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        Real Estate Plat-Book of the Eastern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna. From Official Records, Private Plans, and Actual Surveys

      Philadelphia: Griffith M. Hopkins. 1895. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good +. 1895 Maroon cloth folio, 23.25 x 16 inches. Featuring 33 hand colored double-plate plat maps, all in very good condition, with occasional incidental soil from handling on the edges of the plates, soil to endpapers. Boards have been rebacked with black cloth, with inner hinges reinforced with original spine cloth. There is a few areas of exposure on the foredges of the boards, including a 1 x 2 inch area at the upper right corner (see photos). Otherwise very nice. Contents: Index map. plate 1.; Part of Boro of Brushton, and of Sterrett and Penn Twps.; plate 2.; Part of Boros of Brushton, Wilkingsburg and Sterrett Twp.; plate 3.; Part of Wilkinsburg and Edgewood; plate 4.; Part of Wilkinsburg and parts of Sterrett, Wilkins and Braddock Twps.; plate 5.; Part of Wilkinsburg, Edgewood and Braddock ; plate 6.; Part of Edgewood and Swissvale; plate 7.; Part of Swissvale and Braddock Twp.; plate 8.; Part of Braddock Twp. ; plate 9.; Rankin; plate 10.; Part of Braddock; plate 12.; Parts of Boro of Braddock and Braddock Twp.; plate 13.; Part of Braddock Twp.; plate 14.; Parts of Braddock and Wilkins Twps.; plate 15.; Parts of Sterrett, Wilkins and Braddock Twps.; plate 16.; Parts of Wilkins Twp.; plate 17.; Parts of Braddock and Wilkins Twps.; plate 18.; Port Perry and Bessemer; plate 19.; Plan at Brinton; plate 20.; Boro of Turtle Creek; plate 21.; Boro of Wilmerding and parts of North Versailles and Patton Twps.; plate 22.; Parts of North Versailles and Patton Twps. at Wall; plate 23.; Walurba or Boro of Pitcairn; plate 24.; Part of North Versailles Twp.; plate 25.; Boro of Turtle Creek; plate 26.; Part of North Versailles; plate 27.; Part of North Versailles Twp.; plate 28.; Part of Patton Twp.; plate 29.; Part of Patton Township; plate 30.; Part of Penn Twp.; plate 31.; Part of Penn Twp.; plate 32.; Part of Penn Twp.; plate 33.; Part of Penn Twp

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Alps from End to End [Limited Edition]

      Westminster: Archibald Constable & Company, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to 11" - 13" tall Large octavo (6-1/2" x 9-3/4") in publisher's vellum-backed cloth, top edge gilt; xii, 403 pages. With 100 full-page illustrations by A.D. M'Cormick. The scarce limited edition; copy #43 of only 100 numbered copies on thick paper. Very light, scattered foxing. Some darkening to the vellum. Conway was an art historian and accomplished mountaineer, who in 1892 led a large-scale mountaineering expedition to the Karakoram Himalayas, surveying the the Baltoro glacier and the region around K2. In 1894, he walked the length of the Alps from Monte Viso to Gross Glockner with two Gurkha soldiers, a gruelling journey that formed the basis for this popular work. (DNB; Neate C101).

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        ONTARIAN FAMILIES GENEALOGIES OF UNITED EMPIRE LOYALIST AND OTHER PIONEER FAMILIES OF UPPER CANADA [COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES]

      Rolph, Smith & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1895- 1898. Hardcover. Canada; Royalty; Ex-Library; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xii, 203; xiii, 194; pages; Rebound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering on the spine. The families of Ontario and Upper Canada. Many illustrations of armorial bearings, including numerous full-page and color plates. Rebound in the Twentieth Century in library bindings, and have raised stamps on the title pages and last pages of text. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some wear and chipping to the cloth along the extremities. The bindings show play, with several detached pages and signatures. The pages are clean and lightly age-toned. The books measure approximately 9.5" x 12.5". The books measure approximately 9.5" x 12.5". The books measure approximately 9.5" x 12.5". Includes the families of Baldwin, Chadwick, Jarvis, Kemp, Ridout, Robinson, Rolph, Ross, Strachan .

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        The Body Snatcher

      New York: Merriam Company, 1895. 1st US, vg- in original lt. purple cloth, #2 in Merriam's 'Violet' series. Has a slt. faded spine, front cover & spine moderately soiled, staple holes in the ffep, and a short tear in the foreedge of the illustrations page. 61 pp. + 3 pp. ads.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        MAKERS OF MODERN ROME

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co, 1895. Hardcover. With a Painting Signed by Winifred Arthur. 222 x 154 mm (8 3/4 x 6 1/16"). xviii, [ii], 507, [1] pp. HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY RED CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY HOWELL OF LIVERPOOL (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers with gilt fillet border and triple fillet-framed central panel with ornate fleur-de-lys cornerpieces, raised bands, spine attractively gilt in compartments with fleur-de-lys centerpiece within a lozenge of small tools and with scrolling cornerpieces, densely gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. WITH A PLEASING FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF THE ETERNAL CITY SIGNED BY WINIFRED ARTHUR. With 25 full-page illustrations and numerous illustrations in the text. Slight rubbing to joints, lower inner corner with faint arching dampstain extending into part of the bottom four lines of text, a very few tiny dots of foxing, otherwise fine, the attractive decorative binding bright, the text fresh and clean, and the painting very well preserved. This is one of a series of guidebooks to Italian cities done by the prolific Scottish-born authoress Oliphant (her middle name, "Oliphant," was her mother's maiden name as well as her own married name). Mrs. Oliphant (1828-97) published more than 100 books and "had a good style, a command of humor and pathos, and the ability to create characters so real that her analyses of them give the effect of unnecessary repetition; [she had] a fine imagination, and a gift of circumstantial invention." (Kunitz & Haycraft) She was compelled to write so much mainly because her husband died while she still had a family to support, and because she was never able to achieve a noteworthy financial success with any of her works. Our volume is of some interest apart from the fore-edge painting, containing chapters entitled "Honourable Women not a Few," "The Popes who Made the Papacy," "Lo Popolo: and the Tribune of the People," and "The Popes who Made the City." The fore-edge painting here contrasts the ancient with the modern, and the religious with the secular: the ruins of the Forum dominate the foreground, surrounded by crowded streets of houses, over which the dome of St. Peters and the campanile of Santa Maria Maggiore tower. The colors are pleasing and the style somewhat impressionistic. We do not know the artist, though the painting surely was done during the last 50 years.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Les contemporains du n°117 du 6 janvier 1895 au n°168 du 29 décembre 1895

