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        Unter Mitwirkung von Georg Andresen und Hermann Heller herausgegeben von Wilhelm Hirschfelder (ab Jg. 4: Herausgegeben von Chr. Belger, O. Seyffert und K. Thiemann). Jahrgänge 1-12 u. 14-16 in 14 Bänden.

      Berlin, Verlag von S. Calvary & Co., 1881-1892 u. 1894-1896. - Erstausgabe. - Die ersten drei Jahrgänge erschienen unter dem Titel „Philologische Wochenschrift", ab dem vierten Jahrgang (ab hier auch in etwas kleinerem Format) unter „Berliner Philologische Wochenschrift". - Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Innendeckeln u. Vorsatzbll. m. Bibl.-Signatur. Titelbll. gestempelt. Etw. gebräunt. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 4°. Zus. ca. 11.000 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln u. dreiseitig marmor. Schnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        tenture artistique.

      Bruxelles Librairie spéciale des beaux-arts E. Lyon-Claessen / Salmain 1896. gr-in folio, chromolithograph title and 51 plates, many heightened with silver and/or gold, with 25 accompanying description plates. in fine condition Eugène Plasky architecte d'ameublement. Superb illustrations of drapery and curtain-fabrics; extremely rare

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Western Mail Football Annual 1896-97

      Western Mail 1896 - Reviews the 1895-6 season for all the South Wales clubs with emphasis on Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Llanelly. Also covers Association Football in the Principality. Paperback. 12mo. 127pp + wrappers (rear wrapper only present). Various photos in text including WJ Bancroft, Owen Badger and AJ Gould. Spine missing and staple bleed to front advert. A fair copy. A very scarce and early Welsh rugby and soccer annual. Not recorded by Jenkins or Seddon.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 13. IV. 1896. - 1¼ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Wohl an den Schriftsteller Friedrich Spielhagen wegen eines Treffens: "Würden Sie vielleicht mir mitteilen wollen, wann ich Sie zuhause antreffen könnte, oder einen dritten Ort zu einem Zusammentreffen bestimmen? Zwischen meiner ersten Inanspruchnahme durch Herrn Direktor Lehmann und Ihrem freundlichen Besuch liegt nämlich eine Korrespondenz, in der sich Herr Lehmann als so höflicher Kavalier erwies, dass ich ihm meine Absage schickte. Ich habe ja noch immer keine Antwort auf Anfragen von Ende Februar. Was für seltsame Formen sind das! [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Works.

      Hammersmith Kelmscott Press 1896 - Folio, edition limited to 425 copies, edited by F.S. Ellis, and W.W. Skeat, printed in red and black, 87 wood-engraved illustrations designed by Edward Burne-Jones, woodcut borders, frames, ornaments and initials throughout, near contemporary blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine in seven compartments gilt lettered in second, gilt edges, slipcase, an excellent example. The most splendid book produced by the Kelmscott Press, and one of the finest illustrated books ever produced. William Morris, the 19th-century designer, social reformer and writer, founded the Kelmscott Press towards the end of his life. He wanted to revive the skills of hand printing, which mechanisation had destroyed, and restore the quality achieved by the pioneers of printing in the 15th century. The magnificent Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, published in 1896, is the triumph of the press. Its 87 illustrations are by Edward Burne-Jones, the celebrated Victorian painter, who was a life-long friend of Morris. The Kelmscott Chaucer set a new benchmark for book design at the end of the 19th century. It was also the last great project of Morris' life, bringing together two of his passions. First, his love of medieval literature, which inspired the subjects and style of much of his own writing; Second, his socialist philosophy, which looked back to a time before mechanization and division of labour had destroyed, as he saw it, the personal fulfillment and social function of meaningful work. The book was exceptional in its ambitious number of illustrations and rich decorative borders. "If we live to finish it," Burne-Jones wrote, "it will be like a pocket cathedral – so full of design and I think Morris the greatest master of ornament in the world." Morris and Burne-Jones worked on the book for four years. Early in 1892, two trial pages were set in one of Morris' types, called 'Troy'. The results were not satisfactory, the problem being the type size. A smaller version of the same design was cut, and christened 'Chaucer'. Morris had intended to begin designs for the decorative borders immediately, but illness prevented him from starting until a year later. Meanwhile, Edward Burne-Jones spent every Sunday on the book's 87 illustrations, working long hours in fear that Morris might die before the project was finished. His pencil drawings were painted over in Chinese white and Indian ink by R. Catterson-Smith, whose interpretive role is often overlooked. The black and white designs were then transferred to wooden blocks and engraved by William Harcourt Hooper. On seeing the first copy, Burne-Jones wrote: "When Morris and I were little chaps at Oxford, if such a book had come out then we should have just gone off our heads, but we have made at the end of our days the very thing we would have made then if we could." (British Library Online Gallery). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Painting] Watercolor of a plaza in Zacatecas Mexico, showing market area, sellers, peasants milling about in serapes and sombreros, donkeys, fountain.

