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        The Wonderful Visit [the dedication copy inscribed by H G Wells to Alice Low - later Herbert]

      J M Dent and Co, London 1895 - viii, pp 252 The dedication copy of Wells' 1895 fantasy, inscribed to the widow of the writer Walter Humboldt Low to whom the book was posthumously dedicated. Low who had helped Wells get started in journalism (see An Experiment in Autobiography) died of pneumonia shortly before the book's publication, prompting the printed dedication: 'To the Memory of my Dear Friend Walter Low'. Wells has inscribed the book to the grieving widow on the half title in the most self-effacing way: 'With the Author's Kindest regards', underlining his inscription. Alice who was remarried to John Alexander Herbert (Deputy Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum) only a year later subsequently went to some lengths to maintain her ownership of this treasured memento of her first marriage, writing on the first blank 'Alice Herbert (private library) (not to be lent)' with her bookplate as Alice Herbert opposite showing a woman in a boat looking over her shoulder towards a menorah - the family was Anglo-Jewish. The book is in good condition only, bound in the publisher's red cloth with a gilt angel to the upper cover, bevelled edges to the boards and top edge gilt. The cloth is marked and worn though the binding is perfectly sound. Internally some foxing and occasional fingermarks from regular reading. Alice Herbert went on to publish poetry and several novels; her marriage to Walter Low produced one daughter, Ivy Low Litvinov, who married a Russian revolutionary exile in London in 1916, who rose to become Soviet Foreign Minister and Ambassador to Washington. The Wonderful Visit was inspired by a comment from John Ruskin that an angel finding itself in Britain would be shot on sight. The novel won significant praise from reviewers and Joseph Conrad who wrote to Wells to praise his 'imagination so unbounded and so brilliant'. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Chariot de Terre Cuite

      [Paris 1895 - Second state, avec la lettre. Lithograph, blue on light pink paper. 17-1/4 x 11-1/16 inches. Theatrical poster by Toulouse-Lautrec for Le Chariot de Terre Cuite, an adaptation of the Sanskrit Mrichhhakatikâ, attributed to the prince and poet Shûdraka. The play was adapted here by Victor Barrucand for the Théâtre de l'?uvre, with scenery by Toulouse-Lautrec, Louis Valtat and Albert André. Toulouse-Lautrec also designed the cover for the published edition of the play (cf. Delteil 78). The poster depicts Toulouse-Lautrec's friend, critic and actor Felix Fénéon, addressing his audience from atop an elephant, a favorite animal of the artist's. Adhemar 109; Adriani 105; Delteil 77 II; Wittrock 89 Mounted at top edge on mat. Some wrinkling, two half-inch closed tears on right margin mended on verso with portions of margin reinforced, one short closed tear on left margin Lithograph, blue on light pink paper. 17-1/4 x 11-1/16 inches

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        Two impressive travel diaries kept by an adventurous New England schoolteacher along with six of her portrait photographs