      Les contemporains, 1895. in4 rélié percaline rouge

      [Bookseller: Feuille Feuille]
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        Fables choisies de J.-P. Claris de Florian, illustrées par des artistes japonais sous la direction de P. Barboutau. Première série. Deuxième série

      Tokyo: Marpon et Flammarion, 1895. Livre. Illus. by Ka-no Tomo-nobou ; Kadji-ta Han-ko ; Kou-bo-ta To-soui. Très bon. Cartonnage Editeur. 1ère Édition. Paris - Tokio [Tokyo], Librairie Marpon & Flammarion / Kané-mitsou Masa-o, Meiji 28 [1895] (imp. Compagnie Shueisha). 2 volumes in-4 oblongs (24,5 x 34 cm), 2 x 18 doubles feuillets pliés à la japonaise avec feuillets de consolidation dans les entre-feuillets, 28 illustrations en couleurs à pleine page, illustrations en noir dans le texte et frises entourant celui-ci, volumes cousus à la japonaise sous couvertures illustrées en couleurs aux premiers plats et ornés de médaillons en noir aux derniers, l'ensemble réuni par deux ficelles dans un cartonnage de percaline ivoire de l'éditeur signé Engel portant au premier plat une large composition polychrome japonisante et une autre, plus petite et en médaillon, au dernier plat. La plus belle version (in-4) de cette édition, l'éditeur ayant donné parallèlement une édition économique in-8 sur papier crépon (chirimen) où les illustrations, placées sur doubles pages, perdent une partie de leur puissance en raison de la reliure à la japonaise, qui les scinde en deux. Notre exemplaire a la particularité d'être présenté sous le rare cartonnage de Engel (usagé). Vagues faux plis aux quatre premiers feuillets du tome 1, cartonnage partiellement bruni et un peu taché, décor du premier plat affadi, pour le reste un bel exemplaire. (CARTERET, V, 79 ; MONOD, 4756 pour l'édition in-8).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        FRINGILLA. Some Tales in Verse. Pictured by Louis Fairfax-Muckley with III Drawings by James Linton.

      Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. 128, 20 ad's pages. Original two-tone green pictorial cloth.First edition. 21 x 16.8 cm. Some browning to free endpapers; some light spotting to tissue of title-page and, in a couple of places, to title-page; small gift inscription on endpaper; else a very handsome copy of a scarce book, mostly uncut. From the collection of Laurence W. Hodson.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Poems

      London: Elkin Mathews, Boston: Copeland & Day [Printed at the Chiswick Press], 1895. Limited to 750 copies. 4to. Title vignette printed in red. Original blue boards, uncut. Fine. Hayward 304; Kraus 18

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        La Ste`le Chretienne de si-ngan-fou

      Chang-Hai.: Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique.. 1895.. Three issues of Variétés sinologiques bound into one volume. La Ste`le Chretienne de Si-ngan-fou: Frontispiece showing the Nestorian monument, vi + v + cvii black and white illustrations of text from the monument. Variétés sinologiques No 7. Exposé du Commerce public du sel par Le P. Pierre Hoang: 15pp, 13 maps on 14 folding plates, some maps neatly repaired along folds, closed tear one map, some light browning. Variétés sinologiques No 15. Pratique des examens militaires en chine par Le P. Etienne Zi (Siu), S.J: Black and white line illustrations, 132pp, index. Variétés sinologiques No 9. Text evenly browned throughout. Ex library with occasional neat stamps, library label front paste down, blank leaves at front and back detached, occasional minor chipping on fore edge of a few leaves, leather spine rubbed and marked with some minor loss, cloth boards lightly marked and trifle faded, minor wear at corners. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        The Works of William Harrison Ainsworth

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome set of eight uniformly boundnovels from historical novelist William Harrison Ainsworth. Including Guy Fawkes or the Gunpowder Treason, Boscobel or The Royal Oak, The Miser's Daughter, Mervyn Clitheroe, Auriol, The Lancashire Witches, Windsor Castle, and The Tower of London. With one hundred and sixty-five plates plus illustrations throughout, by George Cruikshank and Hablot K. Browne. William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. His Lancashire novels cover altogether 400 years and include The Lancashire Witches, 1848, Mervyn Clitheroe, 1857, and The Leaguer of Lathom. Jack Sheppard, Guy Fawkes, 1841, Old St Paul's, 1841, Windsor Castle, 1843, and The Lancashire Witches are regarded as his most successful novels. He was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers, but his reputation has not lasted well. As John William Cousin argues, he depends for his effects on striking situations and powerful descriptions. The Lancashire Witches is the only one of William Harrison Ainsworth's 40 novels that has remained continuously in print since its first publication. The novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612 for causing harm by witchcraft. Modern critics such as David Punter consider the book to be Ainsworth's best work. Condition: In red half-calf bindings. Externally, very attractive, with just some light rubbing. Some sunning to thefront board of The Tower of London. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink sigantures to front free-endpaper. Pages are very bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Iroquois Edition of the Writings of James Fenimore Cooper

