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        The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book.

      Macmillan. 1894 / 1895 - FIRST EDITIONS. 2 vols. Half titles, front. in vol. I, illus by J. Lockwood Kipling, W.H. Drake, & P. Frenzeny; sl. spotting to prelims in vol. II. Some offsetting from dentelles on f.e.ps. Finely bound in full dark blue crushed morocco by J. Larkins, double ruled gilt borders with floral corner pieces, raised gilt ruled bands with compartments in gilt, elaborate gilt dentelles; very light rubbing to extremities. A fine and handsome set. Stewart 123 & 132. Published in the same year as the first American editions. There are numerous differences in the American and English texts; in ?The Jungle Book? the names of some of the animals are changed, the text differs slightly in ?Tiger! Tiger!?, and the last story is entitled ?The Servants of the Queen? in the English edition, but ?Her Majesty?s Servants? in the American. In ?The Second Jungle Book?, ?The King?s Ankus? is approximately 515 words shorter than the same story in the American edition. This omission was corrected in the second English edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        The Hermetic and alchemical writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast, of Hohenheim called Paracelsus the Great now for the first time faithfully translated into English. Edited by Arthur Edward Waite. In 2 volumes.

      London, James Elliott and Co., 1894, - in-Folio, XVI + 394 p. + 1 leaf (white) / VIII + 396 p. + 2 leaves (publicity), engraved Ex Libris in each volume ?Dr. A Voûte?, publisher?s bordeaux clothbound with gilt title on spine, gilt hermetic symbol on bookcovers. Topedge gilt. For-edge & bottom untrimmed. A fine copy. The binding is solid and shows only minor spots of rubbing to the extremitie. Interior pages fresh & clean. An English translation of select writings by the German-Swiss physician, alchemist and mystic Theophrastus Paracelsus whose alchemical and hermetic theories heavily influenced subsequent physicians and occultists. The collection is edited by the English occultist A.E. Waite. Volume I. is dedicated to writings on Hermetic chemistry and Volume II. contains writings on Hermetic medicine and Hermetic philosophy. This collection includes: The coelum philosophorum, or book of vexations, concerning the science and nature of alchemy; the book concerning the tincture of the philosophers; the aurora of the philosophers, concerning the spirits of the planets; the archidoxies; a manual or treatise concerning the medicinal philosophic stone; concerning the degrees and compositions of recipes and . The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast of Hohenheim, Called Paracelsus The Great. Now for the First Time Faithfully Translated Into English. Edited with a Biographical Preface, Elucidatory Notes . Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Duveen p. 608. (1924 edition); Caillet 8300. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Faust. Der Tragödie Erster und Zweiter Teil.

      (1) 157 (4) Seiten (2) 236 Seiten 4, gebundene Ausgabe auf vier Bünden, Original-Ganz-Pergamenteinbände mit goldgerägtem Titel auf dem Deckel und Rücken mit Kopfgoldschnitt in Schubern. die Einbände mit Lesebänchen sind sehr gut erhalten, beim Band 2 ist die untere Ecke leicht bestossen, die Textrevision besorgte Curt Moreck, gedruckt wurden die Bände bei Hesse & Becker in Leipzig. Eines von 150 Exemplareneiner numerieten Vorzugsausgabe, dieses ist bei beiden Bänden die Nr. 38. Die Illustrationen stammen sämtlich von Josef Weisz (* 1894 in München - + 1969 in Planegg) der zu seiner Zeit ein bekannter Holzschneider und Buchillustrator war. Schon in den 1920er Jahren stellten das Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin und die Deutsche Bücherei in Leipzig seine expressionistischen Werke aus. Weisz Arbeit wurde zunehmend für Illustrationen von Büchern gefragt. So schuf er 35 Lithographien zu Goethes Faust. 1932 druckten die Gebrüder Klingspor in Offenbach Goethes Metamorphose der Pflanzen" nach und Josef Weisz schuf dazu zwölf Holzschnitte als Anhang.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Skizzen aus dem Süden.

      Wien, Jasper 1894.. 2 Bände. Mit 2 kolor. lithograph. Karten, 74 Tafeln und zahlreichen Textabbildungen in Lichtdruck. 6 Bll., 67 S.; 6 Bll., 73 S. OLdr.- Bände mit Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung. 47,5 x 38 cm. Blackmer 1449, Kainbacher 352. - Nr. 155 von 160 Exemplaren. - Mit handschriftl. Widmung des Verfassers an August Ritter von Loehr (1847-1917; österreichischer Eisenbahningenieur und Mineralien- u. Münzsammler) sowie Exlibris in beiden Bänden von Ignaz und Karoline Benda (von S. Kronburg). - Nathaniel Mayer (Puggy) von Rothschild (1836-1905), der älteste Sohn des Bankiers Anselm Salomon Freiherr von Rothschild, interessierte er sich nur wenig für die Geschäfte der Familie. Er verließ früh das Bankhaus, um sich ausschließlich als Kunstsammler, Bauherr, Reiseschriftsteller, Amateurphotograph, Blumenzüchter und großzügiger Gönner zu betätigen. Vergleichbar zu den durchaus ähnlichen Werken des berühmteren anderen österreichischen Aussteigers aus gesegneten familiären Verhältnissen, des Erzherzogs Ludwig Salvator, publizierte Rothschild vorliegendes Werk für seinen engeren Freundeskreis, das Werk kam somit nie in den Handel. - Rothschild beschreibt seine beiden Mittelmeerreisen, die er mit Baron August Twickel 1893 und 1894 durchführte. Mit prachtvollen Illustrationen vorgeführt werden im ersten Band u. a. die Stationen der ersten Reise: Livorno, Korsika, La Goulette, Hammam Meskoutin, Biskra, Bougie, Algier, Oran, Alicante, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca und Barcelona. Der zweite Band dann mit Schilderungen der Reise über Dalmatien, Montenegro und Korfu nach Griechenland und der Türkei: - Sehr schönes, unbeschnittenes und tadellos erhaltene Ausgabe der prachtvollen Publikation!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Pride and Prejudice (First Peacock Edition)

      London: George Allen. Very Good Minus. 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 'The Peacock Edition' of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'. Preface by George Saintsbury. With Hugh Thomson's gorgeous peacock design blocked in gilt to the dark green cloth, and his delightful line drawings and ornamental initials throughout the text, it's easy to see why this is the most popular edition of any of Austen's works and one of the most popular books ever published. An attractive copy with bright gilt on spine and upper board. Very slight forward lean to boards; spine tips and corners lightly bruised. All edges gilt and mostly bright with light soiling to top and minor wear to bottom. Dark green endpapers. Front hinge starting. Foxing to prelims and end matter, and occasional spotting to main pages but mostly clean. Sheffield school prize plate to fep. 476 pp. .

