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        Les Arts et les industries du papier en France, 1871 - 1894.

      Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies, sd 1894 - In-4; [4f.], 246p., [1p.]; illustrations hors-texte en noir et en couleur (dont la décomposition d'une illustration montrant 16 états successifs de tirage, 1 échantillon de papier peint contrecollé, et plusieurs reproductions d'affiches publicitaires en couleurs); très nombreuses illustrations dans le texte, certaines à pleine page. Reliure d'époque en demi-maroquin bleu à coins, dos à nerfs orné, plats et gardes marbrés, tranche supérieure dorée, couvertures illustrées conservées. Très bon exemplaire, sous étui cartonné recouvert de papier marbré. Bel ouvrage abordant l'industrie du papier, l'imprimerie, les procédés de gravure, le livre, la presse, l'estampe, l'affiche, le papier peint et la reliure. Illustrations photographiques des ateliers de Firmin-Didot, Vacquerel, Paul Dupont, Lefranc, Chaix, Berger-Levrault, Delagrave, Lenègre, Charles-Lavauzelle?, et jolies reproductions d'affiches en couleurs hors texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        The Tragedy of Pudden'head Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins. By Mark Twain

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

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        The Hermetic and alchemical writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast, of Hohenheim called Paracelsus the Great now for the first time faithfully translated into English. Edited…by Arthur Edward Waite

      London: James Elliott and Co., 1894. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. 2 volumes. Volume I. pp. xvi, 393, [1]. Volume II. pp. viii, 396, [4pp adverts]. Bound in maroon cloth displaying a gilt illustration of a sun and pentagram on the upper right front covers. The top edge of the text block is gilt; the fore-edge and bottom edge are untrimmed. The binding is solid and shows only minor spots of rubbing to the extremities; some discoloration is present near the edges of the covers. A very miniscule hole, (3 mm), runs through the upper corner tips of the first few leaves of volume I; a faint tan line is present on the inner half of pp. 88-89. Interior pages are otherwise clean. Many leaves are uncut. An English translation of select writings by the German-Swiss physician, alchemist and mystic Theophrastus Paracelsus whose alchemical and hermetic theories heavily influenced subsequent physicians and occultists. The collection is edited by the English occultist A.E. Waite. Volume I. is dedicated to writings on Hermetic chemistry and Volume II. contains writings on Hermetic medicine and Hermetic philosophy. This collection includes: The coelum philosophorum, or book of vexations, concerning the science and nature of alchemy; the book concerning the tincture of the philosophers; the aurora of the philosphers, concerning the spirits of the planets; the archidoxies; a manual or treatise concerning the medicinal philosophic stone; concerning the degrees and compositions of recipes and of natural things in alchemy; concerning preparations in alchemical medicine, and many other sections. [Gilbert, A.E. Waite, A Bibliography, B13].

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        Poil de carotte.

      Flammarion 1894 - - Flammarion, Paris _1894, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline amande, dos lisse très légèrement passé orné d'un fleuron typographique doré, double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin rouge, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées comportant de légères déchirures marginales sans gravité, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Jean Ajalbert. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Jean Ajalbert avec son ex-libris japonisant dans le style des nabis gravé sur bois à tout petit nombre, signé d'un monogramme, probablement celui de Félicien Rops. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 3220 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Trilby. 3 volumes

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co, 1894. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. Association copy with signed letters from the author laid in. Volume one is bound in later tan cloth with gilt title to spine. Volumes two and three are bound in the original tan cloth with green titles to spines and front covers and illustration of Trilby to front covers. This set belonged to F.C. Burnand [Sir Francis "Frank" Burnand] the editor of Punch. Volume one bears his ownership inscription and all three volumes include his handwritten notes and markings along the margins. Du Maurier worked for Burnand as an illustrator for Punch before the bestselling success of this book. Inserted and laid-in are five autograph letters from Du Maurier, four to Burnand and one to the engraver Carl Hentschel. There are quick ink sketches in two of the letters - one of stick-like figures depicting the Punch artists, including Du Maurier himself, John Tenniel, Francis C. Burnand, Harry Furniss, Linley Sambourne, and Chalres Keene (each identified by their initials). One of the letters was written from Du Maurier's last address and is dated less than a year before his death. The story behind the rebinding of the first volume is that the book was lent to a public library for exhibition, at which time the original cloth casing was broken beyond repair due to some mishap. The bindings of volumes one and two are a little worn with rolled spines, fraying to spine ends, browning to spines and edges of boards, and bumping to corners. There is a five inch closed tear along the rear hinge of volume two. An interesting association copy. 246 pages in volume 1; 259 pages in volume 2; 182 pages plus list of books in volume 3. LIT/091613.

