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      H. R. Russell and Son. New York. 1894 - Presentation copy, with a three line presentation written and signed in ink by C .D. Gibson, on the dedication page. Large (18'' x 11 7/8") oblong hardcover, white cloth spine over beige paper covered beveled boards. Front cover decorated with black and white illustration. There are 84 black and white illustrations, mostly full page, on good quality thick stock paper, no text, pages not numbered. Upper right corners of front and rear covers slightly bumped, otherwise a Very Good Clean Tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Good Times Bookshop]
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        The Stone Dragon and Other Tragical Romances

      London, Methuen. 1894, 1894. First Edition. 8vo. 208pp.+ 24pp ads [dated Oct 1883]. Publisher's dark green cloth titled and lavishly decorated in gilt to spine and front board. Some light edgewear and soiling of the cloth, bumping to the spine ends and a small amount of fraying to head of spine. Some darkening to the cloth of the spine but a handsome solid, bright copy of a very scarce book. Internally bright and clean with some hinge parting between gatherings c and d. With a tipped in presentation note from a member of the Gilchrist family, most likely his mother Isabella. A splendid collection of chilling tales of the weird and macabre, the title story alone is quite splendid, giving every appearance of being a rather gothic and purple love story until you chuck in a dagger and a pair of gloves made from the skin of a captured and executed murderess. No jilted young lady's wardrobe is complete without such accessories. A very handsome and solid copy of a legendarily scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Esther Waters. A Novel

      London: Walter Scott, 1894. First edition. 8vo. 375, [1], [14, ads] pp. Original green cloth, hinges cracked, spine a little faded and covers slightly rubbed. Gilcher A19 . Esther Waters established Moore's reputation as a novelist: 24,000 copies were sold within the year, and many still regard Moore's Zolaesque tale of a servant girl to be his finest and most characteristic novel. Inscribed presentation copies are rare, but the title page of this copy bears the following inscription: "To Evelyn Marshall Field / with many / kind wishes / George Moore / 1915." Evelyn Field was the wife of Marshal Field, 3rd, grandson of the famous Chicago merchant

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Dolls of the Tusayan Indians

      Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, Publisher, 1894. Soft cover. Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. All plates present, last auction record 1935. Reprinted from the "Internationales Archiv fur Ethnographie, Vol. VII, 1894." 29 pages of text plus color plates illustrating Katcina figures. Binding has mostly come undone, plates themselves are in very good - near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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      Printed at the De Vinne Press,, New York: 1894 - Copperplate frontis, engraved by Edwin Davis French, of the Steamship Brittania, in 3 states, after an engraving of the drawing by Clarkson Stanfield, formerly in the possession of Charles Dickens. Andrews an active bookman most of his life, who, beginning in 1865, published 36 volumes of taste & distinction, of which 26 sprang from his pen, all of which can counted as rather uncommon if not down right scarce. Furthermore, Andrews, along with DeVinne [acknowledged as one of the most accomplished & admired printers of the day] plus 7 others, founded, in 1884, the famous New York society of bibliophiles, the Grolier Club. Extremity wear. PO pencil annotations under limitation statement. Magazine excerpt tipped in [telling of Dickens' LoOL mss donation to FLP]. A VG - VG+ copy. Original publisher's steel-blue cloth stamped in gilt. 12mo. 7-1/8" x 5". 1st edition (BAL Vol 5, p. 195; Miller, p. 31). Not in Gimbel. Copy #14, of 15 cc, with 3 states of the frontis, with a total publication limitation of 77 cc. 39, [3] pp. Printed on Japan paper. P. 39 mis-numbered '3'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Amateur's Rose Book Comprising The Cultivation Of The Rose

      W H & L Collingridge 1894 - Green cloth hardback with gilt lettering and pictorial decoration to front and spine. Some bumping to top and bottom of spine. All edges of text block green. Covers are predominantly clean and unmarked. Text block is tight and clean. Pages are lightly tanned with age. Just beginning to fox at the start of the volume. (YBP Ref: 1075/17 15) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annamites et Extrême-Occidentaux - Recherches sur l'Origine des Langues

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1894. - 1 volume in-8, 269 pp., illustré de gravures en noir et blanc in et hors texte et de planches en couleurs exécutées par 2 Tonkinois, Khanh et Baki, reliure moderne plein cuir tabac, couvertures imprimées conservées mais salies et défraîchies. Cet ouvrage, postérieur au précédent, "L'Annamite, Mère des Langues" est beaucoup plus rare. L'auteur répond aux critiques formulées sur sa thèse initiale et les réfute par une argumentation fondée sur la linguistique et sur les coutumes. Il multiplie dans cet ouvrage les illustrations pour prouver la justesse de son argumentation.

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        First Footsteps in East Africa or, An Exploration of Harar (2 volumes)

      Tylston and Edwards, London 1894 - A very nice 2 Volume Set. Volume 6 and 7 of the Memorial Edition of the Works of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton. Red top edge. Gilt decoration on covers and titling on spine. Inked gift inscription to St. George R. Burton, relation to Richard Burton, from his wife on title page in both volumes. Light character soiling, else textblocks very clean and tight. Light shelf wear to bindings, rubbed covers, bumped corners and head and foot of spine, light fraying at corners, very slight rippling to covers. Vol. 1 209pp., Vol. 2 276pp., including index. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clausen Books, RMABA]
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        Revista Azul. El domingo de "El partido Liberal" (Revista semanal que aparece todos los domingos). TOMO I (26 Revistas).

