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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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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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        A Flying Trip to the Tropics.

      Cambridge, 1895. x + 194pp + 4 coloured plates and many line drawings and two folded maps. 1st ed., fine in worn originial pictorial cloth, slightly shaken. Includes 4 fine coloured chromolitho plates. Much on Curacao including fine folding coloured map and some photo plates of island views.

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        A History of British Birds. 6 volume set

      London: John C Nimmo, 1895.. Fourth Edition. Revised and corrected. Green quarter-leather cover with green cloth boards. VG : in very good condition. Modern rebind. xii; 318pp; 288pp; 281pp; 258pp; 232pp; 235pp :: 394 hand-coloured plates :: 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7") :: Published: 1895 - 1897

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        POEMS BY

      London & Boston: Elkin Mathews & Copeland & Day, 1895.. Original polished brown buckram, spine stamped in gilt, title printed in black and red. Corners a bit bumped, crown of spine frayed, cloth a bit rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of the author's first collection of poems. Copy number 25 of twenty-five copies only, printed at the Chiswick Press, with a manuscript statement of limitation in Johnson's hand. When the trade edition was prepared, the first and last gatherings were revised and reset, the initial capitals were altered, and the whole reprinted. Hence, the first twenty-five copies constitute the only true first edition. This was the author's own copy, signed and dated ("London: 1895.") and with a six line invocation to six Saints, in Latin, in his hand, on the front endsheet. Additionally, Johnson has made a total of sixteen manuscript alterations or insertions on twelve pages in the text. A careful collation with the second (i.e. first trade edition) reveals that only one of these corrections, that in the epigram on page [vi], was incorporated when the text was reset and reprinted. Several are of a substantive nature, including the insertion of a new line on page 103. This is the major collection of one of the most important of the poets of the 1890s, and due to his early death in 1902, manuscript material of consequence by him is uncommon. This is a textually important association copy of the first order. HAYWARD 304 (the second edition alone exhibited).

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        POEMS

      London: T. Fisher Unwin 1895. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895.. Full publisher’s vellum over boards, elaborately stamped in gilt after a design by H.G. Fell, fore-edges wholly untrimmed, lower edges rough- trimmed. Slight darkening and rubbing to the vellum, with a few spots of modest soiling, bookplate of Blake scholar and editor, Archibald G.B. Russell, on pastedown, but a very good copy. Cloth slipcase. First edition, limited deluxe issue. Copy #12 of twenty-five copies, printed on Japan vellum, specially bound, and signed by the author. Yeats’s first collected edition, and in this deluxe issue, among the most elusive of his major books. In John Quinn’s copy, Yeats inscribed: “The man who made this cover made a beautiful design, which I saw at an exhibition, but after I saw it Dent had spoilt him, with all kinds of oddjobs & when he did this the spirit had gone out of him. I hate this expression-less angel of his....” WADE 15.

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        Suicide's Grave Being The Private Memoirs & Confessions Of A Justified Sinner Written By Himself: With A Detail Of Curious Traditional Facts & Other Evidence By The Editor [ORIGINAL HARD BACK DATED 1895]

      J Shiells & Co, London, 1895. Reprint. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 'Originally published anonymously in 1824 and in 1828, either reprinted, or more probably reissued with a cancel title page, as The Suicide's Grave, this time bearing the author's name. It has also been printed in the collected editions of Hogg's works, as The Confessions Of A Fanatic, but in more than one of these in a very imperfect form. The text here followed is that of the original edition. Mr Andrew Lang and some others incline to the opinion that the book was not wholly written by Hogg, but that J. G. Lockhart had some part in its production; for this opinion, however, there is no documentary support. ' Recognized as one of the outstanding novels of the Romantic era, and Hogg's masterpiece. Part historical novel, part Gothic, part satire. Book - in Good blue boards with gilt lettering - light marking to the boards and slight bumping and rubbing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine, slight sunning to the spine but the lettering and decoration remains bright. Contents, front and rear end paper heavily browned, some cracking to the rear hinge but still tight, slight spotting to the other end papers, title and introductory pages and extreme page edges otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Scarce. Size: 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches. 266 rough cut pages. Complete with facsimile letter opposite page 249. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 8029.

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        Pretty Polly. A novel book for children. (Einband: A novel panorama picture book).

