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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Book of Wisdom and Lies

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press,, 1894. Octavo (207 × 142 mm). Original limp vellum with green silk ties, gilt titles stamped to spine. Housed in a green cloth slipcase. Borders 4a and 4; six-line initials; footnotes, chapter titles, and shoulder notes in red, Golden type. Small crease to head of spine, with the ownership inscription of G. Colquhoun to front pastedown. A fresh, excellent copy. First Kelmscott edition of this collection of traditional Georgian stories translated by Oliver Wardrop, originally written by the 18th-century Georgian prince Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani. One of 250 paper copies. Printed by William Morris on commission for Bernard Quaritch.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Wood Beyond the World

      (Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1894). . Limited edition, one of 350 copies, 8vo, (iv), 260, (2) pp. Frontispiece by Burne-Jones and the first page of text within dark woodcut borders, lighter borders to the first page of each chapter, decorative initial letters, shoulder-notes in red. Original gilt titled limp vellum with yapp edges, lacking the ties, some light browning and soiling, one small mark to the lower cover. Written specifically for the Press, with the borders being used here for the first time. Peterson A27. Sparling 27. Forman 155.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Sonnets and Lyrical Poems

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. Limited edition, one of 310 copies. Pp. (xii), 197, (1) pp. Printed in red and black with decorative initial letters. Original full limp vellum, silk ties defective. Gilt lettering to spine. Vellum rather curling and soiled, front free end paper soiled, owner's details dated 1896 on first blank. Contents clean and bright.. Full limp Vellum. Good/No Jacket. 20.5 x 13.0 Cms.

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books]
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      1894. [Hardy, Thomas]. Strang, William, artist. ORIGINAL ETCHED PORTRAIT OF THOMAS HARDY, signed W. Strang in the plate and Wm. Strang in pencil in the margin beneath the image [1894]. 15 x 10 cm (image) on a 24 x 19 cm sheet. One of the iconic portraits of Thomas Hardy by the painter and printmaker, William Strang (1859-1921). What makes this example extraordinary is Hardy’s presentation inscription to his close (if not closest) friend Edmund Gosse: inscribed in pencil in the lower margin "Thomas Hardy / to / Edmund Gosse." Sir Edmund Gosse (1849-1928) was a highly respected poet and critic, today best known perhaps for his powerful 1907 memoir FATHER AND SON (adapted in 1976 for BBC2 television by Dennis Potter). Hardy had very few close male friends during the course of his life and after the death of Horace Moule in 1873 (Moule's suicide seems to us quite clearly to have been the defining event which darkened the coloration of Hardy's fiction forever), it seems safe to say that Gosse was also his closest confident until both men met their death within four months of each other in 1928. This etching was surely Hardy's own example and its presentation to Gosse gives credence to the notion that this particular image was one of Hardy's personal favorites. Hardy was an occasionally willing signer of photographic portraits of himself. But this particular artist-signed etching, inscribed by Hardy to the man closest to him, stands alone in its desirability. The etching is loosely affixed with archival tape inside an acid-free mount and apart from a few apparently organic wrinkles to the paper it is in fine condition. . Inscribed By Author. Illus. by Strang, William.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Hieroglyphic Bibles: Their Origin and History. A Hitherto Unwritten Chapter of Bibliography with Facsimile Illustrations by W. A. Clouston's and a New Hieroglyphic Bible told in Stories by Frederick A. Laing

