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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        ANALES DE LA GUERRA DE CUBA - 3 VOLÚMENES (OBRA COMPLETA) - 1895.

      - 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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        CELEBRATED CRIMES

      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 title...as 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.

      [Bookseller: Collectors Treasury]
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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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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT (AM) FRAGMENT from THE LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

      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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        BLACK SPIRITS & WHITE: A BOOK OF GHOST STORIES

      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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        THE WONDERFUL VISIT

      London: J. M. Dent and Co. ... / New York: Macmillan Co.,. 1895. title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial red buckram over bevel-edged boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. A fine 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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        The Stolen Bacillus. And Other Incidents.

      London, Methuen and Co. 1895 - FIRST EDITION: Publisher's blue cloth, gilt. Some general wear and handling, signs of use and ownership (name, armorial bookplate), but essentially a very good, solid copy. A series of cynical biological and scientific tales are the basis for H.G.Wells' first collection of Science Fiction stories. Includes 'The Flying Man', 'The Flowering of the Strange Orchid', The remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes', and 'The Lord of the Dynamos'. Geoffrey H.Wells [6]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [275]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nord-Kamerun. Schilderung der im Auftrage des Auswärtigen Amtes zur Erschließung des nördlichen Hinterlandes von Kamerun während der Jahre 1886-1892 unternommenen Reisen.

      Gebr. Paetel, Berlin, 1895. - EA. Mit zahlreichen fotogr. Abb. auf 16 Tafeln sowie einer mehrfach gefalteten Farbkarte. Dekorativer neuer Halblederband mit marmorierten Deckeln und eingebundener OBr. VI, (3), 468 S. 8°. Hinterlegter Einriss auf Br.-Titel, die ersten Seiten minimalst stockfleckig,sonst ausgezeichneter Zustand, sauber und vollständig. Neue Vorsätze, neue Fadenheftung! Sehr selten.

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        Blandt Nordpolens naboer.

      Kristiania, H. Aschehoug & Co, 1895. 8vo. VI + 319 s. Med illustr. af Th. Holmboe efter fotogr. og skitser af forf. samt fotografier og karter. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Blått). Liten plett på nedre del av fordekkel. Navn på tittelbl. Diskre navnestempel i gull ved nedre kapitél

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        Movement. Translated by Eric Pritchard

      New York: D. Appleton 1895 New York: D. Appleton, 1895. First American edition. 8vo. 200 Illustrations. xv, 323, [8, ads] pp. Red cloth. Fine fresh copy . Important and comprehensive work by pioneer of instantaneous photography, especially chronophotography, and its applications to the study of movement

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        Poems

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1895. Octavo. Original beige cloth, titles and elaborate designs by H. Granville Fell gilt to spine and boards, edges untrimmed. Illustrated title page. Ownership inscription. Corners lightly rubbed, spine tanned, toning to endpapers with a few faint marks to leaves, but still a lovely copy in very good condition. First edition, first impression. One of only 750 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Rose and The Key

      London; Downey and Co. [1895], 1895. First one volume edition. 8vo. Publisher's ribbed green cloth titled in gilt to spine and front board. Minor edgewear and rubbing to extremities, otherwise strong and bright, a very good copy indeed. Internally clean, neat ink ownership to pastedown, discreet W.H. Smith blindsatmp to flyleaf.

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        Musterbuch XII

      Hemelingen bei Bremen 1895 - 39 Lichtdrucktafeln mit zahlr. Modell-Illustrationen: Prunk-, Tafel-, GebrauchsgerŠt. Beiliegend zugehšrige Preisliste, 9 S. (Modellnrn. 1401a bis 1889)

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        DIE OSTERREISCHE ARMEE VON 1700 - 1867

      Wien: S. Czeiger. 1895. First Edition. Originally issued in 25 wrappered parts folio size, housed in 2 book folders with decorative front cover boards, containing 870 pages with 102 full page colour plates by Rudolph von Ottenfeld of soldiers in uniform, uniforms and weapons of the Austrian Army covering the period 1700 to 1867, plus many other illustrations in the text. THIS SET IS LACKING PART 13 consisting of pages 403 to 442 and 5 plates leaving a total of 98 plates. The plates and text are in near fine condition, the book folders the folio's are housed in have some marks especially the rear board of folder 1. The work of Rudolph von Ottenfeld is considered to be the most accurate depiction of the Austrian Armies of the 18th and 19th Centuries and stands amongst the top ten of Uniform books and is without a doubt the definitive study of the Austrian Army. Very heavy set, please ask for postage quote. Digital images supplied on request. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        A Breath from the Veldt

