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

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

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Majors and Minors: Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Romances and Narratives

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

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        Romances of Alexandre Dumas

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

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        TRILBY (In Original PUBLISHER'S PRINTED DUST JACKET)

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

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        UNE PAGE D'AMOUR

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

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

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

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        FIRST TWO VERSES OF GENESIS

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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Works of E.A. Poe (including Tales of Mystery and Imagination)

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

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        The Black Riders and Other Lines

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

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        The White Wampum

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

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        Works of Victor Hugo, The

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

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        Poems of the Day and Year

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

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        The White Wampum - Tekahionwake

      London: London John Lane, 1895. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Large 12mo - 7 " x 5". Publisher's decorated brown cloth covered boards with tomahawk stamped in black decoration and the name Tekahion-wake + gold letters on spine (bright). The Condition is very good+, small nicks on corners of cover Ragged edged paper. Illustrated title page, viii, 88 pp. text, 16 pp. publisher's 1895 catalogue of the Bodley Head (List of Books in Belles Lettres), deckled edges, hand cut paper. & This is a wonderful book of poems by Mohawk Native American poet/author E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake. This is the first edition of this authors first book. An important book, generally regarded as the first work ever published by a Native American woman. Most of the 36 poems in this volume deal with her Native American heritage. Uncommon, E. [Emily] Pauline Johnson was born on the Six Nations Indian Reserve near Brantford, Ontario, in 1862. She received little formal education, but had a natural aptitude for literature and began to write poetry at an early age. In her poetry she expressed, as no one had done before, the intensity and passion, the hopes and feelings - and much, too, of the tragedy - of her people. She died in Vancouver in 1913 and was laid to rest among the ferns and wild flowers in Stanley Park, a short distance from Siwash Rock& Biographer Charlotte Gray says: "Why does Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake, the nineteenth century daughter of a Mohawk chief and an English gentlewoman continue to haunt our collective imagination? When the beautiful poetess Pauline Johnson swept onto the stage in her buckskin 'Indian' outfit and bear claw necklace or one of her elegant silk evening gowns, she mesmerized audiences from coast to coast. At at time when women rarely travelled, she crossed the country nineteen times and the Atlantic three times, equally at home in the salons of the rich and powerful and in the whistle-stop towns that dotted a growing country. Ironically, after gruelling years on the road and little income, Pauline finally realized her dream of becoming a bestselling author as she faced death. She left us with an enduring mystery: who was the young man in the locket she always wore and who sent beautiful flowers and a loving note to her funeral. In (her book), Charlotte Gray explores the many dimensions of Pauline Johnson's life. Complex and talented, she was a native rights advocate ahead of her time; a lyric poet who performed vaudevillian skits; a New Woman who wrote for 'The Mother's Magazine'; and an incurable romantic who never married.

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        THE ARABIAN NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENTS

      London: The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1895. Hardcover. Arabia; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xi, 796 pages; in addition to 150 original engravings there are 12 color plates after a w cooper- this includes frontis and all are present.. green elaborately decorated cloth binding. some brief aging to contents at margins. binding is quite sound. a rather rare book with no copies located [ either in worldcat, internet or auction records], although it is mentioned very briefly in wollmshram's blog of arabian nights works and i also located a copy in teh Fendley collection at Landman Library. .

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        Notre-Dame of Paris

      H.S. Nichols 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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        Ved rigets port. Forspil.

      Kbh., P. G. Philipsens Forlag. 1895. 8vo. Grått originalt shirtingbind. 301 s.. Litt smusset ved nedre kapitél, ellers et fast og fint eksemplar

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        AFFICHE : EXCURSIONS SUR LES CÔTES DE NORMANDIE EN BRETAGNE ET A L'ILE DE JERSEY

      - Anonyme Date : 1895 Dimensions : 74x102cm Imp : CHAIX PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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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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        Frutta minori. Fragole, poponi, ribes, uva spina e lamponi.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1895, 16mo leg. orig. t.tela, tagli rossi, pp. VIII-192-(32) con 96 inc. n.t. 1a edizione, rara.

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        KO^RIN JUUNIZU

      1895 - [EHON] Ogata Ko^rin, artist. KO^RIN JUUNIZU. [n.d; n.p; - Tokyo? Kyoto?, c.1895] orihon, 26.3 X 19.8 printed title on paper boards. Compiled by Hashimoto (Bakka?). 12 lovely full-color woodblock images after designs by the great early 18th century artist, Ogata Ko^rin. One fold repaired else very good - very good impressions, excellent colors. Complete.

