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        Ferrovia Roma - Viterbo con diramazione per Ronciglione. 29 aprile 1894. Societa' italiana per le strade ferrate del mediterraneo

      Fototipia Danesi, Roma 1894 - In 8, cm 31,5 x 22, album composto da 24 tavole fotografiche stampate in fototipia su carta pesante e 2 grandi carte ripiegate a 3 falde con la corografia del tracciato e il profilo longitudinale. Al verso della prima carta sono indicati i dati generali relativi opere d'arte speciali, stazioni, gallerie ecc. ÂTutta tela editoriale con titoli impressi in oro al piatto anteriore. Le tavole raffigurano: Galleria del Gianicolo; Stazione di Roma S. Pietro; viadotto del Gelsomino; viadotto sulla Valle dell'Inferno (2); Bracciano; stazione di Bracciano; viadotto sul vallone Doganella; Stazione di Manziana; Viadotto sul Vallone Boccalupo; viadotto sul Vallone Gigante; viadotto sul Vallone Mignone; Stazione di Capranica; viadotto sul Vallone di Ronciglione; stazione di Ronciglione; viadotto sul Fosso Cacchiano; viadotto sul Fosso Trocche; viadotto sul Vallone Porcareccia; viadotto sul Fosso Filante; viadotto sul Fosso ÂMolinaccio; ponte sul Fosso Buon Respiro; viadotto sul Vallone Elce; stazione di Viterbo; galleria Gentili. La tratta venne inaugurata il 29 aprile 1894. La costruzione era stata approvata nel 1888 dopo molti dibattiti venne preferito il percorso vicino al Lago di Bracciano aq quello lungo la Via Cassia ITA

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        The Light of Egypt or The Science of the Soul and the Stars. In two Parts.

      Astro Philosophical Publishing Company, Denver 1894 - Astro Philosophical Publishing Company, Denver 1894. Second Edition. Mit s/w Abbildungen auf Tafeln. 1 (w), xi, 1 Bl., 392 S., 2 Bl. Vlgs.-Anz. OLwd. mit Goldprägung. Enthält die Grundlegenden Lehren der "Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor" (Hermetische Bruderschaft von Luxor), die stark geprägt sind von der Sexualmagie Paschal Beverly Randolph's (der auch den Ordo Templi Orientis unter Aleister Crowley beeinflusste). - Zur Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor siehe auch: The Story of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, von T. Allen Greenfield. Weiterhin: The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. Initiatic and Historical Documents of an Order of Practical Occultism, von Joscelyn Godwin, Christian Chanel und John Patrick Deveney. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek "The Theosophical Society Shanghai, China" [Shanghai Lodge]. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Buchspiegel mit Exlibris von "Edward I[saac] Ezra" (Shanghai). Innengelenke eingerissen (aber fest). Vorsatz, 1 (w) Blatt und Titelblatt mit kleinem dezenten chinesischem Stempel. Wenige Blatt mit sauberen Anstreichungen in Kugelschreiber. Sprache : en

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      London: Sampson, Low, Marston & Company Limited... Melbourne: M. L. Hutchinson, n.d. [1894].. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-vi [vii] viii [1] 2-326 [327: printer's imprint] [328: blank], original pictorial blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in white, spine panel stamped in white and gold, top and fore edges untrimmed, white endpapers with pattern incorporating publisher's monogram printed in gray. First edition. Utopian lost race novel set in "Fregida," a north polar region comprising the nations of Zara, Ura, Gurla, and Roda. Farleigh, the sole survivor of an expedition to the north pole, is taken to Zara, a constitutional republic, and the most advanced of the four nations in all ways. Three of these nations were "founded in the late eighteenth century when a scientific polar expedition, on the brink of death, wandered into the temperate area, which was already peopled by a large population of unknown origin and language ... Among the scientists was one William O'Brien, who set up the state as it now its. Two of his companions set up two other nations ... The nation of Zara gradually expands to include the other three nations - Ura, Roda, and Gurla -- which it transforms to its own cultural pattern. This expansion comes through merger and war, in which bomb-dropping airships are the decisive factor. The novel ends with the unification of the circumpolar nations ..." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1592. At the time of Farleigh's arrival, humane liberalism is giving way to ominously simplified "scientific" social thinking and it is determined that "in our community no thing or animal that is detrimental to the general welfare is allowed to increase its species." This policy leads to the ruthless extermination of the Rodas, a primitive race of savages who live on the fringe of the polar communities. Blackford, Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, pp. 25-26; 227. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 16. Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 2. Miller, p. 650. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 163. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 103. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 58-59. Bleiler (1978), p. 145. Reginald 10533. Not in Lewis or Negley. Spine ends and corner tips lightly worn, a few spots and rubs to cloth, recto of title leaf and verso of last leaf darkened (offset from endpapers), a clean, tight, very good copy. A very scarce book. (#152044)

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        Life's Little Ironies. A Set of Tales with some Colloquial Sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters.

