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      New York: Macmillan, 1895. FIRST EDITION. VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION. Oversize quarto. vii, 32 pp. With 10 photographic plates of various stages of Cell and Embryonic Development, plus numerous diagrams in the text. Original blue buckram, gilt (signs of use; significant section of lower cover scuffed and discolored; pastedowns and endpapers a little dusty). A tight copy. PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF E.B. WILSON'S PIONEERING "ATLAS OF THE FERTILIZATION AND KARYOKINESIS OF THE OVUM," a ground-breaking work owing to its astonishingly early synthesis of Cytogenetics. This volume holds important original insights into cytology, inheritance, and early cell biochemistry, and elegantly presents them for both general and scholarly audiences. Additionally it offers FOR THE FIRST TIME ACTUAL EXAMPLES OF CELLULAR DEVELOPMENT BY MEANS OF MICROSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPHY, here described as "photomicrographs." These photographs of the cell were created in collaboration with Edward Leaming of Columbia University. Incredibly, the "Atlas of the Fertilization" appeared five years before the 1900 discovery of Mendel's forgotten "Studies in Plant Hybridization" (1865). It also anticipated -- by four nearly decades -- the focus on the DNA structure of genes. The "Atlas" is a deceptively simple, yet profound synthesis; here Wilson presented the conceptual framework for future discussions of the physical and chemical basis of inheritance. "In an astounding, prophetic conclusion, Wilson states: 'These facts justify the conclusion that the nuclei of the two germ-cells are in morphological sense precisely equivalent, and that they lend strong support to Hertwig's identification of the nucleus as the bearer of hereditary qualities. The precise equivalence of the chromosomes contributed by the two sexes is a physical correlative of the fact that the two sexes play, on the whole, equal parts in hereditary transmission, and it seems to show that the chromosomal substance, the chromatin, is to be regarded as the physical basis of inheritance. Now, chromatin is known to be closely similar to, if not identical with, a substance known as nuclein (C29 H49 N9 P3 022 according to Miescher), which analysis shows to be a tolerably definite chemical composed of nucleic acid (a complex organic acid rich in phosphorus) and albumin. And thus we reach the remarkable conclusion that inheritance may, perhaps, be effected by the physical transmission of a particular chemical compound from parent to offspring'" (cited by Bruce Wallace, "The Search for the Gene," 1992, p. 32). Edmund Beecher Wilson (1856-1939) was "among the most important and prolific biologists in the last part of the nineteenth and first part of the twentieth centuries" (Garland Allen). His most famous contribution to scholarship was "The Cell in Inheritance and Development" (1896 et seq.) which summarized and critically evaluated the enormous amount of research done on the cell in the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Wilson spent most of his career at Columbia University where he was successively adjunct professor of biology (1891-94), professor of invertebrate zoology (1894-97), and professor of zoology beginning in 1897. Wilson is credited as America's first cell biologist. LITERATURE: The contemporary review of "The Atlas" in The American Naturalist (Vol. 29, No. 348. [Dec., 1895], pp. 1075-1076) praises the work, and comments on Wilson's excellent reputation. Yet this review did not appreciate this remarkable synthesis in cell biology -- it failed to comment on Wilson's formulation of the physical and chemical basis of inheritance. See also Jane Maienschein, "From Presentation to Representation in E.B. Wilson's 'The Cell'" in: Biology and Philosophy Vol. 6 [1991], pp. 227-254. PROVENANCE: "Presentation Copy" (blind-stamp on title-page) from the author to Andrew Francis Dixon (1868-1936) of Trinity College Dublin, University Professor of Anatomy from 1903 until his death (see his obituary in Nature, vol. 137, p. 217). Dixon's "A Manual of Human Osteology" (1912) merited reprinting 25 years after it was originally published. -- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (bookplate inside front cover).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Dresden, 16. VIII. 1895. - 6¼ SS. auf 2 gefalt. Doppelbll. 8vo. "Sehr geehrter Herr / Ich ersah aus eben erhaltenen geehr. Brief daß Sie alles von mir bekamen und auch, daß Sie Artikel noch nicht geschrieben. Mein Vater hat eben sehr schön über Liszt Affaire damals geschrieben, Akten hier auf Archiv. Also, wenn Sie im Herbst herkommen, haben Sie vielleicht Zeit dies zu lesen; so auch über Wagner. Darüber hätte ich schon geschrieben, doch wußte ich nicht viel, da wir nie in Berührung mit Wagner kamen. Blos mein Cousin Gustav Kietz Bildhauer hier, war sein bester Freund [.]." - Marie Wieck war die Tochter des Musikpädagogen Friedrich Wieck aus dessen zweiter, 1828 geschlossener Ehe mit Clementine Fechner und somit Halbschwester von Clara Schumann. Wie diese wurde sie von frühester Kindheit an vom Vater am Klavier ausgebildet. Sie wurde zur Kammerpianistin am Hof der Fürsten Hohenzollern ernannt und komponierte mehrere Klavierstücke.