      1896. Measures 38 x 55cm (15 x 24.3 in.). Fine condition, behind glass, in period frame. Bottom right corner has legend "Zacatecas_ and "J. G. Brunn '96." Brunn was a Kansas City resident who painted during this period. Very little is known of him, but some dozen of his paintings have sold at auction. Excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Plaza Books]
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        With H. M. 9th Lancers During the Indian Mutiny. The Letters of Brevet-Major O. H. S. G. Anson. Edited By His Son Harcourt S. Anson. With A Portrait Frontispiece

      W. H. Allen & Co., Limited, London 1896 - 20cm, viii, 280pp, potrait frontis, gilt titling to buckram covers - mild bump head of front board and smaller bumps, rubbed a little at head and tail of spine. Flyleaf a little creased. Mild foxing to first and final pages. Odd small marks in text, and odd page corner turned. Small name stamp to top of title page. Good plus overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Archway Books]
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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 Didonis," appearing on page 426. 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 with 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. Mounted onto a thick card backing. Size of platino: 135 x 175; Size of image: 125 x 166mm. Slight foxing to outside card, photograph not affected. Near fine. There are two crudely drawn sketches of an arm folded at right angles on the back of the card sheet.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        William Morris's Poetical Works. 10 volume set

      London: Longman's Green & Co. G +: in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Some fading to backstrips with some small patches of rubbing to raided bands. Several volumes lightly bumped. Some foxing to prelims. Teg. 1896. Cheaper issue of the Library edition. Later half Morocco gilt with marbled boards. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 3789pp. Bound by Bickers & Son, Leicester Sqr. Set comprises: The Earthly Paradise Volumes I-IV; The Life and Death of Jason; The Defence of Guenevere, and other Poems; The Story of Sigurd the Volsung, and the Fall of the Niblungs; Poems by the Way and Love is Enough or the Freeing of Pharamond. A Morality; The Odyssey of Homer and The Aenids of Virgil. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        STORY OF MY LIFE (THE) - in sei volumi

      Allen, London 1896 - Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: 515+517+444+488+470+596 . Illustrazioni: Tavole fuori testo e all'antiporta e moltissimi disegni di paesaggi nel testo incisi su legno dall'autore . Rilegatura: Cartonato telato nero con bordi rossi e scritte in oro . Caratteristiche: La storia dal 1713 al 1900. Una quantità enorme di notizie, curiosità , di storia, di costume, della vita dell'epoca e fascino dovute all'elegante penna del grande viaggiatore, scrittore di storia e di guide Augustus Hare. Foto disponibili . Note epoca: il primo e 1900 il sesto

      [Bookseller: Libreria Scripta Manent]
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        Dragoner-Bilder. Uniformen des 1ten Brandenburgischen Dragoner-Regiments No. 2.

      Leipzig, Meisenbach, Riffarth & Co., ca. 1896. - Mit 20 farbigen lithographischen Tafeln in Original-Leinenmappe, 52 x 40 cm, Mappe etwas berieben und bestossen, die Tafeln papierbedingt gleichmäßig etwas gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        The Savoy: An Illustrated Quarterly

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1896 - No. 1, January, 1896. The first issue of this periodical that featured various writers and artists of the nineties, the most prominent and recognizable of whom was Beardsley. PublisherÕs pink boards; some wear, especially at the extremities; bookplate; 1948 gift inscription, about very good, but in the rare (or apparently unrecorded) dust jacket. The jacket is plain brown paper on which the cover illustration (designed by Beardsley, but on white or cream paper) is mounted. The jacket has marginal wear and chips, missing small portions at the spine ends, which have also suffered on the binding; the jacket wear corresponds to wear to the volume. This copy does not have the Christmas card often found with the volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Photogenic. (3). [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 (18. Nov. 65) 8-zeiligem Gruß von Lotte Jacobi an deutsche Freunde. Jacobi schildert, dass sie anläßlich der Ausstellung über den Erich Reiss Verlag im Klingspor-Museum nach Deutschland käme. Maße Papier/Abbildung: 10,2 x 12,8 cm. Eine Ecke mit winzigem Knick. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Original gelatin silver print signed on front side by Lotte Jacobi, verso with signed (Lotte) and dated (18. Nov. 65) 8-line greeting by Lotte Jacobi to german friends. Measure photograph: 10,2 x 12,8 cm. One corner with little crease. Fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Autograph, Autograf / autograph; Fotokunst / photographic art; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        [Ricketts, Charles, etc., Pageant- Complete Set] The Pageant [two volumes]

      London: Henry & Co., 1896, 1897. First edition. 2 volumes, large quartos. Beige-pink cloth with six gilt-blocked doves carrying sprigs by Charles Ricketts (1896), superb illustrated endpapers by Lucien Pissarro; and tan cloth with pictorial cover and spine stamped in brown (1897). Woodcut title page to volume I by Selwyn Image, and an 'original' full-color woodblock "in five blocks" by Lucien Pissarro from "The Queen of the Fishes," 1894, Eragny Press edition. Both volumes copiously illustrated with woodcut illustrations, an half-tone reproductions from art of DG Rossetti, Walter Crane, Lucien Pissarro, Burne-Jones and much more. Literary contributions include Max Beerbohm, Austin Dobson, Ernest Dowson, Richard Garnett, Swinburne, Verlaine, James Whistler, W. B. Yeats, etc. A superb set with minimal wear, all very good and tight. Variant cover for 1897 second volume.

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        Histoire de la Race Chevaline Boulonnaise. De son Évolution depuis ses Origines il y a deux mille ans. Ornée de Dessind de Maitres réputés, Hors Concours du Salon des Artistes Francais et honorée de la Médaille d`Or de l`Académie d`Agriculture de France.