      [Bookseller: Bath and West Books, PBFA]
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        Bungakusha to naru ho [trans: How to become a Literary Scholar]

      [By Sanmonjiya Kinpira]. One folding colored woodcut frontis. & woodcuts in the text. 1 p.l., 186 pp., one leaf of colophon. 8vo, orig. decorated wrappers, preserved in its orig. envelope. Tokyo: Yubunsha, 1894. First edition of this witty and vicious satire of the literary world by Uchida (1868-1929), a leading writer of "social novels" in which the author criticized corruption, sexual excesses of the upper classes, etc. The fine folding colored frontispiece by Kiyochika Kobayashi - an outstanding example of nishiki-e - is also deeply satirical. Fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Manuel de l'amateur de livres du XIX siècle 1801-1893.

      Librairie A Rouquette,, Paris 1894 - 7 volumi in-8° (cm. 23,7), legature coeve in m. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi (lievi spellature), piatti marmorizzati. Edizione originale con prefazione di Maurice Tourneux; éditions originales, ouvrages et périodiques illustrés, romantiques, réimpressions critiques de textes anciens ou classiques [.]. Es. n.576, testo su due colonne, leggere fioriture sparse. Senza il tomo ottavo d'indici pubblicato successivamente (1920). Esemplare per altro molto buono. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        Discovery of Lakes Rudolf and Stefanie.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1894. A Narrative of Count Samuel Teleki's Exploring & Hunting Expedition in Eastern Equatorial Africa in 1887 & 1888. By his Companion. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, blind rules to boards enclosing gilt vignette of native tribesmen to front, black endpapers, edges untrimmed. Wood-engraved frontispiece to vol. 1, map frontispiece to vol. 2, numerous illustrations to the text of which 32 full-page, mostly wood-engravings from photographs, 2 large folding colour maps linen-backed at stub as issued. Front pastedowns with the bookplate of Norman Douglas Simpson (1890-1974), Cambridge botanist who was in Africa throughout the 1920s, working for the Cotton Research Board at Giza and on irrigation projects across Egypt and Sudan while also collecting numerous plant specimens for Kew. Spines rolled, headcaps and tips lightly rubbed and bumped, a few small markings to sides, moderate foxing, very occasional marginal finger-soiling. A very good copy. First edition in English of this "excellent work of exploration and sport … African adventure at its finest" (Czech), noted for recounting the European discovery of Lake Turkana, "the last of the great lakes of Africa to be discovered" (Howgego). Hungarian nobleman Samuel Teleki (1845-1916) developed an interest in the region north of Lake Baringo, in what is now Kenya, after learning of Joseph Thomson's expedition, which reported the supposed existence of a large haunted lake further north. He was encouraged by Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria to turn an intended safari into a journey of exploration, and von Höhnel, a naval officer "would equip and arm the expedition to the highest standards, money being no object" (ibid.) The party arrived in Zanzibar late in 1886, crossed to Pangani in January the following year and reached the foothills of Kilimanjaro by June, making an assault on the summit in which Teleki reached a height of 5300 metres (von Höhnel turned back after 4950). They continued north along Thomson's route through the Masai and Kikuyu homelands, though unlike Thomson showed little respect for local customs and endured many skirmishes with Kikuyu tribesmen. They reached Lake Baringo in February 1888, and Lake Turkana the month after. Returning via Baringo, they followed the Rift Valley and passed the future site of Nairobi, arriving back at Mombasa in October with over 400 ethnographic objects and a large collection of plant and animal specimens. Von Höhnel's account originally appeared in German (1891-2). This English translation is also encountered in brown cloth, with no priority assigned. Many of the numerous original photographs taken by Teleki and von Höhnel are believed to have been destroyed during the Second World War, so are only preserved by the line-drawings in the published account.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson. And the comedy [of] those extraordinary twins.

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1894 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, arabesque designs in black, buff endpapers, edges speckled red. Housed in a custom quarter morocco and brown cloth pull-off box. Cloth with a little bubbling to front cover, internally fresh; an excellent copy. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, title page printed red and black, marginal illustrations throughout. First US edition, first state, with the text block measuring 11/8 inches and the title leaf conjugate, not tipped in, and Twain's facsimile signature to the frontispiece. It was originally published in the UK the same year. BAL 3442.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [Gulliver's Travels] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

      London: Macmillan, 1894. First Brock illustrated edition, from Macmillan's Cranford series, with preface by Henry Craik. Crown 8vo: xxx,[2],381,[3]pp, with tissue-guarded frontispiece and 99 line-block illustrations by Charles E. Brock and five maps. Unsigned dark-green cloth publisher's binding by Brock, spine and upper cover richly illustrated in gilt, all edges gilt, dark green end papers. A superb copy, with neat, elegant calligraphic inscription to verso of front fly leaf; spine slightly rolled; occasional, very light foxing to text. Balston I 13. Rogerson 13. Macmillan's late nineteenth-century reprints of classic tales illustrated by fine artists came to be known as the Cranford Series, after Mrs. Gaskell's Cranford, illustrated by Hugh Thomson and published in 1891. The series ran from 1876 (Old Christmas) to 1907 (Silas Marner), and includes 24 crown octavo volumes, instantly recognizable by their distinctive dark-green shiny cloth publisher's bindings with rich gilt pictorial designs on upper covers and spines and all edges gilt. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine-.

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        Charles Dickens's Works In nineteen volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, Ld. 1893 / 1894 / 1895. In 19 volumes. 17 volumes of novels with The Life and The Dictionary. Some volumes dated 1893/1894/1895. Uniformly bound in maroon half morocco over maroon cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt lines and lettering. All edges marbled and marbled endpapers. Minor marks to boards. Some volumes with extra illustrated title page. Frontis and illustrations to each volume. Small stamp of Dickens pasted onto versos of feps. Minor foxing. All internally clean. All bindings firm. . Very Good. Half Morocco. 1894. 8vo..

