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        Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient Classique 3 tomes

      Hachette 1895 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

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

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        The Stolen Bacillus. And Other Incidents.

      London: Methuen, 1895. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp. [x]; 275; [1], imprint; [32], catalogue, dated November 1896. In publisher's blue cloth, with gilt titles to spine and upper board, edges untrimmed.Internally very clean, adverts mainly uncut although final four pages have been roughly opened. Cloth generally bright with a little shelfwear. A very good copy indeed. A series of cynical biological and scientific tales are the basis for H.G.Wells' first collection of Science Fiction stories. Includes 'The Flying Man', 'The Flowering of the Strange Orchid', The remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes', and 'The Lord of the Dynamos'. Geoffrey H.Wells [6]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [275]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.

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

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

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        The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Photograph of Victor Hugo

      Paris - 109 x 164 x1mm. Card backed photograph by P Nadar, Paris, c.1895. The front shows Victor Hugo, with "P NADAR" in red at the top, printed motif of Nadar and the word "PARIS" both in red at the bottom. The back of the card is light grey, printed in red. The edge of the card is red. It appears in at least near fine original condition, with no creases or significant marks, the card remaining very firm. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask.

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        The Village Watch-Tower

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1895. First printing. Hardcover. Good. Signed first edition, 1895. Cloth hardcover with leather label on spine, 218 pp., clean unmarked text, Good copy, bookplate on the front pastedown, discoloration or age-toning to the pages and to the page-edges, darkening to the spine, some wear to the spine-label, no dust jacket. Our copy housed in protective glassine. Inscribed on flyleaf, with mounted envelope that contains a miniature photo of Kate Douglas Wiggins and a note from her, additionally inscribed on the title page--apparently inscribed to an old friend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        CANYONS OF THE COLORADO

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

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        Le Chariot de Terre Cuite

      [Paris, 1895. Second state, avec la lettre. Lithograph, blue on light pink paper. 17-1/4 x 11-1/16 inches. Mounted at top edge on mat. Some wrinkling, two half-inch closed tears on right margin mended on verso with portions of margin reinforced, one short closed tear on left margin. Second state, avec la lettre. Lithograph, blue on light pink paper. 17-1/4 x 11-1/16 inches. Theatrical poster by Toulouse-Lautrec for Le Chariot de Terre Cuite, an adaptation of the Sanskrit Mrichhhakatikâ, attributed to the prince and poet Shûdraka. The play was adapted here by Victor Barrucand for the Théâtre de l'Œuvre, with scenery by Toulouse-Lautrec, Louis Valtat and Albert André. Toulouse-Lautrec also designed the cover for the published edition of the play (cf. Delteil 78). The poster depicts Toulouse-Lautrec's friend, critic and actor Felix Fénéon, addressing his audience from atop an elephant, a favorite animal of the artist's. Adhemar 109; Adriani 105; Delteil 77 II; Wittrock 89

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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.

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        BROWNIE YEARBOOK

      - COX,PALMER. THE BROWNIE YEARBOOK. NY: McLoughlin Bros. (1895). 4to (9 x 10 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge rubbing and finger soil, faint erasure marks on one page, really a clean and tight VG copy. Each month of the year has one page of text in verse with illustrations in brown line. Opposite each text page is a fabulous full page chromolithograph showing the doings of the Brownies in bright color. Nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Study in Scarlet

      Lock and Bowden, London 1895 - "A Study in Scarlet, the first book about Sherlock Holmes!¿ A. Conan Doyle. Windsor Magazine Xmas. Number, Lock & Bowden, 1895.A scarce copy of The Study in Scarlet presented with The Windsor Magazine Xmas. Number. This illustrated paper copy is in very good condition. The story was first published in 1887 in magazine format then in 1888 as a book form. The detective novel was the first Sherlock Holmes story and continues to be a highly collectable item. The black and white illustrations are by James Greig. Paper volume with black and red bright illustrations. 5 pages of advertisements. The contents are browned and clean. The front cover binding is frail. Chippings on the edge. 8vo. 64pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Combat du Chevalier d'Eon

      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! Encre sur papier Fin XIXème 27 x 21 cm

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        Orbe. - Album de dessins, gravures et lithographies du ct. de Vaud, appartenant à Mme Sophie Olivier, née Venel (1817-1877) à Jolival. Gardé par son fils en souvenir de sa mère.

