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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl

      London: John C Nimmo, 1895. 4th Edition . Hardcover. Fine. Complete in 2 Volumes. Quarto. Pages vi, 208; viii, 174. 62 hand-coloured, double-page, foldout plates. plates. Green cloth original binding with gilt decoration to front boards (a Woodcock?) and to the spine and blind decoration to back board. Contents clean, unmarked and free from foxing. Each volume is inscribed on the front endpaper "Humphrey Golding 1896". A very handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Goldcrestbooks]
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        AULD LICHT IDYLLS (Signed)

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1895. Limited, Signed Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. Wm. Hole, R.S.A.. Signed. Limited Signed Edition bound in full maroon morocco by Root & Son. #77/550. Signed by J. M. Barrie and Wm. Hole, R.S.A. (illustrator.) Mylar cut to protect boards. Digital pictures of book available upon request; Mylar Cover. Very Good+ binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        The Time Machine

      Henry Holt and Company, 1895. Hardcover. Good. Henry Holt and Company, New York 1895. First American Edition / First Printing / Second Issue. Dated 1895 on the title and copyright pages with no additional printings listed.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        The Three Impostors or The Transmutations

      London, John Lane; Boston, Roberts Bros.,, 1895. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, key design to spine in white, titles and floral pattern to upper board in white. Bookplate. Cloth a little rubbed, corners bumped, crease to lower corner of upper board, spotting to endpapers, margins of contents faintly toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression and a lovely copy of the intricate horror novel considered among the finest of Machen's works. It contains numerous smaller stories within the larger narrative, and two of the inset pieces, "The Novel of the Black Seal" and "The Novel of the White Powder" greatly influenced H. P. Lovecraft, who described them as "the highwater mark of Machen's skill as a terror-weaver" (Lovecraft, "Supernatural Horror in Literature").

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Osnabrück." Ansicht vom Gertrudenberg aus auf Alt- und Neustadt

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von H. Arnold, Leipzig nach Gustav Frank im Verlag Bernhard Wehberg, Osnabrück um 1895. 33x60.5 cm. - Thieme / Becker XII, 345 - AKL 44, S. 38f. - Kessemeier / Koch 2.42 - Nicht bei Israel/Borchers. Panorama-Ansicht von Norden mit St. Johann, Dom, Katharinen- und Marienkirche. Im Vordergrund die Steinmauer, Zäune, Torgebäude, Gärten und Felder mit pflügendem Bauern des Klosters Gertudenberg. Großformatige Stadtansicht, die bereits Industrieanlagen und die Eisenbahn zeigt. Gustav Frank (1819 Stralsund - 1886 Dessau) war als Landschaftsmaler, Zeichner und Lithograph in Dessau tätig. Von ihm sind über 90 großformatige Veduten bekannt, die die deutschen Städte in der nachbiedermeierlichen Zeit zeigen. Druck der Firma Arnold auf breitrandigem Kartonpapier. Im breiten Papierrand ein Einriss restauriert.

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        Angling travels in Norway / by Fraser Sandeman. Illustrated by pencil, brush, and camera, and coloured plates of salmon flies by the author ; also a plate of favourite flies for Norway

      London : Chapman & Hall, 1895. 1st Edition. Physical description. : x, 284 p. : ill. (some col. ), map ; tissue guard ; 30 cm. Notes: Includes index. Subject: Fishing - Norway. Salmonidae. Norway - Description and travel. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth with pictorial gilt vignette to front board. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Some very minor wear to spine. Previous owner's inscription to half-title page.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Shoulder of Shasta

      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co, 1895. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (color variations and linear indentation to front board, front free endpaper renewed, rear free endpaper lacking); Bram Stoker's exceedingly scarce fourth novel, a romance published two years prior to Dracula's release. Set in San Francisco and the mountains of northern California, the Daily Telegraph called it "[o]ne of the breeziest and most picturesque tales of life on the Pacific slope that has been penned for many a long day." A Very Good copy of this early Bram Stoker novel which, in our experience, is very difficult to find in a better condition than is the copy offered here, and which is quite scarce to the market in any condition.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Selbstportrait., Radierung.