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        In purpurner Finsterniß., Roman-Improvisation aus dem dreißigsten Jahrhundert.

      Berlin, Verein für Freies Schriftthum, (1895). - 359 Seiten., Selten ! Einband gering berieben und am Rücken etwas wellig, sonst gutes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 8°. blaue goldgeprägte OLeinwand.,

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        Poems of the Day and Year

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

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        Ammtliche Romane

      Leipzig, L. Stackmann, 1895. First Edition. 22 Volumes. In beautiful half-muted purple calf and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. spine with six raised bands, two title fields in green and red leather, the remaining four beautifully decorated with flowers and rules in gilt. Hardcover. Octavo. Fine condition. A beautiful set. Image available on request. Hardcover

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        Poems of the Day and Year

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

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        In a Garden and Other Poems

      John Lane The Bodley Head 1895. B003OKQU34 17 to 19 cm tall (12mo). 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 Hardcover Good

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        Paris au hasard. Illustrations composées et gravées sur bois par Auguste Lepère

      Imprimé pour Henri Beraldi (Imprimerie Lahure) 1895 Grand in-8 (235 x 163 mm), faux-titre, titre, (1) ff. , 341 pp., (1) pp., (1) ff. Table, (2) ff., maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs orné mosaïqué, filets entourant les plats, fleurons mosaïqués aux angles, filets de coupes, dentelle et filets intérieurs, doublures et gardes de soie vert kaki, tranches dorées sur témoins, couverture imprimée et dos conservés (reliure signée Paul-Romain Raparlier). Edition originale et premier tirage des illustrations d'Auguste Lepère gravées sur bois. Tirage unique limité à 138 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais (N° 58 imprimé pour M. Girard, avec ex-libris). Très bel exemplaire. // Tall octavo (235 x 163 mm), half-title, titrl, (1) ff. , 341 pp., (1) pp., (1) ff. Table, (2) ff., red morocco, spine tooled in gilt and mosaic, raised on five bands, fillets border on cover, mosaic flowerets on corners, fillets on turn-ins, dentelle and fillets inside, khaki silk linings and end-papers, edges gilt over support, printed soft cover and spine preserved (binding signed Paul-Romain Raparlier). First edition and first printing of the illustrations by Auguste Lepère, wood-engraved. Limited printinf of 138 numbered copies on Marais vellum paper (Nr 58 printed for M. Girard, with ex-libris). Very fine and attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Henri Picard & Fils]
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        FIFTEEN HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR

      London: Bliss Sands and Foster London: Bliss, Sands and Foster,. 1895. original pictorial blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in black, gold and white, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, a.e.g., olive-green floral patterned endpapers.. Spine lean, some soiling to cloth and text block, inner hinges. cracked, contemporary ink gift inscription on recto of half-title. leaf, still a good, sound copy of a rare book. (#74962). First edition. Boys' interplanetary adventure novel of a flight to Mars in an electrically powered spacecraft. "Extremely clumsy." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 60. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 588. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 70. Locke, Voyages in Space 65. Eaton catalogue I, p. 402. Bleiler (1978), p. 62. Reginald 04426.

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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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        Old Dutch and Flemish Masters Engraved by Timothy Cole.

      New York, The Century Company, 1895. Limited Edition. With critical notes by John C. Van Dyke and comments by the engraver. One of 65 numbered copies of the Large Paper Edition. Includes 30 wood engravings. Withdrawn from private school library with the usual marks, spine cover separated but laid in. Tight and clean. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Trattato Italiano di Patologia e Terapia Medica

