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        La Bohème (Scene da La Vie de Bohème di Henry Murger). 4 quadri di Giuseppe Giacosa e Luigi Illica. [ ] Opera completa per canto e pianoforte. Riduzione di Carlo Carignani.

      Milano, G. Ricordi, 1896. - 4to. (16), 269 pp. Original boards with giltstamped spine and cover. Preserved in a modern case of black chagrin with acrylic glass window. With Puccini's autograph inscription to the Italian politician Settimio Costantini (1839-99), mayor of Teramo and a representative in the Chamber of Deputies. Puccini inscribed this copy of "La Bohème" - considered his masterpiece by many - a mere week after its first performance on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio in Turin under the direction of the young Arturo Toscanini. - Some slight staining throughout, more pronounced in first leaves. Binding rubbed at extremeties. Spine professionally repaired using the original binding. From the collection of Pierre Bergé with his bookplate on the front pastedown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Builders' Trade Catalogue

      Pfeil, Stedall & Son, Iron & Hardware Merchants, Broad Street, Bloomsbury, 1896. 4to. (290 x 220 mm). Original maroon cloth-covered bevelled boards, the upper board and backstrip gilt-lettered; pictorial title-page showing the firm's warehouses and offices in Broad St., Bloomsbury and the iron and timber warhouses in Macklin St., St. Giles'; pp. 420, copiously illustrated with thousands of items with prices; a near fine copy. A handsome trade catalogue illustrating an enormous variety of cast and wrought iron work, ranging from screws, nuts and bolts to letterboxes, fireplaces, lathes, copying presses and planing machines.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Savoy An Illustrated Quarterly

      The name Savoy was borrowed from the new London hotel and was intended to be suggestive of modernity and opulence.The Savoy was a magazine of literature, art, and criticism published in eight numbers from January to December 1896 in London. It featured work by authors such as W. B. Yeats, Max Beerbohm, Joseph Conrad, Aubrey Beardsley and Leonard Smithers, a controversial friend of Oscar Wilde who was also known as a pornographer. Among other publications by Smithers were rare erotic works and unique items such as books bound in human skinThe Savoy was founded as a competitor to The Yellow Book and to provide work for members of the Decadent movement as it began to decline with the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde.[2] The magazine was started by Leonard Smithers, writer Arthur Symons (The Symbolist Movement In Literature) and artist Aubrey Beardsley. It is considered a little magazine, and was described as "a manifesto in revolt against Victorian materialism".[3] The name was inspired by the Savoy Hotel, a glamorous hotel in London which opened in 1889 and became infamous for being the location for Oscar Wilde's trysts.[4]Hubert Crackanthorpe tried to convince Grant Richards to join him in buying The Savoy but the plan never came to fruition. The magazine folded in December 1896 with its eighth issue.[5] In the final issue, Symons considered its failure:

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        Motiv an der oberen Lahn.

      1896. 1896 - 22 x 18 cm. Unten rechts signiert. Carl Graepler, Katalog der Radierungen und Exlibris von Otto Ubbelohde, Nr. 13. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Piesk]
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        Atlas des plantes de jardins et d'appartements éxotiques et européennes. Accompagnées d'un texte explicatif donnant la description, l'origine, le mode de culture, de multiplication et les usages des fleurs les plus généralement cultivées.

      Paris, Paul Klincksieck, 1896. - Trois volumes dont un volume de texte de VI, (1)f., 432 pages et deux Atlas de 160 planches chacun, soit au total 320 planches coloriées inédites, dessinées d'après nature représentant 370 plantes. Restauration au ruban adhésif à 2 ff. de table, 2 ff. de titre abimés en marge, 2 ff. de table renforcés en marge, petite déchirure à 3 planches sans atteinte à la gravure (pl. 24,98,253), 5 planches mal numérotées (264,285,292,302,319), rousseurs marginales à certaines planches. Demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs ornés, têtes dorées. Légers frottements. Reliure de l'époque. Désiré, Georges, Jean, Marie Bois, né à Granville (1856), mort à Saint-Mandé (1946), est une personnalité scientifique de la Manche. Rédacteur en chef de la Revue horticole et du Journal de la Société nationale d'horticulture de France, président de la section des Études scientifiques de la Société nationale d'horticulture et de la Section botanique de la Société nationale d'acclimatation. Il a été par deux fois - chose exceptionnelle - Président de la Société botanique de France. Bon exemplaire, complet. Nissen 187. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie BERTRAN]
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        Maggie

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1896 - 1st editon, 2nd printing (first with Crane listed as the author). Preceeded by the rare privately printed edition-1060 copies in 1893, all printed in wrappers, with Crane using a pseudonym. Spine lightly faded, else near fine in tan buckram, stamped and lettered in red, black and gilt. His first book, a back street classic, whispering that death always announces itself with silent sounds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A spinner and a fisherman [set: Mediterranean Landscape Scenes] (Een spinner en een visser).