      Arras, Malfait & Cie., o. J. [1896]. V + VIII + 204 S. Priv. HLd. der Zeit, mit eingebundener OBrosch. u. Goldschnitt. 2. Aufl. In franz. Sprache. Mit der doppelseitigen Karte und allen 14 Tafeln sowie Abbildungen im Text und dem Porträt des Verfassers. - Leichte Gbrsp., Schn. etw. stockfleckig, schönes Expl. Prämienband. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Hippologie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        AGITATED JAPAN: The Life of Baron Ii Kamon-No-Kami Naosuke, Based on the KAIKOKU

      Tokyo 1896, Maruya. Brown raw silk,144p., revised by William. E. Griffis, 1 colored frontis, 4 b.w. illustrations, top and. bottom signatures rubber-stamped, book plate, contents clean. THE AUTHOR'S ENGLISH & JAPANESE SIGNED NAME CARD tipped in.. AN EARLY ACCOUNT OF THE INTERNAL TURMOIL Rare study of the in the internal clan struggle that came after Perry's first visit to Japan. The pressure exerted on Japan to open caused the clans to factionalize for & against the opening. This work covers one Japanese exponent's pers- pective. A fascinating primary source by a major player. The assissnation of Ii Naosuke, signing of the first treaty with America, background intrigue, with essays by Viscount OPkubo, Nakamura, Count Katsu, Marshal Yamagata, & biography of Naosuke, Tairo Ii signs the American treaty, and the big consequences, assassinations & more. The dawn of the Meiji era and the beginning of Japanese-American relations. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. Wohl an Hans Nüchtern: "Ich will Ihnen hier nicht die 'Dichter' (!!!!) aufzählen, die am Wiener Radio bereits gesprochen, ich will Ihnen nur wieder sagen, daß ich ein 'österreichischer' Dichter [bin] & an sämtl. europäischen Sendern (zuletzt 27. Ap. & 11. Mai Zürich) gesprochen [habe], nur in Wien nicht [.]". - Der aus Wien stammende Journalist und Dramaturg Hans Nüchtern (1896-1962) war seit 1924 Leiter der literarischen Abteilung der RAVAG und unterrichtete auch an der Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst sowie am Max Reinhardt-Seminar. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des Christof Brundel Verlags; in Bleistift.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Recherches sur les origines de l'Egypte. Tome I: L'âge de la pierre et les métaux. Tome II: Ethnographie préhistorique et tombeau royal de Negadah

      E. Leroux, Paris 1896 - Rare complete set. 2 volumes beautifully bound together in light brown half-leather. E. Leroux, Paris, 1896. First edition. Large 8o, 14 + 282 & 8 + 393 pages. Signature of S.W.Allen (Samuel Webster Allen). Some foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Thus Spake Zarathustra

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1896 - A spectacular, unrestored copy. Sharp and sound with bright gilt. Clean, nice interior with owner's name on the front endpaper. A few short closed tears to a few pages- A very nice copy of a scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anniroc Books]
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        A child's garden of verses

      London New York : John Lane, The Bodley Head ; Charles Scribner's Sons 1896 - Publisher's ads to the rear.Related item; Referenced by: Gumuchian 5441. Subjects; Children's poetry, Scottish. Children's poetry, English. Children's Poetry. Genre; Children's books - England - 1896. Illustrated. 136 pp. Provenance; Francis Graham Brown's copy with his name printed to the front paste-down. Damp stain extending to 3 sq. cms to the lower outer edge of the back board. Very good copy overall in the original gilt-blocked, decorated cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly rubbed and dust-toned only, as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 226914. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Tribes and Castes of the North-Western Provinces of Oudh

      1896. CROOKE, W. The Tribes and Castes of the North-Western Provinces and Oudh. Four Volumes. ccxvi, 294; [2], 499; [2], 500; [2], 516 pp. Illustrated with a photographic frontispiece, and 31 photographic plates. Large 8vo., 250 x 170 mm, bound in publisher's brown cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, with Indian patterns and scene. Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1896. |~||~||~||~| A splendid copy of the original edition of this massive survey of "manners, customs, marriage institutions and religion" across much of Northern India at the beginning of the twentieth century. The highly evocative portraits are after photographs taken by a Sargeant Wallace in Mirzapur. The four volumes are a mine of information and a testimony to the deeply felt affection and curiosity for the people over whom the Imperial officials ruled. Neatly recased with new endpapers, a fine set.

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        The Question of Copyright Comprising the Text of the copyright Law of The United States, A Summary of the Copyright Laws at.

