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

      The Evening Wisconsin Co.), (Milwaukee 1895 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Doves Press, [Hammersmith 1895 - 165 x 238 mm (6 1/2 x 9 3/8"). Four lines done in majuscules of Doves type. Printed in red. Tidcombe DPE-85. Faint corner crease, otherwise fine. Printed in the quietly grand capitals of Cobden-Sanderson's Doves typeface, the text here contains the opening 39 words of Genesis, from "In the beginning" to "moved upon the face of the waters." According to Tidcombe, this trial sheet could well have been printed around the same time as was a rejected opening of the Bible that had these same words in red (in the final version, they appear in black after the word "beginning"). She suggests that this arrangement was Emery Walker's idea. It was not satisfactory for Cobden-Sanderson, who wanted something more monumental. Working with calligrapher Edward Johnston, he created the now-iconic opening, with the first three words forming the first line, in a much larger type. In his journal entry of June 7, 1902, he wrote: "Last night I received from Edward Johnston the completion of my design for the first page of the Bible, and am delighted. 'In the Beginning' with a long 'I.'" A copy of this item, described as "a proof of a trial setting of the first verse of Genesis for the Doves Bible, printed entirely in red," sold as part of Cobden-Sanderson's collection of Doves Press ephemera at Sotheby's in July 1995. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Versuch einer Theorie der electrischen und optischen Erscheinungen in bewegten Körpern

      Leiden, 1895. <p><i>Electron Theory of Matter</i></p><p>Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon (1853-1928). Versuch einer Theorie der electrischen und optischen Erscheinungen in bewegten Körpern. 8vo. [4] 138 [2]pp. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1895. 235 x 156 mm. Original printed wrappers, a few minor chips to edges repaired, spine restored. Occasional very minor foxing, but a very good copy. Boxed.</p><p>First Edition, rare in the original printed wrappers, of the second of Lorentz&#39;s seminal papers on the relationship of matter to electricity, following the publication in 1892 of his Théorie électromagnétique de Maxwell. In applying Maxwell&#39;s electromagnetic theories to moving bodies Lorentz made the fundamentally new assumption that the behavior of light and matter could be understood in terms of charged particles. Maxwell (1864) had argued that radiation was produced by the oscillation of electric charges, and in 1887 Hertz had shown this to be true for radio waves, which he formed by causing electric charges to oscillate. But if light was an electromagnetic radiation after the fashion of radio waves, where were the electric charges that did the oscillating?</p><p>By 1890 it seemed quite likely that electric current was made up of charged particles, and Lorentz thought it quite possible that atoms of matter might also consist of charged particles. He hypothesized that visible light was produced by the oscillation of charged particles within the atom; if this was so, then placing a light in a strong magnetic field ought to affect the nature of the oscillations-and therefore the wavelength-of the light emitted. In 1896 Lorentz&#39;s hypothesis was demonstrated experimentally by his pupil Pieter Zeeman, who shared the Nobel Prize with Lorentz in 1902.</p><p>Lorentz also postulated that there are contractions of length with motion, and that the mass of a charged particle such as an electron depends upon its volume-the smaller the volume, the greater the mass. Arguing that mass increases with velocity led to the conclusion that the velocity of light in a vacuum is the greatest velocity at which any object can travel. Lorentz&#39;s equation describing how mass varies with velocity was adopted by Einstein in his Special Theory of Relativity (1905), in which he showed that the Lorentz mass-increase with velocity holds not only for charged particles but for all objects, charged or uncharged. Printing and the Mind of Man 378b. Magill, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physics, pp. 35-42. 41145</p>

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        Lot de 40 cartes d'Etat-Major "à remettre aux Officiers Supérieurs et aux Capitaines". 35 cartes au 80.000e et 5 cartes au 200.000e. [ Détail des cartes : 35 cartes au 80.000e : carte n°2 : Dunkerque ; 4 : Saint Omer ; 5 : Lille ; 7 : Arras ; 8 : Douai ; 9 : Maubeuge ; 12 : Amiens ; 13 : Cambrai ; 14 : Rocroi ; 15 : Givet ; 21 : Montdidier ; 22 : Laon ; 23 : Rethel ; 24 : Mézières ; 25 : Longwy ; 26 : Sierck ; 32 : Beauvais ; 33 : Soissons ; 34 : Reims ; 35 : Verdun ; 36 : Metz ; 37 : Sarreguemines ; 49 : Meaux ; 50 : Châlons ; 51 : Bar-le-Duc ; 52 : Commercy ; 53 : Sarrebourg ; 69 : Nancy ; 70 : Lunéville ; 84 : Mirecourt ; 85 : Epinal ; 86 : Colmar ; 100 : Lure ; 101 : Mulhouse ; 115 : Ferrette ; Détail des 3 cartes au 200.000e : 2 : Dunk

