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        Grant Allen mini-collection includes Allen autographed signed letter and Allen's book with inscription to Andrew Lang

      1895. Hard Cover. Grant Allen, (Canadian-English science writer and novelist). This mini-collection includes; 1) ALS to Mr. Chatto of Chatto & Windus, n.d. but 1883-4, re publication of his novel entitled Philistia. 2) ALS to Andrew Lang, 10 February 1895, telling Lang that he won't agree with this book (on the front free endpaper of The Woman Who Did. London: John Lane, 1895), green cloth, Keynotes Series, [viii], 241, [1], pp., 16 pp. adverts. Title-page design by Aubrey Beardsley, repeated on the upper cover, with label noting that the book was purchased at the sale of Lang's library by Henry Sotheran & Co Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. Lang was a friend of Allen's and communicated often. Buffalo State University has about 9 Lang letters addressed to Allen from the 1890's. The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA (Los Angeles) has 10 letter relating to to John Lane 1890's and one of them makes specific reference to "The Women Who Did" book and Grant Allen would be sending him a copy but he does not think he [Lang] will like it... Jan 23rd [1894 - clearly refers to The Lower Slopes pub. early that year] My dear Lane, Grant Richards will be down here on Sunday and I will send up the MS by him to deliver to you personally. I don't like to trust it to the tender mercies of the porter at the [ ]. Many thanks for your offer of copies with the old title page: but no thank you, I would prefer the new one. To tell you the truth, being an author, I prefer that my friends should have the title of the books in the way I intended it than have a mere rarity. I think, in addition to the stipulated twelve copies, I must ask you to reserve for me four others at market prices. It was well sending a copy to Lang: but I don't think he will like them. Neither as matter nor form are they much in his line of country. Sorry to hear your news of Watson. Something must be done for him. We might have another try for a Civil List pension. In haste, Sincerely yours, Grant Allen. These items are on consignment with LDRB.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        La Comtesse De Charny Volume 1-4

      LITTLE,BROWN, AND COMPANY, BOSTON 1895 - La Comtesse De Charny: Marie Antoinette Romances Beautiful Glowing Bright Gilt Cover. Fully Gold Decorated Cover on Red cloth.The Most Gilt covered covers i have seen. Top edge gold gilt, black end papers tissue guard over pictorial front piece is little brown 1895. 4 volumes complete. Volume 1 480 pages and Volume 2 499 pages Volume 3 503 pages Volume 4 485. All in all $500.00 DATE PUBLISHED: 1895 EDITION: 480 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KEIKA YO^SHI, 3 vols.

      1895 - [ILLUSTRATED BOOK] Kyoto-shi Sanjikai, editors. KEIKA YOSHI, 3 vols. Kyoto, Meiji 28 [1895]. 22.6 x 15.2 cm, Ribbon-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, with printed paper covers and printed paper title labels. A lovely and interesting vade mecum to the sights of the old capital, Kyoto. Has historical maps, as well as contemporary maps and prints of sights to see, of tales and facts about the past. A number of Kyoto school artists from mid-Meiji have cooperated to create the dreamy, subtle color woodblocks which are very well printed. There is a total of some 67 double page prints, along with 6 maps, some quite large. In very good condition, the typeset text runs to over nine hundred pages! A remarkable production. In a matching slipcase with printed paper title label. Quite unusual complete.

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        VIAGGI D'UN ARTISTA NELL'AMERICA MERIDIONALE. I Caduvei (Mbay? o Guaycur?) con prefacione ed uno studio storico ed etnografico del Dott. G.A. Colini.

      Ermano Loescher & C.?,, Roma, 1895 - 330 pp. First edition; text in Italian; bound in brown buckram; gold lettering stamped across the spine; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs; diagrams; fold-out color map; musical notation; bibliography. Binding tight; boards clean; light foxing otherwise fine internally; see additional images provided. Photographs of people and artifacts; diagrams of weaving designs, musical notation of songs, fold-out color map of the Caduvei lands and bibliography; ie. an extremely comprehensive study of the Caduvei (Mbay? or Guaycur?) Indian tribe, once inhabiting the southwest Mato Grosso, now nearly extinct. The preface by G.A. Colini states: "I Caduvei furono d'ordinario compresi fra le trib? Mbay? o Guaycur? e furono segnalati con l'uno o con l'altro di questi nomi, o con ambedue indistintanmente. La letteratura etnografica che li riguarda, ? relativament abbondante, ma la nostra conoscenza di quest'Indiani ? molto inferiore al numero dei lavori che ne trattano. Ricordati fino dal tempo dei primi conquistatori spagnuoli che intrapresero contro di essi spedizioni di guerra, per gli attacchi ripetuti contro i coloni europei si resero temuti nel Paraguay e nel Matto Grosso, e si acquistarono un posto importante nalla storia di quei paesi. I Portoghesi del Brasile, verso la fine del secolo scorso, avendo stretto con essi rapporti di amicizia e volendo ridurli a vita sedentaria in villagi sotto il proprio dominio, fecero notevoli ricerche intorno al loro carattere morale ed intellettuale e intorno alle loro abitudini. I risultati di queste indagini, conservati principalmente nelle relazioni del geografo brasiliano Ricardo Franco de Almeida Serra, e in una monografia di Francesco Rodriguez do Prado, sono le fonti a cui attinsero di preferenza, se non esclusivamente, quasi tutti gli scrittori posteriori. . . . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Echelle opsiométrique en dix langues.

