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        The Time Machine

      Heinemann, 1895. 1st edition. Hardcover. Superb black morocco binding with gilt spine lettering for title and author, fresh cream endpapers, text pages all clean bar two very tiny spots and one small spot to the front block, the half-title page a little rubbed, very tiny edge-tears to the title page and dedication page, without advertisements at the rear as originally issued. In sum, a very attractive fine binding of the author's famous time travel novel.

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        Gramática Ilocana compuesta por el R. Prédioador Fr. Francisco Lopez. Corregida y aumentada por el R. Carro. Tercera edición.

      [Tip. Lit. del Asilo de Huérfanos de Malabón], Malabón [Philippines] 1895 - 8vo, pp. xvi, 354, [2]; contemporary full calf, black morocco label; extremities scuffed and rubbed, pages quite browned. Edited by Cipriano Marcilla y Martin. One of about seventy Austronesian languages spoken in the Philippines. Tagalog, with something on the order of 10 million native speakers in southwest Luzon, serves as the national language. Other important languages include Ilocano and Bikol, also of Luzon, and Celubano Hiligaynon (Ilongo) of the central islands.

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        Cavaliers de Napoléon

      Boussod, Valadon et Cie, Paris, 1895 - 242 pages, 32,5 X 25 cm Edition originale, illustrée d’après les tableaux d’Edouard Detaille de 32 gravures sous serpentes dont 22 hors-textes (frontispice en couleurs). Il n’a été tiré que 75 exemplaires de tête sur Japon. Notre exemplaire est bien imprimé sur papier Japon et signé par Détaille comme annoncé au colophon (voir scan), mais il porte le tampon "offert" : s’agissant d’un exemplaire d’hommage, il ne contient pas la suite en bistre. Un des ouvrages les plus recherchés des publications liées à Napoléon, rarissime sur ce papier. Exemplaire en très bon état. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Wonderful Visit

      London: J. M. Dent & Co,, 1895. Octavo. Original red buckram on bevelled boards, titles to spine and front board in gilt, angel gilt design to front board by Arthur Rackham, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a custom-made black morocco-backed bookform case, lettered and tooled in gilt, slightly chipped at spine. Spine cocked and very lightly discoloured, board edges a little rubbed, occasional light spots to fore edge, internally clean. An excellent copy, rare in such good condition. First edition, first impression, of the author's satire inspired by the remark attributed to John Ruskin that if an angel were to visit late 19th-century Britain he would be immediately shot. Loosely inserted are an early 20th-century bookseller's description of the book and the publisher's slip giving selected press notices of The Time Machine, dated 25 September 1895.

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        Annuaire de l'Indochine Française pour l'Année 1895 - Première Partie: La Cochinchine

      Saïgon, Imprimerie Coloniale, 1895. - 1 volume in-8, 432 pp., reliure moderne plein cuir bordeaux, couvertures d'origine conservées, enrichi de nombreuses planches et de tableaux divers (9). Très bon exemplaire, frais et bien conservé. Figurent quelques tampons d'un ancien propriétaire L. Arbey. Une douzaine de pages contenant le calendrier français et annamite avec fêtes mobiles et tableau des marais ont malheureusement été découpées. A noter aussi, l'inversion de 2 cahiers, d'où une pagination discontinue sans manque de feuillets. Figurent dans cet annuaire de Cochinchine les noms et fonctions de tout le personnel du Gouvernement Général de l'Indochine sous la Direction du Gouverneur Général M. Rousseau, les noms des colons, planteurs, négociants, banquiers, responsables des compagnies maritimes, fluviales, ferroviaires, de tramways etc. Une mine d'informations sur la Cochinchine et la population de Saigon à la fin du XIXe siècle.

