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        COLLECTION DE FEU M.H. MONTAGU, F.S.A. MONNAIES D';OR ROMAINES & BYZANTINES

      Paris, 1896. 4to, original printed card covers. vii, (1), 180 pages; 1291 lots; 41 very fine autotype plates of coins. Unopened. Light wear to spine. Near fine and in original state. A completely unsophisticated copy of this rare and exceptionally important catalogue, superbly illustrated. One of the most important sales of Roman gold coins ever held, the proceeds totaled 363,004 francs: a remarkable sum at the time. Babelon 232. Clain-Stefanelli 3682. Grierson 285. Spring 573 [also listed under "Most important sales of Roman Imperial coins" and "Most important sales of Byzantine coins"].

      [Bookseller: Kolbe & Fanning]
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        Jetzt und in der Stunde unseres Absterbens.". Scene. Wegwarten II.

      Prag Selbstverlag (Druck von Gebrüder Stiepel in Reichenberg) oJ () 1896 - 15 S. mit einer Bühnenskizze, Orig.-Broschur in Pappband um 1930. Erste Ausgabe.- WG. 2.2.; Ritzer E 55.2.- Gedruckt in 300 Exemplaren.- Rilke verteilte seine "Wegwarten" in Prag auf der Strasse, so auch diesen düsteren Einakter, der tatsächlich am 6.August 1896 durch das Deutsche Volkstheater in Prag in einem Gartenlokal zur Aufführung kam.- Wegen der schlechten Papierqualität (Druck auf Zeitungsdruckpapier) gebräunt und mittig mit Knickfalte, die ursprüngliche und meist rostende Klammerheftung durch Fadenheftung ersetzt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE WHEELS OF CHANCE A Holiday Adventure

      London: J. M. Dent and Co. 1896. First edition. First edition. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles and illustration to the upper board and spine. With 40 illustrations by J. Ayton Symington. A superb fine copy, the binding square, tight and without fading. The contents are clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Publisher's catalogue in the earliest state to the rear dated October 1896. A beautiful example. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

      London: H. Henry and Co, 1896. First English edition of the author's magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. An excellent near fine example with only light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religious pieties or meek submission, but in an all-powerful life force.

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        The Wessex Novels: The First Uniform and Complete Edition. Complete in 18 Volumes Including 3 First Editions, Together With 'Poems of the Past and the Present' and 'Wessex Poems'. 20 Vols.

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co.. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Complete set of The Wessex Novels (18 vols) together with 'Wessex Poems' and 'Poems of the Past and the Present' in uniform binding of green ribbed cloth with gilt titling to spine, and gilt TH insignia to upper board. The set includes First Editions of 'Jude the Obscure' (in the first state according to Purdy 87) , 'The Well-Beloved', and 'The Changed Man', which were all first issued as part of The Wessex Novels Edition. All titles are the first Osgood printing except for 'Wessex Tales' (1896) which is in the American Harpers binding and 'A Changed Man' which is the First Edition published by Macmillan in 1913, as called for. The two volumes of poems are also First Editions which were issued in a matching format; these are the scarcest and most valuable of the titles. 'Wessex Poems' being Hardy's first volume of verse of which only 500 were printed. Osgood, McIlvaine's edition is an important one and a complete set is hard to find. "The text of every novel was thoroughly and carefully revised, the topography corrected where necessary, chapters frequently retitled, and much rewriting done. In addition, Hardy prepared a special preface for each volume and assumed the drudgery of proof-reading." (Purdy 281). Individual volumes are in good to very good condition with varying degrees of wear. 'A Changed Man' is in by far the worst condition with a split to the front joint, warped boards and severe wear to edges. Please see photos and ask for a detailed condition report if required. .

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        Blumenmarkt in holländischer Stadt. Ölgemälde.

      - Hübsches Ölgemälde eines Blumenmarktes in holländischer Stadt mit interessanter Szenerie am Rande einer Gracht. Bildmaße (HöhexBreite): 39 x 58 cm, alt und aufwendig gerahmt: Rahmenmaß: 57 x 76 cm . Rechts unten mit Richter-Reich, F.M. signiert ( = Richter-Reich, F. Max: * 1896 - 1950 ). Von guter, farbfrischer Erhaltung, eine kleine Farbabplatzung im Himmel. Der Rahmen mit kleinen Beschädigungen. ( Gewicht 4000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Bei Ölgemälden leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbstorganisierter Transport möglich, kein Versand )( Please notice: No shipment possible ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, or A VISIT of St. NICHOLAS

