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         The Green Fairy Book

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Large Paper Edition, limited to 150 copies, this being #38. In Good+ condition. Split to bottom of front exterior gutter, light separation to rear gutter, wear to base of spine. Corners rubbed through and pushed in. Light soiling to boards. Hinge following front free end paper is exposed. Pages show foxing and age-related blemishes, and are rough cut with a few edge tears. Binding tender.

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         LA FEMME DU VINGTIEME SIECLE

      CALMANN LEVY, PARIGI 1892 - Francese Volume in mezza rilegatura con angoli. Dorso in tela con titoli in oro, lievemente usurato alle estremità. Coperta con minima sbucciatura al piatto anteriore ed alla quarta. Pagine ben conservate, lievemente ingiallite, con micro fioritura ai margini. Aloni vaghi di umidità alle carte di guardia. Presenza di timbro bibliotecario al frontespizio, e nel retro di quest'ultimo; piccolo segno a penna nera. Volantini di restituzione bibliotecaria incollati al risguardo ed alla carta di guardia posteriori. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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         THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR and Other Tales

      1892. [inscribed by A. Conan Doyle] Fourth Edition. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. 24 pp ads dated "6/92". Original maroon cloth lettered on the spine in silver. "Fourth Edition," which is to say the fourth printing of the first edition, issued with its silver stamping (and a frontispiece plate) as a volume in Longmans Green's "Silver Library."The first printing, issued in March 1890, had constituted Doyle fifth book -- following A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER, MICAH CLARKE and MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES. It is a volume of ten short stories, perhaps most notable (according to G&G) for "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement" about the brig Mary Celeste -- about which, years later, people were still trying to figure out just how much was true and how much was fabricated. "When I wrote a yarn round this incident it was done irresponsibly and I never imagined it would be seriously analysed," said Doyle later.~This volume is in very good-plus condition (volume a bit askew, minor rubbing at the extremities, occasional light foxing, rear cover faintly marked). See Green & Gibson A5a&b.~This copy is inscribed by Doyle at the top of the title page, "With A. Conan Doyle's kindest regards | Nov 30th /92". As with other Doyle inscriptions we have seen in these early Longmans Green volumes, the inscription has "bled" a little, due to the paper and to the pen and ink Doyle used. Quite early -- just after Doyle had finally hit it big with the serial publication of THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES in The Strand Magazine.

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         The Sign of the Four.

      London: George Newnes, 1892.. [Detective Fiction]. SECOND EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[4] 283 [1]. With a lithographic frontispiece by Charles Kerr. In publisher's original red cloth boards, re-backed to style with original spine cloth pasted over. Gilt titles and black border decoration to spine and upper board. Dark brown endpapers supplied. Reading lean, with moderate outer wear and a water stain to the top edge of the upper board. Good. The second of four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, originally appearing in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (Feb.1890). Doyle was reputedly commissioned to write the story following a dinner with the editor at London's Langham Hotel. The function was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who would contribute his only novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' to the July 1890 issue. Doyle later discussed this 'golden evening' in his autobiography 'Memories and Adventures' (1924).

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         Zur X. Wanderversammlung des Verbandes Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereine in Leipzig vom 28. bis 31. August 1892 herausgegeben von der Vereinigung Leipziger Architekten und Ingenieure.

      2 Bände. Gr. 8. XVI, 856 S.+ 24 teilweise farbige oder doppelseitge, bzw. mehrfach gefaltete Beilagen, desweiteren 372 oft halbseitige ( auch ganzseitig ) Gebäudeabbildungen und 441 Grundrisse und Situationspläne, mit den beiden Pläne in einer gesonderten Mappe, welche seinerseits seperat zubestellt werden mußte. OHLdr mit aufgesetztem Originalrücken und goldgeprägtem Deckel. Vorsätze erneuert, insgesamt gut erhalten. 1. und einzige aufwendige Ausgabe. = Die Chronik über Leipzig bis zum Jahre 1892 mit fast allen bekannten Immobilien. Mit den beiden separaten Plänen nahezu unauffindbar.

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         The Sign of the Four.

      London: George Newnes, 1892. [Detective Fiction]. SECOND EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[4] 283 [1]. With a lithographic frontispiece by Charles Kerr. In publisher's original red cloth boards, re-backed to style with original spine cloth pasted over. Gilt titles and black border decoration to spine and upper board. Dark brown endpapers supplied.Reading lean, with moderate outer wear and a water stain to the top edge of the upper board. Good. The second of four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, originally appearing in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine (Feb.1890). Doyle was reputedly commissioned to write the story following a dinner with the editor at London's Langham Hotel. The function was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who would contribute his only novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' to the July 1890 issue. Doyle later discussed this 'golden evening' in his autobiography 'Memories and Adventures' (1924).

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         Zur X. Wanderversammlung des Verbandes Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereine in Leipzig vom 28. bis 31. August 1892 herausgegeben von der Vereinigung Leipziger Architekten und Ingenieure.

      Leipzig (Gebhardt), 1892. - 2 Bände. Gr. 8°. XVI, 856 S.+ 24 teilweise farbige oder doppelseitge, bzw. mehrfach gefaltete Beilagen, desweiteren 372 oft halbseitige ( auch ganzseitig ) Gebäudeabbildungen und 441 Grundrisse und Situationspläne, mit den beiden Pläne in einer gesonderten Mappe, welche seinerseits seperat zubestellt werden mußte. OHLdr mit aufgesetztem Originalrücken und goldgeprägtem Deckel. Vorsätze erneuert, insgesamt gut erhalten. 1. und einzige aufwendige Ausgabe. = Die Chronik über Leipzig bis zum Jahre 1892 mit fast allen bekannten Immobilien. Mit den beiden separaten Plänen nahezu unauffindbar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Earth Fiend a Ballad Made & Etched By William Strang

      London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1892. Half-title; engraved title-page; 21 pages. 10 dry-point and mezzotint plates printed on Japanese vellum paper. LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies signed by William Strang, and (master printer) Frederick Goulding. Original bevelled edge buckram decorated and titled in gilt on the upper cover. A contemporary neat inscription on the front endpaper reads, " Specially printed for, and presented unto, Hugh Chisholm by John Lane." Hugh Chisholm was a jounalist, and editor of the 10th, 11th, and 12th editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Highly individual illustrations, clearly Strang must have been strongly influenced by the engravers of the Rennaissance.. First Edit. Cloth. Near Fine.. Folio.. Hardcover.

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         Story of the Crusades

      Covington, OH: Jas. M. Neff, 1892. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. c.1892. Hardcover. Cloth. Illustrated spine and cover. 4to. 470pp. 100 full-page engravings by Gustave Dore. Very Good (minus). Moderate soiling to boards, rubbing at corners and spine-ends, front interior hinge worn, tanning to contents. Scarce!

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         The dialogues of. Translated into English with analyses and introductions.

