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        The Red Badge of Courage.

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1895. First edition, first printing with page [235] advertising the three works of Gilbert Parker's Best Books, and the last page of advertisements (page 238) ending with The Land of the Sun, by Christian Reid; last gathering, including ads on laid paper. Octavo, original publisher's tan cloth. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. From the library of noted collector Donald G. Drapkin, with his bookplate, contemporary name on the endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco box. An exceptional example. An abbreviated version of The Red Badge of Courage was first serialized in The Philadelphia Press in December 1894. This version of the story, which was culled to 18,000 words by an editor specifically for the serialization, was reprinted in newspapers across America, establishing Crane's fame. Crane biographer John Berryman wrote that the story was published in at least 200 small city dailies and approximately 550 weekly papers. In October 1895, a version, which was 5,000 words shorter than the original manuscript, was printed in book form by D. Appleton & Company. "Stephen Crane, with no more military experience than his lively imagination could cull from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War and from Tolstoy, told so graphically how a raw recruit feels in battle that The Red Badge of Courage must be regarded as the first artistic approach to the war. It pictures no historical figure or event, except that Chancellorsville is its setting, but its sense of the helplessness and meaninglessness of the common soldier, maneuvered by superiors and circumstance, is a brilliant achievement in impression... Its illusion of authentic experience has made it a minor classic of the war" (Leisy, 158-59).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The works of John Ruskin (56 volume set - Morrocan Leather)

      London: George Allen 1895 - 56 volume set. A massive set of Ruskins' writings composed of singular issues of Ruskin's works. London: George Allen & Co., 1891-1913. Uniformly bound in contemporary 3/4 green moroccan leather over marbled boards by McLeish. Peter and Charles McLeish were important binders in the English Arts and Craft 19th century style. Gilt spine. 5 raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled end pages. Green book ribbons bound in. Spine sunned. Light shelf wear. Good bindings and covers. Triangular bookplate of Gertrude Robson on front paste down. Light scattered foxing. John Ruskin's importance as a critic of art, architecture and society on the Victorian era cannot be overstated. He work promoted Romanticism, and stressed the moral, social and spiritual purposes of art. Contents include: 1. Mornings in Florence; 2. The Queen of the air; 3. Letters to Clergy; 4.The art of England. The pleasures of England; 5-7. Praeterita; 8. Ariadne Florentina, Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving; 9. The seven lamps of architecture; 10-11. On Pictures; 12-14. On the old Road, 1834-1885; 15. Selections from Writings, first series, 1843-1860; 16. Selections from Writings, second series, 1860-1888; 17-19. Stones of Venice; 20. "A Joy for Ever"; 21. Two paths, being lectures on Art; 22-25. Fors Clavigera; 26. Crown of Wild Olive; 27. The harbours of England; 28. The ethics of the dust; 29. Unto this last; 30. St. Mark's rest; 31. Giotto and his works in Padua; 32. The Poetry of Architecture; 33. Munera Pulveris; 34. Modern painters of general principles and of truth; 35. Modern painters of the imaginative and theoretic faculties; 36. Modern painters of many things; 37. Modern painters of mountain beauty; 38. Modern painters of leaf beauty. Of cloud beauty. Of ideas of relation. Of ideas ; 39. Modern painters, General Index, notes; 40. Val D'Arno; 41. Three Letters and an Essay 1836-1841; 42. Frondes Agrestes, Readings in Modern Painters; 43. Love's Meinie; 44. The Elements of Drawing; 45. Time and tide with other writings on political economy; 46. The Poems of John Ruskin, Poems written in Youth, 1836-1845; 47. The Poems of John Ruskin, Poems written in Boyhood, 1826-1835; 48. Lectures on art and Aratra Pentelici, with lectures and notes on Greek art and mythology, 1870; 49. Lectures on architecture and painting; 50. Christ's folk in the Apennine; 51. Hortus Inclusus, messages from the wood to the garden; 52. Laws of Fesole, Treatise on Drawing and Painting; 53. Sesame and lilies; 54. Eagles Nest, Lectures on the relation of natural science to art; 55. Our Fathers Have Told Us, the Bible of Amiens; 56. Lectures on Art, Oxford 1870 This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US and will be shipped in several boxes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wanderungen in den Ampezzaner Dolomiten von Theodor Wundt herausgegeben von der Sektion Berlin des deutschen und österreichischen Alpenvereins Seiner Majestät König Wilhelm II. von Wüttemberg dem erhabenen Beschützer männlichen Sports in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet von dem Verfasser

      Berlin, Berlin, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, 1895 - 136 Seiten mit vielen Fotos und Illustrationen Rotschnitt, Goldschrift eingeprägt + wunderschöner Illustration auf Vorderseite, viele Fotos und Illustrationen im Band! Einige Seiten gelockert, minimal berieben, Kanten minimal bestoßen - sehr guter Zustand G84 *.* Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1650 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarische Fundgrube e.U.]
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        [The Novels:]

      

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        Joseph Lister writes to a fellow bacteriologist concerning the post-natal infection, "puerperal septicemia"

      [London], October 11, 1895. 4" x 6". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Joseph Lister,"" 2 pages, 4"" x 6"" on mourning stationery, [London], October 11, 1895 to bacteriologist Dr. [William] Bulloch, concerning a report from his correspondent. With the original transmittal envelope addressed in his hand. Light soling, expected folds, else near fine condition.Lister writes in full: ""I am much obliged to you for your report of the puerperal septicemia. What a tremendously virulent affair the poison must have been to produce sloughing of the entire mucous membrane of uterus & vagina. It does seem a great pity that the serum was not used a day earlier. ""His correspondent, Dr. William Bulloch (1868-1941), a bacteriologist, pathologist and medical historian, became chairman of the governors of the Lister Institute in 1832. The year of this letter, Bulloch had just been appointed a bacteriologist at the Institute. Bulloch was a great admirer of Lister and carefully retained his correspondence with the scientist. Many of those letters were presented to the Lister Institute after his death.Provenance: Maggs Brothers; The Estate of Charles E. Sigety, Christie's New York."

