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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.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Malay Sketches

      John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1895 - Written while Swettenham was the British Resident attached to the state of Perak, these vignettes, as he says in his preface, are 'an attempt to awaken an interest in an almost undescribed but deeply interesting people, dwellers in one of the most beautiful and least known countries in the East.' A collection of literary snapshots with 'no statistics, no history, no geography, no science, no moralising, no prophecy' that is intended to give the reader a feel for Malaya at the end of the 19th century. This copy is from the library of Mary Carr Curtis, first headmistress of Treacher Methodist Girls' School, Taiping. xi, 289 and 16 pages of adverts. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia There are some nicks at the top of the spine and loss at the base of the spine. There is a gift dedication, dated 1896 from "WE Curtis, Penang, Malaysia" to his future wife Mary Eleanor Carr on a front end paper The bookplate of Mary Carr Curtis is pasted the next page. Three photographs of the time, two of Tamil families and one of a bullock cart, have been lightly fixed to two blank pages at the front and one at the back of the book. The binding is fairly strong, but there is a crack in the hinge between pages 112 and 113 although none of the pages are loose. The bottom and fore edges are untrimmed and there's a slight nick running along the bottom page edges. The text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout. An unusual copy which may be of particular interest to Methodists. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Penang Bookshelf]
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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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        Poems

      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1895 - First edition, a near fine copy in publisher¿s cloth, lightly rubbed at the edges. William Archer¿s copy with his name on front end paper, a Scottish Critic who introduced Ibsen to the English language and was a close friend of Shaw, and early reviewer of Yeats. Author¿s compliment slip tipped in. Some spotting to end papers and tissue guard. A few pencil notes probably in the hand of critic E. Rimbault Dibdin in a few places with his bookplate on front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Noções de grammatica Landina. Breve guia de conversação em portuguez, inglez e landim.

      Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional / Sociedade de Geographia de Lisboa, 1895. - Oblong 8°, contemporary navy quarter straight-grained morocco over marbled boards(minor wear), smooth spine with gilt shote author-title vertical; original printed wrappers bound in (small repair to corner of rear wrapper). Arms of the Portuguese royal navy on front wrapper and title page. Light browning. In very good condition. 75 pp., (2 blank ll.). Printed in two and three columns throughout. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this publication ordered by the War Ministry for use by the expeditionary force being sent to Lourenço Marques. The grammar, in two columns, occupites pp. [3]-20. The rest of the book consists of a vocabulary and conversational guide, in three columns, Portuguese, English, and Landim. Landim, or Ronga (XiRonga; sometimes ShiRonga or GiRonga) is a south-eastern Bantu language in the Tswa-Ronga family spoken just south of Maputo (formerly Lourenço Marques) in Moçambique. It extends a little into South Africa. It has about 650,000 speakers in Mozambique and a further 90,000 in South Africa, with dialects including Konde, Putru and Kalanga. Ronga is grammatically so close to Tsonga in many ways that census officials often consider it a dialect; its noun class system is very similar and its verbal forms are almost identical. Its most immediately noticeable difference is a much greater influence from Portuguese.*** [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jude the Obscure. With an Etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a Map of Wessex.

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., [1895] - Octavo. Original vertical-ribbed green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, gilt roundel of Hardy's monogram within a floral wreath on front cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Mid-20th-century bookseller's receipt (George's of Bristol) laid in. Spine gently rolled and a touch creased, extremities lightly bumped, a few very faint marks to covers, the rear with a couple of light scores, contents toned, front inner hinge superficially cracked, a small numbers of signatures faintly dog-eared, a few trivial marks to margins, short closed tear to bottom edge of sig. K3, the text unaffected. A very good copy. Etched frontispiece (with captioned tissue guard) by H. Macbeth-Raeburn, map at the end. First edition in book form, with all 17 pages noted by Purdy in first state, retaining their pagination: uncommon thus. Hardy's last novel originally appeared as a bowdlerised serial in Harper's Magazine from December 1894 to November 1895, when the European and American editions were published simultaneously in London and New York, and post-dated 1896. "The records of neither printer nor publisher have survived in the case of Jude, but from Osgood, McIlvaine's advertisement (Saturday Review, 15 February 1896), it is apparent that there was more than one impression of the novel. It is difficult to say if these are distinguishable. Signature A–H do exist in two distinct states, however—with page numbers on partially blank pages and (conforming to usage throughout the remainder of the volume) without these. These 8 signatures are often found mixed (first and second state) [but] all are first state in the first state in Hardy's own copy, 5 presentation copies inscribed by him in November 1895, and in the British Museum, Bodleian, and Cambridge copies Signatures A–H in the first state may possibly be an indication, therefore, of the first impression" (Purdy). Purdy pp. 86–91. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Street Books]
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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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        Liebermann, Max. - "Kellergarten in Rosenheim".