      Administración de LA REVISTA AZUL y del PARTIDO LIBERAL, México. 1894 - Revista Azul. El domingo de "El partido Liberal" (Revista semanal que aparece todos los domingos). TOMO I (26 Revistas). México , del 6 de Mayo de 1894 (N° 1) al 28 de Octubre de 1894 (N° 26), Administración de LA REVISTA AZUL y del PARTIDO LIBERAL, 1894. Características: Pasta dura en cartoné con media piel y esquinas en piel. En excelente estado. Con nervios y letras en dorado. Ligeramente desgastada de las orillas de las esquinas pero es insignificante esto. En realidad está en excelentes condiciones en todos los sentidos. Está limpio de los cantos y las hojas se encuentran en excelente estado (tendrá tal vez como detalles una pequeña mancha azul en la primera revista y en algunas páginas el acostumbrado amarillo característico del papel después de más de 116 años, nada significativo). Difícilmente uno puede ver un material en este estado. Contiene 416 páginas. La primera revista tiene un sello con el nombre de el DR. Víctor M. Ruíz L. y una firma. Los materiales tan diversos de esta emblemática revista del siglo XIX Mexicano están separados en dísticos y encierran una manufactura magistral. Esta es quizás la revista más representativa de la cultura literaria de la época mexicana. Es decir, que es la revista que marca la pauta a todas las demás revistas de la época. Su riqueza en términos de los autores que escribieron en ella es sorprendente, en ella escriben los escritores más reconocidos que definieron el México literario. Esta revista está a la altura y nivel de "La Revista Moderna" (otra publicación de gran valor en México). Podemos mencionar entre los escritores que participaron en este semanario a: El duque de Job., Carlos Díaz Dufoo, Luis G. Urbina, José Juan Tablada, Balbino Dávalos, Jesús Urueta, E. y J. De Goncourt, Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera, Micrós, Campoamor, Federico Gamboa, Petit Bleu, Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza, Alfonso Daudet, Doctor Manuel Flores, Federico Balart, José María Heredia, José M. Bustillos, Condesa D Armiges, R. de Zayas Enríquez, Teodoro de Banville, H. A. Taine, Jesús Urueta, Paul Deroulede, Juan de Dios Peza, Daniel Eyssette, Jesús E. Valenzuela, Balbino Dávila, Carlos Pío Uhrbach, Juan B. Delgado, Juan Richepin, Joaquín Trejo, P. Bourget, Teofilo Gauthier, Rubén Darío, Francisco M. de Olaguíbel, Salvador Rueda, Ricardo Fernández Guardia (Costarricence), José Peón Del Valle, Luis G. Ortiz, H. de Balzac, P. Bourget, E. Zola, Leconte de LIsle, Aureliano Scholl, Julián del Casal, J. A. Castillón, J. Ortega Munilla, José María de Heredia, Justo Sierra, Georges Courtelines, José de Echegaray, Luis Gonzaga Ortiz, Francisco Coppée, Emilio Rabasa, Eduardo E. Zárate, Pierre Loti, Francisco García Cisneros, Jules Lemaitre, Balbino Dávalos, R. de Zayas Enríquez, N. Bolet Peraza, Fernangrana, G, Gostkowski, Juan Luis Estelrich, Adalberto A. Esteva, Carmen Romero Rubio de Díaz, Charles Baudelaire, Laura Méndez de Cuenca, Catulle Mendés, Julián de Casal, Iván Turgueneff, Ismael Enrique Arciniegas (Colombiano), Juan Reibrach, Guillermo Prieto, , Jacinto Pallares, Eugene Chavette, Leconte de Lisle, Manuiel Larrañaga Portugal, J. A. Pérez Bonalde, Emilio Bergerat, Luis M. Urbaneja Achelpohl, Laura Méndez de Cuenca, Luis del Toro, Amado Nervo, José Gil Fortoul, Ernesto Renán, Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo (traduciendo a Andrés Chenier), Julio Lemaitre, Manuel José Othón, José M. Ochoa, Calixto Oyuela, José Martí, G. Núñez de Arce, Eduardo A. Gibbon, Carlos López, Monaguillo, Miguel Eduardo Prado, Francisco García Cisneros, Eloy G. González (venezolano), Max Nordau, José Peón del Valle, Doctor Rugby (americano), Hugues Rebell, Salvador Gutiérrez Nájera, Telesforo García, Numa P. Llona, Darío Herrera (colombiano), Luis González Obregón, Santiago Sierra, Raoul de Reyrols, N. Bolet Peraza, Clemente Palma (peruano), Pedro César Dominici (Venezolano), Manuel del Palacio, Laura Méndez de Cuenca, Camilo Flammarión, Juan B. Delgado, R. Alba, Rafael Delgado, Enrique Fernández Granados, Tourgeneff, F. Rivas Frade, Monaguillo, Teo

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      ELLIOT STOCK, London 1894 - pp. 277. . NO TEXT EDGE MARKINGS. UNNUMBERED COPY OF THE 50 COPIES FOR SALE. LIMITATION PAGE IS PRESENT. Rebound in frull leather with handmarbled endpapers by Iris Nevins. With a circular design laid in cord under the leather of front board. Raised cords and black gilt labels. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      ARMAND COLIN 1894 - RO30106661: 500 pages. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc hors texte. Tranches dorées. Table des Matières : Les colonnes d'Hercule. L'Algérie. La Tunisie. Alexandrie. La côte de Syrie. Smyrne. Les Dardanelles. Le golfe de Corinthe. Les iles Ionniennes. Les côtes de Dalmatie. Le nord de l'Adriatique. La côte occidentale de l'Adriatique. La pouille et la Calabre. La Sicile. Malte. Le golfe de Salerne et le golfe de Naples. La Sardaigne. La côte de Toscane. Gênes. La Riviera. La côte de Provence. La Corse. Des îles d'Hyeres aux Bouches-du-Rhone. Le Golfe du Lion. Barcelone. Les îles Baléares. Malaga. In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 914-Géographie de l'Europe [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ebb-Tide. A Trio and Quartette.