      Ernest Nister und E.P. Dutton & Co. 1895 Mit vier farbigen, lithographierten Kulissenbildern (jeweils mit drei Ebenen): Kätzchen und Papagei mit Papageienkäfig (hier eine winzige Fehlstelle an einem der zahlreichen Gitterstäbe); Pferdekutsche mit Cinderella; Kinder mit Hund im Boot und badende Kinder; Kinder beim Spielen im Zimmer mit Katze und Hund. Die Einbandillustration zeigt ein kleines Mädchen mit Hund und Vogel. Handschriftliche Widmung auf Vorsatz, datiert New York 1898. Die auf dem Titelblatt angekündigte Einleitung von F.E. Weatherly gibt es gar nicht, das Buch beginnt korrekt mit "Pretty Polly" von L.L. Weedon; von Weatherly ist das Gedicht "Oranges and Lemons" abgedruckt. Einband leicht fleckig und Kanten etwas bestoßen. Hinterdeckel mit geklebtem Einriss. Seiten teils etwas fingerfleckig und gebräunt, Klammerung leicht angerostet. Hübsches englischsprachiges Kulissenbilderbuch mit den lieblichen Kinder- und Tierbildern.

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        Archive of William Henry Cabell Family Papers

      (1801-1895). An archive of holograph letters, manuscripts, photographs, and related material from the family of William Henry Cabell, Governor of Virginia from 1805 to 1808. The collection includes Autograph Letters Signed by two Founding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, along with letters by other outstanding Virginia statesmen. The 1807 Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed, sent when he was President and Cabell was Governor, bears Jefferson's additional Signature above the address ("Free. Th. Jefferson Pr. US.") authorizing free franking postal delivery. Written by Jefferson in the third person, as was his custom for this type of formal correspondence, Jefferson had enclosed "a letter on the subject of Col. Larkin Smith," (not present) and authorizes Cabell "to put the letter under his cover & ask the favor of his superscribing the proper post office."The 1808 Monroe Autograph Letter Signed, which includes the original hand-addressed envelope, was sent to Cabell when Monroe had returned to Virginia after serving six years as U.S. Minister to Great Britain. He warmly thanks Cabell for his "... good opinion on my publick conduct in the various & important trusts to which I have been appointed ... you afford a very strong proof of your devotion to principle & friendship for me. In returning to my country after so long an absence from it, during which, I was engaged in the discharge of the most intensive, complicated and difficult duties, I have experienc'd the greatest possible consolation, from the reception which has been given me by my fellow citizens."Also of importance is a 141-page genealogy of the Cabell family, likely compiled by Edward Carrington Cabell in the latter part of the 19th Century. In total the archive contains 29 Autograph Letters Signed, the manuscript genealogy, five miscellaneous documents, and 19 photographs. The genealogy presents a detailed account of the Cabell family beginning with Dr. William Cabell, who came to Virginia in the early 18th Century. It includes transcribed reminiscences, funeral orations, and related biographical information, along with some tipped-in contemporary newspaper obituaries. Among the photographs are many fine carte-de-visite portraits and silver gelatin prints of Cabell family members.Other important letters include two retained copies from William Henry Cabell to Thomas Jefferson (when they were Governor and President, respectively), an 1801 letter from J.E.B. Gilmer to U.S. Attorney General William Wirt relating to The College of William & Mary, an 1820 letter to W.H. Cabell from Thomas Jefferson Randolph, an 1821 letter to Cabell from Judge St. George Tucker, and nine other letters to Cabell. Also from this period are contemporary autograph extracts of two 1821 letters from Joseph Carrington Cabell to Thomas Jefferson relating to the founding of the University of Virginia.Among the later letters, spanning the years 1841-1895, is an 1848 letter from John P. Kennedy relating to his biography of William Wirt, and two letters from Fitzhugh Lee to John Grattan Cabell, one about a memorial for General J.E.B. Stuart.A fascinating collection of primary source material documenting one of Virginia's most important families and other equally influential contemporary Virginians, featuring letters from two of America's Founding Fathers. .

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        Yellowstone National Park, Northern Pacific Railroad

      Chicago: Poole Brothers Map Engravers, 1895. A RICHLY COLORED AND COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF THE TOPOGRAPHY OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Lithograph Image size: approx. 24" x 18 1/2" Framed size: 33 4/5" x 28" This is an exquisite, vividly colored, birds-eye view lithograph of Yellowstone National Park commissioned by the Northern Pacific Railroad (NPR) in 1895. This illustration represents an unusual intersection between the interests of art, commerce, and topography. Indeed, not only does the artist, Chas S. Fee, pictorially and textually delineate all of Yellowstone's magnificent mountains, canyons, and lakes, but provides labels and precise locations for all of the park's hotels as well. In the upper background of the image, the draughtsman has also indicated the railway route of the NPR, the artist's patron. . Book.

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        Fringilla or Tales in Verse.

      Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Co. 1895. Titlepage in red and black and with Sundry Decorative Picturings by Will H. Bradley. 131 pp. Limited to 600 numbered copies on handmade paper. Publisher's cloth-backed pictorial boards.. Together with the book, sent as a gift, is enclosed a Christmas letter, dated Christmas 1896, from, the English/Danish illustrator and painter Nelly Erichsen. She was born 1862 in Newcastle on Tyne. Both her parents were Danish. The recipient of the letter is problably her relative Ida Marie Suhr, book collector and owner of the Manor House Petersgaard

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        Almayer's Folly A Story of an Eastern River

      London: T. Fisher Unwin 1895 London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. First Edition, first issue, with type dropped in bottom two lines on p. 110. 8vo. . Original olive green cloth, t.e.g., others uncut. Front hinge cracked, flyleaves toned, spine ends a bit rubbed (small loss at head). Very good. Smith 1 . Joseph Conrad's first book. With an inscription tipped in from the author: "Yours Faithfully, Joseph Conrad Feb. 3d 1912"

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        Syr Perecyvelle of Gales.

      Hammersmith: Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press 1895. Printed in red and black. 98 pp. Uncut in publisher's halfcloth

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        Manuale della letteratura italiana - Vol. I- II- III- IV- V, Firenze, Barbera, 1895

      12 x19, ril. nz. pelle con titoli in oro al dorso, timbretto ex libris, con traccie d'uso specialmente sui dorsi, in complesso pero' ancora buona ed importante edizione che spazia dal 1300 alla fine del 1800 con documentati riferimenti e notizie . pp.638+621+664+ 628+ 694. D'Ancona è stato uno dei piu' grandi studiosi dell'800 letterario , ed anche patriota ; Il prof. Bacci era Docente al Galileo di Firenze . L'opera che presentiamo è in seconda edizione ed assai ricercata !

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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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        Original colour lithographed cover

      for Fernand Vandérem: Asche. Published by Albert Langen Verlag. Paris & Leipzig 1895. 27x21 cm.. Totally fresh, full size, not folded, uncut and never used for its purpose

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        The Time Machine - An Invention.

      William Heinemann, London 1895. 152 pages. First edition, second or third issue [published same year as the first], with one page of advertisments on the verso of the half title leaf, and none in the back of the volume. Publisher's beige cloth with brown printing on upper board and spine. A bit of browning to the pastedowns, and some soiling to the back board. Interior nice and clean.. Interesting association copy, inscribed by Wells: "Hommage to/ Ronlad Ross/ H.G. Wells/ 18.v.24". Sir Ronald Ross received the Nobel Prize for physiology/medicine in 1902 for his groundbreaking discoveries of the malaria parasite in mosquitoes, starting the fight against the dreadful disease. Notice the resemblance to the germs that killed the aliens in "War of the Worlds", or the dangerous biohazard terrorism story of "The Stolen Bacillus".From the Library of F. Wyndham Goldie, with his bookplate inserted

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        Our Darlings' Surprise Pictures

      1895. first edition. A Very Fine Ernest Nister Transformation Book [TRANSFORMATION BOOK] [WEATHERLY, Fred E.]. Our Darlings' Surprise Pictures. [A Novel Panorama Picture Book]. London: Ernest Nister [n.d, ca. 1895]. Eight color transformation pictures with verses by Fred E. Weatherly. Black and white illustrations throughout. Small folio (12 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches; 317 x 250 mm.). Original color glazed pictorial boards, original red cloth backstrip, original blue-green floral endpapers. A very fine copy with the corners of the unmarked glazed boards nearly as sharp as on the day of publication.Over the past forty-five years I have handled many, many Transformation books but I have never had a copy of this title -DJB."Another of the great makers of movable books was also a German - Ernest Nister, many of whose productions between 1891 to 1900 are regarded as among the most beautiful achievements of the entire genre… Ernest Nister's major contribution to the field was a large number of 'dissolving' picture books - developing further the earlier, rather rudimentary items produced by Dean - in which an illustration changed into a completely different scene at the pull of a tab. The effect was achieved through the pictures being printed on slats which slid over each other… One of Nister's busiest writers was a man named Frederic Edward Weatherly, (1848-1929), who, though he may not have been the most accomplished of poets, knew how to write verse that held the attention of children - a skill that he possibly developed reading to his own three children. Before turning to writing Weatherly had been a barrister, but he abandoned the law in favour of composing songs and verse, and during his life produced over thirty books for children." (Peter Haining. Movable Books - An Illustrated History, p.45).