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        Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

      {Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895. One of 600 copies. Printed in black and red in Chaucer type. Double-page woodcut title page in Volume I. 256; 239 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Original holland-backed blue boards. Minor foxing to spines, else fine.

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        The Gurneys of Earlham

      London: George Allen, 1895. Illustrated. x, 343, [1]; viii, 352 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in full brown morocco in Doves Bindery style, flat spine sewn on five cords, heavily stamped in gilt floral designs, with green and citron onlays, title, author, volume number and date on upper covers, a.e.g. Edges worn, spine faded, half title and frontispiece loose in vol. II. Morocco book label. An unsigned amateur binding in the style of the Doves Bindery.

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        [Original Photographs]: Two Portraits of a Young Woman

      Richmond, Virginia. [circa 1895]. Two very rare portrait photographs taken by James Conway Farley, now recognized as America's first prominent African-American photographer, taken at his studio in Richmond, Virginia. Both are cabinet cards in fine condition (measuring 3.25" x 5"), with blind stamped borders and the studio name printed in maroon: "Jefferson Art Gallery, 523 Broad Street, Richmond, Va." Each portrait is of the same unidentified young woman wearing a different fashionable dress and hat. She appears to be in her twenties, and possibly of mixed race. Both photographs were likely taken not long after Farley opened his studio, "The Jefferson" in 1895. A historically important, scarce survival. .

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        The King in Yellow

      New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895. 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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      Boston: LITTLE BROWN AND COMPANY, 1895. Book. Good. Hardback. First Edition. 5 ½ x 8 ½. TITLE: A JOLLY GOOD SUMMER By MARY P. WELLS SMITH 1895 scarce AUTHOR: MARY P. WELLS SMITH PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY, BOSTON 1895 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: Super Rare, First Edition, Love BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Red CONDITION: The book is without a dust jacket as issued. The outside is in good condition. The inside is in good condition. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 319 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY, BOSTON 1895. THIS IS THE ONLY COPY OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!! THIS BOOK ALSO HAS THE OLDEST COPYRIGHT OF ANY BOOKS DONE BY MARY P. WELLS SMITH AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!!! SCARCE. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 904 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 005737.

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        Fattoria di S. Andrea in Percussina. Proprietà della Eccma. P.ssa Elena Demidoff. Raccolta della vedute principali relative ai danni causati dal terremoto del 18 maggio 1895.

      - Firenze, [c. 1895], album in-4, leg. originale in piena tela rossa con titolo in oro sul piatto anteriore, pp. [2], + 29 fotografie originali applicate al recto di altrettanti cartoncini (ciascuna fotografia misura mm. 256x200 circa). Timbretto della stabilimento Baldi sul front. Impressionante documentazione fotografica: i danni più gravi causati dal terremoto, furono infatti registrati nell'area collinare estesa tra Sant'Andrea in Percussina, Impruneta, Grassina e Bagno a Ripoli, a ridosso dei rilievi del Chianti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thirty Years of Shikar. With illustrations and a map

      Edinburgh/London: William Blackwood & Sons 1895 - *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, March 1 as part of our Abebooks Feb. sale. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! first edition; x, 373, 32 (publisher's catalogue) pp., frontis., plates, folding map; original black & gilt stamped green cloth, hand stamp to the title page, old control number inked to the spine, else very good. Photos available upon request.

