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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"

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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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.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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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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        Art in Book-Plates: Forty Two Original Ex-Libris

      H. Grevel & Co, 1895, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Limited Edition. 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.

      [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

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE VENEZIA 1895

      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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        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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        Columbretes.

      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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        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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        The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan, 1895. First editions. Near Fine. A lovely, very Nearly Fine set of Kipling's most beloved work. Slight rubbing at the spine ends and corners of both volumes. Bookplate on the front paste-down of book one, light foxing throughout book two. Despite the minor defects, a handsome set, entirely without repair. Based on folk tales and legends that Kipling learned during his childhood in India and written while in Vermont. This work of several inter-related short stories met with huge success upon publication and continues to enthrall readers of all ages to this day. According to Professor Edwin L. Miller, their publication "caused even severe critics of his previous work to admit that he is a writer of inspired genius." Kipling was the first English-language writer, and the youngest ever, to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        LA DONNA DI GOVERNO COMMEDIA IN 5 ATTI IN VERSI MARTELLIANI

      EDOARDO PERINO, 1895. ITALIANO 0,04 N.99 della collana, brossura editoriale con fioritura, strappetti ai bordi, strappi e nastro adesivo al dorsetto, al piatto anteriore illustrazione a firma di Zaniboni, all'antiporta illustrazione dall'atto I scena III, pagine brunite dal tempo e con fioriture sparse, strappo ai bordi interni all'altezza della spillatura e strappetti anche ai bordi, molte libere dalla legatura USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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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        La propriété. Origine et évolution. Thèse communiste. Réfutation par Yves Guyot.

      Paris, Ch. Delagrave, 1895. - 8vo. (6), XIII, (1), 530 pp. Contemporary half calf; original printed wrapper cover bound within. Rare work by Karl Marx's son-in-law, prefixed by a "refutation" (pp. 1-297) by the politician and economist Yves Guyot. Lafargue's "communist thesis" on the origins and development of the concept of property is dedicated to Friedrich Engels, who owned a copy inscribed to him by the author. - Evenly browned throughout, handwritten ownership "Ch. Keller" on printed wrapper cover. The Alsatian-born socialist and anarchist Charles Keller (1843-1913) was an early associate of Elie Reclus and Mikhail Bakunin. In 1868 he attempted a translation of Marx's just-published "Capital" but had to abandon the project. He participated as a delegate in the Paris section of the First International and in the Second Congress of the League of Peace and Freedom in Berne. As a member of the Commune, he was injured fighting on the barricades in 1871 and escaped to Basel. Returning after the amnesty and settling in Nancy, he established himself as a poet and writer of workers' songs. - A fine copy with a few underlinings. Stammhammer II, 178, 13. Die Bibliotheken von Marx und Engels (MEGA IV.32), no. 716. OCLC 7194802.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Pocket Magazine Stephen Crane Collection

      Frederick A. Stokes 1895 - A collection of eight issues of this elusive monthly, published in New York from 1895 to 1901, each containing a short story by Stephen Crane. 12mos. Generally near fine, some issues whiter than others, spines with light wear. June 1896 cover with light quarter-sized stain to front wrapper. The July 1897 issue good only, with well-rubbed wrappers and a chipped spine. Only one issue, October 1896, which contains “A Detail”, is lacking for a complete set. The issues include: --April 1896: “A Tale of Mere Chance” (first American magazine appearance); --May 1896: “A Grey Sleeve” (first American magazine appearance); --June 1896: “One Dash – Horses” (first American magazine appearance); --August 1896: “The Snake” (first appearance); --September 1896: “An Indiana Campaign” (first appearance); --November 1896: “The Voice of the Mountain” (first appearance); --June 1897: “How the Donkey Lifted the Hills” (first appearance); --July 1897: “A Victory of the Moon” (first appearance). Also included in the collection is a window poster for the May 1896 issue, which is an enlarged version of the cover, in fine condition. A difficult collection to assemble, particularly in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Fille Elisa

      Compositions et eaux-fortes originales de Georges Jeanniot, un des exemplaires sur papier vélin à la cuve avec double suite des eaux-fortes (n° 155), 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure demi-maroquin à coins rouge, dos lisse mosaïqué (motif floral), filet doré en mors et coins, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée de Ch. Meunier, Collection des Dix, Emile Testard, Librairie de l'Edition Nationale, 1895, 2 ff. (frontipsice signé par Jeanniot), VI-257 pp., 1 f. n. ch., 3 ff. (prospectus) avec 10 planches hors texte sur vélin et japon Bel exemplaire parfaitement relié par le grand relieur Charles Meunier (1865-1948), dans un tirage sur vélin avec double suite des eaux-fortes, sur vélin avec la lettre et sur Japon avant la lettre avec remarques, et parfois en trois états, dont une version alternative de la gravure "Le Poulailler" (infimes frott. en dos, superbe exemplaire en parfait état par ailleurs) Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        NELL'S MAP OF COLORADO

      Hamilton & Kendrick, 1895., Denver - First edition. 11.6 x 18.5 cm [4 9/16" x 7 1/4"] cloth folder with titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover. The map unfolds to 83.3 x 106.2 cm [32 1/2" x 41 1/2"] and is titled "Topographical Map of the State of Colorado." The map depicts the geographical and topographical details of the state and points out information useful to settlers, miners and travelers. Covers such details as the new mining camps, the latest land office surveys, the lands of the Ute Reservation thrown open to settlement, all modes of transportation such as railroads, roads and practicable mountain trails, U. S. timber reserves, the principal irrigation canals in south-eastern Colorado, and the more important ranches in those parts where villages are scarce. The map exhibits over 2000 altitudes of mountains, passes, railroad stations, and other towns in feet above sea level. Nell offered a succession of maps on Colorado and eventually succeeded Thayer as the most important map maker of Colorado and continued doing so into the early 1900's. Former owner's inked name on inside front cover of the binder and to the verso of the map, cloth lightly soiled and rubbed along the spine panel and extremities, and map has light wear to two fold points. Overall a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Poems

