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        THE PRIEST AND THE ACOLYTE.

      Privately printed for presentation only 1894 - Small 4to. Original grey printed wrappers, slight tear to the foot of the backstrip. Pp. 44. The bound-in title is anonymous and undated, but a separate title, loosely inserted, gives the name of the author as Oscar Wilde, a limitation of 100 copies, subscription price of £1.1s and the date of 1904. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: HOLLETT & SON, R.F.G.]
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        Tales of Mean Streets.

      London, Methuen. 1894 - First Edition, First Issue. 8vo. 301pp + 32pp ads dated October 1894. Publisher's olive green cloth titled in gilt to spine and front boards. Bumped to frayed spine ends with some scuffing and light wear to extremities and with trifling wear. A very good, clean copy. Edges untrimmed, very light sporadic spotting. Inscribed by Morrison to front flyleaf to none other than Herbert Greenhough Smith; editor of the mighty Strand magazine and one of Morrison's first and most important literary patrons. Inscribed copies of Morrsion's more important works can be difficult to find, he tended towards reclusiveness and had the reputation of being respected rather than loved by his contemporaries, to find a copy inscribed to someone as significant in Morrison's life as Herbert G. Smith is indeed remarkable. A splendid object. Published a couple of years before 'A Child of The Jago' this book is part of Morrison's 'slums of London' cycle that ends with 'The Hole In The Wall' in 1902. With his gritty depictions of the moral and social compromises necessary for survival in such dreadful places, and his unwillingness to take a critical stance regarding his characters and their predicament, Morrison stands out as far superior to the standard crop of God-bothering 'urban reform through fiction' mongers that the late Victorian age spewed forth in their dozens. An interesting copy of a scarce and admirable book. Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Ebb-Tide: A Trio and Quartette

      William Heinemann London: William Heinemann. First. hardcover. near fine. 237pp., short 8vo. Beautifully rebound by Zaehnsdorf in full polished tan calf; gilt spines with red and blue morocco labels, inner dentelles, t.e.g. Original cloth spine bound at rear. London: William Heinemann, 1894. First edition. Very slight spotting on the cover, else fine.

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        The Tragedy Of Pudd'nhead Wilson And The Comedy Of Those Extraordinary Twins - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company. Fine. 1894. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First Edition/ First Printing/ First State as evidenced by the bulk of the text block measuring 1 1/8" and the title page not being tipped-in. Also, State A frontispiece with the facsimile signature of Twain measuring 1 7/16" wide. BAL 3442. Minor rubbing the publisher's original decorated reddish-brown cloth covered boards with black decorations; Told in typical Twain fashion, infants switched at birth reveal their true colors as DNA encoding takes precedence over environment. Set during the early years of the 19th century, this pre-Civil War satire tackles social commentary issues still being debated today. Twain presents the reader with a light-skinned black mother switching her infant with her white master's in order to prevent her own child being raised as a slave. Twain uses humor and irony in revealing seething levels of racism and classicism .

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        PEINTURE ORIGINALE : "MADEMOISELLE" "EN SOUVENIR DE LA KERMESSE".