      Berlin Fontane 1895 - Radierung / Strichätzung & Kaltnadel, in Schwarz, auf weißlichem Büttenpapier, 1895. Von Max Liebermann. 18,0 x 22,7 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 36 x 28 cm (Blatt). Schiefler 35 IV (von IV) b 2. Aus: Pan (Berlin: Fontane 1895), Bd. 1. - Links unten in Bleistift bezeichnet: "Max Liebermann, Kellergarten in Rosenheim". - Tadellos. Sehr guter Zustand. Max Liebermann (1847 Berlin - 1935 Berlin). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker, führender Vertreter des deutschen Impressionismus. 1866-68 private Malstunden parallel zum Studium an der Philosophischen Fakultät Berlin. 1869-72 Kunstschule Weimar. 1873 Umzug nach Paris und Berührung mit der Schule von Barbizon. 1876 Umzug nach Holland, lernt die Plein-air-Malerei kennen. 1878 Umzug nach München, 1884 nach Berlin. 1894 Teilnahme am "Pariser Salon", veröffentlicht 1886 in der Zeitschrift 'PAN' eine Studie über Edgar Degas. 1898 Mitbegründer der "Berliner Secession". 1899 wird er deren Vorsitzender. Nach seinem Rücktritt 1911 schließt er sich 1914 der "Freien Secession" an. 1920 Berufung zum Präsidenten der Preußischen Akademie der Künste. 1933 erhält er als Jude Arbeits- und Ausstellungsverbot und tritt aus der Akademie aus. Sprache: Deutsch 1

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        Die Bücher der Hirten- und Preisgedichte der Sagen und Sänge und der hängenden Gärten.

      Bln im Verlage der Blätter für die Kunst 1895 - 110(2) S. Gelbes Leder d. Zt. mit 4 falschen Bünden (Deckel etwas fleckig). Erste Ausgabe. Landmann 62. Wilp./G. 6. - Eines von nur 200 Exemplaren (!) auf leicht gelblichem Bütten, gedruckt bei F. Cynamon, Berlin, erschienen im Dezember 1895. Auch noch bei diesem vierten Buch Georges ist die Öffentlichkeit praktisch ausgeschlossen, auch wenn die Auflagenzahl sich gegenüber den ersten 3 Bänden verdoppelt hat. Erst im Jahr 1899 (Ende 1898) erschienen die ersten öffentlichen Ausgaben seiner Bücher im Verlag Bondi. - Ein Teil der Gedichte war bereits in den Blättern für die Kunst erschienen und trägt nun die gedruckte Widmung "Seien diese seiten mit den namen dreier dichter geschmückt: Paul Gerardy, Wenzeslaus Lieder, Karl Wolfskehl, München 1894/95". - Die in diesem Band vereinigten drei Bücher weisen auf drei Bildungswelten hin: die Antike, das Mittelalter und den Orient. "Die Hirtengedichte wachsen aus einer griechischen Sinnesart. Auch hier freilich keine Auffrischung des Vergangenen, sondern Vergegenwärtigung des Ewigen!" So beschreibt Friedrich Gundolf den ersten Teil. Auch im zweiten Buch, welches das Mittelalter, das Rittertum mit seinen menschlichen Urformen wie Andacht, Minne, Fehde und Treue erlebt, geht es nicht um romantisches Schweifen, "sondern die persönliche Heraufkunft der überpersönlichen Kräfte die im Rittertum Geschichte sind. Es ist die Er-innerung (anamnesis) eines neuen Menschen - die Er-neuung (nicht Wieder-holung) einer alten Zeit, die Äußer-ung einer ewigen Lage." (Gundolf). Ebenso wird im dritten Teil der Orient, die "sinnliche Gewalt des Ostens" durchlebt und aus dem rein historischen Stoff das Ewige gezogen. Bernhard Zeller fast im Marbacher Katalog zum 100. Geburtstag Georges zusammen: "Diese geschichtlichen Geistesräume geben George die Möglichkeit, nach dem Denken und Dichten in 'fremdem Sprachstoff' mit verschiedenen Stilen zu spielen, um auf den eigenen hinzuarbeiten. Was dabei entsteht, sind 'spiegelungen einer seele die vorübergehend in andere zeiten und örtlichkeiten geflohen' war." - Minimal stockfleckiger Titel, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieses Rarissimum der frühesten George-Titel! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The King in Yellow

