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        A Woman of No Importance

      London: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo Street, 1894 - An attractive copy of this witty and urbane play by Wilde First edition, one of 500 copies. 4to. 154, [1] pp. Printed by T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh. Original mauve cloth decorated in gilt, Spine slightly toned. Fine. In yellow half morocco slipcase and chemise. Mason/Millard 365 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Jungle Books (Two Volume Set)

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard and illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. Gift inscription to the title page. Spine rolled, a tiny amount of wear to the tips, front hinge tender, minor foxing to endleaves, otherwise internally clean; an excellent copy in bright cloth. First Thomson edition, first impression. A lovely copy, expressively illustrated with Thomson's delicate line drawings.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Land of the Changing Sun

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

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("VSardou").

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Outdoor Sports and Pastimes

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

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        I drammi di Parigi

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

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Die Kunstdenkmäler der Städte und Kreise Düsseldorf, Barmen, Elberfeld, Remscheid, Gladbach, Krefeld, Lennep, Mettmann, Solingen, Neuss und Grevenbroich.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        JOURNEY IN OTHER WORLDS

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK

      New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1894.. Two volumes. Royal octavo. Publisher's faun calf, decorated in gilt, gilt labels, t.e.g. Plates, illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Pictorial margin embellishments. Two bookplates in each volume, modest rubbing and shelfwear at tips and shelf edges, offset from tissue guards to facing text-leaves, but a very good set. The "Peter Stuyvesant Edition," limited to 281 numbered copies in this large-paper format, with the plates in proof state on Japan tissue. The numbering of each set corresponds to a year since the founding of New Amsterdam - this is set #1632. The deluxe issue of the configuration published in more modest format as the "Van Twiller Edition."

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        OMEGA: THE LAST DAYS OF THE WORLD

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

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and The Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        UN COEUR SIMPLE.

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

      [Bookseller: LA BOUQUINERIE]
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        MIRIFIQUES AVENTURES DE MAITRE ANTIFER (Au Portrait Collé)

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
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        Une nuit de Cléopatre. Illustrée de vingt-et-une compositions par Paul Avril. Préface par Anatole France.

      A. Ferroud, Paris 1894 - Paris, A. Ferroud, 1894. 25 x 16,5 cm (R), petit in-4, XX - 82 pp. - 6 planches hors texte et 15 compositions dans le texte, vignette sur la couverture répétée au titre, 2 ff. de présentation de l'édition conservés, reliure moderne de demi-chagrin brun, dos lisse avec titre et filets dorés, couvertures conservées. Première édition séparée de cette nouvelle extraite d' "Une larme du Diable". L'un des 80 exemplaires sur Japon avec trois états des eaux-fortes : eaux-fortes pures, eaux-fortes terminées avant la lettre (avec remarques), eaux-fortes avec la lettre (n° 60). Rare avec ces deux suites de 22 (et non 21) eaux-fortes, reliées au fil du volume, toutes sous serpentes. Couverture restaurée, pour le reste un très bel exemplaire, dans une agréable reliure moderne. (MONOD, 5213 ; CARTERET, IV, 179 : "édition estimée, surtout en grand papier") [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        La Grande Dame, Revue Mondaine Cosmopolite (Revue de l’élégance et des Arts)

