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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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        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

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Frontispiece; Original Letters Tipped In. 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.

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        Fribourg. Suisse. Affiche originale en couleurs fraiches.

      Société de développement / Verkehrsverein, 1895, - 110x76 cm, Affiche originale en chromolithographie, excellent état (Farblithogr. in gutem Zustand), 1 Feuille / 1 Blatt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Essai de bibliographie canadienne.

      Imprimé pour l'Auteur, Québec 1895 - 2 volumes in-4 (247 x 162 mm) de X, 711 pp. pour le premier vol.; portrait, X, 462 pp. pour le second vol.; demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerf, (reliure de l'époque pour le premier vol. et à l'imitation pour le second). Bel exemplaire de la bibliographie standard sur le Canada qui répertorie plus de 5000 pièces.

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        The Time Machine

      New York: Henry Holt, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. First issue with author misidentified as "H. S. Wells" on title page and 6 pages of publisher's ads at rear. Good. Hinges and crack at front paste down professionally repaired. Cloth soiled, with lettering worn off, extremities lightly frayed. Front free end paper shows light crease to top corner and previous owner name. Pages clean, with very light foxing or thumbing. Tissue guard intact. Rare in first issue, with most copies being recalled and rebound with new title pages. Precedes the British first edition by several weeks. An extreme rarity.

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        The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

      Methuen & Co, London 1895 - First edition. 276, [1], 32 (ads, dated September 1895) pp. 8vo. Inscribed to Wells's Literary Mentor W.E. Henley. First edition, presentation copy, of this early collection of H.G. Wells short stories, inscribed by the author to W.E. Henley on the half-title: "With kindest regards from the author. (I apologize for the wrong done your balcony on p 73)." Examination of the page reveals a dark stain, perhaps coffee spilled by Wells across the book and on to Henley's balcony.W.E. Henley (1849-1903), a writer and influential editor of The National Observer and other papers "had a gift for finding and encouraging new talent" (ODNB). He published works by Kipling, Hardy, Yeats, and Barrie among others, and early in his career he collaborated with his friend Robert Louis Stevenson on four plays. Henley encouraged Wells to develop a series of time traveling stories into what became The Time Machine, Wells's first important novel and what remains his most important scientific romance. Henley serialized the work and even secured a generous publication agreement with Heinemann. "In making friends with Henley he had made the contact that was to launch his career" (MacKenzie, H.G. Wells, p. 105). Currey, p. 523; Wells 6. Provenance: W.E. Henley (presentation inscription from Wells); Sotheran's (bookseller's ticket); Eugene Plunkett (bookplate and penciled inventory number on front pastedown) Publisher's blue cloth gilt, stamped in gilt. Slight lean, spine dulled and creased, extremities rubbed, hinges cracked or starting,front free endpaper loose and chipped, stain to pp. 73-4. Laid into a half red morocco slipcase and chemise 276, [1], 32 (ads, dated September 1895) pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Norddeutscher Lloyd. Erinnerungsblätter No 3. Bremen - New-York. Illustriert von Gustav Schulz.

      Bremen, Lloyd, vor 1895!. - circa 30 x 24 cm. 20 Tafeln in Kupfertiefdruck Original-Leinen mit reicher Prägung "Schöne Mappe hier in der sehr seltenen ersten Ausführung noch mit den Photos des Schnelldampfer "Elbe", der am 30. Januar 1895 im schwersten Unfall der Geschichte des NDL nach einem Zusammenstoss mit dem britischen Dampfer Crathie in der Nordsee gesunken war. Es starben dabei 332 Menschen, nur 20 konnten gerettet werden. Verständlicherweise hatte der NDL kein Interesse an dieses Ereignis zu erinnern und die Bilder der Mappen wurden in allen griefbaren Exemplar durch Photos vom Dampfer "Saale" ausgetauscht. - Hier noch mehrere Bilder der Elbe: Gesamtansicht des Schiffes, Damen-Zimmer, Speisesaal, Leben an Deck, an Bord Bringen der Passagiere - ferner Ansichten von Bremerhaven, Nordenham, Rotersand Leuchtthurm, Dover, Needles, Sandy Hook, Hoboken, Statue of Liberty etc. " "- Nur ganz vereinelt kleine unbedeutend Stockfleckchen, sonst sauber, Mappe sehr frisch. [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

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Frontispiece; Original Letters Tipped In. 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.

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        Photo Album]: New England Life

      Boston and Worchester, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire 1895 - Oblong quarto. Thick red cloth beveled boards with "Photographs" in silver on front board. Commercially produced with title page reading: "The Art Album for 96 'Bullet' Photographs". Contains 95 sepia-toned gelatin silver prints in the sleeves provided (and one apparently commercially printed, probably collotype, image). Each image is 3.25" x 3.25" and have either mat or glossy finishes. Most are probably Kodak images. Some minimal captioning, mostly with place names. Hinges cracked, with some loose or detached leaves, very good. Some images with fading, overall the images are near fine. A pleasing if somewhat prosaic album of both outside locations and interior domestic images. Among the images are fashionably dressed women at lake side, several boat images: both small steamboats and handsome sailing vessels, and one of a lighthouse. Also many farm images: haywagons, silos, chickens in the barnyard, and a buckboard wagon. Several images of downtown Worchester, Massachusetts, including the train station and a train, the Oddfellows Hall, and several other downtown buildings. Another section features domestic interior images both with and without people posed in them: with an organ, a typewriter on a desk, and a large stove evident. Later are images of Boston: B.F. Kieth's Opera House, Fenuil Hall, Boston Commons, and other buildings. These are followed by some vacation shots in New Hampshire, including one of the Alpine House in Berlin, N.H.,and it ends up with a few images of women clowning around dressed as men. Nice images, mostly of New England domestic and leisure life.