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1894 - Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt titles and red rules and floral design to spine and front board. Cloth a little darkened, rubbing to ends and corners, hinges just starting, split at the top of front free endpaper, leaves otherwise very slightly brittle and lightly browned at the margins, but nonetheless overall a very good copy. First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy inscribed within a month of publication, "The Countess of Malmesbury from Thomas Hardy. March, 1894". The recipient was Susan Harris (née Hamilton), dowager Countess of Malmesbury (1854-1935), who had been married to Victorian statesman James Howard Harris, 3rd Earl of Malmesbury (1807-89) for nine years since 1880 until his death. She later, in 1896, married British army officer Major-General Sir John Charles Ardagh (1840–1907) - this inscription, however, falls between her two marriages. Hardy (who was in 1894 in the middle of his troubled marriage to Emma Gifford), saw rather a lot of Lady Malmesbury around this time. He even dined with her on his birthday in 1892. Florence Hardy relates in her biography of her husband a characteristically melancholy anecdote from one of these visits, in April 1894 (the month after this book's presentation): "At Lady Malmesbury's one of her green linnets escaped from its cage, and he caught it – reluctantly, but feeling that a green linnet at large in London would be in a worse predicament than as a prisoner." He and Emma were both guests at Lady Malmesbury's marriage to Ardagh in 1896. Perhaps rather pointedly, she soon after co-authored (alongside novelist Marie Corelli, Lady Jeune, and Flora Annie Steel) a work entitled The Modern Marriage Market (1897) - a subject Hardy had addressed in The Hand of Ethelberta (1876). She also wrote several other articles and books on such topics as stag hunting and bicycling ("Bicycling in Barbados" and "On a Bike in the Bosch"). Presentation copies of this collection of Hardy short stories and character sketches, which were published 22 February 1894 in an edition of 2,000 copies, are genuinely rare - the last copy to appear at auction was that inscribed to Edmund Gosse, in Frederick B. Adams, Jr.'s famous Thomas Hardy sale at Sotheby's in 2001 - it made just shy of £10,000. Before that, the last presentation copy, to the publisher, appeared in 1959. We can find no others recorded at auction. The bibliographer Purdy noted that only four presentation copies were known, inscribed to Gosse, the Earl of Pembroke, Sir Francis Jeune, and the publisher Clarence McIlvaine. This Malmesbury copy adds one to that scant store. Purdy pp.81-6. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Memoirs of Count Lavalette; Ad Justant and Private Secretary to Napoleon and Postmaster-General Under the Empire (Limited to 125 Copies in a large paper edition)

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1894. First Thus. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Very scarce in this beautiful limited edition printed on large paper and bound in rich full creme morocco with the Napoleon gilt symbol on spine panels and five raised bands. 460p. index.In 1796 General Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers introduced him to Napoleon who took Lavalette on to his personal staff and entrust him with diplomatic missions.After joining with Napoleon in the 18 Brumaire coup against the French Directory, he served in the French Consulate and First Empire. Housed in a beautiful slipcase with Lavalette's emblem as a pastedown on the front of the box.As Minister of Posts, he headed the security system searching the mail of suspected Royalist.His escape the night before his scheduled excecution and with the help of a small band of Britsh soldiers escaped to Great Britain.

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        Mit Emin Pacha ins Herz Afrika. Ein Reisebericht mit Beiträgen von Dr. Emin Pascha, in seinem Auftrage geschildert.

      First edition. 4to. 2 parts in one. pp. [i], xxii, [1, part title], 901; 32 plates inc. one folding and one coloured, illusts. to text, two folding maps in pocket at rear; minor occasional foxing, else near-fine in the original decorated cloth, t.e.g., in the original dust-wrapper. With loosely inserted a letter from expedition leader Emin to Frère Oscar, dated Bukoba, Victoria Nyassa, 1 Februar 1891.Stuhlmann (1863-1928) was a German naturalist who in 1890 joined the Emin Pasha expedition. His account of the expedition is "acclaimed by some to be the finest scientific work on Africa ever published" (Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration IV.S81), here with the original dust-wrapper and an original letter from Emin Pasha.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1894 - 1894 Wisden Publishers Rebind (+)without Original Coversish

      Hi, This lot is an 1894 Original Wisden , Rebound without its original covers, well they are inside but the cover part is stuck down to the main boards the binding is very similar to an 1896 hardback , hence it is special with similar gilt to spine and covers as a hardback, wear to top of spine ( and 1894) internally is in excellent condition. Nice covers, Very white and clean pages. Nice photoplate. Liverpool cricket club stamp to first page. Hard to fault.

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        An Account of Shelly's Visits to France, Switzerland, and Savoy, in the Years 1814 and 1816 With Extracts From the History of a Six-Week Store and Letters Descriptive of a Sale Around the Lake of Geneva and of the Glaciers of Chamouni, First Published in

      Bliss 1894 - 200 p. Includes: illustrations, index. Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by author. moderate shelfwear, boards very slightly bowed, mild foxing to first pages, plates, photos happily granted, just ask First edition. one of only 50 signed copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Greek Vase Paintings

      T. Fisher Unwin. London 1894 - Used, Hardcover, Large Folio volume, 18x14", Luxury edition with original cloth cover deeply embossed in the style of Charles Rennie MacIntosh. 32 pages of text incorporating Preface, Introductory Historical Notes with colored frontispiece and 42 b&w plates on heavy card stock with descriptive text for each. A master work on the ancient Greek artists of the red-figure and black-figure vases with their manifold expression of myth and history. Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), co-author of the book and friend of D.S. MacColl, was a British classical scholar, linguist and feminist, and one of the founders of modern studies in Ancient Greek religion and mythology. D.S. MacColl, co-author, was a painter, art critic, lecturer and writer, and Keeper of the Tate Gallery for five years, from 1906-1911, and the Wallace Collection from 1911-1924. Book condition: Good. It was partially restored some years ago, but has been used over time, and as a consequence, the following is noted: Spine loose bottom half, needs to be reinforced/secured, browning of front and back covers, and stains on both covers. Foxing throughout, tho' plates remain vivid. Rubbing along parts of cover edges both front and back. Rubbing along spine edges and chip at bottom of spine. Two chips at top of spine on each side, one to front edge, one to back. Heavy book which will require additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of the Physical Society of London - Volumes 13 to 30 Inclusive [January 1894 to August 1918 ] - Eighteen Volumes

