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        Salon des Cent.

      Poster for the 20th Exposition at the Salon des Cent. Paris: Chaix 1896. Published in "Les Maitres de l'Affiche", 1897. Plate no. 94.. Les Maîtres de l'Affiche (The Masters of the Poster) refers to 256 colour lithographic plates used to create a very significant art publication during the Belle Époque in Paris, France. The collection, reproduced from the original works of ninety-seven artists in a smaller format, was put together by Jules Chéret, the father of poster art.By the 1890's the streets of French cities were enlivened by large, colourful posters. The poster had not only caught the fancy of the public, but its best examples were already being regarded as true works of art (specifically, as fine prints) to be exhibited, reviewed in journals, collected and reproduced in a more manageable form. In the last five years of the 19th century, Imprimerie Chaix was to play a great part in codifying, hallowing and perpetuating the ebullient spirit of the Belle Epoque. The renowned set of 256 prints were created by Imprimerie Chaix, forever to be known as a set as Les Maîtres de l'Affiche. Each print was rendered as a separate sheet measuring 11 x 15 inches. [27.9 x 38.1 cm]. The set was compiled in a unique way: Every month for 60 months - from December 1895 through November 1900 - subscribers received a wrapper containing four consecutively numbered prints. On 16 occasions (each of the five Decembers, each of the Junes, and the March and September of the final three years) the monthly wrapper also contained a bonus plate, not a poster reproduction but a specially created lithograph. The compilation of this set of original prints makes up the complete suite known as Les Maîtres de l'Affiche

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        Queen Elizabeth

      London, Paris and Edinburgh: Boussod, Valadon & Cie., 1896 Illustrated with engraved plates. Limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Finely bound in full crimson gilt morocco by Zaehnsdorf, with five raised bands to the spine, decorated with fleur-de-lis semé pattern, the Royal Arms with green and brown morocco inlay, gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, cream silk moiré endpapers, printed on Japan paper. Near fine, with some rubbing to corners and front hinge, some light toning to the spine and boards edges, minor bowing to the boards, former owner's bookplate to a front flyleaf, some very minor rippling to the fore edge, bright and fresh interior. A beautiful deluxe copy in an exquisite binding. Queen Elizabeth is a biographical account of the life and achievements of Elizabeth I of England written "in relation to the great events of her time." As Creighton explains in his in preface, "Elizabeth's life was so closely interwoven with the history of England that it is impossible to separate her actions from public affairs." A beautiful volume, Queen Elizabeth is printed on deluxe Japan paper and contains numerous engraved illustrations, each of which is printed in duplicate using different hues of ink. The Royal Arms of Elizabeth I incorporate the three lions of Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) quartered with the three fleur-de-lys of the French kings, symbolizing England's claim to the French throne. On this binding, the Royal Arms are surrounded by the emblem of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348 by Richard III. It is the highest order of chivalry in the United Kingdom, and membership is reserved for the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than 24 members. The emblem is in reverence to Saint George, the Patron Saint of England, and the motto is Honi soit qui mal y pense: "Shame to him who thinks badly of it.". Limited.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Modern stilisierte Blumen und Ornamente. Zwanzig Tafeln nach der Natur.

      Piloty & Loehle,, München, 1896 - München, Piloty & Loehle, 1896. 40 x 27 cm. 1 Bl. (Inhalt) und 20 farbig lithographierte Tafeln lose in Original-Halbleinenmappe. Mappe etwas angestaubt, gebräunt, fleckig und berieben, Tafeln sauber. Nicht bei Schneider-Henn, Ornament und Dekortion. Ornamentale Vorlagenwerke des 19. Jahrhunderts, Bestandskatalog der Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Nr. 2207.Godron war Direktor der städtischen Gewerbeschule München. Mappe etwas angestaubt, gebräunt, fleckig und berieben, Tafeln sauber.

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        A Monograph of the Lories, or Brush-Tongued Parrots, Composing the Family Loriidae

      London: R. H. Porter, 1896 193 pages, plus 61 hand-colored plates after J. G. Keulemans, and four maps. Collated and complete. Volume remains in early brown cloth covers with "Quaritch" stamped into cloth at foot of spine (Quaritch purchased a remaindered lot of this title in the early 1900s). Volume has been heavily bumped at top side of crown, causing a small crease at the upper bound edge of the first 30 leaves and the first ten plates. The crease is minimal, and can be felt easier than seen. The first two leaves are slightly loosened, though not detached. The bottom hinge (internal) is cracked, though remains tight. There are darkened spots about one inch square at the upper and lower edges of both blank end leaves appearing as old tape stains. Volume is otherwise very clean and intact, and plate remain absolutely stunning. . First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Small Folio.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        History of the Plimoth Plantation: Containing an Account of the Voyage of the 'Mayflower'

      Ward and Downey / Houghton Mifflin & Co, 1896. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Good. London / Boston: Ward and Downey / Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1896. Limited edition facsimile reproduction, no. 50 of 350 issued. Hardcover, 14 3/8" x 11". 525 pp. About very good, no jacket, as issued. A bit of fraying of the cloth at the front joint and the tail of the spine which has a few small tears. Corners bumped with the top front corner creased, showing as wrinkling to the cloth on the board and a bit of tearing on the front pastedown. Front hinge starting. Toning from newspaper clipping on pages 224-25. Bookplate of G. Cuthbert Blaxland on the front pastedown with his sparse and short pencil notes in the margins. Blaxland wrote "Mayflower Essays" and used this book in his research. Laid in are three items: a holograph letter from George Hodges, Dean of the Episcopal Theological School at Yale, to Blaxland; the prospectus to this volume detailing it as a facsimile reproduction by photography and giving the limitation of 350 copies; and a section of Blaxland's "Mayflower Essays", pages 129-146.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        Im Lande des Mahdi EA

      Freiburg, Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, 1896., Kl.-8°Karl May\'s gesammelte Reiseromane Band XVI Im Lande des Mahdi1. Band, Reiseerlebnisse von Karl May, 1. Aufl. 1.bis 5.Tausend, hrsg. Freiburg i. B., Verlag von Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, 1896, 638 S, kl. 8°, OHlder m. Lederecken, goldgepr. Rücken, in seltenen sehr gutem Zustand! ohne Eintragungen, Rückengold sehr gut erhalten, Kanten minimal best., leicht schiefgel. sehr schöne Sammlerausgabe! rar! Best.Nr.20449 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Fehsenfeld

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        Dictionnaire bibliophilosophique