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        Chemin de fer transsaharien. Géologie du Sahara algérien et aperçu géologique sur le Sahara de l'Océan Atlantique à la mer Rouge, par M. G. Rolland. Texte. Extrait des documents relatifs. (Rapport géologique) II. Planches. Extrait des documents (Rapports géologique et hydrologique). III Hydrologie du Sahara algérien par M. G. Rolland. Texte extrait des documents. (Rapport hydrologique).

      Imprimerie nationale, 1890 1894 - 3 volumes, 2 de texte et un atlas, grands in-4, demi-maroquin cerise, dos à nerfs, filets bruns, 275- 425 pp. figures dans le texte, tableaux - Atlas de 6 pp. et 40 planches (la dernière ch. 41, mais conforme à la table) souvent plusieurs fois dépliantes, dont 9 cartes, 5 en couleurs, 8 héliogravures (fossiles, poissons.) et 6 gravures par Henri Cresson. Hum. aux 5 dernières planches. Sinon bel exemplaire. L’architecte Auguste Choisy fut chargé du projet de chemin de fer transsaharien. Il conduisit en 1879 la mission de reconnaissance du tacet sur l’itinéraire Laghouat-El Golea et Biskra-Ouargla. Cette mission enrichie considérablement la connaissance scientifique du Sahara septentrional. Rare complet. in-4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Avenue - Veyrier]
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        LONDON AND THE KINGDOM A History Derived Mainly From the Archives at Guildhall in the Custody of the Corporation of the City of London

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1894-5. 3 volumes. First edition. A copy with Unique and Fine Provenance, being a Presentation Copy from the Lord Mayor of London, Sir William Henry Dunn, 1st Baronet, of Clitheroe to First Baron, Sir James Meston KCSI, one of the most prominent and high ranking foreign civil servants of the British Empire during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each volume contains a frontispiece illustration, two of which are folding: Volume 1, a full page photograph of 2 original charter scrolls of William I; Volume 2: a fold-out copy of an extract from the Minutes of Common Council of 1641; and Volume 3: a fold-out reproduction of the Writ and Return for Parliamentary Election for the City of London A.D. 1296. 8vo, publisher's original dark forest-green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spines and upper covers and embellished with gilt shields on the upper covers. xv, 566; xi,650; 565 + 1 errata pp. An especially fine and well preserved copy with wonderful provenance. A SUPERB PRESENTATION COPY WITH WONDERFUL PROVENANCE. FIRST EDITION. Reginald Sharpe was the Records Clerk in the Office of The Town Clerk of the City of London and the editor of "Calendar of Wills Enrolled in the Court of Husting". This copy with unique provenance being a presentation copy from Sir William Dunn, the Lord Mayor of London. ' Sir William was a well-known figure in the business and civic life of the City of London. He was an Alderman of the City of London and Sheriff in 1906-1907. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1916-1917. He was also a Liveryman of several of the City Guilds and an officer in the Territorial Force. He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Southwark West in the general election of January 1910. The recipient, Sir James Scorgie Meston. 1st Baron Meston KCSI, was a prominent British civil servant, financial expert and businessman. He served as Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh from 1912 to 1918. He passed the Indian civil service examination in 1883 and was posted to the North-Western Provinces and Oudh in 1885 (which later became the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh), where he was director of land records between 1897 and 1899 and financial secretary to the government between 1899 and 1903. From 1905 to 1906 he briefly left India to act as an adviser to the Cape Colony and Transvaal governments in South Africa. After his return to India in 1906, Meston was secretary to the finance department of the government of India until 1912, when he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. He remained in this position until 1918, when he became finance member of the Viceroy of India's executive council. In 1917, along with Sir Satyendra Prasanno Sinha and Maharaja Ganga Singh, he assisted the Secretary of State for India in representing India in the Imperial War Cabinet and Conference. After the war, Meston, along with Lionel Curtis, was the main designer of the Institute of International Affairs, and served as chairman of its first governing body from 1920 to 1926, of its publications committee and of the editorial board of International Affairs. Apart from this, Meston was also vice-chairman of the Supervisory Commission of the League of Nations. He sat on the Liberal benches in the House of Lords and served as President of the Liberal Party organization. He was also involved in business and served as chairman and as a board member of several companies. Meston was made a CSI in 1908 and a KCSI in 1911 and in 1919 he was further honoured when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Meston, of Agra in the Indian Empire and Dunottar in the County of Kincardine.'

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        Neujahrswünsche, Sammlung

      - Neujahrswünsche. – Sammlung, 367 fast ausschließlich originalgraph. Bll. überwiegend signiert, ab 1894 bis ins 21. Jahrhundert. Bedeutende Sammlung zu einem gebrauchsgraphischen Spezialgebiet: Künstler entwerfen für sich oder ihre Auftraggeber die guten Wünsche zum Neuen Jahr. Wie verschieden sie dem Inhalt nach ausfallen, hängt von den Zeiten ab – es gibt Zeiten des Glücks und Zeiten der Not, in den Neujahrswünschen geben sie sich zu erkennen. Damit sind sie eine laufende illustrierte Chronik aus Künstlerhand – in der vorliegenden Sammlung nach Jahrgängen bzw. Zeitabschnitten geordnet. Die in der Sammlung vertretenen Künstler (in Auswahl): F. Bange, H. Bastanier, O. Beier, A. Coßmann, V. Eichler (Abb.), V. Fleissig, S. Frank, G. Gelbke, F. Gilsi, E. Heigenmooser, R. Hesse, L. Hesshaimer, R. Koch, F. Kühn, S. Lobisser, H. Nolpa, M. E. Philipp, M. Schenke, H. Schimek, F. Schwimbeck, J. Seché, F. Steiniger, P. Süß, E. Vadasz, H. Virl, G. Wimmer, E. Winkler, P. Winkler-Leers, H. Woyty-Wimmer, W. Zeising. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The jungle book

      First EditionFull green canvas binding from the publisher. Smooth hot hit back of 4 different animals. A golden elephant on the upper dish, a tiger on the lower dish. Lightly cleared back. Nice copy, especially fresh, with some pale foxing on the guards. The century co. New-York 1894 Pet. in-8 (13x19,5cm) 303pp. relié

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        COREA: SET OF 18 SHEETS. 1894 WAR BETWEEN CHINA AND JAPAN INCOREA.

