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        THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. Translated from the Arabic by Captain Sir R.F. Burton. Reprinted from the original edition and edited by... (12 volume set)

      H.S. Nichols: London, 1894. "Library Edition". Twelve volume set, tall octavos, original black cloth elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; some bumps to outer corners; some tissue guards creased, a few chipped or loose, a few wanting; page edges yellowed; nicks and soft creases to spine ends; volume 6 has cloth creases to lower half of spine; else a VG set, no owner names, tight in the bindings, gilt bright, attractive. The original Burton translation was privately published by the Kama Shastra Society in 10 volumes in 1885. (The Society had two members and was a legal device for avoiding prosecution for obscenity. The edition gave Benares as place of publication, but it was in reality published in Britain). The present edition "omits given passages in dreadful taste, whose elimination will be mourned by no one." It was not illustrated. Note: 12 kg parcel, extra postage WILL be required. Binding: Hardcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Pride and Prejudice.

      London George Allen 1894 - First edition, first impression of "the Peacock edition", 8vo., frontispiece, title vignette and illustration by Hugh Thomson, foxing to terminal ff., contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper, original cloth with the stunning gilt depiction of a peacock on an urn to upper cover with related gilt decoration to spine, spine with slight shelf-lean and dulling, worn at corner-tips of upper cover, a few small closed tears to spine ends, but overall a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pithecanthropus erectus. Eine menschenaehnliche Uebergangsform aus Java. Mit Zwei tafeln und Drei in den Text gedruckten Figuren. [AND] An original photo of the type locality at Trinil, Java, most probably by Eugène Dubois himself.

      - Batavia, Landesdruckerei, 1894. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.9 cm). Title page, [ii], 31 pp., two plates (one with photos of a skull, the other a tinted lithograph of bones), two text engravings. Blind quarter cloth over original printed boards.= Unique dedication copy of the true first edition of this ground-breaking work in human evolution, being the first unambiguous record of "the missing link", a human species decidedly older and more primitive than Homo sapiens, based on well-preserved fossils found at Trinil near the Bengawan [Bengavian] Solo river in east-central Java. The Dutch anatomist, anthropologist and palaeontologist Marie Eugène François Thomas Dubois (1858-1940) was the first to deliberately search for hominid fossils, and the first to be successful at it. Dubois' discovery was proof that humans were as much the subject of evolution as any other animal or plant. This edition precedes the edition from "Jaarboek van het Mijnwezen" and its offprint, which were both published in 1895. Dubois immediately realized the great importance of his discovery and could not wait for the "Jaarboek" to be published, let alone for a thorough description of all the mammalian fossils found at the Trinil site. In the preface, dated January 1894, Dubois stated "Für die Abfassung einer einigermaassen vollständigen Beschreibung ist die Vergleichung der gesammelten Fossilien mit ähnlichen Sammlungen, namentlich in europäischen Museen. erforderlich - und so wird die Veröffentlichung jener Beschreibung und der in mancher Beziehung wichtigen allgemeineren Untersuchungsergebnisse wahrscheinlich nog längere Zeit ausbleiben müssen. Die in der vorliegende Abhandlung beschriebene Form is jedoch von zo ganz besonderem Interesse, und giebt zu Schlüssen von so grosser und allgemeiner Bedeutung Anlass, dass. sie schon jetzt zu bearbeiten und der Oeffentlichkeit zu überlieferen". It took Dubois and his fossils many years to convince the majority of the scientific world of the importance of these findings, and today it is universally regarded as a cornerstone in human palaeontology and evolution. This edition was printed at and published by the "Landesdruckerei" [actually Landsdrukkerij in Batavia, or modern-day Jakarta]. Very few copies of this edition are known to exist. Provenance: on the front free endpaper, Dubois wrote in a neat hand "Met broederlijke groet van den schrijver" [with brotherly regards from the author]. An oblong albumen print (11.8 x 15.8 cm) of the Bengawan Solo river, cutting through the Pleistocene deposits in which P. erectus was found, has been inserted. In the left lower centre is a white tent, most probably of Dubois's team, adjacent to a cliff with outcrops of sediment layers. On the photo verso "vindplaats Pithecanthropus" [type locality of Pithecanthropus] is written in an old hand. A unique copy - inscribed by the author to his brother - with an original photograph. Garrison-Morton, 210. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sunrise-Land. Rambles in Eastern England.

      London: Jarrold & Sons, 1894. Sm. 8vo, vi, x, 346 pp, xxvii pp ads. With 75 black and white illustrations by Rackham. Original grey cloth, upper cover with color illustration of sunrise behind island with windmill on front board. A very good copy. First edition, first binding, and supposedly first state of the ads (with the railroad time table dated 1894) -- the third book to contain Rackham illustrations.

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        DANTE E LA CALABRIA

      TIPO LITO L. APREA, COSENZA 1894 - ITALIANO Pagine uniformemente brunite, con fioritura e con alcuni segni e sottolineature con biro blu, con testatine e finalini figurati, legatura lenta, timbro biblioteca al frontespizio ed all'occhiello, brossura editoriale morbida, con fioritura, con strappi agli angoli ed al dorso, firma appartenenza e litografia in nero La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Albert Levering published pen and ink political illustration art

      [San Antonio, TX], c. 1894. 18.75" x 22.5". "Illustration original art. Pen and Ink on bristol board, 18.75"" x 22.5"". Soft soiling/handling marks with soft corner crease upper right, repair to minor tear towards left edge, faint pencil marks. Verso with publishers identification of ""Overlay Dep't A.M. Wed Mar 24 1909"" Signed by Albert Levering lower left ""Albert Levering"", an important San Antonio, Texas artist and architect.A spectacular inked final published political cartoon. Extensively detailed and vibrantly inked. Depicting two well dressed gents, no doubt political figures of the time, in conversation in a most odd room, somewhat saloon style, surrounded by signs depicting slogans and advertisements that are satirical ""Advertising space in the fine GOLD frame to let"", ""Eat POPPKORN a deleterious breakfast candy"", next to others such as ""Drink Slewfoot Rye', and ""The Hotform Corset, sold only by dealers' .Signed by Levering lower left, this large spectacular piece is in great condition and would display beautifully framed."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        MYRICAE

      - ITALIANO Coperta rigida nera con titoli, fregio e cornici d'oro al dorso, alcune abrasioni ai piatti, volume mancante di frontespizio, prefazione datata 1894, pagine con fioritura e con alcuni segni a matita, illustrazioni in nero nei testi La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Aristophanes At Oxford: O. W.

