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        Touch and Go. A Book of Transformation Pictures, with Verses by Fred E. Weatherly.

      London / NY: Nister / Dutton, (1894). Quarto. (10)ff. Contains eight chromolithographed transforming illustrations. Each is slatted so that, when one pulls the tab, the image dissolves to be replaced by another. Old Mother Hubbard changes to Jack and Jill; children building sandcastles changes to a mermaid. Bound in cloth-backed boards with a chromolithographed cover illustration. A neat gift inscription appears on the front flyleaf signed from Santa Claus and dated Dec. 24, 1894. A few repaired tears to page edges and frames, and repaired tear in one slat; first tab repaired with tape. Complete, with all pictures fine and in working order. (Montanaro, p. 316).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Count Of Monte Cristo *4 Volumes*

      Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1894. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5.5"x8.5. Tissued Frontispieces, Plate. (full book description) Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA, 1894. VG, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5.5"x8.5", Tissued Frontispieces, Plate. 4 Volumes Complete. Brown leather spine (with gold gilt letters and 4 raised ribs) and fore-edge corners. Green cloth boards, top page ends gold gilt and marbled endpapers. Leather (NOT letters) faded to a light brown on spine & fore-edge corners, fore-edge, bottom edge page ends lightly tanned, ink gift note on black page after Volume 1 front endpaper, o.w. clean, tight and bright. No ink names, tears, chips, etc. Rest of contents in Fine Like New condition. Great Set!! SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        The Studio An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art - Volume Three 1894 (Vol 3)

      The Studio, London, 1894. 1st Edition. HARDCOVER. Large 4to. in publishers' original green cloth covered bevel edged boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front cover, index plus 192pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Includes original lithographs, all with the Studio blind embossed stamp as issued, by Anning Bell, Mortimer Menpes, Frank Short, C J Watson and J McNeil Whistler ('Gants de Uede' and 'The Long Gallery, Louvre') Plus xlvii pp 'Editor's Room' at rear and 'Christmas Cards and Their Chief Designers' by Gleeson White, 56pp at far rear (the first of the Studio Special Numbers and by itself quite scarce). The whole has been collated complete. During this early period the Studio Magazine did not have a large circulation, estimates of the number of each issue printed vary from 2,000 to no more than 3000 copies (including those subsequently bound up into volumes) . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : The covers are faded and tanned at the margins, there is a small slight stain to bottom corner tip at the rear of the page block which very mildly affects the blank margins only of the last few leaves, none of the lithographs are affected, and the contents are otherwise in fine condition, overall VERY GOOD. . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping to destinations outside the UK will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost....

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        Touch and Go. A Book of Transformation Pictures, with Verses by Fred E. Weatherly

      London / NY: Nister / Dutton, 1894. Quarto. (10)ff. Contains eight chromolithographed transforming illustrations. Each is slatted so that, when one pulls the tab, the image dissolves to be replaced by another. Old Mother Hubbard changes to Jack and Jill; children building sandcastles changes to a mermaid. Bound in cloth-backed boards with a chromolithographed cover illustration. A neat gift inscription appears on the front flyleaf signed from Santa Claus and dated Dec. 24, 1894. A few repaired tears to page edges and frames, and repaired tear in one slat; first tab repaired with tape. Complete, with all pictures fine and in working order. (Montanaro, p. 316).

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        Asturias. Su Historia y Monumentos. Bellezas y Recuerdos. Costumbres y Tradiciones. El Bable. Asturianos Ilustres. Agricultura é Industria. Estadística

      Fototip. y Tip. de O. Bellmunt, Gijón 1894 - 1894-1900. 3 volúmenes encuadernación editorial, lomo en piel y planos en tela con dorados, formato folio mayor. I: 400 p. frontis y 49 láminas. con unas pocas páginas subrayadas, II: 366 p. 44 láminas, algún subrayado; III: 514 p. 70 láminas. cabecera del lomo un poco rozada. cuadernillos algo desnivelados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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        Lovely unsigned Tableau Vivant photo depicting the name 'Tyrolese' and the letter 't', (Prince Henry Maurice of Battenberg, 1858-1896, Colonel, husband, 1878, of Princess Beatrice)]

      1894 - showing the Prince in a tavern sitting with the Duchess of Albany, watching a couple dance in the middle of the room , 9½" x 7", on a mount 13½" x 10½", no place, (Osborne House, The Isle of Wight), Monday 31st December This was part of a ten part series which ends with the presentation of the word spelled out by the letters of all the other parts. This one is 'Christmas'. Prince Henry succumbed to fever and died during the Ashanti Expedition.

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        Atlas of the City of Plainfield, Union County, and Borough of North Plainfield, Somerset County, New Jersey.

      F.A. Dunham,, Plainfield, New Jersey: 1894 - Large folio (16" x 18"), Leather spine and corners with cloth, gilt title on front cover, illustrated with 13 double page maps. Covers and corners reinforced by brown tape on the inside, spine and especially extremities are worn, corners showing, some slight aging or foxing; otherwise very good with contents generally bright and clean. This is a somewhat scarce local atlas (OCLC locates three copies) that contains 13 attractive folding maps of the town of Plainfield, New Jersey. OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Zagar - poster ontwerp.

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

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Lateinisch-Deutsches Schulwörterbuch.

