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        St. Nicholas (cover title)

      NY: McLoughlin Bros, 1895. Tall quarto. (6)ff. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. Contents include Clement Clark Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas," "Before Christmas" by Glenn Holley, "The Tale of a Christmas Stocking" by Frank J. Bonnelle, and four other Christmas-themed rhymes. In the publisher's die-cut chromolithographed stiff wrappers featuring a full-length portrait of St. Nicholas himself, snow-covered Christmas tree in hand, standing next to a donkey bearing baskets full of snow-covered toys. This large format shaped book is the least common of the McLoughlin editions featuring Moore's enduring Christmas poem. Apart from a very shallow crease at St. Nicholas's head and a tidy ink inscription on the inside front cover, this is a fine, bright copy of a rare survivor.

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        Carte de France au 1/200 000e. - 82 cartes du Service Géographique de l'Armée.

      Paris, Service Géographique de l'Armée, 1895-1898, 1 volume, grand in-folio (57 cm x42 cm), reliure éditeur, Pas de page de titre (normal), 82 cartes montées sur onglets, la plupart doubles, 1 plan d'assemblage, les cartes sont datées entre 1876 et 1898. Les cartes doubles mesurent 76 cm par 56 cm. Reliure éditeur, demi chagrin bleu nuit, dos à nerfs, titre doré, titre doré sur le premier plat, petites galeries de vers sur les trois premières cartes avec petites pertes dans les légendes mais pas sur la carte elle-même, la toile des plats est partiellement décolorée. Atlas rare car non mis dans le commerce, les particuliers pouvaient acheter les cartes au détail mais pas l'atlas complet. Ces cartes sont très précises, très détaillées et imprimées en quatre couleurs. Les illustrations de cette notice sont des scanners qui ne reproduisent que partiellement l'ouvrage, vu les dimensions exceptionnelles de celui-ci. Bon état. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        Mirat ül-memalik. Asar-i eslafdan. [Istanbul] Dersaadet, Ikdam Matbaasi, AH 1313 (AD 1895).

      1895. 8vo. 99, (1) pp. Blindstamped brown morocco with giltstamped spine and cover title. Marbled endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound within. First and only edition in the Ottoman world. Sidi Ali Reis was an Ottoman admiral sent by Suleiman the Magnificent to counter Portuguese piracy and attacks on Muslim pilgrim ships in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Arabian Gulf. He was shipwrecked in India and travelled to the Muslim states of South Asia, Afghanistan, central Asia, Iran, and the Middle East before returning to the Ottoman Empire. His travels are recounted in his present "Mirat ül-Memalik" ("The Mirror of Countries"), first published in 1557, one of the earliest travel books of Turkish literature and written in the now extinct Chagatai language. Rare: OCLC lists 3 copies only internationally (Leiden, Bamberg, Munich). OCLC 632504491, 65818716.

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        [Binding, Fine- Dudley and Hodge, Bound for Copeland and Day by ] Esther and the Love Sonnets of Proteus

      Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895. First edition. Specially and exquisitely bound by Dudley and Hodge for Copeland and Day in full crimson crushed morocco with all-over parallel gilt-stippled lines interrupted by leaf and blossom pattern on both covers and spine, attractive gilt dentelles. Gilt rules along edges of morocco boards. A wonderful binding by Dudley and Hodge who faithfully worked in-house at Copeland and Day as master bookbinders, and, occasionally, designed and bound special projects such as this. Fine. AEG. 500 Copies, printed on Dutch handmade paper with title page, borders and the initial letters designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. Most scarce.

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      Ward, Lock & Bowden, Limited, 1895., London - First edition. Illustrated by D. Murray Smith. Former owner's inked name on the front fly leaf, else a beautiful, fresh, bright, solid copy. As Vincent Starrett once wrote: "After Holmes, the deluge!" Martin Hewitt is the only contemporary imitator of Sherlock Holmes to survive the years. Queen's Quorum 18 says "Imitators multiplied rabbidly, and if you look closely, you will see the same spawning process going on still. The Holmes pattern persists even today. Of Doyle's contemporary imitators the most durable (indeed the only important one to survive the years) is the private investigator, a man of awe-inspiring technical and statistical knowledge, in Arthur Morrison's MARTIN HEWITT, INVESTIGATOR." Six well-written short stories that feature Martin Hewitt and his able assistant, Brett, a journalist. An exceptional copy of a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Paris Mazo. 145 fascicules reliés en 6 volumes petit in-4°(27x18cm); Modeste reliure demi basane; Dos plat portant le titre. Complet du N°1 de juillet 1895 au n°145 de juillet 1907. 1363p en pagination continue; Très nombreuses illustrations de matériels photographiques, lanternes..Reliures frottées avec manque de cuir par endroits.L'ensemble reste cependant en bon état.

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        Album de haute-école d'équitation

      - Librairie militaire de L. Baudoin, Paris s.d. (1895), 37x27cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition originale. Reliure à l'italienne de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage souple sable, dos lisse muet, premier plat illustré. Petites déchirures et légers manques angulaires sur les plats et le dos, agréable état intérieur. Ouvrage illustré de nombreuses planches photographiques. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à l'italienne de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage souple sable, dos lisse muet, premier plat illustré. Petites déchirures et légers manques angulaires sur les plats et le dos, petits manques angulaires sur la première agrde sinon agréable état intérieur. Ex-dono à la plume en guise de présent en tête de la page de titre. Ouvrage illustré de nombreuses planches photographiques.

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        Autograph letter signed. Paris, 19 and 20 Nov. 1895.