      Oxford / London: J. Vincent / Simpson, Marshall, Hamilton & Kent, 1894. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Printing 85 Pp. 7 3/4" Tall, Pages 7 7/16" Tall. Buff Wrappers Stamped In Green On Front Cover, Detailed Catalog Listing Pasted To Preliminary Blank. Bound In Full Leather, Morocco Spine, Gilt, Later Brown Calf Boards, Marbled Endpapers; Many Blank Pages Bound In At End. Collegiate Parody Of Oscar Wilde, Issued In A Small Printing, Quite Scarce And Seldom Available In The Book Market. Small Leather Library Bookplate, Gilt, Of Albert Nathan. Alfred Louis Nathan (Born December 8, 1870 In F?rth , Germany , October 9, 1922 In Bad Reichenhall, Germany ) Was A German Lawyer And Philanthropist. From The Library Of Art Collector And Poet Edward James, Later In The Library Of His Sister Silvia, But Not Marked As Such.

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        Luegers Lexikon der Gesamten Technik, Erstausgabe, 7 Bände (A-Z), 1894-1899 (I)

      Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (DVA) 1894-1899 (oJ), Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin, Wien - Luegers Lexikon der gesamten Technik und ihrer Hilfswissenschaften. 7 Bände. Komplette Erstausgabe (1. Auflage). Prachtausgabe: Dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung & roten Rückenschildern. Dreiseitig roter Buchschnitt. Format ca. 27 x 20 cm. Zus etwa 6.000 S. Zahlreiche Abbildungen. Wie auch den ersten drei Originalbildern zu entnehmen, haben die Buchrücken keine Fehlstellen oder Einrisse, ebenso wenig die Außengelenke. Die Rückenschilder sind leicht aufgehellt. Buchecken bestoßen; Ledereinband berieben, Lederflächen an drei Deckelecken mehr. Buchdeckel teils ein wenig fleckig, teils etwas mehr & bekratzt, ansonsten einschließlich der Deckelkanten ohne signifikante Bereibung. Der Buchschnitt ist sehr gut erhalten, lediglich bei den ersten drei Bänden ein wenig gedunkelt & fleckig (s. Bild 3). Innen vollständig, alles fest eingebunden; keine losen, fehlenden oder eingerissenen Seiten. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Das holzfreie Papier ist von erstklassiger Qualität, zudem keinerlei Fleckigkeit. ••• Die Bilder 2 ff. sowie weitere Informationen zu dieser Ausgabe finden Sie wie immer auf unseren eigenen Internetseiten. ••• 22500 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE COLONIAL LAWS OF NEW YORK (1894, 5 VOLUMES) From the Year 1664 to the Revolution

      Albany, N. Y.: James B. Lyon, State Printer. Very Good+. 1894 (1896). First Edition. Hardcover. Handsome original bindings in clean tan full leather with three spine labels on each. Covers & hinges intact. Texts tight, clean & intact without marks or underlining. Vol. #1, 1664 to 1719, 1092pp. Vol. #2, 1720 to 1737, 1113pp. Vol. #3, 1739 to 1755, 1181pp. Vol. #4, 1755 to 1769, 1137pp. Vol. #5, 1769 to 1775, 931pp. All volumes dated 1894 on title page, however Volume #1 contains a NOTE BY THE COMMISSIONERS dated October 1896. There is a comprehensive index at the rear of each volume. Includes the Charters to the Duke of New York, The Commissions and instructions to Colonial Governors, The Duke's Laws, The Laws of the Dongan and Leisler Assemblies, The Charters of Albany and New York and the Acts of the Colonial Legislatures from 1691 to 1775. This collection provides insights into the colony's legal, political and social history. Vol. 1's front endpaper with two small edge chips. Original owners signature. New York. A nice, collectible set. ; Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 5454 pages .

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        Bibliography of Henry David Thoreau with an Outline of His Life. Compiled and Chronologically Arranged by . .

      Cleveland: Printed for the Rowfant Club by the De Vinne Press of New York, 1894, 1894. First edition, number 53 of 90 numbered copies. BAL volume 8, page 283. Boards a little worn and soiled; label soiled with one corner chipped, just affecting the lettering; faint early ownership marking or off-setting to the frontis, once partially removed; a good copy. Rare.. 8vo, quarter white parchment, gray paper boards, printed paper label. Frontis portrait of a mounted albumen print (10.5 x 7.25 cm) of a daguerreotype portrait of Thoreau by B.W. Maxham of Worcester, Mass, first taken in 1856. The first bibliography of Thoreau, compiled by Thoreau enthusiast Samuel Arthur Jones, a resident of Detroit and author of two other works - both scarce - on Thoreau. The frontis portrait is a print of the famous daguerreotype by B.W. Maxham, probably reproduced with the assistance of Alfred W. Hosmer of Concord, Mass., another Thoreau enthusiast and photographer who owned one of the rare originals. Hosmer also reproduced this portrait for use in his pamphlet Chronology of the Life of Henry D. Thoreau, 1817-1862, privately published in 1895. Older unidentified bookseller's description pasted to the front paste-down.

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        Die progressive allgemeine Paralyse (Krafft-Ebing). [Und]: Die infantile Cerebrallähmung (Simund Freud). [Und]: Die Krankheiten der Hirnhäute und die Hydrocephalie (F. Schultze). (= Specielle Pathologie und Therapie / herausgegeben von Hermann Nothnagel - IX. Band, dritter Theil, 1. Abtheilung).

