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        Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon 14. Auflage, 17 Bände, 1895-1897, Dieckmann

      F.A. Brockhaus 1895-1897, Leipzig, Berlin & Wien - Prachtausgabe der A. Dieckmann Buchhandlung, Berlin. Vierzehnte (14.) vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage. 17 Bände (Grundlexikon A-Z & Supplement-Band). Erstausgabe dieser Auflage. Dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 25 x 17 cm. Die Abbildungen 1-8 & 15 ff. sind Originalbilder. Wie auch diesen zu entnehmen, ist die Rückenfront sehr harmonisch. Die Goldprägungen noch kräftig glänzend; die Kanten ohne Fehlstellen oder Ausfaserungen, lediglich bei Band 2 ein kleiner Einriss von 5 mm. Das Leder ist berieben, an einigen Rückenschildern, Buchecken & Außengelenken etwas mehr; an zwei Außengelenken ebenfalls ein ca. 5 mm Einriss. Auch die Buchdeckel mit Bereibung, auf einem Deckel quer ein Kratzer & bei dreien ein Stück von etwa 1 cm des Deckelbezugs abgerieben. Innen sauber & ohne unangenehmem Geruch. Keine fehlenden Seiten, eine Seite ein Stück eingerissen (Text nicht betroffen). Vorn & hinten fleckig, ansonsten keine Fleckigkeit (nur in zwei Bänden auf drei Seiten einige wenige Flecke am Rand). Die Abbildung Bergbau ist lose, Bindung jedoch intakt. Aufgrund nicht beiliegender Seidenpapiere bei einigen Abbildungen sind folgende Auffälligkeiten festzustellen: Vier Grafiken mit kleineren sowie drei mit größeren, beschädigten Stellen sowie gelegentlich etwas Abfärbung auf die gegenüberliegende Textseite. Bei drei Textseiten wurde durch Verkleben ein ganz kleines Stück beschädigt, bei einer Seite wurden drei Fehlstellen verursacht (s. Bild 16) & bei einer ein Teil abgerissen (s. Bild 15); von beiden Seiten mit Textverlust wird eine intakte Kopie mit beigelegt. Im zweiten Band wurde eine Lage (Seiten 305 bis 320) doppelt eingebunden & eine Lage (Seiten 290 bis 304) lose einliegend. ••• Die Bilder 2 ff. sowie weitere Informationen zu dieser Auflage finden Sie wie immer auf unseren eigenen Internetseiten. ••• 42500 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brockhaus

      Verkaufe Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon im super Zustand, fast nicht gebraucht aus dem Jahr 1895. 17 Bände, 14.vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage. Revidierte Jubiläums-Ausgabe. (Grundlexikon A-Z & Supplement-Band). Alle Farbbilder, Abbildungen und Karten unberührt und vorhanden.

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        Master and Man (Khoziain i rabotnik)

      St. Petersburg: V. S. Balashev 1895 - A scarce example of a Tolstoy book signed by the man himself – only months after publication. *** Original wrappers with a frontispiece of Tolstoy and 15 text illustrations - spine a bit chipped and cracked, minor wear to edges, partial tanning to front and back covers otherwise internally crisp and unmarked – a Very Good copy. Signed by Tolstoy("Leo Tolstoy/22 October 1895.") on the half-title. ************ Tolstoy works in original binding are rare survivals in and of themselves, but having it signed takes it to another level. Signed letters and photographs appear relatively often on the market, but only less than a handful of signed books have appeared in the last century. ********** This St. Petersburg edition was published on March 10, 1895, five days after the story first appeared in Moscow. The work is one of Tolstoy's greatest short stories; a tale of tragedy about the transformation that takes places when one encounters death. It quickly became popular, with several editions in Russia and translations into English, French, and German in the same year. *************** With his legendary status well-cemented and amid a background of an unsettled family life laced with existential churning, Tolstoy spent his last couple decades writing deep short stories. He kept a diary throughout his life, and it’s interesting to see his state of mind at the time he signed this book. His October 1895 entries are filled with proclamations of depression and self-criticism – another necessary reminder that our heroes are very much human and not exempt from the common experiences of our existence. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poissons et crustacés des eaux douces et saumâtres de la Belgique. et poissons etrangers; y introduits ou dont l'acclimation serait desirable.

      Bruxelles Vanbuggenhoudt 1895. Relie, cartonnage illustré de l'editeur, 47 pages et 8 lithographs . chromolithographes d'apres les aquarelles de Mr. Paul DELHEZ. poissons et crustacés de la faune Belge, poissons étrangers a la faune belge qui y ont été introduits ou que l'on pourrait utilement y introduire. + nomenclature FR /NL /DE/Latin.

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        POEMS BY.

      Elkin Mathews & Copeland & Day, London & Boston 1895 - Original polished brown buckram, spine stamped in gilt, title printed in black and red. Corners a bit bumped, crown of spine frayed, cloth a bit rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of the author's first collection of poems. Copy number 25 of twenty-five copies only, printed at the Chiswick Press, with a manuscript statement of limitation in Johnson's hand. When the trade edition was prepared, the first and last gatherings were revised and reset, the initial capitals were altered, and the whole reprinted. Hence, the first twenty-five copies constitute the only true first edition. This was the author's own copy, signed and dated ("London: 1895.") and with a six line invocation to six Saints, in Latin, in his hand, on the front endsheet. Additionally, Johnson has made a total of sixteen manuscript alterations or insertions on twelve pages in the text. A careful collation with the second (i.e. first trade edition) reveals that only one of these corrections, that in the epigram on page [vi], was incorporated when the text was reset and reprinted. Several are of a substantive nature, including the insertion of a new line on page 103. This is the major collection of one of the most important of the poets of the 1890s, and due to his early death in 1902, manuscript material of consequence by him is uncommon. This is a textually important association copy of the first order. HAYWARD 304 (the second edition alone exhibited).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        POEMS

      T. Fisher Unwin / Copeland and Day, London & Boston 1895 - Tan cloth, elaborately stamped in gilt after a design by H.G. Fell, t.e.g. Spine faintly darkened, with a couple minor marks, else near fine. First edition, US issue, with the cancel title-leaf. This copy is of the form of this issue with the joint imprint on both the title page and at the toe of the spine. Wade suggests, based on the observations of others, that some (the earliest?) copies have only Unwin's name on the title, and Copeland & Day's imprint added to the spine only. However, the upcoming Wade revision provisionally (as of early 2004) assigns "first issue" status to those copies in this form. The British issue consisted of 750 copies; the number of copies issued in this form is unrecorded, although Kraus indicates that 117 copies remained in the Copeland & Day stock in May of 1899. This American issue features gilt top edges; those of the British issue are not gilt. WADE 16. KRAUS 29.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        The legal status of married women in Massachusetts