      London: William Heinemann, 1894 - Octavo. Original dull gold pebble-grained cloth, pictorial decoration and titles to upper board and spine in black. Housed in a terracotta solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Mild toning to endpapers, spine very slightly cocked and with a trace of rub at the tips, a lovely copy in the exceptionally scarce printed dust jacket, with some minor loss at the ends of the spine panel, rather tanned and a little marked. First edition, first issue (the cloth is indicative). The second of two novels with South Seas settings written in collaboration with his stepson, The Ebb-Tide "had its origins in a much longer novel, The Pearl Fisher, planned in 1889; it is a grim and powerful story of moral depravity and evil whose four main characters Stevenson himself called 'such a troop of swine' (Letters, 8.107). There are parallels between The Ebb-Tide and 'The Beach of Falesá', regarded as one of his finest short stories" (ODNB). This is the only recorded copy of this edition known to have survived in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Longman's Magazine, Volumes 1-24

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1894 - Magazine. The first 24 volumes (November, 1882-October, 1894) of this monthly literary magazine known for debuting the works of many important writers, and for Andrew Lang's influential column: "At the Sign of the Ship," which featured literary gossip, criticism, and fairy tales. Octavos. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards. Ex-library with bookplates, else no other markings. Volume 1 lacking pages 515-524 and 569-588, volume 2 lacking pages 251-270; chipping to the spine backs, a few detached boards; volume 15 only rebound in half cloth; else a good or better complete run. Included are first appearances of Stevenson's *Prince Otto*, *The Treasure of Franchard*, and other works; H. Rider Haggard's *Allan Quatermain*; and works by Margaret Oliphant, Edith Nesbit, Walter Besant, James Payn, and Rudyard Kipling. Also included are: "The Art of Fiction" and *The Pupil* by Henry James, William Archer's "The Anatomy of Acting" (later published as *Masks or Faces*), and Joseph Jacob's "Cap-o'-Rushes" (published anonymously in Lang's column of February 1889). In his capacity as reader and literary advisor to the Longmans firm and de facto editor, Lang made *Longman's* a vehicle for his own tastes and prejudices, as well as a magazine of importance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE KASIDAH. Couplets,od Haji Abdu Al-Yazdi.A lay of the Higher law.Translated and annotated by his friend and Pupil,F.B

      H.S.Nichols and Co.London.,1894. LIMITED EDITION.Number 5 of only 100 copies.4to.(10.5 x 8.8 inches).Printed on unbleached Arnold paper.Preface by Lady Burton.Text printed on one side of the page only.Notes and annotations by Burton himself,under the pseudonym F.B (Frank Baker-Frank as in Francis.Baker was his mothers maiden name),as well as the actual poem.This volume is the second edition of this work,the first being the very rare 1880 edition issued by Bernard Quaritch in London.Publishers black cloth with blind stamped key design to top and bottom of front board with gilt lettering to centre.Spine and rear board lettered in gilt.Top edge gilt,others untrimmed.Two previous owners bookplates on front blank endpapers.Some minor bumping to corners and a bit of rubbing and loss to the very top and bottom of spine but overall a very good example of this scarce early edition of Burton's enduring poem,described by Idries Shah as "a bridge whereby the thinking Westerner could accept essential Sufi concepts".A very nice piece of book production.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Butterflies from China, Japan, and Corea. COMPLETE 6-part set.

      R.H. Porter 1892-1894 - Complete 6-part set bound in 3 volumes (2 text, 1 plates) totaling lv + 681 p., foldout color map of east Asia, 5 full-page lithographed landscapes, and 43 hand-colored lithographic plates of adult butterflies. Bound with original wrappers (title pages of Parts I & II bound at end of Part VI). Treats all butterfly species known from the region and figures most (especially those not previously figured elsewhere). Fascinating introductory account of collecting experiences & localities; Geographic Distribution Tables; systematic treatment, by family, of the butterflies; Appendix; and Index of Genera and Species. Quarto. A beautiful set of this scarce classic. Prior owner's name & provenance penciled on p. 1. [Very heavy item (15.75 lbs. net), requires extra postage.] Very Good to Fine condition. Fine modern binding; text clean and bright, a few pages with minor marginal darkening or foxed spots. Color plates clean and bright; plates 38-43 with stained lower outside corners, 2 cm. marginal tears on bottom, repaired 9 cm diagonal tear & small marginal tear on pl. 43; none of which affect actual images. Some of the bound-in original wrappers are soiled. Fine recent binding in half red morocco over fine-grained red cloth, gilt titles and ornaments on spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Entomological Reprint Specialists]
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        Die Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments. 2-vol. set (Complete)