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        Almayer's Folly.

      London, T. Fisher Unwin. 1895 - First Edition, first issue with all points as called for. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth titled in gilt to spine.Some light marking and discolouring, corners fraying, bumping and light fraying to spine ends. Top edge gilt, all others untrimmed. Internally clean. Conrad's first published work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Battles between Japan and China. An Artistic Production of Japanese Colored Paintings by Kwason Suzuki. Vol. I = Seoul.

      Tokyo, Japan, Shun-Yo-Do (The Publishery, No. 5, Tori Shiehome, Nihonbashi). (1895). 8vo. Title page, 16 pages of explanations in Japanese plus 12 colored (some double-page) illustrations. Japanese style binding (colored front-cover). Contents: 1.The Night View of Fusan 2.The Japanese troops landing at Chemulpo 3.The King`s Father who became the Prime Minister of the Corea afterwards. 4. The Insurrection between Japanese and Corean Soldiers at Seoul Castle on the 23rd July 1894. The King`s Father accompanied by Minister Otori entered the castle after the defeat of Corean soldiers headed by Min Young Chun,a China Party. 5.The Corean Soldiers flying out of the castle. 6. The Corean Soldiers could fire no Guns before the Japanese overwhelmed them 7.The Japanese Army entered into the Palace. 8.The Japanese army guarding the King at this palace. The centre is the main gate to the Palace - The Houses at its both sides are the government buildings. 9.The Queen in her sorrow that her family, the Chinese Party, having been driven out of their offices. 10.The Min`s Family all arrested on account of having incorporated with Chinese. 11. Corean Costumes: A lowre Class, Peasant Boy, Soldiers, Water Seller,Merchants, Official in his full dress - An Official in his Religious Dress. An Officer in his Uniform, Dancing Girl, A School Master. A Woman going to washing clothes, Boys playing. 12.Yuen Sei Kai, the Chinese Minister to Corea-Escaping secretly out of Corea. - Extremely rare material on Corea. - An Artistic Production of Japan Colored Paintings. Versand D: 5,00 EUR illustrierte Bücher, illustrated books, bibliophile Ausgaben, japanische Kunst, japanische Buchkunst, Korea, Corea

      [Bookseller: Cassel & Lampe]
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        13 Peacock style bindings by Albert Turbayne

      

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        Eigenh. Billett mit U.

      Kilchberg, November 1895. - 1 S. Qu.-kl.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Empfangen Sie meinen besten Dank für Ihre freundlichen Wünsche zu meinem 70. Geburtstag! [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        NOVELS ;- THE RARE HANDY VOLUME BOXED SET COMPLETE IN 17 VOLUMES IN FINE CONDITION.

      London ;- George Routledge and Sons. N.D. Circa 1895 - A STUNNING BOXED SET IN SUPERB CONDITION. 17 attractive 5" x 3.5" chunky hardbacks in bright pictorial brown & blue cloth with gilt blocking to spines. Housed in the attractive original decorated cloth box (a little worn / grazed) Titles include ;- "The Phantom Ship", "Rattlin the Reefer," "Midshipman Easy," et al. (Extra postage required for Overseas shipping) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB Est. 1867.]
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        CHOIX DE FABLES DE LA FONTAINE

      1895 - [EHON - FAIRY TALES] BARBATOU, P. CHOIX DE FABLES DE LA FONTAINE. 2 volumes in 1. Tokio: MDCCCXCIV. Imprimerie de Tsoukidji-Tokio. (Printer: Kimura Tokutaro^; First Series, printed September 20th, published September 30th; Second Series, printed October 10th, published October 20th, Meiji 27 [1894]. Large format plain paper book, bound with the original covers into a contemporary Western style half leather binding. The first volume is 20 X 30 cm, with 14 double page color woodcuts by Kano Tomonobu, Kajita Hanko, Kawanabe Kyo^sui, and Okakura Sho^so^ called for. The "deuxieme serie" is similarly bound, 20 x 30 cm, with 14 prints by the four previously listed artists, along with Eda Sadashiko. This work, with its French text and literary origins, may be placed in the mainstream of an emerging international style in Japan. Yet it may be still be seen as squarely in the tradition of the Japanese illustrated book. It shares many of the characteristics of the revival of Japanese picture book printing in general at the end of the 19th century: an emerging Nihonga style which was an amalgam of theme and technique from East and West, skilled printing, increasingly restrained coloration, etc. An interesting document of East-West cultural and artistic accommodation, which gave rise to such hybrid vigor in world art. The bound-in covers and contents are perfect. However, the leather binding is worn and was rebacked at some point. The two volumes, complete, and bound as one.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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        MÜNCHEN. - Harlaching. Blick vom Isarufer über den Fluß auf den am Steilufer liegenden Ort mit der Kirche.

      - Aquarell, sign. "E(rnst) Möbius", um 1895, 24 x 32,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIV, S. 608. - Ernst Möbius war als Porträt-, Figuren- und Landschaftsmaler in Leipzig tätig. Geboren wurde er 1871 in Erlau bei Rochlitz. Von 1895 bis 1901 lebte er in München, u.a. als Schüler von Schmid-Reutte. Er starb 1930 in Leipzig. - Sehr stimmungsvolles Landschaftsaquarell mit Buschwerk und Birken links und rechts sowie der noch unregulierten Isar. In herbstlichem Kolorit gehaltenes Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The Time Machine.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1895. An Invention. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles and decorations to spine and front board in purple. Housed in a dark brown quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Inner hinges cracked but firm. Otherwise a fine copy. First edition, first impression. First issue with the 16-page publisher's catalogue and requisite binding points.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam rendered into English Verse