      Glasgow: David Bryce and Son, 1894. Quarto. xvi, 316, 24, 24pp. First edition. This reference book on hieroglyphic Bibles, where words have been replaced by symbols, is illustrated with black & white facsimile pages. Hieroglyphic Bibles were meant to visually capture the interest and curiosity of children, leading them to a greater understanding of the text. Following Clouston's text is Frederick A. Laing's modern hieroglyphic Bible printed in color, divided into "Old Testament Stories" and "New Testament Stories." Each section has a full-page color title page, and the near-miniature leaves of the Bible are mounted, with four on each page. Bound in tan buckram stamped with the title in gilt and a pictorial border in black. Some faint, scattered foxing to contents and fore-edge, edges of boards show some light soiling, corners and spine ends slightly bumped, else a fine copy with the original blue cloth printed dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      ALS to "Dear Sir" written on handmade paper from 30 Torrington Square & dated "25. 1894" (CGR omits the month).  One side w/blank integral leaf, approx. 35 words, signed "Very sincerely yours, Christina G. Rossetti."  The ALS is expertly tipped into a brilliant copy of her 1893 "Goblin Market" (London: Macmillan & Co.), in publisher's green linen w/elaborate gilt title & design by Laurence Housman to covers & spine, a.e.g., [iv] [66] pp. w/tissue-guarded titlepage illus. & numerous others by Housman.  Apparently the addressee had sent a gift to Christina, & she sent this book w/covering letter to him as a token of her appreciation.  ALS Fine; binding Near-Fine (extremities sl. rubbed); contents Near-Fine (tissue-guard browned).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Codigos y Leyes Usuales de la Republica Argentina, 2 vols

      1894. [Argentina]. Codigos y Leyes Usuales de la Republica Argentina. Buenos Aires: Felix Lajouane, 1894. 2 volumes. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary quarter morocco over pebbled cloth, blind frames to boards, raised bands and gilt titles to spines, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities with some chipping to heads of spines, a few chips to top edges of boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked but secure. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spines, annotations to preliminaries, small inkstamps to title pages. * Sixth edition, "Corregida y Aumentada." Contents: Constituciones: La Constitucion Nacional y las de las Catorce Provincias Argentinas; Codigo Civil con las Notas del Doctor Velez Sarsfield; Codigo de Comercio Seguido de las Ordenanzas de Aduana y de Todas las Leyes de Comercio; Codigo Penal; Codigo de Procedimientos Criminales; Codigo de Procedimientos Civil y Comercial de la Capital, Seguido de la Ley de Organizacion de los Tribunales, De Ley Sobre Procedimientos de los Tribunales Nacionales, etc.; Codigo de Mineria; Leyes Usuales: Leyes Nacionales y Leyes de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Actualmente Vigentes. OCLC locates 1 complete copy in North America (Library of Congress).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Set of The Novels

      London,: Ward, Lock, and Co., 1894.. 25 volumes, large and tall octavo; illustrations and plates throughout, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, some spines a little scuffed. A substantial set of the Novels of Sir Walter Scott.NCBEL, 674. Worthington 18.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Argon, A New Constituent of the Atmosphere

      London: Harrison and Sons, 1894. First edition. Rare offprint of the true first edition of their joint Nobel paper, preceding the expanded version published in the Philosophical Transactions 1895 (see Dibner 50).<br/><br/> & (DSB, XIII, p.102:) &#147;The discovery and isolation of argon was undoubtedly Rayleigh&#146;s most dramatic and famous accomplishment. It emerged as the solution to a scientific puzzle, and Rayleigh was usually at his best when faced by a puzzle. The difficulty was encountered in high-precision measurements of the density of nitrogen, undertaken in the first instance with the aim of obtaining better values of the atomic weight of that element. It was found that the density of nitrogen prepared from ammonia was about one part in two hundred less than the density about one part in two hundred less than the density of nitrogen obtained from air. &#133;<br/><br/>& The ultimate solution to the peculiar problem of the density of nitrogen was suggested by the reading of a paper published by Henry Cavendish in 1795. He had oxidized the nitrogen in a given volume of air by sparking the air with a primitive static machine. Cavendish found that no matter how long he conducted the sparking, there was always a small residue of gas that apparently could not be further oxidized. He abandoned the research at that point. Had he continued, he presumably would have been the discoverer of argon. Rayleigh decided to push Cavendish&#146;s experiment to a conclusion, acting finally on the conviction that there really was another constituent of atmospheric air in addition to the commonly accepted ones. <br/><br/>& Rayleigh used an induction coil to provide the electrical discharge for the oxidation of nitrogen, but the process of accumulating enough of the new gas to test its properties was a slow one. In the meantime Sir William Ramsay, having noted Rayleigh&#146;s nitrogen-density problem, proceeded to attempt the isolation of the unknown gas by much faster chemical means. &#133; <br/><br/>& In the end both shared in the recognition for the discovery of argon and presented their results in a joint paper. There was the usual skepticism over the validity of the result, especially on the part of chemists, who found it hard to believe that a genuinely new element could have remained undetected for so long. The relative chemical inertness of argon was, of course, the explanation. ... <br/><br/>& It was largely because of this discovery that Rayleigh was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1904, while Ramsay received the Nobel Prize in chemistry the same year.&#148; <br/><br/>& Dibner 50 (the later expanded version of this paper printed in The Philosophical Transactions, vol. 186, 1895). Interlibrum, 100 First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science 1850-1986, no. 68 (the 1896 American printing). Offprint from The Proceedings of the Royal Society, vol. 57, pp. 265-287. 8vo: 216 x 139 mm. Original grey printed wrappers, some mild creasing to the upper left corner of the front wrapper, tinny peace of the lower right corner chipped away, some mild spotting and smudging, in all a fine copy in its original state. Pp. [1],266-287[1:blank].

