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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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Atlas of the City of Plainfield, Union County, and Borough of North Plainfield, Somerset County, New Jersey.

      F.A. Dunham Large folio (16" x 18"), Leather spine and corners with cloth, gilt title on front cover, illustrated with 13 double page maps. Covers and corners reinforced by brown tape on the inside, spine and especially extremities are worn, corners showing, some slight aging or foxing; otherwise very good with contents generally bright and clean. This is a somewhat scarce local atlas (OCLC locates three copies) that contains 13 attractive folding maps of the town of Plainfield, New Jersey. OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints ]
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        Eight Illustrations to Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona: Designed by Walter Crane. Engraved and Printed by Duncan C. Dallas. Signed Copy

      London J.M. Dent 1894. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Slipcase spine ends and corners rubbed. One corner cracked. Mounts foxed with spotting to plates. Ex libris bookplates of Robert Goff and Edwin Waterhouse (co-founder of Price Waterhouse) to inside of case Limited Edition 39/650 Green half cloth over rust cloth covered box with gilt decorations and titles [8pp] :: Eight beautiful engravings on tissue paper mounted on board with captioned tissue protectors :: 380mm x 300mm (15" x 12")

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        When Hearts Are Trumps

      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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        An Island Garden

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.. 1894. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition [1894]. Well-kept copy of this beautifully designed book centering on Thaxter's gardens at Appledore on the Isle of Shoals off the New Hampshire coast. Includes twelve tissue-tissue protected chromolithographed plates by noted American impressionist artist Childe Hassam (1859-1935), a frequent summer visitor, along with additional color floral decorations throughout the text. Green cloth lettered and decorated with an Art Nouveau floral design in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, 126 pages. Includes an unused black and white postcard from 1906 or earlier with a view of Thaxter's cottage and two other Isle of Shoals views. Very minor shelf soil to the covers, corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, subtly darkened spine, all gilt bright and readable, text block sound, tiny closed tear near the inner top margin of the frontis tissue, pages clean and free from names or other markings.

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        Rare Autograph Letter Signed, in French, two pages 8vo, 112 High St. Bolington, October 23,1894

      To Pilotelle, â??I am sending you the envelope in question, but I think I made a mistake. I am also sending you another letter: compare it with your manuscript and perhaps you will find that this is the case. Please send me the envelope and the letter as soon as possible. I am sending you the issue of The Worker, plus a sketch by my comrade the artist. It will help you see what he can do, and you will please give addresses and other information so that he may find some work. Please let me know if you think it would be useful to bring him over to you. He speaks Frenchâ?¦.â? Signed, â??Sincerely yours, E. Malatesta.â?

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        A Scientific and Practical Treatise on American Football for Schools and Colleges . .. Revised to Date

      New York: D. Appleton 1894 New York: D. Appleton, 1894. First Appleton edition. 12mo. Illustrated with numerous diagrams. Pp. [i- iv], 3-4, [1-2], 3-275. Original cloth with with football player stamped in gilt on upper cover. A very fine copy in the original plain dust jacket . One of the earliest and most important books on the game by the "grand old man" of American Football, athletic pioneer and legendary coach, Amos Alonzo Stagg. This Appleton edition of 1894 is revised from the Hartford edition of 1893

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        La tossicit? del sangue asfittico, estratto dalla Riforma medica n.106, maggio 1894. Unito a: La sensibilit? et l'et?: Communicazione fatta alla Reale Academia di medicina nella seduta del 13 luglio 1894, Torino, Bocca, 1895. Unito a: L' insegnamento della medicina legale, Siena, Tip. Nava, 1894, 15 pp. Estr. da: Unione universitaria, a. 1, n. 4, 1894. Unito a: Salvatore Ottolenghi; Umberto Rossi, Un nuovo Tatuaggio etnico, con 12 fig. nel testo. Torino : Bocca fr., 1894. pp.16. Unito a: Applicazione dell'antropologia criminale nelle instruttorie penale / S. Ottolenghi e E.G. Bruni. Roma : Casa Editrice Italiana, 1894. 7pp .. ecc.

      Tipografia Riforma medica 1894 1 Vol in 8ø, circa 800 pp. con alcune tav., legatura coeva in t. pelle, titolo in oro al dorso e dedica alla sorella al piatto anteriore. Cerniera posteriore guasta, usure alla cop. Contiene 79 fascicoli rari di lavori dello stesso Ottolenghi o dei suoi collaboratori. A richiesta possiamo fornirne un elenco completo degli opuscoli rilegati.

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        Il Codice Atlantico nella Biblioteca Ambrosiana di Milano, riprodotto e pubblicato dalla R. Accademia dei Lincei; ttrascizione diplomatica e critica di Giovanni Piumati. Vol. due testo e tavole.

