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        THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK

      New York: The Century Co. 1895. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good in boards. Owner inscription. Hinge loose. Darkening to spine. .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Strand Magazine : An Illustrated Monthly 6 Volumes

      Newnes, U.K, 1895. Half Leather. Good/No Jacket. WEIGHING 10 kg /22 lb net SO PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING RATES FOR DELIVERY OUTSIDE THE UK. Volumes 5 - 10, 1893-5, six months in each book. With many articles and stories of the day and profusely illustrated with black and white line drawings.Volume Five - 652 pages, size 9.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches. Contains 6 Sherlock Holmes stories by A. Conan Doyle : The Adventure of the Cardboard Box; The Adventure of the Yellow Face; The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk; The Adventure of the "Gloria Scott"; The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual; The Adventure of the Reigate Squire, Illustrations by Sidney Paget. Volume Six - 724 pages. Contains 5 Sherlock Holmes stories : The Adventures of the Crooked Man; Resident Patient; Greek Interpreter; Naval Treaty; Final problem. Volume Seven - 672 pages. Volume Eight - 764 pages. Contains a 5 page article by Conan Doyle, "Alpine Pass On Ski," Illustrated with photographs of Conan Doyle and 2 further stories; Lord of Chateau Noir Illustrated by W B Wollen and Medal of Brigadier Gerard also illustrated by Wollen. Volume Nine - 716 pages. Contains 3 stories by Conan Doyle; How the Brigadier Held The King; Held the Brigadier; Brigadier Slew The Brothers of Ajaccio with illustrations by Wollen. Volume Ten - 804 pages. Contains 4 stories by Conan Doyle; How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom; Bragadier Took the Field Against the Marshal Millefleurs; Brigadier was Tempted By the Devil; Bragadier Played For a Kingdom also illustrated by Wollen. Books - Very Good original half dark green, leather and sand-grain boards with gilt lettering and decoration to the spines - light rubbing and wearing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine to the leather. Contents, some light browning and light marking to the occasional page, volume seven has light creasing to the page edge of the half title page and frontispiece, previous owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An Attractive Set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 001950.. THIS BOOK IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1872-76 Under the command of Captain Sir George S. Nares, and the late Captain Frank Tourle Thomson. Prepared under the superintendence of the late C. Wyville Thomson. A Summary of the Scientific Results without Appendices

      Printed by Order of Her MajestyÍs Government, printed by Neill & Co, Edinburgh _1895. Two Volume set. Large Thick 4to. [LIII], (1 blank), 1608pp; (8), 32; [VIII], 38 pp. PublisherÍs dark green cloth, 9 coloured maps _ several double-page, 43 charts and detailed maps _ several double-page or fold-out, 22 diagrams, several double-page or fold-out, several wood-engraved vignettes, 3 large colour maps in cover pocket of Volume I: Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans; with errata bound in, Indexes. Black end-papers with strong un-cracked hinges. Very slight evidence of small prior label on spine, no prior ownership markings. Internally clean with many pages uncut. Complete copy of a most important scientific research expedition report. Near Fine condition _ Very Scarce.& & Richly illustrated, detailed report of the scientific results of the voyage of the Challenger by John Murray, one of the naturalists of the expedition. The special objective of the Challenger was the scientific exploration of the physical, chemical, geological, and biological conditions of the great ocean basins around the world to include the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After circumnavigating the globe, the Challenger returned home in 1876. The voyage was successful and numerous scientific observations in all branches of oceanic research, physics, chemistry, meteorology, geology, petrology, zoology, botany etc. were recorded. The present work gives an account of the voyage, and a detailed summary in more than 1600 pages of the results, richly illustrated with maps, charts, diagrams and plates. This is a substantial set of volumes „ not only in the amount of information contained but also in volume and weight. Together these two volumes weight just at 20 pounds.

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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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 and Garland]
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        The Watter's Mou'

      Westminister: A. Constable, 1895. Bound in blue cloth with gilt decorations to front board & to spine. Gilt to upper page edges; other edges uncut. Light wear to outer corners & to head & heel of spine. Spine somewhat darkened. Age darkening to pages and page edges. Rear hinge starting. Ex libris plate to front pastedown; number written in ink above plate. Two stains to the fore edge of pages.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Nevada County Mining Review

      Daily Morning Union, Grass Valley, CA 1895 - History and development of the mining industry and communities of Nevada County. Some soil and staining to creased wraps, tape repairs. Several pages of advertisements at rear. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Poems

      London: Elkin Mathews Boston: Copeland & Day Printed at the Chiswick Press 1895 London: Elkin Mathews, Boston: Copeland & Day [Printed at the Chiswick Press], 1895. Limited to 750 copies. 4to. Title vignette printed in red. Original blue boards, uncut. Fine. Hayward 304; Kraus 18

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        The Tarikh-i-Rashidi of Mirza Muhammad Haidar, Dughlát. A History of the Moghuls of Central Asia

      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Ld.,, 1895. An English Version. Edited, with Commentary, Notes, and Map by … The Translation by E. Denison Ross. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, title gilt to the spine and upper board, brown surface-paper endpapers. Folding coloured map in an end-pocket. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, spine sunned, hinges neatly repaired, light toning, some foxing, a very good copy. First edition. Ney was described by Sir Francis Younghusband as "the best traveller there has ever been in Central Asia," having undertaken a number of remarkable of expeditions in the region, and receiving the RGS founder's medal in 1873 for his survey of the Gobi desert. For around 20 years he held various posts in the potential trouble-spots of this contested area. In 1895 ill health forced him home from his post as governor-general at Mashhad and consul-general for Khorasan and Seitan, "he used his leave to publish with E. D. Ross an annotated translation entitled The Tarikh-i-Rashidi of Mirza Muhamad Haidar (1895). His notes reveal his unrivalled knowledge of central Asia's geography, history, and ethnology" (ODNB). Uncommon and important.

