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        Tokaido meisho zen [Famous places on the Tokaido Road]

      A simply delightful amateur artist's record of their journey along the Tokaido Road towards the end of the Meiji period. 44 full page watercolour and ink paintings and one double page. Album measures 16.8 x 24.3cm. Covers worn with some minor insect damage, apart from some minor soiling where the leaves have been turned over the years the images themselves are very good. Titled in Japanese and an archaic romanization on the upper cover, the lower cover reads Hitsuji 28 nen Yamada shozo [Year of the Ram, 28th year (1895), Yamada Collectio] It appears that the name of the artist was Yamada. The album includes many images featuring Mt Fuji. Each painting is titled in Japanese and among the many scenes along this famous route is one of Okitsu eki station, with view above the Minakuch Inn. This inn will be well known to many as the focus of Statler's excellent book 'Japanese Inn'. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Ved Rigets Port. Forspil. Orig. udg.

      Kbhvn. 1895. 301 s. Orig. komp. hellrd. Meget velholdt eksemplar

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        THE BODY-SNATCHER

      1895. hardcover. Stevenson's grisly tale about an anatomist and his need for cadavresStevenson, Robert Louis. THE BODY-SNATCHER. Illustrated. New York: The Merriam Company, n.d. [1895]. 3 pp undated ads. Original violet cloth decorated in dark violet. First Edition, issued as the second volume in Merriam's "Violet Series." This is Stevenson's famous tale about the anatomist "K---" and his need for cadavres (based undoubtedly upon the career of Robert Knox, 1793-1862). RLS actually wrote this tale in mid-1881, to be part of a collection of supernatural tales which he referred to as "creepers"; he never completed the project, but a few of the tales remain. Ironically this grisly tale's first appearance was in the Pall Mall Gazette's 1884 Christmas Extra (substituted at the last moment for a briefer RLS tale, in order to fulfill a commitment of sufficient length). It is equally ironic that such a story would first appear in book form in this cute little violet volume decorated with flowers. This is an attractive, nearly fine copy, unusually free of soil or wear (the lettering on the spine is a little faded as always, and there are small tape-stains on the endpapers); there is no bubbling of the cloth, which is atypical for this book. condition. Beinecke 608. FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:11621)

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        Hand & Soul

      Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895. leather_bound. Stiff vellum, beveled edges. Fine./No Dust Jacket. Morris, William. 56 pages. Small 8vo, 14.5 x 11 cm, printed in Golden type in black and red. Wood-cut title page. This was the only book Morris printed for the American public, and the only Kelmscott book to bear the name of an American publisher. The English and American copies have a slightly different colophon. The shoulder-notes were added by Morris. Way became a personal disciple of Morris, and later visited England to see him at Kelmscott House, where he was told how Morris "wanted to make some nice books, but had no thought of developing such a business as has come to the Press." Way then described their arrangement for the joint book, which was to be Rosetti's "Hand and Soul." Limited edition, one of 300 copies for America. SPARLING 36. SCOTT p103. Art Nouveau bookplate front paste-down dated 1901. Very fresh and crisp copy.

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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. (21 Volumes Complete)

      New York: Wm. H. Wise and Co., 1895. 21 volumes Light blue hardcover board with wite spine with raised bands and red and black printing. Blue boards-printed by Smith & Sale for Thomas B. Mosher and published by him. Match set from 1895-1914. Many of the volumes also retain the original rarely seen dust jackets. Testimonial edition on of 4500 copies sold by subscription only. Details upon request.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hardcover.

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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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        Livre d'Images Parlantes pour amuser Les Chers Bebes. Un livre nouveau avec des voix caracteristiques. [ Speaking Picture Book ].

      No place: T.B. circa 1895.. 8 chromolitho. plates depicting a Cock, Donkey, Lamb, Birds, Cow, Cuckoo, Goat, and Children with a pull cord to activate the voice of each (the children have two cords).4to (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches), original cloth with pictorial illustration on upper cover depicting a mother demonstrating this book to her children whilst a cat and dog look on. The lower section of the book, with carved gilded wooden sides, containing the mechanism which produces the various sounds when the 9 pull cords with ivory knobs are pulled. The pull cord for the Birds snapped although present with its ivory knob; the mechanism will have to be exposed so that it can be reattached. Some thumbing and dust marking, corners bumped, generally sound. All mechanisms working although it has not been possible to try the "Birds".

