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        HEROES OF THE ARCTIC and Their Adventures

      JAS. TRUSCOTT AND SONS336, LONDON 1895 - This is a beautiful full leather bound book with raised, ribbed spine, showing elaborate gold gilt pattern on spine and bordered eges of text. Very fine binding.The boards have a warn, glowing light brown patina, the front has a gold crest which appears to have a large dog with a armored knight above. On the front it states, CAMBERWELL GRAMMER SCHOOL; Founded by Edward Wilson; Chartered by James I. A.D. 1615. Full marbled edges. Inside is a book plate from the school, with the head-masters name included. There are numerous illustrations throughout. This old text is clean and intact, the binding is tight. There is only slight wear around the outter edges. Free end papers are brightly marbled.end papers are brightly marbles. There is a pull out map showing the North West Passage in the back of the book. DATE PUBLISHED: 1895 EDITION: 8th edition 336 PAGES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Die Skelete der Beutelthiere

      Druck und Verlag von H. W. Schmidt,. 1895.. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Pander, the author, (1794 - 1865) was a renowned German biologist and member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He studied chick embryos and is considered to be the father of embryology. With the artist Eduard D'Alton, he co-wrote a series of monographs on mammalian osteology. These are magnificent engraved sepia aquatint plates, with impression marks and full margins. & & This volume pertains to marsupials, and has three large plates illustrating kangaroo skeletons. The section is titled "Erklaerung der Kupfertafeln", and the plates are: & Taf. I: Skelet des Riesenkanguruhs (Macropus giganteus Shaw) which is the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, with the full skeletal profile with the body outlined around it and an inset of the skull; & Taf. II: Skelet der zierlichen Kanguruhs (Halmaturus elegans F. Cuvier), which is a smaller kangaroo similarly illustrated, with five sections of the skull; & Taf. III: Skelet von Hankenthier oder Rattenkanguruh (Hypsiprymnus marinus), which is possibly a wallaby, similarly illustrated with skeleton and body shape outline and five sections of the skull. & Taf IV: Skelet des Karappenfresses, (Didelphis marsupialis), which is an opossum; & Taf V: Skelet vom Cayopollin; & Taf VI: Skelet vom Mausebeutelthier (Did. murina); & Taf VII: Schadel des Riesenkanguruhs von der Seite und.& Oblong elephant folio, 3pp, 7 plates. Modern quarter cloth and blue hard board binding, title on spine. OCLC: 165706276 lists only 2 copies in Europe.

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        CAMPAIGNS

      1895. Very Good. American Civil War. The first nine volumes commissioned by the MILITARY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS was published in Boston and New York by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, and in Cambridge by the Riverside Press, from 1895-1912. The Society's founder, John C. Ropes, called for a "Society for the investigation of Military History, principally of our late war, but also of other wars, both of this and other nations." Volumes (numbered 1 through 9) are titled as follows: Campaigns in Virginia 1861-1862, The Virginia Campaign of 1862 Under General Pope, Campaigns in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania 1862-1863, The Wilderness Campaign May-June 1864, Petersburg Chancellorsville Gettysburg, The Shenandoah Campaigns of 1862 and 1864 and the Appomattox Campaign 1865, Campaigns in Kentucky and Tennessee including the Battle of Chickamauga 1862-1864, The Mississippi Valley; Tennessee Georgia Alabama 1861-1864, and Operations on the Atlantic Coast 1861-1865; Virginia 1862,1864; Vicksburg. Each volume is illustrated with foldout maps. They are bound in navy cloth with gilt spine titles and gilt insignias to front boards. Bookplate to front pastedown of many volumes. Spine and boards show some overall minor scuffing/rubbing and edgewear; there is a 2 inch closed tear from crown of volume 1. Some hinges are cracked, else volumes are generally clean and fresh within. Although not complete, a substantial portion of this esteemed set is being offered here. About very good.

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        The Second Jungle Book

      First. hardcover. fine. Decorations in b/w by John Lockwood Kipling. 324pp. Small 8vo, rebound in full brown morocco; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, t.e.g. N.Y.: Century Co., 1895. First American Edition. A fine copy.

