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        Vingt Mille lieues sous les mers

      Paris: Hetzel, 1896. Fine. Hetzel, Paris 1896, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), relié. - New edition, illustrated with 111 drawings of Neuville and Riou. Catalogue are for 1897-1898. Cardboard editor golden Globe. Signed top plate Blancheland, Engel bookbinder. Beautiful plate well above the bright golds. spine with discoloration few centimeters. Caps and rubbed corner. Upper joint split tail 2cm. A slightly emerged notebook. Fresh copy, free of foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée de 111 dessins de Neuville et Riou et 6 chromolithographies, ainsi que d'une carte sur double page. Catalogue y pour 1897-1898. Cartonnage d'éditeur au Globe doré. Plaque supérieure signée Blancheland, Engel relieur. Belle plaque supérieur aux ors bien vifs. Dos portant une décoloration sur quelques centimètres. Coiffes et coin frottés. Mors supérieur fendu en queue sur 2cm. Un cahier légèrement ressorti. Une bande de papier au centre entre les pages de garde. Exemplaire bien frais, exempt de rousseurs. Sans doute le plus célèbre des romans de Jules Verne, avec la figure mythique du capitaine Nemo et son légendaire sous marin, le Nautilus.

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        35 ALsS and 12 telegrams.

      Berlin, Dresden, Marienbad, Wien a. o., 1891 to 1896. - Various formats. Altogether 70½ pp. on 58 ff. With two addenda. Comprehensive correspondence with the Directorate of the German National Theater in Vienna on productions of his plays and about projects that have not been realised.

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        Life and Letters of the late Admiral Sir James Sulivan, K.C.B. 1810-1890

      London: John Murray,, 1896. With an Introduction by Admiral Sir G. H. Richards. Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt stamp on front cover, patterned endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Admiral Sulivan, 3 plates, 4 illustrations in the text, 8 plans and charts (including a coloured folding map of the Baltic campaign during the Crimean War). From the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), commander of the Grand Fleet at Jutland (31 May - 1 June 1916) .Binding a little shaken, inner hinges split but quite firm, scattered foxing, portrait (cut from a magazine) pasted to half-title, but still a good, bright copy. First edition, scarce, and still the standard life of Sir James Sulivan (1810-1890 "an outstanding officer; his combination of technical and maritime skill, strategic grasp, and organizational power earned him the admiration of all those who served with him" (ODNB). Presentation copy from the author (although perhaps signed by the publisher's office), inscribed on the front free endpaper: "With the Author's compliments to Admiral Sir J. R. Jellicoe, K.C.B., August 1914". Inscribed on the eve of the Great War; and with a couple of marginal manuscript emendations in the Preface.

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        FACE AU DRAPEAU. CLOVIS DARDENTOR. Illustrations de L. Benett.

      1896 - Paris, Hetzel, sans date [1896]. Grand in-8 (191 X 284) percaline rouge de l'éditeur ornée de fers spéciaux, "au globe doré" de type 1, titre dans le cartouche, dos au phare, tranches dorées, gardes de couleur bleu anthracite (M. ENGEL REL) ; (4) ff., 221 pages, 6 planches hors-texte ; (2) ff., 244 pages, 6 planches hors-texte, 8 pages de catalogue "O". Rousseurs éparses, parfois fortes. PREMIÈRE ÉDITION COLLECTIVE grand in-8 illustrée de ce cartonnage au GLOBE DORÉ, de «type 1 », au «BANDEAU NOIR », dont c'est la seule apparition pour une nouveauté, et qui fut mis en vente fin novembre 1896. Cet ouvrage contient 42 illustrations dont 6 HORS-TEXTE COULEURS pour "Face au drapeau", et 47 illustrations dont 6 HORS-TEXTE COULEURS pour "Clovis Dardentor", toutes de Léon BENETT. (JAUZAC, 280). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, au cartonnage frais, aux tranches lisses, sans le moindre ressaut. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gobolinks, or Shadow-Pictures for Young and Old

      New York: The Century Co. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Original illustrated paper-covered boards, printed in black and red, in the publisher's original printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. xiv, followed by ff. 73 (printed rectos only), [1] (colophon), illustrated throughout, with the prospectus for the book laid in. Boards age-toned, corners bumped and rubbed, a few small splits in the paper, but very good or better; the jacket quite soiled and sunned, flaps almost detached, chips and tears widespread, a spot of dampstaining to the front panel .

