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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. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: A Book Legacy]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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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;. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Ved Rigets Port. Forspil. Orig. udg.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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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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        The Bibelot (20 Volume Set Plus Index) A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part from Scarce Editions and Sources Not Generally Known

      Portland, ME: Thomas Bird Mosher. F/NONE. 1895. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 14, 20. 1st edition/1st printing. Rare set--this is the 20 volumes plus Index volume set (this is the Index covering all 20 volumes) published from 1895 through 1914, and sold by subscription only. NOT the much more common Wise reprint set later published all at once. All 1st editions/1st printings, published by Thomas Bird Mosher from 1895 through 1914. All books are 6-1/8" tall x 4-3/4" wide and varying thicknesses. They are bound in light blue paper covered boards with white spines with raised bands with red and black printing, and the outer and lower page edges are untrimmed. They have both the blue and regular white paper title pages. Each book has the original owner&#39;s small, neat name (a deceased Catholic priest) and is dated. Other than some uniform slight darkening to some of the spines, the books are as new--straight, clean & extremely tight (I believe never read). A remarkable and very rare set, all 1st printings and matched. Mosher published (and republished other publishers&#39; works) many finely printed books, and his works are highly collectible. Note that if the name "Wise" is on the title or copyright page, or if a set is advertised as a limited edition, it is NOT this set of true 1st printings. .

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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        Livre d'Images Parlantes pour amuser Les Chers Bebes. Un livre nouveau avec des voix caracteristiques. [ Speaking Picture Book ].

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

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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        THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY. Translated By D.F. Hannigan

      Paris: H.S. Nichols,, 1895 Flaubert, Gustave. THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY. Translated By D.F. Hannigan. Illustrated with Nine Original Designs After S. Gorski. London: H.S. Nichols, 1895. First English edition, & First Edition in English. 8vo., pp viii, 360. Nine b&w plates after S. Gòrski. Publisher&#39;s elaborate blocked pictorial cloth gilt showing St Anthony & 2 unclad languishing women. Top edge gilt. A fine exceptionally bright copy showing a bit of rubbing at the tips, the text block clean & free of blemish. Publisher&#39;s pricing policy notice to buyers pasted to ffe. An unusually nice premium example.. 1st Edition. Illus. by S. Gorski.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Madame Bovary, 2 volumes (finely bound, with fore-edge paintings)

      Philadelphia: George Barrie. Hardcover. Fine. No date, ca. 1895. 2 volumes, number 3 of 5 copies (printed for Adelia R. Carr, Pittsburgh, PA) of the Edition Magnifique of the Chefs-d&#39;Oeuvre du Romain Contemporain. Both volumes bound in full dark maroon levant, raised bands, gilt titles, elaborate inlaid leather and gilt decorated pastedowns, moire endpapers, all edges gilded, with two original FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS, with twelve etchings in four states (proof, india, bistre, and water-colored by hand). Housed in original marbled paper slipcases edged in maroon leather. Truly as magnificent a specimen of late 1890s cheesecake as one could possibly hope for. Both volumes in fine condition. The foredge paintings depict a fully clothed fine Parisian beauty and on the second volume a fully naked French beauty, turned away from the viewer as she plucks fruit from a tree. Both paintings in excellent bright condition and are from the 1890s, not painted later.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY. Translated By D.F. Hannigan