      1895, 1895 - oblong in-8vo, 7 feuilles détachées avec dessins, aquarelles, lithographies ou gravures + 9 ff. vierges, les planches sont accompagnées de textes en crayon, une feuille avec litho hors format et petite déchirure, l?album contenait plus de pages à l?origine, sur l?int. du couvercle: Texte explicatoire d?Ed(ouard) Olivier portant la date de juillet 1895, reliure en demi-cuir, avec le mot ,Album? en or sur couvercle et dorures sur dos, tranches dorées, bon état. ?.quelques dessins et gravures rappelant le souvenir de ma mère, mais sans valeur artistique.? Mme Olivier était en fait la petite fille du pédagogue et éducateur Henri Venel (1780-1855) originaire d?Orbe et sa petite fille conserva (ou peignitelle-même) le bâtiment de l?ancien hopital à Orbe où son grand-père fonda une institution pédagogique en 1822. Il s?agit d?une série de beaux dessins et aquarelles originales ainsi que 2 lithographies de l?Institution Champel-Venel à Orbe (transféré à Genève en 1832) et Montreux (Himely sc./J. Du Bois pinx.) et de 4 petites gravures de l?arc lémanique (Ouchy, Genève). D?autres dessins montrent une partie de Cossonay ou l?église d?Yvonand. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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

      Oxley & Son, Windsor, England 1895 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        UNA QUESTIONE DI DIVORZIO : SECONDO IL DIRITTO EBRAICO

      Livorno : Ulivieri E Fagiolini,(1895). 1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. 42 pages ; 22 cm. In Italian. Title translates into English as, "A Question Concerning Divorce: According To Jewish Law. " Rabbi Samuele Colombo (1868-1923) was chief Rabbi of Livorno and director of the Rabbical College of Livorno from 1900-1923. The book's cover and title page states that this work was written in response to the Belimbau Competition. In "The History of the Jewish Synagogue of Legorn, " published in 1891 in The Menorah by Sabato Morris, Morris writes about the competition in Leghorn that Rabbi Colombo submitted this essay to, "Angiolo Belimbau became a well-equipped teacher at the Jewish public schools (of Leghorn) ... A few years ago, the trustees of that fund awarded a prize to the most approved essay on the pre-eminence of Jewish ethics and this year they opened a competition among the pupils of the Leghorn Jewish public schools, who have obtained the title of Haber... The theme will have to deal with a question... In the event that the government will no loner recognize the validity of the Jewish bill of divorce (Get) , but will compel submission to the civil divorce, can any means be found within the law and traditions to avoid the scandal of bastardy attending a second marriage contracted by a Jewess, whose first matrimonial alliance has been dissolved by the state? The seriousness of the question induced the trustees to allow the aspirants... a long time for the solution to the query... as late as October 1892." (The Menorah, 1891) SUBJECT(S) : Divorce (Jewish law) . OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and usual markings. Edgewear. Inscribed on title page. Good+ condition. Important. (IT-9-11)

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        The Bibelot A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part from Scarce Editions and Sources Not Generally Known (21 Volume Set Including Index)

      Portland, ME: Thomas B. Mosher(1895-1914). 1st edition/1st printing. Rare set - this is the 20 volumes plus Index volume original set. The Index covers all 20 volumes of the prose and poetry published 1 volume per year from 1895 through 1914, and sold by subscription only. Each work in the Bibleot had been published by Mosher in monthly magazines previously, but not together in book format. This set is NOT the much more common Wise reprint set later published all at once in 1925 as a limited edition. The whole collection of 20 volumes are 1st editions/1st printings as collections of prose and poetry that Mosher admired, and were published 1 book yearly by Thomas Bird Mosher from 1895 through 1914. All books are 6-1/8" tall x 4-3/4" wide and have varying numbers of pages depending on each volume's contents. They are bound in light blue paper covered boards with white spines with raised bands with red and black printing, and the outer and lower page edges are untrimmed and rough-cut. They have both the blue and regular white paper title pages. Each book has the original owner's very small neatly written name (a deceased Catholic priest) and the signatures are dated. Other than some uniform slight age-darkening from white to ivory of some of the spines and a tiny bit of age-darkening around the borders of some of the bindings, the books are as new - straight, clean & so tightly bound they can never have been read. A remarkable and very rare set of fine literature and poetry, all 1st edition/1st printings as a set and from one person's collection bought yearly as they were published. Mosher republished many author's books and poetry with true love for details and quality printing for people not wealthy so more people could be exposed to beautiful books with fine printing and binding and great poetry and literature, and his works are now highly collectible. Note that if the name "Wise" or the year 1925 is on the title or copyright page of any volume in a set, or if a set is advertised as a limited edition or in slipcase(s), it is NOT this set of true 1st printings of Mosher's Bibelot.; Vol. 21 v, 13, 14, 20, 61, F/NONE

