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        Bibliografia delle tradizioni popolari d'Italia. con tre indici speciali.

      Clausen,, Torino-Palermo, 1894 - Cm. 25, pp. xx, 603 (5). Bella legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a nervi con titoli su doppio tassello in marocchino rosso e decorazioni ad intarsio ed in oro ai comparti. Piatti inquadrati da doppio filetto in oro e titoli (ed un monogramma) impressi in oro al piatto anteriore. Sguardie marmorizzate e tagli rossi. Ex libris inciso (J.F. Porro). Bell'esemplare, in perfetto stato di conservazione ed impreziosito da una legatura assai decorativa. Si tratta della non comune prima edizione di quest'insuperata bibliografia, stampata in 550 copie numerate (ns. n. 159). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        OUR MANIFOLD NATURE

      London:: William Heinemann,. 1894.. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 5-1/8". 1st book edition (NCBEL III, 1054; Wolff 2670). Not in Sadleir. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy, marked by the author as "Advanced Copy". viii, [2], 271, [5], 20 pp. March 1894 publisher catalogue last 20 pages.. Original publisher's olive-green cloth binding with gilt stamping.. Slight cock, with modest shelfwear. Bookstore stamp to bottom of. front paste-down. Light foxing. Rear hinge starting. A VG copy.. Born Frances Elizabeth Bellenden Clarke, the author, at the young age of 16, married a widowed army surgeion, David Chambers McFall, who was already the father to two sons: Chambers Haldane Cooke McFall and Albert William Crawford McFall. With 20+ years age difference between her & her husband, over the ensuing years of marriage, the marital relationship between the two grew apart, with Grand beginning to express her feminist "New Woman" philosophy through the medium of print, publishing her first novel, Ideala, in 1888. Emboldened by her modicum of literary success, two years later Grand divorced her husband, and not too long thereafter assumed the nom-de-plum that we know today, Sarah Grand, under which she wrote her most famous novel, the strongly feminist The Heavenly Twins [1893]. & & This work of hers here offered is a collection of stories, which Grand, in her preface, terms an "experiment", by which she means varying from the constraining societal conventions on fiction, and which the magazines of the day imposed changes in order to be published. By 1894, riding the phenomenal success of Heavenly Twins, Grand commanded the literary gravitas with Heinemann to see these stories republished, where they "now appear for the first time unmutilated as well as carefully revised." & & This copy inscribed by Grand on the half-title page: "To My dear old Boy Chambers / from Sarah Grand [underscore] / 12th March 1894" Toward the bottom of the page, under the printed title, Grand has written: "Advanced Copy". & & While the exact identity of the "Chambers" noted in the inscription is now lost to antiquity, we would not deem beyond probability the presentation of this 'Advanced Copy', wherein the new name Sarah Grand is emphasized, to be her either to her son by marriage, Chambers Haldane Cooke McFall [whom is refered to by the ODNB as 'Haldane'], or perhaps to her estranged former husband, David Chambers McFall. However, this, we again note, is speculation on our part, and the true identity of this individual remains a question mark. . Photographic frontispiece.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        BOOK OF ANTELOPES

      London: R. H. Porter, 1894-1900. 4 volumes. First edition. With 100 hand-colored lithographed plates by Joseph Smit after Joseph Wolf. 4to, handsomely bound for the publisher and thus signed, in three quarter dark-green morooco over marbled boards, the spines lettered in gilt between raised bands. A beautifully preserved set of this important work. All plates are in excellent condition, the textblock is clean and fresh, the bindings in very good order, with only light aging, spines bright and fine. A SUPERB AND IMPORTANT WORK IN THE OEUVRE OF AFRICAN AND NATURAL HISTORY PRINTING AND WRITING AND ARTISTRY. The perfect marriage of scientific knowledge, written and visual description. A very scarce book, particularly in such fine condition. Sclater was the Secretary of the Zoololgical Society of London.

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        Atlas of the Towns of North Adams, Williamstown and Cheshire, Bershire County, Massachusetts, from Official Records and Surveys Under the Direction and Personal Supervision of D.L. Miller, C. E

      New York: D. L. Miller & Co.. 1894. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First edition [1894]. Deluxe edition of this atlas, produced with linen- backed maps mounted on stubs. Externally very worn with maps in very good condition. Three quarter brown leather over brown cloth with gilt front cover lettering, 18" x 15". Contents consist of title page, eighteen hand colored double page maps, two page patron's directory. Maps have the remnants of old thumb tabs in the margins which are now pretty much gond. Leather spine nearly chipped away, other external wear, good hinges, sound binding, three maps detached from their stubs but present, handsomely written name on front free endpaper, maps very clean and unmarked.

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        [Tao Te Ching] The Book of the Path of Virtue or a Version of The Tao-Teh-King of Lao-Tze, the Chinese Mystic and Philosopher: with an Introduction and Essay on the Tao as Presented in the Writings of Chuang-Tze, the Apostle of the Tao-Tze.

      Madras: The Indian Section of the Theosophical Society, 1894.. FIRST EDITION. Slim octavo pp. iv, 46. Contemporary half brown calf, black cloth sides, title in gilt along spine. Marked 'Author's Copy' in black ink to first blank. Rubbing to extremities, internally clean with very occasional lines to margins noting certain passages. Contains a translation of the Tao Te Ching and an essay by Old on the Tao, with references to the writings of Chuang-Tzu. A latin translation of the Tao Te Ching was made in 1788 by Jesuit missionaries in China and was presented to the Royal Society in London. Other interpretations followed this, with a full translation into French in 1842 by Julien and an English translation in 1891 by Legge. This is a rare early edition with a comparitive essay from a Theosophical standpoint.

