Title-page printed in red and black.Original brown cloth decoratively stamped in black and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Edges sprinkled brown. Original drab gray endpapers. Small stain on lower margin of p. 48, small crease to top corner of pp. 101/102, small stain to top margin of pp. 303-307, ink signature erased from front free endpaper. Otherwise an excellent copy. Chemised in a quarter dark brown morocco slipcase. "In this book the author returns to his native Mississippi River of before the War with its background of a few wealthy slave holding families. The story revolves about the changing of infants in the cradle and a final uncovering of the act by the protagonist, Pudd’nhead Wilson, by means of fingerprinting" (Johnson).BAL 3442. McBride, p. 170. Johnson, Twain, pp. 59-61. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        WORLD’S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION 1893: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE (Parts IX and X) (The Indo-Japan Limited Edition)

      Philadelphia: George Barrie; Printed for Harriet Blair Borland. Very Good+; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced . by 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. c. 1894. Hardcover. RARE. Part IX and X (two separate volumes). The Indo-Japan Edition, #5 of only 500 copies. Containing full-page matted photogravures, lithographs, and etchings as follows: North Facade, Agricultural Building Painted by L. Marold, color photogravure; The Founding of Maryland, Painted by H. Sandham, etching by Xavier Le Sueur; Daphnis and Chloe, After the Painting by Ricardo Lopez Cabrera, etching by Gaston Manchon; Moliere Reading to his Servant 'La Foret', After the Painting by Carl Schloesser, photogravure; A Drama of the Woods, After the Painting by M. Uckermann, Color Etching F. L. Kirkpatrick; The Angelus in the Zuyder-Zee, After the Painting by Hubert Vos, photogravure; Prometheus, Painted by Adolf Hirschl, Etching by Pierre Teyssonnieres; The Bibliophile, After the Painting by Tito Lessi, photogravure; The Flagellants, Painted by Carl Marr, photogravure; Sydney from the North Shore, Evening, After the Painting by C. Horbury Hunt, photogravure; Cossacks, After the Painting by J. Ryszkiewicz, photogravure; Travois Indians, Smithsonian Exhibit, color lithograph; The Golden Door, Painted by Felicien de Myrbach, color photogravure; Portrait of Ellen Terry as Lady MacBeth, After the Painting by John S. Sargent, Etched by Gaston Manchon; Evening Song, After the Painting by F. Zmurko, photogravure; Jetsam, After the Painting by Edouard Rosset-Granger, Etching by Paul-Victor Avril; Misty Morn, After the Painting by Otto Sinding, Color Etching by Frank L. Kirkpatrick; A Winter Morning, After the Painting by Joseph Nash, etching by Gaston A. Manchon; The Blind Men of Jericho, After the Painting by Paul-Alexander-Alfred-Leroy, etching by EM Salmon; Evening, After the Painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Carot, photogravure; The Art Gallery, Room 30, color lithograph; plus many in-text gravures and etchings. Each illustation protected by tissue. 15" x 20" Folio. THree quarter lavendar calf leather covers over periwinkle cloth with gilt embossed statue of liberty on front covers. Covers have light wear at extremities with faint spots of soiling plus one white paint spot the size of a quarter. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages and illustrations are clean and in very good+ or better condition. .

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        L'Oeuvre de Philibert de L'Orme comprenant Le premier Tome de l'Architecture et Les nouvelles Inventions pour bien bastir et à petitz frais. Reproductions en fac-similé par les procédés Motteroz

      Paris, Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies, 1894. Orig. wrappers (large paperback); 40x28 cm. Uncut, unopened. Many illustrations and plates. Text in French. - (sl. browned) In very good original condition, see image. Weight is 3,9 kg.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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      Dunkirk, NY: Brooks Locomotive Works, 1894 "The locomotives illustrated in this catlogue embrace bituminous and anthracite coal burnners, also coke and wood burners, and are made to suit the various gauges ranging from standard 4 feet 8+1/2 inches to 2 feet 6 inches." 237 pages, most with full locomotive photograph on one page and specification data on opposite page. Bound in original dark green cloth with beveled edges and lettering stamped in gilt. Unlike Baldwin, Brooks did not print catalogues often or in large numbers. A near fine, handsome copy seldom found in superior condition.. Oblong hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        LA TOMASA : Setmanari Català. Periódich Festiu, Il lustrat y Literari. Tot l'any VII de la publicació (1894), del núm. 280 al 330

      Barcelona : Litografia Barcelonesa de Ramon Estany 1894 - ~ Profusament il lustrat amb gravats en el text ~ Mitja pell amb títol estampat en oro al llom ~ 742p ~ 28x20x4cm. ~ Enquadernació amb petits frecs, paper envellit, lo demàs en bon estat ~ Heavy item, circa 1.3 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: Catalá / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LA MOTTE DE TERRE. Un acte.