      London: Henry Sotheran, 1895. (SOUTH AFRICA) First edition. Folio. Frontispiece, "The Last Trek," by Sir. J. E. Millais. Illustrated with 12 etchings, and numerous illustrations in text. 236 pp. Original beige cloth. Minor soiling to covers, plates show foxing, else fine. Mendelssohn II, p. 13 . "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" -- contemporary comment from the Telegraph, cited in Mendelssohn

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        Flagellation and the Flagellants: the History of the Rod in all Countries from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

      William Reeves, 1895. Hardcover. Very Good/N/a. New Edition, Revised and Corrected (haha!!) Gilt marron covers in generally good condition. Some light foxing to first pages but overall a very good copy. Numerous illustrations and plates. Great copy.

      [Bookseller: Anulios Books]
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        THE COMEDIES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1895. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 750 COPIES. (This is copy #560). Hardcover. 264 x 187 mm (10 3/8 x 7 3/8"). Four volumes. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 750 COPIES. (This is copy #560). Pleasant contemporary blue-gray half morocco, raised bands, spines in unusual wavy-ruled and lobed gilt compartments, with clusters of small dots as corner- and sidepieces, and jester's head or theatrical masks as centerpiece, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. With 131 photogravure plates by Edwin Abbey, as called for, all with lettered tissue guards. Spines very faintly and uniformly faded, but the bindings in fine condition, without any of the expected rubbing to joints or chafing to paper sides. A hint of browning at edges of pages, a few leaves roughly opened, a pale four-inch stain at bottom of one page, other trivial imperfections, but generally quite fine internally, the text and plates very fresh and clean, and the margins especially ample. These delightful illustrations of the 14 comedies are by American artist Edwin A. Abbey (1852-1911), and feature the "dazzling light effects, close attention to detail, and keen insight into human emotions" that the DNB cites as characteristic of Abbey's work. They were the artist's largest commission for "Harper's Monthly" and, according to ANB, were printed "using new photomechanical processes that benefited Abbey's fluid and detailed style." The plates are among his best work. Abbey was a renowned and respected artist in his day, and received many honors, including the offer of a knighthood by King Edward VII, which he declined in order to retain his American citizenship. The bindings here are unsigned, but they have imaginative design elements and are executed with considerable skill.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL

      London: Bliss, Sands and Foster, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Light soiling to yellow cloth. Very Good or better. Original yellow pictorial cloth lettered in black. Published in an edition of only 1000 copies. A fantasy novel in which the main character strikes a bargain with the devil, who is depicted on the front cover. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED at the time of publication by the author on the front endpaper: "To my friend Charles Graves/with kindest regards/Eden Phillpotts/March 1895." Bookplate of La Fayette Butler on the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Collection of 13 original photographs, mostly at 'Morwenstowe' station

      circa, 1895.. Collection of 13 albumen prints measuring approximately 110 x 155 mm, each with early cursive annotations to verso; some prints a little faded yet very good condition overall. Collection of 13 original photographs documenting daily life at Wallaga Lake during the later nineteenth-century, including a significant group portrait including Aboriginal children at Corunna school circa 1895.Four Aboriginal children are included in the portrait of 20 schoolchildren, and an inscribed note to the reverse of the photograph identifies this as the school at Corunna (located some 10 kilometres north of Wallaga Aboriginal reserve). The reserve was created in 1891 and became home to over 90 Yuin Aboriginal persons. The children in the group portrait were under the care and instruction of Sister Ivy, who is identified by name in a separate portrait photograph included in this collection.Several other photographs detail the homestead 'Morwenstowe' located upon the shores of Wallaga Lake, showing the clearing and improvement of the farm as well as boating, coaching and other leisure activities. Three photographs in the collection depict high country pastures around Tumut; the remainder concern the Wallaga Lake region and hinterlands.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        CANYONS OF THE COLORADO

      Meadville, Pa. 1895.. 400pp. including illustrations, plus plates (ten double-page). Half title. Frontispiece portrait. Large quarto. Modern three-quarter leather over original brown publisher's cloth, cover stamped in gilt, spine gilt with leather labels. Old ex-lib. markings on half title, titlepage, and text block edges. Some leaves with small edge tears. Minor soiling. A good copy. This is the first complete narrative of Powell's famous expedition of 1869-72, previously documented only in reports consisting largely of scientific data. Privately published, this volume contains far more information than any of the government reports of Powell's journeys, and is the best book of one of the seminal figures in the West in the late 19th century. It also contains important documentation of Powell's botanizing and collecting activities. The double-page views of the Grand Canyon are after topographical artist W.H. Holmes' beautiful drawings. This is a very elusive book, remarkable in being quite large and extensive, but privately printed and evidently issued in a very small edition. It is one of the most difficult books to find, of major textual importance, in all Western Americana. HOWES P527, "aa." GRAFF 3335. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 8244. FARQUHAR, COLORADO RIVER 43.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        MANUAL DE ESGRIMA PARA USO DO EXERCITO.

