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        Yellowstone National Park, Northern Pacific Railroad

      Chicago: Poole Brothers Map Engravers, 1895. A RICHLY COLORED AND COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF THE TOPOGRAPHY OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Lithograph Image size: approx. 24" x 18 1/2" Framed size: 33 4/5" x 28" This is an exquisite, vividly colored, birds-eye view lithograph of Yellowstone National Park commissioned by the Northern Pacific Railroad (NPR) in 1895. This illustration represents an unusual intersection between the interests of art, commerce, and topography. Indeed, not only does the artist, Chas S. Fee, pictorially and textually delineate all of Yellowstone's magnificent mountains, canyons, and lakes, but provides labels and precise locations for all of the park's hotels as well. In the upper background of the image, the draughtsman has also indicated the railway route of the NPR, the artist's patron. . Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Fringilla or Tales in Verse.

      Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Co. 1895. Titlepage in red and black and with Sundry Decorative Picturings by Will H. Bradley. 131 pp. Limited to 600 numbered copies on handmade paper. Publisher's cloth-backed pictorial boards.. Together with the book, sent as a gift, is enclosed a Christmas letter, dated Christmas 1896, from, the English/Danish illustrator and painter Nelly Erichsen. She was born 1862 in Newcastle on Tyne. Both her parents were Danish. The recipient of the letter is problably her relative Ida Marie Suhr, book collector and owner of the Manor House Petersgaard

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        Almayer's Folly A Story of an Eastern River

      London: T. Fisher Unwin 1895 London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. First Edition, first issue, with type dropped in bottom two lines on p. 110. 8vo. . Original olive green cloth, t.e.g., others uncut. Front hinge cracked, flyleaves toned, spine ends a bit rubbed (small loss at head). Very good. Smith 1 . Joseph Conrad's first book. With an inscription tipped in from the author: "Yours Faithfully, Joseph Conrad Feb. 3d 1912"

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        Syr Perecyvelle of Gales.

      Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press 1895. Printed in red and black. 98 pp. Uncut in publisher's halfcloth

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Original colour lithographed cover

      for Fernand Vandérem: Asche. Published by Albert Langen Verlag. Paris & Leipzig 1895. 27x21 cm.. Totally fresh, full size, not folded, uncut and never used for its purpose

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        The Time Machine - An Invention.

      William Heinemann, London 1895. 152 pages. First edition, second or third issue [published same year as the first], with one page of advertisments on the verso of the half title leaf, and none in the back of the volume. Publisher's beige cloth with brown printing on upper board and spine. A bit of browning to the pastedowns, and some soiling to the back board. Interior nice and clean.. Interesting association copy, inscribed by Wells: "Hommage to/ Ronlad Ross/ H.G. Wells/ 18.v.24". Sir Ronald Ross received the Nobel Prize for physiology/medicine in 1902 for his groundbreaking discoveries of the malaria parasite in mosquitoes, starting the fight against the dreadful disease. Notice the resemblance to the germs that killed the aliens in "War of the Worlds", or the dangerous biohazard terrorism story of "The Stolen Bacillus".From the Library of F. Wyndham Goldie, with his bookplate inserted

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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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        Prairie Chickens

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895-1896. Chromolithograph. In good condition. Sheet size: 12 3/4 x 20 inches. A stunning hunting print from one of America's most celebrated sporting artists. Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928) is remembered as one of America's best-loved sporting artists. His evocative hunting and shooting prints capture the drama of the sport and provide an invaluable visual record of rural America. Frost was an incredibly successful artist, he illustrated more than ninety books and produced thousands of illustrations for Harper's Weekly, Scribner's and Life magazines. Although born in Philadelphia, he spent the majority of his working career in New Jersey where he produced some of his most noted work. Frost's most desirable and rarest prints are the twelve chromolithographs from the portfolio entitled Shooting Pictures, depicting various shooting scenes from upland shooting to waterfowling. The portfolio, with each image printed on a separate sheet and tipped onto a card backing board, was published 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. Cf. Henry M. Reed The A.B. Frost Book (1993) p. 90 (illustration) and p.158

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        EMPORIUM 1895 - 1964 - tutto il pubblicato, Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1895

      cm. 20 x 26, cadenza mensile, ed uscita ininterrotta (anche durante le due grandi guerre) fino alla cessazione nel dicembre 1964. Pagine variabili 70-100. Ricchissima documentazione fotografica anche con splendide tav. in b/n ed a colori fuori testo (spesso con riproduzioni di capolavori raramente comparsi in pubblicazioni varie, tanto da essere utilizzate da antiquari e collezionisti come autorevoli riferimenti). Si tratta della più prestigiosa rivista artistica italiana, magistralmente diretta da VITTORIO PICA con grafica di gran classe curata dall'Istituto d'arti grafiche di Bergamo. Non viene trascurato alcun soggetto artistico (scultura, pittura, architettura, grafica, incisioni, arti decorative, arredamento, ecc.) e tutte le manifestazioni artistiche e culturali vennero ben seguite , commentate e rappresentate (Biennali, Triennali, Mostre, ecc. ecc.) I collaboratori furono tra i massimi specialisti delle varie epoche, in ogni settore. La grande rivista usci' stancamente tra il 1960 e 1964 e si concluse nel dicembre '64. Dal fascicolo n. 1 del gennaio 1895 fino al n. 840 del dicembre 1964 TUTTA LA COLLEZIONE E' A FASCICOLI SCIOLTI IN BUONE CONDIZIONI. SONO STATE APPRONTATE CARTELLETTE CON LACCI NOCCIOLA per ogni annata, rendendo cosi' esteticamente valida la presentazione.