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        The Highlands of Bavaria with Salzburg and the Adjacent Parts of the Tyrol, with Views, a Map of the Environs, a Plan of the City and a Large Tourists Map -by Dr Theodore Gsell Fels / Bruckmann's Illustrated Guides ---a signed copy with poem by author

      Munich: A Bruckmann / Bruckmann's Illustrated Guides , 1895, 1st edition, 1st Printing ----------small hardcover, limp boards in black/dark brown cloth, a solid Good copy, browning to the paper, some tears to some pages, some chipping to edges of preliminary pages, a bit of looseness on a few pages at the gutter, a few small tears on the maps, large map tucked under band on verso of rear board (Touristekarte der Bayerischen Alpen mit Nordtyrol u. Salzburg ), city map of Munich tipped on front endpaper, a smaller map is tipped in at the appropriate spot in the text, ---on the verso of the title page, the author has written: " When with this little book in hand, You wander once trough (sic) towns and lands, And when it speaks of earth and sky, Of things to come, of days gone by, Then -"please" think kindly of the author, And of his naughty little daughter!', Dr Th. GsellFels, Fra Gsell Fels, ---a lovely gift inscription, one can just imagine the author and his family travelling on a train or a ship or staying at a likely upscale hotel whereupon his rambunctious young daughter causes a small degree of distress to another traveller, this has been signed "To Mr and Mrs Barnes of New York, Uetliberg 29/7, 95", Uetliberg is in Zurich Switzerland, a lovely inscription dated in the year of publication, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by No Cover Art or Design.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Color Poster for Christmas Issue of Scribner's magazine entitled "Scribner's for Xmas"

      New York: Scribner's, 1895. 19-3/4 x 13-3/4 in. / 50.3 x 35.2 cm. Signed lower right in plate. Matted, framed, and glazed. Faint fold at center, else Fine. Exhibit label of the Danforth Museum of Art

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        HISTORIA DE LA ANTIGUEDAD

      Libreria de Francisco Iravedra Madrid: Libreria de Francisco Iravedra, 1895. 12 volumes. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches); half maroon calf, gilt lettering on spine; original printed wrappers bound in. Second edition, translated by D. Francisco Maria Rivero. A lovely set, handsomely preserved.

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        Business Directory of Humboldt County. 1895-6. A Complete Register of the Citizens of Eureka and Humboldt County, California, with Classified Directory; Description of Humboldt County Mail Routes, with Time Table; Location and Industries of Every Town and P.O.; List of City and County Officials, Justices of the Peace, and Constables of Every Township; School Districts, Teachers and Clerks, Etc

      Eureka, CA: Ed. B. Spencer, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. 152 pages, including advertisements inserted on varying colors of paper stock. The fourth Humboldt County directory, compiled by one of the owners of a milk depot. First edition thus. A good hardcover copy in printed paper-covered boards; no dust jacket, as issued. Interior hinges reinforced with tape, content near fine. Covers lightly soiled, but still an attractive copy of a scarce directory.

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        Revista juridica de Cataluña 39 volumenes

      - Organo oficial del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados y de la Academia de Jurisprudencia y legislación de Barcelona, 1895-1933. Del nº 1 al nº 6 Imprenta y litografia de Jose Cunill Sala Del nº 7 al nº 19 Imprenta de Jaime Jepus. Del nº 20 al nº 26 Imprenta de la casa provincial de la caridad y del 28 al nº 39, Imprenta Casanovas y pasa a ser escrito en catalan. Encuadernados en pasta española.584+992+944+960+960+400+960+776+719+672+776+608+632+624+576+776+576+480+460+607+671+615+595+528+640+659+572+567+537+561+537+570+554+378+375+353+381+383 páginas respectivamente. Ref: 10101 [LS/010534-10101]

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        Denver University Hall Cabinet Photo

      - CA 1895 (4" X 6") Cabinet Photo of "University Hall" of Denver University. It was begun in 1892, so this must be a very early photo. It is slightly dim but clear image of the main building of the University. It has Denver University written on the back in period orthographics, but it does not have a photographer's mark. Denver University is said to be the oldest University in the area and still exists today. The identity of the photo was verified on the internet. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La LŽgende du Violin de Fai‘nce

      Paris: Librarie L. Conquet, 1895. 8vo, (10), [1-7], 8-46, (6) pp. With 8 engravings by the author, an extra suite bound into the relevant areas of the text. A unique cream-colored satin binding embroidered with colored silks and silk ribbons in the design of flowers. Gilt borders on covers. Backstrip with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt, otherwise untrimmed. A bit worn at the extremities but overall quite handsome. From the library of Robert Hoe, his plate on the front pastedown. Housed in a folding cloth box. Very good. From a total edition of 500 copies this being number 68 of 150 printed on Japon Imperial paper. While copies of books from the Robert Hoe Library are relatively common, books made specially for him, and signed as such, are decidedly rare. This copy is marked on the limitation page as ÒExemplaire offert / a Monsieur Robert Hoe / L Conquet.Ó Hoe Sale, November 11, 1912, lot 5. & &