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        Old-Time Memories. A Band of Pioneers. Reprinted from 'The South Australian Register', 1895

      Adelaide, W.K. Thomas and Co., Printers, 1895. Octavo, 13 pages. Pale blue wrappers with the title page details repeated (within a decorative border) on the front cover; tiny piece missing from the front bottom corner, with minimal loss to silverfish to the top edge; small light stain to the foot of the rear cover; splits to the head and foot of the spine expertly closed; a very good copy (internally excellent). Inscribed in ink on the front cover to 'Sir Samuel Davenport KCMG with the complts of the Author', with an early private library reference number above it. From one pioneer to another - Davenport arrived in South Australia in 1843, Newland in 1838, and in this very rare pamphlet he recounts incidents of his first few years here. Ferguson 13318.

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        White Wampum

      London: John Lane, 1895. London:: John Lane,. Very Good. 1895. Hardcover. B001PDLBOK . First edition. Small octavo, bound in reddish brown cloth with black lettering and design, 88 pages + 16 pages of advertisements. Edge worn at the spine ends, scribbled gift inscription across front paste-down and free endpaper, upper corner of front free endpaper is clipped, short closed tears and small chips to some of the page edges where they were crudely cut open, else very good. Binding is solid. .

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        Photographs of Noumea et al.]

      1895 - 68 prints (several processes) measuring 165 by 120mm. With Nething's ink stamp on the verso, plus ms. captions in pencil. Noumea, Charles Nething, c. An excellent and comprehensive group of photographs by the French photographer Charles Nething, who was active in New Caledonia from 1889. He was first employed by Léon Devambez, for whom he worked for three months before buying him out and establishing himself. Nething remained in New Caledonia until 1923. His work was so well regarded it was used to illustrate books and postcards and he received a medal at the 1900 Paris Exposition. These images were all printed in Noumea and show a deep fascination with the local people and their culture. The collection broadly divides into two groups. The first are portraits, either taken in the studio where they are of individuals or couples, or outside which are primarily group shots. These include group portraits of tribes from Noumea, the Isle of Pines, Thio, Houailou, La Foa, Ile Loyaute and Bourail. Additionally, there are three shots of Europeans. The second group concerns landscape and architecture, many of which feature workers or pedestrians going about their daily lives. In addition to views of Thio, Noumea, Ile Nou, Dumbea. There are also images of construction at the docks, the villa Chateau Escande near Col de Mueo, the cathedral at Noumea, as well as two shots of a protestant temple. First discovered by James Cook on his second voyage, New Caledonia was visited by La Perouse in 1788, though European contact remained sporadic until 1840 or so when the trade in sandlewood picked up and the first missionaries arrived. New Caledonia became a French colony in 1853. These images were taken at the turn of the century when New Caledonia's population was in decline due to exposure to Western diseases such as smallpox and measles. cf. Serge Kakou, De couverte photographique de la Nouvelle-Cale donie. 1848-1900. Arles, 1998.

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        UdSSR

      - NIKOLAI ALEXANDROWITSCH BULGANIN (Nikolai Bulganin, 1895-1975) Marschall der Sowjetunion, Verteidigungsminister und 1955-1958 Ministerpräsident der UdSSR. ORIGINAL-RÖTELZEICHNUNG (Porträt, 27 x 36 cm, links unten vom Künstler signiert SWAMY), rechts unten in Tinte mit Datum 27.XI.55 eigenhändig signiert [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La légende de Saint Julien l'Hospitalier. Illustré de vingt-six compositions par Luc-Olivier Merson

      A. Ferroud Libraire-Editeur, Paris 1895 - In-8 gr. (260x160 mm.), foglio di guardia, 2 cc. bianche, titolo con al verso la giustificazione della tiratura; frontespizio impresso a due colori con vignetta al centro; XXX pp. con numerazione romana; pp. 72 per il testo. Colophon, 2 cc. per lo specimen dell'edizione. Legatura in pieno marocchino bruno firmata Pagnant, con piatti ornati da una larga cornice dorata formata da filetti riuniti in fasci che si incontrano a distanze regolari formando camere rettangolari nelle quali sono inserite incisioni fitomorfe intercalate da figure zoomorfe. Dorso a 5 nervi, titolo in oro e incisioni ai piccoli ferri nelle caselle centrali. Contropiatti e fogli di guardia in seta "moirée" marrone con fiori e tralci di varie tonalità di colore. Dentelle di filetti e fiori al bordo dei piatti. Tagli dorati sui tre lati. Custodia cartonata con bordi in marocchino. Segnacolo serico bicolore. Delizioso livre d'artiste impresso da Chamerot et Renouard su "papier du Japon", cui conferisce un ulteriore motivo di interesse la legatura in marocchino bruno di Pagnant. Tiratura complessiva di 500 copie. Esemplare illustrato da 26 finissime acqueforti di Olivier Merson tirate in due stati: "avant la lettre avec remarques" e "avec la lettre". Perfetto stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Devauchelle, III. Benezit, VIII, p. 349. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PAN. Herausgegeben von der Genossenschaft Verlag Pan. Years 1 - 5. [All Published- alles Erschienene]

