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        Fables choisies (ou) Choix de fables de La Fontaine illustrées par un groupe des meilleurs artistes de Tokio, sous la direction de P. Barboutau

      First edition of this famous illustrated book, with 28 double page color print hors texte by Kajita Hanko, Kano Tomonobu, Okakura shusui, Kawanabe Kyosui and Eda Mahiko, and numerous black and white vignettes to text.Two slight tears, not serious, to head of spine.A good copy.  Imprimerie de Tsoukidji-Tokio [Tôkyô Tsukiji kappan seizôsho] pour E. Flammarion Tokyo 1894 18x25,5cm 2 volumes brochés

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        Gutachten über das Jüdisch-rituelle Schlachtverfahren ("Schächten")

      Berlin: Emil Apolant, 1894. First edition Ex-Library. Hardcover. g to g+. Folio. xvi,1 22pp. Blind stamped decor and lettering on green cloth binding. Elaborate work on Shechitah, the slaughtering of certain animals according to Jewish law (Kosher Slaughtering). The practices of Shechitah are not described in the "Five Books of Moses" but were handed down in Judaism's traditional Oral Torah, and codified in the "Halakha." The foreword deals with changes in the law of German speaking countries as well as ordinances of cities relating to the Shechitah followed by expert opinions of many veterinarians and Kosher Slaughterers. Text in German. Two small library stickers on upper left corner and tail of spine, library markings in pencil and color pencil on title page. Leave with pages xv and xvi loose. Medium age toning of block. Slight sporadic small tears along edges. Binding in overall good+, interior in good condition.

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        The Lives of the Chief Justices of England. From the Norman Conquest till the Death of Lord Tenterden. Five Volumes

      Edward Thomson Co.. The most lavish and extensive edition of Lord Campbell's Chief Justices, providing us with an unbroken biographical record from the Norman Conquest through the first part of the 19th century, with 126 full page illustrations, 14 in color. 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, the top edges gilt. Edward Thomson Co., Northport, 1894-99.

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        Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar for 1894.

      Dawson's Landing, MO: Set Up and Printed for Mr. Wilson by Henry Butts, 1894. 16pp. Mark Twain's smallest first edition, form C (no priority). Issued as an advertisement for The Century Magazine, which was running "Pudd'nhead Wilson" in serial form. The calendar may have been produced from multiple, not duplicate, settings, and it is possible that all three forms were issued simultaneously. Each month shows a droll paragraph from Mark Twain, such as the one that ends: "put all your eggs in one basket and--watch that basket." Contains an illustration of "Thumb Prints" and a long quotation in which Pudd'nhead discusses the new method of detecting by means of fingerprints. The typesetting is intentionally and comically incompetent, with letters upside down. A delightful, very rare, and fragile Twain item. 1/8 inch tear to cover, still unusually fine in printed yellow wrappers. (BAL 3439). (3 by 2 1/2; 76x60mm).

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        THE UGLY DUCKLING. Pictured in Colours by T. Van Hoytema.

      Title, plus 31 pages (butterfly style) of colour lithographed illustrations in the Dutch Art Nouveau style. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Quarto. First and only English edition. Probably an early edition as the last page has the English title laid down over the Dutch. Re-backed and re-cased, but a very good copy of a very scarce title. This copy bears the bookplate of the noted collector of Andersen''s work, Dr. Richard Klein.The first Dutch edition was published in 1893. The book is considered to be Hoytema's finest work.

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        The Jungle Book. Together with The Second Jungle Book.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1894 and 1895. FIRST EDITIONS, illustrated by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. A stunning set, elegantly hand-bound in full dark blue morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, decorated in gilt. Black endpapers, all edges gilt, with publisher's original cloth bound in at rear.Some light spotting within; externally fine. Overall, an excellent pair in attractive recent leather bindings, housed in a custom-made slipcase. A sumptuous item. The Jungle Book and its sequel comprise a selection of short stories - the best-known being the three tales centring on the adventures of the abandoned 'man cub', Mowgli. Other popular tales from Kipling's work include 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', the story of a heroic mongoose, and 'Toomai of the Elephants', the tale of a young elephant-handler. Stewart [123, 132].

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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)

      La Société Nouvelle. 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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        Les Naufragés du Jonathan

      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. Hetzel Paris s.d. [1894-1895] 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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        Salome A Tragedy in one Act


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        JOSEPH JOHN THOMSON: A group of 8 important offpints on physics and chemistry.