      Wien Prag Leipzig, Tempsky / Freytag 1894 - 4°. XX, 1092 S. OHLdr. Das Exemplar Otto Weiningers (1880-1903), mit dessen eigenh. Besitzvermerk "18. II." im Erscheinungsjahr, kurz vor seinem 14. Geburtstag und gelegentlichen eigenh. Annotationen und Zusätzen, ebenso von anderer Hand. 1. Ausgabe, stärkere Gebrauchsspuren. Weininger trägt zahlreiche fehlende Vokabeln nach, meist mit dünner Feder: abalienation (Entäußerung) abavia (Urgroßmutter) u.a. Laut Buchhändlerschild wurde das Werk in Wien VIII bei Josef Safar, Schlösselgasse 22 erstanden. Weiningers Vater Leopold war Goldschmied und betrieb im VII. Bezirk einen Kunsthandel. Ein späterer Besitzer des Buches hat (1910) Nachrufe auf Josef Maria Stowasser auf den hinteren Deckel montiert und auf dem Vorsatz eine Charakteristik des Werks von 1894 zitiert. - Starke Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        The Tale of Chloe - The House on the Beach - The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper

      Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, London 1894 - Three volumes, bound uniformly Octavo. three-quarter brown morocco over marbled endpapers, spine with raisded bands and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Riviere. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chants du paysan

      Paris, Calmann Lévy, 3, rue Auber 1894 - In-12 (16,8 X 12,2 cm), 3.+II ff.+110 pp. + 1 bl., maroquin rouge, dos janséniste à cinq nerfs, double filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, tête or, à toutes marges (reliure signée Vauthrin). Edition originale, exemplaire sur grand papier, un des 50 sur Hollande tous numérotés (nº38). Extrait : ."Mais au vieux moissonneur fidèle au vieil adage, Bon blé ne suffit pas il faut encore Beau-blé". Au début du volume, texte manuscrit signé du petit-fils du père Toine à qui Paul Déroulède a dédicacé cet ouvrage, ainsi qu'à la vieille Mariette Chapelet qui étaient les Métayers de son père et de son grand-père. Dans ce texte, André Létard rappelle les termes de l'annonce faite par le Figaro de la mort de son grand-père le 10 janvier 1895. (Légère brunissure sur les deux premières pages). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON [ Complete in 32 Volumes ]

      Edinburgh: Longmans, Green & Co.. 1894-1900. Limited Edition; Edinburgh Edition. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good in boards. Some fading to color at spine of all volumes and minor wear to cloth exterior. Some foxing to a few volumes. Crack to hinge and tissue page partially detached in "Treasure Island." Text is clean and unmarked. Gilt top page edges. Most volumes retain spare title labels. Limited to 1,035 copies, this set hand-numbered 154 and initialed. In addition, this set includes Second Editions (with matching bindings) of "Letters to his Family and Friends" in two volumes, and "The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Graham Balfour, in two volumes. Laid-in Volume One, Miscellanies, causing some toning to those end papers, is an original bumped and a bit foxed clipping containing an obiturary of Robert Louis Stevenson, dated Dec. 18, 1894, from "The Times," as well as a gift note dated 1894, saying that each subsequent volume will be delivered upon publication. Mr. Stevenson passed on Dec. 3, 1894 in Samoa. A beautiful, scarce set. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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.

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      DOLLS. (PAPER) DARLING EDITH and Her Wardrobe: New Series of Dressing Dolls designed by Marguerite Macdonald. London: Raphael Tuck 1894. This is a lovely 9" paper doll with 4 dresses and 4 hats, housed in the original pictorial box. Neat repair to box flaps else VG+, dolls and outfits are Fine. The doll wears a green and white chemise - underdress. Her 4 fancy outfits of gowns and coat are beautifully chromolithographed in a variety of colors with much detail and the four hats match the dresses. See Whitton: Raphael Tuck p.76, 80. Quite wonderful.

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        Cheret, Jules - Palais de Glace.

