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        The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1894. The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins by Mark Twain. First printing with 1 1/8 inch bulking and publishing date on both the title-page and copyright page. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1894. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. 432 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-205. Price: $750.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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      Hartford, Conn: American Publishing Company, 1894. First edition. Near Fine. First state as per BAL. A tight, Near Fine copy of the book with just traces of wear at spine ends, minor bumps to lower corners and a contemporary owner's name on the first blank. Otherwise a solid copy with bright gilt and clean pages. One of Merle Johnson's highspots of American literature and a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Additional images available upon request. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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      1894. 2. COX,PALMER. THE BROWNIES AROUND THE WORLD. NY: Century Co.,(1894). 4to (8 1/2 x 10 1/4"), glazed pictorial boards, xi, 144p., very slight rubbing else near Fine in dust wrapper (dw frayed on edges and folds but VG). 1st edition of the 4th Brownie book wherein these little imps travel to Japan, Turkey, Arabia, Russia and all over the world. This is a particularly nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Tramways - Their Construction and Working

      London, England: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1894. faded red boards end papers split - has stamps for "locomotive engineers office S.A. RLY - library" - and stamps "south australian railways chief mechanical engineers branch" - 758 pages plus 72 page catalogue - fold out drawings - b/w illustrations - embracing a comprehensive history of the system, with an exhaustive analysis of the various modes of traction, including horse power, steam, heated water, and compressed air; a description of the varieties of rolling stock and ample details of cost and working expenses, with special reference to the tramways of the United Kingdom. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd]
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        The "Red and White" Book of Menzies . the history of Clan Menzies and its Chiefs

      Published by the author, Glasgow 1894 - Large 8vo. Pp xxiv, (4 page list of the subscribers to the large paper edition), 529. 46 plates. Original cloth, gilt. Beveled edges. Printed paper title label to spine. Spine faded and with wear to head and foot. Light damp-staining to front board, becoming moderate to top edge. There is a serious, semi circular area of staining damage to the top edge of the lower board. This staining has penetrated and affected the index section at the end of the volume, though the staining is above, and does not affect, the text. See photo. From the library of Tarradale House with its bookplate and withdrawn stamp to the front paste-down endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book

      Macmillan, London 1894 - Macmillan, London, 1894. Hard Cover. First Edition. The Jungle Book (Macmillan 1894) [together with] The Second Jungle Book (Macmillan 1895). A lovely First UK Edition set of The "Jungle Books". Each volume in the publisher's original dark navy blue cloth decoratively ruled and pictorially stamped in gilt on the front cover and spine and lettered in gilt on the spine. All edges gilt. Original dark grey-green end-papers. Each volume is in lovely, collectable VG++ condition. The boards of both books are clean and bright, the hinges (so often weak) are firm and there is only a touch of rubbing to the extremities. The nicest set that we have handled. One of the most important sets of children's books ever written and uncommon in nice condition. Housed in a handsome custom-made case with gilt lettering on the leather spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Origin and Development of Arms and Armour. To which are Appended 133 Plates Specially Drawn from the Author?s Collection at Oaklands, St. Peter?s, Thanet, and Burleigh House, London. [Armor]