      Boston : Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, 1895-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. Octavo, 15 cm. 81 pp. Original maroon cloth, gilt title to front board and spine. Fading to spine and front board with some spotting to front board. Clean, unmarked pages. <br> George Ernst was a Massachusetts lawyer and progressive Republican who spoke at the 1895 Annual Meeting of the Woman's Suffrage Association. In this book he outlines the history of married women's legal rights and responsibilities from the Common Law through judicial decisions and legislative acts in Massachusetts and the United States to the early 1890s. He discusses a broad range of legal issues from real estate, custody of children, and wills. The majority of the essay regards the legal right of married women's earnings and property in regards to their husbands. Ernst focuses on the limits to inheritance for wives whose husbands predecease them but fail to make a will. In such a case, the maximum amount a wife could inherit would be 50% and even less if there are children or relatives. Judges and probate courts held power over wives who had limited legal ability to obtain control of assets held in common. He ends his book with the question, "This is law, but is this justice?

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Star Spanish mezzo-soprano (1895-1936), very popular in her time. Autograph letter signed by her, to a critic, thanking him for a favorable review. On one folded sheet, handwritten on two pages, signed as "Conchita S.". Total sheet size is 11 x 7.5 inches (unfolded). In French, a translation into English is included, in very good condition. Autographs of Supervia are extremely rare

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        Die Villen-Colonie Carlshorst [WITH] Die Villen-Colonie Schlachtensee

      Heimstätten-Akt.-Gesellschaft, Berlin - Elephant Folios. 2 Broadsides (18 x 11 3/4"). Original illustrated broadsides with black lettering. 1. Die Villen-Colonie CarlshorstOriginally planned to house workers and public officials, as approved on May 25, 1895 in the so-called "Colonie-Consens," the plans for the construction of the colony were soon altered in favor of villas, due to the increase in popularity of the neighborhood that included a harness racing track. The area is also known as the Quarter of Princes based on the street names given in honor of the six sons of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Heimstätten-Aktien-Gesellschaft (Homestead Corporation) was founded by architect and public official Oscar Gregorovius and the building association Eigenhaus (homestead) with Gregorovius holding the title registration, the power of attorney for negotiations with the administration and the development planning. The cornerstone for the first residential dwelling on the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße was laid on May 28, 1894, with the construction office located in the quarter.The broadside is an architectural layout of the complete development and close surroundings on a scale of 1:2,500 bordering the tracks and train station of the Niederschlesische-Märkgräfische Eisenbahn. It features a drawing of the Kaiser Pavilion and the intricately designed slogan of the Heimstätten-Aktien-Gesellschaft "My House - My World!" above a printed decorative company message board, entitled Die Villen-Colonie Carlsberg with company address at the bottom, and a reference to the larger project "Colonies in Schlachtensee-Mahlow," both with elaborate floral design. Erected in 1895 the Kaiser Pavilion was used as a chapel for services of both denominations, Catholic and Protestant, starting in 1897 and torn down in 1930. 2. Die Villen-Colonie SchlachtenseeThe development of the Eastern part of the Villa-Colony Schlachtensee started in 1894 and turned out to be very successful for the Heimstätten-Aktien-Gesellschaft. Subsequently two more developments followed, Schlachtensee West in 1898 and Nikolassee in 1901. The name Schlachtensee refers to a lake in the district of Berlin Zehlendorf. The first villa in this development was that for the family Bültzingslöwen, the uncle of German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker. Built in 1894 it was bought by Kommerzienrat (honorary title for personalities of the economy) Otto Weber. it was known as the "Villa Weber" until its demolition in 1970. This broadside also is an architectural layout of the the complete development Schlachtensee bordering the tracks and train station Schlachtensee and the lake of the same name in the north. The scale is not mentioned here but is similar to the Carlshorst layout. It features two drawings of seemingly villas in the project and, as the other broadside, a printed message board entitled Die Villen-Colonie Schlachtensee framed with floral decorations and architectural symbols as well as company name and address at bottom. Both broadsides contain elaborate park areas. Text in German. Both broadsides with some wear along edges, small closed tears and creasing and Schlachtensee with a small stain at right boarder not affecting the imagery. Broadsides in overall very good condition.

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Le peintre de lettres. Modèles d'écritures internationales. 40 chromolithographische Tafeln.

      Köln, um 1895. - 25,5 x 41,5 cm. Titelblatt u. 40 chromolith. lose Tafeln. Roter OLwd.-Mappe mit Titelvergoldung. Selten! - Die Tafeln zeigen verschiedene Alphabetschriftarten in prächtigen Farben. Unter den Schriften z.B. Caractères fantaisies, gothiques impériaux, antiques d'église, gothiques d'église, allemands anciens, réclame, ornementé u.v.m. - Mappe an den Kanten u. am Rücken berieben. Titelblatt an d. Rändern fachmännisch restauriert, Tafel 1 am Rand angestaubt, wenige Tafeln mit kl. Knicken am Rand. Die meisten Tafeln in guter und farbenprächtiger Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Altstadt Antiquariat M. Weiers]
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        Zum 80. Geburtstage Seiner Durchlaucht dem Fürsten von Bismarck Herzog von Lauenburg - Von Deutschlands äusserstem Westen - Wo Feind man der "Majorität" - hin zu der Deutschen Bestem - Ein jubelnd Grüssen geht: - Manch' Jahr noch sei gegeben - Dem Helden und herrlichen Mann, Den höher für uns nur erheben - Des Reichstags Votum kann! - Mit tieffefühltem Danke gewidmet Reichstreuen Bürgern der Stadt Emmerich A/Rh. - 1815 - 1895'.

      - Aquarelliertes Widmungsblatt (42 x 57 cm) der Stadt Emmerich zu Bismarcks 80. Geburtstag. - Mit kalligraphischem Text in Schwarz, Gold, Rot, Blaeu und Braun. - Das Widmungsblatt in einem braunen Ledereinband über Holzdeckeln mit Goldprägung und Wappen (45 x 31 cm). - Innendeckel mit Seide überzogen. - Am unteren Rand des Widmungsblattes Gesamtansicht von Emmerich über den Rhein gesehen. - Sehr gut erhalten!

