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        THE TIME MACHINE

      1895. [a Heinemann "H.S. Wells" copy] An Invention. London: William Heinemann, 1895. 32 pp undated ads. Original beige-grey cloth decorated in purple. First English Edition, later -- but highly unusual -- binding state, of H.G. Wells's first and best-known tale of science fiction. This is Wells's famous tale about the Time Traveller's expedition to the year 802,701 AD, where he discovers that two species of humans have evolved -- the Eloi (vegetarians of limited intelligence, to whom toil and violence are unknown) and the Morlocks (carnivores dwelling below ground, who "farm" the Eloi for consumption). "Capital and labour have thus produced their logical results" [Smith].~This copy, at first glance, conforms to Currey's binding "C" -- beige-grey cloth decorated in purple, the binding 18.2cm tall, the fore-edge of the leaves uncut, 32 pages of ads leading off with THE OPEN QUESTION and including THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (not published until 1898). (There are also bindings "D", "E" and "F", later than "C".)~However -- on the front cover the author's name is mistakenly printed as "H.S. Wells." Henry Holt's American edition (which came out three months earlier than Heinemann's, and has significant differences in text) has this exact error on its title page (the Holt binding carries only the author's last name) -- but this is the only copy of Heinemann's UK edition we have ever seen (or ever heard reported) with this misprint. Possibly a unique copy? -- we have no satisfactory explanation for the existence of this solitary copy.~As for condition, it is perhaps very good. The spine lettering is quite faded, and there is a word (name?) faintly visible on the front cover; some of the gatherings stand prouder than others, though this is not so noticeable with a volume with uncut leaves. Hammond B1; Wells Soc. 4; Currey p. 525 (binding C -- no mention of any copies with this misprint).

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        IL CONVITO Editore Adolfo DE BOSIS, Palazzo Borghese, Roma.

      Volumes (Libro) 1-7 and 9 (out of 12 published). Roma, Gennajo 1895 - Luglio/ Dicembre 1896. First 6 vols. bound, contemp. vellum, original wrappers preserved, nos. 7 and 9 in the original decorated covers, untrimmed (spines with slight damage, otherwise fine); 24 x 30 cm. Turn of the century 'decadent' periodical with an important early contribution by Gabriele D'Annunzio. About 60-70 pages per volume, with full-page phototype illustrations. Publication became quite irregular after vol. 9: vols. 10 & 11 were published in 1898 and vol. 12 only in 1907. One page (in vol. 2) with pencilmarks.

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        Le musée de l'Hôpital Saint-Louis. Iconographie des maladies cutanées et syphilitiques avec texte explicatif.

      Paris, Rueff, (1895). ____ Première édition. Illustré par 50 planches photographiques en couleurs et de nombreuses illustrations dans le texte. Les planches en couleurs, spectaculaires, montrent les moulages de cire de ll'Hôpital Saint-Louis. Premier tirage : Au bas de la page de titre, une mention "1er fascicule" a été imprimée. Au verso du titre on trouve une note des éditeurs. "Cet atlas est une oeuvre pratique..." Cette note a disparue dans le tirage ultérieur. Il n'y a pas de faux-titre mais un feuillet portant "typographie Chamerot et Renouard" se trouve à la fin des feuillets liminaires. Très bel exemplaire. *****. In-folio. [370 x 273 mm] Collation : (2), IV, (2), 346 pp. et 50 planches h.-t. Demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Ottawa Star Nurseries. No. 3280. [Specimen book, or salesman's sample catalogue comprised of fine coloured horticultural and floricultural plates].

      Ottawa, KS: Ottawa [Star] Nurseries, printed by Rochester Lithographing Co., Rochester, NY, 1895 - Octavo (213 × 140 mm). Contemporary burgundy half skiver, black pebble-grained cloth boards, title gilt to the front board. Typically somewhat used, externally rubbed and soiled, spine eroded and splitting, corners through, joints holding, hinges lined with linen, but the contents remaining clean and sound. 59 chromolithographic plates, 7 hand-coloured Theorem plates, 1 other colour plate. First edition, thus, of this specimen book, or salesman's sample catalogue for the Ottawa Star Nurseries in the 1890s. In the latter half of the nineteenth century, and into the twentieth, Rochester, NY was the centre of the American in the nursery business, and colour printing firms like Rochester Litho., Dewey, Stecher, and Vredenburg, specialised in producing pocket-sized portfolios for nurserymen, or salesmen, tailoring them to the individual local markets, offering different varieties of fruits and flowers in each. Of particular interest in this beautiful Ottawa, Kansas catalogue are the colour Theorem plates - each printed with a number of stencils, in pochoir style, then finished by hand in water-colour, creating a remarkably luminous effect, these include the Missouri Mammoth Quince, the Willard Plum, Japanese Botan Plum, Future Great Peach, Russian Alexander Apricot, and the Early Cluster Blackberries. The catalogue includes chromolithograph plates of varieties of cherries - Large Montmorency, Lieb, Ostheim, Early Richmond - apples - Bismarck, Downing's Winter Maiden Blush, Red Beitigheimer, Missouri Pippin, Wolf River - pears - Garber's Hybrid or Birkett, Seckel, Flemish Beauty, Kieffer's Hybrid, Duchess D'Angouleme - plums including the Burbank Plum developed in the 1890s, grapes - Niagara, Worden, Prentiss - gooseberries, blackberries, the Kansas Raspberry, strawberries - Senator Dunlap, Warfield, Finch - varieties of plants including Altheas, Purple and White Lilac, Roses - Crimson Rambler, Yellow Rambler, Queen of the Prairie, General Washington - Hydrangeas, and spruce trees. The plates were grouped in sections to aid the salesman, or nursery, in showing the prospective customer the best items for them. Since they were such expensive productions, the owners of the specimen books were instructed to not allow customers with dirty hands to touch the books, avoid getting them wet, and if it should get soiled at the edges, have it cut and rebound again. Many nurserymen would rebind their catalogues as often as every two years. This catalogue offers an invaluable reference to the hardy varieties tested on the American Prairie and West in the nineteenth century, entirely different to those typically seen offered in East Coast specimen books (see Kabelac, "Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates" in University of Rochester Library Bulletin, Vol. XXXV, 1982). Frank Haskins Stannard (1857-1922), the founder and proprietor of Ottawa Star Nurseries studied in Jamestown, NY under a number of nurserymen, and in 1879 emigrated to Kansas. Once there he immediately began buying up acreage, eventually accumulating over 500 acres in Ottawa, Kansas, which would not only become the largest nursery and seed supplier in the state, but went on to become the largest in the West. Stannard's client-base was largely to be found in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. By 1900 he was shipping over 45,000 bushels a year, and would later become a Republican State Senator in 1906 and 1908. (Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Vol. III, Part 2, pp. 1030-1).

