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        On a new kind of rays

      London, Macmillan, 1895-1896. 4to. 4 pp., 3 text figures; Prof. Röntgen's discovery, X, 1½ pp. and one figure; the new actinic rays by A. Porter, a halve page of text, and many more contributions such as: Medical applications of Röntgen's discovery. 3/4 pp., one figure, etc. Contemporary burgundy buckram binding.* The first English edition of Röntgen's "Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen" and one of the great discoveries science, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. We offer the complete vol. 53 with 664 pp., and numerous figures, and several other papers with new discoveries and applications based on the discovery of x-rays, or Röntgen rays. The original German text was published in 1895 in the "Sitzungsberichte der physichen-medicinischen Gesellschaft in Würzburg". Overall this is a very good copy in a contemporary binding. See, Garrison-Morton, 2683; Horblit no. 90; PMM, 380.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Saishoku Shasei YU^SHUTSU YURIBANASHU^

      1895. [LILIES] IKEDA SHOTEN. Saishoku Shasei YU^SHUTSU YURIBANASHU^. To^kyo^, Ikeda Shoten, Meiji 28 [1895]. Hybrid Japanese-Western binding in cloth covered paper covers. Printed paper title label. Ribbon-bound. 26.3 x 19.3 cm., 43 pages of color woodblock printed pints of lilies. This copy A COLLECTION OF COLORED SKETCHES OF LILIES FOR EXPORT is quite rough - the worn covers have been repaired and there is internal staining and soiling. Still and all, early Japanese nursery catalogues of lilies are very scarce and those done in woodblock printing, virtually unheard. Sold with all faults. In a clasped cloth chitsu case.

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        Sir Frederic Leighton Bart, P.R.A: An Illustrated Chronicle

      London -GeorgeBell and Sons, 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An in-depth study of the life and works of Frederic Leighton. Witha frontispiece and numerous further photogravure plates featuring examples of Leighton's work, manywith captionedtissue-guards. Includesa prefatory essay by F. G. Stephens. List of exhibited works and dates to the rear. Copperplate ink inscription reading 'The Yates-Thompson Prize for Art, J. P. Chambers July 1919' to front blank. Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton (18301896). As an artist, Leighton quickly gained a reputation as a rising talent of the English art world. He was in a sense an aberrant figure in the context of English Victorian art, having been trained in, and subscribing to, an academic method of work. Leighton's most remarkable paintings of the 1860s were of the so-called aesthetic type, without ostensible subject and ambiguous in the identification of the figures in anthropological, social, or even, on occasions, gender terms. This amounted to a rejection of the conventions of British art, which held that paintings should lend themselves to easy interpretation of narrative subjects, in favour of ideas about the function and purpose of art that had circulated on the continent. He dabbled in many genres of painting, from classical subjects to landscape to portraiture. He was admired by his contemporaries for his virtuosity in the handling of paint and the manipulation of colour. DNBCondition: In a half morocco armorial school prize binding. Externally smart with some rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Nice and bright,particularly the plates, and generally clean, with some instances of scattered light foxing, particularly to the first few pages. Several ink signatures beneath the inscription to the front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      1895. With Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1895. Original pictorial blue-grey cloth, all edges gilt. First British Edition, and possibly the first hardbound edition in English, of this tale of buried treasure.~Captain Antifer's father had befriended an Egyptian prisoner at Jaffa, Kamylk Pasha, and many years after he received a mysterious document naming latitude 24 degrees 59 minutes north, and saying that the longitude would follow later. It never did; but Antifer succeeded in discovering it, and had a series of most exciting adventures in searching for the wealth which was to be found on the spot indicated... [The Publishers' Circular, quoted in T&M]~Antifer's efforts to find the islet's longitude, complicated by treachery and demands of marriage, take him to the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Guinea, and even north of Norway. The pictorial front cover shows the pinioned and gagged Tyrcomel, on the back of whose left shoulder is tattooed the long-sought direction.~Following serialization in Boy's Own, Fenno of New York published a wrappered edition of CAPTAIN ANTIFER in June 1895 -- the first edition in the English language. Both Fenno and Sampson Low (as here) published clothbound editions in November 1895 (precedence uncertain, but the Sampson Low edition is of considerably higher quality).~This copy is in blue-grey cloth; we have also had light green (no priority). It is in very good to near-fine condition (spine slightly darkened, front endpaper badly cracked, but nonetheless quite attractive). Taves & Michaluk V042.

