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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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        The Secret of the Court. A Romance of Life and Death.

      London: Hutchinson, 1895. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's decorated navy blue cloth, titled in gilt and green to spine and front boards decorated in fine oriental style with gilt moth, skull, lotus flower and Horus motifs. All very mysterious looking. Minor edgewear, bumped to spine ends but overall strong, bright and handsome. A very good copy indeed. Plain endpapers, slightly tanned. Internally clean with some very minor and occasional spotting. Illustrated throughout with an enticing assortment of square-jawed English looking chaps being steadfast and a smattering of sinister, rather frenzied foreign types clearly up to no good. A lovely example of a bit of ancient Egyptian undead reanimating shenanigans.

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        AUTOGRAPH ALBUM. Leeds Town Hall, 1861 - 1895....

      Leeds. 59 pp. of Autographs, 100 blank leaves. 7-1/2" x 4-3/4" Wear to leather edges and spine. Dark purple cloth repair to bottom of spine. Gilt & leaves still bright. Previous tape repair to front and rear hinges. Binding - Good to About VG....

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        Khozyain I rabotnik (Master and Man)...

      St. Petersburg: V. S. Balashev, 1895. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (148x91 mm), [6], 152, [2] pp, with a frontispiece portrait of Tolstoy and 15 text illustrations. Original publisher's wrapper with covers and spine printed in red and black and with illustration to front cover (spine somewhat chipped and cracked, little wear do edges, partial tanning to front- and back-cover). Internally crisp and unmarked. Signed by Tolstoy ("Leo Tolstoy / 22 October 1895.") on half title. Provenance: Walter Nelson Collection of Russian literature, Switzerland. Tolstoy signed books are very rare. ----Published in the year of the first edition, this is one of Tolstoy's greatest late short stories, a painstakingly crafted parable and a tale of tragedy about the passage from life to death. Written in late 1894, 'Master and Man' was first published simultaneously in the periodical 'Severnyi Vestnik' and by Tolstoy's own publishing house 'Posrednik' in Moscow on March 5, 1895. The story became very popular in short time, with several editions in Russia and translations into English, French and German in the same year. Very Good....

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        The Works of E.A. Poe (including Tales of Mystery and Imagination).

      London: Published by J. Shiells and Co., 1895. 8 volumes; complete. A beautiful edition, illustrated with 24 fine photogravures, presented in a very decorative contemporary half dark green morocco, gilt, over marbled sides, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to the spine of a couple of volumes, bookplate of Joseph R Scott - director of the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, and a relative of Sir Walter Scott. Overall a most attractive set in a vintage leather binding. A seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Conan Doyle, Verne, and Baudelaire. This collection of Poe's best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterize his work, as well as the Gothic horror of 'The Pit and the Pendulum' with other similarly wierd tales, together with all three of the landmark cases featuring his ground-breaking detective Auguste Dupin; the history of the detective story begins with the publication of 'The Murders In the Rue Morgue' (Matthews). He was a writer of genius who was interested in crime, especially violent death, in cryptograms, and the whole process of logical deduction (Quayle). Poe's mystery of 'The Purloined Letter' is a prototype of spy stories like those of James Bond. (Haining). Queen's Quorum (their first Cornerstone title), Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. Peter Haining; Crime Fiction. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002].

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        Collection of designs for Christmas cards.

      (Birmingham, England): (1892-1895). One mat with four openings,3ff. A collection of four original pen-and-ink drawings for Christmas cards designed by Georgie Gaskin for Laurence W. Hodson and his family, together with the printed versions of three of the cards. Hodson, an important collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts, was a good friend of both William Morris and Georgie and Arthur Gaskin. All four designs feature ornate floral and foliate borders, reminiscent of the illustrations of the Kelmscott Press. The first card, from 1892, is illustrated with a grapevine design with children and birds incorporated into the pattern among the vines. The second card, for 1893, depicts two girls standing in front of an apple tree, with the text on banners amidst the branches. The third and fourth cards, for 1894 and 1895, both depict nativity scenes: in one, angels surround the baby in the manger, and in the other, three kings present gifts to the swaddled child, held in Mary's lap. The first two cards, from 1892 and 1893, are signed G. C. France: this was Georgie's maiden name, before she married Arthur Gaskin, a teacher and artist who produced woodcuts for the Kelmscott Press. Both Gaskins studied at the Birmingham School of Art, were strong proponents of the Arts & Crafts movement, and embraced the style and ideas of William Morris. The influences of Morris and Edward Burne-Jones are certainly evident in Gaskin's designs for these Christmas cards, but one can also see her own style developing and evolving over the four years. Georgie and Arthur Gaskin were also well-known for their elegant handmade jewelry; Georgie designed the jewelry, and her pieces often featured elaborate flowering vines, a characteristic that can readily be seen in the borders of these Christmas card designs. Gaskin's corrections can be seen in the last two cards, where she reworked the figures. One of the printed cards shows some faint marginal foxing, else a fine collection.

