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        At the Court of the Amir A Narrative.

      Bentley London 1895 - First edition. 8vo., xvii, 523pp., portrait frontispiece, title-page vignette, 3 plates, original green pictorial cloth gilt, short tear to head of spine, joints cracked but firm, a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        456 English Lace Specimens From the Historic Lace Market of Nottingham Fame

      Nottingham, circa 1895-1910. Catalog of lace samples, either from a merchant established in the world-renowned and prolific Nottingham Lace Market, or from a lace maker's salesperson approaching the market merchants, containing 456 authentic and unique designs of registered lace patterns. Neatly contained in a period patented purpose-made binding titled "Novelty Laces" and bearing the lace maker's initials E.F.N.. The samples are mounted to blue paper backdrop on cardstock, tipped-in on brown paper leafs. Samples vary in size, the majority ranging from approximately 6 x 2 cm to 7 x 11 cm, the smallest being 3 x 2,5 cm, and the largest being 20,5 x 18,5 cm, and contained in a folio binding by Priestly and Swann, Ltd. whose shop was also on Stoney Street, and who specialized in the making of pattern books. Brown paper boards titled and initialed in gilt to front, with double perforation and leather band closure to facilitate addition or removal of leafs as offerings changed. Volume measures approximately 30 x 44 x 3 cm. An uncommon survivor from the nineteenth century textiles industry. The binder's label on the front pastedown aids in dating the volume. Priestly and Swann Lace Pattern Book Makers, Stoney St., Nottingham appears in the London Commercial Gazette in July 1895, revealing that the firm was established by this time in the famous Lace Market. Also, in January 1895, the firm's owners G. Priestley and E. Swann were granted a patent (No.955) for improvements in printing and blocking in metallic colours. In a March 1911 issue of the Nottingham Evening Post, the firm is listed as Priestly and Swann, Ltd. Stoney Street, Nottingham. [It seems that the firm continued operations until 1962, retaining an office at Plumptre Place, Lace Market.] A generous portfolio of lace offerings from the heyday of Nottingham's lace trade, with this volume, the lace maker would present his selection of lace designs to wholesale clients, not only from England and her neighbours, but to buyers from around the world. A working volume, once in the hands of many a seamstress, tailor, linens maker, and the like, some are marked "Sold Out" in manuscript. It is interesting to note that all but 5 of the samples are white lace, the only exceptions being 1 small black sample perhaps for mourning clothes, and 4 large elegant samples which are each sewn onto a swatch of silk, one black, one pink, one ivory on yellow silk, and one multi-coloured ivory, rose and green. Hundreds of styles are presented, both ornate and simplistic for all audiences and applications, including nettings embellished with floral patterns, some pleated designs with ripples, others with dots, checkers, webs, diamonds, simple weaves, and one with a satin ribbon woven through. The lace maker is only identified by the initials to the front board, E.F.N. Further research into the Nottingham archives may yield fascinating results. The quantity and variety of patterns made available by this single sample book serves to illustrate how the industrial revolution immensely impacted tradition. [In 1799 there were six lace makers in Nottingham. When machines began to do the work traditionally done manually by women, so did production increase and cost decrease. Once only afforded by the wealthy, now lace was a commodity to be enjoyed by all classes. As a result, within some thirty years, by 1832, lace makers, or rather lace producers, numbered 186 in the Nottingham region. The Lace Market continued to grow, and quickly rose to be the center of the lace trade for the entire world.] The Lace Market in Nottingham was the centre of the world's lace industry, consisting of salesrooms displaying and selling the lace, as well as warehouses for storing. Spanning a quarter-mile square in central Nottingham, it was bustling with merchants and buyers. Nottingham's Lace Market: The invention of the knitting frame in 1589 by William Lee of Calverton, in Nottinghamshire, was ultimately the cornerstone of the Lace Market, and the cornerstone of the region's future trade, although the industry took nearly a century to develop in wool, silk and lace. In 1768, Richard Arkwright established a small cotton mill in Hockley, which led to the development of back-to-back housing for mill workers. With cotton being manufactured in Hockley, lace makers began to set up shop nearby. Lace was being manufactured on a frame adapted from that of William Lee, and further improved by John Heathcote and John Levers in the early 19th century. By the 1840s lace making was changing from a domestic industry into an international export. However, the narrow confines of the town of Nottingham meant that there was very little room to build factories for the growing lace and related industries, so the businessmen set up their works in the surrounding districts. Although the manufacturing side of the lace industry left the district, the area now developed its commercial side, which gave it its name "Lace Market". It was not a public market place, but rather a "wholesale market" dealing with the wholesaling and promotion of the products of the lace industry. Lace was brought in from the outlying factories to be "finished" i.e. the rough edges trimmed off the lace if necessary, checked and so on, with the women and girls working in the "top shops" or top floors with large windows. The finished lace was then placed in the downstairs showrooms to be displayed for buyers of fashion and domestic furnishing, representing many corners of the world. Nottingham Lace became the byword for machine-made lace, and while some factories made a very high-grade fabric, a staple of much of the industry was the lace curtain trade. The introduction of the railway and the penny post facilitated rapid development and expansion, as well as consumer accessibility. Lace merchants became very prosperous and began to build warehouses and showrooms which they felt matched this prosperity, replacing some of the fine older buildings with imposing multi-storey stone-trimmed brick mansions of trade. The most imposing of these was that designed by one of Nottingham's leading architects, T.C. Hine for Thomas Adams and James Pages. Opened in 1855, to great local acclaim, the warehouse contained a number of features not previously seen in the town, including facilities for the workers such as a library, school-room, tea-room and a chapel with a resident chaplain to conduct a daily service each morning before work commenced. The chapel windows can still be seen in the right-hand basement of the Stoney Street frontage. The building is so grand that it has been compared to an Elizabethan manor house. Nottingham's Lace Market is now a protected heritage area. Most of the area is typical Victorian, with densely packed 4-7 story red brick building lining streets, iron railings, old gas lamps and red phone boxes. The Lace Market has undergone a renaissance in recent years. Nearly all of the old warehouses that were once run down during the recession years have been cleaned and renovated and have found new uses such as luxury apartments, high-spec offices and academic buildings. It has become the most sought after and affluent area of the city centre. Some of the original 19th century lace machines have been preserved and are still in use today, although adapted with computer interfaces. Machines and Tradition in Lace Making: Initially, there was some resistance to machine made lace; it was often called it "imitation lace." Designer Charles Worth was the first to use machine made lace, and in doing so, created an acceptance for the product. Suddenly the term "imitation lace" was not a slight, but rather symbolic of opportunity and affordability. Vendors advertised with the term. As machine made lace gained popularity, the number of hand made lace workers in England fell from hundreds to a few dozen per village. Around 1870, the scarcity of a traditional craft created a market for trading antique lace, especially amongst those who thought that machine lace lacked in creative design. While men operated the machine lace industry, women returned to handmade lace production during this period. Unlike the pre-industrial revolution lace makers, these women were well remunerated for the long hours they spent over their bobbin pillows. As well as incurring the costs of materials and supplies, the machine lace trade had forced a cheaper priced market. Also around the same time, there was a growing interest in "peasant lace", which was lace made in rural areas all across Europe. The First World War brought on the collapse of the lace industry from 1914-1918. All lace production was halted, as lace was a luxury and not a necessity. This was the case for both handmade lace and machine.