      Dépôt de la Guerre 1895 - 40 cartes format divers (moyen ; 60 x 85 cm), modèles en général 1895 révisés (1898 ou postérieures, cartes 25 et 26 révisés 1912, idem pour celle au 200.000e de Longwy et Mézières), Dépôt de la Guerre : Contient : 35 cartes au 80.000e et 5 cartes au 200.000e. [ Détail des cartes : 35 cartes au 80.000e : carte n°2 : Dunkerque ; 4 : Saint Omer ; 5 : Lille ; 7 : Arras ; 8 : Douai ; 9 : Maubeuge ; 12 : Amiens ; 13 : Cambrai ; 14 : Rocroi ; 15 : Givet ; 21 : Montdidier ; 22 : Laon ; 23 : Rethel ; 24 : Mézières ; 25 : Longwy ; 26 : Sierck ; 32 : Beauvais ; 33 : Soissons ; 34 : Reims ; 35 : Verdun ; 36 : Metz ; 37 : Sarreguemines ; 49 : Meaux ; 50 : Châlons ; 51 : Bar-le-Duc ; 52 : Commercy ; 53 : Sarrebourg ; 69 : Nancy ; 70 : Lunéville ; 84 : Mirecourt ; 85 : Epinal ; 86 : Colmar ; 100 : Lure ; 101 : Mulhouse ; 115 : Ferrette ; Détail des 3 cartes au 200.000e : 2 : Dunkerque ; 2bis : Anvers ; 5 Maubeuge Bruxelles ; 10 : Mézières ; 11 : Longwy, l'ensemble avec le tableau d'assemblage ] Rare ensemble bien complet du lot de cartes "à remettre aux Officiers supérieurs et aux Capitaines" pour la zone Nord et Est, couvrant toute la frontière française de Dunkerque à Ferrette, sur une profondeur variable allant jusqu'à 200 km. D'après le tableau d'assemblage, le lot est bien complet des 35 cartes au 80.000e et des 5 cartes au 200.000e. Bon ensemble. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      John Lane, 1895., 1895. First edition. Author&#39;s first book. Spine panel sunned, but lettering plainly visible, else a very good copy of a Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery and Queen&#39;s Quorum # 19. Queen&#39;s Quorum 19 says "In 1895 M. P. Shiel, that comparatively unsung genius of the weird and the fantastic, had his first book published. The three short stories in PRINCE ZALESKI are tales out of the past ......" The three stories are THE RACE OF ORVEN, THE STONE OF THE EDMUNDSBURY MONKS, and THE S. S.. An uncommon title and much sought.

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        Das Liebeskonzil. Eine Himmels-Tragödie in fünf Aufzügen.

      Verlags-Magazin (J. Schabelitz)., Zürich. 1895 - Zürich. Verlags-Magazin (J. Schabelitz). 1895 (recte 1894). 8°. 4 Bl., 78 S. Neuerer Halbleinwandband mit Rückenschild. Hayn-G. VI,17. - Wilpert-G. 11. - Erste Ausgabe. - Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Einband und erste Seiten etwas fleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Neuerer Halbleinwandband mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eine neue Art von Strahlen [About a new kind of rays]

      Stahel'schen K. Hof- Und Universitats- Buch- Und Kunsthandluch, Wurzburg 1895 - FIRST PRINTING, RARE OFFPRINT in original wrappers of Rontgen's announcement of the discovery of the X-ray. "Hertz and Lenard had published on the penetrating powers of cathode rays (electrons) and Rontgen thought that there were unsolved problems worth investigation. As a preliminary to viewing the cathode rays on a fluorescent screen, Rontgen completely covered his discharge tube with a black card, and then chanced to notice that such a screen lying on a bench some distance away was glowing brightly. Although others had operated Crookes tubes in laboratories for over thirty years, it was Rontgen who found that X rays are emitted by the part of the glass wall of the tube that is opposite the cathode and that receives the beam of cathode rays. He spent six weeks in absolute concentration, repeating and extending his observations on the properties of the new rays. He found that they travel in straight lines, cannot be refracted or reflected, are not deviated by a magnet, and can travel about two meters in air. He soon discovered the penetrating properties of the rays. The apparent magical nature of the new rays was something of a shock even to Rontgen. On 22 December he brought his wife into the laboratory and made an X-ray photograph of her hand" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Rontgen now needed to "substantiate his discovery if he was to claim priority and the credit of the scientific community. He persuaded a friend, the president of the local Physical Medical Society in Wurzberg, to include a handwritten paper, announcing the discovery of his 'new kind of rays', as a very late addition to the society's proceedings. He had priority of publication. Now, to spread the word about his 'X-rays', Rontgen bundled up preprints with copies of his photographs and sent them to the leading physicists of Europe, mailing packages on New Year's Day 1896" (Agar, Science in the 20th Century and Beyond). In 1901 Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize awarded in physics "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him." Provenance: The present "preprint" or offprint was received by the noted Swiss physicist Edouard Sarasin (1843-1917), with his signature on the front wrapper. Also with "gratis" stamp from the publisher on front wrapper. First printing, first issue with final blank and without separate title page (as issued). Note: A "Part II" was issued in March 1896 discussing a few improvements and an intensity scale. WITH: A very early illustration of the x-ray printed in the Supplement a la Patrie Suisse on 22 January 1896. Wurzburg: Stahel'schen K. Hof- Und Universitats- Buch- Und Kunsthandluch, 1895. Original wrappers. Faint toning to wrapper edges (as usual), very faint evidence of crease to wrappers. RARE, particularly in such fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Pobratim. A Slav Novel.