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        Dental microscopy. Dedication copy with signed photo

      Dental Manufacturing Co., London 1895 - Dedication Copy, With an Inscribed Photograph of the AuthorHopewell-Smith, Arthur (1865-1931). Dental microscopy. xxviii, 119pp. 8 lithograph plates after the author's drawings, text illustrations. London: Dental Manufacturing Company; Philadelphia: S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company, 1895. 248 x 181 mm. Tree calf gilt ca. 1895, rebacked, minor wear. The Dedication Copy, with Hopewell-Smith's autograph inscription to dedicatee Charles Sissmore Tomes (1846-1928) on the verso of the front free endpaper: "To Charles Sissmore Tomes Esq. as a mark of appreciation of & admiration for his splendid services to dental science from Arthur Hopewell Smith. Boston June 1895." On the page opposite the inscription is mounted a portrait photograph of Hopewell-Smith (160 x 118 mm.) inscribed in the same hand "Yours sincerely Arthur Hopewell-Smith."First Edition. Hopewell-Smith was a specialist in dental histology, having served as a lecturer and demonstrator at the Royal Dental Hospital of London before coming to the United States to take the position of professor of dental histology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was known for "the striking excellence of his practical work in preparing sections of dental tissues and in photomicrography" (British Medical Journal 1, no. 3665 [1931]: 606). Hopewell-Smith dedicated Dental Microscopy to the eminent British dentist Charles Sissmore Tomes, consulting dental surgeon at the Royal Dental Hospital and author of Manual of Dental Anatomy Human and Comparative (1882 and later eds.). We are offering the dedication copy of Hopewell-Smith's work, inscribed to Tomes and with a signed portrait photograph of the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        The Works of R.L. Stevenson. Include: Treasure Island, New Arabian Nights, The Black Arrow, The Dynamiters, The Master of Ballantrae, Travels with a Donkey, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, etc

      Edinburgh: Printed by T. and A. Constable for Longmans, Green and Co., ..., 1895., 1895. Limited Edition to 1035 copies of which this is No. 758, initialed W.B.B. in ink to limitation page of all 33 volumes. Octavo size. Complete. A very handsome set in contemporary dark blue half morocco by Lauriat with gilt titles and gilt tooled thistles to spines, blue cloth boards with gilt rule, blue end papers, top edges gilt. The Edinburgh Edition. Strictly limited to 1035 sets only of which this is 821. Due to the quality of the printing and paper, the Edinburgh edition is considered to be the best edition of Stevenson's collected works.

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        Der Alte Fritz in 50 Bildern fur Jung und Alt

      Berlin: Paul Kittel, 1895. First Limited Edition. Full Calf. Very Good Minus. No. 269 of unknown limitation. Oblong folio -- a large paper version of this work, with all the plates on heavy card stock leaves! 32 by 45 cm, 12.5 by 17.75 inches. With fifty very colorful plates chronicling the career of Frederick the Great. Scuffs and wear to the highly decorative gold calf binding. Scattered foxing in the margins of the plates. The images are bright and vibrant.

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        Foundling Mick (P'tit Bonhomme)

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover heavily rubbed. Inner hinge cracking. 1895. First Edition. Green illustrated hardback cloth cover with bevelled boards. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). xi, 303pp. 79 b/w illustrations. .

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      London: William Heinemann,. 1895. original tan cloth stamped in purple; binding measures 17.5 cm vertically; HEINEMANN at base of spine set in 14-point type; all edges trimmed; no inserted publisher's catalogue.. Owner's name at top edge of front free endpaper. Small private. owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Just a bit of soiling. to cloth, endpapers tanned, water stain on front paste-down, hairline. crack along inner front hinge which is still holding tight, a very. good copy. (#148060). First British edition. The Holt edition was published before the Heinemann edition and the text (presumably an earlier version of the story) differs significantly from the Heinemann edition (the better text) and from the NEW REVIEW serial. See Bergonzi, "The Publication of The Time Machine, 1894-1895," Clareson, ed., SF: The Other Side of Realism (1971), pp. 204- 15. The author's first SF novel. "Many rank it as Wells's best book, certainly its qualities are striking and direct ... All time-travel stories since owe a debt to Wells, none has become so acclaimed." - Bleiler (ed), Science Fiction Writers, p. 26. "THE TIME MACHINE might be considered the first work of modern science- fiction, and it is still the classic statement of an important subgenre ... A remarkable work, and necessary reading." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2325. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-161; (1981) 1-171; (1987) 1-103; (1995) 1-103; and (2004) II-1232. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 800. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 21. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 207. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1175. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 107. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2287-92. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 62-3. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15085. Currey (2002), p. 424 (binding F). Hammond B1. Wells 4.

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        Foundling Mick (P'tit Bonhomme)

      London Sampson Low, Marston & Co 1895. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover heavily rubbed. Inner hinge cracking First Edition Green illustrated hardback cloth cover with bevelled boards 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). xi, 303pp. 79 b/w illustrations.