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        Jude the Obscure. With an Etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a Map of Wessex.

      London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., [1895] - Octavo. Original vertical-ribbed green cloth, titles to spine gilt, gilt roundel of Hardy's monogram within a floral wreath on front cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Pencil ownership inscription and booksellers blind stamp to head of front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, light bumps to extremities, small fade mark to front panel, light foxing to pastedowns. Etched frontispiece with captioned tissue guard by H. Macbeth-Raeburn, map at the end. First edition in book form, first state, with all 17 pages noted by Purdy retaining their pagination: uncommon thus. Hardy's last novel originally appeared as a bowdlerised serial in Harper's Magazine from December 1894 to November 1895, when the European and American editions were published simultaneously in London and New York, and post-dated 1896. "The records of neither printer nor publisher have survived in the case of Jude, but from Osgood, McIlvaine's advertisement (Saturday Review, 15 February 1896), it is apparent that there was more than one impression of the novel. It is difficult to say if these are distinguishable. Signature A–H do exist in two distinct states, however—with page numbers on partially blank pages and (conforming to usage throughout the remainder of the volume) without these. These 8 signatures are often found mixed (first and second state) [but] all are first statein the first state in Hardy's own copy, 5 presentation copies inscribed by him in November 1895, and in the British Musuem, Bodleian, and Cambridge copies Signatures A-H in the first state may possibly be an indication, therefore, of the first impression" (Purdy). Purdy pp. 86–91. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Time Machine.

      London: Heinemann., 1895. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in contemporary red cloth with leather title labels to spine. Darkened to spine, minor shelfwear, a clean robust copy. This is a bound copy of the card wrappered first edition, as evidenced by the presence of the original card wraps bound in at the front and rear of the book. Top edge gilt, internally clean and bright. A handsome and distinctive copy of a classic piece of early science fiction.

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        L'île à hélice

      Edition illustrated with 80 drawings by Bennett and 12 full-page color. Catalog D 1895 attesting to the first edition.Cartonnage editor said "the portrait stuck." Lenègre signed on the anchor plate. Lenègre and Co. tail back. beautiful top plate, a small scratch in the portrait. A small white mark on bottom border. Coins barely rubbed. Back to the well marked golds, but collapsed caps. Note that the thumbnail to the lighthouse is no longer blue but blue sky night. Second course good, but a dark spot.Paper remarkably fresh, completely free of foxing, very significant.Very nice copy, despite minor defects.Science fiction novel in which an island containing an entire city, is powered by propellers. The protagonists are a quartet of musicians, allowing Verne to transmit his love of music. several acerbic remarks about wagner it says.  Hetzel Paris 1895 Grd. in-8 (18x28cm) 423pp. relié

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        Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL), Vol. XIII, partes I - VI (6 Teile in 9 Büchern, komplett!) Pars I, fasc. 1: Inscriptiones Aquitaniae et Lugudunensis. Pars I, fasc. 2: Inscriptiones Belgicae. Pars II, fasc. 1: Inscriptiones Germaniae superioris. pars II, fasc. 2: Inscriptiones Germaniae inferioris. Pars III, fasc. 1: Instrumentum domesticum I. Pars III, fasc. 2: Instrumentum domesticum II. Pars IV: Addenda ad partes primam et secundam. Pars V: Indices. Pars VI: Signacula publice laterculis impressa. Accedunt signacula laterculis a privatis impressa.

      Berlin: Georg Reimer / Walter de Gruyter, 1895 - 1933. 719, 713, 773, 147, 234, 178 S. Hardcover Der vollständige 13. Band des Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL) als zwischen 1895 und 1933 bei Georg Reimer und Walter de Gruyter veröffentlichte Originalausgabe. Kein Reprint. 6 Teile in 9 Bänden. Altersgemäß GUTER Zustand! Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel und Signatur. Bibliotheks-Halbleinenbände mit Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Bindungen fest. Buchschnitte und Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt. Text sauber. // The complete 13th volume of Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL), published by Georg Reimer and Walter de Gruyter betwen 1895 and 1933. Original edition, no reprint. 6 parts in 9 tomes. GOOD condition. Former library book with stamps and signatures. Book covers show traces of use and shelf-wear. Bindings tight. Edges and pages slightly browned. Text clean. atx mbx Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Exceptional original unsigned Russian cabinet photo by Levitsky, the Imperial Photographers, (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894, Assassinated after the Revolution), ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA (1872-1918, the Tsarina) with their daughter OLGA (1895-1918, Grand Duchess)]

      1895 - showing the young couple three quarters length with the Tsarina holding their infant daugher, the Tsar is wearing uniform and his wife is informally dressed, the baby is wearing a lacy white dress, 6½" x 4¼", no place, but St Petersburg,

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        Superb Imperial Cabinet photo by Falk signed and inscribed (Dame Nellie, 1861-1931, Australian Soprano)

      some spotting on the image 1895 - to "Mrs McEwan from her sincere friend" an dated, showing her three quarters length wearing a cape and shawl, 13" x 7½", London Melba started making recordings around this time. She recorded on cylinders at the Bettini Phonograph Lab in New York. A reporter from Phonoscope magazine was impressed: "The next cylinder was labelled 'Melba' and was truly wonderful, the phonograph reproducing her wonderful voice in a marvellous manner, especially the high notes which soared away above the staff and were rich and clear." Melba was less impressed: "'Never again,' I said to myself as I listened to the scratching, screeching result. 'Don't tell me I sing like that, or I shall go away and live on a desert island.'" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Charming early unsigned cabinet photo by W. & D. Downey (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor)]

      1895 - showing the infant prince in a white dress, resting his elbow on his mother's cross-stitching which is at his side, 6½" x 4¼", in a charming leather and mother of pearl frame decorated with fleur de lys, London, no date, c. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charming cabinet photo by W. & D. Downey, signed by the Princess for all three "Alix, Louise, Baby Maud" (Alexandra Dagmar, 1867-1931, Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife, Daughter of Edward VII) and her daughters ALEXANDRA (1891-1959) & MAUD (1893-1945)

      1895 - showing them all, the Princess is seated, with her daughters standing on either of their mother, 6½" x 4½", no place, no date, circa slightly yellowed

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        The Brownies Through The Union

      Century Company, New York 1895 - A charming first edition in pictorial laminated boards. Baumgarten, p. 51. Very Good+ condition, front hinge paper just starting. 1898 owner inscription to preliminary blank. A few drawings *carefully & discretely* colored with wash. Very Good+ example of the rare printed buff paperdust jacket, which replicates the binding design; [xii], 144 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Night of Cleopatra. Preface by Anatole France.