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      1895. London: William Heinemann, 1895. Original beige-grey cloth decorated in brown. First Edition (issued in the same month as Holt's American edition -- priority uncertain). This is Wells's famous tale about the Time Traveller'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 labor have thus produced their logical results" [Smith].~The first edition of THE TIME MACHINE was issued in many practically identical cloth bindings, differing only in height, in color of cover decoration, in ad catalogues, and in treatment of the page edges. This copy is in Currey's binding "F3," one of the later ones -- the binding stands 18.2cm tall, the cover stamping is in brown, there are no ads, and the bottom edge only is trimmed. Condition is near-fine -- scarcely any wear other than some cracking of the front endpaper, minor fading of the spine lettering. Currey p. 525; Ham­mond B1; Wells Soc. 4.

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      1895. An Episode of the American Civil War. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1895. 4 pp undated ads. Original tan cloth decorated in red, black and gilt. First Edition, first issue, of the great classic that carries the reader into the Battle of Chancellorsville within the mind of an uneducated and untested farm boy. Crane's achievement is all the more remarkable in that he had not (at that point) experienced war himself.~In the first issue, the ads lead off with "Gilbert Parker's Best Books" (whereas in the second the ads lead off with THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE). This copy also has the half-word "lated" in perfect type on p. 225, which is often considered the other first issue point (later copies have this print mutilated, and still later copies have it patched) -- though this is a matter of batter during the print run, and is probably irrelevant as to which copies were first to reach the hands of the public. ~This copy is in near-fine condition (some mottling of the sizing that was originally applied to the cloth, noticeable mainly on the spine and near the fore-edge of the front cover). The cloth is clean, the original light-brown endpapers are not cracked, and the leaves exhibit no foxing. The first issue of THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE is becoming rather scarce. Williams & Starrett 3; Blanck 4071; a Merle Johnson "High Spot of American Literature" ("A writer whose power was only recognized in his own country when a Pole, Joseph Conrad, pointed out his worth as a great contributor to Literature").

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        The Birds of North America: One Hundred and Nineteen Artistic Colored Plates . . . Drawn and Colored from Nature

      New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1895. Complete single volume edition with both text and plates. 182 pages plus 119 color plates and index. Half-leather with raised bands and gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Contemporary re-backing with half of the original spine and matching burgundy leather. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages and plates. No water stains, library markings, writing, loose leaves, torn pages, or other similar problems. First published in 1878 and very popular from the beginning, Studer's Birds is one of the best large North American bird books and has been called "the poor man's Audubon." . Half-Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by [Jasper, Theodore]. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        In a Garden and Other Poems

      John Lane The Bodley Head 1895 - Bound in white vellum. Limited edition of 500 copies. Marbled endpapers with gilt edging. Foxing on blank endpapers and last page. 107 pages. Inscription on blank endpaper and another on the half title. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M Godding Ltd]
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        The Stolen Bacillus

      UK: Methuen. London, Methuen, 1895. Hardback first edition and first impression. Near fine copy. Some light rubbing to the spine edges and slight rolling to the tips. Some pages unopened, and some of the ads roughly opened at the rear. A tight copy and very presentable overall. 32 pages of ads to the rear dated September 1895. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1895.