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        EMPORIUM 1895 - 1943 collezione, Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1895

      La collezione (NON MANCA ALCUN NUMERO NELLA SEQUENZA) è in parte a fascicoli sciolti e parte con annate rilegate Vedi foto sul nostro catalogo 70 - a richiesta possiamo inviare dettagli ed altre fotografie

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        EMPORIUM 1895 - 1938 collezione, Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1895

      La collezione (NON MANCA ALCUN NUMERO NELLA SEQUENZA) è in parte a fascicoli sciolti e parte con annate rilegate Vedi foto sul nostro catalogo 70 - a richiesta possiamo inviare dettagli ed altre fotografie

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        EMPORIUM 1895 - 1937 collezione, Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1895

      La collezione e' composta da tutte annate rilegate.(manca un solo fascicolo) Vedi foto sul nostro catalogo 70 - a richiesta possiamo inviare dettagli ed altre fotografie

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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.

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        The Correspondence of G. E. Morrison,

      2 vols, 1895-1912; 1912-1920, complete, xiv, 847; 905pp thick small folio, fine set in original cloth with dust-wrappers, a few neat library marks, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1976, 1978. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Morrison was The Times correspondent in China in the later Imperial and early Republican period and became a political advisor to the first President of the Republic of China until his death in 1920.

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        The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

      Methuen and Co. London: Methuen and Co., 1895. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. This is a collection of fifteen science fiction short stories, many of which originally appeared in periodicals, including the Pall Mall Gazette, Pall Mall Budget, and the St. James Gazette. This was the authorÕs first book of short stories. Very good in original dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Elaborate Art Nouveau style illustration to spine and front board. Light damp stain to front board, minor rubbing to edges of boards and spine ends, and crease to spine. The interior is clean overall with a few spots of foxing to first and last few pages. 275 pages plus 32 pages of ads. LIT/092308. Very Good.

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        Illustrated Catalogue of Base Ball Goods and Uniforms. Wright & Ditson

      Boston: Wright & Ditson Retail Store: 344 Washington Street nera Milk Street. Wholesale Store: 95 Pearl Street 1895 Boston: Wright & Ditson Retail Store: 344 Washington Street (nera Milk Street). Wholesale Store: 95 Pearl Street, 1895. (BASEBALL) 8vo. Illustrated throughout. 24 pp. Original printed wrappers . A rare trade catalogue of 19th-century baseball gear, profusely illustrated with wood-engravings of products offered by Wright & Ditson -- including Spalding bats and mitts, catcher's masks, bases, shoes, uniforms and caps, and score books and other miscellanea. Wright & Ditson was later acquired by Spalding

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        The White Wampum - Tekahionwake

      London: John Lane, 1895. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Large 12mo - 7 " x 5". Publisher's decorated brown cloth covered boards with tomahawk stamped in black decoration and the name Tekahion-wake + gold letters on spine (bright). The Condition is very good+, small nicks on corners of cover Ragged edged paper. Illustrated title page, viii, 88 pp. text, 16 pp. publisher's 1895 catalogue of the Bodley Head (List of Books in Belles Lettres), deckled edges, hand cut paper. This is a wonderful book of poems by Mohawk Native American poet/author E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake. This is the first edition of this authors first book. An important book, generally regarded as the first work ever published by a Native American woman. Most of the 36 poems in this volume deal with her Native American heritage. Uncommon, E. [Emily] Pauline Johnson was born on the Six Nations Indian Reserve near Brantford, Ontario, in 1862. She received little formal education, but had a natural aptitude for literature and began to write poetry at an early age. In her poetry she expressed, as no one had done before, the intensity and passion, the hopes and feelings - and much, too, of the tragedy - of her people. She died in Vancouver in 1913 and was laid to rest among the ferns and wild flowers in Stanley Park, a short distance from Siwash Rock Biographer Charlotte Gray says: "Why does Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake, the nineteenth century daughter of a Mohawk chief and an English gentlewoman continue to haunt our collective imagination? When the beautiful poetess Pauline Johnson swept onto the stage in her buckskin 'Indian' outfit and bear claw necklace or one of her elegant silk evening gowns, she mesmerized audiences from coast to coast. At at time when women rarely travelled, she crossed the country nineteen times and the Atlantic three times, equally at home in the salons of the rich and powerful and in the whistle-stop towns that dotted a growing country. Ironically, after gruelling years on the road and little income, Pauline finally realized her dream of becoming a bestselling author as she faced death. She left us with an enduring mystery: who was the young man in the locket she always wore and who sent beautiful flowers and a loving note to her funeral. In (her book), Charlotte Gray explores the many dimensions of Pauline Johnson's life. Complex and talented, she was a native rights advocate ahead of her time; a lyric poet who performed vaudevillian skits; a New Woman who wrote for 'The Mother's Magazine'; and an incurable romantic who never married.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        Breath from the Veldt, A