      New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. In green cloth binding with brown lizard design, generally assumed to be the first of three printings with title pages dated 1895. In Good+ condition. Cloth shows soiling and edge wear. Corners pushed in. Glue repair apparent to rear inner hinge. Gryphon stamp from previous owner to dedication page. Pages show a few small, light stains. First Edition.

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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 & Strichätzung, in Schwarzbraun, auf gelblichem Kupferdruckkarton, 1895. Von Käthe Kollwitz. 28,2 x 17,0 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 29,1 x 17,1 cm (Blatt) / 50 x 40 cm (Passepartout). Klipstein 25 IV a. Knesebeck 28. Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert: "Käthe Kollwitz". Links Druckersignatur von Otto Felsing, Berlin. - Oben und seitlich auf die Plattenkante beschnitten. Unten schmaler Rand um die Signaturen. Verso Spuren älterer Klebemontierung. Das kräftige Papier partiell etwas ausgedünnt. IN hochwertigem Passepartout montiert. Etwas mangelhafter bis mäßig 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        Anonyme (PHOY834) Photographie. Voyage. Cuba. Scènes de marchés à la Havane. Tirage argentique d'époque. Appareil Kodak. Format 9 x 11 cm. Circa 1895. Annotation manuscrite au dos. PHOY834.

      - Photographie. Voyage. Cuba. Scènes de marchés à la Havane. Tirage argentique d'époque. Appareil Kodak. Format 9 x 11 cm. Circa 1895. Annotation manuscrite au dos. PHOY834. Photographies originale / Original photograph

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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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        Le Chemin de Paradis, mythes et fabliaux. -

      Calmann-Lévy 1895 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 325 pp. Reliure plein maroquin moutarde. Dos à nerfs avec date dorée au talon. Doublures du même maroquin avec encadrement de filet doré. Gardes de moire moutarde. Toutes tranches dorées. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée CANAPE. Très bel état. ÉDITION ORIGINALE sur papier d'édition. Enrichi d?un envoi de l?auteur à Frédéric Amouretti, dédicataire de l?ouvrage et ami intime de Charles Maurras qui partageait ses vues sur la politique française. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dans la rue. Chansons et monologues. Volume 1

      1895 - - Paris s.d. (circa 1895), 12,5x19cm, broché. - Edition définitive, un des 150 exemplaires numérotés et justifés par Aristide Bruant sur Japon, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier à effet moiré, gardes et contreplats de papier noir, couvertures illustrées par T.A. Steinlen conservées, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé d'Aristide Bruant : "A notre ami Goron" agrémenté de ce quatrain autographe : "I' m'aimait autant que j'l'aimais / Nous nous aurions quittés jamais / Si la police était pas faite / A la Villette." Notre exemplaire est enrichi, en-dessous de l'envoi autographe d'Aristide Bruant, d'une belle aquarelle originale signée de Théophile Alexandre Steinlen représentant un apache conduit et encadré de deux gendarmes sous le regard de deux filles. Ouvrage illustré de dessins de Théophile Alexandre Steinlen dont la couverture. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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' m'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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE TIME MACHINE

      William Heinemann, London 1895 - 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. 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 & 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.&#11;&#11;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. &#11;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 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)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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