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      1895. An Invention. London: William Heinemann, 1895. 32 pp undated ads. Original light grey-brown cloth decorated in purple. First English Edition (issued in the same month as Holt's American edition -- priority not absolute, but the American copy was received at the Library of Congress three weeks before the English copy was received at the British Library). This is Wells's famous tale about the Time Traveller'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).~Of all the books Wells wrote, THE TIME MACHINE is perhaps the most famous... The book had its beginning in the first of Wells's writings; a draft was perhaps under way as early as 1884... This was a period in which a fourth dimension, time, was beginning to exercise the minds of many scientists... Wells [later] said the book was very juvenile, the work of a very inexperienced author, and one in which the second half in particular was not realized. He said that he had been influenced fairly heavily by Jonathan Swift, especially in his discussions of the Eloi and the Morlocks... A great many theories have been put forward on the origins of THE TIME MACHINE, ranging from Wellsian obsession with underground places to crude and vulgar Marxism. But what Wells was doing in this book was putting evolutionary theory into fictional practice. That was all. [Smith]~A movie of THE TIME MACHINE was produced in 1960, directed by George Pal (who a few years earlier had done THE WAR OF THE WORLDS) and starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux.~The first edition of THE TIME MACHINE was issued over the course of several years in many practically-identical cloth bindings -- differing only in height, in color of cover decoration, in ad catalogues, and in treatment of the page edges. This reflects the fact that some copies were bound into cloth at different times (the larger copies, with various ad catalogues), while some unsold copies initially bound in wrappers were subsequently stripped, trimmed and rebound in cloth by the publisher (the smaller copies, without ads). This copy is in Currey's binding "B2" (identical to "B1" except for its ad catalogue; "A" designates copies issued in wrappers, and there are other binding variants all the way to "F3"). The binding stands 18.2cm tall (the larger size), the decoration is in purple, there are 32 pp of ads leading off with THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS, and the page edges are untrimmed or rough-cut. Condition is fine (front endpaper slightly cracked) -- remarkably clean for such a light-colored binding. Wells Soc. 4; Currey p. 525; Hammond B1. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell.

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        Fouilles a Dahchour. Mars-Juin 1894.

      Wien, Adolf Holzhausen, 1895. - VI, 165, (5) SS. Mit zahlr. Holzstichillustrationen im Text, 40 Abbildungen auf 32 Tafeln (Heliogravüren, Chromolithographien mit Gold- und Silberhöhung sowie photograph. Tafeln) und einem Druck nach Photo auf S. 1 aufmontiert. Grüner Originalleinenband mit goldgepr. Deckel- und Rückentitel. Kopfgoldschnitt. Folio. Einzige Ausgabe. - Der französische Archäologe, Ingenieur, Geologe und Prähistoriker Jacques Jean Marie de Morgan (1857-1924) leitete wissenschaftliche Gesandtschaften im Kaukasus (1886-89) und in Persien (1889-91), bevor er Generaldirektor des "Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte" wurde. Er unternahm die ersten systematischen Ausgrabungen in Dahschur, einer Nekropole etwa 26 Kilometer südlich von Kairo am Westufer des Nils. Hier entdeckte er die noch ungeplünderten Gräber der Prinzessinnen Mereret und Chnumit, deren außergewöhnliche Schmuckausstattungen heute im Ägyptisches Museum von Kairo zu besichtigen sind. Außerdem grub er an den drei Pyramiden des Mittleren Reiches und an den Beamtennekropolen. - Rücken mit kl. Stoßspur, sonst sauber und kaum fleckig.

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      1895. Very Good. [EHON - FAIRY TALES] BARBATOU, P. FABLES CHOISES DE FLORIAN. The first volume only. Paris: Librairie Marpon & Flammarion; (Tokyo: Shueisha) Meiji 28 [1895]. Fukuro toji, cord-bound in printed paper covers. This first volume is 26.6 X 19.8 cm, with 14 full page color woodcuts by Kano Tomonobu and Kajita Hanko. #167 of 200 from a deluxe edition on Japanese hosho paper. Covers soiled and a bit edgeworn (one cvorner chipped). The contents are very good and the impressions and colors are quite lovely. This work, despite its French text, may be seen as squarely in the tradition of the Japanese ehon and it shares many characteristics of the revival of picture book printing in mid to late Meiji demonstrated by other works: an emerging Nihonga style, skilled printed, increasingly restrained coloration, etc. In that context, the large scale of its illustrations renders it particularly interesting. The first volume only (of two).

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        Ducks from a Blind

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895-1896. Chromolithograph. In good condition. Image size: 13 x 20 inches, mount size: 18 7/8 x 26 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 rare prints are the twelve chromolithographs from the portfolio entitled "Shooting Pictures", depicting various shooting scenes from upland gunning to waterfowling. The portfolio, which was printed on separate sheet and tipped onto card backing boards, was reproduced by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1895. This dramatic image is a wonderful example from this famous series and demonstrates why Frost is considered one of America's most celebrated sporting artists. Cf. Henry M. Reed The A.B. Frost Book (1993) p. 92 (illustration) and p.158

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        Bulwer's Novels, Illustrated Cabinet Edition, 25 Volumes Complete

      Dana Estes & Company Publishers, 1895. Book. Very Good+. Three-Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. No date...circa 1895. Red leather corners and spines; spines with gilt titles and gilt decorations; 5 raised bands;; marbled boards and endpapers; top edges gilt. Some books have slight corner wear. A very nice set. Will require extra for shipping; not available for international shipping..

