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         Collected Works of Charles Dickens. Complete Works Volume Five. I. Our Mutual Friend Translated by R. L. Sementkovsky. II. Oliver Twist Translated by V. V. Chuyko. Price of each volume 1 r. 50 k.

      Two volumes in one. St. Petersburg: F. Pavlenkov Publishers, 1893. Two volumes in one, 4to., [iv], 992, [4] pp., printed and numbered in two columns, with typographic headpiece to page one, text in Russian Cyrillic script. Rebound in modern full dark-brown calf with title in gilt to backstrip. A sprinkle of minor foxing and some small scuff marks to boards; otherwise in very good, bright condition. First edition thus. An exceedingly rare translation, with no complete sets noted in any library.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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         The Novels

      London: J.M. Dent and Company, 1893. Leather_bound. Fine. London: J.M. Dent and Company, 1893. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Small octavo. The Novels of Jane Austen, illustrated frontispiece to each volumes. Titles include Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion. Bound in three quarter green calf, (spine faded to a light olive green) marbled boards, gilt decorations to spine , raised bands, red and brown title labels, top edge gilt, A splendid deluxe set.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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         The Works of . Edited by George Saintsbury

      Published by J.M. Dent & Co at Aldine House in Great Eastern Street, London 1893 - One of 750 sets. with Illustrations by Herbert Railton & E.J. Wheeler. 12 vols. 12mo. Bound in three quarter red calf, spines gilt, t.e.g. Minor rubbing. Bookplates with Illustrations by Herbert Railton & E.J. Wheeler. 12 vols. 12mo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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         A COMPREHENSIVE SCHEME FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN LONDON, accompanied by Maps and Sketches.

      London, Edward Stanford, 1893.. FIRST EDITION 1893, 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, 4 coloured maps in pocket at rear, Paris being in 2 parts as issued, 25 illustrations, 14 folding, 10 full page and 1 in the text, pages: x, [1], 1-136 including Appendices 1 & 2 and Index, bound in publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, gilt rule to edge of upper cover, gilt top edge, floral endpapers. Slight wear and slight bump to head and tail of spine, binding slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, small closed tear to lower margins of first pages, neatly repaired, hardly noticeable, not affecting text or images, pale age-browning to first blank endpaper and half-title and last page of index and last blank endpaper, small brown spot to fore-edge, otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         UNIVERSITY FOOT-BALL: THE PLAY OF EACH POSITION TREATED BY A COLLEGE EXPERT

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1893 - 133 pages. Illustrated with eight photographic plates (including frontis with tissue guard) of football in action plus eight portraits of contributing authors. The expert who wrote the chapter on quarterbacking was Edgar Allan Poe, a decorated quarterback at Princeton who was the grand-nephew of the poet. One of the earliest books devoted to American football, and quite scarce. Fine condition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jim Hodgson Books]
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         A Decade in Borneo.

      London: Hutchinson & Company; Kelly & Walsh, Limited, Hong Kong, 1893 - Small octavo. Original khaki-coloured cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black, drab brown coated endpapers. Library label of Newport Public Libraries on front pastedown, library code on spine, small neat stamps in several locations; spine rolled and a little worn, light soiling to covers, internally clean and the inner joints not cracked, this remains a very good copy, with the 10 pp. of publisher's advertisements at the end. First edition of this lively and vivid account of life in northeastern Borneo, written by Ada Pryer, wife of the British resident at Sandakan. Included among a wealth of detail are sections on head-hunters and pirates, birdnesting, pig and crocodile hunting, flora and fauna, culture and dress of the indigenous peoples. tree-felling, coffee and minerals. "In 1878 a German named Overbeck and an Englishman named Dent travelled to North Borneo (now Sabah), announced to the locals that their ruler, the Sultan of Brunei, had sold all trade rights in the region, and left a young man named William Pryer to 'establish' the British North Borneo Company there. In 1894 [sic] Ada Pryer, who had married William in 1883, published her account of his early years as an administrator, along with some sketches of their life together" (Leicester University Press); publication date of the first edition is commonly given as 1894 (actually the date of the second edition), attesting to the rarity of this 1893 original. Rare: Copac locates only the British Library copy among British and Irish institutional libraries; OCLC adds Yale and Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Leiden. Provenance: ownership inscription on a preliminary blank of "Charlton Thorne, Shanghai - 9 Feb: 1894". Thorne (b. 1868) was assistant to the acting commissioner of the British-run Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service at Takow (modern day Kaoshing City, Taiwan), rising to become commissioner at Kiukiang (Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province); he retired from the service in 1925. There is a familial connection here: Thorne's mother's maiden name was Pryer, and, as Isabel Jane Thorne she is known as an early campaigner for medical education for women.; an old sepia postcard of Sandakan is loosely inserted. Not in Czech (Asian Big Game Hunting Books) or Robinson (Wayward Women: A Guide to Women Travellers); see Susan Morgan, "Designing Women, Designing North Borneo" in Trans-Status Subjects: Gender in the Globalization of South and Southeast Asia (2002). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Architectonische Mittheilungen aus Basel von J.J. Stehlin-Burckhardt, Architect