      Constantinople, impimerie (sic) Zellich frères. 1895 - In- 8, (244 x 181 mm.), (92) pp. non chiffrées ; titre + préface, (4) pp. ; asthénopie + tableau des dioptries, (4) pp. ; 10 x 8 pp. pour chacune des dix langues, grec, turc, arabe, serbe, roumain, bulgare, russe, arménien, français et italien, soit (80) pp. ; (4) pp. dont 2 de musique notée. Fine toile verte de l' éditeur, plats entourés de filets à froid, titre or sur le 1er. En prime, deux grands tableaux dépliants : "Lecture graduée en dix langues par Dr. Gazépy". On trouve qq. traces du bon docteur dans des "Archives d' Ophtalmologie" en 1894, la mention de son invention d' un campimètre portatif, en 1884, &c. Au- delà de l' aspect médical du livre, étonnant témoignage sur le cosmopolitisme de Constantinople, avant la prochaine dislocation de l' Empire Ottoman. Or du titre un peu passé sur le plat de couv., autres défauts réellement insignifiants, très bon ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

      New York and Boston - Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1895 Book. VERY. Hardcover. The complete works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. This set is theRiverside Edition of Hawthorne's works. Illustrated with etchings by Blum, Church, Dielman, Gifford. Shirlaw and Turner. With a frontispiece to all volumes and an additional two facsimile leaves to volume XIII. Volume I: Twice Told Tales (1895)Volume II: Mosses from an Old Manse (1895)Volume III: The House of The Seven Gables and The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales (1896)Volume IV: A Wonder-Book, Tanglewood Tales, and Grandfather's Chair (1895)Volume V: The Scarlet Letter and The Blithedale Romance (1895)Volume VI: The Marble Faun or the Romance of Monte Bene (1895)Volume VII: Our Old Home, And English Note-Books Vol I (1892)Volume VIII: Our Old Home, And English Note-Books Vol II (1895)Volume IX: Passages from The American Note-Books (1895)Volume X: Passages from the French and Italian Note-Books (1894)Volume XI: The Dolliver Romance Fanshawe, and Septimius Felton (1895)Volume XII: Tales, Sketches and Other Papers, With a Biographical Sketch (1892)Volume XIII: Doctor Grimshawe's Secret, A Romance Edited with Preface and Notes by Julian Hawthorn. (1895)Complete in thirteen volumes. Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer who wrote many titles in the literary subgenre of Dark romanticism. Condition: In uniform half calf bindings. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the spines, joints and extremities. Rubbing to the spine is heaviest to the head, tail and spine labels. Some minor bumping to the extremities also. Front hinge to volume III is slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, J T Williamson. Another prior owner's inscription to the recto of front free endpaper, Sophie Walker. Same inscription to the rear endpaper of volume XI in addition to the front endpaper. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright withlight spots to endpapers andthe odd spotsthroughout. Overall: VERYGOOD..

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        Naturgeschichte der Vögel Mitteleuropas. Neu bearbeit. Volumes I-XII. [Complete].

      Gera-Untermhaus, F. E. Köhler, [1895-]1897-1905. 12 volumes bound in 12. Folio (38.3 x 28.1 cm). 449 fine, lithographed plates (439 in full colour). Uniform pebbled half cloth over cloth boards. Black printed title on spines. These are the original red publisher's cloth bindings.= The most extensive German work on birds of Central Europe (and far beyond) and a great classic in German ornithology with fine chromolithographed plates after Keulemans, Kleinschmidt and von Riesenthal. The "new edition" was edited by Carl Hennicke and contains contributions by 36 European ornithologists, among them Hartert, Keulemans, and Rothschild. "Altogether it forms the most complete and best illustrated of any treatise on the birds of Central Europe." (Wood). The work includes common, rare, and even unlikely birds such as albatrosses, of which several species are recorded from the North Atlantic. Publication was erratic, with volume II published first, and volume I last. Private library stamp on front flyleaves, some joints starting, one caption shaved with some insignificant loss, one plate with a repaired tear, just reaching the image. Part III lacks four index pages that were never bound in, some scattered light foxing to the fore edge and margin, otherwise a clean and nice set, attractively bound in the original red cloth bindings, which is rather rare in such good condition. Anker 356; Nissen IVB, 667; Wood, 487.

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        ANNECY. (Carte de la Haute-Savoie, feuille 160). 4 x 12 éléments.

      1895, 1895 - approx. 90x 170 cm, 48 éléments montes sur toile. carte pliée in-8° (23 x 14 cm). En bas à gauche: Levée par les Officiers du Corps d?État-Major et publiée par le Dépot de la Guerre en 1869. Revisée en 1895. Au milieu: Echelles 1:50000. En bas à droite: gravée par; le trait par Pierron. La lettre par Carré. Le figuré du terrain par Lecoq. Les Officiers du corps d?État-Major et publiée par le Dépot de la Guerre en 1867.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        A History of British Butterflies.

      Bok. London 1895, 8 upl. 79 handkol plr. 2 vackra nya handbundena hfr, rygg med olikfärgade skinntitelfält, handmarmorerade pärmpapper (RP). 236 sid + 79 plr. 25x17 cm.