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        "Pompei" [cover title]

      Pompeii, 1895. Photographic title, with miniscule signature ("Robert Rive Naples") in the negative, and 73 albumen photographs of Pompeii laid down on album card leaves with gilt printed borders, most of the images captioned and numbered in the negative. Oblong 8vo. Contemporary red morocco-pebbled cloth, front cover stamped in gilt and black and titled ("Pompei"), rebacked in red morocco, spine titled in gilt with "Album / R. Rive Naples." Light wear and soiling to cover, some waving to album leaves, 2 leaves torn at hinge, images and fine and unfaded throughout. Photographic title, with miniscule signature ("Robert Rive Naples") in the negative, and 73 albumen photographs of Pompeii laid down on album card leaves with gilt printed borders, most of the images captioned and numbered in the negative. Oblong 8vo. The Ruins of Pompeii, 74 Albumen Photographs by Rive. Roberto Rive (ca. 1840-90) was born in Prussia and established by the 1850s as a photographer in Naples. He specialized in landscape and topographic views as well as images of excavations and ancient sites which he sold to tourists on the Grand Tour. He photographed the ruins and excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 1868 and 1895 and his images are among the first to show the stunning frescoes, sculpture and architectural remains of the cities buried and preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Between 1863 and 1875 the excavation of Pompeii was led by the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli. He pioneered the technique of pouring plaster of Paris into moulds left by victims of the eruption to create vivid casts of their bodies and expressions. Rive's work records many of Fiorelli's casts along with the discoveries of earlier excavations. With 74 images, this is the largest collection of Rive's Pompeii views that we can trace (others of 40 and 48 views are known). A fine survey of the excavations of Pompeii by one of the most important photographers of the Italian landscape of the 19th century.

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        The Salmon Fly How to Dress It and How to Use It

      London: Published by The Author c/o Messrs. Wyman & Sons, Limited, 63, Carter Lane E.C., 1895. First edition. With 8 color plates illustrating over 50 flies, numerous text illustrations. xiv, 510, xlv pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original beveled purple cloth titled in gilt, t.e.g. Very good copy, some foxing and corners bumped. First edition. With 8 color plates illustrating over 50 flies, numerous text illustrations. xiv, 510, xlv pp. 1 vols. 4to. Presentation Copy. A presentation copy of a beautifully illustrated standard work, inscribed on front pastedown "To Colonel Wm. Boucicault/ With the Author's Kindest Regards." Uncommon in presentation.

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        Uncle Remus

      US: Appleton. New York, Appleton, 1895. Large Paper Edition, one of 250 signed copies. Very good condition. Some foxing to first few leaves. Rubbing to the boards, a couple of leaves roughly opened. First gathering delicate, with associated pull to hinge. A couple of tissue guards appear to be missing. Slight lean . Very Good. Hardback. Limited Edition. 1895.

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        Diary for the Brewing Room

      A. Boake, Roberts & Co. 1895 - London: A. Boake, Roberts & Co., 1895: Very Good. Light wear and bumping to edge of boards, light wear to spine cloth. Hinges possibly repaired by former owner, though may be original. Pages are clean, though show occasional light spotting or signs of age. A lovely book, with sharp gilt stamping on cover and spine. Profusely illustrated with charts and many contemporary advertisements for beer and liquor making supplies, meant also to serve as a diary to assist the brewer track fomentation, with dates pertaining to the year 1895.

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        Almayer's Folly A Story of an Eastern River

      London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1895, first edition. Author's First Book, first issue with the dropped "e" in generosity and the missing "of" on page 110, original green cloth with gilt spine, TEG, other edges untrimmed, some pages unopened, Keating 1, Cagle A1a(1), Smith 1. Very good.

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        A Class-Book of Color;

      1895. MAYCOCK, Mark M. A Class-Book of Color; Including Color Definitions, Color Scaling, and the Harmony of Colors. Oblong 4to., bound in publisher's cloth-backed boards, slightly worn. Springfield, MA: Milton Bradley, 1895. |~||~||~||~| A delightful Victorian book intended for teaching colour and containing 164 mounted colour samples creating a work of surprisingly modern sensibility and which transcends its intention as a teaching tool.

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        My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus.

      T. Fisher Unwin,, London: 1895 - Mummery was an English mountaineer and author. Known for his many first ascents in the Alps, he was part of a group to make the first attempt to summit Nanga Parbat (8,000 ft.), and lost his life there in 1895. Sml 4to, original tan cloth boards, with gilt text on black leather backstrip on spine. xii, 360 pp, frontispiece and 10 plates, many illustrations throughout text. Covers dusty, corners bumped. Spine dusty and frayed/chipped at head. Front hinge cracked but holding. Interior clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The King in Yellow

      F. Tennyson Neely 1895 - New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895. First edition thus. Not the true first edition, though published the same year as the first and in the most desirable of the variant bindings. Black cloth, silver lettering, yellow king with red wings, top edge gilt. In Very Good Minus condition. Rubbing and edge wear to cloth. Slight lean to binding. Previous owner details on front free end paper and again on title page. Storage odor and a few age related spots to pages. Presents well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph: Imperial Base Ball Club: Junior Champions of London

      (London, Ontario). Circa 1895. First. Large photograph. Image size approximately 10.5" x 13.5", mounted to 14" x 14.5". Image mounted on cardboard with the names of the players printed on the mount. Marginal chipping to the edges of the mount, just touching the lettering at the top, the image is fine. Pictured are ten players, the manager, a mascot, and a dog, all but the dog identified on the mount. .