      Alfred Hölder, Wien 1894, 1897 und 1901. 1. Auflage, 3 Teile in einem Band, 108 S. - 327 S. mit teils gefalteten Tabellen, 258 S. mit 14 Abbildungen, Groß 8°, marmoriertes Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel, Einband eicht berieben, Titel mit Stempel eines Klinikums (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Papier leicht gebräunt, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, Inhaltlich abgeschlossene Teile! Jeder Teil mit eigenem Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis! 1897 erschienene erste Ausgabe von Sigmund Freuds Monographie \"Die infantile Cerebrallähmung\" mit umfangreichem Literaturverzeichnis! Garrison-Morton 4708.2! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Neurologie, Erstausgaben

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        Reginald Birch published art with drawings of classic Victorian children: "A Candy - man"

      [New York], c. 1894. 21" x 18". "Illustration original art. Ink and goache on bristol board, 21"" x 18"". Soft soiling/handling marks, corner edgewear, well outside of margins. Faint pencil marks. Verso with large publisher's pencil marks identifying the date of Nov. '94, and the title of the piece ""The Candy-man"". Signed by Reginald Birch lower right ""Birch"".A spectacular inked final published piece, with the little boy sporting the iconic Fauntleroy suit, also known as ""The Buster Brown suit"", which started a fashion craze in America. Although unclear which publication this was ultimately included in, Reginald Birch was a regular contributor to numerous magazines during his residency in New York, including St. Nicholas, the Century, Harper's, Life, and The Youth's Companions, among others. Birch was best known for his depiction of the titular hero of Frances Hodgeon Burnett's 1886 novel Little Lord Fauntleroy, whose young protagonist's long, curly hair and velvet and lace suit, which became widely imitated by mothers as a pattern of dress for little boys. The story, and his illustrations, became such as success that first it was published as a serial in St. Nicholas Magazine from November 1885 to October 1886, then as a book by Scribner's (the publisher of St. Nicholas) in 1886. Birch's illustrations set fashion trends and the novel even set a precedent in copyright law when Burnett won a lawsuit in 1888 against E. V. Seebohm over the rights to theatrical adaptations of the work.The wonderful inked images of these children are perfectly reminiscent of the Victorian era, a graceful, childish figure in a black velvet suit, with a lace collar, and with lovelocks waving about, and a handsome, manly little face dressed in the classic fashion of the time. The Buster Brown suit included a velvet cut away jacket and matching knee pants worn with a fancy blouse with a large lace or ruffled collar. These suits appear right after the publication of Mrs. Burnett's story (1885) and were a major fashion until after the turn of the 20th century. Many boys who did not wear an actual Fauntleroy suit wore suits with Fauntleroy elements such as a fancy blouse or floppy bow. The adorable images of the two little girls standing aside their brother are also equally detailed, with the youngest holding a doll upside down dangling from her arms as she is mesmerized by the street vendor selling candy.Signed by Birch lower right, this large spectacular piece is in great condition and would display beautifully framed."

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        The tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson And the comedy of those extraordinary twins By Mark Twain With marginal illustrations

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. First American edition, first state, with sheets bulking at 1 1/8", and with the title-p. conjugate; pp. [4], 15, 432;, photographic frontis portrait; line drawings throughout text, title-p. printed in red and black; extremities very slightly rubbed, else a fine, bright and sound copy in orig. decorative brown cloth stamped in black and gilt. BAL 3442.

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        Atalanta in Calydon: A Tragedy

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. Very Good. 1894. Limited Edition. Vellum. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Private Press, Limited Edition One of a limited edition of 250 copies printed on handmade paper and bound in limp vellum with gilt lettering to spine. Printed in black and red with highly decorative woodcut title, and woodcut borders and initials throughout. From the family library of Maxwell Laurie (brother of the publisher, Thomas Werner Laurie) and his wife Marjorie (daughter of the governor of Burma, Sir Herbert Thirkell White) but without signatures or bookplates. Internally clean and crisp with just a few minor marks. The vellum is not as white as it once was and has a few marks; three of the six silk ties remain and three are broken. "Note, that the Greek letters in this book were designed by Selwyn Image for Messrs. Macmillan & Co., who have kindly allowed them to be used here", making this the only one of the Kelmscott Press books to use a type not designed by William Morris. Peterson A25. .

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        Fils de l'Océan.

      Ouvrage illustré par Fernand Besnier, 1 vol. in-4 cartonnage polychrome éditeur, plaque de Paul Souze (médaillon à trois personnages, scène d'explosion et montgolfière, décors orné à feuillages), reliure de A. Lenègre, toutes tranches dorées, E. Dentu, Paris, s.d., 2 ff., 298 pp. et 1 f. Beau cartonnage polychrome orné d'une belle plaque gravé par Souze. Bon état (un f. un peu faible, qq. rouss., bel état par ailleurs) Français

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        L'anémogène ou appareil reproducteur des courants atmosphèriques

      Foix: Francal, 1894. SECOND EDITION. Engraved frontispiece, 25 illustrations (many of which are colored). Half-cloth and marbled boards; other than some minor foxing on exterior leaves, a fine copy. . Second edition of an incredibly rare treatise on an atmospheric modeling tool. The book explains the construction of an apparatus that measures the movement of air and reproduces global wind patterns. Rougerie's spherical machine mimicked the appearance of the earth with a rotating liquid or gas, which recreated atmosphere currents and could be modified by position and direction. The work includes extensive illustrated charts and maps, which informs the reader on all manner of air current variants caused by geographical and temporal seasonal factors. Rougerie (1832-1907) was the bishop of Pamiers and an avid meteorologist. He published multiple texts on scientific, historic, and Catholic subjects, including works support of charitable societies such as the French Red Cross, research on the Gallic tribes, instructions for pilgrimages, and meteorology.

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        Zagar - poster ontwerp.

