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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury

      George Allen. London.,1894. FIRST HUGH THOMSON EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.2 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with 101 fine engravings by Thomson. A Lovely copy bound in recent leather binding of full tan morocco, the spine with raised bands, red title label, the label and compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. Original publishers decorative 'Peacock design' dark green cloth front board bound in at the back of the book. A fine copy of the scarce first Thomson edition in an attractive full leather binding. Hugh Thomson illustrated this work for George Allen publishers before going on to illustrate the other Austen books for Macmillan & Co. This is the scarcest of all the Thomson/Austen titles in first edition.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Pride and Prejudice I OF 275 COPIES

      GEORGE ALLEN RUSKIN HOUSE, LONDON 1894 - Thompson Edition, Printed on copyright page: One of 275 Large Paper copies for Britain, with another 25 done for America. THUS THIS IS ONE OF 275 COPIES. The top fore edge gold gilt. 476 Pages (8 X 10 INCHES) Decorated title page, frontispiece, and large illustrations, 160 line drawings in all (printed on special China paper and laid down) by Hugh Thomson printed on Unbleached Arnold paper, and gilt lettering on 5 RIBBED GREEN LEATHER SPINE. THIS COPY HAS A GREEN LEATHER BINDING IS SIGNED BY HAVING a small identification stamp in gold gilt G P PUNTAM'S SON on the front leather inner board bottom. Rear leather inner board at bottom stamped in gold gilt The Knickerbocker Press. . I assume this copy which measures 7.25 x 10.25 inches and the Ruskin copies all have measured 5 x 7.5 inches OUR COPY MAY BE THE AMERICAN Market lovely copy of this scarce limited OVERSIZE 5 RIBBED GREEN LEATHER HARDBACK issue of the first Hugh Thomson edition. Bottom 1/4 inch of spine chewed to the point of missing. Triangular 3/4 inch section of leather missing from bottom front left cover . more images upon request. I HAVE FAILED IN MY RESEARCH TO FIND DOCUMENTATION OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND BRITISH EDITION THUS THIS IS ONE OF 275 COPIES ( 250 FOR BRITIAN, WITH ANOTHER 25 DONE FOR AMERICA. On 7/21/2012 10:10 PM, A Danny Jacks emailed me " America have two publishers listed on the title page with NO ADDRESS. They have printed on the title page as follows: "New York: Macmillan&Co., London: George Allen." PLEASE REQUEST MORE IMAGES IF NEEDED. DATE PUBLISHED: 1894 EDITION: LIMITED ED 476 good REPRINT OF THE FAMOUS PEACOCK EDITION. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Meine Kinderjahre. Autobiographischer Roman.

      Berlin W, F. Fontane & Co. 1894. - FL0821 19 x 13 cm. Blauer Oleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und schwarz-grünlich gestaltetem Vorderdeckel. Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben. VI (+1), 321 (+7) Seiten. Unauffälliges Exlibris im vorderen Innendeckel, das Bezugspapier im Innengelenk gerissen, Vorbesitzereintrag auf Vorsatz in Tinte. Seiten 223/224 am Rand oben mit ca. 1cm Einriss, sonst von wenigen kleinen Fingerfleckchen abgesehen sauber. Gutes Exemplar. Erstausgabe Schobeß 187, Wilpert/Gühring 39. 550

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD'NHEAD WILSON. And the comedy THOSE EXTRAORDINARY TWINS

      1894 - With Marginal Illustrations. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1894. Original red-brown cloth decorated in black. First American Edition ("Pudd'nhead Wilson," but not "Those Extraordinary Twins," appeared a few weeks earlier in Britain). PUDD'NHEAD is a fascinating antebellum tale about two babies (one white and one "slightly" black) switched shortly after birth, one of whom ultimately sells his own mother into slavery in order to pay off his gambling debts. This novel has come to be regarded, along with HUCK FINN, as one of Twain's strongest statements on the subjects of miscegenation and on the degenerative impact of slavery. (Twain spun off "Those Extraordinary Twins" from the PUDD'NHEAD manuscript, when he realized that his planned comedy was rapidly turning into a tragedy.)~This copy is from the first printing, with gatherings 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 & 8 unsigned. Its condition is near-fine (very light wear at the corners). McBride p. 170; Blanck 3442. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins.

