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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.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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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!

      [Bookseller: INTERNATIONAAL ANTIQUARIAAT]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

      London: Methuen and Co, 1895. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. This is a collection of fifteen science fiction short stories, many of which originally appeared in periodicals, including the Pall Mall Gazette, Pall Mall Budget, and the St. James Gazette. This was the author';s first book of short stories. Very good in original dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Elaborate Art Nouveau style illustration to spine and front board. Light damp stain to front board, minor rubbing to edges of boards and spine ends, and crease to spine. The interior is clean overall with a few spots of foxing to first and last few pages. Small chip to front free endpage. 275 pages plus 32 pages of ads dated September 1895. LIT/092308.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        The Writings of James Fenimore Cooper: Autograph Edition with Manuscript Page

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1895-1900.. Octavo, 33 volumes. Bound in original 3/4 green morocco over marbled linen boards with silk ribbon markers. Top edge gilt and gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Hand-colored steel engraved frontispieces and additional engravings on Japon vellum. This edition consists of only 63 sets, of which this is number 49. A hand-written manuscript page from chapter 9 of Oak Openings is bound into one volume. The volumes are in fine condition. An exemplary set.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        BRITISH GAME BIRDS AND WILDFOWL In Two Volumes

      John C. Nimmo, 1895.. 4th edn. 2 vols. Tall 8vo. Original gilt decorated blind-ruled green cloth (an exceptionally bright VG set). Pp. vi + 208 [&] viii + 174 (some light scattered spotting; some edges uncut; no inscriptions), illus with 60 hand-coloured double-page plates. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        Commercial and Library Atlas of the British Isles from the Ordnance Survey. With Index-Gazetteer, Plans of Towns, also copious Letterpress Descriptions, Tables of Populations etc.THE FINEST NINETEENTH CENTURY ATLAS OF THE BRITISH ISLES

      G.W. Bacon, 1895. Roy. 4to., First Edition, with title in red and black, 2 double-page sets of coloured key maps and charts, 3 double-page coloured country maps, 61 double-page coloured regional and county maps, 37 double-page coloured city and town plans, and 5 double-page coloured additional maps, small neat surname on front free endpaper; strongly bound in original half calf, black pebble-grain cloth boards, upper board blocked with title in gilt, yellow endpapers, gilt edges, neatly rebacked in calf gilt to style, corners lightly bruised else a a remarkably bright, crisp, clean copy. This truly splendid atlas has a fair claim to being the finest nineteenth-century production of its kind. The key maps and charts depict population, revenue, expenditure, growth of trade, imports, exports, etc. The country maps show England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The splendid regional and county maps are shown generally at 3 miles to the inch permitting significant detail. The city and town plans are shown generally at 2 miles to the inch. The additional maps include the Isle of Wight, Channel Islands & Isle of Man, geological England and a Mercator World. All maps are based on the latest Ordnance Surveys. Railways are shown carefully, with stations engraved in bold, and include lines under construction. County maps are engraved beyond county boundaries for ease of reference. City and town plans give extraordinary detail without overcrowding. The railway map of London and Environs shows each Company's line in a separate style with an alphabetical list of nearly 300 stations. The Letterpress includes geographical, historical, political, statistical, scientific and other information. The alphabetical gazetteer totals nearly 50,000 names and includes 1,000 principal towns with populations. This atlas, and its subsequent reissues, is frequently broken for its individual maps (the double-page format greatly facilitates this), and is equally often found in poor state due to its bulk and heaviness. The present copy is the best we have seen in thirty years. Apart from a little inconsequential dust-soiling the contents appears virtually unread and the sympathetic rebacking preserves it for the future. IN THIS CONDITION A RARE SURVIVAL . Catalogs: topography: general.