      Paris, 1896. Uzanne, Octave (1851-1931). Dictionnaire bibliophilosophique, typologique, iconophilesque, bibliopégique et bibliotechnique Å• l’usage des bibliognostes, des bibliomanes et des bibliophilistins. No. 57 of 176 copies, printed especially for industrialist Auguste [Marie] Fabre (1839-1922) as printed on the limitation leaf. [4], viii, 364pp. 31 etched plates by Oswald Heidbrinck, within metallic ink borders, hand-colored title and limitation leaf, first plate hand-colored. Paris: les Sociétaires de l’Académie des Beaux Livres Bibliophiles Contemporains, 1896. 226 x 150 mm. (uncut). All leaves printed on vellum paper specially embossed with a blind design similar to a watermark. Original triple binding of limp vellum with pictorial designs by E. Belville printed in black and gold, ribbon ties (renewed, tie slit on upper cover repaired), enclosing original paper wrapper printed in violet and black, by Berthon, and a third wrapper of art vellum printed with floral designs by Ferne; preserved in a quarter morocco folding box. Fine. Leather book label of I. Fernandez. First Edition of this magnificent expression of bibliolatry, inspired by the Art Nouveau and Symbolist movements. Uzanne, the “high priest of fin-de-sičcle bibliophilia” (Silverman, The New Bibliopolis: French Book Collectors and the Culture of Print, 1880-1914, p. 14), was a writer, publisher and journalist who worked with printers, binders, typographers and artists to create deluxe editions for the discerning bibliophile. His personal wealth allowed him to lavish attention “on such material signs of distinction as the luxurious paper, illustrations, and typography of volumes typically printed in single runs of twenty to three hundred copies” (Silverman, p. 108), which would then be distributed by select booksellers or by bibliophilic societies such as Uzanne’s Societé des Bibliophiles Indépendants. “The search for refinement and esotericism further manifested itself in not only the physical form of these books but also their content. This encompassed both literary style, whether expressed by the precious language, neologisms, and archaisms common to certain works by the Symbolists and Uzanne’s Dictionnaire bibliophilosophique, and also the the unconventional genres (free verse, poetic essays, fantastic short stories) with which the Symbolists experimented” (ibid.).

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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        Die Königin Luise. In 50 Bildern für Jung und Alt.

      Paul Kittel ca. 1896., Berlin - Nur rückseitig mit kleineren Abriebstellen. Innen zum Teil etwas stockfleckig, die Chromotypien sind davon aber unberührt. - PRACHTBAND. Einbandgestaltung nach einer Zeichnung von L. Sütterlin. Seltene Vorzugsausgabe in wunderbarer Erhaltung. Vergoldung. Einband in fast sehr gutem Zustand. Mit 48 Chromotypien auf Tafeln. 49 Bl. mit allseitigem Goldschnitt Wunderschöner illuminierter Original-Ganzleder mit

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than]
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        The Birds of Africa, Comprising All the Species Which Occur in the Ethiopian Region (Five Volumes in Seven)

      R. H. Porter / Henry Sotheran & Co., London - Five volumes in seven, published between 1896 and 1912. Later half red Moroccan leather, with red cloth over boards. Raised spine band and gilt stamped letters. Association Set having previously belonged to Robin Kemp (London, 1871-??) who in 1904 worked with Shelley incorporating his help to classify birds he had gathered in Sierra Leone between 1902 and 1904. Having been sent to Sierra Leone as an accountant with a railway firm, Kemp filled his spare time collecting bird specimens, and soon identified himself as a "Professional Specimen Collector." In addition to two trips to New Zealand, and a later trip to Argentine, Kemp was commissioned by C. D. Rudd to collect in East Africa from 1908-1911. The genus Kempiella is named for him, and Kemp is associated with the discovery of many mammals, birds, and Mollusca. (Whittell, H. M. "The Literature of Australian Birds,"). This set is heavily annotated by Kemp, with Vol. I bound with every other leaf being blank, save for the meticulous and detailed hand written notes of Kemp. There is also a good deal of penciled marginalia, mostly in the first two volumes. Kemp has neatly made checks and underlined names and titles in both red and black pencil. Although this also is mostly seen in Vol. I and II, there is scattered markings through all of the volumes except V, Pt. II. " Volume I comprises a check-list of species. The remainder of the work takes up the various groups systematically, giving descriptions and biographical notes but citing, as synonymy, only references to the Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum and publications not mentioned therein, with further citation of the best published illustration; the original description is omitted unless it falls into the category mentioned and even the authorities for the nomenclature are no necessarily included. Many new genera and species are described. The Illustrations are most excellent. The work was published in 8 parts, divided as collated above except that Vol. II appeared in two parts, --the first including pp. 1-160 and the second, the remainder. Vol I is reviewed in the Ibis for July 1896; II Pr. I, in July 1900; II Pt. II, in Jan. 1901 (but published in 1900); II in Oct. 1902; IV Pt. I, in the Auk for April 1905; IV Pt II, in July 1905; V Pt. I in the Ibis for July 1906; and V Pt. II, in Jan. 1913 (but publ., probably in 1912). The various signatures bear varying dates which are evidently those of printing, not of publication. All of the work except Vol. V Pt. II is from the pen of Shelley who died before the work was complete. The final part was prepared by W. L. Sclater from Shelley's manuscript notes and proofs, with some addition of his own. There is an index to each volume except the first, but no general index." (Zimmer "Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library, Part II" pp 589-590). Beautifully illustrated with 57 colored lithographs after Danish naturalist and artist Henrik Gronvold (1858-1940). There are a few very slight scuffs and small marks on the leather spine covers. A few of the title pages show some darkening along the edges, and there is a little very slight foxing affecting the first couple leaves of Vol. I and Vol. V, Pt. I. All volumes remain tight show very well. Aside from Kemps' markings and the slight flaws mentioned, this remains a very clean and intact set. All 57 plates have been collated and remain in Fine condition. Due to the size and weight of this set, additional fees will apply for International and/or Priority shipping. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        Doctoris ecstatici D. Dionysii Cartusiani Opera omnia in unum corpus digesta ad fidem editionum coloniensium cura et labore monachorum sacri ordinis Cartusiensis favente Pont. Max. Leone XIII. Band 1 bis 14. [Von Dionysius dem Kartäuser].