      [Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS]
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        The Castle of the Carpathians

      New York: The Merriam Co.. 1894. First US Edition. Hardcover. iv, 211pp + 1 page of publisher&#39;s advertisement. Original maroon pictorial cloth stamped in white and black on the front panel, and white, black and gold on the spine panel. With thirty-eight illustrations. Front hinge starting, light wear to extremities. A very good- copy. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde A72. Taves and Michaluk V039. ; Octavo .

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      1894. With Marginal Illustrations. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1894. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black. First American Edition (of "Pudd&#39;nhead Wilson," which had appeared a few weeks earlier in Britain; first edition of "Those Extraordinary Twins," which had not yet been published in the U. K.). PUDD&#39;NHEAD is a fascinating ante­bellum tale about two babies (one white and one "slightly" black) switched shortly after birth, one of whom ultimately sells his own mother into slavery in order to pay off his gambling debts. This novel has come to be regarded, along with HUCK FINN, as one of Twain&#39;s strongest statements on the subjects of miscegenation and on the degenerative impact of slavery. (Twain spun off "Those Extraordinary Twins" from the PUDD&#39;NHEAD manuscript, when he realized that his planned comedy had turned into a tragedy.)~This copy is from the first printing, with the leaves bulking a scant 1-1/8 inches and with gatherings 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 & 8 unsigned. The printed Twain signature on the frontispice measures 1-7/16" wide (no priority). Condition is near-fine (the slightest of wear at the spine ends and on the upper edge of the rear board). McBride p. 170; Blanck 3442. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Of The Friendship of Amis And Amile

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. leather_bound. Full red calf covers, backstrip in red and green calf. Teg. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 67 pages. 16mo, 14.5 x 11 cm, printed in Chaucer type, in black and red, and is uniform in size with the romances from the French. Limited edition, one of 500 copies. FORMAN 151. "Uniform with "King Florus," it has the same borders to the frontispiece or title page." SCOTT, p.96. "Three blank leaves; title, one leaf; b-f4 in eights (last two leaves blank)." Bound by Zaehnsdorf, double gilt border fillets, backstrip lettered in gilt on green calf with floral motifs on red calf, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges

      Oxford: Daniel Press, 1894. Large octavo. Various pagination. All five volumes of Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges along with the index, bound into one volume. The fifth volume is a first edition, one of 150 copies. According to Madan, "This work in six pieces, when put together, forms the most considerable publication of the Daniel Press." In a contemporary brown morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf with five raised bands to the spine. Turn-ins gilt, endpapers marbled. T.e.g. A handsome presentation. Some sunning to the spine and slight wear to the extremities, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      1894. [with a letter from Twain] With Marginal Illustrations. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1894. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black. First American Edition (of "Pudd&#39;nhead Wilson," which had appeared a few weeks earlier in Britain; first edition of "Those Extraordinary Twins," which had not yet been published in the U. K.). PUDD&#39;NHEAD is a fascinating ante­bellum tale about two babies (one white and one "slightly" black) switched shortly after birth, one of whom ultimately sells his own mother into slavery in order to pay off his gambling debts. This novel has come to be regarded, along with HUCK FINN, as one of Twain&#39;s strongest statements on the subjects of miscegenation and on the degenerative impact of slavery. (Twain spun off "Those Extraordinary Twins" from the PUDD&#39;NHEAD manuscript, when he realized that his planned comedy had turned into a tragedy.)~This copy is from the first printing, with the leaves bulking a scant 1-1/8 inches, with the title leaf conjugate, and with gatherings 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 & 8 unsigned. The printed Twain signature on the frontispiece measures 1-7/16" wide (no priority). Condition is amazing -- fine and bright, without soil or wear; the binding&#39;s gilt appears as if it had been applied yesterday. McBride p. 170; Blanck 3442. Housed in a (rather scuffed) morocco-backed slipcase.~TIPPED IN IS AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by "S. L. Clemens" addressed to "My dear Osgood" and dated "Dec. 13" [1880 according to a prior owner&#39;s note]. Addressed to publisher James R. Osgood, it reads, with mock-grandiosity,~I don&#39;t like to send such a formidable order as this to the firm -- it might excite them. So I send it to you, who are always calm. I want --~Questions on Higginson&#39;s Young Folks History of the U. States ---- 10 cts.~Topics to Accompany said History ---- 10 cts.(Both published by Lee & Shepard.)~[The following sentence is scribbled out:] Also I want a French libretto of "[????? ?????]" as played by the bloody [????? ?????].~Yrs truly~S. L. Clemens~I&#39;ve accepted invitation to supper in N. Y. midnight, 20th -- they said you & [William Dean] Howells & [Thomas Bailey] Aldrich would be there.~James Osgood of Boston would finally succeed in becoming Twain&#39;s publisher with the publication of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER in 1882 -- only to go bankrupt in 1885. The letter is on the first and last leaf of a four-page folded leaf, and is fine except for glue residue along its left edge where it is tipped in.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Jungle Book with Illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. With The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan, 1894. First edition of both volumes (The Second Jungle Book published 1895). Two volumes 8vo, original blue cloth blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Both volumes with some rubbing at head and tail of spines, spines askew. Vertical mark to upper cover of the Second Jungle Book. The Jungle Book with signature and date "31/5/94" on front fly-leaf, The Second Jungle Book with bookplate on front pastedown. The Jungle Book with a few scuff marks on lower cover but generally a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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      1894. With 26 Illustrations by Dan Beard. London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. 32 pp ads dated Apr 1894. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. First English Edition, believed to have been published one day after the American one (though this is far from certain). In this tale Tom, Huck and Jim travel about the world in a self-propelled balloon; Twain was trying to cash in on the popularity of Jules Verne (just as this book&#39;s sequel, TOM SAWYER DETECTIVE, would try to cash in on the popularity of Sherlock Holmes).~This copy is in the primary (red pictorial) binding -- showing our heroes drifting by in their balloon while four lions jump up at them from the ground. This is an unusually bright and clean copy -- near-fine (the volume is a little askew as usual, and also there are a couple of minor string indents on the edge of one cover). In our experience the English edition is scarcer than the American. Blanck 3440 (note); McBride p. 163. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Tom Sawyer Abroad by Huck Finn

      New York: Charles Webster & Company. Publisher&#39;s original pictorial tan cloth with titles stamped in gilt and featuring a scene of two young boys running from a lion. Boards with modest shelf wear and some soiling. Spine toned. Wear showing to corners with a slight bump to top front corner. Contents clean. Former owner&#39;s bookplate mounted to the front paste-down. Illustrations by Dan Beard. 219 pages, [4] publisher&#39;s catalog pages. binding A with the distance between Twain and Webster on the spine at 5 5/8in. In a chemise and custom half-leather slipcase....Additional photographs available. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1894.