      G.P. Putnam's Sons 1896 - Please note this is the 1891 First Edition. An ex library book. Minor rubbing to the edges of the maroon cloth boards. There is a small knock to the lower corner of the book. Usual library stamps and stickers present to the opening pages. Inner pages tanned, free from handwritten notes to the text. Binding is firm. A good condition copy for a library book of this age. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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        MOUNTAINEERING AND EXPLORATION IN THE JAPANESE ALPS

      London 1896, Murray. Original green cloth, rebacked using. the original back strip, 346p., 35 b.w. photos, illustration. 2 foldout maps, index, 16 x 24 cm.,mostly uncut, a few pages. mended, else solid, clean copy with new end papers. RARE. THE RAREST PRIMARY SOURCE ON JAPAN'S MOUNTAINS & CLIMBING This is perhaps the most famous and important single work on Japan's mountains. It is also an early guide to Japan & her byways. * The author covered his ascent of Karuisawa & famous volcanos in the region, including Japan's Matterhorn, Komagatake and the magnificient panoramas of Saddle Peak, Umbrella Peak, Akaiishi San, mountain railway Zenkoji, Harinoki Pass, Ryu- zanjita hot springs, Toyama's wild ravines and primitive bridges. Continuing up Nakasendoh, the Alps from end to end, earthquakes, Naoetsu landslip and the lovable: "English as she is Japped." * With a final chapter on Korean Exorcism. * CONDITION: This book was bound in very thin blue pictorial cloth, so it has a tendency to show spine head/tail and corner wear, and is easily faded. Most copies are in this normal antiquarian state. If you require a more detailed description or scans of the actual copy you are interested in please do not hesitate to inquire. * A unique insight to travel throughout Japan, food, lodging, pilgrims, unusual customs and a host of fascinating other keen insights and commentaries. Wonderfully written, a lucid and enjoyable resource! * This is the First and only Edition. Always R A R E ! Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        Duck Shooting from a Battery

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Chromolithograph, laid onto original backing board. In good condition with the exception of a few nicks within the image. This is a fascinating shooting print by one of America's most celebrated sporting artists, of a hunter surrounded by decoys taking aim at his quarry Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928) is remembered as one of America's best-loved sporting artists. His evocative hunting and shooting prints capture the drama of the sport and provide an invaluable visual record of rural America. Frost was an incredibly successful artist, he illustrated more than ninety books and produced thousands of illustrations for Harper's Weekly, Scribner's and Life magazines. Although born in Philadelphia, he spent the majority of his working career in New Jersey where he produced some of his most noted work. Frost's most desirable and rare prints are the twelve chromolithographs from the portfolio entitled "Shooting Pictures", depicting various shooting scenes from upland gunning to waterfowling. The portfolio, which was printed on separate sheet and tipped onto card backing boards, was reproduced by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1895. This dramatic image is a wonderful example from this famous series and demonstrates why Frost is considered one of America's most celebrated sporting artists.

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        Monialium Ebstorfensium mappamundi - quae exeunte saeculo XIII. videtur picta, Hannoverae nunc adservatur. edidit Conradus Miller. (Ebstorfkarte, Ebstorfer Weltkarte). Beilage: Kurze Erklärung der Weltkarte des Frauenklosters Ebstorf vom Jahre 1284

      Stuttgart. Jos. Roth sche Verlagshandlung / Chromolith. Kunstanstalt von Eckstein & Sta(1896) Dr. sc. n. Konrad Miller, Professor am Königl. Real-Gymnasium in Stuttgart hat die verkleinerte Umzeichnung der mittelalterlichen Rad-Karte um 1300, für die (Görres-Gesellschaft zur Pflege der Wissenschaft im katholischen Deutschland) bei der Chromolit. Kunstanstalt Eckstein & Stähle herstellen lassen. Die farbige, lithographische Karte wurde in planer Ausführung speziell für die Mitglieder der Görres-Gesellschaft angeboten. Die Fehlstellen aus dem Original sind gering ergänzt und gestrichelt dargestellt. 3 lateinische Text-Blöcke am Rand abgedruckt. Als Beilage: Kurze Erklärung der Weltkarte des Frauenklosters Ebstorf, 63 Seiten, geheftete Broschur, Zweite Vereinsschrift für 1896, Köln 1896 Commissions-Verlag und Druck von J.P. Bachem. Inhalt: Die Bedeutung der Ebstorfer Weltkarte - Geschichte und allgemeine Beschreibung derselben - Beschreibung der Karte im einzelnen. Europa - Das Mittelmeer - Asien - Africa.Versand D: 5,00 EUR 380

      [Bookseller: Adalbert Gregor Schmidt Versandantiquari]
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        Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand : a record of the first exploration of the chief glaciers and ranges of the Southern Alps / by Arthur P. Harper

      London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 1st Edition. Provenence; stamp of the Horfield Rectory, Bristol. Good copy in the original gilt-blocked, fine-ribbed cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; xvi, 336 p., [40] leaves of plates : ill., folded map ; 23 cm. Includes index. Subjects; New Zealand - Description and travel.Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri o te Moana (N.Z.) - Description and travel.

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        Queen Elizabeth

      Goupil Boussod Valadon & Co, 1896. Hardcover. Acceptable/Acceptable. 1896. 204 pages. Copy on Japanese paper. Large paperback in a brown dust jacket, along with a cream folder with detached plates, all inside a blue cloth hardback case with gilt lettering. Colour frontispiece with B&W illustrations throughout. Frontispiece protection leaf missing bottom corner. Pencil inscription on title page. Severe hinge crack at page 81. Pages are rough cut, but many remain uncut along top edge. Loose plates in folder are noticeably tanned. Mild wear to the paperback covers. Cream folder is noticeably soiled. Hardback case is heavily worn in places, with a split at the bottom of rear hinge. The flap at the bottom of rear board is missing. The ribbon to hold the boards closed is missing. Noitceable soiling to boards & tanning to spine. The brown dust jacket is moderately worn, with mostly small (approx. 2cm) tears and chips to edges and corners. Bottom flap at front has been torn off. Noticeable soiling to DJ.