      NY: Putnam/Knickerbocker Press. (n.d.)[1895-1900]. Thirty-three volumes; number 688 of 1000 numbered copies. James Fenimore Cooper was perhaps the most popular American author of the first half of the 19th century, and by the end of the century numerous editions of his collected works had been printed. The "Iroquois Edition" is considered to be the finest edition printed of Cooper, with fine leather bindings, elaborate gilt tooling, attractive engravings by a number of the best illustrators of the day, protective tissue guards and title pages printed in multiple colors and with photogravure vignettes. Even the indication of the limitation was elaborate: hand numbered on the colophon and additionally punched into the paper. Cooper's works have survived into the 20th and 21st century largely as a result of his "Leatherstocking Tales" -- including The Last of the Mohicans, The Deerslayer, and others -- which featured Natty Bumppo, the prototype of the natural man, and thus an icon in the American imagination. Two volumes have very shallow chips at the crown; one has slight rubbing to two of the raised bands. Mercedes of Castile has been rebound in a binding that approximates but does not entirely match the other volumes, and has repaired tears on the colophon and frontispiece, not affecting text or image. Overall an attractive, near fine set of works by an early American author whose writings helped define our national self-image. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        La mort du Duc d' Enghien en trois tableaux. Compositions de Julien Le Blant Eaux-fortes de Louis Muller

      Paris, Testard, 1895.. 1895. (10)125(5)pp. Un des 160 exx. sur vélin avec 9 eaux-fortes h.t. gravées par L. MÜLLER & 35 croquis de LE BLANTdans le texte. Demi-veau brun-foncé, plats & ff. de garde marbrés, dos à 5 nerfs (dont 1 faux), 7 caissons réglés, dorés, dont 5 avec motifs mozarabes, titre & date dorés, plats & coins réglés dorés, tête dorée, couverture de l' éditeur conservée. Non rogné. Relié avec 2 ff. vélin, l'un au verso avec le texte dans bois: "La MORT DU DUC d ENGHIEN * Livre d' Amateurs", signé (crayon) "Jeanniot", l'autre au recto avec une gravure en bois. Premier livre dans la Collection des Dix. CARTERET IV, p. 115 & 199. * A nice copy in a very appealing binding. More detailed information on request and scan available.

      [Bookseller: INTERNATIONAAL ANTIQUARIAAT]
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        Tidskrift för Schack

      240+[iii] pages with diagrams, plates, tables and index.. Octavo (9" x 6 1/4") bound in bluce cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Volume XXXXVI (46). (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 6345). First edition.This is one of the world's oldest chess magazines still published. Official organ of the Nordic Chess Federation from 1895 to 1922; since 1923 of the Swedish Chess Federation. No index was published for the volumes 1926 to 1934. Ludvig was President of the Swedish Chess Association from 1917 to 1939.Condition:Original wrappers bound in, punch holes to hinges, notation to front wrapper number one, else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        [PHOTOGRAPH OF AN INUIT FAMILY TAKEN ABOARD THE U.S.S. BEAR]

      [Alaska]. 1895.. Platinum print, 9 1/2 x 13 inches. Image sharp and clear. In a contemporary wooden frame. Fine. Large, clear photograph of an Inuit family taken aboard the U.S.S. Bear, a former whale ship employed in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service in Alaska. The Inuit are arranged in a standard "family portrait" group, centered in the shot with the two daughters seated while the son and parents stand behind them. Both parents look slightly dubious, while the oldest daughter peers shyly at the camera and the youngest daughter frowns and appears to be slightly hostile. The five are dressed in bulky winter clothing and wearing traditional footwear. The photo is signed and dated at the bottom left: "JM Justice, 95." A lovely image.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Iroquois Edition of the Writings of James Fenimore Cooper

      NY: Putnam/Knickerbocker Press. (n.d.)[1895-1900]. Thirty-three volumes; number 688 of 1000 numbered copies. James Fenimore Cooper was perhaps the most popular American author of the first half of the 19th century, and by the end of the century numerous editions of his collected works had been printed. The "Iroquois Edition" is considered to be the finest edition printed of Cooper, with fine leather bindings, elaborate gilt tooling, attractive engravings by a number of the best illustrators of the day, protective tissue guards and title pages printed in multiple colors and with photogravure vignettes. Even the indication of the limitation was elaborate: hand numbered on the colophon and additionally punched into the paper. Cooper's works have survived into the 20th and 21st century largely as a result of his "Leatherstocking Tales" -- including The Last of the Mohicans, The Deerslayer, and others -- which featured Natty Bumppo, the prototype of the natural man, and thus an icon in the American imagination. Two volumes have very shallow chips at the crown; one has slight rubbing to two of the raised bands. Mercedes of Castile has been rebound in a binding that approximates but does not entirely match the other volumes, and has repaired tears on the colophon and frontispiece, not affecting text or image. Overall an attractive, near fine set of works by an early American author whose writings helped define our national self-image. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        LION-HUNTING IN SOMALI-LAND, ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF "PIGSTICKING" THE AFRICAN WART-HOG

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1895. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Cecil Aldin. Octavo. Bound in publisher';s yellow cloth with photographic illustration and title printed in black on the upper cover; some soiling and staining to the covers as is common; general shelfwear to the extremities including some light fraying at the spine end and corners; lacking front free endpaper but supplied with a very good facsimile; unfortunately, lacking one plate: "A Lion on the Prowl"; some very occasional foxing, but the contents are largely clean; February, 1895 Chapman & Hall Catalogue at the rear of the book; digital images can be made available upon request. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Lexicon syriacum / auctore Carolo Brockelmann, praefatus est Th. Noldeke

      Edinburgh : T.&T. Clark, 1895. 1st Edition. Bookplate of Westminster College, Cambridge. Physical desc.: viii, 510p ; 25 cm. "Index latino-syriacus": p. [405]-487. "Index compendiorum": [2] p. at end. Title in Syriac at head of t.p. Subject: Dictionaries. Syriac language - Dictionaries - Latin. Latin language - Dictionaries - Syriac. Other names: Noldeke, Theodor, 1836-1930. Genre: Dictionary. Very good copy in the original fine-ribbed cloth. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed in matching leather with a gilt-blocked Morocco label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Second Jungle Book

      New York: The Century Co., 1895 First American edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by the author in black ink on the title page: "Now these are the Laws of the Jungle, and many & mighty / are they - / But the head & the hoof of the law and the haunch & the / hump is - obey." The inscription is a quote from the poem "Law of the Jungle," included in "The Second Jungle Book" on pages 29 - 32. Illustrated by the author's father. A very good copy, with rubbing along the edges and corners of the cover, some wear to the spine head and tail, tender spine, with a hint of pencil on the back endpaper. The "Second Jungle Book" is the second in Kipling's "Jungle Book" series. Each of the eight chapters of this novel is accompanied by a short subchapter containing either a song or a poem.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Kipling, John Lockwood.