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        Landschaft mit Kreuz (Schwarzwaldhaus bei Happach).

      . Algraphie mit grüner Tonplatte, 1896, auf sehr festem Bütten, in der Platte monogrammiert und datiert. 31:46,8 cm. Literatur: Beringer, Griffelkunst 77. Mit Rand rundum, wegen eines ungleichen Papierbogens ist die linke untere Ecke schräg. Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch.. Thoma begann nach Lehren als Lithograph und Anstreicher in Basel sowie als Uhrenschildmaler in Furtwangen, die er nicht beendete, autodidaktische Mal- und Zeichenstudien. 1859 studierte er an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie bei Ludwig Des Coudres (1820-1878) und Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807-1863). 1868 reiste er nach Aufenthalten in Basel und Düsseldorf mit Otto Scholderer (1834-1902) nach Paris. 1870-1877 lebte er in München, wo er mit dem Leibl-Kreis verkehrte. Sein erster Aufenthalt in Italien war 1874, ein zweiter 1880. 1876 zog er nach Frankfurt am Main. Nach sehr zögerlich einsetzendem Erfolg - seinen ersten größeren Auftrag hatte er 1882, 1890 seine erste erfolgreiche Sonderausstellung in München - führte seine steigende Bekanntheit 1898 zur Professur an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie und 1899 zum Direktorat der dortigen Kunsthalle.

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        Le magasin d'auréoles EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1896. Fine. Mercure de France, Paris 1896, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - Edition on current paper, punch press service of the second flat foot, it has been printed only 5 Japan and Holland paper in 17 leading copies. Binding to bradel half percaline saffron, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, double gold thread and dates in tail piece as black shagreen thinning, flat marbled paper, two corners very lightly bumped, covers and spine preserved and featuring spots, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author Alphonse Daudet. Complete copy of the catalog pleasant in fine-editor. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, poinçon de service de presse en pied du deuxième plat, il n'a été tiré que 5 Japon et 17 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline safran, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet et date dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir éclaircie, plats de papier marbré, deux coins très légèrement émoussés, couvertures et dos conservés et comportant des taches, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Hugues Rebell à Alphonse Daudet. Agréable exemplaire complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine.

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      Boston: Silver Burdett & Co. 1896 1st ed 1st printing., 1896. First edition of the author's first book in fine condition. The future best-selling author wrote this account of his adventures in the deserts of Syria in the late 1890s. This copy is in green decorated cloth; the book is also found in red and yellow cloth with no priority of printing established. Neat bookplate on front inside cover else clean and unmarked. Tight binding with bright gilt. A very nice example of this work. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      O. O., 26. V. 1896.. 1 S. 55:232 mm.. Zwei Takte in zweizeiligem System aus "Der Freischütz" (II. Akt, Wolfsschlucht) mit unterlegtem (leicht abgewandeltem) Text der Regieanweisung: "Vier feurige Räder rollen über die Bühne!" - Gedacht als Beitrag für das "Radfahrer-Album" 1896, waren die zitierten Noten für Hanslick "das einzige für die Gelegenheit passende musikalische Motto, das mir einfallen will". - Der Verehrer von Johannes Brahms und Gegner Richard Wagners war seit 1846 publizistisch tätig, schrieb zunächst als Musikreferent für die "Wiener Musikzeitung", dann die "Wiener Zeitung" und als Musikkritiker 1855-64 für "Die Presse", seit 1864 für die "Neue Freie Presse". Als Musikkritiker und Anhänger der Wiener Klassik übte er entscheidenden Einfluß auf das Wiener Musikleben aus. - Etwas angestaubt und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        Il libro dei coleotteri di Achille Griffini. Iconografia dei principali coleotteri italiani e delle piu' importanti specie europee affini. Preceduta da notizie generali sugli insetti e principalmente sui coleotteri nonche' da indicazioni sulla raccolta, la preparazione, la conservazione e lo studio di questi. Opera illustrata da 50 ricche tavole.