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        POEMS

      London & Boston: T. Fisher Unwin / Copeland and Day, 1895.. Tan cloth, elaborately stamped in gilt after a design by H.G. Fell, t.e.g. Spine faintly darkened, with a couple minor marks, else near fine. First edition, American issue, with the cancel title-leaf. This copy is of the form of this issue with the joint imprint on both the title page and at the toe of the spine. Wade suggests, based on the observations of others, that some (the earliest?) copies have only Unwin's name on the title, and Copeland & Day's imprint added to the spine only. However, the upcoming Wade revision provisionally (as of early 2004) assigns "first issue" status to those copies in this form. The British issue consisted of 750 copies; the number of copies issued in this form is unrecorded, although Kraus indicates that 117 copies remained in the Copeland & Day stock in May of 1899. Ths American issue features gilt top edges; those of the British issue were not gilt. WADE 16. KRAUS 29.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Poems

      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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        ALMAYER'S FOLLY

      1895. New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895. 3 pp undated ads. Original black cloth. First American Edition of Conrad's first book, with a text that varies considerably from the English edition (because it was typeset from uncorrected proofs). We find the American edition to be somewhat scarcer than the English one (as well it should be, since only about half as many were issued: according to Keating "only 650 copies of this edition were printed, and it is a rare book").~This copy is in Cagle's binding "b" (no priority certain), black cloth with a double blind­stamped border rule on the covers and with "The Macmillan Company" at the foot of the spine. It is a just-about-fine copy (volume very slightly aslant, the merest trace of wear at the corners). Cagle A1b.2, binding b.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        THE LARK [Whole Numbers 1 through 24]

      San Francisco: C.A. Murdock & Co. [1st number only]; then William Doxey, May 1895 - April 1897.. Twenty-four issues (of 25 published, lacking the EPILARK). Wire-stitched and sewn pictorial self wrappers, numbers 9 and beyond printed on one side of leaf only. Heavily illustrated. Usual occasional tanning, some chipping along fore and bottom edges of first number, a few other snags and creases at large overlap edges, but generally a very good set. Half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. Edited by Gillette Burgess and Bruce Porter. A complete run, less the EPILARK, including the separate plates in the first two numbers and the separate leaflet supplement, "Vals de Monterey Viejo," to #22. The first number is in the scarce first printing, without Doxey's imprint. The chief literary organ of the Bayside Bohemians of the last decade of the 19th century. Gelette Burgess was responsible for much of the text, along with illustrations and cover designs by Florence Lundborg, Gelett Burgess, Ernest Peixotto, Hervert Van Vlack, Newton Tharp, Reginald Rix, Willis Polk and Bruce Porter, and other contributions by Maynard Dixon, Yone Noguchi, Porter Garnett, et al. A number of Stevenson relics appear in the early issues, and the first number includes the first appearance of Burgess' whimsical ditty, "I Never Saw a Purple Cow...," published later as a separate. While the clothbound issue in two volumes (which includes the second printing of the first number) is readily available, substantial runs of the original separate issues, with the first printing of the first number, are now elusive.

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        The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha [together with] Miguel de Cervantes His Life and Works

      London: Adam and Charles Black,, 1895. Done into English by Henry Edward Watts. A New Edition with Notes, Original and Selected. In Four Volumes. 5 volumes, octavo (200 × 125 mm). 20th century orange-red half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, titles and raised bands to spines and top edges gilt, cream cloth sides. Portrait frontispiece to the Life and Works. Excellent condition. A very handsome library set of Cervantes in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. Done Into English by Henry Edward Watts - [COMPLETE in 4 Volumes]

      London; Adam And Charles Black, 1895. A new edition with notes, original and selected. Minor offsetting from the original cloth to the prelims. Associate refernces; Wing (2nd ed. ) , C1772. ESTC citation no. : R37540. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title & volume indications blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls

      London Longmans Green and Co [1895]. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Not inscribed First Edition Illustrated board cover with fawn cloth spine 68pp :: 32 full-page colour illustrations :: 220mm x 280mm (9" x 11") :: Pagination errors present p23, p23*, p24*, p55, p55*, p56* indicative of the first edition. In the name of political correctness, Upton's wonderful golliwog - heroic, gentle, gallant and resourceful - has been lumped together with stereotypes and condemned out of hand. In fact, when picture books were filled with images of white-skinned, golden-haired, blue-eyed children, Upton was the first to use an Afro-Caribbean character as the main protagonist

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        THE ADVENTURES OF TWO DUTCH DOLLS and a 'Golliwogg'

      London, Longmans, Green, (1895).. FIRST EDITION (1895), 220 x 280 mm, 8½ x 11 inches, cloth backed colour illustrated boards, 64 pp. 31 full page colour illustrations, many small text illustrations. Covers clean and bright, corners very slightly worn, couple of very light scratches to upper cover, tiny faint address stamp to corner of front endpaper, occasional slight pale stains to margins, couple of short closed edge tears, neatly repaired. Very nice VG+ copy. First book by the mother and daughter team introducing Golliwogg, the Dutch dolls and their other doll friends. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        THE ADVENTURES OF TWO DUTCH DOLLS AND A GOLLIWOGG

      Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1895. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Upton, Florence. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Brown cloth spine. Oblong format. Pictorial boards. Covers grubby, spine discoloured, edges worn. Some hinges cracked. A few faint margin marks, otherwise contents bright and clean with one or two marginal tears. [S]

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        Memories of Seven Campaigns

      Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co.,, 1895. A Record of Thirty-five Years' Service in the Indian Medical Department in India, China, Egypt, and the Sudan … With an Introduction by A. Egmont Hake. Illustrated by Edward Thornton and Katherine Margaret Thornton. Octavo (237 × 157 mm). In a superb red morocco presentation binding by Zaehnsdorf to exhibition standard, title gilt direct to the spine, raised bands with dotted roll, compartments gilt with a central belt tool enclosing small sexfoil, and surrounded by foliate volutes with an infill of small dotted and circle tools, French fillet panel gilt to both boards, lozenge corner tools, large gilt centre tool of the Royal arms to the upper board, double rule gilt edge roll, top edge gilt, others uncut, wide inner gilt dentelles, crimson moiré silk doublures and endleaves, the endleaves with a wavy line panel within a very fine dotted roll with sexfoil corner-pieces, leather-lined hinges. Exhibition stamp in gilt to the rear doublure. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, numerous illustrations in text, some full-page. The barest minimum of shelf-wear at the bottom edge, and to the corners, the suggestion of chafing at the head- and tail-cap, but a superb copy, bound by Zaehnsdorf at their very, very best. First edition, this the dedication copy with a two-page note from the author to Col. Arthur Egerton, comptroller of the household of the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, expressing the hope that the Duke will "be pleased to accept the volume now forwarded through you". Dr. Thornton ended his wide-ranging career as Deputy Surgeon-General of the Indian Medical Service. His first taste of India was the Mutiny, his last skirmishes on the Black Mountain as principal medical officer to the Punjab Frontier Force. Outside India, he took part in the expedition to China to capture the Taku Forts in 1860, was in Egypt in 1882, and served as principal medical officer of the Indian contingent at Suakin in 1885. Riddick complains that Thornton "eschewed the discussion of medicine for that of landscapes, his quarters, and his lifestyle," and that "in the latter years of his stay in India, his narrative would have you believing him to be more concerned about hunting tigers than the causes of cholera." However, taking this biography for what it is, rather than for what it might be, it will be found to be full of interesting detail of station life, a rather engaging and attractive personal and social, rather than professional, memoir. The dedicatee in receipt of this sumptuous copy, Prince Arthur - he was thus named for his godfather the Duke of Wellington - first Duke of Connaught and Strathearn was the "last British prince to command a significant formation in action" (ODNB), leading the brigade of Guards at Tel-el-Kebir, and receiving the commendation of his commander, Sir Garnet Wolseley, who declared that he had 'taken more care of his men and is more active in the discharge of his duties than any of the generals now with me'. A wonderful high Victorian military association copy.

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        Bibliographica: Papers on Books, their History, and Art. Volumes I-III

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1895-1897. Twelve parts in three quarto volumes. viii, 512pp., + 23 plates; viii, 503pp., + 21 plates; viii, 511pp., + 22 plates. One of 850 copies. A complete set of this important periodical, beautifully printed and illustrated throughout. The journal's intention was such that "its articles should be by writers of authority, and that it should be produced with all possible beauty of form," according to the Preface. A periodical in twelve parts, containing essays from such notable figures as William Morris, Octave Uzanne, and Alfred Pollard. Subjects range from Japanese illustrated books to "The Grotesque and the Humourous in Illuminations of the Middle Ages." Each volume has original blue wrappers for each part and advertisements bound in after the text. In brown half morocco over brown cloth, gilt-titled to spine. Morocco rubbed, some wear to extremities, else near fine. Bookplates of Samuel E. Thorne and William John Mercer, and with an invoice from Zaehnsdorf billed to Mercer bound in. T.e.g.