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1895. Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles and elaborate designs by H. Granville Fell gilt to spine and boards, edges untrimmed. Illustrated title page with tissue-guard. Spine tanned and a little rolled, ends and corners rubbed, a few marks to covers, superficial cracks to hinges but both holding, occasional light spotting, still a very good copy. First edition, first impression, one of 750 copies printed, UK issue, an interesting association copy of Yeats's first collected edition, with the armorial bookplate of poet Sydney Royse Lysaght (1856-1941), and his contemporary ink ownership inscription dated October 1895 to half-title. Lysaght, though he lived at Banwell Castle in Somerset, was of Irish ancestry. He published his first book of poems, The Modern Ideal, in 1886, the same year as Yeats's Mosada.

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        La mêlée sociale

      first edition on the current paper.Binding half burgundy shagreen, back to seven nerves set with golden vertical lines, tail golden initials, traces of friction heads and tails of the joints, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, cover preserved and mounted on tab with a marginal tear, speckled head, contemporary binding.Signed autograph of Georges Clemenceau Leopold Lacour. Charpentier Paris 1895 12x18,5cm relié

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        Flags National And Mercantile

      Portsmouth: Griffin and Co. 1895 - | 8¾" x 5½". [III] 35,25,4 [8]pp. Index. | Flags National and Mercantile For The Use Of Officers of Royal Navy, Mercantile Marine; and Yacht Squadrons: Containing Flags Of The Royal Navy; National Ensigns For Men-Of-War; National Colours For Mercantile Marine; International Code; Fog Signals; Optional Signals; Signals Of Distress; Vessels' Lights As Seen By A Look-Out Man, And 957 House Flags And Funnels Of The Principal Ships Of The Mercantile Marine, And 120 National Flags And Signals. Third Edition With Supplementary Index-Greatly Enlarged, (175 Additional Flags).Pages 5-35 IndexPages 2-25 National Flags; Sound Signals for Fog &c.; Vessels' Lights as Seen by a Look Out Man; Steam Vessels; Sailing Vessels; (Many uncoloured, blank, flag and funnel templates)Pages Pages 1-4 SupplementPages 1-8 Index to supplement For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Poor. Boards amateurishly covered, now worn and somewhat soiled. Upper board help in place with tape, hinge showing at the title page and last few leaves. Scattered spotting and tanning, heavier in places, throughout although the majority of the plates are unaffected. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Syr Perecyvelle of Gales

      Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1895. 98pp. Personal copy of Henry Marillier, William Morris & Co.'s Managing-Director, with signed note from artist Edward Burne-Jones to his assistant, Robert Catterson-Smith, who worked on this volume. **** One of an edition of 350 printed on hand-laid “Flower” watermarked paper (an additional 8 were produced on vellum). **** Featuring Chaucer type in black and red, as well as woodblock decorative text borders and carved initials designed by William Morris. The wood-engraved frontispiece, illustrated by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, depicts young Pereceyvelle embraced by his aging mother. **** Bound in original blue holland-backed boards, upper cover titled in black. **** This title is listed in William S. Peterson, The Kelmscott Press, Bibliography Appendix A, No. 33. After the edition printed by J.O. Halliwell from the M.S. in the Library of Lincoln Cathedral. **** The bookplate on front pastedown reads: "Ex Libris Harry Currie Marillier". Marillier (1865-1951) acted as the Managing Director of Morris & Company from 1905-1948. He was a journalist, critic and art historian, and authored books on Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Aubrey Beardsley. He was a contemporary of, and correspondent with, Oscar Wilde. **** There is also loosely contained with this item an autographed note signed by Edward Burne-Jones to Robert Catterson-Smith: "...could you come on Monday - instead of tomorrow - tomorrow is awkward for me. E.B.J.". Catterson-Smith was the studio assistant who most closely collaborated with Burne-Jones in turning the fine line drawings for the Kelmscott book illustrations into a more simplified form enabling the production of the wood blocks for printing. This process was detailed by William S. Peterson: "Emery Walker made a very pale print of a photograph (a platino) from Sir E. B.J.'s pencil drawing - the exact size of the drawing - I then stuck the print down on stout card...Next I gave the print a thin wash of chinese white with a little size in it. The result was to get rid of everything but essential lines: next I went over the pale lines with a very sharp pencil copying and translating them from the E.B.J. drawing which was in front of me. The lines of shading were put in pencil... When the pencil drawing was finished all trace if the photograph had disappeared. Next came the inking over which was done with a fine round sable brush and very black chinese ink...When difficulties arose in the treatment of passages I consulted B-J...Some of the drawings were done over several times. Finally E. Walker made a photograph on the wood block and Hooper cut it". **** Syr Pereceyvelle of Gales is the retelling of an Aurthurian romance involving Percival, a Knight of the Round Table. The text is based on a manuscript volume compiled by Robert Thorton of Yorkshire, around 1440, republished by The Camden Society in 1844. Condition: Near Fine, with small bump to one corner of the front cover. **** Overall, a marvelous synthesis of the ideals espoused by William Morris and his Arts and Crafts Movement followers that everyday objects should be hand-made objects worthy of great beauty. William Morris was intimately involved in every facet of the book's production, from designing the very type and borders, to commissioning art from his old friend Burne-Jones. There are stories of trials and error with the inks, and the paper which had to be sun-bleached on the lawns of Kelmscott (in between rain showers). (Peterson, The Kelmscott Press). This edition pre-dates the essential Kelmscott Chaucer by a year and is, with a smaller print-run, the more scarce. . Signed note by Burne-Jones. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        The Expeditions of Zebulon M. Pike to Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain During the Years 1805-6-7.

