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        Queen Elizabeth

      London, Paris & Edinburgh: Boussod, Valadon & Cie., 1896. - "Seldom did Personal Characteristics Play a Greater Part than in the Elizabethan Age" Finely Bound by Roger de Coverly - Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson's TeacherCREIGHTON, The Right Rev. Mandell. (Lord Bishop of Peterborough). Queen Elizabeth. London, Paris & Edinburgh: Boussod, Valadon & Cie., 1896. Folio (12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches; 314 x 241 mm.). Folio (12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches; 314 x 241 mm.). [vi], 199, [1, blank], [2], [201]-202, [1, colophon], [3, blank] pp. Frontispiece (printed in gold and colors) and thirty-nine illustrations of which twenty-three are full-page inserted plates, including one double-page (between pp. 40/41) and one facsimile letter printed on both sides (between pp. 196/197). Title page and colophon printed in red and black. Original printed wrappers bound in. Some light scattered marginal foxing, otherwise fine.Finely bound by Roger De Coverly ca. 1896 (stamp-signed "Roger De Coverly" on front turn-in). Full maroon straight-grain morocco, covers ruled in gilt with elaborately decorated gilt 'pointille' floral corner-pieces. Spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt ruled board edges, gilt ruled turn-ins with elaborate gilt corner decoration, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. A little very light rubbing to spine, otherwise fine. A superb example of the binders art."The chief merit of this volume, however, lies in the attempt to bring together the most remarkable portraits of Elizabeth and her contemporaries, and to put before the readers careful reproductions of artistic sources of information which have hitherto been little known. It is hoped that such an attempt will give increased reality to the history of the time and will appeal to that power of imaginative reproduction of persons and events without which the study of history is cold and abstract. We cannot afford to overlook the personal element in human affairs; no changes in mechanism of government can eliminate it; and seldom did personal characteristics play a greater part than in the Elizabethan age." (Preface).Roger de Coverly was born in 1831, and at the age of 14 was apprenticed to Zaehnsdorf. From ca. 1852 until 1863 he worked for J. & J. Leighton, and then set up his own workshop near Leicester Square. In 1870 he moved to 6 St. Martin's Court, and began taking in work from the publisher Ellis. This led to orders from William Morris and Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, who served a year's apprenticeship with de Coverly in 1883-84. At this time the staff consisted of de Coverly's two sons and two male assistants, and their declared aim was "to work excellently rather than cheaply". De Coverly was profiled in the British Bookmaker, vol. V, no. 56, February 1892, pp.179-80. Roger de Coverly died in 1914.Mandell Creighton (1843-1901), was a British historian and a bishop of the Church of England. A scholar of the Renaissance papacy, Creighton was the first occupant of the Dixie Chair of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge, a professorship established around the time that history was emerging as an independent academic discipline. He was also the first editor of the English Historical Review, the oldest English language academic journal in the field of history. Creighton had a second career as a cleric in the Church of England. He served as a parish priest in Embleton, Northumberland and later, successively, as the Bishop of Peterborough and the Bishop of London. His moderation and worldliness drew praise from Queen Victoria and won notice from politicians. It was widely thought at the time that Creighton would have become the Archbishop of Canterbury had his early death, at age 57, not supervened.

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        The Zankiwank & the Bletherwitch

      1896. first edition. The First Good Rackham"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. FITZGERALD, S.J. Adair. The Zankiwank & the Bletherwitch. With Pictures by Arthur Rackham. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1896. First edition. Small octavo (7 9/16 x 5 1/2 in; 193 x 140 mm). xii, 188 pp. Seventeen full-page and twenty-four black and white text illustrations. Original dark green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved bookplate on front paste-down (which has caused light offsetting to the facing endpaper). Neat ink presentation and small "Merry Christmas" postage stamp on front free endpaper. Some very light rubbing to extremities, some light foxing or toning throughout but still an excellent copy of Rackham?s first book featuring ?fantastic? creatures. "It is... with the illustrations for The Zankiwank and the Bletherwitch that the true Rackham fantasy begins to emerge consistently, and this might well be called the first good Rackham. Even the subtitle [on the half-title only] of this book augurs well for Rackham, as it is described as 'An Original Fantastic Fairy Extravaganza,' and as the titlepage demonstrates, there is almost no limit to how extravagant the illustrator might be. There is no color in this book, but its forty [one] line illustrations reveal a new Rackham to the world..." (Gettings, p. 100)."Here, in the imaginative silhouettes of the attenuated, weirdly double-jointed ostrich-like figure of the Zankiwank, Arthur is finding a commercial, even a career outlet, for the 'fantastic and the imaginative' which had preoccupied him from an early age" (Hamilton, p. 40).Latimore and Haskell, p. 8. Riall, p. 15. Hudson, p. 166. Gettings, p. 173.