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        Collection of Works from Thomas Love Peacock

      97 - London - Macmillan and Co., 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniform and smartly bound set of fictional works from English novelist, Thomas Love Peacock. Collection includes volumeI Maid Marian and Crotchet Castle published1895, volumeII Headlong Hall and Nightmare Abbey published1896, volumeIII Melincourt or Sir Oran Haut-ton published 1896, volumeIV Gryll Grange published 1896, and lastly volumeV The Misfortunes of Elphin and Rhododaphne published 1897. Featuring numerous plates throughout each volume, illustrated by F. H. Townsend. Each volume has an introduction by George Saintsbury. With publishers' original advertisements. Complete in five volumes. Condition: In original cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spine sand front boards. Externally, all volumes are generally smart, with some light marks and minor bumping and wear to the heads of spines. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, bright and generally clean, aside from the odd spot to endpaper. One volume has previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown, and ink signature to the front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD ..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        On the broadening of spectral lines / A theory of X-rays / The relative Motion of the Earth and the Ether / Radiation in a Magnetic Field / A Spectroscope without Prisms or Gratings / A New Harmonic Analyzer / Nouvelle Methode de Tracer et d'Observer des Divisions de Précision / The Echelon Spectroscope

      1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Sammelband with 10 Offprint papers by Michelson from the Library of Haskell Norman. Content: (1) MICHELSON: On the broadening of spectral lines. From: The Astronomical J., Nov. 1895, Chicago: The Univ. of Chicago Press, pp. 251-263. 8vo. 1 table, 3 figs. (2) MICHELSON: A theory of X-rays. From: The American J. of Sci. 1, April 1896, 8vo. pp. 312-314. (3) MICHELSON: The relative Motion of the Earth and the Ether. From: The American J. of Sci. 3, 1897, pp. 475-478. 8vo. 2 tables, 8 figs. (4) MICHELSON: Radiation in a Magnetic Field. From: Astrophys. J. 6, No. 1, 1897, pp. 48-54. Presentation copy. (5) MICHELSON: Radiation in a Magnetic Field. From: Phil. Mag. July, 1897, pp. 109-115. (6) MICHELSON: A Spectroscope without Prisms or Gratings. From: The American J. of Sci. 5, 1898, 8vo. pp. 215-217. 2 figs. (7) MICHELSON: Radiation in a Magnetic Field. From: Phil. Mag. April, 1898, pp. 348-356. 5 figs., table. (8) MICHELSON & STRATTON: A New Harmonic Analyzer. From: The American J. of Sci. 5, January, 1898, pp. 1-13, 1 pl. (9) MICHELSON: Nouvelle Methode de Tracer et d'Observer des Divisions de Précision. From: Procès-Verbaux, 1899, 4 pp. (10) MICHELSON: The Echelon Spectroscope. From: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts Sci. 35, No. 7, Nov. 1899, 8vo. ii, pp. 111-119. 8 figs. ----- References: (1) DSB, IX, p. 373. Lemon 30. - FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. "In 1893 Michelson moved to the new University of Chicago to head its department of physics. There he began to develop his interests in astrophysical spectroscopy. Diffraction gratings, a new harmonic analyzer, and the echelon spectroscope, as well as a large-scale vertical interferometer, were designed by and built for Michelson around the turn of the century. He was clearly recognized as one of the foremost experimental physicists of the nation and was invited to give the Lowell Lectures at Harvard in 1899, later published as Light waves and their uses (Chicago, 1903). (2) Livingston, Master of light, p. 191. Lemon 31. - FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. "Although the newer physics, radioactivity, electronics, and quantum theory lay outside his immediate field of interest, Michelson put aside his accustomed activities to try to explain the new phenomenon of X rays. It is evident that Michelson had been persuaded to express himself on a matter which he did not really understand. Few did." (4) DSB IX, pp. 371 - 374. - One of Michelson's experiments testing the effect of an intense magnetic field on the line spectra of various elements. During this period of his career he was establishng himself as America's foremost experimental physicist and was responsible for the design and construction of a number of state of the art optical instruments for use in his laboratory. (5) Livingston, Master of light, p. 207. Lemon 34. - BRITISH ISSUE. "With the [echelon spectroscope] Michelson was able to show that all spectral lines are tripled when the radiations emanate in a magnetic field." (6) DSB, IX, p. 373. Lemon 37. - FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. This is a preliminary report on Michelson's "The echelon spectroscope." "In 1893 Michelson moved to the new University of Chicago to head its department of physics. There he began to develop his interests in astrophysical spectroscopy. Diffraction gratings, a new harmonic analyzer, and the echelon spectroscope, as well as a large-scale vertical interferometer, were designed by and built for Michelson around the turn of the century. He was clearly recognized as one of the foremost experimental physicists of the nation and was invited to give the Lowell Lectures at Harvard in 1899, later published as Light waves and their uses (Chicago, 1903)." (7) Livingston, Master of light, p. 207. Lemon 35. - BRITISH ISSUE. "With the [echelon spectroscope] Michelson was able to show that all spectral lines are tripled when the radiations emanate in a magnetic field." (10) Livingston, Master of light, p. 207. Lemon 39. - FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of the American issue..

