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        The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders / by Daniel Defoe ; edited by George A Aitken with illustrations by J B Yeats - Complete in 2 volumes

      London : J. M. Dent, 1895. 1st Edition in this form. Provenence; bookplate of Laudatur et Alget. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 2 v. : tissue-guarded plates ; 19 cm. Series; Romances and Narratives by Daniel Defoe ; 7, 8. Title page printed in black and red. Head-pieces. Subjects; Children of prisoners - Fiction. Women - England - Fiction. Prostitutes - Fiction. Repentance - Fiction. Criminals - Fiction.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Scientific Duck Shooting in Eastern Waters

      Falmouth, Mass.: Independent Press, Spencer & West, Proprietors, 1895. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 116 p. 16mo. Green buckram. Boards are faintly mottled around the edges and there is a touch of foxing in the end papers. Crease line on pp. 77-80. Paper stock in the final signatures has yellowed. A highly readable and elegant text on duck hunting, this copy is a delight to hold..

      [Bookseller: Brown and Dickson (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        Thirty Years of Shikar

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons 1895. First edition. x, 373, 2, 32 pp. Publisher's original gilt-decorated green cloth. Maroon endpapers. Frontis illustration. Illustrated initials and tailpieces. Coloured folding map at rear. Slight foxing. Cloth boards bright and fresh with bright gilt decoration. Internally clean and fresh. No ownership names or any other markings. A handsome Near Fine copy of a very scarce book. . Near Fine. Decorated Cloth. First Edition. 1895. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Half-Hours with an Old Golfer

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1895. . 8vo, [i-vii], viii, 184 pp. With 4 chromolithograph plates and 35 mostly humorous black-and-white illustrations. Original brown cloth bearing whimsical and elaborate golf-related designs in gilt (clubs, flags and golf balls). Minimal rubbing at foot and crown of backstrip; one or two little bumps at edges of boards. Occasional light spotting and a few leaves creased. A very good copy of a scarce binding in good condition. First edition of what may be the first trade binding depicting golfing accouterments. The color plates are nostalgic reminders of what a true links course should look like. The text is a combination of instructional illustrations with poems, humorous stories, etc. Donovan & Murdoch 1020.

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        The Rose and The Key

      London; Downey and Co. [1895], 1895. First one volume edition. 8vo. Publisher's ribbed green cloth titled in gilt to spine and front board. Minor edgewear and rubbing to extremities, otherwise strong and bright, a very good copy indeed. Internally clean, neat ink ownership to pastedown, discreet W.H. Smith blindsatmp to flyleaf.

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        NIMM MICH MIT

      MEGGENDORFER, LOTHAR. MEGGENDORFER,LOTHAR. NIMM MICH MIT. Munchen: Braun & Schneider no date, 10th auflage, circa 1895. Oblong 9 x 3", 210p., cloth, some cover soil, VG+ in custom cloth box. This is a fabulous picture book for the young child with each page chock full of hand-colored images showing life and every day objects found in Germany at the turn of the last century. Similar in format to Stump Books but larger, this is a rare Meggendorfer title.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Signed Post Card Photograph with Biographic Notation, in German, AND Signed 12 mo card with same notation dated, Berlin, May 3, 1933

      Anything signed by Skladanowsky is considered rare. On the lower white margin of the post card photograph, Skladanowsky has written, "A souvenir from the inventor of motion pictures, Max Skladanowsky." Skladanowsky played an important role in the invention and early development of motion picture technology. Max and his brother Emil Skladanowsky used their bioscope camera to display the first moving picture show to a paying audience on November 1, 1895. Because this occurred just before the December 28, 1895 public debut of the Lumière Brothers' technically superior Cinématographe in Paris, Skladanowsky could make the claim that he and his brother "invented" motion pictures. However, the Lumiere brothers had held a private viewing of their camera earlier in March of the same year. Skladanowsky's trade license was eventually not renewed, and the Lumiere camera won the contest for best motion picture camera of the time. Skladanowsky's company, Projektion für Alle, produced a number of short films between 1895 to 1905. "..of the many inventors who tried to adapt the double-projection system of dissolving magic lanterns, only Skladanowsky produced a commercially used and widely seen apparatus." [http://www.victorian-cinema.net/skladanowsky.].