      McLoughlin Bros., New York 1896 - HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER ORIGINAL All Color FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING 12+ INCH TALL BOOK, FIRST EDITION / COVER CHROMOS MOUNTED ON LINEN, with ALL 16 PAGES (Including the wraps) -- COPYRIGHT 1896 McLOUGHLIN BROS. NEW YORK on Front cover, with Child & Holly on Rear Cover. Very Good- Condition. It has 14 FULL COLOR CHROMO Illustrations (1 is Double Page Centerfold), 15 Total Including Chromo Wraps. You have probably seen this for sale before this season, but almost always with heavy taping or tears or pieces missing. This Example is IN TACT, SOLID with original staples still present, Paper mounted over Linen Wraps are in Nice Condition on the Front, some moderate edge and corner sluffing on rear, with some spine edge and tip wear. Interior Pages are Thick Linen-like paper, all Neat & undamaged, with No Writing, a few light margin edge soiled areas!! GREAT DOUBLE PAGE CENTERFOLD -- An AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE VICTORIAN TREASURE!! It is a Truly Wonderful Complete ANTIQUE Treasure!! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lorenzaccio. Théâtre de la Renaissance.

      Poster for the play "Lorenzaccio", starring Sarah Bernhardt at the Theatre de la Renaissance. Paris: Champenois 1896. Published in "Les Maitres de l'Affiche", 1898. Plate no. 114.. 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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        Fisherman's Luck & Little Rivers

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1896 - Rare duo with jackets, 1896 & 1899 Signed inscribed Books by Henry Van Dyke, two Fishing Books Fisherman's Luck & Little Rivers, both in the original publishers dust jackets, both inscribed by Henry Van Dyke. Both published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, Walton Edition. Fisherman's Luck is number 48 of 150, and Little Rivers is number 120/150 limited Walton Edition, printed by the De Vinne Press on Van Gelder paper. Both volumes are wonderfully inscribed by the author. Wear and soiling to original jackets, no splits. Volumes are near fine save for scattered foxing. One old owners bookplate in Little Rivers, barely attached, can be removed but one will want to keep it, hunting and fishing books from the library of George Page Ely. Original dust jackets are very good. 6.25 x 8.75 inches. Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions, buy accordingly. Please see our many other rare book listings. Free professional packing and USPS shipping with tracking and insurance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence. 2 S. - Und: Derselbe. Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les corps phosphorescents. 3 S. - Und: Derselbe. Sur quelques propriétés nouvelles des radiations invisibles émises par divers corps phosphorescents. 6 S. - Und: Derselbe. Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les sels d'uranium. 6 S. - Und: Derselbe. Sur les propriétés différentes des radiations invisibles emises par les sels d'uranium, et du rayonnement de la paroi anticathodique d'un tube de Crookes. 6 S. - Und: Derselbe. Observations relatives à la réponse. 2 S. In: Comptes rendus, Tome 122. 2 Bände.

      Paris Gauthier-Villars 1896 - (27,5 x 21 cm). 804 S./ SS. (805)-1633. Moderne Halbleinwandbände im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe der sechs Arbeiten Becquerels zur Entdeckung der Radioaktivität. - "In February 1896 Charles Henry reported to the Académie his discovery that phosphorescence could be induced in certian substances by exposure to sunlight. In the same month Becquerel reported that uranium was among those substances. Like all his other early papers on the subject, this appeares in the 'Comptes rendus' and was entitled 'Sur les Radiations Invisibles.'. In a second paper 'Sur quelques Propriétés Nouvelles.' he reported the astonishing fact that uranium was capable of fogging photographic plates even without previous exposure to sunlight and when the plates themselves were completely protected from ordinary light. In a third paper, March 1896, 'Sur les Radiations invisibles.' Becquerel discarded phosphorescence completely and declared that the emanations from uranium constituted an entirely new and unsuspected property of matter, which in his seventh paper he named 'radioactivité'. He also found that the uranium rays discharged a gold-leaf electroscope, which is still used as one method of detecting radio-activity" (PMM). - Das erste Blatt etwas gebräunt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB I, 558; PMM 393; Garrison-Morton 2001 (I) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tokugawa hafu Edo sanjuroku jomon gajo Illustrations of the thirty six gates to Edo during the Tokugawa Bakufu

      

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau.