      ARMAND NAKACHE - R320036628: 1 PEINTURE ORIGINALE REALISEE PAR ARMAND NAKACHE. PEINTURE REALISEE A L'OCCASION DU STAND DES ARTS PLASTIQUES DE LA KERMESSE AUX ETOILES, PARRAINE PAR L'ECOLE A.B.C. DE DESSIN A PARIS / Armand NAKACHE est le né le 11 janvier 1894, Officier de la Légion d'honneur, Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, membre fondateur du Salon Pomuliste et de la société de Gravure "Le trait", Président honoraire du salon des indépendants, Président honorarie des Peintres-Graveurs "Le Trait" - Grande médaille vermeil de la Ville de Paris pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre, en 1960. Pls de quarante oeuvres dans les Musées (France et Etranger), dont el Musée National d'art Moderne a Paris et le Musée de la Ville de Paris. etc. / Armand Nakache ne recherchait ni les honneurs ni la gloire, ne vivant en fait que pour sa peinture, intensément et sans concessions.Nakache n'a pas voulu plaire mais plutôt montrer avec dérision et violence l'Homme dans tous ses états. Il a été avant tout le chantre de l'Expressionnisme en France, un domaine si injustement boudé par le public qui a été plus attiré les charmes de la peinture classique, de l'Impressionnisme, du post-Impressionnisme ou même par les mystères du cubisme. Il a opté pour la réalité de la vie en faisant appel à l'hallucinant, le burlesque ou la violence, et ce sans aucune tricherie. Dur et tendre à la fois, il sait nous émouvoir profondément par le côté fantastique qu'il a donné à ses oeuvres, flirtant parfois avec Jérome Bosch, Breughel, Goya, Daumier ou Rouault. Armand Nakache, tourmenté par l'horreur de la guerre, certainement irrité par l'insouciance de ses contemporains, a voulu à travers son œuvre nous laisser un message, une sorte de mise en garde contre les errements de notre société. Dérangeant et attachant à la fois, Armand Nakache n'a pas été seulement un témoin de son temps, mais aussi un visionnaire hors pair et ce maître de l'extraordinaire et de la couleur, déjà présent dans les musées, mérite une fois pour toutes l'a [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Tragedy of Pudden'head Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins. By Mark Twain

      Hartford, Conn: Amercan Publishing Company, 1894 - First book edition of the combined works, "Puddn'head Wilson" having appeared alone in 1894 in London, first state of the text, frontispiece with the facsimile signature being 1-7/16 inches. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of Clemens with facsimile signature in lower margin, illustrated throughout in the margins by F. M. Senior. 432, [2, blank] pp. Original brown cloth, decorated in black, lettred in gilt. Near fine. BAL 3442; McBride, p. 170; Johnson, Twain, pp. 59-61 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picture Pages For Little Folks of All Ages

      London / New York: Ernest Nister / E.P. Dutton, 1894. - With An Early Unrecorded Illustration By Louis Wain[WAIN, Louis, illustrator]. [WEATHERLY, Fred E. and Clifton Bingham, text]. Picture Pages For Little Folks of All Ages. London / New York: Ernest Nister / E.P. Dutton, [1894]. First edition. Large quarto (12 x 9 5/8 in;,303 x 242 mm). [36] pp. Chromolithograph and black and white illustrations throughout. Printed in Bavaria.Quarter blue cloth over chromolithographed pictorial glazed boards. Neat gift inscription dated 1895. A stunning copy with only the slightest hint of wear at corners.Page 10 contains a chromolithograph ("Mr. Milkman") that while unsigned (see below) is clearly by Louis Wain at an early stage of his career and is thus far unrecorded. While others illustrated cats (and imitated Wain) no one's cats were quite like Wain's cats, who invariably possess an unmistakable, slightly insane gleam in their eyes.Ernest Nister (1842-1909) "produced more than five hundred mostly undated illustrated books for children, but from the 1890s the firm's production was almost exclusively toy or movable books and Nister introduced many new mechanical techniques The illustrations in Nister's books—typically featuring affluent, well- dressed, cheerful children at play—were produced by many different artists. The artist's name, however, was often either dropped or missing, while the signature of Nister, as lithographer, was usually found somewhere on the work—thus leading to confusion about attribution. Nister frequently reused illustrations, occasionally adding picture elements that were not in the original work." (The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature).At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled [a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914)."The Hogarth of cat life" (Punch).Not in Dale. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Beacon Street, 1894. Unbound. very good. Autographed letter signed to a lady friend, Miss Terry, regretting that he missed her visit. 4 1/2" x 7", 1 page. Beacon Street. Jan. 8, 1894. Very Good (+). I am so sorry that I did not know you were at the door! It would have been a great pleasure to look upon your face...