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        Michel Strogoff. De Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de un drame au Mexique

      New illustrated edition of many drawings by J. Ferat, as for other editions, and 8 full-text inserts.Cartonnage editor said "To the portrait glued" signed Lenègre binder. The peculiarity of this cartonnage is that it is in fact the cardboard portrait for Helix Island whose red cartridges of title on the first plate and on the back have been masked by new labels, as we can to see it while passing the finger on the cartridges where one notes a thickness. This type of makeup has been found on other titles. The depletion of stocks while the new cartonnages chosen will be those "Au globe doré" has surely led to these small changes, very rare and curious for the collector. Hetzel Paris 1895 Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm) 370pp. relié

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        The Works of Thomas Hardy. The Wessex Novels

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1895-6 - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 18 volumes, octavo. With illustrations. Elegantly bound in recent green half morocco with gilt to spines, green cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Minor toning; a clean, fine copy inside and out. A handsome set in a robust recent leather binding. Contains three first editions; Jude the Obscure, Well Beloved and A Changed Man. All titles published by Osgood McIlvaine, except for A Changed Man, published by Osgood. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        The jungle book. The second jungle book

      First Edition for the Second Jungle Book, Fourth Edition for The Jungle Book. Binding MacMillan & Co London 1895 - 1897 Pet. in-8 (12x18,7cm) 212pp. et 238pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Katalog einer Richard Wagner-Bibliothek nach den vorliegenden Originalien systematisch-chronologisch geordnetes und mit Citaten und Anmerkungen versehenes authentisches Nachschlagebuch durch die gesammelte Wagner-Litteratur. (Bde. 3 u. 4 unter dem Titel: Beschreibendes Verzeichniß des Richard Wagner-Museums in Wien. Ein bibliographisches Gesammtbild der kulturgeschichtlichen Erscheinung Richard Wagner&#145;s von den Anfängen seines Wirkens bis zu seinem Todestage dem 13. Februar 1883). 4 Bände.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel, 1882-1895. - Erstausgabe. - Die ersten drei Bände verzeichnen 9462 Titel, der vierte Band enthält Ergänzungen. - Umschläge mit Randläsuren, Knickspuren u. etw. angestaubt. Rücken mit Papier überzogen. Vorderdeckel des dritten Bandes lose. Überwiegend unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. - Vollständig wie vorliegend sehr selten. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 4°. Mit einem Titelportrait u. einer Tafel. XXX, 321 (1) S., 5 Bll.; XXVIII S., 1 Bl., 352 S., 2 Bll.; XXIX (1) S., 1 Bl., 517 (1); XV (1), 172 S., OKart.-Bde. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      George Allen, London 1895 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin, illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Reprint March 1895 (First edition printed Oct 1894), Published by George Allen, London 1895. A v good condition reprint copy of Pride and Prejudice and a lovely find. Bright gilt peacock decoration on the front cover and spine. Slightly cocked edition with vertical crease along the spine. Lightly rubbed covers and wear on the fold of the spine. All edges bright gilt. Corners lightly bumped. 1cm tear at the head of the spine. Clean dark green end papers with weakened hinge yet holds well. Light foxing on half title page with part of the title covered with paper. Newspaper insert on verso of the frontis illustration. Tissue guarded frontpiece. The contents are bright and clean. Hinge split on page 144/5. Dog eared page 23. Black and white illustrations throughout the text. 8vo 476pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grèce. Album of Forty-seven Large Original Collotype Photographs Including Five Panoramas of Southern Greece.

      Athens: Rhomaides frères, c. 1895 - Landscape quarto (260 x 355 mm). Contemporary brown hard-grain morocco over bevelled boards by Albert Hautecoeur of Paris, spine with five raised bands, single-line blind paneling on sides, lettered "Grèce" in gilt on front cover, gilt edges, richly gilt turn-ins, gilt-patterned burgundy endpapers. Hautecoeur's ticket overstamped with a "smiley face" (repeated at top fore-corner of following leaf), a few scrapes and light abrasions to binding, light bump to one corner, touch of foxing to periphery of mounts, but overall very good, the prints in excellent condition. 47 original collotype prints: 5 folding panoramic views (2 in 3 parts, 212 x 780-880 mm; 3 in 2 parts, 212 x 560 mm), 38 other views (218 x 282 mm), 3 of classical statuary, 1 of a classical relief (285 x 210 mm), a few with captions or numbers signed in negative by the studio or printed on versos, all mounted (recto and verso) on thick card stock, white cloth hinges. The panoramic views show Piraeus, the Archeological Site of Olympia (both in 3 parts), Athens, Nafplio ("Neuplie") and Delphi. Captioned photographs: Panorama du Pirée; Panorama d'Athènes; Panorama d'Olympie en 3 pièces; Panorama de Neuplie; Vue générale de l'Ancienne Delphes. A very fine album of superior photographs from the renowned studio of the Rhomaides Brothers - presented here in an elegantly sober binding by Albert Hautecoeur, one of the premier Parisian print and photograph dealers &#150; including some fine panoramic views and scenes at the great archaeological sites of Athens and Mycenae. Twenty images show the area in and around the Acropolis, including several views of the Parthenon, two of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (one showing the façade, the other the amphitheatre), the Temple of Zeus, the Tower of Winds, the Arch of Hadrian, the choragic Monument of Lysicrates, row of four Ionic columns in the Roman Agora, and the Bull of Dionysios of Kollitos (in situ on the "street of tombs", the original now housed in the Kerameikos Archaeological Museum). Another view looks across the speaker's platform on the rock-cut scarp of the Pnyx &#150; the "cradle of Athenian demoracy", where early democratic assemblies were held; another shows one of the slopes of the Acropolis, the raking light making clearly visible the niches where worshippers would place votive offerings to the gods: "The slopes, caves and plateaus of the Acropolis hill were the settings in which gods, heroes and nymphs were worshipped" (The Acropolis Museum online). A further five scenes show sights in Athens, including two views of the city and three of contemporary buildings: the Greek Parliament, the current National Historical Museum (founded 1882, formerly the Old Parliament House) and the Hotel Grande Bretagne (originally built in 1842 as a private house, bought and restored as a hotel in 1874). Also featured are landscapes taken at Nafplio (on the Argolic Gulf, northeast Peloponnese), Delphi, and Corinth (the Temple of Apollo and a fine view of a boat traversing the Corinth Canal, completed in 1893); these are followed by five images of ancient ruins at Mycenae, including the famous Lion Gate. Heinrich Schliemann had begun excavation here in August 1876, albeit initially without the permission of the Archaeological Society of Athens, uncovering ancient shaft graves and the spectacular Mask of Agamemnon. His work was recorded extensively with photographs and plans, the principal photographers being the Rhomaides Brothers, who "exhibited an album of these images at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1878" (The Getty Research Institute online); the National Library of Scotland holds a number of Rhomaides albums of Mycenae. Two, apparently featureless, views may show the burial mound and battlefield at Marathon. The album opens with a quite stunning panorama of Piraeus, with ships in the harbour and two warships (one flying a signal flag: a saltire, meaning "my vessel is stopped and making no way through the water"). The photographs of