      Paris: H.S. Nichols,, 1895 Flaubert, Gustave. THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY. Translated By D.F. Hannigan. Illustrated with Nine Original Designs After S. Gorski. London: H.S. Nichols, 1895. First English edition, & First Edition in English. 8vo., pp viii, 360. Nine b&w plates after S. Gòrski. Publisher&#39;s elaborate blocked pictorial cloth gilt showing St Anthony & 2 unclad languishing women. Top edge gilt. A fine exceptionally bright copy showing a bit of rubbing at the tips, the text block clean & free of blemish. Publisher&#39;s pricing policy notice to buyers pasted to ffe. An unusually nice premium example.. 1st Edition. Illus. by S. Gorski.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      1895. hardcover. <center><b>Wells&#39;s first and best-known science fiction</b></center> Wells, H. G. THE TIME MACHINE. An Invention. London: William Heinemann, 1895. 32 pp undated ads. Original beige-grey cloth decorated in purple. <p>First Edition (issued in the same month as Holt&#39;s American edition -- priority uncertain). This is Wells&#39;s famous tale about the Time Traveller&#39;s expedition to the year 802,701 AD, where he discovers that two species of humans have evolved -- the Eloi (vegetarians of limited intelligence, to whom toil and violence are unknown) and the Morlocks (carnivores dwelling below ground, who "farm" the Eloi for consumption). "Capital and labour have thus produced their logical results" (Smith).</p> <p>This copy is an unrecorded variant of Currey&#39;s binding "B1", which is the earliest cloth-bound state ("A" is the simultaneous wrappers) -- beige-grey cloth decorated in purple, the binding 18.2cm tall, with the fore-edge uncut. "B1" has 16 pages of ads led by THE MANXMAN, "B2" has 32 pp of ads that include reviews of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, and "B3" has 32 pp ads beginning with VOICES IN THE NIGHT. (There are also bindings "C", "D", "E" and "F".) This copy has 32 (not 16) pages of ads leading off with THE MANXMAN, and does <i>not</i> mention THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.</p> <p>This is a near-fine copy (volume slightly askew as usual, small rectangular offset on the rear free endpaper); there is much less cover soil than usual. Though THE TIME MACHINE in cloth is not a scarce book, it is not easy to find a first-issue copy in this condition. Hammond B1; Wells Soc. 4; Currey p. 525 (binding B1); D. Smith pp 46-49 & 59-60.</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:11721)

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        Majors and Minors: Poems

      Toledo, Ohio: Paul Dunbar [Hadley & Hadley: Printers and Binders], 1895. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $3,000. NOW $1,550. A Very Good + or better copy (perhaps Near Fine compared to the condition in which this rare volume is more typically found) in the Publisher&#39;s original light brown cloth binding, with Dunbar&#39;s middle name errantly spelled "Lawrence" on the title page and on the frontis portrait . The second (of 2) books self-published by Dunbar. The son of former, escaped Slaves, Dunbar was the first Black American Poet to receive international recognition. He purposely wrote in a black dialect, giving a strong sense of authenticity to his work, and though the only student of his race at Dayton&#39;s Central High School, he served as Editor of the School&#39;s Newspaper and as Class President. With the assistance of Orville and Wilbur Wright, Dunbar also published an African-American newsletter named "The Dayton Tattler". Having gained some attention for his work, Dunbar self-published his first book ("Oak and Ivy") and sold it to riders on the elevator he operated in Dayton&#39;s Callahan Building. So promising was Dunbar that "Majors and Minors" brought him to the attention of William Dean Howells, author, literary critic, and former editor of "The Atlantic" magazine, and to national fame, with Frederick Douglass declaring him to be "the most promising young colored man in America." So well-known did Dunbar become that a number of libraries and schools are named after him. This is a remarkably nice copy of this important Dunbar work with a bit of shelf wear and rubbing to the volume&#39;s edges, as well as a bit of cracking to the floral endpapers. This copy is nevertheless in surprisingly nice condition as most copies, when found, are normally in a rather soiled and worn state. An excellent copy of Paul Dunbar&#39;s important and rather scarce second book. & &

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        A History of British Birds Revised, Corrected and Enlarged 6 Volumes

      London: John c Nimmo.. 4th Edition. Very Good. 4to Published between 1895-97. Green buckram covers with gilt vignettes and titles, 394 hand coloured plates, pp; 317;288;281;258;232;235 inc index to all volumes. Some wear to ends of spines and foxing to prelims otherwise contents bright and clean.

      [Bookseller: Jackdaw Books]
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        BIBLIOGRAPHICA, Papers on Books their History and Art,

      First Edition, complete 12 parts in 3 volumes, all published, viii, 512; viii, 503; viii, 511pp royal thick folio, numerous fine plates (some with colour), printed on heavy hand-made paper, limited to 800 copies, very good contemporary half morocco, top edges gilt the others uncut, some old library stamps on versos titles and some plates, an excellent set, London, Kegan Paul, 1895-7. All published of an extraordinarily lavish but short-lived pioneer periodical for bibliophiles. Consists of learned articles by leading experts on a wide-range of bibliographical topics - including Japanese Illustrated Books' by R. K. Douglas (vol.III, p.1ff) and a number of articles on bookbinding (some illustrated). Contributors include William Morris, Alfred Pollard, Falconer Madan, Cyril Davenport, E. Gordon Duff and Octave Uzanne. PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Originalt fotografi/Original photograph.