      Casa editrice Dott. Francesco Vallardi 1895 in 4° - pp.circa 10.000 complessive - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso nervato - 21 Volumi in 9 tomi - Moltissime illustrazioni b.n. - Spendida conservazione - Mancanza dei volumi 2.5 ; 2,5 bis ; 3,1 ; 3,2 - Contiene:1.1: Prolegomeni clinici del prof. Achille De Giovanni; Delle autointossicazioni del prof. Pietro Albertoni; Patologia generale delle malattie infettive del prof. G. Martinotti.1.2: La peste, parotite epidemica, febbre gialla del Prof.G. B. Queirolo; Vajolo del Prof E. Galvagni, G. Bassi; Erisipela del Prof. Giuseppe Zagari;Scarlattina, morbillo, rosolia del Prof G. B. Queirolo; Carbonchio, rabbia, morva del Prof Giuseppe Zagari; L'actinomicosi con speciale riguardo alla forma polmonare del Prof Vittorio Liebman.1.3: Sifilide del prof. dott. C. Pellizzari;Infezione blenoragica del prof. dott. P.Tommasoli; Tubercolosi dei prof. Enrico De Renzi e dott. E. Bruschini;Tubercolosi acuta polmonare deei prof. Enrico De Renzi,Silvio Coop; Influenza, tifo esantemico del prof. Filiberto Mariani; Infezione streptococcica,infezione stafilococcica, septicopiemie criptogenetiche, artriti infettive reumatiche e pseudoreumatiche del prof. Edoardo Maragliano.1.4: Avvelenamenti del Prof Pietro Albertoni; Sulla febbre ittero-ematurica da chinina di S. Tomaselli.1.5: La difterite del dott. Luigi Concetti; Infezione pneumonica del Prof. Camillo Bozzolo; Febbre miliare e asma da fieno del Prof P. E. Livierato; Tetano del Prof.G. D'Abundo; Tosse convulsiva del Prof. Luigi Concetti; Colera del Prof E. Maragliano, T. Zaeslein; Tifo ricorrente del Prof U. Gabbi.1.6: Lepra del prof. Alfonso Calabrese; Febbre tifoide del Prof. L. Lucatello;L'infezione malarica per i professori G. Rempicci, A. Zeri, V. Ascoli.2.1: Patologia generale del sistema nervoso; preliminari anatomici, fisiologici e semeiotici del Dott. B. Silva; Terapia generale delle malattie nervose del Dott S. Personali. 2.2: Malattie del cervello del prof. Leonardo Bianchi.2.2bis: Malattie del cervelletto, malattie delle meningi cerebrali e spinali del dott. Cesare Colucci.2.3: Malattie della sostanza del midollo spinale del prof. F. Vizioli, Vizi di conformazione del midollo spinale del prof. C. Colucci.2.3bis: Tabe per i professori L. Giuffre e G. Mirto; Le vertigini del dott. L. Silvagni.2.4: Tumori intracranici del prof. A. Murri . Patologia e terapia del gran simpatico del dott. C. Sciamanna; Sifilide del sistema nervoso del prof.A.Rovighi; Malattie del midollo allungato del dott. G. Lumbroso; Polmiosite ossificante, paralisi muscolare ischemica, polimiosite del Dott. I. Fenoglio;Distrofie muscolari progressive primitive, atrofia muscolare progressiva nevrotica del dott. B. Pescarolo; Paralisi bulbari congenite del dott. A.Borgherini; Eclampsia ed epilessia dei dott. L. Bianchi, C. Colucci.3.3:Malattie del polmone del Prof. Edoardo Maragliano4.1: Gotta, rachitide, ossaluria del Dott. N. De Dominicis;Diabete mellito del Prof.A. Cantani; Diabete insipido, polisarchia del Dott.N. De Dominicis.4.2: Malattie cardiache del Prof. B. Luzzatto; Malattie del pericardio del Prof. G. Lipari; Malattie dei vasi sanguigni dei dott. Piazza-Martini; Malattie nervose e funzionali del cuore del Prof. A. Cardarelli e del dott. S. Pansini.4.3: Patologia del sangue dei dott. Pietro F. Castellino e dott. Edoardo Germano; Malattie della milza del dott. Umberto Gabbi.5.1: Malattie della cavita boccale e delle glandole salivari del Dott. P. M. Giuria; Angina di Ludwig del Prof. A. Trifiletti; Malattie dell'istmo delle fauci del Prof. F. Massei; Malattie dell'esofago del Prof. R. Feletti; Malattie dello stomaco del Prof. Andrea Ferrannini.5.2: Malattie del peritoneo del Prof E. Galvagni e G. Bassi; Malattie del pancreas del Prof N. De Dominicis e A. Rubino . Elminti intestinali del Prof F. Lussana e V. Romaro; Malattie dell'intestino del Prof L. Vanni.5.3: Malattie dei reni parte generale del dott. G. Mya ; parte speciale del dott. L. Devoto.5.4: Malattie del fegato e delle vie biliari / del professor Vincenzo Patella.