      - River landscape with a standing woman spinning beside a fisherman. Monogrammed on the top left; on verso collector's mark: Pieter Willem van Doorne (1896-1971) [L. 4731] Etching on paper, with some margin; plate mark: 114 x 119, total: 122 x 129 mm; state II/4 Hollstein 18, Dutuit 18

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. van der Steur]
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        THE STRANGE SCHEMES OF RANDOLPH MASON.

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1896., New York - First edition. Author's first book. A few small, stamped numbers to top edge of front pastedown sheet, cloth lightly rubbed at the corner and spine extremities, and spine is darkened, else a very good copy of Queen's Quorum #20. Randolph Mason was a skilled, unscrupulous lawyer who used his knowledge of the law to defeat the ends of justice. Mason assisted criminals by cynically employing his familiarity with legal loopholes. Queen's Quorum #20 says, ". introduced the first "criminal" lawyer in detective fiction. Note the quotation marks: they mean an unscrupulous lawyer who uses the inadequacies and weaknesses of the law itself to defeat justice." Interestingly the author himself was a successful lawyer. An extremely scarce Queen's Quorum title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Montgomery Ward and CO. Catalogue and Buyers' Guide, Fall and Winter 1896 - 1897, No. 60

      Montgomery Ward & Co. 1896 - Original Montgomery Ward mail order catalogue. 5th ed, published Sept. 1896. Publisher's color wraps. Spine curled, a few scuffs to edge. Small chip missing from left corner of front cover, a few tears along cover edge. Small "Albert P. Fisks" stamp on cover. Front cover shows a mailman delivering the catalog to three happy women and a man on a front porch. 748 pages. Generally very good internally. Minor tanning, but a sound copy. Heavily illustrated. A few color plates showing samples. "Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward in 1872. Ward had conceived of the idea of a dry goods mail-order business in Chicago, Illinois, after several years of working as a traveling salesman among rural customers. He observed that rural customers often wanted "city" goods but their only access to them was through rural retailers who had little competition and did not offer any guarantee of quality. Ward also believed that by eliminating intermediaries, he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers, who could purchase goods by mail and pick them up at the nearest train station." In 1896 the US post office started to offer free rural delivery. This led to expansion of the mail order business. - Smithsonian [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        The Lark . . . Nos. 1-24 + The Epilark [all published].

      San Francisco: William Doxey, 1896-1897. 25 issues in 2 vols, 8vo, original pictorial beige cloth, black lettering. Two plates and numerous illustrations and vignettes in the text. ¶ One of the most original and imaginative American fin-de-siècle magazines, instigated by a group of San Francisco artists and writers, led by Gelett Burgess and including Ernest Peixotto, Willis Polk, Porter Garnett, Yone Noguchi, Maynard Dixon and Frank Norris, who called themselves Les Jeunes. Burgess' famous verse "The Purple Cow!" is in the first issue. Hinges skillfully repaired; bindings a little spotted; paper slightly browned (as always); very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop]
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        Big Class cutters Meteor II and an unidentified other 

      2 large format photographs, in substantial original dark wood frames, each 720 x 615 mm within mount, signed in ink on the second photograph lower right "McLure MacDonald & Co. Glasgow". c. 

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Daily Resolves (Gem Series)

      London and New York: Ernest Nister and E.P. Dutton & Co, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Pictorial boards backed in white cloth. Very Good+ with 1912 gift inscription on front flyleaf. light foxing to endpapers, a hint of soiling and light wear to covers. A nice copy. The famous African-American educator, author, speaker, and leader's rare first book, a small collection of inspirational quotes with multicolor illuminated-manuscript-style illustrations, printed in Bavaria, Germany.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        ENGLISH BOOKBINDINGS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM and FOREIGN BOOKBINDINGS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM.