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        The Russian Settlement in California Known as Fort Ross (Founded 1812--Abandoned 1841: Why the Russians Came and Left)

      Santa Rosa, CA: Sonoma Democrat Publishing Company, 1896. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. A crisp, clean copy of the uncommon 1896 1st edition, in its original decorative wrappers. Clean and solid and VG+, with bright pages and illustrations. Quarto, 34 pgs. Custom-made coth chemise with leather spine-label. (Cowan II, 637/Howes T-201).

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        3 Autograph letters signed.

      Paris, 11 December 1893 and 4 April 1896. - 2 p. in-8 (175 x 110mm), 1 p. ½ sur carte obl. in-12 (90x115mm) et 2pages in-12 (130x103mm) à en-tête du Ministère de l’Intérieur. Intéressantes lettres littéraires dont une adressée à Paul Margueritte.[1885]. Lettre d’éloges à un poète dont le recueil de poèmes lui a été remis par Robert Caze, en même temps qu’un manuscrit de jeunesse, délicieusement imprimé. "Parmi les poètes jeunes qui sachent vraiment, comme vous, rimer, il y a des obsessions tant charmantes -- chez Margueritte, c’est une hantise de violet et d’or, chez vous une possession de sons vraiment curieuse. [ ] un bercement de sons de cloches, une musique de lointain fort étrange [ ] En somme, c’est un bouquin très ensorceleur et très -- requérant -- plein d’osmazôme dans la boite si joliment taillée du vers. Il y a là dedans de l’essence d’idées, -- et ça aussi, c’est rare, depuis notre maître à tous, Baudelaire, et des vers".11 décembre 1893. Huymans loue le style nuancé et la finesse de ton et d’analyse de La Tourmente (roman de Paul Margueritte publié en feuilletons dans La Revue des Deux mondes) et cite certaines scènes qui l’ont particulièrement touché. "C’est humainement lamentable et c’est si vibrant et si vrai! Ah! les misères de l’existence sur les âmes fines, vous les avez admirablement rendues! Et c’est là, la note particulière qu’en ce temps sans pitié pour celles-là, vous aurez ardemment donnée".4 avril 1896.Il souligne l’antagonisme irréductible entre le théâtre et certains sujets: "Vous me parlez de théâtre!!!-- qu’est-ce que ce grossier subterfuge d’illusions peut bien avoir à faire dans la question? car je ne puis croire que vous ayez l’idée d’une propagande mystique par des cabotines et des planches". Il propose à son correspondant de passer à son bureau de la rue des Saussaies pour qu’ils en discutent.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („A. Philippi").

      Hannover, 23. August 1896. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit dem Ersuchen um Nachsicht für seinen etwas verspäteten Dank – „ich steckte in einem Kapitel meines Buches, das ich erst zu Ende schreiben wollte. Ihr Programm hat mich viel mehr interessiert, als Sie denken. Um der Kirche willen beklage ich die Destruktion, aber die wissenschaftliche Arbeit kann nicht anders. Ihre schultechnischen Vorschläge sind, meine ich, ganz evident, und mir ist eine solche Stoffverteilung immer nöthig erschienen, seit ich mich in Harnacks Thätigkeit etwas einzudenken anfieng [!] [.] Ich habe mich jetzt viel mit amerikanischem Universitätsunterricht beschäftigt, und so wunderbar das klingt, es wird die Zeit kommen, wo wir von denen lernen müssen, wenn wir’s nicht von einander thun (ich meine die historisch-philologischen Fächer, nicht die exakten), denn wir schleppen viel zu viel Ballast mit uns, für den die keinen Sinn haben [.]". – Adolf Philippi war Professor für klassische Altertumskunde in Gießen. 1893 seinen Abschied nehmend, lebte er „an verschiedenen Orten, zuletzt in Dresden", und war „hauptsächlich als Kunstschriftsteller und Mitarbeiter der ‚Grenzboten’" tätig (Deutsches Zeitgenossenlexikon. Hrsg. v. Franz Neubert. Zit. n. DBA II 1004, 269). – Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        NEUE GLÜHLICHTER. Jge.1896-1910. 8 Bände.

      Wien, Vlg. d. Ersten Wiener Volksbuchhdlg. - Dietzel-Hügel 1191. Unter diesem Titel als Nachfolge bzw. Vorläuferzeitschrift der "Glühlichter" zwischen 1896 u. 1910 erschienen. Das illustrierte sozialdemokratische Satireblatt richtete seine Polemiken vor allem gegen Lueger und die Christlichsozialen, aber auch gegen Adel u. Klerus. - So komplett höchst selten. gr.-4°, mit zahlr., tls. farb. Abb., HLn. d. Zt., berieben, Kanten berieben, Ecken leicht bestoß., Buchblock des 1. Bandes lose, sonst insges. guter Zustand.