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        Celebrated Crimes. Translated by I.G. Burnham

      Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1895. Copy #253 of 500 of the Imperial Japan Library Edition printed for Mr. Joseph T. Torrence Chicago, Illinois. Illustrated with photogravures in 2 states after De Los Rois, Prodhomme, Wagrez. Printed on Japan vellum. 8 vols. Bound in three quarters crimson morocco, t.e.g. VG. Spines lightly          sunned, tips slightly rubbed, else fine. Copy #253 of 500 of the Imperial Japan Library Edition printed for Mr. Joseph T. Torrence Chicago, Illinois. Illustrated with photogravures in 2 states after De Los Rois, Prodhomme, Wagrez. Printed on Japan vellum. 8 vols. Tipped in to volumes 1  is an albumen photo of Dumas and 1 page ALS from Dumas dated in pencil Feb. 27, 1831. "Mon cher Monsieur Caudebert, Vous donez [???] de Picard que est enfin placé, voulez vous me l'envoyer maintenant qu'il est à méme [???] payer je voudrais le prefer un peu. mille et mille amities, Al Dumas"

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        Voitures automobiles avec moteur à essence de pétrole

      ( - 32 pp. Mandeure [Dépôt à Paris, 22, Avenue de la Grande Armée], (c. 1895), in-8, 32 pp, oblong, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, L'un des rares premiers catalogues publicitaire des automobiles construites par la firme familiale "Les Fils de Peugeot Frères", qui associait les cousins Eugène et Armand Peugeot. Ce joli fascicule s'orne de 3 bois, représentant des vues des usines de Valentigney, Beaulieu-Mandeure et Terre-Blanche, et de 8 bois signés V. Rose, qui figurent 8 modèles de voitures à essence ; en regard de chacune d'elles apparait la liste des tarifs, avec les montants des accessoires en option (capitonnage intérieur, coussins en maroquin, tablier en toile caoutchoutée, etc.). Le fabricant présente ainsi : - la Vis-à-vis à 4 places ; - la Vis-à-vis à 4 places avec capote ; - la Vis-à-vis à 4 places avec dais ; - la Voiture à 2 places ; - la Victoria à 4 places ; - le Phaéton à 4 places ; - le Break à 5 places ; - et l'Omnibus à 5 places ; Avec le feuillet volant des tarifs pour chaque modèle : Voitures avec moteur horizontal "Peugeot". La société "Les Fils de Peugeot Frères", fondée en 1878, entreprend à partir de 1889, sous l'impulsion du visionnaire Armand Peugeot, la production de pièces automobiles qui seront assemblées dans l'usine de Beaulieu Mandeure dans le Doubs. En association avec son cousin, Armand vend ainsi la première automobile Peugeot en 1891 ; en 1892, vingt-neuf voitures sont fabriquées, puis vingt-quatre en 1894 ; six voitures Peugeot parviennent à achever le parcours Paris-Rouen, établi pour le concours de voitures sans chevaux organisée par le Petit Journal le 22 juillet 1894 ; et c'est une automobile Peugeot qui remporte la première course automobile de l'histoire, sur un parcours aller et retour de Paris à Bordeaux. En dépit de ces succès, Eugène Peugeot s'inquiète des coûts de production et de la rentabilité de la branche automobile ; il décide finalement, le 4 décembre 1895 d'abandonner cette production, poussant Armand à quitter l'entreprise familiale en 1896 et à fonder la Société Anonyme des Automobiles Peugeot. Pliure centrale. Couverture débrochée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Der Gang des Menschen. 1.-6.Abt. (all publ.).

      Abh. Sächs. Ges. Wiss., 21,25-26,28,33. - Leipzig, S. Hirzel, 1895 und B.G. Teubner, 1899-1904, Gr.8, (12), 622 pp., mit 44 (28 Doppel-, 6 Dreifach-) Tafeln und 60 Textfiguren, Halbleinenband der Zeit. Rare, First Edition of the "Classic study of the human gait" complete with all instalment title leaves and an personal inscription "Herrn Geheimrath Professor Dr. G. Wiedemann in tiefster Verehrung der Verfasser" on the front wrapper of the first instalment. Ex copy of Hans Storck (1898-1982), Professor of Orthopaedic in Giessen.Christian Wilhelm Braune (1831-1892) & Otto Fischer (1861-1917) "calculated the external and internal forces involved in walking and described the kinematics and kinetics of the movement."Content:1.T.: Versuche an unbelasteten und belasteten Menschen (XX1/4 (1895, (2), pp.(3)-154-322): (2*), (2), 172 pp., mit 14 (11 Doppel-) Tafeln und 26 Textfig.).2.T.: Die Bewegungen des Gesamtschwerpunktes und der äußeren Kräfte (XXV/1 (1899, (2), pp.(3)-4-130 ): (2), 130 pp., mit 12 ( 2 Doppel-, 3 Dreifach-) Tafeln und 5 Textfig.).3.T.: Betrachtungen über die weiteren Ziele der Untersuchungen und Überblick über die Bewegungen der unteren Extremitäten (XXVI/3 (1900, (2), pp.(3)-88-170): (2), 86 pp., mit 7 (4 Doppel-) Tafeln und 3 Textfig.).4.T.: Über die Bewegungen des Fußes und der auf denselben einwirkenden Kräfte ((XXVI/7 (1901, (2, pp.(3)-472-556): (2), 88 pp., mit 3 Dreifachtafeln und 11 Textfig.).5.T.: Die Kinematik des Beinschwingens (XXVIII/5 (1903, (2), pp.(3)-322-418): (2), 100 pp., mit 5 Doppeltafeln und 8 Textfig.).6.T.: Über den Einfluss der Schwere auf die Schwingungsbewegungen des Beines (XXVIII/7 (1904, (2), pp.(3)-534-617, (1)): (2), 87 pp., mit 3 Doppeltafeln und 7 Textfig.).*) Lieferungstitel = FrontwrapperEine große wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit der menschlichen Fortbewegung lieferten Braune und Fischer in ihrem ... Werk "Der Gang des Menschen" von 1895 bis 1905. Sie entwickelten noch heute gültige mathematisch-physikalische Beschreibungen für das Gehen. Im Gegensatz zu den rein optischen Methoden von Braune und Fischer entwickelte Elftmann erst 1938 eine Druckverteilungsmessung am Fuß. -cf. H. Tober, T. Köhler, Grundlagen und technische Realisierungskonzepte zur Stand- und Bewegungsanalyse.Garrison & Morton No. 645