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        The BROWNIES THROUGH The UNION

      New York:: Published by the Century Co.,. (1895).. Royal 8vo. 10-3/8" x 8-3/8". 1st edition (Baumgarten, p. 51). Not in Baird & Greenwood, though see 561 for Cox's earlier work, SQUIBS. 144 pp. Text in verse.. Pictorial laminated boards. Printed buff paper dust jacket, which replicates binding design.. Front hinge paper just starting. 1898 pos to preliminary blank. A. few drawings *carefully & discretely* colored with wash. Withal, a. VG+ copy in a VG+ example of the rare dust jacket.. The Brownies travel the United States, touring divers states, including New York, Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Washington and California. . Illustrated by Cox.

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        Red. Holger Sinding og Otto Valseth. Bd. V, No. 1 - 20 (17. mai) + Bd. VI, No. 29 - No. 53 (Tyrihans' Julenummer) I samme bind satirebladet Urædd nr. 1 til 14 (mai) 1894.

      Kristiania 1895. 4to. Illustr. i s/h av bladets faste tegner Gustav Lærum. Ett fargetrykk for 17. mai. Priv. skb. Ufriskt. Materien stort sett pen.. Satirisk, venstrevennlig og unionsfiendtlig tidsskrift. "Piskeslagskvindernes marseillaise: Op, I modige piskeslagskvinder, op at utrydde mændernes slægt! ..."

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        Dekorative Vorbilder.

      Eine Sammlung von Figurlichen Darstellungen, Kunstgewerblichen Verzierungen, Plastischen Ornamenten, Dekorativen Tier- und Pflanzen-Typen, Allegorieen, Heraldischen Motiven, Trophäen, Heraldischen Motiven, Vereinszeichnen, Innungswappen, Festlichen Ausschmückungen etc. Für Zeichner, Maler, Graphische Künstler, Dekoratöre, Bildhauer, Architekten. Sechster und Siebenter Jahrgang. Stuttgart, Verlag von Julius Hoffman 1895-96. Folio. (4) pp. + 56 (of 60) mostly chromolithographic colour-plates; (4) pp. + 44 (of 60) mostly chromolithogrphic plates. Text and plates loose in decorative cloth folder for 1896. Lower turn-in detached. 36 x 25,5 cm.. Large and heavy item. Requires extra postage

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        Mordred: A Tragedy

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. First edition. 12mo. (xii), 126pp. Original reddish cloth, gilt titles. Spine sunned else a very good copy of a very scarce work. Laid in is a handwritten letter to the author from Anthony Hope Hawkins, dated 20/5/95. Regarding this book, he says, 'I like it very much!...I think Tennyson was well entitled to alter the old story....But yours, following the old lines, is in a way more primitive in feeling....'

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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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        The Bibelot: A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part From Scarce Editions and Sources Not Generally Known in 21 Volumes

      Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher. 1895-1915. First. First editions with both the blue and regular white paper title pages. Twenty volumes plus the Index volume, twenty one volumes in all-- a complete set. 12mo. Near fine in cream spines with light blue paper covered boards, raised bands, printed paper spine labels, outer & lower page edges untrimmed, in very good plain dust jackets with printed spines, spines have darkened, light wear at the spine ends and corners. Each volume is housed in it's own cardstock slipcase with a printed paper label, slipcases are worn around the openings, have a small former owner's address label attached to the side and have had some blue patterned paper added at the top and bottom for support. All in all, an excellent set. .

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        The Bibelot (20 Volume Set Plus Index) A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part from Scarce Editions and Sources Not Generally Known

      Portland, ME: Thomas Bird Mosher. F/NONE. 1895. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 14, 20. 1st edition/1st printing. Rare set--this is the 20 volumes plus Index volume set (this is the Index covering all 20 volumes) published from 1895 through 1914, and sold by subscription only. NOT the much more common Wise reprint set later published all at once. All 1st editions/1st printings, published by Thomas Bird Mosher from 1895 through 1914. All books are 6-1/8" tall x 4-3/4" wide and varying thicknesses. They are bound in light blue paper covered boards with white spines with raised bands with red and black printing, and the outer and lower page edges are untrimmed. They have both the blue and regular white paper title pages. Each book has the original owner's small, neat name (a deceased Catholic priest) and is dated. Other than some uniform slight darkening to some of the spines, the books are as new--straight, clean & extremely tight (I believe never read). A remarkable and very rare set, all 1st printings and matched. Mosher published (and republished other publishers' works) many finely printed books, and his works are highly collectible. Note that if the name "Wise" is on the title or copyright page, or if a set is advertised as a limited edition, it is NOT this set of true 1st printings. .