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        FAIR WOMEN OF TO-DAY

      - FLOWERS. FAIR WOMEN OF TO-DAY by Samuel Peck. NY: Stokes (1895). 4to, 3/4 blue cloth, fine. Poems about various flowers, illustrated with beautiful full page chromolithographs of women by CAROLINE LOVELL, very much in the style of Maud Humphrey. A remarkable copy of a beautiful book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Almanack for 1895.

      George Routledge and Sons, London, 1895. - 76 x 103 mm, with frontispiece, pictorial title, 12 illustrations with inset text, and 4 further illustrations depicting the seasons. A note on postage in the UK. Publisher's cream cloth with illustrations and titles to both boards. Plain cream dust wrapper with brown ink titles. All edges gilt. Fine. Now housed in a brown cloth clamshell case with an acid free felt inner. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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        Traité théorique et pratique du haschich et autres substances psychiques EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chamuel, 1895. Fine. Chamuel, Paris 1895, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale.A also about opium, cocaine, ether, magical herbs, pills, narcotic plants ... A little lack in foot back, two small spots in the first flat foot, a clear marginal wetting the second board, a few rousseurs.Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. A propos également d'opium, de cocaïne, d'éther, d'herbes magiques, de pilules, de plantes narcotiques... Un petit manque en pied du dos, deux petites taches en pied du premier plat, une claire mouillure marginale sur le deuxième plat, quelques petites rousseurs. Rare.

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        Almanack for 1895.

      George Routledge and Sons, London, 1895. 76 x 103 mm, with frontispiece, pictorial title, 12 illustrations with inset text, and 4 further illustrations depicting the seasons. A note on postage in the UK. Publisher's cream cloth with illustrations and titles to both boards. Plain cream dust wrapper with brown ink titles. All edges gilt. Fine. Now housed in a brown cloth clamshell case with an acid free felt inner.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, 10 Vols.

      Stone & Kimball, Chicago 1895 - Of this edition on large paper, only two hundred and fifty sets have been printed for America, this is No 181. All volumes bound in full vellum, with gold lettering, and gold floral decorations to spine and upper & lower boards Printed on handmade laid paper. Good to very good condition, foxing throughout, scuffing on vellum boards. The spine of volume 10 is a little extra dirty [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Combat du Chevalier d'Eon EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Encre sur papier, 1895. Fine. Encre sur papier Fin XIXème, 27 x 21 cm. - Original ink drawing. Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right of the work and signature monogram stamp of the artist angle; signature stamp on the back of the workshop. Mention handwritten on the back, in pencil, title, and date: 1895 Very nice condition.. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, ... etc. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dessin original à l'encre. Signature du cachet de la signature de l'artiste dans l'angle inférieur droit de l'œuvre et signature du tampon du monogramme de l'artiste ; signature du cachet de l'atelier au verso. Mention manuscrite au dos, au crayon à papier, du titre, et de la date : 1895. Très bel état de conservation. Provenance : atelier de l'artiste, référencée au catalogue Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, né à Étrépagny en 1861 et mort à Paris en 1932, est un important peintre français.Il commence sa carrière aux côtés de peintres d'avant-garde tels que Vincent Van Gogh ou Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Avec Émile Bernard, il est l'inventeur du Cloisonnisme. De 1884 à 1893, Louis Anquetin ne cesse d'explorer les possibilités nouvelles offertes par la libération introduite par l'Impressionnisme dans la peinture française. A partir de 1893, à la suite d'une longue confrontation avec les « maîtres d'autrefois », il adopte un parti-pris pictural qui le mettra en marge du mouvement général de l'art, et l'éloignera de ses amis. Ébloui par l'art baroque et sa vigueur créatrice, il pense alors que ses amis de jeunesse se sont engagées dans une voie qui mènera à la mort de la peinture. Il croit en une « peinture parfaite » qui s'incarne dans le re-souvenir des leçons de Michel-Ange et de Rubens notamment. Son travail devient donc plus classique, il prône le retour au métier, en proposant de réfléchir sur les conditions a priori de toute forme d'art possible dans le respect des règles de la perspective et de l'anatomie, telles que pratiquées par les maîtres du XVIème et XVIIème siècle.Ne laissant que quelques œuvres que l'on peut qualifier de monumentales, Anquetin s'avère prolifique par ses nombreuses études et esquisses, lui qui considérait que le dessin était « un moyen d'expression tout puissant », le fondement obligatoire de tous les arts plastiques.En travaillant volontairement à rebours de son époque, Louis Anquetin a rendu possible l'existence d'une figuration moderne originale. Par son obstination et sa passion de la peinture, il a en effet évité que ne soit totalement obturé le chemin de la grande tradition occidentale. On peut admirer ses œuvres dans de nombreux et prestigieux musées comme le Musée d'Orsay ou Le Louvre à Paris, à San Francisco ou à Detroit, au Musée de l'Hermitage de Saint-Petersbourg, à la National Gallery et à la Tate de Londres, etc...