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        I sonetti romaneschi pubblicati dal nipote Giacomo a cura di Luigi Morandi. Volume primo (Volume sesto)

      S.Lapi 1896 8vo (cm. 18), 6 Voll., 3 cc.nn. (tra cui il ritratto del Belli protetto da velina in antiporta), CCXCIX - 256 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 432 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 448 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 448 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 461 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 384 pp. Belle legature coeve in mz. pergamena con titolo e numerazione dei voll. impressi in oro su doppio tassello al ds. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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      Warren & Stride; Carson Harper Co., Colorado Springs, Colorado 1896 - Original gold-printed gray stiff covers; 104 pages. A Review and Panorama of an Unique Gold Field, with Geological Features and Achievements of Five Eventful Years, including Outlines of Numerous Companies. Profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs; most the photographs taken by Andrew James Harlan. Large format; enamel-coated pages. Three (3) maps; two folding: 1) Mine Location map, Cripple Creek Gold Fields, by Henry L. J. Warren, showing mines, roads, topography, railroads, towns and camps; 2) Economic Geologic Map of Cripple Creek by Henry J. L. Warren and Edward S. Snell; plus, full-page Map showing Railroads and Wagon roads to and in the Cripple Creek District. Contents include: Prologue; Historic Review; Geological Features; General Geology by Whitman Cross; Economic Geology by Prof. R.A.F. Penrose, Jr.; Economic Geology of the Cripple Creek District; Colorado Scientific Society; Bull Hill and the Western District by Francis T. Freeland; Cripple Creek Mining District by Charles J. Moore; Chlorination of Cripple Creek Tellurides by J. D. Hawkins; Cyanide by Philip Argall; Views of a Conservative by Richard Pearce; The Prospector - Prospects and Mines by Harry A. Lee; Achievements of the Mines; Ooutlines of Companies; Pueblo - The Bullion City; Colorado Springs Resorts; Bound with Steel Bands - Railroads. Foldout of Colorado Springs views near back. Strong binding. No chips to covers. Pages clean and bright. An excellent, and early, Cripple Creek Gold Mining District promotional. Highly detailed. 104 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les Mois. Douze compositions d'Eugène Grasset gravées sur bois et imprimées en chromotypographie.

      [P., G. de Malherbe, éditeur, s.d. [1895-1896]], 12 planches montées sous passe-partout (300 x 240). Rares rousseurs, très bel ensemble. - Douze planches dans un pur style Art Nouveau, ici avant la lettre sur Japon fin, représentant les 12 mois de l'année vus par Eugène Grasset, pour le calendrier de La Belle Jardinière de 1896. Elles sont reproduites en couleurs par chromotypographie (Guillotage). Ce tirage de luxe a été édité par de Malherbe en même temps que le calendrier proposé aux bons clients des établissements La Belle Jardinière. Splendide !!! Réf. biblio. : Lepdor, Eugène Grasset, l'Art et l'Ornement, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, 2011, p. 219 et fig. 111-117, 142, 148.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        Nash Balet (1673-1896).

      St. Petersburg, A. Benke, 1896. 3 Bll., 391 S. 1 Bl. Mit kolorirte Titelvignette und zahlreichen, teils handkolorirten buw. beikolorierten photogr. Abbildungen und Holzstickillustrationen im Text. 4°, Späterer HLederband mit goldgepr. RTitel. Die Original-Broschur mit handkolorierter Illustration von N. Bogdanov ist miteingebunden. - Erste ausgabe. - Seltenes Standardwerk; Pleshcheev (1858-1944) war Kritiker, Ballett-Historiker und Freund des französisch-russischen Tänzers und Choreographen Marius Petipa (1818-1910), der als Schöpfer des klassischer Balletts gilt, indem er französische und italienische Einflüsse mit dem russischen Ballett kombinierte. Das Wrk erschien zu Pepitas 50-jährigem Bühnenjubiläum und gilt als Hommage an ihn. Das reich illustrierte Werk behandelt die Geschichte des russischen Balletts von 1673 bis 1896. - Ein Bl. mit Einriss, stellenweise etwas gebräunt und fleckig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        In Haunts of Wild Game A Hunter-Naturalist's Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo

      Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons 1896.. gr.-8°. XVI, 576 S. Mit Titelportr., 15 Taf. u. 24 Abb. im Text v. C. Whymper u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. farb. Karte von Kahlamba und Libombo. OLn. Mit Einbandillustr. Einbd. staubfl. Karte m. Einriß im w. Rd. EA. des Erstlingswerkes. One of the classics of African sport, this book describes the author's hunting experiences in Portuguese East Africa and the eastern Transvaal [...] excellent illustrations by Charles Whymper." (Czech 89)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Navires de guerre de la marine imperiale russe.

      Algiers: Jean Geiser,, 1896. Photogravure Jean Geiser, Alger. Photographe de S.M. l'Impératrice de Russie Maria Fédorowna. Landscape folio (505 × 310 mm). Publisher's black morocco, title in gilt to the front board, edges stained red, marbled endpapers. Photogravure title page with vignetted illustrations, and 36 fine photogravure plates, all captioned in a clearly legible calligraphic hand, and the majority of them signed in pencil by the photographer. A little rubbed at the extremities, a few scrapes to the boards, occasional marginal staining, all tissue-guards renewed, a very good copy. First edition, no other copies traced. Superb collection of ship portraits of vessels of the Russian Imperial Navy, taken when in harbour in Algiers. The ships shown are: Rossia (1895); Svetlana (1896), sunk at Tsushima; two views, broadside and bow-on of Rurik (1892), sunk in the Battle of Ulsan with the loss of 202 lives; Sisso-Veliki (1896), sunk by a torpedo at Tsushima; Navarin (1896), lost with all hands at Tsushima; Imperator Alexandre II (1887); Catherine II (1889); Georges Victorieux [Georgiy Pobedonosets] (1892); Douze Apôtres [Dvenadsat Apostolov] (1892); Chesma (1886); Anakria (1889) and the steam cutter Sinop; Dimitri Domskoi (1883), scuttled after Tsushima; Wladimir Monomack (1882), struck by a torpedo and scuttled at Tsushima; Rossia and Wladimir; Admiral Korniloff (1887); Djighit [Dzhigit ] (1876), four views broadside, three-quarters, and bow on, scuttled Port Arthur 1904; steam-screw clipper Razboynik (1877), side on and bow on, scuttled at Port Arthur; Duke of Edinburgh (1877), broadside and bow-on; steam frigate Vestnik (1880), two side-on views; Grosiasky; Posadnik (1892), served until 1951 in the Finnish navy as the Klas horn; torpedo-boats 120, 102 and 119; Wsadnik; Standar, two views; Etoile Polaire; Czarnitza; Zaria; Manoeuvre à bord du Djighit. Jean Geiser (1848-1923), was born in Switzerland, moving to Algiers with his parents as a child. In the late 1860s he set up a studio on rue Bab-Azoun, where he established an excellent business as a jobbing photographer, advertising here on the title page that undertakes portraiture, people and ships, and undertakes photogravure printing of menus, post-cards, stationery. He is probably best remembered now for his typically erotic ethnographic images, which were highly successfully issued as post-cards.