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        Prairie Chickens

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895-1896. Chromolithograph. In good condition. Sheet size: 12 3/4 x 20 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 rarest prints are the twelve chromolithographs from the portfolio entitled Shooting Pictures, depicting various shooting scenes from upland shooting to waterfowling. The portfolio, with each image printed on a separate sheet and tipped onto a card backing board, was published 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. 90 (illustration) and p.158

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        EMPORIUM 1895 - 1964 - tutto il pubblicato, Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1895

      cm. 20 x 26, cadenza mensile, ed uscita ininterrotta (anche durante le due grandi guerre) fino alla cessazione nel dicembre 1964. Pagine variabili 70-100. Ricchissima documentazione fotografica anche con splendide tav. in b/n ed a colori fuori testo (spesso con riproduzioni di capolavori raramente comparsi in pubblicazioni varie, tanto da essere utilizzate da antiquari e collezionisti come autorevoli riferimenti). Si tratta della più prestigiosa rivista artistica italiana, magistralmente diretta da VITTORIO PICA con grafica di gran classe curata dall'Istituto d'arti grafiche di Bergamo. Non viene trascurato alcun soggetto artistico (scultura, pittura, architettura, grafica, incisioni, arti decorative, arredamento, ecc.) e tutte le manifestazioni artistiche e culturali vennero ben seguite , commentate e rappresentate (Biennali, Triennali, Mostre, ecc. ecc.) I collaboratori furono tra i massimi specialisti delle varie epoche, in ogni settore. La grande rivista usci' stancamente tra il 1960 e 1964 e si concluse nel dicembre '64. Dal fascicolo n. 1 del gennaio 1895 fino al n. 840 del dicembre 1964 TUTTA LA COLLEZIONE E' A FASCICOLI SCIOLTI IN BUONE CONDIZIONI. SONO STATE APPRONTATE CARTELLETTE CON LACCI NOCCIOLA per ogni annata, rendendo cosi' esteticamente valida la presentazione.

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        EMPORIUM 1895 - 1943 collezione, Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1895

      La collezione (NON MANCA ALCUN NUMERO NELLA SEQUENZA) è in parte a fascicoli sciolti e parte con annate rilegate Vedi foto sul nostro catalogo 70 - a richiesta possiamo inviare dettagli ed altre fotografie

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        EMPORIUM 1895 - 1938 collezione, Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1895

      La collezione (NON MANCA ALCUN NUMERO NELLA SEQUENZA) è in parte a fascicoli sciolti e parte con annate rilegate Vedi foto sul nostro catalogo 70 - a richiesta possiamo inviare dettagli ed altre fotografie

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        EMPORIUM 1895 - 1937 collezione, Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1895

      La collezione e' composta da tutte annate rilegate.(manca un solo fascicolo) Vedi foto sul nostro catalogo 70 - a richiesta possiamo inviare dettagli ed altre fotografie

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        The Diary of a Cavalry Officer in the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaign 1809-1815. By Lieut.-Col. Tomkinson. Edited by his Son James Tomkinson. Second Edition. SIR CHARLES OMAN'S COPY WITH HIS BOOKPLATE

      Swan Sonnenschein, 1895. 8vo., Second Edition, on laid paper, with a portrait frontispiece in photogravure, 2 plates in photogravure and 5 folding maps, neat signature on front free endpaper verso, half-title, frontispiece and title mildly spotted ; original red cloth, upper board framed in blind enclosing regimental crest of 16th Light Dragoons in gilt, gilt back, black endpapers, upper hinge tender (but binding entirely sound) else a very good, bright, clean copy.SIR CHARLES OMAN'S COPY WITH HIS NINETEENTH CENTURY ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE MOUNTED ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN.Tomkinson's Diary was first published in 1894 (a number of Press reviews is given on half-title verso). Widely regarded as a classic personal account of the campaign, it has been several times reissued but usually without the plates. This second edition contains the editor's final amendments, including the correction to the part played by Vivian's brigade at Waterloo.A RARE, POSSIBLY UNIQUE, ASSOCIATION COPY.Sandler 3277.

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        The Correspondence of G. E. Morrison,

      2 vols, 1895-1912; 1912-1920, complete, xiv, 847; 905pp thick small folio, fine set in original cloth with dust-wrappers, a few neat library marks, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1976, 1978. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Morrison was The Times correspondent in China in the later Imperial and early Republican period and became a political advisor to the first President of the Republic of China until his death in 1920.

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        The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents

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

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        THE THREE IMPOSTORS OR THE TRANSMUTATIONS

      London: John Lane ... Boston: Roberts Bros. London: John Lane ... Boston: Roberts Bros.,. 1895. title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in white, spine panel stamped in white and gold, publisher's device stamped in white on rear panel, all edges untrimmed.. Hint of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, else fine,. bright copy. A sharp copy of an attractive book. (#41226). First edition. Episodic mystery thriller incorporating four weird tales, including "Novel of the Black Seal" and "Novel of the White Powder," considered by Bleiler (1983) to be "among the classics of supernatural literature, beautifully narrated, highly imaginative, thought-provoking, even with a note of humor that is seldom encountered." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-59. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1071. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 147. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 714. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 277. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1922-25. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-161. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Reginald 09474. Goldstone & Sweetser 7a.