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        American Steam Vessels

      NY, 1895. duotone ills. and plts. Oblong 4to. Unpaginated. (over 250 pp.) Displays Stanton's drawings of 250 steamboats, with brief, hand lettered descriptions, from Robert Fulton's Clermont (1807) to the steel-hulled, six-boilered, triple-screwed St. Louis. Much of the artwork was exhibited at the Chicago World's Fair, and for it Samuel Stanton was awarded a prize. The book was truly a labor of love. However, for reasons unknown, this beautiful book was bound with highly acidic materials. As a result, most copies are defective, deeply tanned, or chipped to tatters. This is a better than average copy, with hinges cracked, as usual, but holding. Front blank and half title are detached but present. Stanton's attractive plates and hand lettered text are in very good condition, showing no foxing or tanning. Bound in original cloth, osmewhat faded, but with gold lettering still visible. Laid into the book are four amusing letters from New York Bookseller A.S. Clark to Everett Barnes in 1904 regarding the purchase or loan of Morrison's “History of American Steam Navigation,” which had just been published.

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        Briefe 1895-1902. 2 Halbbände. Hg. v. Rita Aldenhoff-Hübinger in Zusammenarbeit mit Uta Hinz (Max Weber Gesamtausgabe (MWG). Abt. II: Briefe Bd. 3/I-II).

      XXXI, 500 S., mit 1 s/w-Abb. (Halbbd. I) XLI, S. 501-1031, mi 1 s/w-Abb. (Halbbd. II). Gr.-8, Ln. Neuwertiges Ex. / Fine Copy // Mit über vierhundert Briefen dokumentiert dieser Band die Lebensphase Max Webers zwischen 1895 und 1902. Die Briefe zeigen ihn als einen für die junge Disziplin der Nationalökonomie engagierten Hochschullehrer in Freiburg i. Br. und Heidelberg. Sie vermitteln das Bild eines Gelehrten mit weichenstellenden Veröffentlichungen zur Geschichte des Altertums, grundlegenden Arbeiten zur Börsengesetzgebung und zu den Agrarverhältnissen im deutschen Kaiserreich. Als führender Herausgeber einer badischen Hochschulschriftenreihe, die im Verlag J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) erschien, legte er den Grundstein für seine lebenslange Zusammenarbeit mit dem Verlag in persönlicher Verbundenheit mit Paul Siebeck. Als Weggefährte, aber auch scharfer Kritiker Friedrich Naumanns bewegte er sich im Spannungsfeld von wissenschaftlicher Arbeit und politischem Engagement. Die Briefe zeigen ihn als begeisterten Reisenden und scharfen Beobachter der sozialen Verhältnisse in Schottland und Irland, Frankreich und Spanien. Dokumentiert wird der Bruch mit seinem Vater. Die Briefe zeugen eindrücklich von den einzelnen Phasen seiner Erkrankung mit den Sanatoriumsaufenthalten, dem schrittweisen Rückzug aus der Lehre und der Wiedergewinnung der intellektuellen Schaffenskraft nach Aufenthalten auf Korsika und in Italien. Eine sachkundige Einleitung führt in die Kontexte der Briefe ein, Editorische Vorbemerkungen, Kommentare, Verzeichnisse und Register erschließen wie gewohnt den Band. ISBN: 9783161537530 *** Vom 26. August - 09. September sind wir im Urlaub. Alle Bestellungen werden aber erfasst und zügig bearbeitet. Der Versand der bestellten Bücher erfolgt am 11. September. ***

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        The Murder [in] Russian Thought. Year sixteen. November].

      Kushnerev Moscow 1895 - Octavo (23 x 17 cm). Title, [10], 1-214, 1-210, 545-670 pp., [2]; light browning. Contemporary half-calf, worn and rubbed, spine chipped to few places. First publication of Chekhov's short story 'The Murder', which presents a gloomy picture of the life of the Russian narod [common people]. The uniform setting of belated wintry darkness in The Murder seems to match the benighted characters outlined by Chekhov, and the central event of the story - the murder of one character by his cousins in a sudden eruption of elemental rage amidst such simple household activities as eating boiled potatoes and doing laundry. Through the use of this setting, the author seems to suggest that the propensity for violence lurks closer to the surface in places with lack of spiritual values and education. Chekhov used to publish his works in 'Russian Thought' magazine during 1894-1897. Its current issue also includes 'Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero', historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewiczstories. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Das Liebeskonzil. Eine Himmels-Tragödie in fünf Aufzügen. Dritte durchgesehene und vermehrte Auflage. ( angebunden: " Kritische Stimmen über das Liebeskonzil " ).

