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        African Hunting and Adventure from Natal to the Zambesi including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, Etc. from 1852 to 1860

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1894. (SOUTH AFRICA) Third Edition. 8vo. Illustrations by James Wolf and J. B. Zwecker. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Spine sunned, else fine. Mendelssohn I, 73-74 (for 1863 second ed.) . "Mr. Baldwin's experiences are written in a simple and unostentatious manner, but he went through more adventures than almost all of the great South Afriican travellers and hunters." (Mendelssohn)

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        ALS.

      N. p., 18. I. 1894. - 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To an unnamed recipient. - Small clip (probably no loss to text).

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        Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion (30 volume set, complete)

      Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 1894 - Complete 30 volume set. Blue cloth. 24 cm. Hardcover. Generally good. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Some volumes have rubber stamps on verso and title page. Series I, Vols I-XXVII and Series II, Vols I-III. Series I: 1894-1917. Seies II: 1921-23. Includes: Series I Volume 1: The Operation of the Cruisers (January 19, 1861 - January 4, 1863). 1894. Volume 2: The Operation of the Cruisers (January 1, 1863 - March 31, 1864). 1895. Volume 3: The Operation of the Cruisers (April 1, 1864 - December 30, 1865). 1896. Volume 4: Operations in the Gulf of Mexico (November 15, 1860 - June 7, 1861); Operations on the Atlantic Coast (January 1, 1861 - May 13, 1861); Operations on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers (January 5, 1861. 1896. Volume 5: Operations on the Potamac and Rappahannock Rivers (December 7, 1861 - July 31, 1865); Atlantic Blockading Squadron (April 4, 1861 - July 15, 1861). 1897. Volume 6: Atlantic Blockading Squadron (July 16, 1861 - October 29, 1861); North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (October 29, 1861 - March 8, 1862). 1897. Volume 7: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (March 8, 1862 - September 4, 1862). 1898. Volume 8: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (September 5, 1862 - May 4, 1863). 1899. Volume 9: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (May 5, 1863 - May 5, 1864). 1899. Volume 10: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (May 6, 1864 - October 27, 1864). 1900. Volume 11: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (October 28, 1864 - February 1, 1865). 1900. Volume 12: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (February 2, 1865 - August 3, 1865); South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (October 29, 1861 - May 13, 1862). 1901. Volume 13: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (May 14, 1862 - April 7, 1863). 1901. Volume 14: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (April 7, 1863 - September 30, 1863). 1902. Volume 15: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (October 1, 1863 - September 30, 1864). 1902. Volume 16: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron (October 1, 1864 - September 30, 1865); Gulf Blockading Squadron (June 7, 1861 - December 15, 1861). 1903. Volume 17: Gulf Blockading Squadron (December 16, 1861 - February 21, 1862); East Gulf Blockading Squadron (December 22, 1862 - July 17, 1865). 1903. Volume 18: West Gulf Blockading Squadron (February 21, 1862 - July 14, 1862). 1904. Volume 19: West Gulf Blockading Squadron (July 15, 1862 - March 14, 1863). 1905. Volume 20: West Gulf Blockading Squadron (March 15, 1863 - December 31, 1863). 1905. Volume 21: West Gulf Blockading Squadron (January 1, 1864 - December 31, 1864). 1906. Volume 22: West Gulf Blockading Squadron (January 1, 1865 - January 31, 1866); Naval Forces on Western Waters (May 8, 1861 - April 11, 1862). 1908. Volume 23: Naval Forces on Western Waters (April 12, 1862 - December 31, 1862). 1910. Volume 24: Naval Forces on Western Waters (January 1, 1863 - May 17, 1863). 1911. Volume 25: Naval Forces on Western Waters (May 18, 1863 - February 29, 1864). 1912. Volume 26: Naval Forces on Western Waters (March 1, 1864 - December 31, 1864). 1914. Volume 27: Naval Forces on Western Waters (January 1, 1865 - September 6, 1865); Supply Vessels (January 1, 1865 - September 6, 1865). 1917. Series II: Volume 1: Statistical Data of Union and Confederate Ships; Muster Roles of Confederate Government Vessels; Letters of Marque and Reprisals; Confederate Department Investigations. 1921. Volume 2: Navy Department Correspondence 1861-1865, with Agents Abroad. 1921. Volume 3: Proclamations, Appointments, etc. of President Davis; State Department Correspondence with Diplomatic Agents, etc. 1922. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of the US. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ASTURIAS. Su historia y monumentos. Bellezas y recuerdos. Costumbres y tradiciones. El bable. Asturianos ilustres. Agricultura e industria. Estadística

