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        VOITURES DE COMMERCE - ALBUM DE CONSTRUCTEUR DE VOITURES.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        EUGENE MARION ENSEMBLE DE 12 GRANDS DESSINS D'ARCHITECTURE 1895

      - EUGENE MARION ENSEMBLE DE 12 GRANDS DESSINS D'ARCHITECTURE 1895

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        [ALBUM CONTAINING FORTY-FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS OF LATE 19th CENTURY BERMUDA, COMPILED BY A NEW YORK TOURIST]

      Bermuda, 1895. 44 silver gelatin photographs, each 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Maroon pebbled cloth album. Light shelf wear, some water damage to front board. Photos mounted directly to thick card stock. Light wear to edges of a few images. Very good. An engaging photograph album that documents a late 19th- century voyage to Bermuda. The photographer left New York on a steamer operated by A.E. Outerbridge & Co., one of the early organizers of tours to Bermuda for American vacationers. Much as today, they advertised the climate as a perfect choice for the discerning and well-to-do winter vacationer. The album begins at the point of departure, with images of the pier in New York and the steamer conveying tourists to Bermuda. The ship arrives in Hamilton, and there are a series of harbor and town images, including the docks and port, the town's Front Street, several hotels, and beach scenes. The album also contains numerous images of rural Bermuda, its estates and plantations, landscapes, locals working and in transit, and animal life. An attractive vernacular assemblage that depicts Bermuda at the end of the 19th century and testifies to the island's emerging tourist industry.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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        TISH’E B’OV IZRAEL’S TROYERTOG: EYN FORTROG...GEHALTEN… IN DEM FERAYN "AGUDAH AKHIM" TSU ST. LOUIS BISHONES 5665. THE MOURNING DAY OF ISRAEL.

      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” (Encyclopedia.com 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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        The Little Boy Who Lived on the Hill: A Story for Wee Bits of Tykes. By Annie Laurie. Illustrated by Swin

      San Francisco: William Doxey, (1895), 1895. First edition. Harlan, At the Sign of the Lark, 18; OCLC 2604229 records ten copies. Edges of the spine and dust jacket skillfully repaired; a fine copy; rare in the original dust jacket.. 4to, original pictorial boards, original brown paper pictorial dust jacket with the illustration from the upper board repeated in black. A scarce California children's book by an interesting woman journalist, Winifred Sweet Black Bonfils (1869-1939), a prominent reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and Hearst's news syndicate, for which she wrote under the name Winifred Black and the pseudonym Annie Laurie. Bonfils covered wars, natural disasters, famous trials, she edited the "Children's Page" and later she wrote the biography of Phoebe Apperson Hearst. The illustrator "Swin" was James Swinnerton (1875-1974), a cartoonist for the Hearst papers who later became a well known artist of the Southwest. This is the earliest book illustrated by Swinnerton that we could locate.

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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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        THE VICTORY IN SPECIAL SESSIONS. THE RELIGIOUS PROCEEDINGS IN ESSEX MARKET COURT AND IN THE COURT OF SPECIAL SESSIONS, WHICH ANTHONY COMSTOCK INSTITUTED BY CONFISCATING THE BOOK ENTITLED ‘MAASE TOLUI.’ HA-NITSAHON: DER UNGEHAYERER GROYSER ZIEG FUN YUDENTHUM IBER KRISTENTHUM ... VELKHE HOBEN ARRESTIRT DI TSVAY HISTORISHE IDISHE BIKHER "MAYSEY TOLOY" UN YESHUA HANOYTSRI.

      [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

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Barner Books]
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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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        TALES OF THE FAIRIES AND OF THE GHOST WORLD COLLECTED FROM ORAL TRADITION IN SOUTH-WEST MUNSTER

      [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.

      Ricordi 1895 -96-97-98-99-00, 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        THE STOLEN BACILLUS

      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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        La légende de Saint Julien L’Hospitalier

      Ferroud 1895 - Paris, Ferroud, 1895 Grand in-8 (25cm x 17cm) de (6)-XXX-(2)-72-(8)pp. Tirage à 500 exemplaires dont 200 sur Japon ou Grand Vélin d’Arches, 50 Grand papier Vélin d’Arches & 250 Vélin d’Arches. 26 compositions dont Fleuron, 19 in-texte, 3 culs-de-lampe & 3 hors-texte par Luc-Olivier Merson. Plein maroquin, dos à nerfs soulignés d’un filet doré, caissons ornés d’un décor floral à froid avec double encadrement à l’or et à froid, titre & date frappés or, plats encadrés à l’or renfermant un important et superbe décor floral incisé, coiffes guillochées, double filet doré parcourant les coupes, contre-plats largement bordés de même maroquin ornés d’un double encadrement doré répété deux fois avec fers floraux aux angles, double gardes, tranches dorées, couverture et dos conservés. (E. Mercier 1910 - Jehan Raymond) Un des 200 exemplaires sur Japon ou Grand Vélin d’Arches ; celui-ci N°165 sur Grand Vélin d'Arches avec 2 états des eaux-fortes (terminées avant la lettre avec remarques et eaux-forte avant la lettre) et enrichi du prospectus de parution avec 2 in-texte relié in-fine. Très bel exemplaire, reliure en très bel état (dos plus clair); intérieur en parfait état, frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Time Machine - true first issue