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        L'Île à hélice

      Paris: Hetzel, 1895. Fine. Hetzel, Paris s.d. [1895], 18x28cm, cartonnage de l'éditeur. - Adorned with 80 illustrations Benett, including 12 etchings chromotypography and a color map and two noir.Cartonnage publisher Hetzel "portrait stuck" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first polychrome board signed Souze representing various ways Edition locomotion (tank, locomotive, ships), a portrait of the author in sepia tones pasted in the center, various navigational instruments accented with gold in the foreground, second flat type "e" as indicated by Jauzac back decorated with several color illustrations and gold, pages backgrounds blue guard, all slices dorées.spine uniformly irradiated with a small tear in the rear, the first flat colors somewhat faded, a few small spots on the second board caps and corners slightly frottés.Quelques tiny foxing on the first and last sheets as often. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée de 80 illustrations de Benett, dont 12 gravures en chromotypographie et d'une carte en couleurs et deux en noir. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "au portrait collé" en pleine percaline rouge signé A. Lenègre, premier plat polychrome signé Souze représentant divers moyens de locomotion (ballon, locomotive, bateaux), un portrait de l'auteur dans les tons sépias contrecollé au centre, divers instruments de navigation rehaussés à l'or au premier plan, second plat de type "e" comme indiqué par Jauzac, dos orné de plusieurs illustrations en couleur et à l'or, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Dos uniformément insolé présentant un petit accroc en queue, couleurs du premier plat un peu passées, quelques petites taches sur le second plat, coiffes et coins très légèrement frottés. Quelques infimes rousseurs sur les premiers et derniers feuillets, comme souvent.

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        La Princesse lointaine.

      Paris, G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle 1895 - Pièce en quatre Actes en vers. Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, le 5 avril 1895, sur le théâtre de la Renaissance. ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 15 exemplaires numérotés sur papier du JAPON, celui-ci (N°3). Dédiée à Sarah Bernhardt. Paris, G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle - 1895 - 98 pages. Ex Libris Laurent Meeûs. Superbe reliure plein maroquin vert sombre signée Champs. Dos à nerfs aux titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Tranches dorées sur témoins, non rogné. Débordement maroquin sur les contreplats avec roulettes, filets et fleurons angulaires dorés. Double filet doré sur les coupes et les chasses. Couverture et dos bleus conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-12°(19x13). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le chariot de terre cuite EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Albert Savine, 1895. Fine. Albert Savine, Paris 1895, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation by Victor Barrucand this theatrical drama attributed to King Soudraka, it was not drawn large paper Illustrated cover of an original lithograph in colors of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. A small discharge adhesive paper head back and slightly off to the boards, otherwise nice copy. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Victor Barrucand de ce drame théâtral attribué au roi Soudraka, il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers Couverture illustrée d'une lithographie originale en couleurs de Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Une petite décharge de papier adhésif en tête du dos et débordant légèrement sur les plats, sinon agréable exemplaire. Rare.