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        Tom Sawyer Abroad

      New York: Charles L. Webster & Company,, 1894. By Huck Finn. Edited by Mark Twain. With Illustrations by Dan Beard. Octavo. Original grey cloth with gilt titles and illustration in black and orange to spine and front board. No jacket, as issued. With 25 illustrated plates and one vignette illustration by Dan Beard. 4 pages of publishers advertisements at the rear. Ownership inscription. Spine a little tanned and cloth very faintly soiled, corners rubbed though all still attractive and in excellent condition. First edition, first printing (first issue binding), of Twain's aeronautical adventure that attempted to combine the popularity of his Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer to the popularity of Jules Verne's worldwide balloon adventures.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Castle of the Carpathians

      New York: Merriam, 1894. Lesser-known Verne novel involving a castle in Transylvania rumored by the locals to be occupied by the devil; a visiting noble investigates. Thought by some to be an influence on Bram Stoker's Dracula, published a few years later. First American edition, undated, but 1894, the year after its first publication in English. Occurs bound in three colors: the blue we have here, green, & maroon - no priority has been established, nor relative scarcity. Full blue cloth, gilt titling, black & grey decoration. Good, light general wear, corner rubbed, minor spotting to covers, short scratch on rear cover. Text clean; iv, 211 pages + 1 page ads; 38 b/w plates, as called for.. First American Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 6" by 8".

      [Bookseller: Bookworks]
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        Nattevagt.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1894. 182 s. Yderst velholdt og rent eksemplar indbundet i orig. komponeret hellærred

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        2 aquarelle signiert

      - Ernst Wöhlk (1894 Gettorf – 1977 Hamburg ) Ernst Wöhlk studierte in Dresden und München, geriet während des 1. Weltkrieges in englische Kriegsgefangenschaft [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: mip]
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        The Shorter Poems

      The Daniel Press, Oxford,, 1894. 5 volumes + Index, small quarto. Original self wrappers, short title to each upper wrapper in black. Housed in a green cloth drop down box, red morocco title label to spine gilt. First wrapper browned and rather spotted, overlapping edges somewhat frayed, altogether a touch dusty. First complete edition, including the first printing of any of the final volume. One of just 150 numbered sets, the vast majority of which were either issued bound as one or suffered the same fate after purchase. Sets in their original state are rare, only one such example appearing at auction in 30 years. With the original prospectus laid in.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Green Carnation

      London : William Heinemann , 1894. Book. Very Good. Full-Leather. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Paper cover copy of this book, now rebound in full green morocco, the three colour front cover is bound in. Adverts are for June 1894. Notorious for its satire on Oscar Wilde and use against him in his trial, there are a few who make a plea for the literary merits of the book but most consider it drivel. Withdrawn from publication in 1895 at Wilde's request it was over 40 years before the book was again published. An important work for the Wilde collector, the first issue is rare and most of the paper cover copies fell apart long since. A cloth cover copy was published simultaneously. Part of the "Pioneer Series", some browning to paper edge. 183p + adverts..

      [Bookseller: Ian Reilly Books]
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        An Island Garden

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.. 1894. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition [1894]. Well-kept copy of this beautifully designed book centering on Thaxter's gardens at Appledore on the Isle of Shoals off the New Hampshire coast. Includes twelve tissue-tissue protected chromolithographed plates by noted American impressionist artist Childe Hassam (1859-1935), a frequent summer visitor, along with additional color floral decorations throughout the text. Green cloth lettered and decorated with an Art Nouveau floral design in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, 126 pages. Includes an unused black and white postcard from 1906 or earlier with a view of Thaxter's cottage and two other Isle of Shoals views. Very minor shelf soil to the covers, corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, subtly darkened spine, all gilt bright and readable, text block sound, tiny closed tear near the inner top margin of the frontis tissue, pages clean and free from names or other markings.

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        The Three Musketeers

      London: George Routledge and Sons Limited,, 1894. With 250 illustrations by Maurice Leloir. 2 volumes, tall quarto (300 × 200 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, titles to spine within gilt surround, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. With black and white illustrations. Some occasional light foxing, spine and boards a little rubbed, an excellent copy. Édition de luxe. Limited to 750 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Trilby

      London - Harper's Monthly Magazine, 1894 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fantastic find for fans of du Maurier, the original Harper's Monthly serialisation of Trilby bound from the parts into a finely bound volume. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. This is a collection of the first printed serial appearances of Trilby extracted from Harper's Monthly Magazines and bound as one complete work. High quality paper has been laid down covering superfluous text to make for a continuous narrative. With the armorial nameplate of S. F. Widdrington to the front pastedown. George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier, 1834 1896, was a French-born British cartoonist and author. Triby is du Maurier's second work. Shallcross Fitzherbert Jacson was the nephew of Samuel Edward Widdrington (17871856) the writer on Spain. He inherited his estates and name. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front hinge is starting but still firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild rubbing. Internally the pages are generally bright with light background foxing, prominent to the endpapers, and handling marks. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser Edited by T.J. Wise

      London: George Allen Ruskin House, 1894-1897. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's white, basket weave cloth, decorated in gilt and lettered in red. Teg. Very good. 6 vols./No Dust Jacket. Crane, Walter. 4to, 28 x 23 cm. With original salmon wrappers bound-in; published in 19 parts, numerous full-page illustrations, pictorial borders, and wrapper design after Walter Crane. "Crane's most important work in terms of quantity were the illustrations to Spencer's "Faerie Queene".............Both Konody and Berlepsch praise this as a major achievement among Crane's later black and white work...........The text decorations are lively and inventive without the obvious historicism of the "Reynard" edition of 1894." [see: SPENCER p.135]. Limited edition, one of 1000 copies. Interior contents, front cover illustrations and lettering, fresh and clean, backstrips a smidgen darkened with a few soil spots, back cover Vol.V two inch chip at lower fore-edge, armorial bookplates/stamp of L. Gerard Paine; overall a bright set.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        HERE AND THERE. A Book of Transformation Pictures

