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        The Works of Thomas Hardy. The Wessex Novels.

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1895-6. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 18 volumes, octavo. With illustrations. Elegantly bound in recent green half morocco with gilt to spines, green cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Minor toning; a clean, fine copy inside and out. A handsome set in a robust recent leather binding. Contains three first editions; Jude the Obscure, Well Beloved and A Changed Man. All titles published by Osgood McIlvaine, except for A Changed Man, published by Osgood.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        La reliure du XIXe siècle. Première partie / Deuxième partie / Troisième partie. [3 Bände (von 4)]. Mit insgesamt 182 einseitig bedruckten Tafeln in Heliogravüre mit Einbandabbildungen sowie 8 Blatt Faksimile-Abbildungen.

      Paris: Imprimerie Gén. Lahure für L. Conquet 1895 und 1896 XLIII; 125, [2], [1 weiße] Seiten. - [4], 233, [2], [1 weiße] Seiten. - [4], 230, [1], [1 weiße] Seiten. Ganzleder Handeinband mit Goldprägung und Kopfgoldschnitt, Quarto, ca. 284 x 199 mm (Von schöner Gesamterhaltung. Nur stellenweise Im Büttenrand minimal stockfleckig. In dieser schönen Erhaltung und solch außergewöhnlichen Einbänden äußerst selten.) Es erschien 1897 noch ein vierter Teil. Drei Halblederbände (294 x 211 x 32 / 39 / 43 mm) um 1910: die Rücken mit ziegelrotem, leicht geglättetem Oasenziegenleder bezogen; vier nach oben und unten versetzte, erhabene Bünde. Rückenvergoldung aus Rahmen zwischen den Bünden, die mit von Ranken aus Blättern und Bögen umwundenen geometrisch angeordneten Doppellinien gefüllt sind; im zweiten Feld Verfasser und Titel, am Schwanz Bandzahl und Jahr. Auf den Deckeln noch breit der Rückenbezug weitergeführt sowie breite Lederecken, jeweils vom rot/weißen Seidenbezug durch vergoldete Linien abgesetzt. Kopfgoldschnitt. Die Kapitale handgestochen aus grün/gelb/roter Seide; rotes Lesebändchen. Vorn und unten fast unbeschnitten. Vorsätze aus mehrfarbigem hellem Marmorpapier. Signiert in erstem und zweitem Band auf dem vorderen fliegenden Blatt verso oben: \"HATCHARDS. 187. PICCADILLY\".Eins von nur 295 in der Druckpresse numerierten Exemplaren. Die Tafeln mit den Einbandabbildungen sämtlich in Heliogravüre. Beraldi besaß eine der feinsten Sammlungen französischer Meistereinbände des 19. Jh., so geht ein großer Teil der bechriebenen Bände auf seine eigene Sammlung zurück. \"His `La reliure du XIXe siècle`, although not strictly a biographical dictionary, contains an enormous amount of material on the French nineteenth-century binders, many of whom he himself had still known and employed. Its lively, anecdotal style makes it a splendid read\" (Breslauer).First edition, three (of four) vols. Nearly contemporary red morocco-backed boards, spines richly gilt in an Art-Déco pattern, bound by Hatchards, Piccadilly. One of 295 numbered copies printed. In fine condition, and three beautiful bindings. - Erste Ausgabe. Mejer 659 - Schmidt-Künsemüller 5362 - Breslauer: Uses p. 26. / Hatchards (Binder) - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [signiert signed bindings Einbandkunst Einbandkunde Schöne Einbände moderner handgefertigter Meistereinband handmade binding Frankreich Heliogravüre bookbinder reliure relieur doreur]

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        Eine neue Art von Strahlen (Umschlagtitel). Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen (Vorläufige Mitteilung) SA aus: Sitzungsberichte der Würzburger Physik.-medic. Gesellschaft 1895

      Würzburg Verlag und Druck der Stahel`schen K. Hof- und Universitäts-Buch- und Kunsthandlung, Ende 1895. - Norman 1841. Garrison-M. 2683 - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Mitteilung über die Röntgenstrahlen; eine 9-seitige zweite Mitteilung erschien 1896. Separatabdruck aus den Sitzungsberichten der Würzburger Physik.-medic. Gesellschaft, mit dem Vermerk "Ende 1895" auf dem Umschlag sowie "Würzburg. Physikal. Institut der Universität. Dec. 1895" am Ende. Röntgen (1845-1923) beobachtete die nach ihm benannte Strahlung 1895, damals war er Professor an der Universität Würzburg. "Während er mit Formen der Geißlerröhre experimentierte, wie sie Philipp Lenard und William Crookes entwickelt hatten, bemerkte Röntgen, daß ein Pappschirm, der mit Bariumplatincyanid bestrichen auf einem Tisch lag, angefangen hatte zu fluoreszieren. Er fand die Ursache davon in der Röhre, obwohl diese in einer lichtundurchlässigen schwarzen Kartonschachtel eingeschlossen war. Er fand heraus, daß zwar menschliches Gewebe für sie durchsichtig sind, Knochen aber nicht. Auch werden photographische Platten durch sie geschwärzt . Ihre Bedeutung für die Chirurgie, die innere Medizin und die Metallurgie ist bekannt. Darüber hinaus haben Röntgens Experimente das Studium von Chemie und Physik revolutioniert." (Carter-Muir 380). - Umschlag und Seiten knickspurig und angestaubt. Umschlag zudem teils verblichen sowie Abrieb und Randläsuren aufweisend. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieses äußerst seltenen Erstdruckes (ohne Titel und mit abschließendem weißen Blatt). Von dem Sonderdruck erschienen in kurzer Folge noch weitere Ausgaben. Die Arbeit wurde noch vor dem Jahrgang der Sitzungsberichte veröffentlicht; im Jahrgangsband wird erwähnt, die Publikation sei Im Dezember eingereicht worden. Im März 1896 und in 1897 erschienen noch zwei weitere Mitteilungen Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 26 22,8 x 15cm, hellgelbe Originalbroschur, angeschmutzt, schwacher Namenszug in Blei auf Deckel, 10 S., 1 weißes Blatt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Earth and Its Inhabitants Asia Vol. 1-4, The