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        Child Christopher And Goldilind The Fair

      Hammersmith: Made by William Morris, and printed by him at the Kelmscott Press, 1895 - Two volumes. 4 in. x 5 ¾ in. Vol. I: 256 pp. Vol. II: 239 pp. Tan cloth spine; blue-gray papers over boards. Paper title labels with black printing on the spines. Printed in red and black. Errata slip at end of Vol. I is present. Many pages in both volumes are unopened. A few tan spots to upper edge of Volume I. The bookplate of George Allison Armour (1856-1936) appears on the front paste-down of Volume I. A better than usual copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Schreckenshöhle oder die Leiden der jungen Miranda. Eine neapolitanische Erzählung. Aus dem Englischen bearbeitet von dem Verfasser des Rinaldini. Besonders abgedruckt aus dem Magazin schrecklicher Ereignisse.

      Mit gest. Frontispiz. 144 S. Pappband d. Zt. Goed. V, 512, 53. - Über KVK 3 Exemplare nachweisbar, diese alle mit nur 96 S., was den ersten drei Abschnitten entspricht. Vorliegendes Exemplar mit dem vierten Abschnitt (SS. 97-144), der die gruselige Geschichte des Schwagers Goethes zu einem mehr oder weniger vernünftigen Ende führt! - Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Mit Exlibris "Arvidus Klingspor Bibliotheca Naesbyensis 1895" (d. i. Carl Arvid von Klingspor, schwedischer Offizier, Reichsheraldiker und Genealoge, 1829-1903). - Rücken berieben. Untere Ecke des Frontispiz fachmännisch ergänzt, ohne Text- oder Bildverlust.

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        1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Household Brigade Drag Hounds. 1893-1894

      Windsor, England: Oxley & Son, 1895. First edition. Half Morocco. . Very Good. Scarce. with no copies found on OCLC First Search. Oblong 4to, 25.5 by 34 cm. [6], 43, [2] pp. 22 plates -- photographs, copies of mostly humorous drawings relating to the account. Not counted as plates -- among the pages that are paginated -- are the final leaves with mounted programmes, menus, invitations relating to the hunts. Drag racing began as a preparatory exercise to train foxhounds, who instead of chasing an actual fox, run after an artificially laid scent, one carried by a person bearing a material soaked in a pungent aniseed or other smelly substance. By the mid-nineteenth century had become a sport in its own right. Because the sport isn't dependent on the vagaries of the fox, it is more controllable by the master running the show, and thus can be more consistently fast-paced, if that is the objective. Among its greatest enthusiasts became members of the British army and cavalry. Drag hunts remain a fixture to this day in foxhunting country, including in the United States. This account of a season of drag hunts is rendered in a chatty, propulsive narrative similar to many a foxhunting reminiscence. The latter, though, is a staple of sporting literature, whereas we believe that drag hunting has seldom received such treatment, other than as part of, and ancillary to, a foxhunting memoir. Binding is heavily rubbed or abraded. Generally a clean interior, and overall, a tight copy.

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        1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Household Brigade Drag Hounds. 1893-1894

      Windsor, England: Oxley & Son, 1895. First edition. Half Morocco. . Very Good. Scarce. with no copies found on OCLC First Search. Oblong 4to, 25.5 by 34 cm. [6], 43, [2] pp. 22 plates -- photographs, copies of mostly humorous drawings relating to the account. Not counted as plates -- among the pages that are paginated -- are the final leaves with mounted programmes, menus, invitations relating to the hunts. Drag racing began as a preparatory exercise to train foxhounds, who instead of chasing an actual fox, run after an artificially laid scent, one carried by a person bearing a material soaked in a pungent aniseed or other smelly substance. By the mid-nineteenth century had become a sport in its own right. Because the sport isn't dependent on the vagaries of the fox, it is more controllable by the master running the show, and thus can be more consistently fast-paced, if that is the objective. Among its greatest enthusiasts became members of the British army and cavalry. Drag hunts remain a fixture to this day in foxhunting country, including in the United States. This account of a season of drag hunts is rendered in a chatty, propulsive narrative similar to many a foxhunting reminiscence. The latter, though, is a staple of sporting literature, whereas we believe that drag hunting has seldom received such treatment, other than as part of, and ancillary to, a foxhunting memoir. Binding is heavily rubbed or abraded. Generally a clean interior, and overall, a tight copy.