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        Strand Magazine : An Illustrated Monthly 6 Volumes

      Newnes, U.K, 1895. Half Leather. Good/No Jacket. 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 BOOK 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..

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        Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1872-76 Under the command of Captain Sir George S. Nares, and the late Captain Frank Tourle Thomson. Prepared under the superintendence of the late C. Wyville Thomson. A Summary of the Scientific Results without Appendices

      Printed by Order of Her MajestyÍs Government, printed by Neill & Co, Edinburgh _1895. Two Volume set. Large Thick 4to. [LIII], (1 blank), 1608pp; (8), 32; [VIII], 38 pp. PublisherÍs dark green cloth, 9 coloured maps _ several double-page, 43 charts and detailed maps _ several double-page or fold-out, 22 diagrams, several double-page or fold-out, several wood-engraved vignettes, 3 large colour maps in cover pocket of Volume I: Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans; with errata bound in, Indexes. Black end-papers with strong un-cracked hinges. Very slight evidence of small prior label on spine, no prior ownership markings. Internally clean with many pages uncut. Complete copy of a most important scientific research expedition report. Near Fine condition _ Very Scarce.& & Richly illustrated, detailed report of the scientific results of the voyage of the Challenger by John Murray, one of the naturalists of the expedition. The special objective of the Challenger was the scientific exploration of the physical, chemical, geological, and biological conditions of the great ocean basins around the world to include the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After circumnavigating the globe, the Challenger returned home in 1876. The voyage was successful and numerous scientific observations in all branches of oceanic research, physics, chemistry, meteorology, geology, petrology, zoology, botany etc. were recorded. The present work gives an account of the voyage, and a detailed summary in more than 1600 pages of the results, richly illustrated with maps, charts, diagrams and plates. This is a substantial set of volumes „ not only in the amount of information contained but also in volume and weight. Together these two volumes weight just at 20 pounds.

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        Livre d'Images Parlantes pour amuser Les Chers Bebes. Un livre nouveau avec des voix caracteristiques. [ Speaking Picture Book ]

      No place: T.B. circa 1895. 8 chromolitho. plates depicting a Cock, Donkey, Lamb, Birds, Cow, Cuckoo, Goat, and Children with a pull cord to activate the voice of each (the children have two cords). 4to (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches), original cloth with pictorial illustration on upper cover depicting a mother demonstrating this book to her children whilst a cat and dog look on. The lower section of the book, with carved gilded wooden sides, containing the mechanism which produces the various sounds when the 9 pull cords with ivory knobs are pulled. The pull cord for the Birds snapped although present with its ivory knob; the mechanism will have to be exposed so that it can be reattached. Some thumbing and dust marking, corners bumped, generally sound. All mechanisms working although it has not been possible to try the "Birds".

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        The Watter's Mou'

      Westminister: A. Constable, 1895. Bound in blue cloth with gilt decorations to front board & to spine. Gilt to upper page edges; other edges uncut. Light wear to outer corners & to head & heel of spine. Spine somewhat darkened. Age darkening to pages and page edges. Rear hinge starting. Ex libris plate to front pastedown; number written in ink above plate. Two stains to the fore edge of pages.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Nevada County Mining Review

      Daily Morning Union, Grass Valley, CA 1895 - History and development of the mining industry and communities of Nevada County. Some soil and staining to creased wraps, tape repairs. Several pages of advertisements at rear. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poems

      London: Elkin Mathews Boston: Copeland & Day Printed at the Chiswick Press 1895 London: Elkin Mathews, Boston: Copeland & Day [Printed at the Chiswick Press], 1895. Limited to 750 copies. 4to. Title vignette printed in red. Original blue boards, uncut. Fine. Hayward 304; Kraus 18

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        The Tarikh-i-Rashidi of Mirza Muhammad Haidar, Dughlát. A History of the Moghuls of Central Asia

      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Ld.,, 1895. An English Version. Edited, with Commentary, Notes, and Map by … The Translation by E. Denison Ross. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, title gilt to the spine and upper board, brown surface-paper endpapers. Folding coloured map in an end-pocket. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, spine sunned, hinges neatly repaired, light toning, some foxing, a very good copy. First edition. Ney was described by Sir Francis Younghusband as "the best traveller there has ever been in Central Asia," having undertaken a number of remarkable of expeditions in the region, and receiving the RGS founder's medal in 1873 for his survey of the Gobi desert. For around 20 years he held various posts in the potential trouble-spots of this contested area. In 1895 ill health forced him home from his post as governor-general at Mashhad and consul-general for Khorasan and Seitan, "he used his leave to publish with E. D. Ross an annotated translation entitled The Tarikh-i-Rashidi of Mirza Muhamad Haidar (1895). His notes reveal his unrivalled knowledge of central Asia's geography, history, and ethnology" (ODNB). Uncommon and important.

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        Collection of Works from Thomas Love Peacock

      97 - London - Macmillan and Co., 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniform and smartly bound set of fictional works from English novelist, Thomas Love Peacock. Collection includes volumeI Maid Marian and Crotchet Castle published1895, volumeII Headlong Hall and Nightmare Abbey published1896, volumeIII Melincourt or Sir Oran Haut-ton published 1896, volumeIV Gryll Grange published 1896, and lastly volumeV The Misfortunes of Elphin and Rhododaphne published 1897. Featuring numerous plates throughout each volume, illustrated by F. H. Townsend. Each volume has an introduction by George Saintsbury. With publishers' original advertisements. Complete in five volumes. Condition: In original cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spine sand front boards. Externally, all volumes are generally smart, with some light marks and minor bumping and wear to the heads of spines. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, bright and generally clean, aside from the odd spot to endpaper. One volume has previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown, and ink signature to the front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD ..