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        The Three Imposters Or the Transmutations

      John Lane Roberts Bros. , London & Boston, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Aubrey Beardsley. original owner's name and 1911 on the inside of the front cover; hand cut page edges, with some irregularity to the 2 catalogues at the rear. Age toning of the exposed edges. Internally bright and free of foxing. Gilt titles to the spine, with pale blue decoration, which is repeated on the verso of the contents page. Front cover decorated in pale blue with title and author. Rear panel repeats the spine decoration in pale blue with the year of publication. (The decoration is the author's initials in the form of a key). Very slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine, and very light rubbing of the lower front corners from shelf contact. "Perhaps AM's most successful book in this mode is The Three Impostors, or the Transmutations (fixup 1895), which is structured as a set of fantastic narratives about intervention of Celtic "little people" and other marvels told by very rational late-Victorian London gentlemen – in other words, AM adopt of the CLUB-STORY mode in order to heighten the wonder of his tales. – The Encyclopedia of fantasy page 600. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 290, [14], [16] pages, the last 2 sections being publishers inserted at the time of binding advice of the key notes series Of which this is volume XIX (in preparation. Followed by Catalogue of Publications In Belle Lettres.. Illustrator: Aubrey Beardsley. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 0246822. .

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        TWO SKETCH BOOKS with Original Sketches by the Creator of Winnie The Pooh when he was a Teenager

      1895-1897. hardcover. Very Good and quite scarce. Two small canvas-covered sketchbooks (dated 1895-1897) with ties, full of pencil sketches and several pen-and-ink drawings by the teen-aged future illustrator of Winnie The Pooh. The larger book (7" x 4-7/8") has pencilled notes and calculations referring to a Cricket match and a note "Shepard, EH Sketching Book" in Shepard's hand on the front pastedown. Of the 48 pages, 42 have sketches ranging from rudimentary to detailed, some SIGNED or initialled by the artist. Two of the sketches are detailed pen-and-ink depictions of soldiers at camp. Subjects include a self portrait, horses, camels, trains, churches, women, and bridges. The smaller book (7-1/4" x 3-1/2"), unsigned but obviously by Shepard, contains sketches of some of the same scenes as in the larger book on 35 of 48 pages--mainly of figures and country scenes including one of a churchyard at Wilmington dated 1895. Shepard would have been 16 to 18 years old at the time of these sketches. Shepard began studying drawing at about this time and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy in 1897. He began selling his drawings to magazines in 1900 and married a fellow student in 1904. His daughter Mary was born in 1909. These sketch books were acquired from the estate of E. V. Knox, Mary's husband. Rare and extremely early examples of Shepard's work executed in a confident hand and showing great promise. We believe these to be the earliest drawings by Shepard ever offered for sale.

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        Evangelium Om Riket: En Popular Framstallning Af Evangelium Enligt Matteus

      Stockholm, Sweden: N. J. Schedins Forlag, 1895. Fair Hardcover Octavo with no jacket, 1895, presumed 1st edition. Leather spine ends damaged. Embossed boards very faded. Embossed gold title on spine and front board. Marbled and dirty page edges. Interior unmarked but binding shaky. Written entirely in Swedish.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Book.

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        On a new kind of rays.

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

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

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

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        Saishoku Shasei YU^SHUTSU YURIBANASHU^

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

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

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

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        CAPTAIN ANTIFER

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

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        THE TIME MACHINE

      1895. London: William Heinemann, 1895. Original beige-grey cloth decorated in brown. First Edition (issued in the same month as Holt's American edition -- priority uncertain). This is Wells's famous tale about the Time Traveller's expedition to the year 802,701 AD, where he discovers that two species of humans have evolved -- the Eloi (vegetarians of limited intelligence, to whom toil and violence are unknown) and the Morlocks (carnivores dwelling below ground, who "farm" the Eloi for consumption). "Capital and labor have thus produced their logical results" [Smith].~The first edition of THE TIME MACHINE was issued in many practically identical cloth bindings, differing only in height, in color of cover decoration, in ad catalogues, and in treatment of the page edges. This copy is in Currey's binding "F3," one of the later ones -- the binding stands 18.2cm tall, the cover stamping is in brown, there are no ads, and the bottom edge only is trimmed. Condition is near-fine -- scarcely any wear other than some cracking of the front endpaper, minor fading of the spine lettering. Currey p. 525; Ham­mond B1; Wells Soc. 4.

