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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, NO inscriptions, title page in red and black inks, not paginated but 33 leaves and 30 sepia drawings, executed entirely by the artist from his own paintings, text block edges uncut. 40*29cm folio. Uncommon!

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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 .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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        Cattleya Trianaei Schroederiana. Imperial Edition, No. 27 of 100 Vol. 1. Tab 46.

      H Sotheran & Co. London. 1888-1894 - Size: 468 x 328 mm. Fine condition. Chromolithograph. Beautiful orchid chromolithographs from Frederick Sander's Reichenbachia is considered by many to be the greatest illustrated work on orchids ever published. The publication, originally conceived and produced as a series of plates and descriptions was noted by Reinikka (1972) as "perhaps the greatest monument" to Henry Frederick Conrad Sander. The orchids were painted life-size.

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        One People, One Destiny, and Other Poems

      Alston, Maryborough, Queensland 1894 - 173 pages with monochrome photographic frontispiece of John James Knight. 275 grams. Book is in good lightly marked condition with some wear to cover and a couple of pages loosening. Gift inscription from E. Knight (presumed relative of author) dated 1918. First Edition. Knight, John James (1863-1927) by H. J. Summers John James Knight (1863-1927), editor, was born on 7 June 1863 at Shelton, Staffordshire, England, son of James Knight, potter and printer, and his wife Louisa, née Blagg. Taken to New Zealand early, he left school at 11 to learn printing on the Bruce Herald, returned to England at 17 and joined William Owen and Henry Broadhurst in starting the Staffordshire Knot, a paper supporting trade unionism. Migrating to Queensland in 1884, he found work with the Brisbane Newspaper Co. Ltd as a printer. He was soon a reporter on the Brisbane Courier and became chief parliamentary reporter in the 1890s. Knight's political and industrial enthusiasm disappeared rapidly. He had won the confidence of Andrew Fisher and Thomas Glassey and when William Lane left for Paraguay in 1893 Knight was offered but declined the editorial chair of the Queensland Worker. During the industrial turmoil of the 1890s he preferred to investigate local history. His works included In the Early Days (1895), Australian Pioneers and Reminiscences (1896), completed after the death of Nehemiah Bartley from Bartley's notes and diaries, and Brisbane: a Historical Sketch of the Capital of Queensland (1897). The historical stream dried up when he became editor in 1900 of the Courier's evening publication, the Observer. Editor-in-chief of all the company's publications in 1906-16, Knight then became managing director and later chairman. His years in command saw such abrasive events as Brisbane's tram strike of 1912, the Labor government's introduction of state enterprises in 1915 and the abolition of the Legislative Council in 1922. The Courier was Labor's fiercest critic on these and other counts, yet the recrimination evoked seemed never to touch Knight personally. Like William Morris Hughes, he replaced his youthful fervour for unionism with an ultra-patriotic Imperialist stance during World War I. He represented Queensland on the Imperial Mission to the War Fronts of pressmen in 1918 and returned to publish The True War Spirit, praising the British role. A founding member and president of the Queensland Aero Club with a belief in the future of aviation, Knight was discussing aeroplanes for medical transport with Rev. John Flynn long before the creation of the Australian Inland Mission and had a company formed to deliver copies of the Courier by air to the country. His sympathy with country people led to practical support of the Country Women's Association and the Bush Book Club. As he grew older, he became very remote from his staff who occasionally saw a white-haired, mild-mannered man wearing rimless spectacles. Regular national and international press conferences which he relished took him on visits to Europe and North America. When he died of pneumonia on 24 November 1927 in his home at Kangaroo Point, Knight left the whole of his estate, valued for probate at £2884, to his wife Kitty, née Dutton, whom he had married at Shelton on 2 August 1884; they had two daughters. Hundreds attended his Anglican funeral at Toowong cemetery. The Labor government which his papers had berated for years was represented by the minister for works at the express wish of Premier McCormack; former Labor premier William Neal Gillies was seen weeping at the graveside. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Washington DC:: Smithsonian Institution,, 1894. First Edition. Very Good+. SIGNED BY WILLIAM WOODVILLE ROCKHILL ON TITLE PAGE without personalization. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printing in half red leather marbled board binding rebacked to style with gilt lettering spine, marbled endpapers and edges. Not ex-library. With 1 folding map, 27 Plates, and 13 Text Illustrations as called for all present. Owner inscription ffep, mild scuffs and edge wear covers. 8vo. xx, 413 pp.

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        Diary of a Journey Through Mongolia and Tibet in 1891 and 1892

      The Smithsonian Insititution. Very Good. 1894. B0000CQECP Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 24 cm, xx + 413 pages. + 28 plates + large folding map. . B0000CQECP .