      4to., Full blue morocco, elaborately tooled and gilt with decorative border of ivory, red, and orange inlaid morocco flowers, central fleur-de-lys tooled in gilt with red inlaid morocco, spine gilt with inlaid morocco design, top edge gilt, morocco doublures with gilt border, front interior panel with onlaid central hand-coloured engraved vignette on vellum of Cleopatra,, watered silk endleaves. Illustrated by Paul Avril, each plate printed in three states: plain, India-proof, and coloured. Text on Japan paper. A fine copy. "Edition de deux mondes", limited to only 20 copies. A lavish production of Paul Avril's illustrated edition of A Night of Cleopatra.

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        Spenser's Faerie Queene.

      London: George Allen,, 1895-1897. A Poem in Six Books. With the Fragment Mutabilitie, edited by Thomas J. Wise. Pictured by Walter Crane. 6 volumes, quarto. Original cream cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles to front cover red in decorative vignettes gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, original pink covers bound in at front. Double page illustrated title pages, woodcut front, head and tailpieces, all by Crane. Light soiling to covers, slight foxing to endpapers and endmatter. First Crane edition, limited issue, one of 1,000 copies printed on handmade paper. Crane wrote his very own Spenserian stanza on his triumphant attempt to illustrate Spenser's great poem, which appears following the general title page in volume one: "Great Spenser's noble rhyme have I essayed / To picture, striving still, as faithful squyre, / Each faerie knight to serve, in armes arrayde / 'Gainst salvage force, and deathful dragons dire, / Or Blatant Beast with poisonous tongues of fire; / To limn the Lion mylde with Una fayre, / The False Duessa, and the Warlike Mayd. / "Be Bolde," I read, and did this emprise dare, / And now the door is oped, so let the masque forth fare." A beautifully illustrated production, encompassing both an Art Nouveau and an Arts & Crafts aesthetic.

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        LEWIS & DRYDEN'S MARINE HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. AN ILLUSTRATED REVIEW OF THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENTS OF THE MARITIME INDUSTRY, FROM THE ADVENT OF THE EARLIEST NAVIGATORS TO THE PRESENT TIME, WITH SKETCHES AND PORTRAITS OF A NUMBER OF WELL KNOWN MARINE MEN

      Portland, 1895. 494pp. plus plates and maps. Folio. Original gilt pebbled morocco, rebacked at an early date with original backstrip laid down. Extremities rather rubbed, and a bit scuffed. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Internally very clean. About very good. The most important and reliable marine history of the Pacific Northwest to date of publication, and a fundamental reference for the history of the entire Pacific Coast. Includes many hitherto unpublished logs, narratives of exploration, accounts of steamboating on the Snake River, the logging industry, the gold rush, boundary controversies, exploration of the Columbia and inland waters, Indian difficulties, etc. Essential in all regards. HOWES W693. SMITH 4473. TWENEY, WASHINGTON 89, 87. EBERSTADT 128:474.

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        Hôtel Timeo. Taormina.

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

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        TALES OF A TRAVELLER

      New York and London The Knickerbocker Press for G. P. Putnam's Sons 1895 - 2 volumes. The Buckthorne Edition. With 25 illustrations, including five by Arthur Rackham. The text set within elaborately designed borders printed in blue-gray and red, and with black and white head- and tail-pieces and multi-line pictorially illustrated capitals. Illustratiions reproduce Rackham paintings and also include gravures. 8vo, original gilt lettered and elaborately decorated blue cloth, with elaborate and extensive art nouveau decorations of green and gilt, blue and black on the spines and upper covers, t.e.g. The bindings are signed GWE (George Wharton Edwards). A very early Rackham illustrated work. The original cloth protective dustjackets are also present here. [viii], 316; [viii], 312 pp. A very fine and handsome set, bright and clean and unusually well preserved. BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED AND BOUND IN DELUXE CLOTH GILT. A PLEASING COPY WASHINGTON IRVING’S CLASSIC WORK. After the runaway success of THE SKETCH BOOK, also published under the Crayon pseudonym, Irving became quite the literary celebrity in Europe. He was lionized by both the English and French and for several years the intimate of such notable men of letters as Scott, Byron and Moore. In fact, it is said that he vied with Payne for the affections of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. During this time he traveled Europe extensively always looking for material for his writing endeavors. After a period of living in Dresden and Paris he returned to London to publish these TALES OF A TRAVELLER in 1824. This is the beautifully illustrated and highly decorated Buckthorne Edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Confessions

      First editionDark green half cloth Bradel binding over marbled paper boards, gilt floral motif to spine, double gilt fillet at footAutograph inscription from Paul Verlaine to René AndreauWith a frontispiece portrait of the author by Louis Anquetin. Publication Paris 1895 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        A Magyar Nemzet Története (Geschichte der ungarischen Nation).