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1895. 1895 printing of the fifth edition. 8vo., in a splendid binding by Morell, signed on the lower turn-in, of full green morocco, decorated with tan and red onlaid 'paisley' pattern elaborately tooled with vine leaves and grapes in a border on the upper cover, lower cover with double gilt border, spine with raised bands with borders and vine leaves in the centre of each compartment, very pretty gilt decorations on turn-ins, top edge gilt. Very mild darkening to the spine as often with this colour morocco however this is an extremely handsome copy of the Rubaiyat.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        The Complete Works

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. Full leather. Thirty-two volumes. Octavo. The Complete Writings of James Fenimore Cooper. The Leather-Stocking Edition is limited to one thousand copies which this is number 773. Published G.P. Putnam's Sons ( The Knickerbocker Press), [1895 - 1896], signed by the publisher with the limitation numbers, steel engraved frontispiece to each volumes additional engravings printed on japan vellum with captioned tissue printed in red. Titles include The Redskins, The Deerslayer, The Spy, The Sea Lion, The Headsman, The Red Rover, The Pathfinder, The Prairie, The Eclipse, The Pioneers, The Last Of The Mohicans. Bound extravagantly in contemporary full blue straight grain morocco, covers triple gilt rule - lines and gilt decorations to corners of roseette motif, top edge gilt, spines gilt decorations between raised banding, gilt titles, gilt turn-ins, blue decorative marbled paper. A splendid set in fine binding. Fine.

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        PRINCE ZALESKI

      1895. London: John Lane / Boston: Roberts Bros., 1895. 8 pp undated ads plus 16 pp ads dated 1895. Original purple cloth decorated in cream. First Edition of M.P. Shiel's first book, issued as the seventh volume in John Lane's provocative "Keynotes Series," for which Aubrey Beardsley provided the cover / title page design as well as the key monogram. This is actually a collection of three supernatural mysteries...~Prince Zaleski, an exiled Russian nobleman, inhabits a half-ruined abbey in Wales, where he spends most of his time smoking cannabis and opium... His retirement from the world is occasionally interrupted by his friend Shiel, who comes to seek Zaleski's help in solving mysteries that have baffled the greatest minds in Britain. In "The Race of Orven," Zaleski must unravel a case involving a burglary, a murder, a floating phantasm, and three severed fingers. In "The Stone of the Edmundsbury Monks," the prince races against time to solve the mystery of a jewel from the Crusades that may cause a man's death. And in the final story of the collection, "The S.S.," an inexplicable wave of thousands of apparent suicides puts Zaleski to the ultimate test and leads to a deeply disturbing conclusion... Prince Zaleski incorporated two of the popular trends in 1890s literature: decadence and detective stories. Influenced by Poe, Huysmans, and Wilde, Shiel's decadent detective remains one of the most intriguing creation of fin-de-siècle British fiction. [Fox]~This is a very good copy -- the main problem being (as usual with this color of cloth) that the spine has sunned to a medium brown; there is also minor edge-wear and other soil. There are occasional pencil-markings in the text, and the front paste-down bears the ink-stamp of Thacker & Co. in Bombay -- both of which are referred to in an enclosed 1958 letter from one prior owner to the next. Queen's Quorum #19; Morse p. 33; Samuels Lasner (Beardsley) 31.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Japan's Fight for Freedoom. The story of the war between Russia and Japan. Told by H.W.Wilson. To be Published Fortnightly.

      Printed for the Proprietors at Lavingtin Street, Southwark, S.E. - In 2 vols. Vol.I: part 1-30 (1895-1904), vol.II: part 31-60 (1904-1905). Bound in black cloth, gilt title to spines. With numerous b/w pictures. Pages foxed, stained, torn and partly missing. Part 30 of vol.I and part 49 of vol.II misbound. 32.7x25.2cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        Red Badge of Courage

      D. Appleton & Company, New York 1895 - A first edition, first issue of this classic Civil War novel, in its very rare original dust jacket. Housed in a custom red cloth clamshell box, with a red leather and gilt title label. The dust jacket, now in mylar, has slight loss at the spine ends, corner chips and edge tears up to a half inch, sunning on the spine, light soil, and small edge dampstains on the rear. All corners are neatly clipped. Red and black imprint with slight wear on the spine title. The tan linen boards have light soil and very light edge wear, with red and black imprint. Text block edges and mauve endpapers have light soil, as do a few pages, including the title page. Uneven signatures with some associated toning on a few page fore edges. [i-iv], 1-233, [234] blank, [235-238] adverts. Issue points are the perfect type in the last line on page 225, "Gilbert Parker's Best Books" noted on page 235, and a yellow top edge, as called for. An exceptional copy in an extremely scarce dust jacket. BAL 4071. ; 7 1/2" x 5"; 233 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Fringilla, Or, Tales in Verse With Sundry Decorative Picturings by Will H. Bradley.

      Cleveland: Burows Brotheres, 1895. Limited. hardcover. fine. Bradley, Will H.. Text throughout printed in black & red, some pages within highly decorative borders. [2], 131 pages, 8vo, linen- backed blue holland boards, pictorially stamped in black & red. Cleveland: Burrows Brothers, 1895. First edition. Bradley's masterpiece of American Art Nouveau book design. Number 8 of 40 copies on Japan Paper. Enclosed are 3 portraits of Blackmore & Bradley, on Japan Paper and each numbered 8. Bookplate.

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift „Henri".

      o. O. , 15 Mai [rückseitig 1895?] - 8vo. 2 pp. Unveröffentlichter Brief an seinen Vater Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec (1838–1913) „cher père": „Je vous prie de vous renvoyer les tableaux que j'avais envoyés à Albi. On me les réclame et comme ils ne sont plus à moi je suis en mauvaise posture. Tout va [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        The Birds of North America: One Hundred and Nineteen Artistic Colored Plates Representing the Different Species and Varieties Drawn and Colored from Nature.....