      Oxford Clarendon Press 1892 - Third edition, revised, 5 volumes, 8vo., later half blue morocco gilt by Bumpus, top edge gilt, a fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Cours de Danse Fin de Siècle. Illustrations de Louis Legrand.

      Paris, Dentu 1892. - 4°, 56 S., 4 Bll., Halbldeder der Zeit mit vergold. Rückentitel, Rückentitel, Rücken und Außengelenke berieben, innen sauber und gut erhalten. - Dos et joints exterieur abimés, interieur frais, Nr. 171 von 300 Exemplaren. Mit 11 ganzseitigen Orig.-Radierungen und 23 color. Vignetten von Louis Legrand. Die Illustrationen zeigen probenden Can-Can-Tänzerinnen und "le Grand Ecart", " Le Croisement", "Brisement assis" und "La jambe derriere la tête". - Avec 11 Orig.- Eau Fortes et 23 collor. Vignettes de Louis Legrand,

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         Bande I-III (fehlend II D, III L b,g,h 10-11): Ergebnisse der Plankton-Expedition der Humboldt Stiftung (ORIGINAL copies in hardcover library binding) 1892-c.1913

      Lipsius & Tischer - Hardcover; German language; No jacket; First Edition; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; good condition; first 3 volumes ONLY (Band I, II, III) of the 5-volume results of the Humboldt Stiftung Plankton Expedition of 1889, except for II D (Fische by Dr G Pfeffer), III L b, g, h 10-11 (please note there is no section I in Band II, it goes straight from H to J); most of the boards have some markings and wear to top and bottom of spine cloth, in addition to the usual library stamps and labels; the contents are all original first edition paperback publications bound together in 12 hardcover books by Liverpool University library; in most cases the original paper covers have been retained, sometimes bound together at the end of a book; publication dates of the individual editions range from 1892 to at least 1913; a small number of pages or plates are loose or detached; pages are generally very clean, though some of the covers are a little grubby; there are occasional marginal highlights (in pencil) to a few of the monographs but this is rare; VERY HEAVY SET, the 12 volumes weigh nearly 50 kg. HEAVY BOOK(S) 48.2kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La Cucina classica. Studi pratici ragionati e dimostrativi della Scuola Francese applicata in servizio alla Russa per Urbano Dubois ed Emilio Bernard capi di cucina della Casa Reale di Prussia. Opera illustrata con 64 tavole incise in rame comprendente nel suo complesso tutte le prescrizioni culinarie secondo l'ordine ed i principi della grande cucina. Prima traduzione pubblicata nell'idioma italiano . Seconda edizione per cura ed a spese della Società dei Cuochi Milanesi sulla sesta edizione originale.

      1892 - Milano, a spese della Società dei Cuochi Milanesi, 1892. Due volumi in 4to grande (cm. 29); belle legature coeve in mezza pelle a 4 nervi con fregi e titoli in oro; pp. LVI, 303, (1); 363, (3). Numerate 62 tavole, ma in realtà 64, incise in rame. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOXE

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). This is an excellent association copy of the Kelmscott edition of Caxton's most enduringly popular translation, and one particularly admired by Morris. In a note for the Quaritch catalogue, Morris wrote that "Reynard" was "one of the very best of [Caxton's] works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue as delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous Beast Epic." Reynard the Fox is the hero of a number of popular fables or "bestiaries," first put into a collected form entitled the "Roman de Renart" in 13th century France. Reynard and his animal friends (typically including, among others, a wolf, lion, cat, cock, and rook) mimic human behavior with all its follies, supplying obvious pleasurable edification to the reader. In a typical tale, the fox represents the man who victimizes others and is brought to judgment, and yet escapes punishment through the use of his cunning. The provenance here is especially distinguished: Icelandic scholar and Cambridge librarian Eirikr Magmisson (1833-1913) was the man who taught William Morris Old Norse, and assisted him with his translations of the Icelandic sagas, including "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung," published by the Kelmscott Press in 1897. In 1871, Magmisson and his wife accompanied Morris to their homeland, where the two men toured various sites from the sagas.. 285 x 210 mm. (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). v, [1], 162, [1] pp.Edited by H. Halliday Sparling. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). Original limp vellum, three (of six) silk ties, gilt titling on spine, edges untrimmed. Elaborate woodcut title, elaborate border on first page of text, decorative woodcut initials and marginal decoration on most pages, woodcut device in colophon. Printed in red and black in Troy type. Front flyleaf WITH A PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM WILLIAM MORRIS TO EIRIKR MAGMISSON, dated April 12, 1893. Peterson A-10; Sparling 10; Tomkinson, p. 110. Vellum lightly soiled, spine a bit darkened (with gilt lettering dulled), internally not as bright as some copies, a few additional trivial defects, but the text quite fresh, and the copy otherwise perfectly pleasing.This is an excellent association copy of the Kelmscott edition of Caxton's most enduringly popular translation, and one particularly admired by Morris. In a note for the Quaritch catalogue, Morris wrote that "Reynard" was "one of the very best of [Caxton's] works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue as delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous Beast Epic." Reynard the Fox is the hero of a number of popular fables or "bestiaries," first put into a collected form entitled the "Roman de Renart" in 13th century France. Reynard and his animal friends (typically including, among others, a wolf, lion, cat, cock, and rook) mimic human behavior with all its follies, supplying obvious pleasurable edification to the reader. In a typical tale, the fox represents the man who victimizes others and is brought to judgment, and yet escapes punishment through the use of his cunning. The provenance here is especially distinguished: Icelandic scholar and Cambridge librarian Eirikr Magmisson (1833-1913) was the man who taught William Morris Old Norse, and assisted him with his translations of the Icelandic sagas, including "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung," published by the Kelmscott Press in 1897. In 1871, Magmisson and his wife accompanied Morris to their homeland, where the two men toured various sites from the sagas.

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         A DREAM OF JOHN BALL [and] A KING'S LESSON