      Jongeman op skippy balKleurentekening, affiche ontwerp door L. Zagar, begin jaren ??50. Gesigneerd rechtsonder.Afm. ca. 34 x 55 cm. Dit affiche ontwerp werd gemaakt voor uitgeverij ?O. De Rycker S.A. Ateliers d?Impressions d?Art Publicit? te Brussel. Uitgeverij O. De Rycker (actief tussen 1894-1954) had in de eerste helft van de 20e eeuw een groot aantal bekende kunstenaars voor zich werken om reclame (meestal affiches) te ontwerpen. Na het vervaardigen van het ontwerp werd de tekening op verschillende stenen gezet en gelithografeerd. Prijs: ?825,- (incl. 21% BTW, incl. lijst).

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        Les Races chevalines, avec une étude spéciale sur les chevaux russes.

      - Paris, Librairie agricole de la Maison rustique, (vers 1894). In-4, XV-(1)-316 pp., reliure moderne demi-veau bordeaux (Vigreux), dos orné, tête mouchetée. Orné de 32 planches hors-texte en chromolithographie d'après les aquarelles de Samokisch et Bounine et de 70 photogravures d'après les dessins de Samokisch. Bel exemplaire. * Cheval, chevaux, équitation, équine * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Atlas of the Human Brain and the Course of the Nerve-Fibres

      Glasgow: F Bauermeister; S Karger. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Browning to eps. Light spotting. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Library. 1894. First Edition. Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover. 350mm x 270mm (14" x 11"). 25pp + plates. One fold-out coloured plate and 8 b/w plates. .

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        Photograph album of Thursday Island and North Queensland, circa 1895

      Contemporary album, oblong folio (350 x 470 mm), half maroon morocco over red cloth boards (rubbed and faded) with ornamental gilt borders, upper board lettered in gilt 'Thursday Island', spine with raised bands and gilt ornament (split at the head), original floral-patterned lining papers, front paste-down with label of 'Baker & Rouse, Photographic Importers, 46 Queen St. Brisbane', all edges gilt, containing 43 albumen print photographs with views of Thursday Island and North Queensland in various sizes from 145 x 185 mm to the extremely large format of 260 x 360 mm, most with pencilled captions on the mount or captions in the negative, one dated in the negative December 1894; the majority of the images are by unidentified commercial studios, but the views of North Queensland are probably attributable to Alfred Atkinson, and several views of Thursday Island to Gilbert Smith (one image bears his imprint), O. Watson or Richard Nicholas (St. Austell Studio); several photographs, most notably a small group of pearling images, appear to be by an amateur photographer; the album leaves with scattered foxing, generally confined to the margins; the albumen prints in good condition, though many have some degree of fading. The identity of the compiler of this album is unknown, but he was possibly associated in some way with the Thursday Island merchants Brown, Campbell & Co. Ltd., given that the first photograph in the album is a glorious close-up shot of the company's building. The album represents a precious visual record of the tropical far north at the close of the nineteenth century, significant, in particular, for its documentation of life and commercial activity on Thursday Island and adjacent islands in the Torres Strait, Australia's northernmost outposts. 1. Brown, Campbell & Co., trading company, Thursday Island. 2. Thursday Island, Burns Philp offices and P.J. Doyle, wine and spirit merchant. 3. Rainforest scene, near Cairns. 4. Waterfall, near Cairns. 5. Victoria Parade east, Thursday Island. 6. Scene on the Mulgrave River, with Aborigines posing with painted rainforest shields in the foreground. 7. View of Thursday Island township. 8. Pyramid Mountain, Gordonvale, with Aborigines in the foreground. 9. Tunnel on the Cairns Railway near Herberton. 10. Douglas Street, Thursday Island, with Pearson's Royal Hotel in the foreground. 11. Stony Creek Falls. 12. Barron Falls. 13. Thursday Island from Cemetery Road. 14. Barron Gorge. 15. Robb's Monument, Barron Gorge. 16. Thursday Island, east end, from Police Barracks. 17. Surprise Creek Bridge. 18. View of Thursday Island township. 19. Government Jetty, Thursday Island. 20. Aboriginal porters on a bush track, North Queensland. 21. Friday Island, Quarantine Station and Leper Station. 22. Thursday Island township, with Burns Philp offices. 23. Thursday Island township. 24. Waterfall, Prince of Wales Island. 25. Sullivan's Imperial Hotel, Thursday Island (dated in negative Dec. 10, 1894). 26. Rainforest scene, North Queensland. 27. Smyth's Station, Hammond Island. 28. Thursday Island township. 29. Thursday Island township. 30. Goode Island Station, Goode Island. 31. Bush scenery, North Queensland. 32. Bush scenery, North Queensland. 33-37. Group of five images of pearling near Goode Island, three showing indigenous crew sorting shell on board a lugger with a European diver in deep sea diving suit, and two showing pearling luggers at work. 38. Tropical scenery, North Queensland. 39. Tropical scenery, North Queensland. 40. Thursday Island township. 41. House on Thursday Island (?) captioned in negative S.E. Hill. 42. [Loosely inserted at the rear of the album] View of Thursday Island on board mount, with imprint of the photographic studio of Gilbert A. Smith, Thursday Island. 43. [Loosely inserted at the rear of the album] Group portrait of members of a rifle club (North Queensland?), posing with their guns and a silver trophy (print is damaged and faded).

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        Sunrise-Land Rambles in Eastern England

      Sm. London: Jarrold & Sons, 1894. Sm. 8vo, vi, x, 346 pp, xxvii pp ads. With 75 black and white illustrations by Rackham. Original grey cloth, upper cover with color illustration of sunrise behind island with windmill on front board. A very good copy. First edition, first binding, and supposedly first state of the ads (with the railroad time table dated 1894) -- the third book to contain Rackham illustrations.