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        Inland Printer. A Technical Journal Devoted to the Art of Printing.

      Chicago, Ill., 1895-98, 1901-09. 18 bound volumes, each with six numbers (Oct.-March, April-Sept.); index, illus. incl. color; 30 cm. Many advertisements, increasingly in color as years pass. Articles on technique, running a printing shop, cleaning machinery, unions, economics & costing, advertising, design, illustration, paper, patents. The magazine was an important influence in improving the artistic quality and design of printed materials in the United States, beginning in the 1890s. A good short summary of this magazine appeared in American Heritage for April/May 1983. Bound, with their paper covers, in black 3/4 faux leather in varying stages of wear; textblock complete unless specifically noted. $7.50 shipping per volume includes delivery confirmation. stock#44800.1-44800.18. Price per volume varies; see individual descriptions.

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        The Red Badge of Courage

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1895. Beige buckram with red and black lettering and decorative gilt around the letter "T" on the front cover. Clay-coated endpapers. Last few signatures are loose, but holding. The boards are edge-worn and soiled. Small amount of cloth loss at the tail of the spine, affecting the publisher's name. Book shop label at top of front pastedown. Previous owner name neatly scripted at top of blank page preceding the title page. 233 pages plus publisher's ads. This copy shows the year 1895 on both the title page and copyright page. Not a true first printing because of the following points of issue: Points of Issue: In the ads at the back of the book for the publisher's other titles, The Red Badge of Courage is listed as the first entry, thus not a first issue of the first printing in 1895. The first issue of the 1895 printing also featured an unbroken last line on page 225. On that page for this second issue, the word congratulated line breaks after the letter "u." Still a very scarce 1895 printing, a slight variation in the first print run. . First Edition, Second Issue. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket.

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        Old Dutch and Flemish Masters Engraved by Timothy Cole.

      Limited Edition. With critical notes by John C. Van Dyke and comments by the engraver. One of 65 numbered copies of the Large Paper Edition. Includes 30 wood engravings. Withdrawn from private school library with the usual marks, spine cover separated but laid in. Tight and clean. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Studien über Hysterie.

      Gr. 8°. 269 Seiten.Moderner roter Halbledereinband mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln. Rückbeschriftung in Goldprägung,Vorderdeckel (eingeschränkt) vorhanden, Rückendeckel fehlt. Mit zwei Bibliotheksstempeln (englisch und hebräisch), beide vom Israel Institute of Psychoanalysis, dessen Mitbegründer Eitingon war. Handschriftliche Widmung von Eitingon an seine Kommillitonin Anja Smeliansky. Sie wurde 1920 seine Kollegin an der Berliner Poliklinik und nach der Emigration 1933 war sie eine der Mitbegründerinnen des Palestine Institute for Psychoanalysis. Die Widmung: Tragisch ist : Wehrlosigkeit gegenüber den grossen Ereignissen des Lebens. Komisch ist: Wehrlosigkeit angesichts der kleinen Vorkommnisse. Die Wehrhaftigkeit des Arztes ist: Rat wissen. Mögen Sie die helfen will, Smeljanskaja in Ihrem Herzen immer Rat wissen M. Eitingon Zürich, 12 III. 07 "" Wir nehmen an, dass Eitingon ihr dieses Exemplar der "Studien" als Geschenk zur Promotion 1907 in der Burghölzli Klinik widmete. Eitingon war dort von 1906 bis 1908 Assistent. In dieser Zeit begann er seine Korrespondenz (erster Brief 6. XII. 1906) mit Freud. (vgl.: Sigmund Freud-Max Eitingon Briefwechsel 1906-1939, 2 Bände, Edition Diskord, 2004). Erstausgabe eines Werks, das als Beginn der Psychoanalyse angesehenwird. Es war Freud selbst, der der Meinung war, dass Breuer, nicht er, als wahrer Vater der Psychoanalyse gelten sollte. Vor allem aufgrund dessen Arbeit mit Bertha Pappenheim (Anna O). Die praktischen und theoretischen Schlussfolgerungen, die sie aus ihrer Zusammenarbeit zogen, wurden erstmals in dem Artikel "Vorläufige Mitteilung" im Jahr 1893, später dann in den "Studien" veröffentlicht. Die Veröffentlichung dieses Buches fiel zeitlich beinahe genau mit dem Ende ihrer gemeinsamen Arbeit zusammen und dem Ende ihrer Freundschaft. Breuer trieb mit dem Verfassen des theoretischen Kapitels der "Studien über Hysterie" eine Anzahl sehr wichtiger Konzepte voran. Eines von diesen, das seinerzeit von Freud zurückgewiesen wurde, wird heute als sehr wichtig angesehen: dass der hypnoide Zustand und die sich verändernden Niveaus des Bewusstseins eine sehr wichtige Rolle spielen im normalen und kranken mentalen Funktionieren. Die Bedeutung der zahlreichen Konzepte, die Freud und Breuer in diesem Werk zum ersten mal vorstellen, kann nicht überbewertet werden. Ein sehr bemerkenswertes, handbeschriebenes Exemplar. Selten gibt es Arbeiten von Freud mit Widmungen aus seinem engsten Mitarbeiterkreis (Geheimes Komitee).

