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        Hieroglyphic Bibles: Their Origin and History. A Hitherto Unwritten Chapter of Bibliography with Facsimile Illustrations by W. A. Clouston's and a New Hieroglyphic Bible told in Stories by Frederick A. Laing

      Glasgow: David Bryce and Son, 1894. Quarto. xvi, 316, 24, 24pp. First edition. This reference book on hieroglyphic Bibles, where words have been replaced by symbols, is illustrated with black & white facsimile pages. Hieroglyphic Bibles were meant to visually capture the interest and curiosity of children, leading them to a greater understanding of the text. Following Clouston's text is Frederick A. Laing's modern hieroglyphic Bible printed in color, divided into "Old Testament Stories" and "New Testament Stories." Each section has a full-page color title page, and the near-miniature leaves of the Bible are mounted, with four on each page. Bound in tan buckram stamped with the title in gilt and a pictorial border in black. Some faint, scattered foxing to contents and fore-edge, edges of boards show some light soiling, corners and spine ends slightly bumped, else a fine copy with the original blue cloth printed dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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        Autograph letter signed, in German, to Alfred R. v. Dutezinski

      Leipzig, 1894. No Dust Jacket. Wundt, Wilhelm (1832-1920). Autograph letter signed, in German, to Alfred R. v. Dutezinski (identified in a different hand on the verso of the second leaf). Leipzig, March 25, 1894. 1 page plus blank leaf. 196 x 125 mm. Fine. From Wilhelm Wundt, known as the "father of experimental psychology," who established psychology as a separate science and founded one of the first formal laboratories for psychological research (at the University of Leipzig). He is one of the founding figures of modern psychology. His letter may be translated as follows: "Dear Sir, My best thanks for sending your work to me. It deals with a subject in which I am very interested and I certainly will give my whole attention to your [thesis?] as soon as my own work leads to this subject. Yours very truly, W. Wundt."

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

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

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The Tragedy Of Pudd'nhead Wilson And The Comedy Of Those Extraordinary Twins - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      American Publishing Company Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company. Fine. 1894. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First Edition/ First Printing/ First State as evidenced by the bulk of the text block measuring 1 1/8" and the title page not being tipped-in. Also, State A frontispiece with the facsimile signature of Twain measuring 1 7/16" wide. BAL 3442. About Fine condition in the publisher's original decorated reddish-brown cloth covered boards with black decorations, little rubbing and some minute chipping along spine and tissue guard; Told in typical Twain fashion, infants switched at birth reveal their true colors as DNA encoding takes precedence over environment. Set during the early years of the 19th century, this pre-Civil War satire tackles social commentary issues still being debated today. Twain presents the reader with a light-skinned black mother switching her infant with her white master's in order to prevent her own child being raised as a slave. Twain uses humor and irony in revealing seething levels of racism and classicism .

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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and The Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

      American Publishing Company Hartford: American Publishing Company. 1894. First. First edition, BAL's first state. Small owner name, very slight bumping to the corners, and rubbing at the extremities, a near fine, tight copy. One of Twain's best known tales, of look-alike changelings, murder, and an early use of fingerprint evidence by the eponymous lawyer-turned-detective. Filmed for television in 1984 with Ken Howard as Wilson. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, Johnson Highspot of American Literature. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, The. And the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

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

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        Polnoe sobranie sochineni i. (Complete collected works 1-12).

      S:t Petersburg 1894-95. 8:o. Engraved portrait,XXIV,528,(2 last blank); 604,(2 last blank); 353,(1),II; 506,(2 last blank); 546; 661,(1 blank); Facsimile plate,652,(2); 582; 472,II; 444,II; 548,IV; 920,IV pp. Publisher´red cloth stamped in black and gilt on upper board and spine, lower board stamped in blind. Some wear to outer joints. Volume 1 with some miscoloring to upper board and more to lower (watersoiling). Volume 6 with slight watersoiling on endpapers and pastedowns at upper part at hinges. Book-plates on front pastedowns. Removed from volume 1. Too much glue has been used to fastened book-plates which in volume 3-7 and 10 has got stuck to endpapers with some paper damage. 12 volumes. 20,5 x 14 cm

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
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        Die Pferdezucht in den im Reichsrathe vertretenen Königreichen und Ländern der österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie. Die Landespferdezucht . Vol II.