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        The Encyclopaedia of Death and Life in the Spirit World (3 Volumes Complete)

      The Progressive Thinker Publishing House, Chicago 1894 - Rare three-volume set, hardbacks copyright 1894, 1895, and 1900; well preserved withdrawals from Marion Skidmore Library, Lily Dale, New York; volumes have usual ex-library indicators and show light wear to boards (see photo); text blocks are tight and square; pages tanned from age; vol. 2 beginning to split along front gutter; vol.1--400 pgs, vol. 2--400 pgs, vol.3--353 pages (bx19). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Man Who Married the Moon

      CENTURY, NEW YORK 1894 - Rare, Dj has small tear in top spine, tanning spine, and lightly rubbed cover. Gold gilt on cover and spine, b&w illustrations, good binding, and unmarked text. Extremely light edge/shelf wear at all! Excellent coondition! DATE PUBLISHED: 1894 EDITION: 239 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and upper board elaborately gilt blocked with peacock design, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. Contemporary gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Spine rolled, a little light rubbing at extremities, spotting to title leaves, late leaves, and occasionally to contents. First Thomson edition, first impression. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

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        La Céramique Chinoise - Porcelaine Orientale: Date de sa découverte - Explication des sujets de décor - Les usages divers - Classification.

      Paris, Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1894. - 1 grand volume in-4, II-232 pp, reliure demi-chagrin à coins, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, plats cartonnés, richement illustré de 42 planches en héliogravure par Dujardin, représentant 124 pièces de la collection de l'auteur. Bel exemplaire, a very nice copy. A very scarce and superb copy of this 19th publication on Chinese ceramics

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        The Jungle Book [together with] The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1894 & 95. With Illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. 2 volumes, octavo (179 × 114 mm). Recent blue morocco by Bayntun, spines gilt in compartments with animal tools, colour morocco inlay depicting an elephant to upper board of volume I and a bear to that of volume II, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Illustrations throughout. A fine set. First editions. A beautiful set, very handsomely bound.

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        Book of Instructions and Sundry Catalogue Information Regarding the Setting Up and Operating MacHinery Employed in Manufacturing Dispensing and Bottling Carbonated Beverages Formulae for Compounding Syrups, Fancy Drinks Mineral Waters, Ect. Including

      Philadelphia: Chas. Lippincott & Co., 1894. Green/gilt cloth some soiling. ".Prices, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Accessories Employed in Connection with Bottling and Dispencing Apparatus. Engravings, descriptions, prices. Extremely Rare OCLC finds 2 copies, U. C. Davis and Coca Cola. Gas and Electric Globes, pages of recipes: French Orange Sherbert Syrup, Angelica, Vin - Caffa Syrup (For Dispencing) ect. 289 pgs. x. Index.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Business Catalogue.

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        The COMING RAILROAD. The Chase - Kirchner Aerodynamic System of Transportation

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

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        The COMING RAILROAD. The Chase - Kirchner Aerodynamic System of Transportation

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

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        The Ebb-Tide: A Trio and Quartette.

      William Heinemann, London - 237pp., short 8vo. Beautifully rebound by Zaehnsdorf in full polished tan calf; gilt spines with red and blue morocco labels, inner dentelles, t.e.g. Original cloth spine bound at rear. London: William Heinemann, 1894. First edition. Very slight spotting on the cover, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lives of the Chief Justices of England. From the Norman Conquest till the Death of Lord Tenterden. Five Volumes

      Northport: Edward Thomson Co., 1894-99. 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, the top edges gilt The most lavish and extensive edition of Lord Campbell's Chief Justices, providing us with an unbroken biographical record from the Norman Conquest through the first part of the 19th century, with 126 full page illustrations, 14 in color

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        W. Bell Scott's House, Lindsey Row.

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd, 1894 - Fine condition. Original etching. Uncoloured. Size to plate mark: 140 x 270 mm Limited edition of 110, of which only 100 were for sale, from 'Bits of Old Chelsea'. Signed by the artist in pencil lower left margin. Sun symbol within the image area, lower left.