      1894-1914. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1. Electric Discharge Through Gases. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, April 1894. 8vo, 9 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 2. Some Applications of the Theory of Electric Discharge to Spectroscopy. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, January 1906. 8vo, 14 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 3. Rays of Positive Electricity. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, March 1907. 8vo, 16 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 4. The Carriers of Positive Electricity. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, April 1908. 8vo, 31 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 5. Electrical Striations. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, April 1909. 8vo, 10 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 6. A New Method of Chemical Analysis. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, April 1911. 8vo, 9 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 7. Some Further Applications of the Method of Positive Rays. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, January 1913. 8vo, 9 pp. Stapled as issued. ---- 8. Further Researches of Positive Rays. Offprint from: Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, April 1914. 8vo, 6 pp. Stapled as issued. ----In 1913, as part of his exploration into the composition of canal rays, Thomson channelled a stream of ionized neon through a magnetic and an electric field and measured its deflection by placing a photographic plate in its path. Thomson observed two patches of light on the photographic plate, which suggested two different parabolas of deflection. Thomson concluded that neon is composed of atoms of two different atomic masses (neon-20 and neon-22), that is to say of two isotopes. This was the first evidence for isotopes of a stable element; Frederick Soddy had previously proposed the existence of isotopes to explain the decay of certain radioactive elements. Thomson's separation of neon isotopes by their mass was the first example of mass spectrometry, which was subsequently improved and developed into a general method by Thomson's student F. W. Aston and by A. J. Dempster. (Wikipedia). Very Good.

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        L'Ymagier. Collection complète du N°1 au N°8

      First edition, one of 515 copies.First editions of texts by Alfred Jarry and Rémy de Gourmont. Illustrated with c. 300 engravings, reproductions of 15th and 16th century woodcuts, large colored images, pages from old books, miniatures, lithographs, woodcuts, original drawings and prints by Rémy de Gourmont, Alfred Jarry (under the pseudonym Alain Jans), Henri Le Douanier Rousseau, James Whistler, Paul Gauguin, Eric Forbes-Robertson, L. Roy, Jossot, A. Seguin, O'Connor, Charles Filiger, Georges d'Espagnat, Emile Bernard and so on.- N°1 : 68 numbered pages comprising a leaf bearing a title and a miniature by Filiger printed in mauve, a Head of a Martyr by R.G. (Rémy de Gourmont), a drawing by Émile Bernard printed in blue, forty old images and vignettes, two large folio Épinal folding images printed in colors (613 x 380 mm and 615 x 395 mm), one of which has a tear without lack.- N°2 : 71 pages, numbered [69] to 140 with a woodcut in red by A. Seguin, an original print by E. Forbes-Robertson (Adam and Eve), numerous woodcuts, of which two from Indochina printed on 2 ll. of folded China paper, an original lithograph by Douanier Rousseau (War) printed in black with orange tint (260 x 420 mm), an original lithograph signed R.G. (Rémy de Gourmont) printed in black, an original lithograph by Alfred Jarry (Caesar-Antichrist), "Bedouin", an unpublished drawing by Emile Bernard and two folding Épinal images: La Bataille des Pyramides (400 x 580 mm) and Bonne Bière de Mars (420 x 509 mm), the latter detached.- N° 3 : 66  pp. numbered 141 to 206. Numerous illustrations in text and hors texte, among them: a study by A. Seguin reserved for subscribers, La Madeleine, after a woodcut printed in dark orange by Paul Gaugin, "The Bishop", an original woodcut in dark green by Georges d'Espagnat, an original woodcut in black by Alice Feurgard, an original drawing printed in blue by Emile Bernard, an original drawing printed in dark green by Jossot, an original woodcut in bistre by M. Delcourt, two Épinal folding images printed in colors (621 x 350 mm and 640 x 370 mm), the first detached.- N° 4 : 72 pp. numbered 207 to 278. Numerous illustrations to text and hors texte, including: an original lithograph in black by L. Roy (At church), reserved for subscribers, an original sketch cut onto mahogany wood by Alain Jans (Alfred Jarry), a woodcut in black by Georges d'Espagnat, an original drawing printed in black by Roderie O'Conor, an original drawing printed in blue by Émile Bernard, a folded woodcut (very pale, 455 x 198 mm), two folding Épinal images printed in colors (350 x 305 mm and 370 x 295 mm).- N°5 :  68 pp. numbered 1 to 68. Numerous illustrations to text and hors texte, including: the general frontispiece for the second volume by Alfred Jarry and printed in brown, an unpublished original print and folding plate by Clésinger printed in black (281 x 430 mm), an original unpublished lithograph by James M. N. Whistler on China paper between silk paper guards, the first bearing a title, folding facsimile of a vernacular colored image entitled Le vrai portrait du Juif-Errant[A true portrait of the Wandering Jew] (485 x 304 mm), folded fragment of an enormous former engraving (368 x 305 mm).- N° 6 : 60 pp. numbered 69 to 128. Numerous illustrations to text and hors texte, including two folding Épinal images in colors (633 x 380 mm and 416 x 608 mm).- N° 7 : 60 pp. numbered 129 to 188. Numerous illustrations to text and hors texte, including an original woodcut by Émile Bernard printed in red on strong grey tinted paper, two folding Épinal images in colors showing Saints Peter and Paul and Napoleon on horseback (613 x 390 mm and 625 x 390 mm).- N° 8 : 54 pp. numbered 189 to 242. Numerous illustrations to text and hors texte, including a vernacular image of a procession in colors in the form of a folding banner (280 x 492 mm), detached, an original woodcut printed in dark green on Japan paper by d'Espagnat (full page and included in the pagination). A few leaves detached, a few spines cracked and a few margins a bit brittle. A good and rare complete set in 8 volumes, quite extraordinarily illustrated. L'Ymagier Paris Octobre 1894- Décembre 1896 21,5x27cm pour les cinq premiers fascicules & 23,5x28cm pour les fascicules N°6 & 7 & 23,5x30cm pour le huitième et dernier broché