      United States and Europe, 1895. Hardcover. Very good. The 1886 journal measures 7" x 8.5", contains 22 pages, and describes Miss Lamson's cross-country rail journey from Cambridge, Massachusetts to California. The note book was previously used by Lamson as a copybook and also contains 28 pages of humorous essays, household hints (removing peach stains, how to make a rose jar), and quotations. The contents are in nice shape. The travel diary is easy to read; copybook entries are faint but legible with effort. The binding is tender but holding. The heavy, marbled card cover shows some wear; the leather spine covering is in poor shape. The 1895 half-leather marbled cover journal measures 5.25" x 8", and its 141 pages are completely filled with Lamson's narrative of her travels in Europe. The contents are in nice shape and easy to read. The binding is sound. The cover shows some wear and the spine covering is in poor shape. All six photographs (one cabinet card and five cdvs) are in nice shape. Anna Lamson was an unmarried schoolteacher from Topsfield, Massachusetts. She attended Salem Normal School (one of the first teaching colleges in the country and today Salem State University) in the mid-1860s and went on to teach at Cambridgeport for the next 35 to 40 years. She died in 1910 at 69 years of age. Lamson made both trips in conjunction with people she knew. For the rail trip out west, her travel group was rather loosely formed with some members making the trip to attend the 20th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic at San Francisco. While Lamson attended some GAR events, it appears the ultimate purpose of her trip was to visit family friends in Colton, California. On her European trip, her travelling group was more organized and consisted of twenty people. Her western adventure began on 22 July when she boarded a train in Boston and continues until she reached Deming, New Mexico on 9 October on her return trip following a 36-day stay in Colton. Lamson's entries describing her journal fascinating and provide considerable insight into not just travel in the 1880s but life and culture as well. It reads in part: "July 22. 1886 - I went to Boston on the 8-30 train had tooth filled and cleansed. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Tapley met me at the station and Elmon and Lizzie and Mrs. Ferris were there and at 4-30 P.M. we steamed out of the station amidst many cheers from the crowd . . . on route for Cal. . . . Saturday 24 - Reached Chicago at 12-30 pm. . . . Went to Grand Pacific Hotel. Rode for the first time on Cable Cars. . . . Sunday 25 - The hottest day yet. . . . steamed across the Mis. River to Omaha. . . . had a good supper of ham and eggs, fried potatoes, berries, coffee &c. . . . Monday 25 - Lovely morning. Steaming across immense prairie stretching in all directions 300 miles from Omaha. Saw so many villages of prairie dogs . . . a prairie chicken and large herds of 5000 cattle tended by cow boys. Not a tree for hundreds of miles. . . . Reached Denver at 4 P.M. . . . The Rockies extend from one limit of horizon to the other. . . . Went to G.A.R. headquarters saw the Commander, many relics from war, confederate flag captured by colored troops. . . . Tuesday 27 - Left Denver for an excursion to Graymont. . . . The scenery was perfectly delightful. . . . Went to the wonderful loop where the track crosses itself twice. . . . Went to Grand Opera House one of the grandest of buildings in country. Got silver specimen. . . . Bought a Resurrection Plant here. Gen Logan (U.S. senator from Illinois and former Commander of the G.A.R.) and Gov. Alger (Governor of Michigan and future Commander of the G.A.R.) arrived to night. Execution of negro here today 15000 present. Wednesday 28 and Friday 30 - We passed over the vast prairies toward Cheyenne . . . head quarters of the cowboys. . . . Went up Oak Ames's monument (a 60' tall granite pyramid built at the highest point on the Union Pacific in honor of its financiers). . . . Sagebrush everywhere. . . . Played whist all afternoon in the Gov. car then went up in the observatory of the caboose. . . . Saw Shoshone Indians. . . 4-45 first view of Salt Lake. . . . delightful trip and bath in lake for some. . . . went to the Temple which has been 33 years in building . . . Tabernacle will seat 10000. Saw the city, . . . Brigham's house . . . schoolhouse for his 72 children. Had 19 wives. Amelia his favorite we saw at her new home. . . . Heard Gen. Logan's speech on Mormonism. . . . Saturday 31 and Sunday August 1 - Passed all day on the alkali plains of Utah and Nevada. They are covered with jack rabbits and sagebrush. . . . The hottest day of the trip. . . . Stopped at the Indian huts along the route. Had breakfast at Humbolt a perfect little oasis in the desert. . . . Monday Aug 2 to Aug 11 - 7-30 arrived in San Francisco . . . rode in cable cars over Nob Hill and nearly froze. . . . Grand G.A.R. procession passed our windows and was very fine. . . . went to see Golden Gate Park and Cliff House. . . . saw rocks covered with seal and others with cormorants. . . . Mrs. Ferris had a carriage and took us to drive to Old Mission Church oldest in San Francisco. . . Sutro's Grounds containing 2 ships of statuary and finest library of rare books in the country. . . . Saw red wood 300 ft. tall 40 ft circumference. Geraniums 18 ft. tall Eucalyptus grows 500 ft tall. . . . Went to Oakland . . . and dined at the Women's Relief Rooms. . . . In the evening we went with a party through Chinatown . . . and saw them smoking opium in great style. . . . went with the excursion to San Jose. . . . In the courthouse we . . . were introduced to John Brown's daughter. . . . visited a canning fruit establishment and ate all the fruit we could. . . . Miss Roby went with us to see the Mikado at the Tivoli Theatre. Friday Aug 13 to Aug 19 - I start for Yosemite . . . on the Oakland boat. . . . Went to Stockton on the train. . . . Then took stage reaching Copperopolis at 5 o'clock had supper and went on. . . . arrived a 9 o'clock and spent the night. . . . Then took open stage through the Tuolumne grove of big trees 20 to 40 ft. in diameter, went over the most frightful road. The first view of the valley was truly magnificent. Reached Leidig's Hotel about dark. It was surrounded by El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Sentinel Rock & Sentinel Falls. . . . Everybody was so tired . . . we did but little . . . till afternoon when we drove all around the valley, coming very near El Capitan seeing the chief in the rock. We forded the river to Bridal Veil Falls . . . then had a nice view of the "Three Brothers" "Cathedral Rocks" "Face in the rock.". . . started for Mirror Lake. . . . Saw the eagle and elephant in the rock. . . . went with the trail on horseback to Vernal Falls. . . . We had some coffee at Glacier Pt. . . . Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 - Left [San Francisco]for Colton in Southern Cal. . . . Met Mrs Harmon on the boat. Met Miss Holmes on the train and we went as far as Los Angeles together. We were detained two or three hours at Turlock on account of an accident to a freight train. . . . Saw the sunrise over the mountains . . . then rode all day over horrid alkali plains, hot enough. . . . Got to Colton . . . the hottest place I ever saw. . . . the glass was at 103. . . ." Lamson's record of her 1895 trip through Europe where she visited the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, and Ireland is just as insightful and entertaining, and it contains far more details about her experience than the earlier journal; one of the best recounting of a Grand Tour that I've read.