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        A Scientific and Practical Treatise on American Football for Schools and Colleges . . Revised to Date

      New York: D. Appleton, 1894 - One of the earliest and most important books on the game by the "grand old man" of American Football, athletic pioneer and legendary coach, Amos Alonzo Stagg. This Appleton edition of 1894 is revised from the Hartford edition of 1893 First Appleton edition. 12mo. Illustrated with numerous diagrams. Pp. [i- iv], 3-4, [1-2], 3-275. Original cloth with with football player stamped in gilt on upper cover. A very fine copy in the original plain dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bayou Folk

      Houghton Mifflin 1894 - Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894: First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine, lacking the dust jacket. Sunning to spine, with light chipping at ends. Front hinge shows slight separation, though binding remains firm. Light insect wear to side edge of page block. Text is clean and unmarked, though pages are age toned. A rather attractive copy overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Karma: A Story Of Early Buddhism

      The Open Court Publishing Co., 1894. Paperback. GOOD. Inside good with occasional slight foxing; more on page 3 and at back. Slight cover soiling. Crepe. Pouch or pocket binding (fukuro toji). Fore edge folds intact. 2-hole stab ties with thread intact. Cloth (?) spine covering present with very slight wear and 3.5 cm cuts at foot; short overlap at head. Small area of creasing to top of first pouch. Light creases to a few other edges and corners. Illustrated in colour and printed by T Hasegawa. Third Edition. 20 pages. Nirvâna is also available at the time of writing. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 63g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

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      T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1894. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. .. N.B. Although both volumes appear to be in original publishers binding they do not match. Vol I Cover light tan cloth with black and white illustration of surveyors on a peak. Gilt title on spine and vignette illustration. Large 8vo. xxviii, 709 pgs. fold out map and 300 illustrations by McCormick, t.e.g.. Second Vol is the scarce volume Containing the Scientific Reports. Large 8vo, viii, 127pgs (t.e.g. others uncut) portrait frontis , plus 2 large coloured folding maps in pockets at front and back. Original dark tan cloth with gilt bust of Conway and black lettering on front board and gilt title on spine. Some folds of maps repaired. Inner hinge of second volume strengthened, light shelf wear to both volumes, main volume a little faded and some bumping to ends of spine but no other defects of note. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: SPORT (Including Leisure, Pastimes); Inventory No: 9062..

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        The Comic Military Alphabet: Army, Navy, National Guard,

      Frederick A. Stokes Company (1894), New York - Thin 8vo. Each letter of the alphabet has a full page full color illustration of a member of the military in caricature, and a comic caption on the following page. Bound in red, white and blue cloths, gilt spine title, full color pasteon to the upper board in a gilt frame.Only a trace of soil; a near fine copy.With a handwritten presentation "General Pennypacker from Eleanor" followed by (in the General's hand), "(From Miss Eleanor S. Nicholson -- Philadelphia, December 25th, 1894.)"Galusha Pennypacker (1844-1916) was a Union general during the War Between the States. He is to this day the youngest person to hold the rank of brigadier general in the U.S.Army and the only general too young to vote for the president who appointed him ( or anybody else, for that matter.) Only the Marquis de LaFayette was younger (at age 19) when he became Major General in the Continental Army. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        On chorea and choreiform affections

      Blakiston, Philadelphia 1894 - Osler, William (1849-1919). On chorea and choreiform affections. 8vo. x, 125 [1]pp. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, 1894. 232 x 152 mm. Original cloth, slightly worn at extremities. Light browning, otherwise fine. Laid in is a printed medical record card for a patient suffering from chorea, completed in manuscript in an unknown hand, with Osler's name listed as the attending doctor. First Edition, American issue. Osler's summary work on chorea, his second neurological monograph. Osler helped establish the association between heart disease and chorea. "His work on chorea is still considered an excellent clinical epidemiological study and his introductory historical comments are still worth reading" (Roach & Ashwal, "Sir William Osler," Founders of Child Neurology [1990], p. 328). Golden & Roland 635. 36268 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A LOS TOROS. ALBUM compuesto de 28 acuarelas originales del reputado pintor de escenas taurinas Don. con la explicación de cada suerte en español, francés e inglés conteniendo además la Marcha de la Manolería de la Zarzuela Pan y Toros ilustrada por el mismo artista.

      Lit. Hermenegildo Miralles. Barcelona, s.a. (c. 1894 - ). 26,5 cm, apaisado. IV pág., 30 lám. y 30 h. Enc. en cartoné edit. ilustr. por Pascó, cortes pintados. Algún punto de óxido. Palau 218271. Pintura. Arte. Tauromaquia Tabac Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A los toros. Album compuesto de 28 acuarelas originales del reputado pintor de escenas taurinas Don Daniel Perea con la explicación de cada suerte en español, francés e inglés conteniendo además la Marcha de la Manolería de la Zarzuela Pan y Toros ilustrada por el mismo artista.