      London 1894, I.L.N. Clean set of 18 full page sheets, 11 single and 5 double sheets, in very good condition, illustr- ations by artists: R. Caton Woodville, A. Forestier et al. A nice set of illustrated sheets, some with text,showing the the Corean views, environs & battle engagements. Single she- ets show: Native market near Seoul, Chinese troop-ship, Cor- ean rest-house, Chinese levies, views in Corea, Bivouac of Chinese soldiers, outside Peking, landing of Japanese at Chemulpo &c. Double sheets show: Battle of Yalu, Japanese troops landing at Chemulpo, Chjemulpo port, Li Hung Chang's European-drilled artillery in Action. A useful set showing the action and venues. A nice collection of scarce period prints. Scans can be sent by email. .

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        Een nagelaten bekentenis.

      - Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf, [1894]. Heelleer (privéband, vervaardigd F.H. Danner, 1997). Het originele omslag is meegebonden: voor- en achterzijde op hun plaats. (4), 292 p. 1e druk.l De boekband is geïmiteerd naar de originele linnen bandtekening: het lettertype is gelijk, en ook is de band voorzien van de drie horizontale strepen over voorzijde, rug en achterkant!Uiterst zeldzaam met het originele omslag, dat in ontwerp afwijkt van de linnen banden.

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        Riding Recollections and Turf Stories

      Edward Arnold, London 1894 - 1/2 green morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt sporting ornaments in panels, contrasting leather spine labels. Original flexible cloth front cover bound-in. Copy # 7 of the Large Paper Edition - signed by Custance on the limitation page. This copy extra-illustrated with the insertion of 56 plates (many color). Spine area slightly faded with a couple of small scrapes. Leather bookplate of Walter Blake on front paste-down. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE JUNGLE BOOK

      1894. Decorated by J. Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E. New York: The Century Co., 1894. Original olive green cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition, published in the same year as the English edition. Many of the illustrations are by John Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard's father. This book and THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK, along with JUST SO STORIES, constitute Kipling's best-loved work:~For there is a unique magic in the JUNGLE BOOKs from the moment the infant Mowgli enters the wolf's lair, and the moonlight is blacked out at the mouth of the cave by the great head of the tiger Shere Khan, and his roar fills it with thunder. There is magic too in the jungle, so glowingly portrayed, with its danger-haunted thickets, and the monkeys threading its frail liana ways, the enchanted land of which Mowgli is to become the master; and in the animals who are his friends and mentors -- Bagheera, the sleek and terrible panther; Baloo, the wise old bear; Hathi, the elephant; Kaa, the gigantic python who makes a nest for Mowgli in his coils; Akela, the leader of the wolf-pack; and the bandarlog, chattering outcasts of the tree tops, whose only wish is to be noticed, and who immediately abandon every task they have begun. [Birkenhead]~This volume is in close-to-fine condition (spine very slightly faded, one bumped fore-corner); the cover gilt is brighter than usual. Richards A77; Stewart 124.

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        GIL BLAS Supplement Illustree

      Paris -1896 1894 - Three complete years bound together The front cover of each issue is a full-page coloured drawing of a scene illustrating the short story inside and the back page gives the words and music of a contemporary popular song , The stories illustrated are almost all on a blatantly sexual theme often involving bad behavious and loose morals. For the first ten years almost all the illustrations were by Theophile Steinlen, the artist who withToulouse Lautrec most famously captures the mood of the l890s in Paris - the gaity of the night life and the boulveards contrasted with the pathos of the exploited shp-girls and laundresses. Steinlens sympathetic drawings of women are particularly fine. The journal is note-worthy for the restricted use of colours in the illustations, the earlier years mainly in red, black and blue, and from l894 a wider, livelier spectrum . These three years are bound together in red half calf in nice conditin) . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Jean et Jeannette. Illustré de vingt-quatre compositions par Ad. Lalauze. Préface par Léo Claretie.

      Paris, A. Ferroud, 1894. - in-8. XXXII. 207 pages. 4 pages. 25 planches gravées hors-texte. (24x16cm). Pleine basane rouge. Dos à nerfs. Couverture et dos imprimés conservés. Tranches marbrées. Dos insolé. Quelques piqûres. Papier légèrement bruni. Très bon état. Edition tirée à 500 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci (n°143) un des 200 de tête sur grand vélin d'Arches. Jolie eaux-fortes dans le texte par Lalauze, tirées par Wittman, en deux états. Ses images tendres, souvent sur le registre du conte, et travaillées sur acier avec finesse, comme des millers de griffures de petites aiguilles, valurent à Lalauze d'être souvent sollicité pour illustrer des romans et nouvelles. Exemplaire bien relié, très bon état intérieur.

      [Bookseller: Último Capítulo S.C.P.]
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        Three autograph letters signed and one autograph postcard signed from Lemaître to the Anglo-German astronomer Arthur Beer concerning Lemaitre's contribution 'Regularization of the three-body problem' to the volume of essays Vistas in Astronomy (1955), edited by Beer. Together with six typed letters from Beer soliciting and responding to Lemaître's correspondence.