      [Bookseller: Blind-Horse-Books]
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        The Mountains of California

      New York: Century, 1894. First edition, first state. Tan cloth, gilt titles, and decorations, top edge gilt. Spine a bit darkened, slight roll, contemporary gift inscription on free front end-paper, and small bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing throughout though heavier on end-papers and edges, overall still about very good. Sm. 8vo. Illus. with 53 b/w plates and drawings. Muir's "book length tribute to the beauties of the Sierras. He recounts not only his own journeys by foot through the mountains, glaciers, forests, and valleys, but also the geological and natural history of the region, ranging from the history of glaciers, the patterns of tree growth, and the daily life of animals and insects. While Yosemite naturally receives great attention, Muir also expounds on less well known beauty spots," (LOC). Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. BAL 14746. Zamorano 80: 56. Neate M166.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London : George Allen , 1894 A fair copy of the 1st publication of the &#39;Peacock Edition&#39; of Pride and Prejudice with illustrations by Hugh Thomson. In the original green decorative cloth binding with spectacular gilt peacock design to front board and gilt designs to spine. Aeg. With numerous black and white illustrations by Thomson. This copy has a good front board but the spine has wear with fading, pulling and nibbling and some wear to the top of the rear spine joint. There is wear to board corners and the binding is shaken - the stitching is intact but will require repair at some point. The original black endpapers are present: with splitting at the joint. There is an ink signature on the half title page and a little grubbiness. The tissue-guarded frontispiece and title page are clean. The remaining contents are generally clean with the occasional light mark.

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        Peepshow Pictures - A Novel Colour Book

      London: Ernest Nister, 1894. [26], cloth backed original decorative boards. Worn to edges, small amount of loss to foot of upper cover at spine, corners worn. Some light browning internally, but generally quite bright and clean, with four pop-ups. It seems likely that the first pop-up (of the toy soldiers) is slightly defective, with the soldier on the far right of the picture probably missing his head. Includes verses by Edith Nesbit and Clifton Bingham. COPAC shows at BL, NLS, Cam and V+A only. First Edition. Hardback. Good. Illus. by Foster, William. 4to. Movable / Pop-up.

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        TRILBY (1894 Three-Decker 1st Edition)

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1894. Du Maurier, George. TRILBY. London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1894. First Edition. Three volumes in the original publisher&#39;s buff-colored cloth, blocked and lettered in blue. A NEAR FINE copy, ownership inscription dated 1894 on the front paste-down of each of the three volumes, some scattered foxing and intermittent very light staining, an inevitable touch of soil here and there, spine a tiny bit darkened on Vols. 1 & 2, else an exceptionally fresh set. All three volumes show virtually no wear to the boards and all still have intact inner hinges, the latter case being particularly unusual given the weight of these books as they were printed on heavier, better quality art paper. This is the true first edition of Du Maurier&#39;s masterpiece (published a year prior to the better known first illustrated edition), one of the most wildly popular novels of the 1890s. There were Trilby parties where extracts of the book were read aloud; there were Trilby fashions inspired by "la vie bohème." A town in Florida even changed its name to Trilby. Furthermore, Trilby forever altered the public perception of hypnotism with its strikingly original creation of Svengali, one of the most memorable Victorian characters of all time (who also served as the role model for Gaston Leroux&#39;s Phantom of the Opera, written fifteen years later). Michael Sadleir, Professor Robert Lee Wolff and David Magee all universally proclaimed Trilby, in fine state, to be a substantial rarity. In Sadleir&#39;s case, he points out (Sadleir 1675) that this rarity is not just due to the light color and perishable nature of the publisher&#39;s cloth, but also to the fact that much of the first edition was overprinted with misleading later edition stamps in an attempt to imply greater sales, a not uncommon Victorian publisher&#39;s practice. Although the initial printing may have been as many as 1,000 copies, few survive today in original condition. We had an equally superior copy in 1994, in Lakin & Marley&#39;s Catalogue One, but this is the first really nice copy we&#39;ve handled since then. Sadleir 1675, Wolff 1952. First Edition. Near Fine.