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        Eine neue Art von Strahlen [About a new kind of rays]

      1st Edition Wurzburg: Stahel'schen K. Hof- Und Universitats- Buch- Und Kunsthandluch, 1895. FIRST PRINTING, RARE OFFPRINT in original wrappers of Rontgen's announcement of the discovery of the X-ray. "Hertz and Lenard had published on the penetrating powers of cathode rays (electrons) and Rontgen thought that there were unsolved problems worth investigation... As a preliminary to viewing the cathode rays on a fluorescent screen, Rontgen completely covered his discharge tube with a black card, and then chanced to notice that such a screen lying on a bench some distance away was glowing brightly. Although others had operated Crookes tubes in laboratories for over thirty years, it was Rontgen who found that X rays are emitted by the part of the glass wall of the tube that is opposite the cathode and that receives the beam of cathode rays. He spent six weeks in absolute concentration, repeating and extending his observations on the properties of the new rays. He found that they travel in straight lines, cannot be refracted or reflected, are not deviated by a magnet, and can travel about two meters in air. He soon discovered the penetrating properties of the rays... The apparent magical nature of the new rays was something of a shock even to Rontgen... On 22 December he brought his wife into the laboratory and made an X-ray photograph of her hand" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography).Rontgen now needed to "substantiate his discovery if he was to claim priority and the credit of the scientific community... He persuaded a friend, the president of the local Physical Medical Society in Wurzberg, to include a handwritten paper, announcing the discovery of his 'new kind of rays', as a very late addition to the society's proceedings. He had priority of publication. Now, to spread the word about his 'X-rays', Rontgen bundled up preprints with copies of his photographs and sent them to the leading physicists of Europe, mailing packages on New Year's Day 1896" (Agar, Science in the 20th Century and Beyond).In 1901 Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize awarded in physics "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him."Provenance: The present "preprint" or offprint was received by the noted Swiss physicist Edouard Sarasin (1843-1917), with his signature on the front wrapper. Also with "gratis" stamp from the publisher on front wrapper.First printing, first issue with final blank and without separate title page (as issued). Note: A "Part II" was issued in March 1896 discussing a few improvements and an intensity scale.WITH: A very early illustration of the x-ray printed in the Supplement a la Patrie Suisse on 22 January 1896.Wurzburg: Stahel'schen K. Hof- Und Universitats- Buch- Und Kunsthandluch, 1895. Original wrappers. Faint toning to wrapper edges (as usual), very faint evidence of crease to wrappers. RARE, particularly in such fine condition. Very Good.

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        Poems Chosen out of the Works of Robert Herrick. [Edited by F.S. Ellis].

      8vo. Original limp vellum, green silk ties, spine lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed; pp. xiv[ii]296; woodcut title, woodcut border and large initial letters, text printed in red and black in the Golden type; slight creasing to spine, faint traces of ink writing having been erased from rear blank leaf, otherwise a very good copy. 250 copies were printed on Kelmscott hand-made paper.

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        The Journal of Joseph Hornby February March 1815 Together with a Letter to his sister Margaret Hornby

      

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        The Works of R.L. Stevenson. Include: Treasure Island, New Arabian Nights, The Black Arrow, The Dynamiters, The Master of Ballantrae, Travels with a Donkey, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, etc.

      Edinburgh: Printed by T. and A. Constable for Longmans, Green and Co., ..., 1895. Limited Edition, only 1035 copies of which this is No.454, initialled on behalf of the publisher. Octavo size, 32 volumes. Complete as published, comprising 28 volumes of works; the 4 extra volumes were issued slightly later (Biography in 2 vols, Letters in 2vols). Elegantly hand-bound in half tan morocco with twin labels and gilt to spine, marbled sides, top edge gilt, others uncut. Originally issued in a rather dull cloth binding meaning leatherbound sets are less common. Minor toning to page edges, externally fine. A robust and readable set in an attractive recent leather binding. The Edinburgh Edition. Due to the quality of the printing and paper, the Edinburgh edition is considered to be the best edition of Stevenson's collected works.

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        North America East Coast. West Indies. Jamaica. From British Surveys from 1873 to 1881.

      Washington, D.C. Hydrographic Office. 1882-1895 (?). Chart map, 25 1/4 x 36 1/2 inches on sheet size 28 1/4 x 42 inches, centerfold, 1 inch repaired tear at left margin and at edge of top centrefold (not touching neatline), light creasing across upper edge from previous rolling, good to very good condition. Neat watercolor highlight at Ft. Augusta, Plum Point and Morant Point. Two small notations in red. Chart No. 347. The copyright line reads "Published Feb.ry. 1882 at the Hydrographic Office Washington D.C."; at left is the note "Small corrections which can be entered on previous editions by hand from Notices to Mariners, ('88-52 ('91-12 ('92-5 (93-43 ('95-3, from other sources, III,91, XII, 91." A detailed map of the island of Jamaica.

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        En route

      Tresse & Stock. First edition on ordinary paper. Contemporary half black shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments (slightly rubbed), marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Autograph inscription signed by Joris-Karl Huysmans.A very pale dampstain to foot of first leaf. Tresse & Stock Paris 1895 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Le chariot de terre cuite

      Albert Savine. First edition of the French translation by Victor Barrucand this theatrical drama attributed to King Soudraka, it was not drawn large paperIllustrated cover of an original lithograph in colors of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.A small discharge adhesive paper head back and slightly off to the boards, otherwise nice copy.Rare. Albert Savine Paris 1895 12x19cm broché

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        Honoring the Sixteen Brave Soldiers Opening the Genbu [Xuanwu] Gate ????????????

      Masuda Fukutaro (?????), Meiji 28. 1895. - Lithograph with hand-color, 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches on sheet size 15 1/8 x 20 7/8 inches. Soiling to upper left margin, overall toning to sheet, soft creases to left margin and two soft vertical creases at centre; chips to lower left corner (outside image area); good, bright condition. A gruesome battle scene between Japanese and Chinese forces. Masuda Fukutaro (?????) is credited with producing printing & publishing the print in Kanda Nakamachi, Yonbanchi (Tokyo). The cartouche at upper right lists the names of the sixteen men. One of the many prints of the era which celebrated the selfless valor of the Japanese fighter, aimed at boosting the national spirit at home.