      An exceptionally rare collection of autograph materials by the founder of the concept of the expanding universe, and the first person to state 'Hubble's law', two years before Edwin Hubble found observational evidence for it. "It could as well have been named Lemaître's law" (Helge Kragh, Cosmology and Controversy, p. 29). Lemaître "was the first to recognize that a number of things that are now taken to be important and obvious must be true about a general-relativistic universe (including the fact that it must expand)" (Kragh in Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers I, p. 689). We have been unable to find any record of any other autograph material by this great cosmologist ever having appeared on the market. Lemaître (1894-1966) studied mathematics and physics, and later theology, at the University of Louvain. He was ordained a priest in 1923, and in the same year he was awarded a traveling postdoctoral fellowship. "He went to Cambridge and studied under Eddington, under whose influence he specialized in general relativity. In 1924 and 1925 he continued his post-graduate studies in the United States, at Harvard and MIT. During his stay in the United States, he attended the American Astronomical Society conference in Washington, at which Hubble's discovery of the Cepheid variables in the Andromeda nebula was announced. He became increasingly occupied with cosmology and, while at MIT in 1925, suggested a modification of de Sitter's cosmological theory. Lemaître's model was non-static and included a red shift caused by the Doppler effect. After his return to Louvain, he developed his theory further, and in 1927 he published a new cosmological theory that combined the advantages of the earlier theories of Einstein and de Sitter ['Un univers homogène de masse constant et de rayon croissant rendant compte de la vitesse radiale des nébuleuses extra-galactiques,' Annales de la Société Scientifique de Bruxelles 47 (1927)]. Lemaître showed that the field equations of general relativity allowed an expanding universe and derived a velocity-distance relation" (Kragh in DSB). "'The receding velocities of the galaxies cause their received light to be redshifted,' he wrote ... For the proportionality factor - later the Hubble constant - Lemaître suggested a value of about 625 km/s/MPc, which is not very different from the observational result obtained by Hubble two years later ... The famous Hubble law is clearly in Lemaître's paper" (Kragh, Cosmology and Controversy, pp. 29-31). Born in Reichenberg, Bohemia, Arthur Beer (1900-1980) received his doctorate in 1927 with a dissertation entitled 'Zur Charakterisierung der spektroskopischen Doppelsterne' ('On the characterization of spectroscopic binaries'). He then worked at Breslau Observatory, and later at the German Maritime Observatory at Hamburg, before emigrating to Cambridge, England, in 1934 due to the persecution of Jewish scientists in Nazi Germany. He carried out astrophysical research under F. J. M. Stratton (1881-1960) at the Cambridge Solar Physics Observatory from 1934 to 1937, and later served as Senior Assistant Observer at Cambridge Observatories until 1968. "In the early 1950s Arthur committed himself to a voluminous and thorough survey of current astronomy. Ultimately, 215 scientists, mathematicians and historians contributed to what was to become the multi-volume Vistas of Astronomy, covering both historical and current topics, for which he was a writer and editor-in-chief (1955-1956) for the first two volumes" (Wikipedia). These volumes were dedicated to Stratton. The correspondence opens with a two-page letter dated 22 February 1953 from Beer thanking Lemaître for agreeing to contribute an article to the Vistas volume "on some cosmological problem near to your heart - i.e. the expanding universe" and expresses satisfaction that this will "touch on Eddington's work, which otherwise does not appear to be represented in the volume." Brussels 11 May 1953 9 rue Henry de Bachelier (?) I must apologise to be a little late with the preparation of my paper for the forthcoming Stratton volume. I have taken as a subject Regularisation in the Three Body Problem. The paper is nearly ready and will be send [sic] within the week. With kind regards Sincerely yours Lemaître. Beer replies on 17 May, acknowledging receipt of Lemaître's letter of 11 May. On 5 June Beer writes to Lemaître, acknowledging receipt of his manuscript and requests that he send one or two pages of general introduction and concluding survey, pointing out that the articles in the Vistas volume are intended to be understood by a general audience of astronomers. June 26 1953 Dear Dr Beer I send you a few words of introduction and some of conclusion to my paper. I think the small amount of repetition which result[s] is tolerable and it will be difficult to change it without reworking the whole paper. I apologise for the delay. With best regards Yours sincerely [Lemaître - signature excised] On 29 June Beer writes to acknowledge receipt of the introduction and concluding survey. Brussels February 19 1954 Dear Dr Beer Excuse me to have delayed (?) so much to send you back the proofs of my paper. I have introduced a few heading[s] as I was requested to do, they are written in red ink. For words in the works (?) I see only Three body problem. There is a point I should like to mention here. All through the paper 1) the letter v nu of my manuscript [h]as been interpreted as a v 2) my ω omega has been read w double u 3) my ϖ has been read [w bar]. The confusion really arises from this omega and I am not quite sure [page 2] that [it] is really necessary to make the change. In any case it would have been too much confusing to include (?) it along with the real corrections in the proof. I have therefore chosen to underline in pen (?) the letters v w [w bar] which eventually could be changed into ν nu ω omega ϖ pi I leave it to your judgment to see if it worth while [sic] to make these changes and how they should be realized. With best regards Yours sincerely Lemaitre P.S. I am not quite sure [if] I have to send you the order for reprints or rather to mail it directly to the Pergamon Press. But I am sure you shall arrange this easily. The symbol ϖ is a variant of lower case π (with legs bent inward to meet), often used in technical contexts, and often rendered as a lower case ω with a bar on top. On 7 March Beer writes to acknowledge receipt of the corrected proofs, reassures Lemaître that the symbols will be corrected by the printer, and notes his request for 50 reprints in addition to the 25 normally provided. On 10 July Beer writes to ask Lemaître if the term 'kinetic potential' in his article is the same as that the term 'Lagrangian' as understood by English-speaking readers. Brussels 12 July 1954 Dear Dr Beer I am glad to hear that Lagrangian is more familiar to English readers than kinetic potential and I agree for the change you propose. I had been mislead in this point by the terminology used by Whittaker. With kind regards Yours sincerely Lemaitre Lemaître is probably referring to the classic Treatise on the Analytical Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies by Edmund Taylor Whittaker. Lemaitre's article, 'Regularization of the three-body problem,' appeared on pp. 207-215 of volume I of Vistas in Astronomy, London & New York: Pergamon Press, 1955. Three signed autograph letters, two written on one side only (one with Lemaître's signature cut out), and one written on both sides; together with a signed autograph postcard written on one side with punch holes on lower margin (not affecting Lemaître's writing). The first two pages of the first volume of Vistas in Astronomy are filled with reproductions of the signatures of the participants. Beer obtained most of these by cutting out the signatures from letters he had received from the authors of the articles in the volume.

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        [Gulliver's Travels] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

      London: Macmillan, 1894. First Edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Fine-. First Brock illustrated edition, from Macmillan's Cranford series, with preface by Henry Craik. Crown 8vo: xxx,[2],381,[3]pp, with tissue-guarded frontispiece and 99 line-block illustrations by Charles E. Brock and five maps. Unsigned dark-green cloth publisher's binding by Brock, spine and upper cover richly illustrated in gilt, all edges gilt, dark green end papers. A superb copy, with neat, elegant calligraphic inscription to verso of front fly leaf; spine slightly rolled; occasional, very light foxing to text. Balston I 13. Rogerson 13. Macmillan's late nineteenth-century reprints of classic tales illustrated by fine artists came to be known as the Cranford Series, after Mrs. Gaskell's Cranford, illustrated by Hugh Thomson and published in 1891. The series ran from 1876 (Old Christmas) to 1907 (Silas Marner), and includes 24 crown octavo volumes, instantly recognizable by their distinctive dark-green shiny cloth publisher's bindings with rich gilt pictorial designs on upper covers and spines and all edges gilt. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        LE LIVRE DES ORCHIDEES

      G. Masson, París 1894 - VIII+601 pp. ilustradas con 310 grabados en texto y 31 láminas a todo color cromolitográficas. En 4º holandesa piel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice (in dust jacket)

