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        THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY. Translated By D.F. Hannigan

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        THE TIME MACHINE

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

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        Majors and Minors: Poems

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

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

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

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

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

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        Originalt fotografi/Original photograph.

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

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        Dental microscopy. Dedication copy with signed photo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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