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        The Novels. Complete and Unabridged.

      London: H.S. Nichols. 1895 - 28 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. A neat half morocco binding with gilt raised bands, fleur de lis centre tools to the panels and gilt top edge. The remaining edges are deckled. Limited to 1000 sets on hand made paper of which this is set number 2. Illustrated throughout. A superb and highly readable edition in English of which Les Miserable takes up 10 volumes and Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) takes up 4. This set is in pristine condition inside and out. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Europe in China. The History of HongKong from the Beginning to the Year 1882....

      London. Luzac & Co. 1895. vi + [3] + 575pp + xipp, index, 19th century full morocco binding recased with backstrip laid down, modern endpapers, gilt dentelles. Presentation plate laid down front paste down, "Presented to Mr. George Thomas Crook by His Brother Journalists, on the Eve of his Departure from the Colony, April 6th, 1898". From the library of Arthur Hacker, Hong Kong journalist, artist, author and collector. By and large it is fair to say that, like the man himself, Eitel's History of Hong Kong has stood the test of time. Rather than be influenced by the mixed reaction that Eitel and his book attracted in his own day, some of Hong Kong's leading scholars, past and present, have seen fit to provide a more balanced appraisal of both over the past sixty years. Among their number were historian George Endacott and sociologist Henry Lethbridge earlier in this period, and more recently, the educationalist Anthony Sweeting and the legal historian Peter Wesley-Smith.Endacott led the way in his article, "A Hong Kong History, Europe in China by E.J. Eitel: The Man and the Book" (Journal of Oriental Studies, Vol.4 (1957/58, pp.41-65). Well qualified to give an opinion after his extensive work in the Colonial Office archives, and notwithstanding some candid and detailed criticism in the course of his appraisal, Endacott had no hesitation in assessing the History favourably. "Many", he wrote in his opening paragraph, "will echo the author of this brief essay in expressing gratitude to a local historian who has placed all his successors so splendidly in his debt". And so they have, as interested readers can see from the essays penned by the other scholars named herein and listed at the foot of this brief notice. Besides the History, Eitel's contributions to historical literature stem from his fully recognized abilities as a Sinologue p.45 of Endacott's article), and include some which are still in demand and are available in reprint editions. A full list of Eitel's published works is provided in the last two pages of Endacott's article, and much of them represent his Sinological books and other contributions. It should be noted that among the articles and notes listed as having been published in the China Review (of which Eitel was for long editor) No.31, "Supplementary Notes on the History of Hong Kong, 1882-1890", together with Nos.27 and 29 are also relevant. See also the balanced appraisals in H.J. Lethbridge's Introduction to the Oxford University Press's reprint of Europe in China (Hong Kong, 1983, pp.v-xvi); Anthony Sweeting's article "E.J. Eitel's Europe in China: A Reappraisal of the Messages and the Man" in Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Vol.48 (2008) pp.89-109; and the shorter notice of Eitel in Peter Wesley-Smith's latest contribution in May Holdsworth and Chistopher Munn (co-editors) Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography (Hong Kong University Press, 2012) at pp.132-134, in which he states inter alia that the History is "notable for the role it gives to Chinese community leaders in the colony's early development".This copy has a particularly interesting provenance as it was given as a gift to George Thomas Crook (1873 - ?) on his departure from Hong Kong in 1898. Crook was an English journalist who worked at the Daily Press in Hong Kong from January 1895 until his departure. Prior to his arrival in Hong Kong Crook had worked at the Birmingham Daily Mail (1886-94)and on return to England worked at the Daily Mirror and Daily Express.An attractive presentation plate is laid down on the upper pastedown signed by 12 "brother" journalists in April 1898. These journalists whose signatures appear on it hailed from a variety of newspapers. Many of them were well known journalists of the day including the following: T. Cowen [Thomas Clark Cowen], who worked in the Far East from 1893. He was on the staff of the Hong Kong Telegraph, reported on the Sino-Japanese and Spanish-American Wars and joined the Japan Times in 1906.G.C. Cox (Hong Kong Daily Press, staff 1893 - 1898); Jabez Potts on the staff of the Daily Press (Hong Kong) between 1898 - 1904?; Chesney Duncan, who had a distinguished career in East Asia working as a journalist on many of the best newspapers of the day, including the Hong Kong Telegraph, Japan Gazette, Shanghai Mercury, China Mail, Daily Mail (for whom he was special correspondent during the Boxer Rebellion), Times of Malaya and China Republican. A social activist he was took a leading role in the Sunday Labour Ordinance movement to abolish unnecessary labour on Sunday. The resulting legislation was used as a model when it was passed in other British Crown Colonies. He was also the awarded gold medal for his services during plague epidemic in Hong Kong, 1894.Colin McDonald Smart, China Mail (Hong Kong), staff at 1898. Thomas H. Reid joined the staff of the China Mail (Hong Kong) in 1892, he also served as The Times Hong Kong Correspondent for 3 years in the 1890s, reported on the Spanish American War leaving East Asia in the first years of the 20th century. George Murray Bain joined the China Mail in 1864 as a sub-editor, rising to editor and then in 1872 the proprietor of the newspaper. He played a very active part in Hong Kong life.An attractive and particularly interesting copy of the standard history of 19th century Hong Kong. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155822)....

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        Combat du Chevalier d'Eon

      Encre sur papier. Original ink drawing. Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right of the work and signature monogram stamp of the artist angle; signature stamp on the back of the workshop. Mention handwritten on the back, in pencil, title, and date: 1895 Very nice condition.. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, ... etc. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Encre sur papier Fin XIXème 27 x 21 cm

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        Almayer's Folly. A Story of an Eastern River.