      London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1894.. Large, thick folio, 37 x 29cm. Two parts in one volume. I. Pp. 120, with 130 illustrations to text. II. 133 plates printed on recto only, with a total of 1,000 original engravings, preceded by a second, engraved title-page. Each plate accompanied by a leaf of text, printed on recto only. First plate is tinted. Elaborate pictorial initials and head- and tail-pieces. Printed in red and black throughout. Hardcover, bound in the original three-quarter calf and matching pebbled cloth, upper cover elaborately decorated and illustrated with armorial motifs richly embossed in gilt, the three initials of the title dyed red, sides gilt ruled, corner-tips slightly worn, spine in six compartments between blind ruled raised bands, gilt lettering embossed in 2nd compartment, gilt fleuron in each of the rest, marbled endpapers, cloth inner hinges, all sides heavily gilded; light sporadic pencil annotations in neat hand. In about fine condition. A most attractive, very well preserved copy. - - First edition. Exceptionally well preserved copy in the extremely rare original binding. The identity of the gifted illustrator of this massive work is a mystery for many bibliographers. Samuel James Whawell had been employed by Brett to assist in the formation of his collection, ?one of the largest private collections of early arms and armour ever formed, it was sold by Christie?s on March 1895. Drawings of pieces from it, said to be by Whawell, are the basis of Edwin J. Brett?s own large book (i.e. ?A Pictorial and Descriptive Record...? )? -- Claude Blair, ?Crediton: a tale of two helmets,? in ?Studies in European Arms and Armour: The C. Otto Kienbusch Collection in the Philadelphia Museum of Art? (1992). In his ?S. J. Whawell and the Art Market,? Stuart Pyhrr, former Arms and Armour Curator at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, discusses the collection that Whawell put together for Brett, making reference to a set of letters now held by the Met, along with materials relating to conversations between Whawell and Stephen Grancsay (Pyhrr?s predecessor at the Met) who had visited Whawell in London sometime between December 1924 and January 1925. ?The collection is recorded in Brett?s deluxe publication (i.e. ?A Pictorial and Descriptive Record...?) for which Whawell claimed to have provided the descriptions and about 60% of the sketches that served as models for the engraved illustrations.? -- Pyhrr: ?S. J.. Whawell and the Art Market?). - - Provenance: from the bequest of renown arms- and armour collector and author, Max Dreger, with his exquisite gilded lithograph bookplate, by K. Ochs. Max Dreger (1852-1929) was director of the firm Friedrich Krupp in Essen. An expert in the technique of arms and a well known collector of swords and daggers, he assembled an important library of military treatises on fortification and artillery, as well as a small collection of books on Japanese weapons and armour. In 1950 his collection of books was acquired by The Royal Armoury, the oldest museum in Sweden which was established by King Gustav II Adolph in 1628. [Note: Portrait of Whawell posed in pieces from his own collection, curtesy private collector].

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Geschichte des Garde-Jäger-Bataillons, 1744 bis 1894. Nebst einem Anhang: Die 1. Kompagnie des I. Reserve-Jäger-Bataillons im Feldzuge 1870/71

      Berlin, Mittler, 1894.. Crown quarto. Pp. x, 396. Plus fine aquatint heliogravure portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II, with his facsimile signature, as frontispiece. Plus engraved portrait of Friedrichs des Großen. Plus 6 superb chromolithograph plates, finished by hand, all printed on heavy paper, each with facing tissue guard, bound-in. Plus 10 folding lithograph maps and battle plans, mostly printed in two colours, some large, tipped-in or bound at rear. Approbation leaf with the Kaiser?s facsimile signature. Footnotes, 7 appendices. Set in Gothic type. Hardcover, bound in the original attractive full cloth, cover elaborately decorated, with the royal regiment?s crest gilt-stamped within gilt border and with 4 large, ornate corner-pieces; spine lettered and decorated in gilt; lower board blind stamped; brown foliage endpapers. In fine condition. A very handsome copy, in a fine state of preservation. Excellent. - - Second, revised edition; the first published in 1889. A very impressive production covering the history of this famous battalion. The six uniform studies by G. Kriekel are particularly charming. The chromolithographs are finely printed by C. L. Keller of Berlin with rich, dense dyes, and the hand-finishing touches add depth and gloss. With excellent cartography. Scarce. KVK lists Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, and Göttingen only. OCLC locates one copy, in New York Public Library.

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        Death Valley in '49. Important Chapter of California Pioneer History. The Autobiography of a Pioneer ... Who Gave "Death Valley" Its Name

      San Jose, CA: The Pacific Tree and Vine Co.. Very Good. 1894. First Edition. Original cloth. A handsome First Edition in Very Good condition with lightly soiled boards and page edges and lightly faded spine. Illus ; plates. Frontis. Original decorative khaki cloth; A classic account, by a survivor, of dire sufferings endured by an emigrant party on a short-cut from Salt Lake City to California through the valley called ever after by the fearful name "Death Valley". Howes M255, Graff 2670. Cowan p. 412. Flake 5259. Kurutz 427A. Rocq 2321. Zamorano 80 #51. Wheat, Gold Rush 136 .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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      Establecimiento tipo-litográfico LA CATALANA, Madrid 1894 - Primera edición. Con una contera de Salvador Rueda. Encuadernación en rústica de editorial. Cubiertas originales en buenas condiciones con puntos de herrumbre. Interior en perfecto estado.