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        The Legend of Perseus: In 3 Volumes

      London: David Nutt, 1894. 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.. first Editions. hardcovers. Very-good Plus/No Jackets. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Colllectible & Rare.

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        Zeitschrift für französische Sprache und Litteratur (Nachdruck). Band 16-65 + 8 Supplementen + 1 Register

      Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam - 1894-1943/1944, Nachgedruckt mit Genehmigung der Verlagsbuchhandlung Wilhelm Gronau, Jena 1968. Rücken gebräunt (nicht vom Rauch) und mit einigen Flecken (siehe Bild). Sonst gut erhalten. Innenseite sauber. Supplement 8-15 + Register zur Band 1-50

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        The Book of The Thousand Nights and A Night

      London - H S Nichols, 1894 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The 'Library Edition' of The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night. An important editionasthis was edited by Richard Burton's friend Leonard C Smithers. Published by H S Nichols and Co. This is the first of Nichols and Smithers' fine library edition. This editionwas published soon after Lady Burton's family edition and shortly before the illustrated library edition. This edition is of importance as it reinstates the text originallyomitted by Lady Burton's edition. As stated in the preface, Smithers intention in the restoration was so that this work can finally 'take its proper place on the library shelf alongside Cervantes and Shakespeare. 'In beautiful cloth bindings withpictorialgilt stamping to boards. Richard Burton's translation of One Thousand and One Nights or ArabianNights is his best known work. The text is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales originally compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. Condition: In uniform full cloth bindings with gilt stamping to the front boards. Externally, generally smart with rubbing and bumping to the spines, particularly to the heads and tails. Small loss to head of spine of volume III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX, . Front hinge is slightly strained but firm to volumes I, 2, 6, 8 and 11. Rearhinge is slightly strained but firm to volumes I, 2, 4, 5, 6 and8. Small crack to front joint at bottom of volume I. Rubbing to the extremities ofvolumes X and XI resulting in some loss, particularly to the foredge of volume XI. Bookseller's label. 'The Bookshop Baghdad K Makenzie' to the recto of front endpaper. Notice from the publisher tipped in to front endpaper of all volumes regarding selling price. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with scattered spots throughout, heavier to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Poems of John Keats, The

      [Hammersmith]: [Sold by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press], 1894. The Kelmscott Press Keats [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. KEATS, John. The Poems of John Keats. [Hammersmith: Sold by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1894]. One of 300 paper copies, out of a total edition of 307 copies. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 5/8 inches; 207 x 143 mm.). [8], 384, [1, colophon], [7, blank] pp. Printed in black and red in Golden type. Woodcut title designed by William Morris. Decorative woodcut borders and initials. "Overseen after the text of foregoing editions by F.S. Ellis, and printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott Press" (Colophon). Publisher's full limp vellum with original red silk ties. Spine lettered in gilt. A near fine copy. "The most sought after of all the smaller Kelmscott Press books" (Cockerell in Sparling). Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 33-34. MacGillivray 79. Peterson A24. Ransom, Private Presses, p. 327, no. 24. Sparling 24. Tomkinson, p. 113, no. 24.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen,, 1894. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Front hinge cracked but holding, a few light marks to rear cover. An excellent copy in bright cloth. First illustrated edition. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB). This was the first edition to feature illustrations accompanying the text; Bentley's 1833 edition and subsequent printings had featured only a frontispiece.