      New York, 1895. Paperback. UsedGood. Earth and Its Inhabitants Asia Vol. 1-4, The Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        DER EMES. DIE WAHRHEIT. THE EMETH (TRUTH) . VOL I, NRS 1-27, 31-37. MAY 3, 1895-JAN 17, 1896 [NO MORE ISSUED. 34 OF 37 ISSUES PUBLISHED, NEARLY COMPLETE]

      Bost?on : [Boston Jewish Section Of The Socialist Labor Party](1895-1896). 1ST Edition. Period half-leather, 4to (large) , 368 pages (lacking the 36 pages from issues 28-30) . Weekly. In Yiddish. Title translates as, "The Truth. " Singerman S489, detailing that many holdings are very incomplete, lacking over 10 issues or more. Cahan 179, Freidus, p. 278, Weissberger 76. "A Weekly Journal Devoted To Literature And Useful Knowledge. Published by the Boston jewish Section S. L. P. " Edited by the leading Yiddish essayist, Morris Winchevsky; in fact Der Emes was the first periodical in America under Winchevsky's editorship and a forerunner to the Forverts (The Forward) , which would later become the largest Yiddish-language daily newspaper in the world. Yitskhok Kharlash, in the Yidishe Leksikon, notes that, "On October 13, 1894, Winchevsky arrived in New York ...and threw himself right into the 'movement' as if he were a local. He even became a disputant in the internal friction then current in the ranks of the Jewish sectors of the Socialist Labor Party (S. L. P. ) .... Meanwhile, the Boston Jewish section of the S. L. P. Was working strenuously to for its long planned effort to bring out its own newspaper that would stand above the factionalized fight in the party, and it proposed to Winchevsky that he become editor of the new paper; on May 3, 1895 the first issue of Der emes (The truth) was published.... Der emes was published until January 17, 1896, and in it Winchevsky consolidated the entire opposition of the party at that time; his article 'Foyl oder tsugefoylt' (Lazy or slacker) (August 19, 1895) was the first shot from the 'opposition. ' The party decided accordingly in the middle of January 1896 that Winchevsky must not serve as editor. Winchevsky bid his readers adieu with an article entitled 'Es lebe der emes! ' (The truth lives! ) in the final issue of Der emes. He began to work initially for Abend blat in August 1896. In the subsequent intensified struggle between the 'opposition' and the self-styled 'clique, ' Winchevsky sided with Louis Miller and Abraham Cahan; with Miller he left the party (January 1897) and with Cahan and M. Zametkin, among others, he crossed the country collecting money to fund Forverts (Forward) , as one of the main colleagues in the new daily newspaper from its very first number (April 12, 1897) , and in it he remained even after Cahan's resignation from the editorial position several months later in 1897. At the end of July 1897, he joined Eugene V. Debs's Social Democracy of America (S. D. A. ) and in June 1898 its successor, Social Democratic Party (S. D. P. ) ..." Winchevsky (born Leopold Benzion Novokhovitch; 1856-1932) had earlier, in London, "founded the Dos Poilishe Yidl (The Little Polish Jew) , one of the first Yiddish daily socialist newspapers; and the Arbeter Fraynd, the first Yiddish-language anarchist newspaper" (Wikipedia, 2017) . SUBJECT(S) : Socialism -- United States -- Periodicals. OCLS lists 10 institutions with holdings, though, as in Singerman, some are incomplete. OCLC Number: 18799441. Institutional bookplate, wear to spine and to the original orange paper front cover to issue nr 1 (often missing but present here) , with paper and internal binding remaining amazingly fresh with practically no wear at all. (Yid-28-11)

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        La reliure du XIXe siècle. Première partie / Deuxième partie / Troisième partie. [3 Bände (von 4)]. Mit insgesamt 182 einseitig bedruckten Tafeln in Heliogravüre mit Einbandabbildungen sowie 8 Blatt Faksimile-Abbildungen.

      Imprimerie Gén. Lahure für L. Conquet, Paris 1895 - Quarto, ca. 284 x 199 mm 1895 und 1896. XLIII; 125, [2], [1 weiße] Seiten. - [4], 233, [2], [1 weiße] Seiten. - [4], 230, [1], [1 weiße] Seiten. Ganzleder Handeinband mit Goldprägung und Kopfgoldschnitt. Sprache: Französisch, (Von schöner Gesamterhaltung. Nur stellenweise Im Büttenrand minimal stockfleckig. In dieser schönen Erhaltung und solch außergewöhnlichen Einbänden äußerst selten.). Es erschien 1897 noch ein vierter Teil. Drei Halblederbände (294 x 211 x 32 / 39 / 43 mm) um 1910: die Rücken mit ziegelrotem, leicht geglättetem Oasenziegenleder bezogen; vier nach oben und unten versetzte, erhabene Bünde. Rückenvergoldung aus Rahmen zwischen den Bünden, die mit von Ranken aus Blättern und Bögen umwundenen geometrisch angeordneten Doppellinien gefüllt sind; im zweiten Feld Verfasser und Titel, am Schwanz Bandzahl und Jahr. Auf den Deckeln noch breit der Rückenbezug weitergeführt sowie breite Lederecken, jeweils vom rot/weißen Seidenbezug durch vergoldete Linien abgesetzt. Kopfgoldschnitt. Die Kapitale handgestochen aus grün/gelb/roter Seide; rotes Lesebändchen. Vorn und unten fast unbeschnitten. Vorsätze aus mehrfarbigem hellem Marmorpapier. Signiert in erstem und zweitem Band auf dem vorderen fliegenden Blatt verso oben: "HATCHARDS. 187. PICCADILLY". Eins von nur 295 in der Druckpresse numerierten Exemplaren. Die Tafeln mit den Einbandabbildungen sämtlich in Heliogravüre. Beraldi besaß eine der feinsten Sammlungen französischer Meistereinbände des 19. Jh., so geht ein großer Teil der bechriebenen Bände auf seine eigene Sammlung zurück. "His 'La reliure du XIXe siècle', although not strictly a biographical dictionary, contains an enormous amount of material on the French nineteenth-century binders, many of whom he himself had still known and employed. Its lively, anecdotal style makes it a splendid read" (Breslauer). First edition, three (of four) vols. Nearly contemporary red morocco-backed boards, spines richly gilt in an Art-Déco pattern, bound by Hatchards, Piccadilly. One of 295 numbered copies printed. In fine condition, and three beautiful bindings. - Erste Ausgabe. Mejer 659 - Schmidt-Künsemüller 5362 - Breslauer: Uses p. 26. / Hatchards (Binder) - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. 7000 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck (VDA / ILAB)]
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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1895. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock. With an introduction by Austin Dobson. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, covers stamped with floral pattern in blind, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Black and white illustrated frontispiece and 39 plates by C. E. Brock. Spine a little sunned and lightly bumped at ends, cloth slightly marked, tips a little rubbed, front hinge splitting, very occasional very light foxing. A very good copy. First edition illustrated by Brock. Charles Edmund Brock (1870–1938) was one of the most notable book illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His illustrations for Austen's novels were partly based on the collection of Regency prints and costumes which he and his brothers had built, occasionally using family and friends as models. The present 1895 illustrated edition was in direct competition with Hugh Thomson's own 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, yet despite this rivalry both publications were highly successful, and remain widely regarded as classics in book illustration. The present first edition was issued in two binding variants, the other with gilt floral patterns to the cloth.

