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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 .

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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

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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.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: P.u.P. Hassold OHG]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat ABATON GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Health and Pleasure on America's Greatest Railroad. Descriptive of summer resorts and excursion routes, embracing more than one thousand tours. ["Four Track Series" No. 5]

      The Passenger Department of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, n.p. 1896 - Pale green cloth, titles and decoration stamped in gilt and maroon on upper board and spine, boards beveled, black clay-paper endpages, in the publisher's color-printed and priced paper dust-wrapper; pp. 532, copiously illustrated throughout. Bottom edges of boards rubbed, spine head and upper edge of boards a little soiled, fingersoiling to the title page and prelims, very good or better; soiled jacket with chips and short tears, puncture hole at the spine, spine and flap folds particularly dust-stained [Attributes: 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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        The Writings

      Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1896. Leather bound. Fine. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1896. Leather bound. Sixteen volumes. Octavo. The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe. The Author Autograph Edition. Written and printed specially for this edition a few months before her death, signed in black ink Harriet Beecher Stowe January 2nd 1896 to volume one of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Beautifully bound in three quarter blue morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt decorations of floral onlays motif, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, illustrated frontispiece.

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        [ONNA FUZOKU]: LADIES' MANNERS & CUSTOMS. Of The Meiji Era

      Tokyo 1896, Fukuda. White boards, silk floral and butterfly. pattern laid onto covers, very good, 10 double-page color wo. woodcuts, ca 17.5 x 24 cm., opens to ca. 35.5 x 24 cm., ie.. Oban, each page is Chuban, together making an Oban album.. A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED COLOR ALBUM A fine example of Meiji era Nishiki-e brocade style polychrome woodblock printing with the rare technique of Gauffrage. A stunning album, consisting of ten Oban horizontal prints, with split in the center margin, as issued. Each print has a double-fish like colophon showing the date, publisher, carver's seal and other bibliographic details. * THE TITLE: The work is without title. As a common practice, many prints of the time lacked title, and were simply issued in serial form with each print matching the same format, by the same artist. * THE ARTIST: Though the work is not signed, it is obviously the work of Chikanobu Toyoharu [aka Yoshu his studio name] [1838-1912], who was know for his excellent depiction of Meiji period women, warriors, snow, moon, flowers and political scenes. Chikanobu studied Kano style painting, studied under Toyohara Kunichika, who's surname he adopted. A skillful painter of women & historical subjects. See L. Roberts below. * THE PRINTS A SUITE OF TEN: Number 1: The art of Koto, depicts a woman on the floor playing the Koto, with a Hibachi [brazier] and a cat. She is elaborately dressed in a very elegant and formal Kimono. * Number 2: Playing with sparrows. This shows two refined Japanese women, the first stands and points to two sparrows which fly near-by. The second woman is kneeling while she prepares to cover a candle with a large basked. The candle stand is superbly toned with orange, an iron-based pigment that takes more than one-hundred years to oxidize, yielding a lovely patina. Both women wear superbly elegant Kimono, both have very fine gradation in color from solid to nearly clear white background. This technique is exceptionally difficult to achieve in color woodblocks. Nevertheless, the great skill of the printers achieved success with this technique of applying the ink with a light stroke, the brush having more ink on one end graduating out to nothing....stunning work ! * Number 3: Bird cage. This shows a mother seated and leaning her left arm on a cushion, while her young daughter holds a fan and touches the birdcage. Again the are dressed in stunningly elegant Kimono, each of which have colors gradually fading into the white background or pale pastels, marvelous. A summer lantern hangs in the center of the illustration, with black-lacquer wooden bottom and wind chime. * Number 4: Peony Iris and Sakura: A mother and daughter are illustrated. The mother looks back at her daughter who carries a younger brother. All are dressed in summer Kimono with elegant and Shibui design. The young boy wears a silken head cover, and wears a lovely child's patterned Kimono. In the background is a lovely floral arrangement of sprigs of Cherry, Iris and red peony. * Number 5: Presentation of the bride. The first woman carries a lantern and leads the way. She is followed by two attendants who guide a bride. The bride is dressed in stunning white Kimono, with Gauffrage-pattern of swastika's, an ancient Buddhist symbol. Her undergarments are of crimson-red. Others wear elegant silken Kimono, with excellent printing techniques. * Number 6: The game of Goh. This lovely domestic scene shows two women playing the traditional Japanese game of Goh. The woman on the left is about to place a black stone on the board, while the other looks on. Both are dressed in stunning Kimono with floral designs. In the background is a lovely red-lacquer table and roses in full bloom. A small tray with tea cups and snacks are present. * Number 7: New Year's Shuttle Cock. Its New Years and the traditional game is Shuttle Cock [a kind of badminton]. Each girl holds a paddle and tries to keep the "birdie' in the air. The girls are young and both wear special new year's style Kimono, and wear black-lacquered Pokkuri type "shoes." * Number 8: The art of wearing Kimono. This depicts three women, one helps another wear very elaborate heavy silk Kimono. The pattern of fans and Shibori [tie-dye] are done with great skill. Another woman kneels while preparing a jacket. Again the printing technique shows great skill of the artists in showing the gradations of color. A small mirror is the focus of attention of the woman who tries on her new fashions. * Number 9: Ikebana. This shows two very elegantly dressed women. The first presents a tray with flowers to the other. The other holds a scissors and is preparing to cut then arrange the flowers in a bronze vase. Each wear elaborate Kimono, one has lovely gradations of color. * Number 10: Cat's cradle. The last illustration shows two young girls playing Cat's Cradle. A mother looks on, holding a sprig of chrysanthemums. In the background is a lovely screen with a painting of Mt. Fuji. * CONDITION: The work is in an unusual binding, with embroidered flowers and butterflies laid down on both front and back covers. The covers are clean and in very good condition. The contents by and large are clean and solid. There is a small defect in the hand-made paper on illustration number 5 at the bottom but this is of no consequence and is not obvious. The last page has a small amount of minor, faint transfer and a bit of thumbing, the backside of each illustration has been reinforced at some time with Washi [hand-made Japanese] paper to give hinge strength, otherwise this is a very clean and nice album. * According to Coats: "Like many Japanese government officials in the 1890's, Chikanobu began to show increasing concern for teaching moral values to the new generations, especially to women. Increasingly women were seen as the protectors of Japanese customs and virtues, while men were expected to cope with Western influences and modernization..." From ca. 1890 Chikanobu began to produce prints showing women at appropriate pastimes, such as those that would enrich their cultural and social skills. Following the traditional Zen arts such as Tea, archery, flower arrangement were just a few of the several that also agreed with ancient Confucian attitudes. Ladies' etiquette [Onna Reishiki] was also a major subject found in his prints. Part of this etiquette was stunning ladies' dress in Kimono, hand & body movements, discreet eating practice and the proper entertainment of guests. [Liberally summarized from Coats, pp.46-47 et al.] * BIBLIOGRAPHY: B.A. Coats et al. CHIKANOBU: Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints. Especially pages 46-47, plate 21, pages 172-196 plates196--203; 210-212; 224-228; 232-235. Useful bibliography. * L. Roberts: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS p.185-6. He devotes about a half of a page to this celebrated artist. * R. Lane: IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD p.214. * Color scans can be sent by e-mail. 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 .