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        Poems on Affairs of State. Four Volumes - Complete Set

      London: Publisher Unknown Book. Good. Hardcover. This is the stated "Fifth Edition, Corrected and much Enlarged."This is the preferred and best printings. [Lowndes, Vol 7 p.1895]. Printed in the years: 1703-1707, -------- This set features poetry by eminent writers of the time including Milton, Andrew Marvell, and Shakespeare. -------- This four-volume set is handsomely bound in full leather with stamped boards and rebacked spines. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate handling wear. Text is age-toned though readable. ------ Vol. 1: From the Time of Oliver Cromwell, to the Abdication of K. James the Second. Written by the greatest Wits of the Age.......Volume 2: Poems on Affairs of State, from the reign of K. James the first, to this present year 1703. ..Volume 3 Poems on Affairs of State From 1640 to this present Year 1704...Volume 4 Poems on Affairs of State From 1620 to this present Year 1707...Volume 4 includes "A Collection of some Satyrical Prints against the French King, Elector of Bavaria, &c. Curiously ingraven on Copper-Plates." .

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        Pan. Jahrgang 1 und 2 (von 5) in 4 Bänden

      Genosschaft Pan, Berlin, 1895-1897. Zusammen 698 S. mit 114 (statt 117) Kunstbeilagen, davon 51 (statt 54) Original-Graphiken, davon 5 signiert und eine monogrammiert, braune original Halbledereinbände mit Golprägung, folio, (gering fleckig / Jahrgang II, 1 mit Wasserschaden, einige Tafeln stark gebäunt. Es fehlt wie meist das Litho von Toulouse-Lautrec, ferner die Farbätzung von Illies u. eine Radierung von P. Halm (Reichenau)) - Schauer I, 20 ff. - Schawe I, 52 ff. / Eins von 1300 Exemplaren der allgemeinen Ausgabe auf Kupferdruckpapier. / Unter den Original-Graphiken 2 signierte Radierungen von Max Liebermann ("Fontane" und "Kellergarten Rosenheim"), zwei signierte Lithographien von Hans Thoma ("Der Geiger", "Landschaft"), eine signierte Lithographie von Th. Th. Heine ("Halbe Unschuld") ferner Original-Graphiken von Ubbelohde, Zorn, Vallotton u. a. Unter den Kunstbeilagen auch ein monogrammierter Farblichtdruck von Ludwig von Hofmann. -

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        A Wheel Within a Wheel. How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle.

      Overview Details & Condition First edition, first printing. A superb copy with the rare glassine dust jacket. Copies of the first edition in such beautiful condition are scarce, and we have never handled a copy in the original jacket such as this one. There appear to be two states of the title page, one listing the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association and the Fleming H. Revell Company, the other listing only Revell, as here. It is unclear whether there is any priority between the two. This important meditation on bicycling as a tool for the emancipation of women was written by the American suffragist leader Frances Willard. The invention of the safety bicycle in the 1870s made the technology broadly accessible to the public for the first time, and by the beginning of the 1890s the US was experiencing bicycle mania. While all sections of the population participated in the new pastime, the bicycle appealed particularly strongly to women, who found in it a new freedom and sense of power. Debates over the propriety of women cycling, and the push for comfortable and non-restricting clothing for female cyclists, provided an arena in which women "actively contested and rethought femininity" (Scranton, Beauty and Business, p. 26). Many leading suffragists were enthusiastic cyclists, and the bicycle became an important symbol for the women's movement. Frances Willard was fifty-three, with a long career as a suffragist and temperance activist behind her, when she first took up cycling. Her initial interest in the sport was sparked by the belief that cycling could draw men and boys away from alcohol by offering more wholesome thrills. But she also felt stifled by the lifetime of restricted movement she had endured as a 19th-century woman, and sought to regain some of the joy of physical activity she had experienced as a child in rural Wisconsin. This elegant little volume charts Willard's progress as she learns to ride, and describes how she "found a whole philosophy of life in the wooing and winning of my bicycle" (p. 25). She muses eloquently on the thrill of speed, the joy of mastering an athletic skill, and the delights of the outdoors, and compares the tribulations of learning to ride with those of life in general. Most importantly, Willard discusses how the bicycle will transform "the woman question". "If women ride they must, when riding, dress more rationally than they have been wont to do. If they do this many prejudices as to what they may be allowed to wear will melt away... A reform often advances most rapidly by indirection. An ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory; and the graceful and becoming costume of woman on the bicycle will convince the world that has brushed aside the theories, no matter how well constructed, and the arguments, no matter how logical, of dress-reformers" (pp. 38-39). "We saw with satisfaction the great advantage in good fellowship and mutual understanding between men and women who take the road together, sharing its hardships and rejoicing in the poetry of motion... The old fables, myths, and follies associated with the idea of woman's incompetence to handle bat and oar, bridle and rein, and at last the cross-bar of the bicycle, are passing into contempt in presence of the nimbleness, agility, and skill of 'that boy's sister'" (pp. 40-41). With Some Reflections by the Way. Illustrated. New York: The Fleming H. Revell Company, 1895. Octavo. Original red cloth blocked in silver and green on the spine and upper cover. Portrait frontispiece and six plates. A superb, fresh copy in excellent condition in the glassine dust jacket with just a little toning and some minor chips and short closed tears. There are a few tiny spots along the edge of the spine where the jacket has adhered to the cloth, and we have not tried to separate them.

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      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1895. Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles and elaborate designs by H. Granville Fell gilt to spine and boards, edges untrimmed. Illustrated title page with tissue-guard. Contemporary ink ownership inscription. Some small dents to the edges of rear panel, a spray of ink marking, internally sound and fresh, a bright copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression, one of 750 copies printed, very scarce first state of the US issue with both US and UK publisher's slug to spine, but retaining the UK title page, and with the top edge ungilt. More usually copies of the US issue had a cancel title page with the Boston imprint, and a gilt top edge. O'Hegarty "notes that he has seen two copies, identical, of the American book, the only difference from the English edition being the addition of Copeland & Day on the spine only, not on the title." Though prepared for the US market, this unusual copy may well have been ultimately issued in the UK nonetheless, as it bears a near-contemporary Huddersfield bookseller's ticket (E. W. Coates - 1863-1940) at the rear.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Robert Louis Stevenson Autographed Signed Letter.