      London, Ernest Nister, printed in Bavaria, (1894).. Dated from British Library accession date (1894). 4to, 250 x 200 mm, 9¾ x 7½ inches, green cloth backed glazed boards with delightful chromolithograph illustration on upper cover of 2 little dogs begging to a little girl with long blond curls in white winter clothes, floral endpapers, 9 text pages. 6 very pretty coloured transformation pictures with horizontal slats and tab at bottom to pull. 4 are of delightful young children, some with toys or dolls, 1 shows a dressed kitten blowing bubbles which changes to another dressed kitten stealing jam, the last shows Father Christmas seated on the bed of 2 tiny children sorting toys from his sack, which changes to morning and the same children with their presents. Poems by F.E. Weatherley. Expertly recased, corners very slightly worn, lower cover very lightly soiled, title page slightly browned. Occasional slight pale fingermarks, few very small closed tears at corners of picture frames with old clear tape repairs, or around tabs, 1 with old neat paper repair, 1 tab expertly replaced. All movables working perfectly. A very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS (Presentation Copy)

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1894. Braddon, M[ary] E[lizabeth]. THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS. Illustrated by F. H. Townsend. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1894. First Edition in the original pictorial buff linen cloth, decorated blue morocco cloth spine. A few pages carelessly opened, a touch of foxing with the usual offsetting to its endpapers but a NEAR FINE PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Miss Braddon in purple ink on a prelim: "To dear Mrs. Guyon with the Author's love & New Year wishes. December 30th 1910." Presentation copies by the famous and ever-underrated author of LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET are indeed uncommon. Robert Lee Wolff, in his comprehensive biography of Braddon described THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS "as a genuine Braddonian gem." It is a Christmas story in the Dickensian vein, but the deeply moving sentiment is subtly laced with irony and fierce denunciation of Victorian social codes, a Braddon trademark. The central character is an embittered widower who discovers too late, after reading his dead young wife's diaries, that she married him, not for his money (as he assumed) but for his love. But a threesome of young impoverished "hirelings" initially paid to make Christmas more "family-like" for the old man help redeem him, much as Scrooge is redeemed in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. A lost children's classic, and Braddon's only foray into juvenile fiction, this holiday-inscribed minor masterpiece is much deserving of a place on any Victorian collector's shelves. Sadleir 274. Wolff 631.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by F. H. Townsend.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        MARTIN HEWITT INVESTIGATOR

      LONDON: WARD, LOCK, & BOWDEN, LTD.. VERY GOOD+ WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1894. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. 53 FULL PAGE OR VIGNETTE ILLUSTRATIONS BY SIDNEY PADGET / QUEEN'S QUORUM #18 . GREEN CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH GILT TITLES TO THE SPINE AND FRONT COVER WITH BLACK/WHITE/GILT SIDNEY PAGET VIGNETTES TO THE SPINE AND UPPER COVER (REPLICATING ILLUSTRATIONS ON PAGES 179 AND 71), PATTERNED ENDPAPERS, AND 4 PAGE CATALOG FOLLOWING THE 324 PAGES OF TEXT. OTHER THAN SOME RUB AND PERISHING TO THE PUBLISHER'S NAME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SPINE AND A SMALL BLEMISH ON THE UPPER COVER, A PARTICULARLY NICE COPY OF THIS RARE DETECTIVE FICTION HIGH SPOT. .

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        Single Hand-Colored Plate, the extinct Rhodocanthus Palmeri, From AVES HAWAIIENSES: The Birds of the Sandwich Islands

      London: Taylor & Francis for R. H. Porter, Newman West Imprinter, 1894. From the first edition, the plate is accompanied by the two original pages of descriptive text. A beautifully produced hand coloured Lithograph by Frederick William Frowhawk of a male and female Rhodocanthus Palmeri, once called the Koa Finch, that is now extinct, perched on native foliage. Newman West was the Imprinter. Folio [325 x 260 mm], the lithograph is printed on heavy cream stock, accompanied by the text leaves unbound. Beautifully preserved, the colours are bright and vivid, the paper clean and fresh. A SCARCE HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPH FROM ONE OF THE TWO GREATEST ORNITHOLOGICAL WORKS ON HAWAII. A beautiful publication, the plates for this work were produced over nearly a decade, containing magnificent hand-coloured lithographs of Hawaiian birds. The plates were drawn and lithographed by Frederick W. Frohawk, one of the leading English zoological artist and lepidopterist of his time. For backgrounds Frohawk drew upon the plates in Isabella Sincairs 1885 work, ‘Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands. The exact print run is unknown, but is believed to be roughly only 250 copies. In 1887, with the support and encouragement of Alfred Newton (Professor of Zoology at Magdalene College in Cambridge), British ornithologist and explorer, Scott Barchard Wilson went to Hawaii to study and collect information on the local birds. Although scientific knowledge of some species have been obtained in 1778 by Captain James Cook, no serious ornithological exploration of the Islands has been taken place in over a century. On his return, Wilson, with the assistance of Arthur H. Evans, wrote Aves Hawaiienses. (Evans was a colleague of Professor Newton at Cambridge). The work became an instant success mainly due to the exquisite stunningly hand-colored plates, which were executed in fine detail. The plates show magnificent species such as the Hawaiian Honeycreeper, Palila, Alala, Mamo, Hawaiian Goose, Apapane, Amakihi, Moloka'i and Maui Creeper, Akialoa, Maui & Kaua'i Nukupu'u, Kona Finch, Noio, Hawaiian Noddy, Moho, and many others. Hand-colored plates of the original edition were drawn and lithographed by renowned English zoological artist and lepidopterist, Frederick William Frohawk. Illustrations captioned with scientific names of each species. In the ensuing century, unfortunately half of the 64 species depicted in the work have become extinct or endangered. This plate is of the Rhodocanthus Palmeri, the male with scarlet orange plumage leading to yellow and the female a brownish olive yellow. The bird was native to the island of Hawaii and was considered common at the time this lithograph was published, but only ten years later no living specimens could be found. It was of the family Fringillidae and was the largest and most beautiful of all the Hawaiian finches. The introduction of non native avian malaria is believed to be the cause of its extinction.