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

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

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        Madame Bovary, 2 volumes (finely bound, with fore-edge paintings)

      Philadelphia: George Barrie. Hardcover. Fine. No date, ca. 1895. 2 volumes, number 3 of 5 copies (printed for Adelia R. Carr, Pittsburgh, PA) of the Edition Magnifique of the Chefs-d'Oeuvre du Romain Contemporain. Both volumes bound in full dark maroon levant, raised bands, gilt titles, elaborate inlaid leather and gilt decorated pastedowns, moire endpapers, all edges gilded, with two original FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS, with twelve etchings in four states (proof, india, bistre, and water-colored by hand). Housed in original marbled paper slipcases edged in maroon leather. Truly as magnificent a specimen of late 1890s cheesecake as one could possibly hope for. Both volumes in fine condition. The foredge paintings depict a fully clothed fine Parisian beauty and on the second volume a fully naked French beauty, turned away from the viewer as she plucks fruit from a tree. Both paintings in excellent bright condition and are from the 1890s, not painted later.

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

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

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        THE TIME MACHINE

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

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        Majors and Minors: Poems

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

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        L'Amour s'Amuse [SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST]

      NP Paris NP ca. 1895 Limited First edition g Folio. Publisher's proof copy. Unpaginated. Original 3/4 blue cloth over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and decoration on spine. Four-color lithograph title-page signed in pencil and numbered by the artist. Rare and fascinating illustrated work by Henri-Gabriel Ibels, depicting a Pierrot and a ballerina in love. Interior conists of five one-color lithographs (red; black ; yellow; green; blue) and one vignette. Henri-Gabriel Ibels (1867-1936) was a close friend of Lautrec and they both utilized Japanese motifs and the use of "crachis" in their lithographs. Ibels had been associated with the Nabis and was among the foremost printmakers in the 1890's (Color Revolution 94). Minor rubbing along edges of binding, and slight soiling on covers. Sporadic foxing throughout, especially on lower outer margin of pages. Binding in overall good, interior in good to very good condition.

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        A History of British Birds Revised, Corrected and Enlarged 6 Volumes

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

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        BIBLIOGRAPHICA, Papers on Books their History and Art,

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

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        Originalt fotografi/Original photograph.

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

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        The Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language in Which the Whole Language is Arranged According to Its Terminations... Revised and Enlarged by J. Longmuir

      London: George Routledge and Sons. [circa 1895]. Revised and enlarged edition. Octavo. Red cloth. Gilt lettering dulled but readable, modest wear to the spine ends, a tight, very good copy. Irving Berlin's copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Housed in a custom quarter leather and marbled papercovered clamshell case. Accompanied by twenty slips of paper, originally laid into the book, with holograph notes by Berlin. Of these, seven contain working manuscript notes for a rhyming song. The transitory and fragmentary nature of the notes are obviously inconclusive, but it appears this song is currently unpublished. Also in the book is a letter to Mrs. Berlin from a Las Vegas correspondent, and some other material. Further provenance on request. A chance to remake musical history: in an interview in his 90s (he lived to 101), Berlin claimed never to use a rhyming dictionary (Davis, The Craft of Lyric Writing, p. 212). A fascinating artifact, a compositional tool from one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and, among them, one of the few to write his own lyrics as well as music. Berlin wrote approximately 1500 songs during his long career, many of them recognizable American standards such as "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (his first hit, in 1911), "Puttin' on the Ritz," "God Bless America," "Easter Parade," and "White Christmas." In addition he wrote the scores for 19 Broadway shows and 18 Hollywood films. By virtue of the endurance of his individual compositions, his lasting influence on other musicians, and the sheer length and breadth of his career, Berlin occupies a singular position in the history of popular music. .