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        Geologicheskaya Chast Kabineta ego Impr. Velichestva: Trudy

      . (Section) geologique du Cabinet de sa Majeste: Travaux. Vols. 1-8 partie I. St. Petersbourg 1895-1908 with several geological maps (about 7 handcoloured or chromolithographed) and several lithographs. New h.cloth and orig. wrs. - In russian and french or with french or german summaries.l Rare set most probably all that has been published but titles blind stamped. Also dealing with early Siberian geology!(Postage on this item might be more than indicated, please inquire).

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        The Second Jungle Book (Presentation Copy with Publisher's Bookmark & 19th Century Dust Jacket)

      Macmillan, 1895, Hardcover, Book Condition: About Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First U.K. Edition, First Printing, Illustrated By: John Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E.Blue cloth with title and decorations stamped in gilt onto upper board and spine, 12mo (7-1/4 inches tall), all edges gilt, colored endpapers, illustrated throughout with jungle theme line drawings. Volume with spine ends softened and a tiny bump to the foot of the lower board near spine, contemporary gift inscription in ink "Jack. .." at head of the contents page, two small ink dots near top edge of title page. Gilt is bright and text is clean, lacking the foxing commonly found. DJ is worn and soiled with tears and chipping, especially at spine ends and top edge, some splatters to upper spine panel and tape repairs verso. The front panel has "Jack" written in a juvenile hand multiple times in pencil and is partially erased. An interesting coincidence that Kipling's son was John "Jack" Kipling. The bookmark has minor creases and fading to the head, else fine. An intact and robust survivor of one of Kipling's most enduring works, destined to be "King of the Jungle" in any early jacket or Kipling collection. ". ..There are thousands that do write; there are dozens that can write; but there is only one Rudyard Kipling." Rudyard Kipling - An Attempt at Appreciation, Monkshood, G. F. (pseud. W. J. Clarke), 1899. The 1895 Macmillan edition of The Second Jungle Book is a relative rarity when found complete in it's original 19th century dust jacket. It was the first illustrated Kipling UK dust jacket issued and is found in only a handful of institutions. Auction house records document the presence of a jacket (in various states of completeness - 1964, '73, '92 & '97) just four times. This jacketed copy also has the publisher's circular "PRESENTATION COPY" blind stamp on the title page and was thus reserved for a patron, friend or colleague. Found within, is the publisher's bookmark, with the printed date of "10.9.95" at it's foot. Macmillan's own records, held in the British Library, show "12 November 1895" (Richards, A85) as the official publication date of the first UK edition of The Second Jungle Book - following by just three days the publication of The Century Co.'s first US edition. The bookmark has "Works by Rudyard Kipling" printed at it's head, and shows The Second Jungle Book as being available prior to either of the known US or UK publication dates, at a price of "6s".Cutler & Styles, in "Modern British Authors: Their First Editions" (1930) show the London edition of The Second Jungle Book as being the first, rather than the US edition. The bookmark is an unusual and evocative piece of advertising ephemera, showing an earlier selection of works by Rudyard Kipling, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Ref. Richards, A85; Cutler & Styles p. 81.

