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        The Body-Snatcher.

      The Merriam Company, New York 1895 - 61pp + 3pp of publisher's advertisements. Violet decorated cloth stamped in dark purple on the front and the spine. Contemporary dedication on the front free endpaper, corner of last advertisement leaf torn, spine panel darkened. Still a bright, near fine copy. ; Small octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lyrical Ballad Bookstore ABAA/ILAB]
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        Licht-Raum-Modulationen. [2005]. [6 Original-Fotografien / 6 original photographs].

       Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, geboren 1895 in Bacbarsod, gestorben 1946 in Chicago. 6 Originalfotografien s/w. Hergestellt vom Originalnegativ aus dem Nachlass bei Hattula Moholy-Nagy. Einmalige Auflage für die Griffelkunst Hamburg, 2005. Rückseitig von Hattula Moholy-Nagy monogrammiert, mit typografischer Beschriftung versehen. Maße Blätter: 30,5 x 24,0 cm. Abbildungen in unterschiedlichen Maßen. Serie in einer Mappe mit 8-seitigem begleitenden Text von Floris M. Neusüss. Sehr gutes, tadelloses Exemplar. 6 Original photographs in b/w. Griffelkunst edition, Hamburg 2005. Backside monogrammed by Hattula Moholy-Nagy. Measure sheets: 30,5 x 24,0 cm. Images in different measures. Original folder with 8-pages booklet with text by Floris M. Neusüss. Mint condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Fotokunst / photographic art; Original-Fotografie / Original-Photographie / original photograph

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        THE THREE IMPOSTORS OR THE TRANSMUTATIONS ...

      London: John Lane ... Boston: Roberts Bros.,. 1895. title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in white, spine panel stamped in white and gold, publisher's device stamped in white on rear panel, all edges untrimmed.. Hint of rubbing to cloth at head and tail of spine panel and corner. tips, gift inscription lightly penciled on front free endpaper, else. a fine copy. A sharp copy of an attractive book. (#147303). First edition. Episodic mystery thriller incorporating four weird tales, including "Novel of the Black Seal" and "Novel of the White Powder," considered by Bleiler (1983) to be "among the classics of supernatural literature, beautifully narrated, highly imaginative, thought-provoking, even with a note of humor that is seldom encountered." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-59. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1071. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 147. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 714. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 277. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1922-25. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-161. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Reginald 09474. Goldstone & Sweetser 7a.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Four page Autograph Letter Signed from D.P. Brown of St. Onge, South Dakota to his cousin James Breckenridge of Stewartsville, Missouri, dated 25 January 1895 on stationery of Adoniram J. Plowman, Attorney at Law of Deadwood. Old folds from mailing, else near fine. Brown relates that he is "about 12 miles from Deadwood & 30 miles from Indian Reservation" and (his idiosyncratic spelling here retained) "I am still alive and am married and living in the Black hills on a Horse Ranch of Judge Plowmans. I got my Rib broken last Saturday was leading a Horse to water and he started to run and I stayed with him to long." He relates that after traveling through Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas, he is: "getting 300 a year and am at no expense but for clothing. Think I shall strike for more money or quit." A relatively interesting cowboy letter. The recipient was likely a member of the prominent Breckenridge family (the letter mentions his family in Kentucky). Plowman was a noted judge in Deadwood. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Dresden, 16. VIII. 1895. - 8vo. 6¼ pp. To an unnamed addressee, about an essay her father, Friedrich Wieck, once wrote on Liszt and Wagner.

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        Plutarch's Lives, the Translation Called Dryden's

      New York: Little, Brown, 1895. Corrected from the Greek and revised by A. H. Clough. Complete in five volumes corresponding to a comparison of lives of the ancient Greeks and lives of the ancient Romans. Presumed reprint of the publisher's 1859 edition. Printed by John Wilson and Son, University Press, Cambridge, MA, USA. Later half-leather bindings, unsigned but in the style of Root & Son, in saddle tan polished calf, with crisp gilt-stamped rules to the boards and with crisp gilt-stamped elaborate design to the hubbed spines, each spine with one red and one green morocco label, each with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering. Handsome marbled paper hardboards in shades of turquoise, sea blue, beige and bronze. Generally unbumped spine heads and tails but not without some scuffing and rubbing. Fairly sharp corners with a touch of rubbing and abrading. Almost no observable scuffing to the marble boards and minor scuffing to the leather and on the whole very clean and presentable bindings. Hinges strong. Text blocks firmly bound in. 9 x 6 inches. T.E.G. With handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. xlii, 414, 422, 452, 570 and 618 numbered pages. All volumes with appendixes. Vol. V also with index of historical and geographical proper names and index of the pronunciation of proper names. Not illustrated. As to all volumes, impressively clean and generally free of foxing. To the rear pastedown in each volume, tiny sticker of previous bookseller. Else very clean. Very Good Plus copies. An exceptionally handsome set of bindings.. Reprint. Half-Leather. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        A JOURNEY TO VENUS, THE PRIMEVAL WORLD: ITS WONDERFUL CREATIONS AND GIGANTIC MONSTERS .