      London, England: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co. 1895-1896. folio. original cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut, decorated endpapers. xviii pages of introductory material, unpaginated thereafter; xxiv pages of introductory material, unpaginated thereafter. 2 Volumes. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies. (Mejer no.1345). Preface and introduction by the author in both volumes. First volume with 63 plates of works bound in Britain. Second volume with 65 plates of works bound elsewhere. Magnificent examples of chromolithography. Plates printed by W. Griggs. Covers faded at edges, rubbed and scuffed, and bumped at fore-edge corners, but in much better condition than usual. Two bookplates of previous owners on front pastedown of both volumes.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll]
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        An Outcast of the Islands

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. [vii], 391pp. [1] Original green ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt, gilt top edge. First edition,first impression with typographical errors all uncorrected. Very Good or better with a few very light stains to cloth, slight lean and a crease to spine, inner top edge stained, offsetting to endpapers, former owner's name on front free endpaper, front hinge a little free. A nice copy of Conrad's second novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        The Exploration of the Caucasus. With Illustrations by Vittorio Stella. Vol. I and II. Mit 78 Photogravüren, 3 (von 4) gefalt. Karten, 4 gefalt. Panoramen und zahll. photographischen Textabb., teils auf Tafeln.

      London Arnold 1896 - 4°. XXIII, 278 S. u. X, 290 S. + Tafeln, Karten u. Panoramen. Neues HLdr. mit je 2 RSch. u. reicher Rverg. und Ganzgoldschnitt (v. Hahn, Frankfurt). Erste Ausgabe. Henze II, 290: "Hervorragender englischer Alpinist, dem der unvergängliche Ruhm gebührt, die ersten genaueren Berichte über die höchsten Gipfel, über die Gletscherwelt eines Teiles des Kaukasus, über den landschaftlichen Charakter seiner Hochregionen veröffentlicht und, als Kenner der gleichartigen Erscheinungen in den Alpen, durch Vergleiche die Kenntnis des kaukasischen Hochgebirges unserem Verständnisse nähergebracht zu haben. V. Sella der unübertroffene Großmeister der Hochgebirgsphotographie hielt eine Reihe eindrucksvoller Bilder fest." - Vol.II: Es fehlt die Karte "Map of the peaks", die im Hinterdeckel war, eine Tafel ist lose (zw. S. 80/81). Rote Farb-Anstreichungen bzw. -Anmerkungen auf 1 Karte, 1 Panorama u. 1 Tafel, sonst vereinzelte rote Farb-Anstreichungen nur im Bd. 2. Papierbedingt minimal gebräunt, minimal stockfleckig u. minimal bis leicht wasserrandig, NaV. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Osthoff]
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        Documents pour servir à l'à tude du Nord Ouest Africain

      - Documents pour servir à l'à tude du Nord Ouest Africain rà unis et rà digà s par ordre de Mr Jules Cambon par H.-M.P. De la Martinià re et N. Lacroix. Gouvernement gà nà ral de l'Algà rie-Service des affaires indigà nes, 1896-97. Quatre volumes in-4 ( 28 x 19 cm, 131 pp) reliure à diteur pleine percaline verte, titre dorà , couverture conservà e, cartes, photographies, tableaux dà pliants, tirage limità à 200 exemplaires sur và lin. Trà s bon à tat, un accroc au dos du tome IV, superbe ensemble, fort rare. Tome II - Le Sud ouest algà rien et les rà gions limitrophes - Figuig - L'oued Guir - L'oued Saoura, (XV-959 pp, 7 planches HT, 6 tableaux dà pliants, photographies hors texte). Tome III - Les oasis de l'extreme sud algà rien : Etude historique, politique et à conomique, (XV-544 pp, 6 gravures). Tome IV - Les oasis de l'extreme sud algà rien : Les routes d'accà s d'Algà rie aux oasis, description dà taillà e du Gourara, du Touat et du Tidikelt, (591 pp, 15 gravures) Atlas : 11 planches, certaines dà pliantes. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 30% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine: 1890.00 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fleury & Bogs Iwona Fleury]
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        The History of Don Quixote of la Mancha

      London: David Nutt, 1896. Limited. hardcover. fine. 4 volumes, translated by Thomas SHelton and an introduction by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. Rubricated title, unopened, untrimmed. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 white vellum with black spine labels. London: David Nutt, 1896. A fine set. 4 volumes, translated by Thomas SHelton and an introduction by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. Rubricated title, unopened, untrimmed. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 white vellum with black spine labels. London: David Nutt, 1896. A fine set.One of only 18 copies printed on Japanese paper.