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        Rudolf Wilke: Das Wunderkind (Originalzeichnung)

      1896 - Tusche (Feder und Pinsel), Kohle und Deckweiß auf Papier. 38,5 x 50 cm. Veröffentlicht: Jugend. Jahrgang 1 (1896), Heft 39, Seite 628/629.

      [Bookseller: Kunkel Fine Art]
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        IN THE EVENING OF HIS DAYS. A Study of Mr. Gladstone in Retirement.

      Westminster Gazette, London 1896 - Spine sunned, else very good. FIRST EDITION. This is Rackham’s seventh illustrated book. Very scarce. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Davidson's Fine Theological Books]
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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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        The Symposium: Vol I, nos. 1-3

      Northampton: G.W. Cable, 1896. First. hardcover. very good. Three issues bound together in yellow cloth, with leather spine labels, one reading "Topsy Turvy Literature. The pictorial covers with identical design in dark green & sienna by Will Bradley are present, as well as the back covers, with ads. Northampton, Mass., Oct. - Dec., 1896. First Editions. Inscribed by Cable on the fly-leaf: "The best about this volume is that it was printed in a whisper...N. Orleans (as it happens), 1916" It was indeed printed in a whisper, as copies of the periodical are practically unknown. Cable, a New Orleans writer moved to Northampton in 1885. Will Bradley lived nearby. The yellow cloth is dust-soiled, loss to margin of page 55 not affecting text, subtle crease down center of third issue, not very noticeable. Excepting margin tear, internally near fine. Preserved in a 1/4 blue morocco slipcase.

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      London: Ward and Downey, 1896. Small octavo. Green cloth, lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Very slight tanning to endsheets, minor rubbing at corners, otherwise a very good, or better, bright copy. First edition of the author's first book, issued shortly after his matriculation from Baillol College, Oxford. Reportedly, Belloc gave away a few copies, and then the book was withdrawn from circulation. HAYWARD 308.

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        Memoirs of Barras Member of the Directorate

      Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. 1896 - This is the exceptional 1896 Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. 4 Volumes in 8 Extra Illustrated publication, with 233 extra plates, 70 of which are in color, of "Memoirs of Barras, Member of the Directorate", Edited, With a General Introduction, Prefaces and Appendices, by George Duruy, translated from french to english by Charles E. Roche. These volumes have been recovered by Bayntun, Bath, with their fine handwork on display - 8 crimson morocco covers (app. 6.25" x 8.625")with double banded gold frames, punctuated by three gold dots in each corner, 5 raised bands on straight spines, on which the lettering and decoration is gilt. Each of the 5 raised bands has a debossed faux hinge, with a 3 leaf end, extending into the front and back boards. There is slight end wear to a few spine ends, and surface scuffs to a few bands, but no significant tears, no color fade, no looseness at the hinges. The insides are in exceptional condition, with all art, black and white and full color, in fine condition, with no stains. The only stamps are the gilt impressions of Brentano, New York, and Bayntun, Bath, to the top and bottom borders of each inside cover spread. Other than a few end page pencil notations there is no writing. The inside cover spread, with the leather wrapped borders accented with gilt frames and corner decorations, and the red satin finish inside covers and front end pages, are uniformly clean and unfaded. There is no fade to any art or text. The bindings are secure, with no loose or missing pages. All the page edges, gilt all around, are clean, bright, and without tears or creases. Each successive pair is numbered as a single volume (Vol. I -II 202, 457 pp.: Vol. III-IV 321, 659 pp.: Vol. V-VI 310, 644 pp:: Vol. VII-VIII 294, 681pp). The accompanying photos are accurate reflections of the set conditions. More photos are available on request. Shipping within the US would be by priority express insured, with a shipping charge of $75. International shipping would be by priority express insured, with a shipping charge of $150.00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ã‰tudes d'économie sociale.

      Lausanne & Paris: F. Rouge, F. Pichon,, 1896. Theorie de la répartition de la richesse sociale. Octavo. Original green wrappers lettered in black, professionally rebacked preserving the original spine. Housed in a custom solander box, with green morocco label lettered in gilt. 3 diagrams, one folding. Leaf edges lightly toned; an excellent copy. First edition of one of Walras's major contributions to his economico-social doctrine, based on lectures which he held at the University of Lausanne during the years of 1870 through 1892. "As far as pure theory is concerned, Walras is in my opinion the greatest of all economists" (Schumpeter in: Blaug, Great economists before Keynes, p. 264). In this work, as well as in his Etudes d'Economie politique appliquée (1898), Walras's main interest in pure theory (which he had earlier presented in Eléments d'Economie politique pure, 1874-77), shifted to issues of applied economics and social economics which actually was a revival of the activity he began when he was young.