      New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1895. Hardcover. Folio. Quarter maroon calf with gilt spine lettering and burgundy cloth with decorative gilt front board lettering. 182pp, (10pp). All edges gilt. Frontispiece, title page in black and red, 119 full-page color chromolithographs, decorative endpapers. Very good. Mild edgewear and touch of rubbing, but overall tight, clean and lovely -- and internally fine. A superb later printing of the 1888 first edition of this hefty survey featuring stunning and pristine plates. Sub-subtitle continues: "Including a Copious Text Giving a Popular Account of Their Habits and Characteristics, Based on Observations Made in the Field by the Mose Eminent Writers on Ornithology Prefaced by a Systematic Table and Index to Page, Plate and Figure Arranged According to the Classification System Adopted by The American Ornithologists' Union." A sharp copy in unrestored nice condition.

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        ALMAYER'S FOLLY

      1895. [with a relevant 1897 letter] A Story of an Eastern River. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. Original dark olive green cloth. First Edition of Joseph Conrad's first book, an edition believed to have consisted of 1000-1250 copies. Conrad, after meeting the real "Olmeijer" in East Borneo in 1887, gradually produced the manuscript of this book over the six years 1889-1895. He submitted it to Unwin for consideration in their "Pseudonym Library", using the pseudonym "Kamudi" (Malayan for "rudder") -- enclosing the return postage, so sure was he of its rejection. However, Unwin's reader Edward Garnett saw the manuscript's promise and accepted it for non-pseudonymous publication.~This copy is in the first state (as are most copies), with the letters missing from the last two lines of page 110. Condition is nearly fine, with virtually no wear at all: there are some faint droplet-marks on the rear cover, and a little foxing on a few leaves. Cagle A1a.1.~THIS IS A REMARKABLE ASSOCIATION COPY, INCLUDING A RELEVANT 1897 LETTER. As indicated by his paste-down bookplate, his half-title signature, and his title page ink-stamp, this was the copy of L.C. Casartelli. Louis Charles Casartelli (1852-1925) was an academic in the field of Eastern religions, the author of numerous books in that field between 1882 and 1908, and a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). In 1878 he had also become an ordained priest of the Catholic Church; in 1903 he was elevated to the post of 4th Diocesan Bishop of Salford (the Manchester-Liverpool area), a post he held until his death.~Tipped to the front endpaper is an autograph letter signed TO Casartelli from [Father Thomas] Jackson, who had been the first Prefect Apostolic of the Catholic Church in (British North) Borneo -- having been named to that post in the 1880s, after being Chaplain to the troops in Kandahar. With a return address of "St. Peter's School, Freshfield [Liverpool]", and dated May 30th 1897, Jackson's letter reads:~I return, with many thanks, the book you kindly lent to me [this copy!]. I have never heard of Joseph Conrad. Whoever he be, he certainly knows the ways of the people who live in Borneo. His descriptions are very life-like. His story is certainly founded on fact too. The Captain Lingard, whom he mentions so often, was a real personage. He has not even changed the name. About 1883 he was at Singapore, and, wishing to know what the North Borneo Co. was doing, he came in a Singapore ship to the west coast. On that occasion I joined the ship at Lahuan, on its way north, and spent three days with Lingard... I am yours sincerely [-----?] Jackson.

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        The King in Yellow

      New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895. Hardcover. Very Good. Likely third edition; Not the true first edition, though published the same year as the first and in what seems to be the most desirable of the variant bindings. Black cloth, silver lettering, yellow king with red wings, top edge gilt. Frontis of author painting a portrait. Very Good Minus. Cloth frayed at corners and spine ends, with bruising and light chipping at foot. Stamping on spine rather rubbed and dulled; lightly rubbed on front cover. Front and rear inner hinges started. Pages toned. A nice copy of Chambers' second novel.

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        Souvenirs et récits de chasse par un émir Syrien du XIIe siècle. « Autobiographie d'Ousama Ibn Mounqidh », intitulée l'instruction par les exemples.

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1895. - Traduction française d'après le texte arabe par Hartwig Derenbourg. Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1895. Grand in-8° de (VI) & 238 pp.(pag. Cont, 327-565).Revue de l'Orient Latin. Demi-chagrin Bleu, dos à 5 nerfs, plats marbré, pièce de titre cuir noir. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La mer.

      Georges Petit, Paris - Sans date (1895). In-folio de 142-(4) pp.; broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, chemise cartonnée de l'éditeur. Illustrations par Louise Abbema et Georges Clairin : 24 eaux-fortes et 6 héliogravures hors texte. Eaux-fortes originales de Bracquemond, eaux-fortes d'après : Abbema par Toussaint, Billet et Millet par Damman, Butin par Carre, Corot par Milius, Courant et Courbet par Courtry, Daubigny et Moutte par Boulard, Duez et Vernier par Mathey, Dupré et Monet par Lefort, Isabey par Mordant, Meissonier par Lalauze, Montenard par Champollion, Stevens par Mordant et Vion, Ziem par Boilvin. Préludes de MM. Paul Arène, Paul Bonnetain, Paul Bourget, Gustave Geffroy, Catulle Mendès, Armand Silvestre. Un des cent exemplaires de tête numérotés, texte et eaux-fortes avec Remarques sur Japon impérial. Celui-ci n° 29 en très bon état. Infimes usures à la couverture, chemise cartonnée usagée. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MÉMOIRES DE BARRAS, membre du Directoire, publiés avec une introduction générale, des préfaces et des appendices par George Duruy. [4 volumes].