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        Trilby, complete in 3 volumes, bound by Bayntun, with signed note from the author

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co.. 1894. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1894, First Edition, complete in 3 volumes. Includes laid-in 10 line ALS, with original envelope, from the author to H. Cholmondeley-Pennell, an angler and fishing author, dated January 1895. Hardcover, 8vos., rebound in full blue calf with gilt spines and marbled endpapers, aeg. Absolutely minor wear to the spine labels of Volumes 1 and 3, as well as the front outer hinge of Volume 1. Leather is fresh and bold; Fine, clean contents. Lacks 44 page publisher&#39;s catalog at the rear of the third volume. Comes in Near Fine blue cloth slipcase with velvet interior. A first edition in a beautiful binding, with laid-in note from the author. Digital images available upon request.

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        The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. The Edinburgh Edition

      Robert Louis Stevenson, 1894 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The impressive Edinburgh Edition of Robert Louis Stevenson&#39;s Works, sadly missing one volume, but includes the six additional volumes, and the unusual Appendix volume, with ephemera bound-in. Limited Edition. This Edinburgh Edition consists of one thousand and thirty-five copies all numbered. No. 847. The Edinburgh Edition is missing Romances, Volume I. The Appendix volume has been modified, withthe facsimile ephemera bound in. The supplementary volumes consist of: Letters to Family and Friends: 2 vols, Methuen, 1899 (with a supplement of &#39;Additional Letters&#39; included); the Life, by Graham Balfour: 2 vols, Methuen, 1901; Stevensoniana, edited by J. A. Hammerton: Grant Richards, 1903; and the Bibliography by Prideaux: Frank Hollings, 1903. Condition: In a uniform red cloth binding. Externally, slightly rubbed and bumped, with slight chipping and marks to the spine labels. Internally, generallyfirmly bound, with occasional foxing, that varies in intensity between volumes. With bookplates to most of the front pastedowns. Some bookplates have had blank paper laid down over them. The red dye has run on to the top of the page margins of the Balfour volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Trilby; A Novel

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894. First edition. Cream wove cloth with exquisite cover design consisting of wings stamped in gold caught in a spider web, spine gilt, by Margaret Armstrong (unsigned, but attributed in Gullans and Espey). Illustrations throughout by du Maurier. The true and scarce first edition, first serialized in Harpers. The 1894 English triple decker did not retain these illustrations. Immensely popular upon its release, and one of the best selling novels of its time. An excellent copy with minor soiling, very small and unobtrusive rip to bottom back of spine (1cm), one corner rubbed. Both hinges completely intact, no signs of signature pulling, very tight, clean copy, near fine internally. Exceedingly scarce thus. Gullans and Espey, #79

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes Ltd.,, 1894. Large octavo. Original blue cloth decorated in gilt and black, decorative endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Paget. Later ownership inscription to front pastedown whose ink is slightly transferred to the front free endpaper. Spine a little rolled, extremities rubbed with some wear at the tips, a little spotting to contents. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of the book that was, along with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, one of the two great collections of Holmes stories.

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

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, 1894. 279pp., illustrated by Sidney Paget, bound in dark blue cloth over beveled boards pictorially stamped in black lettering gilt, spine gilt, all edges gilt, school prize plate to front pastedown and stamp on verso of title page for student attendance. A handsome, bright copy, hinges fine, occasional spots of foxing. Very nice.. First Edition. Octavo.

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      Premium quality 1894-1900, a 30 volume complete set, THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, all in fine leather bindings, limited Edinburgh Edition, 976/1035, printed by T & A Constable for Longmans Green and Co., et al.  A gorgeous set for the prized library that includes the novels TREASURE ISLAND, KIDNAPPED, DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE, IN THE SOUTH SEAS, ST IVES and all his other works along with LETTERS OF STEVENSON I & II.  In fine to very fine condition, absolutely gorgeous, silk book markers, marbled endpapers, half leather, highly gilt decorated, fabulous overall.  Two volumes have small marks to spines else near perfect. See the many photos provided, ask any questions.