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        Hints on singing / by Manuel Garcia ; translated from the French by Beata Garcia

      London : E. Ascherberg and Co. ; New York : E. Schubert and Co., 1894. 1st Edition. Subjects: Singing. Garcia, Manuel 1805-1906. Finely bound in modern cloth, with the original paper title-label laid back. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong

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        Oeuvres Completes. 50 vols

      Michel Levy 1894 - ~DATE RANGE 1891-1895. ~TITLES Beatrix, Cesar Birotteau, Le Chef-D'Oeuvre Inconnu, Les Chouans, Le Colonel Chabert, Contes Drolatiques 2 vols, Le Contrat de Mariage, La Cousine Bette, Le Cousin Pons, Le Cure de Village, Un Debut dans la Vie, Le Depute D'Arcis 2 vols, Les Employes, L'Enfant Maudit, L'Envers de L'Histoire, Eugenie Grandet, La Fausse Maitresse, La Femme de Trente Ans, Une Fille D'Eve, Illusions Perdues 3 vols, L'Illustre Gaudissart, Louis Lambert, Le Lys dans la Vallee, La Maison du Chat-qui-Pelote, La Maison Nucingen, Le Medecin de Campagne, Memoires de Deux Jeunes Mariees, Un Menage de Garcon, Modeste Mignon, Les Paysans, La Peau de Chagrin, Les Petits Bourgeois 2 vols, Petites Miseres de la Vie Conjugale, Physiologie du Mariage, Pierrette, La Recherche de L'Absolu, Seraphita, Splendeurs et Miseres des Courtisanes 2 vols, Sur Catherine de Medicis, Une Tenebreuse Affaire, Ursule Mirouet, La Vieille Fille, Theatre 2 vols. Two volumes seem to be missing: Histoire des Treize & Le Pere Goriot. ~Owner signatures to front endpages. Top edges gilt. Bound in quality cloth of various colours with uniform leather gilt spine labels. Attractive collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: St Philip's Books, P.B.F.A., B.A.]
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        THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      London: George Newnes, Ltd, 1894. First edition. Very Good +. A Very Good+ copy with minor wear at the spine ends and corners and lightly foxed thoughout. Otherwise an attractive copy of this early Sherlock Holmes book. First publication in book form of eleven Sherlock Holmes stories, including the final story which introduces the inimitable Professor Moriarty. A cornerstone of detective fiction in surprisingly nice condition. Very Good +.

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        THREE YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS IN DAKOTA

      Kimball, S.D. 1894.. [4],139pp., including two pages of portraits. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, with original front wrapper pasted onto front endsheet. Split in left edge of titlepage repaired on the verso. A very good copy. A very rare account of the Indian campaigns of 1863-65 in the Upper Missouri. Drips was a sergeant in Company L of the Sixth Iowa Cavalry. "The author participated in the Indian campaigns of 1863-5 under General Sully on the Upper Missouri, in North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. He was painstakingly precise in his description of various events, having kept a day-by-day journal. His descriptions of Indian battles include those at Fort Rice, Devil's Lake, Knife River, White Stone Hill, the Yellowstone campaign, etc." - Decker. This is one of the great rarities of the Plains Indian wars. HOWES D505, "b." HOLLIDAY 317. GRAFF 1154. DECKER 31:97.

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        Single Hand-Colored Plate, the extinct ACRULOCERCUS APICALIS, From AVES HAWAIIENSES: The Birds of the Sandwich Islands

      London: Taylor & Francis for R. H. Porter, Newman West Imprinter, 1894. From the first edition, the plate is accompanied by the original 2 pages of descriptive text. A beautifully produced hand coloured Lithograph by Frederick William Frowhawk of an Acrulocercus Apicalis, commonly called the Apicalis Moho or ‘ ’ , that is now extinct, perched on native foliage. Newman West was the Imprinter. Folio [325 x 260 mm], the lithograph is printed on heavy cream stock, accompanied by the two page text unbound. Beautifully preserved, the colours are bright and vivid, the paper clean and fresh. A SCARCE HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPH FROM ONE OF THE TWO GREATEST ORNITHOLOGICAL WORKS ON HAWAII. A beautiful publication, the plates for this work were produced over nearly a decade, containing magnificent hand-coloured lithographs of Hawaiian birds. The plates were drawn and lithographed by Frederick W. Frohawk, one of the leading English zoological artist and lepidopterist of his time. For backgrounds Frohawk drew upon the plates in Isabella Sincairs 1885 work, ‘Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands. The exact print run is unknown, but is believed to be roughly only 250 copies. In 1887, with the support and encouragement of Alfred Newton (Professor of Zoology at Magdalene College in Cambridge), British ornithologist and explorer, Scott Barchard Wilson went to Hawaii to study and collect information on the local birds. Although scientific knowledge of some species have been obtained in 1778 by Captain James Cook, no serious ornithological exploration of the Islands has been taken place in over a century. On his return, Wilson, with the assistance of Arthur H. Evans, wrote Aves Hawaiienses. (Evans was a colleague of Professor Newton at Cambridge). The work became an instant success mainly due to the exquisite stunningly hand-colored plates, which were executed in fine detail. The plates show magnificent species such as the Hawaiian Honeycreeper, Palila, Alala, Mamo, Hawaiian Goose, Apapane, Amakihi, Moloka'i and Maui Creeper, Akialoa, Maui & Kaua'i Nukupu'u, Kona Finch, Noio, Hawaiian Noddy, Moho, and many others. Hand-colored plates of the original edition were drawn and lithographed by renowned English zoological artist and lepidopterist, Frederick William Frohawk. Illustrations captioned with scientific names of each species. In the ensuing century, unfortunately half of the 64 species depicted in the work have become extinct or endangered. This plate is of a Moho Apicalis, a striking black bird with tufts of yellow on its wings, indigo blue near the head and white and brown on the tail. The bird was native only to the island of Hawaii. It was a member of the extinct genus of the ‘ ‘ s (Moho) within the extinct family Mohoidae. It is believed to the “Yellow Tufted Bee-Eater” described in Captain George Dixon’s VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD in the 1780s. Frowhawk produced this drawing from preserved specimens, Wilson had been unable to locate one and it was possibly already extinct at that time. Wilson, in his text, believed otherwise and anticipated its eventual rediscovery but as of the 2009 checklist this still has not happened yet.