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        Far From the Madding Crowd

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1895.. [Historical fiction]. FIRST REVISED EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo (21 x 16cm), pp.xii; 476; [1], map of Wessex; [1], imprint; [2], blank. New edition, with a new preface by Thomas Hardy, issued as part of the 'Wessex Novels'. Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt Hardy monogram device to upper board. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With hand-written presentation note to first leaf (above the printed asterisk); 'To Susan / Countess of Malmesbury: / From T.H.' Contents a little toned, cloth with some rubbing/soiling neat repair to crown and rear joint; very good. First published in 1874, 'Far From the Madding Crowd' was Hardy's fourth novel, his first major literary success, and his first novel to employ the term 'Wessex'. The author revised the text extensively for this 1895 edition. The later book and film 'Tamara Drew' is a modern re-working of this enduring countryside relationship drama. The recipient of this copy, Susan Harris, Countess of Malmesbury (Wilshire) was a fellow writer, friend and correspondent of Thomas Hardy, and collaborator with the Victorian novelist and literary hostess Violet Hunt, who established the literary Review in 1908.

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        La légende de Saint-Julien l'hospitalier

      Illustrated edition of 26 original compositions by Luc-Olivier Merson etched by Géry-Bichard, one of 500 numbered copies on vellum Arches paper.Binding in full brown glossy calf, smooth back adorned with a double golden cartridge, golden wheels on the headdresses, framing of quadruple golden threads and a frieze stamped cold on the boards, boards decorated in their centers of a big plate animal-like painted paper with a dreamlike finish, framing of quadruple nets and gilded floral motifs in spandrels on the contreplats, contreplats adorned with a large plate of varnished paper with animal medallions embedded in a Greek cross. It is framed by orthodox vegetal and liturgical motifs, guards lined with green silk, double gilded nets on the cups, preserved covers, all gilded edges, case in full flexible cardboard and marbled, exceptional binding of art signed by Gruel.Autograph dedication signed by Jeanne Rollince to Professor Leguen on a binding guard.In-fine connected advertising flyer.Beautiful copy set in a spectacular binding decorated with Gruel. A. Ferroud Paris 1895 16x25cm relié sous étui

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        Le Musée de l'Hopital Saint-Louis. Iconographie des Maladies cutanées et syphilitiques avec texte explicatif.

      Paris Rueff (-97) 1895 - (38 x 27,5 cm). (2) IV, 346 (richtig 336) S., 1 Bl. Mit 50 chromlithographischen Tafeln und einigen Textabbildungen. Halblederband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieses eindrucksvollen Tafelwerkes, herausgegeben von den leitenden Ärzten des Hopital Saint-Louis, Ernest Besnier, A. Fournier, Tenneson, Hallopeau, du Castel, Henri Feulard und M. L. Jacquet. - Der Band stellte eine Auswahl mit 50 der schönsten und bedeutendsten Moulagen aus der berühmten Sammlung des Musée de l'Hopital Saint-Louis vor. Von den 2445 Exponaten des 1865 von Devergie gegründeten Museums wurden ca. 1800 von Jules Baretta hergestellt. "Das Wachsmuseum am Musée de l'Hopital Saint-Louis ist die Schatzkammer der Französischen Dermatologie" (Löser-Plewig, Pantheon S. 591). - Vereinzelt gering fleckig. Einband leicht fleckig und bestoßen. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - Hirsch/H. I, 513; Ehring, S. 176 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Printed at the Chiswick Press for J. Zaehnsdorf Ltd. 1895. 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 Edgar Allan Poe. [including Tales of Mystery and Imagination].

