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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..

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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]

      [Bookseller: M.J.B. S.A.S., Librairie TOP DUCK]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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