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        The Arabella and Araminta Stories

      Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Good. Illustrated by Ethel Reed.. 4to. (8),103,(1)pp. Tan cloth printed in black. Red pictorial endpapers. Title page in red and black. Illustrated with 15 full page illustrations. Introduction by Mary E. Wilkins. Occasional light scattered foxing and staining; rebacked with original spine paid on (lacking spine tips); edge and corner wear, and inner hinges worn. Still, a good copy of a rare children's book.

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        The True Mother Goose. Color heliotype advertising poster.

      Heliotype Printing Co.; Lamson Wolffe & Co. 1895 - Color lithograph. Matted in glass-fronted frame. Dimensions in frame, 59.5 x 43 cm. Dimensions outside of frame, 52 x 36 cm (20 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches). Scattered spotting. Modest wear. "Born in Louisiana, McManus studied in Paris before returning to America, where her brief poster career flourished. She is attributed with having designed 8 posters, and is considered one of the best female designers of the era (along with Florence Lundborg, Ethel Reed and Alice Glenny). Shortly after the turn-of-the-century, she returned to Paris and worked as a book illustrator. She wrote and illustrated at least one book of her own, The True Mother Goose (and created a poster for it), as well as authoring The American Woman Abroad and Our French Cousins. "Her posters are boldly conceived, with a sure sense of the well-drawn line and a controlled use of contrasting color to create a positive and negative image" (Kiehl p. 189). Kiehl 127, Reims 1244, Margolin p. 141, Keay p. 74, American Posters no. 52, DFP-I 301, Virginia p. 8, Crystal Palace 685." - Swann Galleries, See also, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 8, 2014Ã&#131;¢ââ&#128;&#154;‰â&#130;¬Å&#147;December 8, 2014.

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        Autographed Letter Signed on Lyceum Theatre stationery

      London, 1895. unbound. near fine. 2 pages on adjoining sheets each measuring 8 x 5 inches, London, September 9, 1895, while serving as Sir Henry Irving's business agent, telling the recipient that: "You will find some 'Actors Notes on Shakespeare' in the Nuhutte Century, the first about seventeen or 18 years ago by Henry Irving. I will get the hard volume and look at the indexes for the feature on Macbeth..." Light central vertical and horizontal folds; near fine condition. 2 pages on adjoining sheets each measuring 8 x 5 inches, London, September 9, 1895, while serving as Sir Henry Irving's business agent, telling the recipient that: "You will find some 'Actors Notes on Shakespeare' in the Nuhutte Century, the first about seventeen or 18 years ago by Henry Irving. I will get the hard volume and look at the indexes for the feature on Macbeth..." Light central vertical and horizontal folds; near fine condition. Irish author best known for his horror classic "Dracula.

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        SHORT HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING AND A GLOSSARY OF STYLES AND TERMS USED IN BINDING WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE CELEBRATED BINDERS AND PATRONS OF BOOKBINDING FROM WHOM VARIOUS STYLES ARE NAMED, DESCRIPTION OF LEATHERS, ETC.|A

      London: Printed at the Chiswick Press for J. Zaehnsdorf Ltd, 1895. full leather, gilt ornamentation on covers, spine, and pastedowns, five raised bands, silk pastedown and endpapers, original stiff paper wrappers bound in. Bookbinding. square 8vo. full leather, gilt ornamentation on covers, spine, and pastedowns, five raised bands, silk pastedown and endpapers, original stiff paper wrappers bound in. 38 pages. S-K 310. Short history followed by advertising for the firm. Not in Brenni. In a lovely full calf binding with gilt ornamentation around the covers, spine, and pastedowns well executed by Blackwell. Bookplate of the famed Americana collector Frank C. Deering on front free endpaper. Only the smallest hint of spoting to the leather covers and spine.

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        The Works of Thomas Hardy. The Wessex Novels.

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1895-6. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 18 volumes, octavo. With illustrations. Elegantly bound in recent green half morocco with gilt to spines, green cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Minor toning; a clean, fine copy inside and out. A handsome set in a robust recent leather binding. Contains three first editions; Jude the Obscure, Well Beloved and A Changed Man. All titles published by Osgood McIlvaine, except for A Changed Man, published by Osgood.

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        The True Mother Goose Color heliotype advertising poster

      Boston: Heliotype Printing Co.; Lamson Wolffe & Co, 1895. Framed Poster. Very Good. Color lithograph. Matted in glass-fronted frame. Dimensions in frame, 59.5 x 43 cm. Dimensions outside of frame, 52 x 36 cm (20 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches). Scattered spotting. Modest wear. <br> "Born in Louisiana, McManus studied in Paris before returning to America, where her brief poster career flourished. She is attributed with having designed 8 posters, and is considered one of the best female designers of the era (along with Florence Lundborg, Ethel Reed and Alice Glenny). Shortly after the turn-of-the-century, she returned to Paris and worked as a book illustrator. She wrote and illustrated at least one book of her own, The True Mother Goose (and created a poster for it), as well as authoring The American Woman Abroad and Our French Cousins. "Her posters are boldly conceived, with a sure sense of the well-drawn line and a controlled use of contrasting color to create a positive and negative image" (Kiehl p. 189). Kiehl 127, Reims 1244, Margolin p. 141, Keay p. 74, American Posters no. 52, DFP-I 301, Virginia p. 8, Crystal Palace 685." - Swann Galleries, See also, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 8, 2014ÃÆ'¢â‚¬â€œDecember 8, 2014.