      1895. Into AfricaWith "the Winged and Furred Creatures of the Wild"Beautifully BoundMILLAIS, John Guille. A Breath from the Veldt. With Illustrations by the Author, and Frontispiece by Sir J.E. Millais, R.A.London: Henry Sotheran, 1895. First trade edition. Folio (15 1/8 x 11 5/8 in; 384 x 296 mm). x, 236 pp. Thirteen uncolored electro-engravings with tissue guards, including frontispiece, twelve full-page black and white plates, 125 black and white text illustrations. Bound c. 1949 in half crimson morocco over pale red cloth ruled in gilt. Spine with six raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Marbled endpaperes, top edge gilt, others uncut. Engravings exhibit light spotting to margins. A very small rub spot to lower board. Otherwise a fine copy. Housed in a cloth slipcase.John Guille Millais (1865-1931) was an English artist, naturalist, gardener and travel writer who specialized in wildlife and flower portraiture. He traveled extensively around the world in the late Victorian period detailing wildlife often for the first time. His was clearly a wanderlust based on a desire to see, record and paint the natural world. To this end he traveled widely in Europe, Africa and North America. A Breath of the Veldt , based upon his trip to South Africa, was his second of seventeen books on his travels and the wildlife of the places he journeyed through.It is quite likely that Millias influenced Rider Haggard's Alan Quarterman novels. Millais was was the friend and biographer of F.C. Selous, the big-game hunter that Haggard based Quartermain upon, and his descriptions of the Veldt, in which Haggard set so much of his fiction, were most certainly read and referenced by Haggard."Never before, or elsewhere, have the winged and furred creatures of the wild lived in their lithe beauty and fantastic grace as in these delicate drawings" (The Telegraph, contemporary comment cited by Mendelssohn) Mendelssohn, Sidney. South African Bibliography; being the Catalogue Raisonné of the Mendelssohn Library of Works relating to South Africa... II, p. 13.

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        Seven copies of the Kamloops "WAWA

      Kamloops, B.C: FATHER LEJEUNES The Kamloops Wawa, 1895 & 1896, 1895. 1st. Soft Cover. Good. MOST ARE IN FAIRLY GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT FOR A SMALL TEAR ON THE BACK OF 142 AND ONE COPY OF 140 IS VERY POOR. Known as "The Strangest Newspaper in the World" The Kamloops Wawa [Talk of Kamloops] CIRCA 1890'S COPIES OF FATHER LEJEUNES KAMLOOPS WAWA. INCLUDES A COPY OF THE WAWA SHORTHAND INSTRUCTOR. INCLUDES: Vol. IV. No. 10 October , 1895, #133, Vol. V. No. 1 January , 1896, #136, Vol. V. No. 2 February , 1896, #137, Vol. V. No. 4 April , 1896, #139, Vol. V. No. 5 May , 1896, #140 (two copies, one poor condition) and Vol. V. No. 7 July , 1896, #137., PLUS: The WAWA Shorthand Instructor First Edition 1896 24pp + paper cover. Found among these booklets is a B&W photo of a priest - Right Rev. Bishop R.J.D'Herbomez ? (1822 -1890) Reference is printed image on page 13 of Vol. V. No. 1 January , 1896, #136 The newsletter was published by Fr. Jean-Marie Raphael LeJeune out of the back room of a church on the Kamloops reserve between May 1891 and Dec. 1905. Intended primarily for the local Aboriginal audience, most of the content was written in Chinook jargon with some translation into English and French. At its peak, The Wawa had a circulation of about 2,000 copies and was read as far away as France. An important 19th century British Columbia newsletter, the Kamloops Wawa. The Kamloops Wawa was a multi-lingual publication written in English, French and Chinook Jargon. Chinook jargon, a trade language (or pidgin) was once spoken by an estimated 100,000 people along the west coast from Oregon to Alaska. With more than 100 Aboriginal languages spoken in the area, it was one of the most diverse linguistic regions in the world. Chinook jargon evolved as a way of bridging the communication gap created by this diversity. Derived from various Aboriginal languages, and later English and French, this jargon was widely spoken by natives, traders, and settlers, but could not be easily translated to written form. As a means of bringing literacy to Aboriginal people, Catholic missionaries in the late 1800s developed a phonetic shorthand that could accurately represent the jargon. Eventually, most of the native population learned to speak English, and Chinook jargon fell into disuse. The language may have disappeared altogether had the written legacy of the Catholic missionaries not remained. The Wawa, which is Chinook jargon for 'chat', is an important record of that legacy.