      Francis P. Harper, New York 1895 - 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, cloth, 3 volumes. All volumes: wear to spine extremities and edges; spotted discoloration along spine; corners bumped; browning at interior margins. Vol. 1: small chips at foot of spine, closed tears at head, discoloration near lower front corner. All 6 maps are present, in pocket at rear of Vol. 3. Howes: "best edition" of this account of the first government exploring expedition to the Southwest. Limited edition: 1150 edition. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Museé de L'Hopital Saint-Louis; Iconographie des Maladies Cutanées et Syphilitiques avec texte Explicatif.

      Paris: Rueff et Cie, 1895-97. Paris:: Rueff et Cie, 1895-97., 1895. Folio. [2], iv, 346 pp. 50 chromolithographic plates, 23 engravings, 18 photogravures. Contemporary half crimson gilt-stamped morocco, marbled boards, raised bands. Very good. RARE. First edition. A MASTERPIECE OF PHOTO-CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY. "The authors of this book were senior doctors at the Hôpital Saint-Louis. Besnier presided over the 4th International Congress of Dermatologists, held in Paris in 1900. The museum had been founded by Devergie in 1865. During his 25 year long career, Devergie commissioned water colour paintings of the major skin diseases for use in his lectures. It was not long before these were supplemented by photographs and moulages. Between 1867 and 1894 the Italian moulage artist M. Baretta (1834-1925) produced 1,800 such models. He devised the internal colouring technique. This is a technique whereby the colours are applied in between the layers of wax. The effect is one of transparency and greater similarity to the colour of human skin (Zanca and Tagliavini). The various separate lesions have been portrayed exceptionally well. Less attention was paid to facial expressions. The museum now has a collection of 4,667 moulages at its disposal (Dahm). The finest among them were reproduced in this book. The printing technique used was photochromy." – Franz Ehring, Skin Diseases: 5 Centuries of Scientific Illustration. pp. 176-177. "Ernest Besnier was born in Honfleur in 1831. He studied in Paris, and was a celebrated pupil of Hardy and Bazin. Having been graduated in 1857, he turned his attention exclusively to dermatology, and by 1872 had become a chief at l'Hôpital Saint Louis." "Besnier was active in all phases of dermatology. Although essentially French in his diathetic thinking, he was responsible for translating Kaposi's text into French, with masterful annotations by himself. His monograph on psoriasis, his work on atopic dermatitis..., and his work on eczema entitle him to his place as the leading French dermatologist of his time." - Shelley & Crissey, Classics in Clinical Dermatology, p. 246. "Ernest Besnier was the unquestioned master of French dermatology towards the end of the 19th century. When he took over the leadership of the Parisian dermatology clinic in 1873, French dermatology had lost its premier position and fallen behind the Vienna school not only in regards to research and teaching but also in terms of space and equipment. Besnier reformed French dermatology, incorporating many advances from Vienna, such as establishing laboratories for bacteriology, mycology and histopathology and encouraging basic research. As he retired just before the turn of the century, French dermatology had closed the gap." "Ernest Henri Besnier was born on 21 April 1831 in Honfleur, a small village in the Normandy. Since his father was a customs official, the family moved frequently, including stays in Marseille and Orleans. Besnier studied medicine in Paris and advanced to Interne des Hôpitaux in 1853. His teachers included Ernest Bazin, Philippe Boyer, and Henri-Louis Royer, whose niece Besnier married a few years later. In 1857 his doctoral thesis on the diagnosis and therapy of ileus was accepted. He continued to address mainly internal medicine themes. Named Médecin des Hôpitaux in 1863, he published between 1864 and 1872 studies ranging from cholera to diseases of the spleen to rheumatic diseases to gall stones, becoming one of the best known internists in France. As signs of recognition he was elected Vice-President of the Société anatomique in 1861 and Secretary-General of the Société Médicale des hôpitaux in 1864. He served as a military physician in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/1871 and was awarded the highest military honor, being named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur." "When Bazin retired as head of dermatology clinic at Hôpital Saint-Louis at the end of 1872, Besnier was the highest ranking faculty member and entitled to the position. Although no one dreamed he would desert internal medicine for dermatology, he accepted the challenge. With little experience but great energy he started his new job on 1 January 1873. Within a few months he had read the entire dermatologic literature, concentrating on the works of Bazin and Erasmus Wilson; he profited greatly from the immense clinical experience of his colleague Charles Lailler, who tactfully assumed the role of the old experienced tutor. Besnier also benefited from working together with Adrien Doyon, the founder and editor of the Annales de Dermatologie et de Syphiligraphie; Doyen made him aware of the great advances in dermatology in Germany and Austria. With Besnier' encouragement, Doyen translated into French Moriz Kaposi's textbook from 1880 Pathologie und Therapie der Hautkrankheiten. Besnier employed his by now encyclopedic knowledge of the dermatologic literature to provide commentaries which enhanced Doyen's translation. The French edition appeared just one year later 1881 and dominated the training of dermatologists in France for the next two decades and helped to reduce the differences between the French and German-speaking schools of dermatology. In 1881 Besnier also became editor of the Annales de Dermatologie et de Syphiligraphie and was named a member of the medical academy." "Kaposi's Clinic [in] Vienna was the model of a modern dermatology clinic for Besnier. In 1882, he asked Doyen for a detailed report over the Viennese clinic, which was published in the Annales de Dermatologie et de Syphiligraphie and including information not only about the teaching program and costs of inpatient care, but also covered such details as patient clothing, the size of hospital rooms, and how instruction signs were posted on the walls. When compared to Vienna, the conditions in Hôpital Saint-Louis were primitive. Besnier described his outpatient clinic as a sleazy ramshackle hut completely unworthy of a great capital city. He demanded the construction of new inpatient wards and emphasized the importance of a histopathology laboratory. He also established the first laboratory for bacteriology and mycology at Hôpital Saint-Louis. Besnier demanded a change from purely descriptive dermatology, turned against the nosologic speculations of his predecessor Bazin which he felt had lost validity through the groundbreaking work of Pasteur and demanded the incorporation of knowledge from bacteriology and histopathology into dermatology. In addition, he tried to get dermatology incorporated into general medical education, so that medical students could not graduate without some exposure to dermatology – that had not been the case previously." "Besnier's daily activities were highly regimented. He arrived every morning at 8:45; once a week he made inpatient rounds, while the other days were devoted to specialty clinics. After each patient contact, Besnier washed his hands and cleaned under his fingernails. He was always carefully dressed and reserved. his students, including Louis Brocq, Raymond Sabouraud, Lucien Jacquet (1860-1914), George Thibierge, Félix Balzer (1849-1929) and Émile Leredde (1866-1926) consider him the ideal academic teacher. He stimulated them to produce many papers. His lectures were clear and contained a great deal of clinical and histopathological information embedded in a broad theoretical background. They attracted a wide range of listeners ranging from pharmacists and medical students to guest physicians from abroad. in 1888 Besnier started weekly meetings on Thursday for all physicians working at Hôpital Saint-Louis during which all the interesting cases of the week were discussed. Out of this meeting evolved in 1889 the Société française de Dermatologie et de Syphiligraphie with Besnier as a founding father. He served initially as Vice-President and then became President in 1892." "Besnier published very little. In 1879 he described the diagnostic possibilities made available by histologic examination and coined the term biopsy. In 1889 he described the diagnostic possibilities made available by histologic examination and coined the term biopsy. In 1889 he described lupus pernio, which was recognized a few years later as a manifestation of sarcoidosis and in 1892 he provided the first precise description of atopicdermatitis. In order to properly describe this illness, Besnier stated that one had to break away from the tyranny of Willan's and consider not only the primary lesions but all the findings. He stated that the central symptom is pruritus, intensive pruritus, waxing and waning, often worse in the evening, with seasonal remissions and exacerbations. The lesion morphology in contrast had little meaning; instead he pointed out that one absolute fundamental characteristic was that none of the lesions associated with or triggered by the illness were specific. Besnier did not use the terms lichen or eczema, employing instead lichenification and eczematization to emphasize that the skin changes were not specific, but instead banal lesions which resulted from itching and scratching. The disease often started in early childhood and took a variable but chronic course. Sometimes the disease left the skin and presented then primarily as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, hay fever or less often gastrointestinal problems. Since he felt a congenital tendency towards pruritus existed, which then could appear in varying degrees of severity, Besnier designated the disease as Prurigo diathésique." – Löser, Plewig, and Burgdorf, Pantheon of Dermatology, pp. 89-93. Franz Ehring, Skin Diseases: 5 Centuries of Scientific Illustration. pp. 176-177; Löser, Plewig, and Burgdorf, Pantheon of Dermatology, pp. 89-93; Shelley & Crissey, Classics in Clinical Dermatology, p. 246.