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      London: J. M. Dent,, 1895. Edited with an Introduction by Israel Gollancz. Quarto. Original white cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, bevelled edges, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece, illustrated title and 19 plates, each plate duplicated on China paper, laid-on and unlettered, head and tailpieces and engraved borders. Boards dulled and rubbed, corners bumped, endpapers tanned. Contents clean. A very good copy. First Robert Anning Bell edition, one a limited edition of only 50 copies on handmade paper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Diary of a Cavalry Officer in the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaign 1809-1815. By Lieut.-Col. Tomkinson. Edited by his Son James Tomkinson. Second Edition. SIR CHARLES OMAN'S COPY WITH HIS BOOKPLATE

      Swan Sonnenschein, 1895. 8vo., Second Edition, on laid paper, with a portrait frontispiece in photogravure, 2 plates in photogravure and 5 folding maps, neat signature on front free endpaper verso, half-title, frontispiece and title mildly spotted ; original red cloth, upper board framed in blind enclosing regimental crest of 16th Light Dragoons in gilt, gilt back, black endpapers, upper hinge tender (but binding entirely sound) else a very good, bright, clean copy. SIR CHARLES OMAN'S COPY WITH HIS NINETEENTH CENTURY ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE MOUNTED ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN. Tomkinson's Diary was first published in 1894 (a number of Press reviews is given on half-title verso). Widely regarded as a classic personal account of the campaign, it has been several times reissued but usually without the plates. This second edition contains the editor's final amendments, including the correction to the part played by Vivian's brigade at Waterloo. A RARE, POSSIBLY UNIQUE, ASSOCIATION COPY. Sandler 3277. . Catalogs: military: napoleonic wars.

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        The Red Badge of Courage

      New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1895. First edition, second issue. 8vo. . Original pale yellow buckram decorated in red, black and gilt, tan coated endpapers, top edge stained yellow, others untrimmed. Some soiling of spine as usual, faint rubbing at extremities. Two bookplates, front hinge repaired, overall a near fine copy. BAL 4071; William & Starrett pp. 18-19

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        Das Vermächtnis des Inka

      Stgt./Bln./Lpz., Union Dt. Verlagsanstalt (1895).. gr. 8°. 2 Bll., 547 (1) S. Mit 16 ganz. farb. Illustr. v. A. SCHULER nach Ewald THIEL. OLn. Mit farb. Einbandill. Rü. fachgerecht restaur. Berieb. EA. Plaul 275.1

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        Our Darlings' Surprise Pictures

      1895. first edition. A Very Fine Ernest Nister Transformation Book [TRANSFORMATION BOOK] [WEATHERLY, Fred E.]. Our Darlings' Surprise Pictures. [A Novel Panorama Picture Book]. London: Ernest Nister [n.d, ca. 1895]. Eight color transformation pictures with verses by Fred E. Weatherly. Black and white illustrations throughout. Small folio (12 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches; 317 x 250 mm.). Original color glazed pictorial boards, original red cloth backstrip, original blue-green floral endpapers. A very fine copy with the corners of the unmarked glazed boards nearly as sharp as on the day of publication.Over the past forty-five years I have handled many, many Transformation books but I have never had a copy of this title -DJB."Another of the great makers of movable books was also a German - Ernest Nister, many of whose productions between 1891 to 1900 are regarded as among the most beautiful achievements of the entire genre… Ernest Nister's major contribution to the field was a large number of 'dissolving' picture books - developing further the earlier, rather rudimentary items produced by Dean - in which an illustration changed into a completely different scene at the pull of a tab. The effect was achieved through the pictures being printed on slats which slid over each other… One of Nister's busiest writers was a man named Frederic Edward Weatherly, (1848-1929), who, though he may not have been the most accomplished of poets, knew how to write verse that held the attention of children - a skill that he possibly developed reading to his own three children. Before turning to writing Weatherly had been a barrister, but he abandoned the law in favour of composing songs and verse, and during his life produced over thirty books for children." (Peter Haining. Movable Books - An Illustrated History, p.45).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE

      1895. COUES, Elliott. THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. 3 volumes. One of 1150 numbered copies. From tp: "A new edition, now first reprinted in full from the original of 1810, with copious critical commentary, memoir of Pike, new map and other illustrations, and complete index." 8vo., green cloth, title gilt-stamped to spine. Ex-library; all usual library markings. Boards show some scuffing and shelfwear. Binding of volume 1 is shaken; frontispiece detached; rear hinge cracked. Age-toning to perimeters of bookblock else text is clean within. Because of ubiquitous library markings, this set is being offered as is.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        TIME MACHINE. An Invention