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        Pride and Prejudice. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock. With an introduction by Austin Dobson.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1895 - Octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, covers stamped with floral pattern in blind, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Spine a little sunned and lightly bumped at ends, cloth slightly marked, tips a little rubbed, front hinge splitting, very occasional very light foxing. A very good copy. Black and white illustrated frontispiece and 39 plates by C. E. Brock. First edition illustrated by Brock. Charles Edmund Brock (1870–1938) was one of the most notable book illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His illustrations for Austen's novels were partly based on the collection of Regency prints and costumes which he and his brothers had built, occasionally using family and friends as models. The present 1895 illustrated edition was in direct competition with Hugh Thomson's own 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, yet despite this rivalry both publications were highly successful, and remain widely regarded as classics in book illustration. The present first edition was issued in two binding variants, the other with gilt floral patterns to the cloth. C. M. Kelly, The Brocks, p. 50. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ohne Titel. Farblithographie.

      76 x 52 cm, Blatt min. gebräunt, kleine Montagestreifen verso. Links unten num.: 71/175 und rechts signiert: F. Mourlot - Fernand Mourlot (1895-1988) studierte Malerei an der École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs und war nach dem Tod seines Vaters der künstlerische Leiter der Pariser Druckerei Mourlot Frères, die bekannt war für die Herstellung ausgezeichneter Lithografien. Als Verleger veröffentlichte er unter dem Namen Fernand Mourlot Éditeur Künstlerbücher von Schriftstellern und Künstlern der Moderne.

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        The Black Riders and Other Lines.

      Boston: Copeland and Day,, 1895. Duodecimo. Original japon boards, title label to spine. Housed in a blue morocco backed slipcase and chemise. From the library of Estelle Doheny, with gilt morocco bookplate to the front pastedown. A fine copy. First edition, deluxe issue, one of 50 copies printed in green on japon. The Black Riders is first book of poetry by Stephen Crane (1871–1900), famous for his novels such as his acclaimed Civil War tale The Red Badge of Courage, published in the same year as this collection. Crane was a prolific writer of poetry, though only in private at first, writing five or six poems a day. In 1894 he showed some of these to American writer Hamlin Garland (to whom his book is dedicated), who read them "with growing wonder". With Garland's encouragement, Crane secured publication from Copeland & Day, though not without a struggle which delayed publication until around the same time as The Red Badge of Courage, Crane's verses being highly unconventional for the time in their lack of any consistent rhyme or metre. Perhaps the best in the collection is: "In the desert / I saw a creature, naked, bestial, / who, squatting upon the ground, / held his heart in his hands, and ate of it. / I said, 'Is it good, friend?' / 'It is bitter–bitter,' he answered; / 'But I like it / because it is bitter, / and because it is my heart.'" There is some bibliographical debate as to whether The Black Riders was published just before or just after The Red Badge of Courage; Stallman cites broken type and an April 1896 advertisement in The Bookman to support his claim that this issue appeared on the heels of The Red Badge of Courage, Joe Kraus, in his bibliography of Copeland and Day, locates page proofs dated March 1895, putting it before. If the latter is so, then as well as being Crane's first poetry collection, it is also his second published book and the first book published under his own name, following his pseudonymously published first book, Maggie. A typed slip laid-into this volume, gives auction records from the 1920s (then making as much as $220), and observing: "Next to the very scarce Maggie in wrappers, Vincent Starrett, in his Bibliography of Crane says that 'The Black Riders' on vellum is the most difficult item to find. Of the 50 copies, probably not more than half of them are still in existence".

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        ALBANIEN

      - ZOGU I., König von Albanien (Ahmet Zogu, 1895-1961) 1925 bis 1928 Präsident Albaniens und von 1928 bis 1939 als Zogu I. König der Albaner Masch. Brief (1 S. Fol. gefaltet, Eine Seite. ? Doppelbogen mit Signet "Republique Albanaise. Le President") mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift in Tinte signiert Dat. Tirana, 14. 3. (1)925. - Freundlicher Dankesbrief in französischer Sprache an einen unbekannten Empfänger mit der Mitteilung über die erfolgte Zusendung der Briefmarken aller Emissionen.