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        Illustrated Catalogue of Base Ball Goods and Uniforms. Wright & Ditson

      Boston: Wright & Ditson Retail Store: 344 Washington Street nera Milk Street. Wholesale Store: 95 Pearl Street 1895 Boston: Wright & Ditson Retail Store: 344 Washington Street (nera Milk Street). Wholesale Store: 95 Pearl Street, 1895. (BASEBALL) 8vo. Illustrated throughout. 24 pp. Original printed wrappers . A rare trade catalogue of 19th-century baseball gear, profusely illustrated with wood-engravings of products offered by Wright & Ditson -- including Spalding bats and mitts, catcher's masks, bases, shoes, uniforms and caps, and score books and other miscellanea. Wright & Ditson was later acquired by Spalding

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        The White Wampum - Tekahionwake

      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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        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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        Seven copies of the Kamloops "WAWA

      Kamloops, B.C: FATHER LEJEUNES The Kamloops Wawa, 1895 & 1896, 1895. 1st. Soft Cover. Good. MOST ARE IN FAIRLY GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT FOR A SMALL TEAR ON THE BACK OF 142 AND ONE COPY OF 140 IS VERY POOR. Known as "The Strangest Newspaper in the World" The Kamloops Wawa [Talk of Kamloops] CIRCA 1890'S COPIES OF FATHER LEJEUNES KAMLOOPS WAWA. INCLUDES A COPY OF THE WAWA SHORTHAND INSTRUCTOR. INCLUDES: Vol. IV. No. 10 October , 1895, #133, Vol. V. No. 1 January , 1896, #136, Vol. V. No. 2 February , 1896, #137, Vol. V. No. 4 April , 1896, #139, Vol. V. No. 5 May , 1896, #140 (two copies, one poor condition) and Vol. V. No. 7 July , 1896, #137., PLUS: The WAWA Shorthand Instructor First Edition 1896 24pp + paper cover. Found among these booklets is a B&W photo of a priest - Right Rev. Bishop R.J.D'Herbomez ? (1822 -1890) Reference is printed image on page 13 of Vol. V. No. 1 January , 1896, #136 The newsletter was published by Fr. Jean-Marie Raphael LeJeune out of the back room of a church on the Kamloops reserve between May 1891 and Dec. 1905. Intended primarily for the local Aboriginal audience, most of the content was written in Chinook jargon with some translation into English and French. At its peak, The Wawa had a circulation of about 2,000 copies and was read as far away as France. An important 19th century British Columbia newsletter, the Kamloops Wawa. The Kamloops Wawa was a multi-lingual publication written in English, French and Chinook Jargon. Chinook jargon, a trade language (or pidgin) was once spoken by an estimated 100,000 people along the west coast from Oregon to Alaska. With more than 100 Aboriginal languages spoken in the area, it was one of the most diverse linguistic regions in the world. Chinook jargon evolved as a way of bridging the communication gap created by this diversity. Derived from various Aboriginal languages, and later English and French, this jargon was widely spoken by natives, traders, and settlers, but could not be easily translated to written form. As a means of bringing literacy to Aboriginal people, Catholic missionaries in the late 1800s developed a phonetic shorthand that could accurately represent the jargon. Eventually, most of the native population learned to speak English, and Chinook jargon fell into disuse. The language may have disappeared altogether had the written legacy of the Catholic missionaries not remained. The Wawa, which is Chinook jargon for 'chat', is an important record of that legacy.

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        The Time Machine: an invention. FIRST EDITION.

      William Heinemann. 1895 Half title. Orig. grey printed wrappers; spine & edges expertly & unobtrusively repaired, sl. creased with some sm. tears to fore-edges. In custom-made blue cloth box.Wells 4. Published simultaneously with the first cloth edition. A nice copy of Wells' most celebrated work, and extremely scarce in the original wrappers.

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        Group of 11 Original Photographs of Colorado Hunting Subjects

      Lay Routt County Colorado: A.G. Wallihan ca. 1895 Lay, Routt County, Colorado: A.G. Wallihan, ca. 1895. 9-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches. Albumen prints. Most photographs titled in negative. On card mounts, Wallihan's studio imprint on versos . Eight scenes of a cougar hunt (including one of three hunters and their pack of dogs standing above their trophy); two photos of a cornered bear; and one view of Marvine Lodge (Colorado)

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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.

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        Color Poster for Christmas Issue of Scribner's magazine entitled "Scribner's for Xmas"

      New York: Scribner's 1895 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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        The Pobratim. A Slav Novel.