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        Meisterwerke Schweizerischer Glasmalerei.

      (16) pp. introductory material incl. title, foreword, and substantial descriptions, by A. Hafner, of stained glass works in churches and other buildings throughout Switzerland, many from the late Gothic period, extensive scholarly notes including bibliographic material, 60 excellent plates including 14 in superb color. Some foxing on title and a few other pages, some minor foxing at edges of a few plates, a few small chips and nicks at edges of a few plates, otherwise in fine condition. Large folio. Orig. boards portfolio. Berlin (Bruno Hessling) 1896. Second edition.

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        THE HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF AFRICA and of the notable things therein contained, written by al - Hassan ibn - Mohammad al - Wezaz al - Fasi, a Moor, baptised as Giovanni Leone, but better known as Leo Africanus.

      London, printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1896.Done into English in the year 1600, by John Pory and editied by Dr. Robert Brown 1896 . 3 Volumes, complete set, EX LIBRARY COPIES. 8vo approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 8 maps on 4 folding sheets, pictorial initals, pages: viii, i - cxi, [4], 5 - 224; [8], 225 - 698; [8], 699 - 1119, last volume includes index, original publisher's blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt picture of sailing ship to upper covers, pale yellow endpapers. Bindings rubbed, spines uniformly faded, head and tail of spines bumped and showing slight wear, slight wear to corners, a few pale marks to covers, small label removed from bottom of spines, labels removed from first pastedowns, purple ink library stamp to blank side of half - titles, title pages, and following 2 pages, first title page to first book in Volume 1 has stamp to blank side, all maps have purple stamp to blank side and blind stamp to top margins, not affecting images, one page in each volume has a blind stamp to a top margin at the beginning, pale stain and rippling to bottom corners of Volumes 2 and 3, not affecting text, pale scattered foxing, a little heavy in places, but all text readable, a small marginal tear due to bad opening, nowhere near text, otherwise a very good set. This set is heavy and will require extra postage costs. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

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        James Roß entdeckt den magnetischen Nordpol am 1. Juni 1831.

      O. O., 1896. Aquarellierte s/w-Tuschezeichnung über Bleistift auf grauem Karton. Auf festen Unterlagekarton montiert. 32 x 43,5 cm. Signiert und datiert, verso bezeichnet. - Zu Bender vgl. AKL VIII, 622 - Schöne und detaillierte Darstellung der Expeditionsgruppe James Ross\'. - Der Architekt und Zeichner Paul Bender, 1917 gefallen, studierte 1881/82 an der Kunstschule Weimar, danach an der Dresdener Akademie, wo er Meisterschüler von Paul Wallot war. - Leicht gebräunt, kl. Kratzspur in der oberen Bildhälfte, am äußeren Rand mit kl. Abplatzungen, im rechten Rand wenige kl. Braunflecken, sonst gut erhaltene. feine Arbeit. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        8 Original-Aquarelle zu 2 Märchen.

      /1897 1896 - 36,5 x 25,5 cm. Fritz Bergen (* 5. November 1857 Dessau; + 9. Januar 1941 München), deutscher Maler und Illustrator. 5 Tafeln mit Illustrationen zu "Die weisse Frau auf Boimont" aus Ignaz und Josef Zingerles Märchensammlung aus Tirol. 3 Tafeln mit Illustrationen zu "Die blaue Schlange" aus der Märchensammlung von Friedrich Panzer. Jede Tafel mit kalligraphiertem Text, außergewöhnlichen Initialen, eine Tafel mit Rankenornament. Die Illustrationen sind nach unseren Recherchen nicht in Buchform erschienen.

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      London: Macmillan and Co, 1896. Limited to 500 Large Paper Copies. Fine, but for light brown stain from laid in newspaper clipping at pp 6-7, minor rubbing to bottom edge on the paper. Quite nice. Limited to 500 Large Paper Copies. Quarto. xx, 436p. Illustrated by Joseph Pennell including 12 original lithographs. Introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Beautifully bound in quarter red crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and elaborately gilt panels featuring central flower.

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        A History of the Sepoy War in India 1857-1858 [3 Volumes] History of the Indian Mutiny 1857-1858 Commencing From the Close of the Second Volume of Sir John W. Kaye's History of the Sepoy War [3 Volumes] Analytical Index to Sir John W. Kaye's History of the Sepoy War and Colonel G. B. Malleson's History of the Indian Mutiny [7 Volumes in Total]

      Published by Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., 39 Paternoster Row, London 1896. 7 Volumes. London 1896. Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original strawberry cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spines, black paper end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains printed pages of text with 15 folding maps and plans, 5 in colour. Spines uniformly sun faded to light brown, one volume with worming to the front gutter, surface damp soiling to the covers of three volumes, contents not affected, Page 241 to volume II with a little paper mould to the margin, hinges firm and tight to all seven volumes, without any foxing. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Argon, a New Constituent of the Atmosphere--with rare 19th c dustjacket