      1895. 4to (203 x 130 mm). 4 pp. In French. On November 19, Zola writes to his wife: "I see that your day on Saturday was well spent: a visit at the curiosities merchants, lunch with the Luzzattos, a visit in the Coliseum, dinner at the Embassy. And how you pressed yourself to get double the benefit! You speak of leaving Rome Tuesday evening, that is, today. You will thus not have received the letter in which I advised you to stay until the Consistory. You have to return in the end, if you have had enough. Only, I am a bit embarrassed about my letters, as you didn t send me the dispatch I asked you to send three days before you leave Rome. I'll take the chance and continue to write you at the Grand Hotel, from where my letters will no doubt be forwarded to you. Today I did up my first small packages and sent the first two chapters of Rome to the translators. Caponi will have these two chapters in his hands this evening, with the authorization to begin in La Tribuna of December 23. I haven't seen Caponi again; the seven hundred francs are embarrassing to him. I have negotiated everywhere for Rome except with Spain and America. Spain will come, but I doubt very much that America will this time. That will make a hole. All the same, I am counting on the translations bringing in thirty to forty thousand francs, which is a reasonable figure. After my lunch, Jules having told me the masons had finished their work in the old pit, I went down to see. That will make a superb cellar, much bigger than our old wine cellar. It will be cooler than the one we re using now; and you could store wine there. But I think it ought rather to be made into a coal cellar. One could easily store thirty or forty thousand kilogrammes there if there were a real reason for buying coal en gros, in great quantity. You will see. I took the liberty of opening a letter addressed in your name and stamped with a stamp of Lagesse; and I was right, for it contained simply a receipt for two hundred francs that he no doubt owed you. Giacomelli has lost his wife. I am sending him your card and mine, with a word of sympathy. The day was quite cold and foggy. This is decidedly villainous weather. As soon as you are back, we will really move into our winter quarters. I forgot to say regarding the new cellar that the work on everything having to do with the other rooms is going to begin shortly. The architect of the house had a long meeting with the architect of no. 23, for it seems that there are very complicated questions about the wall in between. Happily, we didn t take it inside. But I will be content when our rooms upstairs are also finished. And that s all for today. Our journal is about to end, for your return is near. For me, your letters were a great pleasure every morning and I am happy to think that mine followed you everywhere, reminding you that the house was waiting for you and that you have an old and good friend there who loves you and in spite of everything dreams of your happiness as if it were his own. Monsieur Din just made me rage. He had stayed under... and I looked for him everywhere. I told him you were about to return, and I think he understood...". The following day, on the 20th, Zola writes: "This morning I received your letter in which you fixed your return for Monday. If thus you keep this date and if you don t stay in Rome until the Consistory, this letter is the last you will be able to receive in Rome, as it will arrive Friday morning and you should be leaving on Friday evening, according to the data you gave me. Thus, I am embarrassed as to an address for the letter I ll write you this evening and which will depart tomorrow. I m going to await your letter of tomorrow, and I ll make my decision if you have stuck to yours. In this case, this letter would be the last which I would send you to Rome, and I would address the one this evening to Turin, general delivery. By the way, I think Monday is an excellent date for your return".

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        Storm Petrel

      Original watercolour with pencil and body colour. Signed 'Archibald Thorburn' (lower right). 7 x 9.75in (17.8 x 24.8cm). Framed and mounted. A rare opportunity to purchase an original for Lilford's Birds of BritainThis is an original used in Lilford's Coloured figures of the birds of the British Islands 1895-97. Vol V1, PL.63

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        Description de Damas. Traductions de l'Arabe. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1895-1896.

      1895. 8vo. 2 parts in 1 vol. (4), 318 pp. (4), 441, (1) pp. Modern red half morocco with giltstamped spine title; original blue printed wrappers bound within. First edition in book form ("Extrait du Journal Asiatique, 9. sér., v. 3-7, 1894-96"). The French scholar Henri Sauvaire (1849-96), a leading photographer and numismatic collector, served as a Consul in Damascus and Casablanca. He spent the last years of his life writing on Arab culture. In 1864 he embarked on translating into French the "Description of Damascus" by Abd al-Basit al-Amawi, who lived in Damascus in the mid-16th century (d. 1573/4). - Rare and well-preserved. OCLC 23427282.

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        The Second Jungle Book

      Century Co., New York 1895 - Bound in full rust morocco, raised bands, gilt decorated spine compartments, top edge gilt. Small 8vo, 324 pp. Decorations by John Lockwood Kipling in black and white. An absolutely beautiful volume in full leather binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("A. Bebel").

      Berlin, 30. IV. 1895. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Um Ihnen den guten Willen zu zeigen erkläre ich mich bereit Sonnabend eine Versammlung abzuhalten, sei es in Apolda oder in Weimar. Aber ich erkläre ausdrücklich, daß ich nur für diese eine Versammlung zu haben bin, weil ich Sonntag Vormittag wieder hierher zurück muß. Einmal weil ich hier für Montag zur Umsturzvorlage noch viel Arbeit habe, dann weil ich in Rücksicht auf meine Betheiligung an den Debatten über die Umsturzvorlage meine Lunge schonen muß. Schreiben Sie mir also wo die Versammlung ist, ich muß mit Bummelzug fahren und käme Abend 7 Uhr 34 in Apolda bez. 7 Uhr 54 in Weimar an. Die Versammlung bitte ich also erst um halb neun Uhr anzuberaumen u. für ein großes Glas Zuckerwasser zu besorgen [.]". - Bebel war einer der Begründer der deutschen Sozialdemokratie und einer der bedeutendsten Parlamentarier in der Zeit des Deutschen Kaiserreichs. Die sog. Umsturzvorlage war eine am 5. Dezember 1894 in den Deutschen Reichstag eingebrachte Gesetzesvorlage des Reichskanzlers Fürst Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe- Schillingsfürst, die nach ihrer Begründung den gefährlichen, auf den gewaltsamen Umsturz der bestehenden Verfassung und Gesellschaftsordnung des Deutschen Reiches zielenden Bestrebungen entgegentreten sollte. Die hinter diesen Bestrebungen stehenden Kräfte waren nach Meinung der Verfasser der Umsturzvorlage insbesondere die Sozialdemokraten. Am 11. Mai 1895 wurde die Umsturzvorlage in Zweiter Lesung zurückgewiesen. - Etw. fleckig und mit Knickfalten sowie kleiner Eckfehlstelle; mit gepr. Vignette "Deutscher Reichstag".

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        Autograph lettercard signed ("EhFranz"). Luxor, 20. XII. 1895.

      1895. 8 vo. 1 p. With autogr. envelope. To lieutnant Otto Edler von Cron in Zara, sending New Year's Greetings. - Folded; with printed scenes from Egypt. Together with a letter to lieutnant Cron written by a comrade of Franz Ferdinand (Monte Carlo, 27. IV. 1896; large 8vo, ¾ p. on bifolium, letterhead of Saint James Hotel in Monte Carlo).