      American Publishing Company, 1894 - First edition, first printing. Brown cloth decoratively titled and stamped black and gilt. Very minor wear to spine tips, spine with slight lean, overall near fine and bright with hinges firm and internally bright, in mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE HERMITAGE BOOKSHOP ABAA Member]
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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and The Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      American Publishing Company, Hartford 1894 - 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*. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE JUNGLE BOOK. --- THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK

      Macmillan and co. London. 1894 + 95. FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.2 inches). Illustrated throughout by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. Previous owners neat name, dated June 1894, on front blank endpaper of first volume. Fine leather bindings of recent full dark blue morocco, spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Red title labels. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. Original gilt decorated blue cloth spines and front covers bound in at the end of each volume. Housed in a blue cloth covered felt lined slip case. A lovely set of these classic books.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Jungle Book And, The Second Jungle Book

      The Century Co., New York 1894 - First American Edition, 1894 .The Jungle Book American Edition Was First Published On May 22 1894 And Reprinted Twice In 1894; This Is The 'Fifteenth Thousand' Issue Printed In 1894 In Which The Preface Was Omitted To Be Restored In The 1899 Uniform Edition; (See Richards, David: Rudyard Kipling, A Bibliography). Approximately 40 Illustrations; Eight Of The Illustrations Are By The Author"S Father John Lockwood Kipling. Original Green Blind Stamped Cloth With Gilt Title, Author's Name. Profile Of An Elephant In Gilt To The Front Cover And A Tiger To The Rear Cover. Blind Stamped Decoration To The Spine With Four Animals In Gilt. Top Of Pages In Gilt; Remaining Page Edges Are Rough Cut. Spine Is Slightly Cocked With A Tiny Rub To Outside Foot. Light Fade Left Top Back Cover. Lightly Worn At Corners And Spine; Minor Soiling To Some Pages; Very Minor Foxing Endpapers And Half-Title. Inked Owners Name, 'Henry Forbes Angus, Jan 1895' On Free Front Endpaper. (In 1971, Angus Was Made An Officer Of The Order Of Canada). Book Is Good To Very Good Condition And Of Gift Quality. The Second Jungle Book, Century Co, New York 1895. First American Edition / First Printing. Dated 1895 On The Title And Copyright Pages With No Additional Printings Listed. Orange Cloth Boards With Gold Lettering. Top Edge Gold Gilt. Original Red Cloth, Blind Stamped Pineapple Tree Decorations To The Front And Rear Covers And Spine; Gilt Title And Name On Cover And Spine; Top Of Page Edges Are Gilt. And Other Two Edges Are Rough Cut. Black And White Illustrations With Headpieces Decorated By John Lockwood Kipling. An Inscription On Free Front Endpaper Is In Same Script As Above:"Henry Angus From His Uncle Herbert Xmas 1895". Book Is Lightly Worn At Corners And Spine, Pages Are Clean With Only Very Minor, Occasional Soiling. In Very Good Plus Condition And Of Gift Quality. Additional Postage May Be Required [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back Lane Books]
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        The Jungle Book

      MacMillan and Co, London and New York 1894 - Blue cloth covers with gilt margins and those glorious gilt elephants, gilt tiles and decoration on spine, dark green stuckdown and ffep, blank leaf, half-title page with motif on verso, frontispiece with tissue guard, title page, 212pp, back free endpaper with green verso, green stuckdown, gilt edges. The spine is heavily worn (water damage?),some of the title and almost all of the illustration is gone, discolouration extending slightly onto front and back covers. Slight rubbing to corners, fraying to 3mm of spine ends. Internally the top 5cm of the front hinge is split, slight scattered age toning throughout, frontispiece's tissue guard has a 10cm tear running down near hinge, much of the book has a narrow water mark running down margins very close to hinges. 212pp. This is the UK edition, title page reads (London/Macmillan and Co/and New York/1894/), no writing on verso of title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        Sonnets and Lyrical Poems

      (Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 20th February, 1894). . Limited edition, one of 310 copies printed on Flower paper. (xii), 197, (1) pp. Original full limp vellum, silk ties (one intact, the others frayed with loss), gilt lettered direct to spine, contemporary neat ownership inscription to first free endpaper. Spine slightly darkened, a few very minor marks, front and rear endpapers very lightly spotted, otherwise very good. The text is printed in black and red in Golden type. Peterson, A20a. Halliday Sparling, 20a.