      - Gijón, Tip. de O. Bellmunt, 1894-1900, 3 tomos de 36x27 cm., en holandesa con puntas, 401 págs.+ 3 h., 366 págs.+ 3 h. y 514 págs.+ 7 h. con numerosos fotograbados, dibujos y fototipias. (De las numerosas láminas que lleva cada tomo, parece que faltan 2 en cada uno, según el índice)

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        More English Fairy Tales. Collected and Edited by Joseph Jacobs, Editor of "Folk-Lore." Illustrated by John D. Batten.

      London: David Nutt, 270 Strand, 1894 [but 1893] - . . . Signed, Limited Edition - Number 93 of an edition of 160 copies on Japanese Vellum Paper. Signed "D Nutt" for the publisher. . . . Royal octavo - about 10 x 6.5" (25.5 x 17cm). Bound in the publisher's original binding of parchment paper over flexible boards with dull gilt lettering to the upper board and spine. Plain Japanese vellum paper endpapers. TEG - Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. 243pp. including 29pp. of Notes and References (plus plates, not included in the pagination). Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson and Co., London and Edinburgh. The plates printed from "process" blocks supplied by Messrs. J. C. Drummond, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London. . . . Illustrated by Batten with 8 full-page plates (including the frontispiece), each in two states (printed in both brown/sepia and in black), covered by tissue guards (one tissue missing), about 50 smaller illustrations (including the title page vignette and some repeats), and two illustrations printed in blue bound in at the front and rear (with the designs used to the upper board and spine of the trade edition). . . . The fourth of Jacobs' successful Fairy Tales books, the series often compared to Andrew Lang's color Fairy Books series published during the same era. The limited editions for the Jacobs and Batten Fairy Tales books emphasized the wonderful artwork through the printing on Japanese vellum paper (which allowed for superior reproduction of the artwork), the inclusion of the full-page plates in two states (printed in brown/sepia and in black), and the inclusion of the Batten designs used for the cover of the trade edition (printed in blue, with the design for the upper board following the front endpapers and the design for the spine preceeding the rear endpapers). . . . Includes: The Pied Piper of Franchville; Hereafterthis; The Golden Ball; My Own Self; The Black Bull of Norroway; Yallery Brown; Three Feathers; Sir Gammer Vans; Tom Hickathrift; The Hedley Kow; Gobborn Seer; Lawkamercyme; Tattercoats; The Wee Bannock; Johnny Gloke; Coat o' Clay; The Three Cows; The Blinded Giant; Scrapefoot; The Pedlar of Swaffham; The Old Witch; The Three Wishes; The Buried Moon; A Son of Adam; The Children in the Wood; The Hobyahs; A Pottle o' Brains; The King of England and his Three Sons; King John and the Abbot of Canterbury; Rushen Coatie; The King o' the Cats; Tamlane; The Stars in the Sky; News!; Puddock, Mousie and Ratton; The Little Bull-Calf; The Wee, Wee Mannie; Habetrot and Scantlie Mab; Old Mother Wiggle-Waggle; Catskin; Stupid's Cries; The Lambton Worm; The Wise Men of Gotham; and The Princess of Canterbury. . . . Good Condition - the cover is soiled, rubbed, and browned with some creasing to paper in the lower part of the upper board (from the board being flexed), spine sun browned and spotted with a faded crease line near the foot and with gilt darkened, some denting and chipping along boards' top and fore-edges, lower board edges quite worn (bent inward and chipped), corners and head/foot of spine bumped and chipped, small bookseller label (Myers & Co., London) to lower edge of front pastedown endpaper, free endpapers tanned, a bit of wrinkling to pastedown endpapers toward edges, some protruding page edges bent and/or browned, some denting to page corners, some pages dusty along top edge, three pairs of leaves quite roughly opened (with chips and tears but not intruding into text/illustrations), about eleven pairs of leaves unopened (still remaining closed/folded along their fore-edges), cracking between some gatherings but holding fine, tissue guard to the b&w frontispiece is wrinkled and crinkled and soiled along gutter (and has caused a small tear along the gutter to the top layer of the title page paper), one tissue guard missing, some occasional smudges. . . . Reference: Osborne p. 34, Sketchley p. 159. . . . Additional photos available, please just ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA