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        Plans of Wooden Vessels

      New York: [for the author,], 1895. Selected as Types from One Hundred and Fifty of Various Kinds and Descriptions, from a Fishing Smack to the Largest Clipper Ships and Vessels of War, both Sail and Steam, Built by W. M. H. Webb, in the City of New York, from the Year 1840 to the Year 1869. 2 volumes, landscape folio (397 × 510 mm). Later black ribbed cloth, title gilt to the spines, original maroon cloth panels with titles gilt in display types mounted to the upper boards. Each volume with an engraved portrait, volume I with 62 plates representing 33 vessels, and volume II with 61 plates of 32 vessels, many of the plates are multi-sheet and extensively folding, some to over 1800 mm, that's 6 ft in Imperial. A little rubbed on the boards, but the contents very good bar a little toning and marginal finger-soiling, an unusually well-preserved set of this much referred to and unwieldy production. First edition, this a presentation copy inscribed on both title pages by Webb in 1897 to the Atlantic Shipbuilding Works, East Boston. Webb was born in 1816 and apprenticed to his father Isaac Webb, despite the latter's desire that he should enter the professions. "At fifteen he entered upon six years of intensive study of naval architecture and shipbuilding, taking only a week's vacation in that time. He combined in a remarkable way the qualities of naval architect and shipwright" (DAB). In 1843 he established his own yard which "extended from Fifth to Seventh Streets on the East River" and soon outstripped all competition, being both inventive and prolific. He was also the founder of the Webb Academy and the Webb Institute. McDonald refers to these volumes as "a treasure trove of authentic mid-C19th plans", while Brewington calls them "the best American collection of lines in book form." Never formally published, in the main Webb presented copies to libraries and other institutions where they were usually heavily stamped throughout on accession, and heavily used thereafter, this is a well-presented and extremely clean set of this important group of drafts.

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        UNCLE REMUS. His songs and his sayings. New and Revised Edition with one hundred and twelve illustrations by A. B. Frost

      D. Appleton and Company. New York.,1895. LARGE PAPER, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. 4to. (9.2 x 6.5 inches). One of only 250 numbered copies, signed by the Author. Frontis and ten full page plates, each printed onto fine tissue paper and mounted onto the page within a printed border and each with a printed tissue guard. One Hundred and One line illustrations throughout the text. Aside from a few brown spots to the margin of the frontispiece, not affecting the image, this is a clean and bright copy throughout. In the publishers original delux full white vellum binding with gilt ruling, decoration and lettering to the front board and spine. Top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. A bright and fresh copy with some minimal rubbing to the edges of the binding but overall a better than very good copy.:

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        Promotional Illustration of Mark Twain SIGNED

      1895. Dated August 12, 1895. Image is 7-1/4" x 4-1/4", plus area beneath where signed by Twain. By 1895, Mark Twain was deep in debt from two 1880s ventures that both went bankrupt -- a type-setting machine and a publishing house. He was also in ill health. He and his family embarked on a round-the-world lecture tour -- "The Morals Lecture," a comic sermon -- the reason for which was to get out of debt. The tour began in Cleveland on July 15th, then progressed west through the northern United States and southern Canada -- after which on August 16th, they set sail in Vancouver for Australia (this is the world tour that would later appear in book form as FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR). Just before he sailed, Twain wrote,~Lecturing is gymnastics, chest-expander, medicine, mind-healer, blues destroyer, all in one. I am twice as well as I was when I started out. I have gained nine pounds in 28 days, and expect to weigh 600 before January. I haven't had a blue day in all the 28. My wife and daughter are accumulating health and strength and flesh nearly as fast as I am. When we reach home, two years hence, we think we can exhibit as freaks.~For advance promotion of the stops in North America, a four-page leaflet was distributed; one of the four pages was this illustration of Twain leaning against the post of a log cabin -- in his trademark white three-piece suit. This image is that page, and this copy is signed by Mark Twain, "Truly Yours Mark Twain Aug. 12/95." On August 12th, Twain was lecturing at "The Portland" in Portland Oregon; clearly an attendee had Twain sign this for him or her, that evening.~Condition is near-fine (faint water-droplet mark at the bottom, minutely affecting Twain's last name; double-matted and glazed within a simple brown wood frame).