      Edition du Figaro, La Grande Dame, rédaction 7 rue saint benoit à paris, 1894 (sans date), - Edition du Figaro, La Grande Dame, rédaction 7 rue saint benoit à paris,1894 (sans date), fort in 8 (20 x 28 cm), 416 + 96 pages. Ouvrage très abondamment illustré d'environ 150 gravures en noir dans le texte exécutées d'après des dessins originaux, 85 reproductions en noir dans le texte d'après photographies et 169 planches de dessins ou photographies pleine page en couleurs ou en noir. Reliure éditeur de l'époque de grand luxe chagrin noir, dos à nerfs et à caissons très décoré et titre doré, premier plat somptueusement orné successivement d'un filet doré d'encadrement, pointillé avec fleurons d'angles extérieurs et au milieu des côtés roulette géométrique à losanges très dorés, fleurons aux angles, double filet doré et frise en dentelle, grand titre au centre, roulette décorative dorée aux angles des coupes, roulette intérieure, toutes tranches dorées. +++++++ La Grande Dame, Revue Mondaine Cosmopolite (Revue de l’élégance et des Arts) était une revue luxueuse destinée aux dames des classes très aisées de la société. Publication mensuelle de 34 pages environ du journal Le Figaro, sa parution fut de courte durée (1893-1895). L’ambition de cette revue était d’aborder et de présenter à ses lectrices en plus des événements mondains, la mode évidement (très importante chez les dames de cette époque, on notera au passage que les gravures de mode en couleurs signées Guérin pour la plupart, ne présentent que des modèles des très grands couturiers du temps tels que : Worth, Redfern, Paquin, Laferrière, Bianchini.chapeaux de Verot, Calier, Petit.mais également, les arts décoratifs, le mobilier, le textile et les beaux-arts dans leurs vastes domaines : toutes les nouvelles tendances de cette époque « fin de siècle » et ART NOUVEAU. Cet ensemble constitue donc pour nous à présent une abondante documentation sur l’Art Nouveau, puisque, La Grande Dame était richement illustrée de gravures, dessins, photographies en noir et en couleurs. La Grande Dame faisait collaborer les plus grandes signatures de l’époque pour les textes et les illustrations. Le présent exemplaire est une reliure éditeur annuelle de grand luxe. De ce fait, l'ouvrage ne contient pas les couvertures illustrées des livraisons mensuelles permettant de dater la période,; cependant lors de la collation, on constate que tous les événements dont il est fait référence sont de l’année 1894. La pagination de l'ouvrage se décomposant en deux parties, 1 à 416 puis 1 à 96 pages, on peut supposer qu'en fin de volume et faisant suite à l'année 1894 complète ont été reliés les 3 premiers numéros de l'année 1895 (ce procédé commercial servant souvent à inciter la lectrice pour souscrire à un nouvel abonnement). Reliure éditeur de luxe (table des matières générale et exhaustive en fin de volume). Ensemble rare de cette revue qui connut une vie très courte – Quelques rousseurs en général marginales, bon état général de l’ouvrage, très belle reliure en très bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LES TEMPS MODERNES]
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        WORKS: THE WRITINGS OF CHARLES DICKENS WITH CRITICAL AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTIONS AND NOTES BY EDWIN PERCY WHIPPLE AND OTHERS. ILLUSTRATED WITH STEEL PORTRAITS AND ENGRAVINGS FROM THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS BY BROWNE, CRUIKSHANK, LEECH, AND OTHERS (Complete 32 Volume Set) (Large Paper Edition)

      Houghton Mifflin. Very Good+; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced . by 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1894. Hardcover. Complete 32 volume set. Reddish buckram cloth covers with toned and stained beige paper spine labels printed in red and black. Faint wear to corners of covers, but overall very good condition. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Ex-libris bookplates of Francis Hervey Payne affixed to front paste downs. Three frontispieces per volume, one of which is in full color, and all protected by tissue. Title pages printed in red and black with red Riverside Press vignette. Limited to 500 copies of which this is number 362. Numerous full page plates per volume, protected by tissue. Untrimmed fore edges. Pages faintly toned, otherwise clean and in very good condition. Provenance: From the estate of former Arizona State House Representatives, Winifred "Freddie" Hershberger (1992-1998) and Joseph Peter Hershberger III (1972-1976). This book had been in the Payne/Hershberger family for roughly a century or more and had formerly belonged to Freddie Hershberger's grandfather, Francis Hervey Payne (born 1868). Francis Payne was Vice President of American Meter Company and manager of Metric Metal Works of Erie, Pennsylvania. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Treasure Island

      Roberts Brothers, USA 1894 - 1st Edition Thus 1894. Illustrated wth 4 black and white plates by F T Merrit and a map. Early illustrated editions in collectable condition are very un-common. Book is very good`+ and bright. Spine tips lightly rubbed. Contents very good but with new front endpaper and small cut loss to inner page. An attractve little book. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref 3974 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PLANTAS NUEVAS CHILENAS. Por el Doctor R. A. Philippi. Circa Volumes 2. - 5. (of 5). Extracts talken from the ANALES DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE 1894 - 1896. RARE!,

      Santiago de Chile : Imprenta Cervantes, 1894-1896. - 4 Volumes ca. 500 pp., various Pagings. 4 Volumes!! Rare Descriptions of new discovered Species by Biologst Rudolph Amandus Philippi (1808 - 1904). PLANTAS NUEVAS CHILENAS was published between 1893 and 1896 in the Annals of the University of Chile. The Excerpts were Taken from Tomos LXXXVIII (1894) - Tomos XC (1896) of the Annals. They correspond approximately with Volume 2 - 5 of the Plantas Nouevas Chilenas. Various Pagings, Covers without Numberings. Volume 5 with 6 Lithographies. // Former Library Books with Stamps and Signatures. Wood-Pulp Paper from the 19th Century. Books and several Pages with Damages, Spines repaired with Tape. Cover of one Book is missing. Pages browned, no Foxing. Bindings split in many Places, partly with loose Pages. Acceptable to poor Condition. Still nice Reading Copies. Ask for Photos. atx mbx [Rodolfo Amando Philippi] Sprache: es Gewicht in Gramm: 300 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        SHORTER POEMS.