      ( Erste Ausgabe WG II, 24 - erweiterte Neuauflage des 1895 erstmal erschienenen Werkes ) 97 Seiten, späterer Leineneinband mit farbigem Rückenschildchen, 8 ( 19 x 12,5 cm ). Miteingebunden ist die Vorderseite des farbig illustrierten Originalumschlags. Angebunden ist " Kritische Stimmen über das Liebeskonzil " mit 42 Seiten, ohne Erscheinungsjahr, - verlag, oder -ort, ca. 1895 erschienen. Mit zahlreichen Meinungsäußerungen von Schriftstellern ( wie Detlev von Liliencron, Otto Julius Bierbaum, Franz Servaes, Ernst Freiherr von Wolzogen u.a.) sowie Presseartikeln, Prozessbeobachtern etc. Die letzten Seiten des Anhangs mit Verlagsnachrichten. Einband gering fleckig, gering berieben. Innen Exlibris " Eduard Erdmann " sowie Besitzvermerk " Fritz Härtel ". - selten - ( Gewicht 280 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Dundee: Its Quaint and Historic Buildings

      Published by George Petrie, Dundee, 1895, signed limited edition. This copy no 22 of 357 small paper impressions (there were also 16 copies on Japanese paper and 155 large paper copies). Half leather binding with maroon pebbled cloth boards. Five raised bands to spine. Gilt lettering to spine and to front cover. Teg. Folio, 19ins x 15ins, blue and gilt decorated endpapers, xviii, 35pp, (i), 129pp text (last text page is numbered LIX but there are many (b) and (c) pages), (i), tipped-in errata slip, 19pp index plus colour frontis, 2 maps (one double page) each with key pages, 2 double page plans and 55 illustrations as listed. A little light foxing to text pages. Very small gouge to top of front board otherwise VG. The book comes with an original maroon cloth dustwrapper with "Dundee" written to the front in the same typeface as on the book itself. This is rather rubbed and worn to the edges but it has protected the book very well. This is an extremely heavy book and postage overseas would be very expensive.

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        British Fresh Water Fishes.

      Hull and York: A. Brown and Sons Limited. 1895. Large 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to spine; pp. xxviii + 231, 24 plates of views, numerous text illustrations; very good. Secodn edition. This work was originally published in two volumes with colour plates illustrating the fish; this edition was intended more for the fishing enthusiast, with the pictorial focus now on beautiful fishing locations. Nonetheless, each fish is illustrated and described in detail in the authoritative text.

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        The Temptation of Saint Anthony.

      H.S. Nichols, London., 1895. First U.K. edition. Translated by D.F. Hannigan. Royal octavo. pp xii, 360. Nine plates after S. Gòrski.One of a very small number of copies (no limitation is provided but similar productions by Nichols and his partner Leonard Smithers ran to only 10 copies) printed in purple on japan vellum and in larger format than the trade edition. Special binding of green silk with elaborate pictorial gilt, top edge gilt. All nine plates are printed in three states - green, black, blue. Spine a bit dull and scuffed at head and tail. Very good, internally fine.

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        Le mémorial historique et géographique de la patisserie

      Vincennes, Chez l'auteur 1895. In-8 relié demi basane bordeaux, dos à nerfs, titre doré. La reliure est frottée en dos, avec petit manque en queue, coins émoussés. 1 feuillet blanc, faux-titre, titre, xi, xxxii, 605 pages, 1 feuillet blanc. Quelques rousseurs, tache aux premiers feuillets, papier jauni et quelques feuillets se détachant partiellement. Contenant 2200 Recettes de Pâtisserie, Glaces & Liqueurs, orné de gravures dans le texte. Avec anecdotes et biographies des grand auteurs de la gastronomie, un portrait du marquis de Cussy, un d'Antonin Carême, un de Grimod de la Reynière, celui de Jules Gouffé et une lettre autographe d'Antonin Carême 1832. 3eme édition. Peu courant.

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      St. Louis, W. Schur, 1895. First edition. Later green marble boards. 12mo. 36 pages; 16 cm. Singerman 4768. The first Yiddish book published west of the Mississippi River. In Yiddish with added English title. Title translates to

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        Syr Perecyvelle of Gales

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1895. 98pp. Personal copy of Henry Marillier, William Morris & Co.'s Managing-Director, with signed note from artist Edward Burne-Jones . Signed note by Burne-Jones. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Congratulatory card to Otto von Bismarck on his 80th birthday, illuminated manuscript on vellum

      1895 - Fine manuscript on vellum portraying the city of Valparaiso, presented as gift to Otto von Bismarck on his birthday. 1895. Valparaiso. Folio (550 x 430 mm). 1 ff. Impressive presentation binding of leather with front board embossed with blind tooling with the portrait of Bismarck surrounded by putti holding laurels highlighted in gold, the Imperial crest at top, all surrounded by green silk ribbon. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, slight discoloration to margins, overall in excellent condition. 3,000 $ A fascinating South American gift to Bismarck from the German population of Valparaiso (Chile), in the form of a calligraphic manuscript on vellum illustrating different views of Valparaiso in a spectacular binding with the portrait of Bismark. The manuscript is written in a fine gothic calligraphy, decorated with a wide frame portraying Valparaiso´s famous port at the top, and from a hill at the bottom, a side image shows a landscape of the Cordillera de los Andes; both upper and lower inner corners show the arms of Bismarck at the top and Chile at the bottom. Signed at the end by the Consul General of Germany Maximilian von Loehr in the name of the Dutch of Valparaiso. Otto von Bismarck, Prince of Bismarck (1815 – 1898) was a Prussian statesman and an important figure in European affairs of the last half of the 19th century, he is considered the mastermind of the unification of German States into a powerful German Empire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Records of the Clan and Name of Fergusson, Ferguson and Fergus [with] Supplement. Edited for The Clan Fergus(s)on Society. SIR JAMES FERGUSSON'S SET WITH BOOKPLATES

      David Douglas, Edinburgh,, 1895-99. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with 2 portrait frontispieces (orginal tissue guards present), title-vignette, coloured plate of Clan Tartan, and numerous photographs in the text; original blue cloth, upper boards blocked in gilt, gilt backs, uncut, a near fine set. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir James R. Fergusson, Bart, of Spitalhaugh on front paste-down of both volumes. With 16pp publisher's catalogue at end of first volume. RARE. Thomson, p.60.