      George Allen, London 1894 - A Fine copy of the famous "peacock" edition of Pride and Prejudice, illustrated by Hugh Thomson. The book is in exceptional condition, having been tucked away for a hundred years in it's original dust jacket. Easily the brightest, cleanest copy of the book that we have seen. A contemporary owner's name on the front end paper in light pencil, otherwise unmarked and unread. The original pictorial dust jacket is toned on the spine and at the edges (as you'd expect), with a large chip at the top of the spine (not affecting any lettering) and with a few short tears, but otherwise complete. A remarkable survivor, the only trade copy in dust jacket that we can locate (and none in the auction record). Note: This book was issued with all page edges gilt and with just the top-edge gilt and the others untrimmed. The former is by far the more common style and that binding is about 8 - 10 mm shorter than this one. The dust jacket was designed for that shorter binding, and consequently appears a bit short on this book, although it hasn't been trimmed or tampered with in any way. The rear panel advertises the existing titles in George Allen's Illustrated Gift Books series, Pride and Prejudice at the head, including the new edition of Ruskin's The Harbours of England which ended up being delayed until April 1895.Austen's beloved masterpiece. "Pride and Prejudice" follows the classic relationship between the clever Elizabeth Bennett and the seemingly distant Mr. Darcy. Austen actually finished an early version of the novel, titled "First Impressions," when she was a mere 21. The book received a great deal of praise when it was released, with one well regarded critic of the day saying he "would rather have written Pride and Prejudice, or Tom Jones, than any of the Waverley Novels."The artist, Hugh Thomson, was most famous for his illustrations of Austen's work, as well as the work of Charles Dickens. Known for his attention to detail, he would often spend a great deal of time in museums researching the lifestyles and dress of the characters he was depicting, Thomson started working on his drawings for "Pride and Prejudice" in 1893. They proved an immense success, selling over 10,000 copies in the few years after they were released. He would go on to illustrate many of Austen's other novels as well. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (THE PEACOCK EDITION)

      George Allen 1894 - George Allen 1894 1st Thus Edition. Peacock edition. Illus. All edges gilt. Gilt decorative hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Light wear to covers, Spine slightly cocked. Minimal scattered foxing on ffep & ht. Spine crack to front section of book yet binding remains firm. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ko^gei O^yo^ ZUAN ZASSHI 7 issues

      1894 - [DESIGN] HARUNA Shigeharu, editor. Ko^gei O^yo^ ZUAN ZASSHI 7 issues. No.'s 20-26, To^kyo^, Meiji 26-27 [1893-4]. 24.5 x 16.6 cm. Stab-bound wrapper's in woodblock printed paper covers. Haruna Shigeharu (1847-1913) was a pottery painter born into the upper classes in Ishikawa prefecture, here using his artistic and design skills to organize and edit this "PRACTICAL ARTS DESIGN MAGAZINE", full of black and white design ideas and articles on such topics as the Columbian Exposition, etc. Very unusual periodical, here in very good condition, inside and out. A short but continuous run.

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        Bayou Folk

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. Very Good. First edition. 12mo. 312, [2]pp. Green cloth titled and decorated by Sarah Wyman Whitman in gilt. Very slight sunning to the spine and a few lightened areas on the front board, still an attractive very good or better copy of the author's first regularly published book (preceded by a rare pamphlet), a collection of short fiction which includes her best known story, Desiree's Baby. Chopin, of French and Irish extraction, wrote sensitive and insightful stories after the manner of De Maupassant, and enjoyed some popularity until her beautifully written novel, The Awakening, about a mixed marriage and a married woman's love for a man not her husband. Despite the relative tameness of the subject now, the novel rendered her persona non grata in regular publishing circles, from which she never recovered. Her understanding of both the contemporary feminine mind, and her observations of her Louisiana Creole neighbors were unparelled for the time.

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        Diary of a Journey Across Tibet

      Rivington, Percival and Co. 1894, London - xvi, 309, (1) pp. Publisher's original blue cloth with pictorial design in black to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Spine slightly darkened with gilt dulled and boards marked. Colour folding map. Frontis. Full-page and in-text illustrations. Lacking part of the folding route profile at p. 304. Text clean. Binding firm. Scarce, but incomplete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Tall octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and illustrations printed on china paper by Hugh Thomson. Single sheet from a 1927 auction catalogue laid-in. Spine and head of front cover faded, very slight rubbing to extremities, top edge dust toned, light foxing to edges and endpapers; an excellent copy. First illustrated edition, large paper issue, one of 250 copies released in England; a further 25 copies were released in the US. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text; Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only a frontispiece.

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        A Commentary on Ten Arabic Poems. Namely, the Seven Mu'allakat, and Poems by al-A'sha, an-Nabighah, and 'Abid ibn al-Abras. Edited for the first time, from the MSS., of Cambridge, London, & Leiden by Charles James Lyall.

      Calcutta: Printed for the Asiatic Society of Bengal at the Baptist Mission Press, 1894 - Quarto (315 x 250 mm). Contemporary red pebble-grain cloth, title gilt to the spine, edges untrimmed. British historian J. F. S. Parker's copy, with his ownership inscription dated St Anthony's College, Oxford, 1960 to the front free endpaper, and his University of York, Department of History ink-stamp to the title page verso. Mild wear to extremities, a few marks to boards, light browning throughout, a few minor splits and chips to the page edges, old japanese tissue repair to bottom edge of 5 early leaves and final leaf, touching one line of text, still wholly legible, Arabic title and contents leaf misbound between pp. 96-7. A good copy. First edition, in the original Arabic, of this authoritative commentary on the Mu'allaqat and three further Arabic poems from the pre-Islamic period; the poems themselves are printed in full, with the commentary between each line. Al-Tibrizi (1030-1109), a native of Tabriz in Iran, "was a philologist, a great authority on poetry For a time he was a teacher a teacher in Egypt, then he moved to Baghdad where he taught at the Nizamiyya Academy until his death. According to a report given by Yaqut, he was addicted to wine and often drunk when teaching; apparently this did not impair his scholarly reputation He wrote several highly respected commentaries on ancient poetry, such as the Mu'allaqat" (Encyclopaedia of Arabic Literature, vol. 2, p. 440). The editor, Lyall, was a senior administrator in the Indian civil service, and "notwithstanding his formidable official duties, also established himself as one of Britain's foremost scholars of Eastern languages. At Balliol he had distinguished himself as a student of Hebrew, and from there he moved on to Arabic, Persian, and Hindustani His chief devotion, however, was to the early, pre-Islamic, literature of the Arabs, and on this subject he published a number of works" (ODNB). He compiled this work at the request of Cambridge Arabist William Wright (1830-1899), who needed a poetry textbook for his students. This copy has been profusely annotated by a contemporary hand writing in English and in highly accomplished Arabic, providing variant readings and additions from a manuscript "F.", apparently as an advanced scholarly exercise: these annotations have themselves been marked up in pencil referring to various secondary sources such as the Lisan al-'Arab and Wright's Grammar of the Arabic Language, and a pencilled note on the final page 164 reads "Collation finished 13/3/95". An intended supplement of critical notes appears to have never been published. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        COREA: SET OF 18 SHEETS. 1894 WAR BETWEEN CHINA AND JAPAN INCOREA.