      Kleurenlithografie uit 1894 ontworpen door Jules Chéret. Gesigneerd in de druk rechtsonder.Gedrukt door Chéret?s drukkerij Chaix. Dit blad is een verkleining van het op de straten van Parijs hangende affiche en verscheen als bijlage van de Courier Français.Jules Roques, de eigenaar van Le Courier Français, was een van de grootste aanhangers van het werk van Chéret. Op een gegeven moment huurde Roques het enorme gordijn van het Theatre des Ambassadeurs, een van de grootste muziek hallen in Paris, en behing dit van boven tot onder met affiches van Chéret, met daarboven de naam van zijn blad. Ook gaf hij regelmatig affiches uit als bijlagen van zijn Courier Français, kleiner van formaat maar van de zelfde kwaliteit.De geneugten van Parijs zijn nergens zo evident als in de affiches gemaakt voor het Palais de Glace. Chéret ontwierp het ene meesterwerk na het andere voor hét ijs paleis van de Belle Epoque. Op dit affiche zien we een van zijn statuesque ?Chérettes?' over het ijs zwieren, de toeschouwer kan weinig anders doen dan haar bewonderen.In 1894 opent het Palais de Glace haar deuren aan de Champs Elysées. Behalve voor de ijsbaan, gaat men er naar toe om te zien en gezien te worden. Het wordt the-place-to-be in Parijs. Ook in Brussel, Wenen, Londen en elders in Europa worden dergelijke schaatspaleizen geopend.In de 20e eeuw verliest het Palais de Glace gaandeweg haar aantrekkingskracht en moet in 1980 sluiten. Anno 2008 is in het monumentale gebouw het Théatre du Rond-Point gevestigd.Prijs: ?1.250,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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      1894. POE, Edgar Allan. Works. Chicago: Stone and Kimball, 1894-1895. Ten volumes. Octavo, original full vellum, spines and boards elaborately gilt-stamped with Art Nouveau floral designs, uncut and mostly unopened. $8500.Limited large-paper edition of Poe's complete works, with only 250 sets printed for America, this set unnumbered, out of series. illustrated with 19 full-page engravings by Albert Edward Sterner and with 10 portraits of Poe, in elaborate publisher's vellum-gilt.""Poe was the founder of the modern detective storyÂ… [as well as] the ablest critic of his time in America. In verse he achieved incomparable melodic effectsÂ… His influence has been incalculable in both verse and prose on later writersÂ… 'This finest of finest of artists,' Bernard Shaw has called him"" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 625). Includes Poe's tales, poems, literary criticism, and miscellaneous works. With critical introductions and notes by editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry; Woodberry also provides a ""memoir"" of Poe at the beginning of Volume I. Other illustrations include portraits of Poe's wife and mother, three landscapes, and a facsimile of Poe's handwriting. Very fine condition, handsomely bound and illustrated.

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        Fine Unsigned Imperial Cabinet Portrait Photograph by Karl Hahn, (Otto von, 1815-1898, Prusso-German Statesman, Prince, 'The Iron Chancellor')]

      1894 - with a printed signature, the image showing him head and shoulders in profile, wearing uniform and a helmet, 12" x 8½", Munich, Annotated on the verso that it was a gift from Princess Bismarck at Friedrichsruh (the castle built by Bismarck on land given by Wilhelm II in Schleswig Holstein). Bismarck's wife died on 27th November 1894, so 'Princess Bismarck' is possibly his daughter-in-law. Karl Hahn, was a famous professional photographer in Munich. He took many photographs of Bismarck to help the portrait painter Lenbach.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Pride and Prejudice by ... with a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Homson.

      London, Allen. 1894. 8vo. xxvii, 476, (1) pp. Frontisp. w. tissue guard. Profusely illustr. Publ. green cloth, spine and front board elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design. Green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Tips and spine edges slightly worn, upper hinge repaired. A good, bright copy. First Thomson edition, first impression.

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        The Mountains of California

      New York: The Century Co, 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with title page dated 1894. The first copies printed (though not necessarily the first to be circulated) contain a numeral 1 at the base of the first page of text, present here in this copy. Very Good with darkening to cloth at spine, light soiling to edge of front cover, previous owner full page inscription to front free end paper and an unobtrusive tide mark to the top gutter of the rear pages and paste down. The gilt stamping remains sharp and bright.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Fine original unsigned postcard engagement photo, (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894, Assassinated after the Revolution), ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA (1872-1918, the Tsarina)]

      1894 - showing the couple with the Tsarevitch seated holding a Faberge cigarette case and the beautiful young Princess looking lovingly down on him, 5½" x 3½", in a charming contemporary frame decorated with leaves, no place, Coburg, April slight damage to the frame This photo was taken by E. Uhlenhuth in Coburg. The future Tsar of Russia got engaged to Alexandra on 20th April 1894 when they were both in Coburg for the wedding of Princess Victoria Melita to Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse.

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        Arithmétique graphique. Les espaces arithmétiques hypermagiques.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1894. ____ Première édition de ce beau livre sur les carrés magiques. Magnifique exemplaire, sur grand papier de Hollande, de Charles de Fréycinet, le dédicataire de l'ouvrage. Inscription en dorée sur le premier plat : "Dédié à Mr. Ch. de Freycinet". Arnoux écrit dans sa dédicace : "Je ne m'étais pas adressé à l'homme politique [Freycinet était président du Conseil], mais bien à l'auteur d'une des oeuvres les plus remarquable qui aient été publiées dans ce siècle sur la Métaphysique scientifique." Charles-Louis de Saulses de Freycinet (Foix, 1828-1923) fut à la fois un homme de sciences et un grand administrateur de l'Etat. Sorti parmi les premiers de l'Ecole Polytechnique, il devint ingénieur des mines, chef de l'exploitation de la Compagnie des chemins de fer du Midi, chef du cabinet militaire de Gambetta lors de la guerre de 1870. Il était membre de l'Académie des Sciences. Gabriel Arnoux (1831-1913), ancien officier de marine a publié plusieurs livres, tous portant sur le titre : "Essais de psychologie et de métaphysique positives". Illustré par de nombreuses gravures in texte et une planche dépliante en couleurs. ***** First edition of this beautiful book about magic squares. Magnificent copy on large paper of Charles de Freycinet, the dedicatee of the work. In-8. Collation : XXIII, 175 pp., 1 planche dépl. Maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, tête dorée. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Woman’s Book. Dealing Practically with the Modern Conditions of Home-Life, Self-Support, Education, Opportunities, and Every-Day Problems