      London, T. Fisher Unwin. 1895. First Edition, first issue with all points as called for. 8vo. Publisher's bottle green cloth titled in gilt to spine. Some very light marking and bumping, minor edgewear, slight bumping and light fraying to spine ends. Top edge gilt, all others untrimmed. Internally clean. Conrad's first published work in nicer condition than is usually seen. Set in the late 19th century, the novel charts the life of an impoverished Dutch trader Kaspar Almayer, his search for treasure in the Borneo jungle and his relationship to his mixed heritage daughter Nina.

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        Album mit 31 grossformatigen, originalen Photographien von deutschen und europaeischen Stadtansichten des 19. Jahrhunderts, vorwiegend Frankfurt am Main [mit traumhaften und ungewoehnlichen Ansichten von Frankfurt und Sachsenhausen / Kaiserstrasse mit Strassenbahn / Rossmarkt / Goetheplatz / Alte Oper / Palmengarten / Wiesbaden - Kursaalplatz / Eschenheimer Turm / Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal / Main mit Untermainbruecke und Angler mit zwei Jungen davor / aber auch Stadtansichten von Berlin (in Farbe - in colour), Lugano (in Farbe - in colour), Boppard (in Farbe - in colour), Heidelberg (in Farbe - in colour), Salzburg, Königstein im Taunus (in Farbe - in colour), Remagen (in Farbe - in colour), Coblenz, Lahneck, Sooneck, Braubach und Marxburg, Wiesbaden, Bingen und Venedig (in Farbe - in colour)/ Album with 31 vintage photographs of Germany. Many on Frankfurt am Main. - All Photographs original Albumen Prints.

      Couvée / Stengel & Co.,, 1895. La Haye / Dresden, Couvée / Stengel & Co., c. 1895 - 1900. Quer Quart / Oblong Quarto. 31 large photographs mounted on cardboard. Original Hardcover / Exzellente Halblederausgabe mit vergoldetem Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel. / Album with gilt lettering. Ungewoehnlich gut erhaltenes Album mit phantastischen Aufnahmen die auch das buergerliche Leben mit eingefangen haben. / Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some with printed text some with text in handwritting underneath, Binen; Frankfurt und Sachsenhausen; Wiesbaden Hochbrunnen-Anlagen. Frankfurt am Main " Kaiserstrasse". Frankfurt am Main Rossmarkt. Frankfurt am Main " Goetheplatz". Frankfurt am Main "Opernhaus". Wiesbaden Kursaalplatz. Frankfurt am Main " Palmengarten". Frankfurt am Main " Eschenheimer Thurm". Frankfurt am Main. " Das Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal." Frankfurt am Main Untermainbrücke. Braubach u. Marxburg; Sooneck; Lahneck; Coblenz; Die Katz u. St. Goar; Follwing are coloured. Königstein im Taunus; Remagen; Salzburg; Boppard; Lugano; Heidelberg; Berlin Blick nach den Linden

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        Poésies complètes

      Collected edition, first for some parts, 10 poems appearing for the first time: Les Étrennes des orphelins, Patience, Jeune ménage, Mémoire, Est-elle almée, Fairy, Guerre, Génie, Jeunesse, Solde - the last five "tacked onto" the IlluminationsImportant original preface by Paul VerlaineContemporary half red morocco over marbled paper boards by Bonleu, spine with gilt floral motif, gilt date to foot of spine, gilt fillet to covers, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, covers preserved, top edge giltWith two frontispiece drawings of Rimbaud after VerlaineA very good copy in a fine contemporary signed binding. Léon Vanier Paris 1895 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        L'île à hélice