      London: William Heinemann, 1895. First edition, first issue, with the covers printed in purple and with the 16 page ad catalogue beginning with the advertisement for THE MANXMAN. 8vo, publisher’s original tan cloth lettered in blue on the spine and in purple on the covers, the upper cover featuring a sphinx design, the rear cover with the emblematic device. 152 pages plus 16 page ad catalogue. A very nice copy of this important work of science fiction. Solid, sturdy and fresh with only light and even mellowing from time. Endleaves with just the very lightest quite typical spotting, pages quite fresh and clean. One of the most important and influential works in the science fiction genre. This, Wells' second novel and his most famous, is a cornerstone of fantasy and science fiction literature. Wells’ tale of time travel has not only inspired the imaginations of generations of other science fiction writers, but those of generations of theoretical physicist as well. His grim vision of a humanity divided and atrophied by the effects of industrialization and war is as frightening now at the beginning of this century as it was at the end of the 19th. Truly among the most imaginative and fantastic novels written to date.

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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 "like new" copy. Accompanied by an important autograph letter. signed (ALs) from Wells to his publisher, J. M. Dent, dated 24. September 1895, 4 pages on folded octavo sheet embossed "Lynton, /. Maybury Road, / Working." A detailed discussion of Wells's financial. arrangements with Dent for THE WONDERFUL VISIT. Wells discusses. Dent's discount agreement with a retail bookseller and how is affects. his royalty. "I'm afraid I can't accept 15% on what Smith's pay you,. as you suggest, anxious as I am for the advertisement in their stalls. ... Publication at a nett price is entirely to their advantage. (saving them the competition of the discount bookseller) & I. certainly think it an unfair abuse of their monopoly for them to. insist on terms that will not give you a profit & enable you to pay. my royalty ..." In the letter Wells mentions his financial. arrangement with Heinemann for THE TIME MACHINE, and his "next" book,. THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU. Throughout his writing career Wells. pestered his publishers over contract terms and commissions. This. letter is a fine example of the sharp watch Wells kept over his. financial arrangements with publishers. Approximately 240 words. The. letter has two pin holes at top left corner; it is otherwise in fine. condition. Book and letter enclosed in fleece lined cloth folder and. quarter maroon pebbled morocco and red cloth slipcase, spine panel. lettered and tooled in gold. (#80389). 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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        ALS ("Rob. Fuchs").

      Vienna, 11. I. 1895. - 8vo. 1¾ pp. on double leaf. To a young lady who had requested an autograph.

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        Report and Proceedings of the Senate Committee appointed to investigate the Police Department of the City of New York (Five Volume Set)

      James B. Lyon, State Printer, Albany 1895 - First edition. Five volumes. Octavos. All five in the original green publisher's cloth. Small owner's bookplate on the front pastedowns, spines are a little darkened, a few scattered nicks and short tears at the spine ends, very good. The complete testimony given before the Lexow Committee, the name given to the major New York State Senate investigation into police corruption in New York City. The committee documented how Tammany Hall leaders and the police extorted bribes from operators of gambling and prostitution houses. Laid-in is an 1899 ALS from John D. Whish regarding his compilation of an index to the testimony that "makes accessible everything in that most remarkable exposure of Metropolitan criminal life." Includes the Minority report by Jacob A. Cantor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Portfolio

      London - Seeley and Co., 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of four volumes of the Portfolio, an artistic periodical, which containsa study of popular art forms. Containing information on Dutch etchings, William Blake, Sculpture in Belgium, Gerard David, Japanese wood engravings, Antoine Watteau, The Isle of Wight, Raphael in Rome, the Etchings of Rembrandt, Josiah Wedgwood, Malta, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Frederick Walker, the early works of Raphael, the art of William Quiller Orchardson, Claude Lorrain, and Whitehall. Philip Gilbert Hamerton (September 10, 1834 November 4, 1894), was an English artist and art critic and author. With bookplate of Nottingham Subscription Library to front pastedowns. Including seventy-sixplates (collated complete) and numerous illustrations in the text. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In a half-morocco binding. Externally rubbed, though with joints starting. Internally, binding slightly strained. Some tissue-guards are detached. Pages are quite bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. One plate detached. Institutional ink stamp to title page of title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Duck Shooting from a Battery

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895-1896. Chromolithograph, laid onto original backing board. In good condition with the exception of a few nicks within the image. 12 15/16 x 19 15/16 inches. This is a fascinating shooting print by one of America's most celebrated sporting artists, of a hunter surrounded by decoys taking aim at his quarry 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.

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        Fringilla : some tales in verse / by Richard Doddridge Blackmore ; pictured by Louis Fairfax-Muckley, with III drawings by James Linton

      London : Published by Elkin Mathews, 1895. 1st Edition. Physical description: 128, 20 p., [3] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm. Subjects: English poetry -- 19th century -- Mythology in literature. Contents: To my pen -- Lita of the Nile -- Kadisha, or, The first jealousy -- Mount Arafa -- The well of St. John -- Pausias and Glycera -- Buscombe, or, A Michaelmas goose -- To fame. Notes: Decorative title page. Decorative head and tail pieces, historiated initials. 20-page publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Very good copy in the original, elaborately decorated and illustrated cloth. Some slight dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Bumped corners. Slight lean to spine. Light marginal foxing to prelims, with scattered instances elsewhere. Some pages unread and unopened. Small corner tear to pages 33-36, with minor loss. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of George Moody with his bookplate to front pastedown.