      London: Published by J. Shiells and Co., 1895.. [Strange Tales]. FINELY BOUND. Eight volumes. Octavo (18 x 12cm). With 24 fine photogravure plates. Contemporary dark red half calf with two maroon title labels, gilt raised bands and gilt to spines. Marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Light wear to spines and fore-edges, some chipping and gouging to spines; more so to volume I. A little foxing to edges. Very good. A seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, Poe exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Conan Doyle, Verne, and Baudelaire. This collection of Poe's best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterise his work, as well as the Gothic horror of 'The Pit and the Pendulum' with other similarly weird tales, together with all three of the landmark cases featuring his ground-breaking detective Auguste Dupin. Indeed, the history of the detective story begins with the publication of 'The Murders In the Rue Morgue' (Matthews). He was a writer of genius who was interested in crime, especially violent deaths, cryptograms, and the whole process of logical deduction (Quayle). Poe's mystery of 'The Purloined Letter' is also a prototype of spy stories like those of James Bond. (Haining).

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        A Flying Trip to the Tropics: A Record of an Ornithological Visit to the United States of Colombia, South America and to the Island of Curacao, West Indies in the Year 1892

      Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1895. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; x, 194 pages. appendix with nice bibliography. 4 chromolithograph plates with tissue-guards in color by J. G. Keulemans printed by Mintern Bros,. London [Toucan; Parakeets; Partridge; Oriole.] 6 maps including one folding colored map of Columbia, & one double-page colored map of Curacao, Numerous additional illustrations from drawings and photographs. (including portraits). -------- Publisher's blue cloth stamped in black and silver, top edge gilt. Some rubbing, lightly soiled. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. ------------"A Record of an Ornithological Visit to the United States of Columbia and to the Island of Curacao, West Indies, in the Year 1892." A scarce study by the author a West Point instructor.; despite the title the trip was by ship. ----------"The author was a lifelong soldier and educator, at Harvard and the US Military Academy, who combined his profession with his interest in natural history. This is the account of a trip to the tropics to collect ornithological specimens in 1892. It is interestingly told, with many photographs and illustrations and with observations of the people as well. A good bibliography is given on Colombia and Curaçao." REF: OCLC: 769157894; American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books; Smith R48 .

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        Majors and Minors, with signed letter from author

      Hadley and Hadley, Printers and Binders, Toledo, OH 1895 - First edition (1895). 8vo, beveled blue cloth stamped in black on front cover, patterned endpapers, frontispiece of author, 148 pp, very good copy, light rubbing to corners and spine ends, faint rubbing to boards, lettering on spine almost impossible to read, both front and rear hinges have been expertly repaired, with letter from Dunbar tipped to front pastedown. On letterhead of James B. Pond, Everett House, 'Narragansett Pier 8/24 '96. Mr. Francis N. Kaher. Dear Sir: After your very kind letter I feel myself a base delinquient not to have answered before, but must plead business, illness and general [?] of mind as the cause of this late reply. I have never visited Buffalo or Niaga [sic] Falls, but shall take my earliest opportunity to do so. Many thanks for the kind invitation to your house. I do not remember whether I sent you your book or not. If I did not, will you please inform me. Very truly yours, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Everett House, NY c/o Major Pond.'. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Le manuel du magicien contenant la Poule Noire, le grand grimoire et la Clavicule de Salomon avec l'indication des Talismans, pactes et invocations infaillibles pour évoquer les esprits terrestres, aériens et infernaux et pour obtenir d'eux tout ce que l'on désire

      Chez tous les libraires, Paris 1895 - Broché Un volume in-12 (187x120 mm), 177 (i.e. 176) pages . . Recueil de trois célèbres grimoires : "La Poule Noire", "Le Grand Grimoire" et "La Clavicule de Salomon". Rare édition de la fin du dix-neuvième siècle ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Wrappers. 12mo (187x120 mm), 177 (i.e. 176) pages . . A collection of three grimoires : "La Poule Noire", "Le Grand Grimoire" and "La Clavicule de Salomon". Rare In 12 / 12mo 208g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cricket at Spitzbergen 

      Watercolour in black and white on artist's board. 150 by 115mm. Stamped on verso "28 Sep '95"

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        The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book

      London and New York: Macmillan And Co, 1895. First editions. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth, navy cloth chemise housed in matching cloth slipcase with chipped red leather spine label printed in gilt. Aeg. Very good. 2 vols. 212, 238 pages. 19 x 12.5 cm. First English Editions with "Presentation Copy" embossed on title page of volume I. Vol I: illustrated by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny -- Vol. II: illustrated by J. Lockwood Kipling, and with three pages of adverts at the end. Corners slightly bumped, nicks to backstrip extremities. Spine and covers decorated in gilt. LIVINGSTON 104 & 116. STEWART 123 & 132.