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        The Time Machine: an invention. FIRST EDITION.

      William Heinemann. 1895 Half title. Orig. grey printed wrappers; spine & edges expertly & unobtrusively repaired, sl. creased with some sm. tears to fore-edges. In custom-made blue cloth box.Wells 4. Published simultaneously with the first cloth edition. A nice copy of Wells' most celebrated work, and extremely scarce in the original wrappers.

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

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

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        Color Poster for Christmas Issue of Scribner's magazine entitled "Scribner's for Xmas"

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

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        The Pobratim. A Slav Novel.

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

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      Boston: Roberts Bros., 1895 First American Edition of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queens Quorum title featuring the decadent Russian detective, Prince Zaleski. The Goldstone copy, with Adrian Homer Goldstone's neat bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. A bright, fresh copy with some light overall use, wear at the heel and crown of the spine and tips, discreet ink name to the front free endpaper, in decorated green cloth, gilt titles to the spine. 8vo. 207 pp. + 20 pp. of adverts, including an advertisement for the Keynotes Series. An unusually uncommon Cornerstone title.. 1st Edition.

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        A History of British Birds. Fourth Edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged. With Three Hundred and Ninety-four Plates Coloured by Hand.

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1895.. 6 volumes. Published 1895-97. Large 8vo (10 1/2 x 7 inches). Contemporary half green morocco, green cloth sides. Spines blocked in gilt with bird motifs within compartments, top edges gilt. Spines now uniformly faded to brown. Some scuffing and rubbing but generally well and solidly bound. Cloth lifting from one lower board, one plate detached, one plate lightly soiled. Overall the plates are fresh and free from foxing.

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        An Atlas of the Fertilization and Karyokinesis of the Ovum

      Macmillan, New York 1895. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First (and only) Edition, for Columbia Uni Press 1895. Large 4to. vii, pp32 complete with 10 plates of photomicrographs (Edward Leaming's contribution to the work). Bookplate of University of London Library together with small "withdrawn" stamp on pastedown, else no other Library markers at all. A superb copy, with no futher marks or inscriptions, no spotting or foxing. In original Columbia Uni. blue cloth, a little rubbed to edges.

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        The Book-Hunter in London : Historical and other Studies of Collectors and Collecting. ; The Book-Hunter in Paris : Studies among the Bookstalls and the Quays. [bookhunter]

      London : Elliot Stock, 1895 ; 1893., 1895. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. [1st edition], 334 pp. (The Book-Hunter in London) ; [1st English edition], xxv, 232 pp. 31 cm. (The Book-Hunter in Paris) ; both volumes heavily illustrated ; OCLC: 317856824 ; OCLC: 256180 ; FINE copies of each of the two most important historical surveys of books, booksellers and book-collectors in London and Paris, both in the rare large-paper editions, uniformly bound by Tolbert in half-leather and marbled papers in brown, yellow and gold ; original, untrimmed edges preserved ; the origin al black and red prospectus for The Book-Hunter in Paris bound in ; the original publisher's boards included ; quoting from The Book-Hunter in Paris : "...these vocal days, when there are books about almost everything under the sun, no one need wond er that so quaint a fraternity as the stall-keepers on the quays of the Seine should have a volume all to themselves. They have a place in French history, these men; their trade, which by the beginning of the seventeenth century had learnt to cluster round the Pont Neuf, has traveled through vicissitudes peculiar to itself, and survived revolutions destructive of interests vaster than its own; these humble vendors of old books have been proclaimed as nuisances, obstructing the highway, denounced as receivers of stolen goods, and informed against as cheapeners of the well-housed stock of the authorized booksellers who kept shop, and paid rent, rates, and taxes. M. Uzanne makes us acquainted with the precise terms of royal edicts and decrees leveled at the heads of these open-air traders, who, however,as was indeed befitting, seem usually to have had friends at Court, who managed to prevent such an administration of the law as must have exterminated the whole tribe." ; Selected chapters: The Stall-keepers of To-day. Characters and oddities -- No prevalent type - The shoeblack as bookseller - Chevalier -- Corroenne -- Vaisset -- Gallandre -- Rigault and the Revue des Buloz -- Antoine Laporte -- Humel -- Jacques -- Chanmoru -- His projects for the reform cf the bookstalls--His notices to customers and others--A reminiscence of the siege of Paris--Jean Frollo on Chanmoru--A new way of beginning -- A find and a bargain--Schanne on another new departure -- Ferroud -- Rosselin -- The dealer in spectacles -- Tisserand -- Book-hunters and Book-huntresses. Characters and faces -- The chase is the image of war -- The passion in different forms -- Delights of book-hunting -- -The scarcity of bargains, and the reason why - - The art of dressing a stall -- Certain books for certain classes -- The book-huntress -- -Learned ladies -- The student -- Gausseron's experience -- The woman of fashion never goes book-hunting -- The priests -- The casuals -- The wealthy collecto r -- Hunting by catalogue -- Amddde Pommier -- Some noted book-lovers -- Hippolyte Rigault on the love of books -- Bibliophile Jacob as described by Du Seigneur -- His store-room -- Pere Rembrandt -- Fillet's enormous library -- Boulard's 300,00 0 books -- General Pittid -- Chantelauze -- Champfleury -- Feuillet de Conches -- Michel Chasles -- Captier -- Xavier Marmier -- His will -- Anatole France -- Fontaine -- Comte de Toustain -- Mouton- Duvernet -- Delzant and his books on happ iness -- Du Desert -- Making up sets -- Droz and the Templars -- Humbert -- Huysmans -- A batch of book-hunters -- Grand-Carteret -- Demand for specimens of good printing -- Dr. Nicholas -- Chineurs -- Guffroy -- Morel, otherwise Chipo teau -- The humbler book-hunters -- The Book-stealers. Notes and observations -- The lowest depths of thieving -- Breaking into the boxes -- Thefts in the daytime -- Robbery made easy -- The thief's devices -- A conspiracy among the book-binders -- Jules Levy's mistake -- The ' incomplete copy' swindle -- People who require watching -- The Physiology of the Bookstall-keeper. His origin and his career -- The old class of stall-keepers -- The introduction of the fixed boxes etc.; FINE.