      London: Printed by Taylor and Francis, 1894 Eighteen volumes, all hardbacks, each 150mm x 230mm tall (5.75" x 9.25" approx., in the original brown cloth-covered boards/gilt spine titles) complete with all illustrations, folding charts and plates. Ex-Keele University library with minimal labelling and small blind-stamp impressions to the lower blank margin of each title-page. In view of the combined weight of these volumes, please ask for details of the cheapest mailing options before placing an order. Contents include, amongst very many other subjects, Physics, Chemistry, Discoveries & Inventions, Magic, Science, Magnetism, Lamps & Lighting, Aniline Dyes, Electricity & Electromagnetics, Harmonic Analysis, Synchronous Motor, Elements, Gases, Periodic Table, Atomics, Mechanics, Telescopes, Silvering, & Optics, including Microscopes & Mirrors.. First Editions. Cloth. Very Good/No d/ws. 8vo..

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        A Woman of No Importance

      London: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head in Vigo Street. Printed by T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh, 1894. First edition, one of 500 copies. 154, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original mauve cloth decorated in gilt. Some spotting, head of spine bumped; textblock a bit toned. Very good. First edition, one of 500 copies. 154, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Mason 365

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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung weiland Seiner kaiserl. und königl. Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf begonnen, fortgesetzt unter dem Protectorate Ihrer kaiserl. und königl. Hoheit der durchlauchtigsten Frau Kronprinzessin-Witwe Erzherzogin Stephanie.

      Wien, k.k Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei, ca. 1887-1894. - 24 Bde. Pag. OHld. Schöne Expl., leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp.

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      London: Tower Publishing Company Limited, 1894.. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-11 [12] 13-330 [331-332: ads] [note: signature 23, two conjugate leaves, is an insert], twenty full-page illustrations by Cyril Field and T. S. C. Crowther of which eight are inserted and twelve are integral to text leaves, one facsimile, numerous maps, several full-page, original pictorial olive-green cloth, front panel and spine panels stamped in orange and black. First edition. French and Russian troops invade England and are defeated. Le Queux was a "tireless exploiter of any scare or anxiety that would 'make a story.' Most of the war fiction he produced was extraordinarily successful, partly because he chose to write on matters of great national concern and partly because his handling of his themes never rose above the level set by the new mass newspapers. A notable example is to be found in the history of his first really profitable venture, THE GREAT WAR IN ENGLAND IN 1897, which first appeared as a serial in ANSWERS during the war scare of 1893. Then, having helped to increase the circulation of ANSWERS, it came out as a book in 1894 with a preface by Lord Roberts. It sold five editions in the first four weeks of publication; and it drew letters of commendation from the Duke of Connaught, Lord Wolseley, and other eminent personages. By 1899 it had gone through sixteen editions and had been accorded leading articles in the Paris Figaro, the Rome Opinione, and the Secolo of Milan." - Clarke, Voices (1992), p. 58. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-104; (1981) 1-113; (1987) 1-57; and (1995) 1-57. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1330. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 20. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. 229. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 501. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 138. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 85. Bleiler (1978), p. 122. Reginald 08922. Armorial bookplate of Donald Watson affixed to front paste-down. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and along rear joint, some soiling and faint scratching to rear panel, several small spots on spine panel, a bright, tight, very good copy with a very clean and attractive front panel. A superior copy of this handsome book. The first edition is very uncommon. (#149726)

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        Othello - Drame Lyrique en Quatre Actes par Arrigo Boito - Giuseppe Verdi

      Ricordi & C. - Paris 1894 - Vocal score, PN51635, 4ff., 366 pages, French text, blind stamped 10/1894. Ownership dated Oct 31st, 1894 (19 days after the Paris premiere), a fine copy. Original boards. First edition of the second version, Hopkinson 63B. This is a special version of the opera made by Verdi for the Paris Opera, where it was given on October 12th, 1894. First edition to contain Act III ballet music composed by Verdi for the production and it also includes other revisions made by the composer. Size is 8.5 x 11 inches. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Choix de Fables de La Fontaine: Illustrees par un Groupe des Meilleurs Artistes de Tokyo

      Imprimerie de Tsoukidji-Tokio, S. Magata, Tokyo 1894 - 2 v., bound in one. Fine quarter-morocco binding, Japanese-style motifs to spine. A few scrapes and some minor wear to spine, a little abrasion to board edges. Slight foxing to text-block edges. Marbled endpapers. Original wrappers bound-in, each stamped `E. Flammarion, Editeur` on lower margin. Filled with beautiful double-page colour woodblock-printed plates, along with many black and white vignettes. Very occasional minor browning/foxing, otherwise in very nice condition . Japanese fukuro-toji binding. Text in French, colophon in Japanese. First edition, hiragami-bon [plain paper ed.]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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        Ausgestreckt auf dem Boden liegender Mädchenakt, zwei weitere Mädchenakte hocken neben ihrem Kopf.