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        Norway [cover title].

      [Dundee, Valentine, c. 1895]. Oblong 4to album of maroon crushed morocco with rounded and bevelled edges, lettered and ornamented in gilt, all edges gilt; 20 albumen photographs mounted on card; front hinge a little delicate, mounting cards with minor spotting, not affecting the photos. The photos were taken in the Hardanger region and fjord, show Bergen from the mountains, a stave church nearby, views from Naerodal, Molde etc. 'Valentines of Dundee, the well-known photographic company which produced Scottish topographical views from the 1860s, and later became internationally famous as the producers of picture postcards was founded in 1851 by James Valentine (1815-1879). He added portrait photography to the activities of his established Dundee business, which had been based up to 1851 on the engraving, printing and supply of business stationery. In 1855 he erected one of the largest photographic glasshouses in Britain. About 1860 he decided to emulate the success of George Washington Wilson in Aberdeen in selling topographical view photographs. In 1866 James Valentine carried out his first Royal commission and received the Royal warrant in 1867. He used a converted barouche as a mobile darkroom. His exceptional organisational and presentational skills were essential in the rapidly expanding and thriving concern which opened a large printing works at 152 and 154 Perth Road, Dundee. William Dobson Valentine (1844-1907), son of James Valentine, took a course of chemistry at London University and trained to be a landscape specialist in the studios of Francis Frith at Reigate, the largest English publisher of the commercial landscape. He entered the family business in about 1860' (University of St Andrews, Archive, online).

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        German Classics: Clarendon Press Series - Volume V - Goethe - Iphigenie Auf Tauris (Algernon Charles Swinburne's copy)

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1895 - SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the editor, C.A. Buchheim to ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE in London on 17 April, 1899. This being Swinburne's own copy of Goethe. The inscription appears on the verso of ffep, in black ink, in German. Inscription reads (in full): "Dem dichter Algernon Charles Swinburne in aufrirlitizer verehrung gewidmet, von editor - London 17 April 1899". Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), Victorian poet, England's premier poet of the day, was certainly influenced by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Contemporary literary publication Vassar Miscellany, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1, 1 October 1908 notes (in part): "There is in Swinburne's poetry, something like Goethe's 'Stimmung', which our English word 'atmosphere', only imperfectly characterizes. The rapidity of (these) lines, characteristic of a good deal of Swinburne's poetry, gives the same feeling of ceaseless, unrelenting movement, that we get in Goethe's Erlkonig. As in Prometheus Goethe shows the supremacy of 'omnipotent time and fate everlasting', so throughout his poetry Swinburne shows that he has much the same conception of Time and Fate. Not only in 'Stimmung' does Swinburne resemble Goethe, but also in many of his other ideas. In his poem, Hertha, Swinburne gives a more specific idea of his philosophy, which is not unlike that of Goethe, in many ways". A printed copy of the full article by Margaret Stearns Scott is included with this item. Fourth edition, revised. Text in German, with preface & introductions & comprehensive notes in English. Full title off title page: "Clarendon Press Series - German Classics - Edited with English Notes, etc. by C.A. Buchheim, Phil. Doc., F.C.P. - Volume V - Iphigenie auf Tauris, a Drama by Goethe - Fourth Edition, revised". Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, by Horace Hart, printer to the University. The first edition was printed 1880, reprinted 1883, 1888, 1895. Edited by Carl Adolf Buchheim (1828-1900). Includes corrigenda slip tipped in following copyright page. Bound in publisher's original dark brown cloth, gilt lettering & small coat-of-arms design to spine, black-ruled borders, coat-of-arms design embossed in black to front board, black endpapers. Very mild wear to spine ends, otherwise a very nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. xxxvi, 168pp, 4pp + 4pp ads. Scarce signed/inscribed copy by the editor to Swinburne. Wonderful literary connection, Swinburne's own copy of Goethe. UNIQUE & RARE. Size: 17.5 x 12cm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Original design for an 1895 Christmas card

      (Olton, Warwickshire, England), 1895. Gaskin, Georgie. An original pen-and-ink drawing for a Christmas card designed by Georgie Gaskin for Laurence W. Hodson and his family. Hodson, an important collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts, was a good friend of both William Morris and Georgie and her husband Arthur Gaskin. Dated 1895, the card is illustrated with an elaborate border of acanthus leaves, reminiscent of the works of the Kelmscott Press, surrounding a nativity scene of three kings presenting gifts to the swaddled child, held in Mary's lap. Text above the scene comes from the 15th-century Christmas carol "Make We Joy In This Feast," while below the image reads, "Laurence & Mary Hodson send greetings, Yuletide MDCCCXCV." Georgie signed the card G. C. Gaskin, and her corrections can be seen in the fall of Mary's clothing and the elaborate patterns in the Magi's robes. The center image appears to have been excised and replaced with the current scene. Georgie and Arthur Gaskin studied at the Birmingham School of Art, were strong proponents of the Arts & Crafts movement, and embraced the style and ideas of William Morris. The couple were also well-known for their elegant handmade jewelry; Georgie designed the jewelry, and her pieces often featured elaborate flowering vines, a characteristic that can readily be seen in the border of this Christmas card design. The back of the card reads "Georgie Cave Gaskin - Olton - Warwickshire-," and the front shows a pencil notation indicating to what measure the image should be reduced above the drawing. Artwork pasted onto thick card, which is roughly trimmed and shows a bit of edgewear, else fine. (Drawing measures 6 15/16 by 5 13/16 inches).