      One page autographed signed letter from Robert Louis Stevenson to his biographer, Louise Imogen Guiney. Matted and framed with a portrait of Stevenson. The letter reads, "Dear Miss Guiney I have waited long upon the muse, for I thought your song should be answered in kind. But I must wait no longer, and the verses refuse to come. Let me, then, thank you in prose for your book which I have read with pleasure, and for your poem which gave me genuine pride. It is a strange thing to hear one's name from across all these waters so beautifully set to song. Robert Louis Stevenson. Skerryvore, Bournemouth." The recipient of the letter, Louise Imogen Guiney was an Irish-American poet and a cataloger at the Boston Public Library. In 1895, she and Alice Brown published a biography of Robert Louis Stevenson. In 1885, Guiney published a book of poetry titled The White Sail and Other Poems, which included a poem, The Indian Pipes, dedicated to Stevenson. A very warm letter, rare and desirable. The entire piece measures 19.5 inches by 27 inches. Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie and G. K. Chesterton,

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        Fine Original Signed Pen and Ink Cartoon, titled 'The Crop', (Sir Francis Carruthers, 1844-1925, Caricaturist and Journalist)

      1895 - signed with his initials, showing Lord Rosebery, (Archibald Philip Primrose, 1847-1929, 5th Earl), who in 1894 had taken over the Liberal Government from Gladstone on the latter's resigning from advanced age, standing on the shore, and pointing regretfully at plants growing in the sand, including the Marquess of Salisbury (now Conservative Prime Minister) and his nephew A.J. Balfour (Leader of the House of Commons) as a thistle, while a crowd of well-drawn faces, many in farmers' smocks and tall hats, look on, bewildered at the outcome of the general election, heads of Gladstone and previous ministers are seen drowning in the waves, 8¾" x 14" on card hinged in folding window mount 20" x 15", no date, circa June Gould made his name by his cartoon drawings of his fellow stockbrokers. By 1893 he was on the staff of the new Westminster Gazette (assistant editor, 1896), with its daily cartoon on the front page. Consistently Liberal in politics, his caricatures of Unionists were often eagerly sought by their subjects. Lord Rosebery had inherited from Gladstone a position on Home Rule for Ireland over which Parliament, the Liberals and the country were deeply divided. His government majorities dwindled, and an election was called after defeat in a 'snap' vote on a supply issue. With notes on the verso about publication, including '1895', 'No. 376', 'W', and on recto under mount 'Proof wanted for Tuesday next'. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Paris. no date circa 1895 - Oblong quarto 9x12 inches original publishers cloth backed printed boards with Voitures de Commerce on the upper board. ILLUSTRATED WITH 32 FINE COLOURED LITHOGRAPH PLATES OF CARRIAGES built for commercial purposes. Complete. A rare trade catalogue of horse drawn carriages or carts mostly showing the profession best suiting the particular vehicle and the method of decorating it to illustrated its purpose. A VERY DECORATIVE CATALOGUE. Boulangerie, Epicerie, Laiterie, Gibiers, Pates, Vins, Fruits etc etc. Very minor marginal spotting- a lovely copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      St. Louis, W. Schur. 1895. Hardcover. First edition. Later green marble boards. 12mo. 36 pages; 16 cm. Singerman 4768. The first Yiddish book published west of the Mississippi River. In Yiddish with added English title. Title translates to “The Mourning Day of Israel. A Gathering held in the Agudah Akhim Association of St. Louis..." Zev Wolf Schur was a “pioneer Hebrew writer and journalist in the United States. Born in Lithuania, he settled in the United States in 1888 and spent most of his life in poverty. A friend of Abraham Mapu, Schur devoted himself to Hebrew literature, traveled and taught in many countries, including the Far East, and wrote about his voyages… He was an ardent pioneer of the Hebrew press in America and, later, of political Zionism, participating in the Fourth Zionist Congress. Under his editorship the periodical Ha-Pisgah (1889-99) , in which Tchernichowsky made his literary debut, attracted the best Hebrew writers in America and some Hebrew writers from abroad...His most important book is Nezah Yisrael (1897) , a defense of Judaism against Christian attacks, against Reform Judaism, against socialism and anarchism. It affirms the twin axiom: the eternal existence of Jewry and the eternality of the Torah. Supporting nationalism, it was the first Hebrew work in America to react favorably to political Zionism” ( 2017) . SUBJECT(S) : Ninth of Av, Fasts and feasts-Judaism. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Some edgewear. Some dampstaining. Slight toning. Ex-library markings. Very minimal staining. Good condition. Very Rare and significant. (AMR-52-33) .

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        Cavaliers de Napoléon / Frédéric Masson Illustrations d'après les tableaux et aquarelles de Edouard Detaille

      Paris : Boussod, Valadon & Cie, [1895]. Hard Cover. [iv], 238 p., [21] leaves of plates, 32 illustrations (some col.) ; 33 cm. Napoleon's use of cavalry was devastating and unique. The staff, heavy cavalry, light cavalry, reserve cavalry are studied in minute detail based on records and memoirs. This is not only a definitive study, but a beautifully illustrated example of French lithographic art. Stock# OB1057. Vg, bound in blue cloth.