      Printed at the Daniel Press, Oxford 1894 - First Edition. 1 of 150 copies, this set signed by the author on each half-title, each with his holograph couplet, the signature and couplet enclosed by an ink circle. 5 parts (each numbered "78" in ink on the rear wrapper). Small 4to. 37, 43, 48, 46, 49pp. General title page, index, and C. Henry Daniel's card of transmittal laid into part IV, as issued. Part IV, printed last, included the title page and index for placement by the binder. "Memorials of C.H.O. Daniel with a Bibliography of the Press" (Oxford, 1921) described the printing. Very rare in parts; we located but 3 copies at auction in the past 40 years (ABPC, 1955-1998: 1959, 1961, and 1977), none mentioning signatures or quotes. Original printed wrappers (some light spotting). Fine untrimmed copy housed in a custom blue quarter-morocco and cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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        Letters . .. Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd

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

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        State of New York. Annual Report of the Forest Commission for the Year 1893. Vol. I. (Volume One)

      Albany NY: James B. Lyon, 1894. Hard Cover. Fair/No Dust Jacket. Ex Library. Green Hardcover worn and scuffed with bumped corners and spine ends. Front endpaper missing. Hinges split and repaired. Some overall weakness to binding. Some library marks. Many nice B&W illustrations and photographs. Some plates loose and repaired with tape. Pages and pates otherwise intact with few if any markings. Some age toning. This copy includes a near fine copy of the accompanying "Map of the Tracts, Patents and Land Grants of Northern New York Published by the State Forest Commission - 1893, from the forthcoming Atlas of New York by Julius Bien & Co." (plate size appx. 19.5 inches high by 24 wide). Map with some edge wear and very small tears to edges at a couple of the creases. Quite scarce with map, especially with map in such good condition. 388 pages.

      [Bookseller: Zephyrus Books]
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        THE BROWNIES AROUND THE WORLD.

      The Century Co. (1894), New York - Quarto. xii, 144p. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Palmer Cox. Bound in color-printed and glazed boards The Brownies' Fourth Book. complete dust with some spine wear and edge chipping. Remarkably bright and fine copy with minor evidence of bookplate removal. Ownership page filled in [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        The Land of Hearts Desire

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Commemorative San Marino Envelope

      San Marino: Repubblica di San Marino, Commissione del Palazzo del Consiglio, 1894. Envelope measuring 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Only 1000 specimens printed. This envelope, with the all-over stamp upon its face, comprises what is the largest postage stamp in the world. "Numero d'Ordine 0921"--verso. Unused, envelope sealed because glue on flap must have been exposed to moisture at some point, else very good to near fine.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Moderne Illustratoren. VIII: Aubrey Beardsley

      R. Piper & Co n.d. [early 20th century], Munich & Leipzig - Hardcover. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED. A fascinating and unique book with eighteen items that have been tipped or laid in, most notably an original program for the Avenue Theatre designed and illustrated by Beardsley. The program is dated April 1894, and is for Arms and the Man by G.B. Shaw and The Land of Heart's Desire by W.B. Yeats. It is affixed to the front pastedown. There are two tears where it has been pulled away but otherwise in very good condition. The other added items include reproductions of various illustrations, a cover of The Savoy from January 1896, and a print on Japanese vellum. Most are glued to the verso of the original full-page illustrations. The book was published with a frontispiece of Beardsley and 18 black and white illustrations, 14 of which are full-page. In faded and soiled tan paper boards with linen spine, with title, author and ornament to front cover. Front hinge weak but text block is tight. In very good condition. In German. 43 text pages. The illustrations are unpaginated. ILL/042612. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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        Deutsche Schulflora. (Deutsche Flora). 2 Bücher: Atlas mit 240 Abbildungen in feinstem Farbendruck und Textbeilage mit weiteren Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. Bearbeitet von F. O. Pilling.