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        MY EARLY TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES IN AMERICA AND ASIA

      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co, 1895. 2 volumes. First edition. With 2 folding color maps and 2 photogravure portraits. 8vo, very handsomely bound at the time of publication in contemporary three quarter calf over cloth boards, the spines with raised bands ruled in gilt, the compartments with gilt tools at the centers, one compartment lettered in gilt, another with morocco lettering label gilt, top edges gilt. xxi, 301; ix, 424 pp. A fine set, bright and well-preserved, the bindings in excellent condition, some light foxing at the prelims as is typical, otherwise a very clean set indeed. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION. Henry Stanley is one of the greatest heroes in the history of African exploration, but very little is know of his exploits in Kansas City. Accounts of experiences with 'Wild Bill' Hickok, George Custer and numerous Indian peoples highlight the American travels in Volume I of this set. 'The letters from the Indian country which are contained (therein) were not written with a view to permanent publication, but for the exacting and imperious necessities of American newspapers, principally for the Missouri Democrat of St. Louis, and a New York paper....The incidents to which the letters relate occured in 1867, during two Indian campaigns...' Volume II is a narrative of Stanley's near circular journey from Egypt to Constantinople, Teheran, through the Persian Gulf to the Sea of Oman, Kerachee, Bombay, and then through the Indian Ocean to the Congo. Stanley says in the text that 'the success of my Indian letters induced Mr. Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald to apoint me his special correspondent on the Abyssinian Expedition in 1868. Having by good fortune succeeded in sending in news of the fall of Magdala many days in advqance of the Government and English correspondents, and I was sent on a roving mission to Egypt, Crete, and the Levant, and finally to Spain--whence in October, 1869, I was summoned to Paris to receive a commission for the finding of Livingstone in Central Africa. But previous to embarking on the last enterprise, which wa great for a young journalist, I was instructed to report on the inauguration of the Suez Canal, to write a kind of guide to the Nile, to visit Captain (now Sir Charles) Warren, and give an account of his explorations underneath Jerusalem, and finally I was to proceed through Persia to India, via the Caucasus, and send a series of letters upon all subjects that I might find worth describing on the way' (intro)

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        FAIR WOMEN OF TO-DAY

      - FLOWERS. FAIR WOMEN OF TO-DAY by Samuel Peck. NY: Stokes (1895). 4to, 3/4 blue cloth, fine. Poems about various flowers, illustrated with beautiful full page chromolithographs of women by CAROLINE LOVELL, very much in the style of Maud Humphrey. A remarkable copy of a beautiful book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of British Birds.

      4th, revised, corrected, and enlarged edition. 6 vols. London: Nimmo 1895-97. Beautifully illustrated with 394 handcoloured plates. Uncut copy bound in publisher's, a little worn pictorial cloth, internally clean. * The work deals broadly with individual species, for instance as regards their distribution, occurrence in the British Isles, and habits, the birds themselves and their eggs being also described. The number of species included in the work increased gradually as new species were added to British avifauna. This comprehensive and very popular work appeared for the first in 1850-57 but has since then passed through several editions owing to its great popularity. Containing many figures of British birds shown on its hand-coloured pates, for which the wood-blocks were originally engraved by the printer of the first edition B. Fawcett, largely from drawings by Richard Alington [Anker].Nissen 645. Anker 346. Zimmer 443.

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        MEXICO

      Beyazit, Istanbul: Matbaa-i Amire . 1895 - Lithograph in colour (Very Good, soft folds, slightly age-toned) 39 x 50 cm (15.3 x 19.7 inches). A rare map of Mexico by Ali ?eref Pa?a was published in an Ottoman press Matbaa-i Amire, which was a successor of ?brahim Müteferrika's press from the early 18th century. This rare map of Mexico in Ottoman script was publishes in an atlas ??? ??????? ????? (Yeñi co?rafya a?las?), which was issued in Istanbul in the late 19th century. The maps from this atlas are not numbered and unclear is the exact date of publication. We could only trace one example of this atlas in libraries worldwide in the University of Chicago Library. The atlas includes 41 maps and is dated in circa 1892. The maps in our descriptions are dated in 1893 and 1896. It is possible the atlas was published in revised editions with different numbers of maps. All the maps from this atlas are rare today. Ali Seref Pasa or Haf?z Ali Esref - Not much is known about the author, who was known as Ali Seref Pasa or Haf?z Ali Esref. He was a soldier, who was schooled in Paris as a cartographer around 1862. Already in Paris he published his first atlas with 22 maps, called Yeni atlas. Upon his return to Istanbul he became a chief cartographer at the Matbaa-i Amire Printing Press in Beyazit, which was the successor of the Müteferrika press from 1727. Among others he translated the large Kiepert map of Anatolia to Ottoman. He died in 1907, leaving his large project of a gigantic map of Anatolia in 100 sheets unfinished. Ali&#146;s name is often misunderstood or even listed as two different people: Ali ?eref Pa?a and Haf?z Ali Esref. Until the surname law adopted on June 21, 1934, Turks did not have surnames. They were born with one first name and were until the adulthood described only as sons or daughters of their parent&#146;s names. Later they were given titles such as Effendi (Sir), Bey (Chief) or Han?m (Madam) for higher classes, or they were given names according to their work or class. The names were not inherited by children until 1934, when the surname law was enforced. The map maker Ali received names Seref, the honourable, and Pasa, the dignitary. He was also known as Haf?z, the memorizer of Qur'an, and Esref, proud. So Ali Seref Pasa would have a meaning Honourable Dignitary Ali, and Haf?z Ali Esref, Memorizer of Qur&#146;an Proud Ali. Darütt?baa - Matbaa-i Amire Printing Press - The first press in the Muslim world, called Darütt?baa, was founded in Istanbul by ?brahim Müteferrika in 1727, with a permission of Sultan Ahmet III. It was located in Müteferrika&#146;s house. The first book was published in 1729 and until 1742 sixteen other works followed. After Müteferrika&#146;s death the press was supressed for printing, as printed books were considered dangerous. In 1796 the press was purchased by the government and moved to Üsküdar in Istanbul, and in 1831 finally to Beyazit, where it was renamed to Matbaa-i Amire in 1866. The press was closed in 1901 and was reopened in 1908 under the name Millî. In 1927 the name changed to State Printing House. The press still exists and is known for publishing school and educational books.