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        L'Electricite Industrielle A L'Exposition De Chicago En 1893

      Paris: E.Bernhard & Cie, 1894. Hardcover. Good. Collaborateurs: MM. Desforges, Rejou, Bloxham, Bouquet. Atlas folio, marbled boards and end papers, quarter leather binding with gilt embossed titles and design. 78 Plates and large fold outs showing the the floor plans, electrical circuitry and plant and equipment section drawings etc, used at the Chicago Exposition of 1893. [see photo]

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        Harper's Monthly Magazine

      05 - London - Osgood, Mcilvaine and Company, 1894 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Thirteen uniformly bound volumes of the European edition of theperiodical Harper's Magazine from the turn of the twentieth century. Containing volume 29 (December 1894-May 1895), December 1895-May 1896, December 1896-May 1897, Volume 34 (June 1897-November 1897), Volume 96 (Decmber 1897 to May 1898), Volume 97 (June 1898 to November 1898), Decmber 1898 to May 1899, June 1902 to November 1902, December 1902 toMay 1903, June 1903 to November 1903, December 1903 to May 1904, June 1904 to November 1904, and December 1904 to May 1905. Harper's Magazine (also called Harper's) is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts, with a generally liberal perspective. It is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the U. S. Notable contributors include Winston Churchill, John Steinbeck, Henry James and Mark Twain. Some of the titles contained includePlant and Animal Intelligence by Nathaniel S. Shaler, An Angel in the House by Harriet Prescott Spofford, Is English Becoming Corrupt by Thomas R. Lounsbury, and The Sea-Child by Ehtel-Watts Mumford. With many plates throughout,sixteen of which are coloured (collated complete), and hundreds ofin-textillustrations. Condition: In decorative brown cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally smart, with just some light rubbing and wear to the heads and tails of the spines. More pronounced wear to the head ofvolume 97. Some bumping to the corners. Internally, generally firmly bound, although tender in places with some pages working loose. Hinges are slightly strained, with closed tear to title page of volume 29 . Frontispiece of June 1902 to November 1902 detached. Pages have just the odd spot (with some heavier foxing and spotting to the first and last few pages), but are very bright. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        JOSEPH JOHN THOMSON: A group of 8 important offpints on physics and chemistry.

      - 1. Electric Discharge Through Gases. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, April 1894. 8vo, 9 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 2. Some Applications of the Theory of Electric Discharge to Spectroscopy. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, January 1906. 8vo, 14 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 3. Rays of Positive Electricity. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, March 1907. 8vo, 16 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 4. The Carriers of Positive Electricity. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, April 1908. 8vo, 31 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 5. Electrical Striations. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, April 1909. 8vo, 10 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 6. A New Method of Chemical Analysis. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, April 1911. 8vo, 9 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 7. Some Further Applications of the Method of Positive Rays. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, January 1913. 8vo, 9 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 8. Further Researches of Positive Rays. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, April 1914. 8vo, 6 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- In 1913, as part of his exploration into the composition of canal rays, Thomson channelled a stream of ionized neon through a magnetic and an electric field and measured its deflection by placing a photographic plate in its path. Thomson observed two patches of light on the photographic plate, which suggested two different parabolas of deflection. Thomson concluded that neon is composed of atoms of two different atomic masses (neon-20 and neon-22), that is to say of two isotopes. This was the first evidence for isotopes of a stable element; Frederick Soddy had previously proposed the existence of isotopes to explain the decay of certain radioactive elements. Thomson's separation of neon isotopes by their mass was the first example of mass spectrometry, which was subsequently improved and developed into a general method by Thomson's student F. W. Aston and by A. J. Dempster. (Wikipedia). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tales of Mean Streets

      London, Methuen. 1894, 1894. First Edition, Second Issue. 8vo. 301pp + 32pp ads dated Jan. 1895. Publisher's olive green cloth titled in gilt to spine and front boards. Bumped to spine ends and with trifling wear and very slight sunning to spine. A fine bright, clean copy. Edges untrimmed, very light sporadic spotting. Published a couple of years before as 'A Child of The Jago' this book is part of Morrison's 'slums of London' cycle that ends with 'The Hole In The Wall' in 1902. With his gritty depictions of the moral and social compromises necessary for survival in such dreadful places, and his unwillingness to take a critical stance regarding his characters and their predicament, Morrison stands out as far superior to the standard crop of God-bothering 'urban reform through fiction' mongers that the late Victorian age spewed forth in their dozens. A lovely copy of a scarce and admirable book. Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. Parrott A-3.