      1895 - Signiert. In der Platte signiert und datiert. Kräftiger Druck mit Plattenton auf breitrandigem Japanbütten. Binyon 282. Söhn HDO 52704-5. Exemplar "14" von 37 der Vorzugsausgabe des Pan. Jahrgang II, Heft 4, lose beigegeben. Mit dem Trockenstempel der Pan Presse. - Selbstportrait als Hüftbild en face gegeben. - William Strang war als Graphiker und Maler tätig. Aus seinem umfangreichen graphischen Werk ragen seine Porträts wegen ihrer Qualität und Trefflichkeit besonders hervor. - Vorwiegend im Außenrand schwach braunfleckig. Im breiten Rand mit leichten, druckbedingten Quetschspuren. Minimale Griffknicke im breiten Rand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 20,2 x 15,1 cm. Papier: 52 x 32,8 cm.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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      1895. A Story of an Eastern River. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. Original dark green cloth. First Edition of Joseph Conrad's first book, an edition believed to have consisted of 1000-1250 copies. Conrad, after meeting the real "Olmeijer" in East Borneo in 1887, gradually produced the manuscript of this book over the six years 1889-1895. He submitted it to Unwin for consideration in their "Pseudonym Library", using the pseudonym "Kamudi" (Malayan for "rudder") -- enclosing the return postage, so sure was he of its rejection. However, Unwin's reader Edward Garnett saw the manuscript's promise and accepted it for non-pseudonymous publication.~This copy is in the first state (as are most copies), with the letters missing from the last two lines of page 110. Condition is very good-plus, with very minor wear at the binding extremities and (as usual) with the green cloth on the spine slightly browned. Cagle A1a.1.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Le colonel" *

      Sans lieu ni date. - Dessin-collage original monogrammé à l'encre sépia 22 x 21. Cette oeuvre de jeunesse, vraisemblablement d'avant 1895, est signée du curieux monogramme de l'artiste pour tous les dessins publiés par "Le Papillon" et ceux à l'encre des débuts.Ce portrait-charge d'un cavalier et de sa monture en pleine action est enrichi d'un curieux blason héraldique en coin, peut-être un indice pour en savoir plus sur ce mystère.(Wagner, l'oeuvre peint 28)

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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      Shanghai: Shanghai Mercury, 1895.. [3],187,[5]pp. Errata slip. Large quarto. Original cloth. Very good. A comprehensive and detailed guide to shooting in the lower reaches of the Yangtze, intended chiefly for the Shanghai expatriate community. Wade sounds a warning note in his introduction that some popular destinations in the vicinity of Shanghai have already been "shot out" in the fifteen years since the first edition was published. Including chapters on yachts, houseboats, and topographical notes, as well as Chinese methods of game- hunting by various authors. CORDIER 126 (1st ed).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        ALS (draft).

      N. p. o. d. - 8vo. 1 p. To the actress Else Eckersberg (1895-1989), whith whom he hopes to be able to continue working without having to pay more than he can afford. - Else Eckersberg studied at Reinhardt's "Deutsches Theater" and soon became one of the most popular Berlin actresses of the 20s.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        La Musique et les lettres, Oxford, Cambridge.

      1895 - Paris, Pérrin et Cie, 1895. Broché, 123 x 190 mm, 84 pp. Boite en papier, auteur et titre au dos, premier plat ajouré en pléxigas. EDITION ORIGINALE. ENVOI AUTOGRPAHE signé de l'auteur : "A Jules Huret avec l'amitié de M.". Rare avec envoi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        Nikola Tesla's Untersuchungen über Mehrphasenströme und über Wechselströme hoher Spannung und Frequenz : mit besonderer Berücksichtigung seiner Arbeiten auf den Gebieten der Mehrphasenstrommotoren und der Hochspannungsbeleuchtung