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        Vorspiegelung falscher Tatsachen" originale weißgehöhte und aquarellierte Kohlezeichnung auf festem Malpapier ca.57x42cm; unten links signiert und alt unter einer Karton-Umrandung montiert und dort betitelt und bezeichnet; München um 1895

      - [Vorzeichnung aus dem Archiv des Braun&Schneider Verlages zu München zum Abdruck in den Meggendorfer Blättern. Verso mit dem Verlagsstempel.] "Pretense of false facts" original charcoal drawing with watercolours on paper approx.57x42cm; bottom left signed and old mounted under a cardboard-frame and there titled and with the name of the publishing company Schreiber in Munich; backside with the stamp of the "Meggendorfer-Blätter" Munich [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Kafir Stories

      1895 - Decorative initials and vignettes to the text. First edition. Slim 8vo., tan cloth, t.e.g. London, T. Fisher Unwin. Pictorial bookplate to the front pastedown of Herbert and Sarita Ward, designed by Herbert Ward and engraved by Emery Walker. An association copy, inscribed in ink on the front free endpaper by Sir Roger Casement ('Roddie') to Herbert Ward 'Herbert from Roddie in Natal - Durban September 6th 1895.', inscribed in pencil under 'Natal' 'on the way to Delagoa', further inscribed in pencil at the foot of the page 'Out on the banks of the Mdloti River towards the Zulu border beyond Verulam Sept 5th. read the Quest of the Copper, Ghamba, and Ukushwama - the first is splendid and the last most pathetic'. Casement, a Dublin-born Anglo-Irishman, worked in the Congo for the famous explorer Henry Morton Stanley, before joining the British Colonial Service, for whom he worked in the British West Africa and the French Congo. He was commissioned to report on the appalling conditions prevailing in Belgian Colonial territories, the report earning him a reputation as a humanitarian, that reputation being further advanced after his report on the abuse of rubber workers in Peru, which gained him a knighthood. Casement came across Joseph Conrad in his time in the Congo, Conrad saying of him 'Thinks, speaks well, most intelligent . . . a limpid personality'., and ?he could tell you things! Things I have tried to forget, things I never did know? Probably as a result of his disillusionment with colonialism, he retired and became a passionate supporter of Irish nationalism. During the first world war hewanted to form an Irish Brigade, made up of Irish soldiers who had fought for Britain but been captured by the Germans. He travelled to Germany but met only with failure, and on his return to Ireland in 1916 he was arrested and tried for treason and executed. Herbert Ward led an extraordinary life. Born in London in 1863, at sixteen he took ship for New Zealand and Australia, where he worked as a sailor, kauri-gum digger, coal and gold miner, gymnast in a circus, and stock rider. In 1884 he was in the Congo working for Henry Morton Stanley, raising a force to help Stanley's expedition to relieve Emin Pasha in Sudan. After his return to England he published three books on his experiences, and served with distinction in the first world war. He was also a talented artist and sculptor. Ward and Casement first met in the Congo in 1884, the two men becoming great friends, Ward asking Casement to be godfather to his youngest son, Casement in his letters writing to 'Dear Herbie'. Ward was later appalled by Casement's activities on behalf of Irish Nationalism, and refused to sign a petition for clemency at his trial. Covers creased, rubbed and spotted, small tear to the tail of the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Designs and Decorations. A Record of Work by Aldam Heaton, 26-27 Charlotte Street, Bedford Square, London.

      London circa 1895 - This book presents the work of the firm of Aldam Heaton, the fashionable house furnishers and decorators, London. There are 92 sepia plates, lacks no. 22, which demonstrates the high quality of craftsmanship that was achieved in their workshops. There are illustrated examples of stencilling and painting, cabinet works, marquetry, embroidery, woven fabrics and other decorative works designed and executed by Aldam Heaton. Orig. green buckram, gilt decoration. 4to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Great God Pan and The Inmost Light (Keynotes Series Volume V)

      John Lane , 1895 . Hardback. . 12mo original publisher's blue decorated cloth with gilt title on spine and white decoration. Illustrated title page and cover design by Aubrey Beardsley. Good+ hardback. Light edgewear, spine extremities bumped. Pages uncut, lightly age-toned. Contents clean and unmarked.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1895 - 1895 Wisden Rebound Like Hardbacks , Special

      1895. run of 1897-1948 in hardback, please enjoy them. -------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a very special 1895 Wisden, rebound by Wisden in the middle of the 20th Century to mimic an 1896 hardback, a quirky Wisden that will appeal to some. The similarities to a hardback are that the paste downs are yellow (with a Liverpool cricket club stamp) , the gilt on the covers and spine are identical to that of an 1896. It is slightly smaller by 1/8th inch , smoky top to page block and severe foxing around photo plate, the uniqueness is what will appeal. Hard to price up but Gorringes sold a similar copy (spine less like an 1896) for £750+20% and selling for less than we purchased it for.

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        Almayer's Folly A Story of an Eastern River

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. First edition, first issue, with type dropped in bottom two lines on p. 110. 272 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Some faint spotting to endleaves. Publisher's green cloth, spine gilt, top edge gilt; bottom corners exposed, some minor wear to spine ends. With the bookplate of John Quinn. Laid into a quarter blue morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition, first issue, with type dropped in bottom two lines on p. 110. 272 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. JOHN QUINN'S COPY. John Quinn's copy of the first edition of Conrad's first novel. Conrad began this novel after an arduous command of the bark Otago. He worked on the manuscript intermittently over five years, nearly losing it during his time in the Congo. It was Edward Garnett at T. Fisher Unwin that ultimately pushed through its publication. Quinn was a principal supporter of Conrad and his work and purchased many of the author's manuscripts. Smith 1; Cagle A1a(1)

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        La Critique du Language. Kanz al-Huffaz fi Kitab Tahzib al-Alfaz.

      Catholic Press, Beirut 1895 - [12], 940 pp., Arabic text within borders, title printed in red & black, in Arabic and French "La Critique de Langue", (iv introduction in French), few worm holes on margin not affecting text, edited & introduced by Louis Cheikho, contemporary half-calf, few ink inscriptions on margins. Ibn as-Sakkit of Baghdad, the acknowledged scholar of lexicography and syntax, was the tutor of Mutawakkil&#146;s son. "Although he is mostly counted among the Kufan grammarians, he received his professional education in Baghdad, where his teachers were, among others, al-Fraa&#146;, Qutrub, abu &#145;Obaida and al-Asma&#146;i. Most of ibn as-Sakkit&#146;s work has not been preserved, but his influence must have been considerable in view of the fact that he is extensively quoted by almost all later lexicographers. His main interests were poetry and lexicography, but it is important to note that in his most important lexicographical work, the Kitab Islah al-Mantiq, he arranged his material at least in part according to morphological criteria." Lexicon Grammaticorum, p. 695. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inis-owen and Tirconnell. Being Some Account of Antiquities and writers of the County of Donegal.