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        An Imaginary Portrait

      12mo. Oxford: H. Daniel, 1894. 12mo., 61 pp., Daniel Press publisher's device on rear wrapper, last page and flourishes. Original printed wrappers, untrimmed hand-made paper, with ink ownership inscription of Harriette Morrell, dated 1894 to head of upper wrapper. Light foxing to edges of wrappers; very good. First edition thus. 250 copies printed, this is number 6. Ex libris Frederic and Harriette Morrell of Black Hall, Oxford. From the Daniel Press, printed by Charles Henry Daniel in Oxford while bursar of Worcester College. The well-known essay entitled 'The Child in the House' is one of Pater's most delicate character drawings, and is believed to be largely autobiographical. It portrays the development of a sensitive child's mind in an old-fashioned house near the city, and forms a desirable volume. First printed in Macmillan's Magazine, vol. 38 (1878), p. 313, it is here for the first time reprinted with loving care. Pater's close friends from the 1870s and 1880s included Oscar Wilde, Vernon Lee, Arthur Symons, Mary Robinson, and Edmund Gosse, all known for subverting sexual conventions of the time. Henry Daniel was a friend and admirer of Pater, though his senior by some years. DP 33.

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        Ein geologischer Querschnitt durch die Ost-Alpen nebst Anhang über die sog Glarner Doppelfalte

      Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart (E. Koch), 1894. 8vo (22.4 x 15.4 cm). iv, 208 pp. two full colour folded profiles of which one measuring 22.5 x 352 cm (!), 115 text illustrations. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt lines and two red morocco labels with gilt title on the spine. Edges speckled.= A fine and detailed study with excellent illustrations by the German geologist August Rothpletz (1853-1918), being the result of many years of field work in the Alps. The size of one of the folded profiles is simply amazing: over 3.5 meters or nearly 12 foot. It runs from Schäftlarn near Muenich at 48º North to Tezze in Italy, at 45º40' North, i.e. a distance of nearly 300 kilometers, all figured and coloured in great detail (scale 1:75,000), and accompanied by several shorter profiles of other sections and a map. The second folded chart has two profiles and a map. Small old stamp in the title page top margin and on the second, smaller chart verso, otherwise a very good clean copy with the extremely long profile in perfect condition. Not in Ward & Carozzi.

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        Zoologische Forschungsreisen in Australien und den Malayischen Archipel. Mit Unterstützung des Herrn Dr. Paul von Ritter ausgeführt in den Jahren 1891-1893 von Richard Semon. Fünfter Band: systematik, Tiergeographie, Anatomie wirbelloser Thiere. Mit 67 lithographischen Tafeln und 17 Abbildungen im Text.

      - Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1894-1903. Large 4to and folio (both 35.7 x 27.6 cm). vii, 778 pp., 67 lithographed plates of which many in chromolithography, 17 text engravings. Uniform printed wrappers.= These are the results of a zoological expedition to Australia and the Malayan Archipelago by the German zoologist and evolutionist Richard Wolfgang Semon (1859-1918). Most groups dealt with are marine invertebrates, but there are chapters on the entomology (with, for instance one fine, coloured plate of butterflies), and herpetology (with a coloured plate containing frogs and a snake species). Mollusca are well represented with papers by Von Martens (continental molluscs, with one coloured plate) and marine Mollusca, and Haller (on the anatomy of Nautilus pompilius, with two coloured plates). In total, 46 different papers are included, many containing new species. Among the localities visited by Semon are West Java, Ambon, Thursday Island in the Torres Strait and several places in Queensland, Australia. Semon is perhaps better remembered for mneme theory "Semon argued not only that information is encoded into memory and that there are 'memory traces' (engrams) or after-effects of stimulation that conserve the changes in the nervous system, he also contended that these changes in the brain (that is, engrams) are inherited. Semon's mneme theory fell into disrepute largely because in a Lamarckian fashion it proposed that memory units are passed from one generation to another" (vide Wikipedia). His travels are less well known, although the narrative "Im australischen Busch und an den Küsten des Korallenmeeres" (1896) was reprinted in 1903. This is the complete volume 5, a massive work in itself. The other four volumes deal with morphological and anatomical investigations of marsupials, lungfish, etc., and are not included. All parts are very rare. Uncut. Some light chipping to the wrappers edges, otherwise a very good, complete copy. Cat. BM(NH), p. 1899; not in Nissen ZBI (underscoring its rarity). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'Morte d'Arthur: The Birth life and acts of king Arthur of his Royal Knights of the Round Table their marvellous enquests and adventures the achieving of the San Greal and in the end le morte d'Arthur with the dolourous death and departing out of this world of them all the text as written by Sir Thomas Mallory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster the year MCCCLXXXV and now spelled in modern style with an introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley MDCCCXCIII

      London & Edinburgh: Printed by Turnbull & Spears for J. D. Dent at Aldine House, 1893 & 1894. Two volume set in modern clamshell cases, lxiv, 455p. & pplxv-xc, 458-990, note on text, preface, Caxton's preface, Caxton's introduction, Caxton's table or rubrysshe of contents, 21 books, glossary, illustrations and decorations, silk bookmarks present but loose and worn, some offsetting from illustrations on opposing pages otherwise very good limited edition of 1500 regular copies (out of a run of 1800 which included 300 numbered on handmade Dutch paper) mild wear and soiling to original white cloth boards, gilt decorations and titles, top edges gilt, both volumes encased in their own modern wheat cloth clamshell cases with paper labels, booth cases fine.

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        Zoologische Forschungsreisen in Australien und den Malayischen Archipel. Mit Unterstützung des Herrn Dr. Paul von Ritter ausgeführt in den Jahren 1891-1893 von Richard Semon. Fünfter Band: systematik, Tiergeographie, Anatomie wirbelloser Thiere. Mit 67 lithographischen Tafeln und 17 Abbildungen im Text.

      Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1894-1903. Large 4to and folio (both 35.7 x 27.6 cm). vii, 778 pp., 67 lithographed plates of which many in chromolithography, 17 text engravings. Uniform printed wrappers.= These are the results of a zoological expedition to Australia and the Malayan Archipelago by the German zoologist and evolutionist Richard Wolfgang Semon (1859-1918). Most groups dealt with are marine invertebrates, but there are chapters on the entomology (with, for instance one fine, coloured plate of butterflies), and herpetology (with a coloured plate containing frogs and a snake species). Mollusca are well represented with papers by Von Martens (continental molluscs, with one coloured plate) and marine Mollusca, and Haller (on the anatomy of Nautilus pompilius, with two coloured plates). In total, 46 different papers are included, many containing new species. Among the localities visited by Semon are West Java, Ambon, Thursday Island in the Torres Strait and several places in Queensland, Australia. Semon is perhaps better remembered for mneme theory "Semon argued not only that information is encoded into memory and that there are 'memory traces' (engrams) or after-effects of stimulation that conserve the changes in the nervous system, he also contended that these changes in the brain (that is, engrams) are inherited. Semon's mneme theory fell into disrepute largely because in a Lamarckian fashion it proposed that memory units are passed from one generation to another" (vide Wikipedia). His travels are less well known, although the narrative "Im australischen Busch und an den Küsten des Korallenmeeres" (1896) was reprinted in 1903. This is the complete volume 5, a massive work in itself. The other four volumes deal with morphological and anatomical investigations of marsupials, lungfish, etc., and are not included. All parts are very rare. Uncut. Some light chipping to the wrappers edges, otherwise a very good, complete copy. Cat. BM(NH), p. 1899; not in Nissen ZBI (underscoring its rarity).

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        Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas.

      First edition. 8vo. 2 vols. (Text/Scientific Reports). Text: pp. xxviii, 709, [1, ad.], with numerous illusts. from drawings by A.D. McCormick, one folding map; Reports: pp. viii, 127, with a photogravure frontis. of Conway, and two maps contained in pockets at front and rear; inner hinges of text vol. cracked, near-fine in the original cloth, gilt, pictorial vignettes to upper covers and spine of text vol., t.e.g., small ink spot to upper cover of Reports vol.

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        Atalanta in Calydon: A Tragedy

      Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith 1894 - One of a limited edition of 250 copies printed on handmade paper and bound in limp vellum with gilt lettering to spine. Printed in black and red with highly decorative woodcut title, and woodcut borders and initials throughout. From the family library of Maxwell Laurie (brother of the publisher, Thomas Werner Laurie) and his wife Marjorie (daughter of the governor of Burma, Sir Herbert Thirkell White) but without signatures or bookplates. Internally clean and crisp with just a few minor marks. The vellum is not as white as it once was and has a few marks; three of the six silk ties remain and three are broken. "Note, that the Greek letters in this book were designed by Selwyn Image for Messrs. Macmillan & Co., who have kindly allowed them to be used here", making this the only one of the Kelmscott Press books to use a type not designed by William Morris. Peterson A25. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        YORKSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB 1894 [ANNUAL]

      Sheffield: the Club 1894 - Issued annually 1893 to 1940, then 1947 to date. The first editor was Joseph Beckett Wostinholm. Second year of issue. Small 8vo. Original decorative cloth. All edges gilt. A very good copy. From the collection of Bob Appleyard with his signed bookplate to front pastedown.

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        Diary of a Journey Across Tibet

      London: Rivington, Percival and Co. 1894. xvi, 309, (1) pp. Publisher's original blue cloth with pictorial design in black to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Spine slightly darkened with gilt dulled and boards marked. Colour folding map. Frontis. Full-page and in-text illustrations. Lacking part of the folding route profile at p. 304. Text clean. Binding firm. Scarce, but incomplete. . Good. Decorated Cloth. First Edition. 1894. 8vo..

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        Une semaine au Mont-Blanc. Août 1893.

      Paris, G. Steinheil, (Impr. Lemale et Cie, Havre), 1894, - in-8vo, 61 p. + 3 planches reproduites en phototypie, tampon de la Bibl. S.A.C. sect. Basel, cartonnage original de l?éditeur, couvert de papier fantaisie imprimé avec auteur & titre. Première édition. Peu courant. Récit d'une ascension au Mont-Blanc avec un séjour d'une semaine au sommet. Paul Helbronner fut un des plus importants topographes ayant effectué des travaux sur les Alpes: il a tissé sur l'ensemble des Alpes françaises des réseaux géodésiques du lac Léman jusqu'à la Méditerranée, et laissé une monumentale description géometrique détaillée des Alpes françaises. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret, 2213. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of the Human Brain and the Course of the Nerve-Fibres

      Glasgow: F Bauermeister; S Karger. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Browning to eps. Light spotting. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Library. 1894. First Edition. Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover. 350mm x 270mm (14" x 11"). 25pp + plates. One fold-out coloured plate and 8 b/w plates. .

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

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

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        A MODERN WIZARD ..

      New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1894.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] 1-434 [435-436: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original pictorial light green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and dark green. First edition. Issued in both cloth and paper bindings, this is one of the former. Science fiction mystery novel. The third, and most fantastic, of Ottolengui's four sensational detective novels, involving hypnosis, morphine, glandular experiments, deliberately induced insanity, and an Aztec temple underneath New York City. "Crime and the Napoleonic scientist, also fantastic history ... A curious work. At times melodramatic in the worst way, yet at other times intellectually rigorous." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1734. Bleiler (1978), p. 152. Reginald 11059. Hubin (1994), p. 621. Wright (III) 4055. Early owner's signature and date on front paste-down. Light soiling to cloth, a tight, internally clean, very good copy. A nice copy of a scarce book. (#149607)

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        Pithecanthropus erectus. Eine menschenaehnliche Uebergangsform aus Java. Mit Zwei tafeln und Drei in den Text gedruckten Figuren. [AND] An original photo of the type locality at Trinil, Java, most probably by Eugène Dubois himself.