      [Bookseller: Valentin Peremiansky]
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      London: Macmillan & Company, 1894. A slim octavo, 77 pp., bound in original buff cloth. Both covers are gilt-stamped with title and foliated spiral design by Laurence Housman. Top edge gilt. With its exquisite black and white illustrations by Housman, this book is a significant volume in Art Nouveau design. The tissue guard facing the pictorial title page is creased, else a pristine copy of a highly desirable title. (The Turn Of A Century #23)

      [Bookseller: Green Gate Farm Antiquarian Books]
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        San Francisco in July 1849 from Present Site of S.F. Stock Exchange

      San Francisco.: H.S. Crocker Company.. 1894.. Chromolithograph, panoramic bird's eye view, 15 x 35 5/8 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 41 3/4 inches. Toning to paper and some discoloration from previous framing with wood backing; dampstain in lower margin not affecting the image; short strips of non-archival tape removed from verso and several edge tears archivally repaired. Image has been washed and repaired by a professional paper conservator. There are two toned areas in the image and one just outside the image at upper left from the wood discoloration, but overall the image is bright and clean. The chromolithograph could be handsomely matted to cover dampstain in the lower margin, leaving the vignette illustration below the image at left showing. A handsome panorama by George Henry Burgess (1831-1905) showing Gold Rush era San Francisco looking towards Telegraph Hill, complete with men camping at the lower right and a harbor full of sailing ships. At lower left is a vignette image with key to features on the map. This chromolithograph is after the very large oil painting (approximately 62 x 135 inches) that Burgess painted in 1891, a view loosely based on the famous Henry Firks view of San Francisco from 1849. A scarce image. .

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      1894. LUCIAN. TRUE HISTORY. Translated by Francis Hickes. Illustrated by William Strang, J. B. Clark, and Aubrey Beardsley. With an introduction by Charles Whibley. London: Privately Printed, 1894. One of an edition limited to 251 copies. Sixteen full-page black and white illustrations: seven each by Strang and Clark, and two by Beardsley. xxix, 247pp. 8vo., green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, untrimmed. This is a fresh, wide margined copy; the ribbon book marker is present. This is a parallel translation, with the Greek and English texts in opposition, which is attractively presented.

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        Moderne Illustratoren. VIII: Aubrey Beardsley

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

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Proceedings of the Physical Society of London - Volumes 13 to 33 Inclusive [January 1894 to August 1921 ] - Twenty-one Volumes

      London: Printed by Taylor and Francis, 1894.. First Editions. Cloth. Very Good/no d/ws. 8vo. Twenty-one volumes, all hardbacks, each 150mm x 230mm tall (5.75" x 9.25" approx.) complete with all illustrations, folding charts and plates. Ex-Keele University library with minimal labelling and small blind-stamp impressions to the lower blank margin of each title-page. In view of the great weight of these volumes, please ask for details of the cheapest mailing options before placing an order.

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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        The Works