      London, William Heinemann, 1896., 1896. FIRST EDITION, first binding with Heinemann device stamped in blind to rear cover. Octavo, pp.[x]; 219; [1], blank; [1], Note; [1], imprint; [32], catalogue, advertising 'The Time Machine' to first leaf. Illustrated frontispiece. Original pictorial light brown cloth, with titles in black to spine, edges untrimmed. A used copy with the occasional thumbmark, one or two edgetears, small chip to half-title, 'Sunday School' stamp to endpapers, binding rubbed and darkened in places, worn to spine ends. Remains soild; a serviceable and inexpensive copy of this sci-fi classic. Wells' exciting tale of shipwreck, science gone bad, mutant carnivores gone good and what happens when you cross Victor Frankenstein with Beatrix Potter. Geoffrey H. Wells [7]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [249]. See also Haining; H.G.Wells' Scrapbook.

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        Les chiens de chasse et la théorie de la chasse.

      - Saint- Etienne, Le Chasseur Français, Paul Dupont, 1896. In 4to, pp. 176, al fronte di ogni p. una tav. lit. a colori a p. p. che illustra razze canine da caccia (dalla p. 3 alla p. 113), piccola lit. al verso della p. 114; segue La théorie du chasseur, con al fronte e al verso di ogni p. una tav. lit. a colori a p. p. che illustra la teoria e le diverse modalità della caccia, nonché vari animali da caccia (uccelli, cervi, furetti ecc.) (dalla p. 115 alla p. 145), piccola lit. al verso della p. 146; dalla p. 147 alla fine, 5 tavv. più volte rip. illustranti tipi di fucili, e altre p. lit. fronte retro illustranti i diversi tipi di pesca e i diversi tipi di esche, bross. orig. in carta, stampata a colori e ill. ai piatti; tutte le illustrazioni, al piatto e all’interno sono firmate dal pittore animalista P. Mahlen. Testo in francese. Difetti alla brossura con mancanze al dorso e allentatura dei quaderni, peraltro esemplare assai ben conservato all’interno, belle le tavole. Completo. Prima edizione, assai rara. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOTTEGHINA D'ARTE GALLERIA KÚPROS]
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        Croquis originaux ayant servi à l'illustration des "Déshabillés au théâtre".

      FLOURY 1896 - Paris, Floury éditeur, 1896, in-4, broché, couverture rempliée lithographiée. Belle réunion de 10 croquis, présentés sous cache, à la mine de plomb, au crayon de couleurs ou au fusain. Certains sont signés à la mine de plomb, d'autres portent le cachet d'Henri BOUTET. Ces originaux ont servi à illustrer l'ouvrage de Georges Montorgueil "Les deshabillés au théâtre" édité en 1896 par Floury. Henri BOUTET (Sainte-Hermine 1851-1919 Paris) dessinateur, peintre, pastelliste et graveur. Il sera surnommé "le peintre de la midinette". Il illustra de nombreux almanachs, calendriers, des cartes postales. Il participa au salon des Incohérents et au Salon des Cent. Il collabora a de nombreuses revues dont L'Assiette au beurre, Le Pêle-mêle. Salissures, piqûres sur la couverture, mors fendus, brochage fragile, piqûres internes. Livres

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        Les Affiches Illustrées (1886-1895).

      Paris Boudet & Tallandier 1896 - (32 x 23 cm). (6) II, 251 (2) S., 1 Bl. Anzeigen. Mit 64 farbig lithographierten Tafeln und zahlreichen (31 ganzseitigen, davon 8 farbig lithographierten) Textabbildungen. Dunkelblauer Halblederband der Zeit mit beigebundenem illustriertem Original-Umschlag. Erste Ausgabe dieser wunderschönen Monographie zur französischen Plakatkunst des "Fin des siècle" in einem von 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren "sur papier vélin" (Gesamtauflage: 1025). - Der Band enthält neben den prachtvollen und dekorativen Lithographien von Chéret (37 Plakate), Toulouse-Lautrec (3 Plakate), Steinlen (2 Plakate), Mucha (1 Plakat) und Grasset (6 Plakate) etc. auch ein ca. 900 Nummern umfassendes Werksverzeichnis der Plakate von Jules Chéret. - Schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In Haunts of Wild Game

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1896. First. Hardcover. Very Good. Whymper, C.. A hunter's wanderings from Khalamba to the Limbombo. 576 pp. Ill. Author is known for his pursuit of leopard, lion & elephant. His book is one of the first to talk about the different haunts of leopards throughout Africa and the different methods of hunting them in various regions. Teeming with hunting stories. In demand and recommended. Great reading, long respected book. VG conditionL covers lightly soiled, corners lightly worn, spine tips worn with a little loss. Bookplate of former New Hampshire Walter Rutherford Peterson inside front cover.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for 1896. Limp Cover originally now rebound.