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      Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith 1895 - Printed in Chaucer type with bold engraved title page as well as 4- and 6-line initials throughout; shoulder notes and chapter headings in red; errata slip tipped in a the back of Volume I. Bound in modern brown goat with leather hinges and marbled endpapers; hand-tied silk endbands; small tasteful institutional blindstamps at the bottom of three preliminary pages and the last page of each volume (this includes the opening border, but does not detract), a tidy, ink, 5-digit catalog number on the verso of each half title, otherwise, contents are clean and bright; a very lovely production finely bound. Images available upon request. Peterson A35, Tomkinson 35, Ransom 35. Limited Edition, one of 600 copies on paper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        The Time Machine : an Invention ( First British Edition, First issue )

      William Heinemann, London 1895 - First issue with the inserted publishers catalogue advertising "The Manxman" on the first page and "The Naulahka" on the last page at rear, bound in the original oatmeal cloth with the Sphinx design to upper cover and publishers monogram to lower board, the cloth has generally darkened with some marking, impressed indentation to upper board at leading edge, else binding is in good general condition, internally lacks both front and rear blank endpapers, some general handling marks and occasional small stains, corner creasing to a few pages at rear, though overall contents in good acceptable condition, showing some signs of use and age else an acceptable example of the rare First Issue state of the British First Edition of this classic of Victorian Science Fiction Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Secret of the Court. A Romance of Life and Death

      London: Hutchinson, 1895., 1895. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's decorated navy blue cloth, titled in gilt and green to spine and front boards decorated in fine oriental style with gilt moth, skull, lotus flower and Horus motifs. All very mysterious looking. Minor edgewear, bumped to spine ends but overall strong, bright and handsome. A very good copy indeed. Plain endpapers, slightly tanned. Internally clean with some very minor and occasional spotting. Illustrated throughout with an enticing assortment of square-jawed English looking chaps being steadfast and a smattering of sinister, rather frenzied foreign types clearly up to no good. A lovely example of a bit of ancient Egyptian undead reanimating shenanigans.

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        The Cricket on the Green

      London: Jordison & Co. Ltd,, [1895]. Illustrated by R. E. Wethey. Quarto, pp. 34. Original blue-cloth backed pictorial wrappers. 28 blue and white illustrations. Wrappers slightly creased and marked, minor spotting to a few pages, skilful restoration to a few edges; an excellent copy. A humorous account of the Inter-Parochial Cup featuring the match between the villages of Whizzingham and Hurry­cum­Up. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title page to "Aunt Lizzie with the Author's kind love". Ernest William Hornung (1866-1921) was born in Yorkshire, and attended Uppingham School, leaving before he reached the upper sixth and emigrating to Australia. Hornung returned to England in February 1886 when his father's health was failing, and became brother­in­law to Arthur Conan Doyle on his marriage to Constance Doyle in 1893. He is best known as a crime writer, publishing The Amateur Cracksman in 1899, which contained his first stories about A. J. Raffles - a cricketer by day and burglar by night.

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        Representation of a Function by Its Line Integrals, with Some Radiological Applications [I & II]. WITH: Computerized transverse axial scanning (tomography)

      Lancaster, PA and London: Journal of Applied Physics; British Journal of Radiology. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST PRINTINGS IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of the papers documenting the invention of the CAT scan. "When German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen accidentally discovered x-rays cast by his cathode ray tube in 1895, the phenomenon quickly found practical application in medical imaging and diagnostics. It would be another 80 or so years before x-rays were harnessed in a new, improved form of diagnostic imaging: computer-assisted tomography, or CAT scanning. "In a CAT scan, the x-ray tube and detector rotate around the patient, capturing images of each cross-section of the body an organ under examination. A CAT scan uses crystal detectors that emit signals when struck by x-rays, which are stored and analyzed in a computer. The result is a 3-D image of the body part. "The two men credited with the CAT-scan's invention are Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield, who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery... "Cormack provided the theoretical framework for CAT scans, analyzing the conditions for demonstrating a correct radiographic cross-section in a biological system, which was published in two papers in 1963 and 1964, respectively... Building a practical machine became the purview of Hounsfield..." (American Physical Society). "Working at the Central Research Laboratories of EMI, [Hounsfield] developed the first commercially successful machines to use computer-assisted tomography... Introduced in 1973, the early machines were used to overcome obstacles in the diagnosis of diseases of the brain, but the technique has now been extended to the whole body" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists). The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1979 was awarded jointly to Allan M. Cormack and Godfrey N. Hounsfield "for the development of computer assisted tomography". Note: The issue with the Hounsfield paper - extensively illustrated with images of scans - contains follow-up studies by Ambrose, Perry, and Bridges. IN: Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 34, No. 9, September 1963, pp. 2722-2727. Part II: Vol. 35, No. 10, October 1964, pp. 2908-2913 [Cormack]. IN: The British Journal of Radiology, Vol. 46, No 552, December 1973, pp. 1016-1022 [Hounsfield]. Quarto, original wrappers. Three issues. With 1974 stamp from the V.A. Hospital (PA) Medical Library on cover of Hounsfield issue. (Cormack issues without any stamps.) Very minor edgewear. SCARCE in original wrappers, particularly the Hounsfield paper.