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      Atlanta GA: Third World Pub. Co., 1895. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on front, black on spine. 313pp. First edition. Spine lettering a little faded, gilt on front bright. Some small ink markings bottom margin 1 pg.; small piece off outer edge 2 pgs., o/w near fine; cloth & spine clean, hinges sound. Wright III 1788 does not locate a copy of this edition, but lists one with Publisher as: ' Transatlantic Pub. Co., 1896', in LC. Also notes that this copy was deposited Dec.20, 1895. In Bleiler Checklist, 1978,p.70. Reginald 04995. Rare lost race: discovery of a populated land at the North Pole, whose civilization is of Roman origin.

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        75 original offprints from 1895-1935 Charles B. Davenport

      various places, 1895-1935. Full list available upon request. Some titles included: Studies in Morphogenesis IV. A Preliminary Catalogue of the Processes Concerned in Ontogeny (1895); A History of the Development of the Quantitative Study of Variation. (1900); Dominance of Characteristics in Poultry (1907); Heredity and Mendel's Law (1907); Heredity of Skin Pigment of Man (1910); Euthenics and Eugenics (1910); Heredity of Hair Color in Man (1909); The New Views of Reversion (1910); Race Crossing in Jamaica (1928); Hearing in Children When Both Parents Have Otosclerosis (1930); Relation Between Physical and Mental Development (1930); Sex Linkage in Man (1930); Mendelism in Man (1932); Character in Mongrels vs. Pure Bred Individuals (1911); The Origin and Control of Mental Defectiveness (1912); Heredity of Skin Color in Negro-White Crosses (1913); The Racial Element in National Vitality (1915); ...etc.. Most are in very good condition with some nicks and creases, a few have torn wrappers and one has a perished spine. Stamps of prior owners including Edmund B. Wilson, Karl Sax, E. M. East, and Julian Huxley. A huge selection of original offprints/reprints in wrappers. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        IL GIUBA ESPLORATO. Viaggi di scoperta nel cuore dell'Africa. Sotto gli auspici della Societa' Geografica Italiana.

      Loescher & C. 1895 In-8 (mm. 232x158), tela edit. decorata in rilievo, cornici e tit. dorati al piatto e al dorso, tagli rossi, pp. XVIII,(2),537,(3), con un ritratto dell?A. e 142 inc. su legno, anche a piena pag., nel t. (tratte da 100 fotografie, 10 dal vero e 33 da schizzi originali) e con 4 grandi carte geografiche a colori f.t., più volte ripieg. "Edizione originale". ?Vittorio Bottego (1860-1897), esploratore italiano, recatosi come ufficiale in Eritrea (1887), vi trascorse due anni percorrendo per la prima volta l?itinerario costiero Massaua-Assab. Organizzo? quindi una spedizione lungo il corso del Giuba e ne risali? il ramo principale battezzato Ganala Doria. Medaglia d?oro al valor militare?, cosi? Diz. Treccani,II, p. 431. Pagg. ingiallite per la qualità della carta altrim. esempl. ben conservato. .

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        THE PEOPLE OF THE MOON. A Novel. Illustrations by D'Aguilcourt

      London: The Electrician" Printing and Publishing Company, Limited., No Date [1895].. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, original pictorial blue cloth stamped in red and silver, all edges silver, floral endpapers. 402 pp + [8] pp publisher's ads at rear. Frontispiece and seven additional full-page plates inserted in the text, plus numerous illustrations within the text throughout. Ink name dated Mar 1 1896 at head of title page, moderate foxing, plate at p. 231 reinserted with some old glue marks along the inner margin, inner rear hinge cracked & neatly repaired, spine ends a bit chipped & worn (mostly at spine head, but with no significant loss); a very good copy. ¶ Science Fiction - an inner moon story with flying machines and monsters. A large snowball arrives on earth with a narrative of life on the moon enclosed. "An imaginative science-fantasy romance, with monsters and flying machines galore, of the life and civilization inside the moon; the manuscript was sent by means of an anti-gravity missile to earth for our edification." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy [1980].

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        British East Africa or IBEA. A History of the Formation and Work of The Imperial British East Africa Company.