      Verlag der Goldenen Klassiker-Bibel Max Herzig [1894], Wien; Leipzig - Folio. 76, 1080 columns (38, 540pp), 708 columns (354pp), [127]pp (plates). Splendid blind and gilt-stamped crushed full morocco with gold lettering and decoration on front covers and spines. Beveled edges. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. Double ribbon marker in each volume. Title pages in red and black lettering. Text in two columns within double red and black ruled box. This remarkable edition of The Old and New Testaments is magnificently illustrated with 127 captioned chromolithographs after classical and modern paintings by the most renowned German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and French artists, such as Ridinger, C. W. E. Dietrich, Luca Giordano, Andrea Appiani, Giorgio Barbarelli, Ferdinand Boll, Philippe de Champagne, Nicolas Poussin, Alessandro Turchi, Jean Germain Drouet, Carlo Dolci, Rafael Santi, Paolo Veronese, Francesco Barbieri, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, etc. Each plate is protected with a tissue-guard. Paper size 14 1/2 x 11 inches; image size varies (ca 11 x 8 1/4 inches). Spine of first volume slightly discolored. Spine and front cover of second volume partly discolored. Bottom edge of the first six leafs (first volume) and of the first four leafs (second volume) partly damaged by silverfish (not affecting pages throughout). Text in German, gothic script. Bindings in overall good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SALON DE 1894 Societè des Artistes Francais et Societè Nationale Des Beaux-Arts

      Librairie d'Art LUDOVIC BASCHET EDITEUR, Parigi 1894 - Volume in 4°(33,5x24) pagine 100. Legatura coeva in piena pelle color panna, titolo dorato al dorso; al piatto superiore editore, titolo ed elaborato logo dedicato ai pittori costituito da centrale grande tavolozza dorata e sporcata dai colori bianco, giallo, rosso, blu e verde e comprensiva dei pennelli anch'essi dorati. Splendida e rara opera dotata di un notevole apparato iconografico costituito da 21 ritratti di artisti (MM. Besnard (Albert), Bissing (Henri), Boutet de Monvel (Maurice), Chaperon (Eugène), Croisy (Aristide), Dagnan-Bouveret (P.A.J.), Deschamps (Louis), Finney (Harry), Flameng (François). Mlle Greatorex (Eleanor), M. Guillemet (J.-B. -Antoine), MM. Humbert (Frédéric), Ralli (Théodore), Stewart (Julius), Thériat (Charles), Thomas (Paul), Truesdell (Gaylor), Van der Straeten (Georges), Vuillefroy (Félix de), Watelin (Louis- Victor), Mlle Wentworth (Cécilia); altre 75 Tavole foto-incisioni , la maggior parte delle quali a piena pagina tutte legate singolarmente con carta che ne permette la separazione senza che ne risulti danneggiata la legatura. Troviamo finemente rappresentate le opere degli artisti partecipanti al Salon del 1894, l'opera è stata stampata in 762 esemplari (ns. copia è la numero 110) destinati alle personalità dell'epoca. Conservata anche la brossura editoriale in pieno stile liberty; al verso del piatto superiore è posto Ex-Libris d'epoca di Oswald James Finney (ricco uomo d'affari britannico che dopo la seconda guerra mondiale si stabili ad Alessandria in Egitto dove, tra l'altro, fu co-proprietario della Gazzetta Egiziana). OPERA più che Buona in lussuosa egatura coeva di lusso; strappo abilmente restaurato , carte interne sane e fresche senza alcun segno di umidità e senza fioriture solo alcuni forellini che non toccano il testo nel margine verticale interno in prossimità delle braghette che consentono la facile slegatura delle tavole. Esemplare verificato con la copia digitalizzata da © J. Paul Getty MUSEUM . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus and It's Connection with the Mystic Theology of the Which is Added an Essay on the Worship of the Generative Powers During the Middle Ages of Western Europe

      Privately Printed, London 1894 - Quarter green morocco leather with red cloth boards. Gilt lettered on spine. Spine faded a little and some light edge wear which has been touched up. This one of the twenty five large paper. London 40 black & white Plates, Privately Printed 1894. This edition limited to 500 numbered copies, and is numbered #11. Scanned photos available upon request. This book includes a letter written by Sir William Hamilton called, "An Account of the Remains of the Worship of Priapus", which precedes Richard Payne Knight's work. The letter's title is the title of the first edition of the Knight's work. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scènes de la vie des courtisanes.

      Lib. de l'Art indépendant 1894 - - Lib. de l'Art indépendant, Paris 1894, 11x15cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Pierre Louÿs, un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc, le nôtre non justifié. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux, dos lisse orné d'un jeu d'arabesques dorées enrichies d'incrustations de maroquin vert mosaïqué et encadrées de pointillés dorés, le décor du dos se répétant sur les plats, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, contreplats de maroquin turquoise agrémentés d'une jeu de larges dentelles florales dorées et de filets dorés en encadrement, gardes de daim rouge, liserés dorés sur les coupes, couvertures conservées, tête dorée étui recouvert de papier à la cuve, ensemble signé de O. Herbosch & H. Puylaert. Précieux envoi autographe signé" de Pierre Louÿs à Félicien Rops. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une carte de visite et d'une lettre autographes de 4 pages signées de Pierre Louÿs et adressées au même. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        An Album of Fine Pencil Sketches in and around the Caribbean Sea.