      Batavia, Landesdruckerei, 1894. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.9 cm). Title page, [ii], 31 pp., two plates (one with photos of a skull, the other a tinted lithograph of bones), two text engravings. Blind quarter cloth over original printed boards.l Unique dedication copy of the true first edition of this ground breaking work in human evolution, being the first unambiguous record of "the missing link", a human species decidedly older and more primitive than Homo sapiens, based on well-preserved fossils found at Trinil near the Bengawan [Bengavian] Solo river in east-central Java. The Dutch anatomist, anthropologist and palaeontologist Marie Eugène François Thomas Dubois (1858-1940) was the first to deliberately search for hominid fossils, and the first to be successful at it. Dubois' discovery was proof that humans were as much the subject of evolution as any other animal or plant. This edition precedes the edition from "Jaarboek van het Mijnwezen" and its offprint, which were both published in 1895. Dubois immediately realized the great importance of his discovery and could not wait for the "Jaarboek" to be published, let alone for a thorough description of all the mammalian fossils found at the Trinil site. In the preface, dated January 1894, Dubois stated "Für die Abfassung einer einigermaassen vollständigen Beschreibung ist die Vergleichung der gesammelten Fossilien mit ähnlichen Sammlungen, namentlich in europäischen Museen... erforderlich - und so wird die Veröffentlichung jener Beschreibung und der in mancher Beziehung wichtigen allgemeineren Untersuchungsergebnisse wahrscheinlich nog längere Zeit ausbleiben müssen. Die in der vorliegende Abhandlung beschriebene Form is jedoch von zo ganz besonderem Interesse, und giebt zu Schlüssen von so grosser und allgemeiner Bedeutung Anlass, dass... sie schon jetzt zu bearbeiten und der Oeffentlichkeit zu überlieferen". It took Dubois and his fossils many years to convince the majority of the scientific world of the importance of these findings, and today it is universally regarded as a cornerstone in human palaeontology and evolution. This edition was printed at and published by the "Landesdruckerei" [actually Landsdrukkerij in Batavia, or modern day Jakarta]. Very few copies of this edition are known to exist. Provenance: on the front free endpaper, Dubois wrote in a neat hand "Met broederlijke groet van den schrijver" [with brotherly regards from the author]. An oblong albumen print (11.8 x 15.8 cm) of the Bengawan Solo river, cutting through the Pleistocene deposits in which P. erectus was found, has been inserted. In the left lower centre is a white tent, most probably of Dubois's team, adjacent to a cliff with outcrops of sediment layers. On the photo verso "vindplaats Pithecanthropus" [type locality of Pithecanthropus] is written in an old hand. A unique copy - inscribed by the author to his brother - with an original photograph. See http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/edubois.html. Garrison-Morton, 210.

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        Le "Vitiaz" et l'Ocean Pacifique.

      St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Science,, 1894. Observations Hydrologiques faites par les Officiers de la Corvette "Vitiaz" pendant un Voyage Autour du Monde, exécuté de 1886 à 1889, et Recueil des Observations sur la Température et le Poids Spécifique de l'Eau de l'Océan Pacifique Nord. ["Vitiaz" i Tikhii Okean. Gidrologicheskiia Nabliudeniia, proizvedennyia Ofitserami Korveta "Vitiaz'" vo vremia krugosvietnago plavaniia 1886-1889 godov, i svod Nabliudenii nad Temperaturoiu i Udiel'nym viesom Vody Sievernago Tikhago Okeana] Quarto. Original grey-green printed paper-covered boards, rebacked with green cloth, the original spine laid down. Numerous tables to the text, 32 maps and plates, all but one of them folding, dual lingual text, French and Russian, in double column, A little rubbed, small ink stamps of the Danish Royal Naval Library Chart Archive to the front board and title page only, light variable browning to the text-block, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, OCLC shows just thirteen copies world-wide, all but three - Natural History Museum, National Library of New Zealand, and Universitäts- und Forschungsbibliothek Erfurt/Gotha - in the United States. Official account of Makarov's first pacific hydrographic survey on the Vityaz, 1886-9. Makarov had graduated from the Imperial Maritime Academy in 1865, commissioned as an ensign in 1869. Between 1867 and 1876 Makarov served as flag captain to Admiral Andrei Popov with the Baltic Fleet, before captaining the torpedo boat tender Velikiy Knyaz Konstantin in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-8 - 'his new designs and tactics for torpedo boats were used on the Black Sea with notable success' (Britannica) - being the first to launch torpedoes from a boat, which itself had been launched from the tender, in an attack on the Ottoman ship Intibah. Makarov made two round-the-world hydrographic expeditions in the corvette Vitjaz, the one recorded here, and another of 1894-6.He designed the world's first icebreaker, the Yermak, oversaw her construction, and commanded her on two Arctic expeditions in 1899 and 1901. In 1900 he was appointed Chief Commander and military governor of Kronstadt, and following the disaster at Port Arthur in 1904 was sent to command the Battle Fleet there, his active command contrasting sharply with his predecessors. He died in April 1904 when his flagship the Petropavlovsk struck a mine and sank.

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        The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson [Including Treasure Island; Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; Kidnapped]

      Edinburgh: Printed by T. and A. Constable for Longmans, Green and Company, 1894. The works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Bound in full green morocco, 30 volumes, gilt floral devices with red morocco onlays in corners of boards, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, inner dentelles, silk endleaves, top edges gilt; with all or part of the original covers bound into each volume, several volumes with clipped unsigned manuscript quotation by Robert Louis Stevenson from secondary sources with attributions, inset to the title pages. Including, but not limited to: New Arabian Nights. London, 1883 * Treasure Island. Boston, 1884 * More New Arabian Nights, The Dynamiter. London, 1885 * Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. First American edition. 'Authorized edition.' Wrappers. 14 pages publisher's ads at end NY, 1886 * Kidnapped. Folding map. First Edition. First state of text with "business" instead of "pleasure" on page 40, line 11; "nine o'clock" instead of "twelve o'clock" on page 64, line 1; "Long Islands" instead of "Long Island" on page 101, lines 9/10, later state of rear ads, dated 5G-7.86 [London], 1886 * Virginibus Puerisque. NY, 1887 * The Black Arrow. London, 1888 * Familiar Studies of Men and Books, London, 1888 * The Wrong Box. NY, 1889 * Ballads. London, 1890 * David Balfour. NY, 1893 * A Child's Garden of Verses. First Illustrated Edition. London, 1896 * A Child's Garden of Verses. Illustrated edition. First Jessie Willcox Smith Edition. In fine condition. An exceptional set. "Few writers have during their lifetime commanded so much admiration and regard from their fellow-craftsmen Energy of vision goes hand in hand with magic of presentment, and both words and things acquire new meaning and a new vitality under his touch" (DNB).