      Hoepli 1894 Volumi due in folio gr. cm. 38 X 51; di pp. XVI-1311 di testo contenenti la trascrizione delle note di leinardo, prima diplomaticamente ed in calce in lingua italiana e 1384 tavole in eliotipia in parte a colore. Contenuti in due cartelle con lacci e con ripirto della bross. sul piatto anteriore. Le custodie presentano delle tracce del tempo. Opera molto rara.

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        Collection of Banbury Cross Series books for Children: Aesop's Fables, Blue Beard & Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty & Whittington and His Cat, Fireside Stroies, The Fairy Gifts and Tom Hickathrift, The History of Cinderel

      This collection of eleven individual titles are all in very good+ or better condition bound in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text on the spines and front boards and illustrated end sheets. Each are 24mos measuring 5 5/8" by 3 1/2" with gilt top edges to the text blocks and with two exceptions (Little Red riding Hood and Jack the Giant Killer) there are maroon ribbon ties sewn-in at the edges of the boards. The volume of Little Red Riding Hood & Tom Thumb lack one of the two ribbon ties and shows dampness stain around the edges of the fixed end sheets which did not migrate to either the free end sheets or the other pages in the book. The volumes of Aesop's Fables (illustrated by Charles Robinson), Fairy Gifts & Tom Hickathrift, Nursery Rhymes and Jack The Giant Killer each show very mild dampness staining around the upper edges of the fixed end sheets which did not migrate to either the free end sheets or the other pages in the book. Our code number = TB25671

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        [Broadside]: The Prisoner of Zenda

      HH&Co. [New York]: HH&Co.. [1894]. Small illustrated broadside. Measuring 9" x 11". Printed in black and red on yellow paper. Two old and barely noticeable horizontal folds, else fine. Dry mounted on foamcore. Image of two owls flying towards the viewer with a spooky castle or prison in the background, the art is signed in the print by "Hooper." Holt published the first American edition in 1894, this seems to be contemporary with that date. A striking image. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Partial working manuscript from Muirís ìThe Mountains of California,î full page handwritten by Muir in ink and pencil ñ parts of two chapters ñ over 150 words in Muirís hand!

      Autograph Manuscript from Muirís working manuscript of ìThe Mountains of California,î 1p, 8.5î x 12.25î. Not signed. No date, but the book was published in October 1894. Light spotting. Fine condition. Numbered ì7î by Muir in the upper right, he first darkly pens, in full, ìIn the strictly Alpine forests there is but little of that sublime wind-waving as characteristic of those of the lower zones. The burly Junipers about as thick as they are high some of them eight or ten feet in diameter are.î There are a few differences between the above and his actual final version published in Chapter 10 A Wind-storm in the Forests: ìLittle, however, of this noble tree-waving and tree-music will you see or hear in the strictly alpine portion of the forests. The burly Juniper, whose girth sometimes more than equals its height, is about as rigid as the rocks on which it grows.î Inverting the page, Muir then works on Chapter 9 The Douglas Squirrel, numbering it ì3.î In full, first describing a thrush reacting to his singing and whistling: ìin the air within 8 or 10 feet of my head sustaining himself in the air for a few seconds like a hummingbird- then light on the nearest branch. Never have I ever spoken or played to a more interesting audience no human audiences could be more attentive. My performance had now lasted half an hour or more. & after whistling Over the Water to Charlie Yankee Dood not one listened more patiently attentively than my first Sq[uirrel] but the moment I began Old 100 he screamed his Ind[ian] name Pil[lillooeet] & darted out of sight in ludicrous haste seeming to say Iíll be ___ if you listen as if he would be dód if he would hear so solemn ñ unforest-likeî

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        Typen aus dem Appenzell Inner-Rhoden. 24 Studienblätter. Begleitender Text von J. R. Grütter..