      October-November 1888- April and May 1894. - Oblong 8vo., (4 x 6 4/8 inches). 47 fine full-page and double-page pencil sketches of coastal and inland views of islands in the Caribbean, each captioned and dated by the artist. Original tan pictorial cloth, gilt, edged in maroon morocco, inscribed by Brownell on the front free endpaper, and with a printed passenger list for the "Barracouta" which sailed from New-York to the Caribbean on the 10th October, 1888, tipped-in between the endpapers. Brownell, a landscape and still-life artist born in Providence, Rhode Island "sketched and painted some of the most distinctive scenery of any American artist, he had a natural scientist's curiosity for the minute details of nature, and made voluminous sketches in both pencil and watercolor of specific nature studies as well as more complete landscape compositions. He kept meticulously detailed notes of his surroundings, both as inscriptions on individual sketches as well as in a series of picture diaries [as here]. Brownell's pictures broadly follow the style of the Hudson River School; he painted many oils and watercolours of the same New England views popular with other landscape artists of the time, as well as subjects drawn from the vicinities of his family's properties in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Brownell's most significant contribution to American landscape painting, however is his body of landscapes of the island of Cuba, which he first visited in 1853. Free from financial worries, Brownell traveled extensively throughout his life, and seems never to have stopped sketching. In all his works, there is a strong sense of place, of a particular location sensitively recorded at a specific moment in time. Brownell's sketches are souvenirs of the many places he visited. They were intended as such; each is annotated careful in clear script, with date and location generally recorded along with vantage point, common and botanical names of plants, and other relevant information. Brownell kept these sketches to remind himself of precisely what he saw at various times and places as, in effect, a visual diary that could rekindle his memory. Bound by the artist into books, these sketches were kept in his possession until his death" (Zachary D. Ross "Charles de Wolf Brownell: A Decade of Travel, 1856-66" pages 5-6). The sketches in this album are: In the "Doldrums" Oct.14.1888; Santa Cruz - Oct.17.1888; Brimstone Hill. St. Eustasius. Mt. Misery, St. Kitt's Oct.18.1888; South End of Guadeloupe - from Point a Pitre. Oct.19.1888; Pointe a Pitre. The Usines. Oct.19.1888; The Suffriere from Pointe a Pitre. Oct.19.1888; Les Saintes. 1888-Oct.20; N. End of Dominica Oct.20.1888; Dominica - from Prince Ruperts Pt. Oct.20.1888; Dominica Oct.20.1888; Dominica Oct.20.1888; N. End of Martinique Oct.20.1888; The Pitons of St. Lucea - from the S. end of Martinique. Oct.20.1888; Sketched by Moonlight - Pitons of St. Lucie. Oct.20.1888; Fort at Kingston St. Vincent Oct.21.1888; Kingston St. Vincent Oct.21; at Kingston St. Vincent Oct.21; South End of St. Vincent Oct 21.1888; at Grenada Oct.23.1888; At Grenada Oct.23 1888; Grenada Oct.23.1888; Grenada Oct.23.1888; Grenada Oct.23.1888; Grenada Oct.23 1888; Governor's House - Port of Spain, Trinidad Oct.24.1888; San Fernanado, Gulf of Paria Oct.24.1888; Demerara River Oct.27.1888; Barbados from the N.W. Nov.3.1888; S. End of Guadaloupe Oct.4.1888; Montserrat Nov.4.1888; Nevis Nov.5.1888; Mt. Misery. St. Kitts' from N.W. Brimstone Hill. Nevis. Nov.5.1888; St. Eustacious - from S.W. Nov.5.1888; St. Eustacious - from the N.W. Nov.5.1888; Saba - from N.E. Nov.5.1888; North End of Saba. Torrens Point Nov.5.1888 Diamond R.; From the bridge over Hope River - at GordonTown - Jamaica Ap.15.1894; Westward from Porus, Jamaica. Apr.19.1894; At Williamsfield, Jamaica Apr.19.1894; Aris Greenvale, Jamaica- Apr.19.1894; Among the Clouds Apr.20.1894; Head of Kingston Harbour- Apr.30.1894; Blue Mtns., from Mrystle Bank Lawn May 2.1894; (Thunderstorm) - from the Yacht-Club May [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SPENSER'S FAERIE QUEENE Edited by Thomas J. Wise

      George Allen -7 1894 - First edition. This set being one of only 27 copies printed on Japanese Vellum. Nineteen parts, in the original printed wrappers, each bearing Crane's striking illustrations to the upper cover. Loosely inserted are two slips from the publishers, one describing the edition and one to accompany the final volume, thanking Messrs. Waterlow & Sons for their printing of the illustrations. A fine set, which is exceptionally bright and clean. there are a couple of ink marks to the lower wrapper of volume X and some creasing to the lower edge of the wrappers, which fold below the text block. Nonetheless an exceptional survival of this beautiful work. Housed in three folding cloth boxes. Wonderfully illustrated by Walter Crane, with decorative title pages, 88 full page illustrations plus head and tail pieces and decorative initials. A truly marvellous production and a striking example of Crane's work. This work wonderfully displays the principles of the Arts and Crafts Movement, using good quality materials and beautifully engraved, elegant decoration. Crane was closely associated with the group known as the "Pre-Raphaelites". Influenced by the teachings of John Ruskin he served an apprenticeship under William James Linton, an engraver favoured by Rossetti. He was also associated with William Morris through a joint involvement in the socialist movement and spent much time aiding the Art Worker's Guild, which aimed to bring art into the daily life of all classes of society. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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, CT: American Publishing Company, 1894. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Sound binding with some minor wear including a cracked rear hinge. Fascinating autobiography. Langston, born free in 1829 as the youngest son of a Louisa County plantation owner and his emancipated true love, lived with his siblings in the big house until his parents' death in 1834. At that time, their children, whose inheritance was substantial, moved to Ohio to live with abolitionist friends. Langston graduated from Oberlin College and studied law under the tutelage of Republican Congressman Philemon Bliss. Langston became one of the first black men ever to hold public office in the United States when he won the election to a town clerk position in Ohio, and he became the first African-American elected to the U.S. Congress from Virginia during Reconstruction in 1888. He also served as the first dean of the law school at Howard University and the first president of what is now Virginia State University.