      Wien. Druck und Verlag der k. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei. 1894.. II Band. Vol II only. Hardback, no d/w. 488pp. 14 coloured maps (14 Hippologischen Karten). Red cloth boards with elaborate blindstamped decoration to front and back board and gilt titles to spine. Some general wear to boards and waterstain to edge of boards has bled through to leading edge of endpapers. The maps were attached by very slight glueing to the leading edge of the following page, surprise! a few of these have become detached, but still remain in pristine condition. Overall a perfectly acceptable copy of a very rare book. Text in German. Heavy book, will incur extra postage. The Horses in the Reichsrath kingdoms and countries represented in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

      [Bookseller: The Old Station Pottery & Bookshop]
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      1st edition. Paris: Bibliothèque-Charpentier, Eugène Fasquelle 1894. 598 pp. Copy no. 87 of 350 on papier de Hollande. Totally uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in nice later halfleather.. Les Trois Villes

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        The Jungle Book. The Second Jungle Book.

      With illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. London: Macmillan, 1894, 1895. First part in the first edition, second printing June 1894. Second part in the first edition, first printing. Frontispiece,vi,(2),212 + (6),238,(2)pp. Publisher's decorated blue cloth. All edges gilt. Gilt decorations on boards. Ffep. in first part with small repaired tear. Endpapers with cracks at inner hinges. Gilt decorations dulled. Wear to head and foot of spine. Second part with slight occasional brownspotting, foremost to first and last leafs, contemporary owners inscription on ffep. and slight rubbing to head/foot of spine. 19 x 12,5 cm

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        The Jungle Book with Illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. With The Second Jungle Book.

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

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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        The Wood Beyond the World.

      (Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1894).. Limited edition, one of 350 copies, 8vo, (iv), 260, (2) pp. Frontispiece by Burne-Jones and the first page of text within dark woodcut borders, lighter borders to the first page of each chapter, decorative initial letters, shoulder-notes in red. Original gilt titled limp vellum with yapp edges, lacking the ties, some light browning and soiling, one small mark to the lower cover. Written specifically for the Press, with the borders being used here for the first time. Peterson A27. Sparling 27. Forman 155.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Sonnets and Lyrical Poems.

      (Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 20th February, 1894).. Limited edition, one of 310 copies printed on Flower paper. (xii), 197, (1) pp. Original full limp vellum, silk ties (one intact, the others frayed with loss), gilt lettered direct to spine, contemporary neat ownership inscription to first free endpaper. Spine slightly darkened, a few very minor marks, front and rear endpapers very lightly spotted, otherwise very good. The text is printed in black and red in Golden type. Peterson, A20a. Halliday Sparling, 20a.

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        (Bible) L'Evangile de l'Enfance de Notre Seigneur Jesus-Chris Selon Saint-Pierre. With Art Nouveau illustrations by Carlos SCHWABE

      Paris: Armand Colin et Cie Éditeurs, 1894, first Schwabe edition, this copy from the regular unnumbered edition (there also were 150 copies with additional suites), illustrated with 16 (including the title page) handsome full-page chromolithographs in colors by Carlos Schwabe, each signed in the plate; circa 12.75 x 9.75 in. (32 x 24 cm); about 120 pages, each with Art Nouveau floral borders, 13 pages with large handsome vignettes, some pochoired with gilt; in a cloth binding; original wrappers bound in; the front wrapper with a handsome woodcut in 3 colors; an excellent, very clean copy. References: Monod 4397; Carteret V.73. Also: Garvey, ”The Turn of a Century”, 51: ”Paris in the Nineties was alive with psychical experiments, particularly Rosicrucianism, which found expression in the literary-artistic world of Carlos Schwabe”.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd. ]
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