      - London. H.S. Nichols. 1895. First Edition. Little is known about the author of this work. An 1894 newspaper reports a fire which destroyed the valuable library of a Professor Jones the orientalist, who lived in Trieste, and this novels dedication page states: To His Higness Prince Nicholas of Montenegro this book is humbly dedicated. P. Jones. Trieste, 17th June, 1895. Prof. Jones appears to have been something of an expert about the local customs and beliefs of the region where the novel takes place,set mainly around Budva and the Montenegro-Hungary area of the Balkans in the 1880s. Although written as a work of fiction this work is actually a veritable storehouse of Slav customs, legends and superstitions. A story based around the lives of two young men Milenko and Uros, blood brothers ( pobratim), a tale of adventure, love and tales of the supernatural including a vampire, a lot closer to the traditional vampire than the fantasy figure of Bram Stoker's Dracula published later than this work. Chapter titles include : The bond of friendship, The bullin-most, The hayduk, Murder, Prince Mathias, Manslaghter, Starigrad, The karvarina, The vampire, The '' giustizia di dio''. All complete with half title, title page, dedication, contents pages, and 398 pages of text. Original publishers binding, red cloth spine with gilt lettering to spine and gilt floral decorations to front part with pink cloth to front and rear boards and gilt lion heraldic device on rear cover. . A good clean solid binding with slight bumps to top/tail of spine and slight bumps to corners, browning to endpapers and half title page, pages are clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pygmies. Translated by Frederick Starr.

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1895 - Octavo. Dark brown cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind rules at head and tail of both boards, dark green endpapers. With the grey marl dust jacket, title, price and publisher printed to the spine. A very slight crack at the rear hinge, else a wonderful copy retaining the jacket, which is a touch tanned at the spine and has some minimal chipping at the edges, but remains in remarkable condition. A really quite spectacularly well-preserved copy. 6 plates, illustrations to the text. First edition in English, originally published in Paris in 1887. Quatrefages de Bréau was professor of anthropology and ethnography at the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle from 1855 until his death in 1892. He published extensively on a wide range of subjects, but his work has been characterised as "somewhat deficient in deep philosophic insight " (Britannica, 1911), and he as an intransigent opponent of intellectual progress, and of Darwin in particular. However, the Darwin correspondence reveals that this was far from the case, showing him to have been collegially supportive of Darwin, and a sincere participant in the debate surrounding Origin In a letter of July 1862, Darwin thanks him for for having "cordially" answered his questions on silkworm larvae - on which Quatrefages was a recognised expert - so "kindly & promptly", a subject on which he was quote Quatrefages extensively in The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. Darwin also thanks Quatrefages for his "great kindness with respect to the Translation of the Origin, it is very liberal of you, as we differ to a considerable degree." Confirmation, perhaps, of Britannica's commendation of him as an "accurate observer gifted with remarkable descriptive powers", and the conclusion that "his serious studies on the anatomical characters of the lower and higher organisms, man included, will retain their value, while many of his theories and generalizations, especially in the department of ethnology, are already forgotten." A superb copy.

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        THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK (in Original 1895 Dust Jacket)

      London: Longmans, Green, 1895. Lang, Andrew. THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK. Illustrations by Henry J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, 1895. A Very Fine copy in original publisher&#39;s red cloth decorated in gold, all edges gilt and blazing bright -- this copy having been protected by its original dust jacket for well over a century. The DJ (included) is partially complete with tape mends on the reverse; but its survival has helped the book look almost as new more than 100 years later. There is one tiny blemish to the cloth spine but otherwise there is no fault to this remarkable survival. Ford&#39;s pre-Raphaelite-inspired drawings (many dozens of them) bring these true stories of historical valor to life. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. VERY FINE/Good to Very Good. Illus. by Henry J. Ford.

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        The Red Badge of Courage. An Episode of the American Civil War

      New York: D. Appleton and Company,, 1895. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine and coverin red, black, and gold, yellow top-stain, brown endpapers. With the restored dust jacket. In a red quarter morocco and cloth solander case with chemise. Bookplate of Carroll Atwood Wilson. A very bright, crisp copy with a little tanning at the spine associated with some wear to the dust jacket., an excellent copy in the rubbed and creased dust jacket which has been professionally restored. First edition, first printing, first issue; exceptionally rare in the dust jacket. The Red Badge of Courage is considered one of the most influential works in American literature. The novel, a depiction of the cruelty of the American Civil War, features a young recruit who overcomes initial fears to become a hero on the battlefield. The book made Crane an international success. Although he was born after the war and had not at the time experienced battle firsthand, the novel is considered an example of American Naturalism. The story was successfully filmed in 1951, with war hero turned actor Audie Murphy in the starring role.

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        Cabinet Photograph, SIGNED--SUPERB!

      1895. Book. Near Fine. No Binding. Inscribed by Author(s). Near Fine Signed by Author. Superb Cabinet Photograph SIGNED BY JULES VERNE. Approximately 4-1/4 X 6-1/2 inches, somewhat light sepia-tone. Inscribed on the verso in French with date (roughly translated): "For Edgard F. Gladin with the best wishes of Jules Verne Amiens, 12 August, 1895." Some foxing to image; otherwise near fine..

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        Business Directory of Humboldt County. 1895-6. A Complete Register of the Citizens of Eureka and Humboldt County, California, with Classified Directory; Description of Humboldt County Mail Routes, with Time Table; Location and Industries of Every Town and P.O.; List of City and County Officials, Justices of the Peace, and Constables of Every Township; School Districts, Teachers and Clerks, Etc.

      Ed. B. Spencer, Eureka, CA 1895 - 152 pages, including advertisements inserted on varying colors of paper stock. The fourth Humboldt County directory, compiled by one of the owners of a milk depot. First edition thus. A good hardcover copy in printed paper-covered boards; no dust jacket, as issued. Interior hinges reinforced with tape, content near fine. Covers lightly soiled, but still an attractive copy of a scarce directory. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuale della letteratura italiana - Vol. I- II- III- IV- V, Firenze, Barbera, 1895

      - 12 x19, ril. nz. pelle con titoli in oro al dorso, timbretto ex libris, con traccie d'uso specialmente sui dorsi, in complesso pero' ancora buona ed importante edizione che spazia dal 1300 alla fine del 1800 con documentati riferimenti e notizie . pp.638+621+664+ 628+ 694. D'Ancona è stato uno dei piu' grandi studiosi dell'800 letterario , ed anche patriota ; Il prof. Bacci era Docente al Galileo di Firenze . L'opera che presentiamo è in seconda edizione ed assai ricercata !