      4° (29 x 23 cm). 4 Bl. (Text) mit 2 Textillustrationen und 24 Reproduktionen nach Bleistiftzeichnungen, auf Kartontaf. montiert., Mappe mit losen Blätter, Berieben, Fehlstelle an einer Lasche. Textbl. etwas fingerfleckig, Tafeln sauber. Frühe und sehr seltene Veröffentlichung, die Emil Nolde noch unter seinem ursprünglichen Namen in seiner St. Galler Zeit als Zeichenlehrer an der Gewerbeschule realisierte. Emil Nolde, d. i. Hans Emil Hansen (1867-1956), führenden Maler des Expressionismus. Er ist einer der großen Aquarellisten in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. Nolde ist bekannt für seine ausdrucksstarke Farbwahl. Von 1884 bis 1888 ließ er sich als Schnitzer und Zeichner an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Flensburg ausbilden. Er war dort an der Restaurierung des Brüggemann-Altars beteiligt. Danach arbeitete er für verschiedene Möbelfabriken, unter anderem in München, Karlsruhe und Berlin. 1892 trat er am Gewerbemuseum in St. Gallen eine Stellung als Lehrer für gewerbliches und ornamentales Entwurfszeichnen an, die er bis 1897/1898 innehatte. Er arbeitete zunächst an einer Reihe von Landschaftsaquarellen und Zeichnungen der Bergbauern. Nolde wurde schließlich durch kleine farbige Zeichnungen der Schweizer Berge bekannt. Er ließ Postkarten dieser Arbeiten drucken, die ihm dann schließlich ein Leben als freier Künstler erlaubten...

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        YELLOW BOOK

      1894. (BEARDSLEY, AUBREY). THE YELLOW BOOK, an Illustrated Quarterly. London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane / Boston: Copeland and Day, l894-1897. Thirteen octavo volumes. A complete run. Edited by Henry Harland. Beardsley served as Art Editor and contributed the cover designs for the first four volumes. The series contains, Henry James, Max Beerbohm, Laurence Housman, R. Anning Bell and others. The spines are darkened and there is a bit of staining on some. There is occasional, but not extensive, foxing within the various volumes. Bookplate in each volume. A complete set of an increasingly difficult set to find.

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        DISSECTED MAP OF THE UNITED STATES

      1894. 2. PUZZLE. DISSECTED MAP OF THE UNITED STATES. NY; McLoughlin Bros., (1894). This is a great jigsaw puzzle from McLoughlin Bros. that is housed in the original wooden box that measures 14 1/2" x 9 1/4" and is 1 1/4" high when closed. Some rubbing to box with inconsequential mend to joint inside, guide map has a few archival mends on verso else altogether in VG+ condition. The cover has a stunning patriotic chromolithograph featuring a woman holding a globe in one hand and a sword in the other and she is draped with flags. Inside are thin wooden puzzle pieces and a folded map of the United States to be used by the child as a guide in finishing the map which measures 21 1/2" wide x 13 1/3" high when completed.

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        The Ugly Duckling

      David Nutt in the Strand 1894. 31 lithograph plates. Inner hinges cracked and rear board damaged along the bottom fore-edge; front board also has a little bit of damage to the fore-corners. Small loss to front free endpaper. But cover and plates are lovely. A scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        BROWNIES AROUND THE WORLD

      1894. 1. COX,PALMER. THE BROWNIES AROUND THE WORLD. NY: Century Co. (1894). 4to (8 1/2 x 10 1/4"), glazed pictorial boards, xi, 144p., some mild rubbing to spine ends and edges else a near Fine copy IN THE ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST WRAPPER (wrapper lacks a flap and is chipped with only 2-3 tiny chips). 1st ed. of the 4th Brownie book wherein these little imps travel to Japan, Turkey, Arabia, Russia and all over the world. This is a nice copy, not often found with a dust wrapper.

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        CLIMBING AND EXPLORATION IN KARAKORAM-HIMALAYAS. Including the Volume of SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 2 Volumes

      T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1894. First Edition. Binding: Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjacket. N.B. Although both volumes appear to be in original publishers binding they do not match. Vol I Cover light tan cloth with black and white illustration of surveyors on a peak. Gilt title on spine and vignette illustration. Large 8vo. xxviii, 709 pgs. fold out map and 300 illustrations by McCormick, t.e.g.. Second Volis the scarce volume Containing the Scientific Reports. Large 8vo, viii, 127pgs (t.e.g. others uncut) portrait frontis , plus 2 large coloured folding maps in pockets at front and back. Original dark tan cloth with gilt bust of Conway and black lettering on front board and gilt title on spine. Some folds of maps repaired. Inner hinge of second volume strengthened, light shelf wear to both volumes, main volume a little faded and some bumping to ends of spine but no other defects of note... Quantity Available: 1. Category: SPORT (Including Leisure, Pastimes); Inventory No: 9062.

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        Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894.. 8vo. xxviii, 709pp including index, [1], [1]pp Author's works, frontis, numerous plates and text ills, multifolding coloured map. Original yellow pictorial cloth gilt, teg o/w uncut, Boards very lightly soiled, occasional pencil notes to margins.

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        Certain Sand Mounds of the St. John's River, Florida, Part I [and] Part II

      Philadelphia: The Levytype Company 1894. First edition,. Folios. 246pp., color frontispiece and 33 plates in each volume. Original publisher's cloth. Ex-library copies with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and stamps on the margins of all plates; else a nice, very good set. Inscribed in each volume by the author (to different recipients).