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        Almayer's Folly / A Story of an Eastern River (REVIEW COPY OF CONRAD'S FIRST NOVEL)

      Macmillan & Co., New York 1895 - Not only is this one of the 650 copies printed of the American first edition of Joseph Conrad's first novel -- in original blind-stamped blue boards -- it's a REVIEW COPY, with a justified printed notice tipped to the blank front endpaper reading: "This book is furnished for editorial purposed by the New York publishers, Macmillan & Co., 66 Fifth Avenue, and it is respectfully suggested, in the interest of your readers, that any review or notice that you may be pleased to publish, should mention their name and address, as publishers, and mention the price of the book, which is ____" whereupon the price of 1.25 has been filled in by hand. Adventure in the jungles of Borneo. 276 pp., followed by 3 pp. of publisher's ads. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Village Watch-Tower

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1895. First printing. Hardcover. Good. Signed first edition, 1895. Cloth hardcover with leather label on spine, 218 pp., clean unmarked text, Good copy, bookplate on the front pastedown, discoloration or age-toning to the pages and to the page-edges, darkening to the spine, some wear to the spine-label, no dust jacket. Our copy housed in protective glassine. Inscribed on flyleaf, with mounted envelope that contains a miniature photo of Kate Douglas Wiggins and a note from her, additionally inscribed on the title page--apparently inscribed to an old friend.

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        The Judgment Books.

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1895 - Octavo. Original blue vertical ribbed-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, gilt title vignette to front cover, edges untrimmed. Spine gently rolled, light fading to spine and front cover, slight wear extremities, a couple of leaves clumsily opened, final leaf unopened, occasional faint foxing; a very good copy. First edition. This supernatural work by E. F. Benson, best known for his Mapp and Lucia novels, demonstrates his ability as an "important, capable, and skilful Edwardian author of supernatural fiction" (Bleiler). Alongside his social satires, his "stories of horror and the supernatural have remained consistently popular" (ODNB). This work tells the story of a portrait painter, who, as he paints his sitter finds some of his personality move into the portrait and part of the sitter's personality move to him. The tale is reminiscent of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, which was first published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, July 1890, and in a substantially revised book form in April 1891. Locke suggests Benson may have originally written this work prior to the release of Dorian Gray, despite the later publication date. This is an uncommon work with seven copies traced institutionally worldwide. Bleiler p. 39; Locke, vol. 2, p. 20. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A History of British Birds. Revised, corrtected, and enlarged, with three hundred and ninety-four plates coloured by hand. In six volumes.

      John C. Nimmo, London 1895-97. - 318 S. - 288 S. - 281 S. - 258 S. - 232 S. - 235 S. m. 394 handkolorierten Holzstichtafeln, Nissen IVB 645; ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 25. AUGUST 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 28. AUGUST! Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 4°, grünes Original-Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung und aufgesetzten Bünden, Einband kaum berieben, nur die Vorsätze u. Titel vereinzelt stockfleckig, ansonsten außen und innen sauber, die Tafeln fast ausnahmslos sehr sauber, gutes und dekoratives Exemplar,

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Helen Keller"), to Mr. Knox. About her interest in the Japanese and the writings of Kyuso Muro

      [New York], 1895. 1 page. 4to. On Wright-Humason school stationery. Old folds, tiny chip at one blank margin, short tear at bottom margin. 1 page. 4to. An early Helen Keller letter, in which the 14-year-old thanks the American Presbyterian minister and writer George William Knox (1853-1912) for sending along "the translations from the writings of the Japanese philosopher, Kyuso Muro, which you were so very kind as to make for me ... I have always been deeply interested in the Japanese ... And I have often wished that I knew more about them ... I shall always keep these translations among my choicest treasures...." The letter is typed on letterhead of the Wright-Humason School for the deaf, on West 76th Street in New York, which Keller, accompanied by Anne Sullivan, attended from 1894-1896.

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        The Cell: Outlines of General Anatomy and Physiology

      Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London 1895 - Scarce FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, published 1895. First published in German in 1893. Translated by M. Campbell. Edited by Henry Johnstone Campbell, M.D. Illustrated with numerous b&w figures throughout (168 illustrations). Comprehensive chapter references. Contains nine chapters. Includes index. Author Dr. Hertwig was Professor Extraordinarius of Anatomy and Comparative Anatomy, Director of the Anatomical Institute of the University of Berlin. NOTE: Important connection between three significant men of science. See following details. Volume from the collection of important geneticist & zoologist, Professor Michael J. White, with his ownership signature slip tipped-in to ffep, plus several pages with numerous pencil underlinings & marginal notes in his hand (predominantly to chapter IX: The Cell as Elemental Germ of an Organism (Theories of Heredity) - pages 336-359). Michael James Denham White (1910-1983) was Professor of Zoology 1958-64 and then Professor of Genetics 1964-75, University of Melbourne. From 1976 he was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Population Biology at the Australian National University. He made important contributions to many aspects of cytology and cytogenetics and to evolutionary biology, including speciation theory and systematics. Some key academic positions held by Professor White include University College, London (Lecturer in Zoology 1935-40); Columbia University, USA (Rockefeller Research Fellow 1937-38); British Ministry of Food, Wartime positions as Statistician and Entomologist (1940-45); University of London, Reader in Zoology (1945-47); University of Texas, USA (Professor of Zoology 1947-53); Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Canberra, Australia (Senior Research Fellow 1953-56); University of Missouri, USA (Associate Professor, then Professor of Zoology 1957-58); University of Melbourne, Australia (Professor of Zoology 1958-64); University of Melbourne, Australia (Professor of Genetics 1964-75); Harvard University, USA (Visiting Agassiz Professor 1968); Department of Population Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (Visiting Fellow 1976-83). White was born in London & died in Canberra (largely from: Encyclopedia of Australian Science). ALSO includes former owner's ink inscription to ffep: "D.B. Casteel, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia" (Dr. D.B. Casteel of the Bureau of Entomology, Washington, D.C.). PLUS also includes tipped-in slip to ffep with "Sincerely, E.G. Conklin" in ink. Edwin Grant Conklin (1863-1952) was a U.S. biologist and zoologist. He was professor of biology at Ohio Wesleyan (1891-94) and professor of zoology at Northwestern (1894-96), the University of Pennsylvania (1896-1908), and Princeton (after 1908). Conklin was president of the American Society of Naturalists in 1912 and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1936. Both Dr. Casteel & Dr. Conklin are referenced together in an (online-found) article titled "Regeneration in Compound Eyes of Crustacea". Bound in original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. No dustjacket. Binding severely cracked & shaken, all signatures loose & some detached (but all present), rear endpaper detached but present, spine appears to possibly have been glue-repaired at some point, spine with horizontal closed tear & slight wear to ends, minimal foxing, preliminary pages browned, otherwise a clean hardcover copy in need of rebinding. 368pp. Considering the over-used condition of the volume, one wonders upon the extent of useful resource material culled from it over the years by these three men of science. Uncommon first edition of a much used/read book, & an interesting & important association between three significant men of science. SB-11. Size: 22 x 15cm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Chirurgie du Rectum. 2 Bde.