      John Wisden and Co. London 1896 - Rebound recently in brown cloth gilt retaining front and rear covers. New endpapers 506pp. + adverts. With original photographic plate of W. G. Grace with tissue guard. Brown tape marks to original yellow covers. Pages sl. browned o/w clean and sound. VG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Laws of Mauritius Revised. 3 Vols. 1896-1897.

      1896. 1896-97 Compilation of the Laws of Mauritius Piggott, Francis Taylor, Louis Arthur Thibaud, Furcy Alfred Herchenroder. With the Assistance of George Guibert and William Newton. The Laws of Mauritius Revised. Port Louis: Printed by Gabriel Bouic, 1896-1897. Three volumes. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent cloth, gilt titles to spine, endpapers renewed. Wear to edges of preliminaries and endleaves, interiors otherwise fresh. * Only edition. With thorough indexes. Volume 2 includes the Penal Code and the Criminal Law. The Dutch were the first Europeans to establish a settlement in Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. The Dutch were displaced by the French in 1715, who established a thriving colony with an economy based on sugar plantations worked with slave labor. The British captured the island in 1810 and it was ceded to Great Britain along with its dependencies in 1814 by the Treaty of Paris. Independent in 1968, Mauritius became a republic within the Commonwealth in 1992. OCLC locates 10 copies. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:96.

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        The X - Ray or Photography of the Invisible and Its Value in Surgery

      London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent 1896 196pp + plates VG/none First edition, in USA it was published by The American Technical Book Co. Original editorial grey cloth, gilted Author and Title and embossed radiographed hand on front board, brown title on the spine. A couple of light spots on the boards, endpapers browned with small owners inscriptions, trace of diagonal bend of illustration facing the title page otherwise in VG conditions, overall a very nice copy of this important and very scarce book. This, written in collaboration with Edwin W Hammer, Electrical Engineer, is one of the first books appearing on the subject, shortly after the striking announcement of the discovery of A New Kind of Rays by Prof. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. In Appendix A is reproduced, translated into English, Röntgen's Preliminary Communication to the Würzburg Physico - Medical Society in December 1895. Appendix B (Experiments with Roentgen Rays) is by Thomas Alva Edison and Appendix C (The Surviving Hypothesis Concerning the X Rays) by Oliver Lodge. William James Morton (1845 - 1920) was an American physician, specialist of electrotherapeutics; he made the first dental radiography in America (ref. Garrison & Morton).

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        An Outcast of the Islands

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896 - First Edition of the author's second book. Bookplate; very good plus. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Savoy. An Illustrated Monthly.

      Leonard Smithers, London 1896 - 8 Ausgaben (alles Erschienene) in 3 Original-Einbänden). London, Leonard Smithers, 1896 Gr8°. 206, 92 u. 101 S. Büttenpapier, Kanten unbeschnitten. Mit zahlr. Abbildungen, z.T. farbig, auf Tafeln u. i. Text. Original-Leineneinbände mit reicher Goldprägung. Zahlr. Illustrationen von Beardsley, Shannon, Conder, Pennell, Oury, Rothenstein, Sandys, Beerbohm ud Rossetti. Alle 3 Bände der prachtvollen Ausgabe in ungewöhnlich guter Erhaltung! Lediglich an den Kanten leichter Abrieb und ganz vereinzelt auf den Einbandrückendeckeln sehr kleine Abriebstellen! Innen tadellos. Alle 3 Bände mit Exlibris (Klischee) "Bibliotheca Erotica : Carl Georg von Maassen" von F. von Bayros. "THE SAVOY perhaps best represents the literary and artistic culture of the 1890`s in England". Alle 3 Bände der prachtvollen Ausgabe in ungewöhnlich guter Erhaltung! Lediglich an den Kanten leichter Abrieb und ganz vereinzelt auf den Einbandrückendeckeln sehr kleine Abriebstellen! Innen tadellos. Alle 3 Bände mit Exlibris (Klischee) "Bibliotheca Erotica : Carl Georg von Maassen" von F. von Bayros. Original-Leineneinbände mit reicher Goldprägung. Zahlr. Illustrationen von Beardsley, Shannon, Conder, Pennell, Oury, Rothenstein, Sandys, Beerbohm ud Rossetti.

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        Views in Chitral.