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        Reminiscences of the Baltic Fleet 0f 1855

      Printed not Published, D H Edwards, Brechin, 1894. First Edition Privately Printed; Original very good maroon decorative boards, hardback, open title surrounded by gilt to front board, embellished with a spray of flowers printed in black, bevelled edges, some minor wear. Dark brown endpapers, SIGNED - dedication hand written by the author under the black and white portrait frontispiece. ' To Admiral Alington with the compliments of The Author Nov. 1896.' This book is very smart and clean, vi, 138 pages including index. Illustrated with black and white engravings. There are 10 Full page black & white plates, plus 2 double page maps, and numerous engraved embellishments in the text. The Preface begins 'The following reminiscences have been compiled from a Journal kept by me while serving in the Baltic Fleet, supplemented by recollections which had not and never can fade from my memory ---.' This is a book that is not readily available on the open market. It is interesting because it is privately published and represents the experiences of someone who actually saw what happened. It is printed 40 years after the event and the author feels. After the lapse of forty years I am able to write of these matters, as well as to mention shipmates by name,in a way impossible for the first decade or two following the events described ---.' The author sums up his preface with 'This book is only for my family and friends to whom I feel it will be acceptable ---.' If we look at the Contents it has 14 Chapter headings and an Appendix. To give an idea the headings are Volunteering, Portsmouth, Join the Fleet, Life on the "Duke" (Duke of Wellington.),Routine of a War Ship, Shipmates, Rendezvous at Kiel, Revl and Nargen, Croustadt, Internal Machines, Preparations against Sweaborg, Bombardment at Sweaborg, Post Bombardment, Homeward Bound, Appendix - Some of our Baltic Gun Room Songs, Index. A few pencil annotations that are quite interesting in themselves. Names of ships, liners, commanders and other crew. Plenty of information from the time of the Crimean War. This is a delightful piece of personally documented history. The writer was a ships physician. A real treasure for collectors of Antiquarian Maritime books. Rare and unusual. It is a privilege to look at one man's insight into the Baltic Fleet of 1855.

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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

      R. Piper & Co Munich & Leipzig: R. Piper & Co, n.d. [early 20th century]. 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. Very Good.

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        Esther Waters. A Novel

      London: Walter Scott 1894 London: Walter Scott, 1894. First edition. 8vo. 375, [1], [14, ads] pp. Original green cloth, hinges cracked, spine a little faded and covers slightly rubbed. Gilcher A19 . Esther Waters established Moore's reputation as a novelist: 24,000 copies were sold within the year, and many still regard Moore's Zolaesque tale of a servant girl to be his finest and most characteristic novel. Inscribed presentation copies are rare, but the title page of this copy bears the following inscription: "To Evelyn Marshall Field / with many / kind wishes / George Moore / 1915." Evelyn Field was the wife of Marshal Field, 3rd, grandson of the famous Chicago merchant

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        An Island Garden

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.. 1894. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Well-kept copy of this beautifully designed book centering on Thaxter's gardens at Appledore on the Isle of Shoals off the New Hampshire coast. Includes twelve tissue-tissue protected chromolithographed plates by noted American impressionist artist Childe Hassam (1859-1935), a frequent summer visitor, along with additional color floral decorations throughout the text. Green cloth lettered and decorated with an Art Nouveau floral design in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, 126 pages. Includes an unused black and white postcard from 1906 or earlier with a view of Thaxter's cottage and two other Isle of Shoals views. Very minor shelf soil to the covers, corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, subtly darkened spine, all gilt bright and readable, text block sound, tiny closed tear near the inner top margin of the frontis tissue, pages clean and free from names or other markings.

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        THE YELLOW BOOK - An Illustrated Quarterly (1894-1897 13 volumi tutto il pubblicato), London, Mathews & Lane, 1894