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        On the broadening of spectral lines / A theory of X-rays / The relative Motion of the Earth and the Ether / Radiation in a Magnetic Field / A Spectroscope without Prisms or Gratings / A New Harmonic Analyzer / Nouvelle Methode de Tracer et d'Observer des Divisions de Précision / The Echelon Spectroscope

      1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Sammelband with 10 Offprint papers by Michelson from the Library of Haskell Norman. Content: (1) MICHELSON: On the broadening of spectral lines. From: The Astronomical J., Nov. 1895, Chicago: The Univ. of Chicago Press, pp. 251-263. 8vo. 1 table, 3 figs. (2) MICHELSON: A theory of X-rays. From: The American J. of Sci. 1, April 1896, 8vo. pp. 312-314. (3) MICHELSON: The relative Motion of the Earth and the Ether. From: The American J. of Sci. 3, 1897, pp. 475-478. 8vo. 2 tables, 8 figs. (4) MICHELSON: Radiation in a Magnetic Field. From: Astrophys. J. 6, No. 1, 1897, pp. 48-54. Presentation copy. (5) MICHELSON: Radiation in a Magnetic Field. From: Phil. Mag. July, 1897, pp. 109-115. (6) MICHELSON: A Spectroscope without Prisms or Gratings. From: The American J. of Sci. 5, 1898, 8vo. pp. 215-217. 2 figs. (7) MICHELSON: Radiation in a Magnetic Field. From: Phil. Mag. April, 1898, pp. 348-356. 5 figs., table. (8) MICHELSON & STRATTON: A New Harmonic Analyzer. From: The American J. of Sci. 5, January, 1898, pp. 1-13, 1 pl. (9) MICHELSON: Nouvelle Methode de Tracer et d'Observer des Divisions de Précision. From: Procès-Verbaux, 1899, 4 pp. (10) MICHELSON: The Echelon Spectroscope. From: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts Sci. 35, No. 7, Nov. 1899, 8vo. ii, pp. 111-119. 8 figs. ----- References: (1) DSB, IX, p. 373. Lemon 30. - FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. "In 1893 Michelson moved to the new University of Chicago to head its department of physics. There he began to develop his interests in astrophysical spectroscopy. Diffraction gratings, a new harmonic analyzer, and the echelon spectroscope, as well as a large-scale vertical interferometer, were designed by and built for Michelson around the turn of the century. He was clearly recognized as one of the foremost experimental physicists of the nation and was invited to give the Lowell Lectures at Harvard in 1899, later published as Light waves and their uses (Chicago, 1903). (2) Livingston, Master of light, p. 191. Lemon 31. - FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. "Although the newer physics, radioactivity, electronics, and quantum theory lay outside his immediate field of interest, Michelson put aside his accustomed activities to try to explain the new phenomenon of X rays. It is evident that Michelson had been persuaded to express himself on a matter which he did not really understand. Few did." (4) DSB IX, pp. 371 - 374. - One of Michelson's experiments testing the effect of an intense magnetic field on the line spectra of various elements. During this period of his career he was establishng himself as America's foremost experimental physicist and was responsible for the design and construction of a number of state of the art optical instruments for use in his laboratory. (5) Livingston, Master of light, p. 207. Lemon 34. - BRITISH ISSUE. "With the [echelon spectroscope] Michelson was able to show that all spectral lines are tripled when the radiations emanate in a magnetic field." (6) DSB, IX, p. 373. Lemon 37. - FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. This is a preliminary report on Michelson's "The echelon spectroscope." "In 1893 Michelson moved to the new University of Chicago to head its department of physics. There he began to develop his interests in astrophysical spectroscopy. Diffraction gratings, a new harmonic analyzer, and the echelon spectroscope, as well as a large-scale vertical interferometer, were designed by and built for Michelson around the turn of the century. He was clearly recognized as one of the foremost experimental physicists of the nation and was invited to give the Lowell Lectures at Harvard in 1899, later published as Light waves and their uses (Chicago, 1903)." (7) Livingston, Master of light, p. 207. Lemon 35. - BRITISH ISSUE. "With the [echelon spectroscope] Michelson was able to show that all spectral lines are tripled when the radiations emanate in a magnetic field." (10) Livingston, Master of light, p. 207. Lemon 39. - FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of the American issue..

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      London: J. M. Dent,, 1895. Edited with an Introduction by Israel Gollancz. Quarto. Original white cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, bevelled edges, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece, illustrated title and 19 plates, each plate duplicated on China paper, laid-on and unlettered, head and tailpieces and engraved borders. Boards dulled and rubbed, corners bumped, endpapers tanned. Contents clean. A very good copy. First Robert Anning Bell edition, one a limited edition of only 50 copies on handmade paper.

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        The Diary of a Cavalry Officer in the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaign 1809-1815. By Lieut.-Col. Tomkinson. Edited by his Son James Tomkinson. Second Edition. SIR CHARLES OMAN'S COPY WITH HIS BOOKPLATE

      Swan Sonnenschein, 1895. 8vo., Second Edition, on laid paper, with a portrait frontispiece in photogravure, 2 plates in photogravure and 5 folding maps, neat signature on front free endpaper verso, half-title, frontispiece and title mildly spotted ; original red cloth, upper board framed in blind enclosing regimental crest of 16th Light Dragoons in gilt, gilt back, black endpapers, upper hinge tender (but binding entirely sound) else a very good, bright, clean copy. SIR CHARLES OMAN'S COPY WITH HIS NINETEENTH CENTURY ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE MOUNTED ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN. Tomkinson's Diary was first published in 1894 (a number of Press reviews is given on half-title verso). Widely regarded as a classic personal account of the campaign, it has been several times reissued but usually without the plates. This second edition contains the editor's final amendments, including the correction to the part played by Vivian's brigade at Waterloo. A RARE, POSSIBLY UNIQUE, ASSOCIATION COPY. Sandler 3277. . Catalogs: military: napoleonic wars.