      Berlin: Pan and Fontane 1895-1900.(). Large 4to. The 5 years in 10 linen bound volumes with the centerpiece of the original paper covers attached to the covers. One of 1100 copies on Kupferdruck (rag) paper. LACKING the original prints, but with all the other illustrations and text. Fine letter press printing with tissue guards throughout. Very good looking set for a collector who has one or more of the original prints, but lacks the actual books from which they were removed. 4 spines foxed. Masterpiece of Jugendstil/art nouveau fine prining.

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        THE PEOPLE OF THE MOON: A NOVEL .

      "The Electrician" Printing and Publishing Company, Limited [1895]., London - Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii [1] 2-402 [403: blank] [404: printer's imprint] [405-410: ads], eight inserted plates and illustrations in the text by A. d'Aguilcourt, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange and silver, rear panel stamped in orange, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green, all edges silvered. First edition. "An imaginative science-fantasy romance, with monsters and flying machines galore, of the life and civilization inside the Moon; the manuscript was sent by means of an antigravity missile to Earth for our edification." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 48. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 386. Locke, Voyages in Space 46. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 59. Bleiler (1978), p. 40. Reginald 02748. Cloth stained, mostly edges and rear panel, but a good, tight, internally clean copy. A very scarce book seldom found in nice condition. (#157165) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Sport in Ladakh. Five Letters from "The Field"

      Horace Cox, London 1895 - A scarce account based on letters which first appeared in "The Field", of the author's five month long hunting trip to Baltistan (northern Pakistan) and Ladakh (India). The author, Sir Frederick Edward Shafto Adair, 4th Baronet (1860-1915), was a graduate of Sandhurst and Captain of the 3rd Batt. Rifle Brigade. He inherited and later sold most of the Adair Irish Ballymena estate to the tenants in 1904; he then lived at Adair Lodge, Aldeburgh (Suffolk).Contents include: A Day with the Ibex; A Day with the Burhel; A Day with the Ovis Ammon; A Day with the Goa; and A Day with the Shapoo, with the author proudly recording the length of the horns of each animal he captured. 4to, 32pp, photographic illus. of various hunting quarry. Orig. aqua gilt pictorial cloth, beveled edges. Slt. dusty & worn at extremes, corner lacking from ffep o/w a very clean copy. OCLC: 29053977. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DICTIONNAIRE DE LA BIBLE CONTENANT TOUS LS NOMS DE PERSONNES,DE LIEUX,DE PLANTES,D'ANIMAUX MENTIONNES DANS LES SAINTES ECRITURES

      Paris: LETOUZEY ET ANE', 1895. rilegato. BUONO. 19 28. 8voll. USATO

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        CANYONS OF THE COLORADO

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

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        Poems on Several Occasions, 2 Volumes

      New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, 1895 Limited Edition, number 26 of 50 signed copies. First Edition, thus. Cloth backed boards with gilt lettered cover and spine, Japan Paper, etchings by Adolphe Lalauze. Plates in two states, each signed by the artist, 2 frontispieces portraits of the author "etched from life" by William Strang. The frontispiece is signed by Austin Dobson and William Strang, and the second portrait is also signed by Strang. Signed by Lalauze 6 times, below each etching--signed vol 1, pages 32, 148, & 250; vol 2 pages 12 20, & 136. In very good condition, with some rubbing to boards, vol 1 with tear along spine, pages clean and unmarked.

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        THE THREE IMPOSTORS OR THE TRANSMUTATIONS .