      Hetzel. 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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        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 ? so the story goes. He had been kept by a most puzzling observation he made while repeating some of Heinrich Hertz's and Philipp Lenard's recent experiments on cathode rays. "His apparatus was very simple and standard; it consisted of a Ruhmkorff spark coil with a mercury interrupter and a Hittorf discharge tube. That evening, in preparing for his next experiment, he had carefully covered the tube with black cardboard and drawn the curtains of the windows. He hoped to be able to detect some fluorescence coming from the tube with a fluorescent screen made of a sheet of paper painted with barium platinocyanide. That screen, which he intended to bring close to the tube later on, was lying on the table at some distance. Röntgen wanted to test the tightness of the black shield around the tube. He operated the switch of the Ruhmkorff spark coil, producing high-voltage pulses of cathode rays and looked for any stray light coming from the glass tube. He then happened to notice out of the corner of his eye a faint glimmer towards the end of his experimentation table. He switched off the coil, the glimmer disappeared. He switched the coil back on, the glimmer reappeared. He repeated the operation several times, the glimmer was still there. He looked for its source and found that it came from the fluorescent screen. "In the interview he granted in March 1896 to H. J. Dam, a London-based American reporter for the American magazine, McClures, Röntgen was asked: 'What did you think?' His answer was: 'I did not think, I investigated. I assumed that the effect must have come from the tube since its character indicated that it could come from nowhere else'. Röntgen found that the intensity of the fluorescence increased significantly as he brought the screen close to the discharge tube. More baffling, the propagation of this 'radiation' was not hampered if he put a piece of cardboard between the screen and the tube, or other objects such as a pack of cards, a thick book or a wooden board two or three centimetres thick. Then he moved the screen farther and farther away, even as far as two metres, and, his eyes being well accustomed to obscurity, he could still see the very faint glimmer. As an added fortunate circumstance, according to H. H. Seliger, Röntgen being colour-blind, his eyes had enhanced sensitivity in the dark. "After dinner, Röntgen went back down to his laboratory and repeated his experiment, now putting various sheets of materials such as aluminium, copper, lead or platinum in front of the screen. Only lead and platinum absorbed the radiation completely, and lead glass was found to be more absorbing than ordinary glass. Röntgen held a small lead disk in front of the screen and was very surprised to see not only the shadow of the disk, but also the shadow of the bones of his own hand! He also found that photographic plates were sensitive to this unknown radiation. "In the days that followed, Röntgen told no one of his startling observations, neither his assistants nor his wife. He was morose and abstracted, according to his wife, and often ate and even slept in his laboratory. The discovery was so astounding, so unbelievable, that he would not disclose it before he had fully convinced himself of its reality by repeated observations and had determined the properties of this new radiation. "In the same interview for McClures Magazine mentioned above, he said: 'It seemed at first a new kind of light. It was clearly something new, something unrecorded'. 'Is it light?' 'No, it can neither be reflected nor refracted.' 'Is it electricity?' 'Not in any form known'. 'What is it?' 'I do not know. Having discovered the existence of a new kind of rays, I of course began to investigate what they could do'. Indeed, being a careful experimenter, he made in the following seven weeks very systematic studies of the properties of the new rays, X-Strahlen, as he called them. During all that period, he remained uncommunicative, but, shortly before Christmas, he invited his wife to his laboratory and showed her his work. He even took a radiograph of her hand. The results of his investigations are recorded in the preliminary report he handed to the president of the Würzburg Physikalisch-medicinische Gesellschaft on 28 December [the offered paper]. On account of its outstanding importance, the President of the Society agreed that the report should be printed at once, even though it had not been presented orally at a meeting ... "Rontgen's first communication, written in a precise and matter-of-fact way, reveals what a thorough and meticulous investigation he made of the properties of the new rays. Many other bodies besides barium platinocyanide exhibit fluorescence when submitted to the action of X-rays: calcium sulphide, uranium glass, Iceland spar, rock-salt, etc. X-rays pass through all bodies, as shown by Lenard for cathode rays. Röntgen compared the attenuation of X-rays through various materials. For instance, the radiographs of a hand showed that bones were more absorbing than flesh. Generally speaking, the absorption of X-rays increases with the density and the thickness of the bodies. Rontgen made quantitative estimates and found roughly the same attenuation for metallic foils of platinum, lead, zinc, and aluminium, 0.018 mm, 0.050 mm, 0.100 mm, and 3.500 mm thick, respectively. He also checked the increase of absorption with thickness by means of photographs taken through tin foils of gradually increasing thicknesses. X-rays are not deflected by a prism. Röntgen used water and carbon disulphide in mica prisms of 30°, and prisms of ebonite and aluminium, but found no effect. There was no refraction by lenses either, and this 'shows that the velocity of X-rays is the same in all bodies'. X-rays are diffused by turbid media, like light. Likewise, no conclusive reflection of X-rays by a mirror was observed. After these negative observations, Röntgen thought that maybe, nevertheless, 'the geometrical arrangement of the molecules might affect the action of a body upon the X-rays for instance according to the orientation of the surface of an Iceland spar plate with respect to its [optical] axis', but the experiments with quartz and Iceland spar on this point also lead to a negative result. Despite all his efforts, Röntgen could not find any interference effects. He attributed this negative result to the very feeble intensity of the X-rays. Laue noted that he was right in this, since, having shone X-rays on quartz and calcite crystals, he would have observed interference fringes if the intensity had been higher. But Röntgen told him that in any case he would never have imagined interference effects to be like those seen by Friedrich and Knipping! X-rays are much less absorbed than cathode rays, and unlike them, are not deflected by magnets. They are a different kind of radiation. The intensity of the rays decreases as the inverse square of the distance between the discharge tube and the screen. X-rays cast regular shadows, as shown by many photographs of shadows of various objects, as well as by pinhole photographs. This indicates a rectilinear propagation, hence the term 'rays'. "In conclusion, Röntgen noted that 'a kind of relationship between the new rays and light appears to exist' and suggested tentatively 'Should not the new rays be ascribed to longitudinal waves in the aether?' "There were no illustrations in the report, but Röntgen made copies of nine of the most important radiographs, such as a set of weights in a closed wooden box, a piece of metal whose lack of homogeneity was revealed by the X-rays, and a wooden door with lead paint, the most striking and extraordinary one being, of course, the radiograph of a hand showing the bones. He mailed them on New Year's Day 1896, together with preprints of his paper, to ninety leading physicists in Germany, Austria, France, and England. One of the recipients was F. Exner, the Director of the Institute of Physics at Vienna University, whom he knew from his younger days at the Polytechnic Institute in Zürich. Professor Exner showed the report and the photographs to some friends, among whom was E. Larcher. Larcher's father happened to be the editor of the journal Die Presse in Vienna. As a good journalist, he immediately felt the importance of Röntgen's discovery and wrote without waiting an article which made the front page of that journal on Sunday, 5 January 1896, under the headline Eine sensationelle Entdeckung (a sensational discovery). This was indeed sensational news. They were cabled immediately by foreign correspondents to their home journals, and, from then on, they spread round the world with the speed of lightning. The discovery was reported next day in the dailies, on 6 January in the Frankfurter Zeitung and in the London Daily Chronicle, on the 7th in the Standard, on the 13th in the Paris Le Matin, on the 16th in the New York Times, and on the 31st in the Sydney Telegvaph. The professional journals followed suit immediately, the Electrical Engineer, New York, on 8 January, under the title 'Electrical photography through solid matter', the Electrician, London, on the 10th, the Lancet, London, on the 11th, and the British Journal of Medicine on the 18th, with a note by the English physicist, A. Schuster, one of the recipients of Röntgen's mailings. It was announced at the French Academy of Sciences on 20 January. An English translation of Röntgen's communication was published in Nature, London, on 23 January, along with short articles by A. A. Campbell Swinton and A. Schuster, and in Science (USA) on 14 February. A French translation appeared in L'Eclairage electrique on 8 February. The imagination of the general public was naturally inflamed and it is no surprise, in that Victorian age, that some advertisements appeared for 'X-ray proof underclothing ? especially for the sensitive woman' ... "Röntgen was showered with honours, invitations, and prizes, the most prestigious one being the very first Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded in 1901, but, being shy of nature, he declined many other invitations to speak again in public. He did not even give a lecture after receiving his Nobel Prize. The Prince Regent of Bavaria bestowed on him the Royal Bavarian Order of the Crown, which entitled the recipient to be called von. Rontgen accepted the decoration, but declined the nobility. He did not take any patent, and gave his discovery to the world without deriving any personal profit from it" (Authier, Early Days of X-ray Crystallography, pp. 52-8). In the two months that followed his first communication, Rontgen worked very hard to continue the study of the properties of X-rays. In his second communication, Eine neue Art von Strahlen. II. Mittheilung (March, 1896), he showed that 'electrified bodies in air, charged positively or negatively, conductors or insulators, are discharged when X-rays fall on them'. He also demonstrated that X-rays could be produced in many materials other than glass, for instance if the beam of cathode rays fell on a plate of aluminium or platinum. After holidaying in Italy with his wife in March 1896, Röntgen continued his study of the properties of X-rays, recording his observations in his third communication, Weitere Beobachtungen uber die Eigenschaften der X-Strahlen. Dritte Mittheilung (published in 1897 in the Berlin Sitzungsberichte). He showed that any matter, when submitted to X-rays, itself emits X-rays, and that a body hit by cathode rays emits X-rays equally in all directions; he further investigated the transparency of various substances to X-rays; and he failed to demonstrate diffraction of X-rays. There were five separate printings, in six issues, of this offprint in the space of two months. Dibner, Heralds, 162 (first and second papers); GM 2683 (journal). Horblit 90 (journal). Klickstein, Röntgen, pp. 1-28; no.2; PMM 380. 8vo (227 x 152 mm), pp. 10, [2, blank]. Original buff printed wrappers (two light vertical creases where folded for posting). Signature of F.W. Stevens, Göttingen, on front wrapper (possibly the chemist who later worked at the National Bureau of Standards (US)). Preserved in a folding clamshell box.