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        Etidorhpa

      Cincinnati: John Uri Lloyd,, 1895. or the End of earth. The Strange History of a Mysterious Being and the Account of a Remarkable Journey. As communicated in manuscript to Lleweln Drury who promised to print the same, but finally evaded the responsibility which was assumed by John Uri Lloyd. Large octavo. Original dark olive-green cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettered spine, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt and silver, top edges gilt, drab plum endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of "I-Am-The-Man", numerous monochrome illustrations throughout by J. Augustus Knapp. Spine slightly rolled, fabric of front cover just lightly rumpled. An excellent copy, uncommon in such condition. First edition, of "one of the most splendid of a number of opulent fantasy extravaganzas issued in America in the late 19th century" (Locke). Rare: Copac locates only 2 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge, National Library of Scotland), OCLC adds only one copy (Columbia), and George Locke states that it was "issued in an impression of 1299 copies" to subscribers and colleagues (the list is included at the end). This is the most extraordinary work of the eminent American pharmacologist John Uri Lloyd (1849-1936), "a long eccentric romance with interspersed sections that describe scientific experiments in chemistry and physics", whose hero, in the midst of metaphysical wranglings, is surprised by a bearded stranger called "I-Am-The-Man". This character explains that he has been taken to the centre of the earth by "an eyeless, sexless, nude humanoid" (Bleiler). Many things happen to "I-Am-The-Man", including the sampling of "liquid from a mushroom fruit [that induces] astonishing dreams of Dante-like hells, with misshapen organisms and gigantic hands emergent from the ground" (Bleiler). Etidorhpa (Aphrodite spelled backwards) became hugely popular, going through many editions and was translated into seven languages; there were Etidorhpa literary clubs in the United States and some parents even named their daughters Etidorhpa.

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        The Manufacture of Explosives - A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the History, The Physical and chemical Properties and the Manufacture of Explosives.

      London, Whittaker and Co., 1895.. Volum II only. 8°. XII, 444 pages. With 181 illustrations. Original Hardcover. Good condition only with very strong signs of staining to the cover. Binding in firm condition. Interior excellent ! Very Rare Historical Publication on Explosives - here the more valuable second Volume !!. Including for example the following chapters: Gun - Cotton / Preparation of the Raw Cotton / Extraction of teh Acid / Compressed Gun-Cotton / Pyro-Paper / Schultze Powder / Nitro-Starch / Fulminating Sugar / Properties of Nitro-Glycerin / Physical properties / The Application of Nitro-Glycerin / Explosives from Aromatic Hydro-Carbons etc. / Fulminate of Mercury / Manufacture / Dynamite / Properties of Dynamite / Blasting Gelatine / Gelatine Dynamite / Sprengel's Explosives and Safety Blasting Materials / Smokeless Powders etc. etc./ Caps and Detonators / Marcel Deprez's Manometric Balances / Storage and Carriage of Explosives / Testing Dynamite, Vlasting Gelatine and other Explosives / Bibliography of Explosives / Alphabetical Subject Index.

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        The Three Impostors or the Transmutations.

      London: John Lane. 1895. - First Edition. Octavo, pp. 290, 30 of adverts. Blue cloth covers with light blue decoration and titles to front, same decoration and gilt titles to spine, edges uncut. Cover and title page design by Beardsley. Some spotting to prelims, edges of pages are beginning to brown ever so slightly. Quite heavy bumping to the head and tail caps and to the corners, some rubbing to the cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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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. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        Le chariot de terre cuite

      First edition of the French translation by Victor Barrucand this theatrical drama attributed to King Soudraka, it was not drawn large paperIllustrated cover of an original lithograph in colors of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.A small discharge adhesive paper head back and slightly off to the boards, otherwise nice copy.Rare. Albert Savine Paris 1895 12x19cm broché

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        Baedekers Spezialführer für das Frühlings-Fest in „Etwa-Lugano" [vom 5. - 8. Juni 1895 für wohltätige Zwecke in der Städt. Gewerbehalle Stuttgart veranstaltet].

      Stuttgart Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt () 1895 - Einband gering berieben und bestoßen; innen minimal stockfleckig sowie vereinzelt mit schwachen Knickfalten; der Plan ebenso schwach stockfleckig sowie gering knitterig. - Mit Plan sehr selten. Es liegt ein 5-fach gefalteter lithographierter Plan zum Frühlingsfest lose bei. -

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        The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1895. Cloth. Two volumes, reddish-brown cloth, titles and decoration in gilt on both boards and spine (binding by Sarah Wyman Whitman), dark green clay-paper endpages, t.e.g., in the publisher's printed dust-wrappers; pp. xvi, 219, [1]; vi, [221]-474. Both volumes very near fine, with only minor rubbing to the spine ends and board edges; jacket spines age-darkened, panels rubbed, both front flaps detached, rear nearly so, with additional chipping at the spine ends, a small chunk out of the spine head for volume 1; an attractive set in the scarce and fragile jackets. See BAL 9215 .