      John Lane . Boston: Roberts Bros., London 1895 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-290 + 14-page and 16-page publisher's catalogues inserted at rear, first advertising volumes in the "Keynotes" series, second a general catalogue dated 1895, cover and title page design by Aubrey Beardsley, title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in white, spine panel stamped in white and gold, publisher's device stamped in white on rear panel, all edges untrimmed. Episodic mystery thriller incorporating four weird tales, including "Novel of the Black Seal" and "Novel of the White Powder," considered by Bleiler (1983) to be "among the classics of supernatural literature, beautifully narrated, highly imaginative, thought-provoking, even with a note of humor that is seldom encountered." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-59. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1071. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 147. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 714. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 277. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1922-25. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-161. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Reginald 09474. Goldstone & Sweetser 7a. Some tanning to free endpapers, a touch of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, a bright, nearly fine copy. A sharp copy of an attractive book. (21419) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Seventeen trips through Somaliland. A record of exploration & big game shooting, 1885 to 1893. Being the narrative of several journeys in the hinterland of the Somali Coast Protectorate, dating from the beginning of its administration by Great Britain until the present time with descriptive noyes on the wild fauna of the country.

      Rowland Ward London 1895 - First edition. 8vo., xx, 386pp., frontispiece, 7 plates, 2 folding maps, text illustrations, modern dark blue half calf gilt, an excellent copy. "An excellent game shot, Swayne describes his seventten journeys into Somaliland's interior .An important work of sport and exploration." (Czech). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Souvenir de la Suisse. Album avec 43 vues photographiques n./bl. grand format.

      Edition Photoglob, Verlag von Schroeder & Cie, Zurich, s.d. vers 1895, - in-folio oblong, (Album 30x40.5). 43 vues photogr. num. (21.5x27 cm), (42 Bl. photogr. Ansichten + 1. Abb. v. Zürich etwas fleckig vorallem im Rand), reliure en toile originale, titre or dans un encadrement decoratif sur le plat dervant. Les 2 plats détachés, reliure usée / Orig. Leinen. Beide Buchdeckel lose, stärkere Gebrauchsspuren. Vues de: 1) Zurich, Fraumünster & die Alpen (516) / 2) Zürich. Vue dep. le Théâtre (2185) / 3) Zürich. Schloss & Alpenquai (1221) / 4) Zürich das Theater (923) / 5) Zürich Tonhalle (2700) / 6) Baden Vue generale (778) / 7) Schloss Habsburg Ct. Aargau (2433) / 8) Die drei Rheinbrücken (511) / 9) Basel St. Jakobsdenkmal (1300) / 10) Schaffhausen. Der Munoth (1832) / 11) Appenzell mit dem Santis (2490) / 12) St. Gallen Unionbank (2231) / 13) Der Wallensee mit dem Glärnisch (1051) / 14) Chur vers le Falkniss (1459) / 15) Pontresina, Vue générale (1491) / 16) Piz Bernina /4052 m.) (1514) / 17) Lucerne et le Pilate (193) / 18) Lucerne von Gütsch aus ges.) (78) / 19) Lucerne, Schweizerhofquai (64) / 20) Lucerne depuis le Schweizerhof (557) / 21) Lucerne Loewendenkmal (322) / 22 Pilatus, die beiden Hôtels (657) / 23) Rigi-Kaltbad et le Pilate (527) / 24) Rigi-Kulm & Panorama des Alpes (2217) / 25) Lugano. Vue générale (452) / 26) Genève (348) / 27) Lausanne (362a) / 28) Montreux et la Dent du Midi (1264) / 29) Vevey (704) / 30) Vevey (664) / 31) Fribourg Vue générale (825) / 32) Neuchâtel. Vue générale (2146) / 33) Bern Palais fédéral (198) / 34) Thoune et les alpes (993) / 35) Oberhofen (183) / 36) Interlaken et la Jungfrau (1097) / 37) Grindelwald. le Village et le Wetterhorn (2070) / 38) Grindelwald (Felsenschlucht) (302) / 39) Grindelwald. Glacier inferieur et Bäregg (630) / 40) Wengernalp & Station (1980) / 41) Wagernalp Eiger & Mönch (1735) / 42) Lauterbrunnen v. l. Schwarze Mönch (1025) / 43) Petite Scheideck (Jungfrau) (250). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems Chosen out of the Works of Robert Herrick. [Edited by F.S. Ellis].

      [Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press]. 1895. 8vo. Original limp vellum, green silk ties, spine lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed; pp. xiv + [ii] + 296; woodcut title, woodcut border and large initial letters, text printed in red and black in the Golden type; slight creasing to spine, faint traces of ink writing having been erased from rear blank leaf, otherwise a very good copy. 250 copies were printed on Kelmscott hand-made paper.

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