      New York: F. Tennyson Neely Publisher, n.d. [1895] - Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5-499 [500: blank], two inserted plates with illustrations by Miss Fairfax and Mrs. McAuley from drawings by the author, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, white endpapers. First edition. A later issue of the first edition with the "Arena" imprint on the spine panel and a cancel title page with Neely's imprint. This novel, the second and last of Pope's projected "Romances of the Planets" series, was first published by Arena Publishing Company in 1895. Arena issued the novel in two forms, in cloth with sixteen inserted plates, and in paper with three inserted plates. Neely acquired the Arena sheets (and some clothbound copies) and reissued them with cancel title pages. Although sixteen was the full compliment of plates for the copies bound in cloth, many of the hardbound copies issued by Arena and reissued by Neely have fewer inserted plates, generally three, but sometimes four or two. This copy has two plates, one used as the frontispiece, the other facing page 120. About 1897 Neely reprinted the novel on cheap pulp paper stock as a 25¢ paperback with two inserted plates. In Pope's sequel to JOURNEY TO MARS . (1894), the protagonist and his Martian princess visit Venus, a younger world comparable to some stage of earth's prehistory. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-127; (1981) 1-139; (1987) 1-76; and (1995) 1-76. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1806. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 202-03. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 628. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 177. Locke, Voyages in Space 163. Bleiler (1978), p. 160. Reginald 11815. Wright (III) 4305. A fine copy. Rare in this condition. (#137405) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Photograph of the Football Team of Indian University of Muskogee, Oklahoma

      1895 - Albumen photograph. Image size 6.75" x 4.75" mounted on stiff card. Corners of the backing board cut away just slightly affecting a couple of corners but not substantially affecting the image, two faintly visible short cracks in the margins, extending into the image a little, overall very good.Shown are eleven players in two rows either standing or kneeling in front of a backdrop of patterned wallpaper. Dressed in jerseys and padded pants, with one player holding the ball, all players are identified in pencil on the verso with their positions: Brady, Walter Lamar, Alex Yargee, John Phillips, John Meagher, Wm. Merrill, W.B. Wilson, Alex Foreland, Ernest McDaniel, Charlie Moore, and Willie McCombs. The *Indian Journal* of April 12, 1894 mentions Yargee had ".spent Saturday and Sunday in Eufaula in company with Prof. Brown." The *Dawes Final Rolls* listing tribal members in 1902 in which the names of Yargee, Phillips, Maegher, and Merrill appear.The Indian University was founded in 1880 by Almon C. Bacone in Tahlequah, Indian Territory. According to the *Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture*, the school was chartered by the Muscogee-Creek Nation for the purpose of providing a Christian education for American Indians. By 1885, it had been expanded and relocated to Muscogee. Between 1883 and 1895 it graduated 43 students with either bachelor's or master's degrees. It also featured a football team, and played the first Indian Territory football game against Henry Kendall College (later renamed the University of Tulsa). A photograph of the Kendell team exists with the team photographed against the same wallpaper background. It isn't such a large leap to speculate that the portraits were taken at the same time, and mostly likely in commemoration of that first contest. Rare.

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        PAN. Erster Jahrgang, Heft 2.

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN 1895 - Folio.Original wraps, a little defective, with original graphics by Wenban, S.L., GEYGER, ERNST MORITZ, KLINGER, MAX , THOMA , HANS , ECKMANN, OTTO Söhn, HDO: 52602-1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (lacking the Zorn)Edited by Otto Julius Bierbaum and Julius Meier-Graefe.PAN, the important German 21 volume art nouveau periodical (1895-1900), is the deluxe fin de siècle periodical with plates, illustrations, color initials, vignettes and tail-pieces representing a multitude of processes of modern picture reproduction, including original lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts,. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Parerga und Paralipomena: kleine philosophische Schriften. 2 Bde. Berlin, Hayn, 1851. 1 w. Bl., 3 Bll., 465 S., 1 w. Bl.; 1 w. Bl., IV, 531 S., 1 w. Bl. Blindgepr. Lwd.-Bde. d. Zt. mit reicher RVerg. (etw. berieben, Kap. bestoßen).

       1851 Grisebach S. 23; Borst 2446.- Erste Ausgabe, als einzige von Schopenhauer selbst besorgt. In nur 750 Exemplaren gedruckt.- \'Schopenhauer erhielt 10 Freiexemplare auf Velin, aber kein Honorar\' (Grisebach).- Alte handschriftliche Signatur auf Vorsatz (Band 1) und Titel (Band 2) von \'Richard Müller\' sowie wenige kritische Marginalien am Textrand - vermutlich stammen die Bände aus der Bibliothek des Philosophen und Psychologen Richard Müller-Freienfels (1882-1949) . Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Durchs wilde Kurdistan,

      Freiburg, Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, 1895., - Kl.-8° Karl May`s gesammelte Reiseromane Band II Durchs wilde Kurdistan Reiseerlebnisse von Karl May, hrsg. Freiburg i.Br., Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, o.J. 14.-18. Tausend (1895), kl 8° in der seltenen Original-Halbleder-Ausgabe mit Lederecken u. goldgepr. Rückentiteln, 638 S in sehr gutem Sammlerzustand. (Rücken m. Prägung gut, minimal best. Kanten, ohne Eintragungen); gesamt sehr guter Zustand. (rar!) Best.Nr.20374 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 950

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        Fingerprint Directories.