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        The Jungle Book AND The Second Jungle Book

      London: Macmillan, 1895. hardcover. near fine. 2 volumes. Illustrated with b/w plates and in-text figures by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. viii, 212; vi, 238, [2]pp. Small 8vos, handsomely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in older 3/4 green morocco over marbled boards; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. Mixed but matching editions in near fine condition. The Jungle Book is a third printing; The Second Jungle Book is the first edition.

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        Etidorhpa. or the End of earth. The Strange History of a Mysterious Being and the Account of a Remarkable Journey. As communicated in manuscript to Lleweln Drury who promised to print the same, but finally evaded the responsibility which was assumed by John Uri Lloyd.

      Cincinnati: John Uri Lloyd, 1895 - Large octavo. Original dark olive-green cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettered spine, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt and silver, top edges gilt, drab plum endpapers. Spine slightly rolled, fabric of front cover just lightly rumpled. An excellent copy, uncommon in such condition. Portrait frontispiece of "I-Am-The-Man", numerous monochrome illustrations throughout by J. Augustus Knapp. First edition, of "one of the most splendid of a number of opulent fantasy extravaganzas issued in America in the late 19th century" (Locke). Rare: Copac locates only 2 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge, National Library of Scotland), OCLC adds only one copy (Columbia), and George Locke states that it was "issued in an impression of 1299 copies" to subscribers and colleagues (the list is included at the end). This is the most extraordinary work of the eminent American pharmacologist John Uri Lloyd (1849-1936), "a long eccentric romance with interspersed sections that describe scientific experiments in chemistry and physics", whose hero, in the midst of metaphysical wranglings, is surprised by a bearded stranger called "I-Am-The-Man". This character explains that he has been taken to the centre of the earth by "an eyeless, sexless, nude humanoid" (Bleiler). Many things happen to "I-Am-The-Man", including the sampling of "liquid from a mushroom fruit [that induces] astonishing dreams of Dante-like hells, with misshapen organisms and gigantic hands emergent from the ground" (Bleiler). Etidorhpa (Aphrodite spelled backwards) became hugely popular, going through many editions and was translated into seven languages; there were Etidorhpa literary clubs in the United States and some parents even named their daughters Etidorhpa. Bleiler 1028: "it has long been a collector's item"; Howgego, Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel, L43: "highly regarded by devotees of metaphysical fiction and the hollow-earth genre"; Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, I p. 141: "I have not seen this [first edition]".

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        The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1895. Cloth. Two volumes, reddish-brown cloth, titles and decoration in gilt on both boards and spine (binding by Sarah Wyman Whitman), dark green clay-paper endpages, t.e.g., in the publisher's printed dust-wrappers; pp. xvi, 219, [1]; vi, [221]-474. Both volumes very near fine, with only minor rubbing to the spine ends and board edges; jacket spines age-darkened, panels rubbed, both front flaps detached, rear nearly so, with additional chipping at the spine ends, a small chunk out of the spine head for volume 1; an attractive set in the scarce and fragile jackets. See BAL 9215 .

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        Le chemin de Paradis EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1895. Fine. Calmann-Lévy, Paris 1895, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition on current paper. Bound in full navy morocco, spine with five nerves, date tail frames navy morocco gilt decorated with quintuple the guards, guards and contreplats red watered silk, following warnings of handmade paper, covers and spine preserved, all gilt edges, elegant binder signed Maylander. Our copy is enriched with two autograph autograph dedication of the authors signed by the author: the first, a contemporary of the release of the book in bookstores, addressed to Georges Montorgueil Charles Maurras raya two strokes of the pen to crack a new autograph signed later than forty-five years, to George Weyer. Very nice copy remarkably established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en plein maroquin marine, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, encadrements de maroquin marine agrémentés de quintuples filets dorés sur les gardes, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée rouge, gardes suivantes de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées, élégante reliure signée de Maylander. Notre exemplaire est enrichi de deux envois autographes signés de l'auteur : le premier, contemporain de la sortie de l'ouvrage en librairie, adressé à Georges Montorgueil que Charles Maurras raya de deux traits de plume pour se fendre d'un nouvel envoi autographe signé, plus tardif de quarante-cinq ans, à Georges Weyer. Très bel exemplaire remarquablement établi.