      1895 - Paris, Hachette, 1895. Quatre volumes in-8 (147 X 222) demi-chagrin rouge, dos cinq nerfs, filets dorés, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : portrait-frontispice sous serpente imprimée, LXXXIII-372 pages, 2 planches sous serpente imprimée - Tome II : portrait-frontispice sous serpente imprimée, XVI-543 pages, 1 planche sous serpente imprimée - Tome III : portrait-frontispice sous serpente imprimée, XXXVI-526 pages, 1 planche sous serpente imprimée - Tome IV : portrait-frontispice sous serpente imprimée, XXXII-548 pages, deux fac-similés d'autographes, dont l'un dépliant. Ex-libris «Robert Serres » collé sur le premier contreplat de chaque volume. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ces célèbres et importants mémoires. Elle est ornée de SEPT PLANCHES hors-texte de portraits en héliogravure sur vélin fort et sous serpentes imprimées ainsi que de trois fac-similés d'autographes, dont deux de Barras. Tome I : Ancien Régime - Révolution. Tome II : Le Directoire jusqu'au 18 fructidor. Tome III : Le Directoire du 18 fructidor au 18 brumaire. Tome IV : Consulat - Empire - Restauration - Index analytique. Le général BARRAS (1755-1829) est l'une des personnalités les plus contreversées de la révolution et de l'Empire. Jugé trop dangereux par Napoléon, il fut écarté de la vie politique sous le Consulat. (Tulard 82). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, frais et bien relié à l'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        AMs. "Relation über die Kaiser-Manöver bei Kaplitz im September 1895".

      N. p., c. 4th or 5th of September 1895. - Folio. 10 pp. on 6 ff. With autograph address. Detailed report on the military exercise of the 15th Regiment "Freiherr von Bechtolsheim".

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        THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE, TO HEADWATERS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, THROUGH LOUISIANA TERRITORY, AND IN NEW SPAIN, DURING THE YEARS 1805-6-7...

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. Original cloth and boards, paper labels. Boards shelfworn, spines darkened, rear hinge of second volume cracked. Very clean and fresh internally. A very good set, unopened. From the special edition limited to 150 copies in boards and printed on handmade paper (this being number 117), from of a total edition of 1150. The first government expedition of the Southwest. This is the first edited edition of the Pike narrative, with notes by historian Elliot Coues, and is distinguished both for the quality of his work and the excellent production of the volume by the publisher, Francis Harper. Noted by Howes as the "best edition." HOWES P373, "aa." BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 163. RITTENHOUSE 467 (note).

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        MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE; MEMOIRS OF THE PRINCE DE TALLEYRAND; MEMOIRS OF MADAME JUNOT [20 VOLS LTD 298/500]]

      Napoleon Society 1895 - B/w & sepia; 20 Vols: NAPOLEON + TALLEYRAND. 1895. 298 of 1000[Napoeleon] 2 Titles (20 Vols of 21). ++ NAPOLEON. 16 Vols: The Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte by William Hazlitt, (Vols I-VI) ; Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourienne (Vols VII-X) ; Memoirs of Madame Junot (Duchesse D’Arbantes) (Vols XI-XVI). ++ MEMOIRS OF THE PRINCE DE TALLEYRAND. 4 Vols (of 5) : Vols I, III-V. Edited by Duc de Brogile, translated by Raphael Ledos de Beaufort, et. Al. Napoleon Society, 1895. Edition Nationale, #298 of 500. Frontises, many other plates. 8vo. Contemp 3/4 leather and marbled boards with tiny gilt wreaths on spine with "N" in their centers. Marbled eps. Few joints split, chip to spine ends, Vol VIII’s with chip. Pages near fine. Plates mostly on parchment paper and near fine. Top edge gilt, fore and bottom text block edges untrimmed. Plates with tissue protectors. Size- W6.25" x H9" x 30" [shelf space], aprox 45lbs. ; 48 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Angling Travels in Norway. Illustrated by pencil, brush, and camera, and coloured plates of salmon flies by the author; also a plate of favorite flies for Norway.

      London, Chapman & Hall, 1895. 4to. XII + 286 s. Illustrert. 5 plansjer, hvorav 4 i farger. 1 tabell. Orig. pergamentryggbd.. Schiötz 905b *. "Large paper copy" (édition de luxe) med nytt tittelblad og 1 ekstra plansje. Fint eks

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        MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE HISTOIRES DE MOMIES (Conte pour les Bibliophiles)

      chez Quantin à Paris dans le volume 1895 - UNIQUE MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE PAR OCTAVE UZANNE sans date (probablement 1894 ou un peu avant) HISTOIRES DE MOMIES (Conte pour les Bibliophiles) sera publié en 1895 chez Quantin à Paris dans le volume CONTES POUR LES BIBLIOPHILES 12 feuillets environ 28 x 22 cm (le premier feuillet est plus long et replié) Autographe à l'encre noire, d'une écriture serrée mais tout à fait lisible. Quelques corrections. VOIR PHOTOS ON JOINT : HISTORY OF THE MUMMIES by Octave UZANNE (translated from the french by an anonymous) 16 pages dactylographiées à l'encre violette. Sans date. Avant 1895 et la publication en volume puisqu'il s'agit de la traduction exacte des pages manuscrites décrites précedemment et que ces pages ne sont pas la version définitive imprimée qui est légèrement plus longue à la fin de quelques paragraphes. Cette traduction anglaise semble INÉDITE, nous n'en n'avons trouvé trace nulle part. Sans doute était-il prévu d'en faire une publication dans une revue du type Scribner's Magazine comme pour la Fin des Livres (autre conte publiés dans ce même volume des Contes pour les Bibliophiles). Le tout conservé dans sa chemise cartonnée d'origine avec étiquette dactylographiée. Très bon état de l'ensemble. Complet. Quelques usure à la chemise. VOIR PHOTOS RENSEIGNEMENTS COMPLÉMENTAIRES SUR DEMANDE. ce petit conte pour les bibliophiles raconte une malédiction autour de l'histoire de momies égyptiennes, histoire d'une tête momifiée . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cabinet Photograph of Rosario Fiducia, a Sicilian Immigrant Lynched in Louisiana