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1895. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt, green coated endpapers. Ownership signature to half-title. Spine rolled, tips a little worn, edges rubbed, covers patchily sunned, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, marginal chip to p.11. First edition of Galton's final major work on the subject, designed to assist with classifying and indexing large numbers of fingerprints.

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        Musee Antoine Wiertz Bruxelles 1806-1865

      Musee Antoine Wiertz Bruxelles, 1895. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; undated but inscribed on front cover 1937 ; over 80 full-page b/w and sepia images many tissue protected ; text in English/German/French and Dutch; the numbering of the plates is 1-115 but there are about 34 plates which are not present, which seems also to be true of other copies of this book; there is no space in the binding for these extra plates, which suggests either that this was an error in the original printing, or that not all the numbered pictures were supposed to be included; it has been suggested that the numbering is not pages but refers to the frame numbers of the original paintings; whatever the reason, in this book the 'missing' pages/plates are 2, 7, 17, 40, 64-70, 72, 74, 77-79, 81, 87, 92, 97-110, 114; page 76 is at the front and page 73 is between pages 36 and 38 but is possibly a misprint for page 37. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        The Novels

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1895. Leather bound. Fine. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1895. Leather bound. Forty volumes, Small octavo, 8vo. The Complete Novels of Honorè De Balzac. Titles include Beatrix, Daughter of Eve, Lost Illusions, Cousin Pons, The Lilly of the Valley, A Great Man of the Provinces in Paris, Memoirs of Two Young Married Women, The Magic Skin, The Marriage Contract, Catherine De Medici, Albert Savarus, etc. Bound in three quarter red calf, gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, brown title labels, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.

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        The Body-Snatcher

      New York: The Merriam Company. 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. 61pp + 3pp of publisher's advertisements. Violet decorated cloth stamped in dark purple on the front and the spine. Contemporary dedication on the front free endpaper, corner of last advertisement leaf torn, spine panel darkened. Still a bright, near fine copy. ; Small octavo .

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        PAN. Erster Jahrgang, Heft 1

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN, 1895. Folio. Original wraps, a little defective, with original graphics by ROPS, FELICIEN, VALLOTON, FÉLIX EDOUARD, DUMONT, MAURICe, LIEBERMANN, MAX. Söhn, HDO: 52601-1, 2, 3, 4. Edited by Otto Julius Bierbaum and Julius Meier-Graefe. PAN, the important German 21 volume art nouveau periodical (1895-1900), is the deluxe fin de siècle periodical with plates, illustrations, color initials, vignettes and tail-pieces representing a multitude of processes of modern picture reproduction, including original lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts,.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        THE BODY-SNATCHER ...

      New York: The Merriam Company,. [1895]. original decorated violet cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark purple.. Minor rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, slightly dulled. spine panel, otherwise a bright, nearly fine copy. A nice copy of. this attractive little book. (#147932). First edition. Published as the second volume in Merriam's "Violet Series." "Stevenson was always interested in the supernatural and the uncanny ways in which the human brain can distort reality. His short stories are distinguished by psychological insight and a deft handling of horror. His first 'crawler' (his own pet name for horror stories) was "The Body-Snatcher, " written in 1881 and inspired by the case of Burke and Hare. He shelved the story for three years 'in justifiable disgust, the tale being horrid,' but it eventually appeared in the Christmas number of the Pall Mall Gazette (1884). It was advertised on posters, which were suppressed by the police for being too lurid and shocking. Stevenson turned down his £40 fee because he had such a low opinion of the story. 'I was not able to produce my best,' he claimed, 'and I will be damned if I steal with my eyes open.'" - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural. p. 402. There has been some confusion about the nature of this story, whether it is truly supernatural, Clute and Grant calling it "marginally weird" (Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 897), Bleiler omitting it from his Checklist. Critics also have failed to see its literary quality: Barzun and Taylor pan it for "turning suddenly into a ghost story," Curtis C. Smith because the story "lacks logic and is merely gruesome." (Supernatural Fiction Writers, p. 310). A careful reading of the story reveals it to be definitely supernatural, effectively horrific, and artistically interesting. The reappearance of Gray as an intact corpse rings an interesting change on the usual ghost plot: rather than having a corpse appear as a living person, the decapitated and "long- dissected" Gray appears as an intact corpse. What is most shocking about the story is not its grue, but its breezy cynicism. True, Fettes has been punished for his misdeeds, but Macfarlane has prospered and so has their old medical school patron, the "meteorically famous" Mr. K---. And the vengeful hand of supernatural justice issues not from one of the innocent "lambs" but from one of the wrathful "lions." An author does not always make the best critic of his own work. This misunderstood and underrated "crawler" is one of Stevenson's very best. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1535. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, p. 1701. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 456. Reginald 15865. Hubin (1994), p. 771. Beinecke 608.