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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        The Arabella and Araminta Stories

      [Printed by John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, for] The Yellow Hair Library, Boston, Copeland and Day,, 1895. By Gertrude Smith with an Introduction by Mary E Wilkins Embellished with XV Illustrative designs by Ethel Reed and Explanatory Notes by the Author of the book. Folio (439 × 298 mm). Publisher's floral cloth-covered boards, blue morocco backstrip lettered and dated in gilt, vellum tips. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Front and back endpapers signed by Smith, Reed and Wilkins, pastedowns each with an extra original design (front, a flower; back, a butterfly) by Reed. The endpapers duplicated at the front on bright pink and green paper and at the back on yellow paper. Four titles on four sheets, each slightly different, with printer's devices printed in various colours. 15 plates each printed on six different kinds of paper. Duplicate endpapers at the front slightly creased, backstrip a little rubbed, unobtrusive repair to back joint, a very good copy of this exceptionally rare book. First edition, limited edition large paper copy, one of fifteen copies only printed on Royal Japanese paper, containing original extra illustrations on the endpapers by Ethel Reed, in a large-paper folio format much larger than the trade issue (which was done in small quarto), with four different states of the title and the plates printed on six different kinds of paper, signed by all the participants on front and back endpapers, bound in specially imported Javanese muslin. One of the rarest of the Parley to Penrod titles, this book in its deluxe format is the masterpiece of the book artist Ethel Reed (1874–1910?), who for a brief period was the star designer of books and posters in the Boston Arts and Crafts movement. Her unfettered artistic exuberance, clearly a reflection of her youthful enthusiasm and high spirits, is extraordinarily appealing. Her style reflects Walter Crane's visual influence (Crane had made a visit to Boston in 1891–92) as well as the decadent images of Aubrey Beardsley. The limited edition is naturally rare and desirable: the last copy at auction was the Grolier Club–Epstein copy (described as "corner worn, hinges reinforced") which fetched $26,400 (Swann, Apr 30, 1992, lot 421). Before that the Bradley Martin copy made $18,400 (Sotheby's New York, Jan 30, 1990, lot 2466). "Ethel Reed was born and raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where she received her first training in art from Laura Coombs Hills. She later studied at the Cowles School in Boston, where Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue was one of her teachers. While a student, she began designing posters and book decorations in a distinctive Art Nouveau style, first for the Boston Herald and later for the small literary presses Copeland & Day and Lamson, Wolfe and Co. For a short period in 1895 and 1896, she was the most celebrated of the Boston book artists. Her brilliant though eccentric work may be an example of the sort of 'specious originality' which the Society of Arts and Crafts sought to discourage. She left for Europe in May 1896 and subsequently contributed a few designs to the British publisher John Lane. She died sometime before 1925, when Richard Le Gallienne, in The Romantic Nineties, recalled 'the noble silent beauty of Ethel Reed, whose early death robbed the world of a great decorative artist'" (Inspiring Reform: Boston's Arts and Crafts Movement, Davis Museum, 1997). "When William Sharp and Maurice Maeterlinck and Aubrey Beardsley see this book they will shed tears of great joy, for their art principles have been applied at last to the manufacture of literature and pictures for children" (Artists of the Book in Boston 1890–1901 p. 27).