      - Por? Mestre d?armas de S. Magestade El-Rei e de S. S. Altezas, das escolas do exercito e naval, sócio correspondente da Academia d?armas de Paris, etc. Desenhos de M. Gustavo Bordalo Pinheiro. Livraria de Antonio Maria Pereira ? Editor. Lisboa. 1895. De 20x14 cm. Com 142-(i) pags. Encadernação da época em percalina vermelha com lombada em pele; e ferros a ouro em super-libris com monogramas AJGG (do Capitão António José Garcia Guerreiro). Profusamente ilustrado. Exemplar com extensa dedicatória do autor na folha de anterrosto. O autor era professor e mestre de esgrima do rei D. Carlos. Location/localizacao: 8-6-D-44

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Majors and Minors : Poems

      (Hadley & Hadley, Printers and Binders) 1895 - Original tan cloth with some rubbing and staining. Clean internally. The author's rare second book, self published. Inscribed: "Compliments of the author. Paul Laurence Dunbar" on the send end paper. Bookplate of minor author and publisher John D. Boroff, Zimmerman, Ohio on front pastedown. Frontispiece portrait of Dunbar. Bibliography of American Literature number 4917. 148 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barry Cassidy Rare Books]
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        The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte [together with] Memoirs of Madame Junot [and] Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte

      Paris and Boston: The Napoleon Society,, 1895. 16 volumes, octavo (222 × 145 mm). Finely bound in pebbled brown leather, titles to spine in gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, dentelles gilt, floral motif endpapers. Illustrated with engravings throughout. Spines uniformly faded to light brown, slightest of shelf wear to bindings, else an excellent set. Edition des Amateurs, limited to twenty-five sets this being 21/25. A particularly handsome set made up of Hazlitt's Life in 6 volumes, Bourienne's Memoirs of Napoleon in 4, Madame Junot, the Duchess d'Abrantes's Memoirs in 6. A balanced selection of Napoleonic biography containing the views of Hazlitt, a committed English Napoleonist, and Bourienne, the Emperor's schoolfriend and faithful secretary, and Madame Junot's lively and partial picture of life at Napoleon's court.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE PICTURE SHOW

      Published by Ernest Nister, 1895. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Green cloth spine. Pictorial front board showing girl dressed in clown suit. "A Novel Picture book For Children". Four pop-up colour pictures. B/w text illustrations. Spine worn at top and tail. Corners worn and cover edges rubbed. Joints and hinges cracked, front free-endpaper missing. A few loose pieces to first pop-up and skipping rope is twisted (but still intact), other 3 pop-ups in excellent working order. Some tears to inner margins and some loose pages caused by the cracked hinges. Some light page browning and fingering. Still a nice copy of a very scarce Nister pop-up. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        JAPANISCHE DICHTUNGEN: WEISSASTER

      1895. Paperback. [HASEGAWA] FLORENZ, Karl. JAPANISCHE DICHTUNGEN: WEISSASTER, ein romantisches Epos, nebst anderen Gedichten. Frei nachgebildet Karl Florenz. Leipzig: C. F. Amelang's Verlag, Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, (1895). Printed on Japanese paper in a Japanese-style binding. [8],79,[1],4 pp. 25 cm. Color woodblock prints on wrappers and numerous black & white illustrations throughout. Except for some slight worming, this is a truly fresh and lovely copy. Housed in a modern clasped chitsu case.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
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        A History of British Birds. . 6 vols. complete.