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      n.p., n.d.. Manuscript. Laid down on a slightly larger piece of paper. Fine and an important manuscript page from one of Irving&#39;s most celebrated works. An excellent single page (5" x 7-1/2"), 23 lines with corrections, apparently removed from the 1895 Manuscript Edition of his collected works, here with the limitation page only from that set mentioning the page of manuscript. It is numbered "69" here but is actually page 45 of the finished book, the text from Chapter 7 titled "Columbus before the council at Salamanca," which describes Columbus&#39;s first appearance before the assembly of university professors and church dignitaries that were brought together to pass judgment on Columbus&#39;s proposition to sail westward to India. The council brought up many objections, primarily based on Scripture and incorrect scientific assumptions. For example, one objection was that even if Columbus were to reach India, the rotundity of the globe would present a kind of mountain that would make it impossible for Columbus to sail back up to return to Spain. One of the council members convinced by Columbus&#39;s reasoning was Diego de Deza. The manuscript here begins with a mention of him. In full: [Diego de Deza was] "an able and erudite man, above the narrow bigotry of bookish lore, and could appreciate the value of wisdom, even when uttered by unlearned lips. He seconded Columbus with all his powers and influence, and by their united efforts, they brought over several of the most intelligent men of the assembly. Still there was a preponderating mass of inert bigotry and learned pride in the erudite body, which refused to yield to the demonstrations of an obscure foreigner, without fortune or connexions, or any academic honours. After this celebrated examination of Columbus, the board held occasional conferences, but without coming to any decision; Fernando de Talavera, to whom the matter was especially entrusted, had too little esteem for it, and was too much occupied by the stir and bustle of public concerns, to press it to a conclusion; his departure with the court from Cordova, early in the." The remainder of that sentence, not present in this manuscript: "spring of 1487, put an end to the consultations, and left Columbus in a state of the most tantalizing suspense.

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        Geschichte des Großherzoglich [grossherzoglich] Mecklenburgischen Grenadier-Regiments Nr. 89

      Schwerin, Stiller (I. Ritter), 1895.. Thick royal octavo. Pp. (vi), 635, (1). Fine collotype frontispiece plate, a composite of portraits, emblem, and crests, set within elaborate design. Plus 8 other collotype plates of which 2 are full-page portraits, each with a facsimile signature; 3 are composites of portrait vignettes within ornamental designs; and 3 are fine pictorial views. Plus 3 excellent chromolithograph plates of uniforms, printed on thick white card. Plus 10 maps, of which 6 are printed separately and bound in, some printed in colour, one fold-out. Plus large folding map, printed in black, red, and blue on thick paper, tipped-in at rear. Two fold-out tables. Elaborate initial, depicting the Regiment's standards. Numerous tables throughout the text, appendices, extended indices, registers of officers' names. Title-page with Royal regimental crest. Set in Gothic type. Hardcover, bound in the original ivory cloth, upper cover with Royal regimental crest in gilt relief, set within gilt panel with 4 ornamental corner-pieces, gilt frame and border; lower cover with gilt relief sunburst medal, set within similar panel; spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Golden foliage endpapers; bevelled boards; all edges dyed red. In a very fine condition (some spotting to few leaves). A very beautiful copy, superbly preserved. ~ First edition. Provenance: From the private library of J. L. Wagner, 1st Lieutenant Jagers, with his contemporary signature to title. A remarkable production, exceedingly rare. KVK lists British Library, Library of Congress, and Staatsbibliothek Berlin only, the copy in Deutsche Nationalbibliothek apparently destryed. Union Catalog Northern Germany locates a copy in Helmut-Schmidt-Universität. HeBIS-Retro/Digitalisierte Zettelkataloge lists ULB Darmstadt and HLB Wiesbaden. OCLC locates a single copy in the United States, in Brown Universiy.

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        Poems Chosen Out of the Works of Robert Herrick

      London: William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press. 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. One of 250 paper copies. xiv, 296 pp. Limp vellum with silk ties, lettering in gold on the spine; engraved title, borders, ornaments and initials; printed in Golden type. Edited by F. S. Ellis from the text of the edition put forth by the author in 1648. A fine copy. Peterson A37. ; Octavo .

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        An Illustrated History of New Mexico

      Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1895. First edition, 671 pp. Embossed original black leather covers with gilt title on front cover. New leather spine with four raised bands and gilt title. Nicely repaired front and back hinges. Navy and gilt endpapers. Photo illustrations of pre-statehood New Mexico are found in the text of the first 225 pages. Biographical sketches and portraits of "Eminent Men" fill the rest of the text. A "Contents" section, pp 669-671, includes: History of New Mexico (general, counties, cities and towns); Biographical sketches (for you to trace your relatives); and Illustrations. Many portrait plates have dampstains at bottom corners (not on portraits). Good overall.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Illus. by Various.