      Hofmann., Gera, 1894 - VIII/240 Tafeln und VII/264 Textseiten. Frakturdruck. - Mit eingedruckter Widmung: Dem Herzoglichen Friedrichsgymnasium zu Altenburg in dankbarer Anhänglichkeit dargebracht von seinem ehemaligen Schüler und späteren Mitarbeiter Prof. Dr. Fr. O. Pilling. Sprache: de Grüne, farbig illustrierte Originalleinenbände mit Schmuckpapiervorsätzen. (Kapitale minimal berieben/bestossen). - Im übrigen sehr gut erhaltene, annähernd makellose Exemplare ohne Eintragungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tarter, Einzelunternehmen]
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        From the Virginia Plantation to the National Capitol: or, The First and Only Negro Representative in Congress from the Old Dominion

      Hartford Connecticut: American Publishing Company. (1894). First. First edition. 534pp., photographs and illustrations. Contemporary owner name, top corners bumped, and the paper over the front hinge neatly repaired, else a nice, near fine copy of this heavy volume, the autobiography of Langston, born a slave, emancipated upon the death of his plantation owner father, later graduating from Oberlin College. He served as Minister Resident in Haiti and was for a time President of Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute before being voted to the House of Representatives, the first black man to represent Virginia. The author Langston Hughes was named in his honor. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Alladine et Palomides La mort de Tintagiles. Trois petits drames pour marionnettes

      Bruxelles, Edmond Deman, Collection du Réveil 1894 - Livre épuisé In-16 (16,5 x 12 cm), demi-maroquin tabac à coins sertis d'un filet doré, dos à nerfs, caissons richement ornés avec petits fleurons centraux mosaïqués, tête dorée, non rogné, couvertures et dos conservés, étui gainé (rel. signée de E. & A. Maylander), 193 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Condition : Édition originale illustrée de quatre culs-de-lampe de Georges Minne, gravés sur bois. Le deuxième plat de la couverture est orné d'un fleuron de Théo Van Rysselberghe. L'un des 35 ex. num. imprimés sur Hollande (après 6 ex. sur Japon). Quelques rares petites piqûres en marge. Très belle et fine reliure en parfait état de Maylander. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Yanthis.

      Charpentier |& Fasquelle 1894 - - Charpentier & Fasquelle, Paris 1894, 13x19cm, relié. - Edition originale dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos lisse, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son ami Jules Grasset. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Trilby; A Novel

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1894 - Cream wove cloth with exquisite cover design consisting of wings stamped in gold caught in a spider web, spine gilt, by Margaret Armstrong (unsigned, but attributed in Gullans and Espey). Illustrations throughout by du Maurier. The true and scarce first edition, first serialized in Harpers. The 1894 English triple decker did not retain these illustrations. Immensely popular upon its release, and one of the best selling novels of its time. An excellent copy with minor soiling, very small and unobtrusive rip to bottom back of spine (1cm), one corner rubbed. Both hinges completely intact, no signs of signature pulling, very tight, clean copy, near fine internally. Exceedingly scarce thus. Gullans and Espey, #79 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Dritter Band, erster und zweiter Theil cplt. in zwei Bänden. Hg. von Friedrich Engels. Enthält: Buch III: Der Gesamtprocess der kapitalistischen Produktion. Kapitel I-LII.

      Hamburg: Otto Meissner 1894.. XXVIII, 448 Seiten und IV, 422 Seiten. Orig. Halblederbände mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung (die Rücken etwas lichtspurig und berieben, die vorderen Buchdecek jeweils mit einer Schabstelle an der oberen linke Ecke, sonst sehr gute und saubere Exemplare). Gr.-8°. fest gebunden. Erste Ausgabe des dritten und letzten Bandes des wohl wirkungsmächtigsten Buches des 19. Jahrhunderts. In diesem Zustand nicht gar so häufig. Beigegeben: Das Kapital. Zweiter Band. Buch II: Der Cirkulationsprozess des Kapitals. Dritte Auflage. Hamburg: Meissners Verlag, 1903 in absolut passendem Einband und identischen Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kristen (Dr. Lorenz Kristen)]
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        Hawaiian Islands Report of the Committee on Foreign Relations.Vol.1. Message from the President of the United Stqtes Vol.2.

      GPO 1894 - Two volume set in the original dark brown cloth with blind stamped ruled lines to the covers. Bindings are tight. Volume 1 has a small crease to the lower corner of the front board. The tip to the upper corner of the rear board is worn. . A couple of faded spots to the rear cover. Rear board is slightly worn. Gilt title on spine is hardly visible. Former owner's signature to the FFEP. Contains 9 incredible color multi-foldout maps. These maps are huge and are extremely detailed. This is one of the finest set of maps I have ever seen. Volume 2 has a couple of small tears to the head of the spine. Cloth faded to a good portion of the rear cover. Gilt title spine is faded. Index. Volume 1 - 809 pages, plus maps. 2 1/4 in. thick. Volume 2 - pages 810 to page 2287. 3" thick. The original government report which incorporated the Hawaiian Islands as a possession of the United Staes. RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
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        Pride and Prejudice

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The COMING RAILROAD. The Chase - Kirchner Aerodynamic System of Transportation.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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