      1895-7 1895 - London: John C. Nimmo, 1895-1897. Sm. 4to. Uniformly bound in half morocco (slightly rubbed) over marbled paper boards. Matching marbled endpapers. Spines gilt and with raised bands. Top edges gilt, other edges uncut. Lacking 2 of the 394 hand-coloured full-page plates. Title-pages printed in red/black ink. Hinges of some volumes starting.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        Fahrend Volk. Abnormitten, Kuriositten und interessante Vertreter der wandernden K¸nstlerwelt

      Leipzig: Verlagsbuchhandlung von J.J. Weber 1895 Leipzig: Verlagsbuchhandlung von J.J. Weber, 1895. (CIRCUS) First Edition. 4to. With 135 illustrations, many full page. x, [2], 150 pp. Original white cloth, upper board pictorially stamped in gilt and polychrome, silk endpapers. One small spot to lower board, small book label to front pastedown, else a crisp, fine copy of this scarce and desirable work on circus athletes, freaks, and itinerant performers

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Memoirs of Stonewall Jackson By His Widow

      Prentice Press. Hardcover. B002MHNMEA VG+; Original 1895 printing; first edition; olive green cloth hardcover with bright gilt to covers & spine; illustrated; bright clean pages; Prentice Press, Louisville, Kentucky; 647 pp; front hinge cracked; frontispiece with tissue guard intact; a square handsome copy with Jackson gilt portrait on the front board; Memoirs of Stonewall Jackson By His Widow [Hardcover] by Mary Anna Jackson (Author); civil war history . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: AzioMedia.com]
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        Nouvelle histoire de Lyon et des provinces de Lyonnais - Forez - Beaujolais, Franc-Lyonnais et Dombes. Tome premier : antiquité, Tome deuxième : Moyen-âge, Tome troisième : Epoque Moderne

      chez Bernoux et Cumin, éditeurs à Lyon, 6 rue de la République,1895-1897-1899,, trois forts et grands in 8 (21 x 28 cm), 614 + 668 + 666 + XXIV pages. Ouvrage richement illustré en noir de 2253 dessins, cartes et plans in-texte, réalisés par l'auteur. Reliures de l'époque signées L. Léoras, demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à faux-nerfs soulignés d'une roulette dorée, titre doré, tranche de tête dorée. +++++++ Première édition de cet ouvrage, qui demeure avec celle de Kleincklaucz, la meilleure histoire de Lyon et du Lyonnais. Tome premier : Antiquité, depuis les temps préhistoriques jusqu'à la chute du royaume Burgonde (534). Tome deuxième : depuis la chute du royaume Burgonde jusqu'à la mort de Louis XI (1483). Tome troisième: depuis la Renaissance jusqu'aux Cent Jours - Reliures en assez bon état mais avec frottements, intérieurs frais, Bon exemplaire..

      [Bookseller: LES TEMPS MODERNES]
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        THE WESSEX NOVELS - Remarkably Fine, fresh and bright Complete Set of Eighteen Volumes, Purchased new in Dorchester with Original Stationers Blind-Stamps (Works, Writings)

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1895. Hardy, Thomas. THE WESSEX NOVELS. [Complete In XVIII Volumes]. London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1895-1913. First Uniform and Complete Edition of Hardy’s prose. All eighteen volumes uncut and uniform in original publisher's dark green cloth; gilt monogram on front boards, t.e.g. An etched frontispiece in each volume by H. Macbeth-Raeburn. Blind-stamp reading “W. E. CASE, STATIONERS, DORCHESTER” on the front-free endpaper of seven of the titles. This run of perfectly matched bright unrubbed copies (just a few stray scrapes), a REMARKABLY FINE SET, appears to have been put together by the same individual during the 1890's (while Hardy was living just down the road at Max Gate). This is the FIRST TRUE COLLECTED EDITION of Hardy's works and it contains three first editions: JUDE THE OBSCURE (found here with all first issue points), THE WELL-BELOVED, and A CHANGED MAN. This edition is of further importance as every novel, for the first time, had been extensively revised by the author who also provided each with a new and important preface. Initially published in the I-XVI volume Wessex Novels, 1895-96, THE WELL-BELOVED (Osgood, McIlvaine, 1897) and A CHANGED MAN (Macmillan, 1913) followed on in identical format as volumes XVII and XVIII. While the easily found Macmillan 1912-1914 WESSEX EDITION is generally lauded as the first collected writings with the text exactly as Hardy wanted it for posterity, and Macmillan's MELLSTOCK EDITION of 1919-1920 is deservedly praised for its glamorous and lush 37-volume signed limited edition, the Osgood set is by far the rarest of the three in FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION. Highly desirable as such, inexplicably underrated and undervalued by collectors, dealers, and institutional libraries for over a hundred years. Purdy pp. 279-282. . Fine. Illus. by H. Macbeth Raeburn.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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