      Monstrolii [Montreuil], Typis Cartusiae S.M. de Pratis 1896 - Zweispaltendruck. ADB V, 246ff. - RE IV, 698ff. - Dionysius der Karthäuser (verm. 1392 oder 1402 bis 1471), auch van Leeuwen / à Leudris oder à Rickel, gilt als einer der wirkmächtigsten und fruchtbarsten Theologen des Spätmittelalters. Aus angesehenem Hause kommend studierte er in Köln, bevor er den Karthäusern beitrat und sich als Prior den Rest seines Lebens der Abfassung theologischer Werke widmete. Dabei legte er besonderen Wert auf reformatorische Ansätze, die er jedoch, milder und versöhnlicher als die späteren Reformatoren, vor allem in Hinblick auf eine Reform des kirchlichen und sittlichen Lebens der Geistlichen und Laien entwickelte. Seine visionären Schriften und asketische Lebensweise brachten ihm den Beinamen „Doctor Ecstaticus" ein. - Die vorliegenden Bände 1 bis 14 gehören zur ersten Ausgabe des großen 1896 begonnenen Neudrucks, der gleichzeitig die maßgeblichen Ausgabe des Gesamtwerkes darstellt. - Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit entfernter Rückensignatur, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Vorsatz- und Titelblatt. - Einbände an den Kanten leicht berieben, Leder an Kapitalen und Ecken leicht beschabt. Reste der Signatur-Klebestreifen auf den Deckeln. Die Lederrücken etwas aufgehellt, Papier gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt. Insgesamt sehr gut erhaltenes Konvolut des meist nur in jüngeren Einzelbänden erhältlichen Werkes des bedeutsamen und eifrigen Asketen. la Gewicht in Gramm: 30000 4° (28 x 20 cm). Dekorative braune, gefirniste Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Titel und Fileten auf dem Rücken sowie Marmorpapierbezügen und Lederecken. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. 14 Bände (von 42). Erstausgabe der maßgeblichen Neuauflage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Burne-Jones, Edward- Platino Photograph by Emery of Burne-Jones Original Kelmscott Chaucer Drawing]

      An original platino photograph taken by Emery Walker of Edward Burne-Jones' illustration for the 1896 Kelmscott Chaucer, "The Legend of Fame," appearing on page 466. Circa 1892-1894. From the original estate of Robert Catterson-Smith, who reworked all of the Burne-Jones original pencil drawings for the book, through a novel and intricate process: making a pale platino print (Emory Walker), applying a thin wash of chinese white with a little size in it (Catterson-Smith), redrawing the lines wiith a very sharp pencil followed by inking with a fine round sable brush (Catterson-Smith), making another photograph directly on the wood block (Emery Walker), which Hooper then cut for the final woodblock. This platino photograph print of the original Burne-Jones pencil drawing for the illustration which was then used by Catterson-Smith in the process outlined above. These early platino prints are exceedingly rare. A fine example, unmounted an in its most original state. Size of platino: 140 x 175; Size of image: 122 x 170mm. Fine condition.

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        AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS

      1896. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 1 page preliminary undated ads. Original dark green cloth. First Edition of Conrad's second book, preceded only by (and containing many of the same characters as) ALMAYER'S FOLLY. After Edward Garnett (then a reader at Unwin's) had "discovered" Conrad and had published his first book, he worked very closely with Conrad on this one -- so much so that some biographers have suggested that Garnett's name should have appeared on the title page as co-author. OUTCAST is considered the middle volume of Conrad's only trilogy; the third volume, which he began right after OUTCAST but could not complete for almost a quarter of a century, was ultimately published in 1920 as THE RESCUE.~This is a bright, just-about-fine copy (the merest hint of wear at the tips). The number of copies issued is not known, but this book in collectible condition has become rather scarce. Cagle A2a.1.

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        The Mystery of Cloomber.

      London: Ward and Downey, 1896., 1896. FIRST EDITION. A major Doyle rarity. pp.[2], ads; [iv]; 151; [1], imprint; [6], ads. Original pictorial wrappers with a full-page wood-engraving on the upper cover initialled WGRB, advert for 'Extract of Meat' to lover cover, blind-stamp of WH Smith Booksellers. Green and Gibson distinguish two variants of the upper endpaper; this copy shows the earlier variant (with Aspinall's enamel rather than Ward and Downey's new books advertised on the pastedown). Occasional ownership stamp of H.E.C. Beaver, some expected rubbing to covers, small portion of spine remaining. Housed in a protective leather clamshell. Doyle's second book, following the legendary debut 'A Study In Scarlet', this title being a rather dark and sinister 'psychic' adventure and a precursor to the author's numerous supernatural tales. A rare beast indeed; only six copies have appeared at auction over the last fifty years and just one was in the original wraps (the Manney copy, rebacked, Sothebys 1991, $1320). Green and Gibson A2a.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Trilby

      Osgood, McIlvaine and Co London 1896 - First Edition (issue with 1896 title page). Paris set novel concerning Trilby O'Ferrall, a half-Irish girl working in Paris as an artists' model and laundress who, when hypnotized, becomes a talented and renown singer. Uncommon in original dustjacket. Very Good, contemporary inscription at front endpaper, in Good dustjacket, chipped at top spine end and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. From the Ellesmere manuscript of The Canterbury Tales and Professor W. Walter Skeat's editions of the other works [edited by F.S. Ellis, printed on the colophon leaf]

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. One of 425 copies of a total edition of 438. With FINE PROVENANCE, having been owned by George Abrams, "Master of Typefaces", an artist and type designer whose distinctive logotypes spelled out household names like B. Altman and Godiva Chocolates. With 87 wood-engravings designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, cut by W.H. Hooper after drawings by Robert Catterson-Smith, superb wood-engraved title page, fourteen very fine large borders, eighteen different woodcut frames around the illustrations, twenty-six nineteen line woodcut initial letters, and numerous initials, decorative woodcut printer’s device all designed by William Morris and cut by C.E. Keates, Hooper and W. Spelmeyer, with shoulder and side titles. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type, double column, headings to the longer poems in Troy type. Folio (424 x 289 mm), original Holand linen-backed blue paper boards, paper label on the spine, housed in a cloth case. iv, 556pp. A very handsome copy, the text is especially clean, crisp, fresh and bright, the binding with some professional and expert refurbishment. A VERY SPECIAL COPY, WITH PROVENANCE, OF THE FIRST EDITION AND A HANDSOME COPY OF WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRINTED BOOK IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The Kelmscott Chaucer is "the most famous book of the modern private press movement, and the culmination of William Morris's endeavor" (The Artist and the Book). "[F]rom first appearance, the Chaucer gained a name as the finest book since Gutenberg. It has held its place near the head of the polls ever since... The terms which critics used in the eighteen-nineties to welcome it simply show us what an impression Morris's printing made upon late Victorian bookmen" (Colin Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 43). Evidence of the esteem in which the book has been held lies in the fact that after the Second World War, during the rebuilding of Japan and its libraries, a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer was the first book presented to the Japanese people by the British Government on behalf of the English nation. The Kelmscott Press produced forty-eight books in its brief life. Morris had toyed with the idea of a Shakespeare in three folio volumes; a suggestion for a King James version of the Bible was in his pending file; and preliminary work had begun on editions of Froissart and Malory, both of which would have formed a triumvirate with the Chaucer. But on October 3, 1896, Morris died, and for all intents and purposes the Kelmscott Press died with him, the Froissart and Malory unfinished. The Chaucer, regretfully, remained the only "titan" among Kelmscott books. Morris dedicated his life to poetry and the decorative arts, but he did not exhibit an active interest in the design and production of books until he was fifty-five years old. He died eight years later, but in that brief fragment of time he established a standard and prestige that still make him one of the most powerful and pervasive influences in book design in the English-speaking, English-reading world. This is George Abrams' copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Mr. Abrams and his company, Alphabets Inc., worked with many of the largest advertising and printing agencies. Among his type designs are three known as Abrams Venetian, Abrams Augereau and Abrams Caslon. He created the cover logos for a number of popular magazines, notably the original one for Sports Illustrated in 1954. Others he designed included those for Newsweek (1968), The Saturday Evening Post (1965) and House Beautiful (1949). He was a bibliophile with a large collection of rare books and manuscripts, ranging from incunabula to the Russian avant-garde. He was active in the Grolier Club and the New York Typophiles, and was a fellow of the Pierpont Morgan Library and an honorary fellow of the London Society of Typographic Design. His brother was Harry N. Abrams, founder of the art books publisher by that name. There is earlier provenance of Robert Heysham Sayre, who was vice president and chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He was also vice president and general manager of Bethlehem Iron Company, precursor of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. The town of Sayre, Pennsylvania is named in his honor.