      87 pp. text describing buildings designed by the Swiss architect, including theaters, music halls, banks, residences, and villas, many in the neo-Gothic style, 84 plates showing floor plans and fine artistic renderings of the exteriors. Large 4to. 3/4 leather and boards, raised spine, edges and spine rubbed. Stuttgart (Konrad Wittwer) 1893. As of June 2015, WorldCat locates two copies of this work in North America.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books ]
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         Zur Kenntniss der cerebralen Diplegien des Kindesalters

      Leipzig & Vienna: Franz Deuticke,, 1893. (Im Anschluss an die Little'sche Krankheit.) Octavo. Contemporary dark red half cloth, spine lettered in gilt, black pebble-grain cloth boards, marbled edges. 2 folding tables at rear. Front free endpaper and first 4 leaves professionally repaired, boards rubbed, tiny chip to foot of spine, bottom edge of front free endpaper and initial leaf lightly nicked, overall a good copy. First edition of this monograph elaborating on the clinicopathological aspects of cerebral palsy, a "companion to Freud and [Oscar] Rie's clinical study of the unilateral paralyses of children, completing Freud's investigation of all forms of childhood paralysis" (Norman). The case studies are divided into four groups, with Freud explaining the causes of each: the first, Little's disease; the second, paraplegic spasticity; the third, centralized chorea and bilaterial athetosis; and the fourth, bilateral spastic hemiplegia.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Alcsút, 11. VIII. 1893. - 4 SS. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Professor: "Verzeihen Sie mir meine sehr späte Antwort auf Ihr freundliches Schreiben vom 8. Juni und empfangen Sie meinen herzlichsten Dank für das sehr interessante Werk aus Guayana. Leider bin ich zu alt um so weitgehende Reisen zu unternehmen obwohl die Lust da wäre. Seit Ende Mai hielt ich im ganzen Bereiche meiner Wirksamkeit die Inspectionsreisen nach deren Vollendung ich meine Tochter in Regensburg und die Braut meines Sohnes in München besuchte und unter Weges Wörishofen berührte um den alten Pfarrer Kneipp zu besuchen, der mich so mancher Leiden enthob. Aus dem anliegenden ½ Hefte der ‚Ethnologischen Mittheilungen' [ ] welche Zeitschrift ich übernehme da sie den Hungertode nahe war, werden Sie einiges über meine Zigeuner sehen. Es war allerdings nicht möglich in einem Jahre diese Wilden zu bändigen, und längere Concession bekam ich nur auf 5 Familien die jetzt ganz in meinem Dienst stehen. Die andern wandern nun wieder aber besuchen mich häufiger als je, da sie nicht entsagen wollen mich als ihr Oberhaupt anzuerkennen. Jedenfalls sind sie in ihrem Benehmen jetzt nicht so stürmisch als früher. So oft sie kommen finden sie Unterkunft bei mir und bekommen stets so wie früher Kleider und Lebensmittel, Geld möglich wenig [ ]. Dr. Hirsch's Versuch scheiterte! Ich bin zwar nicht Antisemit, aber die Zigeuner habe ich doch lieber als die Juden [ ]. Seit ich Kneipps Anfänger bin fühlte ich keinen Ischias mehr und meine Lunge ist in besserem Zustand als seit 20 Jahren [ ]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Wappeninitialen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         A History of Northumberland. [ Complete 15 volume set ]

      Andrew Reid, London 1893 - Complete 15 volume set in original cloth. 1893 - 1940. Issued under the direction of the Northumberland county history committee. Collated complete with all maps and plates. Spines generally rather faded, a little wear to head and tail of spine and corners. Volumes 1 and 8 with the previous private owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. A couple of other volumes with his name on the front pastedown. On Volume 8 the free front end-paper has been torn with loss and on the same volume the title page has a frayed fore-edge margin and is a little loose. Binding secure, contents clean. A decent set of this monumental county history. Contents: v. 1. The Parish of Bamburgh, with the Chapelry of Belford / by Edward Bateson -- v. 2. The Parishes of Embleton, Ellingham, Howick, Long Houghton and Lesbury / by Edward Bateson -- v. 3. Hexhamshire, part I / by Allen B. Hinds -- v. 4. Hexhamshire, part II (Hexham, Whitley Chapel, Allendale and St. John Lee) and The Parish of Chollerton ; The Chapelry of Kirkheaton ; The Parish of Thockrington / by John Crawford Hodgson -- v. 5. The Parish of Warkworth, with the Chapelry of Chevington ; The Parish of Shilbottle ; The Chapelry or Extra-Parochial Place of Brainshaugh / by John Crawford Hodgson -- v. 6. The Parish of Bywell St. Peter ; The Parish of Bywell St Andrew, with Blanchland ; The Chapelry or Parish of Slaley / by John Crawford Hodgson -- v. 7. The Parish of Edlingham, with the Chapelry of Bolton ; The Parish of Felton, with the Chapelry of Framlington ; The Chapelry or Parish of Brinkburn / by John Crawford Hodgson --v. 8. The Parish of Tynemouth / by H.H.E. Craster -- v. 9. The Parochial Chapelries of Earsdon and Horton / by H.H.E. Craster -- v. 10. The Parish of Corbridge / by H.H.E. Craster -- v. 11. The Parishes of Carham, Branxton, Kirknewton, Wooler and Ford / by Kenneth H. Vickers -- v. 12. The Parishes of Ovingham, Stamfordham and Ponteland / by Madeleine Hope Dodds -- v. 13. The Parishes of Heddon-on-the-Wall [etc.] / by Madeleine Hope Dodds -- v. 14. The Parishes of Alnham [etc.] / by Madeleine Hope Dodds vol. 15 the Parish of Simonburn [etc.] edited by Madeleine Hope Dodds. A very heavy set, so additional postage required for delivery outside the UK. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Société instrumentale La Jurassienne. Sentier.