      Ulrico Hoepli editore, Milano 1896 - In 8, cm 19 x 26,5, pp. X + 244 con 50 tavole fuori testo in cromolitografia a colori e molte Âillustrazioni nel testo. ÂTutta tela editoriale illustrata ai piatti e al dorso. Edizione originale, perfetto esemplare di questo noto e ricercato testo di entomologia. Griffini fu uno dei piu' importanti entomologi italiani, allievo di Michele Lessona, ebbe molte docenze in scienze naturali, sia presso scuole secondarie che come insegnate universitario. Collaboro' alla classificazione museale di molte collezioni in Italia e all'estero. ITA

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        The Sectional System of Gentlemen's Garment Cutting, Comprising Coats, Vests, Breeches, Trousers,

      London Minister & Co 1896. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and faded. Occasional foxing Third Edition Red hardback cloth cover 310mm x 260mm (12" x 10"). [x], [200pp]. 57 b/w plates.

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        Un capitaine de quinze ans

      Paris: J. Hetzel, 1896. Fine. J. Hetzel, Paris 1896, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), 376pp., relié. - New edition, illustrated with a frontispiece and many designs Meyer in-text, and for the first time in six polychrome prints of the same. There Catalogue for 1897, 1898. Cardboard editor golden globe of type 1, the black headband. Second type of dish Engel h adopted this year. Beautiful first plate, fresh well despite two fine stripes and a small stain on 1cm above left. Back in headlight rubbed with loss of color. Tail cap cover and some areas of the lower joint. Humidity area at the bottom of the second board. Copy totally free of foxing, but a trace of wetting at the bottom center of the book in the margins of the page. 353 in the end. Nice copy overall. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un frontispice et de nombreux dessins de Meyer in-texte, et pour la première fois de 6 gravures polychromes du même et d'une carte. Catalogue y pour 1897, 1898. Cartonnage d'éditeur au globe doré de type 1, au bandeau noir. Second plat de type Engel h adopté cette année-là. Belle première plaque, bien fraîche, malgré deux fines rayures, et une petite salissure sur 1cm en haut à gauche. Dos au phare frotté, avec perte de couleur. Coiffe de queue reprise ainsi que certaines zones du mors inférieur. Zone d'humidité en bas du second plat. Exemplaire totalement exempt de rousseurs, mais une trace de mouillure au centre en bas du livre en marge de la p. 353 à la fin. Bel exemplaire dans l'ensemble. Roman d'aventure consacré à la question de l'esclavage, et plus particulièrement du commerce de l'esclavage par les Africains eux-mêmes. C'est une des meilleurs récits de Verne, un où la narration est la plus aboutie.

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        German Social Democracy. Six lectures

      London: Longmans, Green and Co,, 1896. With an appendix on social democracy and the woman question in Germany, by Alys Russell, B.A. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. Bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper. Spine rolled and slightly faded, cloth slightly rubbed at extremities, toned endpapers, contents mildly foxed. A very good copy. First edition of Russell's first book, in the second issue blue cloth without publisher's ads, one of fewer than 1,000 copies. Russell spent his honeymoon with his first wife in Berlin, and though he was sympathetic to the reformist aims of the German Social Democratic Party, then the most influential Marxist movement in Europe, he made in this volume some trenchant and far-sighted criticisms of Marxist dogmas. With a gift inscription from the literary critic John Dover Wilson to his brother Michael.

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        Western Australia Goldfields Guide, compiled by Hussey & Gillingham