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        Le Portrait de Dorian Gray (Traduit de L'Anglais)

      Paris: Albert Savine 1895. First edition of the first French translation. 316 pp. Black half calf over black cloth. Five raised bands to spine with maroon leather title label. Calf slightly rubbed. Bookplate to front pastedown. Edges slightly darkened. Text in French. Scarce. VG . Very Good. Half Calf. First Edition Thus. 1895. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Letterpress Block Book

      Bristol: Holloway & Son, [c. 1895]. 8vo, 77ff. title printed in red and black, 198 numbered printers ornaments, orig. calf, rubbed, lacks backstrip, initials of the firm on upper cover. Printers ornaments for letterheads and trade cards for the trades (i.e. grocery, tea, tobacconist, haberdasher, butcher, fruit grower, fishmonger, cobbler, etc.), many with a space within for the inclusion of the proprietors details. We have been unable to located any trade catalogues issued by this Bristol firm of printers.

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        L'Île à hélice

      Paris: Hetzel, 1895. Fine. Hetzel, Paris s.d. [1895], 18x28cm, cartonnage de l'éditeur. - Adorned with 80 illustrations Benett, including 12 etchings chromotypography and a color map and two noir.Cartonnage publisher Hetzel "portrait stuck" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first polychrome board signed Souze representing various ways Edition locomotion (tank, locomotive, ships), a portrait of the author in sepia tones pasted in the center, various navigational instruments accented with gold in the foreground, second flat type "e" as indicated by Jauzac back decorated with several color illustrations and gold, pages backgrounds blue guard, all slices dorées.spine uniformly irradiated with a small tear in the rear, the first flat colors somewhat faded, a few small spots on the second board caps and corners slightly frottés.Quelques tiny foxing on the first and last sheets as often. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée de 80 illustrations de Benett, dont 12 gravures en chromotypographie et d'une carte en couleurs et deux en noir. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "au portrait collé" en pleine percaline rouge signé A. Lenègre, premier plat polychrome signé Souze représentant divers moyens de locomotion (ballon, locomotive, bateaux), un portrait de l'auteur dans les tons sépias contrecollé au centre, divers instruments de navigation rehaussés à l'or au premier plan, second plat de type "e" comme indiqué par Jauzac, dos orné de plusieurs illustrations en couleur et à l'or, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Coiffes et coins très légèrement frottés. Quelques infimes rousseurs sur les premiers et derniers feuillets, comme souvent.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Malay Sketches

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1895., 1895. First Edition. Octavo, pp. xi, 289, 16 of adverts. Bound in decorative yellow cloth with ornate decoration to upper board and spine, bottom and fore edge untrimmed. Bookplate to front free endpaper, some spotting to endpapers and to the edges, some dustiness to top edge. Head and tail caps ever so slightly bumped. Some moderate wear and marking to boards, a very good copy of a really rather elusive title.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Titanic related Rare Document Signed, 8vo, Liverpool, March 1, 1895