      - Lithographie, auf chamoisfarbenem China, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 16,5:30,7 cm, Blattgröße 21,5:32,8 cm. – Linke untere und rechte obere Ecke etwas knickfaltig. Deutlich wird hier Teichmanns Nähe zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts einsetzenden Lebensreform-Bewegung und der in diesem Zusammenhang propagierten Freikörperkultur. Ida Teichmann studierte 1894-1897 Porträtmalerei in Frankfurt am Main bei J. Welsch (1832-1899). 1897/1898 hielt sie sich für einen längeren Zeitraum in Manchester auf. 1902 reiste sie nach Neapel, anschließend kehrte sie in ihre Geburtsstadt zurück. Bis 1911 malte sie in Öl Akte, Bildnisse und Interieurs. Dann betätigte sie sich ausschließlich als Zeichnerin und Graphikerin, Hauptmotiv waren Mädchenakte. Zeichnungen und Lithographien von ihr befinden sich in den Graphischen Sammlungen von Dresden und München.

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      London: Methuen & Co., 1894.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-328 + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "October 1894" inserted at rear, original red cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. 6000 copies printed. This collection includes two fantasy tales, "Lot No. 249," featuring a reanimated mummy, and "The Los Amigos Fiasco," in which an attempt to electrocute a criminal creates a superhuman prisoner who cannot be killed. This collection began as a series of eight stories commissioned by Jerome K. Jerome for his IDLER MAGAZINE, but, of the eight, only three appeared there, the other five having been rejected for being too "realistic" (which, as a term of literary criticism in this period, usually means horrific, morbid, or downright depraved). In his preface, Doyle notes that a red lamp "is the usual sign of a general practitioner in England." He defends the emphasis in these stories on "the graver side of life," and compares their action on the reader to a tonic, "bitter to the taste but bracing in the result." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-20. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 553. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 610. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-74. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Green and Gibson A16a. Wolff 1915. Hint of fading to spine panel, tine, faint vertical stain to rear cover near outer joint from a nasty old plastic book "protector," some scattered light foxing, mainly to endpapers, else a near fine, bright copy. (#147308)

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      ULRICO HOEPLI, 1894. ITALIANO 0,18 Volume privo di coperta, frontespizio ingiallito, con fioritura e traccia di umidità, con 26 tavole e 6 figure nel testo, pagine uniformemente ingiallite e con lieve fioritura, all'ultima bianca firma appartenenza e traccia di umidità, tagli rossi USATO

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        Pomologie des Praktischen Obstbaumzüchters.Stuttgart, A. Jung, 1894. Large 8vo. With 102 chromo-lithographs of different types of fruit, some finished with arabic gum. Three-quarter morocco, title gold-stamped on front cover, spine richly gilt.

      Junk, Bibl. Bot. 6632; not in any of the other major botanical bibliographies. Attractively illustrated handbook for the cultivation of fruit by Nicolas Gaucher. There are 25 types of apples, 47 pears, 1 apricot, 7 cherries, 10 peaches, 8 plums, 2 red and white currants and 2 gooseberries. Fine copy.

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        Knorrige Bäume in der Landschaft. Ölgemälde auf Platte, alt gerahmt.

      1894 - Bildmaß: 36 x 29 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), aufwendig gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 50 x 42,5 cm ). Das Bild links unten mit *Ad. Glatte* signiert und mit 1894 datiert. Am Rahmen zum Bildunterrand mit montierter Metallplakette * Adolph Glatte, 1866 - 1920 *. Das Bild von guter Erhaltung, der Rahmen gering bestoßen. ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XIV, Seite 242 ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Traité des maladies mentales

      1894 - VIII-856 p. Paris, J.B. Baillière et fils, 1894, in-8, VIII-856 p, demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, dos à nerfs, 42 figures et une carte in texte. Troisième édition. Henri Dagonet (1823-1902) fut médecin en chef de l'asile de Stephansfeld, puis professeur agrégé à la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg, chargé d'enseignement sur les maladies mentales et nerveuses. En 1867, il est nommé médecin en chef de la division des hommes de l'asile Sainte-Anne, à son ouverture. Là, avec Prosper Lucas, Valentin Magnan et Gustave Bouchereau, il organisa un enseignement pratique, ouvert au public extérieur à l'asile qui fit l'objet d'une virulente campagne de presse conduisant à sa suspension. Les leçons qu'il dispensa à Strasbourg sont à l'origine de cet ouvrage. Repoussant la classification étiologique de Morel, il s'appuie sur celle admise par les aliénistes (adoptée notamment par Baillarger et Esquirol). Cette classification est fondée sur l'observation clinique et sur la symptomatologie. Cette troisième édition, profondément remaniée, fait de cet ouvrage une "oeuvre nouvelle". Ce livre eut un succès considérable. Magnan le cite en ces termes "devenu classique, répandu non seulement en France mais aussi à l'étranger, il a servi de guide à plusieurs générations de médecins ; les magistrats, à leur tour, et les administrateurs y puisent de précieux renseignements". Semelaigne, II, p. 100. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly

      London: Elkin Matthews & John Lane, 1894. Thirteen volumes, 8vo. 220 plates with tissues, a few occasional spots, all but volumes I-III unopened. Original decorative yellow cloth, some mild rubbing and soiling, spines slightly dull otherwise a very good set. A complete run of this influential periodical, which started with Aubrey Beardsley as its art director and includes some of his best work. Most of the decade's finest illustrators also contributed, including Joseph Pennell, Walter Sickert, William Rothenstein, Walter Crane, Max Beerbohm, D.Y. Cameron and Charles Robinson. There are nearly 300 articles, fictions and poems by writers including Henry James, Richard Le Gallienne, A.C. Benson, W.B. Yeats, Kenneth Grahame, E. Nesbit, Edmund Gosse, Baron Corvo, George Gissing and John Buchan among many others.