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        Dictionary and Grammar of the Kongo Language and Appendix

      First edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt, lightly sunned, library stamps on front pastedowns, with black cloth slipcases. xxiv, 718; vii, 721-1052pp. London, Baptist Missionary Society, Trubner & Co, 1887 &

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        Black Spirits and White: A Book of Ghost Stories

      Stone & Kimball, Chicago 1895 - 151 pages plus 12 pages of publisher's ads in rear, title page printed in red and black. Light tan cloth covers with a green and black floral pattern on front and rear, title on spine in green, green end papers., top edge gilt. Previous owner's inscription on blank page following front fly leaf. There is some flecking or light discoloration to cloth on spine otherwise clean, tight copy. Record # 407002 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Watter's Mou'

      A. Constable, 1895. Hardcover. Very Good. 1895. First Edition. 164 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Dedicated to "Emily Stoker from her affectionate brother", on front endpaper. Appears to be signed by Bram Stoker. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. The Acme Library Vol II edition. Clean pages. Noticeable tanning throughout. Pages are rough cut. Some internal hinge cracks. Small brown stains (approx. 2mm) to page 2&3. Rear hinge cracked, but board remains firm. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Visible sunning to spine. Distinct faded stains (approx. 1cm) & markings mainly to the rear, with soiling all over boards.

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        The Century for Xmas. 1895.

      New York: The Century, 1895.(). Poster. Mounted on rag. 21 x 14 inches. Das Frühe Plakat, no. 448. Reims, 1297. Center fold. marginal flaws.

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        Corinth, Lovis. - "Kain".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung & Roulette, in Schwarz, auf hellem Similijapan, 1895. Von Lovis Corinth. Auflage 50 Exemplare. 43,8 x 32,4 cm (Darstellung) / 44,8 x 33,8 cm (Platte) / 62,5 x 46 cm (Blatt). Schwarz 18 III (von III). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert: "Lovis Corinth". In der Platte am unteren Rand mittig Titel und Monogramm: "KAIN / LC". Verso Sammlernotizen in Bleistift. - Schönes breitrandiges Exemplar. Im äußeren Rand feine, kaum merkliche originale Quetschfalten. Papier altersbedingt unscheinbar gegilbt. Gratiges und kontrastreiches Druckbild. Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Lovis Corinth (1858 Tapiau/ Ostpreußen - 1925 Zandvoort/ Niederlande). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Wegbereiter der Moderne mit expressionistischen Tendenzen. Zählt mit Max Liebermann, Lesser Ury und Max Slevogt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern des deutschen Impressionismus. 1876 Akademiestudium als Schüler des Genremalers Otto Günther in Königsberg. 1880-83 Studium an der Münchner Akademie. 1884 Malunterricht in Antwerpen und Eintritt in die Académie Julian in Paris. 1888 Umzug nach Berlin. 1891 Umzug nach München. 1892 Eintritt in die Münchner Secession. 1893 Gründung der "Freien Vereinigung". Geht 1897 nach Zurückweisung der "Salomé" nach Berlin, wo er 1901 eine Malschule gründet und der Berliner Secession beitritt. Freundschaft mit Max Liebermann. 1918 Professorentitel. Seine Werke beschäftigen sich mit existenziellen Fragen des Menschen wie Liebe und Tod, Gewalt und Leidenschaft. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        M Brunswick Nineteenth-century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates (Lithographs and Photographs)

      M. Brunswick & Co, 1895-01-01. Leather Bound. /Fair. FAIR/FAIR. Collection of 107 undated (circa 1895)hand-painted/stenciled lithographs and photographs of fruit and fruit trees in a black leather agent book, all lithographs and photos are "pocket sized," approx. 6'' x 9'', all show wear and light soiling, some have pencil notes written on them, as well as pencil stenciling, collection appears to be missing one plate, most binding ribbons are intact with the exception of one near the middle. Agent book is heavily faded and chipped, frayed corners and edges, sunned edges, does not close properly. According to the University of Rochester, Mina (or Minnie) Brunswick (1849-Rochester, September 9, 1925) was listed in the Rochester city directories as a producer of fruit plates or nurserymen's plates from 1888 through 1920. Her first advertisement, in the 1889 directory, reads in part: "M. Brunswick & Co., (Formerly with D. M. Dewey), Manufacturers of Hand Painted Fruit and Ornamental Plates." Rochester University further states that by the 1910s Brunswick appears to have been the last producer of hand-painted (stenciled) plates in Rochester..<p> Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com<p> Orders shipped via USPS.

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        Orlik, Emil. - "Weg vor dem Dorf (Landschaft)".

      Berlin Fontane -1900 1895 - Radierung / Strichätzung & Vernis mou, in Schwarz, auf gelbem Japanbütten, 1897. Von Emil Orlik. 6,2 x 13,1 cm (Darstellung) / 6,8 x 13,9 cm (Platte) / 39,5 x 24,5 cm (Blatt). Schütte 47. Aus: Pan (Berlin: Fontane 1895-1900), Bd. 1-5. - Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert und datiert: "E. Orlik 97". Am Blattrand links unten bezeichnet: "Landschaft". Rechts unten Trockenstempel des Pan. Dazu in Bleistift nummeriert "20". - Aus der signierten und nummerierten Auflage für die Vorzugsausgabe des PAN. - Originalrandiges Exemplar. Tadellos. Hervorragender Zustand. Emil Orlik (1870 Prag - 1932 Berlin). Böhmischer Maler, Grafiker, Fotograf und Kunsthandwerker. 1889-93 Studium an der privaten Malschule Heinrich Knirrs in München und an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. 1894 Rückkehr nach Prag. 1900-01 Asienreise. 1904 Umzug nach Wien. 1899-1905 Mitglied der Wiener Secession, Veröffentlichungen in der Secessions-Zeitschrift "Ver Sacrum". 1906 als Professor an die Staatliche Lehranstalt des Berliner Kunstgewerbemuseums gerufen. Lehrer von George Grosz, Hannah Höch, Oskar Nerlinger und Josef Fenneker. Mitglied der Berliner Secession. 1912 Zweite große Asienreise. Sprache: Deutsch 1-5 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte with the Memoirs of Bourienne, Junot and Tallyrand. Twenty-one volume Set