      Budapest, Athenaeum - 1895 - 10 Bände (alles). Gr. 8°. OHLdr. Bernath 2784. Wertvolles, reich illustriertes Standardwerk, erschienen zur Tausendjahrfeier Ungarns (1896). Mit faksimilierten Dokumenten zur Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte noch heute von Nutzen. Komplett selten, schönes Exemplar, Rücken mit leichten Alterungsspuren. I: Vaszary, K. Magyarország a királyság megalapitásáig (Ungarn bis zur Gründung) - II: Marczali, H. Magyaraország története az árpádok korában 1038-1301 (Geschichte Ungarns zur Zeit der Arpaden) - III: Pór, Antal, Az Anjouk kora az Anjou ház és örökösei 1301-1439 (Das Haus Anjou und seine Erben) - IV: Franknói, V. A Hunyadiak és a Jagellók kora 1440-1526 (Das Zeitalter der Hunyadi und Jagiellonen) - V: Acsády, D. Magyarország három részre oszlásának története 1526-1608 (Geschichte des dreigeteilten Ungarn) - VI: Angyal, D. Magyarország története II. Mátyástól III. Ferdinánd haláláig (Geschichte von Matthias II. bis zum tode Ferdinand III) - VII: Marczali, H. Magyarország története I. Lipót és I. Jószef korában 1657-1711 (Geschichte Ungarns in der Zeit Leopold I. und Joseph I.) - VIII: Marczali, H. Magyarország története aSzatmári Békétöl a Bécsi Congressusig 1711-185 (Geschichte Ungarn von Karl III bis zum Wiener Kongress) - IX: Bakagy, G. A nemzeti államalkotás kora 1815-1847 (Die Zeit des Nationalstaates) - X: Beksics, G. u.a. A modern Magyarország 1848-1896 (Das Moderne Ungarn). Nicht eingehend kollationiert. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La mêlée sociale

      first edition on the current paper.Binding to bradel full paper floral, smooth back, elegant binding pastiche signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Signed autograph of Georges Clemenceau Emile Deshayes.Copy pleasantly established. Charpentier Paris 1895 12x18,5cm relié

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        MY EARLY TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES IN AMERICA AND ASIA

      London Sampson Low, Marston and Co 1895 - 2 volumes. First edition. With 2 folding color maps and 2 photogravure portraits. 8vo, very handsomely bound at the time of publication in contemporary three quarter calf over cloth boards, the spines with raised bands ruled in gilt, the compartments with gilt tools at the centers, one compartment lettered in gilt, another with morocco lettering label gilt, top edges gilt. xxi, 301; ix, 424 pp. A fine set, bright and well-preserved, the bindings in excellent condition, some light foxing at the prelims as is typical, otherwise a very clean set indeed. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION. Henry Stanley is one of the greatest heroes in the history of African exploration, but very little is know of his exploits in Kansas City. Accounts of experiences with ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok, George Custer and numerous Indian peoples highlight the American travels in Volume I of this set. ‘The letters from the Indian country which are contained (therein) were not written with a view to permanent publication, but for the exacting and imperious necessities of American newspapers, principally for the Missouri Democrat of St. Louis, and a New York paper.The incidents to which the letters relate occured in 1867, during two Indian campaigns.’ Volume II is a narrative of Stanley’s near circular journey from Egypt to Constantinople, Teheran, through the Persian Gulf to the Sea of Oman, Kerachee, Bombay, and then through the Indian Ocean to the Congo. Stanley says in the text that ‘the success of my Indian letters induced Mr. Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald to apoint me his special correspondent on the Abyssinian Expedition in 1868. Having by good fortune succeeded in sending in news of the fall of Magdala many days in advqance of the Government and English correspondents, and I was sent on a roving mission to Egypt, Crete, and the Levant, and finally to Spain--whence in October, 1869, I was summoned to Paris to receive a commission for the finding of Livingstone in Central Africa. But previous to embarking on the last enterprise, which wa great for a young journalist, I was instructed to report on the inauguration of the Suez Canal, to write a kind of guide to the Nile, to visit Captain (now Sir Charles) Warren, and give an account of his explorations underneath Jerusalem, and finally I was to proceed through Persia to India, via the Caucasus, and send a series of letters upon all subjects that I might find worth describing on the way’ (intro) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE EXPEDITIONS OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE, to Headwaters of the Mississippi River...during the Years 1805-6-7. New edition. Three volume set. Limited edition.

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. Three volume set. Original matching green cloth bindings in very good condition except for a small tear to the top of the spine of the 2nd volume, evidence of removal of a private library label on vols 1&2, and minor shelfwear. Vol. I: cxiii, 356 pages with portrait and facsimile. Vol. II: vi, 357-855. Vol. III: 856-955 plus plate of the Falls of St. Anthony and 6 lithographed maps in rear pocket. Two maps are torn, one minimally and one along a couple lengths of the folds. An excellent edition of one of the first explorations of the American West and Southwest. See Wagner-Camp 9. Extra-illustrated copy, with a folding hand-colored map in Vol. 3, and 8 engraved 19th century plates, 3 hand-colored, of Indian artifacts and scenes. Howes P373 [aa] "best edition." Limited to 1150 copies; this is number 234 printed on Fine Book Paper. The inner front hinge of the first volume is somewhat weakened, and the title page is neatly torn along the hinge at the bottom edge. First thus edition.. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Eine neue Art von Strahlen [wrapper title]. Offprint from Sitzungs-Bericht der physikalisch-medicinische Gesellschaft zu Würzburg, no. 9 (1895).

      Würzburg: Verlag und Druck der Stahel'schen K. Hof- und Universitäts-Buch und Kunsthandlung, 1895. First edition, a fine copy of the very rare offprint. The discovery of X-rays was the most important contribution to medical diagnosis in a century, and a key to modern physics. "While performing experiments with a Crookes vacuum tube, a type of cathode-ray tube, Röntgen observed that some agent produced in the tube was causing barium platinocyanide crystals to fluoresce. Upon investigation he found that the fluorescence was caused by unknown rays (which he named "x-rays") originating from the spot where cathode rays hit the glass wall of the vacuum tube. He announced his discovery in the present paper, which described the rays' photographic properties and their amazing ability to penetrate all substances, even living flesh. Although he was unable to determine the true physical nature of the rays, Röntgen was certain that he had discovered something entirely new, a belief soon confirmed by the work of other scientists such as Becquerel, Laue and the Curies. For his discovery, Röntgen was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for 1901" (Norman). "Their importance in surgery, medicine and metallurgy is well known. Incomparably the most important aspect of Röntgen's experiments, however, is his discovery of matter in a new form, which has completely revolutionized the study of chemistry and physics. Laue and the Braggs have used the X-rays to show us the atomic structure of crystals. Moseley has reconstructed the periodic table of the elements. Becquerel was directly inspired by Röntgen's results to the investigation that discovered radioactivity. Finally J.J. Thomson enunciated the electron theory as a result of investigating the nature of the X-rays" (PMM). "The discovery by Professor Röntgen of a new kind of radiation from a highly exhausted tube through which an electric discharge is passing has aroused an amount of interest unprecedented in the history of physical science" (J.J. Thomson, 'On cathode rays,' Report of the Sixty-sixth Meeting of British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1896). "It was this separate printing, and the following four additional printings in five issues, that were primarily responsible for the rapid dissemination of the news of Röntgen's discovery" (Klickstein, Röntgen, p. 62). "On Friday evening, 8 November 1895, Wilhelm Röntgen remained long hours in his laboratory and was late for dinner

