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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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        The Works of Charles Dickens. Large Paper Edition. [32 Volumes]

      Little, Brown and Company 1894 - Boston and New York, 1894. 8vo, publisher's red cloth. No. 194 of 500 sets of the Large Paper Edition, with high quality illustrations. A well preserved set with fine contents. Spines faded, as is usual for this set, with boards showing some light shelfwear. Very good condition overall. Edwin Percy Whipple and others provide the bibliographical commentary. Includes The Pickwick Papers; Sketches by Boz; Oliver Twist; Nicholas Nickleby; Old Curiosity Shop; Barnaby Rudge; Martin Chuzzlewit; Dombey and Son; David Copperfield; Bleak House; Little Dorrit; A Tale of Two Cities; Our Mutual Friend; Christmas Books; Hard Times; Uncommercial Traveller; Plays, Poems, Miscellanies; A Child's History of England, etc.; Life, Letters, Speeches; The Dickens Dictionary. A nice set. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Un Document sur l'impuissance d'aimer. Frontispice de Félicien Rops.

      - Paris, Librairie de l'Art indépendant, 1894. In-12, (6)-145-(3) pp., broché, couverture imprimée à rabats, sous chemise demi-chagrin à coins, et étui (couverture légèrement brunie, sinon bel exemplaire). Edition originale du premier ouvrage de Jean de Tinan, tirage limité à 310 exemplaires numérotés, ici un des 300 Hollande. * 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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        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

      F Bauermeister; S Karger, Glasgow 1894 - 25pp + plates. One fold-out coloured plate and 8 b/w plates. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Browning to eps. Light spotting. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Library [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan, 1894. First. hardcover. fine. Illustrated by J.L. Kipling (the author's father) & others. 2 vols., rebound in full blue morocco, lettered in gilt; gilt tops & marbled endpapers. The original gilt cover designs on each volume have been inlaid on the present volumes. London: Macmillan, 1894-1895. First Editions. .

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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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        The Church of Sancta Sophia Constantinople: a Study of Byzantine Building

      Macmillan, London 1894 - illustrations, index, 307p. Original cloth. 27cm. Cover sound but moderately worn. Endpaper browned. Fore-edge ragged on title-leaf. "Presentation Copy" stamp embossed on title-leaf. Contents sound and attractive. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan, 1894. First. hardcover. fine. Illustrated by J.L. Kipling (the author's father) & others. 2 vols., rebound in full blue morocco, lettered in gilt; gilt tops & marbled endpapers. The original gilt cover designs on each volume have been inlaid on the present volumes. London: Macmillan, 1894-1895. First Editions. .

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        The First & Second Jungle Books

      Macmillan, 1894. Hardcover. Very Good. Volume 1: A good+ copy with fraying to the spine tips and spine panel is cracked. Small name to the half title page. Some rubbing and wear to the edges. Frontispiece tissue guard complete. Previous owner's bookplate to pastedown. Volume 2: A very good copy with a little fraying to the spine tips and rubbing and wear (name to half title page). A nice pair of first editions.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Proceedings of the Physical Society of London - Volumes 13 to 30 Inclusive [January 1894 to August 1918 ] - Eighteen Volumes

      Printed by Taylor and Francis, London 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. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Album with unique panoramic photographs of Zanzibar and Madagascar].[Zanzibar, Madagascar, Mayette, 1900]. Oblong album (25 x 34 cm) with 47 silver gelatin photographic prints, many with handwritten captions in French. The photographs vary in size from 8 x 5.5 cm to 27 x 20.5 cm. The 30 panorama photographs measure 5.5 x 17.5 cm. Brown cloth album made by M. Andouard in Paris, with decorated endpapers.

      A unique set of views from Zanzibar and Madagascar, taken five years after the French military intervention of 1894/95, also called the Second Madagascar expedition. The unidentified photographer can be seen in three of the photographs, wearing a white coat and white pith sun helmet. This was the French tropical style as used by white colonial troops since 1878, suggesting his involvement in the French colonial army. His travel partner is occasionally shown as well. Their visit took place during the final years of Tippu Tip's (1837-1905) notorious slave trading activities in Zanzibar.The photo album opens with a portrait of a young Sakalavan woman in a beautiful dress. Three other photographs show other native women as well, including one family with a baby. The majority of the photographs are panoramic views, showing villages, harbours, coasts and landscapes, the first dated 28 November 1900. The only full-page photograph in the album shows an Arab caravan marching along the beach. Rare are the few photographs taken in Mayotte, giving some highly uncommon scenes of the island nation's pre-development era. Binding somewhat scratched, spine slightly worn. The front endpaper clipped. Only a few photographs slightly faded: in very good condition.

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        Album with unique panoramic photographs of Zanzibar and Madagascar].[Zanzibar, Madagascar, Mayette, 1900]. Oblong album (25 x 34 cm) with 47 silver gelatin photographic prints, many with handwritten captions in French. The photographs vary in size from 8 x 5.5 cm to 27 x 20.5 cm. The 30 panorama photographs measure 5.5 x 17.5 cm. Brown cloth album made by M. Andouard in Paris, with decorated endpapers.

      - A unique set of views from Zanzibar and Madagascar, taken five years after the French military intervention of 1894/95, also called the Second Madagascar expedition. The unidentified photographer can be seen in three of the photographs, wearing a white coat and white pith sun helmet. This was the French tropical style as used by white colonial troops since 1878, suggesting his involvement in the French colonial army. His travel partner is occasionally shown as well. Their visit took place during the final years of Tippu Tip's (1837-1905) notorious slave trading activities in Zanzibar.The photo album opens with a portrait of a young Sakalavan woman in a beautiful dress. Three other photographs show other native women as well, including one family with a baby. The majority of the photographs are panoramic views, showing villages, harbours, coasts and landscapes, the first dated 28 November 1900. The only full-page photograph in the album shows an Arab caravan marching along the beach. Rare are the few photographs taken in Mayotte, giving some highly uncommon scenes of the island nation's pre-development era. Binding somewhat scratched, spine slightly worn. The front endpaper clipped. Only a few photographs slightly faded: in very good condition.