      Adelaide:: George Robertson & Co,. Ca. 1896.. Pamphlet. Very good overall. "Only within the last decade have the wonderful discoveries of rich mineral deposits of this El Dorado become known. ... in Western Australian is to be found the richest and rarest goldfield the world has ever known." (p3). The majority of the pamphlet consists of the 'List of Companies Floated in Australia for Prospecting and Mining in Western Australia"; with the name of the company, the capital and share amounts, names of officers, and the names and depths of shafts sunk (pp 5 - 48). Followed by 4 pp advertisements; How to Reach the goldfields; Notes on the Cyanide Process for the Extraction of Gold from Ores" (with full page sketch of gravitation plant); and a 'Simple summary of Modern Cyanide Plant and Process" and Miscellaneous Information, including computation of coins & bullion; wells & tanks; the gold yield of Australia (1893 - 1895); Western Australian gold exports; Information for Prospectors; and Advice for Intending Prospectors. This last category includes, "with the exception of the Kimberley District, traveling in Western Australia is perfectly safe, therefore firearms are quite unnecessary" (p76). 8vo, 80 pp, [3] folding maps. Printed pink paper wrappers, text in black at front & rear wrappers, with advertisements on wrappers for stock brokers, life insurance, and mining machinery suppliers. Wrappers toned at edges, spine chipped, rear wrapper partially detached. Internally a bit of scattered foxing. Libraries Australia ID 26385064. OCLC: 224136764. Ferguson 10708 variant wrapper.

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        Dictionnaire Iconographique des Orchidées. Genre Laelio-Cattleya (Laelia-Cattleya).

      Bruxelles 1896 - Original, kein Reprint. A. Cogniaux: Direction & Redaction, A. Goossens: Dessins & Aquarelles. 33 chromolith.Tafeln mit Textblättern und Titelei in Orignal-Halbleinwandmappe. Quer-Format, ca. 19,5 cm x ca. 15,5 cm, Tafelformat ca. 18,5 cm x ca 14,5 cm. Textblätter jeweils als lose Faltblätter mit Titelseite und 1 bis 3 Textseiten, diese meist mit Illustrationen. Darin lose eingelegt jeweils die Tafel. Titelei ebenfalls als Textblatt. Die Mappe mit Vordertitel und Rückentext, oben und unten mit Klappen, seitlich mit textilem Schließband. Schlichtes Papier-Rückentitelschildchen. In Französisch. - Inhaltsübersicht auf Anfrage. - Nicht bei Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature; Nissen, BBI 2236n (nur im Nachtrag zu Band 2 kurz erwähnt). Das Gesamtwerk mit 826 Tafeln ist von 1896 bis 1907 in Serien von Einzelblättern ohne systematische Reihenfolge in einer Auflage von nur ca. 250 Exemplaren erschienen. Anschließend wurden zumindest die größeren Gattungen in Halbleinwandmappen zusammengefasst. Der Inhalt der heute nur selten auffindbaren Gattungsmappen unterscheidet sich in der Regel von Exemplar zu Exemplar und meistens auch von gelegentlich beiliegenden Inhaltsübersichten. - Zurzeit ebenfalls lieferbar: Gattungsmappen Dendrobium und Cymbidium. Die Mappe etwas berieben, Insbesondere die Kanten etwas bestoßen. Tafeln und Textblätter nicht berieben, infolge des losen Einlegens die Ränder vereinzelt gering bestoßen. Keine Einträge. Das Papier der Textblätter wenig gebräunt, die Tafeln nicht gebräunt, nicht fleckig. Zustand II - III (Mappe) bzw. I - II (Textblätter) / I (Tafeln) (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern Fotos des Werkes per E-Mail. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Report. America's Relief Expedition to Asia Minor under the Red Cross

      Washington: Printed by the Journal Publishing Company in Meriden, Conn, 1896. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. frontis, photos, folding map, 125p. Original cream-colored cloth. 21cm. Moderate soil and creasing on covers. Old paper clip mark. Clara Barton's report as President and treasurer appears at pages 3-44 of this scarce report; George H. Pullman reports as Financial Secretary at pages 45-55; and various other reports on relief field work in Anatolia are found at pages 57-96, and then followed by the text of various telegrams.

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        Norte contra Sur

      Buenos Aires, Casa Editorial Angel Bietti, 1896. Dos tomos en un volúmen en 4to. menor; 286 pp., 1 h. + 285 pp., 1 h. Con siete ilustraciones a toda plana. Encuadernación de la época en media piel con puntas. La primera edición de «Nord contre Sud», la singular novela sobre la Guerra de Secesión en los Estados Unidos, fue publicada por Hetzel en 1887.