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        The Red Badge of Courage

      New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1895. First edition, second issue. 8vo. . Original pale yellow buckram decorated in red, black and gilt, tan coated endpapers, top edge stained yellow, others untrimmed. Some soiling of spine as usual, faint rubbing at extremities. Two bookplates, front hinge repaired, overall a near fine copy. BAL 4071; William & Starrett pp. 18-19

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        Das Vermächtnis des Inka

      Stgt./Bln./Lpz., Union Dt. Verlagsanstalt (1895).. gr. 8°. 2 Bll., 547 (1) S. Mit 16 ganz. farb. Illustr. v. A. SCHULER nach Ewald THIEL. OLn. Mit farb. Einbandill. Rü. fachgerecht restaur. Berieb. EA. Plaul 275.1

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        Our Darlings' Surprise Pictures

      1895. first edition. A Very Fine Ernest Nister Transformation Book [TRANSFORMATION BOOK] [WEATHERLY, Fred E.]. Our Darlings' Surprise Pictures. [A Novel Panorama Picture Book]. London: Ernest Nister [n.d, ca. 1895]. Eight color transformation pictures with verses by Fred E. Weatherly. Black and white illustrations throughout. Small folio (12 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches; 317 x 250 mm.). Original color glazed pictorial boards, original red cloth backstrip, original blue-green floral endpapers. A very fine copy with the corners of the unmarked glazed boards nearly as sharp as on the day of publication.Over the past forty-five years I have handled many, many Transformation books but I have never had a copy of this title -DJB."Another of the great makers of movable books was also a German - Ernest Nister, many of whose productions between 1891 to 1900 are regarded as among the most beautiful achievements of the entire genre… Ernest Nister's major contribution to the field was a large number of 'dissolving' picture books - developing further the earlier, rather rudimentary items produced by Dean - in which an illustration changed into a completely different scene at the pull of a tab. The effect was achieved through the pictures being printed on slats which slid over each other… One of Nister's busiest writers was a man named Frederic Edward Weatherly, (1848-1929), who, though he may not have been the most accomplished of poets, knew how to write verse that held the attention of children - a skill that he possibly developed reading to his own three children. Before turning to writing Weatherly had been a barrister, but he abandoned the law in favour of composing songs and verse, and during his life produced over thirty books for children." (Peter Haining. Movable Books - An Illustrated History, p.45).

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        EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE

      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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        TIME MACHINE. An Invention

      London: William Heinemann, 1895. First edition, first issue, with the covers printed in purple and with the 16 page ad catalogue beginning with the advertisement for THE MANXMAN. 8vo, publisher’s original tan cloth lettered in blue on the spine and in purple on the covers, the upper cover featuring a sphinx design, the rear cover with the emblematic device. 152 pages plus 16 page ad catalogue. A very nice copy of this important work of science fiction. Solid, sturdy and fresh with only light and even mellowing from time. Endleaves with just the very lightest quite typical spotting, pages quite fresh and clean. One of the most important and influential works in the science fiction genre. This, Wells' second novel and his most famous, is a cornerstone of fantasy and science fiction literature. Wells’ tale of time travel has not only inspired the imaginations of generations of other science fiction writers, but those of generations of theoretical physicist as well. His grim vision of a humanity divided and atrophied by the effects of industrialization and war is as frightening now at the beginning of this century as it was at the end of the 19th. Truly among the most imaginative and fantastic novels written to date.

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        THE WONDERFUL VISIT

      London: J. M. Dent and Co. ... / New York: Macmillan Co.,. 1895. title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial red buckram over bevel-edged boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. A fine "like new" copy. Accompanied by an important autograph letter. signed (ALs) from Wells to his publisher, J. M. Dent, dated 24. September 1895, 4 pages on folded octavo sheet embossed "Lynton, /. Maybury Road, / Working." A detailed discussion of Wells's financial. arrangements with Dent for THE WONDERFUL VISIT. Wells discusses. Dent's discount agreement with a retail bookseller and how is affects. his royalty. "I'm afraid I can't accept 15% on what Smith's pay you,. as you suggest, anxious as I am for the advertisement in their stalls. ... Publication at a nett price is entirely to their advantage. (saving them the competition of the discount bookseller) & I. certainly think it an unfair abuse of their monopoly for them to. insist on terms that will not give you a profit & enable you to pay. my royalty ..." In the letter Wells mentions his financial. arrangement with Heinemann for THE TIME MACHINE, and his "next" book,. THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU. Throughout his writing career Wells. pestered his publishers over contract terms and commissions. This. letter is a fine example of the sharp watch Wells kept over his. financial arrangements with publishers. Approximately 240 words. The. letter has two pin holes at top left corner; it is otherwise in fine. condition. Book and letter enclosed in fleece lined cloth folder and. quarter maroon pebbled morocco and red cloth slipcase, spine panel. lettered and tooled in gold. (#80389). First edition, variant binding (possibly later) with gilt angel (designed by Arthur Rackham) on front panel. A dark satire based on a remark attributed to John Ruskin, that if an angel came to earth someone would be sure to shoot it. "... an underrated work that deserves to be more widely read." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2162-4. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-155. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1675. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 228. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1096. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15116. Currey (2002), p. 426 (binding B). Hammond B2. Wells 5. Wells Society 5. Wells and Hammond have the binding information reversed: copies of this book with the angel on the front cover are not advance copies and are far more common than those without the figure.

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        ALS ("Rob. Fuchs").

      Vienna, 11. I. 1895. - 8vo. 1¾ pp. on double leaf. To a young lady who had requested an autograph.