      London: Maclure & Co.,, 1896. Taken during the Advance of the 3rd Brigade of the Chitral Relief Force under the Command of Brigadier-General W. F. Gatacre. Landscape quarto (240 × 308 mm). Neatly rebound in red cloth, title gilt to front board. 127 photogravure plates, 4 of them folding. Title page foxed, text pages lightly browned, and the plates toned as often, a few plates with minor worming in the upper margin, but overall very good. First and only edition. A fine visual record of the 1895 expedition to relieve the siege of Chitral, an incident of the Great Game that became a considerable cause célèbre. The Russians were seen to be making solid advances in the region, advancing across the Khanates of Central Asia, a railway line following in their tracks, and "had begun to show an alarming interest in that lofty no-man's-land where the Hindu Kush, Pamirs, Karakorams and Himalayas converged, and where three great empires—those of Britain, Russia and China—met. Russian military surveyors and explorers Â… were probing further and further into the still largely unmapped regions around the upper Oxus, and even into Northern Tibet Â… To British officers stationed on the frontier, and their masters in Calcutta, it looked as though the long feared Russian penetration of the passes had now begun" (Hopkirk The Great Game, p. 449). The independent monarchy of Chitral was seen as a possible route for the Russians into British India, so when the death in 1892 of the long-time ruler Aman-ul-Mulk II, in the absence of any law of succession, threw the state into chaos, it was felt necessary to intervene to ensure the stability of the region. In an attempt to establish a secure base for operations, on arrival from Gilgit the political agent, Surgeon Major George Robertson, occupied the local fort, and found himself bottled up there. "The vision of a handful of British officers, with their loyal native troops, holding out against overwhelming odds in a remote and picturesque fortress, brought to mind the recent tragedy in the Sudan. 'It is Khartoum all over again,' declared the Graphic. Those with slightly longer memories remembered Burnes, Macnaghten, Cavagnari, Connolly, Stoddart and other victims of oriental treachery beyond India's frontiers" ( p. 492). Develin's pictorial journal follows the progress of the 3rd Brigade of Major-General Sir Robert Low's relief force from their entry into the Malakand Pass to arrival at Chitral, and includes numerous excellent landscapes, together with group portraits of British and native troops, and of local dignitaries. In the end the 15,000 strong army was pre-empted by a somewhat rag-tag force (400 Sikh Pioneers, 40 Kashmiri sappers with a pair of mountain guns, and 900 Hunza irregulars) cobbled together by Col. James Kelly at Gilgit, which relieved the garrison almost a month before the main force arrived. An attractively-produced and sought-after record: uncommon, with only four copies on Copac, to which OCLC adds a further five locations. This copy with some extremely interesting pencilled notes to both the introductory text, and a number of the plates; and three original photographs loosely inserted, two (109 × 143 mm) personal albumen prints with identifications pencilled verso, the other a larger (210 × 242 mm) unnumbered Burke print of an encampment at a Durbar? Circumstantially it would seem that the annotator may have been with the medical services. FURTHER RESEARCH REQUIRED.

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau.

      London, William Heinemann, 1896. - FIRST EDITION, first binding with Heinemann device stamped in blind to rear cover. Octavo, pp.[x]; 219; [1], blank; [1], Note; [1], imprint; [32], catalogue, advertising 'The Time Machine' to first leaf. Illustrated frontispiece. Original pictorial light brown cloth, with titles in black to spine, edges untrimmed. A used copy with the occasional thumbmark, one or two edgetears, small chip to half-title, 'Sunday School' stamp to endpapers, binding rubbed and darkened in places, worn to spine ends. Remains soild; a serviceable and inexpensive copy of this sci-fi classic. Wells' exciting tale of shipwreck, science gone bad, mutant carnivores gone good and what happens when you cross Victor Frankenstein with Beatrix Potter. Geoffrey H. Wells [7]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [249]. See also Haining; H.G.Wells' Scrapbook. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Merchant Prince of Cornville: A Comedy [promotional poster]

      [Chicago?, 1896?]. A few tiny nicks and a light crease at the bottom edge; otherwise fine. 21-1/2 x 13 inches.

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        Queen Elizabeth

      Goupil Boussod Valadon & Co 1896 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Our Mutual Friend.

      

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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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        THE SPHINX-LIKE HEAD: A TALE OF MYSTERY .

      Published for the Author by A. Brown & Sons, Limited n.d. [1896]., London - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-298 [299-300: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece (tinted facsimile of a document), six illustrations in the text, original blue-green silk-like cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "Lost race adventure novel set on an unknown island and concerning two subdivisions of the same race in conflict; the villains inhabit an underground City of Destruction." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 208. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Teitler (2013). Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and along bottom edges, spine panel just a bit age-darkened, a tight, internally clean, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#149677) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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.).

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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

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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]

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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.

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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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