      - London 1894, I.L.N. Clean set of 18 full page sheets, 11 single and 5 double sheets, in very good condition, illustr- ations by artists: R. Caton Woodville, A. Forestier et al. A nice set of illustrated sheets, some with text,showing the the Corean views, environs & battle engagements. Single she- ets show: Native market near Seoul, Chinese troop-ship, Cor- ean rest-house, Chinese levies, views in Corea, Bivouac of Chinese soldiers, outside Peking, landing of Japanese at Chemulpo &c. Double sheets show: Battle of Yalu, Japanese troops landing at Chemulpo, Chjemulpo port, Li Hung Chang's European-drilled artillery in Action. A useful set showing the action and venues. A nice collection of scarce period prints. Scans can be sent by email.

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        Bayou Folk

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. Very Good. First edition. 12mo. 312, [2]pp. Green cloth titled and decorated by Sarah Wyman Whitman in gilt. Very slight sunning to the spine and a few lightened areas on the front board, still an attractive very good or better copy of the author's first regularly published book (preceded by a rare pamphlet), a collection of short fiction which includes her best known story, Desiree's Baby. Chopin, of French and Irish extraction, wrote sensitive and inciteful stories after the manner of De Maupassant, and enjoyed some popularity until her beautifully written novel, The Awakening, about a mixed marriage and a married woman's love for a man not her husband. Despite the relative tameness of the subject now, the novel rendered her persona non grata in regular publishing circles, from which she never recovered. Her understanding of both the contemporary feminine mind, and her observations of her Louisiana Creole neighbors were unparelled for the time.

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        A CATALOGUE OF THE DEVICES AND THEIR PARTS MANUFACTURED BY THE UNION SWITCH & SIGNAL CO., 1894

      Union Switch and Signal Company, Swissvale, PA 1894 - Large 12 x 9.25 inch catalogue. Sections include; The Saxby & Farmer Improved Interlocking Machine; Stevens Machine, Facing Point, Bridge and Bolt Locks; Rocking Shafts and Bell Cranks; Lamps; Standard CAbin for Saxby & Farmer Improved Interlocking Machine; Electro-Pneumatic Interlocking Interlocking Machine; Station Block Signals; Standard Semaphores; Union Electric Banner Signal and the Union Electric Target Signal; Union Lock and Block System; Railroad Crossing Frogs; Electro-Pneumatic Dwarf Signal; etc. etc. A large catalogue of railroad signaling hardware with numerous photographs and illustrations of the appliances and parts that can be ordered. 351 pages. Quite a few added blue plates with updated appliances and parts tipped in throughout the text. Bound in original black cloth with beveled edges and lettering stamped in silver. Previous owner's lettered cloth strip along the top of the front cover. Backstrip has been glued on by previous owner. Interior hinges have been professionally repaired. The worn cover itself is good. The pages are very good or better. The book remains solid and very usable. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A CATALOGUE OF THE DEVICES AND THEIR PARTS MANUFACTURED BY THE UNION SWITCH & SIGNAL CO , 1894

      Swissvale, PA: Union Switch and Signal Company, 1894 Large 12 x 9.25 inch catalogue. Sections include; The Saxby & Farmer Improved Interlocking Machine; Stevens Machine, Facing Point, Bridge and Bolt Locks; Rocking Shafts and Bell Cranks; Lamps; Standard CAbin for Saxby & Farmer Improved Interlocking Machine; Electro-Pneumatic Interlocking Interlocking Machine; Station Block Signals; Standard Semaphores; Union Electric Banner Signal and the Union Electric Target Signal; Union Lock and Block System; Railroad Crossing Frogs; Electro-Pneumatic Dwarf Signal; etc. etc. A large catalogue of railroad signaling hardware with numerous photographs and illustrations of the appliances and parts that can be ordered. 351 pages. Quite a few added blue plates with updated appliances and parts tipped in throughout the text. Bound in original black cloth with beveled edges and lettering stamped in silver. Previous owner's lettered cloth strip along the top of the front cover. Backstrip has been glued on by previous owner. Interior hinges have been professionally repaired. The worn cover itself is good. The pages are very good or better. The book remains solid and very usable. . Softcover.

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        AFRIKA. - Stuhlmann, Franz. Mit Emin Pascha ins Herz von Afrika. Ein Reisebericht mit Beiträgen von Dr. Emin Pascha, in seinem Auftrage geschildert. Im amtlichen Auftrage der Kolonial-Abtheilung des Auswärtigen Amtes herausgegeben.

      Bln., Reimer 1894 - 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 28 x 19,5 cm. 1 Bl., XXI, 901 S. Mit 2 Porträts, 32 Tafeln, 275 Textabbildungen und 2 mehrf. gefalt. farblithogr. Karten (lose in Hinterdeckellasche). Illustr. OLwd. mit Goldprägung, Rtit. und Farbschnitt. Henze V, 261f; Kainbacher 413, 1. - Erste Ausgabe. - Franz Stuhlmann (1863-1928) "deutscher Afrika-Forscher vom ersten Rang, der Begleiter Emin Paschas auf dessen amtlichen Zug (1890-1891) ins Zwischenseegebiet, Verfasser der gründlichsten u. gehaltvollsten Reisebeschreibung des ganzen ostafrikanischen Schrifttums jener Zeit. Sein Reisewerk ist eine selten ergiebige (nicht minder erquickliche), gleichmäßig strömende Quelle belehrendster Aufschlüsse über alle Natur- u. Kulturerscheinungen des zentralen Ost-Afrika, voll lichter Anschauung u. lebendiger Bildgestaltung, voll erzählerischer Spannung - eine bleibende Schöpfung" (Henze). - Einband nur minimal berieben. Sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Liebeskonzil. Eine Himmels-Tragödie in fünf Aufzügen.