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 11 on vellum). This is a pleasing copy of one of Morris' most popular literary works, and an item of equal interest for its obvious aesthetic merit as for the writing itself. Founded in 1891, the Kelmscott Press produced 53 titles in 66 volumes, and its founder, William Morris, created three notable typefaces. In his "Note" about the press, which took the form of the final Kelmscott book, Morris said, "I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters." First published in book form by Morris in 1888, the present work has been called by DNB "the most remarkable of his prose writings" and "a work of singular elevation and beauty," whether classed as a romance or as a study in the philosophy of history (it qualifies as either). Morris was deeply involved in the movement of guild socialism, which sought to abolish social and economic hierarchy as well as to return dignity to labor and restore beauty to handicrafts in defiance of the mass production at the heart of industrialization. In "John Ball," Morris dreams his way back to the 14th century--a time of cottages, village greens, and no urban blight--to follow the course of Wat Tyler's rebellion, of which the fiery egalitarian priest John Ball was one of the doomed leaders. Ball preached that as descendants of Adam and Eve, we are all on the same level, and the frontispiece by Burne-Jones illustrates our first parents in the act of elemental gardening. In "A King's Lesson," the Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus sends his nobles out to the vineyards to labor, that they may learn that the peasant life is not one of idleness. Before they were issued together as a book, "John Ball" and "King's Lesson" first appeared separately in "Commonweal," a journal of the Socialist League, in 1886-87.. 210 x 150 mm. (8 1/4 x 6"). 2 p.l., 123 pp. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 11 on vellum). Original publisher's flexible vellum, original silk ties. Full-page woodcut frontispiece engraved by W. H. Hooper after Edward Burne-Jones, two pages with full woodcut borders, numerous 10-line and smaller woodcut initials. Peterson A-6; Sparling 6; Forman 106; Walsdorf Collection 6; Walsdorf "William Morris" 6; Tomkinson, p. 109. The vellum with just a hint of soil, text one shade less bright than an ideal copy, but an excellent copy, entirely clean throughout, with virtually no signs of use.This is a pleasing copy of one of Morris' most popular literary works, and an item of equal interest for its obvious aesthetic merit as for the writing itself. Founded in 1891, the Kelmscott Press produced 53 titles in 66 volumes, and its founder, William Morris, created three notable typefaces. In his "Note" about the press, which took the form of the final Kelmscott book, Morris said, "I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters." First published in book form by Morris in 1888, the present work has been called by DNB "the most remarkable of his prose writings" and "a work of singular elevation and beauty," whether classed as a romance or as a study in the philosophy of history (it qualifies as either). Morris was deeply involved in the movement of guild socialism, which sought to abolish social and economic hierarchy as well as to return dignity to labor and restore beauty to handicrafts in defiance of the mass production at the heart of industrialization. In "John Ball," Morris dreams his way back to the 14th century--a time of cottages, village greens, and no urban blight--to follow the course of Wat Tyler's rebellion, of which the fiery egalitarian priest John Ball was one of the doomed leaders. Ball preached that as descendants of Adam and Eve, we are all on the same level, and the frontispiece by Burne-Jones illustrates our first parents in the act of elemental gardening. In "A King's Lesson," the Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus sends his nobles out to the vineyards to labor, that they may learn that the peasant life is not one of idleness. Before they were issued together as a book, "John Ball" and "King's Lesson" first appeared separately in "Commonweal," a journal of the Socialist League, in 1886-87.

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         L innocente

      F. Bideri s.d. (1892), Napoli - Ottima legatura 900 in mz. pelle con angoli. Nervi, fili e titolo impresso in oro al dorso. Piatti in tela verde. Alcune tenui piccole macchie su 9 carte, altrimenti eccellente stato di conservazione. Esemplare a grandissimi margini della tiratura fuori commercio della prima edizione fatta stampare dall Autore per i suoi amici del giornale Il Tempo. Raro. 8vo grande (cm. 27,7), 6 cc.nn., 372 pp., 2 cc.nn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Costume of the Clans

      John Grant 1892 - Bound in red cloth, with a red leather spine. Very large folio book. Opening colour title page & all 36 plates that are called for are present. Small faint white stain to top corner of front board. Library sticker to front paste down. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Catalogo chronologico e historico dos capitães-generais e governadores da Provincia de Moçambique desde 1752, epoca da sua separação do Governo de Goa, até 1849. Preface by Joaquim José Lapa.

      Moçambique, Imprensa Nacional, 1892. - Folio (31.7 x 22.4 cm.), contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards (minor wear to corners), smooth spine with gilt fillets and short title lettered in gilt (crack of about 2.5 cm. to rear outer joint at foot, with some slight wear to foot; small worm damage to leather of rear cover). Wood engraved Portuguese royal arms on title page. Many wood engraved initials, headpieces, and tailpieces. Overall in very good condition. (5 ll.), 105, (1 colophon) pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION-Limited to 160 copies. Nicely printed.Francisco da Costa Mendes was an official in the Estado da Índia. He appears to have written the present work between 1847 and 1849, but remained in manuscript until being published in 1892.Printing began at the Imprensa Nacional on the Island of Moçambique in 1854, with the Boletim do governo da Província de Moçambique. The first non-periodical imprint was a pamphlet published the same year, Regulamento geral das alfândegas a'd [sic] Província de Moçambique. The present work is considered the first book published there. Little is known about other works published in the colony before the early 1860s. All examples of nineteenth-century printing from Mozambique are rare.*** Not in Innocêncio; see Aditamentos, p. 137 for another work by the author. Porbase locates three copies: one in the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo, and two in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the hard copies cited by Porbase, and a digitalized copy in a German-language library (which we were not able to determine). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Autograph Letter Signed

      Rochester, New York 1892 - Octavo. Five page autograph letter signed on three leaves of National American Woman Suffrage Association stationary. Rochester, N.Y., November 22, 1892. Light horizontal folds as mailed, easily fine. A significant long letter written to Elizabeth Wardall, who was an important ally in Anthony's 1890 "South Dakota Campaig.n" In this previously unknown and unpublished letter, Anthony describes meeting with Emma Cranmer, president of the South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association: "I was delighted to meet your president -- Mrs. Cranmer at the Mississippi Valley Conference . She is a very excellent speaker and I was very proud of her and told her I hoped she could be at our Washington convention this winter. We need just such bright, eloquent young speakers from each of the states at the Capital of the nation."Anthony then sets forth her strategy for grass roots organizing work: ". to have clubs in every township -- auxiliary to their county society, and every county society auxiliary to the state association -- each & all linked together -- is the first great need in every state of the Union. We must be able to present a solid front to the enemy before we can hope to carry our Legislatures or Congress! In this great upheaval of political parties we should nationally look for something good to come to the hitherto forgotten half of the people, but we will wait & watch -- and work on - meanwhile! hoping and hoping that woman's turn will come next!"Anthony also refers to the recent 24th New York State annual meeting as an example of her grass roots strategy: "It was splendid every way -- audiences large & enthusiastic, speaking good, reports from the county societies excellent. One county reported 600 members in its 23 local clubs. If every one of our 60 counties were organized like Chautauqua, we would have 2,600 members in the state . We must somehow make every man & woman claiming to be our friends feel that they should join their local society and pay their $1 into its treasury. If we could, all the dollars divided among the local, county, state, & national societies, would enable each society to have all the money it needed . ."Elizabeth A. Murray Wardall was active in the South Dakota Farmers' Alliance with her husband, Alonzo Wardall. She wrote a column for the Alliance's paper, Dakota Ruralist, and was an executi ve committee member of the state's Equal Suffrage Association, serving as superintendent of press relations. She also was active with the People's Party and continued to work with Susan B. Anthony at Populists' conventions in Omaha (1892) and Topeka (1894).An historically important letter in fine condition, rich in suffrage content, and a significant insight to Anthony's strategy. A full transcription follows:My Dear Mrs. Wardall,How it seems to see your pen-tracks once more, and how I do wish I could be with you in your annual convention. I was delighted to meet your president -- Mrs. Cranmer at the Mississippi Valley Conference -- and very much pleased with address -- both in matter & manner of delivery. She is a very excellent speaker and I was very proud of her and told her I hoped she could be at our Washington convention this winter. We need just such bright, eloquent young speakers from each of the states at the Capital of the nation. I wish she could come, but if she & none of you can come, you'll have dear Mrs. Pickler as your representative [i.e., Alice Pickler, the wife of South Dakota's Congressman John Picker] -- and she is always a host in herself and always most welcome at our national gatherings.I hope you will plan for good & thorough organizing work the coming year in your state -- to have clubs in every township -- auxiliary to their county society, and every county society auxiliary to the state association -- each & all linked together -- is the first great need in every state of the Union. We must be able to present a solid front to the enemy before we can hope to carry our Legislatures or Congres

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         The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics. Cameo Series. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. First edition.