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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 Volumes Complete)

      Wm. H. Wise and Co., New York 1895 - 21 volumes Light blue hardcover board with wite spine with raised bands and red and black printing. Blue boards-printed by Smith & Sale for Thomas B. Mosher and published by him. Match set from 1895-1914. Many of the volumes also retain the original rarely seen dust jackets. Testimonial edition on of 4500 copies sold by subscription only. Details upon request. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bibelot (20 Volume Set Plus Index) A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part from Scarce Editions and Sources Not Generally Known

      Thomas Bird Mosher N.D., Portland, ME - 1st edition/1st printing. Rare set--this is the 20 volumes plus Index volume set (this is the Index covering all 20 volumes) published from 1895 through 1914, and sold by subscription only. NOT the much more common Wise reprint set later published all at once. All 1st editions/1st printings, published by Thomas Bird Mosher from 1895 through 1914. All books are 6-1/8" tall x 4-3/4" wide and varying thicknesses. 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. They have both the blue and regular white paper title pages. Each book has the original owner's small, neat name (a deceased Catholic priest) and is dated. Other than some uniform slight darkening to some of the spines, the books are as new--straight, clean & extremely tight (I believe never read). A remarkable and very rare set, all 1st printings and matched. Mosher published (and republished other publishers' works) many finely printed books, and his works are highly collectible. Note that if the name "Wise" is on the title or copyright page, or if a set is advertised as a limited edition, it is NOT this set of true 1st printings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gil Blas, illustré hebdomadaire, du 6 janvier 1895 au 29 décembre 1895.

      Gil Blas 1895 - - Gil Blas, Paris 1895, 27x39cm. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane marron, plats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, coupes éraflées, manques sur les plats et dos arraché. Reliure de l'époque. Chaque numéro contient bien ses quatre pages, quelques légères déchirures marginales sans atteinte au texte, ainsi que des pliures. Contributions d'Anatole France ("La Messe des ombres"), Charles Baudelaire (publication posthume de "La mort des pauvres", "La Corde", "Ciel brouillé", "Chanson d'après-midi"), Georges Courteline, Jules Renard ("Poil de Carotte"), Marcel Prévost ("L'Abbé Pantalon", "Torchonnette", "Jeunes époux"), Edmond et Jules de Goncourt ("Le Passeur de Maguelone", "Le Père Thibaut"), Aristide Bruant (Fins de siècle", "Souper du Mac", "Coquette", "Crâneuse"), Alphonse Allais ("Bébert"), Emile Zola ("Le Jeûne", "Un hommage éloquent"), Jean Richepin ("L'oublieux"), Paul Verlaine ("Colombine", "Les indolents", "Pantomime"), J.-H. Rosny ("La Sauveuse", "L'immolation", "Le Funéraliste"), Tristan Corbière ("Sainte Anne"), Gyp, Rachilde ("Volupté"), Paul Léautaud ("Elégie"), Willy ("Une passade"), Maurice Leblanc ("L'Oeuvre de Mort"), Jehan Rictus ("Les soliloques du pauvre") dessins de Sandy-Hook, Abel, Steinlen, Léandre, Carl Hap, Japhet, Gottlob, Prejelan entre autres. Journal illustré de nombreux dessins en couleurs et en noir et blanc, parfois en pleine page voire en double page, ainsi que de partitions musicales. Gil Blas est un ancien hebdomadaire de presse écrite français, fondé par Auguste Dumont, qui a paru du 19 novembre 1879 au 4 août 1914, puis très épisodiquement du 20 janvier 1921 à mars 1940. Pendant une période, à partir du 17 novembre 1909, il fut dirigé par Henri de Noussanne et Pierre de Maroussein. Le Gil Blas se voulut d'abord littéraire. De grandes plumes s'y exprimèrent dans des chroniques qui connurent un vif succès : Guy de Maupassant (ou Maufrigneuse) dont la collaboration fut la plus longue (1881-1888), Paul Arène, Émile Bergerat, Clovis Hugues, René Maizeroy, Jean Richepin, etc. Tout aussi importants étaient les feuilletons, signés par Émile Zola, Hector Malot, Théodore de Banville, et Octave Mirbeau notamment. De son côté, Maupassant y publia « Une vie » (février-avril 1883), « Bel Ami » (avril-mai 1885), « Mont-Oriol » (décembre 1886-jévrier 1887), etc. Outre ces chroniques et ces feuilletons, Zola défendit certaines de ses oeuvres dans le journal, par le biais des « Lettres au Directeur » (sur « le Rêve », 8 novembre 1888 sur « la Bête humaine », 13 novembre 1889). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The True Mother Goose

      Boston, 1895. First Edition. Broadside, as issued. A fine copy; in a frame with archival mats. b&#39;dside.The original advertising poster for the True Mother Goose; signed with initials in the plate. The poster is printed in red, yellow, and black and depicts a flock of geese flying over the city and harbor of Boston. The use of color and silhouette rendering of a portion of the flock gives the print an unusual dynamic and dramatic graphic presence. The poster meas. appx. 20.75 x 14.5 inches. Malhorta / Thom # 301; Met. Mus. of Art - Lauder Coll Cat., # 127.