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        Tales of Mean Streets. Lizerunt, Squire Napper, Without Visible Means, Three Rounds, and others.

      London: Methuen & Co., 1894 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine and upper board. Housed in a yellow and orange patterned slipcase. Covers somewhat marked. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, with the 32 pp. catalogue of books. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Arthur Morrison, 1894". The first book from the author who went on to write A Child of the Jago. Bookplate of the American writer on Wicca, Scott Cunningham, showing a unicorn designed by the English wood engraver Eric Gill. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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

      Paris, Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies, 1894. - Orig. wrappers (large paperback); 40x28 cm. Uncut, unopened. Many illustrations and plates. Text in French. - (sl. browned) In very good original condition, see image. Weight is 3,9 kg. 3900g [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Determination experimentale de la valeur du metre

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

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        Cock Lane and Common-Sense

      London: Lonmans, Green and Co, 1894 - This collection contains essays on psychical research, haunted houses, ghosts and hallucinations, crystal-gazing, witchcraft, ghost hunters and other aspects of spirtualism Number 46 of the 60 large paper copies printed of the first edition. Sm. folio. Title in red and black. Original paper-backed blue grey boards. Spine darkened, some soiling and rubbing of boards, light browning of endpapers, else a very good copy of this rare piece. NCBEL 3:1442 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Castle of the Carpathians

      New York: The Merriam Co, 1894. First American Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First American Edition. iv, 211, [1] pages. 6 x 8 inches. Original dark green cloth. Professionally recased retaining original endpapers and with new spine lining. Cover illustrations still bright, and a touch of fading to the spine illustration. Previous owner's name on front flyleaf, corner tips worn. Cloth. The first American Edition, published "by November 17, 1894" in several cloth colors (we know of dark green, dark grey, blue, brown, and purple, no known priority). Nicely illustrated, with 38 full page illustrations. Preceded by the London: Sampson Low edition in the previous year. Myers 8, Taves & Michaluk V039.

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        The Dolly Dialogues

      1894. first edition. The Scarce First Issueof the First Book Entirely Illustrated by RackhamSigned by the Author on Title-Page[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. HOPE, Anthony. The Dolly Dialogues. Reprinted from the Westminster Gazette. London: Westminster Gazette, 1894. First edition, the scarce first issue (July 1894) with "Dolly" as running headline and "price one shilling" at the extreme lower right corner; subsequent issues have "The Dolly Dialogues" as running headline and the price location shifted upward. Small octavo (7 3/16 x 5 9/16 in; 182 x 142 mm). 111, (1, blank) pp. Four black and white illustrated plates in half-tone by Rackham at pp. 32, 42, 82, 104. Yellow pictorial wrappers, blue lettering and illustration. Mild wear and soiling to wrappers, especially on spine. The title-page is signed in black ink "Anthony Hope Hawkins". An excellent copy.Only two copies of the first issue have come to auction within the last thirty-five years: The first had chipping, the second lacked the backstrip."The stories that make up 'The Dolly Dialogues' were published in the Westminster Gazette from Oct. 1893 to June 1894 and were not illustrated. In July 1894 they were collected and issued as the Westminster Gazette Library - Vol 1, with 4 no. illustrations by Rackham, and this is the first book wholly illustrated by him" (Riall)."Rackham had already illustrated several titles which are much sought after by collectors...The four pictures in The Dolly Dialogues are in the semi-photograhic style in heavy line and wash..." (Gettings, p. 102). According to Hamilton's biography, Rackham used his younger sister, Winifred, as model for the cover illustration.Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope (9 February 1863 – 8 July 1933), was an English novelist and playwright. He was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels but he is remembered best for The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau (1898). These works, "minor classics" of English literature, are set in the contemporaneous fictional country of Ruritania and spawned the genre known as Ruritanian romance. Zenda has inspired many adaptations, most notably the 1937 Hollywood movie of the same name.Riall, p. 2. Latimore and Haskell, pp. 1-2.

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        Großformatiges Brustbild im Halbprofil, Öl auf Leinwand, signiert "Dario Rappaport", undeutlich datiert (vermutlich "Wien 1927"), ca. 80 x 60 cm.

      . S. Münz, promovierter Historiker und langjähriger polit. Mitarbeiter der "Neuen Freien Presse", stand in Kontakt mit den führenden Staatsmännern seiner Zeit und veröffentlichte u. a. eine Reihe von Politikerbiographien. Der aus Brody stammende Dario Rappaport (1894-1964) studierte an der Wiener Akademie und ging später in die USA, wo er zahlreiche Prominente porträtierte.. Unter Glas gerahmt.