      The Hodgkins Fund. City of Washington, Smithsonian Institution. 1896. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. - The Hodgkins Fund. City of Washington, Smithsonian Institution. 1896. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. 1033. 4to., [4], 43 pp., 5 text figures. Brilliant copy in the original green cloth with blind stamping and gilt stamps. Also: this copy comes with the rare, original, dust jacket. (There are few scientific works published in the 19th century issued with dust jackets.) Condition: book, very fine; dust jacket has some dusting, some tears and chips around edges, but is fresh, and Very Good. Provenance: Library of Congress, with their "surplus/duplicate" stamp on front free endpaper. This is the first edition published in the U.S., following the very rare offprint of 1894 and the Phil Trans appearance of 1895. First edition, announcing the discovery of the first inert gas, the work (largely) leading to the Nobel Prize in physics for Rayleigh and the Nobel for chemistry for Ramsay in 1904. And from "The Discovery of Argon: a Case of Learning from Data?", by Aris Spanos in Philosophy of Science ,Vol. 77, No. 3, July 2010: "In 1904, Lord Rayleigh (1842–1919) and his collaborator Sir William Ramsay (1852–1916) were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry, respectively, primarily for their role in the discovery of argon, an inert gas in the atmosphere. The averse reaction to this discovery by Mendeleev (1834–1907) might have been the main reason for his not being awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1906." "The discovery of argon resulted from a careful unraveling of an empirical discrepancy, initially detected by Rayleigh when measuring the density of nitrogen gas produced by two different procedures. After a long trial‐and‐error process based on a carefully designed sequence of experiments and guided by an informal (by today’s standards) analysis of the resulting data Rayleigh and Ramsay reached the conclusion that the atmospheric air contains argon, a hitherto unknown element." And this: "Rayleigh and Ramsey had noted that nitrogen obtained from the air had a density greater than that of nitrogen liberated from its compounds by about one-half percent. This led to the isolation of the first of the inert gases which they called argon. In the following year Ramsay found another, helium, in the mineral clevite, altho this had been noted in the sun’s spectrum by Lockyar in 1868. In four years, 1894-8, five new gases, including neon, krypton and xenon had been discovered. These form a distinct group in the periodic table; all have zero valency.” [Dibner]. Dibner, Heralds of Science 50. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dissolving Views - A Book of Revolving Pictures with Verses

      London and New York: Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co., [1896]. First edition. Hardcover. Good. H. M. Bennett, W. Foster et al. Contains six revolving scenes, pulled by a ribbon to reveal a second scene as described in the assoicated story. All revolving scenes are chromolithographs. Story page has engraving illustrations. As Hunt p. 309. Paper cover boards with chromo of cat musicians and players to upper board and red cloth spine. Nister reference number 450. 190x200 mm. 16pp. Corners worn; top/tail bumped. Scuffs to lower board. End papers replaced but rear free endpaper remains. One of revolving scenes detached but sits nicely within remaining pages. Page edges toned and in some places chipped due to brittle nature of paper. A few of the black and white engravings appear to have been highlighted with a light water colour wash.

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        1896 Wisden Publisher's Hardback near fine

      On offer here is the extremely rare 1896 Original Publisher's Hardback - the first year of the hardbacks. The front board is in excellent, bright condition with no marks and bright gilt. The rear board has no issues at all - clean and bright. The gilt title to the spine remains bright. There is just the slightest amount of wear to the right and left hand margins of the spine but nothing serious. Internally everything is in excellent condition and the only issue to report really is that the front hinge appears to have been restored and is now strong. The front and rear yellow end papers are in excellent, bright condition. The photoplate of W. G. Grace is in excellent condition. The contents are all original, clean, unmarked and without foxing. The book comes with a purpose made brown presentation box which is in fine condition. A really nice example. If intending to buy from outside the UK mainland please contact us before buying to ascertain methods and prices of postage.

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        Über die Ausgangspunkte und Polarisation der X-Strahlen. Mit 18 Abbildungen auf 14 phototypischen Tafeln.

      Académie Impériale des Sciences . -, St. Petersburg 1896 - Obrosch. 4to. 13 S. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. Seltene Arbeit, der 40 Experimente zur Erforschung der später sog. Röntgenstrahlen vorausgingen. Die daraus entstandenen Photographien antizipieren tls. die moderne avantgardistische Photographie der kommenden Jahrzehnte. - Textbll. tls. unaufgeschnitten und gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt. Brosch gering stockfleckig und mit kl. Randschäden, Rücken mit Läsuren.Glasser, Röntgen S. 340, Nr. 318. - Nicht bei Heidtmann. First and only edition. With 14 collotype plates with 18 modern appearing photographs. Orig. wrappers. - Text leaves untrimmed and slightly browned. Wrappers partly foxed and with some fraying, spine with damages. 300 g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ketterer Kunst Hamburg GmbH]
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        El Terrorismo en Barcelona, de 1892 a 1896: Antecedents del "Proceso de Montjuic." Tesis de Licenciatura.

      282 pp. thesis on the events leading up to the Montjuic military trials of 1896, including an historical, socioeconomic, and political background on Catalunya, information on propaganda, a chapter on three major attacks, including against the Teatro del Liceo, the civil governor R. Larroca, and the Corpus Christi procession, and the aftermath of the attacks, table of contents, appendices, and 24 tipped-in illustrations, primarily photographic reproductions of contemporary political cartoons. 4to. Full leather with gilt-stamped spine. Barcelona (Universidad de Barcelona, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Sección Historia) 1972. Signed to the title page by Dr. Carlos Seco Serrano, thesis advisor.