      Paris and Boston: The Napoleon Society, 1895. Edition De Grand Luxe 71/500. Printed by John Wilson and Son. Bound in marbled boards with leather spines and corners, marbled end papers. Top edges are gilt, side and bottom edges are untrimmed. Hazlitt's Life in six volumes, Bourienne's Memoirs in four volumes, Junot's Memoirs in six volumes and Talleyrand's Memoirs in five volumes. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order. Very Good.

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        PASTELS, Dix portraits de femmes. Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée par l'auteur. Illustrations de Robaudi et Giraldon.

      L. Conquet, 1895. In-8° (cm. 24.5 x 17), pp. (8), 330 (ma 343), (2), illustrato da 11 acquerelli di Roubadi (uno all'occhietto del frontespizio e uno per ogni capitolo), incisi da Chauvet et Hellé e stampati a colori da Wittmann e ritoccati dall'autore, 35 acquerelli di Giraldon, riprodotti in rilievo da Ducourtioux et Huillard e impressi tipograficamente da Chamerot et Renouard. Stupenda legatura in marocchino nocciola realizzata da Canape, dorso a cinque nervi con titolo in oro, al piatto superiore bel decoro mosaicato raffigurante un mazzo di fiori Iris, molteplice cornice lineare concentrica ai piatti interni, sguardie in seta decorata, tagli in oro, brossura editoriale conservata all'interno. Tiratura di 200 esemplari numerati su carta "Japon", tre tavole sono presenti in doppio stato. Esemplare n. 156 e siglato dall'artista. Ottima copia.

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        Kollwitz, Käthe. - "Beratung".

      - Radierung / Vernis mou, Aquatinta & Strichätzung, in Schwarz, auf gelbem Kupferdruckpapier, 1895. Von Käthe Kollwitz. 29,0 x 17,2 cm (Darstellung) / 29,9 x 17,8 cm (Platte) / 41,5 x 29 cm (Blatt). Klipstein 25 VII. Ohne die Schrift im unteren Rand der Platte. Rechts unten Blindstempel Van der Becke. - Von der originalen Platte ab 1945 für Van der Becke gedruckt. - Ohne Mängel. Sehr guter Zustand. Käthe Kollwitz (1867 Königsberg / Kaliningrad - 1945 Moritzburg). Deutsche Grafikerin und Bildhauerin, eine der wichtigsten Künstlerinnen des 20. Jh. 1881-86 Unterricht in Königsberg bei dem Maler Gustav Naujok und dem Kupferstecher Rudolf Mauer, 1987 bei dem Maler Emil Neide. 1888-90 Studium an der Münchner Künstlerinnenschule bei Ludwig Herterich. 1891 Umzug nach Berlin, wo ihr 1898 der künstlerische Durchbruch gelingt. 1898-1903 Lehrauftrag an der Berliner Künstlerinnenschule für Radieren und Zeichnen. 1901-13 Mitglied der 'Berliner Secession'. 1907 Villa-Romana-Preis und Reise nach Florenz. 1913 wechselt sie zur 'Freien Secession'. 1913-23 Mitbegründerin und erste Vorsitzende des Frauenkunstverbandes. 1919 als erste Frau Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie der Künste; Ernennung zur Professorin. 1929 Orden 'Pour le Mérite' für Wissenschaften und Künste. 1933 von den Nationalsozialisten erzwungener Austritt aus der Preußischen Akademie der Künste. Ab 1935 inoffizielles Ausstellungsverbot. 1943 wird ihre Wohnung in Berlin bei einem Bombenangriff zerstört. 1944 zog sie auf Einladung von Prinz Ernst Heinrich von Sachsen nach Moritzburg, wo sie wenige Tage vor Kriegsende starb. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Prunkmappe anlässlich des 60. Geburtstages, mit illustrierter und kalligrafierter, vielfach signierter Glückwunsch-Urkunde des Steyrer Gewerbe-Vereines und kaiserlicher Urkunde vom 14. Dezember 1884 anlässlich der Ernennung zum Ritter des Franz Joseph-Ordens