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      Quarry Farm, Elmira, NY. 2 July 1895.. One page, in ink, on quarto front panel of a large linen-lined envelope. Marginal pencil note crossed through, several ink squiggles in blank areas symptomatic of a struggle with an unreliable pen, otherwise very good. A manuscript memento of a famous artifact, being Clemens' fourteen line rough draft verse (signed "M.T."), written in preparation for his inscribing the verse on three stones for presentation to Mrs. Thomas K. Beecher, wife of Reverend Beecher who officiated at the wedding of Clemens and Livy Langdon in 1870. An account of the undertaking appears in the October 1895 number of MUNSEY'S, and in brief, a sort of wager grew out of a friendly debate between Clemens and Mrs. Beecher about the immortality of the soul. Mrs. Beecher concluded by asking Clemens: "If you meet me in heaven a million years from now, will you confess yourself wrong?" And when Clemens assented, she insisted a record of his agreement be rendered in stone for future generations. The manuscript in hand is Clemens' draft of what was placed on three sections cut from a stone Mrs. Beecher picked up from the Susquehanna river bed near Charles Beecher's summer home near Wyalusing, PA. The actual stones, known as the "wager stones," are now preserved in the Twain Archive at Elmira College. Clemens' poem (incorporating his alterations) reads: "If you prove right & I prove wrong [/] A million years from now, [/] In language plain & frank & strong [/] My error I'll avow [/] To your dear mocking face. [/] If I prove right, by God his grace [/] Full sorry I shall be, [/] For in that solitude no trace [/] There'll be of you & me [/] Nor of our vanished race. [/] A million years, O patient stone, [/] You've waited for this message: [/] Deliver it a million hence [Survivor pay expressage.] M.T." Appended to the manuscript is an autograph note from Clemens, 2 July 1895, to Livy Clemens' friend, Clara Spaulding: "Dear Clara: Livy says it is this rough old original draft that you preferred. I didn't understand & I beg pardon. This looks too disreputable. My purpose was to have a nice trim comely copy made for you. Yours ever, SL Clemens."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        KOREAN GAMES With Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan

      Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1895.. 1st edn limited (numbered 272 of 550) signed by author. 4to. Original decorated white buckram cloth, top edge gilt (near Fine). Pp. xxxvi + 177 (new endpapers; no other inscriptions), illus with coloured plates with tissue guards. .

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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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Spenser's Faerie Queene The Second, Thirde, Fourth, and Sixth Book of the Faerie Queene

      London, England: George Allen At Ruskin House. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1895-1896. Hardcover. Full leather with beautiful gilt outline on cover, banded and gilt spine. Bound by the Monastery Hill Bindery. Pages are not trimmed and are uneven. Watermark says "Unbleached Arnold". Some Foxing to pages. Corners are dented and top and bottom of spine is chipped with s1/2 inch split at top or bottom of spine. Wear on the raised leather portions of spine. Edited by Thomas J. Wise. This set is rare, but is missing volumes one and five. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Extensively Illustrated; 4to; 529-805 pages; p .

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        Original Panorama of Constantinople, Showing Golden Horn and Istanbul

      Berlin: Neue Photographischen Gesellschaft, circa 1895 Original Panoramic photograph of Golden Horn and Istanbul from Pera (Beyoglu), probably taken from the Galata Tower. Overall it measures approximately 24.5 x 155 cm. The panorama measures approximately 20 × 146 cm. In a contemporary cardboard tube. Two marginal annotations, otherwise a very good, clean photographic panorama. A view from Pera across the Golden Horn with busy shipping by steamers and sailing ships. The whole of Istanbul is visible, with the famous skyline showing the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia and the minarets of the many famous mosques. .

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        Autograph Quote Signed

      [NP]. Nov. 12th, 1895. Autograph Quote Signed, "Man & Woman a / Simultaneous Creation / Genesis I. 27-28 / Elizabeth Cady Stanton / Nov 12th 1815 - 1895". 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"; five lines, on card stock, attractively matted and framed to finished size of 7 1/2 x 9 3/4" with engraving of Mrs. Stanton (engraving from HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE, Vol. I. which Mrs. Stanton coauthored with Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage) after photograph by Mosher, engraved by Bullro.& Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) spent her entire life endeavoring to make life better for others. She helped organize the first conference (in the world!) on women&#39;s rights, the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. She drafted their "Declaration of Sentiments" calling for woman suffrage. With Susan B. Anthony, she led the woman suffrage movement from its inception through the last years of her life. In the last third of her life, however, she became even more radical. On her 80th birthday, a celebration organized by Anthony and attended by over 6,000 supporters was held at the Metropolitan Opera House. Stanton used this occasion to deliver what was to be her most radical speech, in which she asserted that spheres of men and women differed only according to their capacity as individuals. Further, she demanded an equal place in the church, in all business matters, discipline and formulations of creeds. This quote is from that speech and is dated the day of the speech. It was in 1895 that Mrs. Stanton published THE WOMAN&#39;S BIBLE in which she further challenged organized religion by including feminist interpretations and rewrites of many passages she deemed detrimental to women. This quote is completely consistent with the main concern of Mrs. Stanton&#39;s life: advocacy of the overturn of any edict of church or state, which limited woman&#39;s sphere. NAW III, pp. 342-7. Oakley, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, pp. 127-9. Flexner & FitzPatrick, Century of Struggle. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Illustrated Limited Edition of the Works of Honoré de Balzac Comprising: Harlot&#39;s Progress Vols. I & II, Marriage Settlement, Cousin Betty, Lilly of the Valley, Beatrix, Father&#39;s Curse, Middle Classes, Modeste Mignon, Seraphita, The Thirteen, Catherine de Medici, At the Sign of the Cat and Racket, Quest of the Absolute, Princess&#39;s Secrets, Gondreville Mystery, A Distinguished Provincial at Paris, The Jealousies of a Country Town, The Peasantry, The Chouans, The Wild Ass&#39;s Skin, The Seamy Side of History, Daughter of Eve, The Member For Arcis, The Unconscious Mummers, The Unknown Masterpiece, Pierrette and The Abbe Birotteau, Cousin Pons, A Woman of Thirty, Eugenie Grandet, Lost Illusions, The Country Parson, The Country Doctor, Parisians in The Country [34 volumes]