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        The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1895 First edition, first printing, first state, with Gilbert Parker and The Land of the Sun advertisements, printed on laid paper with horizontal wire marks, "congratu-lated" printed in unbattered type on page 225. Publisher's tan buckram, lettered in black and red, decorated in black, yellow top stain, light brown coated endpapers. Very good or better with a slight lean and some toning to the spine, spotting other otherwise bright boards, front board lightly bowed, otherwise fresh binding. A very clean and pleasing copy. Williams and Starrett 3. BAL 4071. The Red Badge of Courage, Crane's second novel, is widely considered the author's masterpiece and is credited as the work that propelled him to literary acclaim. An American Civil War novel, it features the fictional Union Army private Henry Fleming who dreams of achieving glory through combat only to become disillusioned with war after his enlistment. After deserting his regiment, Fleming longs for a "red badge of courage," or a battle wound that would assuage his shame at his own cowardice. Notably, although Crane was born several years after the Civil War, The Red Badge of Courage is lauded for its uncanny ability to evoke the feel of a battlefield.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Syr Perecyvelle Of Gales

      Hammersmith, England: Kelmscott Press, 1895. First Edition, Limited Edition. Very near fine in 1/4 light brown linen and blue paper covered boards with black text on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 5/8 inches with the lower tips of the boards bumped and with the covering paper worn through at those tips. Otherwise this copy is in fine condition with the contents absolutely fresh, clean and free of tanning or foxing and any former ownership markings, names or bookplates. One of only 350 copies of an edition of 358. This copy is quite possibly identified as number 7 as noted in pencil on the front paste down. 98 pages printed in black and red with the red shoulder notes by Morris all in Chaucer type. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece by Edward Burne-Jones which dovetails into the first page of text with the opening line printed in red. (Petersen, A33)

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

      1895 1895 - 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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        Australian Federation Papers (a Miscellany)

      Self published, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Fascinating collection of original letters, newspaper clippings and related material from and to various key early Federalists in Australia. Letters mainly to Cormack (NSW) from various officials and key players in the Federal Party in the 1890s. An important piece of pre-Federation original history. Size: Large Format - between A4 and A3. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is loose but fully intact. Moderately foxed throughout. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australia; 19th century; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 28938. .