      New York: The Century Co., 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. Scattered foxing, heaviest at the endpapers and a few pages in the middle; contemporary owner presentation on the title page and later owner name on the front pastedown. Spine slightly darkened, gilt and stamping strong. Tight, Very Good. Decorated cloth. Illustrated from preliminary sketches and photographs by the author. Muir's first book, this copy the true first printing with folio "1" at the bottom of the first text page.

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        The Gazetteer of Sikhim

      Bengal Secretariat Press, Calcutta 1894 - Red cloth cover with gilt embossing, well worn with fraying to the spine. Lacks two maps .Some marginalia in pencil.

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        Le Rire 1re Année 1894-95 52 n°

      - In 4°, relié toile rouge moderne, avec piece de titre moderne, , 52 numéros illustré par TOULOUSE LAUTREC, FORAIN , RABIER, LEANDRE, CARAN d’ACHE, ROUBILLE, CAPIELLO, GERBAULT VALLOTON, VEBER. WILLETTE., du 10 novembre 1894 au 2 novembre 1895. 2 Magnifique litho couleurs de Lautrec pleine page (Y Guilbert, La Polaire), le trait noir de Valloton, le delié gras et puissant de Josso, . un numero restauré (n°13), manque à un coin. Couvertures papier F Juven conservées. 4c30 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FROM THE VIRGINIA PLANTATION TO THE NATIONAL CAPITOL Or the First and Only Negro Representative in Congress from the Old Dominion

      American Publishing Company 1894 Wear to extremities. Frontispiece taped to first blank page. Some pages of illustrations show open tears. Inkstamps to title page and last page. Ex-lib with stickers and inkstamp to front endpaper; Very scarce. Langston (1829-1897) was the first African-American to be elected to Congress from the state of Virginia. He was dean of the first black law school at Howard. Served in congress in 1890. Illustrated; Ex-Lib; B&W Illustrations

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        Picturesque Bay Shore, Babylon, and Islip: illustrated.

      Mercantile Illustrating Co. 1894 - First edition. 4to., 78pp., illustrated with photographs. A very rare soft cover booklet in very fine condition. OCLC: 54636326 showing only 1 copy at Yale, but Islip Public Library claims to also have a copy.Not in Library of Congress [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lateinisch-Deutsches Schulwörterbuch.

      Tempsky / Freytag, Wien Prag Leipzig, 1894 - Wien Prag Leipzig, Tempsky / Freytag 1894. 4°. XX, 1092 S. OHLdr. Das Exemplar Otto Weiningers (1880-1903), mit dessen eigenh. Besitzvermerk "18. II." im Erscheinungsjahr, kurz vor seinem 14. Geburtstag und gelegentlichen eigenh. Annotationen und Zusätzen, ebenso von anderer Hand. 1. Ausgabe, stärkere Gebrauchsspuren. Weininger trägt zahlreiche fehlende Vokabeln nach, meist mit dünner Feder: abalienation (Entäußerung) abavia (Urgroßmutter) u.a. Laut Buchhändlerschild wurde das Werk in Wien VIII bei Josef Safar, Schlösselgasse 22 erstanden. Weiningers Vater Leopold war Goldschmied und betrieb im VII. Bezirk einen Kunsthandel. Ein späterer Besitzer des Buches hat (1910) Nachrufe auf Josef Maria Stowasser auf den hinteren Deckel montiert und auf dem Vorsatz eine Charakteristik des Werks von 1894 zitiert. - Starke Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Yachting. With Illustrations by R.T. Pritchett and from Photographs

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894., 1894. 2 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent dark blue morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines; blue cloth boards; top edges gilt. Light foxing / toning to edges. A very attractive set.