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        Interferenz-Erscheinungen bei Röntgenstrahlen. [with:] Eine quantitative Prüfung der Theorie für den Interferenz-Erscheinungen bei Röntgenstrahlen.München: F. Straub for the Verlag der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1912.

      Very rare first edition, offprint issue, of Laue's Nobel Prize-winning report of "one of the most beautiful discoveries in physics" (Einstein). X-rays had been in wide use since their discovery in 1895 but their exact nature as electromagnetic waves of short wavelength was first elucidated by Laue and his collaborators in the present papers. PMM 406a; Norman 1283.<br/><br/> Laue (1879-1960) had moved in 1909 from Berlin (where he was Planck's assistant) to Ludwig Maximillians University in Münich, where he was Arnold Sommerfeld's Privatdozent. In the spring of 1912 he was asked by Sommerfeld's doctoral student Paul Ewald a question about the arrangement of atoms in a crystal. In attempting to answer this question "Laue had the crucial idea of sending X-rays through crystals. At this time scientists were very far from having proven the supposition that the radiation that Roentgen had discovered in 1895 actually consisted of very short electromagnetic waves. Similarly, the physical composition of crystals was in dispute, although it was frequently stated that a regular structure of atoms was the characteristic property of crystals. Laue argued that if these suppositions were correct, then the behavior of X-radiation upon penetrating a crystal should be approximately the same as that of light upon striking a diffraction grating" (DSB), an instrument used for measuring the wavelength of light, inapplicable to X-rays because their wavelength is too short. Sommerfeld was initially skeptical but Laue persisted, enlisting the help of Sommerfeld's experimental assistant Walter Friedrich (b. 1883) in his spare time as well as that of the doctoral student Paul Knipping. On April 12, 1912, Friedrich and Knipping succeeded in producing a regular pattern of dark spots on a photographic plate placed behind a copper sulphate cyrstal which had been bombarded with X-rays. <br/><br/> The first published account of these experiments (offered here) consisted of two parts: <i>Interferenz-Erscheinungen bei Rntgenstrahlen</i>," by all three authors, giving an account of their experimental results, and including the five famous collotype plates (reproductions of the original photographic plates), showing the X-ray diffraction spectra of different substances (now referred to as 'Laue diagrams'); and <i>Eine quantitative Prüfung der Theorie für die Interferenz-Erscheinungen bei Röntgenstrahlen</i>, by Laue alone, which gave a theoretical explanation of the diagrams. The two papers were reprinted the following year in <i>Annalen der Physik</i> (4 Folge, Bd. 41, pp. 971-988 & 989-1002). <br/><br/> "The awarding of the Nobel Prize in physics for 1914 to Laue indicated the significance of the discovery that Albert Einstein called 'one of the most beautiful in physics.' Subsequently it was possible to investigate X-radiation itself by means of wavelength determinations as well as to study the structure of the irradiated material. In the truest sense of the word scientists began to cast light on the structure of matter" (DSB). The following year the Prize was granted to the father and son team W. H. and W. L. Bragg for their exploration of crystal structure using X-rays.. Offprint from the Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematisch-physikalische Klasse (1912). Large 12mo (220 x 144), pp 303-322 & 363-373, with three line block diagrams in text and five collotype plates. Stapled in original printed green wrappers, a very fine copy. Preserved in a clamshell cloth box