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        Mandamet der keyserlijker Maiesteit vuytghegeue int laer xlvi.

      New York: De Vinne Press for A. M. Huntington,, 1896. Mer Dintitulatie ende declaratie vande gereprobeerde boecken, gheschict briden Doctoren inde Faculteyt van Theologie in Duniversiteyt van Louen, Duer dordonnantie ende beuel der seluer K. M. Quarto. Original vellum, front cover lettered in gilt. Bookplate of Otto Orren Fisher to front pastedown. Small description of the edition tipped-in after front free endpapers. Front board bent, covers a little toned. Otherwise a very good copy. Limited facsimile edition, one of 100 copies, of the 1546 edition of the Index Expurgatorius. The 1546 edition was published in Brussels by the Faculty of Theology at the University of Leuven on the orders of Charles V and predates the first Roman version of 1557, produced under Pope Paul IV. The Index Expurgatoris was a constantly changing list of publications banned by the Roman Catholic Church and was not officially abolished until 1965.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mandamet der keyserlijker Maiesteit vuytghegeue int laer xlvi. Mer Dintitulatie ende declaratie vande gereprobeerde boecken, gheschict briden Doctoren inde Faculteyt van Theologie in Duniversiteyt van Louen, Duer dordonnantie ende beuel der seluer K. M.

      New York: De Vinne Press for A. M. Huntington, 1896 - Quarto. Original vellum, front cover lettered in gilt. Bookplate of Otto Orren Fisher to front pastedown. Small description of the edition tipped-in after front free endpapers. Front board bent, covers a little toned. Otherwise a very good copy. Limited facsimile edition, one of 100 copies, of the 1546 edition of the Index Expurgatorius. The 1546 edition was published in Brussels by the Faculty of Theology at the University of Leuven on the orders of Charles V and predates the first Roman version of 1557, produced under Pope Paul IV. The Index Expurgatoris was a constantly changing list of publications banned by the Roman Catholic Church and was not officially abolished until 1965.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Kingyo Higoi Funa Kamenoko Yukeigami Ganro-e [`Goldfish, Carp and Turtle Paper Craft`]

      Katada Chojiro, Tokyo 1896 - Colour woodblock-printed ukiyo-e leaf of paper craft cut-outs for children. Fine condition. Text in Japanese. Extra shipping charges may be applied due to size.

      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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        Karl Mays gesammelte Reiseerzählungen komplett mit den Bänden 1 bis 33: Bd. 1: Durch die Wüste. 2: Durchs wilde Kurdistan. 3: Von Bagdad nach Stambul. 4: In den Schluchten des Balkan. 5: Durch das Land der Skipetaren. 6: Der Schut. 7: Winnetou I. 8: Winnetou der Rote Gentleman II. 9: Winnetou III. 10: Orangen und Datteln. 11: Am stillen Ocean. 12: Am Rio de la Plata. 13: In den Cordilleren. 14: Old Surehand I. 15: Old Surehand II. 16, 17 und 18: Im Lande des Mahdi I, II und III. 19: Old Surehand III. 20, 21 und 22: Satan und Ischariot I, II und III. 23: Auf fremden Pfaden. 24: Weihnacht. 25: Am Jenseits. 26, 27, 28 und 29: Im Reiche des silbernen Löwen 1., 2., 3. und 4. Band. 30: Und Friede auf Erde. 31 und 32: Ardistan und Dschinnistan 1.

      Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, Freiburg i.Br. - 1913. Verschiedene Auflagen. 1896 - 8°. Vorliegende die klassische grüne Oktavausgabe mit den farbigen Deckelbildern. Originalganzleinenbände. Alle Bände mit der Rückenverlagsangabe VO nach Hergesheimer. Einzige Ausnahme Band 20, nicht wie Plaul 292.6, sondern Hergesheimer V1. Die Bände 25, 29, 30, 31, 32 und 33 in Erstausgabe. Gut erhaltene Ausgabe mit kleineren Mängeln und Benutzungsspuren des Lesens. Durchaus gute und dekorative Reihe. Mündliche Anfragen können nicht bearbeitet werden, bitte eine mail schicken! -- Eine detaillierte Liste mit den genauen Angaben nach Plaul kann gerne übersendet werden. Band 19 Old Surehand III mit abweichender Auflagenangabe zu Plaul 286.6, hier 35.-40.A.! West [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Da Cecilia Metella a Ponte Salario 1896 - 1897. Note della Baronessa di Munchausen. Fotografie di Pietro Sbisà. Prefazione di Gabriele d'Annunzio.