      Halle: Verlag von Wilhelm Knapp. 1895. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. First printing in German (came out the year before in English as 'The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla' - NY, The Electrical Engineer, 1894). Tall 8vo, original printed gray wraps, 508 pp., illustrated with in-text illustrations throughout. About very good copy with some loss to paper at spine ends and some repaired splitting along spine, otherwise a handsome clean copy. Ownership signature of 'R. Sissingh' on front cover, that would be Remmelt Sissingh (1858-1927) a Dutch scientist and mathematician who wrote on elliptical polarities and other subjects (in German), who was interested in electrical dynamics to the extent of publishing data on the 'Kerr effect' in 1891. A tangential association copy thus.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        HEROES OF THE ARCTIC and Their Adventures

      JAS. TRUSCOTT AND SONS336, LONDON 1895 - This is a beautiful full leather bound book with raised, ribbed spine, showing elaborate gold gilt pattern on spine and bordered eges of text. Very fine binding.The boards have a warn, glowing light brown patina, the front has a gold crest which appears to have a large dog with a armored knight above. On the front it states, CAMBERWELL GRAMMER SCHOOL; Founded by Edward Wilson; Chartered by James I. A.D. 1615. Full marbled edges. Inside is a book plate from the school, with the head-masters name included. There are numerous illustrations throughout. This old text is clean and intact, the binding is tight. There is only slight wear around the outter edges. Free end papers are brightly marbled.end papers are brightly marbles. There is a pull out map showing the North West Passage in the back of the book. DATE PUBLISHED: 1895 EDITION: 8th edition 336 PAGES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Die Skelete der Beutelthiere

      Druck und Verlag von H. W. Schmidt,. 1895.. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Pander, the author, (1794 - 1865) was a renowned German biologist and member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He studied chick embryos and is considered to be the father of embryology. With the artist Eduard D'Alton, he co-wrote a series of monographs on mammalian osteology. These are magnificent engraved sepia aquatint plates, with impression marks and full margins. & & This volume pertains to marsupials, and has three large plates illustrating kangaroo skeletons. The section is titled "Erklaerung der Kupfertafeln", and the plates are: & Taf. I: Skelet des Riesenkanguruhs (Macropus giganteus Shaw) which is the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, with the full skeletal profile with the body outlined around it and an inset of the skull; & Taf. II: Skelet der zierlichen Kanguruhs (Halmaturus elegans F. Cuvier), which is a smaller kangaroo similarly illustrated, with five sections of the skull; & Taf. III: Skelet von Hankenthier oder Rattenkanguruh (Hypsiprymnus marinus), which is possibly a wallaby, similarly illustrated with skeleton and body shape outline and five sections of the skull. & Taf IV: Skelet des Karappenfresses, (Didelphis marsupialis), which is an opossum; & Taf V: Skelet vom Cayopollin; & Taf VI: Skelet vom Mausebeutelthier (Did. murina); & Taf VII: Schadel des Riesenkanguruhs von der Seite und.& Oblong elephant folio, 3pp, 7 plates. Modern quarter cloth and blue hard board binding, title on spine. OCLC: 165706276 lists only 2 copies in Europe.

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      1895. Very Good. American Civil War. The first nine volumes commissioned by the MILITARY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS was published in Boston and New York by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, and in Cambridge by the Riverside Press, from 1895-1912. The Society's founder, John C. Ropes, called for a "Society for the investigation of Military History, principally of our late war, but also of other wars, both of this and other nations." Volumes (numbered 1 through 9) are titled as follows: Campaigns in Virginia 1861-1862, The Virginia Campaign of 1862 Under General Pope, Campaigns in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania 1862-1863, The Wilderness Campaign May-June 1864, Petersburg Chancellorsville Gettysburg, The Shenandoah Campaigns of 1862 and 1864 and the Appomattox Campaign 1865, Campaigns in Kentucky and Tennessee including the Battle of Chickamauga 1862-1864, The Mississippi Valley; Tennessee Georgia Alabama 1861-1864, and Operations on the Atlantic Coast 1861-1865; Virginia 1862,1864; Vicksburg. Each volume is illustrated with foldout maps. They are bound in navy cloth with gilt spine titles and gilt insignias to front boards. Bookplate to front pastedown of many volumes. Spine and boards show some overall minor scuffing/rubbing and edgewear; there is a 2 inch closed tear from crown of volume 1. Some hinges are cracked, else volumes are generally clean and fresh within. Although not complete, a substantial portion of this esteemed set is being offered here. About very good.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Second Jungle Book

      First. hardcover. fine. Decorations in b/w by John Lockwood Kipling. 324pp. Small 8vo, rebound in full brown morocco; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, t.e.g. N.Y.: Century Co., 1895. First American Edition. A fine copy.