      Éd. du "Mercure de France". París, 1894 - . 19,5 cm. 63 pág. Edición de 5 ejemplares en papel japón, de un total de 262. Enc. de Tejerina en media piel, conserva la cubierta original. Ejemplar impostado. Primera edición. * Louis Dumur (Ginebra, 1860 - 1933) novelista, poeta y dramaturgo francés de origen suizo. Participó en la fundación de la revista La Pléiade, junto a Édouard Dubus, George-Albert Aurier y Louis-Pilate de Brinn'Gaubast, y del Mercure de France. Perteneció al movimiento decadentista. Literatura francesa. Suiza Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 francés [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Pride and Prejudice.

      London: George Allen, 1894 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, titles and floral decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, decorative panelling to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, floral endpapers, gilt edges. Light toning to page edges, occasional spotting to pages, an excellent copy. With numerous black and white illustrations throughout. First Hugh Thomson edition. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Stories of Golf collected by William Knight and T.T. Oliphant with Rhymes on Golf by various hands also Shakespeare on Golf etc

      London: William Heinemann. 1894. First. Enlarged edition. Illustrated green cloth. Moderately cocked, and endpapers a little foxed, else near fine. Donovan & Murdoch 3300. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Am Quell. Radierung in Dunkelgrün.

      - 1894. Unten rechts in der Platte monogrammiert: H.V., darunter in Bleistift signiert. 20,6 : 11,9 auf Simili-Japan 24,9 : 15,1 cm. – Gerahmt. Rief 1/II/a oder b (von II d). – Die erste graphische Arbeit Vogelers. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin 1894 - 8vo. xxviii, 709pp including index, [1], [1]pp Author’s works, frontis, numerous plates and text ills, multifolding coloured map. Original yellow pictorial cloth gilt, teg o/w uncut, Boards very lightly soiled, occasional pencil notes to margins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Turton]
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        INTERLUNIO. 1894.

      1894 - Materia: Edicón original muylimitada y procedente de ilustres literatos de Portugal, Francia y España. Raro ejemplar del simbolista portugues. Publicación: Coimbra: Francisco França Amado.,1894. Descripción fisica: 8º mayor (205 x 120 mm.). 72 p. 4 h. Primera Edición. Edición limitada a 15 ejemplares. Cubierta original de editorial con título letras doradas en portada morada. Tirada sin numerar probablemente ejemplar para el autor. Conservación: Bueno. Texto limpio y cuidado. Notas: Firmada y dedicada por el autor al Conde Robert de Montesquieu autor y snow que probablemente sirvió a Proust de modelo para el Legrandin. Procedencia del ejemplar con sello en tinta, de la valiosa biblioteca del matrimonio María Beatriz del Valle-Inclán (hija del literato) y Daniel Devoto. Biografia del Autor: Eugénio de Castro e Almeida, 1869-1944, introductor del simbolismo en Portugal. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters . . Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1894 - Volume I INSCRIBED to Mabel Loomis Todd's confidant and perhaps the first independent reader of the proofs of the LETTERS, Albert Josiah Lyman: "To Dr. Lyman / from /Mabel Loomis Todd / Amherst, / 17 Decr 1894." Todd met Lyman, minister of the South Congregational Church of Brooklyn, in February of 1894 while on a lecture tour. In a letter, dated 13 February 1894, to her ailing lover Austin Dickinson, Todd mentions with delight that "I have had an independent literary judgement on the proof of the LETTERS this morning which fills me with joy." The favorable judgement was pronounced by Lyman, who Longsworth describes as "Handsome, sympathetic, liberal in his views, and a clergyman of great pastoral power ." (AUSTIN AND MABEL, p. 380n). After Austin Dickinson's death, "Dr. Lyman was the one [Todd] confided in and from whom she received remarkable and unorthodox consolation" (ibid). In January, 1894, Todd sent proofs of the LETTERS to every correspondent who allowed letters from Dickinson to be published (Meyerson, p. 34), and it is likely that Lyman was the first independent critic of the work. No one played a more crucial part in the early acceptance of Dickinson as a major American poet than Mabel Loomis Todd. She was the first posthumous steward of Dickinson's work, seeing the poems and letters into print for the first time. Meyerson notes only three copies of the LETTERS inscribed by Todd, all dated December, 1894. No significant inscribed copies of the LETTERS have appeared at auction in the last 30 years First edition. 2 vols., Small 8vo. Engraved frontispieces (portrait in vol. I; Dickinson home in vol. II), 3 facsimile letters; [iv], xii, 228; [viii], 229-454 pp. Original green buckram, covers and spines stamped in gilt with Indian pipes motif (BAL's variant 1). Spine of volume I darkened with some loss of gilt, light shelfwear. Very good. Volume II supplied from another set, near fine. In custom morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. BAL 4660; Myerson A3.1.a (notes only three copies inscribed by Todd). Provenance: A.J. Lyman (his ownership inscription to flyleaf, "A.J. Lyman / Brooklyn New York," and presentation inscription from editor on half-title) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Figaro illustré, année 1894.