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        Nur für brave Kinder. Ein Verwandlungsbilderbuch mit 12 feinen Farbendruckbildern. Das erste Verwandlungsbild im Außenbereich mit kleiner Fehlstelle u. mehrfach mit durchsichtigem Klebeband versehen

      J. F. Schreiber, (1896)., Esslingen bei Stuttgart - Aber funktionsfähig. Beim dritten Funktionsbild fehlt ein Streifen, deshalb nicht voll funktionsfähig. 4to. Illustr. OHLwd. 7 unn. Bl. Einband etwas fingerfleckig und angestaubt; durchgängig etwas fingerfleckig. Trotz der Mängel ein noch gut erhaltenes Kinderbuch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Birds of Africa, Comprising All the Species Which Occur in the Ethiopian Region (Five Volumes in Seven)

      London: R. H. Porter / Henry Sotheran & Co. Five volumes in seven, published between 1896 and 1912. Later half red Moroccan leather, with red cloth over boards. Raised spine band and gilt stamped letters. Association Set having previously belonged to Robin Kemp (London, 1871-??) who in 1904 worked with Shelley incorporating his help to classify birds he had gathered in Sierra Leone between 1902 and 1904. Having been sent to Sierra Leone as an accountant with a railway firm, Kemp filled his spare time collecting bird specimens, and soon identified himself as a "Professional Specimen Collector." In addition to two trips to New Zealand, and a later trip to Argentine, Kemp was commissioned by C. D. Rudd to collect in East Africa from 1908-1911. The genus Kempiella is named for him, and Kemp is associated with the discovery of many mammals, birds, and Mollusca. (Whittell, H. M. "The Literature of Australian Birds,"). This set is heavily annotated by Kemp, with Vol. I bound with every other leaf being blank, save for the meticulous and detailed hand written notes of Kemp. There is also a good deal of penciled marginalia, mostly in the first two volumes. Kemp has neatly made checks and underlined names and titles in both red and black pencil. Although this also is mostly seen in Vol. I and II, there is scattered markings through all of the volumes except V, Pt. II. " Volume I comprises a check-list of species. The remainder of the work takes up the various groups systematically, giving descriptions and biographical notes but citing, as synonymy, only references to the Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum and publications not mentioned therein, with further citation of the best published illustration; the original description is omitted unless it falls into the category mentioned and even the authorities for the nomenclature are no necessarily included. Many new genera and species are described. The Illustrations are most excellent. The work was published in 8 parts, divided as collated above except that Vol. II appeared in two parts, --the first including pp. 1-160 and the second, the remainder. Vol I is reviewed in the Ibis for July 1896; II Pr. I, in July 1900; II Pt. II, in Jan. 1901 (but published in 1900); II in Oct. 1902; IV Pt. I, in the Auk for April 1905; IV Pt II, in July 1905; V Pt. I in the Ibis for July 1906; and V Pt. II, in Jan. 1913 (but publ., probably in 1912). The various signatures bear varying dates which are evidently those of printing, not of publication. All of the work except Vol. V Pt. II is from the pen of Shelley who died before the work was complete. The final part was prepared by W. L. Sclater from Shelley's manuscript notes and proofs, with some addition of his own. There is an index to each volume except the first, but no general index." (Zimmer "Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library, Part II" pp 589-590). Beautifully illustrated with 57 colored lithographs after Danish naturalist and artist Henrik Gronvold (1858-1940). There are a few very slight scuffs and small marks on the leather spine covers. A few of the title pages show some darkening along the edges, and there is a little very slight foxing affecting the first couple leaves of Vol. I and Vol. V, Pt. I. All volumes remain tight show very well. Aside from Kemps' markings and the slight flaws mentioned, this remains a very clean and intact set. All 57 plates have been collated and remain in Fine condition. Due to the size and weight of this set, additional fees will apply for International and/or Priority shipping. . First Edition. Half Leather - Hardbound. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Henrik Gronvold. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        Original bifolium from the Kelmscott Press edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

      [London: Kelmscott Press, 1896]. First edition. Paper slightly toned, couple faint spots, else about fine. Bifolium (i.e. pair of conjugate leaves) pp. 399-402 from "The Persoun's (Parson's) Tale." 42.4 x 58 cm, text printed in 2 columns in black and red with 3 large and12 small decorative initials. Lovely bifolium from the Kelmscott Chaucer - the highest achievment of William Morris' Kelmscott Press and one of the most acclaimed printed books of any era.

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        Publication mensuelle contenant la reproduction des plus belles Affiches Illustrées des grands artistes, français et étrangers.