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        The Highlands of Bavaria with Salzburg and the Adjacent Parts of the Tyrol, with Views, a Map of the Environs, a Plan of the City and a Large Tourists Map -by Dr Theodore Gsell Fels / Bruckmann's Illustrated Guides ---a signed copy with poem by author

      Munich: A Bruckmann / Bruckmann's Illustrated Guides , 1895, 1st edition, 1st Printing ----------small hardcover, limp boards in black/dark brown cloth, a solid Good copy, browning to the paper, some tears to some pages, some chipping to edges of preliminary pages, a bit of looseness on a few pages at the gutter, a few small tears on the maps, large map tucked under band on verso of rear board (Touristekarte der Bayerischen Alpen mit Nordtyrol u. Salzburg ), city map of Munich tipped on front endpaper, a smaller map is tipped in at the appropriate spot in the text, ---on the verso of the title page, the author has written: " When with this little book in hand, You wander once trough (sic) towns and lands, And when it speaks of earth and sky, Of things to come, of days gone by, Then -"please" think kindly of the author, And of his naughty little daughter!', Dr Th. GsellFels, Fra Gsell Fels, ---a lovely gift inscription, one can just imagine the author and his family travelling on a train or a ship or staying at a likely upscale hotel whereupon his rambunctious young daughter causes a small degree of distress to another traveller, this has been signed "To Mr and Mrs Barnes of New York, Uetliberg 29/7, 95", Uetliberg is in Zurich Switzerland, a lovely inscription dated in the year of publication, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by No Cover Art or Design.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Color Poster for Christmas Issue of Scribner's magazine entitled "Scribner's for Xmas"

      New York: Scribner's, 1895. 19-3/4 x 13-3/4 in. / 50.3 x 35.2 cm. Signed lower right in plate. Matted, framed, and glazed. Faint fold at center, else Fine. Exhibit label of the Danforth Museum of Art

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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

      Eureka, CA: Ed. B. Spencer, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        Revista juridica de Cataluña 39 volumenes

      - Organo oficial del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados y de la Academia de Jurisprudencia y legislación de Barcelona, 1895-1933. Del nº 1 al nº 6 Imprenta y litografia de Jose Cunill Sala Del nº 7 al nº 19 Imprenta de Jaime Jepus. Del nº 20 al nº 26 Imprenta de la casa provincial de la caridad y del 28 al nº 39, Imprenta Casanovas y pasa a ser escrito en catalan. Encuadernados en pasta española.584+992+944+960+960+400+960+776+719+672+776+608+632+624+576+776+576+480+460+607+671+615+595+528+640+659+572+567+537+561+537+570+554+378+375+353+381+383 páginas respectivamente. Ref: 10101 [LS/010534-10101]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Sanchez]
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        Denver University Hall Cabinet Photo

      - CA 1895 (4" X 6") Cabinet Photo of "University Hall" of Denver University. It was begun in 1892, so this must be a very early photo. It is slightly dim but clear image of the main building of the University. It has Denver University written on the back in period orthographics, but it does not have a photographer's mark. Denver University is said to be the oldest University in the area and still exists today. The identity of the photo was verified on the internet. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La LŽgende du Violin de Fai‘nce