      1893. 1893 - 21x37 cm (Image) L?ensemble de 50 portraits des musisciens avec leurs instruments / Gruppenbild mit 50 Musiker und Ihre Instrumenten, Im Original vergoldeter Rahmen (49x55 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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         Salomé. Drame en un acte

      Paris: Librairire de l'Art Independant. Elkins Mathews et John Lane, 1893. First edition. 84, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original purple wrappers, lettered in silver. Upper wrapper missing, spine faded, otherwise a very well-preserved copy, in a quarter green morocco slipcase with wrap-around chemise. Morocco ex-libris of Marie L. Herrman on inner chemise. First edition. 84, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Mason 349

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         The Eagle and Brooklyn: The Record of the Progress of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Issued in Commemoration of Its Semi-Centennial and Occupancy of Its New Building; Together with the History of the City of Brooklyn From Its Settlement to the Present Time (Proof Edition)

      The Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1893 - A handsome copy of the exhaustive 1893 1st edition, bound in its dark-brown leather, with decorative blindstamping to the panels. Light wear along the panel edges and spine crown, very light scuffing to the panels. Thick folio, all edges gilt. A tight, well-preserved, very presentable copy, with hundreds of crisp black-and-white plates thruout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Les Bouquinistes et les Quais de Paris tels qu ils sont refutation du Pamphlet

      - Paris, chez Tous les Bouquinistes des Quais 1893. Encuadernado en plena piel con nervios, conservando cubiertas originales. 82 páginas, algunas con pequeños puntos. 19x13 cm. Ref: 1187 [LS/015378-1187]

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         I fiori del male.

      Con la prefazione di T. Gautier e l'aggiunta di studi critici di Sainte-Beuve, G. Assalineau, J-B- D'Aubervilly, E. Deschamps, ecc. Milano, Edoardo Sonzogno Editore, 1893. in-8, pp. 385, cartone editoriale con deliziosa sovracoperta editoriale figurata. Prima edizione italiana de ''Les Fleurs du Male'' tradotti da Riccardo Sonzogno, nipote dell'editore Edoardo. La raccolta di 100 poesie fu pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1857 da Poluet-Malassis in 500 copie. Qualche mese più tardi il libro fu sequestrato facendo finire Baudelaire e l'editore sotto processo con l'accusa di pubblicazione turpe ed oltraggiosa. L'esito del processo porterà alla censura di sei poesie (verranno pubblicate a parte a Bruxelles col titolo ''I relitti'') e ad una pena pecuniaria poi ridotta su decisione dell'Imperatrice. Quattro anni più tardi l'opera fu ristampata senza le sei poesie poste sotto accusa. Qualche fioritura, la copertina in carta pergamenata rinforzata lungo il margine destro, metà del dorso rifatto.. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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         Maggie, a Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York). By Johnston Smith

      [New York: Printed for the author], 1893 - Original mustard-yellow wrappers. Some tears along joints and in margins, last two leaves torn, a tear to rear cover. A rare survival in the fragile original paper wrappers. Morocco case. FIRST EDITION of Stephen Crane’s famously rare and notorious first book, privately and pseudonymously published, a grim novel about a New York prostitute. Crane’s friends correctly predicted that no publisher would print a novel about a prostitute. Unable to find a publisher for the work, Crane published it privately using his inheritance from his mother. The novel was printed in late February or early March 1893 by a small shop that usually printed medical books and religious tracts. Crane used the pseudonym “Johnston Smith” for this first publication, later telling friend and artist Corwin Knapp Linson that it was the “commonest name I could think of. I had an editor friend named Johnson, and put in the ‘t’, and no one could find me in the mob of Smiths.” This scarce 1893 original edition contains the picturesque, melodramatic and “blasphemous” language that required substantial dilution when revised for commercial publication in the much inferior 1896 Appleton edition published under Crane’s name. Swear words were removed, and the section dealing with Maggie’s only successful solicitation of a customer was removed. The unexpurgated text was not printed again until the 1979 Norton edition. Hamlin Garland reviewed the work in the June 1893 issue of The Arena, calling it “the most truthful and unhackneyed study of the slums I have yet read, fragment though it is. Despite this early praise, Crane became depressed and destitute from having spent $869 for 1,100 copies of a novel that did not sell; he ended up giving a hundred copies away. He would later remember “how I looked forward to publication and pictured the sensation I thought it would make. It fell flat. Nobody seemed to notice it or care for it Poor Maggie! She was one of my first loves.” Approximately 38 copies (including this example) are recorded (Joseph Katz, “Maggie a Census,” Stephen Crane Newsletter, and the unpublished continuation by Prof. Stanley Wertheim). This excellent copy is from a small Crane family cache that surfaced in the 1930s and has long since been absorbed by libraries and collectors. “Maggie is a landmark of American literary naturalism and perhaps the first extended realistic fictional study of New York City’s urban slums” (Wertheim, Stephen Crane. An Exhibition . Grolier Club, 1995). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Autour de la lune