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        Bayou Folk

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

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        Report of the Executive Commissioner for New South Wales to the World's Columbian Exposition

      Sydney: Charles Potter, 1894. Thick octavo, folding site map frontispiece, black & white plates, many folding floor plans and diagrams; inscription in ink on top p.[1], a good copy in contemporary half red morocco. Detailed illustrated report on "the representation of our country…as well as on various matters which seemed …of importance…" at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. Executive Commissioner Sir Arthur Renwick concluded that, "In the midst of the greatest Exhibition the World has ever seen , among the most complete representations of the World, New South Wales appeared in her proper rôle, as the mother Colony and the gracious standard-bearer of Australia and the South Seas" (p.417)Contains an extensive list (Appendix AA) of exhibitors and award recipients - "the results thus obtained , by our exhibits, has never before been equalled"- within the departments of fine arts, liberal arts, ethnology, agriculture and viticulture, printing, and manufactures, etc. "Representation of our country" included exhibits of rugs made of platypus fur and "native bear"; a "costume in New South Wales tweed"; the "Austin Perfect Patent Washer"; "substances used as food by the Aborigines"; and a "settler's bark hut"."Foreigners…from the great nations of Europe and elsewhere, examined our representation. Australia was to most of these a terra incognita, and the name of New South Wales was, on our first appearance in Chicago, imagined to be representative of some portion of Great Britain…Before the conclusion of the Fair, New South Wales and Sydney (generally spelt "Sidney" up to this time) were well known". It is noteworthy that in the alphabetical listing of "Commissions of Foreign Countries in the United States" (Appendix B), Australia comes in under "N" for New South Wales rather than "A

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        Choix de Fables de la Fontaine (book 2two only)

      Imprimerie de Tsoukidji, Tokio 1894 - This book is basically clean, tight, square and unmarked. it has some light surface soil and is lightly rubbed at the edges, a bit more so on the outermost pages. the pages are clear and minimally toned and illustrated with exquisite water colors. it has a string binding. _______________________________________________________ Ce livre est essentiellement propre, serré carré et banalisée. il a un peu de terre de surface et la lumière est légèrement frottée sur les bords, un peu plus que sur les pages ultrapériphériques. les pages sont claires et peu tonique et illustré par des aquarelles exquises. il a une chaîne de liaison. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Personal Narrative of the Outbreak and Massacre at Cawnpore during the Sepoy Revolt of 1857. Fourth edition - revised and enlarged. By J W Shepherd one of the survivors of the garrison under Major General Sir Hugh Massy Wheeler

      Lucknow: Methodist Publishing House, fourth edition , 1894. v and 213 and xxxv pages. 9 plates and maps. A very good copy in the publisher's red cloth; one corner of the free front endpaper has been torn away without loss; there are no other defects. Sorsky 956.

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        Lucian's True History. In a Rowfant Binding

      London: Privately Printed. Very Good. 1894. Hardcover. Handsomely bound in half midnight-blue morocco buy the ephemeral Rowfant Club Bindery. Five raised bands, marbled boards, professionally re-cased. Book Condition: Very good. Number 34 of only 54 copies on Japanese Vellum. Translated by Francis Hickes Illustrated by William Strang J.B. Clark and Aubrey Beardsley with an introduction by Charles Whibley. Armorial bookplate of Allen Johness. Greek text on the verso faces Hicks' English translation on the recto. ; Octavo; xxix, 247 pages .

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        The Jungle Book

      The Century Co, 1894. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: The Century Company, 1897. Signed. First Edition, Early Printing with "Thirty-Fifth Thousand" listed below the publisher's device on the title page. Signed by Rudyard Kipling on the title page, who has crossed out his name and signed below. In Near Fine condition. Light foxing to front and rear end papers. Light ding to bottom edge of bottom board. Cloth shows a few small areas of faint wear, spine shows faint sunning, faint edge wear. A very lovely copy, signed by the author on the title page.

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        New Map of Philadelphia and Vicinity Published by J. L. Smith, 27 South Sixth St., Philadelphia, 1894 : [Cover title: Smith's Map of Philadelphia and Vicinity]

      Philadelphia: J. L. Smith, 1894. Fine condition. SEE PHOTOS. A very attractive, well preserved copy of this detailed two-part map of Philadelphia and vicinity, published in 1894 (copyright 1893). Tough-to-find in collectible condition as nice as this. A bright, clean copy. NO chips. NO tears. NO creases. NO owner's name or bookplate. Clean and unmarked. Drawn on a scale of 1 inch to the mile. The map consists of two parts. The eastern half unfolds to 23" wide by 27" tall. The western part is 21.5" wide by 27" tall. Both are skillfully and attractively hand colored. The maps are backed in linen, as issued. They are housed in the publisher's original, green cloth portfolio, which is printed in black and embossed in gold on the front cover and in blind on the rear. Gilt lettering is still as bright and shiny as new.. 1st ed? (No additional printings listed). Hardcover. Fine condition.

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        Fils de l'Océan.

      E. Dentu 1894 - Ouvrage illustré par Fernand Besnier, 1 vol. in-4 cartonnage polychrome éditeur, plaque de Paul Souze (médaillon à trois personnages, scène d'explosion et montgolfière, décors orné à feuillages), reliure de A. Lenègre, toutes tranches dorées, E. Dentu, Paris, s.d., 2 ff., 298 pp. et 1 f. Beau cartonnage polychrome orné d'une belle plaque gravé par Souze. Bon état (un f. un peu faible, qq. rouss., bel état par ailleurs) Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fanciulli allegri

      Roma; Voghera 1894 - in 8°; pp. 68, 4 (ill. in bn.); leg. in mezza pelle.; 1^ ed. Rara ediz. originale illustrata con disegni di A. Minardi. Infine 4 pagine pubblicitarie della "recentissima pubblicazione" de "Il raccontafiabe" di Luigi Capuana. Leg. amatoriale in mezza pelle con nervi, conservata la copertina originale. (cfr. G Raya, Bibliografia di Capuana, 1425) (leggeri aloni di umido sul bordo bianco delle pagine, per il resto molto buono)

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        Das Haus Rud. Ibach Sohn, Barmen - Köln, 1794 - 1894 - Ein Rückblick beim Eintritt in das zweite Jahrhundert seines Bestehens - Den Freunden zu eigen - Barmen 1894