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        The Yellow Fairy Book

      London: Longmans, 1894. First. hardcover. near fine. Numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford. Handsomely rebound in full yellow morocco, gilt decorative spine, t.e.g. small 8vo. London & New York: Longmans, Green, 1894. First Edition. Near Fine.

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        President Grover Cleveland SIGNED 1894 POSTMASTER Appointment

      N/A, 1894. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. Signed by Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States! Document measures 16x21 inches. Appointment for Postmaster at Clayton, Illinois in Adams County. Dated August 29th, 1894. Framed the piece measures about 26 x 34 inches. Seal with ribbon is intact, as shown.

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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson And the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins.

      1894 - Frontispiece portrait; illustrated with numerous line drawings in the margins. Rubricated title. 432pp. Tall thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full brick morocco, t.e.g. Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1894. First Edition. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Yellow Fairy Book.

      Longmans, London 1894 - Numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford. Handsomely rebound in full yellow morocco, gilt decorative spine, t.e.g. small 8vo. London & New York: Longmans, Green, 1894. First Edition. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Astrophel and Other Poems

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

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Third Edition.

      George Newnes Limited. London 1894 - Third edition. Large 8vo. 317pp. Illustrated throughout by Sidney Paget. Original sea-blue cloth, gilt with Strand Library illustrated motif to upper board. Spine sunned, very sl. rubbed with head and tail crumpled and sl. frayed, corners and upper edge of boards sl. worn. Cloth sl. soiled especially to lower board. All edges gilt, inner hinges partially visible but holding, small patches of light foxing throughout. Pages 1 and 2 have two small thumb marks to lower margin not affecting text. Contents generally clean and sound. VG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Federal Cases, Comprising Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit and District Courts of the United States, from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Federal Reporter, Arranged Alphabetically [etc.]. Thirty Volumes [complete]

      St. Paul: West Publishing Co., 1894. Original sheep, quite worn, ex-library, some spines defective, boards loose or detached, one lacking; a working set The original edition of the massive effort (over 18,000 cases in total) to bring together the decisions of the federal courts other than the Supreme Court for almost a century, from 1789 to 1880, when the Federal Reporter began to be published

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        ADRIFT IN THE PACIFIC

      1894. New and Cheaper Edition. Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1894. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black. "New and Cheaper Edition," issued five years after Sampson Low's first U.K. edition, in a similar binding (showing Briant diving into the water from a giant kite) and with the same illustrations. In this tale, a dozen young boys are shipwrecked without adults on a desert island, and struggle to survive during the two years they await rescue; they divide into two antagonistic groups, with quite different philosophies. This adventure has often been cited as a precursor to William Golding's rather similar LORD OF THE FLIES (1954).~This tale was first published in 1888 as DEUX ANS DE VACANCES, and in English in early 1889 by George Munro in his cheap wrappered "Seaside Library," as A TWO YEARS' VACATION. In November 1889 Sampson Low published ADRIFT IN THE PACIFIC, a hardbound illustrated ("two parts in one") version, being a different translation.~This copy has been recased within its original binding, preserving the original light yellow endpapers (reinforced at the inner hinges) -- but is otherwise near-fine (very minor rubbing of the spine gilt). Taves & Michaluk V034; Myers 1.

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        Dictionnaire de L´Ameublement et de la Décoration. Depuis le XIIIe siécle jusqu´à nos jours

      Paris, Maison Quantin o. J. (1894).. 4 Bde. 4°, 5192 (v. 5196) Sp. 254 (v. 256) Taf. (davon zahlr. farb. Taf.) u. ca. 2500 Abb. i. Text. OHLdr. mit Goldprägung, einzelne Bl. lose, Bd. 4: Rü.m. Vorderdeckel gelöst. 2 Taf. u. Sp. 609-613 im 3. Bd. fehlen. Enyklopädisches Nachschlagewerk die einzelnen Bereiche der Wohnkultur betreffend. Die Taf. tlw. in prächtiger Chromolithographie.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and upper board elaborately gilt blocked with peacock design, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. Spine a little rolled and some minor spotting to early and late leaves, but a stunning copy with the cloth and gilt still bright and fresh. First Thomson edition, first impression. A superb copy. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE CASTLE OF THE CARPATHIANS