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        THE KAFIRS OF THE HINDU KUSH

      London 1896, Lawrence. New brown cloth, front vignette, 79. b.w. plates, 658p., clean, crisp copy, tight, solid. SCARCE. A PRIMARY RESOURCE ON THE CENTRAL-AISAN AREA & PEOPLES Sir George was the British Agent at Gilgit. This primary resource covers his travels and experiences, with a visit to Chitral, Kafiristan, Kamdesh shrines, Malik hospitality, arrival to India. Preparation for the second visit. Leave Chitral, geographical postion of Kafiristan, boundaries, rivers, fish, game birds, climate, religion, slaves, the clans. Kamdesh, slaves and slave traffic, appearance of the Kafirs, small swindles & thefts, adverse & friendly parties, Mehtar's influence against the author. Visit to the Dungul Valley, Arakon range, Kashtan men & their attire, Shermaliks love affairs, Utah. With keen observations of the Kafirs, ethnology, physical characteristics, gracefulness, agility, of the women, diseases, character, intellect, hatreds, black mailing, lying, love of admiration. On to Kamu, old men dan- cers, Russia's treachery, halt at Mergrom. This narrative continues throughout the region, loaded with fascinating ob- servations on the people and the land, mountians, flora, fauna, ethnology of tribesmen and much more. An incredible and most fasinating primary resource book. 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 .

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        J. G. Krauer - der Dichter des Rütli-Liedes und seine Zeit. [Handexemplar des anonymen Verfassers Hans Hunkeler].