      - Hetzel, Paris 1893, In-8 (18x27,5cm), 180pp., relié. - Nuova edizione. Questo cartone a vapore aveva 4 diverse stampe, la prima prendendo il sorteggio del cartone iniziale con stampe in bianco, la seconda con 4 inserto policroma. Ci saranno altre due stampe con alcune modifiche nel 1896 e nel 1903 (JAUZAC). editor di cartone, ha dichiarato: "Nel piroscafo" badge rosso. Primo piatto relativamente scura, noiosa. Piccola area in un opaco spazzolato la nave, un secondo dexu sinistra di caratteri. acconciature morbide e piegate. Secondo piatto anche scuro, con piccole macchie. Carta relativamente fresco, con alcuni punti sparsi a margine. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Ce cartonnage au steamer a connu 4 tirages différents, le premier reprenant le tirage des cartonnages aux initiales avec des gravures en noir, le second avec 4 hors-texte polychromes. Il y aura deux autres tirages avec quelques modifications en 1896 et 1903 (Jauzac). 44 dessins par Bayard et Neuville. Catalogue HF in fine. Cartonnage de l'éditeur, dit "Au steamer", au macaron rouge. Première plaque relativement sombre, sans éclat. Petite zone grattée dans un des mats du navire, une seconde à gauche des dexu personnages. Coiffes molles et repliées. Second plat également sombre, avec de petites taches. papier relativement frais, avec quelques rousseurs éparses dans les marges. Un coin émoussé. Paru initialement en 1869, ce roman de science fiction constitue la seconde partie de "De la terre à la lune". Il raconte le voyage autour de la lune de 3 astronautes et s'avèrera étonnamment prémonitoire. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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         ATLAS du BULLETIN de la SOCIÈTÈ de l' INDUSTRIE MINÈRALE . 40 PLANCHES , dont une couleurs , une double & une à quadruple page + 7 pages de Texte . 3e Série TOME VII . 1893 . PLANCHES XVII à LIII / XXIII / LIV / LV . NERVATION DES NÈVROPTÈRES - NERVATION DES ORTHOPTÈRES et des FULGORIDES - INSECTES FOSSILES PRIMAIRES .

      - SAINT- ETIENNE . Au Siege de la Société / Lithographie Frédéric Lantz . 1893 . ATLAS du BULLETIN de la SOCIÈTÈ de l' INDUSTRIE MINÈRALE . 40 PLANCHES 32,7 x 49,7 cm , dont une couleurs , une double & une à quadruple page + 7 pages de Texte . 3e Série TOME VII . 1893 . PLANCHES XVII à LIII / XXIII / LIV / LV . NERVATION DES NÈVROPTÈRES - NERVATION DES ORTHOPTÈRES et des FULGORIDES - INSECTES FOSSILES PRIMAIRES . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Scrambles in the alps in the years 1860-69. With Maps and Illustrations.

      London. John Murray. (Fourth edition). 1893 - (225 x 165). pp, xviii, (2), 468. 23 full page plates including frontispiece and coloured folding plate at rear. Black and white illustrations in text. 5 folding interlieved maps at rear with marginal creases and a small tear. Closed tear in rear free endpaper and some chips to page edges. Top edge gilt and others uncut. Cream and gilt cloth, a little browned, with gilt snowflake design. A good sound copy. Complete with original marbled paper covered slipcase, somewhat worn, but seldom seen. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. A heavy volume which will require extra postage to be quoted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard V. Wells ABA, ILAB, PBFA]
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         Forty Seven Ronin [crepe paper book]. Yokahama, Kelly & Walsh, Meiji 26 (1893).

      1893 1893 - Small 16mo. Size: 15.9 x 11.3 cm. Lvs. (33) and one large folding coloured woodcut plate of the dramatic revenge scene (tear at fold). As issued with double folded crepe paper leaves, silk ties, spine covered only at top and bottom. Original coloured pictorial crepe paper wrappers, shabby, chipped along edges but internally nice and clean with striking illustrations. Text in English. Japanese colophon on inside of rear cover. Comprises a preface (one page), "A short account" (11 pages) and 54 coloured woodcut illustrations with accompanied text printed within a decorated black border, of which 53 depict different samurais in the story of the Forty-Seven Ronin. The first woodcut of a Ronin (Asano Naganori) contains an artist signature and seal. The story known as "Chushingura" is based on a real historical incident that took place in 1703 and deals with a group of ronin avenged the death of their master Lord Asano. This work is printed by Muraoka Heikichi at Seishi Bunsha. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         AESCHYLI FABULAE CUM LECTIONIBUS ET SCHOLIIS CODICIS MEDICEI ET IN AGAMEMNONEM CODICIS FLORENTINI AB HIERONYMO VITELLI DENUO COLLATIS EDIDIT N.WECKLEIN PARTIS II AUCTARIUM APPENDIX PROPAGATA