      New Orleans: Robira Portraits. [circa 1895]. Cabinet photograph. Measuring 4.25" x 6.5". Slightly trimmed on one margin, faint ruled lines and some evidence of China white ink, apparently used to prepare a wood engraving or photographic reproduction for a newspaper account, notes in lower margin: "Rosario Fiducia generally known as 'Si Defichi' one of the lynched men, a cousin of the Defattas"; notes on rear, including "Si Defichi - one of the conspirators"; overall a very good, full length image. During the 1890s there were over 1500 lynchings in the South, mostly of blacks, but there were also six incidents of lynchings of Italian immigrants, three of those in Louisiana. As the result of one such incident in 1890, when a New Orleans mob murdered several Italians suspected in the death of a New Orleans Police Superintendent, the Italian government broke off relations with the U.S. and contemplated war. Apparently this is the only known image of Fiducia, a native of Cefalu, Sicily, one of the victims in the last fatal 19th Century anti-immigrant riot in Louisiana, when he was lynched in Madison Parish in 1899, along with the only other four Italian men living in that unincorporated village, all of whom were fruit or vegetable sellers. Fiducia had a small stall near the railroad tracks. According to contemporary newspaper reports, they were "a bad gang" and "they all had bad reputations of being bad and violent men... ." Apparently the lynching was precipitated when one of the Sicilians' goats interrupted the sleep of the local doctor, who shot the goat, precipitating a blood feud. Accompanied by a printout of a long article about the incident. A very interesting artifact of anti-Italian immigration violence in Louisiana. .

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        Fouilles à Dahchour, mars-juin 1894. Avec la collaboration de MM. Berthelot.G. Legrain, G. Jequier, V. Loret, D. Fouquet.

      Vienne, Adolphe Holzhausen, 1895. - In-folio, percaline verte de l’époque, titre doré au dos et au premier plat à encadrement doré, coupes biseautées, tête dorée, VI-165 pp.-[1]f., plus de 280 fig. en noir dans le texte, XL planches in fine, dt 7 en couleurs. Percaline un peu frottée, charnières renforcées. Parfait état intérieur, planches en belle condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die graphischen Künste der Gegenwart. Ein Führer durch das Buchgewerbe. Herausgegeben von Felix Krais.

      Stuttgart, Felix Krais., 1895 - 241 Seiten, 151 Beilagen (Blätter), 36 Seiten Anzeigen. Seltener Prachtband mit vielen Beispielen der damaligen Buchdruckkunst. Gewicht 4,9 kg. Mit Anzeigen für Buchdruckpressen, Heftmaschinen, Papierfabriken, Schnellpressen, Giessmaschinen usw. Einband stärker berieben und bestossen sowie fleckig, gelockert, Rückenschild beschädigt (2 Einrisse), Kupferplatte aud Vorderdeckel fehlt, 6 Beilage lose und mit Randläsuren, hinterer Vorsatz mit Flüssigkeitsfleck. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4900 26,0 x 35,5 cm, geprägtes Original-Leinen.

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        La Dentelle Russe.

      Leipzig Anton Hiersemann KG, 1895 - 28 S. 80 Lichtdrucktafeln. Histoire, Technique, Statistique. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Late-19th and Early-20th Century Theatre Records and Scrap Books, Kept by a Young Woman in Brooklyn, New York

      New York, November 1895 - February 1907. Hardcover. Very Good. Four volumes, containing the compiler's handwritten notes, as well as tipped-on theatre ephemera (programmes, portraits of the actors). VOLUME 1: Mottled black cloth over boards; 287x216mm; 30 blank cardstock leaves, full, recto and verso, with tipped-on programmes, alongside Luther's handwritten notes (usually the name of the theatre, the date, and who accompanied her). Boards detached, and numerous leaves loose; leaves brittle, and lightly chipped and torn along the edges. /// The remaining volumes are uniform in format (tho not binding material); boards, "Theatre Record" stamped in gilt on upper board; 229x180mm; 81 leaves, numbered on the recto only, with printed headings (programme, picture) and fields (play, theatre, date, accompanied by, seats, impressions of the play, criticism of the performance, criticism of individual actors), filled in by the compiler in a tidy, cursive hand, with tipped-on programmes and portraits of the actors. Nearly every heading has a piece of ephemera; nearly every field has an entry. /// (Condition, briefly.) VOLUME 2: Red morocco. Scuffed along joints and edges. VOLUME 3: Brown morocco. Backstrip perished; boards scuffed along the edges. VOLUME 4: Red cloth. Joints frayed; binding shaken and a few leaves loose. Clearly the work of a devoted fan of the theatre, a treasure trove of hundreds of programmes and images, enhanced by the observations of the compiler, Phoebe Andrews Luther of Carroll Street, in Brooklyn. Luther visits theatres all over the New York City area, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Montauk Theatre, Garrick Teahtre (Manhattan), Daly's Theatre (Manhattan), Empire Theatre, Knickerbocker, Lyceum, Broadway Theatre (41 St., Manhattan), Belasco Theatre, Metropolitan Opera House, and others. She sees and (observes) Wagner's "Lohengrin" (Mme. Nordica, Mme. Schumann-Heink and Mr. Bispham left nothing to be desired either as to their singing or as to their acting. Mr. Dippel has a beautiful voice but is nothing of an actor, though he looked Lohengrin to perfection); Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Helen Burns as Bottom was irresistibly funny); "If I Were King" (One of the best plays I've seen); "Rip Van Winkle" (Joseph Jefferson was as fine as ever, though he does look very old now); and many, many others. Actors include John Drew, Ethel Barrymore, Maude Adams, Viola Allen, Richard Edeson, William Faversham, Francis Hodgson Burnett, Lawrance d'Orsay, Eleanor Robson, amongst others.

