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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD&#39;NHEAD WILSON. And the comedy THOSE EXTRAORDINARY TWINS

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        TOM SAWYER ABROAD

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Pride and Prejudice

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

      [Bookseller: E C Books]
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        Peepshow Pictures - A Novel Colour Book

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

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        TRILBY (1894 Three-Decker 1st Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Trilby, complete in 3 volumes, bound by Bayntun, with signed note from the author

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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. The Edinburgh Edition

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Trilby; A Novel

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A STRAY LEAF From The CORRESPONDENCE Of WASHINGTON IRVING And CHARLES DICKENS

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

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        The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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

      [Bookseller: Smith House Books & Antiques]
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        Records of the Hole Crafte and Fellowship of Masons

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        BAYOU FOLK

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A Woman of No Importance

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

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Les Demoiselles De Liré

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Land of Hearts Desire

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

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        MISSOES DOS JESUITAS NO ORIENTE NOS SECULOS XVI E XVII

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

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        Tao Te Ching] The Book of the Path of Virtue or a Version of The Tao-Teh-King of Lao-Tze, the Chinese Mystic and Philosopher: with an Introduction and Essay on the Tao as Presented in the Writings of Chuang-Tze, the Apostle of the Tao-Tze, by Walter R. Old.

      Madras: The Indian Section of the Theosophical Society, 1894. - FIRST EDITION. Slim octavo pp. iv, 46. Contemporary half brown calf, black cloth sides, title in gilt along spine. Marked 'Author's Copy' in black ink to first blank. Rubbing to extremities, internally clean with very occasional lines to margins noting certain passages. Contains a translation of the Tao Te Ching and an essay by Old on the Tao, with references to the writings of Chuang-Tzu. A latin translation of the Tao Te Ching was made in 1788 by Jesuit missionaries in China and was presented to the Royal Society in London. Other interpretations followed this, with a full translation into French in 1842 by Julien and an English translation in 1891 by Legge. This is a rare early edition with a comparitive essay from a Theosophical standpoint. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Wood Beyond the World

      London: Kelmscott Press. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover darkened. One silk tie missing. Previous owner inscription [1894] on fep. 1894. Limited Edition [350]. White limp vellum boards. 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 261pp. .

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        The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective 19th Century women writers

      Hutchinson & Co 1894 - First edition. Hardcover. Illustrated. 329 pp complete. Spine and front lightly water stained with paste on calling card present but worn. These stories were first published in The Ludgate Monthly magazine, London, February-July 1893, very scarce first edition detective novel, and often regarded as the first such novel to feature a female detective. Only two copies recorded as sold in the last 30 years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait of Boutet de Monvel"

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

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        3 autograph letters signed.

      Paris, 1891 and 1894. - 8vo. Altogether 11 pp. With 3 autogr. envelopes. To his friend, Mme Arman de Caillavat who had been travelling to Vienna, Prague and Trouville: "J'ai appris par Monsieur Arman, que je vois presque tous les jours, que vous aviez accompli des travaux merveilleux et qu'apres une lutte heroique vous avez vaincu Gaston [.] je travaille [.] a une anthologie (pour le Temps) des decadents [.] je crois que c'est votre absence qui donne a Paris l'air morne et ennuye qu'il a maintenant [.] je n'ai pas encore fini le petit morceau sur le langage philosophique. J'ai bien emporte la chemise qui contenait les notes et projets de nouvelles. Mais elle est a peu pres vide. Tout ce qu'elle contenait a ete disperse, noye d'encre rouge, perdu [.]" (letter dated 4. VIII. 1891). - A comprehensive correspondence; one letter somewhat wrinkled and torn.

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        OUR MANIFOLD NATURE

      London:: William Heinemann,. 1894.. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 5-1/8". 1st book edition (NCBEL III, 1054; Wolff 2670). Not in Sadleir. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy, marked by the author as "Advanced Copy". viii, [2], 271, [5], 20 pp. March 1894 publisher catalogue last 20 pages.. Original publisher&#39;s olive-green cloth binding with gilt stamping.. Slight cock, with modest shelfwear. Bookstore stamp to bottom of. front paste-down. Light foxing. Rear hinge starting. A VG copy.. Born Frances Elizabeth Bellenden Clarke, the author, at the young age of 16, married a widowed army surgeion, David Chambers McFall, who was already the father to two sons: Chambers Haldane Cooke McFall and Albert William Crawford McFall. With 20+ years age difference between her & her husband, over the ensuing years of marriage, the marital relationship between the two grew apart, with Grand beginning to express her feminist "New Woman" philosophy through the medium of print, publishing her first novel, Ideala, in 1888. Emboldened by her modicum of literary success, two years later Grand divorced her husband, and not too long thereafter assumed the nom-de-plum that we know today, Sarah Grand, under which she wrote her most famous novel, the strongly feminist The Heavenly Twins [1893]. This work of hers here offered is a collection of stories, which Grand, in her preface, terms an "experiment", by which she means varying from the constraining societal conventions on fiction, and which the magazines of the day imposed changes in order to be published. By 1894, riding the phenomenal success of Heavenly Twins, Grand commanded the literary gravitas with Heinemann to see these stories republished, where they "now appear for the first time unmutilated as well as carefully revised." This copy inscribed by Grand on the half-title page: "To My dear old Boy Chambers / from Sarah Grand [underscore] / 12th March 1894" Toward the bottom of the page, under the printed title, Grand has written: "Advanced Copy". While the exact identity of the "Chambers" noted in the inscription is now lost to antiquity, we would not deem beyond probability the presentation of this &#39;Advanced Copy&#39;, wherein the new name Sarah Grand is emphasized, to be her either to her son by marriage, Chambers Haldane Cooke McFall [whom is refered to by the ODNB as &#39;Haldane&#39;], or perhaps to her estranged former husband, David Chambers McFall. However, this, we again note, is speculation on our part, and the true identity of this individual remains a question mark. . Photographic frontispiece.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. Octavo (250 × 157 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in green morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spine in compartments separated by raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 101 fine line illustrations printed onto fine tissue paper and mounted onto the page. A fine copy. First Thomson edition, one of 250 large paper copies for Britain, with another 25 done for America. Thomson&#39;s "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author&#39;s work" (ODNB).