      Fisher Unwin, 1892 - Pp, 141. Frontispiece sketch of Cuchullin fighting the waves. Dark green boards with parchment spine the front and back covers folded over. Design of Cameo Series printed in black on front cover. 500 copies published in September 1892. Light browning to spine, shelf wear to edges. Light spotting to preliminary pages. The Countess Kathleen is Yeats's first play, written at the age of 27, and was the first play performed at the Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin. The volume is dedicated to ‘My Friend Miss Maud Gonne, At Whose Suggestion It Was Planned Out And Begun Some Three Years Ago.’ Noteworthy also for the first appearance in book form of several of Yeats's poems, including 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree.’ Yeats describes the 'Countess' thus: The chief poem is an attempt to mingle personal thought and feeling with the beliefs and customs of Christian Ireland. The Christian cycle being mainly concerned with contending moods and moral motives needed, I thought, a dramatic vehicle.' [Wade 6]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOXE

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). This is an excellent association copy of the Kelmscott edition of Caxton's most enduringly popular translation, and one particularly admired by Morris. In a note for the Quaritch catalogue, Morris wrote that "Reynard" was "one of the very best of [Caxton's] works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue as delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous Beast Epic." Reynard the Fox is the hero of a number of popular fables or "bestiaries," first put into a collected form entitled the "Roman de Renart" in 13th century France. Reynard and his animal friends (typically including, among others, a wolf, lion, cat, cock, and rook) mimic human behavior with all its follies, supplying obvious pleasurable edification to the reader. In a typical tale, the fox represents the man who victimizes others and is brought to judgment, and yet escapes punishment through the use of his cunning. The provenance here is especially distinguished: Icelandic scholar and Cambridge librarian Eirikr Magmisson (1833-1913) was the man who taught William Morris Old Norse, and assisted him with his translations of the Icelandic sagas, including "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung," published by the Kelmscott Press in 1897. In 1871, Magmisson and his wife accompanied Morris to their homeland, where the two men toured various sites from the sagas.. 285 x 210 mm. (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). v, [1], 162, [1] pp.Edited by H. Halliday Sparling. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). Original limp vellum, three (of six) silk ties, gilt titling on spine, edges untrimmed. Elaborate woodcut title, elaborate border on first page of text, decorative woodcut initials and marginal decoration on most pages, woodcut device in colophon. Printed in red and black in Troy type. Front flyleaf WITH A PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM WILLIAM MORRIS TO EIRIKR MAGMISSON, dated April 12, 1893. Peterson A-10; Sparling 10; Tomkinson, p. 110. Vellum lightly soiled, spine a bit darkened (with gilt lettering dulled), internally not as bright as some copies, a few additional trivial defects, but the text quite fresh, and the copy otherwise perfectly pleasing. This is an excellent association copy of the Kelmscott edition of Caxton's most enduringly popular translation, and one particularly admired by Morris. In a note for the Quaritch catalogue, Morris wrote that "Reynard" was "one of the very best of [Caxton's] works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue as delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous Beast Epic." Reynard the Fox is the hero of a number of popular fables or "bestiaries," first put into a collected form entitled the "Roman de Renart" in 13th century France. Reynard and his animal friends (typically including, among others, a wolf, lion, cat, cock, and rook) mimic human behavior with all its follies, supplying obvious pleasurable edification to the reader. In a typical tale, the fox represents the man who victimizes others and is brought to judgment, and yet escapes punishment through the use of his cunning. The provenance here is especially distinguished: Icelandic scholar and Cambridge librarian Eirikr Magmisson (1833-1913) was the man who taught William Morris Old Norse, and assisted him with his translations of the Icelandic sagas, including "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung," published by the Kelmscott Press in 1897. In 1871, Magmisson and his wife accompanied Morris to their homeland, where the two men toured various sites from the sagas.

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         A DREAM OF JOHN BALL [and] A KING'S LESSON

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 11 on vellum). This is a pleasing copy of one of Morris' most popular literary works, and an item of equal interest for its obvious aesthetic merit as for the writing itself. Founded in 1891, the Kelmscott Press produced 53 titles in 66 volumes, and its founder, William Morris, created three notable typefaces. In his "Note" about the press, which took the form of the final Kelmscott book, Morris said, "I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters." First published in book form by Morris in 1888, the present work has been called by DNB "the most remarkable of his prose writings" and "a work of singular elevation and beauty," whether classed as a romance or as a study in the philosophy of history (it qualifies as either). Morris was deeply involved in the movement of guild socialism, which sought to abolish social and economic hierarchy as well as to return dignity to labor and restore beauty to handicrafts in defiance of the mass production at the heart of industrialization. In "John Ball," Morris dreams his way back to the 14th century--a time of cottages, village greens, and no urban blight--to follow the course of Wat Tyler's rebellion, of which the fiery egalitarian priest John Ball was one of the doomed leaders. Ball preached that as descendants of Adam and Eve, we are all on the same level, and the frontispiece by Burne-Jones illustrates our first parents in the act of elemental gardening. In "A King's Lesson," the Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus sends his nobles out to the vineyards to labor, that they may learn that the peasant life is not one of idleness. Before they were issued together as a book, "John Ball" and "King's Lesson" first appeared separately in "Commonweal," a journal of the Socialist League, in 1886-87.. 210 x 150 mm. (8 1/4 x 6"). 2 p.l., 123 pp. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 11 on vellum). Original publisher's flexible vellum, original silk ties. Full-page woodcut frontispiece engraved by W. H. Hooper after Edward Burne-Jones, two pages with full woodcut borders, numerous 10-line and smaller woodcut initials. Peterson A-6; Sparling 6; Forman 106; Walsdorf Collection 6; Walsdorf "William Morris" 6; Tomkinson, p. 109. The vellum with just a hint of soil, text one shade less bright than an ideal copy, but an excellent copy, entirely clean throughout, with virtually no signs of use. This is a pleasing copy of one of Morris' most popular literary works, and an item of equal interest for its obvious aesthetic merit as for the writing itself. Founded in 1891, the Kelmscott Press produced 53 titles in 66 volumes, and its founder, William Morris, created three notable typefaces. In his "Note" about the press, which took the form of the final Kelmscott book, Morris said, "I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters." First published in book form by Morris in 1888, the present work has been called by DNB "the most remarkable of his prose writings" and "a work of singular elevation and beauty," whether classed as a romance or as a study in the philosophy of history (it qualifies as either). Morris was deeply involved in the movement of guild socialism, which sought to abolish social and economic hierarchy as well as to return dignity to labor and restore beauty to handicrafts in defiance of the mass production at the heart of industrialization. In "John Ball," Morris dreams his way back to the 14th century--a time of cottages, village greens, and no urban blight--to follow the course of Wat Tyler's rebellion, of which the fiery egalitarian priest John Ball was one of the doomed leaders. Ball preached that as descendants of Adam and Eve, we are all on the same level, and the frontispiece by Burne-Jones illustrates our first parents in the act of elemental gardening. In "A King's Lesson," the Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus sends his nobles out to the vineyards to labor, that they may learn that the peasant life is not one of idleness. Before they were issued together as a book, "John Ball" and "King's Lesson" first appeared separately in "Commonweal," a journal of the Socialist League, in 1886-87.