      Traynor,, Dublin 1895 - First series. Pp. (4), 211. Brown cloth with ornate centre oiece on both covers and title gilton upper front cover. Lightly bumped & rubbed at corners and spine ends. Lacks f.e.p.and half title page is loose. Else very good in original brown cloth gilt. Only 100 copies issued. Exceedingly rare. Size: 8vo Hobson, Carey, Old, Corney, Corneys, Cor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grèce.

      Athens: Rhomaides frères, , c. 1895. Album of Forty-seven Large Original Collotype Photographs Including Five Panoramas of Southern Greece. Landscape quarto (260 x 355 mm). Contemporary brown hard-grain morocco over bevelled boards by Albert Hautecoeur of Paris, spine with five raised bands, single-line blind paneling on sides, lettered "Grèce" in gilt on front cover, gilt edges, richly gilt turn-ins, gilt-patterned burgundy endpapers. 47 original collotype prints: 5 folding panoramic views (2 in 3 parts, 212 x 780-880 mm; 3 in 2 parts, 212 x 560 mm), 38 other views (218 x 282 mm), 3 of classical statuary, 1 of a classical relief (285 x 210 mm), a few with captions or numbers signed in negative by the studio or printed on versos, all mounted (recto and verso) on thick card stock, white cloth hinges. The panoramic views show Piraeus, the Archeological Site of Olympia (both in 3 parts), Athens, Nafplio ("Neuplie") and Delphi. Captioned photographs: Panorama du Pirée; Panorama d'Athènes; Panorama d'Olympie en 3 pièces; Panorama de Neuplie; Vue générale de l'Ancienne Delphes. Hautecoeur's ticket overstamped with a "smiley face" (repeated at top fore-corner of following leaf), a few scrapes and light abrasions to binding, light bump to one corner, touch of foxing to periphery of mounts, but overall very good, the prints in excellent condition. A very fine album of superior photographs from the renowned studio of the Rhomaides Brothers - presented here in an elegantly sober binding by Albert Hautecoeur, one of the premier Parisian print and photograph dealers – including some fine panoramic views and scenes at the great archaeological sites of Athens and Mycenae. Twenty images show the area in and around the Acropolis, including several views of the Parthenon, two of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (one showing the façade, the other the amphitheatre), the Temple of Zeus, the Tower of Winds, the Arch of Hadrian, the choragic Monument of Lysicrates, row of four Ionic columns in the Roman Agora, and the Bull of Dionysios of Kollitos (in situ on the "street of tombs", the original now housed in the Kerameikos Archaeological Museum). Another view looks across the speaker's platform on the rock-cut scarp of the Pnyx – the "cradle of Athenian demoracy", where early democratic assemblies were held; another shows one of the slopes of the Acropolis, the raking light making clearly visible the niches where worshippers would place votive offerings to the gods: "The slopes, caves and plateaus of the Acropolis hill were the settings in which gods, heroes and nymphs were worshipped" (The Acropolis Museum online). A further five scenes show sights in Athens, including two views of the city and three of contemporary buildings: the Greek Parliament, the current National Historical Museum (founded 1882, formerly the Old Parliament House) and the Hotel Grande Bretagne (originally built in 1842 as a private house, bought and restored as a hotel in 1874). Also featured are landscapes taken at Nafplio (on the Argolic Gulf, northeast Peloponnese), Delphi, and Corinth (the Temple of Apollo and a fine view of a boat traversing the Corinth Canal, completed in 1893); these are followed by five images of ancient ruins at Mycenae, including the famous Lion Gate. Heinrich Schliemann had begun excavation here in August 1876, albeit initially without the permission of the Archaeological Society of Athens, uncovering ancient shaft graves and the spectacular Mask of Agamemnon. His work was recorded extensively with photographs and plans, the principal photographers being the Rhomaides Brothers, who "exhibited an album of these images at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1878" (The Getty Research Institute online); the National Library of Scotland holds a number of Rhomaides albums of Mycenae. Two, apparently featureless, views may show the burial mound and battlefield at Marathon. The album opens with a quite stunning panorama of Piraeus, with ships in the harbour and two warships (one flying a signal flag: a saltire, meaning "my vessel is stopped and making no way through the water"). The photographs of ancient Greek statuary that close the album include the Varvakeion Athena (a Roman marble copy of the lost Athena Parthenos), Nike of Paionios (a reconstruction of the original), and Hermes and the Infant Dionysus (attributed to Praxiteles and discovered by German archaeologist Ernst Curtius in 1877); the frieze depicts Nike adjusting her sandal. "By 1875 photography in Greece was not restricted within the boundaries of the country's capital. Photographic studios were also found on islands such as Syros and Crete and in other cities such as Corinth and Patra. The Rhomaides Brothers (Konstantinos and Aristotelis), originally from Bucharest, opened a studio in Ioannina and subsequently settled in Patras. In 1875 they undertook the photographing of the excavations at Olympia carried out by the German Archaeological Institute [under Ernst Curtius, published as Die Ausgrabungen zu Olympia (1876-1881)]. This collaboration led to their specializing in Greek archaeological photography, which is why they were employed almost exclusively by most of the archaeological schools operating in Greece at that time. They established themselves in Athens in 1876 while retaining, at the same time, their studio in Patras. The Rhomaides Brothers also won fame as portrait photographers, recording for posterity many of the prominent people of their time. Well-known photographers, such as Ioannis Xanthakis and Antonis Milionis, received their training in their studio" (Aliki Tsirgialou in Encyclopaedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, 2008, I p. 619). As a testament to the photographing of antiquity this is a superb exemplar, containing as it does some spectacular views, captured by the pioneering Rhomaides Brothers, whose pin-sharp recording, deriving from their close working relationship with Schliemann and the German Archaeological Institute, carried over into their work for the tourist market. "Like Egypt, Greece attracted some of the very earliest practitioners of photography, and they went directly to the most famous city, Athens, and its most renowned ruins… At that time, when the medium was in its infancy, writers frequently alluded to the evocative power of the photographic image, to which long habituation had dulled our response" (Andrew Szegedy-Maszak in Antiquity & Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites, 2005, p. 13). This is particularly true of the later work of the Rhomaides Brothers, covering the newly discovered splendours of Greek civilization and giving greater resonance to Poe's timeless eulogy, encapsulated in the line: "the glory that was Greece".

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