      1894. With Numerous Illustrations. New York: The Merriam Company, n.d. [1894]. Original dark green cloth pictorially decorated in black and white. First American Edition of this mysterious tale taking place in the area which in just a few years would become known as Dracula's homeland.~Mysterious things are occurring in a castle located near the village of Werst in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, Romania. The villagers are convinced that the Chort (devil) occupies the castle. Count Franz de Telek, a visitor traveling through the region, goes to the castle to investigate the disturbances for himself, when he is informed that the owner of the castle is Baron Rodolphe de Gortz. Years earlier the Baron was the Count's rival for the affections of the celebrated Italian prima donna La Stilla. The Count thought La Stilla was dead, but he sees her image and hears her voice coming from within the castle... [Kytasaari]~To quote from a contem­porary New York Times review (cited in T&M)...~M. Jules Verne has the knack of it. He knows how to make the scientifically romantic story. You might not know what a "nyctalop" was, but if you saw one flapping his wings around the dark fortress in the Carpathians, you would run for it, as did Nic Deck... Orfanik is head conjurer, and in his trial he explains how he brought into play for a wicked purpose a variety of ingenious inventions.~This is a handsome volume, with the dreaded "nyctalop" occupying much of the front cover, looking something like a dragon with wings; the castle, silhouetted against the moon, also appears on both the front cover and spine.~Sampson Low's London edition was published in October 1893; The Merriam Company published this first American edition, which though undated came out about a year later, in November 1894. (With the 1891 Copyright Act in place, George Munro was no longer "first out" with his pirated Verne tales.)~This copy is in dark green cloth (we have also had copies in blue-grey and in maroon cloth -- no priority). It is in fine condition (endpapers slightly cracked, short tear in the margin of the frontispiece, but essentially no other wear or soil). Taves & Michaluk V039; Myers 8.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      George Allen, 1894. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1894. 476 pages. No dust jacket. Blue board hardcover, with five raised bands and decorative gilt tilting on spine. Rebound. Slightly tanned pages and firm binding, with light tanning and very slight markings on fore-edge. Light pencil inscription on title page. Two small spot markings on pp64-65. Very occasional Pencil notes throughout text. Boards are good, light sunning on spine, but overall appearance is clean.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Eh., 6-zeil Briefkarte mit eh. Unterschrift

      Wien, Oktober 1894.. 8,5 x 13 cm. Wärmsten und innigsten Dank Ihnen für die mir anläßlich meines Jubiläums erwiesene schmeichelhafte Erinnerung. Johann Strauß. Wien Oktober 94".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Royal Natural History

      London: Warne, 1894. Pictorial dark green pebbled grain cloth, with gilt lettering and black and gilt title and design on spines and upper sides.. One small corner of the lower side of the cover to one volume (Division 6) is bumped. Small nick in cloth on spine of Part 4of volume1, some edges are slightly scuffed, but contents near fine, and several volumes are fine. The whole is a very good attractive set in its own very handsome polished mahogany bookcase. . Royal 8vo 6 volumes bound in 12 Divisions. In original mahogany bookcase, fitted on top with a wooden banner with the words ÔTHE ROYAL NATURAL HISTORYÕ in gilt and black. Seventy two chromolith plates and 1600 wood engravings. Many natural history artists were used to illustrate this beautiful set of Lydekker's classic Natural History. Artists include W.Kuhnert, F.Specht, P.J.Smit, G.Mutzel, A.T.Elwes, J.Wolf, and others. & Freeman No. 2362.