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        The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

      London: George Newnes Ltd, 1892 & 1894 - Together 2 works, quarto. Original pale and dark blue cloth respectively, titles to spines and front covers gilt, pale grey patterned endpapers, top edges gilt. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper of Memoirs. A couple of hinges cracked, with small reapair, light foxing to contents. An unusually bright and clean set, far better than usually met with. Illustrated throughout the text by Sydney Paget. First editions of the first two great collections of Holmes stories. The first collection, Adventures, is the first issue with the misprint "Miss Violent Hunter" on page 317, and the blank street sign in the vignette to the front cover. The textual error continued through three further printings, but from the second impression onwards the street sign was corrected to read "Southampton Street". There are no corresponding issue points for Memoirs. Green & Gibson A10; A14. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pride and Prejudice. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson.

      London: George Allen, 1894 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately gilt-blocked with peacock design, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Front hinge cracked but holding, a few light marks to rear cover. An excellent copy in bright cloth. Frontispiece and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. 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. Gilson E78.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen, 1894. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition thus. Dark green cloth with gilt stamped peacock, illustrated by Hugh Thomson, variant binding with slightly larger boards and border around gilt decorations on front board. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Very Good. Lean to spine, light rubbing at corners, small tears at spine ends and a 1-inch tear at the top rear joint. Light rubbing to gilt. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down with offsetting to front free end paper. A lovely copy.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Notenzitat und U. Wien, 3. V. 1894.

      1894. 1 S. 8vo. An einen Herrn Rumberger: "Sende das Verlangte mit Vergnügen [...]". Darüber 3 Notenzeilen, betitelt "Menschen sein ma alle": "Menschen Menschen sein ma alle / Fehler hat a jeder gnua / alle können doch ned gleich sein [...]". - Lorens wurde seit dem Abdruck seines Lieds "D'Mutterliab" (1875) im Wiener "Extrablatt" als Volkssänger bekannt. Er schrieb rund 2000 volkstümliche Lieder und Melodien, von denen einige außerordentlich populär wurden (u. a. "Allweil lustig, fesch und munter" und "Trink ma no a Flascherl!"). Neben Johann Sioly und Alexander Krakauer gehörte Lorens zu den bedeutendsten Wiener Volkssängern. - Teils rissig; gefaltet.

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        The Novels. With an introduction by Andrew Lang. With illustrations by E. J. Wheeler.

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1894 - Octavo, 40 volumes (211 x 135 mm). Contemporary burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some minor wear to corners, couple of volumes lightly sunned, an excellent set. Photogravure frontispieces and further illustrations throughout. Limited to 1250 copies printed for America of which this is number 1152.

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        The Yellow Book.

      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane [then:] John Lane, The Bodley Head,, 1894-97. An Illustrated Quarterly. 13 volumes, octavo. Original yellow cloth, spines and covers lettered and illustrated in black, top edges untrimmed. Illustrations throughout with tissue guards. Slight bumps to ends of the spines with none of the usual tanning, cloth unusually bright, endpapers slightly toned, an excellent set, with the front inner hinge cracked in vol. V, inner hinge cracked to pp. 272-3 in vol. II, pp. 238-239 in vol. VIII, and pp. 190-191, all holding. First editions. This famous, epochal, and notorious periodical includes work by all the great figures of the 1890s including Beerbohm, Beardsley, Henry James, Yeats, Gissing, Kenneth Grahame, Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, Baron Corvo, H. G. Wells, and many others.

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        Hero & Leander.

      London: decorations designed and cut on the wood by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon at the Vale, printed by the Ballantyne Press and sold by Elkin Matthews and John Lane, begun November 1893 and finished February 1894 - Octavo. Original full vellum, gilt titles and decoration designed by Ricketts to spine and both sides, fore-edge untrimmed. Housed in a custom light blue card slipcase. Spine a little faded, a few small spots and marks to covers, boards slightly bowing, sprays of small spots to some leaves nearer the end, nonetheless a very good copy, attractive and with the hinges all sound. Woodcut full-page frontispiece, woodcut vignettes, initials and device at the end, all by Ricketts & Shannon. First edition thus, one of 220 copies printed (of which 20 were hors commerce, this one of the 200) of Ricketts & Shannon's printing of Christopher Marlowe's famous 1598 English rendering of the romantic mythological legend of Hero & Leander, with the contemporary continuation by poet and translator George Chapman (well known for his Homer). This scarce and beautiful fine press printing, which was one of three such productions by Ricketts and Shannon done "at the Vale" (their Chelsea home) before the official establishment of The Vale Press, was done to commemorate the 400 year anniversary of the first printing of Musaeus's sixth century Greek text of Hero & Leander by Aldus Manutius in Venice. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Island Garden. With Pictures And Illumination By Childe Hassam