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        The Tale of Beowulf

      1895. MORRIS, William. The Tale of Beowulf. Transcribed for this edition by Morris and A.J. Wyatt. [viii], 119, [1] pp. Folio, bound in original full limp vellum with green silk ties. Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1895. |~||~||~||~||~| One of 300 copies. Printed by William Morris at his Kelmscott Press. The characteristic Kelmscott ornamental decoration of the opening leaves and numerous border ornaments design by Morris. This Old English Heroic poem survives in a single manuscript known as the Nowell Codex. Its composition by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet is dated between the 8th and the early 11th century. Two of the six silk ties partially missing, else a fine copy.

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        Landschaft Priene. Öl auf Leinwand, auf Malpappe aufgelegt.

      1895.. Monogrammiert, datiert und bezeichnet "Priene". Mit Original-Autograph "Ludwig v. Hofmann 14.1.21". 33,5 x 46,5 cm.. Die ungewöhnliche Perspektive monumentalisierte den Landschaftsausschnitt. Durch die extreme Nahsicht und die Untersicht nimmt die Landschaft den Betrachter gefangen. In impressionistisch leichtem Pinselduktus in hellen Naturtönten gemalt. - Ludwig v. Hofmann malte sein Bild 1895, das Jahr, in dem die systematische Ausgrabung der antiken Stadt Priene durch den Archäologen Carl Humann begann. Es verblieb in seinem Besitz und gelangte 1921 in Privatbesitz. Zum Verkauf des Bildes findet sich ein Brief von Ludwig v. Hofmann an "Verehrtester Herr Geheimrat", "Dresden. 14.1.21." Hofmann avisiert darin die Lieferung von 4 Bildern zur Auswahl. Eines davon ist das angebotene Bild. -

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        Für die Feste und Freunde des Gustav-Adolf-Vereins; Nr. 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118 + 119; (9 Bücher in Einem)

      Hugo Klein; Barmen 1895 (ca.). ca. 160 S. mit einigen Abb. 16° - Sedez (entspricht 10 - 15 cm) Pappeinband - Gebundenes Exemplar altersgemäß gut erhalten, lediglich Einband leicht berieben, mit Nummernaufkleber am Buchrücken, Einband leicht berieben. Ecken und Kanten leicht lädiert, Vorsatz gestempelt, mit privater Bleistifteintragung, hinteres Gelenk leicht aufgeplatzt..

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      Titusville, Pa. 1895.. Letterpress titlepage, two text leaves and twelve linen- backed photographs bound in on stubs, as issued. Original cloth, gilt, captioned MATHER'S HISTORICAL OIL REGION VIEWS OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA on the front cover. Minor wear at spine ends. Hinges starting, front free endpaper a bit chipped, with edges reinforced on the verso. Very good. Edwin Laurentine Drake was the first American to drill for oil, at Oil Creek, Pennsylvania, near Titusville, in 1859. Mather quickly grew fascinated by Drake and the oil business, moved to Titusville, opened a photography gallery, and compiled an exhaustive photographic history of the area's oil industry over the next forty years. Collected here are twelve photographs, the majority printed in 1895 from older negatives, and captioned in the negatives by Mather. A gift inscription on the front free endpaper comes from the wife of "E. Mather," presumably a descendant of the photographer. An excellent record of Mather's photographic work in Pennsylvania. Mather's work is quite scarce. A second part was issued several years after this (the last complete set we are aware of sold for $18,000). Swanson, A CENTURY OF OIL AND GAS IN BOOKS, p. 155.

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        Yofu Gajo

      1895. EHON. Yofu Gajo. Three volumes. Illustrated with 30 double-page colour landscape woodcuts (ten in each volume). The artists are Takeuchi Seihô, Kikuchi Hôbrun, Taniguchi Kôkyô, and Yamamoto Shunkyo. 8vo., 235 x 160 mm, bound accordion style in Japanese printed and illustrated paper over boards, silk-thread stitched spines. Laid into original chitsu clasped case with title-label. Kyoto: Unsôdô, 1895. |~||~||~||~||~| A lovely volume illustrating Japanese landscapes in summer, spring, winter, and fall. The style and subject matter offers a mixture of Western realism with Shijô tradition. Some light spotting to covers and to the original chitsu protective case, internally fine.