      Boussod, Valadon et Cie, Paris 1894 - in-folio, 241 pages, reliure éditeur des 12 numéros mensuels de l'année 1894, couvertures conservées, nombreuses illustrations en couleurs et en noir, le numéro de février contient un article sur le plaisir à Paris, les bals et carnavals, illustré en couleurs par Toulouse-Lautrec, également un numéro spécial sur la chasse et un autre sur les sports nautiques, parfait état de fraicheur pour ce beau cartonnage illustré [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Philippe Moraux]
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        Figaro illustré Année 1894

      Paris 1894 - Grand in-folio, 241 pages, avec 16 planches en couleur hors texte dont une a double page et de très nombreuses illustrations noir et couleur in texte. Dans cette revue nous pouvons découvrir des illustrateurs et écrivains célèbres :Très dessins en couleur Il manque la couverture de février, Quelques pages cornées sans gravité. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Lives of the Chief Justices of England. From the Norman Conquest till the Death of Lord Tenterden. Five Volumes

      Edward Thomson, Long Island 1894 - The most sumptuous and elaborate of all the editions of the Campbell's Chief Justices, with many full-page plates, some in color and others folding; with the crimson dustwrappers, well preserved, in the original slipcases, somewhat worn

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Round About Snowdon

      London: Seeley & Co, 1894 A large paper copy of an edition limited to just 75 copies. In a fawn contemporary buckram, a little grubby, corners and edges a little bumped, some blind tooling, mountain image and titles in gilt. Spine has titles in gilt, edges a little bumped. Internally, small bookdealer label to fep, title page in red and black inks, not paginated, 30 sepia drawings, executed entirely by the artist from his own paintings, text block edges uncut. 40*29cm folio. No 27 of 75. Uncommon! (2.2kg)

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        Nouvelle Géographie universelle. La terre et les hommes.

      Hachette, Paris, 1875-1894. - 195 X 285 mm. 19 volumes rel. demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné à chaud, non rogné (rel. de l'édit.). Très nombreuses planches, cartes, dont certaines en couleurs, et gravures. Dos uniformément pâli, rousseurs.

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens & modernes]
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        Tales of Mean Streets.

      London, Methuen. 1894 - First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo. 301pp + 32pp ads dated Jan. 1895. Publisher's olive green cloth titled in gilt to spine and front boards. Bumped to spine ends and with trifling wear and very slight sunning to spine. A fine bright, clean copy. Edges untrimmed, very light sporadic spotting. Published a couple of years before as 'A Child of The Jago' this book is part of Morrison's 'slums of London' cycle that ends with 'The Hole In The Wall' in 1902. With his gritty depictions of the moral and social compromises necessary for survival in such dreadful places, and his unwillingness to take a critical stance regarding his characters and their predicament, Morrison stands out as far superior to the standard crop of God-bothering 'urban reform through fiction' mongers that the late Victorian age spewed forth in their dozens. A lovely copy of a scarce and admirable book. Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. Parrott A-3. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Knickerbocker's History of New York