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        Records of the Hole Crafte and Fellowship of Masons

      London,NewYork- Swan Sonnenschein & Co, Macmillan and Co, 1894 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon first edition of Records of the Hole Crafte and Fellowship of Masons by Master Mason, Edward Conder. A great copy of this rare work. Very unusually good condition. Bound in half paper vellum with gilt lettering and an armorial decoration. This is a comprehensive and informative historical account of Freemasonry. Thistext was a source for Robert Freke Gould&#39;s work, the Concise History of Freemasonry, considered a standard for Masonic research. Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that arose from obscure origins in the late 16th to early 17th century. Freemasonry now exists in various forms all over the world, with a membership estimated at around 5 million. The various forms all share moral and metaphysical ideals, which include, in most cases, a constitutional declaration of belief in a Supreme Being. The fraternity is administratively organised into Grand Lodges, each of which governs its own jurisdiction, which consists of subordinate, or constituent, Lodges. Grand Lodges recognise each other through a process of landmarks and regularity. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing, with some marks to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright. Overall the condition is very good..

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        BAYOU FOLK

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1894.. [4],313,[3]pp. Octavo. Gilt green cloth. Cloth a bit sunned at edges, with a few small rubs and four pencil-erasure tip size pale splashmarks, otherwise a very good, bright copy. First edition of Chopin&#39;s second book, preceded by a rare wrapperbound novel published in St. Louis four years previous, as well as serial contributions to the TWO TALES series of stories collected herein. An author&#39;s presentation copy, inscribed within days of publication: "Miss Mabel Holden from her sincere friend Kate Chopin March 26 1894." The book was announced for publication on 24 March in PW. A superb example of American regionalism at its best, by the writer best known for her early American feminist classic, THE AWAKENING (1899). Perhaps because of her early death in 1904 of a brain hemorrhage, Chopin presentation copies are not at all common. WRIGHT III:1038. BAL 3244.

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        A Woman of No Importance

      London: John Lane at the Sign of The Bodley Head, 1894 First edition, one of 50 large-paper copies printed on handmade paper. Original publisher&#39;s yellow buckram boards with gilt decorations to covers and spine, spine lettered in gilt. Covers toned along outer margin, spine toned, only the slightest trace of rubbing to the extremities, former owner bookplate to front pastedown, and light offsetting to endpapers. A very good, tight and clean copy. An extremely scarce book in the large-paper format. Mason 365.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Les Demoiselles De Liré

      Paris; Boussod, Valadon Et Cie. 1894 - Steel-engraved plates, tissue-guarded with descriptive letterpress. Added t. P. Vignette. - [Edition Originale]. Finely bound in half contemporary aniline calf over matching buckram boards. Raised bands, gilt-blocked titles with slim gilt borders. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy; scans etc. On request. 3 Kg. 224 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Land of Hearts Desire

      London: T Fisher Unwin, 1894.. First Edition [of 500 copies]. Red hardback leather cover. G+ : in Good condition plus. Rebound in full leather with new endpapers added. Part of original wrapper bound in to rear. Tears to inner margin of first page blank and some light marking. Edges uncut. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 43pp, 1pp ads. Title page illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.

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      Imprenta Nacional, Lisboa 1894 - 24'5x16, XIVp, facsímile de retrato de S. Francisco Xavier y de carta manuscrita, 162p. Tiragem especial: "D'esta ediçao tiraram-se 50 exemplares, em papel de linho, numerados e rubricados pelo auctor. Por conta da livraria Ferin & Cª.". El presente ejemplar es el nº 3 y, aparte de la firma del ejemplar, contiene una dedicatoria autógrafa del autor firmada en la cabecera de la portada. Bella encuadernación en holandesa puntas de Brugalla, con nervios y dorados en lomo (conserva las cubiertas originales). Muy buen estado. Ejemplar raro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, by Walter R. Old.

      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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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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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        Portrait of Boutet de Monvel"

      n.p., 1894 - 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 22-3/4 x 12-5/8 inches (canvas); 24-1/4 x 15-1/2 inches (board) 24-1/4 x 15-1/2 inches (board) 24-1/4 x 15-1/2 inches (board). Oil on canvas laid on board. Signed and dated lower right "1894 Will H. Low".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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