      Heinemann 1895 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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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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        DICTIONNAIRE DE LA BIBLE CONTENANT TOUS LS NOMS DE PERSONNES,DE LIEUX,DE PLANTES,D'ANIMAUX MENTIONNES DANS LES SAINTES ECRITURES

      LETOUZEY ET ANE', 1895. Francese 18 Opera completa in 8 volumi. Mezza legatura in pelle, dorsi con nervature con titoli in oro.Le coperte si presentano con segni del tempo e usura soprattutto alle estremità.La coperta del volume I-M si presenta di colore più chiaro rispetto alle altre.Pagine e tagli bruniti e con fioritura,testo su due colonne, all' interno presente qualche illustrazione.Timbri ex biblioteca presenti all'interno dei volumi. USATO

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        American Steam Vessels

      NY, 1895. duotone ills. and plts. Oblong 4to. Unpaginated. (over 250 pp.) Displays Stanton’s drawings of 250 steamboats, with brief, hand lettered descriptions, from Robert Fulton’s Clermont (1807) to the steel-hulled, six-boilered, triple-screwed St. Louis. Much of the artwork was exhibited at the Chicago World’s Fair, and for it Samuel Stanton was awarded a prize. The book was truly a labor of love. However, for reasons unknown, this beautiful book was bound with highly acidic materials. As a result, most copies are defective, deeply tanned, or chipped to tatters. This is a better than average copy, with hinges cracked, as usual, but holding. Front blank and half title are detached but present. Stanton’s attractive plates and hand lettered text are in very good condition, showing no foxing or tanning. Bound in original cloth, osmewhat faded, but with gold lettering still visible. Laid into the book are four amusing letters from New York Bookseller A.S. Clark to Everett Barnes in 1904 regarding the purchase or loan of Morrison’s “History of American Steam Navigation,” which had just been published.

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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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        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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        TALES OF THE FAIRIES AND OF THE GHOST WORLD COLLECTED FROM ORAL TRADITION IN SOUTH-WEST MUNSTER

      [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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        Preussischer Musketier.

      - Bleistiftzeichnung v. G. Schöbel, um 1895, 40,6 x 29,8 (H) Sehr detaillierte und gute Originalzeichnung eines stehenden Musketiers von Georg Schöbel (1860-1941). - Kleiner hiterlegter Einriss und kleine Druckstelle im festen Papier. Unten links signiert und mit der Ortsbezeichnung "Berlin" versehen. Schönes, sauberes Blatt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Golf

      Longmans, Green, London 1895 - pp.xiv, 480. Frontis, drawings and plates. 5th ed. thoroughly revised. First published 1890. Minor occasional staining in text. Quarter calf and cloth. A handsome copy of this rare work on golf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Sporting Pilgrimage: Riding to the Hounds, Gold, Rowing, Football, Club and University Athletics Studies in English Sport, Past and Present

      New York: Harper and Brothers. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1895. First Edition. Cloth. Red cloth blocked in gilt and black on the upper board and spine, in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. xii, 397, illustrated throughout with plates and in text. The book is bright and sharp, with light foxing to the text block edges, offsetting from the jacket to the endpapers, else fine; jacket has chipping to the spine ends and corners and along the top edge of the rear panel, one chip at the bottom of the rear panel, but still quite presentable. .

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        The Alphabet and Language-Immortality of the Big Trees-Wealth and Poverty of the Chicago Exposition

      William Doxey, San Francisco 1895 - Dark red cloth over boards with blind stamped rules on top and bottom of both covers and title, ornament and author in gilt on cover. Magee liked to travel, to observe, and to write lively essays on the topics enumerated in the titles. A fine, very tight, clean, bright copy. Harlan 22. 109 pgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        ENTRÜCKT IN DIE ZUKUNFT. SOZIALPOLITISCHER ROMAN

      Berlin: Ferd. Dümmlers Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1895.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-278 [279] [280: printer's imprint], original terra cotta wrappers printed in black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A young doctor, Jules Raymont, mysteriously vanishes from Paris. A year later a manuscript fragment is found in which he records his experiences since his disappearance. As the result of a hypnotic experiment, he has awakened in the year 2093, 175 years after the Great Revolution of 1918. After the revolution, the communist and then the Social Democratic governments fall. A new era of universal cooperation takes hold and there is world peace, a utopia. The whole Earth is now the property and home of a united mankind. Paris has been transformed into an idyll in which the residents live a paradisiacal existence. There have been great technological advances, including antigravity airships and expeditions to the Moon. The societal principles are similar to those of the author's earlier novel FREELAND (1889). "In this book he accepts revolution, but attempts to avoid the dictatorship. His classless society is obviously Marxian" - Kretzmann, pp. 123-5. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, pp. 123-5, 212. Lexikon 1, pp. 119-20. Bloch (2002) 1466. Not in Nagl. Wrappers worn at edges, a very good copy. A rare book. (#137414)

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