      16,5 x 20, bella leg. editoriale in giallo, con piatti e dorsi figurati, tutti sono in ottime condizioni, (il dorso del volume III ha preso luce), molti fogli sono ancora chiusi e tutte le tavole fuori testo sono protette da veline. Il colore giallo delle copertine venne scelto VOLUTAMENTE dall'editore per dare un tocco di "trasgressione" ai lettori "dell'Inghilterra puritana di fine '800" (Anche le "donnine" veneziane vestivano di giallo) Questa famosa rivista artistica inglese ha avuto una storia polemica che ha coinvolto l'amicizia tra BEARDSLEY AUBREY 1871-1898 (Il quale ha illustrato magistralmente alcune copertine delle prime 4 annate ed anche con num. tav. fuori testo all'interno, in tutti i primi 4 volumi, precedente la sua scomparsa) e OSCAR WILDE. Beardsley aveva in precedenza illustrato il famoso testo "Salomè" per Wilde, e le cronache del tempo non sono proprio categoriche nel sottilineare "l'amichevole frequentazione", ma l'opinione pubblica aveva già emesso la sentenza. I giornali del tempo riferiscono che quando Wilde venne arrestato ed imprigionato, chiese di passare dal suo studio, dove ritirò un volume di The Yellow Book e con esso sottobraccio entro' in carcere (anche per sottolineare pubblicamente l'ammirazione per la rivista stessa). Prescindendo da questi riferimenti, la rivista è di ottima qualità sia per le illustrazioni di altri valenti artisti (decine di tav. f.t.) che i contributi letterari (Beerbohm, John Buchan, Elia D'Arcy, Joh Davidson, Richard Garnett ed altri. Volume I April 1894 pp. 272 " II July 1894 pp. 360 " III October 1894 pp. 278 " IV January 1895 pp. 284 " V April 1895 pp. 318 " VI July 1895 pp. 336 " VII October 1895 pp. 320 " VIII Januyary 1896 pp. 406 " IX April 1896 pp. 256 " X July 1896 pp. 344 " XI October 1896 pp. 342 " XII January 1897 pp. 344 " XIII April 1897 pp. 316 La collezione completa dei 13 volumi

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        Atlas of the Towns of North Adams, Williamstown and Cheshire, Bershire County, Massachusetts, from Official Records and Surveys Under the Direction and Personal Supervision of D.L. Miller, C. E

      New York: D. L. Miller & Co.. 1894. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First edition [1894]. Deluxe edition of this atlas, produced with linen- backed maps mounted on stubs. Externally very worn with maps in very good condition. Three quarter brown leather over brown cloth with gilt front cover lettering, 18" x 15". Contents consist of title page, eighteen hand colored double page maps, two page patron's directory. Maps have the remnants of old thumb tabs in the margins which are now pretty much gond. Leather spine nearly chipped away, other external wear, good hinges, sound binding, three maps detached from their stubs but present, handsomely written name on front free endpaper, maps very clean and unmarked.

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        The First Whig. An Account of the Parliamentary Career of William Sacheverell, the Origin of the Two Great Political Parties and the Events Which Led Up to the Revolution of 1688

      Scarborough: Printed by the Author at His Private Press. 1894. 8vo (23.5 cm x 15.5 cm). F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition [1894]. Scarce history of the Whig Party and William Sacheverell, written and privately printed by the author, Sir George Sitwell. Chapters arranged chronologically: The Country Party; The Popish Plot; The Impeachment of Danby; The Bill of Exclusion; The Green Ribbon Club; Electioneering Methods of the Whigs; The Later History of Pope-Burning; The Tory Reaction; Life in the Country; and The Revolution; with Appendices: Titus Oates and the Tory Party; The Members of the Green Ribbon Club; Index of Sacheverell's Speeches; and Index of Authorities Referred to in the Text. Includes numerous illustrations, with depictions of the Green Ribbon Club and a pope-burning. Tan cloth with calf spine, gilt spine lettering, xvi, 225p. One page prospectus tipped onto front free endpaper describing the book as "An account of the political career of William Sacheverell, the first Whig leader of the House of Commons. This will make a small 4to of some sixty pages, with a few illustrations, and will be issued in June, 1891. There are no copies for sale". We know of no 1891 edition, nor of any editions of that size and configuration, so perhaps the book just took the author longer longer than originally anticipated, resulting in a much longer book. Some wear and chipping to the spine ends (see image provided), gilt spine lettering dulled. Corners bumped, some of the fabric frayed. Internally much better, with good hinges, firm binding, very clean pages free from names, markings, etc. Endpapers lightly soiled but otherwise very clean. Discreet single library stamp on reverse side of title page, no other library indicia. A clean and sound copy.

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        First Footsteps in East Africa or, An Exploration of Harar (2 volumes)