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        The frontier forts within the north and west branches of the Susquehanna river, Pennsylvania. A report of the state commission appointed to mark the forts erected against the Indians prior to 1783

      Wilkes-Barre [E.B. Yordy, Printer] 1896 - 2 volume set. Bound in publisher's cloth. Inscribed by George Kunkel, Pennsylvania State Representative, 1893 - 1904, Dauphin county. 3 preliminary leaves, [3]-70, [4] pages 2 plates (including frontispiece) 2 maps, 26 cm Hardcover. Good cover. Vol. 1 front hinge weak, internal binding loose. Vol 2 good. Sunning to spines. Includes loose fold out map. Clean, unmarked pages. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PAN. Zweiter Jahrgang, Heft 4

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN, 1896. Folio. Original wraps, spine split, with original graphics by OLDE, HANS; ILLIES, ARTUR; ROTHENSTEIN, SIR WILLIAM ; PENNELL, JOSEPH; STRANG, WILLIAM. Söhn, HDO: 52704- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Edited by Richard Graul and Caesar Flaischlen et al. PAN, the important German 21 volume art nouveau periodical (1895-1900), is a deluxe fin de siècle periodical with plates, illustrations, color initials, vignettes and tail-pieces representing a multitude of processes of modern picture reproduction, including original lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts,.

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        Demut, der Heiligen Kleinod,übersetzt von Johs. Biegler

      Ernst Röttger Schorndorf/Württ. ca. 1896 Kunstleder, Goldpägung Seiten 111 Format 11*17 altersbedingt guter Zustand, Seiten altersgemäß vergilbt, Notizen mit Bleistift auf dem Deckblatt Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Bleak House.

      London: Chapman and Hall [1896], 1896. CROWN EDITION, in scarce original printed DUST-WRAPPER. Octavo, pp.x; 705; [1], blank. Illustrated. Publisher's russet-coloured buckram blocked in gilt and black, complete with rare paper jacket. One of the author's most famous tales, issued as part of the 'Dickens Crown Edition' which was published between 1896-1899. A little foxing to edges of text block, gilt to spine tarnished else cloth is clean and fresh; fragile jacket with some chips and tears, stabilised with old gummed paper to reverse side together with recent archival tape, toned to same. A remarkable survival of a nineteenth century dustwrapper on a popular title by a major author. Rare thus. Dickens's indictment of the British legal system, made memorable by the fascinating and bizarre array of characters that kens draws into the saga of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce.

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        Tagebuch einer Reise in Inner - Arabien.

      Leiden. Brill.1896-1914. Erste Auflage. 2 in einem Band. 25 x 18 cm. VIII,251 Seiten, 2 Blatt, XIII, 303 Seiten. Etwas späterer Halblederband, gut erhalten. Mit Frontispiz, Karte und zahlreichen Abbildungen. Eine Fülle kulturgeschichtlicher Mitteilungen und naturwahrer Schilderungen von Land und Leuten. Erste Ausgabe, Band zwei posthum von Enno Littmann herausgegeben. Der Orientalist und Direktor der Straßburger Universitätsbibliothek Julius Euting (1839-1913) bereiste 1883-84 vorwiegend zu archäologischen und epigraphischen Studien Nord- und Zentral-Arabien. Im vorliegenden Werk widmet er sein ganz besonderes Interesse den Beduinen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Arabien; Beduinen; Orientalistik

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        Le roman de mes romans.

      Paris Ernest Flammarion o J () Format: VIII 315 [1] S Brauner Kalbslederband der Zeit mit Lederbrandornamentik und gebranntem Vorderdeckeltitel gering beschabt leicht lichtrandig bzw fleckig 1896 - *** Erste Ausgabe des berühmten "Romans seiner Romane", der literarischen Autobiographie des französischen Schriftstellers Hector Malot (1830-1907), in dem er alle seine anderen Romane und die Hintergründe zu deren Entstehung darstellt und miteinander verknüpft – die Quintessenz des Schaffens eines der fruchtbarsten Schriftsteller des Fin-de-Siècle. Der hübsche, individuell wohl im Auftrag des Widmungsempfängers, Doktor Galippe, gebundene Einband zeigt auf dem Vorderdeckel den Titel in einer Kartusche und auf dem Rückdeckel einen wunderlichen Vogel auf einem Bein. Wie üblich papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, aber sehr sauber und wohlerhalten, unbeschnitten nach Art der französischen Bücher. Vortitel mit dreizeiliger eigenhändiger Widmung des Autors mit Unterschrift „Au Docteur Galippe en souvenir de sa collaboration amicale – Hector Malot". Eingebunden bzw. beiliegend sind 2 eigenhändige Briefe des Autors mit Unterschrift (einer auf blauem Papier mit eingeheftetem Kuvert, der andere auf weißem Papier, 2 bzw. 3 Seiten), an denselben Doktor Galippe: „Fontenay-sous-bois 22 Feb. 99" Malot erzählt ausführlich über seine Krankheit und die ihm vom Doktor verordnete Therapie mit Pillen und „Digitaline" und verspricht den kompletten Roman zu vorbeizubringen: „Je vous serais bien renconnaissant de me repondre un mot à ce sujet; J’espère que c’est la dernière fois que je vous adresse une pareille demand: un de ces jours j’irai vous porter le roman complet " Die Autographen teils gefaltet und im Falz etwas brüchig, einer hinterlegt im Falz, gering lichtrandig und angestaubt, aber insgesamt gut lesbar und wohlerhalten. Briefe von Malot sind außergewöhnlich selten und kommen auf dem Markt fast nie vor. Erste Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Sancti Thomae Aquinatis compendium theologiae / Text mit Übersetzung und Anmerkungen

      Würzburg, Andreas Göbel s Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1896 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Halbleder / OHLdr / HLdr gr. 8vo 17 x 23,5 cm) mit dekoriertem Rückentitel in Goldprägung, Lederecken, vier erhabenen Zierbünden, Deckel-Bezugspapier erhaben floral geprägt, Ganzmarmorschnitt und Schmuckvorsatzpapier. IV,515 Seiten, zweisprachige Ausgabe deutsch-lateinisch aus der Reihe "Bibliotheka Thomistica". - Bessere Ausgabe in Leder, Vorzugsausgabe, Verlags-Handeinband / Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung - Katholische Theologie, Scholastik Theologie, Scholastik, katholische Kirche, Heiliger, Theologe, Gottesgelehrter, Halblederausgabe Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bleak House.