      London. H.S. Nichols. 1895. First Edition.. Little is known about the author of this work. An 1894 newspaper reports a fire which destroyed the valuable library of a Professor Jones the orientalist, who lived in Trieste, and this novels dedication page states: To His Higness Prince Nicholas of Montenegro this book is humbly dedicated. P. Jones. Trieste, 17th June, 1895. Prof. Jones appears to have been something of an expert about the local customs and beliefs of the region where the novel takes place,set mainly around Budva and the Montenegro-Hungary area of the Balkans in the 1880s. Although written as a work of fiction this work is actually a veritable storehouse of Slav customs, legends and superstitions. A story based around the lives of two young men Milenko and Uros, blood brothers ( pobratim), a tale of adventure, love and tales of the supernatural including a vampire, a lot closer to the traditional vampire than the fantasy figure of Bram Stoker's Dracula published later than this work. Chapter titles include : The bond of friendship, The bullin-most, The hayduk, Murder, Prince Mathias, Manslaghter, Starigrad, The karvarina, The vampire, The '' giustizia di dio''. All complete with half title, title page, dedication, contents pages, and 398 pages of text. Original publishers binding, red cloth spine with gilt lettering to spine and gilt floral decorations to front part with pink cloth to front and rear boards and gilt lion heraldic device on rear cover. . A good clean solid binding with slight bumps to top/tail of spine and slight bumps to corners, browning to endpapers and half title page, pages are clean.

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        A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL

      Bliss Sands and Foster London: Bliss, Sands and Foster, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Light soiling to yellow cloth. Very Good or better. Original yellow pictorial cloth lettered in black. Published in an edition of only 1000 copies. A fantasy novel in which the main character strikes a bargain with the devil, who is depicted on the front cover. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED at the time of publication by the author on the front endpaper: "To my friend Charles Graves/with kindest regards/Eden Phillpotts/March 1895." Bookplate of La Fayette Butler on the front pastedown.

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        PRINCE ZALESKI

      Boston: Roberts Bros., 1895 First American Edition of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and Queens Quorum title featuring the decadent Russian detective, Prince Zaleski. The Goldstone copy, with Adrian Homer Goldstone's neat bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. A bright, fresh copy with some light overall use, wear at the heel and crown of the spine and tips, discreet ink name to the front free endpaper, in decorated green cloth, gilt titles to the spine. 8vo. 207 pp. + 20 pp. of adverts, including an advertisement for the Keynotes Series. An unusually uncommon Cornerstone title.. 1st Edition.

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        A History of British Birds. Fourth Edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged. With Three Hundred and Ninety-four Plates Coloured by Hand.

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1895.. 6 volumes. Published 1895-97. Large 8vo (10 1/2 x 7 inches). Contemporary half green morocco, green cloth sides. Spines blocked in gilt with bird motifs within compartments, top edges gilt. Spines now uniformly faded to brown. Some scuffing and rubbing but generally well and solidly bound. Cloth lifting from one lower board, one plate detached, one plate lightly soiled. Overall the plates are fresh and free from foxing.

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        An Atlas of the Fertilization and Karyokinesis of the Ovum

      Macmillan, New York 1895. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First (and only) Edition, for Columbia Uni Press 1895. Large 4to. vii, pp32 complete with 10 plates of photomicrographs (Edward Leaming's contribution to the work). Bookplate of University of London Library together with small "withdrawn" stamp on pastedown, else no other Library markers at all. A superb copy, with no futher marks or inscriptions, no spotting or foxing. In original Columbia Uni. blue cloth, a little rubbed to edges.

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        The Book-Hunter in London : Historical and other Studies of Collectors and Collecting. ; The Book-Hunter in Paris : Studies among the Bookstalls and the Quays. [bookhunter]