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        History of English Literature

      The Gebbie Publishing Company, Philadelphia, PA 1895 - This iis a matched 8 volume set being the "Connoisseur Edition" with a limited printing of 25 sets with this set being set number 8. The limitation statement features an embossed stamp. This set of books is full leather with 5 raised boards, gold gilt lettering on the spine, gold gilt to the top of the page edgeds and decorative gold gilt ruling to the front and rear covers and marbled end sheets. All of the volumes have reinforced gutters. The page edges are untrimmed and are age toned, but the book pages are extremely clean and bright. All of the volumes have a tasseled page marker. This is a stunningly beautiful set of books and I can't find another set of the Connoisseur edition of this work for sale anywhere. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Stolen Bacillus. And Other Incidents.

      London: Methuen and Co., 1895. FIRST EDITION: Publisher's blue cloth, gilt. Some general wear and handling, signs of use and ownership (name, armorial bookplate), but essentially a very good, solid copy.A series of cynical biological and scientific tales are the basis for H.G.Wells' first collection of Science Fiction stories. Includes 'The Flying Man', 'The Flowering of the Strange Orchid', The remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes', and 'The Lord of the Dynamos'. Geoffrey H.Wells [6]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [275]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.

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        Roselaui-Gletscher, Wettterhorn, Rychenbach. Photochrom.

      Um 1895 - Bildgrösse 53x40 cm. Unter Passepartout auf Unterlage alt montiert. Hinten bezeichnet und mit Nr. 3158 versehen. - Passpartout unten mit schwachem Wasserrand. Sehr guter Zustand.

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        LEXIKON DES KLEIDERMACHERS.- Erster Band: Die königl. preußischen, die königl. bayrischen, die königl. sächsischen, die königl. württembergischen, die großherzogl. badischen, die großherzogl. weimarischen, die großherzogl. hessischen, herzogl. braunschw. Forstuniformen und diejenigen der Reichslande Elsaß-Lothringen sowie die gesammte Jagdkleidung in ihrem kleidsamen und zweckentsprechendsten Formen.

      Dresden (Lehmann), 1895. Gr. 8°. 103 S. mit zahlreichen Abb. und Schnittvorlagen sowie 8 farblithographische Bildtafeln mit Uniformen. OLn. Einbandbeschriftung geblichen, oberer Rücken mit kleinem Fehler, innen annähernd tadellos. Im Original praktisch unauffindbar. Ein museales Kleinod. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Address of the Commissioners for Raising the Endowment of The University of the South (1859 FIRST PRINTING)

      B.M. Norman, New Orleans 1895 - 5 1/2 X 8 3/4 Inches. 16 PP. The foundational fundraising circular printed in order to garner support for the construction of Sewanee, The University of the South. "The Southern States have not been indifferent to the subject of Collegiate education. Each of these States, at a very early period of its history, has founded an Univeristy, upon which it was intended to concentrate the patronage of the State Legislature.the world is trying hard to persuade us that a slaveholding people cannot be a people of high moral and intellectual culture." Original cream wrappers with a solid vertical fold down the middle. Slight scuffing to the covers. The date of "1859" handwritten at top of front cover. An exceedingly impressive copy of this rare copy only represented by Harvard University on OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La petite classe

      first edition. Binding to bradel half gray calico, flat spine decorated with a golden floral pattern, date and dual gold tail thread, as part of blue shagreen, marbled paper boards, contemporary binding. Signed autograph Jean Lorrain Madame Alphonse Daudet. printed stamp of Madame Daudet library head of a guard. Paul Ollendorf Paris 1895 11,5x19,5cm relié

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        Pride and Prejudice With a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson

      London: George Allen, 1895. Second printing thus. 8vo. (xxviii), 476, (2) pp. Publisher's ornately gilt decorated green cloth with a peacock design to the upper board and spine, all edges gilt. Numerous illustrations. A lovely, bright copy.

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        AMs. "Relation über die Kaiser-Manöver bei Kaplitz im September 1895". N. p., c. 4th or 5th of September 1895.

      1895. Folio. 10 pp. on 6 ff. With autograph address. Detailed report on the military exercise of the 15th Regiment "Freiherr von Bechtolsheim".

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        CARTE AVEC ENVELOPPE D'EMILE ZOLA écrite à la main

      1895 - Carte au nom d'Emile Zola, rédigée à la main par Zola pour sa cousine Madame Pécout, 7 rue d'Italie (Bouches du Rhône) AIX. Texte écrit au recto et signé par Zola : "Ma chère cousine, le reçois cette lettre qui vous intéresse et vous l'envoie - Embrassez votre mère pour nous. Affectueusement. Emile Zola". Enveloppe datée du 18 novembre 1895. Tampon de Paris. Timbre. Enveloppe en très bon état ouverte en partie supérieure. Au dos de l'enveloppe tampon de la poste de réception datée du 19 novembre à Aix en Provence. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Lost Stradivarius

      Blackwood and Sons, 1895 A first edition, first printing published by Blackwood and Sons. Catalogue dated 11/95. A good+ copy with two book plates to the pastedown and endpaper and a line of writing to the front endpaper. Some rubbing to the edges and corners and some light splitting to the cloth in places. A rare first edition of this famous story.

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        Spenser's Faerie Queene.

      London: George Allen,, 1895-1897. A poem in six books; with the fragment Mutabilitie. Edited by Thomas J. Wise. Pictured by Walter Crane. 6 volumes, quarto. Original cream-coloured cloth, gilt lettered spines, front covers lettered in red and with large pictorial gilt stamp, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Double-page illustrated title page to volume I, divisional titles, 88 full page plates, 80 head-pieces, 55 tail-pieces, by Walter Crane. Some thumbing to covers, a few inner joints cracked but sound, scattered light spotting but a very good set. First and limited Crane edition, one of 1,000 copies. A grand production, printed by the distinguished Chiswick Press on handmade paper, lavishly illustrated by Walter Crane and edited by the book collector and forger T. J. Wise "of all people" (Percy Muir). Crane's designs encompass both an Art Nouveau and an Arts & Crafts aesthetic - he had, of course, worked with Morris at the Kelmscott Press - and this edition of Spenser's epic was issued at the height of his fame: he had an exhibition of his work touring Europe "and he was delighted to find that German collectors and museums bought his allegorical paintings, which chimed with German symbolist work" (ODNB). It was one of his last substantial commissions.