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        THE JUNGLE BOOK & THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK

      London: Macmillan, 1895. First editions. Near Fine. A lovely, Near Fine set of Kipling's most beloved work. The first book is clean and bright with minor wear to spine ends, rear hinge invisibly repaired and a bookseller's description tipped in on the first blank (Walter M. Hill, 1935). The second book with the spine gilt a bit dulled and a bookplate on the front paste-down. Final leaf is two page advertisements for other works by Macmillan. Both books a trifle cocked. & & Based on folk tales and legend that Kipling learned during his childhood in India and written while in Vermont. This work of several inter-related short stories met with huge success upon publication and continues to enthrall readers of all ages to this day. According to Professor Edwin L. Miller, their publication "caused even severe critics of his previous work to admit that he is a writer of inspired genius." Kipling was the first English-language writer, and the youngest ever, to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Near Fine.

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        Stammtafel mit 21 Aquarell-Wappenzeichnungen auf Pappe (45 x 36 cm)

      - Sowie 56 original, teils aufgezog. Fotographien in verschiedenen Formaten aus und über die Familie von Bernstorff (um 1895), in original bestickter Leder-Flügelmappe der Zeit (Tafel einger./Fotos teils etwas fleckig) - Die Aufnahmen zeigen u.a.: Schloß Bernstorff nördlich von Kopenhagen (28 x 19 cm) unter Paspartout / Grab von Werner Bernstorff 4.3.1839-8.3.1890 (41 x 30,5 cm) / 2 Aufnahmen Schloß mit Nebenhaus (30 x 11,5 cm) / Graf Hermann Bernstorff-Dreihitzow auf d [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Majors and Minors: Poems

      Toledo, Ohio: Paul Dunbar [Hadley & Hadley: Printers and Binders], 1895. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 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's original light brown cloth binding, with Dunbar'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's Central High School, he served as Editor of the School'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'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'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's important and rather scarce second book.

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        Romances and Narratives

      London, J. M. Dent & Co.,, 1895.. Edited by George A. Aitken, Illustrations by J. B. Yeats. 16 volumes, octavo. Bound in contemporary red half morocco, with title in gilt to spines, marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Extremities minimally rubbed, fore-edge browned, else fine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Library Edition, limited to 500 copies.

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        Romances of Alexandre Dumas

      1895, The complete Romances of Alexandre Dumas, EDITION DELUXE,  in 40 volumes, gilt tooled full leather bound with a gilt monogram, very good,  silk moire endpapers, old owners bookplates, clean, tight, no foxing or stains,  light wear, sunning to spines, deep forest green leather, all as shown. The Count of Monte Cristo, Forty-Five, First Republic, Company of Jehu, Comtesse de Charnay, Twenty Years After, Memoirs of a Physician, Three Musketeers, and many others.  One book is good plus, most are vg, a few are near fine.  Some hinge cracking, but all are very solid. See the many photos provided, ask any questions.

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        TRILBY (In Original PUBLISHER'S PRINTED DUST JACKET)

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1895. Du Maurier, George. TRILBY. A Novel. London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1895. 141 illustrations by the author including frontispiece. FIRST ENGLISH ONE-VOLUME EDITION AND FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION preceded only by the 1894 non-illustrated three-volume first edition which is rarely seen today. A FINE copy (gilt blazing bright) in a VERY GOOD example of the extremely uncommon ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S PRINTED DUSTJACKET which is a little chipped along the bottom edge, and at two small points near the top. But there is no loss to any of the lettering or the design. Two very small pieces of archival tape can be found on the verso of the DJ. Du Maurier (1834-1896) was one of the most successful illustrators of the last half of the Victorian era, the much acclaimed illustrator for "Punch" and other popular publications. Toward the end of his life, at the urging of Henry James, he produced three novels, the most extraordinarily successful of which was TRILBY which begat hysterical Trilby-mania (the Trilby hat changed men's fashion, it became the name of a town in Florida) and introduced the character of SVENGALI, the evil mesmerist who hypnotizes the lovely Trilby into becoming a world renown diva through his dark hypnotic talents (thus serving as the inspiration for Gaston Leroux's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA). This is the novel for which Du Maurier will forever be remembered, a book which made hypnotism just as much a part of our modern culture as Svengali has become part of the English Language as the descriptor of anyone who manipulates another person in a sinister fashion through the force of mesmerizing persuasion. The survival of this dustjacket seems to us to be of equal rarity to the survival of Thomas Hardy's JUDE THE OBSCURE which was also published in a six-shilling single volume by Osgood, McIlvaine in November of this very same year. . First Edition. Fine/Very Good.