      New York: Scribner’s, 1894. First edition. original dark green cloth elaborately decorated and lettered in silver. Minimal rubbing of spine ends, else fine. Quarto. Two volumes Profusely illustrated Inscribed by the receipient: â€

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        The world's Rail Way. Historical, Descriptive, lllustrative

      New York: Winchell, 1894. 164, (14) S., mit Porträt des Autors nach einer einer Zeichnung und zahlreichen Zeichnungen im Text. Goldgeprägter Or.Ldr., 4°. Edition De Luxe. Eine sehr frühe Geschichte der Eisenbahn mit zahlreichen, sehr detailreichen Jugendstil-Zeichnungen von Dampflokomotiven und Details zu anderen Eisenbahneinrichtungen von den Anfängen bis 1893 sowie Portraits von wichtigen Persönlichkeiten aus der Eisenbahngeschichte und einem umfangreichen Index zu den behandelten und abgebildeten Lokomotiven. In einer Nachbemerkung weist der Autor daraufhin, dass das Buch, anders als im Impressum vermerkt, nicht 1894 sondern erst 1896 erschienen ist. Grund: Er sei damals mit einem Schlitten in Sibirien unterwegs gewesen, um die Pläne für die noch nicht fertigen Teile der transsibirischen Eisenbahn zu studieren. Nicht bei Metzeltin, in den letzten 20 Jahren auf keiner Auktion gehandelt. Beide Deckel lose, Rücken unten gebrochen, stark beschabt, Kanten und Ecken bestossen, mit kleinen Fehlstellen.

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      Cairo, Imprimerie Nationale, 1894. - 8vo. With 19 plates with reproductions of photographs. Modern green cloth. First and only edition of a report on the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina written by the Egyptian doctor Saleh Soubhy. Soubhy worked as a health inspector at Cairo, and was appointed by khedive Abbas Hilmi II (1874-1944) to investigate the sanitary conditions of the Egyptian pilgrimage caravan to Mecca and Medina. Soubhy travelled to the Hijaz in 1888 and 1892, and published his experiences in the present work. "The French-educated doctor, Soubhy, wrote for a foreign audience in order to show both the sanctity and orderliness of the Hajj, regulated by quarantines and public health measures through which a great number of pilgrims flowed" (Sheehi). With this work, "a carefully composed defense of Islam" (Marmon), Soubhy also tried to portray Islam is as an acceptable religion to his European colleagues. The book also includes some important early photographs of Mecca and Medina, taken by Muhammad Saduq Bey (1832-1902), the first to photograph the holy cities, and al-Sayyid 'Abd al-Ghaffar (active 1880's). - With a bookplate on paste-down. Upper outer corner of half-title restored, tiny piece of the same corner torn off from the title-page, browned throughout, half-title smudged, and a few plates slightly thumbed, otherwise in good condition. S. Marmon, Eunuchs and sacred boundaries in Islamic society, p. 103. S. Sheehi, The Arab imago: a social history of portrait photography, 1860-1910, p. 166f. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Belle & the Dragon

      James Elliott & Co, London, 1894 First edition, first impression.Large octavo. Original brown cloth, decoration and titles to upper board elaborately blocked in silver, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt others uncut.Browning to first and last leaves, corners lightly bumped but a stunning copy of a tremendous book. One of a number of fantastical works put out by Waite in the 1890s. These stories form an important adjunct to his notable and often definitional studies of ancient ritualism and those more contemporary occultist movements with which he associated. That apart, this marvellous publication stands on merit purely as a book of fantasy. Exceedingly scarce.[53]

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With an accompaniment of drawings by Elihu Vedder.

      8vo. Boston: Houghton Mifflin at the Riverside Press, 1894. 8vo., [59] photo-lithographed plates (including frontis, title and dedication plates), followed by 61 pp. of text. all on folded pages. Elaborately gilt-stamped brown cloth, gilt title to backstrip, floral endpapers also by Vedder, top-edge gilt. Binding slightly rubbed at edges, minor fraying at corners, internally bright; very good. Gift inscription in ink on recto of frontis, “To Father from George, Annie and Florence. Christmas 1902.” Sweet poem written in contemporary manuscript hand by John W. Chadwick slipped in. This edition first published in 1884. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is said to be one of the ten best known poems in the world, and probably the most popular piece of Middle Eastern literature in the Western World. There are hundreds of editions published from Fitzgerald’s various translations alone. American symbolist artist Elihu Vedder (1836-1923) is best known for his illustrations of the Rubáiyát. Vedder met a number of Pre-Raphaelite painters while visiting London in 1876, and attended an exhibition of William Blake’s work at the Burlington Club. Blake’s influence can be seen in Vedder’s idealized human forms. He is also known for his mural work in Collis P. Huntington’s mansion, the Walker Art Gallery at Bowdoin College, and the Library of Congress. Vedder’s illustrations for the Rubáiyát were some of the earliest examples of Art Nouveau in America. This first Houghton Mifflin edition was so popular it sold out in just six days. (See Stillman, and ANB).