      London Chapman and Hall Second Edition 1895 - Thick 8vo. xx, 632pp. With a folding coloured map and a frontis portrait of Sir William MacKinnon. In publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles. Stain and damp marking to lower edge of front board. Pages unopened and unread. Generally a good copy of this rare work. The second and best edition with considerable additions and appendices. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        75 original offprints from 1895-1935 Charles B. Davenport

      various places, 1895-1935. Full list available upon request. Some titles included: Studies in Morphogenesis IV. A Preliminary Catalogue of the Processes Concerned in Ontogeny (1895); A History of the Development of the Quantitative Study of Variation. (1900); Dominance of Characteristics in Poultry (1907); Heredity and Mendel's Law (1907); Heredity of Skin Pigment of Man (1910); Euthenics and Eugenics (1910); Heredity of Hair Color in Man (1909); The New Views of Reversion (1910); Race Crossing in Jamaica (1928); Hearing in Children When Both Parents Have Otosclerosis (1930); Relation Between Physical and Mental Development (1930); Sex Linkage in Man (1930); Mendelism in Man (1932); Character in Mongrels vs. Pure Bred Individuals (1911); The Origin and Control of Mental Defectiveness (1912); Heredity of Skin Color in Negro-White Crosses (1913); The Racial Element in National Vitality (1915); ...etc.. Most are in very good condition with some nicks and creases, a few have torn wrappers and one has a perished spine. Stamps of prior owners including Edmund B. Wilson, Karl Sax, E. M. East, and Julian Huxley. A huge selection of original offprints/reprints in wrappers. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Pastels. Dix portraits de femmes -

      Conquet 1895 -, Paris - 1 In-8 330 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin bleu nuit. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré. Toutes tranches dorées. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur parfait. Illustré de 11 aquarelles de portraits de ROBAUDI (une sur le faux-titre général et 10 sur les faux-titres des chapitres, 35 aquarelles de GIRALDON (une couv., un fleuron de titre, dix en-têtes, dix lettres ornées, dix culs-de-lampe, un en-tête et un cul-de-lampe pour la table, un fleuron pour le verso de couv.). Excellent état TIRAGE LIMITE à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Japon.nExemplaire truffé de 2 portraits aquarellés supplémentaires de ROBAUDI et contient 49 épreuves supplémentaires de portraits (impressions avant la lettre, essais de couleurs, tirages en teinte unie). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Published by the author, 1895. . First edition. Large 8vo. xiv, 510, xlv, (1) pp. Publisher's gilt lettered and decorated maroon cloth, top edge gilt, presentation inscription from one Henry Griffith to the Sussex Piscatorial Society dated September, 1896 with the Society's attractive gilt stamp to the upper board. 8 fine colour plates of flies, numerous black and white illustrations set into text. Some minor wear to the extremities, contents neatly recased, a very good copy.

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        THE AMBER WITCH - The Most Interesting Trial For Witchcraft Yet Known

      DAVID NUTT, LONDON 1895 - The Amber Witch is a Gothic novel and literary hoax written in 1839 by Wilhelm Meinhold (1797-1851). - In 1844 it was published in Britain in two English translations, one by E. A. Friedlander and another by Lady Duff-Gordon. - Lady Duff Gordon's translation was very popular with the Victorians and went through numerous editions, including a luxurious one in 1895 illustrated by Philip Burne-Jones. - This book is the luxurious edition from 1895 ! - Meinhold's story was a favourite of Oscar Wilde when he was a boy ! - The book was a hit in its time and it wasn't until Meinhold was quizzed about it by King Frederick William IV of Prussia that he admitted it was a hoax. Until then, the novel was taken seriously by historians and was being dramatized for stage, and even made into an opera by composer William Vincent Wallace and librettist Henry Fothergill Chorley. Meinhold's popularity crashed in Germany after he admitted the hoax, and he passed away in 1851 in Berlin. - The Amber Witch - A ROMANCE BY WILHELM MEINHOLD - TRANSLATED BY LADY DUFF GORDON - EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY - JOSEPH JACOBS AND ILLUSTRATED BY PHILIP BURNE-JONES. - Condition & Description: Amber coloured cloth with gold/gilt decoration to the front board with an olive coloured illustration which lies beneath the title. [the image has faded]. Gilt lettering to the spine is in a very good condition and again the olive coloured lettering has faded. The boards are in a good condition as they remain solidly bound to the inner page block. Slight fraying to the cloth at the corners, and extremities, but only slight! Soiling with time and handling. - When you open up the book, the first blank endpage holds a paste-in of the frontispiece which was in the 1844 edition by E.A. Friedlander, [on glossy paper]. It looks beautiful and adds a bit of colour to the book. The pages are of a very good quality. There is a fair amount of foxing and browning throughout the book. - The frontispiece still has it's tissue guard present as do the other four full page illustrations by Philip Burne-Jones. - The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. There are 221 pages and apart from the aforementioned, the pages are all clean and tightly bound. - E N D - Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three letters from Lucien Jousselin to Pierre Loti [Julien Viaud].