      Paris: Librarie L. Conquet, 1895. 8vo, (10), [1-7], 8-46, (6) pp. With 8 engravings by the author, an extra suite bound into the relevant areas of the text. A unique cream-colored satin binding embroidered with colored silks and silk ribbons in the design of flowers. Gilt borders on covers. Backstrip with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt, otherwise untrimmed. A bit worn at the extremities but overall quite handsome. From the library of Robert Hoe, his plate on the front pastedown. Housed in a folding cloth box. Very good. From a total edition of 500 copies this being number 68 of 150 printed on Japon Imperial paper. While copies of books from the Robert Hoe Library are relatively common, books made specially for him, and signed as such, are decidedly rare. This copy is marked on the limitation page as ÒExemplaire offert / a Monsieur Robert Hoe / L Conquet.Ó Hoe Sale, November 11, 1912, lot 5. & &

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        The Three Imposters Or the Transmutations

      John Lane Roberts Bros. , London & Boston, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Aubrey Beardsley. original owner's name and 1911 on the inside of the front cover; hand cut page edges, with some irregularity to the 2 catalogues at the rear. Age toning of the exposed edges. Internally bright and free of foxing. Gilt titles to the spine, with pale blue decoration, which is repeated on the verso of the contents page. Front cover decorated in pale blue with title and author. Rear panel repeats the spine decoration in pale blue with the year of publication. (The decoration is the author's initials in the form of a key). Very slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine, and very light rubbing of the lower front corners from shelf contact. "Perhaps AM's most successful book in this mode is The Three Impostors, or the Transmutations (fixup 1895), which is structured as a set of fantastic narratives about intervention of Celtic "little people" and other marvels told by very rational late-Victorian London gentlemen – in other words, AM adopt of the CLUB-STORY mode in order to heighten the wonder of his tales. – The Encyclopedia of fantasy page 600. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 290, [14], [16] pages, the last 2 sections being publishers inserted at the time of binding advice of the key notes series Of which this is volume XIX (in preparation. Followed by Catalogue of Publications In Belle Lettres.. Illustrator: Aubrey Beardsley. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 0246822. .

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        TWO SKETCH BOOKS with Original Sketches by the Creator of Winnie The Pooh when he was a Teenager

      1895-1897. hardcover. Very Good and quite scarce. Two small canvas-covered sketchbooks (dated 1895-1897) with ties, full of pencil sketches and several pen-and-ink drawings by the teen-aged future illustrator of Winnie The Pooh. The larger book (7" x 4-7/8") has pencilled notes and calculations referring to a Cricket match and a note "Shepard, EH Sketching Book" in Shepard's hand on the front pastedown. Of the 48 pages, 42 have sketches ranging from rudimentary to detailed, some SIGNED or initialled by the artist. Two of the sketches are detailed pen-and-ink depictions of soldiers at camp. Subjects include a self portrait, horses, camels, trains, churches, women, and bridges. The smaller book (7-1/4" x 3-1/2"), unsigned but obviously by Shepard, contains sketches of some of the same scenes as in the larger book on 35 of 48 pages--mainly of figures and country scenes including one of a churchyard at Wilmington dated 1895. Shepard would have been 16 to 18 years old at the time of these sketches. Shepard began studying drawing at about this time and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy in 1897. He began selling his drawings to magazines in 1900 and married a fellow student in 1904. His daughter Mary was born in 1909. These sketch books were acquired from the estate of E. V. Knox, Mary's husband. Rare and extremely early examples of Shepard's work executed in a confident hand and showing great promise. We believe these to be the earliest drawings by Shepard ever offered for sale.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Evangelium Om Riket: En Popular Framstallning Af Evangelium Enligt Matteus

      Stockholm, Sweden: N. J. Schedins Forlag, 1895. Fair Hardcover Octavo with no jacket, 1895, presumed 1st edition. Leather spine ends damaged. Embossed boards very faded. Embossed gold title on spine and front board. Marbled and dirty page edges. Interior unmarked but binding shaky. Written entirely in Swedish.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Book.

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        On a new kind of rays.