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        From Edinburgh to the Antarctic. An artist's notes and sketches during the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93 . with a chapter by W. S. Bruce, naturalist of the barque "Balaena."

      Longmans, Gree and Co., London & New York 1894 - First edition, 8vo, pp.ix, [3], 364, 32 (ads); folding map, 1 other map printed in blue and black, numerous illustrations from sketches by the author throughout the text (some full-page); light rubbing but a near fine copy in Rosove's first binding of original green cloth stamped in silver and black on the upper cover and spine. Rosove 234.A1.a; Spence 825. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "From Edinburgh to the Antarctic. An artist's notes and sketches during the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93 ... with a chapter by W. S. Bruce, naturalist of the barque ""Balaena."""

      "Longmans, Gree and Co." London & New York: "Longmans, Gree and Co.". 1894. "First edition, 8vo, pp.ix, [3], 364, 32 (ads); folding map, 1 other map printed in blue and black, numerous illustrations from sketches by the author throughout the text (some full-page); light rubbing but a near fine copy in Rosove's first binding of original green cloth stamped in silver and black on the upper cover and spine. & & Rosove 234.A1.a; Spence 825."

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.,, 1894. The Astronomer-Poet of Persia rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an accompaniment of drawings by Elihu Vedder. Octavo. Original brown boards, titles and decoration to spine and upper board in brown and gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in the original printed box. Gift inscription to front free endpaper otherwise near fine in dust jacket that has unevenly browned. Originally published in 1885. Vedder's arrangement of the Rubáiyát includes the entire translation by Fitzgerald but in a different order. A very handsome copy in an early dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Étude sur l'hérédité normal et morbide COPY SIGNED TO ETIENNE-JULES MAREY

      St. Petersburg 1894 - In-4° relié pleine percaline éditeur lie de vin gravée à froid sur les plats, 210 pp. 15 planches hors-texte de tableaux et un feuillet non chiffré d'explication des planches. Une petite morsure à la coiffe supérieure. Un petit manque de papier sur le bord latéral de la page de titre sans atteinte au titre. Bel et long envoi du savant russe à Marey sur la page de garde. Collection: Akademi?i?a nauk SSSR. Mémoires , 7. ser., v. 42, no. 9 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Long Island: Edward Thomson, 1894. The most sumptuous and elaborate of all the editions of the Campbell's Chief Justices, with many full-page plates, some in color and others folding; with the crimson dustwrappers, well preserved, in the original slipcases, somewhat worn

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        La Nonne Alferez Illustrations de Daniel Vierge gravées par Privat-Richard

      Paris, Alphonse Lemerre 1894 - Livre d'occasion In-18 de (15,3 x 9,6 cm), pleine percaline de l'époque, pièce de titre, couv. conservées, 4 ff. n. ch., VII pp., 175 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Condition : Édition originale. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur à Léon Hennique. Ex-libris du même sur le premier contreplat. Belle provenance. 400g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs a l'amour, aux femmes et au mariage et des livres facetieux pantagrueliques, satyriques, etc.

      Subject: (Bibliografia). Paris, 1894/1900, quattro volumi in-8vo t.tela con cop. orig. cons. all'interno, pp. 1299