      [TOMITZ, Franz]: Prunkmappe anlässlich des 60. Geburtstages von Franz Tomitz, mit illustrierter und kalligrafierter Glückwunsch-Urkunde des »Gewerbe-Vereines des Steyrer Industriebezirkes in Stadt Steyr« in dreifarbiger Tusche, dieselbe datiert mit „1. October 1895", weiters 5 beigebundenen lithografierten Blättern mit 96 eigenhändischen Unterschriften, sowie eingelegter kaiserlicher Urkunde anlässlich der Ernennung von Franz Tomitz zum Ritter des Franz Joseph-Ordens vom 14. Dezember 1884, dieselbe teils kalligrafiert, mit kaiserlichem Blindstempel versehen und eigenhändig signiert von Ordens-Sekretär Dr. August Ritter von Battioli. Steyr: E. Haas & Co. (Illustr., Kalligrafie, Lithografie) 1895. 46:35 cm (Mappe), 44:34 (Urkunde und Blätter). Prunkmappe mit zwei handschriftlichen Urkunden für den Möbelhändler Franz Tomitz (1835-1904), einem der prominentesten und verdienstvollsten Bürger der Stadt Steyr in seiner Zeit. Von 1875 bis 1901 war der Liberale Tomitz im Gemeinderat tätig und war er in dieser Zeit auch als Vizebürgermeister tätig. Im Rahmen seiner politischen Funktionen, auch als Gründer bzw. führendes Mitglied der „Grünober-Gesellschaft" (ab 1859) erwarb sich Tomitz in der Folge besonders große Verdienste um das soziale und kulturelle Leben seiner Heimatstadt. Er arrangierte zunächst den großen historischen Festzug anlässlich des 900. Stadtjubiläums (1880). 1884 fungierte er dann als einer der Hauptorganisatoren der "Electrischen-Landes-Industrie-Forst und culturhistorischen Ausstellung", die ihm wohl die vorliegende Ehrung des Gewerbe-Vereins eingebracht hat. Im Zuge dessen wurde Tomitz auch über die Grenzen Steyrs bekannt, zum Kaiserlichen Rat und zum Ritter des Franz Josephs-Ordens ernannt, wie die dieser Mappe beiliegenden Urkunde bestätigt. 1885 eröffnete Tomitz als Obmann des „Vereins der Schulfreunde" eine Suppenanstalt für Volksschüler. Im gleichen Jahr initiierte als in Folge seiner Ausstellungstätigkeit auch das Bezirksmuseum. Außerdem war Tomitz federführend in den Komitees zur Errichtung des Denkmals für den Industriellen Josef Werndl (1894) und des Bruckner-Denkmals (1898). Franz Tomitz erhielt für seine Verdienste die Steyrer Ehrenbürgerschaft. Heute ist nach ihm die „Tomitzstraße" benannt. Prunkmappe eines ungenannten Buchbinders. Holzdecken und Rücken sind mit mennigrotem Samt überzogen, der Rücken weist zusätzlich eine Schmuckbindung in der Form einer Messingkordel auf, die durch zwei mittig eingearbeitete Messingösen gezogen ist. Die Vorderdecke ist aufwendig mit Messing beschlagen: zunächst von außen nach innen mit einem umlaufenden, durch Rautenmuster ornamentierten Rahmen in vier Teilen, in dessen horizontale und vertikale Verläufe teils mit den Rahmenlinien überlappendes Blumen und Rankenwerk eingearbeitet ist. In den Ecken schließen sich vier ebenso gestaltete Vignetten an, die zusätzlich durch als rot, blau und weiß emaillierte Blumenknöpfe akzentuiert sind. Der Mittelteil besteht aus einem breiten Doppelschild. Auf dem vorderen, mit Rankenmustern getriebenen Schild sind die weiß bzw. rot emaillierten und in Punktierung gefassten Initialen „F" und „T" montiert, ebenso eine Banderole mit schwarz aufgemalten Jahreszahlen „1835-1895". Der hintere Schild besteht aus einer emaillierten Vignette mit mehrfarbigem Rankenwerk, um ihn verläuft abermals üppiges florales Rankenwerk. Die Vorsätze der Mappe sind aus eierschalenfarbenem, blindgemustertem Satin über Karton gefertigt. Samtüberzug an den Ecken und Kanten an wenigen Stellen gering berieben und auf der Hinterseite mit einer kleinen Kratzspuren, die Blätter an wenigen Stellen gering finger-, stock- und schmutzfleckig, insgesamt ist dieses einzigartige historische Dokument sehr gut erhalten. Manfred Brandl, Neue Geschichte von Steyr, 1980.

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        Far From the Madding Crowd.

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1895. [Historical fiction]. FIRST REVISED EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo (21 x 16cm), pp.xii; 476; [1], map of Wessex; [1], imprint; [2], blank. New edition, with a new preface by Thomas Hardy, issued as part of the 'Wessex Novels'. Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt Hardy monogram device to upper board. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With hand-written presentation note to first leaf (above the printed asterisk); 'To Susan / Countess of Malmesbury: / From T.H.' Contents a little toned, cloth with some rubbing/soiling neat repair to crown and rear joint; very good. First published in 1874, 'Far From the Madding Crowd' was Hardy's fourth novel, his first major literary success, and his first novel to employ the term 'Wessex'. The author revised the text extensively for this 1895 edition. The later book and film 'Tamara Drew' is a modern re-working of this enduring countryside relationship drama. The recipient of this copy, Susan Harris, Countess of Malmesbury (Wilshire) was a fellow writer, friend and correspondent of Thomas Hardy, and collaborator with the Victorian novelist and literary hostess Violet Hunt, who established the literary Review in 1908. Purdy, pp.61-67.