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        The Legend of Perseus: In 3 Volumes

      David Nutt, 1894, hardcovers, Book Condition: Very-good Plus, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets, first Editions. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall, Copyright dates 1894,1895 and 1896, original cloth-backed boards, spines lettered in gilt. First Editions. A Study of Tradition in Story, Custom, and Belief. From the publisher's Grimm Library Series. Rare. All page edges are not cut. Spines sunned, light wear to boards, clippings pasted to endpapers; some foxing; very good plus. Volume 2 has a crease on the inside fly leaf. Vol. 1 has a glued in article and some writing on the upper right hand corner. All three volumes have clear covers. A solid colletible set of rare books, Colllectible & Rare

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        Speeches of the Marquis of Lansdowne, Viceroy and Governor General of India.

      Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing India,, 1894. 2 volumes, octavo ( 212 x 131 mm). Contemporary (almost certainly "native") brown morocco, spines with decorative gilt roll tool at head and tail, gilt ruled either side of the raised bands and roll tooled on the bands themselves, sides with concentric gilt panels, gilt Lansdowne arms on front covers, gilt roll tool turn-ins, brown coated endpapers. Covers of volume I just slightly sprung. An excellent set, unopened in places. First and only edition, one of 110 copies, rare: among British and Irish institutional libraries Copac locates only the copy at the British Library; OCLC adds a single copy worldwide, at Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine at Nanterre (described in a note as "Rel. arm." - presumably "reliure armorial" - i.e. an armorial binding like ours). The printer's note at the end of volume II reads: "G.I.C.P.O. – No. 72 P.S. to V. – 15.2.94 – 110": Government of India Central Printing Office, the date and the number of copies printed (110). This collection of speeches, given while Lansdowne (1845-1927) was governor-general of India (1888-1894), was almost certainly a valedictory publication commemorating the conclusion of his tenure in office, and intended for presentation to a select coterie of friends and officials. In subject matter they range widely from addresses to such bodies as the Bombay School of Art, Mahomedan Literary Society and chambers of commerce, by way of various unveilings, banquets, and durbars, to the opening of hospitals, colleges, water works, and railways. Riddick sums up succinctly the highpoints of his career in India:"[Lansdowne] concluded a boundary settlement with Afghanistan, put down a minor rebellion at Manipur, and ably handled problems regarding Indian currency and control of opium". His speeches give a fascinating insight into the duties of a British viceroy during the heyday of the Raj. "With its remarkable combination of popular, patrician, and imperial elements, his career graphically symbolized the significant political role played by Britain's old aristocracy until well into the twentieth century" (ODNB).

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        Le Livre des Orchidées. Ouvrage illustré de 310 gravures et de 31 planches en chromolitographie.

      Paris - Gand, G. Masson - Ad. Hoste, 1894, 8vo grande (cm. 17 x 26) rilegato in mezza pelle coeva con titoli dorati e snodi al dorso, pp. VIII-601 con 310 incisioni nel testo e 31 tavole cromolitografiche fuori testo. Prima edizione. Il Conte Kerchove de Denterghem era presidente della prestigiosa Societé royale d'agriculture et botanique di Gand. Grande appassionato di flora esotica coltivò uno dei più imponenti giardini d'inverno del mondo. La sua monografia sulle orchidee, stupendamente illustrata, fornisce una breve storia sull'introduzione di queste piante tropicali in Europa, i criteri che determinarono la loro classificazione scientifica, dettagliate osservazioni sulla diffusione, coltivazione in serra e all'aria aperta, ibridazione e malattie. Un vasto catalogo delle principali varietà di orchidee coltivate completa l'opera. B.M. Natural History II-970; Nissen 1031

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        Le Portrait écrit de M. Carnot, Président de la République française, né à Limoges le 11 août 1837, mort à Lyon le 25 juin 1894, contenant 62.000 lettres.

      Paris: Au petit Bénéfice, circa 1894. Lithograph and letterpress. 46 x 31 cm. Portrait écrit en calligramme de Marie François Sadi Carnot, plus couramment appelé Sadi Carnot, né le 11 août 1837 à Limoges et mort le 25 juin 1894 à Lyon, homme d'État français, dont la carrière se termina par son passage à la présidence de la République de 1887 à 1894 et son assassinat. Marie François Sadi Carnot 11 August 1837 - 25 June 1894) was a French statesman and the fifth president of the Third Republic. He served as the President of France from 1887 until his assassination in 1894. Repaired tears. No one on the internet seems to have this print.

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        Souvenir, Coos Bay, Oregon - 1894

      Coos Bay, Oregon. Good. 1894. Softcover. Viewbook has dark brown wrappers with ferns and title in light tan, is string bound and measures 10" x 13". Only small section of back wrapper remains. A few leaves are not attached to binding. Moderate chipping and soiling on wrappers and interior, and spine has curling and chipping. Most photographs have strong contrast. This viewbook consists of 52 contact printed photographs (glass plate negatives) measuring 2"x4", 3.5" x 4.5", 5" x 8", and 9.5" x 6.75" and printed on thick photographic paper. Twenty-one unnumbered leaves each contain 1 to 4 sepia photographs with printed captions beneath. Photograph subjects include: Entrance to the Bay, Empire City, Sunset Bay, Cape Arago and Reef, Bay City Mill, North Bend Mill and Shipyard, Ocean Transportation, U. S. Life Saving Station, Marshfield, the Quarry, Towing Stone to the Jetty, Marshfield from the Bay, Newport Coal Mines, Cape Arago Lighthouse, Upper Coos River, Residence of Major M. Tower, Major M. Tower's Camp in Coos Bay and Coos River, Government Improvement, Outing Parties on Coos River, Logging, Golden Falls, Falls on South Coos River, Trout Fishing on Coos River, and Fishing from the Docks. These are some of the earliest photographs of Cape Arago Lighthouse which was completed in 1866 to guide lumber ships through Coos Bay. Also of note are photos from the Newport Coal Mines and of Major Morton L. Tower. Tower was a Civil War veteran, settling in Marshfield (now Coos Bay) , Oregon in 1872 and establishing the U. S. Life Saving Station below the Arago Lighthouse. No copies in OCLC as of March 2017. ; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; 21 pp .