      Our document is a "Certificate of Discharge" from the ship, "Britannic" for British seamen "F. G. Raddish" age "30." The route of this ship is identified as, "North Atlantic," and the dates of "engagement" and "discharge" are "6th February 1895" to "1st March 1895." Captain Edward Smith signs, "E. Smith" next to his title as "Master." The document is countersigned by a representative from the shipping company. At the bottom of the document are two stamps with "VG" in the center. One stamp indicates, "Character of Conduct," and the other, "Character of Ability." Tape residue shows on left serrated edge of the document. Smith began his life on the sea as a teenager when he signed on to the crew of the "Senator Weber" in 1867. He rose up the ranks and qualifications, earning certificates as a second mate in 1871, a first mate in 1873, and a master in 1875. The first vessel he commanded was the "Lizzie Fennell," a 1,000-ton ship that moved goods to and from South America. Smith switched to passenger vessels in 1880 when he went to work for the White Star Line which would own the "Titanic." By 1885, he was the first officer of the "Republic." Stepping on board the "Britannic" for the first time in 1884, he returned as its captain several times mainly between 1891-95, the year he signed our document. His success on the "Britannic" facilitated his securing commands of the newest and most impressive ships of the White Star Line. He became familiar with the transatlantic crossing and known for his easy rapport with the shipping line's elite passengers, thus acquiring his nickname as the "Millionaire's Captain." Smith also served in the British Royal Navy during the Boer War in South Africa (1899-1902). He is now best remembered for his final voyage at the helm of the exclusive and most impressive ship, "RMS. Titanic." Documents signed by Smith rarely become available.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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        ALMAYER'S FOLLY

      1895. A Story of an Eastern River. New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895. 3 pp undated ads. Original black cloth. First American Edition of Conrad's first book, with a text that varies considerably from the English edition (because it was typeset from uncorrected proofs). We find the American edition to be somewhat scarcer than the English one (as well it should be, since only about half as many were issued: according to Keating "only 650 copies of this edition were printed, and it is a rare book").~This copy is in Cagle's binding "b" (no priority certain), black cloth with a double blind­stamped border rule on the covers and with "The Macmillan Company" at the foot of the spine. It is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any wear and with the endpapers intact (volume slightly aslant, faint variation in the sizing on the boards). Cagle A1b.2, binding b.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Jungle Book AND The Second Jungle Book.

      Macmillan, London 1895 - The Jungle Book is a third printing; The Second Jungle Book is the first edition. 2 volumes. Illustrated with b/w plates and in-text figures by J.L. Kipling, W.H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. viii, 212; vi, 238, [2]pp. Small 8vos, handsomely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in older 3/4 green morocco over marbled boards; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. Mixed but matching editions in near fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Stops of Various Quills

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine in Fair dust jacket. 1895. First Edition. Cloth. Original beige cloth, gilt titles and decoration on spine and upper board, t.e.g., sewn in bookmark, in the publisher's printed dust-wrapper; unpaginated, but approx. [60] pp., printed recto only throughout, with head and tail-piece illustrations on almost every page. A touch of rubbing at the corners, light offsetting to the endpapers, else fine and bright; the jacket is in pieces, repaired on the verso with archival tape, with large chunks out, and the bottom inch of the spine missing altogether. Super-scarce in the extremely delicate jacket .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        [Photo Album]: Images of Vergennes, Vermont and Lake Champlain; New Hampshire, Gerrish Island and Camden, Maine

      [circa 1895-1905]. Commercially produced blank album measuring 10.5" x 12" with associated loose photos. Bound in half-leather and cloth boards, white silk moire endpapers. The entire collection consists of 153 photographs, with 69 tipped-in on the album boards and 84 loose prints. Most are platinum prints (including two cyanotypes) measuring about 7.5" x 4.5", with some dozens or so ranging in size from 1.5" x 4" to 6" x 8". Included are a few variant outdoor shots of the same or similar subject that have been trimmed into odd panoramic sizes. The album is neatly split in thirds at the spine with some scattered soiling to the exposed boards, thus good only, some laid-in images with scattered nicks and short tears at the edges, overall very good.Beautifully composed photographs taken by an unknown photographer, most likely a woman, from the town of Vergennes, Vermont. Images of the town's streets and houses taken at the height of its industrial boom in the late 19th Century, with many interior studies of women reading, outdoor and landscape views of mostly women in the surrounding countryside and creeks, and boating on Lake Champlain. Many other images of women vacationing and sailing off the Maine coast at Gerrish Island and Camden, and at leisure in a New Hampshire wood. Included is one photograph of four women in a wood, one of whom is reaching her left hand behind a large format camera, which suggests that the photographer might be her. An immensely appealing collection of images by this unknown Vermont artist. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        1) Erinnerungen des Herrn Oberst Bernhard Isler von Wohlen i.A., weiland Lieutenant in napoleonischen Diensten. Nach seinen Aufzeichnungen herausgegeben von Dr.Albert Maag.