      Hermenegildo Miralles [1894], Barcelona - In 8 oblungo, 27 tav. a colori (litografie) con velina esplicativa + 4 di musica notata con decorazioni a colori + una tav. apposta in copertina. Leg. edit. in mz. tl. - Dedica manoscritta al bordo di una tavola datata 28/9/1898.

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        Atalanta in Calydon: A Tragedy.

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894 - Quarto. Original limp vellum, title to spine gilt, silk ties (broken). Bookplate of the celebrated book collector William Harris Arnold. Lightly rubbed, a very good copy. Printed in red and black with elaborate woodcut title page and woodcut initials and borders throughout. One of 250 copies on paper. Swinburne was a warm admirer of the Kelmscott Press books. "When Atalanta (which was first published in 1865) was reprinted by Morris, Swinburne wrote to him that it was 'certainly one of the loveliest examples of even your incomparable press'" (quoted in Peterson). The Greek type used for the quotations and dedicatory poems was designed by Selwyn Image, with the technical assistance of Emery Walker, the only instance in the Kelmscott Press books of Morris using a type not designed by himself. Peterson A25.

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        Astrophel and Other Poems

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1894 - Inscribed on the half-title "To Mrs. Mason/with best regards/from A.C. Swinburne/July 25, 1894." First edition. 8vo. 228, 32, ads, April 1894 pp. Original blue cloth, slight bubbling on upper cover, else fine copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Aepfel und Birnen. Die wichtigsten deutschen Kernobstsorten. Herausgegeben im engen Aunschlusse an die "Statistik der deutschen Kernobstsorten" . unter der Leitung der Obst- und Weinbau-Abteilung der Deutschen landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft.

      Paul Parey,, Berlin, 1894 - Berlin, Paul Parey, 1894. 25,5x17,5 cm. 2 Bl., 13 S., 3 Bl. Anzn. Mit 104 chromolithogr. Tafeln und je 1 Textbl. u. je 1 Leerblatt für Notizen. OHLn. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und einfarb. Deckelillustr. Nicht bei Nissen BBI. - Martini S. 80-82. Die schönen Farbtafeln wurden in der Lithographischen Anstalt von W. Müller in Gera gedruckt, der auch die Vorlagenzeichnungen (Aquarelle) anfertigte. Sie zeigen jeweils 1 bis 3 ganze und 1 aufgeschnittene Frucht, insgesamt werden 53 Apfel- und 53 Birnensorten abgebildet und beschrieben. - (Einband etwas fleckig und berieben, Ecken leicht bestossen. Nummer und kleiner Stempel auf Vorderdeckel, Vorsatz und Titel. Vorsätze im Gelenk etwas eingerissen. Einige Textblätter mit kurzen hs. Anmerkungen, auf einigen der leeren "Notizblättern" wurde zeitgenössische Werbung zur jeweiligen Sorte eingeklebt). - Die Tafeln sauber und frisch. Sprache: Deutsch OHLn. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und einfarb. Deckelillustr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter

      - Single page, 12mo., on verso of post card; approximately 200 words addressed to Alderman Donald McGregor, Jr. (December 1894) ---- "You shall certainly have one of the spare notes for yourself, on condition that you don't return the compliment. You will assuredly be one of the fifteen ablest candidates. The worst of it is, so will I, even from the business point of view. I heartily wish I had so good an excuse for retiring as that poetic incapacity to see the difference between a ten roomed house and an eight roomed one which you so complimentarily ascribe to me. I know your business man perfectly well: he looks wise, sits tight, sees what was done last time & does it over again, and will let you cheat him in the way he is accustomed to sooner than let you put 1000 pounds into his pocket in a new way. There is about as much intelligent observation done by the average rating committee man in viewing the premises as by the average coroner's juror in viewing the body. If you can shew [sic] me a house harder to judge than an opera or a symphony, I'll eat it: there!" ---- In April 1894, eight months before these lines were penned, Shaw's "Arms and the Man" opened to great acclaim in London. It represented the true beginning of his recognition as a popular dramatist. A wonderful letter capturing Shaw's jocular style and inimitable hand; professionally matted and framed. Shipping extra [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Korea and the Sacred White Mountain Being a Brief Account of a Journey in Korea in 1891... Together with an Account of an Ascent of the White Mountain by Captain H.E. Goold-Adams, R.A

      London: George Philip & Son 1894, new edition. () 224 pp.. Near fine. Octavo. Original gilt stamped, decorated beveled blue boards. Patterned endpapers. Untrimmed copy. 2 folding maps. 40 illustrations including frontispiece. Six of the illustrations printed in colour. Publishers . Publishers file copy with a single rubber stamp on the front free endpaper. A very attractive clean unworn copy. Very Scarce. The author was a Captain in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and spent "a few weeks leave" in 1891 exploring part of Korea. The well illustrated narrative complete with both drawings and photographs gives a good account of the journey including his companion, Captain Goold-Adams ascent of the White Mountain..

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