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        By Hook and By Crook

      London: Henry Sotheran 37 Piccadilly W. & 140 Strand, W.C., 1894. First edition. Frontispiece and 15 full-page plates, 10 in color of salmon & trout flies, 9 textual drawings. viii, [ii], 255, [1] pp. Printed by Taylor and Francis. 1 vols. 8vo. Original tan cloth. Spine very slightly faded, else fine. First edition. Frontispiece and 15 full-page plates, 10 in color of salmon & trout flies, 9 textual drawings. viii, [ii], 255, [1] pp. Printed by Taylor and Francis. 1 vols. 8vo. Westwood & Satchell Supplement, p. 252

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      New York: The Century Co., 1894.. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] xi-xiii [xiv-xvi], [1] 2-381 [382: blank [note: the blank leaf preceding the half title leaf was excised by the binder], frontispiece, 51 illustrations, 2 maps, original pictorial olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green and gold, t.e.g., fore-edge rough trimmed, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. The copies first printed, not necessarily the copies first circulated, have folio 1 below the text on page [1]; this copy lacks it. For his first book Muir selected and carefully revised articles which had appeared between 1875 and 1882 in several magazines and a newspaper. These selections, which represented much of his finest writing of the period, were prefaced by a new essay on the Sierra Nevada to provide an introduction to the detailed sketches which followed and a framework for his selections. The result was an enduring Sierra Nevada classic. "More books came from Muir's pen," writes Lawrence Clark Powell in California Classics ... ( 1971), "but none has the power, the style, and the charm of his first ... It is one man's testament to the glory of the Sierra Nevada, that radiant Range of Light. By the act of reading, book and range become ours. Such is the power of a classic." THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA met with immediate and far-reaching success. Muir's biographer, Linnie Marsh Wolfe (Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945), p. 268) summarizes its impact: "It rallied and solidified the conservation sentiment of the entire nation, leading directly to a new upsurge of determination to preserve the forests." BAL 14746. Zamarano 80 #56. Mild ru=bbing to cloth at upper edge of front joint, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#154933)

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1894 - 1894 Wisden, Rebound with Covers, Signed by Jack Hobbs.

      Hi, This lot is an 1894 Rebound Wisden with Original Covers - Signed by Jack Hobbs. It is in Good Condition. ""To my old friend Jack Mears, with all good wishes from Jack Hobbs"" it states on the first page and not the usual j.b.hobbs autograph so a nice formal piece of prose in this 1894. The binding is a bit tatty and the covers are dark, odd dog ear inside but clean pages and great photoplate but topped off by the Hobbs note.

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        Theory and Construction of a Rational Heat Motor

      Spon Pub., 1894. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. . Very good condition./No dust jacket, as issued. .

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      London: Tower Publishing Company Limited, 1894.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-377 [378-380: ads], errata slip pasted in between pages [viii] and [1], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Edwin S. Hope, original pictorial olive-green silk-like cloth, front panel stamped in blue and black, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition, first issue with recto of title leaf dated 1894 and no inserted illustrations by Fred T. Jane. The second issue omitted the frontispiece by Hope and added sixteen plates with illustrations by Jane. Terrorists wage war against a socialist utopia in the twenty-first century. "A sequel to [THE] ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION set some hundreds of years later -- superscientific warfare, communication from Martians and world devastation by a comet. Probably Griffith's best book." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 98. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-85; (1981) 1-85; (1987) 1-42; (1995) 1-42; and (2004) II-465. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, p. 76. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 930. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 369. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 20. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), p. 229. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 76. Locke, Voyages in Space 93. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 47-8. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 57. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06381. Top edge of text block dusty, light wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, cloth rubbed along fore and bottom edges, corner tips bruised, still a tight, bright, very good copy. This book is uncommon in nice condition. (#149855)

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        Trattato di anatomia umana. Anatomia descrittiva - Istologia - Sviluppo. Dieci libri in otto tomi. Opera completa. Prima traduzione italiana sull'ultima edizione francese. Vol. I: parte I: Osteologia e artrologia, parte II: Miologia; Vol. II: parte I: Angiologia, parte II: Neurologia (sistema nervoso centrale), parte III: Neurologia (sistema nervoso periferico), parte IV: Organi dei sensi; Vol. III: parte I: Apparati della digestione, della respirazione e della fonazione, parte II: Apparato uro-genitale e embriologia. Traduzione dei Dottori G. Sperino e S. Varaglia.

      UTET, 1894. Dieci libri in otto tomi. In-8° (cm 28x19,5), pp. [XII] 395 + 284 + 278 + 526 + 266 + 392 + 331 + 480. Legatura in piena tela avana, titolo nero al piatto e al dorso. Taglio superiore rosso. Ricco di illustrazioni in b/n e a colori nel testo. Tracce di polvere e segni del tempo alla legatura. Leggera abrasione al margine superiore del piatto anteriore della prima parte del vol. II. Minimi segni rossi ai piatti. Sporadiche fioriture e pagine lievemente ingiallite. Opera completa, condizioni molto buone.