      Album con copertina originale in tela rossa e titolo in oro (cm. 15,7x25,5); pp. 78 nn. Complessivamente 36 immagini fotografiche tutte inerenti alla caccia alla volpe nell'Agro Romano a piena pagina + altre immagini fotografiche di formato più piccolo. L'album pubblicato nel 1897 probabilmente in forma privata per i partecipanti alla caccia è dedicato al Marchese Luciano di Roccagiovine Capocaccia, con una bellissima prefazione di Gabriele d'Annunzio: "Al caro Master, non v'è al mondo poesia che uguaglia di profondità e di altezza questa dell'Agro, e in nessuna ora io mi sono sentito vivere d'una vita così intensa , così pura e così libera come quando il vostro -Tally ho!- più secco e più risoluto d'un colpo di frusta o di un colpo di speroni lanciava il mio cavallo su una di quelle vaste solitudini fiorite, in fondo a cui sorge l'aspra maceria che la volpe incalzata dai cani sorpassa allungandosi contro le pietre vivida e agile come una fiamma fulva. Non mai, quanto allora, io mi son sentito della medesima razza di quel Claudio Cantelmo che a cavallo per l'Agro attingeva la suprema ebrezza aspirando dalle gramigne putride l'odore della morte...". Il testo della Baronessa di Munchausen è suddiviso in giornate di caccia: 23 Novembre 1896, Tre Fontane; 28 Novembre 1896, Coazzo; 1 dicembre, Centocelle... 15 marzo, Ponte Salario. Affascinante resoconto di caccia alla volpe nell'Agro Romano alla fine dell'Ottocento. Axs

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        The History of Don Quixote of la Mancha

      David Nutt, London 1896 - 4 volumes, translated by Thomas SHelton and an introduction by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. Rubricated title, unopened, untrimmed. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 white vellum with black spine labels. London: David Nutt, 1896. A fine set. 4 volumes, translated by Thomas SHelton and an introduction by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. Rubricated title, unopened, untrimmed. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 white vellum with black spine labels. London: David Nutt, 1896. A fine set. One of only 18 copies printed on Japanese paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Island of Dr. Moreau

      London William Heinemann 1896 - x, 222pp. Crown octavo. First edition. Original decorative brown cloth with a red and black illustration and lettering stamped on the front board and black lettering stamped to the spine; publisher's device in blind on the rear board. The top and fore edge of the text block have been roughly trimmed. Illustrated frontispiece with the original tissue guard. Minor rubbing along the edges of the boards. Bumping to the corners and the head and tail of the spine have been professionally restored. Toning to the text block edges. With a single leaf advertising The Time Machine, as well as 32 pages of advertisements in the latter portion of the book, starting with "The Manxman"; a very small bookseller's stamp on the last page of the advertisements. Previous owner's(Larry McMurtry) bookplate to the front pastedown, as well as a small pencil notation near the hinge on the verso of the ffep. A tight copy in very good condition. Wells Society 8 and #7 in G. H. Wells. A peculiar and somewhat disturbing tale about a cruel doctor who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. One chapter of this novel, "Dr. Moreau Explains", was previous published as an unsigned article in The Saturday Review (January 19th, 1895) as "The Limits of Individual Plasticity". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Marm Lisa

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1896 - Signed first edition, 1896. Cloth hardcover with paper label on spine, 199 pp., clean unmarked text, Good copy, front inner hinge strained and amateurishly reinforced, clipping pasted onto the front flyleaf, discoloration or age-toning to the pages and to the page-edges, darkening to the paper spine-label, no dust jacket. Our copy housed in protective glassine. Signed, inscribed, and dated (1897) by Wiggin on the titlepage. Also with a 12-line poem signed and dated 1897 by Wiggin on the front flyleaf. Also with a brief letter in Wiggin's hand laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        The Island of Dr. Moreau: A Possibility

      New York: Stone and Kimball, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 249pp. Original first state black cloth with gilt lettering and top edge, "Stone & / Kimball / New York" on foot. Near Fine or thereabouts with bright gilt, unsophisticated, some light foxing to endpapers, back and front hinges a little free, very slight chipping to front paste down's bottom edge. The first American appearance of H.G. Wells' science fiction classic, adapted into film numerous times.