      Edinburgh: by T. and A. Constable for Longmans Green and Co., , 1894. [Including Treasure Island; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Kidnapped; Catriona.] 34 volumes, octavo (215 × 147 mm). Contemporary reddish-brown crushed morocco by Douglas Cockerell for W. H. Smith, Viscount Hambleden, spines gilt in compartments with acorn tools, Hambleden fist grasping oak leaves to upper boards gilt, green endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrations throughout. Spines tanned, some minor scuffs to bindings, contents fresh. An excellent set. The Edinburgh Edition, finely bound by Douglas Cockerell for W. H. Smith, Viscount Hambleden, whose bookplate is on the front free endpaper of volume I. Cockerell (1870–1945) was one of Britain's leading craft bookbinders at the turn of the 20th-century. "Whereas Cobden-Sanderson thought of the decoration of books as the embellishment of great literature, Cockerell thought of it more soberly, as the expression or flowering of the book's construction, arranging his simple vocabulary of flowers and leaves and scrolling lines into roundels, panels, and arabesques that echo the proportions and structure of the book" (ODNB). His Bookbinding and the Care of Books, first published in 1901, "remains the basic handbook of craft bookbinding today" (ODNB). In 1904 he began working with the W. H. Smith firm, producing for the bookseller craft bindings as well as high quality trade bindings. The present volume is a beautiful example produced for the Smith family. The Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, of which only 1035 sets were printed, is known for the high quality of its printing and paper and is considered the best of the collected Stevenson editions. Complete with the concluding two volumes of Stevensoniana issued in 1903 and 1917, often lacking.

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        A Woman of No Importance

      London: John Lane, 1894. 1st edition, newly rebound in brown leather with a gilt-stamped red leather title piece and Florentine marbled endpapers. New binding fine; the text pages are about good plus. All are toned brown near the edges. The first blank (of 2 before the title page) bears a gift inscr. in French; that page also chipped at the corners. An owner's name is upside down on the final blank. 154 pp. + 16-p. publisher's catalog.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        The Prospector: Story of the Life of Nicholas C. Creede

      The Great Divide Publishing company, (Denver) 1894 - Expertly rebound, Signature binding. Frontispiece photos of N. C. Creede, S. T. Smith, D. H. Moffat, Capt. L E. Campbell and Walter S. cheesman. Illustrated with line engravings and photos. Creede was born in 1842 as William Harvey. Creede served as an Indian scout under Major Frank North, became a prospector in Colorado and New Mexico. Became immensely successful, selling out to D. H. Moffat and L. E. Campbell. Became an alcoholic and drug addict. This book is quite scarce and seldom seen except as a new instant book reprint. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lee Booksellers]
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        "Portrait of Boutet de Monvel"

      n.p., 1894. 22-3/4 x 12-5/8 inches (canvas); 24-1/4 x 15-1/2 inches (board). Oil on canvas laid on board. Signed and dated lower right "1894 Will H. Low". Fine . Will Hicock Low (1853-1932) born in Albany, NY worked both in the U.S. and in France. He was a student of Gerome and Carolus Duran, and while in Paris he exhibited at the Salons of 1876-1877. Low returned to the U.S. in 1877 and exhibited at the the National Academy in 1878. He was a member of the Society of American Artists

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

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

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Knickerbocker's History of New York

      NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1894. leather_bound. Orig. full English tan calf, brown spine labels lettered and outlined in gilt. Teg. Near fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. Kemble, E.W.. 364 & 379 pages. 26 1/2 x 19 cm. Illustrations by E. W. Kemble. The Peter Stuyvesant Edition, copy 225 of 281 copies (being one for each year since the founding of Nieuw Amsterdam, 1614 to 1894, this number being 1839). Wide text margins with type within floral borders printed on linen paper, full page illustrations on Japan paper with lettered tissue guards. Cover decorations in gilt, State of New York Seal at center; windmill, crossed clay pipes, tankard and broad brimmed hat at each corner; silk moire endpapers. Extremely handsome presentation.

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

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        A Woman of No Importance

      London: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head,, 1894. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine and leaf design to spine and boards gilt. Spine faded, ends and corners lightly bumped, a few minor marks to covers, light spotting to endpapers; a very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of only 500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Map of Africa by Treaty