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         Autograph Letter Signed ("Isabel Burton"), to a Miss Garton, requesting a deletion

      Our Cottage, 2 Wosple Road, Mortlake, 1892. 2 pp. pen and ink on mourning stationery. 8vo. Old folds, remnants of mounting. 2 pp. pen and ink on mourning stationery. 8vo. WARY OF THE WRATH OF THE "BURNT [MANUSCRIPTS] PEOPLE" Isabel Burton (1831-1896), the wife of Sir Richard Burton and herself an adventurer, travel writer, and the biographer of her husband, writes to an editorial assistant to request the deletion of a line in an unidentified piece about Captain Burton, making reference to the infamous burning of Burton's papers after his death. Reading in part: "Do you mind suggesting to the printer or editor if needful that one sentence about Richard with all 'his misfortunes being richer than a millionaire because he had such a perfect wife' should be omitted - It's about 6 lines I think & it is very nice for me but I think it will draw down all the spite of the agnostics & the burnt MSS people upon me once again … It is only one long sentence & as I have added one long sentence … it will make the length almost equal." In one of the most notorious literary scandals of the 19th century, Isabel Burton burnt a large number of her husband's papers following his death in 1890, claiming, among other things, that Captain Burton's ghost appeared to her and insisted she do so. Among these papers was the manuscript of Burton's translation from the Arabic of a 15th-century erotic work, The Perfumed Garden, the loss of which was especially lamented. The public approbation Isabel received from Burton's devotees was loud and vigorous, and she was forced to strenuously defend her actions in print; three months after this letter, for example, she published in the New Review "Sir Richard Burton: An Explanation and a Defence" (November 1892), in which she argued, in part, that the rough state of the manuscript necessitated her burning it, for the sake of protecting Burton's literary reputation. The same month she wrote the present letter she began work on her Life of Captain Sir Richd. F. Burton (London: 1893), in which she described the ghostly visitations and further justified her actions.

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         Importante insieme di due lettere alla vigilia delle elezioni politiche del 1892 che porteranno alla formazione del primo Governo Giolitti. A. Bella lettera autografa firmata del patriota e scrittore diretta a Ercole Strada. Affiliato alla Giovine Italia e arrestato nel 1833, sconto' parte della condanna presso il carcere dello Spielberg. Liberato nel 1838, ma costretto a rifugiarsi in Piemonte. Vicino al pensiero di Cattaneo e assertore di un ordinamento statale repubblicano e federale, intraprese un'intensa attivita' giornalistica e di pubblicista. Iseo 12 Maggio 1892. Una pagina in-8. "Ella conserva l'ardore giovanile, e quindi e' impaziente pel rinnovamento dell'Italia. Che si prepara bensi, ma lentamente, e coordinata al rinnovamento dell'Europa. Purtroppo dobbiamo pazientare ancora. Avremo un Ministero nuovo in coloro, come fu quello onesto di Rudini, che si fece cadere per ambizioni personali, non patriottismo. Il ministero nuovo durera' pure, ed alle strette vorra' fare le elezioni col collegio uninominale_Se non interviene una rivoluzione sociale, non otterremo mutamenti d'indirizzo sino a che non potremo comporre una Camera indipendente democratica con indennita' ai Deputati_". B. Lettera autografa firmata di risposta di Ercole Strada a Rosa. Pralboino li 25 maggio 1892. "Egregio Amico_penso alla responsabilita' che assume il nostro partito in faccia alla nostra patria. e non vorrei che gli uomini che guideranno la nave si sommergessero portando con loro le delusioni che purtroppo finora abbiamo subite_". Tre pagine in-8. Nel 1892, a causa dei forti contrasti insorti tra i ministri per i tagli da fare ai bilanci dei rispettivi dicasteri, di Rudini fu costretto a lasciare la presidenza che passo' a Giovanni Giolitti, inaugurando l'"eta' giolittiana".

      1892.

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         Gramercy Park: A Story of New York [Inscribed]

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1892 - First Edition. Inscribed by the author on title page. Sixteenmo. Original red and white floral paper covered boards. Red and white floral endpapers and page edges. Early work set in Gramercy Park, New York. Very good, light soiling to covers, expected wear to corners and edges; boards slightly warped. Personalized date card laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Moby Dick or the White Whale

      United States Book Company, New York 1892 - Herman Melville's "Moby Dick or the White Whale". Very early printing from 1892 published by the United States Book Company, New York. The true first edition was published by Harper and Brothers in 1851. The book measures 4.5" x 7.25", 545 pages including Extracts. Ex-library. Re-cased in half cloth binding over marbled boards. Gold and black leather labels to the spine with raised bands and gold tooling. New endsheets. This book had previously been a library book with a library binding. Previous repairs had been made with tape, especially to the first few pages of text. There was some amateur sewing to the textblock, with the first and last few pages of text reattached crookedly. Library stamps and notations. A professional bookbinder was able to mend some of the tears to the textblock but was unable to remove the tape repairs as they would ruin the integrity of the pages. Moisture stains and soiling to the textblock with some small tears. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H10-74) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Autograph Letter Signed