      Three letters in handwriting on folded sheets measuring 22,5x18 cm. The letters, all in French, are dated 13th Nov. 1895, 14th Dec. 1895, and 6th Feb. 1896; comprising 46, 112 and 14 lines, respectively. The sheets have been folded twice and are insignificantly soiled. Without envelopes. Lucien Jousselin was a close friend of Pierre Loti and played an extraordinarily important role in the making of Loti's first novel Aziyadé, which gave Loti immense success as a writer of the Orient and also managed to spread sympathy for the Ottoman cause against Russia. The novel, which claims to be the authentic writings of an English marine lieutenant translated into French, was in fact a compilation of Loti's semi-autobiographical diary entries and fictional letters, the latter either to his sister in Brightbury or to and from his closest friend ''Plumkett''. It is widely recognised by Loti experts that Plumkett in reality was identical to his long-time friend Lucien Jousselin, without whom the novel most likely wouldn't have been published at all. The manuscript was originally sent to G. de Polignac who didn't manage to get it published and was then transmitted to Lucien Jousselin. It was clear to Jousselin that he needed to rewrite and improve Aziyadé and also leave out parts he deemed too shocking for the French public. He then managed to get it published at the famous publishing house Calmann Levy. The contract was signed on 16th February 1878 by Jousselin himself under the name of ''M. Julien Viaud, officier de marine, actuellement en voyage''. The letters offered here are dated almost twenty years later. They are very personal and begin with a response to the death of one of Loti's children. Jousselin, now stationed in Rome as a diplomat, writes that the news of Loti's grief caused him immense suffering. ''My affection for you has always been bizarre, irregular and complicated, just like myself and yourself.'' The handwriting is in this first letter shaky and upset. The following letter mentions a rendez-vous in Rochefort (where Loti lived at the time) and how he, Jousselin, hopes to talk about memories from the past. The last, and perhaps most interesting and personal letter, deals with the existential responsibility of being a father. ''Because you really have to try to make their lives happier than ours once were, easier, more balanced between glorious beliefs and mortal anxiety''

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        Sir Quixote of The Moors.

      London, T. Fisher Unwin. 1895 - Historical fiction. First Edition, first issue. Small 8vo.188pp + 4pp ads. Publisher's very dark blue cloth decorated in polychrome green, yellow, red and pink. Minor edgewear and bumping, a very handsome bright copy indeed. Internally clean and fresh, traces of removed label to front pastedown. Pencil not to front flyleaf "from the library of the Rt. Hon. Ernest Brown P.C." with an additional booksellers note beneath confirming him as Secretary of State for Scotland under Winston Churchill. A swashbuckling adventure novel from a master of the genre. Author's first novel Blanchard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nursery Songs and Rhymes of England

      London. David Nutt in the Strand. 1895. Bound in pictorial cloth covered boards. Square 8vo. The First Edition - Limited to 1000 copies. Illustrated with marvelous monochrome plate drawings by the author. Some mild soiling to covers. Spine lightly chipped. Corners gently rubbed.Endsheets toned with small tear to front free ensheet.Some very mild offset to versos throughout.Evidence of small pencil erasure to rear endseet. A Very Good, remarkably crisp copy of this extremely rare title.

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      London: Downey & Co., n.d.. [1895]. original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and black, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram on rear panel stamped in black, black coated endpapers, t.e.g.. Cloth lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips,. one signature a bit proud, else a tight, bright, very good copy. A. much better than average copy of this attractive book. (#41162). First separate edition. This was the fourth story in Le Fanu's rare collection GHOST STORIES AND TALES OF MYSTERY (1851), an extension of "Some Account of the Latter Days of the Hon. Richard Marston of Dunoran" from THE DUBLIN UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE, 1848, and the intermediate form of A LOST NAME (1867-1868). There are some omissions and variations from the original text. "'The Evil Guest' was the most gory of Le Fanu's tales, a melancholy romance brimming with bloodshed and pain." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-60. Bleiler (1948), p. 177. Hubin (1994), p. 492.