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        Blumen vor rotem Grund. Öl auf Lwd..

      46 x 35 cm, Tadell. in Rahmen Links unten monogrammiert Sc. Auf Rückseite signiert, datiert und betitelt.Giuseppe Scartezzini (1895-1967), geboren in Innsbruck, später in Zürich. Maler und Glasmaler. Wand- und sakrale Glasmalerei, Profan- und Kabinettscheiben. Stillleben und Interieurs. (SIK)

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        PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - The Peacock Edition

      New York: Macmillan & Co, 1895. Hardcover. Very Good. With a Preface by George Saintsbury and Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. New York: Macmillan & Co., 1895. An early reprint. The Peacock Edition, designed and illustrated by Hugh Thomson (1860-1920), whose popular Baroque style, previously employed on an Elizabeth Gaskell novel, became known in the trade as "Cranfordization." So iconic is this binding design, which features a peacock perched atop a sundial, that it appears on everything from t-shirts to tote bags. Octavo. Original green cloth binding, decoratively stamped in gilt. Period bookplate to the front pastedown, with a previous owner's ink signature and date (1898) to the front flyleaf. The hinges are starting and still sound. A few small nicks to the spine ends and joints; else a striking example of this celebrated Victorian gift book.

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        Poems

      

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        Syr Perecyvelle of Gales. [Overseen by F.S. Ellis, after the edition printed by J.O. Halliwell from the MS. in the Library of Lincoln Cathedral].

      8vo. Bound in full plum morocco by Morrell, gilt borders comprised of a single fillet and a dotted line with corner ornaments, gilt panelled spine with five raised bands, gilt turn-ins, top edges gilt; wood-engraved frontispiece after Edward Burne-Jones, wood-engraved borders and initials, text printed in black and red in the Chaucer type; slight foxing to the last leaf of text, bookplate on front paste-down, a very nice copy. 350 copies were printed, plus 8 on vellum.

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        Den østgrønlandske Expedition, udført i Aarene 1891-92 under Ledelse af C. Ryder.

      3 bd. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1895-96. Rigt illustr., samt med 40 tavler, hvoraf en del er dobbelte eller udfoldelige (litografier, tabeller, kort) og enkelte i farver. 376; 516; 272 s. Indbundet i privat halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggene. Rygge svagt falmet og med lette brugsspor. Richly illustr., and with 40 plates, some folding, some double (lithographs, tables, maps), a few in colour. Bound in contemporary halfleather with goldprint on spines. Spines weakly faded and marked of use. Meddelelser om Grønland / Reports on Greenland vols. 17-19.

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        Flags National And Mercantile

      Portsmouth: Griffin and Co. 1895 - | 8¾" x 5½". [III] 35,25,4 [8]pp. Index. | Flags National and Mercantile For The Use Of Officers of Royal Navy, Mercantile Marine; and Yacht Squadrons: Containing Flags Of The Royal Navy; National Ensigns For Men-Of-War; National Colours For Mercantile Marine; International Code; Fog Signals; Optional Signals; Signals Of Distress; Vessels' Lights As Seen By A Look-Out Man, And 957 House Flags And Funnels Of The Principal Ships Of The Mercantile Marine, And 120 National Flags And Signals. Third Edition With Supplementary Index-Greatly Enlarged, (175 Additional Flags).Pages 5-35 IndexPages 2-25 National Flags; Sound Signals for Fog &c.; Vessels' Lights as Seen by a Look Out Man; Steam Vessels; Sailing Vessels; (Many uncoloured, blank, flag and funnel templates)Pages Pages 1-4 SupplementPages 1-8 Index to supplement For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Poor. Boards amateurishly covered, now worn and somewhat soiled. Upper board help in place with tape, hinge showing at the title page and last few leaves. Scattered spotting and tanning, heavier in places, throughout although the majority of the plates are unaffected. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes on the Cross of Cong

      Printed Privately at the Dublin University Press, Dubliin 1895 - , [2], 12 pages, 2 colour illustrated plates with titles, limited edition number 22 of 224, title page with red and black titles, initial and tailpiece, illustrations in text with titles, from the library of Ray D Inskeep (a prominent archaeologist and Curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum) and Adi Inskeep (socio-anthropologist) Limited Edition , much wear to covers, brown tape repair securing spine, covers detached from interior, occasional marking to leaves, slight fraying to foredge of leaves, lavishly illustrated to full size, interior good condition, exterior fair condition , textured cream card, red and black titles to upper board with decorative initial, red twine to seam, cellophane cover quarto, 33 x 27 cms Paperback ISBN: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geschichte des Bräuwesens in Budweis. Eine Festschrift zum hundertjährigen Bestande des Bürgerlichen Bräuhauses. mit ganzseitigen, Lithographie rten Ansichten auf Budweis, gefalt. Ansicht u. Grundriss des Brauhauses, Tafel mit Auzeichnungen u. gefalt. Übersichtstabellen.

      Im Selbstverlage des Bräuausschusses [1895] OLWd., viii, 370 Seiten, 2°, Reichverzierter Einband mit floral Bordüre auf Vorderdeckel und farbigem Stadtwappen (Schutz-Marke) auf Hinterdeckel; Schwarzprägung auf Rücken, roter Schnitt, gemusterte Vorsätze. Buchbinderschildchen auf dem Vorsatz. Einband leicht berieben und ganz leicht gelockert; Kanten und Ecken leicht beschabt. Schnitt etwas tintenfleckig, Seiten stellenweise unscheinbar beschmutzt, sonst in diesem Originalzubereitung besonders selten, sehr guter Zustand.Geschichte, Brauwesen, Böhmen, Budweis

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        The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River, through Louisian Territory and in New Spa