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        Le Museà de L'Hopital Saint-Louis; Iconographie des Maladies Cutanà es et Syphilitiques avec texte Explicatif.

      Rueff et Cie, 1895-97., Paris: - Folio. [2], iv, 346 pp. 50 chromolithographic plates, 23 engravings, 18 photogravures. Contemporary half crimson gilt-stamped morocco, marbled boards, raised bands. Very good. RARE. First edition. A MASTERPIECE OF PHOTO-CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY. "The authors of this book were senior doctors at the Hà pital Saint-Louis. Besnier presided over the 4th International Congress of Dermatologists, held in Paris in 1900. The museum had been founded by Devergie in 1865. During his 25 year long career, Devergie commissioned water colour paintings of the major skin diseases for use in his lectures. It was not long before these were supplemented by photographs and moulages. Between 1867 and 1894 the Italian moulage artist M. Baretta (1834-1925) produced 1,800 such models. He devised the internal colouring technique. This is a technique whereby the colours are applied in between the layers of wax. The effect is one of transparency and greater similarity to the colour of human skin (Zanca and Tagliavini). The various separate lesions have been portrayed exceptionally well. Less attention was paid to facial expressions. The museum now has a collection of 4,667 moulages at its disposal (Dahm). The finest among them were reproduced in this book. The printing technique used was photochromy." â€" Franz Ehring, Skin Diseases: 5 Centuries of Scientific Illustration. pp. 176-177. "Ernest Besnier was born in Honfleur in 1831. He studied in Paris, and was a celebrated pupil of Hardy and Bazin. Having been graduated in 1857, he turned his attention exclusively to dermatology, and by 1872 had become a chief at l'Hà pital Saint Louis." "Besnier was active in all phases of dermatology. Although essentially French in his diathetic thinking, he was responsible for translating Kaposi's text into French, with masterful annotations by himself. His monograph on psoriasis, his work on atopic dermatitis., and his work on eczema entitle him to his place as the leading French dermatologist of his time." - Shelley & Crissey, Classics in Clinical Dermatology, p. 246. "Ernest Besnier was the unquestioned master of French dermatology towards the end of the 19th century. When he took over the leadership of the Parisian dermatology clinic in 1873, French dermatology had lost its premier position and fallen behind the Vienna school not only in regards to research and teaching but also in terms of space and equipment. Besnier reformed French dermatology, incorporating many advances from Vienna, such as establishing laboratories for bacteriology, mycology and histopathology and encouraging basic research. As he retired just before the turn of the century, French dermatology had closed the gap." "Ernest Henri Besnier was born on 21 April 1831 in Honfleur, a small village in the Normandy. Since his father was a customs official, the family moved frequently, including stays in Marseille and Orleans. Besnier studied medicine in Paris and advanced to Interne des Hà pitaux in 1853. His teachers included Ernest Bazin, Philippe Boyer, and Henri-Louis Royer, whose niece Besnier married a few years later. In 1857 his doctoral thesis on the diagnosis and therapy of ileus was accepted. He continued to address mainly internal medicine themes. Named Mà decin des Hà pitaux in 1863, he published between 1864 and 1872 studies ranging from cholera to diseases of the spleen to rheumatic diseases to gall stones, becoming one of the best known internists in France. As signs of recognition he was elected Vice-President of the Socià tà anatomique in 1861 and Secretary-General of the Socià tà Mà dicale des hà pitaux in 1864. He served as a military physician in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/1871 and was awarded the highest military honor, being named a Chevalier de la Là gion d'Honneur." "When Bazin retired as head of dermatology clinic at Hà pital Saint-Louis at the end of 1872, Besnier was the highest ranking faculty member and entitled to the position. Although no one dreamed he would desert interna [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pastels. Dix portraits de femmes.