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        PANORAMA DER BERLINER GEWERBE AUSSTELLUNG [PANORAMA OF THE BERLIN TRAD

      - PEEPSHOW. PANORAMA DER BERLINER GEWERBE AUSSTELLUNG [PANORAMA OF THE BERLIN TRADE EXHIBITION]. Berlin: Oscar Michaelis 1896. 4 7/8" wide x 6 1/8" opening to 16". Fine condition in pictorial slip case (one flap neatly and unobtrusively strengthened). When extended, the 6 color lighographed scenes offer a detailed three dimensional view of the main hall of the Exhibition. The final scene has a carved medallion that is visible even when the peepshow is closed. The slip case has a beautiful color lithograph on one side and a colored plan of the Expo on the other. Although not called a "World's Fair", this was a technicality. When completed it was larger than any previous fair had been (more than 1 million square yards), featuring nearly 4000 participants and attracting 7 million visitors.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Comedies of Shakespeare with Many Drawings by Edwin A. Abbey [4 Volume Set]

      Franklin Square: Harper and Brothers, 1896. First edition, thus. Hardcover. Nice set in three quarter black morocco over marbled boards, marbled endsheets, top edge gilt. Handsome copies.. Quarto. 272; 278; 241; 254 pages. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photogravures.

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Wegwarten (III). Deutsch-moderne Dichtungen.

      München u Dresden Wegwarten-Verlag () 1896 - 19(1) S. OBrosch. (minimal berieben u. fleckig, mit kl. Randläsuren, Hinterdeckel leicht stockfleckig). Erste Ausgabe. Ritzer E 55. Wilp./G. 2/3, Schauer II, 4 (mit Abb.). - Engel, Rilke-Handbuch S. 190 ff. - Erschien in einer Auflage von 1000 Exemplaren. Umschlaggestalltung von J.V. Cissarz. Enthält 35 Gedichte von Wilhelm Arent, Hans Benzmann, Martin Boelitz, Jenny Carsen, Gustav Falke, Ludwig Jakobowski, Christian Morgenstern, Clara Müller, Fr. Weri von Oestéren, Hermine von Preuschen, René Maria Rilke, Arthur von Wallpach, Bodo Wildberg (Harry Louis von Dickinson). Vom herausgebenden Rilke selbst sind 6 Gedichte enthalten: 1. Im Frühling oder im Traume. 2. Liebesnacht. 3. Königslied. 4. Seelenstille. 5. Morgengang. 6. Ich liebe vergessene Flurmadonnen. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Wilhelm Arent, möglicherweise an den bekannten Kieler Bildhauer Heinrich Missfeldt, der 1891 in Berlin sein Studium aufnahm. - Äußerst seltenes Heft der von Rilke veranstalteten Wegwarten, deren drittes und letztes Heft am 29. Oktober 1896 erschien. Die hierin enthaltenen eigenen Gedicht wird Rilke später in "Traumgekrönt" und "Advent" aufnehmen. An Schnitzler schreibt Rilke: Vom nächsten Hefte an werden die 'Wegwarten' Organ eines Bundes 'Moderner Fantasie Künstler' (.). - Die gemeinschaftliche Idee der Mitglieder ist: Modernes Schaffen, Unterwerfung unter die Macht der (.) intimen fantasievollen Stimmung!" (zit. nach Engel, S. 192). - Papierbedingt minimal gebräunt, Titel minimal fingerfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Effi Briest. Roman.