      - London, Macmillan, 1895-1896. 4to. 4 pp., 3 text figures; Prof. Röntgen's discovery, X, 1½ pp. and one figure; the new actinic rays by A. Porter, a halve page of text, and many more contributions such as: Medical applications of Röntgen's discovery. 3/4 pp., one figure, etc. Contemporary burgundy buckram binding.* The first English edition of Röntgen's "Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen" and one of the great discoveries science, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. We offer the complete vol. 53 with 664 pp., and numerous figures, and several other papers with new discoveries and applications based on the discovery of x-rays, or Röntgen rays. The original German text was published in 1895 in the "Sitzungsberichte der physichen-medicinischen Gesellschaft in Würzburg". Overall this is a very good copy in a contemporary binding. See, Garrison-Morton, 2683; Horblit no. 90; PMM, 380. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: DIETER SCHIERENBERG BV]
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        English Bookbindings in the British Museum. Together with Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co., Ltd., 1895, 1896. Two folio volumes. xvii pp., (132) ff.; xxiv pp., (131) ff. Each volume one of 500 copies. A fin de siècle catalogue of bindings in the British Museum, illustrated with a total of 131 color plates. Includes descriptive notes on each binding. Both volumes in original full blue cloth with gilt lettering to the covers and spines. Cloth somewhat toned, more so on the Foreign volume than the English, slight bumping to spine ends, minor scattered foxing interior. A very good or better set, housed in morocco-backed folding boxes, which are lettered in gilt on the spines.

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        Saishoku Shasei YU^SHUTSU YURIBANASHU^

      1895. [LILIES] IKEDA SHOTEN. Saishoku Shasei YU^SHUTSU YURIBANASHU^. To^kyo^, Ikeda Shoten, Meiji 28 [1895]. Hybrid Japanese-Western binding in cloth covered paper covers. Printed paper title label. Ribbon-bound. 26.3 x 19.3 cm., 43 pages of color woodblock printed pints of lilies. This copy A COLLECTION OF COLORED SKETCHES OF LILIES FOR EXPORT is quite rough - the worn covers have been repaired and there is internal staining and soiling. Still and all, early Japanese nursery catalogues of lilies are very scarce and those done in woodblock printing, virtually unheard. Sold with all faults. In a clasped cloth chitsu case.

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        Sir Frederic Leighton Bart, P.R.A: An Illustrated Chronicle

      London -GeorgeBell and Sons, 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An in-depth study of the life and works of Frederic Leighton. Witha frontispiece and numerous further photogravure plates featuring examples of Leighton's work, manywith captionedtissue-guards. Includesa prefatory essay by F. G. Stephens. List of exhibited works and dates to the rear. Copperplate ink inscription reading 'The Yates-Thompson Prize for Art, J. P. Chambers July 1919' to front blank. Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton (18301896). As an artist, Leighton quickly gained a reputation as a rising talent of the English art world. He was in a sense an aberrant figure in the context of English Victorian art, having been trained in, and subscribing to, an academic method of work. Leighton's most remarkable paintings of the 1860s were of the so-called aesthetic type, without ostensible subject and ambiguous in the identification of the figures in anthropological, social, or even, on occasions, gender terms. This amounted to a rejection of the conventions of British art, which held that paintings should lend themselves to easy interpretation of narrative subjects, in favour of ideas about the function and purpose of art that had circulated on the continent. He dabbled in many genres of painting, from classical subjects to landscape to portraiture. He was admired by his contemporaries for his virtuosity in the handling of paint and the manipulation of colour. DNBCondition: In a half morocco armorial school prize binding. Externally smart with some rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Nice and bright,particularly the plates, and generally clean, with some instances of scattered light foxing, particularly to the first few pages. Several ink signatures beneath the inscription to the front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      1895. With Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1895. Original pictorial blue-grey cloth, all edges gilt. First British Edition, and possibly the first hardbound edition in English, of this tale of buried treasure.~Captain Antifer's father had befriended an Egyptian prisoner at Jaffa, Kamylk Pasha, and many years after he received a mysterious document naming latitude 24 degrees 59 minutes north, and saying that the longitude would follow later. It never did; but Antifer succeeded in discovering it, and had a series of most exciting adventures in searching for the wealth which was to be found on the spot indicated... [The Publishers' Circular, quoted in T&M]~Antifer's efforts to find the islet's longitude, complicated by treachery and demands of marriage, take him to the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Guinea, and even north of Norway. The pictorial front cover shows the pinioned and gagged Tyrcomel, on the back of whose left shoulder is tattooed the long-sought direction.~Following serialization in Boy's Own, Fenno of New York published a wrappered edition of CAPTAIN ANTIFER in June 1895 -- the first edition in the English language. Both Fenno and Sampson Low (as here) published clothbound editions in November 1895 (precedence uncertain, but the Sampson Low edition is of considerably higher quality).~This copy is in blue-grey cloth; we have also had light green (no priority). It is in very good to near-fine condition (spine slightly darkened, front endpaper badly cracked, but nonetheless quite attractive). Taves & Michaluk V042.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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      1895. London: William Heinemann, 1895. Original beige-grey cloth decorated in brown. First Edition (issued in the same month as Holt's American edition -- priority uncertain). This is Wells's famous tale about the Time Traveller's expedition to the year 802,701 AD, where he discovers that two species of humans have evolved -- the Eloi (vegetarians of limited intelligence, to whom toil and violence are unknown) and the Morlocks (carnivores dwelling below ground, who "farm" the Eloi for consumption). "Capital and labor have thus produced their logical results" [Smith].~The first edition of THE TIME MACHINE was issued in many practically identical cloth bindings, differing only in height, in color of cover decoration, in ad catalogues, and in treatment of the page edges. This copy is in Currey's binding "F3," one of the later ones -- the binding stands 18.2cm tall, the cover stamping is in brown, there are no ads, and the bottom edge only is trimmed. Condition is near-fine -- scarcely any wear other than some cracking of the front endpaper, minor fading of the spine lettering. Currey p. 525; Ham­mond B1; Wells Soc. 4.