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        Materials for the Study of Variation:

      London: Macmillan and Co., , 1894. treated with with especial regard to Discontinuity in the Origin of Species. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind rules at head and tail of boards running around spine. Illustrations in the text throughout. Ink ownership inscription of the British horticulturalist George C. Gough BSc, ARCSc, dated Feb. 1900, and the pencilled inscription of a descendant of his dated 1951. A small mark at head of front board, a fine copy. First edition. "William Bateson read the newly discovered paper [by Mendel] and recognized immediately its relevance to the unsolved problem expounded in his Materials for the Study of Variation... variation is the cause of the evolution of species; but what causes variation, and how does it happen? Bateson was convinced that species evolve as the result of the accumulation of innumerable small changes. His view was that variations occur suddenly and discontinuously. Mendel's paper gave him the clue that he was seeking... [Bateson] became the founder of the modern study of heredity and variation for which he adopted the term 'genetics'" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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        Excellent photo, signed for both by the Queen, (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain), EDWARD VII (1841-1910, King of Great Britain)

      1894 - showing the Queen sitting in a chair, wearing her characteristic black, with Edward, then Prince of Wales standing by her side wearing a buttoned overcoat and military hat, 9" x 6

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        Copy (manuscript) of the contractual agreement, drawn up in Madrid on 27 March 1888 between Edward Sykes Heft and the Spanish Minister of the Colonies, to build the Manila and Dagupan Railway, guaranteed by the deposit of 130 bonds of redeemable 4% debt, amounting to 1,154,000 pesetas, which will be returned with the proper formalities. Signed by the Treasurer, Enrique Morales, and dated 20 May 1888. Copy certified by the British Consulate in Madrid and dated 28 March 1888. With the stamps of the Colegio Notarial del Territorio de Madrid, three pesetas, and of the British Consulate

      Together with: A contemporary manuscript translation into English. 1 integral sheet, folio. And:- The Office of Antonio de la Cámara y Lopez de Roda, Chief Engineer of Roads, Canals and Ports and Inspector of the Manila to Dagupan Railway. Copy (manuscript) of the document dated 10 August 1894 confirming the completion of the works of the first section of the railway and describing the bridge built at Kilometre 46. Signed and dated Manila, 20 August 1894. With the stamps of Recibos y Cuentas Filipinas (10 centavos) and Colegio Notarial de Manila (one peso). 1 integral sheet, folio. And:- The Office of Antonio de la Cámara y Lopez de Roda, Chief Engineer of Roads, Canals and Ports and Inspector of the Manila to Dagupan Railway. Copy (manuscript) of the document dated 1st October 1894 which states that on 1st May 1894 the first section of the Manila to Dagupan Railway line was declared open and the bridge over the Rio Grande de la Pampanga had been completed. An 8% dividend should now be paid, being the amount that the Philippines Treasury should remit to the Concessionary Company of the Manila to Dagupan Railway to exploit three sections of the line. Signed and dated Manila, 3 October 1894. With the stamps of Recibos y Cuentas Filipinas (10 centavos) and Colegio Notarial de Manila (one peso). 6 ff. (last f. & verso of f. [5] blank). Some edges of pp. chipped & some wear. The Manila to Dagupan railway was the single most important infrastructure built during the Spanish colonial period that was not initiated by the Church (Arturo C. Corpuz, The colonial iron horse. Quezon City 1999). The entire line, a distance of 120 miles, was opened to traffic in Nov. 1892.

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        A Woman of No Importance.

      London: John Lane at the Sign of the Bodley Head, 1894 - Quarto. Original yellow buckram over bevelled boards, titles to spine gilt, gilt floral designs to covers, edges untrimmed, printed on handmade paper. Housed in a custom green solander box, titles to red sheep label to spine. Boards bowed, spine browned, light rubbing to edges, small mark to foot of covers, browning to endpapers, preliminary leaves uncut; still an excellent copy. First edition, limited large paper issue of only 50 copies. This copy with an extensive provenance, featuring the bookplates of novelist and bibliographer Michael Sadleir, botanical book collector Christian Heuer (who provided the solander box), notable Oscar Wilde collector Llewellyn Wright, and most significantly that of collector Herbert Charles Pollitt, whose bookplate was designed by his friend and beneficiary Aubrey Beardsley, all to the front pastedown. Pollitt also had, from late 1898, extensive correspondence with Oscar Wilde, who at this time was living in Paris, including sending photographs, mainly of him in costume from a number of dance productions which he starred in whilst at Cambridge, to Wilde. Wilde wrote in a letter, "Your personality becomes more and more mysterious, more and more wonderful, each portrait that I receive". Pollitt was known for buying books in sets of three, "Two of these would have the bookplate designed for him by Beardsley, one of these he would read, and the other keep mint. The third copy was to lend and give away, as Pollitt was sure he would have to". The uncut leaves in the preliminary matter suggest this was a copy intended to be kept "mint". An uncommon, with only one large paper copy traced at auction in the last 100 years. The Book Collector, Winter 1987; Mason 365. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pride and Prejudice