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        Poems

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. First edition. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL GILT CLOTH OF YEATS'S FIRST COLLECTION OF VERSE. ONE OF ONLY 750 COPIES. "Until the publication of Poems (1895), Yeats's early literary achievement rested significantly on his work as a folklorist..." Yeats's publication of Poems "saw the start of his lifelong commitment to weeding and rewriting his early work into a canon. His approach, as Hugh Kenner has put it, was that of 'an architect, not a decorator; he didn't accumulate poems, he wrote books', each collection a polished and coherent whole" (Cambridge Companion to W.B. Yeats; R.F. Foster, DNB). With beautiful decorated cloth and title page after designs by H. Granville Fell. Contains such classics as "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," The Rose cycle, and the longer works, "The Wanderings of Usheen," and "The Countess Cathleen" (dedicated to Maud Gonne). London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. Octavo, original gilt-decorated cloth; housed in stunning custom half calf gilt box by noted book designer Sjoerd Hoftra. Toning to spine (as often), mild soiling to cloth. A few scholarly notes in pencil, text nearly pristine.

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        A Funeral Procession.

      Kobe, Shin-e-Do Photographer, ca. 1895. Original photograph, albumen print, hand-coloured, 19,5 x 25,9 cm. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        The Arabella and Araminta Stories

      Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Good. Illustrated by Ethel Reed.. 4to. (8),103,(1)pp. Tan cloth printed in black. Red pictorial endpapers. Title page in red and black. Illustrated with 15 full page illustrations. Introduction by Mary E. Wilkins. Occasional light scattered foxing and staining; rebacked with original spine paid on (lacking spine tips); edge and corner wear, and inner hinges worn. Still, a good copy of a rare children's book.

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        Poems.

      London and Boston: Elkin Mathews; Copeland & Day, 1895 - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in black, edges uncut. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown. Spine and board edges sunned, tips lightly bumped and worn, an excellent copy. Vignette to title page by H. P. Horne. First trade edition, limited issue. One of 750 copies. Hayward 304; Kraus, Copeland & Day, 18. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Photo Album]: Images of Boston Reservoir Park, Marblehead, Massachusetts and The White Mountains

      Near Fine/Near Fine. Oblong small quarto. Brown cloth boards with "Photographs" in gilt. Some wear to the spine ends, small worm hole and some foxing on the margins of a few pages, very good or better, images are largely fine. Ownership signature of Henry A. Janvier on the inside front board. Circa 1895. 24 silver gelatin print photographs. Each image is 6.75" x 5", mounted and all but one are captioned. Beautifully composed photographs of the Boston Reservoir Park and Marblehead, Massachusetts. Images include beachscapes, sailboats, and mountains. Henry A. Janvier, was an engineer for the Ferracute Company, a machine and die maker in Bridgeton, N.J. which was an important producer of machines to make coins and machine parts. Janvier was the company's representative to China who installed coin minting machines in 1898. A gifted amateur photographer he made his trip famous through the hundreds of images of parts of inland China that had never before recorded on film and glass.

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        A concise history of the war between Japan and China.

      Osaka Mayekawa 1895 - First edition. 8vo., v, 88 pp., ads at end, 9 maps (1 double-page), 6 plates (3 double-page), original pictorial wrappers (edges worn), a very good example. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poems on Several Occasions, 2 Volumes

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 1895 - Limited Edition, number 26 of 50 signed copies. First Edition, thus. Cloth backed boards with gilt lettered cover and spine, Japan Paper, etchings by Adolphe Lalauze. Plates in two states, each signed by the artist, 2 frontispieces portraits of the author "etched from life" by William Strang. The frontispiece is signed by Austin Dobson and William Strang, and the second portrait is also signed by Strang. Signed by Lalauze 6 times, below each etching--signed vol 1, pages 32, 148, & 250; vol 2 pages 12 20, & 136. In very good condition, with some rubbing to boards, vol 1 with tear along spine, pages clean and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Expeditions of Zebulon M. Pike to Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain During the Years 1805-6-7...

      Francis P. Harper, New York, 1895. Very good. Limited edition: 1150 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, cloth, 3 volumes. All volumes: wear to spine extremities and edges; spotted discoloration along spine; corners bumped; browning at interior margins. Vol. 1: small chips at foot of spine, closed tears at head, discoloration near lower front corner. All 6 maps are present, in pocket at rear of Vol. 3. Howes: "best edition" of this account of the first government exploring expedition to the Southwest.

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        The Temptation of St Antony

      London: H. S. Nichols,, 1895. Authorised Edition. Translated from the French with an introduction by D. F. Hannigan. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title and front cover lettered and decorated with vignettes in gilt, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, vignette title page, 7 engraved plates, all by S. Gorski. Spine toned, extremities rubbed, text block toned. A very good copy. First edition in English. It was originally published in French in 1874. This translation is by the Irish-born barrister D. F. Hannigan, who also translated Bouvard and Pécuchet (1896) and L'éducation sentimentale (1898)

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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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        Colton's Map of the Country - Thirty Three Miles around the City of New York

      New York: G. W. & C. B. Colton & Co.. 1895. Hand-colored pocket map of New York City published in 1895, in good condition. Map is housed in grey cloth boards with title and decorative border on front. Boards have moderate soiling and light wear. Pocket map measures 26"x23.5" and has moderate toning and soiling at folds with a few closed tears where folds intersect. Colors are still bright. Bodies of water are colored in blue, and county and township lines are in green and orange. Also depicted are neighborhoods, mills, telegraph lines, railroads, canals and common roads. The publishers, G. W. & C. B. Colton, are the two sons of the well-known cartographer J. H. Colton. Please call for more images. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall .

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        De religions-vrede: gheaccordeert ende gepubliceert binnen Antwerpen den XIIen Junii, MDLXXIX. With: (2) Religions-vrede, ou accord de religion, consenti et publié en Anvers le XIIme de Iuin MDLXXIX.Antwerp, Christoffel Plantin, 1579. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With a different woodcut coat of arms of Antwerp on both title-pages. 17th-century half parchment, recased with new endpapers in the 19th-century.