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      1895. An Episode of the American Civil War. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1895. 4 pp undated ads. Original tan cloth decorated in red, black and gilt. First Edition, first issue, of the great classic that carries the reader into the Battle of Chancellorsville within the mind of an uneducated and untested farm boy. Crane's achievement is all the more remarkable in that he had not (at that point) experienced war himself.~In the first issue, the ads lead off with "Gilbert Parker's Best Books" (whereas in the second the ads lead off with THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE). This copy also has the half-word "lated" in perfect type on p. 225, which is often considered the other first issue point (later copies have this print mutilated, and still later copies have it patched) -- though this is a matter of batter during the print run, and is probably irrelevant as to which copies were first to reach the hands of the public. ~This copy is in near-fine condition (some mottling of the sizing that was originally applied to the cloth, noticeable mainly on the spine and near the fore-edge of the front cover). The cloth is clean, the original light-brown endpapers are not cracked, and the leaves exhibit no foxing. The first issue of THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE is becoming rather scarce. Williams & Starrett 3; Blanck 4071; a Merle Johnson "High Spot of American Literature" ("A writer whose power was only recognized in his own country when a Pole, Joseph Conrad, pointed out his worth as a great contributor to Literature").

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        The Birds of North America: One Hundred and Nineteen Artistic Colored Plates . . . Drawn and Colored from Nature

      New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1895. Complete single volume edition with both text and plates. 182 pages plus 119 color plates and index. Half-leather with raised bands and gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Contemporary re-backing with half of the original spine and matching burgundy leather. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages and plates. No water stains, library markings, writing, loose leaves, torn pages, or other similar problems. First published in 1878 and very popular from the beginning, Studer's Birds is one of the best large North American bird books and has been called "the poor man's Audubon." . Half-Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by [Jasper, Theodore]. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        The Stolen Bacillus

      UK: Methuen. London, Methuen, 1895. Hardback first edition and first impression. Near fine copy. Some light rubbing to the spine edges and slight rolling to the tips. Some pages unopened, and some of the ads roughly opened at the rear. A tight copy and very presentable overall. 32 pages of ads to the rear dated September 1895. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1895.