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        UNE PAGE D'AMOUR

      Paris Emile Testard 1895. 18.7x28.3 cm., 387 pp., édition illustrée avec des compositions de François Thévenot en n/b, relié demi-maroquin havane à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos à 5 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 691 exemplaires dont 550 exemplaires sur papier vélin numérotés de 142 à 691. Les Rougon-Macquart. Histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le second empire.

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        Rip Van Winkle as Played by Joseph Jefferson, Now for the First Time Published, 1895, one of 100 copies signed

      New York: Dodd Mead. 1895. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1895, First Edition. Number 44 of 100 in special binding with color frontispiece portrait signed by Jefferson. Small quarto, leather-backed wooden boards with cast-iron decorative hinge-straps; the wooden boards are embossed Rip with counting-marks (four vertical marks and a diagonal mark). About Very Good: light wear to wooden edges, mild rubbing to spine; the front inner hinge has been expertly repaired and strengthened. Illustrations throughout in two states (India proof sheets and regular). Pages heavy handmade paper, unopened mainly. 199 pp., illustrated with vignettes and plates. Very RARE; no copies currently for sale of this edition, nor have any appeared recently at auction. An usual publisher's deluxe turn of the century art binding. Jefferson's dramatization of Irving's famous story was so well received that he has often been called a one-part actor, despite being known nationally for playing many other roles including some Shakespearean ones to acclaim. Digital images available upon request.

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        FIRST TWO VERSES OF GENESIS

      [Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1895. Softcover. 165 x 238 mm (6 1/2 x 9 3/8"). Four lines done in majuscules of Doves type. Printed in red. Tidcombe DPE-85. Faint corner crease, otherwise fine. Printed in the quietly grand capitals of Cobden-Sanderson's Doves typeface, the text here contains the opening 39 words of Genesis, from "In the beginning" to "moved upon the face of the waters." According to Tidcombe, this trial sheet could well have been printed around the same time as was a rejected opening of the Bible that had these same words in red (in the final version, they appear in black after the word "beginning"). She suggests that this arrangement was Emery Walker's idea. It was not satisfactory for Cobden-Sanderson, who wanted something more monumental. Working with calligrapher Edward Johnston, he created the now-iconic opening, with the first three words forming the first line, in a much larger type. In his journal entry of June 7, 1902, he wrote: "Last night I received from Edward Johnston the completion of my design for the first page of the Bible, and am delighted. 'In the Beginning' with a long 'I.'" A copy of this item, described as "a proof of a trial setting of the first verse of Genesis for the Doves Bible, printed entirely in red," sold as part of Cobden-Sanderson's collection of Doves Press ephemera at Sotheby's in July 1995.

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        The Works of E.A. Poe (including Tales of Mystery and Imagination)

      London: Published by J. Shiells & Co., 1895., 1895. 8 volumes; complete. A beautiful edition, illustrated with 24 fine photogravures, presented in a very decorative contemporary half dark red calf with two maroon title labels, gilt raised bands and gilt to spines, marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. Light rubbing to the spine of a couple of volumes; little foxing to page edges. An attractive set in an old leather binding. A seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Conan Doyle, Verne, and Baudelaire. This collection of Poe's best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterize his work, as well as the Gothic horror of 'The Pit and the Pendulum' with other similarly wierd tales, together with all three of the landmark cases featuring his ground-breaking detective Auguste Dupin; the history of the detective story begins with the publication of 'The Murders In the Rue Morgue' (Matthews). He was a writer of genius who was interested in crime, especially violent death, in cryptograms, and the whole process of logical deduction (Quayle). Poe's mystery of 'The Purloined Letter' is a prototype of spy stories like those of James Bond. (Haining) Queen's Quorum (their first Cornerstone title), Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. Peter Haining; Crime Fiction. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002].

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        The Black Riders and Other Lines

      Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. 12mo. (iv), 76 pp. First edition. One of 50 copies printed in green ink on Japan vellum. Crane's second book, his first collection of poetry, and the first to be published under his name, is the subject of some bibliographical debate. Stallman cites broken type and an April 1896 advertisement in The Bookman to support his claim that this issue appeared on the heels of The Red Badge of Courage; Joe Kraus, in his bibliography of Copeland and Day, locates page proofs for this and the regular issue dated March, 1895. Spine shows some toning, paper spine label lightly soiled, small split to outer front hinge, else fine in cream paper covered boards. (Stallman 2b; Kraus 20a).