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        Through Jungle and Desert

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1896. First. Hardcover. VG+. 535 pp, profuse ill, Folding maps in rear pocket. Chanler was an ardent hunter, a friend of T Roosevelt an discoverer of the Chanler's reedbuck. He hunted extensively throughout Eastern Africa following in the footsteps of VonHohnel (and accompanied by him) and Teleki. The party hunted hippo, rhino, elephant and plains game. A good reading, well written work with lots of hunting. Close to vg+ copy in orig. gilt cloth. One corner bumped but better than most copies we have seen.

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        In Haunts of Wild Game. A Hunter-Naturalist`s Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo.

       Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons 1896. gr.-8°. XVI, 576 S. Mit Titelportr., 15 Taf. u. 24 Abb. im Text v. C. Whymper u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. farb. Karte von Kahlamba und Libombo. OLn. Mit Einbandillustr. Einbd. staubfl. Karte m. Einriß im w. Rd. EA. des Erstlingswerkes.\"One of the classics of African sport, this book describes the author`s hunting experiences in Portuguese East Africa and the eastern Transvaal [...] excellent illustrations by Charles Whymper.\" (Czech 89) Versand D: 4,00 EUR Reise, Jagd, Afrika

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        Posthumous Memoirs of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

      Jos. M. Wade, Boston 1896 - The 1896 1st edition of this very uncommon, posthumously-published treatise by Madame Blavatsky on spirit-writing. "Dictated from the spirit world, upon the typewriter, independent of all human contact, under the supervision of G.W.N. Vost, to bring to light the things of truth, and affirm the continuity of life and the eternal activity of the soul immortal". And also on the title page: "Given to my Astral friend and associate Jos. M. Wade --H.P.B." A bright, solid example of a fragile publication. VG- in its pictorial wrappers, with light soiling to the panels and light chipping and creasing along the top-edges and at the spine crown. Still though, a sturdy, very presentable octavo. Scarce (not listed in Besterman, Price or Bibliotheca Esoterica). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Indian Captive a Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Matthew Brayton, in His Thirty-Four Years of Captivity Among the Indians of North-Western America

      Fostoria, Ohio: The Gray Printing Company. Very Good. 1896. Second Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 5 3/4" x 4 1/4". Original publisher's white boards with red imprint. [Front free endpaper leaf], [Title page], [Copyright page], [Preface], [blank], [5], 6-70, [blank leaf], [rear free endpaper leaf]. 2nd edition of this fantastic captivity story that is allegedly scarcer than the first edition of 1860 printed in Cleveland. In September 1825, 7 year old Matthew Brayton disappeared from the village of Wyandot in northwestern Ohio while walking with his brother to get supplies for his family. In the early years of his captivity, he was repeatedly traded to different tribes for various amounts of whiskey. Around the age of 16, he was traded by the Siouxs to the Snakes during the celebration of a truce in exchange for 11 gallons. He traveled with the Snakes, ultimately ending up in California where they stayed for 5 years. While in California, he interacted with the Diggers and describes their peculiarities. He also describes his numerous visits to San Francisco, then known as "Yerba Buena". After 5 years in California, the Snakes left for Utah and continued north towards Oregon. They then traveled further north "beyond the territory of the United States" where the Snakes allied with the Copper Heads. Brayton describes Copper Head and Snake culture in great detail, from childbirth to burial rites to division of labor. He discusses weaponry, hunting methods and vividly recounts the daily life of the tribes. In the far north, they got into skirmishes with the Esquimaux and traded with the Russians. At this point in the story, Brayton takes 8 pages to provide an exceptionally detailed account of a buffalo hunt and its aftermath. Years later, Brayton interacted with a member of the Hudson Bay Company who insisted that Brayton was white. Brayton insisted he was Native American, with Native American parents, but the persistence of the Hudson Bay man caused Brayton to question his heritage. Soon thereafter, Brayton married his chief's daughter and had two children with her. After again being told he was white by the Selkirker tribe, Brayton's chief told him he would be allowed to explore his personal history. He ultimately found out the truth and his story was told in the Cleveland Herald. The publication of that story allowed him to reunite with his brother. A scarce and compelling account in presentable condition. Howes B736. Wagner-Camp 351. Graff 394. Condition: Very good, with toned pages that are unmarked and odor free. Some offsetting to pages 52 and 53 where a triangular piece of paper once laid. Tight, solid binding with boards that are rubbed and lightly soiled. .

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        ALMAYER'S FOLLY [Edward Garnett's copy]

      1896. [Edward Garnett's copy] A Story of an Eastern River. Second Edition. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Original dark green cloth. First Edition, early but not first printing, of Conrad's first book. The first printing came out in 1895 (bearing that date on the title page) -- some domestic copies and some colonial; later in 1895 a second printing was issued, on thicker paper and bearing colonial ads on the half-title verso. Then there were two further printings dated 1896, one on laid paper for domestic use reading "Second Edition" (as here), and the other on wove paper reading "Colonial Edition" (but both with those colonial ads). Due to the paper used, this 1896 edition is noticeably thicker than the 1895 one; also the p. 110 missing letters are in this printing restored.~This is a near-fine copy (endpapers slightly cracked). Cagle A1a (notes).~The front endpaper of this copy bears the signature of Edward Garnett -- whose importance at this stage of Joseph Conrad's career was supreme. Conrad, after meeting the real "Olmeijer" in East Borneo in 1887, gradually produced the manuscript of this book over the six years 1889-1895. He submitted it to T. Fisher Unwin for consideration in their "Pseudonym Library", using the pseudonym "Kamudi" (Malayan for "rudder") -- enclosing the return postage, so sure was he of its rejection. However, Unwin's reader Edward Garnett saw the manuscript's promise and accepted it for non-pseudonymous publication -- and is thus credited with "discovering" Joseph Conrad the writer. By 1896, when this "second edition" came out, Garnett was actively involved with Conrad in the manuscript of Conrad's second book AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS -- so much so, that some biographers have suggested that Garnett's name could have appeared as co-author on the title page.