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        Midwinter Nights Dream. An Operatic Travesty in Three Acts. The Third Annual Theatrical of the Seattle Athletic Club

      Lowman & Hanford Lithographic Co., Seattle 1895 - 17 by 17 cm. Unpaginated, 84 pp., with program notes, cast, excerpts, many photos and illustrations, some of which underlay text, ads, etc. This is an especially elaborate and attractive souvenir program for an "amateur" theatrical, this one being a spoof modeled after Shakespeare's original. Scarce, with no copies of this program listed on OCLC First Search, and a single listing, at Washington State University, for the considerably shorter program for 1893's theatrical. LIght soiling of the cover. Otherwise, tight, clean. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VAILIMA LETTERS

      1895 - [1/100, in unbound signatures] Being Correspondence addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin. November 1890 - October 1894. In Two Volumes. Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1895. Original unbound signatures. First Edition, Large Paper Issue, consisting of 100 numbered copies on John Dickinson & Co. paper -- this copy unnumbered, and in fact still in its unbound signatures. VAILIMA LETTERS was published in Chicago in late October 1895, about a week before the London edition, in the year following Stevenson's death; "Vailima" ("five rivers") was the name Stevenson gave to the home he and his family made for themselves in Samoa.~This is a remarkable, never-issued copy, a complete set of the folded sheets which never went to the binder -- where the two volumes would have been bound in grey paper-covered boards, and where each volume would have had a frontispiece inserted (here absent).~Condition is just about fine (one small damp-mark at the top edge of the first couplet of Vol I). Beinecke (Yale) 610; Princeton 60A. Housed in a cloth slipcase with leather labels, with two inner chemises. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dans la rue. Chansons et monologues. Volume 1

      Final edition, one of 150 copies numbered and justified by Aristide Bruant on Japan, only leading copies.Binding in half black morocco, back with five nerves, paper plates with moiré effect, guards and contreplats of black paper, covers illustrated by TA Steinlen preserved, gilded head on witnesses, binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Autograph dedication signed by Aristide Bruant: "To our friend Goron" embellished with this quatrain autograph: "I'²m'aimait as much as I loved / We would have left us never / If the police was not made / A la Villette . "Our copy is enriched, below the autograph of Aristide Bruant, a beautiful watercolor original signed Théophile Alexandre Steinlen representing an apache led and framed two gendarmes under the gaze of two girls.Illustrated book of drawings by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen whose cover. Paris s.d. (circa 1895) 12,5x19cm broché

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        THE TIME MACHINE

      London: William Heinemann, 1895. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, Later Issue. The author's first novel, this was H. G. Wells' breakthrough work, an early example of science fiction, and the first novel to propose the idea of a device that allowed one to travel through time. It was an immediate success, and launched Wells (1866-1946) as an author of "scientific romances." The prolific and durable Wells is most famous for his imaginative fiction from the 1890s, works like the present volume, along with "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1896), "The Invisible Man (1897)," "War of the Worlds" (1898) and "When the Sleeper Awakes" (1899), all of which helped to establish him as a master of science fiction. By the time Wells died, he had published more than 100 books and earned his fame not only as a writer, but also as a minor prophet who accurately predicted war planes, tanks, the atomic bomb, and World War II. According to DNB, his books "remain unsurpassed for their imagination and visionary power. They reveal his profound grasp of the changes&#8212;perhaps the diminution&#8212;in the meaning and sense of purpose of human life brought about by Darwinian evolutionary theory. Their pessimism is at one with the fin de siècle mood, but the passing of time has not dimmed their assault on human complacency. Where Wells's contemporaries saw him as adding what Tyndall had called the 'scientific imagination' to nineteenth-century romance, the twentieth century regarded him as the greatest of the forerunners of modern science fiction." Our copy is a later printing of the first edition, with other works by the publisher listed on the verso of the half title, and without the 16 pages of publisher's ads at the end.. 180 x 115 mm. (7 4 1/4"). 4 p.l., 151, [1] pp. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, Later Issue. Publisher's tan cloth, upper cover with titling and the figure of a sphinx printed in purple ink. Rear pastedown with bookseller's ticket. Cloth a bit soiled, tiny split in fabric at head of spine, isolated small marginal spots or corner creases, but an excellent copy, the insubstantial binding very solid, and the text perfectly pleasing. The author's first novel, this was H. G. Wells' breakthrough work, an early example of science fiction, and the first novel to propose the idea of a device that allowed one to travel through time. It was an immediate success, and launched Wells (1866-1946) as an author of "scientific romances." The prolific and durable Wells is most famous for his imaginative fiction from the 1890s, works like the present volume, along with "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (1896), "The Invisible Man (1897)," "War of the Worlds" (1898) and "When the Sleeper Awakes" (1899), all of which helped to establish him as a master of science fiction. By the time Wells died, he had published more than 100 books and earned his fame not only as a writer, but also as a minor prophet who accurately predicted war planes, tanks, the atomic bomb, and World War II. According to DNB, his books "remain unsurpassed for their imagination and visionary power. They reveal his profound grasp of the changes-perhaps the diminution-in the meaning and sense of purpose of human life brought about by Darwinian evolutionary theory. Their pessimism is at one with the fin de siècle mood, but the passing of time has not dimmed their assault on human complacency. Where Wells's contemporaries saw him as adding what Tyndall had called the 'scientific imagination' to nineteenth-century romance, the twentieth century regarded him as the greatest of the forerunners of modern science fiction." Our copy is a later printing of the first edition, with other works by the publisher listed on the verso of the half title, and without the 16 pages of publisher's ads at the end.