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        The Arabian Horse his Country and People

      Edinburgh and London: Wil;liam Blackwood and Sons, 1894 1st ed, VG, 1894. In green cloth, rounded edges, gilt image within double gilt ruled borders, corners very lightly bumped and worn. Spine, title and decorative tooling in gilt, edges bumped. Internally, purple endpapers, ink name to half title (Sir RogerThomas, the author and Agriculturalist, Baghdad 1925), tissue guarded coloured frontis, titlepage in red and black inks, Arabic text woodcut, [5], (vi-xix), [1], [3], 4-411 pp, 1 map (coloured, folding), 11 pls (all listed, including 7 lithographed, 2 double paged, all tissue guarded), 1 gilt cover illustration, 25 illustrations within text, 4 tables, printed by William Blackwood and Sons, many leaves uncut, upper cover has a couple of spots, lower cover some marks. A lovely copy of an important title. Title continues: With Portraits of Typical or Famous Arabians and other illustrations also a map of the Country of the Arabian Horse, and a descriptive glossary of Arabic Words and proper names.

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        The Yellow Book, an Illustrated Quarterlly

      London/Boston; 1894-1895: Elkin Mathers & John lane/ Copeland & Day The yellow book was a creative venture for the 1890s. It received many raves as well as criticism. The Yellow Book was considered by some the Oscar Wilde of periodicals. The art work is wonderful on its own account. In twelve volumes profusely illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, Joseph Pennell, Laurence Housman and several other artist of this period with tissue guards present, the stories are by such authors as Henry James, Max Beerbohm, Edmund Goss and others, bound without the ads in yellow pictorial cloth lettered and accented in black, some cover illustrations after Beardsley. A very handsome set with none of the usual toning to spines, no chipping to spine ends, just minor spots of light rubbing, previous owner's bookplate tipped in to first volume only, internally fresh. A very handsome and unusually clean set.. First Editions. Small Quarto.

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        Hero and Leander

      Vale Press, Ballantyne Press, London 1894 - 113pp. Illustrated with woodcuts by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon. William Adams bookplate over R. Strathern bookplate. Date in Roman Numerals on cover in gold. Sold by Elkin Matthews and John Lane at the sign of The Bodley Head. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards bowed and lightly soiled. Slightly foxed prelims. Some browning on page edges. Pages uncut Hardback decorative gilt vellum boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        P'TIT BONHOMME

      1894 - Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation J.Hetzel(sd vers 1894-95).Les voyages extraordinaires. Un volume petit in-40(28x18cm). Cartonnage ,pleine percaline polychrome de l'éditeur, dit au portrait collé.Dos au phare.Tranches dorées. 455p.Ouvrage illustré de 85 gravures par L.Benett,12 gravures hors-texte en chromotypographie et une carte en couleurs. Le dos est légèrement insolé(sans gravité),les coiffes affaissées mais l'ensemble du cartonnage reste en bon état.L'intérieur est très propre et la dorure de la gouttière fraiche.Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SIGNED LETTER

      1894 - 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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        Hero and Leander

      London Vale Press, Ballantyne Press 1894. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards bowed and lightly soiled. Slightly foxed prelims. Some browning on page edges. Pages uncut Limited Edition [of 220] Hardback decorative gilt vellum boards 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 113pp. Illustrated with woodcuts by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon. William Adams bookplate over R. Strathern bookplate. Date in Roman Numerals on cover in gold. Sold by Elkin Matthews and John Lane at the sign of The Bodley Head.

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        Les Travaux publics et les mines dans les traditions et les superstititions de tous les pays. Les routes - les ponts - les chemins de fer - les digues - les canaux - l'hydraulique - les ports - les phares - les mines et les mineurs.