      'The Peacock Edition' of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, with a preface by George Saintsbury. With Hugh Thomson's gorgeous peacock design blocked in gilt to the dark green cloth, and his delightful line drawings and ornamental initials throughout the text, it's easy to see why this is the most popular edition of any of Austen's works and one of the most popular books ever published. 476 pp. All edges gilt; dark green endpapers. The book is shaken with hinges cracking and guttering exposed in places. Contents mostly clean with light spotting to prelims and end-pages, and very occasionally to other pages. 1894 gift inscription to Margaret Frances Awdry (antecedent of Rev. W. V, Awdry, the Thomas the Tank Engine creator) to verso of fep. Gilt to page edges is mostly quite bright with some soiling to top, and light soiling and wear to bottom. Boards are worn with badly rubbed corners; spine tips frayed with some small losses; cloth starting to split in a few sections on joints; gilt dulled. A well-used but still highly attractive copy of this illustrated edition of Pride and Prejudice.

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        L.a.f., in francese, indirizzata a ''M. Jules Claretie de l'Académie, Paris''. Livourne, 24 Février 1894

      1894. 3 pag. in-12 quadrato, più indirizzo al recto del primo f., chiaramente vergate e firmate, su carta azzurrina. Mascagni (celebre compositore, 1863-1945) scrive a Jules Claretie, letterato e giornalista francese, dal 1885 esponente di rilievo della Comédie Française e dal 1888 membro dell'Accademia, per domandargli il permesso di musicare il suo romanzo La Cigarette (apparso a stampa nel 1890). Il compositore, inoltre, polemizza con i giornali in quanto era circolata la voce che tale permesso fosse già stato accordato al Massenet (1842-1912). '' viens causer de Cigarette: ce petit roman..j'avais déjà pensé d'en tirer un mélodrame..mais je viens de lire dans quelques journaux un entrefilet annonçant que vous m'avez refusé votre autorisation et conséquemment vous avez déjà donné cette permission à l'illustre Massenet''. Del romanzo Cigarette in musica non rimane traccia né nella bibliografia di Mascagni né in quella di Massenet.

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        Pride and Prejudice (Peacock Edition)

      London: George Allen. Good. 1894. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 'The Peacock Edition' of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, with a preface by George Saintsbury. With Hugh Thomson's gorgeous peacock design blocked in gilt to the dark green cloth, and his delightful line drawings and ornamental initials throughout the text, it's easy to see why this is the most popular edition of any of Austen's works and one of the most popular books ever published. 476 pp. All edges gilt; dark green endpapers. The book is shaken with hinges cracking and guttering exposed in places. Contents mostly clean with light spotting to prelims and end-pages, and very occasionally to other pages. 1894 gift inscription to Margaret Frances Awdry (antecedent of Rev. W. V, Awdry, the Thomas the Tank Engine creator) to verso of fep. Gilt to page edges is mostly quite bright with some soiling to top, and light soiling and wear to bottom. Boards are worn with badly rubbed corners; spine tips frayed with some small losses; cloth starting to split in a few sections on joints; gilt dulled. A well-used but still highly attractive copy of this illustrated edition of Pride and Prejudice. .

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        Russia's March Towards India. 2 Volumes.

      Sampson., London 1894 - xvi, 335 + viii, 318pp, map. A history of Russian travels, expeditions and invasions into the Indian sub-continent. Boards are soiled, small chip to spine, contents are clean and tight. Insurance required 1.7kg. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson. And the comedy [of] those extraordinary twins.

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1894 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, arabesque designs in black, buff endpapers, edges speckled red. Housed in a custom quarter morocco and brown cloth pull-off box. Cloth with a little bubbling to front cover, internally fresh; an excellent copy. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, title page printed red and black, marginal illustrations throughout. First US edition, first state, with the text block measuring 11/8 inches and the title leaf conjugate, not tipped in, and Twain's facsimile signature to the frontispiece. It was originally published in the UK the same year. BAL 3442.

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        Document signed, to the President of Peru, (1819-1901, from 1837 Queen of Great Britain)

      1894 - (Andrés Avelino Cáceres, 1836-1923, President 1886-1890 & 1894-1895), saying she has thought fit to recall "Our trusty and well beloved Sir Charles Edward Mansfield . who has for some time resided with You in the character of Our Minister Resident", and being satisfied with his "zeal, ability and fidelity . on all occasions . We trust his conduct will also have merited Your approbation", renewing "the assurances of Our constant friendship" and commending the President to "the protection of The Almighty", signed also by Foreign Secretary Kimberley (1826-1902, 1st Earl), 2 sides folio with narrow black edges and conjugate blank, Windsor Castle, 23rd October Cáceres had previously been Peruvian Commander in Chief during the successful invasion by Chile in 1879. The Chileans did not finally withdraw till 1885, imposing harsh terms, which helped to secure his election as President in 1886. However, his second election in August 1894 led to a rebellion, the loss of 2800 lives, and his defeat, hostilities ceasing only on the intervention of the British Consul in March 1895, when Cáceres left the country. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Finely penned Document signed, in Spanish with translation, to the President of Peru, (1858-1929, née Archduchess of Austria, second wife of Alfonso XII and mother of Alfonso XIII, Queen Regent 1885-1902)