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        Report and Proceedings of the Senate Committee appointed to investigate the Police Department of the City of New York (Five Volume Set)

      James B. Lyon, State Printer, Albany 1895 - First edition. Five volumes. Octavos. All five in the original green publisher's cloth. Small owner's bookplate on the front pastedowns, spines are a little darkened, a few scattered nicks and short tears at the spine ends, very good. The complete testimony given before the Lexow Committee, the name given to the major New York State Senate investigation into police corruption in New York City. The committee documented how Tammany Hall leaders and the police extorted bribes from operators of gambling and prostitution houses. Laid-in is an 1899 ALS from John D. Whish regarding his compilation of an index to the testimony that "makes accessible everything in that most remarkable exposure of Metropolitan criminal life." Includes the Minority report by Jacob A. Cantor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Portfolio

      London - Seeley and Co., 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of four volumes of the Portfolio, an artistic periodical, which containsa study of popular art forms. Containing information on Dutch etchings, William Blake, Sculpture in Belgium, Gerard David, Japanese wood engravings, Antoine Watteau, The Isle of Wight, Raphael in Rome, the Etchings of Rembrandt, Josiah Wedgwood, Malta, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Frederick Walker, the early works of Raphael, the art of William Quiller Orchardson, Claude Lorrain, and Whitehall. Philip Gilbert Hamerton (September 10, 1834 November 4, 1894), was an English artist and art critic and author. With bookplate of Nottingham Subscription Library to front pastedowns. Including seventy-sixplates (collated complete) and numerous illustrations in the text. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In a half-morocco binding. Externally rubbed, though with joints starting. Internally, binding slightly strained. Some tissue-guards are detached. Pages are quite bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. One plate detached. Institutional ink stamp to title page of title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Duck Shooting from a Battery

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895-1896. Chromolithograph, laid onto original backing board. In good condition with the exception of a few nicks within the image. 12 15/16 x 19 15/16 inches. This is a fascinating shooting print by one of America's most celebrated sporting artists, of a hunter surrounded by decoys taking aim at his quarry 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.

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        Fringilla : some tales in verse / by Richard Doddridge Blackmore ; pictured by Louis Fairfax-Muckley, with III drawings by James Linton

      London : Published by Elkin Mathews, 1895. 1st Edition. Physical description: 128, 20 p., [3] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm. Subjects: English poetry -- 19th century -- Mythology in literature. Contents: To my pen -- Lita of the Nile -- Kadisha, or, The first jealousy -- Mount Arafa -- The well of St. John -- Pausias and Glycera -- Buscombe, or, A Michaelmas goose -- To fame. Notes: Decorative title page. Decorative head and tail pieces, historiated initials. 20-page publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Very good copy in the original, elaborately decorated and illustrated cloth. Some slight dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Bumped corners. Slight lean to spine. Light marginal foxing to prelims, with scattered instances elsewhere. Some pages unread and unopened. Small corner tear to pages 33-36, with minor loss. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of George Moody with his bookplate to front pastedown.

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        Ritual of the Order Eastern Star Published By Authority of the General Grand Chapter

      Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: The General Grand Chapter, 1895. Copyright 1890, Chicago, Illinois: Fifth Revised Edition, February, 1895. Brown cloth boards, with a gold embossed design on the front board, and embossed designs on the rear board with no color. All the page edges are red. Boards have fading to maroon and rubbing, chipping at the spine, and are just rubbed through at the tips. There is a previous owner name on the FFEP, and a Chapter ink stamp on the regulations page. There are a couple of other random markings within the text, but none damage the readability. The leaves are aging, and there is some damage to both hinges. There is no dust jacket.. 5th Edition. Hard Cover. Good -/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Book.

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        Large Interesting Collection of Bookplates from England, Scotland, Ireland and Canada

      Non-Book. The collection comprises approximately fifteen hundred bookplates chiefly British and Canadian and spans several centuries from the late 1600s to the early 1900s. A wide range of ex-libris styles is represented including Early Armorial, Jacobean Armorial, Chippendale Armorial, Crests, Pictorials, Seal Armorial, Golden Age Armorial, Spade Shield Armorial and others. Among the artists featured are Graham Johnston, Alfred J. Downey, Harry Soane, Griffiths and Weigalls, Matthews of Oxford, Arthur E. Jones, Morley J. Ayearst, Marion Reid, William Strang, Curwen of Dublin, Alexander Scott Carter, William Walker Alexander, Thomas Moring, De-La-More Press, G. Whittaker, Lyons and Ford of Cork, Lambert of Newcastle. The collection is housed in four three-ring binders with 9 and 3 pocket sleeves. The first two binders are organized alphabetically by last name (but not alphabetically within the same letter), the third includes some of the bookplates signed by the artists and the fourth includes some organized by subject, some by Toronto artist Morley J. Ayearst, some by Stanley Harrod, some Ladies' Bookplates and a small group designed by, and belonging to, Birmingham architect John Cotton. There are several duplicates beyond the fifteen hundred. As an added bonus, an interesting group of eight reference books is included: 1) Ladies' Book-Plates: An Illustrated Handbook for Collectors and Book-lovers by Norna Labouchere; London, George Bell & Sons, 1895; joints cracked, spine partially missing; a fair copy. 2) British Royal Bookplates and Ex-Libris of Related Families by Brian North Lee; Scolar Press, 1992. A near fine copy in near fine dustjacket. 3) Book-Plates -- Old and New by John A. Gade; New York, M. F. Mansfield and Company, 1898; a very good- copy. 4) Book-Plates: Rare Specimens of American, English and Foreign Ex-Libris; New York, Dodd, Mead & Company; a very good- copy. 5) Canadian Bookplates by Robert Stacey; Toronto, Subway Books, 1997. A near fine copy. 6) American Book-Plates: A Guide to Their Study by Charles Dexter Allen; New York, Reprinted by Hacker Art Books, 1968; a very good+ copy. 7) 147 Examples of Armorial Book Plates. From Various Collections. Second Series; London, W. Griggs & Sons, Limited, 1892; a good+ copy. 8) Artists and Engravers of British and American Book Plates by Henry W. Fincham; London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1897; spine broken, light water damage to first few leaves and lower edges of the cover; a fair copy. ; BookPlate .