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        The Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language in Which the Whole Language is Arranged According to Its Terminations... Revised and Enlarged by J. Longmuir

      London: George Routledge and Sons. [circa 1895]. Revised and enlarged edition. Octavo. Red cloth. Gilt lettering dulled but readable, modest wear to the spine ends, a tight, very good copy. Irving Berlin&#39;s copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Housed in a custom quarter leather and marbled papercovered clamshell case. Accompanied by twenty slips of paper, originally laid into the book, with holograph notes by Berlin. Of these, seven contain working manuscript notes for a rhyming song. The transitory and fragmentary nature of the notes are obviously inconclusive, but it appears this song is currently unpublished. Also in the book is a letter to Mrs. Berlin from a Las Vegas correspondent, and some other material. Further provenance on request. A chance to remake musical history: in an interview in his 90s (he lived to 101), Berlin claimed never to use a rhyming dictionary (Davis, The Craft of Lyric Writing, p. 212). A fascinating artifact, a compositional tool from one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and, among them, one of the few to write his own lyrics as well as music. Berlin wrote approximately 1500 songs during his long career, many of them recognizable American standards such as "Alexander&#39;s Ragtime Band" (his first hit, in 1911), "Puttin&#39; on the Ritz," "God Bless America," "Easter Parade," and "White Christmas." In addition he wrote the scores for 19 Broadway shows and 18 Hollywood films. By virtue of the endurance of his individual compositions, his lasting influence on other musicians, and the sheer length and breadth of his career, Berlin occupies a singular position in the history of popular music. .

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        THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY. Translated By D.F. Hannigan.

      H.S. Nichols,, Paris 1895 - Flaubert, Gustave. THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY. Translated By D.F. Hannigan. Illustrated with Nine Original Designs After S. Gorski. London: H.S. Nichols, 1895. First English edition, & First Edition in English. 8vo., pp viii, 360. Nine b&w plates after S. Gòrski. Publisher's elaborate blocked pictorial cloth gilt showing St Anthony & 2 unclad languishing women. Top edge gilt. A fine exceptionally bright copy showing a bit of rubbing at the tips, the text block clean & free of blemish. Publisher's pricing policy notice to buyers pasted to ffe. An unusually nice premium example. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dekorative Vorbilder.

      - Eine Sammlung von Figurlichen Darstellungen, Kunstgewerblichen Verzierungen, Plastischen Ornamenten, Dekorativen Tier- und Pflanzen-Typen, Allegorieen, Heraldischen Motiven, Trophäen, Heraldischen Motiven, Vereinszeichnen, Innungswappen, Festlichen Ausschmückungen etc. Für Zeichner, Maler, Graphische Künstler, Dekoratöre, Bildhauer, Architekten. Sechster und Siebenter Jahrgang. Stuttgart, Verlag von Julius Hoffman 1895-96. Folio. (4) pp. + 56 (of 60) mostly chromolithographic colour-plates; (4) pp. + 44 (of 60) mostly chromolithogrphic plates. Text and plates loose in decorative cloth folder for 1896. Lower turn-in detached. 36 x 25,5 cm.*Large and heavy item. Requires extra postage.[#\104455] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1895 - COUES, Elliott. THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. 3 volumes. One of 1150 numbered copies. From tp: "A new edition, now first reprinted in full from the original of 1810, with copious critical commentary, memoir of Pike, new map and other illustrations, and complete index." 8vo., green cloth, title gilt-stamped to spine. Ex-library; all usual library markings. Boards show some scuffing and shelfwear. Binding of volume 1 is shaken; frontispiece detached; rear hinge cracked. Age-toning to perimeters of bookblock else text is clean within. Because of ubiquitous library markings, this set is being offered as is.

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        Strand Magazine : An Illustrated Monthly 6 Volumes

      Newnes, U.K. 1895 - WEIGHING 10 kg /22 lb net SO PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING RATES FOR DELIVERY OUTSIDE THE UK. Volumes 5 - 10, 1893-5, six months in each book. With many articles and stories of the day and profusely illustrated with black and white line drawings.Volume Five - 652 pages, size 9.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches. Contains 6 Sherlock Holmes stories by A. Conan Doyle : The Adventure of the Cardboard Box; The Adventure of the Yellow Face; The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk; The Adventure of the "Gloria Scott"; The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual; The Adventure of the Reigate Squire, Illustrations by Sidney Paget. Volume Six - 724 pages. Contains 5 Sherlock Holmes stories : The Adventures of the Crooked Man; Resident Patient; Greek Interpreter; Naval Treaty; Final problem. Volume Seven - 672 pages. Volume Eight - 764 pages. Contains a 5 page article by Conan Doyle, "Alpine Pass On Ski," Illustrated with photographs of Conan Doyle and 2 further stories; Lord of Chateau Noir Illustrated by W B Wollen and Medal of Brigadier Gerard also illustrated by Wollen. Volume Nine - 716 pages. Contains 3 stories by Conan Doyle; How the Brigadier Held The King; Held the Brigadier; Brigadier Slew The Brothers of Ajaccio with illustrations by Wollen. Volume Ten - 804 pages. Contains 4 stories by Conan Doyle; How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom; Bragadier Took the Field Against the Marshal Millefleurs; Brigadier was Tempted By the Devil; Bragadier Played For a Kingdom also illustrated by Wollen. Books - Very Good original half dark green, leather and sand-grain boards with gilt lettering and decoration to the spines - light rubbing and wearing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine to the leather. Contents, some light browning and light marking to the occasional page, volume seven has light creasing to the page edge of the half title page and frontispiece, previous owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 001950. THIS SET OF BOOKS IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UNDER The GUNS. A Woman&#39;s Reminiscences of the Civil War. With an Introduction by Mrs. General U. S. Grant

      Boston:: E. B. Stillings & Co.,. 1895.. 12mo. 7-3/4" x 5". 1st edition (Broadfoot, p. 635; Nevins II, p. 138; Seagraves, p. 695). [14], 272 pp.. Original green cloth lettered & decorated in gilt. AEG. Beveled edges. Floral patterned paper eps.. Spine slightly dull, though front board gilt quite bright. Slight. lean. Eps age-toned. A VG+ copy.. Annie Wittenmyer one of the more prominent &#39;angels&#39; that served the wounded during the War Between the States... while she started her efforts in the [Iowa] Soldiers&#39; Aid Society of Keokuk, she actually made her name by the establishment of special diet kitchens attached to hospitals, in an attempt, which ultimately proved quite successful, "to provide patients with alternatives to army rations." [cf. Byrne. NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN. Vol III, pp. 636 - 638]. & & Per Nevins, this work "One of the best memoirs by a Northern lady....". . Frontis portrait of the author.