      1894 - (Andrés Avelino Cáceres, 1836-1923, President 1886-1890 & 1894-1895), saying she has appointed Don Luis del Castillo y Frigueros as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Peru, recommending his "distinguished qualities", signed also by Foreign Minister Alejandro Groizard, blind embossed armorial paper seal with fleur-de-lis tabs, 2 sides folio and conjugate blank, Madrid, 15th November [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Jungle Book; [with:] The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1894 & 1895. 2 works, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, spines lettered and blocked in gilt, large pictorial blocks to front covers gilt, twin wavy rules to spines extending over front covers, all edges gilt, dark green coated endpapers. Illustrations to text by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown of vol. I. Spines gently rolled and slightly faded, a little rubbing to spine ends, faint marks to covers, occasional light foxing to contents. An excellent, bright set. First editions of Kipling's classic tales.

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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, scarce in commerce and just five copies in UK libraries, of which two in the BL; originally published in Arabic the previous year as Ta'rikh al-'Arab wa-adabihim. 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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        La Société Nouvelle. Revue Internationale. Sociologie, Arts, Sciences, Lettres (Fondée et dirigée par Fernand Brouez). 10e année (1894) - TOME I et II (volume XX)

      First Edition. Many rich contributions: P. Kropotkin, J.-K. Huysmans, M. Bakunin, L. Hennique, O. Wilde, F. Viele-Griffin, G. Kahn, P. Adam, J. Soury, H. Spencer, G. Eekhoude, E. Schure, M. Elskamp, E. Verhaeren, Saint-Pol-Roux, O. Von Sperber, J. Lorrain, F. M Pelloutier, H. Barbusse ... Gaps in the top and bottom of the back, a marginal missing on the front cover of the second volume, traces of folds flat on the second of two volumes, nice interior condition despite some minor foxing, last pages of the second volume with a clear wetting marginal. Rare set. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! La Société Nouvelle Paris,Bruxelles 1894 25x16,5cm 2 volumes brochés

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        Fine unsigned Tableau vivant photo showing the family dressed in period costume (Mary Victoria Feodore, 1857-1944, Princess, Daughter & Companion of Queen Victoria), ALICE (Princess, Countess of Athlone, 1883-1981, Daughter of Leopold, Duke of Albany, Grand-daughter of Queen Victoria), ALEXANDER ( Albert, Marquess of Carisbrooke, 1886-1960, Grand-son of Queen Victoria) & VICTORIA EUGÉNIE (1887-1969, daughter of Prince Henry, wife of Alfonso XIII of Spain)]

      1894 - titled 'Charles I', showing the couple sitting down with their children around them, 7" x 9½", on a 14" x 10" mount, Osborne Isle of Wight, Christmas The practice of the Household performing tableau vivants over the New Year was revived some time after the death of the Prince Consort. There were normally several scenes, each representing a letter or word, followed by a final scene depicting the entire word. The Tableau often reproduced paintings - a particularly successful one being 'La Rixe' (The Brawl) after the painting by E. Meissonier which had been given to the Prince Consort in 1856. The scene was a quarrel in a tavern which Queen Victoria considered 'a truthful presentation of the picture'. They were not always so well received - a biblical tableau of Naomi and Ruth in 1888 was described by the Queen as 'not quite so successful as it might have been, owing to the ladies getting the giggles and shaking'. The Tableau Vivant photo is an unusual form of photography, which Queen Victoria had a passion for from the 1850s. This is one of the later ones which are more difficult to find as the majority of them have remained in Royal Collections. Princesses Helena Victoria and Marie Louise spent much of their year revolved around the Queen, which dates the picture to 1889 as the Princess Marie Louise was married to a German Prince the following year. The marriage did not prove happy and the Queen sent her an open telegram ordering her 'home to me'.

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        Aristophanes at Oxford O W

      Oxford: J. Vincent,; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.,, 1894. Octavo. Original skiver-covered wrappers, titles to front wrapper in green. Housed in navy morocco backed bookform slipcase and chemise. Front joint just starting and the spine just beginning to separate at the head, otherwise only light rubbing to the extremities and some mild dust soiling, internally sound and fresh, very good condition indeed. First edition, sole printing, one of 750 copies printed, of this Oxford play satirising Oscar Wilde. "The motive of this production... is an honest dislike for 'Dorian Gray,' 'Salome,' the 'Yellow Book,' and the whole of the erotic, lack-a-daisical, opium-cigarette literature of the day", the student-authors write in their preface, though they confess "We have never met the philosopher in question personally, or seen anything more of him than a distant back-view, and even that obscured by a throng of admiring Adonises." The play is considered a significant analogue for Wildean studies, and as such is represented strongly in institutions: 4 copies in are recorded in UK institutions, 35 in the United States, and one in Dublin. It is however (no doubt because many of the surviving copies of this relatively ephemeral production have been assumed into special collections) rare in the trade - the last copy to appear at auction was in 1982.

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