      Houghton, Mifflin,, Boston 1894 - Color Illustrations; 126 pages; Elaborate color plates. Publisher's original green cloth [this was printed in both white and green cloth]. Floral decoration and lettering on cover and spine. Printing is on March 1894. Gilt pictorial cloth with darkened spine and stain to lower front corner left. Front paste down has attached a partial article by Helen Leah Reed summarizing critiquing this book, other relevant clippings atached to last two blanks. Printed on creme paper. 22 color illustrations with 12 chromolithograph color plates with captions on tissue guards. 9 x 6 1/4". The binding was designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman. The full page chromolithographs, after paintings by Childe Hassam, are "little impressionist masterpieces. " Lauded by BAL as the most elaborate book of the period. T E G. Portrait of Celia tipped to an early free blank. BAL 19923, garden plan facing p72. Title page in Pink, green with the yellow faded. No precedence established for green or white covers. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India

      Calcutta: Printed under the Management of Beni Madhaba Ghosh at the Unno Purna Printing Works, 1894. Two volumes, 8vo. Folding map, 4 plates (2 folding), 2 folding genealogies and a folding iconographic section, plus a table in the text, several gatherings in volume II from poorer paper stock and browned. Original gilt titled cloth, spine ends bumper otherwise a very good set. As an Army officer and later political agent in India, Tod ceaselessly collected information in the course of his duties and published several works on his return to England, this being the most impressive and weighty. He also served for a time as Librarian to the Royal Asiatic Society. First published 1829 and scarce in any edition.

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        The Problem aof Manflight.

      Boston, Mass: W. B. Clarke & Co.,, 1894. Octavo. Original wrappers, titles and an illustrations printed in black to front wrapper. Illustrated plate and several vignettes in the text. Pencilled line of music to margin of page 5. Small chip to front wrapper fore-edge, some very light dust soiling, internally sound and fresh, excellent condition. First edition, first printing, rare presentation copy inscribed, "H. L. Mason, esq, with the regards of James Means" to the front wrapper. James Means was an industrialist from Dorchester MA who left his shoe manufacturing business to focus on the new and exciting field of aviation. He published the Aeronautical Annuals of 1895-7 with the hopes that the material printed there would inspire others to investigate and advance the field. This pamphlet includes a design for a soaring machine which could be used by readers to conduct flying experiments. In 1894, when this was published, the future of aviation was far from assured - but Means had faith, finishing his text with the line "Aerial transit will be accomplished because the air is a solid if you hit it hard enough." Means's works "had a significant impact. Orville Wright, writing as the Wright Brothers, sent a letter to James Means in 1910 acknowledging the part that the Aeronautical Annuals had played in spurring and sustaining their interest in aeronautics... The devotion which James Means had to encouraging aerial experimentation and to documenting the work of others, as well as his own, has secured him a place of importance and respect among those who have pondered the history of flight." ( The pamphlet is well represented institutionally, but is scarce in the trade, and rare inscribed.

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        Les Minutes de Sable, Memorial

      1894. JARRY, Alfred. Les Minutes de Sable, Memorial. [6], X, 5-210, [4] pp. Illustrated with 9 coloured (blue and maroon) woodcuts by Alfred Jarry. Small 8vo., 139 x 115 pp, bound in original glossy black wrappers, in a half brown morocco folding box. Paris: Mercure de France, 1894. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, one of an edition of 117 copies on Arches. A marvelous copy of this great rarity -- in superb condition, and inscribed by Jarry to the poet Georges Polti. In Les Minutes de Sable, Memorial, his first book, Jarry illustrated his own text with symbolist woodcuts, exploring the primitive, insane and infantile. "Jarry directly or indirectly inspired many leading artist and writers of the day. On the title page of his first book Les Minutes de Sable, Memorial, letters simultaneously function as the initial letters of different words, prefiguring the typographical experiments by Apollinaire as well as by Italian and Russian Futurist artists and writers..."(Andel, p. 46). Andel, Avant-Garde Page Design.

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        Zendelings-reis naar den Stillen Oceaan, onder het bevel van James Wilson Met eenen brief . door Jododus Heringa.Dordrecht, Blussé; Amsterdam, Allart, 1801-1803. 3 volumes. 8vo. With large engraved folding chart (30.5 x 44 cm) showing the route of the Duff, a large folding chart of the Fiji Islands (44.5 x 35 cm), a folding chart of the Duff Group, a map of Tahiti and 5 folding plates, engraved by Reinier Vinkeles after M.A. Rooker and William Wilson. Contemporary half calf, sprinkled sides.