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        HISTORIA Y ARTE Revista Mensual Ilustrada Tomo primero - Marzo de 1895 a febrero de 1896

      HAUSER Y MENET, MADRID 1896 - Libro en aceptable estado, ha sido reencuadernado (Nota: Ante el estado muy fatigado de la encuadernación con la que este bello volumen ha llegado a nuestro catálogo, hemos optado por una reencuadernación artesanal completamente nueva en tela roja con el lomo de piel marrón y sobre su parte superior un recuadro nervado que incluye en letras doradas el título de la revista 'Historia y Arte'. El resultado es el de una obra antigua pero con un aspecto completamente nuevo y elegante que le otorga una nueva vida a este precioso y elegante libro.) falto de las páginas,11, 12, 31,32, 33 y34 (donde se intercalaban tres láminas,que tambien faltan), en holandesa, con sello y tejuelo del anterior propietario. Se trata de una revista con tendencias artísticas de finales del siglo XIX que presenta abundantes ilustraciones de todo tipo,con láminas que se intercalaban en el texto, y algunos aguafuertes que mencionamos seguidamente: Canal de Mancorbo en los Picos de Europa de (Fototipia), El otoño (aguafuerte de Carlos de Haes), Costas cantábricas Lequeitio (aguafuerte de Carlos de Haes), Crepúsculo(aguafuerte de Carlos de Haes),En plena mar (aguafuerte de Tomás Campuzano) Costa del Cantábrico (aguafuerte de Tomás Campuzano), Frescos de San Antonio de la Florida (aguafuerte de José María Galván), Costa de Inglaterra (aguafuerte de Rafael Monleón). Los aguafuertes presentan puntos de óxido. No hay problemas de legibilidad del texto(teniendo en cuenta las páginas faltantes) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GEFLÜGELBUCH. Naturgeschichte, Zucht und Pflege sämtlicher Hühner- und Taubenrassen, sowie der übrigen Hausvögel, wie Enten, Gänse, Truthühner etc. welche als Haustiere gehalten werden.

      Hoffmann, Stuttgart, 1896 - 1 + 404 Seiten + 24 Farbdrucktafeln mit 216 Abbildungen, zahlreiche einfbg. Holzschnitte im Text.-- Mit dem Haus- und Hofgeflügel befaßter Teil von Friderichs Naturgeschichte der Zimmer- Haus- und Jagdvögel. Die Farbendrucke schuf der Maler W. Hoffmann nach photographischen Vorlagen. -- Rustikaler und sehr dekorativer privater Halblederband mit farbig marmoriertem Schnitt in eigens angefertigtem Schuber mit der montierten, farbig illustrierten, Deckelabbildung des Originaleinbandes. Sehr schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lastovka GbR]
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        An Outcast of the Islands

      T. Fisher Unwin 1896, London - First edition. Conrad's second book. 391 pp. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt. Other edges untrimmed. Book protected in a clear acetate wrapper. Spine marked with area of discoloration. Slight wear to extremites. Title page in red & black. Publisher's advert for 'Almayer's Folly' opposite half title. No ownership names. Slight spotting to endpapers. Faint erasure to first three leaves. A VG copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & PBFA]
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        La légende dorée traduction française de H. Piazza dessins et lithographies de A. Lunois

      édition boudet 1896 - In 4 relié en bon état, 152 pages, 1896 (exemplaire numéroté 164, tranche blanche supérieure dorée, pourtours des plats légèrement décolorés, rousseurs sur les tranches blanches médiane et inférieure, quelques rousseurs sur les premières et dernières pages, bon exemplaire). Envoi soigné. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

      William Heinemann 1896 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 5.Auflage, 17 Bände, 1896-1897, Meidinger

      Bibliographisches Institut 1896-1897, Leipzig und Wien - Prachtausgabe der Buchhandlung Herm. J. Meidinger Berlin. Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Fünfte gänzlich neubearbeitete Auflage. 17 Bände (A-Z komplett). Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1896-1897 (Neuer Abdruck). Schwarze Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen. Wie auch den ersten 9 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, hervorragender Rückenzustand. Die so oft (ins braune) aufgehellten Rücken sind hier noch im Originalzustand & diesbzgl. kaum in besserer Erhaltung vorstellbar. Auch keine Fehlstellen, Einrisse u.dgl. Außen kaum berieben, Ecken nahezu nicht bestoßen. Ebenso fantastisch erhalten sind Buchdeckel & Buchschnitt (überwiegend noch hell & frisch, überhaupt nicht eingestaubt/angeschmutzt); lediglich ein Deckel hat Kratzer & einige Schnitte sind etwas fleckig. Die Bücher haben keinen unangenehmen Geruch, fehlende Seiten oder Anstreichungen. Mit Ausnahme einer lose beiliegenden Karte ist alles fest eingebunden. Die Abbildungen sowie Farbtafeln sind alle vorhanden & sehr gut erhalten. Die Seiten sind hell, es gibt außer in geringem Umfang auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten keine Fleckigkeit. Auf den Vorsätzen Abklatsch der Lederecken. Sammelnswertes, höheren Ansprüchen genügendes Exemplar. In diesem außerwöhnlich gutem Zustand dürften heute nur noch wenige vollständige Exemplare dieser Prachtausgabe von Meidinger erhältlich sein. 42500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nirvana. A Story of Buddhist Philosophy