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        Autograph Letter Signed by English-born Aesthetic Movement Artist AUBREY BEARDSLEY, Mentioning OSCAR WILDE's New Play

      1895 - BEARDSLEY, AUBREY. (1872-1898). English born, Aesthetic Movement artist known for his illustrations of Oscar Wilde's Salome and Sir Thomas Mallory's Le Morte d'Arthur. ALS. ("Aubrey Beardsley"). Written on his personal stationery to English author, translator and influential critic EDMUND GOSSE (1849-1928) whom he addresses as "Mon cher Maître." 2pp. 8vo. London, (January 4, 1895.) "I shall be enchanted to sup with you Sunday next. Oscar's new play is a charming thing & went awfully well last night. With kindest regards to Mrs. Gosse your - " Despite early forays into music and literature, Beardsley found success as an artist. Influenced by Japanese prints and French poster artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Beardsley developed a unique Art Nouveau style of pen-and-ink drawings, and became a leading figure in Britain's Aesthetic Movement. Beardsley's counterpart in the literary world was his friend, Irish poet, wit, and dramatist Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), who, as a student at Oxford, embraced the Aesthetic Movement and the writings of John Ruskin and his contemporaries. It was during his university days that he began to publish poetry, quickly becoming a fixture in London society. As his fame grew, Wilde became a leading proponent of the Aesthetic Movement. . . in fact, he was the very embodiment of the aesthete, who not only dressed the part, but surrounded himself with art and beauty, while writing at length on the subject. In 1892, London rehearsals for Wilde's play Salome were stopped after the Lord Chamberlain prohibited any depiction of Biblical characters on stage. In 1893 Wilde found success in London's East End with stage productions of A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere's Fan and An Ideal Husband. Beardsley must have been delighted with the "in" reference to the influential "Yellow Book," where he was the art editor, when the dark and immoral character Laura Cheveley remarks, "I have never read a Blue book. I prefer books - in a yellow cover." The Importance of Being Ernest is considered with An Ideal Husband to be Wilde's masterpiece. His controversial Salome was not performed publicly until its Paris debut in 1896, at which time Wilde was incarcerated after his conviction of sodomy and gross indecency, events that ended his literary output and likely contributed to his early death. He had been arrested just three months after Beardsley penned our letter. Gosse was the son of a deeply pious naturalist father and illustrator mother. After rebelling against his religious upbringing, Gosse held positions at the British Museum and House of Lords library, wrote for the Sunday Times, and reviewed Scandinavian literature, including the works of Henrik Ibsen, which he translated into English for the first time. He was an expert on the works of John Donne, Thomas Gray, Coventry Patmore. He also secured financial support for both W.B. Yeats and James Joyce, thus encouraging their literary careers. Gosse was interested in art as well as literature, penning the first history of late-Victorian sculpture in 1894. He was the dedicatee of the 1896 edition of Alexander Pope's poem The Rape of the Lock, illustrated by Beardsley, whose letters to him were invariably addressed "Mon cher Maître." In addition to his own books of verse, several biographies and numerous volumes of criticism, Gosse authored the popular memoir Father and Son. Despite acknowledging his latent homosexuality, Gosse enjoyed a long and happy marriage to pre-Raphaelite painter Ellen Epps (1850-1929). Folded and trimmed with significant matte burn that affects the appearance. A very minor tear has been professionally restored. In good condition and a fine association; not published in The Letters of Aubrey Beardsley. Beardsley succumbed to tuberculosis at the age of 25, and his letters have become increasingly rare. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be requested. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus

      London:: T. Fisher Unwin,. 1895.. First edition. Hardcover. Good + overall. Mummery was an English mountaineer and author. Known for his many first ascents in the Alps, he was part of a group to make the first attempt to summit Nanga Parbat (8,000 ft.), and lost his life there in 1895. Sml 4to, original tan cloth boards, with gilt text on black leather backstrip on spine. xii, 360 pp, frontispiece and 10 plates, many illustrations throughout text. Covers dusty, corners bumped. Spine dusty and frayed/chipped at head. Front hinge cracked but holding. Interior clean.