      [Bookseller: The Old Sage Bookshop]
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      238 Paginas. Andres Martinez, Editor., La Coruña . 1895 - Libro muy raro. Volumen nº 38 de la Biblioteca Gallega. Enviamos fotos sobre demanda.Al realizar nuestras consultas vimos que habia en una biblioteca un ejemplar "editado en 1893" pero es una ERRATA al procesar los datos, ya que pone tambien "volumen 38". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      1895. Westminster: A. Constable and Co., 1895. 8 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth. First Edition of this romantic novel involving smuggling on the remote Scottish coast. The title, "the water's mouth" in dialect, refers to the river emptying into the sea alongside an old castle. This was issued as the second volume (after Conan Doyle's THE PARASITE) of the publisher's short-lived (eleven titles) "Acme Library," both in blue cloth (as here) and in grey-green wrappers. Two years after this, Bram Stoker would gain immortality by penning DRACULA. This is a near-fine copy, lightly rubbed at the extremities. Dalby 8b; Sadleir 3393/2.

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        A Breath from the Veldt

      London: Henry Sotheran and Co.,, 1895. Folio (385 × 305 mm). Later red half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, red sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Binding lightly rubbed, small white mark to cover. An excellent copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        Pride and Prejudice

      George Allen, 1895. Reprint edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1895. Reprint edition. 476 pages. No dust jacket. Green board hardcover, with gilt peacock decoration and titling on front and spine. Rebound. Generally clean pages and firm binding. Light foxing on front end papers, frontispiece and title pages. Moderate foxing on tissue guard. Light foxing on final pages. Pencil inscription on half title page. Gilt fore-edge. Boards are good, fair leaning, with light bumping on spine ends. Front is clean, with light rubbing on rear. Light surface wear to front hinge of spine. Scarce.

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      1895. With Illustrations. New York: R. F. Fenno & Company, n.d. [1895]. Original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in black and silver. First American Edition in cloth of this tale of buried treasure, described as follows in a contemporary review (cited in T&M):~Captain Antifer's father had befriended an Egyptian prisoner at Jaff [Jaffa], Kamylk Pasha, and many years after he received a mysterious document naming latitude 24 degrees 59 minutes north, and saying that the longitude would follow later. It never did; but Antifer succeeded in discovering it, and had a series of most exciting adventures in searching for the wealth which was to be found on the spot indicated.~Antifer's efforts to find the islet's longitude, complicated by treachery and demands of marriage, take him to the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Guinea, and even north of Norway.~After serialization in Boy's Own, Fenno published a wrappered version of this tale in June 1895, the first edition in the English language; both Fenno and, in England, Sampson Low, then published clothbound editions in November of that year -- precedence uncertain. This Fenno volume has a binding design very much like those of the American trade binding artist Margaret Armstrong, and is profusely illustrated.~This copy is in fine condition (Christmas 1895 inscription). Taves & Michaluk V042; Myers 6.

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        The King In Yellow

      Neely, 1895. ....Small hardcover, decorated boards, vg+ with some wear to ends of spine; black and white frontispiece protected by tissue which has a small tear near the center of the binding side (frontispiece is fine); I believe that this is the fourth edition (despite Wikipedia stating that it is the first). ........ .. Cloth. Very Good. Hardcover.

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      1895. Illustrated. New York: The Merriam Company, n.d. [1895]. 3 pp undated ads. Original violet cloth decorated in dark violet. First Edition, issued as the second volume in Merriam's "Violet Series." This is Stevenson'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's first appearance was in the Pall Mall Gazette'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.~This is a remarkably fine copy, unusually free of soil or wear (the lettering on the spine is slightly faded as always); there is no bubbling of the cloth, which is atypical for this book. THE BODY-SNATCHER has become quite a scarce book in fine condition. Beinecke 608.