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        An Illustrated History of New Mexico

      The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago 1895 - lg. thick heavy 4to, orig. blind-emb. brown leather bds, re-backed at some time in matching leather with orig. spine laid back on, spine with 4 raised bands, bright gold decoration and bright gold title, "New Mexico" in brightly embossed gold on ft bd, teg, some rubbing to edges and scattered light rubbing to spine, few mild superficial light rubs to bds, else bright, clean and tight; blue marbled eps, internally very lightly toned with a very rare light spot, no markings; illus with excellent photogravures and steel engravings which have orig. tissue; pp.671; volume protected in clear mylar cover. A lovely, sturdy copy of one of the earliest popular New Mexico histories. Howes N-83. Due to size and weight, this volume will require extra postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1894 & 1895 - 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial block to front boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, blue and white patterned endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a matching dark blue leather entry slipcase. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set in a fine binding. Illustrated by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, P. Frenzeny. First editions, first impressions. Stewart 123 & 132; Martindell 61 & 63. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        With the Zhob Field Force 1890.

      London, Heinemann, 1895. 8vo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover in black, with camel's head as vignette, pp. [viii], 232, 24 (advertisements), colour-printed frontispiece, additional colour-printed title with tissue guard, one colour plate, illustrations in the text after drawings (a few full-page); only very light marking to cloth; a very clean and fresh copy. First editon. In 1889 the Zhob Valley and Gomal Pass were taken under the control of the British Government and in December 1889, the town of Zhob, then known as Apozai, was occupied and named Fort Sandeman. The force was made up of the No.7 Mountain battery of the Royal Artillery and the 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry of which, to which the author was attached. - A gripping first-hand report, beautifully illustrated of the wranglings along the Northwest frontier.

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        Voyages Extraordinaires: L"île à hélice.

      Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie, sd 1895 - Première édition illustrée grand in-8; [iv], 423p., 8p. Catalogue Hetzel pour 1895; 85 illustrations par L. Benett dont 71 en noir, 1 carte en noir, 1 carte en couleur et 12 gravures hors-texte en chromotypographie. Cartonnage de type Lenègre au portrait collé, tranches dorées. Dos légèrement passé, petits effilochages à la coiffe supérieure, bel état intérieur. Jauzac 302. Ce cartonnage au portrait collé accompagne ici une nouveauté pour la dernière fois (mise en vente le 21 novembre 1895). Il sera remplacé en 1896 par la première version du cartonnage "au globe doré". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Salmon Fly: How To Dress It and How To Use It.

      London. [Privately Printed]. Published for the Author. Messrs. Wyman & Sons. 1895.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. sm4to, 25cm, The First Edition, xiv,510,xlv,p., (ads.), with 8 colour litho plates of flies & 84 illustrations, in the original dark maroon cloth, gilt block titles and pictorial illustrations with black ruled borders on the spine and upper cover, bevelled boards, t.e.g., endpapers toned else a near fine copy, scarce in this condition (gar). ~ The eight vivid colour plates illustrate over fifty flies. Heckscher 1150. A classic. .

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        SURPRISE PICTURES FROM FAIRY LAND (code number 1861)

      Ernest Nister; E. P. Dutton & Co., London; New York 1895 - (Toy and movable books) SURPRISE PICTURES FROM FAIRY LAND (code number 1861) verses by Clifton Bingham. London: Ernest Nister; New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., ca. 1895. 4to - 7-1/2" x 10-1/16". Blue cloth backed color pictorial glazed paper covered boards in magnificent condition with nary a flaw to be seen. Patterned light blue endpapers. [16] pp. Black and white drawings within text illustrate the stories Red Riding Hood; Humpty Dumpty; Bo-Peep; Hey, Diddle Diddle; Mother Hubbard and The Three Bears. In addition to the black and white drawings, there is a tab activated full page triple action color illustration for each story. As each tab is pulled, the first illustration lifts to reveal a second color illustration; as the tab is pulled further still, a third and final color illustration is revealed. The book functions wonderfully, is totally original and is virtually without a single condition issue. The condition of the book is FINE. Only five copies located on OCLC/WorldCat. RARE, especially in such nice condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dans la rue. Chansons et monologues. Volume 1