      Paris, G.Steinheil Éditeuer, 1895-1899, Gr.8, VIII, 452 pp., 137 z.T. farb. Abb., 2 farblith. Taf. 384 pp., 74 Abbildungen im Text und 24 z.T. farblith. Tafeln, 2 Halbleinenbände der Zeit. Milestone of Proctology - the very rare first and only edition of Hartmann's famous monograph, Rudolf Ulrich Kroenlein's copy with a stamp "Hommage de l'Editeur" on title! Henry Albert Charles Antoine Hartmann (1860-1952) would be rightly recognized as one of the great pioneers of coloproctology of the 20th Century, perhaps single-handedly changing the nature of cancer resectional practice, with the rediscovery in the 1970s of the importance of his procedure (now eponymously named) for complicated diverticular disease and selected cases of low leftsided large-bowel obstruction. This approach has been made more attractive with the advent of stapled colorectal reconstruction for the restoration of intestinal continuity whether performed open or laparoscopically assisted. His major treatise published in two volumes, is his famous Traité de la Chirurgie du Rectum (1895-1899).This was a multidisciplinary text in collaboration with fellow surgeon and anatomist Édouard Quénu and pathologist Jacques Ménétrier outlining the blood supply of the rectum and the perineal musculature and its fascial spaces. Today we recognize Hartmann for several seminal eponymous terms for example, his gallbladder pouch which resulted from a series of meticulous dissections of the biliary tree and its arterial blood supply in 1891, a subject he subsequently revisited after his retirement. His treatise on terminal vascular anastomoses between the sigmoid arteries published in 1909 after that of Paul Sudeck on what has subsequently become known as Sudeck's point (a critical point of anastomosis between the terminal sigmoid artery and the superior rectal artery) has lost operative relevance since this critical anastomotic point of colectomy is incorporated as part of standard sigmoid and left hemicolectomy . Despite his fame, we know Henri Hartmann really for his "procedure" which he first described at the 30th Congress of the French Surgical Association in 1921. He reported two patients with obstructing sigmoid tumours and their definitive management by a procedure that we have come to know and utilize as the Hartmann's style resection, and which he reprinted from several noted congresses.This surgery was specifically standardized by Hartmann for all such cases. He advocated dissection of the rectum to the level of the pelvic floor with exposure and incision of what we now call Denonvillier's fascia in accordance with the abdominal portion of Miles' abdominoperineal resection. The rectal stump was formally closed as a cul-de-sac for the first time in two layers with closure of the pelvic peritoneum. He was the first surgeon in France to report curative pyloric resection for cancer in 1897, surgery for choledochal cyst, a series of ampulla of Vater excisions and parotidectomies, and the first successful splenectomies in France for haemolytic jaundice. He was the first in France to report surgical excision of oesophageal diverticulae, the first to describe adult hypertrophic pyloric stenosis and the first to report the surgical management of appendiceal pseudomyxoma peritonei. Over his time as Chair of Surgery at l'Hôtel-Dieu he performed. Zachary Cope declared that "probably no French surgeon has been, in his day, better known or more widely respected . with English surgeons regarding him as a man of outstanding worth with the present generation furnishing few, if any, examples of such all-round surgical proficiency". A.P. Zbar, Henri Albert Hartmann (1860-1952): colorectal master, Tech Coloproctol (2008) 12: pp.175-179

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        Excerpta medica. Kurze monatliche Journalauszüge aus der gesammten Fachliteratur zum Gebrauch für den praktischen Arzt, Jg. 4 (1894/95) - Jg. 26 (1916/1917), 23 Bände.

      Basel und Leipzig, Verlag von Carl Sallmann (später: Leipzig, Verlag von Leopold Voß), 1895 - 1917. Periodisches Nachschlage- und Übersichtswerk über neue Therapieformen in der praktischen Medizin. Jede Ausgabe mit Bibliographie der neusten Fachliteratur sowie mit Sachverzeichnis und Personenverzeichnis. Herausgeber Eugen Graetzer trat auch sonst mit Nachschlagewerke für den praktischen Mediziner in Erscheinung, so 1891 mit seinem Repertitorium und Nachschlagebuch "Die therapeutische Praxis des Arztes bei 455 Krankheitsformen". Die Bände allenfalls partiell leicht berieben, aber durchweg in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei, nicht gestempelt. Sehr gute Sammlung dieses für den praktischen Mediziner ungemein nützlichen Journals, das zugleich exakte Auskunft über die Fortschritte auf den verschiedenen Gebieten der Anwendungsmedizin einschließlich laufender bibliographischer Berichterstattung gewährt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Dort Sommer-Rabatt von 20 Prozent auf dieses Angebot bis zum 17. September 2017.