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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        The Complete Works of John Ruskin

      New York: Bryan, Taylor & Company, 1894. Complete set of the works of John Ruskin. Octavo, 26 volumes. Edition de luxe, limited to 750 copies. Red three quarters leather. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Illustrated throughout. A nice set. Taken in the mass, these volumes contain the most valuable contributions to art-literature the language can show… they contain worlds of thought, imagination, and knowledge such as no other art-writer can educe… It is impossible but that Art should be the better for them" (Allibone, 1895). "Clouds, mountains, landscapes, towers, churches, trees, flowers and herbs were drawn with wonderful precision, minuteness of detail and delicacy of hand, solely to recall some specific aspect of nature or art, of which he wished to retain a record. In his gift for recording the most subtle characters of architectural carvings and details, Ruskin has hardly been surpassed by the most distinguished painters" (NNDB).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        La Grande Dame, Revue Mondaine Cosmopolite (Revue de l’élégance et des Arts)

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

      [Bookseller: LES TEMPS MODERNES]
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        First Footsteps in East Africa, 2 Volumes

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1894. Memorial Edition. This was Burton's first excursion into East Africa, in which he almost got himself and his party killed. Wonderful, bright plates, as in the first edition except "The Fal" was not included in this edition. Pages xxxiv, 209 and (xii), 276 with index, plus 3 pages of publisher ads of Burton works at the end. Cloth bindings in remarkably nice condition, with bright gilt turbaned man and tent on boards and bright gilt titles on the spines. A beautiful set with no foxing, no stains and no prior owner marks. Protected in clear, mylar dustjackets. . Memorial Edition . Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by 4 Color Plates, 2 Maps and 6 Small Text Illustrations, Complete as Called for. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Craftsbury Antiquarian Books]
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        THE JUNGLE BOOK / THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK

      1894. Decorated by J. Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E. [Together, two volumes.] New York: The Century Co., 1894/1895. Original olive green cloth decorated in gilt / salmon cloth decorated in orange. First (American) Edition of THE JUNGLE BOOK (published on the same day as the London edition), and First Edition of THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK (published three days before the London edition). Many of the illustrations are by John Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard's father. These books, along with JUST SO STORIES, constitute Kipling's best-loved work:~For there is a unique magic in the JUNGLE BOOKs from the moment the infant Mowgli enters the wolf's lair, and the moonlight is blacked out at the mouth of the cave by the great head of the tiger Shere Khan, and his roar fills it with thunder. There is magic too in the jungle, so glowingly portrayed, with its danger-haunted thickets, and the monkeys threading its frail liana ways, the enchanted land of which Mowgli is to become the master; and in the animals who are his friends and mentors -- Bagheera, the sleek and terrible panther; Baloo, the wise old bear; Hathi, the elephant; Kaa, the gigantic python who makes a nest for Mowgli in his coils; Akela, the leader of the wolf-pack; and the bandarlog, chattering outcasts of the tree tops, whose only wish is to be noticed, and who immediately abandon every task they have begun. [Birkenhead]~THE JUNGLE BOOK is fine except that the volume is slightly aslant, and the front-cover gilt is very slightly rubbed; THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK is fine, and includes a Century Company leaflet (later, as it includes 1897's CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS). We seldom see both volumes together, in such advantageous condition. Richards A77 & A84; Stewart 124 & 134.

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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      Hartford: American Publishing Company. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of one of Twain's most highly regarded and complex later works. In addition to containing Twain's most sustained treatment of slavery and race relations, Pudd'nhead Wilson is an important contribution to the development of the detective story, building on the early works of Arthur Conan Doyle and notably being one of the earliest fictional examples of the study of fingerprints in solving a crime. First issue: With title page integrally bound, sheets bulk 1-1/8; frontispiece with Twain's facsimile autograph 1-7/16" (state A). BAL 3442. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. Octavo, original publisher's elaborately decorated cloth. Bookplate and neat owner signature. Faint stain on rear cover, otherwise a beautiful, tight, clean copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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 terra-cotta cloth decorated in black. First American Edition (of "Pudd'nhead Wilson," which had appeared a few weeks earlier in Britain; first edition of "Those Extraordinary Twins," which had not yet been published in the U. K.). 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 had turned into a tragedy.)~This copy is from the first printing, with the leaves bulking a scant 1-1/8 inches and with gatherings 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 & 8 unsigned. The printed Twain signature on the frontispice measures 1-7/16" wide (no priority). Condition is near-fine (very slight rubbing, rear endpaper cracking a little), unusually clean with scarcely any exterior wear or soil. McBride p. 170; Blanck 3442.

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