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        The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly.

      Thirteen volumes, 8vo. 220 plates with tissues, a few occasional spots, all but volumes I-III unopened. Original decorative yellow cloth, some mild rubbing and soiling, spines slightly dull otherwise a very good set. A complete run of this influential periodical, which started with Aubrey Beardsley as its art director and includes some of his best work. Most of the decade's finest illustrators also contributed, including Joseph Pennell, Walter Sickert, William Rothenstein, Walter Crane, Max Beerbohm, D.Y. Cameron and Charles Robinson. There are nearly 300 articles, fictions and poems by writers including Henry James, Richard Le Gallienne, A.C. Benson, W.B. Yeats, Kenneth Grahame, E. Nesbit, Edmund Gosse, Baron Corvo, George Gissing and John Buchan among many others.

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        Poliklinische Vorträge. Übersetzt von Dr. Sigm. Freud. I. Band : Schuljahr 1887 - 1888. II. Band übersetzt von Max Kahane. Schuljahr 1888 - 1889. ( erschien 1895)

      Leipzig und Wien Deuticke, 1894 - XII, 480 S. mit 99 Holzschnitten; VIII, 483 S. mit 123 Holzschnitten. Halblederband der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückentitle und Lederecken. 26 cm. Der Lederrücken und die Lederecken etwas berieben, alter Name am oberen Rand der Titelseite des ersten Bande, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar der deutschen ERSTAUSGABE. Grundlegende Arbeit Charcots für die Neuropathologie, durch die Übersetzung von SIGMUND FREUD auch für die Psychoanalyse. - "Obgleich er nur leitender Arzt an der Salpêtrière war, hat Charcot schon damals freie Vorlesungen gehalten, in denen die Krankheiten des Nervensystems einen großen Raum einnahmen. 1872 wurde er Professor für pathologische Anatomie als Nachfolger seines Freundes Vulpian, der den Lehrstuhl für experimentelle Medizin erhielt. Er setzte aber seinen klinischen Unterricht an der Salpêtrière fort. 1882 wurde auf Anregung von Gambetta ein klinischer Lehrstuhl für die Nervenkrankheiten für ihn geschaffen. Damit wurde der Unterricht in der Neurologie zum erstenmal in der Geschichte der Medizin von dem in den anderen Fachgebieten abgetrennt. Der Unterricht Charcots war besonders glänzend und hat eine große Menge von Ärzten aus Frankreich und anderen Ländern an die Salpêtrière gezogen. Mehrere Neurologen, die später selbst bedeutende Lehrer wurden, waren seine Schüler an der Salpêtrière. Neben der Hauptvorlesung am Freitag Vormittag, in der er die stationären Kranken vorstellte, führte er auch die 'Dienstagsvorlesungen' ein, in denen er den Studenten die Kranken vorstellte, die am gleichen Tage in die Poliklinik (Consultation externe) gekommen waren." (Kolle). Sprache: Deutsch. Gewicht in Gramm: 1800 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Saint Michael the Archangel:: Three Encomiums by Theodosius, Archbishop of Alexandria, Severus, Patriarch of Antioch, and Eustathius, Bishop of Trake. The Coptic Texts with extracts from Arabic and Ethiopic Versions, Edited with a Translation by .

      London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1894 - A very good copy internally bound in contemporary half calf. Spine rather rubbed.

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        BANCO DE BARCELONA - 1844-1894 - Quincuagesimo Aniversario de su creacion - MEMORIA - Completo facsimiles de los billetes. Como se sabe hasta el año 1874 fue el unico organismo en emitir papel moneda en toda España.

      - Imprenta de Henrich y Compañia en Comandita., Barcelona, 1894. Estado de conservación: MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR. Primera y UNICA. Castellano Pág: 164+4 31x23 Ilustrado con 1 lamina y grabado logotipo del banco.ADEMAS A PLENA PAGINA REPRODUCE LOS BILLETES EMITIDOS POR EL BANCO EN 1845-1855-1859. Pleno Pergamino editorial decorado con dorados en tapa y lomo. PAPEL DE HILO, con todas sus barbas.

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        Ulozhenie Tumura (The Code of Timur).

      Kazan: The University Press, 1894 - Octavo (251 × 158 mm). contemporary black pebble-grain paper-covered boards, blind single fillet panel to boards, spine unlettered, pale green endpapers. A little rubbed, particularly at the extremities, spine creased, corners bumped, small hole to the title page, no loss of text, some browning throughout, heavier to the front and rear, but overall very good. First edition of the first translation into russian of the legal code of timur, provided with a scholarly commentary by Ostroumov. Extremely uncommon, just the British Library copy on Copac, no copies recorded on OCLC. Nikolai Ostroumov (1836–1930) "arrived in Tashkent in 1877 to take up the post of director of schools in the newly created province of Turkestan. He had been recommended to the Governor General Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufman by Nikolai Ivanovich Il'minskii, the famous Kazan' missionary and Orientalist, whose student Ostroumov had been. Ostroumov had trained in Islam and Turkic languages, and this knowledge very quickly made him a confidant of Kaufman. Ostroumov retained this proximity to power all through the tsarist period. Until 1917, Ostroumov served the state in various capacities. In 1883, he was appointed the editor of the Turkiston viloyatining gazeti, the vernacular official gazette, through which he sought to shape the contours of local cultural debates in the direction of Russian state interests. He acted as a censor for local-language publications, and his opinion on "native" affairs was routinely sought by local administrators. At the same time, he produced a vast corpus of scholarly writing on the ethnography and history of Central Asia, and on Islam. Ostroumov translated the Bible into Chaghatay and wrote anti-Islamic polemics in Russian. His private papers include correspondence with fellow Orientalists in Russia and abroad, and his writings give ample evidence of his involvement in the international enterprise of Orientalism" (Khalid, "Russian History and the Debate over Orientalism" in Kritika, I, 4, fall 2000, p. 691). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Tale of Chloe - The House on the Beach - The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper

      London: Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, 1894. First editions. three-quarter brown morocco over marbled endpapers, spine with raisded bands and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Riviere. Fine. Octavo. Three volumes, bound uniformly Volume II: "An Essay on Comedy and the Uses of the Comic Spirit." Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. First edition. Volume III: "Odes in Contribution to the Song of French History." Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1898. First edition .

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      London, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane: George Robertson & Company, 1894.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] 1-307 [308: blank], original blue-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, white endpapers with design incorporating publisher's monogram printed in brown. First Australian edition. The priority of this Australian edition, published in cloth, pictorial boards (yellowback format) and printed paper wrappers, and the British edition published by Swan Sonnenschein, also in 1894, has not been established. "Utopian lost race novel of a scientifically advanced civilization in Antarctica. Included in the book is some account of the catastrophe caused by the approach of an inhabited planet (peopled by giants) and a description of an inhabited Mars as seen through an advanced type of telescope. In this section it is mentioned that a planet from beyond the confines of the solar system comes near Mars every 100,000 years or so; that world is inhabited and the excess population of Mars travels there when it comes close." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 148. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, pp. 20-22; 226. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 15 (giving the author's name in error as "McGiver"). Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 2. Miller, p. 661. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 120. Locke, Voyages in Space 139. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 103. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 58. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Reginald 09927. Not in Negley. Lending library label of the Arcadia Hygienic Library of St. Kilda, Scotland, affixed to front paste-down. Some general dust soiling to cloth, cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips, and along outer joints, still a tight, very good copy. A very scarce book rarely seen in this cloth binding. (#150127)

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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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        History of the Arabs and their Literature before and after the rise of Islâm, within the limits of their peninsula and beyond it. An outline for the use of the pupils of the Khediviah School, compiled from Arab and European sources.

      Ljubljana: Ig. v. Kleinmayr & Fed. Bamberg, 1894 - Octavo (220 x 146 mm). Original brown morocco-grained half cloth, blue paper boards printed in black. Glasgow University library-stamp to front pastedown, associated shelf-mark label to the same and to front board and ink-stamp to p. 222 . Extremities slightly rubbed and bumped, irregular toning to boards, contents tanned, surface splitting to front inner hinge and between pp. 208–9, label sometime removed from front free endpaper. A very good copy. First and only edition in English of this uncommon late Khedival-period course-book for Cairene students, originally published in Arabic the previous year as Ta'rikh al-'Arab wa-adabihim, scarce in commerce and just five copies in UK libraries, of which two are in the British Library. Van Dyck was an American diplomat who served as consular clerk and vice-consul in Beirut and Cairo, taught at Cairo's Khediviah (Khedival) school and translated a number of early Arabic texts into English, including Avicenna's Compendium on the Soul. He was the son of Cornelius van Dyck, a missionary best remembered for his Arabic translation of the Bible. For the author see Ruth Kark, American Consuls in the Holy Land 1832–1914, p. 62. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Spring - Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema, 1894.

      ?Spring?, heliogravure vervaardigd in 1894 door de Berlin Photographic Co. naar het schilderij (Opus CCCXXIV) van Lourens Alma-Tadema. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: 89 x 39,5 cm.Vermoedelijk draait het in Spring om een processie tijdens de Floralia, een bloemenfeest gehouden in de vroege Romeinse keizertijd van 28 april tot 3 mei. Tijdens het festival stond Flora, de godin van de bloemen en planten, centraal.Het schilderij is een van Alma-Tadema?s beroemdste en meest ambitieuze werken. De vrolijke optocht daalt af van de Palatijnse heuvel. Dienaren en dienaressen van de Tempel van Flora bespelen tamboerijn en fluit. Achter hen, onder het baldakijn, loopt een bebaarde priester, met de gelaatstrekken van Alma-Tadema zelf. Vanaf de daken van de marmeren paleizen werpen toeschouwers overvloedig bloemen. Op de lijst van het schilderij waarnaar de gravure gemaakt is staat een vers van dichter A.C. Swinburne:In a land of clear colours and stories,In a region of shadowless hours,Where the earth has a garment of glories,And a murmur of musical flowers.De setting van het werk is fictief, architectonische details uit een groot aantal verschillende bronnen werden er voor samengebracht, waaronder muurschilderingen uit Pompe? in het balkon bovenaan de trap en de fries met strijdende centauren uit de tempel van Apollo bij Bassae op het gebouw links. Halverwege de stoet worden twee beelden van Satyrs gedragen, met in hun hand een mand met fruit en Dionysos als kind op de schouder als personificatie van de groeikracht van de aarde.Voor het schilderij Spring kreeg Alma-Tadema de Grand Prix tijdens de wereldtentoonstelling van 1900 in Parijs. Het werk oogstte veel lof van de toenmalige critici, tegenwoordig is het een van de meest geliefde schilderijen van het J. Paul Getty Museum.Prijs: ?3.850,- (incl. lijst).

