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        The New Will: "Everything to My Wife Absolutely"

      1894. "Everything to My Wife" Sadler, Walter Dendy, After. James Dobie, Engraver. The New Will: "Everything to My Wife Absolutely." London, Paris & New York: Rafael Tuck & Sons Ltd, [c. 1894]. Attractively glazed and double-matted 19" x 16" hand-colored etching in handsome 29" x 26" wooden frame, small brass plaque to center of bottom. Light rubbing to frame, some toning to margins and mat, image vivid. $1,500. * This piece depicts a presumably newlywed couple reviewing the terms of the husband's will with a barrister in his office. The caption reads "The New Will (Everything to My Wife Absolutely." This is an ambiguous scene. The husband, who appears somewhat smug, is significantly older than the wife, who looks rather sad. The barrister appears skeptical. Does the bride regret her choice to marry for money? Was she compelled to enter this union? Is the husband a dying man?

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        A Collection of English Verse. Chiefly Lyrical.

      New Haven: Privately Printed, 1894 - Octavo. Finely bound in contemporary blue full morocco, spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt titles direct, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Residue of removed bookplate at front. Spine very slightly sunned, some very minor rubbing to the extremities, sound and fresh internally, excellent condition overall. First edition, sole printing, of this rare privately printed anthology of English lyrical verse, printed on japon and handsomely bound. Only one copy is recorded in any library worldwide, at the Yale University Library (who give Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor as the unnamed private press involved in the book's production). [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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        L'Art de la Marbrure :

      Genève : Th. Grossmann, 1894. 6 x 9. 126 1 pages10 plates with 5 full page and 30 smaller mounted specimens of marbled paper. Bound into cloth with the original upper wrapper preserved. Inscribed on the wrapper from the publisher to Monsieur M. Briquet. Cloth unevenly faded. Brief closed tear in margin of title, otherwise very good. Authorized translation, from the second edition, into French by Joseph Grillet and Emile Schultze (bookbinders and marblers). Includes Halfer's introductions to the first and second editions. A practical manual covering preparation of the sizing and the colors, utensils & accessories. The translators themselves created the marbled specimens using Halfer's colors and his directions. Very uncommon.

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        De l'asepsie et de l'antisepsie en obstétrique. Leçons professées à la clinique d'accouchements, recueillies et rédigées par le docteur J. Potocki.

      Paris, Steinheil, 1894. ____ Première édition. " Actuellement, l'asepsie et de l'antisepsie, dont la découverte immortalise les noms de Pasteur et de Lister, dominent la chirurgie et l'obstétrique à un si haut degré, qu'il m'a paru indispensable de consacrer à leur étude, devant mes élèves de la clinique d'accouchements, une série de leçons." Illustré par 37 figures dans le texte et 3 planches en chromolithographie. Bel exemplaire de prix. Mention dorée sur le premier plat : « Maison et école d'accouchement. Année scolaire 1894-95. Observations cliniques. 1er prix. Mlle Thuret."***** First edition. "Tarnier was the first to adopt Listerism in obstetrics. (...) He was the first to employ carbolic acid solution in obstetrics." Garrison-Morton 5639. Fine copy. In-8. [238 x 147 mm] Collation : XIV, 839 pp., 3 planches. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        La Normandie monumentale et pittoresque, édifices publics, églises, châteaux, manoirs, etc. Evreux & Conches.

      Lemale & Cie. First edition which is not mentioned large papier.binding editor at the green cardboard fir, flat spine decorated with gilt motifs typographical, date tail first board lavishly illustrated reproduction gilded pattern monuments Evreux, guards and contrepltas paper illustrated the cuve.Ouvrage 15 photogravures inset P. Dujardin from the photographs of Robert Paul and the collection of historical monuments. Cardboard very frais.Agréable inner state without freckles. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Lemale & Cie Le Havre 1894 51,5x39,5cm relié

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        Mazas

      L'Estampe originale. With 9 original lithographs by Maximilen Luce, one of 10 numbered copies on vergé de Hollande and justified by the illustrator, the tirage de tête.This copy retains its suite on Japon ancien paper. Three miniscule lacks to edges of upper cover. These are portraits of friends in prison, of which three are of the "eminence grise of symbolism," the anarchist journalist and art critic Félix Fénéon. Maximilien Luce (1858-1941) was himself imprisoned at Mazas. The former engraver never stopped vigorously asserting his Socialistic ideas in his work, as well as his sympathy for the anarchist movement. A good and rare copy.% L'Estampe originale Paris s.d. (1894) 29,5x36 en feuilles retenues par un lacet

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        A Stray Leaf from the Correspondence of Washington Irving and Charles Dickens