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        Das Leben Friedrich Nietzsche's

      Leipzig: C.G. Naumann, 1895, 1897, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. viii, 944pp (continuously paginated). Two volumes bound in three. Modern gray cloth with raised bands, paper spine labels, numbered in black, with yellow patterned paper; new pale green endpapers to first two books. In German. Very Good overall with exposed tips, slightly curved boards, apparently a single photo page before first page of first volume excised. Many tissue-guarded b/w photographs and fold-out facsimile letters. The famous philosopher's biography, written by his beloved sister who is often remembered as a co-founder of the Nueva Germania colony in South America. Rare.

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        The works of John Ruskin (56 volume set - Morrocan Leather)

      London: George Allen, 1895-1913. Hardcover. Very Good. 56 volume set. A massive set of Ruskins' writings composed of singular issues of Ruskin's works. London: George Allen & Co., 1891-1913. Uniformly bound in contemporary 3/4 green moroccan leather over marbled boards by McLeish. Peter and Charles McLeish were important binders in the English Arts and Craft 19th century style. Gilt spine. 5 raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled end pages. Green book ribbons bound in. Spine sunned. Light shelf wear. Good bindings and covers. Triangular bookplate of Gertrude Robson on front paste down. Light scattered foxing. John Ruskin's importance as a critic of art, architecture and society on the Victorian era cannot be overstated. He work promoted Romanticism, and stressed the moral, social and spiritual purposes of art. Contents include: 1. Mornings in Florence; 2. The Queen of the air; 3. Letters to Clergy; 4.The art of England. The pleasures of England; 5-7. Praeterita; 8. Ariadne Florentina, Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving; 9. The seven lamps of architecture; 10-11. On Pictures; 12-14. On the old Road, 1834-1885; 15. Selections from Writings, first series, 1843-1860; 16. Selections from Writings, second series, 1860-1888; 17-19. Stones of Venice; 20. "A Joy for Ever"; 21. Two paths, being lectures on Art; 22-25. Fors Clavigera; 26. Crown of Wild Olive; 27. The harbours of England; 28. The ethics of the dust; 29. Unto this last; 30. St. Mark's rest; 31. Giotto and his works in Padua; 32. The Poetry of Architecture; 33. Munera Pulveris; 34. Modern painters of general principles and of truth; 35. Modern painters of the imaginative and theoretic faculties; 36. Modern painters of many things; 37. Modern painters of mountain beauty; 38. Modern painters of leaf beauty. Of cloud beauty. Of ideas of relation. Of ideas ; 39. Modern painters, General Index, notes; 40. Val D'Arno; 41. Three Letters and an Essay 1836-1841; 42. Frondes Agrestes, Readings in Modern Painters; 43. Love's Meinie; 44. The Elements of Drawing; 45. Time and tide with other writings on political economy; 46. The Poems of John Ruskin, Poems written in Youth, 1836-1845; 47. The Poems of John Ruskin, Poems written in Boyhood, 1826-1835; 48. Lectures on art and Aratra Pentelici, with lectures and notes on Greek art and mythology, 1870; 49. Lectures on architecture and painting; 50. Christ's folk in the Apennine; 51. Hortus Inclusus, messages from the wood to the garden; 52. Laws of Fesole, Treatise on Drawing and Painting; 53. Sesame and lilies; 54. Eagles Nest, Lectures on the relation of natural science to art; 55. Our Fathers Have Told Us, the Bible of Amiens; 56. Lectures on Art, Oxford 1870 This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US and will be shipped in several boxes.

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      [New York].. N.D.. Paperback. No Date [1895? ]. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 65 pages; 19 cm. In Yiddish with Yiddish and English title page. Singerman 4911. The first monograph defending Jewish anti-missionary publications against censorship in America. An American Jewish lawyer documents his case against infamous Post Office Inspector Anthony Comstock’s confiscation of Jewish anti-missionary material. In this work, Solomon Rosenthal criticizes Comstock’s confiscation of Shlyomsky’s [Shliomski’s] book, “Toldot Yeshu. Sefer Mayse Talui, ” ‘The History of Jesus, ’ (Singerman 4931) , which Comstock saw as blasphemous and anti-Christian. Indeed, Shlyomski had noted in the book (in Yiddish) : “"Di falshkayt fun di missyonerin redners, velkhe behoyften das der foter un zohn mit zayner muter zaynen fun eyn heyligkayt, diezer seyfer ober zogt unz oys vos in heyder iz geven, ales rikhtig aroysgenumen fun eyn alter gemore Sanhedrin, velkhe eynige hundert yohr alt, durkh Mosheh Shliomski. " The notorious “Anthony Comstock (1844 –1915) was a United States Postal Inspector and politician dedicated to ideas of Victorian morality. The terms ‘comstockery’ and ‘Comstockism’ were used for his extensive campaign to censor materials he considered indecent and obscene, such as birth control information. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S) : Christianity – Controversial literature. Controversial literature. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide, with locations only in coastal libraries. Wrappers are rubbed. Pages browning. Otherwise good condition. (AMR-49-46) .

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        The Time Machine - true first issue

      Heinemann, 1895. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing, first issue, with 152 pages and 16 pages of advertisements. Bound in the publisher's oatmeal cloth and titled in purple to both covers with deck (untrimmed) edges to the pages. 6000 copies were printed, of which 1500 were bound in cloth. This copy has Currey's earliest 16 page catalogue to the rear with Hall Caine's 'The Manxman' and Kipling's 'The Naulahka'. Some spotting to the endpapers, with browning to the spine, with lettering a little toned with a very faint mark to the foot of the front board. A very good (or better) copy indeed.  A very good copy of a scarce first issue, of which not many are on the market. 