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        Ritual of the Order Eastern Star Published By Authority of the General Grand Chapter

      Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: The General Grand Chapter, 1895. Copyright 1890, Chicago, Illinois: Fifth Revised Edition, February, 1895. Brown cloth boards, with a gold embossed design on the front board, and embossed designs on the rear board with no color. All the page edges are red. Boards have fading to maroon and rubbing, chipping at the spine, and are just rubbed through at the tips. There is a previous owner name on the FFEP, and a Chapter ink stamp on the regulations page. There are a couple of other random markings within the text, but none damage the readability. The leaves are aging, and there is some damage to both hinges. There is no dust jacket.. 5th Edition. Hard Cover. Good -/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Book.

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        Large Interesting Collection of Bookplates from England, Scotland, Ireland and Canada

      Non-Book. The collection comprises approximately fifteen hundred bookplates chiefly British and Canadian and spans several centuries from the late 1600s to the early 1900s. A wide range of ex-libris styles is represented including Early Armorial, Jacobean Armorial, Chippendale Armorial, Crests, Pictorials, Seal Armorial, Golden Age Armorial, Spade Shield Armorial and others. Among the artists featured are Graham Johnston, Alfred J. Downey, Harry Soane, Griffiths and Weigalls, Matthews of Oxford, Arthur E. Jones, Morley J. Ayearst, Marion Reid, William Strang, Curwen of Dublin, Alexander Scott Carter, William Walker Alexander, Thomas Moring, De-La-More Press, G. Whittaker, Lyons and Ford of Cork, Lambert of Newcastle. The collection is housed in four three-ring binders with 9 and 3 pocket sleeves. The first two binders are organized alphabetically by last name (but not alphabetically within the same letter), the third includes some of the bookplates signed by the artists and the fourth includes some organized by subject, some by Toronto artist Morley J. Ayearst, some by Stanley Harrod, some Ladies' Bookplates and a small group designed by, and belonging to, Birmingham architect John Cotton. There are several duplicates beyond the fifteen hundred. As an added bonus, an interesting group of eight reference books is included: 1) Ladies' Book-Plates: An Illustrated Handbook for Collectors and Book-lovers by Norna Labouchere; London, George Bell & Sons, 1895; joints cracked, spine partially missing; a fair copy. 2) British Royal Bookplates and Ex-Libris of Related Families by Brian North Lee; Scolar Press, 1992. A near fine copy in near fine dustjacket. 3) Book-Plates -- Old and New by John A. Gade; New York, M. F. Mansfield and Company, 1898; a very good- copy. 4) Book-Plates: Rare Specimens of American, English and Foreign Ex-Libris; New York, Dodd, Mead & Company; a very good- copy. 5) Canadian Bookplates by Robert Stacey; Toronto, Subway Books, 1997. A near fine copy. 6) American Book-Plates: A Guide to Their Study by Charles Dexter Allen; New York, Reprinted by Hacker Art Books, 1968; a very good+ copy. 7) 147 Examples of Armorial Book Plates. From Various Collections. Second Series; London, W. Griggs & Sons, Limited, 1892; a good+ copy. 8) Artists and Engravers of British and American Book Plates by Henry W. Fincham; London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1897; spine broken, light water damage to first few leaves and lower edges of the cover; a fair copy. ; BookPlate .

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        The 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, instant 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, ‘Voyages in Space’, 46; Bleiler (1948), p.73, (1978), p.40, ‘The Early Years’, 386; Suvin, ‘Victorian Science-Fiction in the U.K.’ p.59; Reginald, 02748. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        The Works of Ainsworth. Including: Guy Faulkes, The Tower of London, The Lancashire Witches, Auriol, etc

      London: George Routledge & Son, n.d. (1895)., 1895. Complete in 16 volumes, 8vo. A very handsome set in contemporary maroon half morocco with gilt titles and fine Arts and Crafts gilt tooling to spines with one raised band; rose cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Generously illustrated with Original Steel Plates, Wood Cuts, etc., by Cruikshank, Browne, Gilbert and others.

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        Notre-Dame of Paris

      London: H.S. Nichols, 1895. In four volumes translated by J. Carroll Beckwith limited to 1000 copies on Holland paper, this is set #55 illustrated with 43 beautifully sharp engravings with tissue guards, unopened, bound in 3/4 green polished calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, two raised bands, spine decorated in love floral gilt of art Nouveau style. top edges gilt. A handsome little set with only minor spots of wear, internally fresh and free from foxing. Very nice.. Limited Edition. 12mo.

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        Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory

      Saint Louis: 1895. Folio. [1] 743pp, illustrated with plates, portraits, index to the historical section, index of biographies, and an index of illustrations. Without the frontispiece, not issued with all copies. Original gilt-stamped calf with vignette of a longhorn on the cover; rebacked in cloth, repairs at board edges. Minor soiling and wear internally. One of the "Big Four" Cattle books, with biographies of some 448 cattlemen and extensive contemporary account of the Texas Cattle trade. One of the so-called "big four" cattle books and, in our experience, the most difficult to obtain. The size and nature of the binding on this book often results in its being found in poor condition. "Supposedly most of the first edition was destroyed in a warehouse fire, hence its rarity today" - Merrill. "The book contains a wealth of information, and is a cornerstone in any range library" - Six Score. Merrill Aristocrat, p.17; Six Score, 24; Adams Herd 593; Dobie, p.100; Dykes Kid 29; Graff 891; JenkinsBasic Texas Books 34; Howes C820, "b;" Rader 1891; Saunders 2846; Vandale 44.