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        The Time Machine

      UK: Heinemann, 1895 The First UK Printing published by Heinemann in 1985. Correct First issue (Currey's 'A' state) with 152 pages and 16 pages of advertisements to the rear with Hall Caine's 'The Manxman' and Kipling's 'The Naulahka'. The Book is in Very Good+ condition. Bound in the publisher's original oatmeal cloth and titled in purple to both covers and the spine. Text-block untrimmed. Some spotting and offsetting to the end papers. The spine is browned with a faint mark to the foot of the front board. Previous owner's name to the half-title. No Wrapper as issued. 6000 copies were printed, of which 1500 were bound in cloth. In 1888 Wells had written a series of articles concerning time travel entitled "The Chronic Argonauts" for The Science Schools Journal, a magazine that he had founded whilst a student. Some six years later he revised them for the National Observer, and then rewrote them as the serial "The Time Traveler's Story" for the The New Review. The editor of both journals W.E. Henley, then persuaded Heinemann to publish the whole story as a book. So it was that Wells came to write The Time Machine, not only his first novel but also a pioneering highlight of the science fiction genre. "And if you want to know what impresses me it is to see how you contrive to give over humanity into the clutches of the Impossible and yet manage to keep it down (or up) to its humanity, to its flesh, blood, sorrow, folly. THAT is achievement!" (Joseph Conrad). Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        A Description of the Early Printed Books Owned by the Grolier Club with a brief account of their printers and the history of typography in the fifteenth century

      - New York, The De Vinne Press, 1895. Illustrated with many facsimiles. One of 400 copes printed at the De Vinne Press. Ex libris. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hand-book of a collection of chinese porcelains loaned by James A. Garland

      - The Metropolitan museum of art, New York 1895, 14,5x22,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edizione originale. Bound in piena calico marrone, liscio indietro, R bordeaux dolore, reti fredde cornice su piatti di carta, medaglione d'oro dal Metropolitan Museum di New Yok al centro dei primi piatti, guardie e contreplats moiré carta e oro effetto. libro illustrato di 33 fotografica piastre inserto. Molto lievi graffi non sono sul serio i pasti. copia rara e piacevole.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en pleine percaline marron, dos lisse, r de chagrin bordeaux, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats de papier, médaillon doré du Metropolitan museum de New Yok au centre du premier plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à effet moiré et doré. Ouvrage illustré de 33 planches photographiques hors-texte. Très légères éraflures sans gravité sur les plats. Rare et agréable exemplaire.  

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        Zur ergötzlichen Erbauung für Damen. 8. Februar 1895. (Einbd.tit.: Kränzchen der Kunstgewerbe-Schüler).

      Ohne Impressum [Wien, Eigenvlg. 1895]. - Überaus seltene, hübsch illustrierte Ballspende, für uns nur bei der ?Zürcher Hochschule der Künste? (hier aus dem Jahr 1899) und bei der ÖNB (hier 1896) nachweisbar. Mit illustrierter Tanzordnung von unterschiedlichen Schülern der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule darunter namhafte Künstler wie Koloman Moser und Alfred Cossmann. Vermutlich Arbeiten, die in der Fachschule für Zeichnen und Malen unter der Professur von Franz von Matsch entstanden sind. M. wurde 1893 zum Professor an der Kunstgewerbeschule ernannt und unterrichtete ebenda bis 1901. (Vgl. dazu Fliedl G., Kunst u. Lehre am Beginn der Moderne. Die Wr. Kunstgewerbeschule 1867-1918. S. 234). - Die Tafeln mit Arbeiten von Koloman Moser (Titel und 5 Tafeln), F. Sommer (3), J[osef] Ad[olf] Lang (5), E. Zuendel (1), Karl Schönswetter (1), A. Walther (1), R. Völkel (1), R. Nowotny (1), [Alfred] Cossmann (2), Leopoldine Schmidt (2), R. Auer (1), J. Steiner (1). 1 Tafel unsigniert. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. 8,5 x 14,5 cm. Gezeichneter Titel (v. Koloman Moser) u. 25 Tafeln in Lichtdruck. Dekorativer OEinband am Rücken m. grünem Samtstoff u. auf den Deckeln m. Schweinsleder bezogen; auf Vorderdeckel mit gepr. Titel (in 2 Schrifttypen), am Übergang zwischen Stoff- u. Lederbezug mit verz. metallener Leiste, mit durchzogenem, olivgrünem Seidenband (zum Schließen?) und auf Rü u. Oberkante mit einer mont. grünen Kordel (am Ende mit Messinghaken als Hängevorrichtung ), Lederschleife für Stift sowie Vorsätze aus Moiré-Papier. Einbd. angeschmutzt, abgewetzt u. stellenw. fleckig, Ecken unschön bestoßen, Seidenband verschlissen und an mehreren Stellen rissig, im Falz aufgeplatzt, im unt. Bl.rd. (außerhalb der Darstellung) vereinz. fl., die Tafeln gebräunt aber fleckenfrei.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Cuerpo del Derecho Civil Romano á doble texto traducido al Castellano del latino publicado por los hermanos Kriegel, Hermann y Osenbrüggen con las variantes de las principales ediciones antiguas y modernas y con notas de referencias por D. Ildefonso

      - Derecho romano Jaime Molinas, editor. Barcelona. 1895. 28 cm . 5 vols. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal, lomo en pasta española (piel) con nervios y doble tejuelo. Imprenta "La Ilustración Ibérica". a dos colums. Primera Parte: Instituto.- Digesto (tomos I-III) ; Segunda Parte: Código (tomos IV-V). Falta Tercera Parte: Novelas (tomo VI) . Cubierta deslucida. GJ14 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vallois Séraphine Marie. Scolio-cyphotique gynécologique. N° 9. 1895

      1895. 1895, 1895, , , tirage albuminé [185 x 285 mm] contrecollé sur carton fort, Cliché réalisé par Félix Méheux : la patiente, Séraphine Vallois, se tient nue, de profil, devant un paravent sombre. La cyphose scoliose est à un stade très avancé. Le carton porte en pied le nom du service - "Clinique d'accouchement - Service de M. le Prof. TARNIER" - et le nom du photographe : "Photogr. de F. MÉHEUX, dessinat.". Inscription à l'encre au revers du carton. Très belle photographie, particulièrement saisissante, qui atteste de la collaboration entre le chef de l'école obstétricienne française, Etienne, dit Stéphane, Tarnier (1828-1897), et le photographe médical Félix Méheux (1838-1908). Léger manque angulaire au carton

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        Traité des Machines-Outils. Complet en deux volumes.