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        KOREA; Eine Sommerreise nach den Lande der Morgenruhe 1894

      Dresden und Leipzig: Carl Reissner 1895 FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp v, 220, folding map, 3 coloured plates, illustrations, editor red binding original. In-4° relié cartonnage rouge gravé à froid sur les plats. Très nombreuses photogravures in-texte. 3 planches hors -texte en couleurs. une très grande carte hors-texte de la Corée dépliante. Très bel exemplaire. VERY PERFECT COPY with a big Corea Map

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        The Works of John Burroughs. Fifteen volumes.

      Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1895 - 1908. - One-half brown morocco over marbled boards. Spines sunned evenly to brown, a few occasional light scuffs, overall near fine to fine. Includes: Whitman, A Study; Pepacton; Signs and Seasons; Wake Robin; The Light of Day; Birds and Poets; Literary Values; Ways of Nature; Fresh Fields; Riverby; Indoor Studies; Far and Near; Winter Sunshine; Locusts and Wild Honey; Leaf Tendril. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Beggars on Horseback A Riding Tour in North Wales

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1895 Original light blue linen, faded on spine and edges, tips bumped very slightly, black ink titles and image. Spine, faded, with gilt titles, edges lightly bumped. Internally, blue endpapers, no inscriptions, a little light browning and foxing to edges, half title present, (vi), 186 pp, numerous illustrations, [32] adverts. Housed in a blue cloth drop box, title in gilt to spine, which has faded as have the box edges.Somerville, Edith Anna Œnone, writer and artist, who in the 1890s, trading on her excellent connections in the world of journalism, was commissioned to write travel books, touring Connemara in 1890 for the Lady's Pictorial, and Wales and Denmark in 1893. See ODNB for a full Bio of both authors.Martin, Violet Florence [pseud. Martin Ross], novelist.

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        Sir Quixote of the Moors Being Some Account of an Episode in the Life of the Sieur de Rohaine

      T. Fisher Unwin, 1895 188pp + (4)pp of publisher's adverts. Black cloth with pictorial front cover and spine in pink, green and yellow. First edition of the author's first book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Autograph musical quotation signed ("Massenet") from Manon

      Small quarto, 160 x 180 mm. 4 measures from Act III dated Paris, 1895, notated in ink. On paper with "Manon" within decorative cartouche printed in sepia. Inscribed to the opera singer "Mademoiselle Alma Dalma à une charmante artiste." Together with a small broadside printed in sepia advertising the published edition. & & Browned, left edge slightly defective from former mount, just affecting quotation. . "[Massenet] was the most prolific and successful composer of opera in France at the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th..."& & "... Begun in March 1882, Manon was conceived as an opéra-comique with some speech over music and a more continuous and integrated structure than usual. It called for some 18th-century pastiche and a more intimate manner. It was completed later that year, and although Massenet visited Prévost’s own rooms in The Hague as a spur to inspiration, not much was actually written there. Its première at the Opéra-Comique in January 1884 launched the opera on a dazzling international career and confirmed Massenet’s now unchallenged position as the leading opera composer of his generation in France. Its popularity has never dimmed. Wealth and honours now flowed, so that Massenet was able to handle his career henceforth with something of the detachment, if not quite the fastidiousness, that we associate with Verdi, picking his librettists, his theatres and his singers with care." Hugh Macdonald et al in Grove online

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        Le miracle et ses contrefaçons

      Victor retaux, 1895. in12 Broché

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        Saishoku Shasei YU^SHUTSU YURIBANASHU^

      1895 - [LILIES] IKEDA SHOTEN. Saishoku Shasei YU^SHUTSU YURIBANASHU^. To^kyo^, Ikeda Shoten, Meiji 28 [1895]. Hybrid Japanese-Western binding in cloth covered paper covers. Printed paper title label. Ribbon-bound. 26.3 x 19.3 cm., 43 pages of color woodblock printed pints of lilies. This copy A COLLECTION OF COLORED SKETCHES OF LILIES FOR EXPORT is quite rough - the worn covers have been repaired and there is internal staining and soiling. Still and all, early Japanese nursery catalogues of lilies are very scarce and those done in woodblock printing, virtually unheard. Sold with all faults. In a clasped cloth chitsu case.

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

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

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        The Alps from End to End [Limited Edition]

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

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

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        The Body Snatcher

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

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

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

      Les contemporains, 1895. in4 rélié percaline rouge

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

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

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        FRINGILLA. Some Tales in Verse. Pictured by Louis Fairfax-Muckley with III Drawings by James Linton.

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

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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