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        THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE

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

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

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

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        In a Garden and Other Poems

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

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        The Stolen Bacillus

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

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        THE TIME MACHINE

      1895. An Invention. London: William Heinemann, 1895. 32 pp undated ads. Original light grey-brown cloth decorated in purple. First English Edition (issued in the same month as Holt's American edition -- priority not absolute, but the American copy was received at the Library of Congress three weeks before the English copy was received at the British Library). This is Wells's famous tale about the Time Traveller's expedition to the year 802,701 AD, where he discovers that two species of humans have evolved -- the Eloi (vegetarians of limited intelligence, to whom toil and violence are unknown) and the Morlocks (carnivores dwelling below ground, who "farm" the Eloi for consumption).~Of all the books Wells wrote, THE TIME MACHINE is perhaps the most famous... The book had its beginning in the first of Wells's writings; a draft was perhaps under way as early as 1884... This was a period in which a fourth dimension, time, was beginning to exercise the minds of many scientists... Wells [later] said the book was very juvenile, the work of a very inexperienced author, and one in which the second half in particular was not realized. He said that he had been influenced fairly heavily by Jonathan Swift, especially in his discussions of the Eloi and the Morlocks... A great many theories have been put forward on the origins of THE TIME MACHINE, ranging from Wellsian obsession with underground places to crude and vulgar Marxism. But what Wells was doing in this book was putting evolutionary theory into fictional practice. That was all. [Smith]~A movie of THE TIME MACHINE was produced in 1960, directed by George Pal (who a few years earlier had done THE WAR OF THE WORLDS) and starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux.~The first edition of THE TIME MACHINE was issued over the course of several years in many practically-identical cloth bindings -- differing only in height, in color of cover decoration, in ad catalogues, and in treatment of the page edges. This reflects the fact that some copies were bound into cloth at different times (the larger copies, with various ad catalogues), while some unsold copies initially bound in wrappers were subsequently stripped, trimmed and rebound in cloth by the publisher (the smaller copies, without ads). This copy is in Currey's binding "B2" (identical to "B1" except for its ad catalogue; "A" designates copies issued in wrappers, and there are other binding variants all the way to "F3"). The binding stands 18.2cm tall (the larger size), the decoration is in purple, there are 32 pp of ads leading off with THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS, and the page edges are untrimmed or rough-cut. Condition is fine (front endpaper slightly cracked) -- remarkably clean for such a light-colored binding. Wells Soc. 4; Currey p. 525; Hammond B1. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell.

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        Fouilles a Dahchour. Mars-Juin 1894.

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

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        Autograph Notes for his Emancipation Day Address, January 1, 1895

      - Four leaves of notes in the hand of Booker T. Washington, unsigned, written on the rectos of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute stationery, and headed in his hand: "Emancipation Address Montgomery, Ala." and dated "Jan. 1 '95." The pages are of irregular sizes, apparently culled from scrap paper around his office, and are pinned together with an old straight pin. Washington was a talented improvisational speaker, and rarely wrote his speeches out whole, delivering them from notes and talking points such as these -- usually a list of phrases that would presumably trigger an idea or anecdote. For example, this speech begins with the following phrases on separate lines: "Two flags. Ahead of all Negroes. In and out of slavery. Ignorance costs more than ed. Intelligence rules (Indians)," and so forth. This particular speech however, was an important precursor to Washington's landmark "Atlanta Compromise Speech." On page four of these notes, appears the phrase "Cast down bucket," wording that nine months later would become the essence of the catch phrase that symbolized one of the most important speeches ever delivered by an African-American.On September 18, 1895 Washington spoke before a predominantly white audience at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta. His "Atlanta Compromise" address was one of the most important and influential speeches in American history, particularly among those outside the sphere of politics. In the speech, he related an anecdote to the audience that became the catch phrase for both the speech and Washington's philosophy: "A ship lost at sea for many days suddenly sighted a friendly vessel. From the mast of the unfortunate vessel was seen a signal, 'Water, water; we die of thirst!' The answer from the friendly vessel at once came back, 'Cast down your bucket where you are.' A second time the signal, 'Water, water; send us water!' ran up from the distressed vessel, and was answered, 'Cast down your bucket where you are.' And a third and fourth signal for water was answered, 'Cast down your bucket where you are.' The captain of the distressed vessel, at last heeding the injunction, cast down his bucket, and it came up full of fresh, sparkling water from the mouth of the Amazon River. To those of my race who depend on bettering their condition in a foreign land or who underestimate the importance of cultivating friendly relations with the Southern white man, who is their next-door neighbor, I would say: 'Cast down your bucket where you are'--- cast it down in making friends in every manly way of the people of all races by whom we are surrounded." In the speech, Washington went on to urge the white audience members to do the same as he recommended to his own race: to cast down their buckets where they were, in order to reap the benefits of friendship, labor, and the profits that could be reaped by utilizing the talented and industrious members of the black race who were their neighbors.Despite some occasionally expressed resentment about Washington's perceived role as an accommodationist, few individuals of any race or time period compiled such a record of accomplishment in the face of more concerted opposition.An exceptionally important artifact presaging a pivotal moment, not only in black history, but in the history of America.