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        Journal of Gen. Sir Martin Hunter G.C.M.G., G.C.H. and some Letter of his Wife, Lady Hunter, The. Put together by their Daughter, Miss A. Hunter, and by their dear Friend, Miss Bell, and caused to be printed by their Grandson, James Hunter

      Edinburgh.: The Edinburgh Press., 1894. Good. Publishers cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Covers greyed with dust. Endpapers toned. Neatly penned gift inscription to free front endpaper. Printed on laid paper. Uncut pages. Top edge gilt. viii and 294pp. . First printing. . Hard. 8vo. 8 1/2". . Good. Illus. by Illustrated with portrait frontispiece..

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        The First Whig. An Account of the Parliamentary Career of William Sacheverell, the Origin of the Two Great Political Parties and the Events Which Led Up to the Revolution of 1688

      Scarborough: Printed by the Author at His Private Press. 1894. 8vo (23.5 cm x 15.5 cm). F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition [1894], one of only 53 copies printed. Exceptionally scarce history of the Whig Party and William Sacheverell, written and privately printed by the author, Sir George Sitwell. Chapters arranged chronologically: The Country Party; The Popish Plot; The Impeachment of Danby; The Bill of Exclusion; The Green Ribbon Club; Electioneering Methods of the Whigs; The Later History of Pope-Burning; The Tory Reaction; Life in the Country; and The Revolution; with Appendices: Titus Oates and the Tory Party; The Members of the Green Ribbon Club; Index of Sacheverell's Speeches; and Index of Authorities Referred to in the Text. Includes numerous illustrations, with depictions of the Green Ribbon Club and a pope-burning. Tan cloth with calf spine, gilt spine lettering, xvi, 225p. One page prospectus tipped onto front free endpaper describing the book as "An account of the political career of William Sacheverell, the first Whig leader of the House of Commons". The prospectus also anticipated publication in June, 1891, but the book was not published until 1894. Some wear and chipping to the spine ends, gilt spine lettering dulled. Corners bumped, some of the fabric frayed. Internally much better, with good hinges, firm binding, very clean pages free from names, markings, etc. Endpapers lightly soiled but otherwise very clean. Discreet single library stamp on reverse side of title page, no other library indicia. A clean and sound copy.

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        The Gazetteer of Sikhim

      Calcutta, Printed at the Bengal Secretariat Press, , 1894. With an Introduction … Edited in the Bengal Government Secretariat. Quarto, original brown ochre cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, gilt decoration. Two coloured folding maps in a pocket to the upper board, 21 plates, many of them folding. Slightly rubbed and soiled, some chipping at the spine, light marginal browning, but overall a very good copy in deed. First edition. Uncommon and authoritative account of Sikkim, covering history, agriculture, natural history and geology, with a special paper of "Lamaism in Sikhim" by L. A. Waddell, author of Lhasa and its Mysteries. Print-run of just 500 copies. A region once controlled by the British, bordering Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan; historically Sikkim had been a de facto protectorate of British India since the Treaty of 1861, and continued as such through India's independence in 1950. However, this former separate Himalayan kingdom became part of the Republic of India, as their twenty-second state, on May 16, 1975.

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        First Footsteps in East Africa or, An Exploration of Harar (2 volumes)

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 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.. Memorial Edition. Illustrated Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Color Frontispeice/Plates. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        JUNGLE BOOK and THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1894, 1895. Together 2 volumes. First editions. These with fine provenance, being from the Doheny Collection with both Doheny plates added to each volume. With illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling, W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. 8vo, publisher’s original polished navy blue cloth lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on each volume, a.e.g. 212; 238, ads pp. A very pleasing, and handsome set, nice copies. The Jungle Book as usual, a bit less brightl than The Second Jungle Book. Hinges are clean and unbroken, the giltwork to the bindings in good order, bright and only lightly worn on the first volume. An important set. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST ISSUES OF THIS CLASSIC WORK. The stories of Mowgli, a human child lost in the jungles of India and raised by wild animals, struck a cord with readers who somehow found him and his animal friends easy to relate to despite the bizarre circumstances. Arguably the best loved of Kipling’s many delightful works for children and a true classic of its genre.