      Prèface de Roger-Marx. Paris, Imprimerie Chaix, 1896-1900, - 5 volumi in-folio (400x307 mm), uniformi legature editoriali in piena percallina verde e crème figurata con fogliame e busti femminili, titoli sui piatti e al dorso, tagli superiori dorati (firmata Paul Berthon). Serie completa di 256 magnifiche litografie a colori, accompagnate da saggi introduttivi, indici degli artisti, lista delle tavole. L'opera venne compilata e curata da Jules Chèret e Roger Marx. Il presente esemplare comprende le 240 planches della serie e pure le 16 rare affiches offerte in premio ai sottoscrittori dell'opera. Le 256 tavole, impresse con grande maestria su cartoncino giappone, formano una straordinaria raccolta di altrettante affiches fin-de-siècle a colori, opere dei più noti artisti che nell'ultimo decennio del secolo produssero artistici manifesti pubblicitari: J.Chèret, M.Denis, de Feure, Berthon, Grasset, Guillaume, Mucha, J.Prise, Steinlen, T.Lautrec, Rassenfosse, Willette, Mataloni, Boano e vari altri noti nomi. Splendido e raro esemplare completo, a pieni margini, freschissimo. Straordinaria galleria che riunisce i capolavori in cromolitografia de l' "art nouveau" muraria. CARTERET, V, 261. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of a Continent: A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, Across the Gobi Desert, Through the Himalayas, The Pamirs, and Chitral, 1884 - 1894

      London: John Murray, 1896. 2nd Edition . Very Good. 6.75 x 9.25 inches (17 x 24 cm). Second edition, issued the same year as the first edition. Green cloth binding, light rubbing to ends of spine and board corners, short tear to head of spine. Page edges untrimmed. Light foxing to endpapers and blanks, slight browning to pages, a few spots of foxing but otherwise a nice clean example. All maps present and in excellent condition. Overall condition is Very Good. Hardback. Printed pages: xvii, 409

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        Veteris Testamenti Concordantiae hebraicae atque chaldaicae.

      Lipsiae, Veit, 1896. - Très fort vol. in-4 (34x26, ép. 11 cm) reliure moderne plein chagrin fauve, dos à 6 faux nerfs saillants, bordés de filets à froids qui se prolongent en fleuron aux bords des plats, auteur et titre doré, filet à froid encadrant les plats, roulette à froid bordant les contreplats, tranches mouchetées, couv. conservées, XIV-1532 pp. à 4 colonnes. Première édition. Taches claires au plat sup. et au dos, fine tache brune dans la marge de pied des 50 derniers ff., sinon intérieur très frais, très bien relié, bel ex. Continentur cuncta quae in prioribus concordantiis reperiuntur vocabula, lacunis omnibus expletis emendatis cuiusquemodis vitiis lecis ubique denuo excerptis, atque in meliorem formam redactis vocalibus interdum adscriptis. Particulae omnes adhuc nondum collatae. Pronomina omnia hic primum congesta atque enarrata. Nomina propria omnia separatim commemorata. Servato texte Masoretico librorumque sacrorum ordine traditio. Etiq. ex-libris Daniel Cederberg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Binding, Fine- Guild of Women Binders, Constance Karslake] Songs of Night and Day

      

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        Meyers Konversations- Lexikon. 5. Aufl. 21 Bde. 1896-1897. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens.

      Erschienen in Leipzig und Wien bei: Bibliographisches Institut, in den Jahren 1896 bis 1901. - Insgesamt mit mehr als 10.500 Abbildungen im Text und auf 1088 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen. In den 17 Hauptbänden finden sich 1000.000 Stichworte, 10.5000 Abbildungen, 1088 Tafeln, davon 164 Farbtafeln und 286 Karten, sowie 120 Textbeilagen. Band 18: Ergänzungen, Nachträge und Registerband mit 580 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text und auf 56 Tafeln, darunter 10 Farbtafeln und 7 Karten und 4 Text Beilagen. Band 19: Erster Jahressupplementband mit 29 Tafeln. Band 20: Zweiter Supplementband und Band 21: Dritter Jahres- Supplementband und Register. Inhalt: Die 21 Bände des Gesamtwerkes bestehen aus 17 Bände von A-Z und 4 Ergänzungsbände. Band 18 enthält neben Ergänzungen und Nachträgen einige sehr interessante Beiträge, u. a. ein Pseudonymen- Verzeichnis, sowie ein alphabetisches Verzeichnis neuerer Romane, außerdem ein viel zu wenig beachtetes, aber aufschlussreiches Haupt- Register von wichtigsten Namen und Gegenständen, die keine selbständigen Artikel bilden, aber in anderen Artikeln erwähnt und beschreiben sind. Der 21. Band oder 4. Ergänzungsband enthält drei Jahres- Supplemente mit einem Gesamtverzeichnis aller der in den Supplementbänden enthaltenen Artikeln und ist eine recht brauchbare Einrichtung, die der späteren 6. Auflage fehlt. Zustand: Einbände leicht berieben und angestaubt, Rücken teilweise leicht eingerissen, Kanten und Ecken etwas bestoßen, Vorsatz bei einigen Bänden fleckig, insgesamt tadellos erhalten, Lithographien komplett, alle Tafeln vorhanden, die Bücher wurden pfleglich behandelt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 Gr.8°(Groß-Oktav-Format bis 25cm). Dunkelbraune Original- Halblederband mit ganzflächiger, ornamentaler Vergoldung aus der Gründerzeit, dunkelgrünes Bezugsleinen mit Blindprägungen und Lederecken, signierte Ausgabe am unteren Kapital: Bial & Freund, Buchhandlung, Breslau, Wien und Budapest. Fünfte, gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. Neuer Abdruck in 21 Bänden, (17 Bde und 4 Supplement- Bände) Siehe Bibliotheca Lexicorum Seite 377 Nr. 429 und Sarkowski: Verlagsgeschichte und Bibliographie Seite 234 a Große Ausgaben Nr. 2.

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        Maggie

      London: William Heinemann,, 1896. A Child of the Streets. Small octavo. Original dark blue broad-weave cloth over flexible boards, titles to spine gilt, covers ruled in blind with titles and scroll-and-flower motif to front gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Catalogue note from original sale of Lawrence's Cloud Hill library laid in. Spine sunned and rolled a little rubbed and faded overall, short (12 mm) split to cloth on front joint, contents toned, bookseller's blind-stamp to front free endpaper. A good copy. First UK edition. Inscribed by Edward Garnett to T. E. Lawrence (as "T. E. Shaw") and dated 18 September 1933. Garnett was Lawrence's publisher's at Cape and also helped him prepare the Cranwell edition of 1926. Maggie, Crane's first novel, was originally published in New York in 1893. Garnett was influential in introducing Crane's controversial work to a British readership; in a BBC broadcast shortly after Garnett's death in 1937, E. M. Forster praised him for having done "more than any man to discover genius in others, and to bring it to the notice of the public" (Heath, ed. The Creator as Critic and other writings by E. M. Forster, p. 241). T. E. Shaw was the name that Lawrence assumed when he joined the tank corps in 1923; he transferred to the RAF two years later and remained there until February 1935, three months before his death in a motorcycle accident.