      Paris: J. Rothschild, 1894 - Première édition tirée à 770 exemplaires numérotés (n°366), in-8; xvi, 623p.; 8 planches de médailles hors-texte, 428 illustrations dont 3 en couleurs à pleine page. Reliure postérieure en pleine toile verte, dos lisse orné d'une pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, couverture d'origine conservée. Une remarquable source documentaire illustrée avec profusion, qui aborde entre autres sujets: les rites de la construction des routes, les ponts fantastiques et les ponts mythiques, la découverte des sources, les signaux sonores, la baguette de découverte, les lutins et les démons des mines, les chansons de mineurs, les croyances et superstitions concernant les chemins de fer. Une bibliographie de douze pages témoigne de la richesse des sources utilisées. Paul Sébillot, né en 1843, fut chef de cabinet au ministère des Travaux publics, et publia de nombreux articles dans la Revue des Traditions populaires. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        African Hunting and Adventure from Natal to the Zambesi including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, Etc. from 1852 to 1860

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1894 - "Mr. Baldwin's experiences are written in a simple and unostentatious manner, but he went through more adventures than almost all of the great South Afriican travellers and hunters." (Mendelssohn) (SOUTH AFRICA) Third Edition. 8vo. Illustrations by James Wolf and J. B. Zwecker. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. Spine sunned, else fine. Mendelssohn I, 73-74 (for 1863 second ed.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spécimen-album de la Fonderie Gve Mayeur, Allainguillaume & cie, succrs. labeurs & journaux initiales & caractères variés de fantaisie vignettes, ornements, etc

      Paris: Mayeur, Allainguillaume & Cie [n.d., spine stamped 1894] Each printed specimen (many folding) is dated at the bottom of the page. This is a fabulous resource for French types of the 1880s and 1890s. . Publisher's brown leather over brown pictorial boards, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Folio, unpaginated (approximately 400 leaves). Illustrated with type faces, borders, display types, decorations, vignettes, etc., printed in various colored inks, including sample printing jobs. Some wear to spine bands but a very good copy. According to OCLC, Mayeur, Allainguillaume & Cie did several type specimen books at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth. All are cited in four or fewer copies, and most in only one copy.

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        SpŽcimen-album de la Fonderie Gve Mayeur, Allainguillaume & cie, succrs. labeurs & journaux initiales & caractres variŽs de fantaisie vignettes, ornements, etc.

      Paris: Mayeur, Allainguillaume & Cie. [n.d., spine stamped 1894]. - According to OCLC, Mayeur, Allainguillaume & Cie did several type specimen books at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth. All are cited in four or fewer copies, and most in only one copy. Folio, unpaginated (approximately 400 leaves) Illustrated with type faces, borders, display types, decorations, vignettes, etc., printed in various colored inks, including sample printing jobs. Publisher's brown leather over brown pictorial boards, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Some wear to spine bands but a very good copy. Each printed specimen (many folding) is dated at the bottom of the page. This is a fabulous resource for French types of the 1880s and 1890s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SPECIFICATIONS FOR BUILDING AND FITTING OUT AN IRON SHIP