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        The Red Badge of Courage

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1895 - A Fine copy of the book with the spine very slightly toned and a pea-sized rub mark on the coated front end-paper where it looks like an early price was erased. Despite these two very minor flaws, this is a bright, sharp, unread copy of the book and about as fine as one could hope to find it in the absence of the very scarce dust jacket. First printing with yellow top-stain, undamaged type on p. 225 and no mention of this title in four pages of ads at the rear. BAL 4071.The author's realistic portrayal of a young soldier's shame after fleeing a civil war battle. It was selected as one of Merle Johnson's "High Spots of American Literature." The author's second book after "Maggie" and easily his best work. Included in "Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time" by Ernest Hemingway, who wrote that this novel "is one of the finest books of our literature, and I include it entire because it is all as much of a piece as a great poem is." Housed in a custom cloth clamshell. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Life and Death of Jason

      Kelmscott Press, (Hammersmith 1895 - Quarto. (iv) 355pp. One of 200 copies. Printed in red and black, with two full-page illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones and initials and decorations by Morris. A beautiful and highly prized volume, originally intended to be part of "The Earthly Paradise." Overall, a fine copy in original limp vellum, which shows very faint soiling. Silk ties are present, and one has been repaired. (Peterson A34; Sparling 34).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Gedr. Revers mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 27. IV. 1895. - 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Beigebogen eine hs. Autorisation zur Reproduktion durch die Fa. H. Gedan, Xylographisches Kunstinstitut (1 S., qu.-gr.-8vo). Vordruck der Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst, Wien, der Klimt "hiermit das alleinige, uneingeschränkte und noch völlig unbegebene Vervielfältigungsrecht des Bildes meines Bruders 'Hanswurst auf der Jahrmarktbühne' (ausgestellt im Künstlerhause April 1895)" überträgt. - Das erwähnte Bild von Klimts 1892 verstorbenem Bruder war nach dessen Tod von Klimt vollendet worden. - Mit einigen zeitgenöss. Notizen und starken Randläsuren.

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        KING CANDAULES

      Paris: Société des Beaux Arts, 1895. ONE OF 20 LETTERED COPIES OF THE EDITION DE DEUX MONDES (this copy lettered out of sequence with a stamped red star) n. Hardcover. 270 x 200 mm (10 5/8 x 7 7/8"). xix, [i], 21-139, [1] pp. Preface by Anatole France. ONE OF 20 LETTERED COPIES OF THE EDITION DE DEUX MONDES (this copy lettered out of sequence with a stamped red star). SUMPTUOUS AZURE CRUSHED MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT AND INLAID in the Art Nouveau style, covers with large central fleur-de-lys in gilt and lilac morocco within an elaborate frame of lily bouquets and garlands inlaid in lilac, orange, and white; raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, the smaller ones at head and tail with an inlaid lilac fleur-de-lys, large central compartment with a spray of lilies in orange and white, and two compartments with gilt titling; very wide turn-ins with elaborate gilt floral and foliate decoration enclosing BURNT ORANGE MOROCCO DOUBLURES, front doublure featuring an oval inset of white kidskin with a hand-colored engraving of a female nude, ivory watered silk endleaves, blue marbled flyleaves, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, partially unopened. WITH 61 ILLUSTRATIONS BY PAUL AVRIL, comprised of 20 IN THREE STATES: plain, India-proof, and colored, and one in single state, all with tissue guards. Spine faintly sunned, otherwise A FINE COPY, as fresh and bright as one could hope for. Featuring gallant drawings by the very popular illustrator Avril (1849-1928), this luxuriously produced and extravagantly bound novel involves regicide to restore the honor of a queen in ancient Greece. According to Ray, Paul Avril "was a witty and ingenious artist," and a prolific one, as well. His greatest work is considered to be the illustrations he did for the first edition in French of "De Figuris Veneris" (a manual of classical erotology) from the original Latin and Greek edition of 1824 by Friedrich Karl Forberg. A celebrated illustrator of the period, Édouard-Henri (later changed to Paul) Avril studied art in various Paris salons, including the École des Beaux Arts from 1874-78. Théophile Gautier (1811-72) was one of the most popular writers of his time and a famous champion of art for art's sake.

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        PAN. Erster Jahrgang, Heft 3

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN, 1895. Folio.. Original wraps, a little defective, with original graphics by NAAGER, FRANZ; ECKMANN, OTTO, KLOTZ, ERNST; STAUFFER BERN, KARL. Söhn, HDO: 52603-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, (lacking the Toulouse-Lautrec) Edited by Richard Graul and Caesar Flaischlen. PAN, the important German 21 volume art nouveau periodical (1895-1900), is a deluxe fin de siècle periodical with plates, illustrations, color initials, vignettes and tail-pieces representing a multitude of processes of modern picture reproduction, including original lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts,.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Th. Fontane").