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        Treatise On Natural Philosophy. New Edition. Part I And Ii (Two Volumes, 1896 And 1895)

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1895 1896, 1895. 4th Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Figures In Text. 1st Printing Xvii, 508 Pp.; Xxv, 527 Pp.Green Cloth, Gilt Lettering, Black Rules On Front Cover And Spine, Blind Rules On Rear Covers. Black Endpapers. First Or Early Printing Of Revised Part I (1896) And First Printing Of Revised Part Ii (1895). Contents Fine, Unread, Pages Unopened (Still Attached At Edges. Bindings Clean And Unfaded, Gilt Brilliant, A Little Wear At Corners, Tiny Cut At Foredge Of Front Board Of Part Ii.

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        The Captain of the "Pole-Star".

      George Munro's Sons. New York 1895 - Early American Edition. First published in America by the English publisher Longmans in 1890 in an edition of only 260 copies (Green and Gibson). This Munro edition, part of Munro's Library of Popular Novels, constitutes one of the earliest subsequent American printings of Doyle's second book, a collection of mystery and fantasy short stories. An uncommonly crisp and attractive copy, Near Fine despite the publisher's shoddy production. 0.0

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        The History of Hong Kong from the Beginning to the Year 1882. Europe in Asia.

      Kelly & Walsh LD., Hong Kong 1895 - Also published by Luzac & C., London. Quarter black cloth apparently rebacked with remnants of original spine (see image). Tipped-in Statesman's Yearbook 1899 colored folding map of Hong Kong, Kau-Lung and Adjacent Territories. Amongst other topics, British perception of the different colony ethnicities and the opium question.; 8vo ; [x], 575,xiii pages

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        British Fresh Water Fishes.

      1895 - Hull and York: A. Brown and Sons Limited. 1895. Large 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to spine; pp. xxviii + 231, 24 plates of views, numerous text illustrations; very good. Secodn edition. This work was originally published in two volumes with colour plates illustrating the fish; this edition was intended more for the fishing enthusiast, with the pictorial focus now on beautiful fishing locations. Nonetheless, each fish is illustrated and described in detail in the authoritative text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: White Mountains of New Hampshire

      New Hampshire: , [circa 1895 - 1905]. New Hampshire. [circa 1895 - 1905]. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 7.5" x 12". Textured tan leather over stiff paper boards with "Photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 70 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 3.5" x 5.5" and 5.75" x 8", some with captions in the negative. Very good photo album with rubbing and edgewear with near fine photographs.A beautiful collection of turn of the century photography primarily of Gorham, New Hampshire taken by C.H. Hobbs. The album was compiled by a professional photographer and contains images that were probably taken with commercial use in mind. Gorham is located in the White Mountains and relies heavily on tourism for town revenue. The album opens with views of Gorham and classic American small town charm including a horse-drawn carriage and a photo of the Alpine Photographic Studio. The photos also show the rolling hills and mountains just beyond the town. One photo shows a winter scene of a road, another shows a small church surrounded by houses and immature pine trees, others show the town from Prospect Ledge just outside the borders giving an entire view of the community. One particularly wonderful photograph shows the Androscoggin River with a photographic effect which makes the water appear painted into the image. Another photo shows the Second Crawford House, the largest resort in the White Mountains at the time, as seen through the Crawford Notch. Following this there is a photo of the Tip Top House, "the oldest surviving building on the summit of Mount Washington" which is believed to be "the oldest extant mountain-top hostelry in the world." Later in the album the photos focus on the various waterfalls of the region as well as lakes and other waterways. The photos also feature Bretton Woods, Poland Springs, and Shelburne, New Hampshire. The end of the album is primarily compiled of portrait photographs including group photos of young girls and cabinet cards featuring fashionably dressed Victorian women.A wonderful collection of exquisite and well-composed photography taken presumably to promote tourism in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire. .

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        The Salmon Fly: How to Dress it and How to Use It.

      1895 - Published by the Author. c/o Messrs. Wyman & Sons, Limited. 1895. 4to. Sometime rebound in full blue morocco, t.e.g.; pp. xiv + 510 + xlv [advertisements]; 8 colour plates of flies, numerous other illustrations; spine a little sunned, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, a very good copy. First edition. An exhaustive guide to fishing flies and equipment, with a final chapter on casting techniques. The plates are notable for their colour and detail. Heckscher 1150. Hampton, p. 57: "Every possible and impossible fly is described." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Photo Album]: New England Life

      Boston and Worchester, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire: , [circa 1895]. Boston and Worchester, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. [circa 1895]. Oblong quarto. Thick red cloth beveled boards with "Photographs" in silver on front board. Commercially produced with title page reading: "The Art Album for 96 'Bullet' Photographs". Contains 95 sepia-toned gelatin silver prints in the sleeves provided (and one apparently commercially printed, probably collotype, image). Each image is 3.25" x 3.25" and have either mat or glossy finishes. Most are probably Kodak images. Some minimal captioning, mostly with place names. Hinges cracked, with some loose or detached leaves, very good. Some images with fading, overall the images are near fine. A pleasing if somewhat prosaic album of both outside locations and interior domestic images. Among the images are fashionably dressed women at lake side, several boat images: both small steamboats and handsome sailing vessels, and one of a lighthouse. Also many farm images: haywagons, silos, chickens in the barnyard, and a buckboard wagon. Several images of downtown Worchester, Massachusetts, including the train station and a train, the Oddfellows Hall, and several other downtown buildings. Another section features domestic interior images both with and without people posed in them: with an organ, a typewriter on a desk, and a large stove evident. Later are images of Boston: B.F. Kieth's Opera House, Fenuil Hall, Boston Commons, and other buildings. These are followed by some vacation shots in New Hampshire, including one of the Alpine House in Berlin, N.H.,and it ends up with a few images of women clowning around dressed as men. Nice images, mostly of New England domestic and leisure life. .