      [Glasgow, Scotland]: Manuscript on paper, 1894. Covers with obvious use and stains. Folio. 77 pp. written in ink in a fine cursive hand, each section underlined in red, in a ledger notebook of 141 numbered pages, with detailed specifications for all aspects of shipbuilding, from construction and trigging to engines and cabins, etc. In a homemade binding of thick canvas surrounding the original ledger, the canvas stretched across the boards with interlocking twine stitching. Front cover with the title in MS on the canvas, front pastedown and final blank bearing calligraphic inscriptions of the name of the first owner: "Captain M.J. Daly". & Manuscript record of the detailed specifications for the construction of an iron ship (length: 247 ft., gross tonnage: 1, 607) to be delivered to Port Glasgow "on or before Oct. 20, 1891".& Daly had considerable experience on the high seas as captain of the 1,727 tonne "W H Lincoln" (built in 1892 and registered to Messrs Thayer and Lincoln). On January 4, 1892, the "W H Lincoln" was on voyage from Puget Sound to Sydney with a cargo of timber and kerosene and a crew of 23 when she was lost due to a fire off Sydney Harbour, Australia. (Source: Australian National Shipwrecks Database).& According to the Sydney Morning Herald (published one day after the fire), 'the "W. H. Lincoln" was one of the best specimens of the modern American wooden-built merchantman, and was launched 10 years ago at Newburyport, Maine, from the yards of J. Currier, Jun. She was overhauled at considerable cost, and yellow-metalled, and up to the disaster of yesterday was in splendid order and in every respect a wholesome well-found ship.'& Captain Daly evidently found other employment: on October 22, 1897, The New York Times reported the appearance of a great storm. Capt. Daly of the steamship "Finance" told reporters that the storm originated in the Caribbean Sea where "he had seen the wind from the Southeast. The "Finance" came up the East Coast along the storm's eastern edge (p. 7, col. 4). The "Finance" left Colon (Panama) on Oct. 14 and arrived at the New York bar on Oct. 21. This was certainly Storm 5 of 1897 (Oct. 10-22) identified by Neumann et al. (1993) as Storm 4 of 1897 (Caribbean Sea, Western Cuba, Florida). & Excellent ,manuscript in its original unsophisticated form.&

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        Hero and Leander

      London: Vale Press, Ballantyne Press. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards bowed and lightly soiled. Slightly foxed prelims. Some browning on page edges. Pages uncut. 1894. Limited Edition [of 220]. Hardback decorative gilt vellum boards. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 113pp. Illustrated with woodcuts by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon. William Adams bookplate over R. Strathern bookplate. Date in Roman Numerals on cover in gold. Sold by Elkin Matthews and John Lane at the sign of The Bodley Head. .

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        Catalogue de la bibliothèque de la Chambre des notaires, suivi d'une table analytique des matières

      Paris : Chaix 1894 - VI-279 p. ; In-8° relié demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé. Coins légèrement frottés sinon très bel exemplaire. Responsibility: (par Cherrier, Lefébvre et Sabot) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Palestina teatro della Storia Sacra.

      Hozel., Vienna. 1894 - Carta geografica formata da 8 rettangoli incollati su tela, a colori , per un totale di cm. 142 x 112. Cartiglio in alto a sinistra, mentre in basso a destra si notano due riquadri raffiguranti la Mappa di Gerusalemme ed Il Passaggio degli israeliti dall'Egitto in Terra Santa. Alcune gore lungo i marg. esterni che pur interessando la carta non ne impediscono la completa visione. Piccole frastagliatura ai marg.

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        The Ebb-Tide: A Trio and Quartette

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

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        Salome. A tragedy in one act, translated from the French

      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane,, 1894. Octavo. Original rough blue canvas boards, titles to spine and decoration on boards gilt. Housed in a green cloth folding case. With 10 plates by Aubrey Beardsley, printed on glazed paper from line blocks engraved by Carl Hentschel. Bookplates and catalogue note to front pastedown. Cloth a little rubbed and faded, contents tanned. A very good copy. First edition in English, first impression, the regular trade issue, one of 500 copies. Salome was originally written by Wilde in French and first published in that language; the English version, translated by Lord Alfred Douglas and illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, appeared the following year.

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        Histoire de MAGUELONE.

      Martel - Picard - Seguin 1894 - 4 volumes in-4 ( 285 X 225 ) brochés.- Tome 0: 1894. Le site et les souvenirs. Introduction de l'ouvrage. 99 pages. Une carte panoramique du littoral est annoncée, elle n'est pas présente ici. ( Mais il semble qu'elle n'a pas été distribuée. )- Tome 1: 1894. La cité - Les évèques - Les comtes. 511 pages. 3 grandes vues panoramiques dépliantes à quadruple page.- Tome 2: 1900. Les évèques - Les papes - Les rois. 598 pages.- Tome 3: 1911. Reunion de Montpellier à la France. Les écoles et l'Université de Montpellier.Dos du tome 1 endommagé et fendu. Bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage monumental introuvable complet, le meilleur sur le sujet. Les tomes 1, 2 et 3 sont enrichis d'envois autographes signés de Frédéric FABREGE. maguelone montpellier regionalis [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Yellow Book. 13 volume set