      - Paris s.d. (circa 1895), 12,5x19cm, broché. - Edizione definitiva, una delle 150 copie numerate e justifés Aristide Bunting sul Giappone, l'unica grande carta. Binding marocco metà nera, torna con cinque nervi, piatti di carta Moire, guardie e contreplats carta nera copre illustrato da Steinlen TA conservato, testa dorata sui testimoni, firmato vincolante P. Goy & C. Vilaine. autografo Firmato Aristide Bunting: "Per il nostro amico Goron" impreziosita autografo questa quartina: "I'²m'aimait quanto j'l'aimais / avremmo mai lasciato / Se la polizia non aveva fatto / ALLA Villette ". La nostra copia è arricchita, sotto l'autografo Aristide Bunting, un bellissimo acquerello originale firmato di Théophile Alexandre Steinlen che rappresenta un apache led e incorniciato da due gendarmi sotto lo sguardo di due figlie. illustrato libro di disegni di Théophile Alexandre Steinlen la cui copertura.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition définitive, un des 150 exemplaires numérotés et justifés par Aristide Bruant sur Japon, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier à effet moiré, gardes et contreplats de papier noir, couvertures illustrées par T.A. Steinlen conservées, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé d'Aristide Bruant : "A notre ami Goron" agrémenté de ce quatrain autographe : "I'²m'aimait autant que j'l'aimais / Nous nous aurions quittés jamais / Si la police était pas faite / A la Villette." Notre exemplaire est enrichi, en-dessous de l'envoi autographe d'Aristide Bruant, d'une belle aquarelle originale signée de Théophile Alexandre Steinlen représentant un apache conduit et encadré de deux gendarmes sous le regard de deux filles. Ouvrage illustré de dessins de Théophile Alexandre Steinlen dont la couverture.  

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        MESDAG, SINT LUKAS--- Grote foto (30x24 cm.) van H.W. Mesdag zittend in fluwelen pak met hoed en wandelstok in een stoel. Op de achtergrond een wandtapijt. Foto Alex van Dijck, Den Haag.

      Met eigenhandige tekst: 'De burgemeester van St. Lukas, 2 Maart 1895', en zijn handtekening 'H.W. Mesdag'. M12622

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1895 - 1895 Wisden Rebound Like Hardbacks , Special

      1895. 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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        ANLEITUNG ZUR MIKROCHEMISCHEN ANALYSE der wichtigsten organischen Verbindungen

      Verlag von Leopold Voss, Hamburg und Leipzig 1895 - Libro en aceptable estado, fatigado y rozado, con sellos y tejuelo del anterior propietario, encuadernado en tela y cartoné, en lengua alemana. Libro que reúne cuatro publicaciones del químico y físico alemán H. Behrens de ANLEITUNG ZUR MIKROCHEMISCHEN ANALYSE der wichtigsten organischen Verbindungen, con las fechas de edición desde 1895 a 1897.64+108+135+129 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Dickens]
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        A Woman Intervenes

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1895 - First Edition. Some foxing; very good plus. Presentation copy; with the author's lengthy inscription on the half-title, "Dear Edith [Watson; likely a cousin]; I intended you to have my new book ÔOver the Border' to take with you to America, but it will not be published until you are on the Atlantic. You may remember that I read to you the first chapter of that book & I will send it after you to the States. You will meet nice people over there, but no one better or nicer than your own self in all that land. Robert Barr." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Art in Book-Plates: Forty Two Original Ex-Libris

      H. Grevel & Co., UK 1895 - A complete set of 42 original bookplates, with accompanying introductory essay and original presentation folder, though cover illustrative plate is missing. Plates are very well-preserved, virtually as new with some occasional roughness and toning to edges of mounting paper, but no encroachment of damage, wear, or discolouration to any of the plates themselves. Booklet and publication pages are little worn at the edges and bear some light foxing but are otherwise presentable. Folder is secure and functional, but has undergone some minor repairs to corners, and is marked with scattered spots and streaks of ink. Why do most sellers not describe their actual item on Amazon? Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High Streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA (now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK. +44 116 253 2712 Size: 250 x 330 mm. 44 pages. Item Type: Book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Britain/UK; 19th century; Dewey Code: 940.545941. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 07554. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maynard & Bradley]
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        The Life of Joseph Wolf' by A.H. Palmer & 'The Horses of Conquest' by R.B. Cunninghame