      Rochester, New York, 1892. Fine. Octavo. Five page autograph letter signed on three leaves of National American Woman Suffrage Association stationary. Rochester, N.Y., November 22, 1892. Light horizontal folds as mailed, easily fine. A significant long letter written to Elizabeth Wardall, who was an important ally in Anthony's 1890 "South Dakota Campaig.n" In this previously unknown and unpublished letter, Anthony describes meeting with Emma Cranmer, president of the South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association: "I was delighted to meet your president -- Mrs. Cranmer at the Mississippi Valley Conference ... She is a very excellent speaker and I was very proud of her and told her I hoped she could be at our Washington convention this winter. We need just such bright, eloquent young speakers from each of the states at the Capital of the nation."Anthony then sets forth her strategy for grass roots organizing work: "... to have clubs in every township -- auxiliary to their county society, and every county society auxiliary to the state association -- each & all linked together -- is the first great need in every state of the Union. We must be able to present a solid front to the enemy before we can hope to carry our Legislatures or Congress! In this great upheaval of political parties we should nationally look for something good to come to the hitherto forgotten half of the people, but we will wait & watch -- and work on - meanwhile! hoping and hoping that woman's turn will come next!"Anthony also refers to the recent 24th New York State annual meeting as an example of her grass roots strategy: "It was splendid every way -- audiences large & enthusiastic, speaking good, reports from the county societies excellent. One county reported 600 members in its 23 local clubs. If every one of our 60 counties were organized like Chautauqua, we would have 2,600 members in the state ... We must somehow make every man & woman claiming to be our friends feel that they should join their local society and pay their $1 into its treasury. If we could, all the dollars divided among the local, county, state, & national societies, would enable each society to have all the money it needed ... ."Elizabeth A. Murray Wardall was active in the South Dakota Farmers' Alliance with her husband, Alonzo Wardall. She wrote a column for the Alliance's paper, Dakota Ruralist, and was an executi ve committee member of the state's Equal Suffrage Association, serving as superintendent of press relations. She also was active with the People's Party and continued to work with Susan B. Anthony at Populists' conventions in Omaha (1892) and Topeka (1894).An historically important letter in fine condition, rich in suffrage content, and a significant insight to Anthony's strategy. A full transcription follows:My Dear Mrs. Wardall,How it seems to see your pen-tracks once more, and how I do wish I could be with you in your annual convention. I was delighted to meet your president -- Mrs. Cranmer at the Mississippi Valley Conference -- and very much pleased with address -- both in matter & manner of delivery. She is a very excellent speaker and I was very proud of her and told her I hoped she could be at our Washington convention this winter. We need just such bright, eloquent young speakers from each of the states at the Capital of the nation. I wish she could come, but if she & none of you can come, you'll have dear Mrs. Pickler as your representative [i.e., Alice Pickler, the wife of South Dakota's Congressman John Picker] -- and she is always a host in herself and always most welcome at our national gatherings.I hope you will plan for good & thorough organizing work the coming year in your state -- to have clubs in every township -- auxiliary to their county society, and every county society auxiliary to the state association -- each & all linked together -- is the first great need in every state of the Union. We must be able to present a solid front to the enemy before we can hope to carry our Legislatures or Congress!In this great upheaval of political parties -- we should nationally look for something good to come to the hitherto forgotten half of the people, but we will wait & watch -- and work on - meanwhile! hoping and hoping that woman's turn will come next!We have just held our 24th New York state annual meeting at Syracuse. It was splendid every way -- audiences large & enthusiastic, speaking good, reports from the county societies excellent. One county reported 600 members in its 23 local clubs. If every one of our 60 counties were organized like Chautauqua, we would have 2,600 members in the state. That would mean $2,600, one quarter of that going to the state treasury, thus giving all the local clubs plenty of cash, & the state also, to carry forward the work. We must somehow make every man & woman claiming to be our friends feel that they should join their local society and pay their $1 into its treasury. If we could, all the dollars divided among the local, county, state, & national societies, would enable each society to have all the money it needed. Why can't we thus bring this duty home to every friend of our cause.Hoping you will have a most successful meeting and sending love to each & all of the dear friends I met in that wonderful campaign of 1890 -- I am -- very sincerely yours,Susan B. Anthony.

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         BORDEAUX EN 4 TOMES (1+2+3+ UN ALBUM) - APERCU HISTORIQUE / SOL, POPULATION, INDUSTRIE, COMMERCE / ADMINISTRATION, PUBLIE PAR LA MUNICIPALITE BORDELAISE.

      LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE & CIE - LIBRAIRIE FERET & FILS 1892 - ROD0122407: 3 TOMES + UN ALBUM : 1+2+3+4 : (XV+576)+568+573 pages augmentées de quelques illustrations en noir et blanc dans le texte, + 28 planches en noir et blanc et en couleurs. Dos à 5 nerfs. Tranches dorées. Nombreuses épidermures. Contre-plats jaspés. Fleurons, titre et tomaisons en dorés sur le dos. 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. TABLE DES PLANCHES DE L'ALBUM : Armes de la Ville de Bordeaux / Bordeaux pendant les trois premiers siècles / Bordeaux de l'an 300 à l'an 1100 / Bordeaux de 1100 à 1300 / Bordeaux vers 1450 / Monnaies mérovingiennes des VII ème et VIII ème siècles / Costume des Jurats de Bordeaux au XVIII ème siècle / Distribution annuelle des pluies dans la Gironde / Habitation d'un négociant en vins / Habitations ouvrières / Chais, caves, cours du Médoc, à Bordeaux / ETC. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A MODERN ALADDIN; OR, THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF OLIVER MUNIER [A EXTRAVAGANZA IN FOUR ACTS]

      Harper & Bros, New York 1892 - Octavo; Good/ None; dark gray cloth spine with gilt lettering; ex libris, INSCRIPTION FROM THE AUTHOR STATES: Ex Tenebras There can be nothing without a meaning and a reason for it. Even in this heap of chaff there may be a few kernels of something solid. No man can do that which is sin without calling up in his soul an an image of that which is holy. Could man embody his evil in form and substance he could not present that which is of good belonging to him being also embodies in form and substance. When man is killed by his own evil only that which is good remains to wash over him. There are few grains in this recut heap of chaff. Howard Pyle moderate shelf wear and bumping; text block clean. Spine cocked (not perpendicular, minor tearing to front gutter, binding slightly loose but intact. Edges of boards lightly rubbed, bottom fore corner lightly frayed, top corners lightly bumped, spine agetoned with light scattered staining. 33 b&w plates by Pyle, all present. 205 pp. Shelved: Rockville copier room. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