      Eigenverlag, Barmen 1894. Prachtausgabe der zum 100. Firmenjubiläum der Firma Pianos - Rud. Ibach Sohn, Barmen, herausgebrachten Festschrift. Mit zahlreichen Faksimiledrucken und Stichen. Jubiläums-Denkblatt von Prof. Gysis in Farbe. Geschichte der Familie Ibach, Geschichte der Firmengündung, Barmer Stammfabrik in Barmen, Pianino-Fabrik in Schwelm, Faksimiles von handschr. Briefen Franz Liszts und Richard Wagners, in denen über Ibach-Pianos gesprochen wird. Japanisches Zimmer im Museum von Rud. Ibach Sohn. Zahlreiche Entwürfe zu Gedenkblättern. Zahlreiche Abbildungen von Pianino-Entwürfen, 1. Teil: Entwürfe, hervorgegangen aus dem Preisausschreiben von 1883, 2. Teil: Entwürfe, hervorgegangen aus dem Preisausschreiben 1891. Gedenkblatt-Entwurf von Carl Schmidt. Gedenkblatt-Entwurf von Carl Adam. Instrumente, hervorgegangen aus den Werkstätten von Rud. Ibach Sohn. 132 S. Einbanddeckel mit erhaben geprägtem, mehrfarbigen neoklassizistischem Buchschmuck, Hinterdeckel mit Firmensignet, Vorderdeckel zeigt Pan, sich eine Flöte schnitzend, als Allegorie der Musik. Roter Farbschnitt. Einband und Rücken gering bestoßen, Rücken und ein Teil des Hinterdeckels etwas berieben, Schnitt kaum angeschmutzt, Seiten etwas angebräunt, äußerst selten sehr leicht angeschmutzt, sehr selten mit kleinen Rostflecken der Klammerbindung am Buchsteg, guter Zustand. ca. 1200 gr. Kein Schutzumschlag Leinen 4°. Gut

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        The Strand Magazine

      12- London- George Newnes Ltd 1894 - %0D%0A%0D%0AA thirteen volume set of the famous Strand Magazine for the years 1894-1912. %0D%0AVolumes Include: Volume VII January to June 1894, Volume VIII July to December 1894, Volume IX January to June 1895, Volume XVIII July to December 1899, Volume XIX January to June 1900, Volume XX July to December 1900, Volume XXXII July to December 1906, Volume XXXIV July to December 1907, Volume XXXIX January to June 1910, VOlume XL July to December 1910, Volume XLIII January to June 1912 and Volume XLIV July to December 1912. %0D%0ACollated: complete. %0D%0AThe Strand Magazine was an illustratedmonthly magazine composed of fictional stories and factual articles founded by George Newnes. %0D%0AThe Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle were first published in The Strand with illustrations by Sidney Paget. With the serialisation of Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, sales reached their peak. Readers lined up outside the magazine's offices, waiting to get the next instalment. %0D%0AVolumes XI,XX, XL and XLIV all contain later stories by Arthur Conan Doyle including the Professor Challenger story The Lost World, the historical story Rodney Stone and A Sherlock Holmes Reminiscence story The Adventures of the Devil's Foot. Doyle ranked this last story ninth in his list of twelve favourite Holmes stories. %0D%0AOther contributors included Grant Allen, Margery Allingham, J. E. Preston Muddock, H. G. Wells, E. C. Bentley, Agatha Christie, Mary Angela Dickens, C. B. Fry, Walter Goodman, E. Nesbit, W. W. Jacobs, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Morrison, Dorothy L. Sayers, Georges Simenon, Edgar Wallace, Max Beerbohm, P. G. Wodehouse, Dornford Yates and Winston Churchill. Once a sketch drawn by Queen Victoria of one of her children appeared with her permission. %0D%0AThe volumes included in this set in particular include stories by Bret Harte, E. Nesbit, Rudyard Kipling and H. G. Wells. %0D%0AIn addition to the many fiction pieces and illustrations, The Strand was also known for some time as the source of ground-breaking brain teasers, under a column called Perplexities, first written by Henry Dudeney. %0D%0A%0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AUniformly bound in blue cloth bindings. Externally, sound with rubbing and bumping to all volumes. Endpapers foxed to all volumes. Stamps to endpapers and pastedowns of all volumes with ink inscription to volume XXXIV. Hinges strained to volumes VIII, IX, XXXIX. Front hinge failed and rear hinge tender to volume XIX. Joints starting to volume XXXIX. Spines somewhat sunned. Lifting to backstrip of volume XIX. Some volumes slightly cocked. Internally, all volumes generally firmly bound with straining in places. Volumes VII, XVIIIbinding tender with pages working loose. Pages generally bright and clean with some scattered spotting in all volumes and heavier spotting to first and last pages. All volumes with occasional stamp in text. Overall: GOOD ONLY%0D%0A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pride & Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and upper board elaborately gilt blocked with peacock design, titles to spine and front board gilt, all edges gilt, green coated endpapers. Frontispiece (complete with tissue-guard) and illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. Bookplate. Spine a little rolled, very slight rubbing to corners, two mild spots to the title page tissue guard but otherwise internally clean, an excellent copy with the lovely gilt-illustrated covers still bright. First Thomson edition, first impression. A very handsome copy. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). This copy bears, as charming Austen ephemera, a colour postcard of Austen's House at Chawton, Hampshire, laid down to the rear pastedown, and a gilt-illustrated souvenir bookmark bought from Chawton laid in.

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