      New York: Franncis P Harper, 1895. 3 volumes: cxiii+356 pages with frontispiece and tables; vi-[357]-855 pages; [856]-955 pages with index, map and pocket 6 fold out maps in rear. Octavo (9 ½" x 6 ¼") issued in green cloth with ruled edges and gilt lettering to spine. Edited by Elliott Coues. Provenance from the library of the Culver Military Academy with their stamp to volume 3 title page. (Howes: P372 Limited to 1150 copies of which this is number 609.Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. (January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813) was an American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. His Pike expedition mapped much of the southern portion of the Louisiana Purchase. Pike was born in Lamberton, New Jersey, now a part of Trenton. His father, also named Zebulon Pike, was an officer in the Continental Army under General George Washington and served in the United States Army after the end of the Revolutionary War. The younger Pike grew to adulthood in a series of Midwestern outposts—the frontier of the United States at the time—in Ohio and Illinois. He joined his father's regiment as a cadet in 1794, earned a commission as ensign in 1799 and a first lieutenancy later that year. Pike married Clarissa Harlow Brown in 1801 and continued his military career in logistics and payroll at a series of frontier posts. His career was taken up by General James Wilkinson, who had been appointed Governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory. In 1805, Wilkinson ordered Zebulon Pike to find the source of the Mississippi River. Nearly immediately upon his return Pike was ordered out once again to lead an exploratory expedition to find the headwaters of the Arkansas River and Red River. Near St. Louis on July 15, 1806, Pike led what is now known as "the Pike expedition" from Fort Bellefontaine to explore the southwest. Pike never successfully reached the summit of the famous peak that bears his name (Pikes Peak.) He attempted it in November 1806, made it as far as Mt. Rosa to the southeast of Pikes Peak, and gave up the ascent in waist-deep snow after having gone almost two days without food. This journey, for which he is most remembered, ended with his capture on February 26, 1807 by Spanish authorities in northern New Mexico, now part of Colorado. Pike and his men were taken to Santa Fe, then to Chihuahua where he appeared before the Commandant General Salcedo. Salcedo housed Pike with Juan Pedro Walker, a cartographer, who also acted as an interpreter and as a transcriber/translator for Pike's confiscated documents. It was while with Walker that Pike had access to various maps of the southwest and learned of Mexican discontent with Spanish rule. Pike and his men were released, under protest, to the United States at the Louisiana border on July 1, 1807.Condition:Culver Academy embossed stamp to volume three title, one map with tears at fold else, title of volume some chips at edges a very good set.[removed][removed]

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        MACAIRE

      1895 - [scarce -- the McCutcheon copy] A Melodramatic Farce. London: Wm. Heinemann, n.d. [1895]. Original grey printed wrappers, the front cover serving as title page. First Published Edition (? -- see below). The play "Robert Macaire" had been performed in England since 1835, and before that had been performed in France as early as 1823 (the protagonist is an unscrupulous swindler and con man, who in French culture came to represent the archetypal villain; there was even a daring dance, similar to the later can-can, called the Robert-Macaire). Urged on by Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Stevenson and Henley adapted it in late 1884; however, in late 1885 Tree withdrew from the project, and further stipulated that all passages "indebted to his suggestions" must not be used in any productions.~The true first edition of their adaptation of this play was an 1885 London publication "for private circulation only," that requested copies be returned to Henley. Their play then appeared in the June 1895 issue of The New Review (which was edited by Henley and published by Heinemann); in that issue, the play occupies the 22 pages from 685 to 706.~This is an offprint of those 22 pages, with a grey wrapper that serves as title page; at the end of the text on page 22 (as on page 706 of The New Review), it reads "All Rights Reserved. Entered at the Library of Congress, Washington." The printer is also noted on that page, Harrison and Sons of London.~This edition is so scarce that it is NOT cited in today's major Stevenson bibliographies, such as the Yale (Beinecke) and Princeton (Gerstley/Parrish) collections; both cite the 1897 clothbound Heinemann edition as the "first UK published." This edition IS noted in the original (1903) Prideaux bibliography, but as the "first American issue" and with the date "[1892]" -- which is not true; the 1914 Grolier catalogue (item 69 -- "[1892]. first American edition.") repeats Prideaux's 1903 error. For Prideaux's 1917 ("current") edition, this listing was corrected to "English Edition" and the year 1895; the British Library description (11779 h.28) likewise has it right ("[1895]")~The reason for the question-mark at the beginning of this description is that Stone & Kimball of Chicago were pursuing the same approximate timetable. Macaire was indeed "entered at the Library of Congress" on May 27, 1895 -- in the name of Stone & Kimball; it then appeared in their bi-weekly "Chap-Book"s of June 1st and June 15th (at about the same time as in The New Review), followed by a one-volume edition bound in cloth -- priority uncertain between that and this 22-page Heinemann one, though this Heinemann one, being already type-set for The New Review and bound simply in wrappers, should easily have been earlier.~Condition is very good-plus (some wear to the delicate spine and a little at the bottom edge). Provenance: bookplate of the American novelist and book-collector George Barr McCutcheon (1866-1928); housed in the handsome morocco-backed slipcase which McCutcheon had made for his Stevenson books. Not in Beinecke but see 339-343 and 1124; not in Princeton; Prideaux p. 42. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Domestic Japan. Illustrated descriptions of articles used in Japanese daily life. First volume - kitchen utensils.

      printed by the Yokohama Seishi Bunsha, 1895. Booklet of eight leaves folded in the Japanese manner within original colour illustrated wrappers with silk ties, 165 x 236 mm., featuring a double page plate of a domestic scene, with additional illustrations of 76 wares. A remarkable guide to Japanese domestic wares, with English language descriptions to 76 fully illustrated items. This booklet focuses on the kitchen and features an astonishing double-page plate showing the layout and arrangement of a Japanese period home, showing respective zones for food preparation, cooking and the entertainment of guests. Items specifically illustrated and described include lacquer wares, a charcoal-burning stove, lanterns, wooden buckets and items used in the tea ceremony. A beautiful copy of a very attractive and informative work. Wrappers gently creased otherwise excellent.

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        The Time Machine: an invention. FIRST EDITION.

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

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        K voprosu o razvitii monisticheskogo vzglyada na istoriyu [i.e. English 'On the Question of the Monistic View of History'].