      London Elkin Matthews; John Lane 1894. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Spines darkened and marked. Boards rubbed with bumping to corners and edges. Tear to cloth along spine end of one or two volumes - other spine ends chipped. Scattered spotting and browning within First Edition Yellow/black decorated hardback cloth covers 210mm x 170mm (8" x 7"). 4000pp. Many tissue-guarded b/w illustrations. Devoted to literature and art, this famous but short-lived publication was notorious in its day. Contributors include: Aubrey Beardsley, Henry James, Kenneth Grahame, Max Beerbohm, George Gissing and many other distinguished figures of the day. Published: 1894-1897. Heavy set extra shipping will apply outside UK.

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        Pride & Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo (177 × 117 mm). Recent green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine gilt in compartments with flower basket tools, marbled endpapers, single line rules to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Original cloth retained. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. Contents faintly toned. An excellent copy. First Hugh Thomson edition. A handsomely bound copy.

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        THE JUNGLE BOOK AND THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK (FIRST EDITION, SET)

      MacMillan and Co. 1894, 1895 Light rubbing to spine ends and minute tears to bottom spine. Binding tight; Both extremely nice copies in original blue boards with gilt linear design and gilt pictorial design of elephants (Jungle Book) and boa constrictor (Second Jungle Book). All edges gilt. The second Jungle Book comes in a red 1/4 leather custom case with gilt lettering and raised bands ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 212, 238 pages

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        OMEGA: THE LAST DAYS OF THE WORLD

      New York: The Cosmopolitan Publishing Company,. [1894]. original two-part blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Early Christmas gift inscription dated 1894 on front free endpaper.. Cloth worn at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, else a. very good, sound copy. An uncommon book rarely found in nice. condition. (#89834). First edition in English. A translation of LA FIN DU MONDE, Flammarion's best and most imaginative novel, a panoramic view of humanity from the twenty-fifth century to the far future, Stapledonian in scope. "A work of remarkable scope and vision, one of the earliest and most ambitious cosmic histories, certainly worth reading, if only as a historical document. Of considerable historical importance, since it was probably read and absorbed by authors as diverse as W. H. Hodgson and Olaf Stapledon." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 778. LA FIN DU MONDE is Flammarion's "boldest scientific romance ... an epic of the future. Although it is as much essay as story, this is a notable work, akin to H. G. Wells's THE TIME MACHINE (1895) and William Hope Hodgson's THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND (1908) in presenting a striking vision of the end of the world." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 432. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1- 73 and (2004) II-407. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 639. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 299. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 84. Locke, Voyages in Space 74. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1592-95. Bleiler (1978), p. 74. Reginald 05459.

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        Determination experimentale de la valeur du metre

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1894. Presentation Copy Michelson, Albert Abraham (1852-1931). Determination experimentale de la valeur du metre en longueurs d'ondes lumineuses. Offprint from Travaux et Memoires du Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, Vol. 11. 4to. 237 [3]pp. 2 plates. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1894. 314 x 240 mm. Contemporary cloth. Title evenly browned, with small bookplate tipped to it; bookplate also on front pastedown. Presentation Copy, inscribed (probably by a publisher's clerk) on the front free endpaper: "Avec les compliments de l'Auteur." First Separate Edition of Michelson's paper describing his and Edward Morley's experimental determination of the length of the international meter bar in terms of wave-lengths of cadmium light, providing thereby a reproducible standard. "Adapting his refractometer as a comparator for lengths that could be reduced through spectroscopy and interferometric techniques to nonmaterial standards of length, Michelson found in 1892-93 that the Paris meter bar was equal to 1,553,163.5 wavelengths of the red cadmium line. So elegant were the success and precision of this project that Michelson became internationally famous" (DSB). In 1907 Michelson, "the man who taught the world to measure," became the first American to win a Nobel Prize in the sciences, receiving the physics prize for his "optical instruments of precision and the spectroscopic and metrological investigations which he carried out by means of them" (Weber, Pioneers of Science [2nd ed.], p. 31). Michelson is remembered today chiefly for the "Michelson-Morley experiment" (1887), an attempt to measure the relative velocity through which the earth moves through the hypothetical "luminiferous ether"-primarily because of the influence this had on the development of relativity theory. It is probable, however, that the above work of 1894 was also highly valued by the Nobel committee in 1907. Our sources do not show a separate English-language edition of Michelson's Determination experimentale de la valeur du metre, nor do they indicate where, if ever, the English-language version was published. Since Michelson performed his measurements in Paris, it is reasonable to assume that his paper appeared first in French. Parkinson, Breakthroughs: A Chronology of Great Achievements in Science and Mathematics, p. 424.