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        THE CARMINA OF CAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS

      1894. Now first completely Englished into Verse and Prose, the Metrical Part by Capt. Sir Richard F. Burton,... and the Prose Portion, Introduction, and Notes Explanatory and Illustrative by Leonard C. Smithers. London: Printed for the Translators in One Volume for Private Subscribers Only, 1894. Original drab paper-covered boards with parchmemt spine. First literal and complete edition in English, this being one of 50 large-paper copies (there were also 1,000 regular copies). This was one of the more erotic, if not pornographic, productions of the 'Nineties; even for that decadent decade, this was quite an undertaking. For example, the opening line of Poem XVI is, in the original Latin, "Pedicabo ego vos et inrumabo"; Richard Burton's verse translation, after heavy bowdlerization by his widow (see below), is "I'll ... you twain and ..."; Smithers's prose translation is "I will paedicate and irrumate you" -- trusting (apparently correctly) that the authorities wouldn't bother to look such words up in the dictionary -- as you, gentle reader, are undoubtedly doing right now.~In his biography of Leonard Smithers, Nelson tells the engaging story of how this book came to be. Burton's self-publication of his ARABIAN NIGHTS in 1885 set an example for Smithers in how to bring out an erotic work, avoid prosecution, and make money. After collaborating on twin translations of PRIAPEIA (95 verses dealing with the phallic god), the two agreed to take on Catullus's CARMINA, with prose translation and notes by Smithers and verse translation by Burton; however, Burton died in 1890, after completing his translation. This left Smithers with the prospect of dealing with the widow Lady Burton -- whose goal in life was to establish her husband's reputation as a saint, not a smutster. Thus she and Smithers brought this book into being with diametrically-opposed goals. She wound up heavily expurgating her husband's work, turning it over to an incompetent typist, submitting the resulting typescript to Smithers, and burning her husband's original manuscript (along with other remnants of her husband's "pornography collection"). In her "Prefatory Letter," she untruthfully claims that her husband left the translation incomplete; in his "Introduction," Smithers does all he can to set the record straight without calling her a liar.~This is a very good-plus copy, still in the original binding of paper-covered boards with a gilt-stamped parchment spine. There is a little wear along the board edges, as one would expect, and minor foxing of one of the two frontispiece plates, but otherwise this is a clean, bright copy.

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        A Scientific and Practical Treatise on American Football for Schools and Colleges . .. Revised to Date

      New York: D. Appleton, 1894. First Appleton edition. 12mo. Illustrated with numerous diagrams. Pp. [i- iv], 3-4, [1-2], 3-275. Original cloth with with football player stamped in gilt on upper cover. A very fine copy in the original plain dust jacket . One of the earliest and most important books on the game by the "grand old man" of American Football, athletic pioneer and legendary coach, Amos Alonzo Stagg. This Appleton edition of 1894 is revised from the Hartford edition of 1893

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        Among My Books

      New York: De Vinne Press. Fine. 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. Author's copy of Limited Edition printed on Japan Paper, #5. Five pieces of correspondence to the author are either tipped, pasted or laid in. Reddish brown leather with gilt patterned, floral corners on the covers; five raised bands with gilt floral patterened compartments and lettering on the spine. Gilt border dentrilles and floral corners on the inside covers. Bound by The Doves Bindery. Author's floral bookplate, with date of 1604 on inside cover. Graphic bookplate on rear inside cover with pencilled notation: Austin Dobson. One of the pieces of correspondence is also from Austin Dobson. This is a very attractive copy in addition to the correspondence. Details of the book's contents will probably be known to621 any interested collector, however we will be happy to provide any and all information requested, along with images. ; Colored Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages .

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        The New Will: "Everything to My Wife Absolutely"

      1894. Walter Dendy Sadler, After. James Dobie, Engraver. The New Will: "Everything to My Wife Absolutely." London Paris & New York: Rafael Tuck & Sons Ltd, [c. 1894]. Attractively glazed and double-matted 19" x 16" hand-colored etching in handsome 29" x 26" wooden frame, small brass plaque to center of bottom. Light rubbing to frame, some toning to margins and mat, image vivid. * This piece depicts a presumably newlywed couple reviewing the terms of the husband's will with a barrister in his office. The caption reads "The New Will (Everything to My Wife Absolutely." This is an ambiguous scene. The husband, who appears somewhat smug, is significantly older than the wife, who looks rather sad. The barrister appears skeptical. Does the bride regret her choice to marry for money? Was she compelled to enter this union?

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        Le Caire (Collection Courtellemont Artistique et Pittoresque, Illustrations directes d'apres nature)

      Paris: Alger Gervais-Courtellemont, 1894.. Hardcover. Fine Binding. Folio: 24 x 32cm. Language: French. Recently half bound at the Wyvern Bindery in tan leather with black morocco labelling, raised bands, gilt titling and decoration, with purple cloth. Tastefully unusual endpapers. Fine book. Pages lightly tanned with occasional light foxing. Beautiful book about Cairo at the turn of the century with a contribution from Pierre Loti. Scarce. Bookseller ref 224. .

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        Griechische Mythologie

      Bln., Weidmann 1894/1920/1921/1967.. 4. Aufl. ern. v. Carl Robert. 3 Bücher in 4 Bdn. gr.-8°. XVIII, 964; X, 419; VII, 421-756; VI, 757-1532 S. OHLdr. Bde. (1-3); OLn. (Bd. 4 Nachdruck 1967) 1. Bd.: Theogonie u. Goetter. 2. Bd., 1. Buch: Die griechische Heldensage, Landschaftliche Sagen. 2. Band, 2. Buch Die griechische Heldensage, Die Nationalheroen. 3. Buch: Die großen Heldenepen. - Ludwig Preller (1809- 1861), war deutscher Altphilologe und Altertumswissenschaftler. Er war Mitglied zahlreicher wissenschaftlicher Akademien und Gesellschaften. Seine Griechische Mythologie erschien in drei Auflagen, ihre echte Bedeutung erlangte sie allerdings erst in der Bearbeitung von Carl Robert ab 1884. Carl Robert (1850-1922) war ein deutscher klassischer Philologe und Archäologe. Die starke Erweiterung ist weniger dem Text zu verdanken, den Robert weitgehend unverändert ließ, obwohl die theoretischen Grundlagen schon überholt waren, als vielmehr den reichen Anmerkungen, die oft den Umfang kleiner Abhandlungen annehmen. Der Teil über die Götter erschien in Lieferungen bereits 1884 bis 1894, die Heldensagen bearbeitete er erst später, so dass der letzte Abschnitt erst postum von Otto Kern herausgegeben werden konnte (1920 bis 1926). vgl. Wikipedia.