      New York: printed at the De Vinne Press, 1894. Number 15 of 15 (of 77 total) copies on Japan paper. Copper-engraved frontispiece in 3 states, of the Steamship "Brittania" by E.D. French after Clarkson Stanfield, 2 plates, engraved vignettes on title and in text. 39, [3] pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, facsimile of Dickens letter stamped to upper board, spine lettered in gilt. Minor rubbing to extremities and to upper right corner of upper board, otherwise fine. Number 15 of 15 (of 77 total) copies on Japan paper. Copper-engraved frontispiece in 3 states, of the Steamship "Brittania" by E.D. French after Clarkson Stanfield, 2 plates, engraved vignettes on title and in text. 39, [3] pp. 8vo. Only the first fifteen copies contain the frontispiece in 3 states, as in this copy, which comes from the library of bookplate designer and collector Oscar Taylor Blackburn (1863-1956). "Irving and Dickens, who were not insensible to beauty, had never such compliment paid to them by publisher who worked for gain as has been done by this one, who works for love ... This modest, painstaking effort is a very valuable contribution to the 'ana' of two men who are ever deserving of what is best and choicest at the hands of their coutnrymen. One wishes they might be conscious of the tribute paid to their memories by a book-loving enthusiast" (The Inland Printer, November 1894, pp 143-144). Provenance: Oscar Taylor Blackburn (black morocco and gilt bookplate)

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        Lehrbuch der Weltgeschichte (Band 1-10) (Band 7 in 1. und 2. Auflage enthalten)

      Wilhelm Braumüller, 1894 - Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, Buchrücken berieben, stellenweise mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Kopfschnitt mit leichten Lagerspuren, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt / stellenweise mit Altersspuren /, Band 1 von 1859, Band 2 von 1862, Band 3 von 1868, Band 4 von 1870, Band 5 von 1872, Band 6 von 1877, Band 7 in erster und erweiterter zweiter Auflage (1885 und 1888), Band 8 von 1887, Band 9 von 1889 und Band 10 von 1894 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 16282 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE RIRE. JOURNAL HUMORISTIQUE PARAISSANT LE SAMEDI.

      JUVEN. 1894-1899. - TETE DE COLLECTION DU NUMERO 1 DU 10 NOVEMBRE 1894 AU NUMERO 260 DU 28 OCTOBRE 1899, SOIT 260 NUMEROS, FORMANT 5 ANNEES COMPLETES, RELIES EN 5 VOLUMES IN-4 (25 X 31 X 21 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) RELIURE 1/2 CHAGRIN A GRAIN LONG ROUGE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE FILETS ET DE FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE. NOMBREUSES ILLUSTRATIONS EN NOIR ET EN COULEURS PAR CH. LEANDRE, ABEL FAIVRE, FORAIN, CARAN D'ACHE, WILLETTE, TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, ETC. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, FRAIS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Executive Commissioner for New South Wales to the World's Columbian Exposition.

      Sydney: Charles Potter, 1894. Thick octavo, folding site map frontispiece, black & white plates, many folding floor plans and diagrams; inscription in ink on top p.[1], contemporary half red morocco. Detailed illustrated report on "the representation of our country... as well as on various matters which seemed ... of importance... " at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. Executive Commissioner Sir Arthur Renwick concluded that, "In the midst of the greatest Exhibition the World has ever seen, among the most complete representations of the World, New South Wales appeared in her proper rôle, as the mother Colony and the gracious standard-bearer of Australia and the South Seas" (p.417)Contains an extensive list (Appendix AA) of exhibitors and award recipients - "the results thus obtained, by our exhibits, has never before been equalled"- within the departments of fine arts, liberal arts, ethnology, agriculture and viticulture, printing, and manufactures, etc. "Representation of our country" included exhibits of rugs made of platypus fur and "native bear"; a "costume in New South Wales tweed"; the "Austin Perfect Patent Washer"; "substances used as food by the Aborigines"; and a "settler's bark hut"."Foreigners... from the great nations of Europe and elsewhere, examined our representation. Australia was to most of these a terra incognita, and the name of New South Wales was, on our first appearance in Chicago, imagined to be representative of some portion of Great Britain... Before the conclusion of the Fair, New South Wales and Sydney (generally spelt "Sidney" up to this time) were well known". It is noteworthy that in the alphabetical listing of "Commissions of Foreign Countries in the United States" (Appendix B), Australia comes in under "N" for New South Wales rather than "A" A good copy.

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        The Book of Antelopes.