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        Geschichte des Großherzoglich Mecklenburgischen Grenadier-Regiments Nr. 89

       Stiller´sche Hofbuchhandl., Schwerin, 1895. 635 S. mit zahlr. Tafeln, darunter 3 farbige, lithographierte Uniformtafeln, zahlreichen Karten u. 1 mehrfach gefalt. Karte im Anhang., Halbleinen der Zeit/Rücken mit in Gold geprägtem Titel - Freiherr von Langermann u. Erlenkamp war Hauptmann u. Flügel-Adjudant Seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Großherzogs von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, von Voigts-Rhetz war Hauptmann im General-Stabe des 7. Armee-Korps - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Regimentsgeschichte

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        Wild Animal Stories. A Novel Panorama Picture Book.

      Nister, London o. J. (um 1895). Printed in Bavaria. Nr. 867. With an introduction by C. Manville Fenn. 14 nn. Bl. mit Text und 6 chromolithographierten Tafeln. 27,5:36.5 cm. OHalbleinen mit chromolithogr. Deckelillustration. Einband etwas berieben und gedunkelt, Kanten und Ecken beschabt, Schulprämienetikett auf Innenspiegel, fl. Vorsatz gebräunt und etwas geknittert, Seiten leicht fingerfleckig. Die Tafeln in kräftigen Farben mit den wesentlichen Funktionen. Schönes seltenes Expl. Versand D: 8,00 EUR

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        Les Maîtres de l'Affiche, 1895-1900.

      KLEURRIJK BEELD VAN DE BELLE ÉPOQUEAffiches uit de Belle Époque op klein formaat. Uit Les Maîtres de l'Affiche: publication mensuelle contenant la reproduction des plus belles affiches illustrées des grands artistes, français et étrangers. Lithografieën in kleur vervaardigd tussen 1895-1900.Rond het jaar 1890 waren gelithografeerde affiches op groot formaat een opkomend fenomeen en hét nieuwe medium om ophanden zijnde voorstellingen in het theater, het circus, dansvoorstellingen en het variété onder de aandacht van het publiek te brengen. Ze werden door schilders en kunstenaars, die zich tot dan ook lieten verleiden tot zeer uiteenlopende ontwerpen, met veel enthousiasme als een nieuwe kunstuiting omarmd. Deze affiches vormen ook vandaag de dag nog ons beeld van de Belle Époque.De bakermat voor deze nieuwe rage lag zonder twijfel in Parijs, waar Jules Chéret zich als de ware meester van deze nieuwe kunst ontpopte, zowel zijn ontwerpen als de gebruikte techniek waren génial.Op de wereldtentoonstelling van 1889 werd Jules Chéret geëerd met een eigen tentoonstelling waarbij hij voor zijn oeuvre tot dan toe een gouden medaille ontving. Deze tentoonstelling was voor het grote publiek tevens een eerste kennismaking met het fenomeen affiche. Hierna volgde een succes dat zijn weerga niet kende. Op speciaal daarvoor opgerichte zuilen en andere oppervlakten die zich er voor leenden, werden de vaak immens grote affiches geplakt. Deze nieuwe straatkunst bracht ook een enorme verzamelwoede op gang. De populariteit van deze 'fresco"s van het trottoir", zoals het affiche bewonderend werd genoemd, gold echter niet alleen voor de aankondigingen van de diverse culturele manifestaties. Het medium werd ook gezien als een interessante vorm van betaalbare kunst voor het grote publiek en gaf bovendien de kunsthandel een nieuwe impuls.Inspelend op dit grote succes, ontstond in 1895 op initiatief van Jules Chéret in samenwerking met Impremerie Chaix de serie publicaties van 'Les Maîtres de l"Affiche". Men kon zich abonneren op deze serie, op klein formaat los in mappen uitgegeven affiches, driemaandelijks van december 1895 tot november 1900 uitkwam. In een oplage van vier stuks per maand zijn er in de vijf jaar van het bestaan 240 affiches uitgegeven. Bovendien werden speciaal voor abonnees van Les Maîtres door verschillende kunstenaars speciale affiches ontworpen zonder aankondiging of reclameopdruk.Het papier waarop ze gedrukt werden was van zeer hoge kwaliteit. Dit in tegenstelling tot de reguliere grote affiches, die op een mindere kwaliteit papier werden gedrukt, maar dan ook een ander doel dienden. De mooie heldere afbeeldingen van Les Maîtres de l"Affiche geven een interessant beeld van wat er zich op het gebied van het culturele leven, gezien door de ogen van diverse bekende kunstenaars, aan het einde van de 19de-eeuw afspeelde.Prijs: € 575,- (per stuk incl. lijst) .

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        Mischtechnik \" Große Tanne \".