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        Inland Printer. A Technical Journal Devoted to the Art of Printing.

      18 bound volumes, each with six numbers (Oct.-March, April-Sept.); index, illus. incl. color; 30 cm. Many advertisements, increasingly in color as years pass. Articles on technique, running a printing shop, cleaning machinery, unions, economics & costing, advertising, design, illustration, paper, patents. The magazine was an important influence in improving the artistic quality and design of printed materials in the United States, beginning in the 1890s. A good short summary of this magazine appeared in American Heritage for April/May 1983. Bound, with their paper covers, in black 3/4 faux leather in varying stages of wear; textblock complete unless specifically noted. $7.50 shipping per volume includes delivery confirmation. stock#44800.1-44800.18. Price per volume varies; see individual descriptions.

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        Foundling Mick (P'tit Bonhomme)

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover heavily rubbed. Inner hinge cracking. 1895. First Edition. Green illustrated hardback cloth cover with bevelled boards. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). xi, 303pp. 79 b/w illustrations. .

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        SELECT CONVERSATIONS WITH AN UNCLE (now extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences

      London: John Lane/ New York: The Merriam Company, 1895. First Edition Issued in America of Wells’ first literary work (preceded only by two scientific texts). With the illustrated, decorated title-page. 8vo, publisher’s original light brown clowh, pictorially decorated and lettered in blue and red on the upper cover and spine. 182 + 5 pp. undated ads (Merriam) pp. This is a very nice copy, about as close as one can reasonably expect to being fine. The book is increasingly difficult to come by. A quite nice inscription is penned at the front of the volume. VERY SCARCE. These pieces had originally appeared in “The Pall Mall Gazette” in 1893-94 while Wells had been a drama critic on the publication’s staff. He used a “bombastic old fraud” of an “Uncle” character to expound his opinions on a variety of social matters. “The best of the pieces involve fashionable conversation, how to listen to social music, the problems of the newly married, riding a tricycle...” [Smith]. SELECT CONVERSATIONS, published in June 1895 heralded Well’s explosion onto the literary scene: THE TIME MACHINE was published one day later, followed by THE WONDERFUL VISIT in September and THE STOLEN BACILLUS in November. The English and American editions share the same title page, but Lane’s London eiditon is in a binding identifying the book as a volume in “The Mayfair Set; and the London edition had the Bodley Head rather than the Merriam ads at the rear. The London edition consisted of only 650 copies and it is probable that the American edition was issued in a similar number as well. This copy is in the binding variant with no publisher’s name at the foot of the spne and with the decorations in red and blue in the form of roses.

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      - Madrid, Felipe González Rojas, Editor. Primera edición, 1895. Obra completa compuesta de tres tomos de 863, 900 y 998 páginas respectivamente. Revisado, conserva los grabados litográficos de los personajes pero FALTAN LAS LAMINAS DE LOS MAPAS. Encuadernación en tela editorial con plancha y lomo en piel. Bien conservados, como se ven en la fotografía. 33 x 25 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Twentieth Century Practice: an International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical Science. Volumes I to III, Volumes V to XX

      New York.: William Wood.. Very Good. 1895. Hardcover. 8vo - 24 15.5 cm.; Volume I, Diseases of the Uropoietic System. Volume II, Nutritive Disorders. Volume III, Occupation Diseases, Drug-Habits and Poisons. Volume IV, MISSING. Volume V, Diseases of the Skin. Volume VI, Diseases of the Respiratory Organs. Volume VII, Respiratory Organs; Functional Sexual Disorders. Volume VIII, Diseases of the Digestive Organs. Volume IX, Diseases of the Digestive Organs. Volume X, Diseases of the Nervous System. Volume XI, Diseases of the Nervous System. Volume XII, Mental Diseases, Childhood and Old Age. Volume XIII, Infectious Diseases. Volume XIV, Infectious Diseases. Volume XV, Infectious Diseases. Volume XVI, Infectious Diseases. Volume XVII, Infectious Diseases and Malignant Neoplasms. Volume XVIII, Syphilis and Leprosy. Volume XIX, Malaria and Microorganisms. Volume XX, Tuberculosis, Yellow Fever and Miscellaneous - General Index. the publication dates span 1895 to 1900. All are bound in a Pebbled black cloth over bevelled boards with gilt lettering on the spines, blind stamped border rules on the front an dback boards and a blind stamped publisher's device centered on the front board. One volume, VII, is ex-library with minimal markings. All show minor shelf wear, bindings are very good and the interiors are clean. The spines of all are a tad faded and also with the gilding being slightly dulled. Please note that Volume IV and the supplement (Vol XXI) are missing. This volume comes from the personal library of a turn of the century general practitioner from Eganville, a small jewel of a town in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario. .