      London : Elliot Stock, 1895 ; 1893., 1895. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. [1st edition], 334 pp. (The Book-Hunter in London) ; [1st English edition], xxv, 232 pp. 31 cm. (The Book-Hunter in Paris) ; both volumes heavily illustrated ; OCLC: 317856824 ; OCLC: 256180 ; FINE copies of each of the two most important historical surveys of books, booksellers and book-collectors in London and Paris, both in the rare large-paper editions, uniformly bound by Tolbert in half-leather and marbled papers in brown, yellow and gold ; original, untrimmed edges preserved ; the origin al black and red prospectus for The Book-Hunter in Paris bound in ; the original publisher's boards included ; quoting from The Book-Hunter in Paris : "...these vocal days, when there are books about almost everything under the sun, no one need wond er that so quaint a fraternity as the stall-keepers on the quays of the Seine should have a volume all to themselves. They have a place in French history, these men; their trade, which by the beginning of the seventeenth century had learnt to cluster round the Pont Neuf, has traveled through vicissitudes peculiar to itself, and survived revolutions destructive of interests vaster than its own; these humble vendors of old books have been proclaimed as nuisances, obstructing the highway, denounced as receivers of stolen goods, and informed against as cheapeners of the well-housed stock of the authorized booksellers who kept shop, and paid rent, rates, and taxes. M. Uzanne makes us acquainted with the precise terms of royal edicts and decrees leveled at the heads of these open-air traders, who, however,as was indeed befitting, seem usually to have had friends at Court, who managed to prevent such an administration of the law as must have exterminated the whole tribe." ; Selected chapters: The Stall-keepers of To-day. Characters and oddities -- No prevalent type - The shoeblack as bookseller - Chevalier -- Corroenne -- Vaisset -- Gallandre -- Rigault and the Revue des Buloz -- Antoine Laporte -- Humel -- Jacques -- Chanmoru -- His projects for the reform cf the bookstalls--His notices to customers and others--A reminiscence of the siege of Paris--Jean Frollo on Chanmoru--A new way of beginning -- A find and a bargain--Schanne on another new departure -- Ferroud -- Rosselin -- The dealer in spectacles -- Tisserand -- Book-hunters and Book-huntresses. Characters and faces -- The chase is the image of war -- The passion in different forms -- Delights of book-hunting -- -The scarcity of bargains, and the reason why - - The art of dressing a stall -- Certain books for certain classes -- The book-huntress -- -Learned ladies -- The student -- Gausseron's experience -- The woman of fashion never goes book-hunting -- The priests -- The casuals -- The wealthy collecto r -- Hunting by catalogue -- Amddde Pommier -- Some noted book-lovers -- Hippolyte Rigault on the love of books -- Bibliophile Jacob as described by Du Seigneur -- His store-room -- Pere Rembrandt -- Fillet's enormous library -- Boulard's 300,00 0 books -- General Pittid -- Chantelauze -- Champfleury -- Feuillet de Conches -- Michel Chasles -- Captier -- Xavier Marmier -- His will -- Anatole France -- Fontaine -- Comte de Toustain -- Mouton- Duvernet -- Delzant and his books on happ iness -- Du Desert -- Making up sets -- Droz and the Templars -- Humbert -- Huysmans -- A batch of book-hunters -- Grand-Carteret -- Demand for specimens of good printing -- Dr. Nicholas -- Chineurs -- Guffroy -- Morel, otherwise Chipo teau -- The humbler book-hunters -- The Book-stealers. Notes and observations -- The lowest depths of thieving -- Breaking into the boxes -- Thefts in the daytime -- Robbery made easy -- The thief's devices -- A conspiracy among the book-binders -- Jules Levy's mistake -- The ' incomplete copy' swindle -- People who require watching -- The Physiology of the Bookstall-keeper. His origin and his career -- The old class of stall-keepers -- The introduction of the fixed boxes etc.; FINE.

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        Sammlung von Abbildungen Turkischer, Arabischer, Persischer, Centralasiatischer und Indischer Metallobjecte (Illustrations of Turkish, Arabian, Persian, Central Asiatic and Indian Metal Ware)

      K.K. Osterreichisches Handels Museum Wien: K.K. Osterreichisches Handels-Museum. 1895. First. First edition. Portfolio. Translated by Edmund H. Dring. Two title and text pages (in German and English), and 50 black and white plates. Half cloth portfolio with illustrated title and one cloth tie. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, perforated stamp on the title pages, and small ink stamp on the plates. Light soiling to the portfolio, light toning to the English title page, very good. An important survey of Oriental metal works by von Scala, a leading figure of the Arts and Crafts movement and Director of the Museum of Art and Industry, (now the Museum of Applied Arts), in Austria. Complete set of fine collotype plates, scarce in the trade. .

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        The Arabella and Araminta Stories

      [Printed by John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, for] The Yellow Hair Library, Boston, Copeland and Day,, 1895. By Gertrude Smith with an Introduction by Mary E Wilkins Embellished with XV Illustrative designs by Ethel Reed and Explanatory Notes by the Author of the book. Folio (439 × 298 mm). Publisher's floral cloth-covered boards, blue morocco backstrip lettered and dated in gilt, vellum tips. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Front and back endpapers signed by Smith, Reed and Wilkins, pastedowns each with an extra original design (front, a flower; back, a butterfly) by Reed. The endpapers duplicated at the front on bright pink and green paper and at the back on yellow paper. Four titles on four sheets, each slightly different, with printer's devices printed in various colours. 15 plates each printed on six different kinds of paper. Duplicate endpapers at the front slightly creased, backstrip a little rubbed, unobtrusive repair to back joint, a very good copy of this exceptionally rare book. First edition, limited edition large paper copy, one of fifteen copies only printed on Royal Japanese paper, containing original extra illustrations on the endpapers by Ethel Reed, in a large-paper folio format much larger than the trade issue (which was done in small quarto), with four different states of the title and the plates printed on six different kinds of paper, signed by all the participants on front and back endpapers, bound in specially imported Javanese muslin. One of the rarest of the Parley to Penrod titles, this book in its deluxe format is the masterpiece of the book artist Ethel Reed (1874–1910?), who for a brief period was the star designer of books and posters in the Boston Arts and Crafts movement. Her unfettered artistic exuberance, clearly a reflection of her youthful enthusiasm and high spirits, is extraordinarily appealing. Her style reflects Walter Crane's visual influence (Crane had made a visit to Boston in 1891–92) as well as the decadent images of Aubrey Beardsley. The limited edition is naturally rare and desirable: the last copy at auction was the Grolier Club–Epstein copy (described as "corner worn, hinges reinforced") which fetched $26,400 (Swann, Apr 30, 1992, lot 421). Before that the Bradley Martin copy made $18,400 (Sotheby's New York, Jan 30, 1990, lot 2466). "Ethel Reed was born and raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where she received her first training in art from Laura Coombs Hills. She later studied at the Cowles School in Boston, where Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue was one of her teachers. While a student, she began designing posters and book decorations in a distinctive Art Nouveau style, first for the Boston Herald and later for the small literary presses Copeland & Day and Lamson, Wolfe and Co. For a short period in 1895 and 1896, she was the most celebrated of the Boston book artists. Her brilliant though eccentric work may be an example of the sort of 'specious originality' which the Society of Arts and Crafts sought to discourage. She left for Europe in May 1896 and subsequently contributed a few designs to the British publisher John Lane. She died sometime before 1925, when Richard Le Gallienne, in The Romantic Nineties, recalled 'the noble silent beauty of Ethel Reed, whose early death robbed the world of a great decorative artist'" (Inspiring Reform: Boston's Arts and Crafts Movement, Davis Museum, 1997). "When William Sharp and Maurice Maeterlinck and Aubrey Beardsley see this book they will shed tears of great joy, for their art principles have been applied at last to the manufacture of literature and pictures for children" (Artists of the Book in Boston 1890–1901 p. 27).