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        The Time Machine

      London, Heinemann, 1895. Hardback first edition and first impression, first state with 16pp ads. Rebound in full morocco with five raised bands, marbled endpapers, TEG and some nice gilt work. Near fine copy.

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        I re dell'Egitto. Weißenburg, Burckardts Nachfolger, [c. 1895/1900].

      1895. Colour lithograph. 57 x 42.5 cm. Splendid Weißenburg illustrated broadsheet showing the rulers of the dynasty of Muhammad Ali (reigned from 1805 until the deposition of the last Khedive, Abbas Hilmi II, in 1914). As usual, this bears the fictitious publisher's address of Hassan Auvès in Cairo (at left), and also the true imprint of Camille Burckardt's successors, who took over the company in 1889. - Slight repaired tear to left edge; slight browning. All of these prints are very rare; a different print commanded £21,250 at Sotheby's in 2012.

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        Fouilles a Dahchour. Mars-Juin 1894. Wien, Adolf Holzhausen, 1895.

      1895. VI, 165, (5) SS. Mit zahlr. Holzstichillustrationen im Text, 40 Abbildungen auf 32 Tafeln (Heliogravüren, Chromolithographien mit Gold- und Silberhöhung sowie photograph. Tafeln) und einem Druck nach Photo auf S. 1 aufmontiert. Grüner Originalleinenband mit goldgepr. Deckel- und Rückentitel. Kopfgoldschnitt. Folio. Einzige Ausgabe. - Der französische Archäologe, Ingenieur, Geologe und Prähistoriker Jacques Jean Marie de Morgan (1857-1924) leitete wissenschaftliche Gesandtschaften im Kaukasus (1886-89) und in Persien (1889-91), bevor er Generaldirektor des "Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte" wurde. Er unternahm die ersten systematischen Ausgrabungen in Dahschur, einer Nekropole etwa 26 Kilometer südlich von Kairo am Westufer des Nils. Hier entdeckte er die noch ungeplünderten Gräber der Prinzessinnen Mereret und Chnumit, deren außergewöhnliche Schmuckausstattungen heute im Ägyptisches Museum von Kairo zu besichtigen sind. Außerdem grub er an den drei Pyramiden des Mittleren Reiches und an den Beamtennekropolen. - Rücken mit kl. Stoßspur, sonst sauber und kaum fleckig.

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        The Philistine. A Periodical of Protest

      The Roycrofters. June 1895 1903, East Aurora - Vol. ! Issue 1 - vol. XVI issue 6 12mo. bound in brown suede spines with printed paper lablels over gray green boards, original wrappers bound in. All but vol. I with protective brown plastic "cover" over spine with cut outs for labels. They peel off easily. Elbert Hubbard described himself well as "a businessman with a literary attachment." . One of the highest paid lecturers in the United States (he received $2,500 a week on a vaudeville circuit), he was the author of six novels . His most famous publication, however, is "The Philistine: A Periodical of Protest (1895-1915), a bibelot with a monthly circulation exceeding 100,000. Begun as a satirical attack on the editors who had rejected his submissions (including William Dean Howells and Edward Bok), his 'fadazine' was profitable from the beginning . Both flaunting and regretting his 'outsider' status, this Midwesterner's acerbic observations, over two decades, regarding the Establishment and the leading figures and publications of his time are valuablet to a history of this period ." -Bruce A. WhiteThe author, Elbert Hubbard, was an popular and influential writer, publisher, lecturer, artist, and transcendentalist philosopher at the turn of the 20th century. He helped establish Roycroft, an Arts and Crafts movement community in New York state in 1895. Roycroft had their own press, and since no major publications would print Mr. Hubbard's stories, he decided to "protest" and print them himself.For over 20 years, the satirical magazine called The Philistine was printed "Every Little While". It was bound in brown butcher paper because, Mr. Hubbard said, "There is meat inside." The stories are delightful, and the typography is beautiful. There are also several pages of advertisements that are entertaining, though most of them are included in a single signature that were folded but not trimmed. Maybe it was bound that way purposefully but I can't see most of the ads unless I dismantle the book, and I won't dare do that.Mr. Hubbard's life sure was interesting, but so was his death. At one of his lectures, he was speaking about the Titanic, and spefically commended Mrs. Isador Straus who refused to board a lifeboat because it would mean leaving her husband behind. Mr. Hubbard stated, ". to pass out as did Mr. and Mrs. Isador Straus is glorious. Few have such a privilege. Happy lovers, both. In life they were never separated and in death they are not divided."As fate would have it, Mr. Hubbard and his wife Alice were aboard the Lusitania when it was torpedoed by the German submarine Unterseeboot 20. They, too, refused to abandon each other. Instead they went to the top deck with the other passengers, linked arms, calmly walked into a room and closed the door. A witness wrote, "It was apparent that his idea was that they should die together, and not risk being parted on going into the water." - Lauren DiRusso. Some spines with some wear to ends, slight spotting to some boards. A few volumes with slight damp staining to top edges, bookplate in each volume on front pastedown and name in ink on each front fly leaf, albeit a nice set [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1895. - First edition. 272 pp. Rebound in later, full brown morocco with outer dentelles and gilt and blindstamped spine with five raised bands. Top edge gilt, other edges rough-trimmed. Free endpaper quite heavily foxed, interior else with some slight, occasional foxing, page 245 with ca 6 cm tape-repaitred tear. Handwritten, signed and dated note by Joseph Conrad enclosed with the book: "Dear Sir, your frankness deserves something better than an empty envelope in reply. Best wishes of the season. Joseph Conrad, 15. Dec. 1923". First edition of Conrad's first novel, as indicated by the omission of a full stop at the headline of page 43, and the omission of the letter "e" in "generosity" and the word "of" at the last two lines of page 110. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lords on a Gentleman and Players Day

      An original proof photogravure image on india paper dated 1895, published by Dickinson and Foster Bond Street. Mounted and framed. Image size 98 x 48cm approx. The frame is contemporary with the picture and is oak and approx 5cm wide. Overall measurement is 136 x 90cm approx. One or two small nicks and marks on the print but generally in good condition. Contains many famous players including W.G. Grace

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        Autograph letter signed ("J. Br.). [Vienna, 11th November 1895].