      Published by J. M. Dent & Co, Aldine House, Bedford Street, London 1895-1898. 34 Volumes. London 1895-1898. The scarce Illustrated Limited Edition for sale in England. Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original bottle green cloth covers, gilt title, author lettering and elaborate symmetrical gilt design to the spines, gilt name to the upper panels, top edges gilt. 8vo. 8½&#39;&#39; x 6&#39;&#39;. 204 full-page tissue-guarded monochrome etchings throughout the set. This Edition is limited to 50 copies for England of which this set, in black fountain, is copy No. 40. Some volumes have off-setting to the end papers, spines are not faded, however, 3 volumes are a little dull to the spines, without any foxing, the paper being clean and fresh, bindings sound and square, overall a very attractive and impressive library. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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      Westminster (London): Archibald Constable and Company, 1895. Forty-eight volumes, 16mo., uniformly bound in quarter-vellum over olive green boards. The vellum spines are elaborately tooled in gilt with the Scottish lion surrounded by a handsome Art Nouveau design. Top edges gilt. Each volume with engraved frontispiece and title page. This set is fairly common in cloth but quite rare in the deluxe bindings of half-vellum. Aside from some minor soiling and wear, this is a fine treasure of a set, boldly handsome when seen side by side in the library. There are few things more satisfying in book collecting than the mellow warmth and rich glow of smooth vellum adorned with deep, old gilt..and this set certainly illustrates the point!

      [Bookseller: Green Gate Farm Antiquarian Books]
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        One Hundred and Seventy Six Historic and Artistic Book-Bindings Dating

      1895. (B00KBINDING). One Hundred and Seventy Six Historic and Artistic Book- Bindings Dating from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time pictured by etchings artoypes and lithographs after the originals selected from the library of Robert Hoe. Dodd, Mead, N.Y. 1895. One of 200 copies. 2 vols. Folio, full brown morocco by Macdonald. 179 plates of bindings some in color. One hinge cracked partially on each volume. Some minor general wear, faint ownership stamp on titles and verso of a few plates. A major work on bookbinding. [a]

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. Original cream cloth with gilt celtic image on panels and spine. The cloth has darkened somewhat but is otherwise in great shape. Top edge gilt. Bookplate and the ownership signature of Milton Bronner dated 1896. "This book contains all the writer cares to preserve out of his previous volumes of verse." From the preface by Yeats. 750 copies printed. Rare.. 1st. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        En route

      Paris: Tresse & Stock, 1895. relié. 11,5x18,5cm. Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à cinq nerfs comportant de petites traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l&#39;époque. Envoi autographe signé de l&#39;auteur. Une très pâle mouillure en pied du premier feuillet. - Tresse & Stock, Paris _1895, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        PRETTY POLLY. A Novel Panorama Picture Book

      London, Nister, circa 1895.. FIRST EDITION, inscribed 1897, 245 x 200 mm, 9½ x 7½ inches, cloth backed boards with delightful colour illustration of little girl feeding parrot while puppy begs, blue floral endpapers, 15 text pages. 4 double page 2 tier colour pop-ups: Naughty Kittens (playing with Polly parrot's cage); Cinderella's coach; At the Seaside (children in a row boat, others splash in the sea); Oranges and Lemons (party game for young children). Black and white line drawings in the text. Little verses and prose pieces by various including Clifton Bingham, L.L. Weedon and E. Nesbit (The Rat Princess). Corners slightly worn, 10 mm (½) inch surface chip to upper cover next to tail of spine, few light scratches along edges of upper cover, lower cover a bit soiled with several heavy scratches. Title page very slightly browned in margin, slight foxing to margins, lower margins of pop-up pages a bit dusty, small ink streak to background of first pop-up, few pop-up supports expertly renewed, couple of invisible mends, but all fragile parts present and undamaged, such as coachman's whip, cage bars and little dog's tail. A very good plus copy of a pretty book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Edle Nacktheit in China