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

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

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        SIGNED LETTER

      1894. Good. HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. SIGNED LETTER. Addressed to William Dana Orcutt. Two oblong sheets, white wove paper, creased twice where the sheets have been folded. 7 by 8 3/4 inches. Writing to three sides. Return address and date: 296 Beacon Street. March 8, 1894. Mounted in a window mat and framed, with a contemporary photograph of Oliver Wendell Holmes. This poignant letter, composed by Holmes in his "sick chamber" in the final months of his life and dictated to his secretary, is a note of thanks to the young William Dana Orcutt for sending a copy of his first book "Good Old Dorchester: A Narrative History of the Town," which Orcutt had written written with the encouragement of Holmes. "Your book," Holmes writes, "has just been brought up to me, and is most welcome as companion of my convalescence." What follows is a wistful reverie of people and time past. "I have long been familiar with the old burial-ground and fond of visiting it. The Swan House is associated with some of my early recollections when as a boy I accompanied my father on one of his 'exchanges' with Dr Harris... I could not help wishing that the images which stood in front of the old Swan House had been still there as I remember them." One can imagine the "exchanges" between Holmes's father, Rev. Abiel Holmes, who was the minister of the First Church in Cambridge before its departure from Orthodoxy into Unitarianism, and Dr. Thaddeus Mason Harris, the pastor of the Unitarian First Church in Dorchester. Holmes also rememebers "the father of our venerable Dr John Pierce of Brookline," Howard Sargent, his classmate from Harvard, and "Old Dr Harris" who was "sound as a nut in orthodoxy." Holmes concludes graciously: "Regretting that I must employ the hand of another to express my sincere thanks, I am truly and gratefully yours." However, the Autocrat signs the letter himself "Oliver Wendell Holmes." The signature is clear and easily recognizable, although it lacks the firmness of his youthful hand. (DAB., Orcutt. From My Library Walls.).

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        Tales of Mean Streets

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Cycle Gleanings, or Wheels and Wheeling For Business and Pleasure, and the Study of Nature

      Boston: Press of Skinner, Bartlett & Co., 1894. [2], 47pp (i.e.94), [32], with black and white photographs of New England scenes, and advertising throughout. Oblong format, bound in green cloth, binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, NOR INSCRIPTIONS. Light damp mark to front cover, and along the lower edge of some pages in the beginning of the book, not affecting the text, nor illustrations. SCARCE. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        TRENTHAM HYMNAL.

      - Compiled and arranged by T. Johnson Salt, organist and choirmaster, S. Mary and All Saints, Trentham. Pp. 64(last blank), printed music; handsomely bound by Bagguley in full brown morocco over bevelled boards, the spine lettered and decorated in gilt, boards panelled in gilt & blind, with gilt corner decorations, the upper board lettered in gilt and with a small central fleuron, gilt edges, corners of boards lightly worn, joints rubbed, tiny snag at head of spine; a.e.g.; brown moire silk endpapers with elaborate finely tooled gilt doublures; bookplate on verso of upper free endpaper, the outer leaves a trifle foxed and soiled; privately printed, Newcastle-under-Lyme, n.d.[1894]. *Printed privately for the Duchess of Sutherland, for use only in the Church of S. Mary and All Saints, Trentham. (Trentham was the seat of the Dukes of Sutherland). This copy inscribed and signed by the Duchess, to the Reverend Thurston Rivington, dated November 5, 1896, on blank preliminary leaf. Millicent, 4th Duchess of Sutherland (1867-1955), was sometimes nicknamed 'Meddlesome Millie'. She was a well known social reformer involved in several local causes, the most notable being her campaign to eliminate the use of poisonous lead in the glazing process in the pottery industry. During the First World War she established a Red Cross Hospital, The Millicent Sutherland Ambulance, in Belgium and France. G. T. Bagguley is today best known for his 'Sutherland tooling process' (by which colour tooling was executed on vellum), which he mainly used on books bound for the Duchess of Sutherland. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        ORIGINAL ETCHED PORTRAIT OF THOMAS HARDY (Signed By the Artist William Strang, HARDY'S PERSONAL COPY INSCRIBED BY HIM TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND EDMUND GOSSE]

      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.

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        Climbing and exploration in the Karakoram Himalayas.

      Subject: (Himalaya e dintorni). London, 1894, 8vo mezza pelle recente, titolo in oro al dorso, pp. XXXVIII-709 con 300 ill. ed una carta; timbri di disciota biblioteca al retro delle tavole. (Neate, 175) Senza, al solito, il volume supplementare uscito dopo con le parte scientifica

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        L'arte di cavalcare con aggiunta Il cavallo attaccato alla carrozza.