      H.R.Sauerländer & Co.,, Aarau, 1896 - Zweite, vermehrte Auflage. Aarau, H.R.Sauerländer & Co., 1896. 8°. VI, 358 Seiten und im Anhang zahlreiche leere Seiten mit handschriftlichen Eintragungen Hunkeler's auf einigen wenigen Seiten und Annotationen im Text. Original Hardcover / Wunderschöner, blindgeprägter Ganzleinenband der Zeit. Exzellente Erhaltung ! Mit Hunkeler's handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk auf dem Titelblatt der eingebundenen Originalbroschur. Ein wunderbares Dokument schweizerischen Nationalbewusstseins. „Von ferne sei herzlich gegrüsset, du stilles Gelände am See" Johann Georg Krauer (* 3. April 1792 in Kriens; † 3. Oktober 1845 in Altwis) war ein Schweizer Naturwissenschaftler, Arzt und Dichter. Nach dem Schulbesuch in Luzern studierte Johann Georg Krauer Naturwissenschaften und Medizin in Zürich, Freiburg im Breisgau und Genf. Während seines Studiums wurde er Mitglied der Alten Freiburger Burschenschaft/ Harmonie und 1816 des Corps Helvetia Freiburg. Er doktorierte in Göttingen und wirkte anschließend als Professor für Naturgeschichte am Lyzeum in Luzern. Wegen seiner politischen Anschauungen wurde er entlassen und betätigte sich anschließend als Landarzt in verschiedenen Luzerner Landgemeinden. Johann Georg Krauer veröffentlichte 1824 ein Verzeichnis wild wachsender Pflanzen im Kanton Luzern (Prodromus florae Lucernensis, sive stirpium phancrogamarum in agro Lucernensi et proximis ejus confiniis sponte nascendum catalogus). Daneben verfasste er patriotische Gedichte, von denen das von Franz Josef Greith vertonte Rütlilied (1820) am bekanntesten ist („Von ferne sei herzlich gegrüsset, du stilles Gelände am See") Sprache: English Exzellente Erhaltung ! Mit Hunkeler's handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk auf dem Titelblatt der eingebundenen Originalbroschur. Ein wunderbares Dokument schweizerischen Nationalbewusstseins. Original Hardcover / Wunderschöner, blindgeprägter Ganzleinenband der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEDINAT HAYEHUDIM: DER IUDENSTAAT [FIRST HEBREW EDITION] [JUDENSTAAT]

      Warsaw, Halter And Eisenstadt For Toshiah. 1896. Hardback. 1st Hebrew Edition. Period Cloth, 12mo 82 pages. FIRST HEBREW EDITION OF HERZL?'S HERALD OF MODERN ZIONISM. Within this slim tract Theodor Herzl founded political Zionism - an epochal call for the establishment of a Jewish State as a national home for the Je wish People. ?"That (such a) State was created in Palestine within fifty years of (Herzl?'s) death was due to the vision and the practical methods expressed in (this) manifesto. ?" Carter & Muir, Printing and the Mind of Man (1983) no. 381. Bound in period boards with the scarce original front wrapper mounted on the front. A copy with tears in a later binding (and lacking the original front cover which ours has) sold for over USD 6100 at auction in 2013. Inscription in Hebrew on front blank endpaper, some light wear and staining to boards, internally some browning as expected but clean and nice. A Nice Copy. Good+ Condition. (kh-3-15) .

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        An Outcast of the Islands.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine rolled, tips lightly bumped, faint spotting to front endpapers; an excellent, bright copy. First edition. Wise 2. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1896, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition. 576 pages (complete). A very clubbable book. This is a classic of the hey-days of gentlemen sportsmen hunters. Frederick Vaughan Kirby was known as an excellent rifleman and hunting with breach loading black powder rifles. As with many dedicated hunters he was a keen conservationist. He later became the Chief Conservation Officer for Zululand and was instrumental in the signing of the Mkhuzi Game Reserve. The smooth cloth cover is cheerfully worn at the edges. The cover is attractive, the illustration of a crouching leopard is clear and thrilling. There is wear to the edges, corners and the head and foot of the spine. The covers and the spine are firm, muscular and healthy. The faces are lightly scuffed and are marked from handling and shelving. Inside, there is an ex-libris plate showing previous ownership by Cicely H Massy, the youngest daughter of Robert Ellis Cunliffe (of the Liverpool baronetcy family) whose family arms appear. Cicely married an officer and lived about the Empire. She died in Cape Town. The folded map of Kahlamba and Libombo at the back of the book is torn about the edge but the closed tear is along the blank edge. All plates are present. Waxed protective sheets are smart and clean. The pages are genial, companionable, clean, clear, creamy, sure, certain, robust, in places as if new, confident, compelling. A lovely book. fk