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1894. A very nice 2 Volume Set. Volume 6 and 7 of the Memorial Edition of the Works of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton. Red top edge. Gilt decoration on covers and titling on spine. Inked gift inscription to St. George R. Burton, relation to Richard Burton, from his wife on title page in both volumes. Light character soiling, else textblocks very clean and tight. Light shelf wear to bindings, rubbed covers, bumped corners and head and foot of spine, light fraying at corners, very slight rippling to covers. Vol. 1 209pp., Vol. 2 276pp., including index.. Memorial Edition. Illustrated Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Color Frontispeice/Plates. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        Perlycross. A tale of the Western Hills. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Sampson Low, Marston, & Co. 1894 Contemp. full red morocco, elaborate gilt borders & dentelles, raised bands, gilt compartments. Presentation inscription on original publisher's f.e.p. bound in opposite title: 'To the hero of many adventures [surpassing any accounted here] this book from his affectionate R.D. Blackmore. August 16th, 1894'. Bookplate of Alfredo Pinto Leite. a.e.g. Fine.Sadleir 230; Wolff 529:the first one-volume edition was published simultaneously with the three-volume edition. It seems likely that this was presented in the original publisher's cloth binding and immediately rebound preserving the inscription on the verso of the original free end paper. Sadleir records three copies, all of which had been in the possession of Blackmore's niece, Eva Pinto Leite. Alfredo Pinto Leite, a Portuguese wine merchant, was married to Agnes Maguire, the sister of Blackmore's wife Lucy. They had four children before Agnes died leaving Blackmore and Lucy (who were childless) to adopt the Pinto Leite children as a surrogate family.

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        Knickerbocker's History of New York

      G.P. Putnam's Sons 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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        SHORTER POEMS

      Printed at the Daniel Press Oxford: Printed at the Daniel Press, 1894. First Edition. 1 of 150 copies, this set signed by the author on each half-title, each with his holograph couplet, the signature and couplet enclosed by an ink circle. 5 parts (each numbered "78" in ink on the rear wrapper). Small 4to. 37, 43, 48, 46, 49pp. General title page, index, and C. Henry Daniel's card of transmittal laid into part IV, as issued. Part IV, printed last, included the title page and index for placement by the binder. "Memorials of C.H.O. Daniel with a Bibliography of the Press" (Oxford, 1921) described the printing. Very rare in parts; we located but 3 copies at auction in the past 40 years (ABPC, 1955-1998: 1959, 1961, and 1977), none mentioning signatures or quotes. Original printed wrappers (some light spotting). Fine untrimmed copy housed in a custom blue quarter-morocco and cloth slipcase.

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        A Woman of No Importance.

      London: John Lane, at the Sign of the Bodley Head 1894.. First edition, one of 500 copies, 8vo, (xiv), 154, (2), 14 advertisement, (2) pp. Lightly browned throughout, endpapers with some foxing, old signature ("Louie Dowson") to fly leaf. Original lilac cloth, gilt title and decoration by Charles Shannon, rather dull and soiled. Mason 364.

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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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        JEAN AND JEANNETTE

      Societe De Beaux Arts Paris (nd, ca.1894): Societe De Beaux Arts one of 550 copies, xli pp. preface by Leo Claretie, 249pp., extra-illustrated with double tinted plates with protective tissue guards, exquisitely bound in full red crushed morocco, both boards elaborately decorated in gilt with green onlays while framing a family crest in gilt on upper board, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, full morocco red and blue crushed morocco doublures highly decorated in gilt, silk free endpaper and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, all others uncut. upper joint professionally repaired and finely done. A very handsome volume.. Limited Edition. Tall Octavo.

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        Hero and Leander

      (London: Vale Press, 1894). Octavo. 112pp. One of 220 copies. With pictorial title and six illustrations designed by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon. This book marks the first appearance of handmade paper watermarked with the Vale Press device and the first appearance of the pressmark with a rose and initials interlaced. According to the catalogue for The Turn of a Century, the 1970 exhibition of Art Nouveau Books at the Houghton Library, the illustrations in Hero and Leander "combine the style of the early Florentine woodcut with the elongated Pre-Raphaelite figure style." Light rubbing to vellum, spine slightly toned. Overall, a near fine copy of a precursor to the works of the Vale Press. An important Ricketts title in the scarce deluxe binding.

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        THE SPHINX. With decorations by Charles Ricketts

      Elkin Mathews & John Lane. At the Sign of The Bodley Head. London.,1894. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (8.8 x 6.9 inches). Limited Edition. One of only 200 copies published for England, so stated on verso of half title page. Printed, in 3 colours, on hand made paper. Illustrated with 9 full page, and one half page, engravings by Charles Ricketts. Decorative initials to each section. A remarkably bright, clean and tight copy in the original publishers full vellum binding by Leighton, Son and Hodge. Both boards feature full gilt decorations by Ricketts. Spine with rule, Circe and Lamp design in gilt. Page edges untrimmed. A fine, fresh copy of this beautiful and scarce book.:

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        (Hrsg.). Aepfel und Birnen. Die wichtigsten deutschen Kernobstsorten. Berlin, Parey, 1894. Zus. 112. Bll. Mit 104 chromolithogr. Tafeln. 4°. OLwd.

      Nicht bei Nissen.- Die 53 Äpfel und 52 Birnen in schönem leuchtenden Kolorit dargestellt.