      London, Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Harrison and Sons, , 1894. Vol. I Abyssinia to Great Britain (Colonies); Vol. II. Great Britain & France to Zanzibar. Nos. 1 to … 208. With Appendix and Index. 2 volumes, octavo, original blue pebble-grained cloth, titles gilt to spines. 31 lithographed maps, most coloured, many folding or double-page. Bookplates of the United Service Club to the front pastedowns. Cloth sunned and a little rubbed, now rebacked with most of the original spines laid down, contents clean and sound, largely unopened. First edition. Fascinating document of the colonization of Africa, published "with the object of showing how, by Treaty, Conquest, or Cession, or under the name of a Protectorate, European Powers have succeeded, at different times, in obtaining a footing in various parts of the African Continent, and how those occupations have been greatly extended during the last few years; in other words to enable all those who are interested in the development of Africa to examine for themselves the Title Deeds by which each Foreign Power maintains its right to the Possessions which it holds …" (Preface)

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        Narrative of a Shipwreck in the Fiji Islands 1840, A

      Fairhaven. Mass: privately printed, 1894 The inside of this book is spotless; and near fine with no foxing, no tearing , no water marks etc.. The exterior leather in the front is slightly loose and deteriorated.. . 50 pages. Photographic portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Published two years after the author's death and taken from his journal. Original binding of flexible leather covers with floral patterned endpapers. Laid in the compliments slip of Mrs Charles S. Tasee picturber.Covers rubbed at the spine and edges. Internally near fine. rare book ... see picture on left;; additional pictures upon request.. 89105

      [Bookseller: Henry Lehrich]
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        Studio (The). Vols 2 to 180

      Studio Studio (The): An Illustrated Magazine of Fine & Applied Art, an almost complete run comprising vol.2-180 (lacking vol.1, 7-9, 12 & 60-61), illustrations, vol.10-23 in contemporary half roan, worn, most of the rest in original green cloth, gilt, the last few in library cloth, 1894-1970 and two index vols. (1-21 and 22-42), ex-Warrington Museum Library set, 4to, The Studio (173 vols). Including some original Whistler lithographs: The Long Gallery, Louvre and Gants de Suede in vol 3, Sketch in vol 6 and The Forge in vol 10. Photo shows three of the bindings. Further photos, including the entire set, are available at

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        The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterley, Volumes I, 2, 3 and 4,

      First Editions, all covers and title vignettes and 14 plates by Beardsley (including one double page), first editions with misprint "Aprtl" on cover of vol I and with advertisements at end of all vols, slight darkening of the cloth as always, small split at head of vol 4, but a good group which includes all but one of the Beardsley volumes (he was sacked after vol 5), London, Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1894-1895. Lasner 65. The most famous literary magazine of the 1890s. Beardsley served as art editor until his dismissal in 1895 in the wake of the Oscar Wilde scandal. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST *

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        The White Watch Lithograph

      n.p., [1894]. A mysterious and evocative lithograph by Charles Hazelwood Shannon. It was described in the 1897 "Spectator" by Walter Sickert as a "strange and touching fancy." The lovely illustration depicts three female figures, two asleep and one standing watch at a window. Sickert says "the moonlight falls from the casement on the figures, annihilated by sleep; the watcher peers out, from the mystery of sleep within, into the mystery of dawn without." The picture was inspired by a work by Gordon Bottomley, an admirer and collector the works of Shannon and his life partner Charles Ricketts. Shannon and Ricketts were artistic and personal partners for more than fifty years. They designed and illustrated books, founded "The Dial" magazine and Vale Press, and were key figures in the London cultural world. The 9 x 13.25 print is on a sheet of 14.5 x 19 inch paper. There are a few small tears and chips along the paper margins, not affecting the illustration. There are light pencil notes along the bottom edge with framing instructions but there is no indication that it was framed. Said to be from the collection of T. Sturge Moore but there is no evidence of provenance. ORIG/061813.

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        Great Men and Famous Women; a Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History ... Ed. by Charles F. Horne ...[Complete in 4 Volumes]

      New York, S. Hess [C1894], 1894. 1st Edition. Description: 4 v. Tissue-guarded, descriptive letter-press frontis. Steel-engraved portrait plates. Contents: I. Soldiers and sailors. --II. Statesmen and sages. --III. Workmen and heroes. --IV. Artists and authors. Notes: Published in 68 parts. Finely bound in gilt-blocked Morocco over matching buckram boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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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]

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      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.

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      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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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

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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]

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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.

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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..

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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.

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      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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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