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        Journal . of the Horn Scientific Exploring Expedition to Central Australia . 1894

      Adelaide, Government Printer, 1896 - Foolscap folio, 32 pages (including Appendix B: Report of the Physical Geography of Central Australia, by Professor R. Tate and J.A. Watt) plus 24 plates on 13 leaves (printed rectos only) and a folding meteorological chart, 2 folding maps (a topographical map of Mount Watt and a Survey of Hermannsburg Mission Station) and a very large folding colour map (1210 x 1210 mm). Recent cloth with lettering on the front cover; blank bottom margin of the main map slightly creased with one tiny tear expertly repaired; a fine copy. South Australian Parliamentary Paper 19 of 1896: only 650 copies printed. Winnecke was the leader of the expedition, and in 'the natural order of things these [journals and maps] should have been published in connection with the scientific and other records of the Horn Expedition, as both supplementary and complementary to them'. After a financial disagreement with W.A. Horn (the organiser and backer of the venture) this did not occur, and this first edition was published under the auspices of the South Australian branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia in conjunction with the Department of the Minister for the Northern Territory and the Survey Department. McLaren 16973; an octavo edition was published the following year (see McLaren 16969 - not noting the very large map). Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        La société nouvelle Tome I de la douzième année EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris|-Bruxelles: La société nouvelle, 1896. Fine. La société nouvelle, Paris -Bruxelles 1896, 16,5x25cm, relié. - First Edition. Amazing and rare international journal of sociology, arts, sciences and humanities at the crossroads of symbolist and anarchist currents. Binding to Bradelle half black calico corner, smooth back with a gold finial. covers of fassicules retained. First Prev semester contributions of Gustave Kahn, Elie recluse, Kropotkin stone bakounine, Paul Adam, george Eekhoud Andre fontainas, Camille Lemonnier, Max Elskamp, quail, CH Hirsch ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Etonnante et rare revue internationale de sociologie, arts, sciences et lettres à la croisée des courants symbolistes et anarchistes. reliure à la bradelle en demi percaline à coin noire, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré. couvertures des fassicules conservées. Permier semestre, contributions de Gustave Kahn, Elie reclus, pierre kropotkine, bakounine, Paul Adam , georges Eekhoud, André fontainas, camille Lemonnier, Max Elskamp, colins, C. H. Hirsch...

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        An Introductory Treatise on the Lunar Theory

      Cambridge: The University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1896. First Edition. Cloth. Dark blue cloth, titles in gilt on spine, in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper, with a price label affixed to the spine; pp. xvi, 292, with the errata slip tipped in at p. 1. A tiny bit of rubbing to the ends and tips, a tiny puncture wound in the gutter of the rear board joint, else fine and bright; light chipping to the edges of the jacket, a little more to the spine tail, a two-inch split at the front flap fold; in all, a nice bright copy .

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        The Book of Ruth; [with] KEATS, John Isabella; or, The pot of basil London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1898

      London: [1st work] J. M. Dent and Co.; [2nd work] Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner,, 1896 & 1898. 2 works, quarto. Ruth: Original buff cloth, gilt lettered spine, large decorative gilt stamp on front cover, top edges gilt, untrimmed. Isabella: Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, large decorative gilt stamp on front cover, top edges gilt, untrimmed. Housed together in a custom marbled solander box. Title pages printed in red and black, illustrations and letterpress printed within decorative borders designed by Macdougall throughout. Tips and spine ends rubbed, faint marginal toning; an excellent, attractive pair. First edition thus of both works. Attractive examples of 1890s book production, both volumes with striking designs by the Scottish artist and illustrator William Brown Macdougall (1868-1936), a member of the prestigious New English Art Club.