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        PUSH AND PULL PICTURES: A NOVEL MECHANICAL PICTURE BOOK

      Ernest Nister, London 1895 - (Moveable) PUSH AND PULL PICTURES: A NOVEL MECHANICAL PICTURE BOOK. London: Ernest Nister, circa 1895. 8vo - 7" x 7-7/8". Green cloth backed color pictorial boards with slight edge and corner wear. Unpaginated (16pp.) including six full color, tab-activated, slat transformation (dissolving) pictures. Text pages contain poems as well as line drawings that correspond to one of the dissolving pictures. Internally, this book is in quite nice condition. Original endpapers are present but have somewhat darkened. This is quite a lovely example of a late nineteenth century Nister slat transformation book at the height of this type of book's popularity. The condition of this book is VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient Classique 3 tomes

      Hachette, 1895. Book. Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. In-4, demi-cuir/half-leather, tome 1: Les Origines. L'Egypte et Chaldee(1895), tome 2: Les premieres melees des peuples(1897), tome 3: Les Empires(1899), Bon Etat.

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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'. Geoffrey H.Wells [6]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [275]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.

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        Architectural Engineering. With Especial Reference to High Building Construction, Including Many Examples of Chicago Office Buildings

      New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1895. First Edition, First Thousand. Hardcover. Very good. x, 239 p. 120 b&w photos, plans and diagrams. Navy cloth with blank impressing. Spine a little faded. Signature for Moore & Henry on front free endpaper. Bottom rear corner bumped. Moore and Henry was one of London's leading architectural firms in the 1890s. Their London landmarks include the American shingle style home at 100 Cheapside once owned by Cy Warman and the Annie Pixley Mausoleum in Woodland Cemetery.

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        The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

      London: Methuen & Co, 1895. First edition. 276, [1], 32 (ads, dated September 1895) pp. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth gilt, stamped in gilt. Slight lean, spine dulled and creased, extremities rubbed, hinges cracked or starting,front free endpaper loose and chipped, stain to pp. 73-4. Laid into a half red morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. 276, [1], 32 (ads, dated September 1895) pp. 8vo. Inscribed to Wells's Literary Mentor W.E. Henley. First edition, presentation copy, of this early collection of H.G. Wells short stories, inscribed by the author to W.E. Henley on the half-title: "With kindest regards from the author. (I apologize for the wrong done your balcony on p 73)." Examination of the page reveals a dark stain, perhaps coffee spilled by Wells across the book and on to Henley's balcony. W.E. Henley (1849-1903), a writer and influential editor of The National Observer and other papers "had a gift for finding and encouraging new talent" (ODNB). He published works by Kipling, Hardy, Yeats, and Barrie among others, and early in his career he collaborated with his friend Robert Louis Stevenson on four plays. Henley encouraged Wells to develop a series of time traveling stories into what became The Time Machine, Wells's first important novel and what remains his most important scientific romance. Henley serialized the work and even secured a generous publication agreement with Heinemann. "In making friends with Henley he had made the contact that was to launch his career" (MacKenzie, H.G. Wells, p. 105). Currey, p. 523; Wells 6. Provenance: W.E. Henley (presentation inscription from Wells); Sotheran's (bookseller's ticket); Eugene Plunkett (bookplate and penciled inventory number on front pastedown)

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        The Works of Jane Austen. Being: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1895-1897. FIRST EDITIONS THUS. Five volumes, octavo (20 x 13 x 18cm). Handsomely bound in recent burgundy half morocco over the original red cloth boards, gilt titles and tooling to spines, top edges gilt.Edges slightly trimmed, internally fine. Fine. With an introduction by Austin Dobson in each volume, profusely illustrated throughout by Charles Brock for Pride and Prejudice and Hugh Thomson for the all the other titles.

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        Midwinter Nights Dream. An Operatic Travesty in Three Acts. The Third Annual Theatrical of the Seattle Athletic Club

      Seattle: Lowman & Hanford Lithographic Co., 1895. First edition. Card. String ties. . Very Good. 17 by 17 cm. Unpaginated, 84 pp., with program notes, cast, excerpts, many photos and illustrations, some of which underlay text, ads, etc. This is an especially elaborate and attractive souvenir program for an "amateur" theatrical, this one being a spoof modeled after Shakespeare's original. Scarce, with no copies of this program listed on OCLC First Search, and a single listing, at Washington State University, for the considerably shorter program for 1893's theatrical. LIght soiling of the cover. Otherwise, tight, clean.

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        Ladies' Book-Plates: An Illustrated Handbook For Collectors And Book-Lovers

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1895. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Colr And B/W Illustrations. Xiv, 358 Pp. Printed In Black And Red, Some Color Illustrated Bookplates. No Names Or Marks. Rebound In Turquoise Goat, Gilt, With Wrap-Around Embossed Design.

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        Atlas von 25 topographischen Spezialkarten des Mondes [verteilt auf 20 lose Tafeln]. – Mit dabei der Textband: Astronomische Beobachtungen und Resultate aus den Jahren 1893 und 1894. Neue Beiträge zur Begründung einer modernen Selenographie und Selenologie gesammelt auf seiner Privatsternwarte zu Kaiserslautern. [Teil] II [der Publikationen Fauths]. Mit einem Atlas, enthaltend 25 topographische Spezialkarten des Mondes in Lichtdruck.