      Berlin, 12. VI. 1895. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Umfangreicher Brief an Anna Catharina Mayer über das Problem des Duellierens in seiner "Effie Briest". "[.] Es ist nämlich eine wahre Geschichte, die sich hier zugetragen hat, nur in Ort und Namen alles transponirt. Das Duell fand in Bonn statt, nicht in dem räthselvollen Kessin, dem ich die Scenerie von Swinermünde gegeben habe; Crampas war ein Geheimrath, Instetten ist jetzt Oberst, Effie lebt noch, ganz in der Nähe von Berlin. Vielleicht läge sie lieber auf dem Rondel von Hohen-Kremmen [.]" - Elisabeth von Ardenne (geb. von Plotho) das Urbild von "Effie Briest" starb 1952 im Alter von 99 Jahren in Lindau am Bodenseee. - Abgedruckt in Fontanes Werke, Schriften und Briefe, Abt. IV., Bd 4.

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        The Charge of the Light Brigade coloured photogravure

      London: Henry Graves & Co, 1895. . Very Good. Paper: 38 x 25 .12 inches Image: 33-7/8 x 20 inchesColoured photogravure, Some light markings on the top on the image in the sky and some foxing in the bottom border near the last line of the printed poem, otherwise very good condition. Col. photogravure after Woodville; 17th Lancers charging across plain toward artillery at left, mountains in background.The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War in Woodville's painting 'Relief of the Light Brigade', the visualized the moment the 11th Hussars reached the Russian guns, however, in this print, Woodville shows the 17th Light Dragons (Lancers) at the beginning of the Charge. The central figure is the painting is Private James William Wightman, who was severely wounded and taken prisoner in the Charge. Prior to the charge, the Light Brigade possessed a mounted strength of 673 men. This was reduced to 195 after the battle, with 247 killed and wounded and the loss of 475 horses.

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        Vierteljahresschrift für Musikwissenschaft. Redigiert von Guido Adler. 10 Bände und Generalregister bearbeitet von R. Schwarz, zusammen 11 Bände.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1885, 1895. - Gr- 8°. Mit etlichen Tafeln auf Karton und einigen gefalteten Tabellen bzw. Notentafeln Halb-Leinen d. Zt. Die klassische Zeitschrift mit vielen bedeutenden Beiträgen hier mit dem separaten Register, komplett in 11 Bänden. - Titel mit kleinem Besitzerstempel "Rudolf Ficker, Innsbruck". Wenig gebräunt, teils berieben oder etwas bestossen, einige Gebrauchsspuren. - Seltene Original-Ausgabe. - Kein Versand in die Schweiz. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Tarikh-i-rashidi

      Sampson Low, London 1895 - of Mirza Muhammad Haidar, Dughlat, a History of the Moghuls of Central Asia. 535 pp. Pull out folding map in rear pocket. First edition in English of this history compiled from many sources. VG in orig. red cloth binding. Corners lightly bumped and slight fading of spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paroissien Romain d`après les imprimés français du XVme Siècle.

      Paris, Gruel et Engelmann 1895.. Mit 1 farblithograph. Tafel. 687 S., jeweils mit breiter Holzschntt-Bordüre. Außen schmuckloser roter Maroquin d. Zt. Mit Stehkantenverg., Innenkantenfileten und roten Seidenvorsätzen, vorderer mit Monogramm M. T. C. E., 11 Juin 1914. Goldschnitt. Signiert Gruel. 16 x 13 cm. Einem französischen Gebetbuch des 15. Jhdts. nachempfunden; an den drei seidenen Lesebändchen hängt jeweils ein kleines Heiligen-Medaillon. - Mit Buchhändler-Etikett Maison Marchais, Bordeaux. Tadelloses Exemplar.

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        Ecole polytéchnique. Livre du centenaire 1794 - 1894. Tome I - III. Tome I: L'école et la science. Tome II: Services militaires. Tome III: Services civiles et carrières diverses.

      Paris Gauthier-Villars 1894 1897 1895 - Bibliothekseinband (Halbleinen) mit kl. Papieraufkleber auf Rücken, wenige Gebrauchssp., Kanten und Ecken etw. beschabt, Randausschnitt auf Titelbl. ohne Textverlust fachgerecht geklebt, kl. Bibliot.-stempel auf Titelbl.-Rückseite, im Schnitt angestaubt, saubere Exemplare, nur Band III mit einem etwa 1,5 x 4 cm großen hellbraunen Randfleck über zahlr. Seiten, Band I: LXV, 519 Seiten; Band II: 572 Seiten; Band III: 646 Seiten mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Heliogravüren, Lithographie und Titelvignetten, 4°. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa

      Richard Bentley, London 1895 - 455 pp, ill. One of the best, most widely read, quoted and reprinted books. Only the first four editions of this book have the green cloth with the three gold animal heads on the cover. This is an amazingly nice copy showing very little wear, well cared for by a collector but front hinge is weak (although holding). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed in full to an unidentified male correspondent, addressed as "Herr Direktor"

      - "Although closely linked to the Second Viennese School (Schoenberg was his pupil), Zemlinsky was no outright revolutionary. While undisputedly a conductor of the first rank and an interpreter of integrity, he lacked ‘star quality’ and was overshadowed by more domineering personalities. His music is distinguished by an almost overpowering emotional intensity. It took several decades before it became known and began to be appreciated. In 1895–6 Zemlinsky conducted an amateur orchestra, the Polyhymnia, in which Schoenberg played the cello. Their friendship, initially an informal teacher-pupil relationship, became close: Schoenberg composed his D major Quartet under Zemlinsky's supervision, and his op.1 lieder are dedicated in gratitude to his ‘teacher and friend’." Antony Beaumont in Grove onlineZemlinsky was music director of the German opera in Prague from 1911 to 1927; the recipient of the present letter could thus be Leopold Kramer, the general director of the theater at that time. 1 page. Octavo. Undated. In German (with translation).Zemlinsky thanks his correspondent for a letter and a present of candy that arrived in an inedible state. He mentions a visit from some friends who had brought news of him: "The pralines have arrived in the meantime – and I thank you most cordially for your good will – but they have arrived. Totally molded and leaked. I take comfort in the fable: If they had arrived well, they would have been "sour" anyway. Recently the [?]Ziglers and [?]Heinz spent an evening with us. We talked a lot about you, and I was pleased to hear that you are doing extremely well with your [illegible]. Please give my best regards to [?]Jan Bredig." Date of receipt annotated in pencil to head: "angelangt 22 X 21 in [.] Prag" (arrived in Prague October 22 [19]21). Slightly worn; pencilling to foot, partially erased.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        L'Art Nouveau. Exposition dans les Galeries de Mr. S. Bing, Paris 1895

      Paris: Galeries S. Bing, Paris 1895. 24 x 20 cm. Original announcement for the first Art Nouveau exhibition on Japanese paper. German naturalized French in 1876, Siegfried Bing (later called Samuel Bing) was the founder in 1895 of " La Maison de l'Art Nouveau " in Paris : it was his art gallery and exhibition hall that gave its name to the famous artistic Style Art Nouveau. Siegfried Bing was an innovative Art collector but also an inspired and visionary Art dealer. In 1895 he opened in Paris, the pioneer city for art, culture and innovation, his company and gallery "La Maison Bing". He wanted to show and defend the applied and decorative arts and he started exhibiting the avant-garde work of contemporary artists, such as : Camille Claudel, Fernand Khnopff, William Degouves de Nuncques, Constantin Meunier, Edward Munch, Auguste Rodin, Victor Rousseau, Paul Signac, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Félix Vallotton, Henri van de Velde, Théo Van Rysselberghe, Edouard Vuillard.

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        Sir Quixote of The Moors.

      London, T. Fisher Unwin. 1895, 1895. Historical fiction. First Edition. Small 8vo.188pp + 4pp ads. Publisher's red cloth decorated in polychrome green, yellow and orange. Slightly sunned to spine, minor edgewear and bumping, a handsome bright copy. Internally clean and fresh, some fraying to lower edge of flyleaf. A most attractive copy. A swashbuckling adventure novel from a master of the genre. Author's first novel Blanchard.

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        THE WRITINGS. [and] PICKARD, SAMUEL. LIFE AND LETTERS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York 1895 - 203 x 130 mm (8 x 5 1/8"). Nine volumes. "Riverside Edition." Excellent contemporary brown three-quarter morocco by the Knickerbocker Bindery (stamp-signed on recto of rear free endpaper), raised bands, spines gilt in double-ruled compartments, gilt titling, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed and MOSTLY UNOPENED. With 13 plates (mostly portraits), as called for. Spines just slightly but uniformly sunned, but A VERY FINE SET, especially clean, bright, and fresh inside and out. This appealing set contains seven volumes of Whittier's poems, essays, and criticism and the two-volume "Life and Letters" by Samuel Pickard. A Quaker who edited a number of newspapers and spent time as a Massachusetts legislator, John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92) invested as much passion in his abolitionist campaigning as he did in his poetry. In Day's words, "Whittier won his place in New England literary circles by his genuine poetic talent and his felicity in detailing the homey aspects of New England life. Along with Thoreau, he favored life in the country, and celebrated his rural environment in much of his poetry. . . . The topical poetry that established his fame has lost much of its pertinency, but the wholesome simplicity and convincing vitality of his rural lyrics still attract 20th century readers. . . . For an America ravaged by civil war and, especially in New England, changing from an agricultural to an industrial society," his classic long poem "Snowbound" (1866) is "the definitive picture of a lost world." Samuel Thomas Pickard (1828-1915) wrote and edited a number of works on Whittier, of which the present item was the most popular, going through at least 13 editions. Pickard, a newspaper editor from Maine, married Whittier's niece, and thus had the advantage as a biographer of knowing his subject quite well. He also served as Whittier's literary executor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uilengeluk

      Amsterdam: C. M. van Gogh, 1895. First edition. 4to. Original green cloth with exquisite gilt-stamped design of two owls, lettering, on front cover. 20pp. on coated stock, integral at outer edge (i.e. joined as issued), printed on one-side only. Exquisite sepia full-page color illustrations throughout by Theo van Hoytema, acclaimed Dutch artist and illustrator. A rare, atypical edition in the olive green smooth woven cloth. Book slightly 'sprung' owing to nature of string ties at signatures (as issued, i.e. not mended), but overall a near fine example of a scarce and sought-after title by van Hoytema.