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        Journal of Historical Recollections of American Events During the Revolutionary War - Copied from His Own Original Manuscript

      Philadelphia: Frederick Bourquin, 1894. (THOLEY, HERMAN L) First edition, no. 6 of 25 large-paper copies, signed on limitation page by Stan Henkel. Large 4to. Extra-illustrated with 104 original watercolors by Herman L. Tholey in the margins, and with an earlier engraving of Boudinot laid-in. viii, 97 pages. Contemporary full morocco, with original printed wrappers bound in. Howes B642 . This copy expertly extra-illustrated in the margins with topical scenes by the Philadelphia artist Herman L. Tholey (b. 1877). It seems these illustrations are unique to this copy

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        Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar for 1894

      Dawson's Landing, Mo.: Set Up and Printed for Mr. Wilson by Henry Butts, 1894. 16pp. Mark Twain's smallest first edition, form C (no priority). Issued as an advertisement for The Century Magazine, which was running "Pudd'nhead Wilson" in serial form. The calendar may have been produced from multiple, not duplicate, settings, and it is possible that all three forms were issued simultaneously. Each month shows a droll paragraph from Mark Twain, such as the one that ends: "put all your eggs in one basket and--watch that basket." Contains an illustration of "Thumb Prints," and a long quotation in which Pudd'nhead discusses the new method of detecting by means of fingerprints. The typesetting is intentionally and comically incompetent, with letters upside down. A delightful, very rare, and fragile Twain item. 1/8 inch tear to cover, still unusually fine in printed yellow wrappers. (BAL 3439). (3 by 2 1/2; 76x60mm).

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        FABLES CHOISIES DE LA FONTAINE

      1894. Paperback. 2. JAPANESE INTEREST. FABLES CHOISIES DE LA FONTAINE. Tokyo: Tsoukidji 1894. There are two volumes in the set, this is volume two which stands alone. 4to (7 1/8 x 9 7/8"), pictorial wrappers with silk ties, printed on frenchfold rice paper, some cover soil else VG. Illustrated by the best Japanese artists under the direction of P. Barbatou. 14 fables are illustrated with 14 double-paged very beautiful color illustrations by Kawa-nabe Kiyo-soui, Kadji-ta Han-ko, Oka-koura Shiou-soui, Kano Tomo- nobou, and Eda Sada-Shiko. There are also black and white illustrations on text pages.

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        Les conteurs galants des XVIIè et XVIIIè siècles

      Paris : A. Le Vasseur & Cie, 1894. relié. 10,5x17cm. Edition illustrée de 149 gravures en taille-douce par Duplessis-Bertaux et imprimée sur vergé. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés richement décorés, doubles encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, toutes tranches dorées. Contributions de Jean de La Fontaine, Théïs, l'abbé Bretin, l'Arioste, Voltaire, Moncrif, Sénecé, Charles Perrault, Grécourt, Chamfort, Dorat, Piron, Nogaret, Boccace... Bel ensemble agréablement établi. - A. Le Vasseur & Cie, Paris _1894, 10,5x17cm, 6 volumes reliés. - 6 volumes reliés

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        Tales of Mean Streets

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1894. Lizerunt, Squire Napper, Without Visible Means, Three Rounds, and others. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine and upper board. Housed in a yellow and orange patterned slipcase. Covers somewhat marked. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, with the 32 pp. catalogue of books. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Arthur Morrison, 1894". The first book from the author who went on to write A Child of the Jago. Bookplate of the American writer on Wicca, Scott Cunningham, showing a unicorn designed by the English wood engraver Eric Gill.

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        JEAN AND JEANNETTE

      Paris (nd, ca.1894): Societe De Beaux Arts one of 550 copies, xli pp. preface by Leo Claretie, 249pp., extra-illustrated with double tinted plates with protective tissue guards, exquisitely bound in full red crushed morocco, both boards elaborately decorated in gilt with green onlays while framing a family crest in gilt on upper board, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, full morocco red and blue crushed morocco doublures highly decorated in gilt, silk free endpaper and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, all others uncut. upper joint professionally repaired and finely done. A very handsome volume.. Limited Edition. Tall Octavo.