      - Paris. Conquet. 1895. 2 volumes en plein maroquin curieusement tacheté de bleu, orange, beige, formant un ensemble peu courant mais harmonieux, dos à nerfs légèrement passés, tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, étuis. Illustré de 11 aquarelles de Robaudi et de 35 aquarelles de Giraldon. Exemplaire de Giraldon, spécialement imprimé pour lui sur Japon, et augmenté d'un deuxième volume relié de manière identique, comprenant : 3 essais de couverture, dessin avec rehaut d'aquarelle, par Giraldon, et 177 planches sur japon de décomposition de couleurs et 30 planches sur papier fort en noir, pour les lettrines et en-têtes. Très bel exemplaire. 457 FX PP+VP+CB [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life And Adventures Of George Augustus Sala, Written By Himself, In Two Volumes (Alfred Morrison Copy, With 2 Tipped In Letters From Sala, Additional Letters From The 1St Duke Of Wellington, To Sir Francis Doyle, William Farren To Dr. K-, Edward Bulwer Lytton To Pennell, Alexandre Dumas Fils, Douglas Jerrolddion Boucicault, Charles Knightand Martin Tupper To Pennell, Charles Knight To William Hepworth Dixon

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1895 - Xix, 379; Xi, 381. Dred Cloth, Gilt. Two Volumes, With An Extra Volume I In Which Are Tipped In 10 Original Letters. Apparently From The Collection Of Alfred Morrison (1821¿1897), Known For His Interest In Works Of Art, Autographs And Manuscripts. The Main Interest Of His Later Life Was In Autographs And Letters, Cataloged In Many 9 Volumes, And Also The Papers Of Hamilton And Nelson And The Correspondence Of Nelson And Lady Hamilton (First Printed There). Inj This Volumes, All Letters Except Sala's Are Tipped In At The Pages Where The Authors Of The Letters Are Discussed By Sala. The Letters Are: 1. Sala To Morrison, Dated 6/18/77 2. Sala To Kingston, Undated, With Sala's Caricature Of Himself With His Quill. W. B. Kingston Was A Writer Etc. And Foreign Correspondent For The Telegraph. 3. Two Page Note From Arthur Wellesley, 1St Duke Of Wellington, To Sir Francis Doyle, Date Appears To Be 1801 But Pencil Note 1831. Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1St Duke Of Wellington, ( 1769 ¿ 1852) Was An Anglo-Irish Soldier And Statesman Who Was One Of The Leading Military And Political Figures Of 19Th-Century Britain. His Defeat Of Napoleon At The Battle Of Waterloo In 1815 Put Him In The First Rank Of Britain's Military Heroes. Major-General Sir Francis Hastings Doyle, Was Created A Baronet In 1828.4. Short Note From William Farren To Dr. Kenneth (?), Undated. William Farren (13 May 1786 ¿ 24 September 1861), English Actor, Was The Son And Father Of Leading Actors Of The Same Name. 5. Letter Form Edward Bulwer Lytton, Prolific English Novelist, To Pennell, Dated Feb 3, 1885. 6. Letter From Alexandre Dumas, Fils., Addressed "Cher Grande", Undated. Alexandre Dumas, Fils 1824 ¿ 1895) Was A French Author And Playwright, Best Known For The Romantic Novel La Dame Aux Camélias (The Lady Of The Camellias) 7. Letter From Douglas Jerrold To Charles Knight. 8. Dion Boucicault, Letter 9/24/63 (?) To An Actress Or Her Agent. 9. Letter From Charles Knight To Hepworth Dixon Regarding The National Shakespeare Committee. William Hepworth Dixon (30 June 1821 ¿ 26 December 1879) Was An English Historian And Traveller. He Was Also Active In Organizing London's Great Exhibition Of 1851. 10. Letter To Pennell From Martin Tupper, Dated Dec. 15, 1865. Martin Farquhar Tupper (17 July 1810 In London ¿ November 1889 In Albury, Surrey) Was An English Writer, And Poet, And The Author Of Proverbial Philosophy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Museé de L'Hopital Saint-Louis; Iconographie des Maladies Cutanées et Syphilitiques avec texte Explicatif.