      - Ferguson 341; Saalmink, p. 2189; cf. Hill 1894; Howgego, to 1800, W42; O'Reilly & Reitmann 674-692a. Original Dutch edition of William Wilson's account of the first English missionary voyage to the Pacific (1796-1798). The voyage was sponsored by the London Missionary Society for the purpose of establishing a mission in Tahiti. James Wilson, an ex-East India Captain and nephew of the author, was put in command of the Duff, which left the Thames in August 1796, bound for Tahiti. En route Wilson discovered the Gambier Islands, in French Polynesia. In Tahiti a small settlement was formed and befriended by the king of the island, Pomare I, but within two years many of the settlers had made themselves unpopular, and were subsequently sent off the island, fleeing to Sydney.Apart from the missionary interest, the work contains many valuable details about Tahiti, the Fiji Islands, Tongatapu, the Marquesas, and the newly discovered Duff Group. On the outward voyage, the expedition visited Rio de Janeiro, of which a short account is also included. The evocative plates include a view of Rio de Janeiro, several views of Tahiti, as well as a depiction of a cemetery in Tongatapu. Some spotting. Top of spine of second volume damaged. Very good set.

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        Das Norddeutsche Unter-Oligocän und seine Mollusken-Fauna. 7 Lieferungen

      Simon Schropp 1894 Verlag der Simon Schropp`schen Hof-Landkartenhandlung, Bln., 1889-1894. Insgesamt 1.458 S. mit zahlr. Tafeln, kart. (Vorsatz etwas stockfl./gering fl.) - Abhandlungen zur geologischen Specialkarte von Preussen und den Thüringischen Staaten, Band X, Hefte 1 - 7 (komplett/gute Exemplare - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Paläontologie, Bergbau/Geol.

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        The Ebb-Tide. A Trio and Quartette.

      London: William Heinemann, 1894 - Octavo (182 x 125 mm). Fine binding by Zaehnsdorf dated 1911 in dark green full calf, triple red morocco labels, raised bands, spine elaborately tooled in gilt, raised bands, small red medallion onlay to each compartment, sides with triple fillet border gilt and red morocco medallion with monogram RS enclosed within arabesqued lozenge centrepiece, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, copper effect doublures, green endpapers. Spine evenly faded to tan, joints a touch tender. An excellent copy. First UK edition, published two months after the US edition. With the front and spine panels of the original cloth bound in at rear. A fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Beinecke 602; Slater p. 14.

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      Buenos Aires: Jacob Peuser 1894 - Chromolithograph, dissected into 32 sections and mounted upon original linen, folding into original black cloth covers with title blind-stamped in gilt to front cover (Very Good, map clean and sharp, with some light, neat contemporary manuscript additions in pencil to central area, cover with a little edge-wear and fraying to spine), 59 x 83 cm (23 x 32.5 inches). The rare separately issued first edition of the first scientific cadastral survey of the Gran Chaco region of Northern Argentina, by the esteemed Uruguayan surveyor Melitón González, published in Buenos Aires.This attractive and historically important map is the first scientifically accurate cadastral survey of the Gran Chaco region of Northern Argentina, depicting copious amounts of information related to recent settlement activities. It is predicated on the mapping conducted by the Uruguayan surveyor Melitón González, and published in Buenos Aires in 1894 during a critical period in the area’s early development. The finely chromolithographed map depicts the recently incorporated territories of Chaco and Formosa, featuring the locations of towns, forts and outposts, as well as numbered settlement sections and departmental and territorial boundaries. Of particular interest are the numerous cadastral lots owned by named individual proprietors and land development companies. This information reveals the demographically diverse nature of the settlements, including names of Spanish, Italian, Jewish, British and German origins, amongst others. It is thus one of the seminal historical documents relating to Northern Argentina. The Development of the Argentinian Gran Chaco - The Argentinian part of the Gran Chaco was historically a sparsely populated region, originally home to the Pilagás, Wichis and Tobas native peoples, and from the late 16th Century the site of a few isolated Jesuit missions and European trading posts. Before modern farming techniques, broad-based development of the region was considered nearly impossible due to the arid conditions, indifferent soil and complex relations with the native peoples. During much of the 19th Century, settlement was further hindered by the fact that the region was actively disputed between Argentina and Paraguay. Argentina and her allies annihilated Paraguay during the War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70), with Argentina being awarded all of the land south of the Pilcomayo River. In 1872, Argentina formed its enlarged domains in the region into the Gran Chaco Territory, and opened the area for development. Many settlement schemes, or ‘colonias’ were established, while the city of Resistencia was founded at the site of the fort of San Fernando in 1876, and the city of Formosa was established in 1879. A diverse array of immigrants flooded into the region from Europe, in addition to experienced ranchers from the Pampas, bringing with them knowledge of advanced agrarian techniques that made the Gran Chaco economically viable. In 1884, the territory was divided along the Bermejo River into the separate territories of Chaco and Formosa. Until the mid-1880s, the mapping of the region was of variable quality, as while some fine cadastral surveys of specific grants were made, there were no general maps of any decent quality. This was causing great confusion with the awarding of land grants and the creation of infrastructure. To remedy the situation, the Argentine government commissioned Melitón González, an Uruguayan surveyor and development planner, to create the first scientific cadastral map of the Argentinian Gran Chaco. Commensurate with his surveys, González wrote a book on the region, El Gran Chaco Argentino (Buenos Aires, 1890). This was followed, in 1894, by the separate publication of the present map, finely chromolithographed by the leading Buenos Aires firm of Jacob Peuser. Some copies of El Gran Chaco Argentino that were issued after this time had examples of the map bound in, although the separately issued edition of the ma