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        THE STOLEN BACILLUS and Other Incidents

      1895. [the Adrian Goldstone copy] London: Methuen & Co., 1895. 32 pp ads dated September 1895. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of this collection of fifteen tales, along a science fiction vein -- Wells's first book of short stories and his second volume of science fiction (after THE TIME MACHINE). The title tale concerns an anarchist who steals what he thinks is cholera bacteria with which to infect all of London -- when in fact the bacteria only turn victims bright blue (a "marvellous twist from the macabre to the ludicrous" - Smith). Also included are "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid," "The Lord of the Dynamos" and "The Flying Man."~This is a handsome copy, just about fine with scarcely any wear (the slightest of rubbing at the extremities). In our experience Wells's less-known science fiction volumes, such as this title, THE SEA LADY and THE PLATTNER STORY, are considerably scarcer than his better-known ones such as THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE INVISIBLE MAN and THE TIME MACHINE. Hammond C1; Wells Soc. 6; Currey p. 523. Provance: bookplate of Adrian Homer Goldstone (1897-1977), the noted collector of mystery and detective fiction, science fiction, and John Steinbeck.

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        Hôtel Timeo Taormina

      Taormina, G.Crupi, ca. 1895. Original photograph, albumen print, 28,1 x 37 cm, photograph no. 101. KEYWORDS:italy/taormina/sicily/photo

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        Berliner Goldschmiede. Daten-Werke-Zeichen.

      XXII/647 Seiten, im Anhang schwarz-weiße Tafeln mit 137 Abbildungen, Goldpräge-Rückenschild, Inhaltsverzeichnis, Namenregister, Register der Meister und Firmenzeichen, Schutzumschlag, Großformat-4 Dieses Werk von Dr. Wolfgang Scheffler, ehemals Oberkustos am Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, über die Berliner Goldschmiede darf den Anspruch erheben, die erschöpfende Arbeit über die Goldschmiede Berlins zu sein und zu bleiben. Es ist als Ergänzung und Erweiterung der Meisterlisten bei Sarre und Rosenberg gedacht. Friedrich Sarre, der vor über 70 Jahren (1895) sein grundlegendes Buch über die Berliner Goldschmiedezunft publiziert hat, behandelt nun den Zeitraum bis 1800. Das Standardwerk von Marc Rosenberg, Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen, 2. Auflage (1923), behandelt nur auf 14 Seiten die Berliner Goldschmiede. Wolfgang Scheffler ergänzt nicht nur diese beiden Werke, sondern er führt die Reihe der Berliner Goldschmiede über das Jahr 1800 bis zur Mitte des vorigen Jahrhunderts fort. Die zahlreichen Berliner Silberarbeiten, die seit dem Erscheinen dieser genannten Bücher im Kunsthandel auftauchen, werden berücksichtigt. Umfangreiche einschlägige Archivalien wurden ausfindig gemacht und ausgewertet. Durch die weitgehende Berücksichtigung der Kirchenbücher - und Bürgerbücher-Eintragungen erhält das Buch zugleich eine familienkundliche Note, die für Berlin deshalb historisch interessant ist, da sich oft durch Generationen hindurch das kunstwerkliche Talent und Handwer vererbt hat. Außer Gold- und Silberarbeiten, Juwelieren, Edelsteinfassern sind auch verwandte Berufszweige herangezogen worden, Steinschneider, Graveure, Ciseleure, Petschierstecher, Medailleure, auch Bernstein- und Perlmuttarbeiten. Als Gegengewicht gegen die Überfülle von Daten und Listen der Werke ist der Abbildungsteil gedacht, der den Stilablauf in einem großen Überblick von den bekannten Hofgoldschmieden des 18. Jahrhunderts über die Leistungen des strengen Klassizismus und der Formenanmut der Schinkelzeit bis hin zum behäbig-bürgerlichen Charakter der Biedermeier sichtbar werden soll. Diese kenntnisreiche, in ihrer übersichtlichen Anordnung vorbildlicher Arbeit des Verfassers wird wohl jedem Benutzer, sei es aus den Kreisen der Museen, Archive, Sammler, Kunsthändler oder Liebhaber, als das Nachschlagewerk über die Berliner Goldschmiede von großen Nutzen sein.

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        Die Heimat. Zeitschrift für Natur- und Landeskunde von Schleswig-Holstein und Hamburg.

      Karl Wachholtz Verlag. 1895-1978, Neumünster - 29 Bände + 3 Registerbände, Es handelt sich um ein Konvolut. Vorhanden sind folgende Jahrgänge: 1895/97, 1896/97, 1898/99, 1900/01, 02/03, 04/05, 08/09, 09/10, 10/11, 12/13, 1933/34, 35/36, 37/38, 49/50, 51/52, 53/54, 57/58, 59/60, 61/62, 63/64, 65/66, 67 Hldr., Hlwd. U. Leinen Die ersten Jahrgänge zum Teil mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt von guter bis sehr guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The music of the modern world. Illustrated in the lives and works of the greatest modern musicians. And in reproductions of famous paintings, etc.