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        Eltham Lodge and Eltham Golf Club House. A short account of its varied fortunes past and present

      Blackheath H. Burnside bookseller, Blackheath 1894 - Front wrapper re-laid, contents good, very rare in any condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE ARTIFICIAL MOTHER: A MARITAL FANTASY by G H P [pseudonym]

      New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1894.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3 [4] 5 [6] 7 [8] 9 [10] 11-31 [32-36: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by A. W. van Deusen, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial olive green cloth, front panel stamped in white and brown, spine panel stamped in brown, all edges stained red. First edition. Humorous science fiction short story written, according to the author, in the 1869, describing the invention and operation of an android nurse. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 826. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 320. Bleiler (1978), p. 78. Not in Reginald. Wright (III) 4397. A fine copy in very good plain brown paper dust jacket. The jacket, perhaps original to this book, is a bit worn and soiled. (#148755)

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        The Church of Sancta Sophia Constantinople: a Study of Byzantine Building

      London: Macmillan, 1894. 1st ed. Hardcover. Good. illustrations, index, 307p. Original cloth. 27cm. Cover sound but moderately worn. Endpaper browned. Fore-edge ragged on title-leaf. "Presentation Copy" stamp embossed on title-leaf. Contents sound and attractive.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES | THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      London: George Newnes, 1894. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. The two great Sherlock Holmes books, each in the First British Edition. The Adventures of course in pale blue cloth, and The Memoirs in navy cloth. Both with beveled boards and all edges gilt. The spines of both volumes have darkened a bit and the pale blue binding has some soiling as well as minor corner wear. Both with patterned papers endpapers and no previous ownership marks. The two volumes housed together in a rather worn clamshell box. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        The Yellow Fairy Book.

      Longmans, Green & Co, 1894. - First edition. 321pp + 2pp ads. Yellow gilt illlustrated boards. A very good+/near fine copy. Light wear only to extremities & gilt. A couple of small marks to rear board & a tiny one to spine. Light dusting. Bright gilt. No inscriptions. Usual foxing to leaves. Small erasure mark to rear endpaper. Bookplate of Thomas Hutchinson with shelf number. Complete with a tipped in envelope hand written by Andrew Lang to Hutchinson dated 1895. An attractive copy. Thomas Hutchinson 1856-1938 lived in Northumberland & was a published poet & a childrens book collector on an heroic scale; he had two library sales, one in Sothebys, 1905 & a three day sale held by Anderson & Garland of Newcastle in 1921. Hutchinson had constant correspondence with authors of the time and often tipped this into his books with associated contemporary author ephemera. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Ko^gei O^yo^ ZUAN ZASSHI 7 issues

      , 1894. 1894. Very Good. [DESIGN] HARUNA Shigeharu, editor. Ko^gei O^yo^ ZUAN ZASSHI 7 issues. No.'s 20-26, To^kyo^, Meiji 26-27 [1893-4]. 24.5 x 16.6 cm. Stab-bound wrapper's in woodblock printed paper covers. Haruna Shigeharu (1847-1913) was a pottery painter born into the upper classes in Ishikawa prefecture, here using his artistic and design skills to organize and edit this "PRACTICAL ARTS DESIGN MAGAZINE", full of black and white design ideas and articles on such topics as the Columbian Exposition, etc. Very unusual periodical, here in very good condition, inside and out. A short but continuous run.

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        Der Weg linksrum. 1919. [Signierte Original-Radierung im Holzrahmen / signed original etching, framed].

      - Gert Heinrich Wollheim, geboren 1894 in Loschwitz bei Dresden, gestorben 1974 in New York. Mitarbeit im "Aktivistenbund 1919" und Mitglied der Künstlervereinigung "Das Junge Rheinland". Original-Radierung auf gelblichem Papier. Von Gert H. Wollheim beschriftet, datiert und signiert. Nur 1 Exemplar der Radierung ist bekannt. (Katalog Remmert und Barth, Düsseldorf 1984, Nummer 24). Blatt hinter Passepartout im vergoldeten Holzrahmen. Maße Blatt: ca. 27 x 28 cm. Maße Abbildung/Platte: 18,2 x 17,9 cm. Zwei kaum merkliche Fleckchen, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar. Original etching. Signed, dated and labeled by Gert H. Wollheim. Only one etching is known. (Catalogue Remmert and Barth; Düsseldorf 1984, No. 24). Measure sheet: ca. 27 x 28 cm. Measure image/plate: 18,2 x 17,9 cm. 2 little spots, otherwise fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Life's Little Ironies.

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co.,, 1894. A Set of Tales with some Colloquial Sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters. 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.

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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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        BEYOND THE ICE: BEING A STORY OF THE NEWLY DISCOVERED REGION ROUND THE NORTH POLE. Edited from Dr. Frank Farleigh's Diary..

      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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        L'Amitié antique d'après les moeurs populaires et les théories des philosophes.

      - Alcan, Paris, 1894, fort vol. in-8, br., dos légèremt. défr. avec petits mqs., sinon bel ex. en bonne partie non coupé, 454 p. E.O. [il s'agit de la seule édition intégrale, non censurée de cet ouvrage considéré à l'époque comme faisant l'apologie de l"amour grec"] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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