      - Knuttel 456-457; Voet 1894B & 1895. First Dutch and French editions of a pamphlet announcing a "religion's peace" in order to eliminate the frictions between the Protestants and Catholics in the city of Antwerp. This Peace was executed between the Archduke Mathias, the Prince of Orange and the State-Council and accepted by the Antwerp magistrate on June 12th 1579. Plantin delivered 162 copies of this pamphlet (both Dutch and French) to the States General on June 15th 1579. Another 200 copies were delivered to the military authorities of Antwerp. The proclamation of this peace was carried out earlier than was expected due to an incident between Catholics and protestants on May 28th 1579, in which Archduke Mathias was involved.With, on paste-down, the owner's inscription of the Belgian painter Arnold Frans Van den Eynde (1793-1885, known for his views of Mechelen, and some underscoring and annotations in the first work. First title-page slightly soiled, a few minor smudges and the binding slightly rubbed, overall in good condition.

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        Lot of 18 Large Cabinet Photos, Paris Grand Opera 1895

      Fabulous set of 18 large cabinet photo (5.25 x 8.5 inches), showing singers in role for a performance of Tannhauser at the Paris Grand Opera in 1895. Set includes: 4 photos of tenor Ernest Van Dyck (1861-1923) as Tannhauser, 4 photos of soprano Rose Caron (1857-1930) as Elisabeth, a photo of bass Auguste Dubulle (1858-?) as Reinmar, two photos of tenor Albert Vaguet (1865-1943) as Walther, one of baritone Maurice Renaud (1861-1933) as Wolfram, bass-baritone Charles Douaillier (1860-?) as Biterolf, two photos of tenor Gallois as Heinrich, a photo of bass-baritone Jean-Francois Delmas (1861-1933) as Hermann, a photo of Pauline Agussol as a young shepherd, and a photo of dancers Virginia Zucchi and Henriette Robin, together. Shown in order Size for each is 5.25 x 8.5 inches, photos by Benque, Paris, in excellent condition

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        The Jungle Book; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book. With illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny; with illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1894 & 1895 - 2 works, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial designs gilt to spines and front covers, green endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a custom blue slipcase. Contemporary ownership inscription to title page of Jungle Book and gift inscription to front endpaper of Second Jungle Book. Lightly rolled, spines slightly faded and bumped at ends, covers lightly marked and a little cockled, tips rubbed, occasional very light foxing to contents, hinges of Second Jungle Book cracked. A very good set. Illustrations in the text throughout. First editions. The set comes from the library of the novelist Richard Adams (1920–2016), with his bookplate in both volumes. Adams's 1972 novel Watership Down was one of the most successful, and remains one of the most beloved, children's novels of the 20th century. Adams described Kipling as an enormous influence on his work, stating of him: "Kipling unimitated, inimitable Kipling, how shall I describe thee? Beyond argument, no one has ever written books more full of enjoyment for children", and that "Kipling has his finger firmly in the 'Watership Down' pie, and without him those lines would never have been written" (in Blishen, pp. 171-72). The two Jungle Books were collections of stories which had previously appeared in periodicals; originally published in book form in a print run of 7,000 and 10,000 respectively, they went through numerous reprints and have remained two of Kipling's best known works. Martindell, 61 and 63; Richards, A76 and A85; Richard Adams, Some Ingredients of Watership Down, in Edward Blishen (ed.), The Thorny Paradise, Writers on Writing for Children, 1977. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Von Tieren und Menschen. Die Auswahl besorgte ein Ausschuß des Leipziger Lehrervereins. Die Bilder hat Max Schwimmer gezeichnet. Als Lesebuch für das 4. Schuljahr eingeführt.

      191 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, illustrierter Original Halb-Leineneinband der Einband lichtschattig und fleckig, der Buchrücken oben und unten berieben, Tintenklekse auf den Seiten 121-124, auf dem Vorsatz Stempel des Vorbesitzers, das Buch ansonsten sauber und frisch, beigefügt eine vor- und rückseitige Orginal-Zeichnung von Max Schwimmer "Affen" und "Dörnröschen". Diese Zeichnungen dienten als Vor-Skizze für die späteren Abbildungen auf Seite 4 und Seite 70 im Buch. Max Schwimmer (* 9. Dezember 1895 in Leipzig - + 12. März 1960 ebenda) war ein bekannter deutscher Maler, Graphiker und Illustrator. Bitte beachten!! Eine Auslieferung ist derzeit erst ab 29.01.2018 möglich!!

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. [including Tales of Mystery and Imagination].

      London: Published by J. Shiells and Co., 1895.. [Strange Tales]. FINELY BOUND. Eight volumes. Octavo (18 x 12cm). With 24 fine photogravure plates. Contemporary dark red half calf with two maroon title labels, gilt raised bands and gilt to spines. Marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Light wear to spines and fore-edges, some chipping and gouging to spines; more so to volume I. A little foxing to edges. Very good. A seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, Poe exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Conan Doyle, Verne, and Baudelaire. This collection of Poe's best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterise his work, as well as the Gothic horror of 'The Pit and the Pendulum' with other similarly weird tales, together with all three of the landmark cases featuring his ground-breaking detective Auguste Dupin. Indeed, the history of the detective story begins with the publication of 'The Murders In the Rue Morgue' (Matthews). He was a writer of genius who was interested in crime, especially violent deaths, cryptograms, and the whole process of logical deduction (Quayle). Poe's mystery of 'The Purloined Letter' is also a prototype of spy stories like those of James Bond. (Haining).

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        Blick über den Müggelsee (?), links ein Segelboot mit der Deutschen Flagge ( Blau - Weiß - Rot ).