      London: Cassell & Company; Longmans Green & Co.; Chatto & Windus; Methuen & Co.; Seeley & Co. etc. 1892 - London: Cassell & Company; Longmans Green & Co.; Chatto & Windus; Methuen & Co.; Seeley & Co. etc. variously dated around 1911. Later Editions. Very good condition bound in half green morocco leather by Sotheran & Co. with the binders mark to the reverse of the front free end paper, uniform in their quality. With some minor marks to the leather and chips to the board edges and spine caps (top) on some volumes. Contents as follows (with original publication date in brackets): The Letters of R L Stevenson – 4 Vols An Inland Voyage (1878) Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879) Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882) Tales and Fantasies [“The Misadventures of John Nicholson” (1887); “The Body Snatcher” (1884); “The Story of a Lie” (1879)] Island Nights’ Entertainments (1893) Treasure Island (1883) Across the Plains (1892) The Ebb-Tide (with Lloyd, 1894) The Silverado Squatters (1884) New Arabian Nights (1882) More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter (w/ Fanny, 1885) Prince Otto (1885) Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881) St. Ives (1898) Memories and Portraits (1887) The Art of Writing In the South Seas (1896) A Child’s Garden of Verses (1885) Poems [Underwoods (1887); Ballads (1890); Songs of Travel and other Verses (1895)] Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) The Wrong Box (with Lloyd, 1889) The Black Arrow (1888) The Merry Men (1887) Kidnapped (1886) Catriona (1893) The Wrecker (with Lloyd, 1892) Essays of Travel [The Amateur Emigrant (1895) and others] Weir of Hermiston (1896) The Master of Ballantrae (1889)     Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – scratches and marks to some volumes, caps damaged with loss to one or two volumes. Joints – very good condition – solid. Corners – good condition. Boards – good condition – cloth boards. Page edges – good condition – some foxed, some pages uncut, top edge gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid, crack to the front hinge by the title of Prince Otto, but holding well. Paste downs – good condition. End papers – good condition – binder’s stamp. Title – good condition – some foxing to one or two volumes. Pages – very good condition – some minor foxing to one or two volumes. Binding – very good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1908-1912 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         DE L'INFLUENCE DE L'ÉLECTRICITÉ SUR LA VEGETATION 2me Édition

      IMPRIMERIE ÉLEUTHÈRE BRASSART, MONTBRISON 1892 - Libro en aceptable estado, algo rozado en sus cubiertas, con una anotación en la última página, encuadernado en tela y cartoné, sin las cubiertas originales, en lengua francesa. Libro que postula, como su título claramente anuncia, la influencia claramente benéfica de la electricidad en los vegetales. 91 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Game Birds and Shooting-Sketches.

      Henry Sotheran & Co., London. 1892 - xii + 72 pp + plates as called for. Bookplate of previous owner on ffep. ' Bought Game Fair July 1985, £ 240 ' written on bookplate. Internally near fine with only slight foxing to edge of a few pages. Front board damp stained. Very good hardback in red, contemporary, half morocco with gilt lettering. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN. [Being: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY; PRIDE AND PREJUDICE; MANSFIELD PARK; EMMA; NORTHANGER ABBEY/PERSUASION; LADY SUSAN; THE WATSONS; WITH A MEMOIR, LETTERS]

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1892. 12 volumes. First of this Deluxe Edition, Limited to 250 copies only. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece illustrations to each volume. 8vo, very handsomely bound for Estes & Lauriat at the time of publication in three-quarter rich brown crushed morocco over fine marbled boards, the spines with wide raised bands gilt ruled and tooled, compartments lettered in gilt and decorated with floral device gilt at the foot, marbled end-leaves to match the covers of green, gold and gray and tan, top edge gilt. A very handsome set in very pleasing condition. Beautifully preserved, bright, fresh and clean with only very minimal evidence of age. A VERY HANDSOME SET INDEED, WITH FINE BINDINGS AND DELIGHTFUL ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECES. An attractive and authoritative set of Austen's novels and letters. This edition printed the novels in the order of their publication and from the last editions revised by the author. Originally, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY appeared in 1811, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE in 1813, MANSFIELD PARK in 1814, EMMA in 1815, and NORTHANGER ABBEY and PERSUASION, LADY SUSAN, THE WATSONS and THE LETTERS appeared posthumously in 1818, 1871 and 1884. Here we find them all perfectly united in this attractively bound set. "Recognition came to Miss Austen slowly. But she is now firmly established as an English classic...Miss Austen had always her panegyrists among the best intellects-such as Coleridge, Tennyson,Macaulay, Scott, Sydney Smith, Disraeli and Archbishop Whitely, the last of whom may be said to have been her discoverer. Macaulay, whose adoration of Miss Austen's genius was almost idolatrous, considered MANSFIELD PARK her greatest feat; but many critics give the palm to EMMA. Disraeli read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE seventeen times. Scott's testimony is often quoted: 'That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements, feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I have ever met with. The big bow-wow I can do myself like any one going; but the exquisite touch which renders commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment is denied to me.'" - EB

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         Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses

      Heinemann and Balestier, Leipzig 1892 - pp (xvi) 245. 12mo (4 5/8" x 6 1/4"). A book pf poetry by Kipling, including most famously "Gunga Din" and "Mandalay." FINE BINDING BY ANASTASIA POWER, with her gilt monogram on inside back cover turn-in. Full brown morocco with very attractive gilt decoration front, spine and rear boards. Six raised compartments on spine: one with gilt title; other five with gilt arabesque decoration centering five gilt dots, surrounded by alternating three lobed leaves and dots. Publication date 1892 gilt at tail of spine. Both front and rear boards with a charmingly designed rectangular gilt fillet-edged box containing further three lobed leaves, six-petalled flowers and symmetric arabesques of twining stems centering pattern of five dots, all gilt. Front board with title and author also gilt at head and foot of design, all enclosed with a further fillet gilt edge at outermost edge of boards, along turned in edge, and two lines further upon inner dentelle edges, with book binder Annie Power's monogram left edge inside bottom rear board turn-in: "18AP99." Condition: overall Very Good plus, with some rubbing on raised spine, at head and tail, some gilt slightly worn in same, some evidence of over-enthusiastic leather cleaning to boards but only to leather, not decoration. Inside, age toned as one would expect, else tight and clean. Light grey endpapers. *** Of ANASTASIA (ANNIE) POWER, English bookbinder, was the youngest of nine children of a Whitby,Yorkshire oculist and his wife. Her training in bookbinding was probably an economic necessity given such a large family, but in any case she managed to get to London by the 1880's and trained with Douglas Cockerell as a bookbinder. Traditionally this work was done by men, as the bookbinding guilds did not employ women. She was said to have been much influenced by Cockerell's designs. Famous in his own right as an inventive and artistic binder, Cockerell had been trained by Thomas Cobden-Sanderson, (original bookbinder at the Kelmscott Press) to whose Doves Bindery Cockerell was apprenticed beginning in 1893. Anastasia was either connected to, or a member of, the following: the Guild of Handicraft, formed by C.R. Ashbee, (whose members included William Morris and Holman Hunt); she also bound books for Cobden-Sanderson's Essex House Press sometime after its founding in 1898; The Guild of Women Binders and Hampstead Bindery in London in the period 1898-1904. A nineteen year old Virginia Woolf has been documented as studying bookbinding with Anastasia Power and her friend Sylvia Stebbing in a bindery they shared on Museum Street in London in 1901. (See Tony Bradshaw: Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts 2010, Chapter 6.) This training would be of use to Woolf when she and her husband Leonard later established the Hogarth Press. While some middle class lady book binders of the day had brief careers, Anastasia Power's work would continue another thirty or so years, well after marriage to painter Gerald Loosely in 1905. Other notable work of hers which has been catalogued into the 1920's. See fig. 126 in Tidcombe Women Bookbinders 1880-1920, black sealskin interlaced with white vellum. The Royal Library at Windsor has another of her later works, a colorful onlaid binding of 1925 for Queen Mary. Interestingly, Annie Power seems to have chosen to use her maiden name professionally, at a time when this was very unusual. One imagines her in the feminist vanguard in Edwardian England; a dedicated professional woman in a traditionally male occupation, taken seriously by her male mentors. What speaks for itself in any case,is this extremely charming early-period book binding here produced by Anastasia Power, signed with a gilt colophon on the inside back cover of her works, seven of which we are privileged to have currently, ranging in date from 1899 to 1905. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         THE CAPTAIN OF THE POLESTAR and Other Tales