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        CHOIX DE FABLES DE LA FONTAINE

      1895. [EHON - FAIRY TALES] BARBATOU, P. CHOIX DE FABLES DE LA FONTAINE. 2 volumes in 1. Tokio: MDCCCXCIV. Imprimerie de Tsoukidji-Tokio. (Printer: Kimura Tokutaro^; First Series, printed September 20th, published September 30th; Second Series, printed October 10th, published October 20th, Meiji 27 [1894]. Large format plain paper book, bound with the original covers into a contemporary Western style half leather binding. The first volume is 20 X 30 cm, with 14 double page color woodcuts by Kano Tomonobu, Kajita Hanko, Kawanabe Kyo^sui, and Okakura Sho^so^ called for. The "deuxieme serie" is similarly bound, 20 x 30 cm, with 14 prints by the four previously listed artists, along with Eda Sadashiko. This work, with its French text and literary origins, may be placed in the mainstream of an emerging international style in Japan. Yet it may be still be seen as squarely in the tradition of the Japanese illustrated book. It shares many of the characteristics of the revival of Japanese picture book printing in general at the end of the 19th century: an emerging Nihonga style which was an amalgam of theme and technique from East and West, skilled printing, increasingly restrained coloration, etc.. An interesting document of East-West cultural and artistic accommodation, which gave rise to such hybrid vigor in world art. The bound-in covers and contents are perfect, the leather binding is worn. The two volumes, complete.

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        Sir Quixote of the Moors : Being Some Account of an Episode in the Life of the Sieur De Rohaine / by John Buchan

      London : T. F. Unwin, 1895. 1st UK Edition. Description: 188 p. ; 20 cm. Subjects: French--Scotland--Fiction. Covenanters--Scotland--Fiction. Form/Genre: Historical fiction. The author's scarce first book. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, decorated cloth. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Scans and additional detail on request.

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        LE MUSEE DE L'HOPITAL SAINT-LOUIS. Iconographie des Maladies Cutanées et Syphilitiques avec texte explicatif par MM. Ernest Besnier, A. Fournier, Tenneson, Hallopeau, Du Castel avec le concours de M. Henri Feulard, secrétaire générale: M.L. Jacquet

      Paris,: Rueff et Cie,, (1895-1897). (ii), iv, 346 pp. Folio. Quater red chagrin, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered, uncut. Illustrated with 10 photographs, 43 wood engravings, and 50 large coloured plates. All published (5 fascicules) of this rare and monumental work. No copy recorded in the cat. Bibliothèque Nationale. The work was realized trhrough the combined effort of the best dermatologists of that period in France. Together with over 20 entries in G&M. The unsurpassed chromolithographs in this work were made by Lemercier, the unrivalled master. The aim of this work was to provide a diagnostic tool with suggestions for a rational treatment of the various cutaneous diseases. The material presented was based on the rich collection of the museum of l'Hôpital Saint-Louis, the finest in the world on the subject. The Musée, founded in 1866 started with the modest collection Devergie of watercoulours and photographs. By 1895 the collection became the most important in the world. The most important part of the collectiom are the MOULAGES (three demensional colured mouldings). The master mouleur was M. Baretta, a highly gifted artist. His first moulage was created in 1867, and the end of 1894 he had created 1800

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        L'Exploration du Sahara

      Augustin challamel, 1895. in4 Broché paperback. Bon Etat. couverture etat d'usage car. coiffe refaite, micropliures, petit bout manquant sur la quatrieme. interieur bon. preface du colonel prince de polignac. etude historique et geographique. ouvrage accompagne de 45 cartes itineraires hors texte. douze plan.

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        Une page d'amour

      - Testard, Paris. 1895. In-8In-8 Grand-Jésus. Relié demi-cuir. Très bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos impeccable. Quelques rousseurs. tirage limité à 691 exemplaires, un des 130 exemplaires sur chine extra fort (n° 23), 386 pp., 6 planches hors-texte de François Thévenot gravées à l'eau-forte par Louis Muller, illustré de nombreuses compositions par Thévenot in-texte, les illustrations se trouvent en deux ou trois états dont celui avec les remarques, reliure de l'époque en demi-chagrin fauve, dos lisse orné d'un décor romantique doré, pièce de titre, petite fleur mosaïquée, légère usure des mors, double filet dorés sur les plats, tête dorée, bel exemplaire ! Carteret II 482, Carteret IV 413, Monod 11609, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Poésies complètes [Avec préface de Paul VERLAINE et notes de l' éditeur]

      Paris, Vanier, 1895.. 1895. XXIV,135(1) pp. Broché, non rogné, couverture supérieure conservée avec une déchirure marginale réparée avec remplacement avec du papier identique en couleur orange. Faux-titre bruni, qq. impff. superficielles. ¶ Ëdition bien intéressant et fort rare avec une préface de Verlaine de 22 pp. *** Poèmes en édition originale!