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        FABLES CHOISES DE FLORIAN

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

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        Ducks from a Blind

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895-1896. Chromolithograph. In good condition. Image size: 13 x 20 inches, mount size: 18 7/8 x 26 inches. A stunning hunting print from one of America's most celebrated sporting artists. Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928) is remembered as one of America's best-loved sporting artists. His evocative hunting and shooting prints capture the drama of the sport and provide an invaluable visual record of rural America. Frost was an incredibly successful artist, he illustrated more than ninety books and produced thousands of illustrations for Harper's Weekly, Scribner's and Life magazines. Although born in Philadelphia, he spent the majority of his working career in New Jersey where he produced some of his most noted work. Frost's most desirable and rare prints are the twelve chromolithographs from the portfolio entitled "Shooting Pictures", depicting various shooting scenes from upland gunning to waterfowling. The portfolio, which was printed on separate sheet and tipped onto card backing boards, was reproduced by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1895. This dramatic image is a wonderful example from this famous series and demonstrates why Frost is considered one of America's most celebrated sporting artists. Cf. Henry M. Reed The A.B. Frost Book (1993) p. 92 (illustration) and p.158

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

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

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        CONTOS DA TERRIÑA.

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

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        THE WATTER'S MOU'

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

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        A Breath from the Veldt

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

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        Breath from the Veldt, A

      1895. Into AfricaWith "the Winged and Furred Creatures of the Wild"Beautifully BoundMILLAIS, John Guille. A Breath from the Veldt. With Illustrations by the Author, and Frontispiece by Sir J.E. Millais, R.A.London: Henry Sotheran, 1895. First trade edition. Folio (15 1/8 x 11 5/8 in; 384 x 296 mm). x, 236 pp. Thirteen uncolored electro-engravings with tissue guards, including frontispiece, twelve full-page black and white plates, 125 black and white text illustrations. Bound c. 1949 in half crimson morocco over pale red cloth ruled in gilt. Spine with six raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Marbled endpaperes, top edge gilt, others uncut. Engravings exhibit light spotting to margins. A very small rub spot to lower board. Otherwise a fine copy. Housed in a cloth slipcase.John Guille Millais (1865-1931) was an English artist, naturalist, gardener and travel writer who specialized in wildlife and flower portraiture. He traveled extensively around the world in the late Victorian period detailing wildlife often for the first time. His was clearly a wanderlust based on a desire to see, record and paint the natural world. To this end he traveled widely in Europe, Africa and North America. A Breath of the Veldt , based upon his trip to South Africa, was his second of seventeen books on his travels and the wildlife of the places he journeyed through.It is quite likely that Millias influenced Rider Haggard's Alan Quarterman novels. Millais was was the friend and biographer of F.C. Selous, the big-game hunter that Haggard based Quartermain upon, and his descriptions of the Veldt, in which Haggard set so much of his fiction, were most certainly read and referenced by Haggard."Never before, or elsewhere, have the winged and furred creatures of the wild lived in their lithe beauty and fantastic grace as in these delicate drawings" (The Telegraph, contemporary comment cited by Mendelssohn) Mendelssohn, Sidney. South African Bibliography; being the Catalogue Raisonné of the Mendelssohn Library of Works relating to South Africa... II, p. 13.

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        Pride and Prejudice

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

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        CAPTAIN ANTIFER

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

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