      1895. Small 8vo. 3pp. on bifolium. To his friend and publisher Fritz Simrock, consoling his friend by writing of his admiration for him, and hoping that Simrock's family problems will soon be over and that he will soon be able to listen and play music again, sending greetings to his wife and discussing a visit to Berlin, and explaining his reluctance to go even though he is inundated with invitations both there and in Leipzig. - Inscribed on blank folio in another hand "1895 Wien 11 Novbr Brahms"; folds.

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        Aus der Wagnerschule 1898, 1899, and 1900

      Supplements nos. 2, 5, and 6 (of 6 total) published by "Der Architekt" between 1895 and 1900 (20, 20, and 44 pp.), supplement no. 6 edited by Paul Roller, each volume profusely illustrated with black-and-white, tinted, and full-color plates depicting designs by architects working in the Wagnerschule including Alois Hackl, Hans Kestranek, Gustav Rossman, Hubert Gessner, Roderich Swoboda, Franz Matauschek, Josef Plecnik, Maurice Balzarek, Wunibald Deininger, Paul Gütl, Hans Schlechta, and others. Some minor soiling and age-darkening. Folio. Orig. publisher's boards, contents loose as issued, boards soiled, tear along spine to supplement no. 2. Wien (Anton Schroll) 1898-1901. Otto Wagner was a master of the Viennese Jugendstil, or Art Nouveau, style, and was also a member of the Vienna Secessionist group together with Gustav Klimt, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Josef Hoffmann, and Koloman Moser. The Wagnerschule was comprised of architectural students all working and studying under Wagner at the Akademie in Vienna.

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        [Kitab al-I'tibar, French]. Souvenirs historiques et récits de chasse par un émir syrien du douzieme siècle. Autobiographie d'Ousâma ibn Mounkidh intitulée: L'Instruction par les exemples. Traduction francaise d'après le texte arabe par Hartwig Derenbourg. Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1895.

      1895. VI, 238 pp. 8vo. Modern boards using the original printed upper cover. First edition. - The autobiography of Usamah ibn Murshid ibn Munqidh (1095-1188), who introduced this genre of writing to Arabic literature (cf. GAL I, 319). Born in Shaizar in northern Syria, where his family ruled a small Emirate, he was banished by his uncle and for a time entered the services of Atabeg Sihabaddin ibn Buri, where he got to know members of the Knights Templar. After spending several years in seclusion as a hunter in Egypt, he returned to Damaskus in 1154, joining the campaign against the European crusaders. The editor H. Derenbourg was the first to discover the sole surviving manuscript of the "Kitab al-I'tibar" (in the Escorial in Madrid) and produced this first translation, afterwards the first Arabic edition (1886) and a biography of Usamah (1889). - A few repaired paper defects; well-preserved altogether. OCLC 7045652.

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        The Black Riders and Other Lines

      Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895, 1895. First edition, trade issue, one of 500 copies. BAL 4070; Kraus, Copeland & Day, 20. Edges slightly worn; text lightly foxed; very good copy.. Small 8vo, original decorated cream boards, untrimmed. Partially unopened. Stephen Crane's second book, a collection of 68 poems published in a fin de siècle nineties style, with the cover designed by illustrator Frederic C. Gordon.

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        THE TIME MACHINE First Edition 1st issue

      First Edition, First issue with the inserted publishers catalogue advertising "The Manxman" on the first page and "The Naulahka" on the last page at rear, bound in the original oatmeal cloth with the Sphinx design to upper cover and publishers monogram to lower board, the cloth has generally darkened with some marking, impressed indentation to upper board at leading edge, else binding is in good general condition, internally lacks both front and rear blank endpapers, some general handling marks and occasional small stains, corner creasing to a few pages at rear, though overall contents in good acceptable condition, showing some signs of use and age else an acceptable example of the rare First Issue state of the British First Edition of this classic of Victorian Science Fiction

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        La Princesse lointaine.

      Pièce en quatre Actes en vers. Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, le 5 avril 1895, sur le théâtre de la Renaissance. ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 15 exemplaires numérotés sur papier du JAPON, celui-ci (N°3). Dédiée à Sarah Bernhardt. Paris, G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle - 1895 - 98 pages. Ex Libris Laurent Meeûs. Superbe reliure plein maroquin vert sombre signée Champs. Dos à nerfs aux titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Tranches dorées sur témoins, non rogné. Débordement maroquin sur les contreplats avec roulettes, filets et fleurons angulaires dorés. Double filet doré sur les coupes et les chasses. Couverture et dos bleus conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-12°(19x13).

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        Nouvelle histoire de Lyon et des provinces de Lyonnais - Forez - Beaujolais - Franc-Lyonnais et Dombes.

      Lyon, Bernoux et Cumin, 1895-1899 ; 3 tomes fort in 8, maroquin bordeaux, dos à nerfs décoré et doré du fer au lion debout, titre et tomaison dorés, encadrement d'un triple filet doré, double filet doré sur les coupes, large dentelle intérieure, tête dorée, non rogné (L. Guétant) ; 614; 668 ; 666 pp., 26 planches hors-texte, certaines sur page double, [2] pp. d'Index de ces planches ; XXIV pp. Liste des souscripteurs.Edition originale, un des très rares exemplaires de tête sur Japon Impérial nominatif, celui-ci au nom de Monsieur Charles Aynard. Cette excellente histoire de Lyon a été complétée d'un quatrième tome en 1939, intéressant surtout pour son errata et Index général. Cet ouvrage, à l'iconographie fort riche et bien choisie, fait toujours référence. Charles Aynard est un des membres de cette famille nombreuse, déjà fort connue et rendue célèbre par son cousin Edouard Aynard (1837-1913) qui associe la soierie et la banque. Solide partisan du libéralisme économique, il incarne l'archétype du bourgeois lyonnais qui s'investit également dans le social (Hospices civils, Société d'Instruction primaire, Société d'enseignement professionnel du Rhône, Société de logements économiques, etc.) et l'action économique et politique, conseiller municipal puis député. Très bel exemplaire, fort rare sur ce beau papier du Japon.