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

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

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        Collected Works

      New York,: Appleton and Company 1895-, 1896.. Fifteen volumes, octavo, engraved plates, numerous other diagrams and illustrations throughout, maps and charts (some folding); spines of a few volumes slightly marked but over all a fine set in publisher's half morocco with marbled boards, top edge gilt. A handsome set of the collected works of Charles Darwin in the original uniform binding, including his masterpiece On the Origin of Species and a number of equally important works including his journal of the Beagle voyage.The set was published some 13 years after the great naturalist's death, and reflects widespread popular interest in natural history and the theory of evolution. Taken together, Darwin's works are a monument to a lifetime of painstaking research which began with his now legendary journey of discovery aboard the Beagle between 1831 and1836. The set includes relatively uncommon works such as The Power of Movement in Plants and The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, while several of the volumes relate to the work on evolution that he conducted at his country estate Down House, including his famous decades-long experiment with earthworms and their role in the regeneration of soil.The set also includes two biographical volumes, The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, both featuring striking portrait frontispieces of Darwin in advancing years. The biographical volumes were edited by Darwin's son Francis and include hundreds of letters exchanged between the great naturalist and Asa Grey, Joseph Hooker, Alfred Russel Wallace, Thomas Huxley, Robert FitzRoy and other prominent individuals of the era.A full listing of the titles is available upon request.

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        NISTER'S PANORAMA

      London: Ernest Nister, 1895. No date [1895]. Nister No.754. unpaginated, with 5 fine chromolithographic panoramas (pop-ups) including dog's academy with a classroom full of anthropomorphous dogs, zoo scene, picnic on the farm, seashore play etc.; numerous b/w illustrations in text. Original glazed, cloth backed boards, very good with some general wear and rubbing to edges and corners a little worn. Contents good, the pop-ups are all working, though some have been professionally and inconspicuously repaired using fine archival materials, the horns are missing from the deer in the zoo and one ear from the lama (vulnerable parts), otherwise the panoramas appear to be complete. The pages have been professionally rebound, a little general finger soiling, mostly to page edges, original patterned end papers. A few inscriptions to the front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked; paper a little toned, a couple of very short marginal tears. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. Large 4to.

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        Cretan Pictographs and Prae-Phoenician Script With an Account of a Sepulchral Deposit at Hagios Onuphrios near Phaestos in its Relation to Primitive Cretan and Agean Culture

      Bernard Quaritch, London, 1895. Near Fine with no dust jacket. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover Original decorated publisher's embossed black cloth, gilt. Title on spine, gilt on gilt-bordered white plaque. Gilt titles on cover with three pictographs, reproduced in gilt on white with a gilt-border, all frameded by triple fillets, a gilt on white Phoenician wave rolling tool bordered by gilt-ruled margins. Black endpapers. Illustrated with a Color Plate, Tables & 139 illustrations in the text. Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, London and Bungay. A very handsome and scarce volume. Corners very slightly bumped, head and heel of spine slightly worn, page edges beginning to age. Small Library Stamp on title-page and following Note-Page ("Catholic University of America, Hellenic Library"). No card jacket or other common library markings. NEAR FINE. B Illustrations, Colored Plate. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 146 pp

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        Washington Irving Tales of a Traveller Van Kortlandt Edition, Two Volume Set

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Irving, Washington. Tales of a Traveler, Van Kortlandt Limited Edition, Two Volume Set. G.P. Putnam's sons, 1895. Number 74 of 150 of the Van Kortlandt edition. Numerous illustrations throughout with tissue guards. Some illustrations by the great Arthur Rackham! Beautiful fine, contemporary leather rebinding. Gilt decoration and lettering. New velvet end pages. Top edge gilt. Uncut page edges. An eloquent set. Very good condition.

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        The Lark

      William Doxey, San Francisco, 1895. The Lark. In Parts. Book I. Nos. 1-12; Book II, Nos. 13-24 & Epilark issue edited by Gelett Burgess and Bruce Porter. Publisher: William Doxey,San Francisco, 1895-1897. 25 original parts, including Epilark, plus two contents booklets for first and second book, prologue for first book, plus single sheet folded creating four pages of the prologue and testimony about the Lark and supplemental portrait of R.L. Stevenson. First edition, in parts. In original 25 parts vols., Sm. 4to. Illustrations and cover designs by Florence Lundborg, Gelett Burgess, Ernest Peixotto, Hervert Van Vlack, Newton Tharp, Reginald Rix, Willis Polk and Bruce Porter. All in very good or better condition with the exception of the Prologue. Fore edges rough with some small tears due to the crude method of printing and stapling. Overall a wonderful set. Inventory #10-363.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        THE WORKS