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      1895. An Invention. London: William Heinemann, 1895. 32 pp undated ads. Original light grey-brown cloth decorated in purple. First English Edition (issued in the same month as Holt's American edition -- priority not absolute, but the American copy was received at the Library of Congress three weeks before the English copy was received at the British Library). This is Wells's famous tale about the Time Traveller's expedition to the year 802,701 AD, where he discovers that two species of humans have evolved -- the Eloi (vegetarians of limited intelligence, to whom toil and violence are unknown) and the Morlocks (carnivores dwelling below ground, who "farm" the Eloi for consumption).~Of all the books Wells wrote, THE TIME MACHINE is perhaps the most famous... The book had its beginning in the first of Wells's writings; a draft was perhaps under way as early as 1884... This was a period in which a fourth dimension, time, was beginning to exercise the minds of many scientists... Wells [later] said the book was very juvenile, the work of a very inexperienced author, and one in which the second half in particular was not realized. He said that he had been influenced fairly heavily by Jonathan Swift, especially in his discussions of the Eloi and the Morlocks... A great many theories have been put forward on the origins of THE TIME MACHINE, ranging from Wellsian obsession with underground places to crude and vulgar Marxism. But what Wells was doing in this book was putting evolutionary theory into fictional practice. That was all. [Smith]~A movie of THE TIME MACHINE was produced in 1960, directed by George Pal (who a few years earlier had done THE WAR OF THE WORLDS) and starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux.~The first edition of THE TIME MACHINE was issued over the course of several years in many practically-identical cloth bindings -- differing only in height, in color of cover decoration, in ad catalogues, and in treatment of the page edges. This reflects the fact that some copies were bound into cloth at different times (the larger copies, with various ad catalogues), while some unsold copies initially bound in wrappers were subsequently stripped, trimmed and rebound in cloth by the publisher (the smaller copies, without ads). This copy is in Currey's binding "B2" (identical to "B1" except for its ad catalogue; "A" designates copies issued in wrappers, and there are other binding variants all the way to "F3"). The binding stands 18.2cm tall (the larger size), the decoration is in purple, there are 32 pp of ads leading off with THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS, and the page edges are untrimmed or rough-cut. Condition is fine (front endpaper slightly cracked) -- remarkably clean for such a light-colored binding. Wells Soc. 4; Currey p. 525; Hammond B1. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell.

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      1895. Very Good. [EHON - FAIRY TALES] BARBATOU, P. FABLES CHOISES DE FLORIAN. The first volume only. Paris: Librairie Marpon & Flammarion; (Tokyo: Shueisha) Meiji 28 [1895]. Fukuro toji, cord-bound in printed paper covers. This first volume is 26.6 X 19.8 cm, with 14 full page color woodcuts by Kano Tomonobu and Kajita Hanko. #167 of 200 from a deluxe edition on Japanese hosho paper. Covers soiled and a bit edgeworn (one cvorner chipped). The contents are very good and the impressions and colors are quite lovely. This work, despite its French text, may be seen as squarely in the tradition of the Japanese ehon and it shares many characteristics of the revival of picture book printing in mid to late Meiji demonstrated by other works: an emerging Nihonga style, skilled printed, increasingly restrained coloration, etc. In that context, the large scale of its illustrations renders it particularly interesting. The first volume only (of two).

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        Summer Woodcock

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895-1896. Chromolithograph. In excellent condition. 12 13/16 x 19 7/8 inches. A stunning hunting print from one of America's most celebrated sporting artists. Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928) is remembered as one of America's best-loved sporting artists. His evocative hunting and shooting prints capture the drama of the sport and provide an invaluable visual record of rural America. Frost was an incredibly successful artist, he illustrated more than ninety books and produced thousands of illustrations for Harper's Weekly, Scribner's and Life magazines. Although born in Philadelphia, he spent the majority of his working career in New Jersey where he produced some of his most noted work. Frost's most desirable and rare prints are the twelve chromolithographs from the portfolio entitled "Shooting Pictures", depicting various shooting scenes from upland gunning to waterfowling. The portfolio, which was printed on separate sheet and tipped onto card backing boards, was reproduced by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1895. This dramatic image is a wonderful example from this famous series and demonstrates why Frost is considered one of America's most celebrated sporting artists.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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