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        Carved Jade of Ancient China

      Original Olive Green Cloth Binding with gold decoration on front cover.85 pages with 73 full page black and white plates. The plates are in nine groups, with unnumbered pages containing half-title for each group and descriptive letterpress to accompany the plates.10? by 13? by 1.25? Heavily bumped on top left corner of text block. Some minor wear to spine. Photo and collector?s bookplate pasted on the inside of the front cover. Some handwritten notations on plate descriptions. Provenance: Contains bookplate of A.J.B. Kiddell (1894-1980) Former President of the English Ceramic Circle, Founder Member of the Porcelain Circle, Hon. Vice-President of the Glass Circle, Council Member of the Oriental Ceramic Society and author of Fakes and Reproductions in China: Glass and Other Works of Art (Chartered Auctioneers' and Estate Agents' Institute, 1952).Alfred Salmony (1890-1958) was a German-Jewish art historian with a focus on East Asian art. From 1920 to 1933 he was the curator of the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne. He emigrated to France in 1933, and the U.S. in 1934, where he became a lecturer in Seattle and then a professor of Chinese art at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. He is known for his work Carved Jade of Ancient China and his editorial contribution to Artibus Asiae: Journal of Eastern Art.

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        Gil Blas, illustré hebdomadaire, du 7 janvier 1894 au 30 décembre 1894

      Paris: Gil Blas, 1894. relié. 27,5x41cm. Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane brune, plats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, coupes éraflées. Dos orné de dorures, reliure de l'époque. Chaque numéro contient bien ses quatre pages, quelques légères déchirures marginales sans atteinte au texte, ainsi que des pliures. Contributions de Marcel Prévost ("Grace!", "Au cabaret"), Barbey d'Aurevilly ("La Vengeance d'une femme"), Aristide Bruant ("Marchand d'crayon", "Alléluia du Cheminot", "Foies blancs"), Alphonse Allais ("Le langage des fleurs", "L'absence profitable", "Aphasie", "Le Télégraphiste"), Emile Zola ("Pour une nuit d'amour", "Lourdes"), Paul Verlaine ("La Chanson des Ingénus", "Mandoline", "Le Faune", "Les ingénus", "Cythère", "En sourdine"), Charles Baudelaire ("Les Aveugles", "A une mendiante rousse", "Bohémiens en voyage", "L'Aube spirituelle", "Le Jeu", "A une passante"), Jean Richepin ("Une idylle sanglante", "Mimile", "Le joli navire", "Le mauvais hôte", "Pauvre aveugle", "Le Vieux", "Le fou"), Jules Renard ("Oeuf de poule"), Maurice Leblanc ("Roméo et Juliette", "L'Elevage"), Georges Courteline ("Ferme ta malle !", "L'Escalier", "La Correspondance cassée", "Premières armes", "L'honneur des Brossabourg", "Le Mauvais cocher"), Gyp ("Le débutant"), Catulle Mendès ("Le passe-pied"), Jean Lorrain ("Les yeux du mort"), Barbey d'Aurevilly ("Le rideau cramoisi"), J.-H. Rosny ("Lacération"), Mark Twain ("Concernant les femmes de chambre"), Guy de Maupassant ("Le Champ des oliviers", "Le Crime au Père Boniface", "Histoire d'une fille de ferme", "La dot"), Sully-Prudhomme ("Les Vénus"), Anatole France ("Chronique napolitaine"); dessins de Steinlen, Marcel Capy, Guillaume, Guydo et Belon parmi d'autres. Journal illustré de nombreux dessins en couleurs et en noir et blanc, parfois en pleine page voire en double page, ainsi que de partitions musicales. Gil Blas est un ancien hebdomadaire de presse écrite français, fondé par Auguste Dumont, qui a paru du 19 novembre 1879 au 4 août 1914, puis très épisodiquement du 20 janvier 1921 à mars 1940. Pendant une période, à partir du 17 novembre 1909, il fut dirigé par Henri de Noussanne et Pierre de Maroussein. Le Gil Blas se voulut d'abord littéraire. De grandes plumes s'y exprimèrent dans des chroniques qui connurent un vif succès : Guy de Maupassant (ou Maufrigneuse) dont la collaboration fut la plus longue (1881-1888), Paul Arène, Émile Bergerat, Clovis Hugues, René Maizeroy, Jean Richepin, etc. Tout aussi importants étaient les feuilletons, signés par Émile Zola, Hector Malot, Théodore de Banville, et Octave Mirbeau notamment. De son côté, Maupassant y publia « Une vie » (février-avril 1883), « Bel Ami » (avril-mai 1885), « Mont-Oriol » (décembre 1886-jévrier 1887), etc. Outre ces chroniques et ces feuilletons, Zola défendit certaines de ses œuvres dans le journal, par le biais des « Lettres au Directeur » (sur « le Rêve », 8 novembre 1888 ; sur « la Bête humaine », 13 novembre 1889). - Gil Blas, Paris _1894, 27,5x41cm. -

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        Tom Sawyer Abroad

      Charles L. Webster & Co., New York, 1894. Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain. First printing with 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: Charles L. Webster & Co., New York, 1894. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. 219 pages plus ads in back. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-212. Price: $600.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

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