      Paris:: Rueff et Cie, 1895-97., 1895. Folio. [2], iv, 346 pp. 50 chromolithographic plates, 23 engravings, 18 photogravures. Contemporary half crimson gilt-stamped morocco, marbled boards, raised bands. Very good. RARE. First edition. A MASTERPIECE OF PHOTO-CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY. "The authors of this book were senior doctors at the Hôpital Saint-Louis. Besnier presided over the 4th International Congress of Dermatologists, held in Paris in 1900. The museum had been founded by Devergie in 1865. During his 25 year long career, Devergie commissioned water colour paintings of the major skin diseases for use in his lectures. It was not long before these were supplemented by photographs and moulages. Between 1867 and 1894 the Italian moulage artist M. Baretta (1834-1925) produced 1,800 such models. He devised the internal colouring technique. This is a technique whereby the colours are applied in between the layers of wax. The effect is one of transparency and greater similarity to the colour of human skin (Zanca and Tagliavini). The various separate lesions have been portrayed exceptionally well. Less attention was paid to facial expressions. The museum now has a collection of 4,667 moulages at its disposal (Dahm). The finest among them were reproduced in this book. The printing technique used was photochromy." - Franz Ehring, Skin Diseases: 5 Centuries of Scientific Illustration. pp. 176-177. "Ernest Besnier was born in Honfleur in 1831. He studied in Paris, and was a celebrated pupil of Hardy and Bazin. Having been graduated in 1857, he turned his attention exclusively to dermatology, and by 1872 had become a chief at l'Hôpital Saint Louis." "Besnier was active in all phases of dermatology. Although essentially French in his diathetic thinking, he was responsible for translating Kaposi's text into French, with masterful annotations by himself. His monograph on psoriasis, his work on atopic dermatitis..., and his work on eczema entitle him to his place as the leading French dermatologist of his time." - Shelley & Crissey, Classics in Clinical Dermatology, p. 246. "Ernest Besnier was the unquestioned master of French dermatology towards the end of the 19th century. When he took over the leadership of the Parisian dermatology clinic in 1873, French dermatology had lost its premier position and fallen behind the Vienna school not only in regards to research and teaching but also in terms of space and equipment. Besnier reformed French dermatology, incorporating many advances from Vienna, such as establishing laboratories for bacteriology, mycology and histopathology and encouraging basic research. As he retired just before the turn of the century, French dermatology had closed the gap." "Ernest Henri Besnier was born on 21 April 1831 in Honfleur, a small village in the Normandy. Since his father was a customs official, the family moved frequently, including stays in Marseille and Orleans. Besnier studied medicine in Paris and advanced to Interne des Hôpitaux in 1853. His teachers included Ernest Bazin, Philippe Boyer, and Henri-Louis Royer, whose niece Besnier married a few years later. In 1857 his doctoral thesis on the diagnosis and therapy of ileus was accepted. He continued to address mainly internal medicine themes. Named Médecin des Hôpitaux in 1863, he published between 1864 and 1872 studies ranging from cholera to diseases of the spleen to rheumatic diseases to gall stones, becoming one of the best known internists in France. As signs of recognition he was elected Vice-President of the Société anatomique in 1861 and Secretary-General of the Société Médicale des hôpitaux in 1864. He served as a military physician in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/1871 and was awarded the highest military honor, being named a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur." "When Bazin retired as head of dermatology clinic at Hôpital Saint-Louis at the end of 1872, Besnier was the highest ranking faculty member and entitled to the position. Although no one dreamed he would desert internal medicine for dermatology, he accepted the challenge. With little experience but great energy he started his new job on 1 January 1873. Within a few months he had read the entire dermatologic literature, concentrating on the works of Bazin and Erasmus Wilson; he profited greatly from the immense clinical experience of his colleague Charles Lailler, who tactfully assumed the role of the old experienced tutor. Besnier also benefited from working together with Adrien Doyon, the founder and editor of the Annales de Dermatologie et de Syphiligraphie; Doyen made him aware of the great advances in dermatology in Germany and Austria. With Besnier' encouragement, Doyen translated into French Moriz Kaposi's textbook from 1880 Pathologie und Therapie der Hautkrankheiten. Besnier employed his by now encyclopedic knowledge of the dermatologic literature to provide commentaries which enhanced Doyen's translation. The French edition appeared just one year later 1881 and dominated the training of dermatologists in France for the next two decades and helped to reduce the differences between the French and German-speaking schools of dermatology. In 1881 Besnier also became editor of the Annales de Dermatologie et de Syphiligraphie and was named a member of the medical academy." "Kaposi's Clinic [in] Vienna was the model of a modern dermatology clinic for Besnier. In 1882, he asked Doyen for a detailed report over the Viennese clinic, which was published in the Annales de Dermatologie et de Syphiligraphie and including information not only about the teaching program and costs of inpatient care, but also covered such details as patient clothing, the size of hospital rooms, and how instruction signs were posted on the walls. When compared to Vienna, the conditions in Hôpital Saint-Louis were primitive. Besnier described his outpatient clinic as a sleazy ramshackle hut completely unworthy of a great capital city. He demanded the construction of new inpatient wards and emphasized the importance of a histopathology laboratory. He also established the first laboratory for bacteriology and mycology at Hôpital Saint-Louis. Besnier demanded a change from purely descriptive dermatology, turned against the nosologic speculations of his predecessor Bazin which he felt had lost validity through the groundbreaking work of Pasteur and demanded the incorporation of knowledge from bacteriology and histopathology into dermatology. In addition, he tried to get dermatology incorporated into general medical education, so that medical students could not graduate without some exposure to dermatology - that had not been the case previously." "Besnier's daily activities were highly regimented. He arrived every morning at 8:45; once a week he made inpatient rounds, while the other days were devoted to specialty clinics. After each patient contact, Besnier washed his hands and cleaned under his fingernails. He was always carefully dressed and reserved. his students, including Louis Brocq, Raymond Sabouraud, Lucien Jacquet (1860-1914), George Thibierge, Félix Balzer (1849-1929) and Émile Leredde (1866-1926) consider him the ideal academic teacher. He stimulated them to produce many papers. His lectures were clear and contained a great deal of clinical and histopathological information embedded in a broad theoretical background. They attracted a wide range of listeners ranging from pharmacists and medical students to guest physicians from abroad. in 1888 Besnier started weekly meetings on Thursday for all physicians working at Hôpital Saint-Louis during which all the interesting cases of the week were discussed. Out of this meeting evolved in 1889 the Société française de Dermatologie et de Syphiligraphie with Besnier as a founding father. He served initially as Vice-President and then became President in 1892." "Besnier published very little. In 1879 he described the diagnostic possibilities made available by histologic examination and coined the term biopsy. In 1889 he described the diagnostic possibilities made available by histologic examination and coined the term biopsy. In 1889 he described lupus pernio, which was recognized a few years later as a manifestation of sarcoidosis and in 1892 he provided the first precise description of atopicdermatitis. In order to properly describe this illness, Besnier stated that one had to break away from the tyranny of Willan's and consider not only the primary lesions but all the findings. He stated that the central symptom is pruritus, intensive pruritus, waxing and waning, often worse in the evening, with seasonal remissions and exacerbations. The lesion morphology in contrast had little meaning; instead he pointed out that one absolute fundamental characteristic was that none of the lesions associated with or triggered by the illness were specific. Besnier did not use the terms lichen or eczema, employing instead lichenification and eczematization to emphasize that the skin changes were not specific, but instead banal lesions which resulted from itching and scratching. The disease often started in early childhood and took a variable but chronic course. Sometimes the disease left the skin and presented then primarily as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, hay fever or less often gastrointestinal problems. Since he felt a congenital tendency towards pruritus existed, which then could appear in varying degrees of severity, Besnier designated the disease as Prurigo diathésique." - Löser, Plewig, and Burgdorf, Pantheon of Dermatology, pp. 89-93. Franz Ehring, Skin Diseases: 5 Centuries of Scientific Illustration. pp. 176-177; Löser, Plewig, and Burgdorf, Pantheon of Dermatology, pp. 89-93; Shelley & Crissey, Classics in Clinical Dermatology, p. 246.