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      Philadelphia: Barrie, (1895). Spines evenly faded to golden brown, hinge on Vol I. cracked and professionally repaired, very clean and handsome wide-margined copies. Edition on Holland Hand-Made Paper", limited to 1000 copies, this no. 10 Eight volumes. Illustrated with photogravures after De Los Rios, Prodhomme Wagrez, etc., the plates in two states. Bound in half purple morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines in two uneven panels with gilt tiles and gilt ornaments including fleur-de-lis

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        Success and How to Attain It

      F. TENNYSON NEELY, NEW YORK 1895 - general shelf wear, well rubbed cover, pencil markings on front endpaper and on few pages, front inner board is cracked at the hinges, overall general shelf wear DATE PUBLISHED: 1895 EDITION: 429 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike to Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain, During the Years 1805-6-7. [Three Volumes]

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. First edition. Quarter cloth over paper covered boards. Very good copies, boards scuffed, minor wear to spine ends, backstrip of index volume stained; last two volumes unopened (uncut), bookplates and bookseller's description on front pastedown. Sm. 4to. Illus. with 7 maps with 6 folding maps in rear pocket, frontispiece portrait, facsimile plate. No. 39 of 150 copies of this special edition on handmade large paper, from a total printing of 1150. Provenance: Kenneth E. Hill (bookplate); John Homans, Boston Harvard trained surgeon (armorial bookplate). Howes P373 ("aa, best edition"). Jenkins: Basic Texas Books 163.

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        Fringilla: Some Tales in Verse

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1895. Hard Cover. Very Good. Louis Fairfax-Muckley. Louis Fairfax-Muckley. Hard Cover. First Edition. A lovely copy of this first published work of poetry by Richard Blackmore, who became famous for his novel Lorna Doone. A contemporary review described Fringilla, "with its fantastic one of the literary events of the hour." The book has eleven full-page illustrations and numerous vignettes and initials in the Art Nouveau style by Louis Fairfax-Muckley and three in a more classic style by James W.R. Linton. The light grey cloth covers and spine are decorated by Fairfax-Muckley illustrations and floral design. Light bumping and a couple of light stains to back cover otherwise very good. Hinges are weak but text block is tight. Interior pages are bright and clean with slight age darkening to margins. Illustrations protected by tissue guards. Bookplate of Scottish historian and book collector W. MacDonald MacKay affixed to front pastedown. A nice copy in very good condition. 128 pages plus 20 page publisher's catalog. POE/111513.

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        As Regies Amazonicas. Estudos chorographicos nos estados do Gram Par e Amazonas.

      Lisboa: Imprensa de Libanio da Silva, 1895.. 404, [2] pp. 8vo. Rebound in brown buckram with gilt title. First edition. Illus. with 7 large folding maps (2 color, 6 canvas backed). Amazonia: Bibliografia 7156. Diccionario Bibliographico Brazileiro p. 387. Contents: 1. the Amazon; 2. Orography; 3. Tributaries of Amazon; 4, Islands and Lakes; 5. Progress and development of the Amazon. Jose Coelho da Gama e Abreu, barao de Marajo (1832-1906) was a historian and politician, president of both Amazonas and Para. Scarce. Boards discolored mainly at fore-edges, gilt accession numbers on spine, first two and last leaves renewed but browned, title page with small tear to upper margin near hinge, edges browned with occasional small tears, the one map not canvas backed with a small professional repair to top margin, otherwise contents very good.

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        René Auberjonois *

      (Lausanne vers 1895) - Portrait photographique original signé 16 x 11, monté sur carton fort. Sobre et énigmatique portrait en pied et à la cape (sans l'épée) d'un de Jongh, peut-être un des deux Francis, de cette dynastie de cette famille de photographes lausannois qui traversa les XIXe et XXe siècle. Nous n'avons nulle part retrouvé trace de ce cliché dans l'iconographie du peintre, alors âgé d'environ 25 ans selon nos recoupements.Il fait un peu "apprenti vampire". comme nous l'a soufflé un disciple méritant.

