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        Astrophel and Other Poems

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. First edition. 8vo. 228, 32, ads, April 1894 pp. Original blue cloth, slight bubbling on upper cover, else fine copy . Inscribed on the half-title "To Mrs. Mason/with best regards/from A.C. Swinburne/July 25, 1894."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Jean et Jeannette. *

      Paris, Librairie des Amateurs A Ferroud 1894 - Illustré de 24 compositions par Ad. Lalauze. Edition tirée à 500 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci (n°69) un des 200 de tête sur papier du Japon ou grand vélin d'Arches, ici sur JAPON, avec 3 états des eaux-fortes; eaux-fortes pures, eaux-fortes terminées avant la lettre avec remarques et eaux-fortes avec la lettre. Paris, Librairie des Amateurs A Ferroud 1894. Magnifique reliure plein maroquin turquoise signée Chambolle-Duru. (L'association des deux relieurs date de 1861. Leur notoriété est grande parmi les bibliophiles de la fin du XIXème siècle et leur doit de figurer parmi les oeuvres rares recensées par Henri d'Orléans duc d'Aumale). Dos à 5 nerfs richement orné et doré avec date en pied. Plats encadrés de filets et roulette dorés et bel décor central. Large dentelle sur les contreplats. Gardes de tissus velours brodé. 3 tranches dorées. Dos insolé. Très bel exemplaire avec son étui. Non rogné. Très bon état. Format in-4° (25x17). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: livres et collections]
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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Third Edition.

      George Newnes Limited. London 1894 - Third edition. Large 8vo. 317pp. Illustrated throughout by Sidney Paget. Original sea-blue cloth, gilt with Strand Library illustrated motif to upper board. Spine sunned, very sl. rubbed with head and tail crumpled and sl. frayed, corners and upper edge of boards sl. worn. Cloth sl. soiled especially to lower board. All edges gilt, inner hinges partially visible but holding, small patches of light foxing throughout. Pages 1 and 2 have two small thumb marks to lower margin not affecting text. Contents generally clean and sound. VG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        The Federal Cases, Comprising Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit and District Courts of the United States, from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Federal Reporter, Arranged Alphabetically [etc.]. Thirty Volumes [complete]

      St. Paul: West Publishing Co., 1894. Original sheep, quite worn, ex-library, some spines defective, boards loose or detached, one lacking; a working set The original edition of the massive effort (over 18,000 cases in total) to bring together the decisions of the federal courts other than the Supreme Court for almost a century, from 1789 to 1880, when the Federal Reporter began to be published

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        ADRIFT IN THE PACIFIC

      1894. New and Cheaper Edition. Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1894. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black. "New and Cheaper Edition," issued five years after Sampson Low's first U.K. edition, in a similar binding (showing Briant diving into the water from a giant kite) and with the same illustrations. In this tale, a dozen young boys are shipwrecked without adults on a desert island, and struggle to survive during the two years they await rescue; they divide into two antagonistic groups, with quite different philosophies. This adventure has often been cited as a precursor to William Golding's rather similar LORD OF THE FLIES (1954).~This tale was first published in 1888 as DEUX ANS DE VACANCES, and in English in early 1889 by George Munro in his cheap wrappered "Seaside Library," as A TWO YEARS' VACATION. In November 1889 Sampson Low published ADRIFT IN THE PACIFIC, a hardbound illustrated ("two parts in one") version, being a different translation.~This copy has been recased within its original binding, preserving the original light yellow endpapers (reinforced at the inner hinges) -- but is otherwise near-fine (very minor rubbing of the spine gilt). Taves & Michaluk V034; Myers 1.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Dictionnaire de L´Ameublement et de la Décoration. Depuis le XIIIe siécle jusqu´à nos jours

      Paris, Maison Quantin o. J. (1894).. 4 Bde. 4°, 5192 (v. 5196) Sp. 254 (v. 256) Taf. (davon zahlr. farb. Taf.) u. ca. 2500 Abb. i. Text. OHLdr. mit Goldprägung, einzelne Bl. lose, Bd. 4: Rü.m. Vorderdeckel gelöst. 2 Taf. u. Sp. 609-613 im 3. Bd. fehlen. Enyklopädisches Nachschlagewerk die einzelnen Bereiche der Wohnkultur betreffend. Die Taf. tlw. in prächtiger Chromolithographie.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and upper board elaborately gilt blocked with peacock design, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. Spine a little rolled and some minor spotting to early and late leaves, but a stunning copy with the cloth and gilt still bright and fresh. First Thomson edition, first impression. A superb copy. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE CASTLE OF THE CARPATHIANS