      - Aquarell u. Tempera auf Karton v. Georg Schöbel, um 1895, 46 x 60 Im Vordergrund Personen am Steg, auf der anderen Uferseite Villen und ein Schloß. Rechts unten als Bildbegrenzung mehrere dekorativ gestaltete Stiefmütterchen in Form einer "Remarque", Am oberen Rand ein Paar Feldblumen mit Schmetterling. - Georg Schöbel ( Berlin 1860 - 1941 ) war Schüler der Berliner Akademie und als Historienmaler und IIlustrator beeinflusst von Paul Meyerheim und Adolf v. Menzel. - Im breiten Rand des Kartons minimnal fleckig, sonst farbfrisch und sauber erhalten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Wonderful Visit [the dedication copy inscribed by H G Wells to Alice Low - later Herbert]

      London: J M Dent and Co, 1895 Book. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. viii, pp 252 The dedication copy of Wells' 1895 fantasy, inscribed to the widow of the writer Walter Humboldt Low to whom the book was posthumously dedicated. Low who had helped Wells get started in journalism (see An Experiment in Autobiography) died of pneumonia shortly before the book's publication, prompting the printed dedication: 'To the Memory of my Dear Friend Walter Low'. Wells has inscribed the book to the grieving widow on the half title in the most self-effacing way: 'With the Author's Kindest regards', underlining his inscription. Alice who was remarried to John Alexander Herbert (Deputy Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum) only a year later subsequently went to some lengths to maintain her ownership of this treasured memento of her first marriage, writing on the first blank 'Alice Herbert (private library) (not to be lent)' with her bookplate as Alice Herbert opposite showing a woman in a boat looking over her shoulder towards a menorah - the family was Anglo-Jewish. The book is in good condition only, bound in the publisher's red cloth with a gilt angel to the upper cover, bevelled edges to the boards and top edge gilt. The cloth is marked and worn though the binding is perfectly sound. Internally some foxing and occasional fingermarks from regular reading. Alice Herbert went on to publish poetry and several novels; her marriage to Walter Low produced one daughter, Ivy Low Litvinov, who married a Russian revolutionary exile in London in 1916, who rose to become Soviet Foreign Minister and Ambassador to Washington. The Wonderful Visit was inspired by a comment from John Ruskin that an angel finding itself in Britain would be shot on sight. The novel won significant praise from reviewers and Joseph Conrad who wrote to Wells to praise his 'imagination so unbounded and so brilliant'. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

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        Le Chariot de Terre Cuite

      [Paris 1895 - Second state, avec la lettre. Lithograph, blue on light pink paper. 17-1/4 x 11-1/16 inches. Theatrical poster by Toulouse-Lautrec for Le Chariot de Terre Cuite, an adaptation of the Sanskrit Mrichhhakatikâ, attributed to the prince and poet Shûdraka. The play was adapted here by Victor Barrucand for the Théâtre de l'?uvre, with scenery by Toulouse-Lautrec, Louis Valtat and Albert André. Toulouse-Lautrec also designed the cover for the published edition of the play (cf. Delteil 78). The poster depicts Toulouse-Lautrec's friend, critic and actor Felix Fénéon, addressing his audience from atop an elephant, a favorite animal of the artist's. Adhemar 109; Adriani 105; Delteil 77 II; Wittrock 89 Mounted at top edge on mat. Some wrinkling, two half-inch closed tears on right margin mended on verso with portions of margin reinforced, one short closed tear on left margin Lithograph, blue on light pink paper. 17-1/4 x 11-1/16 inches

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        Two impressive travel diaries kept by an adventurous New England schoolteacher along with six of her portrait photographs