      Tokyo and Chicago, respectively: Printed by T. Hasegawa for The Open Court Publishing Co., 1896. First Edition. String ties. . Very Good. Idiosyncratic Hasegawa publication, retelling the story of Siddhartha (Sudatta). 46 pp. With many color illustrations on crepe paper, as the norm with Hasegawa books, but here applied to essentially a non-Japanese subject. Soiling on the cover, with some tenderness to the edges of the first folded leaf. Edge creasing to the final leaf.

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      1896. Being a Mid-Winter-Night's Entertainment in Two Parts and an Interlude. London: John Lane / Boston: Roberts Bros., 1896. 14 pp undated ads plus 12 pp ads dated 1896. Original ochre cloth decorated in red. First Edition, issued as the 29th volume (of 33) in the provocative "Keynotes Series," published by John Lane. Shiel's first book, PRINCE ZALESKI, had been the seventh book in the same series. SHAPES IN THE FIRE is a loosely-connected group of tales of supernatural horror, derivative in subject matter from Edgar Allan Poe -- "one of the landmark books of the genre" according to Bleiler.~This is a very good-plus copy (spine darkened, a nick in the spine-head, general light rubbing). Morse p. 38; Bleiler 1467.

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        Croquis parisiens. Les plaisirs du Dimanche. A travers les rues. Illustrations directes d'après nature de Gervais Courtellemont.

      Librairies-Imprimeries réunies 1896 - Un volume grand in-folio (49,5 cm x 36,5 cm). Illustré de photos de Gervais-Courtellemont insérées dans le texte. L'ouvrage comporte deux parties : Les Plaisirs du Dimanche. La Pêche (VIII), Sur l'herbe (XI), Dans Paris (VI); A travers les rues. La fleur des rues (VIII), Cochers (VI), Autour des marchés (IV), Pauvres gens (V). Un des 246 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin à la forme signé par l'auteur et l'illustrateur. En feuilles sous portefeuille toilé de l'éditeur. Décor estampé bleu-argent de l'éditeur sur le premier plat. Le portefeuille est fermé par trois rubans couleur ardoise (un peu usés). Quelques légères taches sans gravité sur le premier plat. Gardes florales japonisantes. Premier et dernier feuillets jaunis. Exemplaire exempt de rousseur. Ouvrage superbement illustré par les photos de Gervais Courtellemont présentant côté ombre et côté lumière, la vie parisienne à la Belle Epoque. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site et notre blog Paris-Libris. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

      UK: Heinemann. London, Heinemann, 1896. Hardback first edition and first impression. 32pp ads to rear. Rebound in recent full morocco, with raised bands, TEG, marbled endpapers. A lovely binding. Near fine internally, with a couple of unobstrusive stains. Original cover and spine laid in to rear. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1896.

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        Portretten van Stefan George en Albert Verwey. Droge naald op Japans.

      - Beeldformaat: 15,8 x 15,8 cm. Onder passe-partout: 31,7 x 26,8 cm. Tweemaal gesigneerd in de plaat met de tekst (deels in spiegelbeeld, deels overlappend): 'Stefan George Alb. Verwey/ Stefan George/ Katwyk 19002 [sic]/ Zee'. Linksonder genummerd in potlood: '20/25'. Randen van passe-partout wat verbruind, onderaan lichte vochtschade.* Zeldzame originele ets van Toorop met een hoog literair gehalte: in 1896 maakte Toorop, nadat hij in Den Haag een lezing van George had bijgewoond, het portret van de Duitse dichter om er in 1902 het portret van Verwey aan toe te voegen. De dichters waren met elkaar bevriend; op 24 mei 1901 had George een lezing gegeven in Den Haag, waarvoor hij bij Verwey in Noordwijk kon logeren. Al in 1900 was bij Toorop, in de briefwisseling met George, het plan ontstaan voor dit dubbelportret.Deze ets is afgedrukt na de dood van Toorop, in 1928, door Ninaber van Eyben, die van verschillende etsen en houtblokken van Toorop afdrukken vervaardigde in oplagen van 10 tot 25 stuks.De zinken plaat van de ets bevindt zich in het Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam.

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

      Heinemann, UK 1896 - London, Heinemann, 1896. Hardback first edition and first impression. 32pp ads to rear. Rebound in recent full morocco, with raised bands, TEG, marbled endpapers. A lovely binding. Near fine internally, with a couple of unobstrusive stains. Original cover and spine laid in to rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia Books. ABA, ILAB]
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        Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras au Pôle Nord

      Edition adorned with illustrations of Riou.Cardboard Hetzel Editor "on golden sphere" in full red calico signed Engel, first polychrome dish signed Blancheland representing different golden navigational instruments in a frame of golden chains and topped with green plants, the second type of flat "h" as indicated by JAUZAC back to the lighthouse decorated with many color illustrations and gold, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt. Hetzel Paris 1896 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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