      New York: D. Appleton, 1895. First edition in the original 27 parts, folio; 25 mounted illustrations in color, 4 mounted illustrations in b&w, 25 photogravure plates, and illustrations after photographs and paintings throughout; a very good set in the original tan wrappers printed in red and black, scattered minor chipping and creasing to edges, a few with areas of sunning to front wrapper, part III with scattered small stains to margins of front wrap, part XVIII with small area of creasing and tearing at spine, and part XXVII with front wrap detached (but present); in a new cloth clamshell box. Meant to be bound in two volumes--volume I being "Text" (pp. 236) and volume II being "Music " (pp. 348)--each part contains portions of both volumes in sequential order; the title pages, printed in red and black, and front matter for each volume are in part XXV. Notes to the subscriber mounted to the inside back wrapper of pts. XXIV and XXV announce the publication of two supplemental parts (XXVI & XXVII); instructions to the binder are mounted inside back wrapper of part XXVII. A lavish production profusely illustrated. The "Music" portions of the parts contain not only printed compositions, but also lessons on piano and singing techniques.

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        The music of the modern world illustrated in the lives and works of the greatest modern musicians and in reproductions of famous paintings, etc. - 27 Volume Complete Set

      D. Appleton;. PAPERBACK. 27 Volume Set (complete) each is paperbound and in very good shape, except volume 27 which has the covers detached from the binding. Illustrated, full sheet frontis, along with other illustrations in each. Each piece has sheet music included as well. Oversized pieces. First edition and rare find to have all 27 volumes. - The music of the modern world illustrated in the lives and works of the greatest modern musicians and in reproductions of famous paintings, etc. Top Quality Seller - Customer Service available. . Very Good. 1895.

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        The Arabella and Araminta Stories

      Boston: [by John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, for] The Yellow Hair Library, Copeland and Day,, 1895. 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 flat backed blue folding case. 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 15 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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        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. Fine. [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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        Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

      London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. William Morris. Limited to 600 sets on flower-watermarked paper (plus 12 on vellum), printed in red and black in Chaucer type, wood-engraved title-page, wide decorative borders, colophon, and numerous 7- and 3-line floriated initials throughout. 16mo. 4 1/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (14.8 x 11.1 cm). 2 vols. (6, blank), (iv), 256, (2, blank), (8, blank), (ii), 239, (3, blank) pp. With the erratum slip only "inserted in some copies." Publisher's quarter beige cloth with blue paper Holland-backed boards and paper spine labels. Uncut pages. Unopened. "The borders designed for this book were only used once again, in 'Hand and Soul.' The plot of the story was suggested by that of Havelok, 'The Dane,' printed by the Early English Text Society." Morris said of this edition 'When you come to look at it, and see that you get a book like this for seven and sixpence a volume[!], it would be impossible to refuse buying them. I love my books, and I love making them, and I think of these, quite the most charming things issued from my press' (Ideal Book). Darkened backstrips and paper labels with toning and abrading. No damage or bumping. Stain to back cover of vol. II. The text blocks and bindings are tight. No Foxing. In all around near-fine condition. [Sparling No. 35, p. 161. Peterson A35. MOR/051216.]

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        Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair 2 Volumes

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 1 of 612 copies (600 on paper). William Morris is to have said that he thought these small volumes were quite the most charming things issued by the press. The two volumes are bound in blue paper boards with linen spines and paper spine labels. Volume I has beautifully decorated title and first pages, with Morris woodcut floral borders, decorations, and floriated initials. The decorated borders were used only once again for Hand and Soul. Decorated three and six-line decorated initials throughout both volumes. Printed in black ink in Chaucer type with red ink shoulder notes and colophon on Flower paper. the boards of both volumes are lightly bumped with a light stain to the front board of Volume I. The labels on both volumes are chipped and the fragile linen spines are darkened as is typical for this book. Interior pages are bright and clean. Volume I contains the errata slip ("for 'two' read 'four'"). With bookplate of American heiress Elizabeth Wade White. Housed in a custom chartreuse cloth clamshell box with paper title label. Volume I: 256 pages; Volume II: 239 pages. MOR/051216.

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      [London]: Published by David Nutt in the Strand, 1895.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-ix [x-xi] xii [1] 2-198 [199-200: publisher's ads], original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in lavender, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Collects thirty folk tales gathered from the oral culture of Ireland and written down by Curtin, a noted ethnologist of his day (and a lively writer) who largely did for Ireland what the Grimm brothers did for Germany, aided by the fact that the period of the 1890s saw a renaissance in Irish letters. Curtin adds a short introduction to the collection, as does the publisher, who had a strong interest in this field. Much of Curtin's work is still in print today. The stories certainly qualify as literature; whether to call them fiction is a question that can be debated. Day, Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 22 (citing the U.S. edition). Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Old private owner's attractive book plate affixed to the front paste-down. Early gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Some tiny spots on spine panel and, to a lesser extent, on front panel, spine ends rubbed, a very good copy. (#147586)

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        Gazzetta musicale di Milano.