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        Kriegswesen und Kriegsführung der Ritterzeit, Köhler, 3 Bde., ko

      Köhler Gustav, 1818-1896 - Kriegswesen und Kriegsführung der Ritterzeit, Köhler, 3 Bde., komplett, 1886/7/9 Köhler, Gustav.: Die Entwicklung des Kriegswesens und der Kriegsführung in der Ritterzeit von Mitte des 11. Jahrhunderts bis zu den Hussitenkriegen in drei Bänden. Bd. 1: Kriegsgeschichtliches von Mitte des 11. bis Mitte des 13. Jahrhunderts. Mit 15 lithographirten Karten und Plänen, XL, 519 S., Bd. 2: Kriegsgeschichtliches von Mitte des 13. Jahrhunderts bis zu den Hussitenkriegen. Mit 16 lithographirten Karten und Plänen, XXVII, 800 S., Bd. 3/1 Abtheilung: Die Entwickelung der materiellen Streitkräfte in der Ritterzeit. Mit 6 lithographirten Tafeln, XLV, 527 S. 2 Abtheilung: Die Entwickelung der personellen Streitkräfte in der Ritterzeit, XXXII, 367 S. Breslau: Wilhelm Koebner 1886-1890, 8°23x15 cm., orig. Hldr., sauber, nur gering gebräunt, keine Stockflecken. PROVENIENZ: HOFBIBLIOTHEK DONAUESCHINGEN. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. "Else Lasker-Schüler".

      Dresden-Loschwitz, 15. XII. 1896. - 8vo. 4 Seiten. Doppelblatt. Mit eigenh. und frankiertem Umschlag. Unveröffentlichter Brief an Fräulein Anna Kritzler, Barmen, Unterdörnen 64: „Liebes Fräulein! Bei Kerzenlicht mit unerlaubtem Bonbon im Mund, sitze ich in später Stunde an Sie schreibend. - Ihr Gefolge, die drei jungen Herrn, sagten mir hintereinander, daß ich recht bald Brief erhalten würde aus der dunklen Räuchsstadt Barmen. Aber ich sehe, daß die drei Einigkeit, einem Wesen gethraut, daß da denkt - 'aus den Augen, aus den Sinn'! Jetzt so Sie gen Barmen gezogen, werden Ihre drei Verehrer von den sämmtlichen Schachtelhalmen umringt, zwei von ihnen - die beiden Herrn Benefiz lächeln mit den zierlichen Pflanzen - einer aber geht einsam und traurig umher, das ist der Herr Pastor. Gestern sah ich ihn einsam im Wald einhergehen - wahrhaftig, es kann einem leid thun. Am Abend hatte ich Gelegenheit mit ihm zu sprechen - ich habe selten einen toleranteren Menschen kennengelernt - zumal ein Vertreter der Kirche. Aus jedem Wort und Blick merkt man, wie er Sie liebt. Natürlich sprachen wir das Wort nicht aus. Sonst ist nichts Neues vorgefallen - ich gehe auch Samstag, so Gott will. Alle sind neugierig auf ein paar Zeilen von Ihnen. Schreiben Sie an mich oder an irgend eine Person Antwort. Wir sind ja hier eine Familie - aber was für eine!? - Ihre Else Lasker-Schüler." - In der kritischen Ausgabe nicht gedruckt. Unser Brief wäre dort zwischen den Nummern 4 (9. X. 1895) und 5 (17. II. 1897) einzuordnen. - Else Lasker-Schüler lebte seit August 1894 mit ihrem Mann, dem Arzt Berthold Lasker, in Berlin-Charlottenburg und nahm Zeichenunterricht bei dem Maler Simson Goldberg. Durch ihn lernte sie Peter Hille und Samuel Lublinski kennen. Von einem Kuraufenthalt im Sanatorienvorort Loschwitz ("Weisser Hirsch") war bisher nichts bekannt. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        German Social Democracy. Six lectures. With an appendix on social democracy and the woman question in Germany, by Alys Russell, B.A.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1896 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. Bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper. Spine rolled and slightly faded, cloth slightly rubbed at extremities, toned endpapers, contents mildly foxed. A very good copy. First edition of Russell's first book, in the second issue blue cloth without publisher's ads, one of fewer than 1,000 copies. Russell spent his honeymoon with his first wife in Berlin, and though he was sympathetic to the reformist aims of the German Social Democratic Party, then the most influential Marxist movement in Europe, he made in this volume some trenchant and far-sighted criticisms of Marxist dogmas. With a gift inscription from the literary critic John Dover Wilson to his brother Michael. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Reproduction des Couleurs par la superposition des trois Couleurs s