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        Pan. Af Løjtnant Thomas Glahns Papirer. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1894. 241 s. Velholdt og rent eksemplar indbundet i orig. komponeret hellærre, ryggen en anelse falmet. Navn på smudstitel

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        Punch

      19 - London - The Office, 1894 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound collection of the victorian weekly periodical of humour and satire, Punch, or the London Charivari. Collection includes twenty volumes, withJanuary to June 1894, July to December 1895, January to June 1896, January to June 1898, January to June 1899, both January to June, and July to December 1900. Both January to June, and July to December 1901, both January to June, and July to December 1902. Both January to June, and July to December 1903, January to June 1904, and both January to June, and July to December 1906. January to June 1907, and both January to June, and July to December 1908. Lastly July through to December 1919. Illustrated throughout by various illustrators such as Sambourne, featuring a folding plate to 1894 volume. Punch helped to coin the term cartoon in its modern sense as a humorous illustration. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the artistic roster included Harry Furniss, Linley, Francis Carruthers Gould, and Phil May, with the later volumes depicting illustrations from artists such as Fred Bennett, Ricardo Brook, Charles Harrison, W. Bird, and Harry Low. Punch became a staple for British drawing rooms because of its sophisticated humour and absence of offencive material, especially when viewed against the satirical press of the time. The Times and the Sunday paper News of the World used small pieces from Punch as column fillers, giving the magazine free publicity and indirectly granting a degree of respectability, a privilege not enjoyed by any other comic publication. Punch would share a friendly relationship with not only The Times but journals aimed at intellectual audiences such as the Westminster Review. Punch gave several phrases to the English language, including The Crystal Palace, and the Curate's egg, which is first seen ina cartoon of the 1895 volume. Editors for these publications include Sir Francis Burnand, who was the editor between 1880 and 1906. As well as Sir Owen Seaman, who was the editor between1906 and 1932. Condition: All volumes are in original cloth bindings with gilt designs to the spines and front boards. Externally, volumes are intermittently sound, with some light age toning, and shelfwear to the spines. Some bumping to the cloth. Seven hinges are slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, extremely bright, and generally clean, with only the occasional handling mark and light spotting to endpapers. Some very small paper repairs to 1894 volume. Loss to folding plate. Overall: GOOD, but still a very internally bright set..

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        Shakespeare's England

      New York: Macmillan and Company, 1894. 12mo. 274pp. A unique copy with beautifully executed original pen and ink drawings throughout showing the sights and landmarks of Shakespeare's country. Profusely illustrated with hand-drawn vignettes of the thatched cottages of Stratford-upon-Avon, landscape vistas of Warwick and Windsor, and other known British locations. The illustrations are imaginative and romantic: at one point, a flock of birds alights from the rooftop of the Red Horse Inn and wings its way across the open pages to Stratford Church. The text, which is meant to be a guide for the American literary traveler, opens with quotations from Shakespeare and Wordsworth. Fitch has encircled these verses with a set of scenic, cascading post cards, threaded together with a ribbon. Very little is known about the illustrator, E. Fitch: one illustration is signed "E. Fitch Catskill," but no record could be found of an illustrator by that name in the area. Ornately bound in red morocco by the American bindery Bradstreet's. Both covers are decorated with borders of oak leaves and acorns, employing onlays of green morocco and gilt vines. The spine is divided into six compartments, gilt-titled in one, and with gilt roses in the remaining five. Green morocco doublures are decorated with gilt dentelles and a border of leafy vines accented with minute butterflies. Silver moiré silk endpapers bordered with gilt decoration and a rose in each corner complete this sumptuous binding. Extremely fine and housed in a red morocco pull-off case. T.e.g. With a laid-in card bearing a gift note from the Philadelphia rare book dealer A. S. W. Rosenbach; it is speculated that Rosenbach, or another bookseller, might have had this copy specially embellished for an important private client.

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        Bits of Old Chelsea

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd,, 1894. A Series of Forty-one Etchings ... With letterpress description by Lionel Johnson and Richard Le Gallienne. Large folio (443 × 305 mm). Fine binding of reddish brown morocco by The Chelsea Bindery, spine and front cover lettered gilt, spine with wide raised bands, gilt rules to spine, boards and inner dentelles, top edge gilt, others uncut. 41 etchings on cream paper, tipped in as issued, each signed by the artist. A fine copy. First edition, one of a limited edition of 110 copies, of which only 100 were for sale. A lavish piece of 1890s book production, with text by two fellow bohemian poets and contributors to The Yellow Book, Johnson and Le Gallienne. The etchings by Burgess (1856–1908) remain classic evocations of Chelsea and its riverside.