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        French wood carvings from the national museums : printed in collotype from photographs specially taken from the carvings direct - Complete in 3 Volumes

      London : Batsford 1896 - Each in good condition with the original ties intact. Dust-dulling with some minor wear to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains an uncommonly good example; scans etc. ono request. ; 8vo 8 - 9 tall; Physical description; 3 v. ([8], 8; [6], 8; [6], 10 p., LIV leaves of plates) : ill. ; 47 cm. In portfolios. At head of title: With the sanction of the Science and art department of the Committee of Council on education. Series 1 and 3 include bibliographies. Collotypes incl. sectional drawings by F.A. Crallan. Contents; 1st ser. Late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.--2d ser. Sixteenth century.--3d ser. Seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Subjects; Wood-carving, Medieval - France. Wood-carving, Renaissance - France. Wood-carving, Baroque - France. 4 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        English Bookbindings in The British Museum. (Together with) Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum.

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1895 & 1896 - 2 volumes, 15 inches tall. Magnificently bound in full crushed morocco and signed 'Tregaskis Caxton Head'. With tall gilt raised bands and neat geometric gilt tooling with fillets and rolls. There are vellum doublures framed within superb gilt tooling. The free endpapers are also vellum. The dentelles, with gilt tooling and calf onlays, are superb. Top edges gilt. Limited to 500 copies. There are 63 tissue guarded chromo-lithographs in each volume by Griggs, chromo-lithographer to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. There is a minor repair to the head of the Foreign volume. The green of the morocco has faded to a rich brown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Symbolic Logic.

      

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        The book of Mormon: An account written by the hand of Mormon, upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi ... fifth electrotype edition.

      "Fifth electrotype edition" of Orson Pratt's revised British edition. A leaflet by Elder B.H. Roberts, entitled "Analysis of the Book of Mormon: Suggestions to the Reader," is laid in. Provenance: Front free endpaper with inked gift inscription reading "Compliments of Jos. W. McMurrin / July 19th 1896." Joseph William McMurrin (1858-1932), a Mormon missionary and general authority, served as one of the seven presidents of the First Quorum of Seventy.

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        A MODERN TREATISE ON PRACTICAL COARSE FISH ANGLING: HOW TO CATCH FISH. By Henry Coxon.

      Charles H. Richards. Nottingham. - 1896 1st edition. 8vo paperback (139 x 213mm). Ppiv,60 + 40pp ads. Text engravings, advert to inside front cover. Original card covers titled and illustrated in black. One shilling. Small tear to final page of adverts, owner's name to title-page, light spotting to covers but a very good copy of a very scarce book. Housed in a half-morocco drop-over box. A rare item from the originator of the Coxon Aerial reel. The most extensive chapter is on pike. Short chapters on the other main species of coarse fish, and on trout and grayling. This copy is now housed in a dark green half-morocco drop over box with gilt spine titles and raised bands. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS

      

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        Handbuch der klassischen Altertums-Wissenschaft [Altertumswissenschaft] in systematischer Darstellung mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Geschichte und Methodik der einzelnen Disziplinen. In Verbindung mit Gymn.-Rektor Dr. Autenrieth, Prof. Dr. Ad. Bauer, Prof. Dr. Blass, [.] herausgegeben von Dr. Iwan Müller. - Konvolut von 9 Abteilungen in 19 Teilbänden (nicht vollständig). -- Band 1: Einleitende und Hilfsdisziplinen: A. Grundlegung und Geschichte der Philologie; B. Hermeneutik und Kritik; C. Palaeographie; D. Epigraphik; E. Chronologie; F. Metrologie. -- Band 2: Griechische und lateinische Sprachwissenschaft. -- Band 3: Geographie und politische Geschichte des klassischen Altertums mit einer Einleitung über die Geographie und Geschichte des Or

      Nördlingen & München: Verlag der C. H. Beck'schen Buchhandlung 1896-1920. - Bände teils mit Abbildungen im Text. "Begründet wurde das Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft (HdA, auch HdAW, HbAW oder HAW) als Handbuch der klassischen Altertums-Wissenschaft in systematischer Darstellung 1885 von Iwan von Müller, ab 1913 fortgesetzt von Robert von Pöhlmann, ab 1920 erweitert von Walter Otto und ab 1953 fortgeführt von Hermann Bengtson. Aktuelle Herausgeber sind Hans-Joachim Gehrke und Bernhard Zimmermann. Das Handbuch erscheint unregelmäßig im Verlag C. H. Beck in München. Anders als die zur selben Zeit konzipierte und begonnene Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft (RE) wollte das HdA das Wissen der Zeit über das Altertum im systematischen Zusammenhang darlegen. Jedoch beschränkt sich das Handbuch nicht wie Handbücher im Normalfall auf die Darstellung des aktuellen Wissensstandes; im HdA wurden auch eigene, originäre Forschungsleistungen publiziert. Wie die RE ist das Werk ein Jahrhundertprojekt. Anders als bei dieser wurden viele Bände des Handbuches aktualisiert und auf den neuesten Stand gebracht. Das geschah durch Überarbeitungen oder durch völliges Neuverfassen der Teilbände. Das Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft erscheint in zwölf Abteilungen, Abteilung elf ist jedoch nicht besetzt." (Quelle: Wikipedia) - Hier vorliegend ein Konvolut von 19 Teilbänden, welche insgesamt 9 Abteilungen umreißen; Bände innerhalb dieser 9 Abteilungen nicht komplett. - Einbände etwas berieben und etwas angestaubt. Leder teils etwas beschabt. Einige Kapitale etwas beschädigt. Vorsätze teilweise leicht leimschattig. Papier etwas gebräunt, stellenweise mit kleineren braunen Flecken. Ganz vereinzelte Anstreichungen in Bleistift. - Band 5.1.1 mit zahlreichen Anstreichungen und Anmerkungen in Bleistift und rotem Fineliner. Bei Band 6 Rücken fast vom Block gelöst; bei Band 7 Rücken vollständig vom Block gelöst sowie handschriftliche Notizen in schwarzer Tinte auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt. Bei Band 8.4.1 Titelblätter etwas knickspurig. Band 8.4.2 mit leichten Feuchtigkeitsspuren; hintere Blätter etwas gewellt. - Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar des Standardwerkes, welches nur im Konvolut abgegeben wird. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 26640 Gr. 8° (22,5 -25 cm). 16 Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln & 3 Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. Insgesamt 19 Teilbände. Bände 8.3 & 8.4.1: 2. Auflage. Bände 5.1.1 & 8.2.1: 3. Auflage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lost Plum-Cake. A tale for tiny boys.