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        Elementary Color

      1895. BRADLEY, Milton. Elementary Color. With an introduction by Henry Lefavour, Professor of Physics, Williams College. iv, 128 pp. Illustrated with colour frontispiece 'Miniature Color.' 8vo., bound in publisher's cloth. Springfield, MA: Milton Bradley, [1895]. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. The book includes an extensive section of practical experiments with colour. Professor Herbert has pointed out that these "object lessons," form and colour exercises, reappeared later in the Bauhaus, and the transfer from children's instruction to art schools (via such educators as Franz Cizek and Adolf Hoelzel) is attracting a growing number of historians of modern art (Yale Library Gazette, July 1974, pp. 22-23). The frontispiece to the present work is a marvel of handwork; it is a series of two miniature colour charts, side by side, of pure spectrum scales and broken spectrum scales, both made from the Bradley Educational Colored Papers. Together the two charts contain 126 individually mounted small squares of papers. |~| Birren Collection 98.

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        The House of Bishops. The General Convention, Minneapolis, 1895

      (Milwaukee: The Evening Wisconsin Co.). 1895. First. First edition. Tall octavo. Blue cloth. Illustrated from photographs. Top of the title page is trimmed, probably to remove an owner's name, and affecting no printing, else near fine. The book, which consists mostly of portraits of American Bishops, has been used by a former owner as an autograph album, affixing the signatures of all but one of the pictured Bishops, mostly with signatures cut from letters, as well as with the signatures of other Bishops not pictured. Contains over seventy Signatures. Included are successive Presiding Bishops of the Episcopal Church of America, John Williams and Thomas March Clark; Henry Benjamin Whipple, who worked tirelessly for Native Americans; the first African-American member of The House of Bishops, Samuel D. Ferguson, Missionary Bishop to Cape Palmas in Liberia, the first Liberian Episcopal Bishop, and the founder of the Cuttington Collegiate and Divinity School there; and the signature (but not portrait) of the first African-American Episcopal Bishop, James T. Holly, Bishop of Haiti. A particularly nice collection of autographs. .

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        Iris Kæmpferi 25 Choice Var. Yokohama, (on pasted label:) T. Sakata & Co. [covered by blank label: The Yokohama Nursery Co.], [ca. 1895]. Folio (38 x 29 cm). With 13 beautiful chromolithographed plates containing 25 numbered illustrations of Japanese irises. Original laced paper with artistic pasted dried iris leaves on front and back.

      WorldCat (3 copies); cf. BMC NH, p. 2374; Kew Gardens on-line cat. (Iris Kæmpferi). Presentation copy of a very rare Japanese nursery catalogue with 25 beautifully varieties of Japanese irises in color, attributed to Yokohama Ueki Kabushiki Kaisha. At least three editions exist of the Iris Kæmpferi, with 18, 25 and 50 illustrations, all published by the Yokohama Nursery Co., except for our copy, where the original imprint is covered, and replaced by a label of T. Sakata & Co., another Yokohama nursery company.With presentation on the front cover: "Compliments of T. Sakata & Co.". Binding slightly soiled. Very good copy.

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        Traité théorique et pratique du haschich et autres substances psychiques

      Edition originale.A also about opium, cocaine, ether, magical herbs, pills, narcotic plants ... A little lack in foot back, two small spots in the first flat foot, a clear marginal wetting the second course, a few rousseurs.Rare. Chamuel Paris 1895 12x19cm broché

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        En route

      Edition of current paper. Bound in black half grief, back with five nerves with small traces of rubbing, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper bowl, contemporary binding. Autograph signed by the author. A very pale wetting at the foot of the first page. Tresse & Stock Paris 1895 11,5x18,5cm relié

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      First Edition.Binding to bradel half canvas fir, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, gilt double fillet tail, flat marbled paper.Signed autograph author Rene Andreau.Illustrated book with a portrait of the author as a frontispiece by Louis Anquetin. Publication Paris 1895 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Por los mares de España: Impresiones de viaje

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Manila: Tipo-Litografía de Chofré y Copm., 1895.- 314 p.; 8° (17 cm.); Media Piel nueva, lomera con 4 nervios, filetes y hierros dorados, rueda dorada en tapas o planos.- Interesantes impresiones del viaje de un filipino a España. MUY RARO. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The King in Yellow

      F. Tennyson Neely, 1895. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895. First edition thus. Not the true first edition, though published the same year as the first and in the most desirable of the variant bindings. Black cloth, silver lettering, yellow king with red wings, top edge gilt. In Very Good Minus condition. Rubbing and edge wear to cloth. Slight lean to binding. Previous owner details on front free end paper and again on title page. Storage odor and a few age related spots to pages. Presents well.

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