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        Uncle Remus his songs and his sayings

      New York, D. Appleton and Company,, 1895. New and revised edition with one hundred and twelve illustrations by A. B. Frost. Quarto. Original vellum over boards, spine and front cover ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Frontispiece and 10 plates, with captioned tissue guards; illustrations in the text. Spine a little finger-soiled, uncut edges just slightly brittle, an outstanding copy. Large paper edition, one of 250 numbered copies, bound in vellum, signed by the author. The ordinary trade edition was issued in red buckram.

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        Printed document signed.

      Vienna, 27. IV. 1895. - Large 8vo. 1 p. Includes ms. authorisation of reproduction for H. Gedan, Xylographic Institute (oblong 8vo, 1 p.). Printed contract as used by the "Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst" in Vienna, to whom Klimt here grants the unique and unlimited right to reproduce his brother's painting "Hanswurst auf der Jahrmarktbühne" as exhibited at the Künstlerhaus in April 1895. - The picture had been completed by Klimt after his brother's death in 1892. - Several contemp. notes; severe edge damage.

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Wien, 1893 und 1895. - Zusammen (1+1 =) 2 SS. auf 2 Bll. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Regierungsrat zur Übersendung einer (hier nicht beiliegenden) "Gravure" (Br. v. 25. II. 1895) und mit Dank "für die äußerst günstige und interessante Besprechung meines Bildes in der Presse" (Br. v. 23. August 1893). - Franz Matsch studierte gemeinsam mit Gustav Klimt bei Ferdinand Laufberger an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Wien und bildete von 1879 bis 1892 zusammen mit Gustav und Ernst Klimt eine Arbeitsgemeinschaft, "die sogenannte Maler-Compagnie, die zahlreiche Ausstattungsaufträge erhielt, u. a. für das Wiener Burgtheater und das dortige Kunsthistorische Museum. Seit 1891 Mitglied des Künstlerhauses, lehrte er 1893-1902 als Professor an der Kunstgewerbeschule und leitete dort eine Fachklasse für Malerei. Seit 1885 übernahm er Aufträge für die Hermesvilla und das Achilleon der Kaiserin Elisabeth in Korfu, arbeitete 1897/98 an der Ausmalung des Speisesaals im Wiener Palais Dumba und war seit 1898 auch bildhauerisch tätig" (DBE). Später malte Matsch vornehmlich Landschaften, Stilleben und Portraits, darunter "Das Innere des Alten Burgtheaters" (1887/88) und "Franz Joseph in seinem Arbeitszimmer" (1908/09). - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, ein Brief leicht tintenfleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Travels in Three Continents. Europe, Africa, Asia

      New York: Hunt & Eaton; Cincinnati: Cranston & Curts 1895 - Thick 8vo., green cloth lettered in gilt with pictorial gilt cover design; top edge gilt; tender front hinge; extremities rubbed. First edition, with 86 plates. A presentation copy, inscribed, "Richard Watson Gilder, with the cordial regards of J. M. Buckley, January 1895," on the front endpaper. Gilder, the iconic editor of "Century Magazine," published pieces by Buckley, the editor of the influential "New York Christian Advocate," including "Faith-Healing and Kindred Phenomena" (1886) and "Witchcraft" (1891) in "Century." A significant association copy with a distinguished provenance. a.p.o [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Time Machine

      London: Heinemann., 1895., 1895. Firs edition. 8vo. Bound in contemporary red cloth with leather title labels to spine. Darkened to spine, minor shelfwear, a clean robust copy. This is a bound copy of the card wrappered first edition, as evidenced by the presence of the original card wraps bound in at the front and rear of the book. Top edge gilt, internally clean and bright. A handsome and distinctive copy of a classic piece of early science fiction.

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        The Time Machine: An Invention

      London: William Heinemann. 1895. First British Edition. Hardcover. 152pp. Later issue with no publisher&#39;s advertisements in the back. Full black morocco with four raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt, blue endpapers. Light toning to text block, a few smudges and corner creases to some of the pages, tiny tear to contents page, faint spot to front free endpaper, mild discoloration to back cover. A very good copy. Basis for the 1960 George Pal movie. Wells 4. In Bleiler, 1978, p. 205. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder, 1981, 1-171.; Octavo .