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        The Yellow Book. An Illustrated Quarterly.

      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane [then:] John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1894-97 - 13 volumes, octavo. Original yellow cloth, spines and covers lettered and illustrated in black, top edges untrimmed. Slight bumps to ends of the spines with none of the usual tanning, cloth unusually bright, endpapers slightly toned, an excellent set, with the front inner hinge cracked in vol. V, inner hinge cracked to pp. 272-3 in vol. II, pp. 238-239 in vol. VIII, and pp. 190-191, all holding. Illustrations throughout with tissue guards. First editions. This famous, epochal, and notorious periodical includes work by all the great figures of the 1890s including Beerbohm, Beardsley, Henry James, Yeats, Gissing, Kenneth Grahame, Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, Baron Corvo, H. G. Wells, and many others. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      [Paris] 1894 - Lithograph in colour, (Soft folds, small tears in the folds, some light staining, otherwise in a good condition) 98 x 65,5 cm (38.6 x 25.8 inches). A large important map of Madagascar, made during the French invasion of Madagascar, a year before the capitulation of its capital Antananarivo, after which France annexed Madagascar as its colony. A very large map of Madagascar, with an in-set map of Antsiranana, was made by the Military Geographical Department was was sold with the newspaper Monde Illustré in 1894. France invaded Madagascar in 1883 in the first Franco-Hova War. In September 1895 with reinforcements from Algeria and Sub-Saharan Africa, French army bombarded the royal palace with heavy artillery, causing heavy casualties and leading Queen Ranavalona III to surrender. France annexed Madagascar in 1896 and declared the island a colony the following year. The map is rare - we could only trace four examples in the institutions worldwide.

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        Ver Sacrum. Mittheilungen der Vereinigung Bildender Künstler Österreichs. [4. Jg.], (15. März) 1901, Heft 6. (Bewegungsstudien zur Medicin von Gustav Klimt OM., Deckenbild für die Aula der Universität in Wien).

      Quadt.-4. 9 unnum. Bll. (dav. 1 m. bedr. Seidenhemdchen) m. Abb., 1 Bl. (Anz.). OBrosch. m. kl. schwarzgedr. Deckelvign. u. -titel sowie illustr. Anz. auf beiden Spiegeln. Einbd. stark angestaubt, berieben, an den unt. Deckelrändern rissig, Ecken bestoßen, im re. Seitensteg m. 11 durchgeh. Lochspuren durch entfernte (n. orig.) Fadenheftung, im Text stärker abgegriffen u. z. Tl. felckig. Das Heft ist Bewegungsstudien zu Gustav Klimts Fakultätsbild Medizin gewidmet. - Im Jahr 1894 erhielten Klimt und Matsch den Auftrag, für den Festsaal der Wiener Universität Wandgemälde zu den vorgegebenen Themen Medizin, Philosophie und Jurisprudenz zu schaffen. Als Klimts unvollendetes Gemälde ?Medizin? bei der 10. Secessionsausstellung 1901 gezeigt wurde, kam es zu massiver öffentlicher Kritik. Um den Auseinandersetzungen zu entgehen, entschloss sich Klimt im Jahre 1905, seine Bilder, für die er bereits staatliche Vorauszahlungen erhalten hatte, mit der Hilfe privater Gönner zurück zu kaufen. Außerdem nahm er danach keinen Auftrag der öffentlichen Hand mehr an und wandte sich hauptsächlich der Porträt- und Landschaftsmalerei zu.