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        JUNGLE BOOK * SECOND JUNGLE BOOK

      - KIPLING,RUDYARD. THE JUNGLE BOOK [AND] THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK. London: Macmillan & Co. 1894, 1895. 2 volumes, 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/2"), blue gilt pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, 212, 238p. + 2p. ads, owner name on blank flyleaves, slightest bit of cover soil barely noticeable on volume two, slight edge rubbing and and wear to spine ends else really bright and VG+ copies housed in custom cloth box. First editions. Wonderfully illustrated with detailed black and whites by J. LOCKWOOD KIPLING and others. LAID-IN TO VOLUME ONE IS KIPLING'S SIGNATURE on a 6 x 3 1/2" card. This is beautiful set of an important children's classic. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        THE JUNGLE BOOK AND THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK.

      MacMillan, London, 1894, 1895 - From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Kipling, Rudyard THE JUNGLE BOOK AND THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK. London: Macmillan, 1894, 1895. 8vo. 212, 238p. Classic First Editions, First Issue. Wonderfully illustrated in black & white throughout by Kipling's father, J. Lockwood Kipling with W. H. Drake & P. Frenzeny. The Jungle Book bound in full blue calf, four raised bands, gilt titles to spine, blue endpapers, the front cover bound in. A lovely near fine or better copy, all edges gilt WITH The Second Jungle Book bound in gilt ruled & titled half red calf & linen, five raised bands, covers bound in at the rear. A fine excellent example. "This most desirable pair will always fill an honorable place in any library of children's books" (Quayle 87). Richards A76 & A85; Stewart 123 & 132. Livingston 104, 116. A lovely mixed set of one of the cornerstone titles in children's literature & Kipling highlight & along with Just So Stories, his most beloved work. Custom red & blue leather slipcase. First published in magazine format in 1893-4. British Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling was born in India lived there & in England & wrote these stories when he lived in Vermont. The tales are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families & communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics & society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian Jungle with the help of Baloo the bear & Bagheera the black panther, & then has to fight the tiger Shere Khan. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, & "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler. "The White Seal", in which the main character seeks a haven for his people where they would be safe from hunters, has been considered a metaphor for Zionism, then in its beginning. As with much of Kipling's work, each of the stories is preceded by a piece of verse, & succeeded by another. $2475 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Choix de fables de La Fontaine illustrées par un groupe des meilleurs artistes de Tokio.

      Imprimerie de Tsukidji. 1894 - 8vo. Two volumes in the original crepe paper covers, sewn, Japanese style. Original folder and slipcase.(50 pp. and 50 pp.) 28 double page colour woodcuts. Choix de fables illustrated by Kajita Hanko, Kano Tomonobu, Okakura Shusui, Kawanabe Kyosui and Eda Mahiko, under the direction of Pierre Barboutau. The slipcase lacking one panel and rubbed. From the library of Stephanos Carathèodory with his engraved bookplate. Stephanos Carathéodory, was an Ottoman Greek who had studied law in Berlin and then served as secretary in the Ottoman embassies in Berlin, Stockholm and Vienna. Stephanos had married Despina Petrocochino, who came from a Greek family of businessmen who had settled in Marseille. At the time of his son Constantin's birth, the family were in Berlin since Stephanos had been appointed there two years earlier as First Secretary to the Ottoman Legation. The Carathéodory family, originally from Bosnochori or Vyssa, was well established and respected in Constantinople, and its members held many important government positions. Stephanos Carathèodory was the father of Constantin Carathéodory (or Constantine Karatheodori) (13 September 1873 – 2 February 1950) was a Greek mathematician. He made significant contributions to the theory of functions of a real variable, the calculus of variations, and measure theory. His work also includes important results in conformal representations and in the theory of boundary correspondence. In 1909, Carathéodory pioneered the Axiomatic Formulation of Thermodynamics along a purely geometrical approach. Known correspondence of Carathéodory-Einstein can be seen as facsimile in Einstein Archives Online (11 items). Three letters concern mathematics and these are printed in vol.8 of Einstein's Collected Works (Princeton Univ. Press 1987) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        THE SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

      1894 - Or The Adventures of Claudius Bombarnac. New York: Lovell, Coryell & Company, n.d. [1894]. 10 pp (paginated 3-12) undated ads. Original tan cloth pictorially decorated in brown. First American Edition, the only Verne title published by this publisher. As noted in T&M, the U.S. Book Company copyrighted this tale (titled CLAUDIUS BOMBARNAC) in September 1894, and two copies were deposited, but no such book was ever published. On October 9th they copyrighted the same tale as SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. (It was also during the month of October that Sampson Low published its edition in London.) Then on November 10th, Lovell Coryell published THE SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT (adding a "THE"), with 52 illustrations, as here (Lovell Coryell was affiliated with United States Book Co., and the latter's copyright appears on this copy's copyright page). It was also so issued in wrappers. By December, E. A. Weeks of Chicago also came out with an edition of this title.~This is a very good-plus copy (minor soil and edge-wear, marginal chip in one ad leaf, faint crease in rear board). This is one of the toughest American Vernes to find, and this is only the second copy we have seen in thirty years. Taves & Michaluk V040. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        "IN THE QUARTER"