      Oxford & London: Horace Hart "Printed for private Circulation"; Horace Hart, Oxford, for) Macmillan and Co.,, 1896 & 1897. Together with an autograph letter signed from Lewis Carroll to Dorothy Nutcombe Gould, Christ Church, Dec. 23, 1897. 1 page, 12°. 2 volumes, octavo. Original red textured paper boards, titles to front covers gilt, watered silk pastedowns. Housed in custom red linen chemises and a red velvet-lined solander box. Illustrations after E. L. Shute. Spine expertly repaired, lightly rubbed and soiled. Dodgson's own copy of the rare privately printed issue with his manuscript monogram, together with a pre-publication presentation copy of the first trade edition inscribed by him and an autograph letter signed. The trade edition is inscribed by Dodgson: "For Dorothy from Lewis Carroll. Christmas 1897," together with an accompanying autograph letter signed from Lewis Carroll to six-year-old Dorothy Nutcombe Gould, Christ Church, 23 December 1897 (1 page, duodecimo): "My dear Dorothy, here's a lot more plum-cake for you. I hope you won't make yourself ill with it." Dorothy Nutcombe Gould (b. 1891) was the daughter of the actor James Nutcombe Gould, whom Dodgson had seen as Orlando in a production of As You Like It (with his friends Violet and Irene Barnes) in 1888. However, he was only introduced to Nutcombe Gould and three of his daughters in October 1895, and met Dorothy in December of that year. On the day that he sent this letter and book (the last to be published in his lifetime), Dodgson left for Guildford to spend Christmas with his family, where he was taken ill and died on 14 January 1898. Mrs Allen was Dodgson's cousin. He had taken interest in the book, giving advice and suggesting incidents for its expansion for commercial publication. He recruited the illustrator and cover designer and convinced Macmillan to publish the book on condition that he write a preface. The story is composed in words of no more than four letters each. The privately printed copy is the only one known: there is no copy in the British Library, in the British Union Catalogue, nor the Library of Congress.

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        Sketchbook of 19 pages of pencil and pen and ink sketches and captioned cartoons, all signed by initials S B and dated (January to April 1896)

      London, 1896. 1 vols. 5-1/2 x 8 inches. Black pebble-grained cloth, slightly rubbed, faint waterstaining to topmost margin, else very good. 1 vols. 5-1/2 x 8 inches. Original Late Victorian Cartoon Sketchbook. An amateur production, but quite a nice one. The artist, residing at 170 Loughboro Road, Brixton, was heavily influenced by the work of the great comic artist Phil May, and comes quite close to May's spirit and technique, particularly in his depiction of sandwich men with incongruous signs (an ugly man advertises "The Ladies Idol", a hungry one, a remedy for overeating.) Of particular interest is the drawing of an extremely nondescript woman standing in front of a St. James Theatre board advertising "A Woman of No Importance", Wilde's play having opened two years earlier. The drawings, most of them captioned cartoons in the style of Punch, deal with such subjects as music hall comics, Cockneys, female fashions, drunks, sport (a one-eyed, one-legged player is asked "I thought you'd given up football" and replies "I had to for a time, but I'm all right again now"), weddings, street accidents, children, and rich Americans ("I reckon I and the gals are just going to give this hyar London Season fits.") UNIQUE AND DELIGHTFUL.

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        Die Königin Luise in 50 Bildern für Jung und Alt.

      Berlin. Verlag von Paul Kittel ? in der Leipziger Buchbinderei AG vorm. Gustav Fritzsche. 1896 - Folio-Quer ( 32 x 45 cm). Grüner, prächtiger illuminierter Originalganzlederband mit reichhaltigen gold-schwarz geprägten Verzierungen, Rahmen und Titeln. Montierte Büste der Königin auf dem Vorderdeckel . Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Das Leder teils berieben und angeschmutzt, die Ecken durchstoßen, der hintere Deckel mit größerer Verfärbung (wohl durch Feuchtigkeit). Schöne barock-ornamentale Vorsatzpapiere. Titelblatt und 50 ( Hier komplett im Gegensatz zu anderen Angeboten! ) Chromotypien auf Tafeln, zusammen 51 Blätter mit allseitigem Goldschnitt. Im Innenbereich im unteren Rand anfangs bis Tafel 15 mit abnehmenden Feuchtrand, wenige weitere Blatt ebenfalls betroffen. Die Kartons teils wenig, teils unschön braunfleckig bis in den Plattenrand reichend, nicht direkt in die Chromotypografien reichend. Einbandgestaltung und Titelblatt von L. Sütterlin. Seltene Vorzugsausgabe in leider eher mäßiger Erhaltung. M08106

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        Photogenic. (4). [Signierte Original-Fotografie / signed original photograph].

       Lotte Jacobi geboren 1896 in Thorn, Westpreußen; gestorben 1990 in Concord, New Hampshire. Deutsche Porträt-, Theater- und Kunstfotografin. Original Gelatinesilberabzug von Lotte Jacobi, auf der Vorderseite signiert, rückseitig mit signiertem (Lotte) und datiertem (10. Juni 68) 24-zeiligem Gruß von Lotte Jacobi an deutsche Freunde. Jacobi schildert ihren Gesundheitszustand und gibt Gesundheitstips. Maße Papier/Abbildung: 13,7 x 10,3 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Original gelatin silver print signed on front side by Lotte Jacobi, verso with signed (Lotte) and dated (10. Juni 68) 24-line greeting by Jacobi to german friends. Measure paper/image: 13,7 x 10,3 cm. Fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Autograph, Autograf / autograph; Fotokunst / photographic art; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

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        THE CONVALESCENT - Alma-Tadema.

      THE CONVALESCENT [vert.: de herstellende]Staalgravure vervaardigd door Charles Oliver Murray in 1896, naar het schilderij van Lawrence Alma-Tadema (Opus LXXI) (ook bekend als Recovery, Intérieur Pompeien des femmes en Before Dinner). Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 52,2 x 34 cm.In deze blik op het leven in een Romeinse villa, een van de geliefde thema"s van Alma-Tadema, zien we (aldus een oude officiële beschrijving): "A fair young girl, recovering from an illness ? enjoying the treatment of convalescense ? is reclining on a couch, and listens lazily, apparently half unconciously, to the reading of an elderly Roman lady, while further to the right a pretty slave blows up a stove in which are cooking utensils. At the back are fluted Ionic columns and a marble stair, and for background we have a peep of the pillared Atrium. The interior is hung with roses in honour of the retrun to health of the daughter of the household.'Maar misschien moet het werk wel anders worden uitgelegd: de liggende jonge vrouw kijkt pips voor zich uit, eigenlijk ziet ze het liefst dat iedereen haar met rust laat. Het geheim van haar ongeluk hangt aan de zuil: een portret van haar geliefde. Ze heeft geen zin bij het feest zal zijn, waarvoor de slaven het atrium versieren.Het is een typisch voorbeeld van Alma-Tadema"s pogingen om het alledaagse leven van het oude Rome opnieuw leven in te blazen. De omgeving is archeologisch gezien accuraat, maar de personen zijn duidelijk 'Negentiende-eeuwers in toga".Prijs: € 1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        The Writings.

      Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Company / Cambridge, Riverside Press,, 1896. 20 volumes, octavo (213 x 142 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with titles direct, double rules gilt to marbled sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispieces, photogravures, several signed by the artist, including T. de Thulstrup, M. J. Burns, Orson Lowell, Alice Barber Stephens and Malcolm Fraser. Boards lightly marked but overall a bright set in excellent condition. The Autograph Edition. Limited to 350 sets, of which this is number 81.

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        WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. From the Ellesmere manuscript of The Canterbury Tales and Professor W. Walter Skeat's editions of the other works [edited by F.S. Ellis, printed on the colophon leaf]

      Hammersmith Kelmscott Press 1896 - One of 425 copies of a total edition of 438. With FINE PROVENANCE, having been owned by George Abrams, "Master of Typefaces", an artist and type designer whose distinctive logotypes spelled out household names like B. Altman and Godiva Chocolates. With 87 wood-engravings designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, cut by W.H. Hooper after drawings by Robert Catterson-Smith, superb wood-engraved title page, fourteen very fine large borders, eighteen different woodcut frames around the illustrations, twenty-six nineteen line woodcut initial letters, and numerous initials, decorative woodcut printer’s device all designed by William Morris and cut by C.E. Keates, Hooper and W. Spelmeyer, with shoulder and side titles. Printed in red and black in Chaucer type, double column, headings to the longer poems in Troy type. Folio (424 x 289 mm), original Holand linen-backed blue paper boards, paper label on the spine, housed in a cloth case. iv, 556pp. A very handsome copy, the text is especially clean, crisp, fresh and bright, the binding with some professional and expert refurbishment. A VERY SPECIAL COPY, WITH PROVENANCE, OF THE FIRST EDITION AND A HANDSOME COPY OF WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRINTED BOOK IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The Kelmscott Chaucer is "the most famous book of the modern private press movement, and the culmination of William Morris's endeavor" (The Artist and the Book). "[F]rom first appearance, the Chaucer gained a name as the finest book since Gutenberg. It has held its place near the head of the polls ever since. The terms which critics used in the eighteen-nineties to welcome it simply show us what an impression Morris's printing made upon late Victorian bookmen" (Colin Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 43). Evidence of the esteem in which the book has been held lies in the fact that after the Second World War, during the rebuilding of Japan and its libraries, a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer was the first book presented to the Japanese people by the British Government on behalf of the English nation. The Kelmscott Press produced forty-eight books in its brief life. Morris had toyed with the idea of a Shakespeare in three folio volumes; a suggestion for a King James version of the Bible was in his pending file; and preliminary work had begun on editions of Froissart and Malory, both of which would have formed a triumvirate with the Chaucer. But on October 3, 1896, Morris died, and for all intents and purposes the Kelmscott Press died with him, the Froissart and Malory unfinished. The Chaucer, regretfully, remained the only "titan" among Kelmscott books. Morris dedicated his life to poetry and the decorative arts, but he did not exhibit an active interest in the design and production of books until he was fifty-five years old. He died eight years later, but in that brief fragment of time he established a standard and prestige that still make him one of the most powerful and pervasive influences in book design in the English-speaking, English-reading world. This is George Abrams' copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Mr. Abrams and his company, Alphabets Inc., worked with many of the largest advertising and printing agencies. Among his type designs are three known as Abrams Venetian, Abrams Augereau and Abrams Caslon. He created the cover logos for a number of popular magazines, notably the original one for Sports Illustrated in 1954. Others he designed included those for Newsweek (1968), The Saturday Evening Post (1965) and House Beautiful (1949). He was a bibliophile with a large collection of rare books and manuscripts, ranging from incunabula to the Russian avant-garde. He was active in the Grolier Club and the New York Typophiles, and was a fellow of the Pierpont Morgan Library and an honorary fellow of the London Society of Typographic Design. His brother was Harry N. Abrams, founder of the art books publisher by that name. There is earlier provenance of Robert Heysham Sayre, who was vice pr [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Rape of the Lock. A Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Cantos. Embroidered with Nine Drawings by Aubrey Beardsley.

      - Londen, Leonard Smithers, 1896. Original richly gilt blue cloth with design by Beardsley. (2), 48 p. Uncut. Illustrated with a frontispice, six drawings printed on art paper, a headpiece and a tailpiece by Aubrey Beardsley. The binding is fine. The gold is a bit uneven, but it is shimmering brightly. Inside covers partly browned.* The splendorous binding and eight superb illustrations by Beardsley make this book one of the pinnacles of the 1890s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis ILAB]
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        The World Awheel.

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company,, 1896. With Fac-similes of Water Color Paintings by Â… Edited by Volney Streamer. Quarto. Original green half cloth and diaper-textured silver paper floral printed boards, title gilt to the spine, and to the upper board with gilt bicycle device and decorative silver ribbon and wheel devices, top edge gilt. 12 high-quality chromolithographic plates including the frontispiece. A little rubbed and lightly soiled, some professional restoration at the extremities and to the front, closed tear to front free endpaper and half-title also professionally repaired, light browning throughout as usual, overall a very good copy. First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, just 8 copies listed on OCLC, all in North America, no copies traced at auction. Wonderful Gibson Girl-style illustrations on a cycling theme. The twelve images, originally published by the Frederick A. Stokes Company in their Cycling World Calendar, represent bicyclistes of different nationalities; "they are Frenchy in subject, but have much action and good colour, and are strongly drawn" (New York Times), two feature American subjects, both in New York locations, Riverside Drive and Central Park. The original artwork was offered for sale at the Keppel Gallery in 1898. The plates are accompanied by a selection of prose and poetry inspired by the cycling craze. An attractive and highly-presentable copy, pencilled gift inscription to the front free endpaper of Samuel B. Cator, proprietor of the City Book Company, "a place where the Baltimore literati gathered" (Miller, The Scent of Eternity: A Life of Harris Elliott Kirk of Baltimore, p.659). On his death in 1921 the shop closed, and Cator was obituarized as one of "the quaintest, most original, most unworldly and most enjoyable geniuses that ever lived".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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