      - Palmer: 1 volume, 8vo., Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London and New York, 1895. Re-bound in padded dark green leatherette with gilt spines, top edge gilt, marbled end papers.Graham: 1 volumes, 8vo., Published by William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1930. Re-bound in dark green leatherette with gilt titles, marbled endpapers. Provenance: the estate of Winston & CZ Guest

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      Milano Treves 1895 In Folio Pagine 20 Brossura editoriale a colori. Numerose illustrazoni in bianco e nero nel testo e fuori testo di cui alcune a piena pagina. Ottima copia. Rarissimo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo]
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        [Photo Album]: Images of Boston Reservoir Park, Marblehead, Massachusetts and The White Mountains

      Near Fine/Near Fine. Oblong small quarto. Brown cloth boards with "Photographs" in gilt. Some wear to the spine ends, small worm hole and some foxing on the margins of a few pages, very good or better, images are largely fine. Ownership signature of Henry A. Janvier on the inside front board. Circa 1895. 24 silver gelatin print photographs. Each image is 6.75" x 5", mounted and all but one are captioned. Beautifully composed photographs of the Boston Reservoir Park and Marblehead, Massachusetts. Images include beachscapes, sailboats, and mountains. Henry A. Janvier, was an engineer for the Ferracute Company, a machine and die maker in Bridgeton, N.J. which was an important producer of machines to make coins and machine parts. Janvier was the company's representative to China who installed coin minting machines in 1898. A gifted amateur photographer he made his trip famous through the hundreds of images of parts of inland China that had never before recorded on film and glass.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        De religions-vrede: gheaccordeert ende gepubliceert binnen Antwerpen den XIIen Junii, MDLXXIX. With: (2) Religions-vrede, ou accord de religion, consenti et publié en Anvers le XIIme de Iuin MDLXXIX.Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin, 1579. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With a different woodcut coat of arms of Antwerp on both title-pages. 17th-century half parchment, recased with new endpapers in the 19th-century.

      Knuttel 456-457; Voet 1894B & 1895. First Dutch and French editions of a pamphlet announcing a "religion's peace" in order to eliminate the frictions between the Protestants and Catholics in the city of Antwerp. This Peace was executed between the Archduke Mathias, the Prince of Orange and the State-Council and accepted by the Antwerp magistrate on June 12th 1579. Plantin delivered 162 copies of this pamphlet (both Dutch and French) to the States General on June 15th 1579. Another 200 copies were delivered to the military authorities of Antwerp. The proclamation of this peace was carried out earlier than was expected due to an incident between Catholics and protestants on May 28th 1579, in which Archduke Mathias was involved.With, on paste-down, the owner's inscription of the Belgian painter Arnold Frans Van den Eynde (1793-1885, known for his views of Mechelen, and some underscoring and annotations in the first work. First title-page slightly soiled, a few minor smudges and the binding slightly rubbed, overall in good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Excerpta Cypria : Translated and Transcribed by Claude Delaval Cobham

      Nicosia: Herbert E. Clarke 1895. 4to. (iii), 342, (2) pp. Full brown morocco with gilt-ruled borders to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt-ruled panels and gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Zaehnsdorf exhibition binding with their gold stamp on the rear pastedown. Some small stains to the rear board. Slight foxing to prelims. Internally clean. Bookplate of Claude Delaval Cobham to the front pastedown. The author's own copy of the very scarce 1895 Nicosia printing of his classic work. . Very Good. Full Morocco. 1895.

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Football The Rugby Union Game

      Cassell, London 1895 - pp. xvi, 564. A very good copy in the original cloth. The first comprehensive rugby book, extremely rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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      Prag, Heinrich Mercy, 1895. - Titel, (12), 177 SS. Mit gedr. Frontispiz, 2 separaten doppelblattgroßen Karten sowie zahlr. Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. 4to. Erste Ausgabe. - In sehr gutem Zustand; Kanten und Kapitale minimal berieben.3 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Black Riders and Other Lines.

      Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895 - Duodecimo. Original japon boards, title label to spine. Housed in a blue morocco backed slipcase and chemise. From the library of Estelle Doheny, with gilt morocco bookplate to the front pastedown. A fine copy. First edition, deluxe issue, one of 50 copies printed in green on japon. The Black Riders is first book of poetry by Stephen Crane (1871–1900), famous for his novels such as his acclaimed Civil War tale The Red Badge of Courage, published in the same year as this collection. Crane was a prolific writer of poetry, though only in private at first, writing five or six poems a day. In 1894 he showed some of these to American writer Hamlin Garland (to whom his book is dedicated), who read them "with growing wonder". With Garland's encouragement, Crane secured publication from Copeland & Day, though not without a struggle which delayed publication until around the same time as The Red Badge of Courage, Crane's verses being highly unconventional for the time in their lack of any consistent rhyme or metre. Perhaps the best in the collection is: "In the desert / I saw a creature, naked, bestial, / who, squatting upon the ground, / held his heart in his hands, and ate of it. / I said, 'Is it good, friend?' / 'It is bitter–bitter,' he answered; / 'But I like it / because it is bitter, / and because it is my heart.'" There is some bibliographical debate as to whether The Black Riders was published just before or just after The Red Badge of Courage; Stallman cites broken type and an April 1896 advertisement in The Bookman to support his claim that this issue appeared on the heels of The Red Badge of Courage, Joe Kraus, in his bibliography of Copeland and Day, locates page proofs dated March 1895, putting it before. If the latter is so, then as well as being Crane's first poetry collection, it is also his second published book and the first book published under his own name, following his pseudonymously published first book, Maggie. A typed slip laid-into this volume, gives auction records from the 1920s (then making as much as $220), and observing: "Next to the very scarce Maggie in wrappers, Vincent Starrett, in his Bibliography of Crane says that 'The Black Riders' on vellum is the most difficult item to find. Of the 50 copies, probably not more than half of them are still in existence". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Diary for the Brewing Room

      London: A. Boake, Roberts & Co, 1895. Very Good. Light wear and bumping to edge of boards, light wear to spine cloth. Hinges possibly repaired by former owner, though may be original. Pages are clean, though show occasional light spotting or signs of age. A lovely book, with sharp gilt stamping on cover and spine. Profusely illustrated with charts and many contemporary advertisements for beer and liquor making supplies, meant also to serve as a diary to assist the brewer track fomentation, with dates pertaining to the year 1895.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        Famous Footballers and Athletes

      Hudson & Kearns 1895 - Alcock and Hill's famous 1895-96 work features full page photo portraits of footballers (both Association and Rugby) and teams of the day. A lavish and evocative record of the Victorian game. This is a bound volume of the original parts (it was later issued as a single volume) with front covers as issued. Folio. Original pictorial boards with gilt titles and engraving of a footballer. Professionally restored spine. and corners, 224pp. pages trimmed. Part Xll has long closed tear to front cover with marks from old tape repair. Otherwise a very good clean copy. A very large, heavy book that will require extra shipping. From our extensive stock of football books and publications. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pastsport]
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        Hand signed Photo Postcard / Handsignierte Photopostkarte / Autograph / Autogramm

      Hamburg : Rüdel, Postkarte Original Photo Postkarte von Rüdel: Buster Keaton und Werner Schwier (Photo: Bethke), von Buster Keaton (1895-1966) bildseitig mit blauer Tinte handsigniert.- Sehr dekoratives, seltenes Stück des legendären Schauspielers /// Standort Wimregal PKis-P1 Versand D: 2,20 EUR

      [Bookseller: Wimbauer Buchversand]
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        Contes pour bibliophiles. Nombreuses illustrations dans le texte et hors texte, Paris, May et Motteroz (Librairies et imprimeries réunies), Paris, 1895.

      - 1 vol. in-4° rel. demi maroquin à coins ventre de biche, dos uniformément insolé tirant sur l'orangé - Dos à nerfs, auteur et titre dorés, tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Quelques légères petites rousseurs plus concentrées sur les tranches et en début et fin de volume. IV + 232 p. - 17 planches ht dont 4 en couleurs - sans la planche les fricatrices tirée à 300 exemplaires et vendue à part chez l'éditeur - Tirage à 1030 exemplaires - Celui-ci un des 1000 exemplaires sur vélin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        Lao Tsze: The Great Thinker, with a Translation of His Thoughts on Nature and Manifestation of God.

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1895 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 19*13.3cm, xxii+131p+iii. General wear to outer covers, internally fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        The Stolen Bacillus. And Other Incidents.

      London: Methuen, 1895.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp. [x]; 275; [1], imprint; [32], catalogue, dated November 1896. In publisher's blue cloth, with gilt titles to spine and upper board, edges untrimmed. Internally very clean, adverts mainly uncut although final four pages have been roughly opened. Cloth generally bright with a little shelfwear. A very good copy indeed. A series of cynical biological and scientific tales are the basis for H.G.Wells' first collection of Science Fiction stories. Includes 'The Flying Man', 'The Flowering of the Strange Orchid', The remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes', and 'The Lord of the Dynamos'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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