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        [Broadside or poster]: Taffy's Revised Football Rules

      New York: McIntosh Publishing Co.. [1895]. Broadside poster advertising the 1895 book. 12.5" x 18". Illustrated by F. Richard Anderson. Printed in black with a whimsical football illustration on pale green paper. Very good with small chips to the extremities affecting no printing, and a small piece of tape on the reverse (to no purpose). The illustration depicts a man in a fleur-de-lys uniform with a leather(?) nose guard, opposed in the distance by some rather goofy looking football players (some with "Y," "H," "C," and "P" -- presumably for Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton or Penn). Anderson was a very successful Broadway costume designer, which probably explains the tres sportif uniform. The poster for a very early football book, following Walter Camp's American Football (considered the first book on the sport) by four years. Rare. OCLC locates one copy of the 36 page book at the University Club in New York City, and no copies of this poster. .

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        BLACK SPIRITS & WHITE: A BOOK OF GHOST STORIES

      Chicago: Stone & Kimball,. 1895. title page printed in orange and black, original decorated tan cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in yellow green, gray-green endpapers with floral pattern printed in green, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed.. 1898 Christmas gift inscription on first blank, hint of darkening to. spine panel and two very tiny water strikes to front panel, a bright,. nearly fine copy. A handsome copy of this attractive little book.. (#75396). First edition. This collection of six tales of the supernatural is an American fantasy cornerstone. "... foremost for horror fans is a small collection BLACK SPIRITS & WHITE ... hailed as one of the most extraordinary volumes of terror tales published. It includes his best- known story of a frightening journey through 'The Dead Valley,' which Lovecraft [in Supernatural Horror in Literature] singled out for praise." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 58. "Excellent local color; transitional between the Victorian personal ghost story and the Edwardian interest in supernatural evil." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 442. "No. 252 Rue M. le Prince" is one of the very best haunted house stories. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-16. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 204. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 99. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-62. Bleiler (1978), p. 52. Reginald 03535. Wright (III) 1245. Kramer 52.

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        Dental microscopy. Dedication copy with signed photo

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

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        Studien ? Hysterie

      Franz Deuticke Leipzig & Vienna: Franz Deuticke, 1895. No Dust Jacket. Beginning of Psychoanalysis Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939) and Josef Breuer (1842-1925). Studien ? Hysterie. [6], 269pp. Leipzig & Vienna: Franz Deuticke, 1895. Half morocco ca. 1895, extremities and corners slightly rubbed; preserved in cloth drop-back box. Fine. First Edition. Studies in Hysteria, which gives the first detailed account of the free-association method, is customarily regarded as the starting-point of psychoanalysis. Breuer had discovered the "cathartic" method of curing hysteria in the early 1880s while treating the patient who would later be immortalized as "Anna O."; this patient, who exhibited a myriad of severe hysterical symptoms, found that the symptoms would disappear when she told Breuer the details of their onset. (Jones gives "Anna O.," whose real name was Bertha Pappenheim, a large share of the credit for inventing what she called the "talking cure.") Freud learned of this interesting case from Breuer shortly after its termination in June 1882; it made a strong impression on him, and a few years later he began using a combination of hypnosis and the cathartic method in his own neurological practice. From this Freud gradually developed the method of free association, in which the patient was encouraged to say whatever came into his mind however "nonsensical" or "irrelevant," since Freud believed that the patient's statements provided clues about the network of associations already established in his mind, and would thus lead the therapist to the source of the patient's neurosis. "It was through devising the new method that Freud was enabled to penetrate into the previously unknown realm of the unconscious proper and to make the profound discoveries with which his name is imperishably associated" (Jones, Life and Work of Sigmund Freud, I, p. 265). Garrison-Morton 4978. Norman F26.

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

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

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        The Black Riders and Other Lines

      Copeland and Day 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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        JUNGLE BOOK * SECOND JUNGLE BOOK

      1895. 1. KIPLING,RUDYARD. THE JUNGLE BOOK [AND] THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK. Lond: Macmillan 1894, 1895. 8vo, blue gilt pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, 212, 238p. + 2p. ads, owner name on endpaper in one volume else Very Fine with the gilt shiny and bright and with none of the foxing that is usually present. Housed in a handsome 3/4 leather drop back box with raised bands and gilt designs on the spine. 1st edition of both volumes. Wonderfully illustrated with detailed black and whites by J. LOCKWOOD KIPLING and others. This is a remarkably beautiful set of an important children's classic that despite its age, continues to remain immensely readable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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