      Subject: (Ippologia). Sal?, Tipografia Giovanni Devoti, 1894, quattro volumi in-8 legature originali cartonate con iscrizioni in nero ai piatti e ai dorsi, pp. LII-415 + 453 + 430 + 455, stampato su carta pesante, con barbe e volumi parzialmente intonsi. Scritta autografa al primo volume: "Omaggio dell'autore. Sal? (Lago di Garda) 26 luglio 1904. Copia in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Name This Child: A Story of Two (2 Volume Set)

      T Fisher Unwin, London 1894 - 2 volume set. Vol 1: viii + 216pp. Vol 2: pp217-419. Both volumes matching lightly flecked blue cloth, gilt titling, both volumes have 3 white/gilt flower heads to front board, blind-stamped stems. Foxing to endpapers of both volumes, light foxing to contents otherwise. Volume 1 has two edge bump to fore-edge of rear board and to top edge of same, the latter has pressed slightly into the adjacent few pages. Signed dedication to front endpaper of volume 1 reads: 'C.F. Kohler with kind regards from WH Chesson 29 November 1899'. A very handsome 2 volume set. WH Chesson worked as a reader for T Fisher Unwin and as the first professional reader of a Joseph Conrad manuscript, is often creditted with his discovery. Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sedgeberrow Books]
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        A REMINISCENT HISTORY OF THE OZARK REGIONS

      Goodspeed Brothers, Chicago 1894 - Bound in clean maroon buckram cloth with gilt title on spine. All edges gilt. B/W photograph illustrations. Text tight & intact. A condensed general history, a brief descriptive history of each county, and numerous biographical sketches of prominent citizens of such counties. Pages 146, 214, 300, 383, 424, 441, 498, 589 and 607 handwritten research notes added. Pages 8-9 small ink stain. A few pages darkened from pressed flowers. Rare volume. South, Genealogy; B/W Photograph Illustrations; Thick 4to 11" - 13" tall; 787 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff]
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        A vau l'eau

      Paris, Tresse, et Stock 1894 - Livre d'occasion 14,3 x 10 cm, bradel cartonné de l'époque, dos titré or, couverture et dos conservés (Stroobants), portrait frontispice, 139 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Réf. bibliographiques : Clouzot, 155. Carteret I, 438. Condition : Seconde édition, illustrée d'un portrait de Huysmans à l'eau forte de A. Delattre (ici avec la lettre). Exemplaire d'André Breton portant son bel ex-libris gravé par Salvador Dali. Dos passé, une mouillure sur le premier plat ce qui pour ce titre ne manque pas de saveur. Provenance : vente André Breton d'avril 2003. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Weltliteratur und des Theaters aller Zeiten und Völker Band 1

      W. Pauli's Nachf., Berlin 1894 - 3 847 Seiten altersbedingt befriedigender Zustand, angestoßen, Bibliotheksexemplar, stark abgerieben, Einband beschädigt, hinterer Einband lose Halbleder

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        Werke. Herausgegeben von der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. 6 Bde. Mit dem Portrait Webers und zusammen 63 meist gefalteten Tafeln.

      Berlin, Springer, 1892-1894. - Gr.-8°. Neue Pappbände mit RSchild. Erste Ausgabe der seltenen, posthum erschienenen Werkausgabe des bedeutenden Physikers Weber (1804-1891). - Alle Titel mit mehreren, teilw. gelöschten bzw. überklebten Stempeln, wenige Tafeln leicht angerändert, Bd. 1 ohne den Vortitel und mit überklebter Läsur auf S. 3 unten (minimaler Buchstabenverlust). Sonst innen gut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Repeated Bend Lithograph

      n.p., [1894]. Very Good. A lovely lithograph printed in green ink by Charles Hazelwood Shannon.It is an image of three bending nude female figures and appeared in #2 of "The Dial." 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 4 x 5.5 inch print is on a sheet of 11 x 14 inch paper. There are a few small creases and light brown spots along the paper margins, not affecting the illustration.Said to be from the collections of T. Sturge Moore and his daughter Henrietta but there is no evidence of provenance.Very good condition. ORIG/092413.

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrations by Sidney Paget.