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        The Artemis Library

      The People of the Moon. A Novel. With illustrations by [A.] d’Aguilcourt. London: “The Electrician” Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, [1, 2, and 3] Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, N.D. [1895]. All rights reserved. Extra cr.8vo; half-title not called for; dedication, Contents, and List of Illustrations leaves precede start of text; frontispiece and seven half-tone plates; twenty-one illustrations in the text; printer’s imprint leaf at end, blank on recto; pp.[vi]+402+[ii]; 8pp. publisher’s inserted advertisements at end; diagonally fine-ribbed cobalt blue buckram-surfaced cloth, blocked scarlet on back cover, blocked and lettered black, scarlet and silver on front cover and spine; a.e. silver; end-papers printed florally in olive. Slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, and a couple of small nicks to tailband; lengthy inscriptions on front end-papers, and dedication leaf removed (v. note); one or two light pencilled notes and other markings, mostly marginal, and one in ink (v. note); some foxing to prelims. and a couple of other leaves; otherwise a very nice copy. Inscribed in ink on the front free end-paper “Ms. I. Mitchell / From the Author. 21st. April, 1899.” Since the remainder of the front end-papers are taken up by lengthy quotations from the works of Byron and Tennyson, and a reminder of a performance of ‘Lascia ch’io piagna’, written in the same hand and all suggestive of romantic intent, it is a reasonable hypothesis that the dedication leaf, dating from some three or four years earlier, was removed by the author himself before the book was given. The original dedication read “This little book is affectionately dedicated to the memory of that dear friend whose name is inscribed in a Devonshire churchyard but whose spirit has passed.” The verso bore two lines from Tennyson’s ‘In Memoriam’ (xxiii, stanza 4) followed by fourteen from Byron’s ‘Mazeppa’ (the opening of stanza VI), and these, with variations (the first two lines of the Byron having been omitted and two added to the Tennyson, completing the stanza) have here been transcribed onto the front end-papers. The light pencil scoring drawing attention to particular passages may be in two different hands, as also the corrections of typos etc., but the reading date ‘May 8th., 1899’ at the end, appears to be authorial. The recipient’s attention is certainly being drawn in at least one place to meanings beyond the mere sense of the text. A wavy line on p.305, in the same ink as the inscription, is drawn beside the passage: “Yet betwixt her and him there was a great chasm fixed; so that it was impossible for him to go to her, while it seemed equally impossible for her to ascend to him...”! Corrections, etc. have been made as follows: p.24, ll.9 and last line, p.27, l.13, p.54, l.8, and p.72, l.10 ‘s’ of ‘towards’ struck out in pencil; p.28, l.24, ‘my’ underlined and the correction ‘many’ added in the margin; p.147, l.23, ‘lay’ altered to ‘laid’; p.196, l.24, full-stop altered to question-mark; p.198, l.29, after the name ‘Almida’ is pencilled ‘= Truth’. Those to p.147 and p.196 appear not to be authorial, but in a different hand, presumably that of the recipient. The author, who was born in Calcutta in 1866, was privately educated at Bristol, and later at the Merchant Venturer’s College in that city and at Bristol University College, where he studied physics and engineering, joining the staff of ‘The Electrician’ in 1893, and becoming editor in 1897, a post from which he resigned in the Winter of 1899 after becoming ill. He died in 1902, nursed by his wife. A member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the Société des Ingénieurs Civils de France, and Fellow of the Physical Society of London, he was deeply interested in physics, especially astrophysics and the bearing of astronomical phenomena and history on the evolution theory of the universe. His general interest in science, and involvement with the scientific community, perhaps prompted him to foresee a number of advances that have since occurred, as well as many that have not: anti-gravity, telepathy, hypnosis, air-conditioning, television, a speech synthesiser that scans and reads books, vertical-take-off-and-landing aircraft, airships, autopilots, something resembling atomic energy, the use of aluminium in building, remote sensors, electric lifts, elevated electric railways, matter transmitters, videophones, force-shields that only intercept fast-moving objects, instant dried foods, superconductors... A book that may have had some influence on H.G. Wells, whose ‘First Men in the Moon’ appeared some five of six years later, and like this tells of a race of beings living inside a largely hollow moon - though the first section, set on Earth, is dominated by a character, Professor Goss, who seems a precursor of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Challenger. Published, according to the ‘English Catalogue of Books’ in October, 1895. The imprint leaf reads on verso: “London: / Printed by Geo. Tucker, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, E.C.”, the street numbers being given in the advertisements. A very scarce title, COPAC recording only the Oxford, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland copies; not in Sadleir, Wolff, Clute and Nicholls, or the British Library Catalogue; Locke, ‘Spectrum’, I, p.48, ‘Voyages in Space’, 46; Bleiler (1948), p.73, (1978), p.40, ‘The Early Years’, 386; Suvin, ‘Victorian Science-Fiction in the U.K.’ p.59; Reginald, 02748. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        The Works of Ainsworth. Including: Guy Faulkes, The Tower of London, The Lancashire Witches, Auriol, etc

      London: George Routledge & Son, n.d. (1895)., 1895. Complete in 16 volumes, 8vo. A very handsome set in contemporary maroon half morocco with gilt titles and fine Arts and Crafts gilt tooling to spines with one raised band; rose cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Generously illustrated with Original Steel Plates, Wood Cuts, etc., by Cruikshank, Browne, Gilbert and others.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Notre-Dame of Paris

      London: H.S. Nichols, 1895. In four volumes translated by J. Carroll Beckwith limited to 1000 copies on Holland paper, this is set #55 illustrated with 43 beautifully sharp engravings with tissue guards, unopened, bound in 3/4 green polished calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, two raised bands, spine decorated in love floral gilt of art Nouveau style. top edges gilt. A handsome little set with only minor spots of wear, internally fresh and free from foxing. Very nice.. Limited Edition. 12mo.

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        Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory

      Saint Louis: 1895. Folio. [1] 743pp, illustrated with plates, portraits, index to the historical section, index of biographies, and an index of illustrations. Without the frontispiece, not issued with all copies. Original gilt-stamped calf with vignette of a longhorn on the cover; rebacked in cloth, repairs at board edges. Minor soiling and wear internally. One of the "Big Four" Cattle books, with biographies of some 448 cattlemen and extensive contemporary account of the Texas Cattle trade. One of the so-called "big four" cattle books and, in our experience, the most difficult to obtain. The size and nature of the binding on this book often results in its being found in poor condition. "Supposedly most of the first edition was destroyed in a warehouse fire, hence its rarity today" - Merrill. "The book contains a wealth of information, and is a cornerstone in any range library" - Six Score. Merrill Aristocrat, p.17; Six Score, 24; Adams Herd 593; Dobie, p.100; Dykes Kid 29; Graff 891; JenkinsBasic Texas Books 34; Howes C820, "b;" Rader 1891; Saunders 2846; Vandale 44.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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