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        Collection of letters, photos, ephemera. Lyon. Robert Lyon, A.R.C.A.

      ca. 1930s-1970s.(). 17 ALS and TLS, photos, postcards and ephemera from the 1930s-1970s to the English publisher, artist and patron Geoffrey Robinson, whose art teacher he had been. Lyon (1895-1978) was a mural painter and portraitist; Prix de Rome, Principal of Edinburgh College of Art, Ashington Project.

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        Revival Era Tour of Nantucket

      Nantucket, 1895. Manuscript signed letter by Arthur Bromfield of Nantucket, describing the city and including 8 original photographs mounted within the text. 8vo. 11 pages written on 3 double leafs of the writer's personal letterhead embossed with his surname Bromfield, and measuring approximately 20 x 13 cm. Together with covers, addressed in the same hand, addressed to the writer's nephew, named Arthur after him, measuring approximately 16 x 8 cm. Photographs measure approximately 4 x 5 cm and feature embedded manuscript captions. A witty and captivating account of Nantucket in its era of revival. The writer, Arthur Bromfield, and the recipient, his nephew, may be descendants of Edward Bromfield (1648-1734), a New England settler who emigrated from New Forest in Hampshire, England, to America in 1675, settling in Boston and becoming a peace commissioner. The settler's father was British MP Henry Bromfield (born circa 1610 - died 1683); his grandfather was Arthur Bromfield of MP Allington Hampshire (born circa 1565 - died 1650) who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1622. It is also interesting to note that John Bromfield Jr. (1779-1849), Boston merchant and benefactor of the Boston Athenaeum, is also a descendant of the aforementioned Edward Bromfield. Further research may result in a connection to the writer of the present letter. The Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston holds a collection of Bromfield family papers. A period description of Nantucket Island, dating approximately twenty-five years after the start of the Island Renaissance (1870) and only thirty years after the American Civil War (1861-1865) unfolds in an eloquent manuscript letter. Few accounts from Nantucket residents survive from this era, as the island was in a period of revival after somewhat of a dormancy, but for a few writers, artists, and sojourners that had begun visiting, and a scant few visionary entrepreneurs who began development. Following the mid-nineteenth-century decline of the whaling industry, most residents had abandoned the island, leaving it in a deep economic depression. Arthur Bromfield, however, remained. His description forms a primary source account of Nantucket's emergence as a most desirable summer retreat destination and a developing community. Following are some excerpts from the letter: "... you sail into the harbour, the big steamer almost touching the point of land called Brant Point... you can see the light-house and the big Nantucket Hotel... a favourite place for visitors to catch fish..." "... there is one nice cat-boat called the 'Dauntless,' that has big red star painted on her sail, that runs once an hour every morning (except Sunday) between the Old North Wharf in town to the bathing beach.... 10 cents each way." [In the mid-1880s a Boston developper purchased Brant Point, relocating Atlantic Hall there, which became the center of the grand hotel complex called Nantucket Hotel. The luxurious hotel operated from 1884 to 1904.] "... you remember Brant Point Light, it was painted a dark red color when I was here a dozen years ago, but now it is white... stands right at the entrance of the harbor..." [First erected in 1746, the Brant Point Light is America's second oldest lighthouse. The ever-shifting battalion of sandbars, or shoals, lurking beneath the waters that surround Nantucket have caused between 700 and 800 shipwrecks in recorded history. Owing to decay or marauders, the light house has been resconstructed throughout history. The existing structure has lasted for over 110 years.] "Here is a picture of the Pacific National Bank... I had a thousand dollars in this bank last June. The thousand dollars is almost gone (largely for back bills) but the bank remains." [The Pacific National Bank of Nantucket opened in 1865, assigned charter number 714. It stopped printing money in 1935, which is considering a long operation period for a national bank. Over this period, it issued 31 different types and denominations of national currency.] "The bank is a better building than the jail which is a little ways out of town. A prisoner came to town one day and told the select men that he wouldn't stay in this jail unless they kept the sheep out. I think that when they have a prisoner now they let him go where he pleases in the day time if he will promise to go and sleep in the jail at night." "...the Methodist Church... built about fifty years ago when the whale fishing was at its heighth and the population of Nantucket was at 10,000. Since the discovery of petroleum Nantucket has declined and I think the population is now less than 4,000... there are thousands of visitors... next Sunday I plan to attend morning worship at the Quaker church." [Architect Frederick Brown Coleman designed several important buildings in Nantucket, including the Atheneum, the Unitarian Church, and the Methodist Church - built on Fair Street in the year 1800 and now a protected U.S. landmark.] "There is another famous Nantucket church - the Unitarian... all night, every night a watchman sits in the tower on the look-out for fires. The houses here are nearly all of wood..." [Originally built as a Unitarian Meeting House for worship in 1808, it officially named a church in 1837. In the nineteenth century, many of the