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

      Edinburgh u. London, William Blackwood and Sons 1896. Gr.-8°. XVI, 576 S. Mit Porträt-Front, 15 ganzseit. Abb. auf Taf., 24 Textillustrationen und einer gef., farb. Karte. OLeinenbd. m. braungedr. Deckelbild, schwarzgepr. Deckel- u. goldgepr. Rü.titel. Bindung geringf. gelockert, Einbd. u. Schnitt angestaubt, Ecken bestoßen, Unterkanten berieben, tls. stockfleckig u. eselsohrig, hint. Vorsatz m. Signaturen v. alter Hd. EA. \"One of the classics of African sport, this book describes the author`s hunting experiences in Portuguese East Africa and the eastern Transvaal. He relates hunting in the rugged Kloof country after bushbuck, kudu, and leopard. In the Khalamba foothills, he bagged buffalo .. He also hunted sable, giraffe, and wildebeest. Two long chapters on lion hunting are also featured. Complementing the text are excellent illustrations by Charles Whymper\" (Czech, African, S. 89). Versand D: 15,00 EUR Afrika, Südafrika, Zululand, Jagd, Jagen, Großwildjäger, Großwildjagd, Big-game hunting

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        Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by William Milligan Sloane...

      NY, Century Co., 1896. Four volumes: xvi, 283; xi, 283; x, 270; xii, 313 p., color frontispieces, 293 illus., maps, plates (part color), portraits; 31 cm. Bibliography: vol. 4, pp. 251-261. Originally published as a serialization in The Century Magazine 49: 1, Nov. 1894 through 52: 6, Oct. 1896. Lushly illustrated biography by a Princeton professor. Bound in green cloth stamped in gold; Very Good. Stock#OB940 oversize.

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        PAN. Zweiter Jahrgang, Heft 1 .

      Berlin: Genossenschaft PAN 1896 - Folio. Original wraps, a little defective, with original graphics by LIEBERMANN, MAX ; MAURIN, CHARLES; KRÜGER, ALBERT ; LEISTIKOW, WALTEr: SKARBINA, FRANZ. Söhn, HDO: 52701-1, 2, 3, 4, 7, (lacking the Zorn & Hoenemann )Edited by Richard Graul and Caesar Flaischlen.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,. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Westward Ho!

      Macmillan, UK 1896 - 1st Edition 1896. Includes an original Charles Brock hand drawn illustration onto the front endpaper. This beautiful drawing depicts a character from the book and is signed and dated below by the artist. Also included is a long letter from the orignal owner dated 1910. Fifty illustrations by Charles Brock. Book is very good+ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Spine a little dull. Contents good. More digital images can be taken upon request. Ref10502 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MOUNTAINEERING AND EXPLORATION IN THE JAPANESE ALPS.

      London 1896, Murray. Original green pictorial cloth, 346p.,. 35 b.w. photos, illustrations,2 foldout maps, index, 16 x 24. cm., usual head & tail spine wear. else a clean & solid copy. of a very RARE book. THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED, PRESENTATION COPY. 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        MONETY TSARSTVOVANII IMPERATRITSY ELISABETY I I IMPERATORA PETRA III. TOM'; I I TOM II

      Undated reprints of the 1896 St. Petersburg originals. Two volumes. Folio [40.5 by 30.5 cm], matching blue quarter leather; blank red spine labels. Printed titles and half titles; portrait plate of Catherine II; decorative title; dedication leaf; iv, (ii), 295, (1) pages; printed titles and half title; 69, (1) pages; well-executed reproductions of the original's 22 superb phototype plates with tissue guards; printed title and half title; portrait plate of Peter III; decorative title; ii, (2), 40, 14 pages; well-executed reproductions of the original's 2 superb phototype plates with tissue guards. Only slight signs of wear. Fine. Well-produced reprints, with photographically reproduced plates that, while unable to truly replicate the outstanding originals, are far superior than halftone plates would be. The complete two volumes on Elizabeth I, also including the section on Peter III, of Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich's monumental work, published over a quarter century in a dozen volumes. Gromachevskii wrote that Monety Tsarstvovaniya is a "colossal and classic scientific work which has no equal in the Russian or in the entire foreign field of numismatic literature. Especially important for the coverage of monetary history through the inclusion of a vast wealth of hitherto inaccessible documentation. Each volume contains a well-focused summary covering the technical and fiscal aspects of the coinage it deals with, along with succinct, precise descriptions of the coins." The renowned numismatic researcher and collector Georgii Mikhailovich was born in Tiflis in 1863 and was murdered on January 28, 1919 by the Bolsheviks along with three other Russian Grand Dukes. His tragic end was in contrast to a life of privilege. The Grand Duke began collecting coins as a teenager and, being of exceptional means, soon formed an impressive collection. In Some Rare Coins in My Collection, he first proposed the publication of a corpus of Russian coinage from Peter the Great onwards. A corpus of pre-Petrine coinage had already been proposed by Count Tolstoï a few years earlier. The Grand Duke funded the project and under his direction the various volumes were compiled by Giel, Demmeni and others. Twelve volumes had appeared when the outbreak of war curtailed completion. Though 200 original copies of each volume were printed, the series has suffered heavy attrition over the years. Clain-Stefanelli 11178*. Grierson 193. Gromachevskii 92.