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        "Tavolette di Biccherna" By Icilio Federico Joni - Republic of Siena & Revolution and Freedom

      Siena, Tuscany, circa 1895. An original exquisite and pictorially symbolic Biccherna styled "tavolette" (wood book cover), coloured with tempera and mineral paint, hand crafted by famous Italian Sienese painter Icilio Federico Joni, who is especially remembered for his masterful reproductions of the medieval Biccherna covers. Slightly re-purposed for the early nineteenth century, the boards are bound portfolio style with a leather spine for paper manuscripts as opposed to vellum, and further feature integral document pocket to each board, and an elegant floral patterned mint green satin lining. Also with a separate satin covered folder loosely placed within, bearing a metallic monogram 'MRS' fixed to upper corner, and containing four uninscribed double leafs. Volume measures 30,5 x 22 x 2,5 cm. The Archives of the State of Siena holds a collection of original wood covers from the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries, currently displayed in the Palazzo Piccolomini, Museo delle Tavolette di Biccherna [Museum of Biccherna Tablets]. Having entered some of the most important book collections worldwide, including those of Borghese, Hoe and Wilmerding, Joni's nineteenth century tavolettes are in their own right exemplary works of high art, and are classified as some of the most valuable book covers today. In the late nineteenth century, Icilio Federico Joni (1866-1946) so skillfully reproduced Siena's original 'Tavolette della biccherna' that one could not easily differentiate between his work and earlier original. To perfect his craft, Joni studied written accounts of the medieval covers before meticulously creating his own. A highly celebrated self-professed forger, in 1932 he published an autobiography to describe his work, titled, "Le memorie di un pittore di quadri antichi" [Memoirs of a Painter of Antique Pictures]. In 1936 an English edition appeared, titled "The Affairs of a Painter." Joni essentially created an exclusive revival of the Tavolette di Biccherna, and produced an exceptionally symbolic motif with this example. Rendering a theme of prosperity, political grandeur, nobility and the artistry of the Middle Ages, he captured the essence of his city's ancestral legacy, while also memorializing the pivotal revolution of 1355. On the front board is a painting of "Pax", the Roman goddess of peace, sitting on her throne and holding an olive branch. One of three shields underneath the scene, albeit chipped, appears to read "LIBERTAS" (Freedom), which is reminiscent of the deposition of the Noveschi mercantile-banking oligarchy, and the foundation of a democratic government and civilian council, and is consistent with the theme depicted on the rear board. [Pax is Latin for Peace. In Roman mythology Pax was the goddess of peace, equivalent of the Greek goddess Eirene. Pax was first worshipped during the rule of Augustus. She had a magnificent temple (sanctuary) on the Campus Martius which was built by the emperor Vespasian and called the Ara Pacis, and another temple on the Forum Pacis. Pax was depicted in art with olive branches, a cornucopia and a scepter. A festival in her honor was held on January 3rd. The daughter of Jupiter and Justice, Peace was often associated with spring.] The manuscript text to the rear cover is in the medieval Siena dialect and commemorates the insurrection of 1355 which overthrew the Government of the Nine. Drawing from thirteenth and fourteenth century covers, this one reads: "Justa[?], e L'Entrata, e L'Escita, de la General, Gabella del Magnifico Comuno di Signa AD 1355" (Orders[?] & Income & Expenses of the General Gabella of the Magnificent City of Siena, 1355 AD). Also interesting to note, the text mentions the Gabella. Whilst commonly known that the Biccherna made painted wood covers in which to preserve the city's official ledgers, the artist may have been drawing attention to the lesser known fact that the custom was also practiced by the other financial judiciary of Siena - the Executors of the Gabella. [Ministeri del Tesoro e della Finanza Biccherna e Gabella: Ministries of the Treasury and Finance Biccherna and Gabella: The Gabella was responsible for collecting and managing gabelles, a form of taxation. The Biccherna was responsible for the administration of public revenues.] In keeping with custom, five coats of arms are depicted, three of which are illustrated with dragons, possibly representative of specific nobles from the district "Contrada del Drago" [Dragon] who served a term in the ministry of finance. Traditionally, the painted wood covers made in the Middle Ages for the financial accounts of the two Sinese magistracies Biccherna and Gabella, were inscribed in manuscript to date and denote its contents. Every six months a term ended, each of the Provveditori and Esecutori being replaced, and new registers begun. It was at this time that the boards of the retiring official would be painted, often bearing his family's arms and those of his colleagues, some allegory, or a notable event from his term, political or otherwise, depending on the era. These traditions are beautifully manifested in Joni's work. The Republic of Siena was a state originating from the city of Siena in Tuscany, in central Italy. It existed for over four hundred years, from the late 11th century until the year 1555. In 1286 the Nova government was established to rule Siena. The Nova was backed by the Noveschi, a political party formed by the noble families that sat on the council. Eventually, the Noveschi Party grew to include not only include members of the Nova council, but many prominent noble families of the city. Under the guide of the Nova and the Noveschi, Siena grew in both economic and militaristic dominance, enjoying a relatively trouble-free period of wealth and urban development. It also saw a surge in the arts during the rule of the "Government of the Nine" (1287-1355). Siena was one of the earliest and most important banking centers of Europe and Italy. While every city had an office for recording revenue and expenses, Siena was unique in that its officials gave special attention not only to the documents, but also to the books in which they were kept, in particular the covers. Beginning in 1257, wood covers were made to protect vellum manuscripts, the earliest being illustrated with scenes of important financial overseers (provvedditori) or men who were privy to the secrets of the clergy (cameralingo), the coats of arms of these men, and sometimes depicting secrets known only to select officials. Allegorical, religious, and mythological scenes soon became popular, and by the mid-fifteenth century, covers were reflecting current events such as a monarch's coronation, natural disasters, grand celebrations. Although leather was used even earlier in bookbinding and eventually was the material of choice, wood was chosen for its weight, most often for the keeping of vellum manuscripts, in order to prevent the parchment from buckling. They were most often fastened with clasps and adorned with ivory or metal work. The tavolette (wood covers) of the Biccherna and Gabella were painted by a prominent artist. Alas, the Black Death Plague of 1348 decimated three fifths of the population. Some ill-fated financial enterprises and political turmoil also made room for a revolution. Subsequently, in 1355, with the arrival of Charles IV of Luxembourg in the city, the population rose and suppressed the government of the Nova council and expelled any family associated with the Noveschi Party. They established the Governo dei Dodici (Government of Twelve) being a government of twelve representatives of the people, assisted by a council of twelve nobles with a popular majority. This was to be short-lived, however, being replaced by the Quindici (Fifteen) reformers in 1385, the Dieci (Ten, 1386-1387), Undici (Eleven, 1388-1398) and Twelve Priors (1398-1399) who, in the end, relinquished the city's seigniory to Gian Galeazzo Visconti of Milan in order to defend it from the Florentine expansionism.