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        Riding & Polo

      Longmans, Green, London 1895 - With other authors' contributions as well as a chapter on Polo by J. Moray Brown. Illustrated by G.D. Giles, Frank Dadd and J. Stuart Allan. 448 pages,title page foxed. Thick 8vo, rebound in 3/4 green morocco, decoratively gilt spine with red leather label London: Longmans, Green, 1895. Third edition. Near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sir Quixote of The Moors

      London, T. Fisher Unwin. 1895, 1895. Historical fiction. First Edition, first issue. Small 8vo.188pp + 4pp ads. Publisher's very dark blue cloth decorated in polychrome green, yellow, red and pink. Minor edgewear and bumping, a very handsome bright copy indeed. Internally clean and fresh, traces of removed label to front pastedown. Pencil not to front flyleaf "from the library of the Rt. Hon. Ernest Brown P.C." with an additional booksellers note beneath confirming him as Secretary of State for Scotland under Winston Churchill. A swashbuckling adventure novel from a master of the genre. Author's first novel Blanchard.

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

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      Chicago: Stone & Kimball,. 1895. title page printed in orange and black, original decorated tan cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in yellow green, gray-green endpapers with floral pattern printed in green, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed.. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, slight age-. darkening to spine panel (quite common for this book), else a bright,. nearly fine copy. (#136636). First edition. This collection of six tales of the supernatural is an American fantasy cornerstone. "... foremost for horror fans is a small collection BLACK SPIRITS & WHITE ... hailed as one of the most extraordinary volumes of terror tales published. It includes his best- known story of a frightening journey through 'The Dead Valley,' which Lovecraft [in Supernatural Horror in Literature] singled out for praise." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 58. "Excellent local color; transitional between the Victorian personal ghost story and the Edwardian interest in supernatural evil." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 442. "No. 252 Rue M. le Prince" is one of the very best haunted house stories. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-16. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 204. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 99. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-62. Bleiler (1978), p. 52. Reginald 03535. Wright (III) 1245. Kramer 52.

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      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 copy. (#60177). 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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        A Joyful Christmas to You

      London, Paris & NY: Tuck, Raphael, (c. 1895-1901). A stunning pop-up Christmas card that opens to reveal a four-tiered nativity scene, in which seven angels surround the Christ Child. In the background, a snowy Christmas tree is decorated with red candles. The tree's snow covering and the angels' wings are heightened with glitter. Bright sprigs of holly accent the scene. Printed in ornate lettering on the front of the card is a Christmas greeting in verse, with a scrolling gilt, embossed border. In 1880, Raphael Tuck's son, Adolph, held a very successful nationwide competition for Christmas card designs, followed by an exhibition. According to Whitton, "Collectors and historians of the development of the Christmas card recognized that these two events organized by Adolph Tuck were a turning point in the progress of Christmas cards," after which they "became the accepted way of expressing sentiment and goodwill at Christmastime." Previous owner's inscription on the back; a few of the angels' wings and the top of the Christmas tree have been repaired, else a very nice survival.

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        The Watter's Mou'

      UK: Constable. London, Constable, 1895. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is in fine condition with just some pushing to the spine tips. Number II in the Acme Library series. A very nice copy. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1895.

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        The People of the Moon

      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, reconstitutable 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. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Almayer's Folly A Story of an Eastern River

      London - T. Fisher Unwin, 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A highly-sought after first impression, first edition of Joseph Conrad's first novel. Without the full-stop on the headline to page 43, as well as adropped 'e' and 'of' to page 110. In its original publishers' cloth binding. Set in the late 19th century, it centres on the life of the Dutch trader Kaspar Almayer in the Borneo jungle and his relationship to his half-caste daughter Nina. Condition: In original green cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, lightly rubbed, with some wear to the extremities and sunning to the spine. Very slight loss to the head and tail of the spine. Some slight straining to both hinges, although holding firm. Internally, generally firmly bound and bright throughout. Some scattered foxing and chipping to the textblock edge. ContemporaryW. H. Smith and Son's subscription library bookplateneatly pasted to the front pastedown, as well as a small ink signature to the front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD ..

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