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        Atlas van Stolk. Katalogus der historie-, spot- en zinneprenten betrekkelijk de geschiedenis van Nederland, 11 delen, Amsterdam, Fred. Muller, 1895-1933, ca. 4000 pag. Gebonden in half marokijnen banden en de laatste twee delen (10 en 11) in karton. Gezocht standaardwerk, gedrukt in kleine oplage. Exlibris mr. A.P. van Stolk. Deel XI is het register op het gehele werk.

      

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        THE TIME MACHINE: AN INVENTION

      New York: Henry Holt and Company,. 1895. original decorated tan buckram, front and spine panels stamped in purple, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed.. Cloth darkened, several stains to lower half of front cover, some. restoration by a paper conservationist. A good, sound copy. A decent. copy of a very elusive book. Enclosed in custom maroon cloth. clamshell case with leather spine label. (#149932). First edition, first printing with author's name incorrectly printed as "H. S. WELLS" on recto of title leaf. The earliest draft of THE TIME MACHINE was serialized in THE SCIENCE SCHOOLS JOURNAL in 1888 as "The Chronic Argonauts." After two subsequent drafts (which are lost), Wells rewrote the story as a series of loosely connected articles for THE NATIONAL OBSERVER. Seven of these appeared between March and June 1894, but the series was discontinued when W. E. Henley gave up the editorship of the magazine. Henley took over the editorship of THE NEW REVIEW and arranged for a much revised version of the novel to be serialized there: it appeared in five installments from January to May 1895. At the end of May THE TIME MACHINE was published as a book by Henry Holt in New York and William Heinemann in London. The text of the Heinemann edition is largely, though not entirely, the same as that serialized in THE NEW REVIEW, while the text of Holt edition (which preceded the Heinemann edition) contains a number of significant variations from both THE NEW REVIEW and Heinemann versions. See Bergonzi, "The Publication of The Time Machine, 1894-1895," Clareson, ed., SF: The Other Side of Realism (1971), pp. 204-15. The author's first SF novel. "Many rank it as Wells's best book, certainly its qualities are striking and direct ... All time-travel stories since owe a debt to Wells, none has become so acclaimed." - Bleiler (ed), Science Fiction Writers, p. 26. "THE TIME MACHINE might be considered the first work of modern science-fiction, and it is still the classic statement of an important subgenre ... A remarkable work, and necessary reading." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2325. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2- 161; (1981) 1-171; (1987) 1- 103; (1995) 1-103; and (2004) II-1232. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 800. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 21. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 207. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1175. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 107. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2287-92. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 62-3. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15085. Currey, p. 524 (printing A). Hammond B1 (note).

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        Autograph letter signed ("From your well-wishing friend Mark Twain").

      At Sea, 28 August 1895 - 3 pages. 8vo. To "Jack", promising to celebrate his birthday that evening, making "all the noise the captain will allow", describing him as a naturalist and explaining that the enclosed poem ('Invocation') is for those interested in the fauna of Australia, as he is, and therefore sending "privately & confidentially" a copy of his "great work" as it stands, mentioning that he has not yet worked in the moa, emu or dodo ("but I am after them"). 'COME, KANGAROO, THE GOOD & TRUE/FORESHORTENED AS TO LEGS/AND BODY TAPERED LIKE A CHURN': The poem was first published in The Mercury in Australia on 2 November 1895. Clemens himself printed it in Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World, 1897, and explained that an English naturalist [presumably the addressee 'Jack'] on board had told him much about the animals of Australia and their origins, particularly the platypus and kangaroo. The Mercury reported that at a lecture Clemens had stated: 'I have a poem. I have written a poem only once in 30 years. I have now written one of four stanzas.I always have an inspiration to write a poem -- once every 30 years.First I thought of Sydney Harbour.Then I thought of the fauna of Australia.I made a list of them and began.I can say now that the most difficult thing in the world to do is to write poetry when you don't know how.'

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        THE TIME MACHINE: AN INVENTION .