      St. Petersburg, 1895. 8vo. In contemporary half calf with (vague) title to spine. Extremities with wear. Small stamp to top of right corner of title-page, otherwise internally fine. (4), 287, (1) pp. The exceeding rare first edition of Plekhanov's (published under the pseudonym of Beltov) landmark work which was seminal in the spreading of Marxism in Russia. Today, it is considered one of most important theoretical works of Russian Marxism from that period. Lenin would later comment that Plekhanov's book "helped educate a whole generation of Russian Marxists", and Engels, shortly after the publication, wrote directly to Plekhanov congratulating him on the "great success". Plekhanov is regarded as being the founder of Russian Marxism and its main theoretician. Due to his effort and present publication, Russian revolutionaries turned from the Narodniki (populists) movement fashionable in the 1860ies and 70ies to Marxism. The book was sold out immediately after publication and during the Soviet years it was translated into 12 languages and Russian author Mikhail Ivanovich Bulgakov referred to it as the 'The gospel of Russian Social-Democracy'. With the present publication, Plekhanov provided the first creative application of Marxism to the analysis of economic conditions in Russia after the Reform and showed the immediate needs of the Russian revolutionary movement and the political tasks of the Russian working class. He laid bare the reactionary essence of the so-called socialist views of the Narodniks, which had nothing in common with scientific socialism."Marx tells us, he declared, that when a society "has got upon the right track of the natural laws of its movement" it can "neither skip the natural phases of its development nor remove them by legal enactment"; Russia, however, Plekhanov insisted, had not yet entered upon this disastrous track. Western Europe was forced to develop along capitalist lines because the village commune there had disintegrated in the struggle with feudalism; in Russia, though, the village commune had been preserved relatively intact." Later he attacked the course for a socialist revolution, steered by Lenin. He held that the revolution in February 1917, being a bourgeois revolution, was to be the beginning of a long period of capitalist development in Russia. That was why he had a negative attitude towards the Great October Socialist Revolution, seeing it as a "violation of all the laws of history". " (Walicki, A History of Russian Though).Engels commented in January 30, 1895 in a letter to Vera Zasulich that it had been published at a most opportune time. Tsar Nicholas II had just released a statement on January 29 that announced that it was fruitless for the locally elected district councils (Zemstvos), to agitate for any more democratic reforms in the Russian government. Nicholas II had decided to return Russia to the absolute Tsarist autocracy of his father, Alexander III. Under Nicholas II's re-initiation of absolute autocracy, the Zemstvos would become superfluous and basically be abolished. Engels expected this announcement would cause an upsurge in popular protest in Russian and Engels thought the timely publication of Plekhanov's book would augment that popular protest.By the time of its publication, the author was in exile, banned from returning to Russia for 15 years. He wrote the book while staying in London, where he went after being deported from France in 1894 and it appeared legally in Russia under the pseudonym Beltov. Because of the censorship, Plekhanov gave the book, as he put it, the "purposely clumsy" name "monist" without indicating which conception of history-the materialist or the idealist- was meant. Plekhanov's works served the dissemination of proletarian internationalism and the establishment of close ties between the revolutionary movement in Russia and in Western Europe, which is why Lenin pointed to the necessity of studying Plekhanov's philosophical works and insisted on them being republished and included in the "series of compulsory manuals of communism.

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        Die Theorie der Parallellinien von Euklid bis auf Gauss, eine Urkundensammlung zur vorgeschichte der nichteuklidischen Geometrie ...

      Leipzig: Teubner, 1895. First edition, Engel's own annotated copy, of this important collection of texts in the pre-history of non-Euclidean geometry, covering the period 1482-1837, and including works by Euclid, Wallis, Saccheri, Lambert, Gauss, Schweikart and Taurinus, many of which are virtually unobtainable in their original editions. Also included are extracts from letters between Gauss, Wolfang Bolyai, Bessel and Schumacher. Engel's notes were perhaps made in preparation for a second edition, which never appeared. Engel & Stäckel include a facsimile of the historic letter from Gauss to Taurinus, written at Göttingen on 8 November, 1814, in which Gauss describes his own prior discovery of non-Euclidean geometry: "The assumption that the sum of the three angles [of a triangle] is less than 180° leads to a curious geometry, quite different from ours (the Euclidean), but thoroughly consistent, which I have developed to my entire satisfaction, so that I can solve every problem in it with the exception of the determination of a constant, which cannot be designated a priori. The greater one takes this constant, the nearer one comes to Euclidean Geometry, and when it is chosen infinitely large the two coincide. The theorems of this geometry appear to be paradoxical and, to the uninitiated, absurd; but calm, steady reflection reveals that they contain nothing at all impossible. For example, the three angles of a triangle become as small as one wishes, if only the sides are taken large enough; yet the area of the triangle can never exceed a definite limit, regardless of how great the sides are taken, nor indeed can it ever reach it. All my efforts to discover a contradiction, an inconsistency, in this Non-Euclidean Geometry have been without success, and the one thing in it which is opposed to our conceptions is that, if it were true, there must exist in space a linear magnitude, determined for itself (but unknown to us). But it seems to me that we know, despite the say-nothing word-wisdom of the metaphysicians, too little, or too nearly nothing at all, about the true nature of space, to consider as absolutely impossible that which appears to us unnatural." The editors Engel & Stäckel also published (separately) other historico-critical editions of works on non-Euclidean geometry. In particular, Engel published a translation of Lobachevsky's Elements of Geometry (1829) and of his New elements of geometry with a complete theory of parallel lines. Stäckel published a critical edition of the correspondence between Gauss and Wolfgang Bolyai as well as works on the lives and works of Wolgang and János Bolyai. Friedrich Engel (1861-1941) received his doctorate at Leipzig in 1883, and in the following year travelled to Oslo to assist Sophus Lie in writing up his researches on transformation groups, eventually published in three volumes as Theorie der Transformationsgruppen (1888-93). Engel published Lie's collected works in six volumes and prepared a seventh (not published until 1960). He also edited the works of Hermann Grassmann, which did much to bring this author's obscure works to the attention of the mathematical world. Engel received many honours for his work including the Lobachevsky Gold Medal and the Norwegian Order of St Olaf. He was elected to the Saxon Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Norweigian Academy of Science and Letters, and the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Sommerville, p. 126. 8vo (236 x 156 mm), pp. x, 325, with 145 figures in the text, and a facsimile of a letter by Gauss over 4 pages at the end. Interleaved with blanks throughout. Signed by Engel on front-free endpaper and with pencil notes in his hand in the margins and on several of the interleaved blanks. Contemporary half-calf, capitals with some light wear, block shaken a bit, ex-library and withdrawal stamps to the half-title and titel, book sellers ticket to front pastedwon.

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