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, NY 1894 - 364 & 379 pages. 26 1/2 x 19 cm. Illustrations by E. W. Kemble. The Peter Stuyvesant Edition, copy 225 of 281 copies (being one for each year since the founding of Nieuw Amsterdam, 1614 to 1894, this number being 1839). Wide text margins with type within floral borders printed on linen paper, full page illustrations on Japan paper with lettered tissue guards. Cover decorations in gilt, State of New York Seal at center; windmill, crossed clay pipes, tankard and broad brimmed hat at each corner; silk moire endpapers. Extremely handsome presentation. Orig. full English tan calf, brown spine labels lettered and outlined in gilt. Teg. Near fine. 2 vols. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Book of Wisdom and Lies

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1894. Octavo. Original limp vellum, titles to spine gilt, pink silk ties. Ornamental woodcut title page, first page of text, and initials. Printed in red and black in Golden type. Bookplate. Lower tie defective. Binding very lightly rubbed, faint spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy. First Kelmscott edition of this collection of traditional Georgian stories originally by Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani (1658-1725). One of only 250 copies on paper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Certain Sand Mounds of the St. John's River, Florida, Part I [and] Part II

      Philadelphia: The Levytype Company. 1894. First. First edition,. Folios. 246pp., color frontispiece and 33 plates in each volume. Original publisher's cloth. Ex-library copies with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and stamps on the margins of all plates; else a nice, very good set. Inscribed in each volume by the author (to different recipients). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      IMPR. LEONCE COCHARAUX, AUCH 1894 - R260109796: 393 pages. Frontispice en noir et blanc (Eaux-forte) avec serpente. Belle reliure dos cuir vermeil à 5 nerfs, titres dorés, papier marbré multicolore. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tragedy Of Pudd'nhead Wilson And The Comedy Of Those Extraordinary Twins - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company. Fine. 1894. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First Edition/ First Printing/ First State as evidenced by the bulk of the text block measuring 1 1/8" and the title page not being tipped-in. Also, State A frontispiece with the facsimile signature of Twain measuring 1 7/16" wide. BAL 3442. About Fine condition in the publisher's original decorated reddish-brown cloth covered boards with black decorations, little rubbing and some minute chipping along spine and tissue guard; Told in typical Twain fashion, infants switched at birth reveal their true colors as DNA encoding takes precedence over environment. Set during the early years of the 19th century, this pre-Civil War satire tackles social commentary issues still being debated today. Twain presents the reader with a light-skinned black mother switching her infant with her white master's in order to prevent her own child being raised as a slave. Twain uses humor and irony in revealing seething levels of racism and classicism .

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        Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit mehrfach wiederholtem Namenszug im Titel.

      O. O. u. D.. 27¾ SS. auf 40 Bll. Leinen der Zeit. Folio.. Enthält die Lied-Kompositionen "Sehnsucht" (op. 67, Nr. 1), "Mein Mädchen" (op. 32, Nr. 1), "Ständchen" (op. 32, Nr. 2) und "Die Hexe" (op. 65); weiters "Neuer Frühling" (Nr. 1), "An meine Rose" (Nr. 2), "Frühling zog ein" (Nr. 5), "Das Lied an der Mühle" (Nr. 7), "Großes Geheimnis" (Nr. 8), "Dein" (Nr. 11), "Wie wundersam" (Nr. 12) und "Komm!" (Nr. 13) aus dem Zyklus "Lieder und Gesänge" sowie das Lied "Versunken" (op. 66, Nr. 1). - Carl Beines studierte am Konservatorium in Köln unter Franz Wüllner, wo er auch zehn Jahre als 1. Geiger im Gürzenich-Orchester wirkte und Gesangsvereine dirigierte. Von 1894 bis 1909 als Dirigent und Gesangslehrer in Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe und Freiburg im Breisgau tätig, leitete er gemeinsam mit Richard Strauss und Felix Weingartner verschiedene Musikfeste. 1909 siedelte er nach Freiburg über, wo er die Leitung des Oratorienvereins übernahm und auch als gesuchter Gesangslehrer tätig war, der u. a. Richard Tauber zu seinen Schülern zählte. Sein kompositorisches Schaffen umfaßt überwiegend Lieder für Singstimme mit Pianobegleitung sowie Männerchöre, Chorwerke mit Orchester, Orchesterstücke sowie eine Operette ("Die Gemsjagd"). - Vorsatz mit hs. Besitzvermerk von Lucie Mary Loughborough. - Beiliegend Notendrucke von "Dein", "Wie wundersam", "Wir saßen beisammen", "Versunken" und "Kennst Du dies Leid?", zusammen 9 Bll., folio.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Capri. 50 Facsimiledrucke und 12 Aquarell-Gravuren (auf Tafeln). Text von E. v. Wald-Zedtwitz.,