      United States and Europe, 1895. Hardcover. Very good. The 1886 journal measures 7" x 8.5", contains 22 pages, and describes Miss Lamson's cross-country rail journey from Cambridge, Massachusetts to California. The note book was previously used by Lamson as a copybook and also contains 28 pages of humorous essays, household hints (removing peach stains, how to make a rose jar), and quotations. The contents are in nice shape. The travel diary is easy to read; copybook entries are faint but legible with effort. The binding is tender but holding. The heavy, marbled card cover shows some wear; the leather spine covering is in poor shape. The 1895 half-leather marbled cover journal measures 5.25" x 8", and its 141 pages are completely filled with Lamson's narrative of her travels in Europe. The contents are in nice shape and easy to read. The binding is sound. The cover shows some wear and the spine covering is in poor shape. All six photographs (one cabinet card and five cdvs) are in nice shape. Anna Lamson was an unmarried schoolteacher from Topsfield, Massachusetts. She attended Salem Normal School (one of the first teaching colleges in the country and today Salem State University) in the mid-1860s and went on to teach at Cambridgeport for the next 35 to 40 years. She died in 1910 at 69 years of age. Lamson made both trips in conjunction with people she knew. For the rail trip out west, her travel group was rather loosely formed with some members making the trip to attend the 20th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic at San Francisco. While Lamson attended some GAR events, it appears the ultimate purpose of her trip was to visit family friends in Colton, California. On her European trip, her travelling group was more organized and consisted of twenty people. Her western adventure began on 22 July when she boarded a train in Boston and continues until she reached Deming, New Mexico on 9 October on her return trip following a 36-day stay in Colton. Lamson's entries describing her journal fascinating and provide considerable insight into not just travel in the 1880s but life and culture as well. It reads in part: "July 22. 1886 - I went to Boston on the 8-30 train had tooth filled and cleansed. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Tapley met me at the station and Elmon and Lizzie and Mrs. Ferris were there and at 4-30 P.M. we steamed out of the station amidst many cheers from the crowd . . . on route for Cal. . . . Saturday 24 - Reached Chicago at 12-30 pm. . . . Went to Grand Pacific Hotel. Rode for the first time on Cable Cars. . . . Sunday 25 - The hottest day yet. . . . steamed across the Mis. River to Omaha. . . . had a good supper of ham and eggs, fried potatoes, berries, coffee &c. . . . Monday 25 - Lovely morning. Steaming across immense prairie stretching in all directions 300 miles from Omaha. Saw so many villages of prairie dogs . . . a prairie chicken and large herds of 5000 cattle tended by cow boys. Not a tree for hundreds of miles. . . . Reached Denver at 4 P.M. . . . The Rockies extend from one limit of horizon to the other. . . . Went to G.A.R. headquarters saw the Commander, many relics from war, confederate flag captured by colored troops. . . . Tuesday 27 - Left Denver for an excursion to Graymont. . . . The scenery was perfectly delightful. . . . Went to the wonderful loop where the track crosses itself twice. . . . Went to Grand Opera House one of the grandest of buildings in country. Got silver specimen. . . . Bought a Resurrection Plant here. Gen Logan (U.S. senator from Illinois and former Commander of the G.A.R.) and Gov. Alger (Governor of Michigan and future Commander of the G.A.R.) arrived to night. Execution of negro here today 15000 present. Wednesday 28 and Friday 30 - We passed over the vast prairies toward Cheyenne . . . head quarters of the cowboys. . . . Went up Oak Ames's monument (a 60' tall granite pyramid built at the highest point on the Union Pacific in honor of its financiers). . . . Sagebrush everywhere. . . . Played whist all afternoon in the Gov. car then went up in the observatory of the caboose. . . . Saw Shoshone Indians. . . 4-45 first view of Salt Lake. . . . delightful trip and bath in lake for some. . . . went to the Temple which has been 33 years in building . . . Tabernacle will seat 10000. Saw the city, . . . Brigham's house . . . schoolhouse for his 72 children. Had 19 wives. Amelia his favorite we saw at her new home. . . . Heard Gen. Logan's speech on Mormonism. . . . Saturday 31 and Sunday August 1 - Passed all day on the alkali plains of Utah and Nevada. They are covered with jack rabbits and sagebrush. . . . The hottest day of the trip. . . . Stopped at the Indian huts along the route. Had breakfast at Humbolt a perfect little oasis in the desert. . . . Monday Aug 2 to Aug 11 - 7-30 arrived in San Francisco . . . rode in cable cars over Nob Hill and nearly froze. . . . Grand G.A.R. procession passed our windows and was very fine. . . . went to see Golden Gate Park and Cliff House. . . . saw rocks covered with seal and others with cormorants. . . . Mrs. Ferris had a carriage and took us to drive to Old Mission Church oldest in San Francisco. . . Sutro's Grounds containing 2 ships of statuary and finest library of rare books in the country. . . . Saw red wood 300 ft. tall 40 ft circumference. Geraniums 18 ft. tall Eucalyptus grows 500 ft tall. . . . Went to Oakland . . . and dined at the Women's Relief Rooms. . . . In the evening we went with a party through Chinatown . . . and saw them smoking opium in great style. . . . went with the excursion to San Jose. . . . In the courthouse we . . . were introduced to John Brown's daughter. . . . visited a canning fruit establishment and ate all the fruit we could. . . . Miss Roby went with us to see the Mikado at the Tivoli Theatre. Friday Aug 13 to Aug 19 - I start for Yosemite . . . on the Oakland boat. . . . Went to Stockton on the train. . . . Then took stage reaching Copperopolis at 5 o'clock had supper and went on. . . . arrived a 9 o'clock and spent the night. . . . Then took open stage through the Tuolumne grove of big trees 20 to 40 ft. in diameter, went over the most frightful road. The first view of the valley was truly magnificent. Reached Leidig's Hotel about dark. It was surrounded by El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Sentinel Rock & Sentinel Falls. . . . Everybody was so tired . . . we did but little . . . till afternoon when we drove all around the valley, coming very near El Capitan seeing the chief in the rock. We forded the river to Bridal Veil Falls . . . then had a nice view of the "Three Brothers" "Cathedral Rocks" "Face in the rock.". . . started for Mirror Lake. . . . Saw the eagle and elephant in the rock. . . . went with the trail on horseback to Vernal Falls. . . . We had some coffee at Glacier Pt. . . . Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 - Left [San Francisco]for Colton in Southern Cal. . . . Met Mrs Harmon on the boat. Met Miss Holmes on the train and we went as far as Los Angeles together. We were detained two or three hours at Turlock on account of an accident to a freight train. . . . Saw the sunrise over the mountains . . . then rode all day over horrid alkali plains, hot enough. . . . Got to Colton . . . the hottest place I ever saw. . . . the glass was at 103. . . ." Lamson's record of her 1895 trip through Europe where she visited the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, and Ireland is just as insightful and entertaining, and it contains far more details about her experience than the earlier journal; one of the best recounting of a Grand Tour that I've read.

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        Far From the Madding Crowd

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1895.. [Historical fiction]. FIRST REVISED EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo (21 x 16cm), pp.xii; 476; [1], map of Wessex; [1], imprint; [2], blank. New edition, with a new preface by Thomas Hardy, issued as part of the 'Wessex Novels'. Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt Hardy monogram device to upper board. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With hand-written presentation note to first leaf (above the printed asterisk); 'To Susan / Countess of Malmesbury: / From T.H.' Contents a little toned, cloth with some rubbing/soiling neat repair to crown and rear joint; very good. First published in 1874, 'Far From the Madding Crowd' was Hardy's fourth novel, his first major literary success, and his first novel to employ the term 'Wessex'. The author revised the text extensively for this 1895 edition. The later book and film 'Tamara Drew' is a modern re-working of this enduring countryside relationship drama. The recipient of this copy, Susan Harris, Countess of Malmesbury (Wilshire) was a fellow writer, friend and correspondent of Thomas Hardy, and collaborator with the Victorian novelist and literary hostess Violet Hunt, who established the literary Review in 1908.

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        La légende de Saint-Julien l'hospitalier

      Illustrated edition of 26 original compositions by Luc-Olivier Merson etched by Géry-Bichard, one of 500 numbered copies on vellum Arches paper.Binding in full brown glossy calf, smooth back adorned with a double golden cartridge, golden wheels on the headdresses, framing of quadruple golden threads and a frieze stamped cold on the boards, boards decorated in their centers of a big plate animal-like painted paper with a dreamlike finish, framing of quadruple nets and gilded floral motifs in spandrels on the contreplats, contreplats adorned with a large plate of varnished paper with animal medallions embedded in a Greek cross. It is framed by orthodox vegetal and liturgical motifs, guards lined with green silk, double gilded nets on the cups, preserved covers, all gilded edges, case in full flexible cardboard and marbled, exceptional binding of art signed by Gruel.Autograph dedication signed by Jeanne Rollince to Professor Leguen on a binding guard.In-fine connected advertising flyer.Beautiful copy set in a spectacular binding decorated with Gruel. A. Ferroud Paris 1895 16x25cm relié sous étui

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        Le Musée de l'Hopital Saint-Louis. Iconographie des Maladies cutanées et syphilitiques avec texte explicatif.