      1892. [inscribed by A. Conan Doyle] Fourth Edition. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. 24 pp ads dated "6/92". Original maroon cloth lettered on the spine in silver. "Fourth Edition," which is to say the fourth printing of the first edition, issued with its silver stamping (and a frontispiece plate) as a volume in Longmans Green's "Silver Library." The first printing, issued in March 1890, had constituted Doyle fifth book -- following A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER, MICAH CLARKE and MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURES. It is a volume of ten short stories, perhaps most notable (according to G&G) for "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement" about the brig Mary Celeste -- about which, years later, people were still trying to figure out just how much was true and how much was fabricated. "When I wrote a yarn round this incident it was done irresponsibly and I never imagined it would be seriously analysed," said Doyle later.~This volume is in very good-plus condition (volume a bit askew, minor rubbing at the extremities, occasional light foxing, rear cover faintly marked). See Green & Gibson A5a&b.~This copy is inscribed by Doyle at the top of the title page, "With A. Conan Doyle's kindest regards | Nov 30th /92". As with other Doyle inscriptions we have seen in these early Longmans Green volumes, the inscription has "bled" a little, due to the paper and to the pen and ink Doyle used. Quite early -- just after Doyle had finally hit it big with the serial publication of THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES in The Strand Magazine.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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         System der Rechnungswissenschaft.

      Wien, Im Selbstverlage des Verfassers (Druck von L. Raimann & Comp.), 1892. - (3), 217 S., (1) Bl. Druckfehler-Berichtigungen, VIII S. Verzeichnis der Subscriptionen, HLdr., min. berieben, NaT., StaT., min. Anstr. -- (Historical Accounting Literature 52). - ". Hofsecretär des k. k. Obersten Rechnungshofes ." - OCLC verzeichnet bisher ein Exemplar, KVK zwei weitere, keines mit Hinweis auf eine Druckfehler-Berichtigung.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: oeconomie.de | Antiquariat Hohmann]
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         Inscriptiones graecae Megaridis Oropiae Boeotiae

      Reimer, Berolini 1892 - Rare. Reimer, Berolini, 1892. Folio, vi & 806 pages, index. Contemporary half-leather, tear on top of spine, rubbed corner, stamps on first and second title pages, inside in excellent condition, a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Nigilistka (Une nihiliste) [Nihilist Girl]

      Geneva: Vol'naia russkaia tipografiia, 1892. Octavo (20.7 × 13.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; IV, 112 pp. Gatherings loosened; lacking rear wrapper and final leaf torn, not affecting text; front wrapper chipped. Rare first edition of the semi-autobiographical novel by Sof'ia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891), a Russian mathematician who was likely the first woman to lead an academic career in the modern sense: she received a doctorate, became a professor at Stockholm University, edited an international scholarly journal, and proved numerous original theorems (for an exhaustive account, see Michèle Audin, Remembering Sofya Kovalevskaya, 2008). Before her untimely death, she wrote this novel, inspired by her involvement with the feminist branch of the Russian Nihilist movement. Associated with the social-revolutionary movement since Turgenev's novel Fathers and Sons, the term was also adopted by women who wished to rebel against social conventions and a male-dominated world. "Many nigilistki adopted a free-spirited individualistic orientation, at odds with the imperatives of organized activity, whether feminist or radical. The nigilistka rejected the subservience imposed by men. Moreover, she wanted her male comrades to value her as a fellow worker" (Dawn Eidelman, 132). Nihilist Girl exemplifies this tendency through the protagonist Vera Vorontsova, who marries a condemned revolutionary in order to save his life. As the book could not have been published in Russia, Kovalevskaia wrote a first draft in Swedish, followed by a Russian version. It was edited after her death by Maksim Kovalevsky and published posthumously in the present edition. Along with subsequent publications, this edition was banned from being imported to Russia (Svodnyi katalog, no. 736). KVK, OCLC show copies at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Danish National Library, Duke, Harvard, Hoover, London School of Economics and IISG (Amsterdam).

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        95 Thesen. - Nachbildung des in der königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin bewahrten Originalexemplar des von Luther im Jahre 1517 veranstalteten Druckes seiner Thesen (Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum). Zur Erinnerung an den 31. October 1892. (Und:) Luthers Thesen in deutscher Übersetzung 1545

      Berlin, Reichsdruckerei 1892 - Benzing, Lutherbibliographie 87; vgl. Panzer IX, 70, 27; Proctor 11017; BMC, Luther 28; Kuczynski 1302; Jackson 706. - Diese sehr seltene Faksimile-Reproduktion des ersten Thesendrucks Martin Luthers als Einblattdruck in der Plakatform des Originals, gedruckt von Hieronymus Höltzel in Nürnberg, wurde anlässlich der festlichen Einweihung der wiederhergestellten Schlosskirche in Wittenberg an die Festteilnehmer am 31. Oktober 1892 verteilt. Damals war nur ein Exemplar dieses frühsten Thesendrucks im Britischen Museum bekannt. Durch Zufall fand der damalige Direktor des Berliner Kupferstichkabinetts Friedrich Lippmann bei einem Londoner Antiquar dieses seltene Thesenblatt, das schließlich der Königlichen Bibliothek in Berlin geschenkt wurde. Nach diesem Exemplar wurde diese Nachbildung in der Reichsdruckerei hergestellt. Als Zugabe dieser Faksimile-Reproduktion liegt die deutsche Übersetzung der 95 Thesen von 1545 bei (hier als Foto-Abzug). - Auf starkem Bütten der Reichsdruckerei in wenigen Exemplaren gedruckt. In tadelloser Erhaltung. - This very rare facsimile reproduction of Martin Luther's first thesis print was distributed to the participants on October 31, 1892, on the occasion of the festive inauguration of the restored castle church in Wittenberg. Up to this time, only one copy of this earliest print in the British Museum was known. By chance, the former director of the Berliner Copperplate-cabinet Friedrich Lippmann found a rare thesis sheet at a Londoner antiquarian, which was ultimately presented over to the Royal Library in Berlin. After this copy in the Royal Library in Berlin, this facsimile was produced in the „Reichsdruckerei Berlin". As an addition to this facsimile reproduction, the German translation of the 95 theses of 1545 is included (here as a photo print). - Printed in a few copies on strong handmade paper of the „Reichsdruckerei". In flawless condition Titel u. faks. Text der Thesen auf Doppelblatt u. 2 Seiten mit zweispalt. dt. Text auf Doppelblatt

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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