      München, Hanfstaengel, 1894 - Titelvignette, 42 Tafeln mit 60 Abb., 6 Bll. Lipperheide Jbc 29. - Einband tls. berieben und bestossen, Gelenke mit kl. Einrissen, sonst gut. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Fol., OLeinen mit Goldprägung und Goldschnitt

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        Pride and Prejudice

      George Allen, London 1894 - 1894 First Edition thus, illustrated and decorated throughout by Hugh Thompson. Edition nicknamed 'Peacock' on account of gilt decoration to front board & spine. Top edge gilt, other fore-edges untrimmed. Contents generally clean but for light foxing to first & last few leaves, a few finger-marks, frontis tissue-guard browned to edges & with small tear. Gilt decoration bright. Spine with slightly mis-aligned closed tear central across it's width and light creasing/bubbling to top half. Front outer hinge repaired. Boards with light-moderate wear to extremities, corners bumped, small bump to lower-rear board, spine slightly skewed. xxvii + 476pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1894 - With 26 Illustrations by Dan Beard. London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. 32 pp ads dated Apr 1894. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. First English Edition, believed to have been published one day after the American one (though this is far from certain). In this tale Tom, Huck and Jim travel about the world in a self-propelled balloon; Twain was trying to cash in on the popularity of Jules Verne (just as this book's sequel, TOM SAWYER DETECTIVE, would try to cash in on the popularity of Sherlock Holmes).~This copy is in the primary (red pictorial) binding -- showing our heroes drifting by in their balloon while four lions jump up at them from the ground. This is an unusually bright and clean copy -- near-fine (the volume is a little askew as usual, and also there are a couple of minor string indents on the edge of one cover). In our experience the English edition is scarcer than the American. Blanck 3440 (note); McBride p. 163. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tom Sawyer Abroad

      Charles L. Webster, New York 1894 - Grey cloth with pictorial decoration abd gilt lettering to the front board and the spine. Illustrated throughout with black and white plates. There is some soiling and mild staining to the cloth with a bit of browning and dustoisl to the outer page edges. A previous owner's inscription appears on the front endpage. Signatures have started, however the binding remains sound. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        The Geographical Journal. Vol. IV, No. 2.

      London, The Royal Geographical Society, 1894. - 8vo. XVI, (97)-192, XVII-XX pp. With a folding map and a folding plate. Original printed wrappers. Includes the description of an early view of Hormuz Island, "A View of Ormus in 1627" (by William Foster, pp. 160-162), illustrated by a large folding plate. The sketch was drawn by David Davies, master's mate of the East India Company's ship "Discovery", but a few years after the island was captured by a combined Anglo-Persian force in 1622. - Slight foxing, otherwise fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Pudd'nhead Wilson

      American Publishing Company 1894 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a tipped in fly-leaf page. This First Printing book has all the First Issue points. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Tragedy Of Pudd'nhead Wilson And The Comedy Of Those Extraordinary Twins - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1894 - First Edition/ First Printing/ First State as evidenced by the bulk of the text block measuring 1 1/8" and the title page not being tipped-in. Also, State A frontispiece with the facsimile signature of Twain measuring 1 7/16" wide. BAL 3442. About Fine condition in the publisher's original decorated reddish-brown cloth covered boards with black decorations, little rubbing and some minute chipping along spine and tissue guard; Told in typical Twain fashion, infants switched at birth reveal their true colors as DNA encoding takes precedence over environment. Set during the early years of the 19th century, this pre-Civil War satire tackles social commentary issues still being debated today. Twain presents the reader with a light-skinned black mother switching her infant with her white master's in order to prevent her own child being raised as a slave. Twain uses humor and irony in revealing seething levels of racism and classicism [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Burgfräulein und Knappe.