      London: George Newnes, 1894 - Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, pictorial decoration to front board black, title to spine black on gilt ground and to front board gilt and black, bevelled boards, all edges gilt, peacock feathers motif endpapers. With black and white frontispiece and illustrations in the text throughout. Housed in a custom beige cloth solander box, with title to spine panel in gilt, by Riviere & Son of London. Spine rubbed at head and tail and with slight loss of gilt, corners a little bumped, one inner hinge cracked, free endpapers tanned, foxing to prelims and terminal leaves, scattered or non-existent elsewhere. First edition of eleven collected stories, omitting the controversial story "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box", which had appeared alongside the eleven stories in the Strand Magazine. With the contemporary armorial bookplate of Oliver Brett (1881–1963), third Viscount Esher. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Woman of No Importance

      London, John Lane at Bodley Head, 1894., 1894. FIRST EDITION, one of 500 copies published. 8vo., pp. 154 + pp. 14 of publisher's catalogue. Publisher's brown (mauve) cloth, gilt titles and decoration. Light wear, slightly rubbed and soiled, bumped to corner of upper. Occasional light foxing. 'A Woman Of No Importance' first appeared at the Haymarket Theatre on 19th April, 1893. "It is not his wit, then, and still less his knack of paradox-twisting, that makes me claim for him a place apart among living dramatists. It is the keenness of his intellect, the individuality of his point of view, the excellence of his verbal style, and above all the genuinely dramatic quality of his inspirations. I do not hesitate to call the scene between Lord Illingworth and Mrs. Arbuthnot at the end of the second act of this play the most virile and intelligent - yes, I mean it, the most intelligent- piece of English dramatic writing of our day." (A review in World, April 26, 1893.)

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám The Astronomer-Poet of Persia rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an accompaniment of drawings by Elihu Vedder.

      Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1894 - Octavo. Original brown boards, titles and decoration to spine and upper board in brown and gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in the original printed box. Gift inscription to front free endpaper otherwise near fine in dust jacket that has unevenly browned. Originally published in 1885. Vedder's arrangement of the Rubáiyát includes the entire translation by Fitzgerald but in a different order. A very handsome copy in an early dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lucian's True History. Limited Edition

      London Privately Printed 1894. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Rebound. Some occasional dust soiling 239/251 Cream/gilt hardback cloth cover 230mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). xxix, 247pp. 16 plates including two by Aubrey Beardsley.

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        PLEASANT PASTIME PICTURES

      - MOVEABLE. (NISTER) PLEASANT PASTIME PICTURES by F. Weatherly and Clifton Bingham. London: Nister (1894), 8vo (7 x 7 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slightest bit of rubbing else Fine. Featuring 6 very charming slatted moveable chromolithographed plates that reveal new pictures when the tabs are pulled. Three of the plates feature adorable cats. Illlustrated in black and white on text pages by E.S. Hardy, G.H. Thompson, W. Foster and Lawson). See Peeps Into Nisterland p.330. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Stuttgart, 6. IV. 1894. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An die Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst in Wien betr. der deren Einladung an die Prinzessin Auguste zu Sachsen.Weimar-Eisenach zur Subskription des Werks "über das Wiener Bühnenwesen": "[.] Ich habe nicht verfehlt Ihrer Königlichen Hoheit darüber Vortrag zu halten und beehre mich nun höchstem Auftrage gemäß Euer Excellenz den besten Dank für die freundliche Aufforderung auszudrücken und zugleich die ergebenste Mittheilung zu machen, daß Ihre Königliche Hoheit auf den Bezug des genannten Werkes nicht reflektiren [.]". - Der Sohn von Karl Graf von Zeppelin promovierte in Zoologie und begab sich anschließend zu Forschungsreisen und Jagdausflügen nach Helgoland und Skandinavien; 1891schloß er sich der Spitzbergenfahrt von Wilhelm Bade an und bereiste später auch Wyoming, den Grand Canyon und Südkalifornien. - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Vignette; mit kleinen Einrissen im Mittelfalz, sonst tadellos.