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        THE CRACK OF DOOM

      London: Digby Long & Co. London: Digby, Long & Co.,. 1895. original red cloth, front cover stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind in rear panel, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive green.. Small bookseller's stamp on front free endpaper and title page.. Binding a bit leaned, touch of wear to lower corner tips, tiny stain. on front cover, top edge of text block dusty, several signatures. proud, somewhat amateur repair to inner rear hinge, a very good copy.. Still a better than average copy of a scarce book. (#79735). First edition. Cromie's third, and most ambitious science fiction novel, a thriller set a hundred years in the future in which a "group of madmen are barely thwarted in their plot to use an atomic device to undo creation." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 4. "Literate, not outstanding as fiction, but historically very significant for its clear fictional statement of matter and energy." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 506. Cromie's "use in this novel of a nuclear device to shake civilization marks the first occurrence of a theme which would dominate the next century." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 281. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 209. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 21. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p.61. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 122. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 60. Bleiler (1978), p. 53. Reginald 03633.

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        Ammtliche Romane

      First Edition. 22 Volumes. In beautiful half-muted purple calf and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. spine with six raised bands, two title fields in green and red leather, the remaining four beautifully decorated with flowers and rules in gilt. Hardcover. Octavo. Fine condition. A beautiful set. Image available on request. Hardcover

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        As Regies Amazonicas. Estudos chorographicos nos estados do Gram Par e Amazonas.

      404, [2] pp. 8vo. Rebound in brown buckram with gilt title. First edition. Illus. with 7 large folding maps (2 color, 6 canvas backed). Amazonia: Bibliografia 7156. Diccionario Bibliographico Brazileiro p. 387. Contents: 1. the Amazon; 2. Orography; 3. Tributaries of Amazon; 4, Islands and Lakes; 5. Progress and development of the Amazon. Jose Coelho da Gama e Abreu, barao de Marajo (1832-1906) was a historian and politician, president of both Amazonas and Para. Scarce. Boards discolored mainly at fore-edges, gilt accession numbers on spine, first two and last leaves renewed but browned, title page with small tear to upper margin near hinge, edges browned with occasional small tears, the one map not canvas backed with a small professional repair to top margin, otherwise contents very good.

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        Nursery Songs and Rhymes of England

      David Nutt in the Strand. London. David Nutt in the Strand. 1895. Bound in pictorial cloth covered boards. Square 8vo. The First Edition - Limited to 1000 copies. Illustrated with marvelous monochrome plate drawings by the author. Some mild soiling to covers. Spine lightly chipped. Corners gently rubbed.Endsheets toned with small tear to front free ensheet.Some very mild offset to versos throughout.Evidence of small pencil erasure to rear endseet. A Very Good, remarkably crisp copy of this extremely rare title.

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        STELLA AND AN UNFINISHED COMMUNICATION: STUDIES OF THE UNSEEN

      London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co New York: Macmillan & Co London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co New York: Macmillan & Co,. 1895. original green cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge untrimmed, black coated endpapers.. Binding slightly leaned, touch of wear to cloth at head and tail of. spine panel, a near fine, bright copy. Quite scarce. (#8212). First edition. The first appearance of two important nineteenth century science fiction stories, both collected later in Hinton's SCIENTIFIC ROMANCES, SECOND SERIES (1896). "Stella" is "the story of an invisible girl of a rather moralistic bent, who has various adventures;" "An Unfinished Communication" is "a much more baroque tale in which the fact that duration can be represented as a fourth dimension is used to support the supposition that interference from a higher space-time entered after death might allow the record of a lifetime to be productively reconstructed." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 137. "An Unfinished Communication" is a "remarkable posthumous fantasy in which characters seek redemption by operating in the fourth dimension (time) to amend the errors they made in life." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2- 80. Hinton's work was destined to be the inspiration for other writers whose works would eclipse his own. His SCIENTIFIC ROMANCES provided ideas that may have influenced the early work of H. G. Wells and his speculations on multi-dimensionality inspired the more famous speculations of P. D. Ouspensky. See Rudy Rucker, "Life in the Fourth Dimension: C. H. Hinton and His Scientific Romances," Foundation 18 (January 1980), 12- 18. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-98. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 1098. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 421. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 565. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 61. Reginald 37844. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978).

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