      CHICAGO, IL: F. TENNYSON NEELY. VG+/NONE. 1894. 1ST THUS. COPYRIGHT 1894 ON VERSO OF TITLE PAGE/ ORIGINALLY ANONYMOUSLY PUBLISHED THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION WITH THE AUTHOR'S NAME . VERY ATTRACTIVE DECORATED BROWN CLOTH WITH TOP EDGE GILT, NEAT OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE ON THE FFEP AND THE TITLE PAGE, AND SPINE A BIT DARKENED. A VERY NICE COPY. .

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        Gladiators of The Prize Ring or Pugilists of America and Their Contemporaries from James J. Corbett to Tom Hyer with Biographical Sketches and Authentic Records of Their Victories and Defeats Embracing All Men of Note.

      Pugilistic Publishing Company, Philadelphia 1894 - First edition. Folio. Cloth covered boards. Some erosion and staining to the cloth, hinges a little loose, a good only copy. Full-page photographs of boxers with biography. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Durch Massailand zur Nilquelle. Reisen und Forschungen der Massai-Expedition des deuschen Antisklaverei-Komite inden Jahren 1891-1893.,

      Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1894 - XIII S., 1 Bl., 385 S. Mit 27 Tafeln, 140 Textabbildungen in Heliogravüre, Lichtdruck und Autotypie nach Photographien und Skizzen des Verfasserns und 1 mehrfach gefalt. Karte (in Rückentasche, mit Korrekturzettel). Henze II, 200 ff. Kainbacher 33,5. - 1 Tafel mit hinterlegtem Randeinriss, 1 1 Bl. mit kleinem Randeinriss. - Beschreibung der über 4000 km langen Ostafrika-Expedition Baumanns (1864-1899), die zum grössten Teil durch Neuland führte. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1250 Gr.-8°, HLeder, dreis. Rotschnitt

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Drawings.

      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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        Handbuch der Tafeltraubenkultur. Mit Benutzung des Nachlasses von W. Lauche, im Auftrages des Kgl. Preuss. Ministeriums für Landschaft, Domänen und Forsten.

      P. Parey, Berlin, 1894. - 215 X 300 mm. relié pleine toile verte ornée d'éditeur avec titre doré au dos. XII-235 pp. Edition originale ornée de 30 planches chromolithographiées et de 150 figures. Bel exemplaire de cette ampélographie peu courante malgré un tampon de bibliothèque sur la page de titre et une infime décharge d'étiquette en bas de dos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Serge Paratte, Livres anciens & modernes]
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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

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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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        A STRAY LEAF From The CORRESPONDENCE Of WASHINGTON IRVING And CHARLES DICKENS.

      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]

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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.

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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]

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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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        THE HISTORY OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDING

      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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        LA MEDITERRANEE PITTORESQUE

      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]

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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]

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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.:

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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]

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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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        The Union Prayer-book for Jewish Worship. Part II [only].

      The Central Conference of American Rabbis, Cincinnati, Ohio 1894 - Part II only. Pink edges. This Union Prayer Book was adopted by the CCAR as its authorized prayer book. Hinges exposed. [Attributes: 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 Ancients.to 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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        Il Libro dei Frammenti.

      Carlo Aliprandi,, Milano, 1894 - In-16° (169x100mm), pp. 83, (3), legatura novecentesca m. percallina verde. Brossura originale conservata. Ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta. Ottimo stato. Prima edizione, molto rara, del secondo libro di Roccatagliata Ceccardi, il poeta italiano più vicino ai grandi "maledetti" francesi (egli stesso amò definirsi "un fratello lontano di Tristan Corbière e di Rimbaud e un piccolo cugino di Verlaine"). Il primo libro di Ceccardo, dell'anno precedente, "Dai paesi dell'anarchia", è introvabile in quanto venne sequestrato dalla polizia. Biblioteca Preziosa, n. 24. Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 771: "Molto raro e ricercato". Spaducci, p. 249. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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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