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        Delta du Tonkin : mémoire sur l'aménagement des eaux du fleuve rouge en vue de l'agriculture et de la navigation (manuscrit lithographié)

      édition privée administrative 1894 - In-folio pleine toile rouge de l'époque. Plats insolé et sali sinon l'intérieur est en très bon état. 6 pages non chiffrées de table des matières analytiques. 17 planches hors-texte. Toutes les planches sont dépliantes, très grandes, certaines en couleurs. Rapport 20 pp. - Introduction : 91 pp. Il s'agit d'un manuscrit autographié et reproduit à petits nombres pour les membres de l'administration locale. 6 cartes hors-texte du Tonkin, de son delta. Plans et coupes de l'ingénieur [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Avifauna marchigiana. Descrizioni e ricerche con cenni diagnostici su tutte le altre specie dell'avifauna italica. Manuale di ornitologia sistematica ...

      Subject: (Ornitologia). Fano, Soc. Tip. Coop. 1894, 8vo mezza tela, pp. LXXXIX-296. Edizione originale (Ceresoli, 268)

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        Repeated Bend Lithograph

      n.p., [1894]. Very Good. A lovely lithograph printed in green ink by Charles Hazelwood Shannon. It is an image of three bending nude female figures and appeared in #2 of "The Dial." 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 4 x 5.5 inch print is on a sheet of 11 x 14 inch paper. There are a few small creases and light brown spots along the paper margins, not affecting the illustration. Said to be from the collections of T. Sturge Moore and his daughter Henrietta but there is no evidence of provenance.Very good condition. ORIG/092413.

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        Martin Hewitt Investigator Illustrated by Sidney Paget

      London: Ward, Lock and Bowden, Ltd., 1894., 1894. FIRST EDITION in book form. Novelist Michael Sadlier's copy, with discreet bookplate in the form of a bookseller's ticket. Octavo, pp324 + 2 (ads., including Conan Doyle's 'A Study In Scarlet' and Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'). Bound in original publisher's pictorial mid green cloth, patterned endpapers. Near fine. A presentable copy of the scarce first Hewitt collection. 'The first important English writer of detective fiction after Conan Doyle was Arthur Morrison' (Haycraft) . These are the first cases for Morrison's faux Holmesian investigator, created for and serially published in The Strand Magazine, to fill the void left when the monthly 'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' came to an end. Morrison's detective was a worthy successor to the Baker Street regular and proved that when the author wasn't chronicling the trials and tribulations of shoeless East End urchins he was turning out some very good mysteries. Sadleir [1888-1957] was a noted collector of Victorian fiction, a nineteenth century bibliographer, close friend of Ian Fleming and novelist, nost notably of the grimy backstreet story Fanny by Gaslight (1940). His remarkable collection of Victorian fiction, now at the UCLA Department of Special Collections, was the subject of a catalogue published in 1951. Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972). Howard Haycraft; Murder for Pleasure (1972), Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction [356/7], (1966). Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes, 1894 First edition, first printing. A near fine copy in the original publisher's dark blue cloth, full gilt, with some wear to the spine, slight rubbing to the edges and corners, otherwise clean cloth, front hinge with a hint of cracking, otherwise strong binding, minor offsetting on the endpapers, slight spotting throughout. A very attractive and completely unrestored copy. Uncommon in this condition. "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" is a collection of Doyle's short stories of the adventures of his character Sherlock Holmes, culminating in "The Final Problem," which tells of Holmes' demise. The text is illustrated by Sindey Paget, including a frontispiece entitled "The Death of Sherlock Holmes" which depicts the detective as he fights with his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty over the Reichenbach Falls, just before the two apparently fall to their deaths. Doyle intended "Memoirs" to be the final stories about Sherlock Holmes, but ended up reviving the detective in 1901 with "The Hound of the Baskervilles" due to public outrage.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Paget, Sidney.

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        Salome A Tragedy In One Act: Translated From The French Of Oscar Wilde by Aubrey Beardsley

      London & Boston: Elkin Mathews & John Lane/Copeland & Day, 1894. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. blue cloth, gilt designs front and back covers. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Beardsley, Aubrey. 67 pages. 21.5 x 16 cm. limited to 500 copies printed for England, frontispiece, pictorial title-page and list of illustrations, 9 illustrations, tailpiece and cover design by Aubrey Beardsley, 16pp. publisher's catalogue dated January 1894 at end. Backstrip nicked head and foot, modest extremity rubbing. Scarce in the original binding. Bookplate..