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        Sammlung von Abbildungen türkischer, arabischer, persischer, centralasiatischer und indischer Metallobjecte. Vienna, Verlag des k. k. österreichischen Handels-Museums, 1895.

      1895. 50 plates with 5 ff. of letterpress text. In original half cloth portfolio. Folio (340 x 465 mm). A fine collection of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman as well as Indian and Asian decorated metal objects, including bowls, basins, water pitchers, and tea pots. Several separate plates show details of the elaborate ornamentation. - Some foxing; slight defects to portfolio flaps. Removed from the Vienna University of International Trade with their cancelled stamps on the portfolio. OCLC 3124615.

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        COLLECTED NOVELS OF ;- 26 Volumes Bound in contemporary, uniform, half scarlet morocco from the library of Invercauld Castle, Aberdeenshire.

      London ;- Longmans Green and Co. / Ward Lock & Co. N.D. Circa 1895 - SUPERB BOUND COLLECTION IN FINE STATE ! 26 Vols. Crown 8vo. Half contemporary morocco. Marbled endpapers & foredges. Attractive 'Baronial' Bookplates. Titles include ;- "The Queen's Maries : A Romance of Holyrood." / "The Gladiators : A Tale of Rome and Judea." / "Contraband , Or a Losing Hazard." / "Holmby House : A Tale of Old Northamptonshire." / "The White Rose. " etc., etc. Full list of titles upon request. Simply Stunning ! (extra postage required) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Schriftstück mit Namenszug "Christian Morgenstern" am Fuß. Berlin, Januar 1895.

      1895. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Liste mit gewünschten Angaben über Personen, die Franz Krüger für sein Gemälde "Die Huldigung der preußischen Stände vor Friedrich Wilhelm IV. am 15. Oktober 1840" portraitiert hatte. "Gesucht: 1) Vorname[n] und Stand / 2) Geburtsort u. -Jahr, Todesort und -Jahr. Es handelt sich um Personen, welche, als Beteiligte an der Huldigung vor König Friedrich Wilhelm IV., von dem Maler Franz Krüger für sein Gemälde 'Die grosse Huldigung 1840' porträtirt worden sind. 1) Desselmann, Stadtverordneten-Vorsteher, Particulier. / 2 Hollmann, Stadtrat, Rentier [...] 3) Keibel, Stadtrat [...] / 4) Krausnick, Oberbürgermeister [...] / 5) Moeves, Stadtrat und Syndicus [...] / 6) Schauss, Stadtverordneter, Conditor? [...]". - Zu Nummer 1 und 6 Zusätze von fremder Hand. Morgenstern unterzeichnet als "cand. phil., An der Kgl. Nationalgalerie". - Christian Morgenstern hatt im Jahr zuvor durch Vermittlung seines Vaters eine Anstellung an der Berliner Nationalgalerie erhalten. Er schrieb damals Kulturberichte und Literaturkritiken für die Zeitschriften "Neue Deutsche Rundschau" und "Der Kunstwart". - Kleine Randläsuren; umseitig kleine Montagespuren.

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U. (Initialen). "München, Café Central, Mittwoch Morgen" [15. V. 1895].

      1895. 1 S. und Adresse. Bleistift. 8vo. An seinen Jugendfreund, den späteren Kunsthistoriker und Romanisten Otto Grautoff (1876-1937): "Lieber Grautoff / Eben habe ich Deinen lieben Brief mit großem Wohlgefallen gelesen und danke Dir, indem ich den Empfang bescheinige, herzlich dafür. - Um die Universitätsferien schere ich mich den Teufel. Ich reise, wenn ich Lust habe. Wahrscheinlich schon im Juli, spätestens Anfang August. Du scheinst zu meiner Genugthuung nun selber anzunehmen, daß Du dann noch in - ach so. - Ich hoffe, daß ich bald Muße finden werde, Dir auf den Brief ausführlich zu antworten [...]". - Nach Grautoffs Tod im Pariser Exil erwarb der Verleger Kurt Leo Maschler (1898-1986) die Korrespondenzsammlung von dessen Witwe Erna Grautoff. Nach Maschlers Flucht aus Österreich 1938 wurde der zurückgelassene Bestand von der Gestapo der ÖNB überstellt und von dieser in deren Autographensammlung einsigniert (am unteren Rand der Adreßseite die ÖNB-Signatur von 1939: Autogr. 141/58-11). 1949 wurde die Sammlung an Maschler rückgestellt (vgl. ÖNB, Allg. Verwaltungs- u. Korrespondenzakten 00/1949 A); erworben aus dem Nachlaß Maschler. T. Mann, Briefe an Otto Grautoff 1894-1901 und Ida Boy-Ed 1903-1928, hg. von Peter de Mendelssohn (Frankfurt a. M. 1975), S. 46. Die Briefe Thomas Manns. Regesten und Register. Bd. I. Briefe 1889-1933, bearb. und hg. von Hans Bürgin u. a. (Frankfurt a. M. 1976) 95/10. Nicht bei T. Mann, Große Frankfurter Ausgabe, Briefe I (1889-1913) (Frankfurt a. M. 2002).

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        Le chemin de Paradis

      Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1895 (imprimé en 1894) In-12, XXXII-327pp. Très rare édition originale du premier livre de Maurras, qui avait déjà publié deux brochures. Ce premier livre avait en tête un poème d'Anatole France dédié à Charles Maurras, les deux écrivains s'étant liés d'amitié depuis une dizaine d'années. Cette édition originale, en plus d'être rarissime, est la seule à contenir certains passages qui ont été enlevés dans la seconde édition, publiée de 1922. Maurras ayant évolué depuis la parution de cet ouvrage, il en a enlevé les passages qui n'allaient plus avec la pensée qu'il avait développée. Très bel état, 2 petites déchirures à la couverture (un petit manque), quelques rousseurs. Très bon texte littéraire et non politique.