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1895 - Small octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] [1] 2-216 [217-218: blank] [219- 224: ads], inserted frontispiece (with tissue guard) with illustration by W. B. Russell, original decorated tan buckram, front and spine panels stamped in purple, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition, first printing with author's name incorrectly printed as "H. S. WELLS" on recto of title leaf. Signed by Wells and dated "New York Xmas 1935" on the half title page. Wells made seven trips to the United States, the first in 1906, the last in 1940. This copy was signed on the second of his two trips to the United States in 1935. He left England on November 7th and sailed to New York on the Washington. Wells then traveled to the West Coast where he stayed in Hollywood for five weeks with Charles Chaplin and Paulette Goddard. On Christmas day he began his journey back to New York via Dallas and Washington, D.C. The earliest draft of THE TIME MACHINE was serialized in THE SCIENCE SCHOOLS JOURNAL in 1888 as "The Chronic Argonauts." After two subsequent drafts (which are lost), Wells rewrote the story as a series of loosely connected articles for THE NATIONAL OBSERVER. Seven of these appeared between March and June 1894, but the series was discontinued when W. E. Henley gave up the editorship of the magazine. Henley took over the editorship of THE NEW REVIEW and arranged for a much revised version of the novel to be serialized there: it appeared in five installments from January to May 1895. At the end of May THE TIME MACHINE was published as a book by Henry Holt in New York and William Heinemann in London. The text of the Heinemann edition is largely, though not entirely, the same as that serialized in THE NEW REVIEW, while the text of Holt edition (which preceded the Heinemann edition) contains a number of significant variations from both THE NEW REVIEW and Heinemann versions. See Bergonzi, "The Publication of The Time Machine, 1894-1895," Clareson, ed., SF: The Other Side of Realism (1971), pp. 204-15. The author's first SF novel. "Many rank it as Wells's best book, certainly its qualities are striking and direct . All time-travel stories since owe a debt to Wells, none has become so acclaimed." - Bleiler (ed), Science Fiction Writers, p. 26. "THE TIME MACHINE might be considered the first work of modern science-fiction, and it is still the classic statement of an important subgenre . A remarkable work, and necessary reading." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2325. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2- 161; (1981) 1-171; (1987) 1- 103; (1995) 1-103; and (2004) II-1232. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 800. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 21. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 207. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1175. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 107. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2287-92. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 62-3. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15085. Currey, p. 524 (printing A). Hammond B1 (note). Cloth rubbed at edges, some dust soiling to cloth, purple stamping on spine panel a bit faded, front paste-down tanned, partial hairline crack along inner front hinge, still a very good copy. The only copy of the Holt first printing inscribed or signed by Wells known to us. (#130681) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A STORY OF REAL LIFE ON THE PLAINS!

      Cedar Rapids: T. S. Metcalf, Printer and Binder, 1895. - Later printing. 12mo. Originally printed in Kansas in 1875. Pictorial stapled wrappers, 50 pp., preface, one illustration. A true narrative of the author's experiences on the plains in 1874 and 1875 while a buffalo hunter ranging from the Pan Handle of Texas through Oklahoma and Kansas with much centering on Dodge City. He provides accounts of his experiences with Indians, his narrow escape from death during a severe winter storm, in which all his comrades died and he alone escaped. Due to the storm, he lost nearly all of his fingers and portions of his feet. Because of the severity of his injuries he relied on selling this booklet for the support of himself and his family. Howes V42 says "An episode in the life of a buffalo hunter; includes an account of the Adobe Walls Fight." Old water stain to the front and rear covers, but not affecting the text, lower edge of spine reinforced with cellophane tape, and light wear to the extremities. Text block is in very good condition. Housed in a 4-point cloth clamshell case with titles on leather label on the spine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Red Badge of Courage

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1895. First edition. Fine. A Fine copy of the book with the spine very slightly toned and a pea-sized rub mark on the coated front end-paper where it looks like an early price was erased. Despite these two very minor flaws, this is a bright, sharp, unread copy of the book and about as fine as one could hope to find it in the absence of the very scarce dust jacket. First printing with yellow top-stain, undamaged type on p. 225 and no mention of this title in four pages of ads at the rear. BAL 4071. The author's realistic portrayal of a young soldier's shame after fleeing a civil war battle. It was selected as one of Merle Johnson's "High Spots of American Literature." The author's second book after "Maggie" and easily his best work. Included in "Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time" by Ernest Hemingway, who wrote that this novel "is one of the finest books of our literature, and I include it entire because it is all as much of a piece as a great poem is." Housed in a custom cloth clamshell. Fine.

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        Eigenh. Widmung in: Ders.: En symbole vers l'Apostolat.

      Brüssel, Lacomblez, (1895). - Handgebd. Halblederbd. mit Rückenvergoldung. Gr.-8vo. Vortitelblatt mit längerer eh. Widmung des Verfassers für Louis Delattre. Wohl erste Ausgabe dieser frühen Veröffentlichung des wallon. Dichters. - Eins von 200 Ex. auf van Gelder-Bütten (Gesamtaufl.: 207 Ex.). - Ohne den Orig.-Umschlag, welcher von H. van de Velde gestaltet wurde. - Mit 2, davon einem schönem Jugendstil-Exlibris von Delattre. - Einzelne Vorbll. papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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