town's leading citizens attended services here. Throughout its history, the meeting house has also played an important community role by opening its doors to intellectual discourse as well as to entertainment, community events. Perhaps the most famous example is librarian and famed astronomer Maria Mitchell, who probably heard Ralph Waldo Emerson speak in 1845, and Lucretia Coffin Mott, the antislavery and women's rights activist who spoke in 1856.] "Stone Alley shown in the picture above is characteristic of many streets about town, narrow, stony, and tree-less... Center Street... " "... Ocean House, which is the hotel... looks toward Main Street..." [Ocean House, now called The Jared Coffin House, is a historic mansion. It was constructed in 1845 by Jared Coffin, one of the most successful ship owners during the island's prime whaling days. It was the first mansion to be built on the New England island, and stands today as a stately landmark, and still hosting guests as a charming hotel.] "The Jethro Coffin House, which is 209 years old, is an interesting landmark... The inverted U... on the chimney... is supposed to represent a horse-shoe doing guard duty against witches. I can se this old house from my bedroom window... What stories this old house could tell if it could talk... Here in this old house souls have been born and bodies have died, Indians have attacked and been repulsed, people have rejoiced and mourned, and still the house with honest old timbers stands and bids fair to outlast all of the modern Queen Anne combinations of shingles and glue a la McKnight and Newman..." [Jethro Coffin House, now popularly known as The Oldest House, is in fact the oldest residence on Nantucket. Built as a wedding gift in 1686 for Jethro Coffin and Mary Gardner, it is a traditional New England style saltbox house and the sole surviving structure from the island's original 17th century English settlement. Jethro Coffin, who is listed as a blacksmith at the time of his death in 1727, was the grandson of one of the island's first white settlers and original proprietors, Tristram Coffin. Coffin sold the house in 1708 to island weaver Nathaniel Paddack. From the Paddack family, it passed into the hands of George Turner, a cooper, in the 1840s. Turner later abandoned the building during the depressed years of the Civil War. In 1923 it was acquired by the Nantucket Historical Association.] "... the Old Mill which is nearly 150 years old..." [Built in 1746, the Old Mill functioned as a gristmill until 1892, grinding corn and grain. It is the only surviving mill of the four "smock mills" that once stood overlooking Nantucket town. In 1897 Miss Caroline French, of Boston, purchased it at auction for $850 and donated it to the Nantucket Historical Association.]

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        Manuscript Signed Letter, Describing the City of Nantucket; with Original Photos Within the Text.

      Nantucket, 1895. 8vo. 11 pages written on 3 double leafs of the writer's personal letterhead embossed with his surname Bromfield, and measuring approximately 20 x 13 cm. Together with covers, addressed in the same hand, addressed to the writer's nephew, named Arthur after him, measuring approximately 16 x 8 cm. Photographs measure approximately 4 x 5 cm and feature embedded manuscript captions. Envelope partially clipped, otherwise in very good condition, a witty and captivating account of Nantucket in its era of revival. The writer, Arthur Bromfield, and the recipient, his nephew, may be descendants of Edward Bromfield (1648-1734), a New England settler who emigrated from New Forest in Hampshire, England, to America in 1675, settling in Boston and becoming a peace commissioner. A period description of Nantucket Island, dating approximately twenty-five years after the start of the Island Renaissance (1870) and only thirty years after the American Civil War (1861-1865) unfolds in an eloquent manuscript letter. Few accounts from Nantucket residents survive from this era, as the island was in a period of revival after somewhat of a dormancy, but for a few writers, artists, and sojourners that had begun visiting, and a scant few visionary entrepreneurs who began development. Following the mid-nineteenth-century decline of the whaling industry, most residents had abandoned the island, leaving it in a deep economic depression. Arthur Bromfield, however, remained. His description forms a primary source account of Nantucket's emergence as a most desirable summer retreat destination and a developing community.. Signed. Photo.

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        The Science of Finance.

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press,, 1895. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, black endpapers. Contemporary ink note to verso of front free endpaper. Spine slightly cocked, extremities a touch rubbed and bumped, mild spotting to edges, front joint tender, rear joint cracked but holding. A very good copy. First edition in English of the German economist Gustav Cohn's System der Finanzwissenschaft, originally published in Stuttgart in 1889. This translation was also the first book to bear Veblen's name, preceding his first original work, The Theory of the Leisure Class, by four years. After being awarded a fellowship in the Political Economy Department at the University of Chicago in 1892, Veblen's translation of Cohn's work helped launch the Economic Studies of the University of Chicago book series of which the present work forms the first volume. Cohn "was regarded as someone who chartered a middle way between the descriptivism of some historicists and the deductivism of English economics" (Rutherford, The Institutional Movement in American Economics, p. 40).

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