      Baudry et Cie Paris 1895 - Deux volumes in-folio de 551 et 545 pages. Sommaire sur demande. Bon etat intérieur, ni annotations , ni rousseurs. Reliures usagées, premier plat du tome 1 détaché. Percaline bordeaux usée aux angles et aux charnières. Titre doré. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Edle Nacktheit in China. Mit 31 Originalaufnahmen von Heinz von Perckhammer.

      27 x 19 cm 3 Bl. Text, sowie 31 Fototafeln in Kupfertiefdruck. Einseitig bedruckt. Halbleinenband mit Rückentitelbeschriftung (Rückentitel mit Beschriftung: Heinz v. Perckhammer. Ideale Nacktheit in China). Einband leicht nachgedunkelt. Privatgebundene Ausgabe des berühmten Werkes der Aktfotografie. Mit Aufnahmen von Heinz von Perckhammer (1895-1965). Perckhammer eröffnete zu Beginn der dreissiger Jahre ein "Photo-Art-Studio" am Kurfürstendamm in Berlin, das 1942 ausgebombt wurde. Später unterhielt er ein Atelier in seiner alte Heimat Meran. - Titelblatt entfernt. Innendeckel und verso Vorsatz gestempelt, Besitzvermerk a. Vorsatz. Papier nur leicht gebräunt. Die Tafeln alle schön und sauber erhalten.

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        MAKING A FISHERY

      Horace Cox 1895 - First edition, large paper issue deluxe, number 11 of 150 copies signed by the author. Publisher's full green morocco titled in gilt to the spine with gilt ruled border to covers. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A good copy, heavily worn at the head of the spine with lighter wear to the joints and corners. Two armorial bookplates to the front pastedown. Internally excellent. Four mounted plates of diagrams, with further illustrations mounted in the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Poésies complètes

      Léon Vanier 1895 - - Léon Vanier, Paris 1895, 11,5x18,5cm, relié sous chemise et étui. - Edition collective en grande partie originale, 10 poèmes paraissent pour la première fois : Les Étrennes des orphelins, Patience, Jeune ménage, Mémoire, Est-elle almée, Fairy, Guerre, Génie, Jeunesse, Solde - les 5 derniers "rattachés" aux Illuminations. Importante préface originale de Paul Verlaine. Ouvrage illustré en frontispice de deux dessins d'après Verlaine représentant Arthur Rimbaud. Petites déchirures restaurées en marges des plats, un infime manque angulaire en tête du second plat. Notre exemplaire est présenté dans une chemise et un étui en demi maroquin noir, plats de papier marbré", date dorée en queue, ensemble signé de Boichot. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Collective Edition largely partly original, 10 poems appeared for the first time: The New Year gifts for orphans, Patience, Young household, Memory, Is it ALMEE, Fairy, War, Engineering, Youth, balance - the last 5 "attached" to the Illuminations . Important original preface of Paul Verlaine. Book illustrated frontispiece of two drawings from Arthur Rimbaud Verlaine representative. Small tears in margins restored boards, a small angular lack leads the second board. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("A. Bebel").

      Berlin, 30. IV. 1895. - 8vo. 1½ pages on bifolium. To an unnamed addressee, agrees to hold a lecture in Apolda or Weimar on Saturday evening. - August Bebel is best remembered as one of the founders of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany (SDAP) in 1869, which in 1875 merged with the General German Workers' Association into the Socialist Workers' Party of Germany (SAPD). During the repression under the terms of the Anti-Socialist Laws, Bebel became the leading figure of the social democratic movement in Germany and from 1892 until his death served as chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

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        Prospecting for Gold and Silver

      Scranton: The Colliery Engineer Co, 1895. First Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo, 207 pages, floral end papers; original brown cloth, decorated in gilt; 2 folding plates. End papers browned as is title page; small brown spot on pages 20 to 30, but internally very clean and bright; front end paper repaired in gutter, with quarter inch loss, a little fraying at head of spine. Neat owner name. Overall, a very good copy of a rarity.

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        Les impulsions irrésistibles des épileptiques

      144 pp. Bordeaux, G. Gounouilhou, 1895, in-8, 144 pp, broché, couverture imprimée, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de ce traité portant sur les impulsions irrésistibles par l'aliéniste Victor Parant (1848-1924), directeur de la maison de Santé de Toulouse, transcrit après son intervention durant la sixième session du Congrès des médecins aliénistes et neurologistes de France et de pays de langue française, qui s'est tenu à Bordeaux en 1895. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque du Dr Carrier de Lyon, avec son cachet ex-libris. Dos muet, refait. État moyen.

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        BAYERN. - Götz, Wilhelm. Geographisch-Historisches Handbuch von Bayern.

      München, Franz, -98 1895 - 2 Bde. 25 x 18 cm. 2 Bl., VIII, 900 S., XXXI; XI, 1158 S., XXXIX. Mit sehr vielen Textholzstichen. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rtit. Lentner 3244. - Umfassende Landeskunde, wegen des reichen statistischen Materials und der zahlreichen Quellenangaben auch heute noch von Bedeutung. Vor allem gesucht wegen der zahlreichen, nach Zeichnungen von Carl Dietrich geschaffenen authentischen Ansichten. - Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Repräsentativ gebunden! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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