      4to. 4 vols. Original green cloth, gilt vignette of antelope to uppers, gilt rules to boards, spines with gilt rules and lettering; pp. xxxv220, v194, v245, v242, 100 hand coloured lithographs after J. Smit and J. Wolf, 121 text illustrations; spines a little darkened, repair to one text page in vol I, otherwise very good, plates very clean. First edition. Scarce. This great work on antelopes was originally the project of Sir Victor Brook (1843 - 1891), the father of Viscount Alanbrooke and a serious big game hunter and naturalist. He supervised the production of the beautiful plates by Smit and Wolf but died of pneumonia, aged only 48, before the book could be completed. The writing of the text was taken over by Sclater, then Secretary of the Zoological Society of London, who wrote the main text, and Thomas, curator at the British Museum of Natural History, who provided the scientific descriptions. The result was a triumph both artistically and scientifically: "The book of Antelopes is a timely work and it is matter for congratulation that the colored plates prepared under the supervision of the late Sir Victor Brook more than twenty years ago are finally given to the public accompanied by such authoritative letter press" (Science, New Series, Vol 3, No. 67, April 10 1896, p. 566). The work's value partly resides in its recording of species now lost to us, hence the reviewer's appreciation of its timeliness: "... it is sad to feel that many species are on the road to rapid extinction" (Ibid.). Nissen 3784; Wood p. 558.

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        The Problem of Manflight.

      Boston, Mass: W. B. Clarke & Co., 1894 - Octavo. Original wrappers, titles and an illustrations printed in black to front wrapper. 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. Illustrated plate and several vignettes in the text. 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." (flymachines.org) The pamphlet is well represented institutionally, but is scarce in the trade, and rare inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Sangoku k?sh? gah? dainig?]. [Pictorial News on the Relation of the Three Nations (No.2)].

      ???? (Katayama Fusakichi). Meiji 27 (1894)., Osaka. - Single sheet colour woodblock with Japanese text. Sheet measures 25.5 x 37.5cm. There are several small holes in lower section though the loss is not significant, some light browning mainly along the edges, a 8 x 9cm brown stain on the right hand side of the image. Still a good strong image which gave news to Japanese people of the outcome an important battle between Japanese and Chinese forces. This second part of a kawaraban, or illustrated newspaper style hand bill was issued on the 14th of August, 1894. The text and coloured illustration describe the first land battle in the Sino-Japanese War which took place on a couple of weeks before on the 29th of July. The war was not officially declared until August 1st, 1894. The Japanese troops [the 9th Mixed Brigade], which were heading for Gazan ?? [Asan in Korean] to attack the Chinese force but were ambushed by the Chinese troops at the bridge of the Anj? ?? [Anseong in Korea] River in the early hours of July 29th. According to the text, when the Japanese troops tried to cross the bridge, about 500 strong Chinese troops ambushed the Japanese forces from their hiding place under the bridge. The Japanese troops, though surprised, fought back successfully and after a series of skirmishes defeated the Chinese troops. Chinese casualties were high with over one hundred Chinese soldiers dead and over four hundred wounded. This battle is now known as The Battle of Seonghwan ?? [Seikan in Japanese].

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        Nouvelle Géographie Universelle.

      Paris: Hachette, 1878-1894. Nineteen volumes, quarto, numerous maps and steel engraved plates; a fine set in attractive uniform contemporary half morocco by Magnier and Sons, spine banded with ornate gilt ornament. Acclaimed late nineteenth century geographical cyclopaedia in a handsome and contemporary binding.The Nouvelle Géographie Universelle was the opus of brilliant French geographer and political activist Élisée Reclus (1830-1905). Reclus lived a turbulent life and was exiled from France for his involvement in the Paris Commune of 1871. Today he is remembered as a founding father of modern geography, integrating social observation with the detailed study of landscape, ecology and climate.In part due to Reclus' influence, geography grew from a study of cartography and resources to an integrated academic discipline of great significance. Renowned for its scope and accuracy, the Nouvelle Géographie Universelle was greeted as an authoritative text and soon translated into English.One volume is devoted to Australia and Oceania and includes a large colour folding map of the Pacific. Australia and Tasmania are treated in over 100 pages, with detailed steel engraved plates depicting an Aboriginal family of north Queensland, the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains, views of Sydney Harbour, Hobart Town and Bendigo (among other settlements), the tall gum forests of Victoria and a squatter in his slab hut.Of particular interest is a double page chromolithographic map of Sydney and environs detailing the street plan of the city centre and roads to North Sydney, Bondi and Manly (with harbour depth indicated in shades of blue). An excellent set.

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        San Francisco in July 1849 from Present Site of S.F. Stock Exchange.