      . Feder in Schwarz und Aquarell, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Pergament, links oben signiert "Alice Wanke". Blattgröße 26,6:20,8 cm, Darstellungsgröße 18,8:17 cm.. Über die Österreicherin Alice Wanke ist bekannt, daß sie als (Gebrauchs-)Graphikerin, Illustratorin und Kunstgewerblerin in Wien tätig war und Entwürfe für Ausstellungsplakate, Exlibris u.a. schuf. Ihre Ausbildung absolvierte sie an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule 1894-1900 bei dem dem Jugendstil verpflichteten Maler und Bildhauer F. von Matsch (1861-1942) und ab 1911 in der Textilklasse von Rosalia Rothansl (1870-1945), der ersten Frau, der dort nach 20jähriger Tätigkeit der Professorentitel verliehen wurde.

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        Hints on Singing, 1894

      E. ASCHERBERG & CO., LONDON 1894 - Translated from the French by Beata Garcia. Boards: quarter binding/black spine with title/design on remaining tan cover, mild book, shelf, edge wear, rubs, corner bumps, some soil marks, some discoloration. Interior: pages lightly tanned, some foxing, black line-drawn illustrations/figures. Very good condition taking the age into consideration. DATE PUBLISHED: 1894 EDITION: 77 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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      George Newnes, Limited, 1894., 1894.. First edition, first state. Dark blue cloth, black illustration of The Strand Library on the front cover, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, all edges gold gilt, frontispiece (The Death of Sherlock Holmes), [6], 279 pp., illustrated. Housed in a cloth slipcase with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Brief non-authorial inscription on front fly leaf, front and rear covers have been professionally reinforced, which makes for a nice, tight, square copy. Contains eleven stories beginning with Silver Blaze and ending with The Final Problem. A very good copy.

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        Le mouvement.

      Paris, G. Masson, 1894 - in-8, VI, 335 pp., 3 planches h.t. (dont 1 dépliante), 214 fig. dans le texte, demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, plats un peu frottés, quelques rousseurs (surtout présentes sur les trois premiers feuillets), très bon exemplaire. Edition originale et seule édition du vivant de l'auteur. C'est l'ouvrage le plus célèbre de Marey, et aussi le plus rare, de nombreux exemplaires ayant été détruits dans un incendie. Fruit de plus de 30 années de travail, il comporte une étude détaillée et bien illustrée de la chronophotographie avec toutes ses applications. Avec cet ouvrage, Marey est notamment reconnu comme un précurseur du cinéma "expérimental". Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904), né à Beaune, étudia la médecine à Paris, où il fut l'élève de Claude Bernard. Il créa un laboratoire de physiologie puis fut nommé professeur suppléant d'histoire naturelle au Collège de France, en remplacement de Flourens. Il fut membre de l'Académie de médecine (président en 1900) et de l'Académie des sciences (président en 1895). Marey introduisit deux techniques fondamentales dans le domaine des sciences et des techniques : la méthode graphique et la cinématographie. L'oeuvre de Marey est considérable et suscita à son tour de nombreux travaux, à la fois scientifiques et artistiques. En Français dans le Texte, 318 : '"Le Mouvement' reste le plus célèbre et le plus rare des ouvrages de l'auteur. Sans qu'il y paraisse, Marey a transfiguré le réel le plus immédiat. Modernité d'une pensée où s'enracinent sciences, arts et techniques, d'où naîtra en une vision du monde particulièrement féconde toute la symbolique visuelle du siècle à venir. Sa théorie du mouvement a non seulement unifié un domaine de la pensée par ses implications visuelles, mais elle a joué le rôle de paradigme." ; Garrison & Morton, 643 : "Marey, like Muybridge, was a pioneer in the use of serial pictures as a method of studying the mechanics of locomotion." ; Gernsheim, History of photography, p. 442 : "this work ranks a classic in physiological science and has been somewhat loosely acclaimed as the first book on cinematography." ; L. Mannoni, Who's who of Victorian Cinéma :" in 1894 Marey published an important work, Le Mouvement, which covered all his researches. He exercised a considerable influence on all the pioneering inventors of the cinema in the 1890s. His works, widely reported in the international press, were a strong inspiration for Thomas Edison and Louis Lumière, among others. Marey, the real founding father of cinematographic technique, died in 1904." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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