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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED ("M.T.), INCORPORATING AN AUTOGRAPH NOTE, SIGNED

      Quarry Farm, Elmira, NY. 2 July 1895.. One page, in ink, on quarto front panel of a large linen-lined envelope. Marginal pencil note crossed through, several ink squiggles in blank areas symptomatic of a struggle with an unreliable pen, otherwise very good. A manuscript memento of a famous artifact, being Clemens' fourteen line rough draft verse (signed "M.T."), written in preparation for his inscribing the verse on three stones for presentation to Mrs. Thomas K. Beecher, wife of Reverend Beecher who officiated at the wedding of Clemens and Livy Langdon in 1870. An account of the undertaking appears in the October 1895 number of MUNSEY'S, and in brief, a sort of wager grew out of a friendly debate between Clemens and Mrs. Beecher about the immortality of the soul. Mrs. Beecher concluded by asking Clemens: "If you meet me in heaven a million years from now, will you confess yourself wrong?" And when Clemens assented, she insisted a record of his agreement be rendered in stone for future generations. The manuscript in hand is Clemens' draft of what was placed on three sections cut from a stone Mrs. Beecher picked up from the Susquehanna river bed near Charles Beecher's summer home near Wyalusing, PA. The actual stones, known as the "wager stones," are now preserved in the Twain Archive at Elmira College. Clemens' poem (incorporating his alterations) reads: "If you prove right & I prove wrong [/] A million years from now, [/] In language plain & frank & strong [/] My error I'll avow [/] To your dear mocking face. [/] If I prove right, by God his grace [/] Full sorry I shall be, [/] For in that solitude no trace [/] There'll be of you & me [/] Nor of our vanished race. [/] A million years, O patient stone, [/] You've waited for this message: [/] Deliver it a million hence [Survivor pay expressage.] M.T." Appended to the manuscript is an autograph note from Clemens, 2 July 1895, to Livy Clemens' friend, Clara Spaulding: "Dear Clara: Livy says it is this rough old original draft that you preferred. I didn't understand & I beg pardon. This looks too disreputable. My purpose was to have a nice trim comely copy made for you. Yours ever, SL Clemens."

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        KOREAN GAMES With Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan

      Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1895.. 1st edn limited (numbered 272 of 550) signed by author. 4to. Original decorated white buckram cloth, top edge gilt (near Fine). Pp. xxxvi + 177 (new endpapers; no other inscriptions), illus with coloured plates with tissue guards. .

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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.. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, slight age-. darkening to spine panel (quite common for this book), else a bright,. nearly fine copy. (#136636). 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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        Spenser's Faerie Queene The Second, Thirde, Fourth, and Sixth Book of the Faerie Queene

      London, England: George Allen At Ruskin House. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1895-1896. Hardcover. Full leather with beautiful gilt outline on cover, banded and gilt spine. Bound by the Monastery Hill Bindery. Pages are not trimmed and are uneven. Watermark says "Unbleached Arnold". Some Foxing to pages. Corners are dented and top and bottom of spine is chipped with s1/2 inch split at top or bottom of spine. Wear on the raised leather portions of spine. Edited by Thomas J. Wise. This set is rare, but is missing volumes one and five. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Extensively Illustrated; 4to; 529-805 pages; p .

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