      Original photograph of Henrik Ibsen. No place or date stated (Copenhagen or Christiania (Oslo), c. 1895. Oval portrait, full face. 29x23 cm. Mounted on board (39x28). In contemporary carved brown wooden frame.. Fine, almost monumental portrait photograph of the Norwegian playwright, who at that time had gained international fame as the author of a.o. "A Doll's House and "Hedda Gabler"

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Dental microscopy. Dedication copy with signed photo

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

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        Argon, A New Constituent of the Atmosphere.London: Harrison and Sons, 1894. First edition.

      Rare offprint of the true first edition of their joint Nobel paper, preceding the expanded version published in the Philosophical Transactions 1895 (see Dibner 50).<br/><br/> (DSB, XIII, p.102:) "The discovery and isolation of argon was undoubtedly Rayleigh's most dramatic and famous accomplishment. It emerged as the solution to a scientific puzzle, and Rayleigh was usually at his best when faced by a puzzle. The difficulty was encountered in high-precision measurements of the density of nitrogen, undertaken in the first instance with the aim of obtaining better values of the atomic weight of that element. It was found that the density of nitrogen prepared from ammonia was about one part in two hundred less than the density about one part in two hundred less than the density of nitrogen obtained from air. ...<br/><br/> The ultimate solution to the peculiar problem of the density of nitrogen was suggested by the reading of a paper published by Henry Cavendish in 1795. He had oxidized the nitrogen in a given volume of air by sparking the air with a primitive static machine. Cavendish found that no matter how long he conducted the sparking, there was always a small residue of gas that apparently could not be further oxidized. He abandoned the research at that point. Had he continued, he presumably would have been the discoverer of argon. Rayleigh decided to push Cavendish's experiment to a conclusion, acting finally on the conviction that there really was another constituent of atmospheric air in addition to the commonly accepted ones. <br/><br/> Rayleigh used an induction coil to provide the electrical discharge for the oxidation of nitrogen, but the process of accumulating enough of the new gas to test its properties was a slow one. In the meantime Sir William Ramsay, having noted Rayleigh's nitrogen-density problem, proceeded to attempt the isolation of the unknown gas by much faster chemical means. ... <br/><br/> In the end both shared in the recognition for the discovery of argon and presented their results in a joint paper. There was the usual skepticism over the validity of the result, especially on the part of chemists, who found it hard to believe that a genuinely new element could have remained undetected for so long. The relative chemical inertness of argon was, of course, the explanation. ... <br/><br/> It was largely because of this discovery that Rayleigh was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1904, while Ramsay received the Nobel Prize in chemistry the same year." <br/><br/> Dibner 50 (the later expanded version of this paper printed in The Philosophical Transactions, vol. 186, 1895). Interlibrum, 100 First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science 1850-1986, no. 68 (the 1896 American printing).. Offprint from The Proceedings of the Royal Society, vol. 57, pp. 265-287. 8vo: 216 x 139 mm. Original grey printed wrappers, some mild creasing to the upper left corner of the front wrapper, tinny peace of the lower right corner chipped away, some mild spotting and smudging, in all a fine copy in its original state. Pp. [1],266-287[1:blank]

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        Specimen Book of Types by V. & J. Figgins, Type Founders, and Manufacturers of Printing Presses and Materials, Ray Street, Farringdon Road, London. [The Centenary Edition].

      [London, 1895].. Large 8vo, ff. 210 specimens (mainly printed on one side only but some leaves printed both sides), pp.32 price-list, some specimens printed in red, black and green inks, title-page lightly browned, orig. embossed cloth blocked in black and gold, a little worn a waterstained but sound internally.A vivacious specimen of the period with some appealing borders and ornaments. The "Illustrated price list of type, presses, machinery, and all kinds of printing and bookbinding materials, manufactured and sold by V. & J. Figgins", is dated March 30th, 1895.

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        English Bookbindings in the British Museum. Together with Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum.

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

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        English bookbindings in the british museum... with introduction and descriptions by w.y. fletcher late assistant keeper departement of printed books, british museum. london, keagan-trench trubner, 1895.

      Cm. 38, pp. xvii (1) + 66 tavole fuori testo in cromolitografia (protette da velina), ciascuna accompagnata da una o più carte di testo. Legatura originale in tela zigrinata blu con titoli in oro a piatto e dorso. Taglio di testa dorato. Bell'esemplare, fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione limitata a 500 esemplari. Opera interessante e munita di un apparato iconografico di grande bellezza per opera di W. Griggs cromolitografo presso la casa Reale.

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