      9 volumi in 4°, pp. 450 circa a volume, legatura in mezza pelle con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Interessante rivista musicale che Giovanni Ricordi, su iniziativa del figlio Tito, fondò nel 1842 e che inseguito venne rinominata prima 'Musica e Musicisti' e infine 'Ars et Labor'. Sono presenti le seguenti annate: 1895 vol.1 primo semestre 1896 vol.1 primo semestre 1897 annata completa 1° e 2° volume 1898 annata completa 1° e 2° volume 1899 annata completa 1° e 2° volume 1900 vol.1 primo semestre

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam In a Fine Inlaid Binding by Morrell MORRELL, binder. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. Fifth edition, later printing. Octavo (8 x 5 1/2 inches; 204 x 140 mm.). Bound by Morrell ca. 1895 (stamp-signed in gilt on front paste-down). Full dark green morocco, covers double-ruled in gilt. Front cover with a very decorative wide border enclosing gilt flowers and grapes surrounding an elaborately gilt 'paisley' design inlaid in red and tan morocco. Spine with five raised bands with gilt dots, decoratively paneled, lettered and tooled in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and decorative turn-ins, gray paste-downs and end-leaves, top edge gilt, others uncut. minimal darkening to spine otherwise a very fine example of an inlaid binding by Morell. The London bindery of W. T. Morrell was established about 1861 as successor to the firm begun by Francis Bedford, who, in turn, had taken over the famous bindery of Charles Lewis. Prideaux in her "Modern Bookbindings" published in 1906, says that Morrell at that time had a very large business that supplied "all the booksellers with bindings designed by his men," bindings that were "remarkable for their variety and merit." Edward FitzGerald's version of Omar Khayyam's quatrains was widely read only after it was taken up by the Pre-Raphaelites in 1861. The first version of the Rubáiyat had been published in 1859, the same year that Darwin's Origin of the Species had appeared. A few years later, Matthew Arnold would publish "Dover Beach", in which the melancholy long retreat of the "Sea of Faith" left humanity on a "darkling plain". Already in 1850, in "In Memoriam", Tennyson had raised questions about Christian doctrine and the immortality of the soul, only to dismiss them with suspicious glibness. The doubts and fears of the twelfth-century Persian philosopher were shared by many of his English and American readers. In the Rubáiyat, as the day wears on, its mostly agnostic protagonist becomes increasingly preoccupied by thoughts of mortality and judgment in a possible afterlife, and this too perfectly matched the Victorian preoccupation with death. Deathbed scenes were a popular staple of fiction and the cowled figure stalked through quite a few novels.

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        Pride and Prejudice.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1895. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock. With an introduction by Austin Dobson. Octavo (183 x 124 mm). Recent red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, titles and decoration to spine gilt in compartments, gilt frame to covers, decorative gilt turn-ins, edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original red textured cloth front cover bound in at rear. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 39 black and white illustrations all by Charles E. Brock. Bookplate to front pastedown. A fine copy. First Brock edition. Brock's illustrations, though sometimes qualified as "chocolate-box", showed a sharp eye for characterisation and the ironic humour of Jane Austen's world. His drawings were also well-researched; he and his brother collected antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio.

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      Methuen 1895 - First edition, first issue with inserted advertisement catalogue at rear dated September 1895. Original blue coth decorated and titled in gilt. A bright, crisp copy in very near fine condition. The author's second science fiction work (preceded by The Time Machine) and first collection of short stories. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hagebutten (\"Hetschepetsch\") : eine Sammlung lustiger Balladen und Romanzen, Lieder und Gedichte aus dem Rosengarten der Fliegenden Blätter , mit 285 Illustrationen - zweite Auflage -

      München, Braun und Schneider, 1895 (). 200 Seiten Broschiert Zweite Auflage ohne Jahr. O.-broschur. Broschurdeckel an 2 Ecken beschnitten, an bd. Kap. eine kleine oberflächliche Fehlstelle. Broschurdeckel stärker gelockert. Der Buchblock ist fest ( die Klammerung ist minimal rostig) , textsauber , im Papier leicht ( üblich) nachgebräunt, teilweise Eckknickspurig ! F45 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen. (Vorläufige Mittheilung).

      - Würzburg, Sitzungsberichte der Physik.-Med. Gesellschaft zu Würzberg, 1895 [1896]. 8vo. 9 pp. [numbered 132-141], including several calculations. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.l The discovery and first announcement of X-rays, or Röntgen rays, in the Sitzungsberichte of the society, year 1895, number 9: "Am 28. Dezember wurde als Beitrag eingereicht: W. C. Röntgen: Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen". This discovery brought Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) the first Nobel Prize in Physics (1901). The importance of this discovery was immediately understood and almost instantly this paper was translated into English and republished in Nature on the 23rd of January, 1896. The later Nature-edition is better known in the English-speaking world. The publisher, meanwhile, rushed out six editions of the offprint, enhancing the layout with each edition, adding printed wrappers, then title pages, and then additional advertising bands, and almost immediately announced translations into French, Italian and English (Glasser, pp. 23-24). The offprints may in fact be more common than the official publication in the Sitzungsberichte. We offer the complete year 1895, bound with the year 1894. The 1894 volume contains two more papers by Röntgen, namely "Mitteilung einiger Versuche mit einem rechtwinkeligen Glasprisma", and "Ueber den Einfluss des Druckes auf die Dielectricitäts Constanten des Wassers und des Aethylalkohols (Schluss)". Stamp on the title of the 1895 volume, and vague stamp on the title of the 1894 volume; otherwise a very good copy. Glasser 767 (with printing error "Dez. 1896" for "Dez. 1895"); PMM, 380; Sparrow, 171. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1895 - 1895 Wisden Rebound Like Hardbacks , Special.

      This is a very special 1895 Wisden, rebound by Wisden in the middle of the 20th Century to mimic an 1896 hardback, a quirky Wisden that will appeal to some. The similarities to a hardback are that the paste downs are yellow (with a Liverpool cricket club stamp) , the gilt on the covers and spine are identical to that of an 1896. It is slightly smaller by 1/8th inch , smoky top to page block and severe foxing around photo plate, the uniqueness is what will appeal. Hard to price up but Gorringes sold a similar copy (spine less like an 1896) for £750+20% and selling for less than we purchased it for.

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