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        Autograph letter signed. Paris, 18. XI. 1895.

      1895. 4to (210 x 133 mm). 2 pp. In French, to an unidentified friend: "[...] It seems that my wife missed you when she passed through Aix. We should have written you; but this voyage wasn t decided on until right at the last moment; and my wife thought she would always find you. What does she write me? That you complain about me because I am not answering your letters? If that were so I would have to be excused, because I am truly a poor man, burdened down with work and whose head is getting impassive. But truly, I am an innocent criminal, for I don't recall having received a single letter from you that I didn't answer. Let's pass the...sponge, shall we? My wife, who is impassioned of Rome, had a crazy desire to return there. [As for] me, I stayed [here] at my work. My Rome is tough going for me; and besides that, nothing exists which can totally absorb me. It will start appearing in The Journal toward December 20th; but you won't have the volume [the work in book form] until the first days of May. I have my pardon, don't I? And I send you the most affectionate of presses of the hand". - Won over to social humanitarianism toward the latter part of his life, Zola wrote the cycle, "Les Trois Villes", which no longer reflected a naturalistic perspective. When Zola wrote this letter, he had already published "Lourdes", the first novel in the trilogy and was still working on its sequel, "Rome", which would later be followed by "Paris". He had, the year before, visited the Italian capital to research for the novel, and had returned to Paris with voluminous notes about what he saw and heard. Madame Zola, who had accompanied him on this excursion to Italy, took more pleasure in the trip than he did. She found it easier here than in France to bask in his reflected glory, and she could imagine that Roman society was ignorant of the double life he was leading, whereas she was sure that all her friends in Paris knew. After this first visit she returned regularly on her own for several years running; it was an arrangement that allowed the estranged couple a semi-separation acceptable according to the conventions of the time.

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        Autograph musical quotation signed ("N R-Korsakov") and inscribed. No place, 11. VIII. 1895.

      1895. 1 page, oblong 8vo, framed and glazed with a portrait of the composer (overall size: c.430:325 mm). Fine autograph musical quotation of the "Polacca" from act 3 of the opera "Christmas Eve", comprising the opening four bars notated in piano score in dark brown ink on four staves, inscribed ("Allegro non troppo alla polacca ... Polski from 'The Night before Christmas'") to the young composer and critic Evgeny Ottovich Gunst. - Rimsky-Korsakov's "Christmas Eve" was premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg on 10 November 1895. The plot centres on Vakula the Smith, who can only marry his beloved Oksana, she says, if he brings her the slippers of the tsaritsa (ie Catherine the Great). In Tableau 7 (Act 3), Vakula arrives at Catherine's court and finds a group of cossacks singing her praises in this "Polacca". Rimsky included this movement in his Orchestral Suite derived from the opera, as number 3. The eighteen-year-old dedicatee, Evgeny Gunst (1877-1950), later wrote a book about Rimsky-Korsakov and Wagner; his own musical legacy as a composer was only discovered in 2009. - Some browning, probably from the mount.

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        En route

      1895. Tresse & Stock, Paris 1895, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Tresse & Stock, Paris 1895, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione di carta corrente. Bound in mezzo lutto nero, torna con cinque nervi con piccole tracce di attrito, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, legatura contemporanea. Firmato autografo dell'autore. Un bagnante molto pallido al piede della prima pagina. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à cinq nerfs comportant de petites traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Joris-Karl Huysmans. Une très pâle mouillure en pied du premier feuillet.

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        Lettre autographe signée / Au sujet de l'édition de Faust au village et du Hussard sur le toit

      - GIONO Jean (1895-1970). Écrivain français. Lettre autographe signée « Jean », Samedi soir (circa 1950-1951), à une « chère amie », 2 pages in-8. Intéressante lettre concernant l’édition de Faust au village et du Hussard sur le Toit. « Chère amie, Je rouvre ma lettre. Les « Hommes de Montpellier » sont venus. Ils vendent et payent. Donc retardez s’il vous plait la réponse à Vialetay qui est d’après eux pas très solide (mais qui croire !) En tout cas ils vendent Faust en luxe et payent 150.000 comptant et 150.000 à la parution. Ils doivent me donner réponse cette semaine. Ils signeront avec vous et vous adresseront le chèque à vous à votre ordre comme d’usage. Faites leur expédier par votre sœur un texte du Hussard ou ils vont également travailler avec payement immédiat. Ce qui est très intéressant. Voici l’adresse : Monsieur Géo Marchal, les éditions des Arceaux, 46 rue Frédéric Bazille Montpellier. Pour le Hussard ils feront sans doute un demi-luxe (enfin ce que Ides et Calendes ne fera pas) et payeront comptant encore 150.000 et le reste à la parution d’un seul coup. Enfin ! Je vous embrasse Jean ».

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        La Petite paroisse.

      Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1895. 1 vol. in-12. Demi-maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, titre et auteur dorés, date en pied, tête dorée, couvertures conservées, exemplaire non rogné. Reliure postérieure. [HONNELAITRE]. Dos insolé, avec très légère bande insolée sur le plat supérieur.Edition originale sur papier d'édition.Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet "à Auguste Vacquerie respectueux hommage".L'auteur Auguste Vacquerie décède l'année de parution de la Petite Paroisse, Daudet le suivra deux ans plus tard. Nous trouvons trace d'un envoi de Vacquerie à Daudet, sur son Théâtre complet, de 1879.

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        Celebrated Crimes

      London: H.S. Nichols, 1895. Limited large-paper English edition of the elder Alexandre Dumas's true crime narratives, number 15 of 25 copies, printed on Japanese vellum with the photogravure illustrations in two states. First published in French in 1839 and 1840, the collection includes essays on the Borgias, Martin Guerre, Mary Stuart, and Beatrice Cenci, as well as modern criminals such as the poisoner Antoine Derues and the assassin Karl Ludwig Sand. Most notable is the historical account of the Man in the Iron Mask, a real prisoner of the Sun King whose plight would inspire the final chapter of Dumas's d'Artagnan romances: "The imagination is fired at the thought of that enforced dumbness, of that lifetime of reflections which the features did not betray, of that isolation for forty years confined within double walls of stone and iron." A fine deluxe set, splendidly bound. Eight octavo volumes, contemporary full plum crushed morocco gilt, boards ruled in gilt, raised bands, spine compartments elaborately tooled in gilt with a fleur-de-lis motif, top edges gilt, other edges uncut. Title pages in red and black, text printed on vellum, all volumes illustrated with photogravures in two states throughout text.