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        The Works. [Including Treasure Island; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Kidnapped; Catriona.]

      Edinburgh: by T. and A. Constable for Longmans Green and Co., 1894 - 34 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, spines gilt in compartments, blue and black morocco labels, marbled endpapers, decorative roll to boards and top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent set. Illustrations throughout. The Edinburgh Edition, known for the high quality of its printing and paper. One of a limited edition of 1035 numbered sets initialled by the publisher on the limitation page. Complete with the concluding two volumes of Stevensoniana issued in 1903 and 1917, often lacking.

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        Le Paysan" et "La Paysanne".

      Paris - Paire d'aquarelles sur carton Canson Montgolfier, signées à l'encre en bas à droite, 10 x 21 cm. Jean LE SEYEUX, artiste français (1894-1957) commence par dessiner en 1920 pour le Bataclan, puis pour les Folies Bergère. De 1921 à 1929, puis de 31 à 34 il travaille pour le Casino de Paris. En 37, quand les premiers signes de la guerre se font sentir, il part pour New-York où il travaille en tant que directeur artistique à Broadway. Il rentre à Paris au début des années 50, où il procédera souvent à l’élaboration d’une revue. Les deux aquarelles représentent des costumes paysans pour une opérette. Le paysan est vêtu d'une chemise blanche blousante, rentrée dans un pantalon vert pâle très ample il est coiffé d'un bonnet à rayures et chaussé de sabots. Deux cercles rouges ornent ses joues et donnent à son visage une expression naïve. La paysanne porte un large tablier blanc sur une jupe à larges carreaux et motifs de roses rouges. Son bustier noir légèrement ajusté laisse dépasser de larges manches à volants blancs. Sa coiffe blanche laisse échapper deux mèches de cheveux roux. Elle se tient les yeux pudiquement baissés. Jean LE SEYEUX rend avec beaucoup de poésie ces charmants caractères. Oeuvre originale

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        Pride and Prejudice

      George Allen and Ruskin House 1894 - First Hugh Thomson Limited Edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Published in London by George Allen and Ruskin House in 1894. One of 250 limited large paper deluxe copies. Thomson Edition, one of 250 large paper copies(8x10 inches) for Britain, with another 25 done for America. The top fore edge gold gilt, here faded. Decorated title page, frontispiece, and large illustrations, 160 line drawings in all (printed on special China paper and laid down) by Hugh Thompson printed on unbleached Arnold paper. Original cloth covers have wear and some staining, pages have some foxing. bookmark attached to front paste-down. Previous owner's inscription on front free end paper. The trade edition of this book was decorated with a peacock design similar to the design on the first internal page of text in this copy. Thomson's illustrations became the illustrations of choice for Austen's work. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Lemuel Gulliver

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co.,, 1894. With a Preface by Henry Craik and one hundred Illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Octavo. Fine contemporary Kelliegram binding of olive full crushed morocco, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with titles direct, sides bordered with a single gilt rule, front panel with a gilt-tooled oval within which an illustration of Gulliver and a Lilliputian in morocco inlay of 9 different colours, gilt-rule board edges and turn-ins, red silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Black and white illustrations in the text by Charles E. Brock throughout. Spine and board edges sunned, a lovely copy in excellent condition. First Brock edition, in a beautiful signed Kelliegram binding, one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade in London, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie (as the name was then spelled), and carried on by successive members of the family into the 1930s.

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        The Fables

      London and New York: Macmillan & Co.,, 1894. Selected, Told Anew and Their History Traced by Joseph Jacobs. Done into Pictures by Richard Heighway. Octavo. Spines in compartments with raised bands, gilt titles direct and gilt and black tooling, sides bordered with a double gilt rule, front board panelled with gilt and black tooling, 4 corner roundels and a larger central roundel all illustrated in morocco inlay (in 13 different colours), also 7 small gilt spider tools to spine and front, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, blue silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Black and white illustrations (many full-page) and decoration in the text throughout by Richard Heighway. Spine somewhat sunned, corners just nicked; a lovely copy in excellent condition. First Heighway edition, in a beautiful signed Kelliegram binding, one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade in London, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie (as the name was then spelled), and carried on by successive members of the family into the 1930s.

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