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      Walsall: W. Henry Robinson, Steam Printing Works. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Limited, 1894.. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1] 2-154 [155: printer's imprint] [156: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], original two-part blue cloth, front and spine panel stamped in gold, slate coated endpapers. First edition. Six stories, including crime, two hauntings, and an imagined future war, "The Dream of Jacques the Anarchist." Possibly reissued as SIX QUEER TALES (Glasgow: Morison Bros., 1898) by "Nemo." Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 193. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 59. Reginald 12926. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hubin (1994), p. 732. Slight spine lean, hairline crack along inner front hinge, still a tight, very good copy with bright, clean binding. (#149506)

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      Baltimore: John Murphy & Company, 1894., 1894. First edition. First edition. Thick 8vo. Original blue cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, front and rear endpapers replaced, xxv [1], 411 pp., frontispiece., introduction, preface, illustrated, plates, portraits, colored folding map, references. Introduction by Right Reverend John B. Brondel, First Bishop of Helena. The author, an old-timer, lived among the Indians for many years, and knew them well as a friend and missionary. Howes P40 says, "History of all the missions in the region, among the Blackfeet, Piegans, Cheyennes and Crows, and in the white settlements of Montana." Cloth lightly rubbed at corners, else near fine copy. Re-cased with original spine laid-down, front and rear endpapers replaced, light wear to the spine ends and corners, else a tight, internally clean, very good copy.

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        The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book previously owned by Churchill's friend and publisher, Nelson Doubleday

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1894. First edition. Hardcover. John Lockwood Kipling. This is a compelling set of British first editions of perhaps Kipling's most famous works – the first and second Jungle Books. These copies were previously owned by Churchill's friends and publishers, Frank and Nelson Doubleday, and apparently used by Nelson to prepare Doubleday's 1946 editions. Ironically, Kipling's quintessential tales of India were conceived in Vermont, where Kipling and his father, John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911) “worked together in the closest harmony… as the two sat smoking their pipes and plotting out fresh stories together.” (Allen, Kipling Sahib, p.328) Here Mowgli was born, the infant found by Father Wolf, saved from Shere Khan, and tutored in the Laws of the Jungle by Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear. “The pen took charge, and I watched it begin to write stories about Mowgli and the animals, which later grew into the Jungle Books.” Kipling had left India for the last time in 1891, but “With his father's guidance he learned to ‘undo what the North has done' and so let back in all ‘the sights and the sounds and smells / That ran with our youth in the eye of the Sun' – the flotsam and jetsam of twelve years of Indian living – just long enough to create the celebration of childhood that is The Jungle Book…” (Allen, Kipling Sahib, p. 364) The Jungle Book was published in 1894, seven stories and seven poems with eight of the illustrations by the author's father. The Second Jungle Book was published in 1895, eight stories and eight poems, this time with thirty-seven illustrations by the author's father. Both first editions are bound in matching blue cloth, strikingly illustrated and printed in gilt on the spines and front covers, the contents with dark bluish green endpapers, illustration plates, and all edges trimmed and gilt. The Jungle Book is first printing, with “R. & R. Clark” as printer on p. 212 (as opposed to ‘R. & R. Clark Ltd.'). First English edition of The Second Jungle Book is confirmed by 238 pages of text, ‘The King's Ankus' stopping abruptly at line 8, p139, with 515 words missing. (Richards, A76, p.80 and A85, p.87) These copies came to us from the library of Nelson Doubleday Jr. (1933-2015), son of Nelson Doubleday (1889-1949), and grandson of Frank Nelson Doubleday (1862-1934), Kipling's friend and U.S. publisher and founder of the Doubleday publishing empire. F.N. Doubleday met Kipling while working for Charles Scribners Sons. They struck an intimate, lifelong friendship. Kipling nicknamed Doubleday "Effendi", a play on his initials - F.N.D. Frank's son Nelson was president of the firm from 1922 to 1946, as was Nelson Jr., from 1978 to 1983. Each of these first edition volumes bears a small, printed slip of paper on the title page with new publisher information reading, in three lines, "Doubleday & Company, Inc. | Garden City New York | 1946". The slips were pasted over the original publication information (though both have since come loose). Doubleday & Company published an edition of these books in 1946, the last year of Nelson's presidency. The title page of the 1946 edition matches those of these British first editions with the pasted-on slips, making it likely to the point of certainty that these particular volumes were used as mockups by Nelson Doubleday. Condition is very good minus. The bindings are square and tight with some fraying to spine ends and dulling of spine gilt. The contents remain crisp and complete and the books feel unread. We note all illustrations present, bright page edge gilt, light intermittent spotting (barely noticeable in The Jungle Book), and cosmetic cracking to the endpapers at the gutters that does not impact binding integrity. Additional 1946 edition mock-up notations include title in pencil on The Jungle Book frontispiece recto, pencil strikethrough of “All rights reserved” on both title pages, and brief pencil notation to the upper left front free endpaper verso. Bibliographic reference: Richards A76 & A85.

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