      1894. With Numerous Illustrations. New York: The Merriam Company, n.d. [1894]. Original dark green cloth pictorially decorated in black and white. First American Edition of this mysterious tale taking place in the area which in just a few years would become known as Dracula's homeland.~Mysterious things are occurring in a castle located near the village of Werst in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, Romania. The villagers are convinced that the Chort (devil) occupies the castle. Count Franz de Telek, a visitor traveling through the region, goes to the castle to investigate the disturbances for himself, when he is informed that the owner of the castle is Baron Rodolphe de Gortz. Years earlier the Baron was the Count's rival for the affections of the celebrated Italian prima donna La Stilla. The Count thought La Stilla was dead, but he sees her image and hears her voice coming from within the castle... [Kytasaari]~To quote from a contem­porary New York Times review (cited in T&M)...~M. Jules Verne has the knack of it. He knows how to make the scientifically romantic story. You might not know what a "nyctalop" was, but if you saw one flapping his wings around the dark fortress in the Carpathians, you would run for it, as did Nic Deck... Orfanik is head conjurer, and in his trial he explains how he brought into play for a wicked purpose a variety of ingenious inventions.~This is a handsome volume, with the dreaded "nyctalop" occupying much of the front cover, looking something like a dragon with wings; the castle, silhouetted against the moon, also appears on both the front cover and spine.~Sampson Low's London edition was published in October 1893; The Merriam Company published this first American edition, which though undated came out about a year later, in November 1894. (With the 1891 Copyright Act in place, George Munro was no longer "first out" with his pirated Verne tales.)~This copy is in dark green cloth (we have also had copies in blue-grey and in maroon cloth -- no priority). It is in fine condition (endpapers slightly cracked, short tear in the margin of the frontispiece, but essentially no other wear or soil). Taves & Michaluk V039; Myers 8.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      George Allen, 1894. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1894. 476 pages. No dust jacket. Blue board hardcover, with five raised bands and decorative gilt tilting on spine. Rebound. Slightly tanned pages and firm binding, with light tanning and very slight markings on fore-edge. Light pencil inscription on title page. Two small spot markings on pp64-65. Very occasional Pencil notes throughout text. Boards are good, light sunning on spine, but overall appearance is clean.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Eh., 6-zeil Briefkarte mit eh. Unterschrift

      Wien, Oktober 1894.. 8,5 x 13 cm. Wärmsten und innigsten Dank Ihnen für die mir anläßlich meines Jubiläums erwiesene schmeichelhafte Erinnerung. Johann Strauß. Wien Oktober 94".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Royal Natural History

      London: Warne, 1894. Pictorial dark green pebbled grain cloth, with gilt lettering and black and gilt title and design on spines and upper sides.. One small corner of the lower side of the cover to one volume (Division 6) is bumped. Small nick in cloth on spine of Part 4of volume1, some edges are slightly scuffed, but contents near fine, and several volumes are fine. The whole is a very good attractive set in its own very handsome polished mahogany bookcase. . Royal 8vo 6 volumes bound in 12 Divisions. In original mahogany bookcase, fitted on top with a wooden banner with the words ÔTHE ROYAL NATURAL HISTORYÕ in gilt and black. Seventy two chromolith plates and 1600 wood engravings. Many natural history artists were used to illustrate this beautiful set of Lydekker's classic Natural History. Artists include W.Kuhnert, F.Specht, P.J.Smit, G.Mutzel, A.T.Elwes, J.Wolf, and others. & Freeman No. 2362.

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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        The Complete Works of John Ruskin

      New York: Bryan, Taylor & Company, 1894. Complete set of the works of John Ruskin. Octavo, 26 volumes. Edition de luxe, limited to 750 copies. Red three quarters leather. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Illustrated throughout. A nice set. Taken in the mass, these volumes contain the most valuable contributions to art-literature the language can show… they contain worlds of thought, imagination, and knowledge such as no other art-writer can educe… It is impossible but that Art should be the better for them" (Allibone, 1895). "Clouds, mountains, landscapes, towers, churches, trees, flowers and herbs were drawn with wonderful precision, minuteness of detail and delicacy of hand, solely to recall some specific aspect of nature or art, of which he wished to retain a record. In his gift for recording the most subtle characters of architectural carvings and details, Ruskin has hardly been surpassed by the most distinguished painters" (NNDB).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        La Grande Dame, Revue Mondaine Cosmopolite (Revue de l’élégance et des Arts)