       Heinz Von Perckhammer was born in 1895 in Germany. He traveled to Southern China and Macao in the late 1920s where he photographed women from the Macao brothels. The soft nudes were the antithesis of the women's real surroundings. After he returned to Germany, he published some of these studies in the French magazine, Voila (No.76, 1932). He also published "Edle nacktheit in China" in 1928. He also photographed several other nudes for the portfolio, "Das Deutsche Aktwerk", which was published in several versions by Bruno Schultz Verla from 1938-1940. On a more mundane business level, Von Perckhammer took many of the images in the 1933 book, Wir und das Auto, and his work appears on many German postcards of the 1930s-40s period. Von Perckhammer was known for his fine nudes, his portrait studies and publicity stills. He died in 1965. Printed examples of his work from his later portfolio are in the George Eastman House. He is listed in its database, as well as in Auer & Auer. Cover partially damaged (as can be seen in the pictures). Missing 2 double-pages: title and copyrightthird page of introductory text (page 7) and following decorative Chinese ornamnent All 31 photographic plates present and in great condition. No holes torn out (the book was originally bound Chinese style with ribbon). Please see photographs (photographs of all pages are available here: ). Very rare book considered by some as best act/nude photography book of all times.  

      [Bookseller: Radovan Skolnik]
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        Tokaido meisho zen [Famous places on the Tokaido Road]

      A simply delightful amateur artist&#39;s record of their journey along the Tokaido Road towards the end of the Meiji period. 44 full page watercolour and ink paintings and one double page. Album measures 16.8 x 24.3cm. Covers worn with some minor insect damage, apart from some minor soiling where the leaves have been turned over the years the images themselves are very good. Titled in Japanese and an archaic romanization on the upper cover, the lower cover reads Hitsuji 28 nen Yamada shozo [Year of the Ram, 28th year (1895), Yamada Collectio] It appears that the name of the artist was Yamada. The album includes many images featuring Mt Fuji. Each painting is titled in Japanese and among the many scenes along this famous route is one of Okitsu eki station, with view above the Minakuch Inn. This inn will be well known to many as the focus of Statler&#39;s excellent book &#39;Japanese Inn&#39;. .

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        Ved Rigets Port. Forspil. Orig. udg.

      Kbhvn. 1895. 301 s. Orig. komp. hellrd. Meget velholdt eksemplar

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      1895. hardcover. <center><b>Stevenson&#39;s grisly tale about an anatomist and his need for cadavres</b></center> Stevenson, Robert Louis. THE BODY-SNATCHER. Illustrated. New York: The Merriam Company, n.d. [1895]. 3 pp undated ads. Original violet cloth decorated in dark violet. <p>First Edition, issued as the second volume in Merriam&#39;s "Violet Series." This is Stevenson&#39;s famous tale about the anatomist "K---" and his need for cadavres (based undoubtedly upon the career of Robert Knox, 1793-1862). RLS actually wrote this tale in mid-1881, to be part of a collection of supernatural tales which he referred to as "creepers"; he never completed the project, but a few of the tales remain. Ironically this grisly tale&#39;s first appearance was in the Pall Mall Gazette&#39;s 1884 Christmas Extra (substituted at the last moment for a briefer RLS tale, in order to fulfill a commitment of sufficient length). It is equally ironic that such a story would first appear in book form in this cute little violet volume decorated with flowers.</p> <p>This is an attractive, nearly fine copy, unusually free of soil or wear (the lettering on the spine is a little faded as always, and there are small tape-stains on the endpapers); there is <i>no</i> bubbling of the cloth, which is atypical for this book. condition. Beinecke 608.</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:11621)

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        Hand & Soul

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895. leather_bound. Stiff vellum, beveled edges. Fine./No Dust Jacket. Morris, William. 56 pages. Small 8vo, 14.5 x 11 cm, printed in Golden type in black and red. Wood-cut title page. This was the only book Morris printed for the American public, and the only Kelmscott book to bear the name of an American publisher. The English and American copies have a slightly different colophon. The shoulder-notes were added by Morris. Way became a personal disciple of Morris, and later visited England to see him at Kelmscott House, where he was told how Morris "wanted to make some nice books, but had no thought of developing such a business as has come to the Press." Way then described their arrangement for the joint book, which was to be Rosetti&#39;s "Hand and Soul." Limited edition, one of 300 copies for America. SPARLING 36. SCOTT p103. Art Nouveau bookplate front paste-down dated 1901. Very fresh and crisp copy.

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        The Bibelot. A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part from Scarce Editions and Sources Not Generally Known. (21 Volumes Complete)

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

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        The Bibelot: A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part From Scarce Editions and Sources Not Generally Known in 21 Volumes

      Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher. 1895-1915. First. First editions with both the blue and regular white paper title pages. Twenty volumes plus the Index volume, twenty one volumes in all-- a complete set. 12mo. Near fine in cream spines with light blue paper covered boards, raised bands, printed paper spine labels, outer & lower page edges untrimmed, in very good plain dust jackets with printed spines, spines have darkened, light wear at the spine ends and corners. Each volume is housed in it&#39;s own cardstock slipcase with a printed paper label, slipcases are worn around the openings, have a small former owner&#39;s address label attached to the side and have had some blue patterned paper added at the top and bottom for support. All in all, an excellent set. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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