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        Dictionarum Syriaco-Latinum

      Beryti Phoeniciorum [Beyrouth], Typographia PP. Soc. Jesu, 1895, in-8, IX-773 pp., demi-basane verte, Texte sur deux colonnes. Étiquette annulée de la Congrégation de la Mission de Paris. Dos insolé, quelques éléments collés sur le plat supérieur, mouillure angulaire claire.

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        The Salmon Fly: How to Dress it and How to Use It.


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        Address of the Commissioners for Raising the Endowment of The University of the South (1859 FIRST PRINTING)

      New Orleans: B.M. Norman, 1895. First Edition, First Printing. Original wraps. Very Good. 5 1/2 X 8 3/4 Inches. 16 PP. The foundational fundraising circular printed in order to garner support for the construction of Sewanee, The University of the South. "The Southern States have not been indifferent to the subject of Collegiate education. Each of these States, at a very early period of its history, has founded an Univeristy, upon which it was intended to concentrate the patronage of the State Legislature....the world is trying hard to persuade us that a slaveholding people cannot be a people of high moral and intellectual culture." Original cream wrappers with a solid vertical fold down the middle. Slight scuffing to the covers. The date of "1859" handwritten at top of front cover. An exceedingly impressive copy of this rare copy only represented by Harvard University on OCLC.

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        The Carved Stones of Islay

      James Maclehose and Sons, Glasgow 1895 - 4to. Pp xvi, 119. Etched and printed title pages. 32 plates and other illustrations. Original cloth marked and rubbed; wear to head of spine and with splitting to the cloth of the front hinge. Scattered foxing. Not bad. Seldom seen. Postage overseas will be at cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mes Grandes Chasses dans l'Afrique Centrale

      Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1895. First edition. Frontipiece portrait of the author. With 76 illustrations (some full-page). 1 vols. 4to. Quarter red calf and maroon boards, original wrappers bound in. Extremities rubbed, some browning of text block. Very Good. First edition. Frontipiece portrait of the author. With 76 illustrations (some full-page). 1 vols. 4to. A sound copy of this classic work of exploration and big game hunting.

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        Hand signed Photo Postcard / Handsignierte Photopostkarte / Autograph / Autogramm

      Hamburg : Rüdel, - Original Photo Postkarte von Rüdel: Buster Keaton und Werner Schwier (Photo: Bethke), von Buster Keaton (1895-1966) bildseitig mit blauer Tinte handsigniert.- Sehr dekoratives, seltenes Stück des legendären Schauspielers /// Standort Wimregal PKis-P1 m/' Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 10 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        CHARADES, Written a hundred years ago by JANE AUSTEN and Her Family.

      London, Spottiswoode and Co., n.d. circa 1895.. FIRST EDITION preface dated June 1895. Slim 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 8 half-tone illustrations, title page printed in red and black, pages: [1]-31 + [5], the wrappers counted in the collation, bound in the original publisher's cream wrappers, red and black lettering to upper cover, (no price printed on cover), edges untrimmed. Wrapper slightly soiled and dusty, a narrow strip of pale browning to a few edges, lower corner slightly creased due to turning, a few pencil notes to first pastedown and title page by previous owner, Pamela Lister's bookplate to top corner of first pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. The text comprises twenty-two charades and conundrums. 2 printings were issued at the same time. See: David Gilson, A Bibliography of Jane Austen, page 370, No F2. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Works of Washington Irving Bibliophile Edition limited to 1000 in 26 volumes ¾ morocco art nouveau bindings.

      Philadelphia: University Library Association, nd c. 1895 - Bibliophile edition number190 of an edition limited to 1000 numbered sets, 26 (of 27) vols, 8vo (8½” x 5½”), numerous plates with printed guards throughout. Knickerbocker’s New York. Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon. Bracebridge Hall. Tales of a Traveller. The Alhambra. Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada. The Crayon Miscellany. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville U.S.A. in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West. Oliver Goldsmith. The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, 3 vols. Astoria or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains. Mahomet and his Successors, 2 vols. Salmagundi. Wolfert's Roost and Other Papers. Spanish Papers. Biographies & Miscellanies. Life of George Washington, 4 (of 5) vols. Life and Letters, 3 vols. Publisher’s 3/4 morocco & marbled boards. Smooth backs in five compartments. Gilt art nouveau decorations in three, gilt lettering in the other two. Top edges gilt. Matching marbled end papers. Very good clean bright set with light wear, color faded. Lacks the first volume of the five volumes Life of Wash-ington. Minor wear to a few end caps. Sheets & plates clean, unmarked, & otherwise complete. H7584 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Congratulatory card to Otto von Bismarck on his 80th birthday, illuminated manuscript on vellum

      A fascinating South American gift to Bismarck from the German population of Valparaiso (Chile), in the form of a calligraphic manuscript on vellum illustrating different views of Valparaiso in a spectacular binding with the portrait of Bismark. The manuscript is written in a fine gothic calligraphy, decorated with a wide frame portraying Valparaiso´s famous port at the top, and from a hill at the bottom, a side image shows a landscape of the Cordillera de los Andes; both upper and lower inner corners show the arms of Bismarck at the top and Chile at the bottom. Signed at the end by the Consul General of Germany Maximilian von Loehr in the name of the Dutch of Valparaiso. Otto von Bismarck, Prince of Bismarck (1815 - 1898) was a Prussian statesman and an important figure in European affairs of the last half of the 19th century, he is considered the mastermind of the unification of German States into a powerful German Empire.

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