      1894. Edition du Figaro, La Grande Dame, rédaction 7 rue saint benoit à paris, 1894 (sans date) fort in 8 (20 x 28 cm), 416 + 96 pages. Ouvrage très abondamment illustré d'environ 150 gravures en noir dans le texte exécutées d'après des dessins originaux, 85 reproductions en noir dans le texte d'après photographies et 169 planches de dessins ou photographies pleine page en couleurs ou en noir. Reliure éditeur de l'époque de grand luxe chagrin noir, dos à nerfs et à caissons très décoré et titre doré, premier plat somptueusement orné successivement d'un filet doré d'encadrement, pointillé avec fleurons d'angles extérieurs et au milieu des côtés roulette géométrique à losanges très dorés, fleurons aux angles, double filet doré et frise en dentelle, grand titre au centre, roulette décorative dorée aux angles des coupes, roulette intérieure, toutes tranches dorées. La Grande Dame, Revue Mondaine Cosmopolite (Revue de l’élégance et des Arts) était une revue luxueuse destinée aux dames des classes très aisées de la société. Publication mensuelle de 34 pages environ du journal Le Figaro, sa parution fut de courte durée (1893-1895). L’ambition de cette revue était d’aborder et de présenter à ses lectrices en plus des événements mondains, la mode évidement (très importante chez les dames de cette époque, on notera au passage que les gravures de mode en couleurs signées Guérin pour la plupart, ne présentent que des modèles des très grands couturiers du temps tels que : Worth, Redfern, Paquin, Laferrière, Bianchini...chapeaux de Verot, Calier, Petit...mais également, les arts décoratifs, le mobilier, le textile et les beaux-arts dans leurs vastes domaines : toutes les nouvelles tendances de cette époque « fin de siècle » et ART NOUVEAU. Cet ensemble constitue donc pour nous à présent une abondante documentation sur l’Art Nouveau, puisque, La Grande Dame était richement illustrée de gravures, dessins, photographies en noir et en couleurs. La Grande Dame faisait collaborer les plus grandes signatures de l’époque pour les textes et les illustrations. Le présent exemplaire est une reliure éditeur annuelle de grand luxe. De ce fait, l'ouvrage ne contient pas les couvertures illustrées des livraisons mensuelles permettant de dater la période,; cependant lors de la collation, on constate que tous les événements dont il est fait référence sont de l’année 1894. La pagination de l'ouvrage se décomposant en deux parties, 1 à 416 puis 1 à 96 pages, on peut supposer qu'en fin de volume et faisant suite à l'année 1894 complète ont été reliés les 3 premiers numéros de l'année 1895 (ce procédé commercial servant souvent à inciter la lectrice pour souscrire à un nouvel abonnement). Reliure éditeur de luxe (table des matières générale et exhaustive en fin de volume). Ensemble rare de cette revue qui connut une vie très courte – Quelques rousseurs en général marginales, bon état général de l’ouvrage, très belle reliure en très bon état

      [Bookseller: LES TEMPS MODERNES]
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        First Footsteps in East Africa, 2 Volumes

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1894. Memorial Edition. This was Burton's first excursion into East Africa, in which he almost got himself and his party killed. Wonderful, bright plates, as in the first edition except "The Fal" was not included in this edition. Pages xxxiv, 209 and (xii), 276 with index, plus 3 pages of publisher ads of Burton works at the end. Cloth bindings in remarkably nice condition, with bright gilt turbaned man and tent on boards and bright gilt titles on the spines. A beautiful set with no foxing, no stains and no prior owner marks. Protected in clear, mylar dustjackets. . Memorial Edition . Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by 4 Color Plates, 2 Maps and 6 Small Text Illustrations, Complete as Called for. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Craftsbury Antiquarian Books]
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        THE JUNGLE BOOK / THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK

      1894. Decorated by J. Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E. [Together, two volumes.] New York: The Century Co., 1894/1895. Original olive green cloth decorated in gilt / salmon cloth decorated in orange. First (American) Edition of THE JUNGLE BOOK (published on the same day as the London edition), and First Edition of THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK (published three days before the London edition). Many of the illustrations are by John Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard's father. These books, along with JUST SO STORIES, constitute Kipling's best-loved work:~For there is a unique magic in the JUNGLE BOOKs from the moment the infant Mowgli enters the wolf's lair, and the moonlight is blacked out at the mouth of the cave by the great head of the tiger Shere Khan, and his roar fills it with thunder. There is magic too in the jungle, so glowingly portrayed, with its danger-haunted thickets, and the monkeys threading its frail liana ways, the enchanted land of which Mowgli is to become the master; and in the animals who are his friends and mentors -- Bagheera, the sleek and terrible panther; Baloo, the wise old bear; Hathi, the elephant; Kaa, the gigantic python who makes a nest for Mowgli in his coils; Akela, the leader of the wolf-pack; and the bandarlog, chattering outcasts of the tree tops, whose only wish is to be noticed, and who immediately abandon every task they have begun. [Birkenhead]~THE JUNGLE BOOK is fine except that the volume is slightly aslant, and the front-cover gilt is very slightly rubbed; THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK is fine, and includes a Century Company leaflet (later, as it includes 1897's CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS). We seldom see both volumes together, in such advantageous condition. Richards A77 & A84; Stewart 124 & 134.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      Hartford: American Publishing Company. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of one of Twain's most highly regarded and complex later works. In addition to containing Twain's most sustained treatment of slavery and race relations, Pudd'nhead Wilson is an important contribution to the development of the detective story, building on the early works of Arthur Conan Doyle and notably being one of the earliest fictional examples of the study of fingerprints in solving a crime. First issue: With title page integrally bound, sheets bulk 1-1/8; frontispiece with Twain's facsimile autograph 1-7/16" (state A). BAL 3442. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. Octavo, original publisher's elaborately decorated cloth. Bookplate and neat owner signature. Faint stain on rear cover, otherwise a beautiful, tight, clean copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD'NHEAD WILSON. And the comedy THOSE EXTRAORDINARY TWINS

      1894. With Marginal Illustrations. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1894. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black. First American Edition (of "Pudd'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'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's strongest statements on the subjects of miscegenation and on the degenerative impact of slavery. (Twain spun off "Those Extraordinary Twins" from the PUDD'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 (very slight rubbing, rear endpaper cracking a little), unusually clean with scarcely any exterior wear or soil. McBride p. 170; Blanck 3442.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, The. And the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      1894. first edition. An Exceptionally Bright Copy of “Pudd’nhead Wilson”TWAIN, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens). The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson. And the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins. With Marginal Illustrations. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. First American edition, BAL first state. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in; 222 x 140 mm). 432, [2, blank] pp. Portrait (with facsimile autograph 1 7/16 inches wide). Black and white margin illustrations throughout. Title-page printed in red and black.Original brown cloth decoratively stamped in black and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Edges sprinkled brown. Original drab gray endpapers. Small stain on lower margin of p. 48, small crease to top corner of pp. 101/102, small stain to top margin of pp. 303-307, ink signature erased from front free endpaper. Otherwise an excellent copy. Chemised in a quarter dark brown morocco slipcase. “In this book the author returns to his native Mississippi River of before the War with its background of a few wealthy slave holding families. The story revolves about the changing of infants in the cradle and a final uncovering of the act by the protagonist, Pudd’nhead Wilson, by means of fingerprinting” (Johnson).BAL 3442. McBride, p. 170. Johnson, Twain, pp. 59-61.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD'NHEAD WILSON. And the comedy THOSE EXTRAORDINARY TWINS

      1894. With Marginal Illustrations. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1894. Original red-brown cloth decorated in black. First American Edition ("Pudd'nhead Wilson," but not "Those Extraordinary Twins," appeared a few weeks earlier in Britain). PUDD'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's strongest statements on the subjects of miscegenation and on the degenerative impact of slavery. (Twain spun off "Those Extraordinary Twins" from the PUDD'NHEAD manuscript, when he realized that his planned comedy was rapidly turning into a tragedy.)~This copy is from the first printing, with gatherings 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 & 8 unsigned. Its condition is near-fine (very light wear at the corners). McBride p. 170; Blanck 3442.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD'NHEAD WILSON AND THE COMEDY [OF] THOSE EXTRAORDINARY TWINS

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

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        BROWNIES AROUND THE WORLD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Geschichte des Garde-Jäger-Bataillons, 1744 bis 1894. Nebst einem Anhang: Die 1. Kompagnie des I. Reserve-Jäger-Bataillons im Feldzuge 1870/71

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

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

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

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        TRISTES Y ALEGRES. COLECCIÓN DE POESÍAS

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

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        THE END OF ELFINTOWN

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

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        San Francisco in July 1849 from Present Site of S.F. Stock Exchange

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

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        TRUE HISTORY

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

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        Moderne Illustratoren. VIII: Aubrey Beardsley

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

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

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

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        The Works

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

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        A Woman of No Importance

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

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        The Prospector: Story of the Life of Nicholas C. Creede

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

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

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

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        Une nuit de Cléopatre. Illustrée de vingt-et-une compositions par Paul Avril. Préface par Anatole France

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

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        Knickerbocker's History of New York

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

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        JOURNEY IN OTHER WORLDS

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

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        A Woman of No Importance

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

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

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

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        Narrative of a Shipwreck in the Fiji Islands 1840, A

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

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

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

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

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

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