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        On chorea and choreiform affections

      Philadelphia: Blakiston, 1894. Osler, William (1849-1919). On chorea and choreiform affections. 8vo. x, 125 [1]pp. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, 1894. 232 x 152 mm. Original cloth, slightly worn at extremities. Light browning, otherwise fine. Laid in is a printed medical record card for a patient suffering from chorea, completed in manuscript in an unknown hand, with Osler's name listed as the attending doctor. First Edition, American issue. Osler's summary work on chorea, his second neurological monograph. Osler helped establish the association between heart disease and chorea. "His work on chorea is still considered an excellent clinical epidemiological study and his introductory historical comments are still worth reading" (Roach & Ashwal, "Sir William Osler," Founders of Child Neurology [1990], p. 328). Golden & Roland 635. 36268

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        Gladiators of The Prize Ring or Pugilists of America and Their Contemporaries from James J. Corbett to Tom Hyer with Biographical Sketches and Authentic Records of Their Victories and Defeats Embracing All Men of Note

      Philadelphia: Pugilistic Publishing Company. (1894). First. First edition. Folio. Cloth covered boards. Some erosion and staining to the cloth, hinges a little loose, a good only copy. Full-page photographs of boxers with biography. .

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        From the Virginia Plantation to the National Capitol: or, The First and Only Negro Representative in Congress from the Old Dominion

      Hartford Connecticut: American Publishing Company. (1894). First. First edition. 534pp., photographs and illustrations. Contemporary owner name, top corners bumped, and the paper over the front hinge neatly repaired, else a nice, near fine copy of this heavy volume, the autobiography of Langston, born a slave, emancipated upon the death of his plantation owner father, later graduating from Oberlin College. He served as Minister Resident in Haiti and was for a time President of Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute before being voted to the House of Representatives, the first black man to represent Virginia. The author Langston Hughes was named in his honor. .

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        Motyw z Kosciola Sw. Barbary (Krakow)" [Jezuitow].

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Krakow-koscioly; Przyn. adm.: wojewodztwo malopolskie (krakowskie); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem pod kompozycja: "Motyw z Kosciola Sw. Barbary (Krakow) K. Dzielinski".; Technika: Akwatinta na kartonie; Format: 326x254.; Datowanie: Lata 30-te XX w.; Inf o autorze: K. J. Dzielinski (1894 Lwow-1955 Nowy Targ) malarz i przede wszystkim grafik, studiowal w ASP w Krakowie w 1918, 1921 i w latach 1927-1932, debiutowal w 1931, uprawial rozne techniki graficzne, glownie metalowe, zob. SAP t.2 ss.146-147.; Uwagi: Zespol klasztorny jezuitow: kosciol sw. Barbary (jezuitow od 1583) gotycki, ceglany, 1394-1399, z wykorzystaniem murow kostnicy 1338, przebudowany w duchu baroku, ok. 1680-1684, klasztor, ok. 1610-1615, z wykorzystaniem murow gotyckich kamienic, wielokrotnie przeksztalcany, zob. Atlas zabytkow s.526.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura koscioly, religia zakony swieci / Architektur Kirchen/Kirche, Religion Heilige Orden / architecture churches/church, religion orders, convents, monasteries/order, convent, monastery saints/saint / Aquatintaradierung / aquatint;

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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]

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