      Zürich. Verlags-Magazin (J. Schabelitz). 1895 (recte 1894). - 8°. 4 Bl., 78 S. Neuerer Halbleinwandband mit Rückenschild. Hayn-G. VI,17. - Wilpert-G. 11. - Erste Ausgabe. - Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Einband und erste Seiten etwas fleckig.

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        A South Sea Lover. A Romance.

      1894 - Reprint, in Macmillan's Colonial Library. 8vo., cloth. London, Macmillan. Pencilled ownership inscription on the front free endpaper 'Roger Casement Cape Town June 30 1900', followed by a pencilled presentation inscription 'To Herbert from Roddie at (indecipherable) 12 Aubrey Walk Campden Hill Rd Sept 12th 1900.'. This last address belonged to a friend of Casement, who was at this address for two months between his travels. On the rear pastedown is inscribed in pencil in an unknown hand 'Those who only half live, remember can only half die. The rending of life from them has already been half accomplished', on the opposite endpaper a few traces of further pencillings, now erased. Pictorial bookplate to the front pastedown of Herbert and Sarita Ward, designed by Ward and engraved by Emery Walker. Head of spine torn, covers bubbled and damp-stained at the edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Album with unique panoramic photographs of Zanzibar and Madagascar].[Zanzibar, Madagascar, Mayotte, 1900]. Oblong album (25 x 34 cm) with 47 silver gelatin photographic prints, many with handwritten captions in French. The photographs vary in size from 8 x 5.5 cm to 27 x 20.5 cm. The 30 panorama photographs measure 5.5 x 17.5 cm. Brown cloth album made by M. Andouard in Paris, with decorated endpapers.

      A unique set of views from Zanzibar and Madagascar, taken five years after the French military intervention of 1894/95, also called the Second Madagascar expedition. The unidentified photographer can be seen in three of the photographs, wearing a white coat and white pith sun helmet. This was the French tropical style as used by white colonial troops since 1878, suggesting his involvement in the French colonial army. His travel partner is occasionally shown as well. Their visit took place during the final years of Tippu Tip's (1837-1905) notorious slave trading activities in Zanzibar.The photo album opens with a portrait of a young Sakalavan woman in a beautiful dress. Three other photographs show other native women as well, including one family with a baby. The majority of the photographs are panoramic views, showing villages, harbours, coasts and landscapes, the first dated 28 November 1900. The only full-page photograph in the album shows an Arab caravan marching along the beach. Rare are the few photographs taken in Mayotte, giving some highly uncommon scenes of the island nation's pre-development era. Binding somewhat scratched, spine slightly worn. The front endpaper clipped. Only a few photographs slightly faded: in very good condition.

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        A History of the Art of Bookbinding. With Some Account of the Books of the Ancients

      Elliot Stock, London 1894 - Folio. xvi, 277,(1)pp. followed by 2pp publisher's catalogue. Illustrated. Blue cloth blocked in gilt on the spine and upper board, and in blind on the lower board. Top edge gilt. Patterned end papers. One of fifty numbered copies of which this is No. 6. A few spots of very light foxing, light wear to the edges and hinges else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Printed document announcing the Chrismation of his fiancee, Princess Alix of Hesse und bei Rhein, Livadia, 22 October 1894.

      St. Petersburg 22 October 1894 - One page, folio (328 x 212 mm), with integral blank; except some light spotting to margins, in excellent condition.

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        Map of Tokyo, With an advertisement for "Ogawa's Celebrated Collotype Albums". Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, ca. 1894

      - First Edition.12mo, cardboard covers with multi-fold map affixed to front and back covers [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La charge. Tableau de bataille. -

      Perrin et Cie 1894 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 40 pp. Reliure bradel plein maroquin vieux rouge. Dos lisse avec titre doré et date au talon. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur très frais avec un frontispice en deux états d'Édouard Detaille. Parfait état. EDITION ORIGINALE LIMITEE à 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande. EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE enrichi de 15 aquarelles originales finement réalisées par DRANER, toutes signées. Draner (de son vrai nom Jules Jean Georges Renard), né le 11 novembre 1833 à Liège et mort en 1926 à Paris, est un dessinateur et caricaturiste belge. Le thème militaire, dont l'artiste a fait sa spécialité, est traité ici magistralement. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A JAPANESE-ENGLISH AND ENGLISH-JAPANESE DICTIONARY.

      - Tokyo 1894, Maruya. 3/4 Black leather over black cloth,962p. 17 x 25 cm., leather worn, 2 spine splits [roughly mended], contents solid very clean no foxing, 5th edition, published by Kelly & Walsh, in original binding, contents solid. A classic dictionary, highly reliable. A completely romaniz- ed dictionary, easy to use, romanization based on the "Hepburn System" as portrayed in this early example. * Hepburn was a medical missionary to Amoy & Singapore in 1843 to 1845. In 1859, after the opening of Japan to Americans he & his wife salied under commission of the Presbyterian Board for Kanagawa. They arrived in Japan Oct. 18th, 1959, and were among the first American missionaries in Japan. * He opened a dispensary, where by 1869 he was ministering to 30-50 Japanese patients daily. He also carried on a training class for young Japanese men. He was one of the founders and the first president of Meiji Gakuin, a boys' school in Tokyo. * His wife began classes for girls which was one of the first steps ever taken toward the education of Japanese women. In 1867, the current dictionary was issued, a pioneer work in the field & in 1891, he published a Bible dictionary, the profits were used for the Shiloh Church in Yokohama and the Meiji Gakuin. He also took an active part in the translation of the Bible in to Japanese being responsible for about three quarters. * Hepburn was a medical missionary to Amoy & Singapore in 1843 to 1845. In 1859, with the opening of Japan to Americans he & his wife salied under commission of the Presbyterian Board for Kanagawa. They arrived in Japan Oct. 18th, 1959, & were among the first American missionaries in Japan. He opened a dispensary, where by 1869 he was ministering to 30-50 Japan- ese patients daily. He also carried on a training class for young Japanese men. He was one of the founders & the first president of Meiji Gakuin, a boys' school in Tokyo. His wife began classes for girls which ws one of the first steps ever taken toward the education of Japanese women. In 1867, the current dictionary ws issued, a pioneer work in the field, & in 1891, he published a Bible dictionary, the profits were used for the Shiloh Church in Yokohama and the Meiji Gakuin. He also took an active part in the translation of the Bible in to Japanese being responsible for about three quarters. ***

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