      BEROLINI: S.CALVARY EIUSQUE SOCIUM, 1893. BROSSURA. BUONO. 15 22. USATO

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         Salomé. Drame en un acte

      Librairire de l'Art Independant. Elkins Mathews et John Lane, Paris 1893 - First edition. 84, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Mason 349 Original purple wrappers, lettered in silver. Upper wrapper missing, spine faded, otherwise a very well-preserved copy, in a quarter green morocco slipcase with wrap-around chemise. Morocco ex-libris of Marie L. Herrman on inner chemise [Attributes: First Edition]

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         THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU. 11 VOLUMES

      New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 1893. Riverside Edition; third printing. Set of 11 small octavos in dark green hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear; strong binding; age-sunned paper clean; text clean; app. 400 pages each volume; contains bibliographical introductions and full indexes; shelved above nature section; please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont.

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         Le Morte Darthur: Volumes I & II

      J.M. Dent 1893 - J.M. Dent 1893 Limited Edition of 1500 Copies. Volumes I & II. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Gilt decorative hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library with label on fpd and partial label on ffep. Stamped on verso of tp's. Age toned covers with minor wear to spine ends and corners. Fep's tanned with minor foxing to prelims. Binding tight, text and images bright. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. ONE OF 500 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). Called by Peterson "probably the most popular volume ever issued by the Press," this edition of Shakespeare's poems continues to be among the most aggressively sought after items from Kelmscott. It was printed using the original Elizabethan spelling, and the editor here, Frederick S. Ellis, says that "being able to study these poems in the language in which they were written ought . . . to add materially to the pleasure of the reader." Although Morris had planned to print the complete works of Shakespeare, he died before the project could be undertaken, and "Poems" is the only work of the Bard to be published by Kelmscott. Our earlier owner, John Quinn (1870-1924) was a celebrated New York attorney who defended James Joyce's "Ulysses" against charges of obscenity (he also purchased the manuscript, now in the Rosenbach Collection). He was an important collector and patron of post-impressionist art and modernist writers.. 210 x 146 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 3 p.l., 216 pp., [1] leaf (colophon).Edited by F. S. Ellis. ONE OF 500 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). Original limp vellum, silk ties, gilt titling on spine, a handful of gatherings UNOPENED (one tie expertly mended). Decorative woodcut initials, device in colophon, one page with corner border, and three pages with elaborate full woodcut borders. Front pastedown with wood-engraved bookplate of John Quinn. Peterson A-11; Sparling 11; Tomkinson, p. 110. Lower cover with a hint of wrinkling, two leaves with short marginal tear from rough opening, the text not as bright as in some copies, but still a very pleasing example, the binding with only a slight hint of the usual soiling, and the text entirely clean and fresh.Called by Peterson "probably the most popular volume ever issued by the Press," this edition of Shakespeare's poems continues to be among the most aggressively sought after items from Kelmscott. It was printed using the original Elizabethan spelling, and the editor here, Frederick S. Ellis, says that "being able to study these poems in the language in which they were written ought . . . to add materially to the pleasure of the reader." Although Morris had planned to print the complete works of Shakespeare, he died before the project could be undertaken, and "Poems" is the only work of the Bard to be published by Kelmscott. Our earlier owner, John Quinn (1870-1924) was a celebrated New York attorney who defended James Joyce's "Ulysses" against charges of obscenity (he also purchased the manuscript, now in the Rosenbach Collection). He was an important collector and patron of post-impressionist art and modernist writers.

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         MAUD

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. ONE OF 500 COPIES ON PAPER (and five printed on vellum, not for sale). This is an outstanding copy of a particularly haunting work, in an especially lovely edition. A poem of some 1,300 lines, "Maud" originally appeared, with other verse, in 1855 in the first volume of poetry Tennyson published as Poet Laureate. The germ of the poem was a lyric entitled "Oh! That 'twere Possible," composed more than 20 years earlier, in 1833-34, soon after the devastating passing of the poet's close friend Arthur Hallam. Extremely emotional, the poem deals with the hopeless yearning to make contact with the dead. With some alterations and additions, "Possible" became lines 141-238 in the second section of "Maud." Sparling notes that the borders here were designed specifically for this book (though they were used once more later on), and he calls the woodcut title page, the first such for a Kelmscott octavo, "one of Morris' loveliest." Although Kelmscott books can still be found in very fine condition, the present copy is simply sparkling, and a cut above even one's most sanguine expectations.. 210 x 146 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 2 p.l., 69, [1] pp. ONE OF 500 COPIES ON PAPER (and five printed on vellum, not for sale). Original limp vellum, original blue-green silk ties, flat spine with titling in gilt, partially UNOPENED. (Publisher's slipcase not present.) Initial opening with elaborate woodcut title page and border around first page of text, large woodcut initials with decorative marginal extensions, printer's device at the end. Peterson A-17; Sparling 17; Tomkinson, p. 112. A VIRTUALLY PRISTINE COPY, the binding extraordinarily clean, and internally faultless.This is an outstanding copy of a particularly haunting work, in an especially lovely edition. A poem of some 1,300 lines, "Maud" originally appeared, with other verse, in 1855 in the first volume of poetry Tennyson published as Poet Laureate. The germ of the poem was a lyric entitled "Oh! That 'twere Possible," composed more than 20 years earlier, in 1833-34, soon after the devastating passing of the poet's close friend Arthur Hallam. Extremely emotional, the poem deals with the hopeless yearning to make contact with the dead. With some alterations and additions, "Possible" became lines 141-238 in the second section of "Maud." Sparling notes that the borders here were designed specifically for this book (though they were used once more later on), and he calls the woodcut title page, the first such for a Kelmscott octavo, "one of Morris' loveliest." Although Kelmscott books can still be found in very fine condition, the present copy is simply sparkling, and a cut above even one's most sanguine expectations.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE: A LECTURE FOR THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOCIETY

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. ONE OF 1,500 COPIES on paper (and 45 on vellum.). This little book was our private press' least private work. It was printed in public as a "moving exhibit" during the 1893 Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in the New Gallery, becoming one of the exposition's most popular attractions. The text was taken from Morris' lecture before the Crafts Exhibition Society in 1889. According to Sparling, this is the first appearance of the four-line initials used here and the first book Morris printed in the sextodecimo format. Our copy has "Eyk" for "Eyck" on page 45, apparently indicating the first state of the text. A descendant of one of Manhattan's oldest families, former owner J. Harsen Purdy was a member of the Grolier Club for 32 years.. 146 x 108 mm. (5 3/4 x 4 1/4"). 1 p.l., 68 pp. ONE OF 1,500 COPIES on paper (and 45 on vellum.). Original holland-backed blue paper boards. Woodcut initials and small woodcut decorations in the text. Headlines and sidenotes printed in red. Front pastedown with bookplate of J. Harsen Purdy. Peterson A-18; Sparling 18; Forman 146; Tomkinson, p. 112. AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, the binding remarkably clean, and the text showing no signs of use.This little book was our private press' least private work. It was printed in public as a "moving exhibit" during the 1893 Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in the New Gallery, becoming one of the exposition's most popular attractions. The text was taken from Morris' lecture before the Crafts Exhibition Society in 1889. According to Sparling, this is the first appearance of the four-line initials used here and the first book Morris printed in the sextodecimo format. Our copy has "Eyk" for "Eyck" on page 45, apparently indicating the first state of the text. A descendant of one of Manhattan's oldest families, former owner J. Harsen Purdy was a member of the Grolier Club for 32 years.

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         East and West: The Discovery of America and Other Poems

      Thomas Y Crowell and Company, New York 1893 - First edition of the author's first book. x, 214 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fenollosa's scarce first book, a poetic treatment of what he saw as the coming "synthesis of two continental civilizations ? At the end of a great cycle the two halves of the world come together for the final creation of man". Publisher's cream cloth, gilt, gilt floral endsheets, t.e.g. Binding soiled, head of spine frayed, previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper (some offsetting to top of title page). Very good minus First edition of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Daphnis and Chloe, a most sweet and pleasant pastoral Romance for young Ladies,

      1893 - done into English by George Thornley Gent. 37 wood engraved illustrations and numerous engraved initial letters by Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon. One of 210 copies. Folio original green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine. London, Printed at the Ballantyne Press, sold by Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the Bodley Head. Binding a touch dusty and the merest hint of shelf wear to the extremities, but effectively a fine copy. One of two books issued before the formal creation of the Vale Press, the legendarily fruitful collaborative venture between Ricketts and Shannon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. ONE OF 500 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). Called by Peterson "probably the most popular volume ever issued by the Press," this edition of Shakespeare's poems continues to be among the most aggressively sought after items from Kelmscott. It was printed using the original Elizabethan spelling, and the editor here, Frederick S. Ellis, says that "being able to study these poems in the language in which they were written ought . . . to add materially to the pleasure of the reader." Although Morris had planned to print the complete works of Shakespeare, he died before the project could be undertaken, and "Poems" is the only work of the Bard to be published by Kelmscott. Our earlier owner, John Quinn (1870-1924) was a celebrated New York attorney who defended James Joyce's "Ulysses" against charges of obscenity (he also purchased the manuscript, now in the Rosenbach Collection). He was an important collector and patron of post-impressionist art and modernist writers.. 210 x 146 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 3 p.l., 216 pp., [1] leaf (colophon).Edited by F. S. Ellis. ONE OF 500 COPIES on paper (and 10 on vellum). Original limp vellum, silk ties, gilt titling on spine, a handful of gatherings UNOPENED (one tie expertly mended). Decorative woodcut initials, device in colophon, one page with corner border, and three pages with elaborate full woodcut borders. Front pastedown with wood-engraved bookplate of John Quinn. Peterson A-11; Sparling 11; Tomkinson, p. 110. Lower cover with a hint of wrinkling, two leaves with short marginal tear from rough opening, the text not as bright as in some copies, but still a very pleasing example, the binding with only a slight hint of the usual soiling, and the text entirely clean and fresh. Called by Peterson "probably the most popular volume ever issued by the Press," this edition of Shakespeare's poems continues to be among the most aggressively sought after items from Kelmscott. It was printed using the original Elizabethan spelling, and the editor here, Frederick S. Ellis, says that "being able to study these poems in the language in which they were written ought . . . to add materially to the pleasure of the reader." Although Morris had planned to print the complete works of Shakespeare, he died before the project could be undertaken, and "Poems" is the only work of the Bard to be published by Kelmscott. Our earlier owner, John Quinn (1870-1924) was a celebrated New York attorney who defended James Joyce's "Ulysses" against charges of obscenity (he also purchased the manuscript, now in the Rosenbach Collection). He was an important collector and patron of post-impressionist art and modernist writers.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         MAUD