       Schöne Studie einer großen Tanne mit Felsblöcken und einer Person rechts ( vielleicht Georg Hacker selbst ). Rechts unten signiert mit \" G.Hacker 1895 \" sowie unleserlich bezeichnet. Maße ( Höhe x Breite ): 45 x 31,5 cm. Offenbar in Tusche oder Aquarell mit Ölkreide und Bleistift ausgeführt. Mit Erhaltungsmängeln: Einige kleinere Randeinrisse sowie ein 5cm langer Einriß am Bildrand link, obere Kante mit Läsionen, untere Ecke rechts beschädigt ( kleiner Abriß ), sowie übrige Ecken geknickt. Bild gering fleckig. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker \" Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Leipzig 1922, Band 15, S. 410 \" : \" Maler in Düsseldorf, geb. 8.8.1865 in Dessau. Als Schüler Max Brückners erlernte er in Coburg die Theatermalerei und begleitete das Meininger Hoftheater auf dessen Auslandsreisen. Nach der Auflösung dieser Bühne kam Hacker als Lehrer für dekorative Malerei nach Straßburg im Elsaß an die neubegründete Kunstgewerbeschule, 1896 an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf...Seine dekorative Malerei, die das Landschaftliche bevorzugt, fand viel Anerkennung, besonders die Festspieldekoration des Rheinischen Goethevereins. In Straßburg rührt von Hacker die Ausmalung des Zoologischen Instituts der Universität her. Mit flottgemalten Landschaftsbildern realistischer Art ist Hacker vielfach auf Ausstellungen, besonders in Düsseldorf, vertreten. \" Biographische Angaben: 1865: Hacker wurde am 8. August 1865 in Dessau als Sohn des Kammersängers Adolf Hacker und dessen Gattin Pauline, geb. Zschiesche, einer bedeutenden und berühmten Opernsängerin geboren.1882-1887: Eintritt in das Atelier der Prof. Gebr. Brückner in Coburg wo er die Technik der Theatermalerei erlernt und zum Lieblingsschüler Prof. Brückners avanciert, der damals für Bayreuth Wagners Parsifal ausstattet und für die Meininger unter Herzog Georgs Führung seine berühmten Ausstattungen schuf. 1887-1890: Von Herzog Georg II. an das Hoftheater in Meiningen berufen - Teilnahme an vielen Gastspielreisen. 1890-1896: Berufung nach Straßburg. 1893: Als Stipendiat der Stadt Straßburg nach Chicago zur Weltausstellung entsandt. 1896-1945: Mitglied des Künstlervereins \" Düsseldorfer Malkasten \", lange Jahre dort im Vorstand tätig. 1896-1899: Berufung an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf. Schaffung zahlreicher Ausstattungen ( u.a. für die Festspiele des rheinischen Goethevereins ). 1904: Der Kunstverein erwirbt seine \" Eifellandschaft \". 1906: Ankauf des Aquarells \"Eifelhöhe mit Schafen\" durch Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1905: Festausschmückung Berlins zur Kronprinzenhochzeit.1907-1909: Leiter des Ausstattungswesens an der \" Bühne \". 1910: Verleihung der Goldenen Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft. 1914-1916:Teilnahme am Ersten Weltkrieg.1919: Lehrer für Bühnenmalerei an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. 1927-1936: Zweite Amerikafahrt: Ausmalung einer großen Maschinenfabrik in Reading, P.A., sowie weitere Reisen ins In- und Ausland mit Planung und Ausführung verschiedenster Arbeiten und Aufträge. 1936: Bildausschmückung des Wartesaals III. Klasse im Düsseldorfer Hauptbahnhof ( im Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört ). 1938: Eingangshalle des Duisburger Hauptbahnhofes. 1940: 3 große Dioramen für das Naturkunde-Museum der Stadt Dortmund. 1945: Am 5.12. Tod in Düsseldorf. Bis kurz vor seinem Tode beschäftigte ihn der Plan den Keller des im Krieg zerstörten \" Düsseldorfer Malkastens \" mit Fresken auszumalen um den Künstlern des Düsseldorfer Malkastens eine neue würdige Bleibe zu schaffen. ( 1968: Große Einzelausstellung im Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf *Palais Spee* / 1973: Große Verkaufsausstellung Galerie Paffrath, Düsseldorf, Königsallee 46 ). Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Hacker, Georg Hacker, Düsseldorf, Düsseldorfer Malerschule, Düsseldorfer Malkasten, Malkasten, Tanne

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        Der Sohn des Bärenjägers 2. Aufl.

      Stuttgart, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1895., Der Sohn des Bärenjägers von Carl May, mit 16 Tondruckbildern (von Karl Weigand) zweite Auflage, hrsg. Stuttgart, Union-Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, o.J. (1895), OT: Die Helden des Westens von Carl May, I. Der Sohn des Bärenjägers, ZT. Zweiter Teil. Der Geist de Llano estakata (S.245, unpag.), 448 S, 8°, roter illustr. Hlwd (Rücken fachgem. unter Verwendung d. Original-Rückens ersetzt), komplett m. allen Illustrationen. Plaul 218.2, sehr schöner Zustand, sehr rare u. gesuchte Ausgabe! Best.Nr.18635 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Le chemin de Paradis

      - Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1895 (imprimé en 1894) In-12, XXXII-327pp. Très rare édition originale du premier livre de Maurras, qui avait déjà publié deux brochures. Ce premier livre avait en tête un poème d¿Anatole France dédié à Charles Maurras, les deux écrivains s¿étant liés d¿amitié depuis une dizaine d¿années. Cette édition originale, en plus d¿être rarissime, est la seule à contenir certains passages qui ont été enlevés dans la seconde édition, publiée de 1922. Maurras ayant évolué depuis la parution de cet ouvrage, il en a enlevé les passages qui n¿allaient plus avec la pensée qu¿il avait développée. Très bel état, 2 petites déchirures à la couverture (un petit manque), quelques rousseurs. Très bon texte littéraire et non politique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prince Zaleski

      London John Lane 1895. 8vo. 163pp. + 24 pages of ads in two booklets, because John Lane wouldn't want you to run out of books. Bound in publisher's vivid purple cloth, titled and decorated in white and gilt to spine and boards, decorations courtesy of Aubrey "So pale and interesting I make Keats look like an Australian rugby player" Beardsley. Faded to spine and with some sunning to extremities, which is what you get when your fin-de-siecle sensibilities are so keenly developed they drive you to bind books in delicate purple cloth; I am reasonably certain that the publisher in question could have turned his head slightly to the left, taken in the appearance of his first edition of The Moonstone, nestled next to Darwin's Cutivation of Orchids and thought "Hmm, maybe we'll go with a nice navy blue, perhaps mauve is not the way!" Unfortunately it was not to be, which is why title number VII in the beautiful and aesthetically pleasing Keynotes Series is usually found looking like it has recently been on a journey to the heart of the sun. This copy is better than most, strong tight and handsome despite the fading, a very good copy. Internally clean, light offsetting to the flyleaf and a couple of pencil notes to the effect that this is Queen's Quorum 19...and the word "bedroom" which considering both Shiel, Beardsley and indeed their target audiences could be anything from an imperative, to a reminder where they left the opium.#A much sought after collection of tales featuring the exorbitantly jaded Count, lurking in his mansion occasionally dragging himself away from the hashish for long enough to solve a mystery or two from the comfort of his ottoman. Awesome.###

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