      London: Chapman and Hall [1896], 1896. CROWN EDITION, in scarce original printed DUST-WRAPPER. Octavo, pp.x; 705; [1], blank. Illustrated. Publisher's russet-coloured buckram blocked in gilt and black, complete with rare paper jacket. One of the author's most famous tales, issued as part of the 'Dickens Crown Edition' which was published between 1896-1899. A little foxing to edges of text block, gilt to spine tarnished else cloth is clean and fresh; fragile jacket with some chips and tears, stabilised with old gummed paper to reverse side together with recent archival tape, toned to same. A remarkable survival of a nineteenth century dustwrapper on a popular title by a major author. Rare thus. Dickens's indictment of the British legal system, made memorable by the fascinating and bizarre array of characters that kens draws into the saga of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce.

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        Lancaster's Mutiny and Custer's Reprieve. An Original 51 page typed Manuscript. TOGETHER WITH The first draft by Carroll along with photocopies of sources

      . First Edition. Not Relevant. Very Good Condition. This is a brilliant collection, based upon the extremely rare pamphlet 'A Soldier's Souvenir: or The Terrible Experiences of Lieut. L. L. Lancaster, of the Second Wisconsin Cavalry, A Martyr To the Cause of Truth and Justice; comprising: Short Biographical Sketches, with the Story of His Death Sentence, Reprieve, Banishment, Hardships and Final Release. By Antoinette Barnum Ferris. Pauly Brothers, Printers Eau Claire, Wis. 1896', with edited notes and explanatory text by Carroll.It is NOT the original manuscript by Ferris but the J.M.Carroll typed version. Not only do we have the finished typed manuscript from Carroll but we also have the first draft that was done together with photocopies of sources Carroll used, with notes and annotations made.Carroll starts with an Introduction to the piece in which he writes in quite a personal way. Explaining how he finds military mysteries fascinating, his struggle to find out what did actually happen to Major Wickcliffe Cooper which was hindered by Custer. It's nice to see Carroll showing us a bit about himself. He spent a lot of his life writing about someone else it's quite nice to see what Carroll was like, his interests and the challenges that he attempted. He then goes on to address the purpose of this paper and that is the case of Leonard Lee Lancaster of Company L of the 2nd Regiment of Wisconsin Cavalry Volunteers. He was supposed to be executed for mutiny but Custer gave him a reprieve at the last moment. Carroll (in this piece) wonders why that was and thinks he can solve it. Carroll's question is Lancaster's rank and 'whether Custer was responsible for the planned and ordered execution or not'. Carroll goes on to further his questions on this mystery of a man and then proceeds to give a biography of Lancaster's life.After this comes the entire text in 37 pages of 'A Soldier's Souvenir or The Terrible Experiences of Lieut. L. L. Lancaster. By Antoinette Barnum Ferris.' It's in this piece that there are a lot of annotations by Carroll to correct spelling, grammar and general layout mistakes. The piece is written by Ms. Ferris, a neighbour of the Lancaster family all her life and could see the distress that his situation was causing the family. As well as this, being so close to them gave her a bird's eye view of what was happening to him. This article starts with an introduction of background information on Lancaster's early life and goes on to explain his career in the army, where it went wrong for him and what happened because of this. At one point Ferris explains when Lancaster first went to jail. The cell is described in great detail, as are the people who were there at the same time as him. It comes to the point where Lancaster is given his discharge papers and can return home. It's at this point that Ferris really comes alive and describes in great detail what it was like when he entered his family home. For example 'Instead of the robust, light-hearted young soldier that "went away to the wars" in '61, there returned a "shadow", - so worn and wasted by the hardships he had undergone that no one, not even his wife, knew him.' The book finishes off explaining how Lancaster then went on to apply for an honourable discharge.As well as the above, this collection includes the final typed draft done by Carroll. This piece has no annotations and is correct and as it should be. This is a one of a kind piece with the first draft, together with research notes and the final draft. It will make a great addition to any Custer collection.The format is Imperial 8.5" x 11" and in each section there are 51 pages plus 17 pages of photocopies with one of them. The pages are loose and are all stored in a brown envelope with a spilt pin fastening at the back and hand written on the front of it is: 'M.S.S. for Lancaster's Mutiny and Custer's Reprieve. John M. Carroll Editor.'John M. Carroll died in the summer of 1990 and left behind a vast body of work that added greatly to the scholarly study of Custer, and his writings should be considered the equal of Graham, Kuhlman, Brininstool, et al. Carroll devoted much of his life to the study of George Armstrong Custer, and wrote or edited many books on the subject. On his death his collection passed to his long time friend and associate Robert Aldrich, and it was finally sold at auction around 1996 by PBA. Material from his collection is now scarce on the open market, and in particular his own manuscripts, notes, and typescripts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: General Custer; Inventory No: 188475. .