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        Les Naufragés du Jonathan EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hetzel, 1894. Fine. Hetzel, Paris s.d. [1894-1895], 18x28cm, cartonnage de l'éditeur. - Edition adorned with 78 illustrations by George Roux, 12 engravings chromotypography and 2 maps couleurs.Cartonnage Hetzel Editor "on the range and the elephant" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first polychrome dish signed with Engel title in a range black and gold several frames in black and gold, a golden elephant head on the top left, three small illustrations and various gold navigational instruments and exploration, all framed in green foliage, the second type of flat "i" as indicated by JAUZAC, back decorated with several color illustrations and gold, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt. Back a little past and having friction copings. Hunting in the first flat slotted portion and blue guards marginally insolated as usual. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée de 78 illustrations de George Roux, dont 12 gravures en chromotypographie et de 2 cartes en couleurs. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "à l'éventail et à l'éléphant" en pleine percaline rouge signé A. Lenègre, premier plat polychrome signé Engel présentant le titre dans un éventail noir et doré, plusieurs encadrements en noir et à l'or, une tête d'éléphant dorée en haut à gauche, trois petites illustrations ainsi que divers instruments de navigation et d'exploration dorés, le tout encadré dans des feuillages verts, second plat de type "i" comme indiqué par Jauzac, dos orné de plusieurs illustrations en couleur et à l'or, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Dos un peu passé et présentant des frottements en coiffes. Chasse du premier plat en partie fendue et gardes bleues marginalement insolées comme habituellement.

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        Le "Vitiaz" et l'Ocean Pacifique. Observations Hydrologiques faites par les Officiers de la Corvette "Vitiaz" pendant un Voyage Autour du Monde, exécuté de 1886 à 1889, et Recueil des Observations sur la Température et le Poids Spécifique de l'Eau de l'Océan Pacifique Nord. ["Vitiaz" i Tikhii Okean. Gidrologicheskiia Nabliudeniia, proizvedennyia Ofitserami Korveta "Vitiaz'" vo vremia krugosvietnago plavaniia 1886-1889 godov, i svod Nabliudenii nad Temperaturoiu i Udiel'nym viesom Vody Sievernago Tikhago Okeana]

      St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Science, 1894 - Quarto. Original grey-green printed paper-covered boards, rebacked with green cloth, the original spine laid down. A little rubbed, small ink stamps of the Danish Royal Naval Library Chart Archive to the front board and title page only, light variable browning to the text-block, but overall a very good copy. Numerous tables to the text, 32 maps and plates, all but one of them folding, dual lingual text, French and Russian, in double column, First edition. Uncommon, OCLC shows just thirteen copies world-wide, all but three - Natural History Museum, National Library of New Zealand, and Universitäts- und Forschungsbibliothek Erfurt/Gotha - in the United States. Official account of Makarov's first pacific hydrographic survey on the Vityaz, 1886-9. Makarov had graduated from the Imperial Maritime Academy in 1865, commissioned as an ensign in 1869. Between 1867 and 1876 Makarov served as flag captain to Admiral Andrei Popov with the Baltic Fleet, before captaining the torpedo boat tender Velikiy Knyaz Konstantin in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-8 - 'his new designs and tactics for torpedo boats were used on the Black Sea with notable success' (Britannica) - being the first to launch torpedoes from a boat, which itself had been launched from the tender, in an attack on the Ottoman ship Intibah. Makarov made two round-the-world hydrographic expeditions in the corvette Vitjaz, the one recorded here, and another of 1894-6.He designed the world's first icebreaker, the Yermak, oversaw her construction, and commanded her on two Arctic expeditions in 1899 and 1901. In 1900 he was appointed Chief Commander and military governor of Kronstadt, and following the disaster at Port Arthur in 1904 was sent to command the Battle Fleet there, his active command contrasting sharply with his predecessors. He died in April 1904 when his flagship the Petropavlovsk struck a mine and sank. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sonnets and Lyrical Poems Together with Ballads and Poems

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. Two octavo volumes. (xii) 197; (iv) 227pp. Each volume is one of 310 copies. Designed and printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press in Hammersmith. This set has been bound in full blue levant morocco by Rivière. The bindings were executed in the Doves style, featuring double-ruled panels forming small square cornerpieces, each containing small concentric circle devices. Spines richly gilt with triple heart leaf ornaments and central flower devices in five of six compartments. Triple-ruled turn-ins with repeated flower, heart leaf, and circlet devices. T.e.g. Housed in titled chemises and within a morocco-backed double slipcase. This is the Saks copy, with his booklabel on front paste-downs. A handsome set. (Peterson A20, A20a).

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        Le livre des orchidées.

      Gand, Ad. Hoste / Paris, G. Masson. 1894. - Gross-8°. VIII, 601 S. Mit 31 chromolithografierten Tafeln und 310 Abbildungen im Text. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Nissen BBI 1031 - Stafleu & Cowan 3589. - Originalausgabe. - Kerchove de Denterghem (1844-1906) war belgischer Politiker, Senator und in der Freizeit Orchideen- und Palmenzüchter. - Mit 2 zusätzlichen Chromolithographien aus einem anderen Werk. - Lederbezug beschabt. Fliegender Vorsatz leicht stockfleckig, sonst nur sehr wenige Bl. leicht fleckig. Einige Tafeln knapp beschnitten. - Mit gestochenem Exlibris "I.Demole" auf dem Innendeckel.

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        Pride and Prejudice.

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine and front board elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design, dark green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Spine gently rolled, slight wear to tips, inner hinges cracked but holding, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. First illustrated edition. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text; Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only a frontispiece.

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        Psalmi Penitentiales

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. Octavo. 63pp. One of 300 copies. Seven pages are illustrated with 6-line capitals and decorative white-vine style borders, and each psalm beings with a 3-line capital. The text is a rhyming version of the Penitential Psalms, as found in a manuscript of Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis written at Gloucester in 1440. Transcribed and edited by F. S. Ellis and printed by William Morris in black and red. Bound in cloth-backed blue boards, titled to upper cover in black, in a glassine wrapper. Fine.

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