      Bln Fontane 1896 - 2 Bll., 520 S. OLn. m. Dverg. (leicht berieben, Kanten u. Kapitale fast unmerklich fachfraulich restauriert). Erste Ausgabe. Wilp./G. 41. Nicht bei Schobeß . KLL 2984. - Begonnen 1890 erschien der Roman in 2 Teilen zunächst in der Deutschen Rundschau (1894/95). - Die Geschichte der Effi Briest, die jung verheiratet wird, jedoch nicht mit dem Eheleben zufrieden ist, zeitweilig mit einem Liebhaber liiert ist, den jedoch ihr Mann nach Bekanntwerden der Affäre im Duell erschießt. Effi lebt schließlich getrennt von Ihrem Mann und halb geächtet von der Familie. Erst kurz vor ihrem Tod holen die Eltern Effi endlich heim, wo sie in Frieden stirbt. - "Fontane erzählt die Geschichte Effi Briests fast im Plauderton, ohne Pathos und mit liebenswürdiger Ironie. Der Dialog ist mit naturalistischer Lebensnähe und zugleich Lebenswärme geführt; (.) für den ganzen Roman und die Erzählweise Fontanes überhaupt gilt: das, was in den Redenden und Handelnden vorgeht, was sich entwickelt und was entschieden wird, ist nicht eigentlich Gegenstand des Gesprochenen oder Erzählten, sondern deutet sich in ihm nur an; so auch die für die Romanhandlung bestimmenden Beziehungen zwischen Effi und [dem Geliebten] Crampas: Effis lange, einsame Spaziergänge, ihr verändertes Wesen und Aussehen - viel mehr erfährt der Leser nicht. Und doch geht gerade von solchen Passagen eine überaus starke Wirkung aus. Sie machen das traumhafte, fast unbewußte Hineingleiten Effis in ihr Schicksal erst ganz begreiflich." (KLL). - Vorsätze und Innengelenke um 1959 erneuert bzw. restauriert, vord. Vorsatz mit Kauf- und Datumsvermerk in Tinte. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Note sur la Réfutation de la théorie anglaise du fermage de M. Wicksteed; [together with:] PARETO, Vilifredo. La Courbe de la répartition de la richesse; [both works published in:] Recueil publié par la Faculté de Droit à l'occasion de l'exposition nationale Suisse Genève 1896.

      Lausanne: Ch. Viret-Genton, [1896] - Quarto. Contemporary paper wrappers printed in black, edges uncut, unopened. With the glassine wrappers. Preserved in a cloth box. A few nicks and short tears to spine ends of wrappers, front wrappers a little marked, some occasional light foxing, otherwise an excellent copy. First editions of two scarce papers of the two leading figures of the Lausanne School of Economics. The first paper contains Walras' criticism of Wicksteed's An Essay on the coordination of the laws of distribution, (1894) and occupies pages 1-11 of the Recueil. Pareto's paper, printed on pages 371-87, adds substantial material to his theory of distribution. The Recueil also includes other papers by E. Lehr, A. Schnetzler, E. Roguin, C. Soldan, H. Brocher de la Fléchère, A. de Senarclens, J. Berney and H. Erman. Walker 191. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

      London: William Heinemann, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Publisher's monogram blind stamped at rear. 32-page catalog of adverts at rear, starting with "The Manxman". Very Good, with light staining to cloth, light lean to spine, previous owner bookplate to front paste down, lacking tissue-guard. First edition.

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        Relics of ancient Architecture and Other Picturesque Scenes in Glasgow

      Glasgow - David Bryce and Son. 1896 - A collection of drawings by Thomas Fairbairn. These drawings indicate some of the fascinating architecture and beautiful picturesque scenes in Glasgow. This is a special re-issue of fifty copies of a work published in 1895 and only fifty copies were published. Hence rather hard to find. Collated, complete with all thirty plates. With accompanying text by James Pagan and James H Stoddart. Loosely inserted are several colour prints of Fairbairn's works printed in 1982. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine and to the front board. Externally, generally smart with bumping to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. Small patches of light rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Evidence of label removal to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the occasional light spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press 1896 - 8 ¼ in. x 11 ½ in. Large quarto. One of 250 copies. 33 pages plus colophon. The first book printed in three colors (red, blue, and black) by Kelmscott. Poems taken from a Psalter dated to the thirteenth century. Tan cloth spine; blue-gray papers over boards. Titling in black on the front panel. The leather label of Leroy Arthur Sugarman and the bookplate of Edward A. Woods (both famous book collectors) are on the front paste-down. Off-set from the Sugarman label is on the f.f.e.p. A fine copy with none of the usual wear to the spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GRIECHISCHE GRAMMATIK

      LEIPZIG: BREITKOPF & HARTEL, 1896. IIIED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 15 23. USATO

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        Aphrodite. Moeurs antiques.