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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With inscription and original drawing. With a preface by George Saintsbury

      George Allen. London. 1894. FIRST THOMSON EDITION. The larger, untrimmed issue. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.4 inches). Beautifully illustrated throughout with 101 fine line engravings by Thomson. Inscribed and with ink drawing of a Woman (possibly one of the Bennet girls) by Hugh Thomson on the blank front endpaper. The inscription reads "To James Kirkwood, Esq., with the kind regards of Hugh Thomson Decr. 1894" The full body portrait shows a young woman in large feathered hat, wearing a full length dress, coat and holding a muff, and measures 3.2 inches high. Overall a remarkable copy of this beautiful book. There are just a couple of spots of foxing to the first and last couple of pages otherwise it is a very clean and bright copy of the scarce first Thomson edition in publishers variant binding of plain green cloth with a printed paper label. Plain white endpapers. The page edges are untrimmed so the book is larger than the more often found issue in the gilt designed Peacock binding. This plain binding was issued on copies intended for rebinding. The spine label is rubbed and chipped. The edges of the boards are a little bumped and rubbed but generally this is a very good copy of the book with an attractive original drawing and early inscription from Thomson making it a unique and special copy of this hugely popular edition.-------- One of the best, and most popular, illustrated books of the late nineteenth century. Thomson illustrated this work for George Allen publishers before going on to illustrate the other Austen books for Macmillan & Co. This is the scarcest of all the Thomson/Austen titles in first edition.

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        The Land of Hearts Desire

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

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        The Wood Beyond the World

      London: Kelmscott Press, 1894.. Limited Edition [350]. White limp vellum boards. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover darkened. One silk tie missing. Previous owner inscription [1894] on fep. 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 261pp.

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        MEDITERRANEE PITTORESQUE

      Colin 1894 DE LOUBEAU PIERRE: MEDITERRANEE PITTORESQUE PARIS, COLIN, 1894Bella edizione che tratta di diverse localita' del Mediterraneo (Les Colonnes d'Hercule - L'Algerie - La Tunisie - Alexandrie - La cote de Syrie - Smyrne - Les Dardanelles - Le Golfe de Corinthe - Les Iles Ionniennes - Les cotes de Dalmatie - La Sicile - La Sardaigne-La Corse - Les Iles Baleares - Malaga). Esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Stampe antiche la Puntasecca]
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        A los toros. Album compuesto de 28 acuarelas originales del reputado pintor de escenas taurinas Don Daniel Perea con la explicación de cada suerte en español, francés e inglés conteniendo además la Marcha de la Manolería de la Zarzuela Pan y Toros ilustrada por el mismo artista.

      Hermenegildo Miralles [1894] In 8 oblungo, 27 tav. a colori (litografie) con velina esplicativa + 4 di musica notata con decorazioni a colori + una tav. apposta in copertina. Leg. edit. in mz. tl. - Dedica manoscritta al bordo di una tavola datata 28/9/1898.

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        Pan. Af løjtnant Thomas Glahns papirer.

      Kbh. 1894. 8vo. 241 s.. Dekorert originalbind. Ex libris på forsats. Noen mindre bruksspor på bindet. Ren og pen materie. INNLIMT HAMSUNS EGENHENDIGE SIGNATUR PÅ SMUSSTITTELBLADET

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        The Wood Beyond the World

      G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover darkened. One silk tie missing. Previous owner inscription [1894] on fep Limited Edition [350] White limp vellum boards 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 261pp.

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        BROCKHAUS KONVERSATIONS LEXICON.

      Brockhaus 1894-1897 Complete set, 17 volumes in 8° (25,6x17 cm): 16 of alphabetical inventory A to Z and one of supplement. Gothic character. Fourteenth edition, almost 1000 pages each volume, all profusedly illustrated: 3604 engravings, 322 maps & plans (many are in color and double page), 1 folding photo, 1 copper engraving, 1039 b/w and 134 chromolytho plates. Slightest foxing and signs of wear inside. Original half leather rather worn, a little rubbing to heads, hinges weak, some sign of breaking. HEAVY: postage quoted on request.

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        When Hearts Are Trumps

      Cambridge, Stone & Kimball, 1894. First Edition. Designed by William H. Bradley. Bound in the publisher's original blue cloth with the covers and spine stamped in gilt. Previous owner's bookplate on the rear pastedown endpaper. KROMER 13. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        A STRAY LEAF From The CORRESPONDENCE Of WASHINGTON IRVING And CHARLES DICKENS

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

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        The Mountains of California.

      xiii, 381 pp. Tan cloth, gilt titles, and decorations, top edge gilt. First edition, first state. Illus. with 53 b/w plates and drawings. BAL 14746. Zamorano 80: 56. Neate M166. Muir's "book length tribute to the beauties of the Sierras. He recounts not only his own journeys by foot through the mountains, glaciers, forests, and valleys, but also the geological and natural history of the region, ranging from the history of glaciers, the patterns of tree growth, and the daily life of animals and insects. While Yosemite naturally receives great attention, Muir also expounds on less well known beauty spots, " (LOC). Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Spine a bit darkened, slight roll, contemporary gift inscription on free front end-paper, and small bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing throughout though heavier on end-papers and edges, overall still about very good.

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