      Aarau, Sauerländer & Comp., 1895.. 1.Ausgabe. 81 S. Mit Frontispiz-Porträt und 1 gefaltete Tafel ("En France 1855.2e Legion Etrangere (Suisse). - 1er Regiment Etrangere en Afrique 1856/60"). 21 x 14 cm. Privat-Halblederbd. mit Rückengoldprägung. Vorsätze mit Buntpapierbezug.. 4 Bände in 1 Band. 1.Ausgaben. 2 Bände angebunden + 1 Bd. in Tasche: ---- 2) "Drei Jahre als Unter-Offizier bei der Französischen Armee 1855-1858. Von E.F.(Emil Fischer?) und Irrfahrten eines modernen Reisläufers (Abdruck aus 'Basler Nachrichten')". Basel, Koehler'sche Buchhandlung, 1897. 125 Seiten. ---- 3) "Erinnerungen an eine fünfjährige Dienstzeit in der französischen Fremdenlegion mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der daselbst bestehenden allgemeinen Zustände (Algier und Tonkin 1880-1885)" von Hans Lüthi, gew.Corporal. Bern, Jenni's Buchhandlung (H.Koehler), ohne Jahr. 120 Seiten. ---- 4) "Erinnerungen an Oberst Heinrich Wieland". Hrsg. von Oberst Hans von Mechel. Basel, Benno Schwabe, 1896. 100 Seiten (unaufgeschnitten) mit Frontispiz-Porträt. Orig.-Kart.(leicht) in Orig.-Tasche am hintere Deckblatt /// Ecken bestossen. Rücken berieben mit Farbverlust. Durchgehend gebräunt. Exlibris auf Innenseite am Hinterdeckel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerber AG]
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        The Three Impostors or the Transmutations

      London: John Lane. 1895., 1895. First Edition. Octavo, pp. 290, 30 of adverts. Blue cloth covers with light blue decoration and titles to front, same decoration and gilt titles to spine, edges uncut. Cover and title page design by Beardsley. Some spotting to prelims, edges of pages are beginning to brown ever so slightly. Quite heavy bumping to the head and tail caps and to the corners, some rubbing to the cloth.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Segelboote vor Rügen in der Abenddämmerung" originales Aquarell ca.48,5x63,5cm; unten rechts monogrammiert "W-HF" um 1900 [Das ausdrucksstarke Blatt unter Passepartout und hinter Glas gerahmt (70x85cm).]

      - Peter Winter-Heidingsfeld studierte ab 1895 an der Münchner Akademie bei Wilhelm von Rümann. War Mitglied der Münchner Sezession und des Münchner Kunstvereins und beschickte die Ausstellungen im Glaspalast.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Bollettino del Club Alpino Italiano. Anni : 1894,1895 - 1896,1897 - 1898,1899,1900,1901,1902,1903,1904 - 1905.

      Club Alpino Italiano 1895-1905 In 8 12 annate ril.in 9 voll. di pp. 400 cad. Con carte e ill. Ril. coeva m. pergamena angoli tasselli e oro.Tagli picchiettati in rosso.

      [Bookseller: Nuovi Quaderni di Capestrano]
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        The Time Machine. An Invention

      London: William Heinemann 1895, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) viii, 152 (16). Very good. Small Octavo. Original tan cloth with maroon lettering and sphinx illustration on front cover (also small illustrated symbol on back cover). Navy lettering on spine. Light wear and rubbing to boards with some light bumping to top and ends of spine. Light foxing to endpapers. Front free endpaper replaced at an early date. Clean, tight text block with long outer edge untrimmed (and light soiling to the top edge). Previous owners name on top of the half title. 4 in the Wells Society Bibliography. The first issue complete with the ads. "A prophecy of the future decay and eventual extinction of mankind, this is one of the most famous science-fiction stories ever written.[...] the first version of the book appeared in 1888 as the 'Chronic Argonauts' in the Science Schools Journal, a college magazine founded by Wells (reprinted as an appendix to the Early H. G. Wells by Bernard Bergonzi, Manchester University Press, 1961). A revised and expanded version of 'The Chronic Argonauts' was serialised in the National Observer under the title the Time Machine."..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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