      Paris Rueff (-97) 1895 - (38 x 27,5 cm). (2) IV, 346 (richtig 336) S., 1 Bl. Mit 50 chromlithographischen Tafeln und einigen Textabbildungen. Halblederband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieses eindrucksvollen Tafelwerkes, herausgegeben von den leitenden Ärzten des Hopital Saint-Louis, Ernest Besnier, A. Fournier, Tenneson, Hallopeau, du Castel, Henri Feulard und M. L. Jacquet. - Der Band stellte eine Auswahl mit 50 der schönsten und bedeutendsten Moulagen aus der berühmten Sammlung des Musée de l'Hopital Saint-Louis vor. Von den 2445 Exponaten des 1865 von Devergie gegründeten Museums wurden ca. 1800 von Jules Baretta hergestellt. "Das Wachsmuseum am Musée de l'Hopital Saint-Louis ist die Schatzkammer der Französischen Dermatologie" (Löser-Plewig, Pantheon S. 591). - Vereinzelt gering fleckig. Einband leicht fleckig und bestoßen. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - Hirsch/H. I, 513; Ehring, S. 176 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SHORT HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING AND A GLOSSARY OF STYLES AND TERMS USED IN BINDING WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE CELEBRATED BINDERS AND PATRONS OF BOOKBINDING FROM WHOM VARIOUS STYLES ARE NAMED, DESCRIPTION OF LEATHERS, ETC.|A

      London: Printed at the Chiswick Press for J. Zaehnsdorf Ltd. 1895. square 8vo. full leather, gilt ornamentation on covers, spine, and pastedowns, five raised bands, silk pastedown and endpapers, original stiff paper wrappers bound in. 38 pages. S-K 310. Short history followed by advertising for the firm. Not in Brenni. In a lovely full calf binding with gilt ornamentation around the covers, spine, and pastedowns well executed by Blackwell. Bookplate of the famed Americana collector Frank C. Deering on front free endpaper. Only the smallest hint of spoting to the leather covers and spine.

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. [including Tales of Mystery and Imagination].

      London: Published by J. Shiells and Co., 1895.. [Strange Tales]. FINELY BOUND. Eight volumes. Octavo (18 x 12cm). With 24 fine photogravure plates. Contemporary dark red half calf with two maroon title labels, gilt raised bands and gilt to spines. Marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Light wear to spines and fore-edges, some chipping and gouging to spines; more so to volume I. A little foxing to edges. Very good. A seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, Poe exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Conan Doyle, Verne, and Baudelaire. This collection of Poe's best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterise his work, as well as the Gothic horror of 'The Pit and the Pendulum' with other similarly weird tales, together with all three of the landmark cases featuring his ground-breaking detective Auguste Dupin. Indeed, the history of the detective story begins with the publication of 'The Murders In the Rue Morgue' (Matthews). He was a writer of genius who was interested in crime, especially violent deaths, cryptograms, and the whole process of logical deduction (Quayle). Poe's mystery of 'The Purloined Letter' is also a prototype of spy stories like those of James Bond. (Haining).

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        A Flying Trip to the Tropics: A Record of an Ornithological Visit to the United States of Colombia, South America and to the Island of Curacao, West Indies in the Year 1892

      Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1895. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; x, 194 pages. appendix with nice bibliography. 4 chromolithograph plates with tissue-guards in color by J. G. Keulemans printed by Mintern Bros,. London [Toucan; Parakeets; Partridge; Oriole.] 6 maps including one folding colored map of Columbia, & one double-page colored map of Curacao, Numerous additional illustrations from drawings and photographs. (including portraits). -------- Publisher's blue cloth stamped in black and silver, top edge gilt. Some rubbing, lightly soiled. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. ------------"A Record of an Ornithological Visit to the United States of Columbia and to the Island of Curacao, West Indies, in the Year 1892." A scarce study by the author a West Point instructor.; despite the title the trip was by ship. ----------"The author was a lifelong soldier and educator, at Harvard and the US Military Academy, who combined his profession with his interest in natural history. This is the account of a trip to the tropics to collect ornithological specimens in 1892. It is interestingly told, with many photographs and illustrations and with observations of the people as well. A good bibliography is given on Colombia and Curaçao." REF: OCLC: 769157894; American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books; Smith R48 .

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        Majors and Minors, with signed letter from author

      Hadley and Hadley, Printers and Binders, Toledo, OH 1895 - First edition (1895). 8vo, beveled blue cloth stamped in black on front cover, patterned endpapers, frontispiece of author, 148 pp, very good copy, light rubbing to corners and spine ends, faint rubbing to boards, lettering on spine almost impossible to read, both front and rear hinges have been expertly repaired, with letter from Dunbar tipped to front pastedown. On letterhead of James B. Pond, Everett House, 'Narragansett Pier 8/24 '96. Mr. Francis N. Kaher. Dear Sir: After your very kind letter I feel myself a base delinquient not to have answered before, but must plead business, illness and general [?] of mind as the cause of this late reply. I have never visited Buffalo or Niaga [sic] Falls, but shall take my earliest opportunity to do so. Many thanks for the kind invitation to your house. I do not remember whether I sent you your book or not. If I did not, will you please inform me. Very truly yours, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Everett House, NY c/o Major Pond.'. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cricket at Spitzbergen 

      Watercolour in black and white on artist's board. 150 by 115mm. Stamped on verso "28 Sep '95"

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