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        Here and There: A Book of Transformation Pictures

      London: Ernest Nister, 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Contains 6 chromolithographic transformation pictures, providing 12 pictures in total. As usual with Nister, printed in Bavaria. Wonderful Victorian pictures of children playing with their toys and quite a few cats / kittens up to mischief. One is a version of Millais' Bubbles painting and finally there is a lovely Father Christmas and Christmas morning with the presents scene. 16 pages. Dated through British Library. Specific condition: Binding: re-cased by amateur with hinges and tabs renewed: original backstrip, boards and fixed end papers are retained; free end papers missing. Corners rubbed. Interior: Tabs renewed, some corners chipped away and some edge repairs with archival tape. All transformations work fine and chromos are all nice and clean and bright. Note: I have many other pop-up / moveable books for sale. Please browse my Pop-up / Panorama / Movable catalogue. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Twelve Botanical Pamphlets or Extractsfrom William Gardner Smith

      07 07, 1894 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of twelve scarce pamphlets or extracts from British botanist William Gardner Smith. The first pamphlet is published in German, fromMunich. 1894 Untersuchung der Morphologie und Anatomie der durch Exoasceen verursachten Spross- und Blatt-Deformationen. 1904 One Hundred Yorkshire Weeds. 1906 Report on Nationalities and Varieties of Red Clover. 1903 Geographical Distrubution of Vegetation in Yorkshire. 1905 Botanical Survey of Scotland III. and IV. by Robert Smith and William G. Smith. 1902 Botanical Survey of Scotland A Paper read before Section E at the British Association. 1902 The Origin and Development of Heather Moorland. 1903 Botanical Survey for Local Naturalists Societies. 1903 Notes on the Vegetation of Ponds. 1906 The Use of Maps in Botany. 1906 On Island Floras. 1907 The Vegetation of Western Australia. Perth University Education Society, Course of Ten Lectures on Problems of Plant Life by William G. Smith. The Central Committee for the Survey and Study of British Vegetation. William Gardner Smith, 1866-1928, was a British botanist. He was a lecturer at Edinburgh and Leeds, and researched at Munich. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, shelfwear, with just a little splitting to the cloth to the joints. The front hinge is strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with some browning and spots, prominent to the first and last pages of each pamphlet or extract. The fold-out maps have some closed tears. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan, 1894 & 1895. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. With decorations by J. Lockwood Kipling. Blue gilt-pictorial cloth. Fine, bright copies, the second volume in the RARE PICTORIAL DUST-JACKET, with one-inch chip from top and bottom of spine, piece missing from upper inner corner of front panel which is detached from spine. RARE THUS. Grolier/Kipling 185 & 197; Stewart 123 & 132; Richards A76 & A85 . Fine copies of both volumes of Kipling's The Jungle Book, the second volume in the rare dust jacket

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        The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1894 & 1895. With Illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. 2 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial designs gilt to spines and upper boards, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece to each volume, illustrations in the text throughout. Gift inscriptions to both works. Corners lightly rubbed, gilt slightly dulled, occasional light spotting. A lovely, sound set in excellent condition. First editions, first impressions.

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        The Jungle Book

      London and New York: MacMillan and Co, 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. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J L Kipling; W H Drake; P Frenzeny. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        The Story of the Glittering Plain

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1894. Large quarto. Original quarter linen backing blue paper boards, no label, edges uncut. Wood-engraved illustrations designed by Walter Crane in the text; woodcut borders; 3-, 5-, 6- and 8-line initials; chapter titles in red. Bookplate of Robert Steele. Spine rubbed, a little wear to tips, a few short marginal tears or paper flaws not affecting text, marginal hole in sig. B7 covered with old tape, again text not affected, still an excellent copy of this apparently unrecorded trial printing. Proof copy, printed on different paper to the regular Perch paper subsequently used for the 250 paper copies, presentation copy from Halliday Sparling to the medievalist Robert Steele, with his inscription on the blank preceding the half-title: "To Robert Steele, this 'retree' copy, from the 'corrector for the press', Halliday Sparling 2:xi:94" ("retree" is a printer's term, meaning slightly imperfect paper), and with an inscription below, in another hand: "Printed on the experimental paper first made for the K.P. and rejected as too hard. It was made from clippings of new sail-cloth of pure linen." The paper in this copy is certainly both too hard and slightly imperfect, with a number of small flaws (see note). Its slightly coarse surface has, on occasion (as for example on p. 22), resisted the printer's ink, resulting in partially grey print. The book is printed from a slightly different setting of type, indicative of prepublication state. For example, the woodcut vignette chapter heading on p. 50 has a left-hand woodcut border not extending as far as the body type, and the page retains its number, whereas all other chapter headings (and the final published version of this chapter) omit the page number. In the published version, the woodcut border is replaced with one that extends more elegantly below the last line of text. This trail printing is not recorded in Peterson.

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        Atalanta in Calydon:

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press,, 1894. A Tragedy. Quarto. Original limp vellum, title to spine gilt, silk ties (broken). Printed in red and black with elaborate woodcut title page and woodcut initials and borders throughout. Bookplate of the celebrated book collector William Harris Arnold. Lightly rubbed, a very good copy. One of 250 copies on paper. Swinburne was a warm admirer of the Kelmscott Press books. "When Atalanta (which was first published in 1865) was reprinted by Morris, Swinburne wrote to him that it was 'certainly one of the loveliest examples of even your incomparable press'" (quoted in Peterson). The Greek type used for the quotations and dedicatory poems was designed by Selwyn Image, with the technical assistance of Emery Walker, the only instance in the Kelmscott Press books of Morris using a type not designed by himself.

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        The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. leather_bound. Orig. limp vellum, spine title printed in gilt, yapp edges and green cloth ties. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 272 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 350 [eight printed on vellum]. Chaucer type, printed in black and red with wood-engraved frontispiece designed by Edward Burne Jones, borders and initials by Morris. PETERSON A27. SCOTT p.105. A few small abrasion marks back cover. Fresh, crisp copy.

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        The Wood Beyond the World

      London: Kelmscott Press. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover darkened. One silk tie missing. Previous owner inscription [1894] on fep. 1894. Limited Edition [350]. White limp vellum boards. 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 261pp. .

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