      New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1895. Mohawk Edition.. Hardcover. 33 Volumes of Cooper in Lovely Green Morocco. 216 x 146 mm (8 1/2 x 5 3/4"). 33 volumes. "Mohawk Edition.". EXTREMELY PLEASING MODERN GREEN HALF MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, over light green linen boards, raised bands, spines elegantly gilt in compartments with corner volutes and crossed arrow centerpieces, top edges gilt. Each volume with a frontispiece as well as vignette title on India paper, with tissue guard between them. Front pastedown with red oval morocco bookplate of W. A. M. Burden (see below). Spiller & Blackburn, p. 173. Spines lightly sunned (as always with green morocco), with two volumes faded a bit more toward olive than the others, a bit of wear to corners, otherwise A FINE SET, the decorative gilt bindings bright and extremely pleasing, and with only the most trivial imperfections internally. This is an especially attractive set on the shelf of the works of the first American writer to gain widespread international recognition. According to Spiller & Blackburn, our Mohawk Edition (also known as the "Leather-Stocking" or "Twentieth Century" Edition) is based upon the Stringer and Townsend "People's Edition" of 1857-60. These two editions are the only American sets of Cooper novels to include the seldom seen "Ned Myers." James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) is the only American author who can justly be compared to Scott in the field of the romantic novel. Although they are chiefly thought of as vehicles for romanticizing the American frontier, Cooper's works, in Day's words, are serious explorations of the theme of a "search for enduring moral values amidst incessant change." Cooper is most famous for his five so-called Leather-Stocking Novels, all featuring the mythic wilderness hunter Natty Bumppo, "the prototype of a recurrent figure in American fiction: the free, noble, solitary American who denies a safe and conforming life in order to maintain dignity, self-possession, and the natural inner discipline of true democracy." (Day) Our previous owner, William Armistead Moale Burden (1906-84), was a prominent aviation consultant, United States ambassador to Belgium, and assistant to the U. S. Secretary of Commerce for civil aviation from 1942-47.

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        POEMS

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895.. Full publisher’s vellum over boards, elaborately stamped in gilt after a design by H.G. Fell, fore-edges wholly untrimmed, lower edges rough- trimmed. Slight darkening and rubbing to the vellum, with a few spots of modest soiling, bookplate of Blake scholar and editor, Archibald G.B. Russell, on pastedown, but a very good copy. Cloth slipcase. First edition, limited deluxe issue. Copy #12 of twenty-five copies, printed on Japan vellum, specially bound, and signed by the author. Yeats’s first collected edition, and in this deluxe issue, among the most elusive of his major books. In John Quinn’s copy, Yeats inscribed: “The man who made this cover made a beautiful design, which I saw at an exhibition, but after I saw it Dent had spoilt him, with all kinds of oddjobs & when he did this the spirit had gone out of him. I hate this expression-less angel of his....” WADE 15.

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        The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      (Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895). Three octavo volumes. 399; 412; 421pp. One of 250 copies. Ornate wood-engraved double-page opening in Volume I and initials and borders throughout the three volumes by William Morris. In a letter to a friend in 1855, William Morris wrote that he had just been reading Shelley's works and that he liked what he had read very much. He was particularly impressed by the poet's ode "To a Skylark," writing, "WHAT a gorgeous thing it is! utterly different to anything else I ever read... 'The Skylark' makes one feel happy only; I suppose because it is nearly all music..." A fine set in limp vellum without ties, as issued; the books in this set were the only vellum books from the Press issued as such.

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        Poems Chosen out of the Works

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST KELMSCOTT PRESS EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 250 COPIES ON PAPER. Beautifully printed in red and black in Golden type. Exquisitely illustrated by William Morris with woodcut title page, first page (borders), and decorated initials throughout. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895 [issued 1896]. Small quarto, original limp vellum, yapp edges, gilt spine title, green silk ties; uncut. One tie loose, otherwise fine. RARE. $5800.

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        The Diamine Colours of the Aniline Colour Works of Leopold Cassella & Co.,

      Frankfurt: Leopold Cassella & Co., , 1895-6. Frankfort-o.-M. Their Properties and their Application in Dyeing and Printing. Large octavo (249 × 164 mm) Original sand- and morocco-grained cloth, title gilt to spine, gold patterned endpapers. Double frontispiece of the company's works, hundreds of mounted fabric samples, some folding sheets. Suned at the spine, a little rubbed, very slighty splitting on the joints, folding leaves a bit dusty, a very good copy. First and only edition, uncommon, just 10 copies on OCLC. Cassella were the foremost producers of these aniline dyes in the late nineteenth century, in 1925 they became part of IG Farben. "We publish this book with the object of assisting our customers when working with the Diamine Colours, having regard to the variety of uses to which they are now being put in the different branches of the dyeing and printing trades." (Introduction) The samples show the action of the dyes on a wide range of fabrics, cotton, wool, wool-cotton mixes, silks and others.

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        Poems

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1895. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles and elaborate pictorial decoration to spine and boards gilt. Engraved title. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Boards rubbed and toned, spine tanned, small abrasion to lower board, corners bumped, spotting to endpapers and edges of text block. A very good copy. First edition, one of only 750 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE STOLEN BACILLUS and Other Incidents

      1895. London: Methuen & Co., 1895. 32 pp ads dated September 1895. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of this collection of fifteen tales, along a science fiction vein -- Wells's first book of short stories and his second volume of science fiction (after THE TIME MACHINE). The title tale concerns an anarchist who steals what he thinks is cholera bacteria with which to infect all of London -- when in fact the bacteria only turn victims bright blue (a "marvellous twist from the macabre to the ludicrous" - Smith). Also included are "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid," "The Lord of the Dynamos" and "The Flying Man."~This is a handsome copy, virtually without wear -- fine except that the spine gilt is slightly less bright than the front cover gilt. In our experience Wells's less-known science fiction volumes, such as this one and THE PLATTNER STORY, are considerably scarcer than his better-known ones such as THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE INVISIBLE MAN and THE TIME MACHINE. Hammond C1; Wells Soc. 6; Currey p. 523. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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