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        Rare Signed Photograph (SP) of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

      - DESCRIPTION OF ITEM: An excellent portrait post card photograph of Conan Doyle taken circa 1895 and signed by him at the base with a clear black fountain pen ink autograph signature 'Arthur Conan Doyle'. The photograph was taken by Victorian portrait photographers "Elliott and Fry", whose offices at the time were ironically in Baker Street, London. A very rare item. HISTORICAL CONTEXT: Forever to be best remembered for writing the Sherlock Holmes stories, the deductive powers of the famous detective were partly based on Joseph Bell a lecturer Conan Doyle had met when studying medicine at Edinburgh University. Stressing the importance of close observation when making a diagnosis, Bell had a habit of picking out a stranger and deducing his occupation and recent activities simply through closely observing him. As the Holmes stories gained popularity, Conan Doyle actually found himself being asked to perform a Holmes-like role and intervene in cases of miscarriages of justice. For example, using similar forensic methods, he was responsible for overturning the convictions of two men, George Edalji (in 1906) and Oscar Slater (in 1908). Conan Doyle also developed a fervent belief in Spiritualism, writing a number of books on the subject as well as undertaking lectures tours in Europe and America. Close friends with Harry Houdini, their relationship ultimately broke down when Doyle and his wife organised a séance for Houdini to contact his dead mother in an attempt to prove the truth of their Spiritualist beliefs. Houdini took grave offence believing them to be exploiting his mother's memory whilst Conan Doyle felt Houdini was wilfully denying the evidence he had provided for Spiritualism. As well as his literary achievements, Conan Doyle was a great sports enthusiast, an advocate of the role of boxing in character development and is credited with popularising cross country skiing in Switzerland. In addition, he also played as a goalkeeper for Portsmouth football team in 1882 whilst practising as a doctor in the city and beginning to write the first Holmes stories. DETAILED CONDITION REPORT : 13.9cm x 8.9cm. Light chipping to top and right edge and slight bumping of corners. Light silvering. Very light soiling to bottom right corner. Light handling soiling to left and right edge on the rear of card. Else fine. ALL ITEMS SOLD BY 'A PIECE OF HISTORY' CARRY A LIFETIME GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY. SHOULD ANY ITEM EVER BE FOUND NOT TO BE COMPLETELY GENUINE, IT MAY BE RETURNED FOR A FULL REFUND.

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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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        Qing Dynasty when the new collection of stories ( All 14 sets)(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) QING MO SHI XIN XIAO SHUO JI ( TAO ZHUANG QUAN 14 CE )

      Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House Pub. Date:. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pages Number: 4316 Publisher: Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House Pub. Date:. Fryer fiction contest held by the new entries collected since the set. Fryer is the twelve nineteenth century. a missionary in China. translator and scholar. May 1895. Fryer held a public contest new novel. and in newspapers and magazines to do the advertising. required essay to be disadvantages of the three obstacles to progress - opium . when the text and foot-binding is proposed remedy treatment. t... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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      London: Henry Sotheran, 1895. First edition. With a great profusion of full-page plates, textual illustrations and fine full-page gravures. Folio, publisher&#146;s original white polished buckram over boards with pictorial decorations and titling on the upper cover and spine, t.e.g. x, 236 pp. Some foxing to the prelims, otherwise internally bright and clean, externally some wear and darkening to the cloth, sturdy, a very attractive copy. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK BY MILLAIS. ONE OF THE BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF AFRICA. &#147;South Africa, with its attraction for the sportsman and the naturalist, has already given birth to so many books by abler pens than mine, that some apology seems necessary for the appearance of these pages. Let me say then at once that though they are occupied in the main with dissertation on, and adventures in pursuit of big game, I have endeavored as far as possible to avoid trespassing on the domain of the standard authorities on this subject. My object has been rather t o supplement from personal observation what is already known of such animals as I came across during a recent tour in South Africa; to present to the best of my ability a true picture of life in that country, whether of man, beat of bird; and to give the sportsmen of that period what help I can as a guide to the hunting grounds and how to work them to advantage.<br> My drawing will no doubt be disappointing to admirers of the grim and gory, who know the lion only as presented in picture-books, with mane trailing on the ground, claws extended, and mouth full of blood and foam. Exception too may be taken by the uninitiated to the fantastic attitudes of some of the birds and beasts here represented. But that I cannot help. I have drawn only what I have seen, and as I have seen it, and it is not my fault if my subjects declined to display themselves in the approved conventional form.&#148; From the Author&#146;s Preface.

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        The Model Menagerie with Natural History Stories: A Novel Picture Book of Wild Animals

      Ernest Nister, E. F. Dutton, London and New York, Respectively 1895 - Book. Oblong 14 By 10 Inches. Undated, 1895. Pop-up book with with six pop-up panels, or pages in which a cage with animals behind pop up. Some soilage and shelfwear to boards, and a few chips to brittle paper inside. Text pages toned, as norm with paper stock. All pop-ups function properly, although not every one does so with mint crispness. Overall an attractive, very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CHILDREN&#39;S TABLEAUX. A Novel Colour Book with Pictures Arranged as Tableaux

      London: Ernest Nister, Dutton and Co., 1895. Early Louis Wain pop out book with five three-demensional scenes full page pop out illustrations in full colour, first edition, also numerous black and white ilustrations to accompany text. Colour boards very good with just some general wear and rubbing, cloth spine intact with light rubbing. Internally complete, original patterned endpapers, text block firm, some superficial edge tears and occasional creases, light toning to paper, no inscriptions, one ink over print to one word "like a" otherwise no scribbles. A very good copy of this rare Louis Wain "picture book". . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Wain, Louis. 4to.

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        Progressive Johannesburg. Illustrated. A Retrospect of Eight Years Progress.

      Johannesburg, Henry Longland, 1895 - First Edition. Very good condition. Contents clean . Binding solid. Minimal edgewear. Beautiful decorated pictorial front cover with flowing script. Packed with contemporary photographs, for instance Commissioner Street before and after (first mining shacks, then respectable Victorian buildings). 140 pages including advertisements. A fascinating look at Joburg a mere eight years after its founding. Extremely rare, especially in this condition. Comments and questions welcome. Africana. Paperback. No dj. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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