      Société du Mercure de France,, Paris 1896 - First edition of Loüys archetypally decadent 'novel of courtesan life in ancient Alexandria, a graceful mixture of licentiousness and erudtion (Oxford Companion). This copy bound with 2 sets of the plates by Albert Laurens issued the following year (1897), one on japon (one of 8 copies only) the other on chine (one of 40 copies only). Though Aphrodite was to become on one of the classic illustrated French books and was later reprinted many times with illustrations by significant artists, the first edition of 1896 was unillustrated. 8vo (222 × 130 mm), pp. [4], xii, 327, [7], plus 2 additional suites of 6 plates(1897). Early half red morocco, preserving wrappers of the two additional suites of plates. Joints cracking but secure. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition. Publisher's green cloth with spine stamped in gilt. Good. Cloth stained, with a heavy stain to the top of the front cover, smaller spots to the spine and light soiling to rear; spine slightly faded. Previous owner inkless emboss and remnant of news clipping to front free end paper. The author's magnum opus.

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        Einführung der Röntgenstrahlen in die Medizin. Sammelband Röntgenologie, mit über 20 Originalarbeiten und ca. 10 Berichten zur frühen Anwendung der Röntgenstrahlen in der Medizin.

      DMW, 22. - Leipzig, Georg Thieme, 1896, Folio, (3), 846, 232, 188 pp., zahlreiche Abbildungen, schöner Halbleinenband mit Rückenschild. EINMALIGES DOKUMENT ZUR GESCHICHTE DER RÖNTGENOLOGIE ERSTE AUSGABE. Am 28. Dezember 1895 reichte C. Röntgen seine berühmte Arbeit "Über eine neue Art von Strahlen" der physikalisch-medizin. Gesellschaft zu Würzburg ein. -- Bereits 1 Monat später beginnt die Serie der vorliegenden Arbeiten in der DMW. Die wichtigsten Beiträge seien hier erwähnt: A) Erste Mitteilung über Röntgenstrahlen in der Medizin (Jastrowitz) B) Erste medizinische Röntgenaufnahme,erstmalig erscheint das Wort "Röntgenstrahlen" in einer medizinischen Veröffentlichung C) Erste medizin. Aufnahme mit Fremdkörperlokalisation (Splitter im Mittelfinger),zugleich erste Rö.-Aufnahme mit pathologischem Befund D) Erste Darstellung eines Knochentumors (F. König) E) Erste Aufnahme einer gichtig veränderten Hand (Huber) F) Erste Kontrastdarstellung -Schwermetallsalze- (Becher)Beginn gastroenterologischer Röntgendiagnostik = Garrison & Morton 3516 G) Erste Erwähnung von Luft als Kontrastmittel (W. Becher) H) Erste Darstellung u. Lokalisation v. Geschossen im Gehirn d. Menschen I) Erste Anwendung von Strahlen hoher Intensität zur Verkürzung der Expositionszeiten (Buka) J) Erste Berichte über Nebenwirkungen (Dermatitis, etc.) der Röntgenstrahlen K) Wichtige Arbeiten zur "directen Betrachtung mittels der Röntgenstrahlen".Darstellung physiologischer Vorgänge über Barium-Platin-Cyanür Schirm (Schäfer) etc.

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        Technik und Verwertung der Röntgen'schen Strahlen im Dienste der ärztlichen Praxis und Wissenschaft.

      Halle, Verlag von Wilhelm Knapp, 1896, 8, IV, (2), 146 pp., mit 29 Abb. und 5 Taf., feiner Halbleinenband mit eigebundener orig. Broschur St.a.Tit. Sehr seltene Erste Ausgabe dieses frühen Röntgenbuchs von Oskar Büttner, Spezialarzt für Nervenkrankheiten und Elektrotherapie und dem Spezialarzt für Chirurgie und Orthopädie Kurt Müller aus Erfurt.

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        The Selected Works.

      New York: D. Appleton and Company., 1896-7. 15 volumes, octavo. Original red half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, marbled boards, top edges gilt others uncut. With engraved illustrations in text throughout. Contemporary ink inscription to front free endpapers, some dark spotting to spines overall in excellent condition. The first authorized collected edition of his works. Rare in the original morocco binding.

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