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. ONE OF 500 COPIES ON PAPER (and five printed on vellum, not for sale). This is an outstanding copy of a particularly haunting work, in an especially lovely edition. A poem of some 1,300 lines, "Maud" originally appeared, with other verse, in 1855 in the first volume of poetry Tennyson published as Poet Laureate. The germ of the poem was a lyric entitled "Oh! That 'twere Possible," composed more than 20 years earlier, in 1833-34, soon after the devastating passing of the poet's close friend Arthur Hallam. Extremely emotional, the poem deals with the hopeless yearning to make contact with the dead. With some alterations and additions, "Possible" became lines 141-238 in the second section of "Maud." Sparling notes that the borders here were designed specifically for this book (though they were used once more later on), and he calls the woodcut title page, the first such for a Kelmscott octavo, "one of Morris' loveliest." Although Kelmscott books can still be found in very fine condition, the present copy is simply sparkling, and a cut above even one's most sanguine expectations.. 210 x 146 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 2 p.l., 69, [1] pp. ONE OF 500 COPIES ON PAPER (and five printed on vellum, not for sale). Original limp vellum, original blue-green silk ties, flat spine with titling in gilt, partially UNOPENED. (Publisher's slipcase not present.) Initial opening with elaborate woodcut title page and border around first page of text, large woodcut initials with decorative marginal extensions, printer's device at the end. Peterson A-17; Sparling 17; Tomkinson, p. 112. A VIRTUALLY PRISTINE COPY, the binding extraordinarily clean, and internally faultless. This is an outstanding copy of a particularly haunting work, in an especially lovely edition. A poem of some 1,300 lines, "Maud" originally appeared, with other verse, in 1855 in the first volume of poetry Tennyson published as Poet Laureate. The germ of the poem was a lyric entitled "Oh! That 'twere Possible," composed more than 20 years earlier, in 1833-34, soon after the devastating passing of the poet's close friend Arthur Hallam. Extremely emotional, the poem deals with the hopeless yearning to make contact with the dead. With some alterations and additions, "Possible" became lines 141-238 in the second section of "Maud." Sparling notes that the borders here were designed specifically for this book (though they were used once more later on), and he calls the woodcut title page, the first such for a Kelmscott octavo, "one of Morris' loveliest." Although Kelmscott books can still be found in very fine condition, the present copy is simply sparkling, and a cut above even one's most sanguine expectations.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         Salomé. Drame en un acte

      Paris: Librairire de l'Art Independant. Elkins Mathews et John Lane, 1893. First edition. 84, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original purple wrappers, lettered in silver. Upper wrapper missing, spine faded, otherwise a very well-preserved copy, in a quarter green morocco slipcase with wrap-around chemise. Morocco ex-libris of Marie L. Herrman on inner chemise. First edition. 84, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Mason 349

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         THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. Original proof printing of the first bifolium from the Kelmscott printing of Chaucer's works.

      Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, circa 1893. KELMSCOTT BIFOLIUM circa 1893 (i.e. pair of conjugate leaves). Proof sheet of the opening page from the KELMSCOTT CHAUCER, bifolium pages approximately 415 x 285 mm, 16¼ x 11¼ inches, [1]-2 and [15]-[16] comprising 2 illustrated pages and 2 text pages, printed in Chaucer type with side-notes in red, 2 wood-engraved illustrations designed by Edward Burne-Jones, wood-engraved borders and one very large initial plus 5 large and 7 smaller initials by William Morris, folio Proof of one of the most famous pages in printing history, with variations in the typesetting from the final version. A shallow crease due to folding the sheets to house in a another Kelmscott book, a little pale foxing, mostly to margins, edges slightly dusty, otherwise very good condition (see attached images). See: William S. Peterson, A Bibliography of The Kelmscott Press, A40, pages 101-115. One of only a few copies printed which were subsequently given to Morris's friends. The first column of text contains 7 lines; in the published version the seventh line appears at the head of the second column and the final line "The chambres and the stables weren wyde" has been moved to the following page. The first illustration depicts Chaucer in a garden holding a book and pen, Morris himself drew the plants in the garden. The second illustration is from 'The Knight's Tale'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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         GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE: A LECTURE FOR THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOCIETY

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. ONE OF 1,500 COPIES on paper (and 45 on vellum.). This little book was our private press' least private work. It was printed in public as a "moving exhibit" during the 1893 Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in the New Gallery, becoming one of the exposition's most popular attractions. The text was taken from Morris' lecture before the Crafts Exhibition Society in 1889. According to Sparling, this is the first appearance of the four-line initials used here and the first book Morris printed in the sextodecimo format. Our copy has "Eyk" for "Eyck" on page 45, apparently indicating the first state of the text. A descendant of one of Manhattan's oldest families, former owner J. Harsen Purdy was a member of the Grolier Club for 32 years.. 146 x 108 mm. (5 3/4 x 4 1/4"). 1 p.l., 68 pp. ONE OF 1,500 COPIES on paper (and 45 on vellum.). Original holland-backed blue paper boards. Woodcut initials and small woodcut decorations in the text. Headlines and sidenotes printed in red. Front pastedown with bookplate of J. Harsen Purdy. Peterson A-18; Sparling 18; Forman 146; Tomkinson, p. 112. AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, the binding remarkably clean, and the text showing no signs of use. This little book was our private press' least private work. It was printed in public as a "moving exhibit" during the 1893 Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in the New Gallery, becoming one of the exposition's most popular attractions. The text was taken from Morris' lecture before the Crafts Exhibition Society in 1889. According to Sparling, this is the first appearance of the four-line initials used here and the first book Morris printed in the sextodecimo format. Our copy has "Eyk" for "Eyck" on page 45, apparently indicating the first state of the text. A descendant of one of Manhattan's oldest families, former owner J. Harsen Purdy was a member of the Grolier Club for 32 years.

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         Trip to the Moon

      New York: F. M. Lupton, 1893 - A Trip to the Moon signed by Neil Armstrong. 58 pp. Original wrappers. Several leaves stained, some wear. Printed on pulp paper. No. 36 of The Arm Chair Library, a ten cent weekly. Half morocco case. Signed by Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon. This classic of science fiction, turned into scientific fact by Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission, was first published as De la Terre à la Lune in 1865. Verne’s reputation as the inventor of the science fiction novel rests primarily on From the Earth to the Moon. Verne’s novel, set in post-Civil War America, presents the tale of the development and financing of a grand scheme to launch a manned vehicle to go to the Moon. The book was eerily accurate in its predictions concerning the feat. Verne described a three-man crew launched from Florida in a cylindro-conical vehicle called the Columbiad (Apollo 11’s was the Columbia). Like Apollo 11, the vehicle used retrorockets, the men experienced weightlessness, and they returned from the Moon and ultimately splashed down in the Pacific. During his return from the Moon, Neil Armstrong spoke to the people of Earth, stating in part, “A hundred years ago, Jules Verne wrote a book about a voyage to the Moon. His spaceship, Columbia, took off from Florida and landed in the Pacific Ocean after completing a trip to the Moon. It seems appropriate to us to share with you some of the reflections of the crew as the modern-day Columbia completes its rendezvous with the planet Earth and the same Pacific Ocean tomorrow ” Verne underscored his emphasis on science when he compared his work with that of H. G. Wells: “I do not see the possibility of comparison between his work and mine. We do not proceed in the same manner. It occurs to me that his stories do not repose on a very scientific basis. I make use of physics. He invents. I go to the moon in a cannon-ball, discharged from a cannon. Here there is no invention. He goes to Mars in an airship, which he constructs of a metal which does not obey the law of gravitation. Ça c’est très joli but show me this metal. Let him produce it.” “I’m sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne” (Arthur C. Clarke). “[Verne’s] first books, the shortest, Around the World and From the Earth to the Moon, are still the best in my view. Over the last forty years, they have had an influence unequalled by any other books on the children of this and every country in Europe” (Leon Blum, 1905). A wonderful association item linking the giants of literary and real space travel. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        De danska runemindesmærker. Undersögte og tolkede af Ludv. F. A. Wimmer. Afbildningerne udförte af J. Magnus Petersen. 1-4.

      - Köpenhamn, Gyldendals boghandel, 1893-1908. Stor folio. 19,+ (1),+ CXCV s.+ 2 grav. planscher; 174; (8),+ 502; (4),+ 328; (4),+ 214; (6),+ 215-234,+ XCVII pp. Löst bilagt är 5 oskurna deltitelblad som blivit överblivna vid inbindning samt prospekt (1) s. til tredje bandet. Förlagets något nötta halvklotband med tryckta pärmar. Ett par av banden med små revor överst i ryggarna. Sex volymer. Fiske Runic literature s. 82. I del 1:2 är medbundet ?Foreløbige bemærkninger? 8vo, (8) s. Komplett svit av Wimmers monumentala utgåva av danska (och skånska) runstenar, med fina trägravyrer av Magnus Petersen varav många helsides. Inledningen behandlar bl.a. danska inskrifter utomlands och utländska inskrifter i Danmark. Del 1: Almindelig indledning & de historiska runemindesmærker. Del 2: Runestenene i Jylland og på øerne (undantagen Bornholm). Del 3: Runestener i Skåne og på Bornholm. Del 4: Runeligstene of mindemærker knyttede til kirker. tillæg. Ordsamling.

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