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        The White Wampum

      London: John Lane 1895, 1st Edition. () viii, 88, 16pp. Very good. Small octavo. Brown boards with black title and decoration on front, and gilt title and decoration on spine. Corners slightly bumped and foredges untrimmed. Acid discolouration on part of front pastedown, endpaper and half title, possibly due to paper wrappers. Bookplate on front pastedown. Tipped in B&W cabinet photo of the author on reserve side of half title. Clean, attractive copy. Contemporary inscription by publisher Edwin Rutherford Lamson of Lamson, Wolffe and Co to American author Joseph Edgar Chamberlin on front endpaper with his bookplate on front pastedown. 19th century albumen photo boldly inscribed by the author. Includes a 1895 catalogue of John Lane books. Johnson was daughter to George Henry Martin Johnson, chief of the Mohawk of the Six Nations in Canada, and considered one of the first contributors to early Canadian literature and one of the first Native women writers. She was also known for her stage performances, and in both writing and theatre focused on her Native heritage. Her first published book, it is a prominent title in Canadian poetry and has been reprinted many times. Watters page 99..

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        Works of Victor Hugo, The

      c.1895. The Nottingham Society Edition de LuxeHUGO, Victor. The Works of... New York-Philadelphia-Chicago: The Nottingham Society, n.d. [c. 1895]. Edition de Luxe. Twenty octavo volumes bound into ten (8 x 5 1/4 in; 206 x 135 mm). Frontispieces. Black and white plates throughout. Early twentieth century three-quarter brown morocco over brown cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments Top edge gilt, others uncut. Corners very slightly rubbed otherwise a very fine set.Contents: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame; Lucretia Borgia; The Last Day of a Condemned Man; Les Miserables; Hans of Iceland; Toilers of the Sea; Bug-Jargal; The Man who Laughs; Claude Gueux; Ninety-Three; Histoire d'un Crime; Napoleon le Petit; William Shakespeare; Poems and Dramas, etc.Victor Hugo's first mature work of fiction appeared in 1829, and reflected the acute social conscience that would infuse his later work. Le Dernier jour d'un condamné (The Last Day of a Condemned Man) would have a profound influence on later writers such as Albert Camus, Charles Dickens, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Claude Gueux, a documentary short story about a real-life murderer who had been executed in France, appeared in 1834, and was later considered by Hugo himself to be a precursor to his great work on social injustice, Les Misérables. But Hugo's first full-length novel would be the enormously successful Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), which was published in 1831 and quickly translated into other languages across Europe. One of the effects of the novel was to shame the City of Paris into restoring the much-neglected Cathedral of Notre Dame, which was attracting thousands of tourists who had read the popular novel. The book also inspired a renewed appreciation for pre-renaissance buildings, which thereafter began to be actively preserved.

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        Poems of the Day and Year

      London and Chicago: John Lane and the Bodley Head and Stone and Kimball, 1895. Hard Cover. Very Good. Patten Wilson. Patten Wilson. Hard Cover. First Edition, Private Issue. Presentation Copy. This is the very scarce private version of Frederick Tennyson's last book. With a handwritten limitation notice on the half-title "Twenty five vellum bound copies of the first edition have been issued for private circulation, This is No. 16." It is inscribed: "To the Revd. W.B. Macleod With Capt. J. Tennyson's & the Authors Compliments Jersey Jan 1896." The recipient was the author of Frederick Tennyson: HIs Life and Work, published in 1896. Frederick Tennyson (1807-1898) was a poet and the older brother of Alfred Tennyson. Although a gifted poet, he was overshadowed by his brother. throughout his life. Captain Julius Tennyson was the author's only son, and the book is dedicated to him and his sister, Sophia, whom he called the companions of his old age. In original vellum with gilt title and author to spine and gilt florettes and initial "F" to front cover. Spine has darkened and the covers are soiled and bumped but still nice. In very good condition with darkening to page edges. Frontispiece photograph of Tennyson and title page design by illustrator Patten Wilson. A lovely book with a charming association. 163 pages plus tipped-in errata sheet and 16 pages of publisher ads. POE/061313.

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