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        L'image. Revue littéraire et artistique ornée de figures sur bois. Numéros 1 à 12 (tout ce qui a paru).

      Floury 18961897, Paris - In-4 demi basane à coins, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée, couvertures conservées. Superbe exemplaire de cette importante revue fondée par la corporation française des graveurs sur bois, publiée sous la direction littéraire de Roger Marx et JulesRais et sous la direction artistique de Tony Beltrand, Auguste Lepère et Léon Ruffe. Des textes de Arsène Alexandre, Barrès, Debussy, Geffroy, Rémy de Gourmont, Pierre Louys, Mauclair, Mellerio, Rodenbach et Verhaeren illustrés par Auriol, Cheret, Degas, Denis, Doudelet, Van Dongen, De Feure, Grasset, Lepère, Maillol, Millet, Mucha, Lucien Pissaro, Steinlen, Toulouse-Lautrec, Valloton

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

      Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons 1896. - gr.-8°. XVI, 576 S. Mit Titelportr., 15 Taf. u. 24 Abb. im Text v. C. Whymper u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. farb. Karte von Kahlamba und Libombo. OLn. Mit Einbandillustr. Einbd. staubfl. Karte m. Einriß im w. Rd. EA. des Erstlingswerkes. "One of the classics of African sport, this book describes the author`s hunting experiences in Portuguese East Africa and the eastern Transvaal [.] excellent illustrations by Charles Whymper." (Czech 89) Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Kränzchen der Kunstgewerbeschüler. (= Einbd.titel).

      Ohne Titelblatt und Impressum [Wien, Eigenvlg. 1896]. - Überaus seltene, von bedeutenden Künstlern des ?Wien um 1900? illustrierte Ballspende. Wir konnten lediglich ein einziges Exemplar in einer öfentlichen Bibliothek nachweisen, dieses ist allerdings mit 1899 datiert. ? Die Illustrationen entstanden vermutlich in der Fachschule für Zeichnen und Malen unter der Professur von Franz von Matsch. Dieser wurde 1893 zum Professor an der Kunstgewerbeschule ernannt, er unterrichtete hier bis 1901. (Vgl. dazu Fliedl G., Kunst u. Lehre am Beginn der Moderne. Die Wr. Kunstgewerbeschule 1867-1918. S. 234). Die Tafeln (mit illustrierter Tanzordnung) nach Arbeiten von Robert Örley, M. v. Jungwirth, Karl Schönwetter, Alice Wanke, Hubert von Zwickler, Remigius Geyling, Richard Günter, Rosa Wichtl, Berthold Löffler, Ferdinand Pamberger u.a. 8,5 x 14,5 cm. 25 Lichtdrucktafeln auf Büttenpapier. Mit 2 unterschiedlichen Stoffen bezogener Einband (Stoff mit Blumenmuster; am Rücken rosafarben u. auf den Buchdeckeln naturweiß); auf Vorderdeckel mit goldgepr. Titel u. Zierleiste; am Übergang zwischen den beiden Stoffbezügen mit goldfarb., schmaler Papierleiste m. reliefgepr. Dekorleiste), Vorsätze aus Moiré-Papier; Vorderdeckel an der Oberkante mit einer grünen Kordel durchzogen (an den Enden mit goldfarb. Mettallhaken u. kl. Quaste m. ziselierten Metallkopf). Einband. Angeschmutzt, sowie stellenw. etw. gebräunt u. fleckig, eine Ecke abgewetzt, Vorsätze etw. angeschmutzt u. gegilbt, die Tafeln gebräunt aber fleckenfrei.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        An Outcast of the Islands.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1896. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine rolled, tips lightly bumped, faint spotting to front endpapers; an excellent, bright copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pflanzen im Schnee. [Signierte Original-Fotografie / signed original photograph].

      0 - 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) 23-zeiligem Gruß von Lotte Jacobi an deutsche Freunde um 1968. Jacobi schildert ihren Gesundheitszustand, wohl nach einer Operation. Maße Foto/Abbildung: 10,8 x 14,0 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Original gelatin silver print signed on front side by Lotte Jacobi, verso with signed (Lotte) 23-line greeting by Jacobi to german friends round about 1968. Measure photograph/image: 10,8 x 14,0 cm. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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