      San Francisco. H.S. Crocker Company. 1894. Chromolithograph, panoramic bird's eye view, 15 x 35 5/8 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 41 3/4 inches. Toning to paper and some discoloration from previous framing with wood backing; dampstain in lower margin not affecting the image; short strips of non-archival tape removed from verso and several edge tears archivally repaired. Image has been washed and repaired by a professional paper conservator. There are two toned areas in the image and one just outside the image at upper left from the wood discoloration, but overall the image is bright and clean. The chromolithograph could be handsomely matted to cover dampstain in the lower margin, leaving the vignette illustration below the image at left showing. A handsome panorama by George Henry Burgess (1831-1905) showing Gold Rush era San Francisco looking towards Telegraph Hill, complete with men camping at the lower right and a harbor full of sailing ships. At lower left is a vignette image with key to features on the map. This chromolithograph is after the very large oil painting (approximately 62 x 135 inches) that Burgess painted in 1891, a view loosely based on the famous Henry Firks view of San Francisco from 1849. Under the vignette image at lower left is the text "San Francisco in July 1849 from Present Site of S.F. Stock Exchange." A scarce image.

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        Der Siebente Kongress Deutschen Schachbundes. Dresden 1892

      Leipzig: Verlag von Veit & Co, 1894. 272 pages with diagrams and tables. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and raised spine bands, gilt lettering to spine. Provenance from the library of Bibliothek des Schachereins Andersen in Breslau (Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5235) First edition.The Deutschen Schachbund had been founded in Leipzig in 1877. When the next meeting took place in the Schützenhaus in 1879, sixty-two clubs had become member of the chess federation. Hofrat von Gottschall became Chairman and Zwanzig the General Secretary. Twelve players participated in the master tournament of Leipzig 1879. Thereafter the field increased and improved.When foreign players were invited for Berlin 1881, an important and successful formula was completed: 1. A master tournament was organized every second year, in a time when few international events took place. 2. Germans could partake in many groups and their talents qualified for master tournaments by a master title in the Hauptturnier. Many important chess players took part, but Lasker found the prizes too low, when he was world champion. Tarrasch and Schlechter won three master events. Organizers kept a balance between the interests of amateurs and professionals. The Great War ended a fine tradition. Winners of the master tournament (Deutschen Schachbund) 1. Leipzig 1879: Berthold Englisch 2. Berlin 1881: Joseph Blackburne 3. Nürnberg 1883: Szymon Winawer 4. Hamburg 1885: Isidor Gunsberg 5. Frankfurt 1887: George Mackenzie 6. Breslau 1889: Siegbert Tarrasch 7. Dresden 1892: Siegbert Tarrasch 8. Kiel 1893: C. von Bardeleben and C. Walbrodt 9. Leipzig 1894: Siegbert Tarrasch 10. Eisenach 1886: no master tournament 11. Köln 1898: Amos Burn 12. München 1900: H. Pillsbury and C. Schlechter 13. Hannover 1903: Dawid Janowsky 14. Coburg '04: Bardeleben, Schlechter, Swiderki 15. Nürnberg 1906: Frank Marshall 16. Düsseldorf 1908: Frank Marshall 17. Hamburg 1910: Carl Schlechter 18. Breslau 1912: A. Rubinstein and O. Duras 19. Mannheim 1914: Alexander Alekhine. Master title in Hauptturnier Berlin 1881: Curt von Bardeleben Nürnberg 1883: Siegbert Tarrasch Hamburg 1885: Max Harmonist Frankfurt 1887: Johann Bauer Breslau 1889: Emanuel Lasker Dresden 1892: Paul Lipke Kiel 1893: Hugo Süchting Leipzig 1894: Norman van Lennep Eisenach 1896: Wilhelm Cohn Köln 1898: Ottokar Pavelka München 1900: Rudolf Swiderski Hannover 1902: Walter John Coburg 1904: Augustin Neumann Nürnberg 1906: Saviely Tartakower Düsseldorf 1908: Friedrich Köhnlein Hamburg 1910: Georg Rotlevi Breslau 1912: Bernhard Gregory.Condition:Edge wear, corners bumped and rubbed, provenance Bibliothek des Schachereins Andersen in Breslau with stamp on title verso and label to front paste down, some light foxing, title slightly soiled, else a very good copy of a scarce chess title.

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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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        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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        The Vision of Dante

      Chicago Kindergarten College, Chicago 1894 - Imperial Octavo In publisher's deluxe textured paper wrappers withbright gilt titling and decorations. In the somewhat tattered, publisher's original French-fold printed paper dust-wrapper with black titles and decorations, separated at flaps. Dated "1921" and inscribed by the author

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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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