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        A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE NESTS AND EGGS OF BRITISH BIRDS

      John C. Nimmo, 1896.. 4th edn revised and corrected. 3 vols. Tall 8vo. Original uniform blind-ruled gilt decorated olive green cloth (small nick at bottom edge of upper board of vol II - otherwise a bright VG set). Pp. xix + 177 [&] viii + 155 [&] xi + 207, complete with all 248 mainly hand-coloured (plates bright and unmarked; some light spotting on prelims and some pages uncut; no inscriptions). .

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        Mucha, Alphonse - Lorenzaccio, Sarah Bernhardt.

      AFFICHE VAN EEN GROOTMEESTERAffiche ontworpen door Alphonse Mucha voor het toneelstuk "Lorenzaccio"' uit 1896 naar het verhaal van Alfred de Musset met Sarah Bernhardt in de hoofdrol. Lithografie. Afm. 100,5 x 38,2 cm.In Lorenzaccio speelde Sarah Bernhardt de tragisch romantische mannelijke held, Lorenzo de Médici, ten tijde van het beleg van Florence door hertog Alexander (16e- eeuw), die in het affiche gesymboliseerd wordt door een vervaarlijke draak die het wapen van de Médici bedreigt. Lorenzo beraamt de moord op Alexander, gesymboliseerd door de dolk die de draak doorboort in het paneel aan de onderkant van het affiche. Sarah Bernardt, nooit bang om een mannenrol uit te voeren, maakte van Lorenzaccio een van de klassieke rollen van haar repertoire.Alphonse Mucha werd geboren in Moravië (huidig Tsjechië) en is onlosmakelijk verbonden met de Art Nouveau, aanvankelijk "le style Mucha" genoemd. Als geen ander wist hij de Slavische ziel met een licht melancholische inslag weer te geven. In 1887 vertrok Mucha naar Parijs. Heel de stad was overweldigd door zijn werken en de affiches werden zelfs van de straten geroofd. De sierlijke lijnen, frisse pastelkleuren en weelderige motieven in zijn illustraties van sensuele vrouwen, werden de iconen van het fin de siècle.Een dergelijke vormgeving, zachte kleuring en verbluffend subtiele tekenkunst was vóór Mucha nog nooit eerder vertoond en gaf richting aan de Art Nouveau. Toch wilde Mucha niet dat zijn werk als "Art Nouveau"' bestempeld werd, in zijn ogen was kunst eeuwig en kon nooit nieuw zijn. Ook in onze tijd is Mucha nog steeds wereld beroemdMet dit schitterende affiche bereikt Mucha"s Art Noveau een hoogtepunt, het samenspel van weloverwogen details maakt het tot een meesterwerk.Prijs: € 4.150,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        THE BAN OF THE GUBBE.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,. 1896. original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top and fore-edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers.. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, lower front corner tips. bruised, several small water strikes to front cover, a very good. copy. Scarce. OCLC reports a single copy in North America (Brigham. Young University), the other 5 are in the UK. A rare and interesting. book. (#147779). First edition. Presentation copy with unsigned inscription by the author on the half title page: "Frank FitzGibbon / with the author's best wishes / for a happy New Year. / December 28, 1896." A tale of the Fiskmann, a lost race of fish-like people, probably inspired by Scottish folklore telling of the Selkies, legendary seal-people. The story is told partly from the point of view of Jan, a descendant of the Fiskmann, who has retained vestiges of their physical traits, mainly webbed feet and short fin-like arms; and partly from that of the narrator, who meets Jan and his beautiful-but-sad daughter at a German watering hole. The young pair fall in love and eventually find happiness, but in between we hear the tale of Jan's search for his ancestors, told in a manner that should appeal to antiquarians. He discovers that he descends from a Fiskmann who long ago betrayed his people after they abandoned him during a battle with humans. Generations of intermarrying with humans have diluted the fish-like traits in Jan and eliminated them in his daughter. He traces the remnant of the fishmen to the barren northeast coast of Scotland, where they live in undersea caves. He eventually gains their trust and spends much of his time with them. But when they ask him to give his daughter in marriage to one of them, he balks and this sets off the tragic denouement. The story is told with more of an elegiac than horrific tone, reminiscent a little of Hudson's GREEN MANSIONS. The most fantastic element of the story involves the Gubbe, the title given to the leader of the fish people, who lives for hundreds of years, can see into the future, has armor-like scales on his body, and never forgets that Jan's ancestor once betrayed them. The "ban" of the title refers to the curse that the Gubbe laid on Jan's ancestor and all his descendants. A little short on suspense, but an unusual story for the period. The story's key action takes place in the ocean littoral, with its rocky formations rising and falling with the tide. The plodding verisimilitude of this part of the narration anticipates Childers' use seven years later of a similar setting in THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS. These settings manage to combine a sense of mystery with a sense of the mundane. The coastal territory, both a landscape and a seascape and neither one, calls up none of the traditional picturesque associations of either land or ocean, yet is more threatening in an ontological sense, as it has the stability of neither land nor sea. It is a strange shifting world, shallow yet elusive. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 220. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 66. Reginald 14770. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978).

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