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        Manifeste du Parti Communiste. Paris, (Em. Pivoteau for) Ère Nouvelle, [1895].

      1895. (2), 36 pp. Original printed wrappers. Stored in red morocco-entry papered slipcase with red half morocco chemise, gilt lettering to spine, custom-made for André Bréton. Extremely rare first separate French edition of this seminal historical document. Published by "L'Ère Nouvelle", the first French journal devoted to Marxist philosophy and analysis, this is a revision (by Engels) of the translation, by Marx's daughter Laura Lafargue, which had first appeared in "Le Socialiste" (29 August through 7 November, 1885). It constitutes the monumental first independent publication in French of Marx's and Engels's groundbreaking work of communist propaganda, "undoubtedly the most widespread, the most international production of all Socialist literature, the common platform acknowledged by millions of working men from Siberia to California" (Preface to the 1888 edition). The present copy has an outstanding provenance: it is from the personal library of André Breton, the founder of surrealism, who from this present work drew much inspiration for his own Manifesto - the "Manifeste du Surréalisme" (1924), his magnum opus with which he founded the movement that came to dominate art, literature, and politics of the following decades. This first publication in book form of the "Manifesto" was immensely influential in spreading Communist thought throughout France and plays a dominant role in the history of French Marxist thought. - Spine repaired; some slight edge and corner defects as well as chipping to first and last few leaves (restored in places). Andreas 331. MEGA I/32, p. 1414, D8; I/30, p. 998 (text: pp. 343-368). Cf. Rubel 70. Cf. PMM 326. Not in Marx-Engels Erstdrucke.

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        Calendrier 1896 pour "La Belle Jardinière".

      Paris, Malherbe, (1895). In-4 (27 x 21 cm), (1)-(12)-(1) ff. 12 mois en 12 planches par Grasset, tirées en chromotypie, représentant de jolies jardinières. Rare complet du premier feuillet, publicitaire, et du dernier feuillet, blanc. Il s'agit du tirage normal, paradoxalement plus rare que le tirage de luxe avant la lettre sur Japon. / 12 months in 12 plates by Grasset, printed in chromotypo, depicting beautiful gardeners. Rare complete of the advertising first leaf and of the blank last leaf. This is the regular printing, which is paradoxically rarer than the deluxe printing without text on Japan paper. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        The New Man: Twenty-Nine Years a Slave Twenty-Nine Years a Free Man

      York, Pennsylvania: P. Anstadt & Sons, 1895. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo. Complete with all 176 pages and frontispiece. See Work p. 311. Sound original binding with intact hinges. Clean pages. Lightly toned endpapers. Owner's info inside front cover. Minor wear to cover. Exceptionally well-written escaped slave autobiography. "Henry Clay Bruce, brother of the first black U.S. Senator Blanche K. Bruce, a Republican, was born into slavery in Virginia to parents owned by Lemuel Bruce. He spent the first years of his life in Virginia before he and his family were sold to Jack Perkinson in 1844, and were taken to Chariton County, Missouri. There Mr. Bruce was rented out as a laborer and also learned to read. Before and after his new master moved him back to Virginia in 1847, he worked at a variety of positions as a rented slave laborer, including tobacconist, rail splitter, and eventually farm hand supervisor. In 1864, Henry Bruce encountered some trouble due to his literacy. The master of Henry's fiancée opposed the couple's marriage because he was concerned that Henry's ability to read and write might spoil his slaves. Henry and his wife risked a great deal when they successfully escaped their masters and fled to Kansas that year. Once in Kansas, Bruce found work as a bricklayer, and several years later the couple bought a house. Mr. Bruce would remain in Kansas for many years, owning several businesses, running unsuccessfully for public office, and serving a term as an elected doorkeeper for the state senate. In 1881, Henry's brother Blanche secured him a job at the post office and he and his family moved to Washington, D.C., where he would spend the remainder of his life." from Scarce, as of 2016, there are two examples (one recased) in the trade, no auction records at ABPC or Rare Book Hub, and only microform editions held by instituions per OCLC.

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        The New Man: Twenty-Nine Years a Slave, Twenty-Nine Years a Free Man

      York, Pa: P. Anstadt & Sons, 1895. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. frontis (portrait), x, [11]-176p. Recased in original binding. New endpapers. 23cm. Cover dulled and has several relatively light spots and some even lighter streaking. Contents sound and clean. Bruce, a brother of Blanche K. Bruce, was a slave in Missouri and went to Kansas after he was freed. He got involved in Republican politics in 1880 and after an unsuccessful run for the State Legislature, he was appointed Doorkeeper of the Kansas Senate. He moved to Washington, D.C. the following year and, according to this book, had been employed as a clerk in the Pension Office since 1882.

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         Estampe Lithographie couleur Art Nouveau


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        LE RIRE

      LAUTREC/LE RIRE deuxième année 1895/1896.hebdomadaire n°53 à 104 dans une reliure demi-cuir rouge époque,titre,filets dorés.Faux-titre,titre,n°53 du 9 novembre 1895 au n° 104 du 31 octobre 1896,non rogné, plats légèrement frottés.Sinon très bon état.Année complète avec les 6 n° avec illustration noir ou couleur de TOULOUSE LAUTREC n°du 21/12/1895,du.8/02/1896,du 11/02/1896,du 15/021896,28/09/1896,du 24/10/1896 illustrations noir et couleurs,pleine page ou bine dans le texte de Théophile Alexandre STEINLEN,Jean Louis FORAIN,Benjamin RABIER, LEANDRE,CARAN d'ACHE,ROUBILLE,CAPIELLO,GERBAULT VALLOTON, VEBER etc.textes de Pawlowski,Willy,Jules Renard,Alphonse Allais,Franc-Nohain etc.

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        Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's Holl in the Summer Session of 1894

      Boston: Ginn & Company, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Blue cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine, light age-toning to text, forward cock to spine, bumping to spine head and foot, else clean and unmarked, tightly bound, sturdy, good-looking copy. Previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered. 242 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

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