       Philipp Johann Heinrich Fauth. Atlas von 25 topographischen Spezialkarten des Mondes [verteilt auf 20 lose Tafeln]. Buchdruckerei Heinrich Köhl. Kaiserlautern 1895. Überklebt mit/Übernahme der Auflage von: Johann Ambrosius Barth (Arthur Meiner). Leipzig 1895. Querquart. Die Tafel XII des Atlasbandes wurde nicht veröffentlicht (siehe dazu das Verzeichnis auf dem Innendeckel: „XII fehlt“. Die 25 Spezialkarten verteilen sich also auf die Tafeln I-XXI (ohne Tafel XII). Original-Halbleinenflügelmappe mit Deckeltitel. Zustand: Der Rücken der Mappe wurde fachmännisch erneuert. Mappe mit normalen Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren (etwas berieben, beschabt, nachgedunkelt und angeschmutzt). Die Lichtdrucktafeln sind papierbedingt etwas gebräunt sowie teilweise mit minimalen Randläsuren versehen bzw. an den Rändern leicht angestaubt. – Oblong folio (325 x 245 mm) with 25 lunar drawings on 20 lithographed plates. First and only edition of the rare first lunar atlas by the last of the great visual lunar observers. Fauth was the last great lunar cartographer to rely principally on visual observations. Based on observations from 1911 until his death in 1941 using his 5 1/2 inch refractor first at Landstuhl in the Rhineland and later in Bavaria. – Mit dabei der Textband: Astronomische Beobachtungen und Resultate aus den Jahren 1893 und 1894. Neue Beiträge zur Begründung einer modernen Selenographie und Selenologie gesammelt auf seiner Privatsternwarte zu Kaiserslautern. [Teil] II [der Publikationen Fauths]. Mit einem Atlas, enthaltend 25 topographische Spezialkarten des Mondes in Lichtdruck. Buchdruckerei Heinrich Köhl. Kaiserlautern 1895. Überklebt (auf dem Vorderdeckel) mit/Übernahme der Auflage von: Johann Ambrosius Barth (Arthur Meiner). Leipzig 1895. X, S. 3-66. Klammergeheftete Original-Broschur mit Deckeltitel. Zustand: Oberes Kapital etwas lädiert (= Umschlag mit kleinem Einriss). Einband etwas nachgedunkelt. Davon abgesehen altersgemäß von sehr guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Symphonies d'expressions. Vingt-six études dessinées d'après nature. Introduction par Robert Vallier.

      - Paris, Librairie Plon, E. Plon, Nourrit & Cie, 1895. In-4 en ff. libres, (1) f.bl-(4)-8 pp.-(1) f.bl.-(26) pl.-(2) ff.bl., portefeuille imprimé (manquent les lacets au portfolio). Complet des 26 planches. ENVOI autographe signé de l'auteur. Portefeuille légèrement frotté, sinon bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Deutsche Kleinkunst in zwei und vierzig Bücherzeichen Vollständige Mappe mit 42 Exlibris und Begleitheft (vollständig)

      Berlin: Verlag J. A. Stargardt, 1895. Mit einem Vorwort von Friedrich Warnecke. Schöne Mappe mit 42 auf Tafeln montierten Exlibris (vollständig) und 10seitigem Begleitheft. Gutes Exemplar.

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        CANYONS OF THE COLORADO

      Flood & Vincent (Chatauqua-Century Press), Meadville, Pennsylvania 1895 - Large Quarto. (11.75" x 9"). Half-bound Brown Leather over textured cloth boards. Top edge gilt, with all leather junctures double-ruled in gilt. Bright gilt lettering to front board and five-hubbed spine.Recent conservation by a third-generation conservator. This particular copy was ONCE a deaccessioned library copy, but has been masterfully restored to its current, near-fine state by a third-generation conservator/binder. A very few of the preliminary pages show tiny lower corner chips.About this greatly expanded account of (the one-armed) Powell's exploratory voyage and survey along the entire length of The Colorado River, Howes (P-527, p. 465) writes: "The first complete narrative; his earlier reports were largely devoted to scientific data." 400 pp. plus advertisement at rear. 250 illustrations. though reprinted several times in the twentieth-Century, exceedingly rare in this, the first edition. Gorgeous, restored copy of an extremely rare and groundbreaking narrative of pioneer exploration. Powell, heretofore not much inclined to write lengthier pieces, yielded to pressure from Congressmen Garfield to complete the book-length report Explorations of the Colorado River of the West, published in 1875. When issued it included chapters by Harry Thompson, Elliott Coues, and G. Brown Goode, and as well included eighty-one illustrations, some by Thomas Moran. But in 1895, twenty years later, "the publishers Flood & Vincent brought out a [this] new edition which "was now all Powell's book, his final statement on the country he had set out to udnerstand and interpret." He doubled the number of pages, and included three times the number of illustrations. but the most striking change Powell made.was that he now filled the book with Indians -- Apaches,Navajos, Utes, Paiutes --people who had effectively been erased from [previous] accounts.Even the white man is included in Powell's revised work, though he shows up merely as a cartoon figure desecrating the scene.What Powell seemed to be arguing however, was that it was not enough for Americans to understand or appreciate nature.People belong in our pictures and places." (A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell, by Donald Worster,Oxford U. Press, NY., 2001, pp. 332-335.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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