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        Travel and adventures in the Congo Free State and its big game shooting

      Chapman and Hall, London 1894 - Pebbled maroon cloth with embossed lines and top and bottom of covers and spine. Black paste-down and endpapers. A very nice, solid copy of the rare original edition of this book. Some pages unopened, map appears never unfolded. A treasure. From the library of Belle and Kermit Roosevelt, with their bookplate, making this a terrific association copy. VG or better with the exception of uniform light browning to page extremities, loose ffep and bookplate inside front cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dans les limbes

      Paris, Léon Vanier, libraire-éditeur 1894 - In-12 (19 X 12,3 cm), 45 pp., demi-veau noir, tranches jaspées, couverture illustrée d'une vignette portant le monogramme L.V. (Léon Vanier) et dos conservés (reliure début XXe). Edition originale. La fin d'un cycle. Verlaine destine ce petit recueil qu'il écrit en partie à l'hôpital Broussais pour Philomène Boudin, à clore "la série de ses petits vers, Chansons, Odes, Élégies" et qu'il considère comme "le meilleur de beaucoup". Portrait-frontispice de Verlaine daté 1888, par Ladislas Loévy. Imprimé sur papier vélin teinté le 16 mai 1894 (Vicaire, VII, p. 999).Seuls vingt exemplaires numérotés ont été tirés sur grand papier, à savoir sur papier du Japon. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice.

      London: George Allen, 1894 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, titles and floral decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, decorative panelling to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, floral endpapers, gilt edges. Light toning to page edges, occasional spotting to pages, an excellent copy. With numerous black and white illustrations throughout. First Hugh Thomson edition. Thomson's "light touch and feeling for period manners provide a charming and accessible gloss to the author's work" (ODNB).

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      Bruxelles, Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt, 1894. 1894, 1894, in-4, 3 forts vol. de I. portrait, LV, (1bl), 855, (1bl)pp, 6pl. - II. portrait, VI, 854pp. - III. portrait, 556pp, demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs orné, encadrement de trois filets à froid sur les plats, armes dorées sur les premiers plats (Rel. de l'ép.), 3 portraits de l'auteur à différentes époques de sa vie, 6 planches h.t. et figures dans le texte. PREMIERE EDITION COLLECTIVE des mémoires du chimiste belge qui fut l'élève, puis le collaborateur, du chimiste français J.B. Dumas. Les recherches de Jean-Servais Stas (1813-1891) sur les proportions chimiques et les poids atomiques des corps sont tout à fait remarquables. Ce "virtuose de l'expérience" démontra que l'hypothèse de Williams Prout sur l'unité de la matière n'est pas recevable. (cf. Massain : Chimie et chimistes, éd. 1952, p. 189). Bel exemplaire de prix frappé aux armes royales belges avec la mention :"Offert par la classe des sciences de l'Académie royale de Belgique". Ce prix était offert aux étudiants qui avaient obtenu le diplôme de docteur es sciences chimiques avec la plus grande distinction. DSB XII, p. 620

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        Ordinances, An Orders and Rules Thereunder, In Force in the Colony...

      1894. Stallard, George, Compiler. Richards Edward Harrinson, Compiler. Ordinances, And Orders and Rules Thereunder, In Force in the Colony of Lagos on December 31st, 1893: With an Appendix Containing the Letters Patent Constituting the Colony, And the Instructions Accompanying Them; Various Acts of Parliament; Orders of the Queen in Council; Treaties, and Proclamations. Compiled Under the Authority of the Government. London: Stevens and Sons, 1894. xvi, 1011 pp. Octavo (6" x 9-1/2" x 6"). Recent cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed, internally clean. Ex-library. Small stamp to title page. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. Lagos, a region of present-day Nigeria, was one of the principal centers of the slave trade. Great Britain took control of Lagos in 1861 and established it as a colony in the following year. In 1866 it became a portion of the West African Settlements subject to the Governor-in-Chief of Sierra Leone. In 1874 it was added to the Gold Coast Colony, but became a separate colony in 1886. In 1906 it was amalgamated with the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria. This was the second compilation of Lagos ordinances. The other two were published in 1874 and 1902. OCLC locates 7 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:182.

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        Tribute of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York to the Memory of William Walter Phelps, October 4, 1894

      Press of the Chamber of Commerce, 1894. Slender 4to Dark blue cloth, titles in gilt on upper board, both boards ruled in blind, lower board with C of C monogram, t.e.g., moire endpapers, boards beveled, in the original paper dust-wrapper; ff. 15 (printed rectos only), frontispiece portrait. Tiny spots of rubbing to the spine tips and corners, else fine, bright, shiny, and new; jacket with shallow chipping to the spine ends, corners, and the upper edge of the rear panel.

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        The Yellow Book. 13 volume set

      London: Elkin Matthews; John Lane. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Spines darkened and marked. Covers rubbed. Wear to some spine ends. Scattered foxing and browning within. 1894. First editions and reprints. Yellow/black decorated hardback cloth covers. 210mm x 170mm (8" x 7"). 4000pp. Many tissue-guarded b/w illustrations. Volume 1 is a later issue, without the mis-spelling 'Aprtl'. Volume 7 is third edition, volume 9 is second edition. Published 1894-1897. .

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