      1896. 149989 STEINHEIL, Robert. La Reproduction des Couleurs par la superposition des trois Couleurs. [4], 44, [2] pp. Illustrated with 150 chromolithographic plates. Folio, 347 x 270 mm, bound in original publisher's green cloth with title polychromatically stamped on cover. Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1896.|~| |~||~||~| $8500.00 A splendid copy of this magnificent and rare work on colour-theory. The 150 plates show a vast range of tints, and are among the finest we have seen in all of the many books of this genre. The plates are referred to as "en chromotypographie," and according to the title-page display almost 15,000 variations. Hinges repaired, overall this copy is in an excellent state of preservation, with the cloth binding in fresh condition A very rare book with OCLC listing only three copies worldwide, with copies at Yale, The Getty and the National Gallery in the US.

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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. ONE OF 300 COPIES n. Hardcover. mm (). 2 p.l., 100 pp. Edited by F. S. Ellis. ONE OF 300 COPIES. Original limp vellum, gilt titled spine, four silk ties (one with amateur repair, one partly torn away), last third of the leaves UNOPENED. In a gray cloth clamshell box backed with blue calf. Very elaborate woodcut title and border around first page of text, handsome woodcut initials throughout, eight very pleasing three-quarter woodcut borders of vines, leaves, and buds. Printed in red and black. Peterson A-38; Sparling 38; Tomkinson, p. 117. Vellum lightly soiled and tending to splay, but a very fine copy internally, especially clean and fresh, and with deep impressions of the type. This selection of poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is the last of the Kelmscott series of English poets, which included Tennyson's "Maud" and works of Rossetti, Keats, Shelley, and Herrick. Morris felt that Coleridge's output was uneven but that his best poems were of great value. Writing to editor F. S. Ellis, he said, "Coleridge was a muddle-brained metaphysician, who by some strange freak of fortune turned out a few real poems amongst the dreary flood of inanity which was his wont. It is these real poems only that must be selected, or we burden the world with another useless book." The 13 poems that made the cut here include "Kubla Khan," "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," "Christabel," and "Love." Our previous owner evidently agreed with Morris' tepid assessment of Coleridge, leaving much of the book unopened--and, happily for us, entirely undisturbed as a consequence.

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        L'Ymagier. N. 6.Janvier1896.

      París, Remy Gourmont 1896 - Realizada por Remy de Gourmont en París en enero de 1896. 54 páginas. 29 x 23 cm. Magnífica revista de grabados fundada por Alfred Jarry y Remy de Gourmond. Tuvo muy corta vida (1894-1896), de gran belleza con reproducciones de gran calidad de xilografías de Lucas Cranach, de autores italianos con retratos de Papas, reproducciones de libros del siglo XV tres xilografías con San Cristóbal como protagonista. Extremadamente rara. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        In Haunts of Wild Game

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1896 - 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.Very close to near fine in original pictorial mustard colored cloth. Great reading, long respected book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1896. Signed/Limited. STOWE, Harriet Beecher.Writings. Sixteen volumes. WITH: Life and Letters.Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1896, 1897.Together, seventeen volumes.Signed limited large-paper edition, number 219 of only 250 sets signed and dated (?"Jany 7th 1896?") by Harriet Beecher Stowe in Volume I, with 33 illustrated frontispieces and title pages, handsomely bound in publisher?'s three-quarter morocco gilt. Autographed on the fly leaf by the author for this edition ?"a few months before her death.?"A collection of Stowe?'s prose and poetry, including Uncle Tom?'s Cabin and A Key to Uncle Tom?'s Cabin, Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp, The Minister?'s Wooing, her New England books, and seven first printings of lesser works, with a separate posthumously published collection of her letters with biographical commentary.BAL 19508, 19509.A fine set, handsomely bound.

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      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. n. Hardcover. mm (). BOTH LEAVES WITH FULL WHITE VINE BORDER DESIGNED BY WILLIAM MORRIS, ONE LEAF ALSO WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOODCUT ILLUSTRATION BY EDWARD BURNE-JONES. Two small, faint (naturally occurring) spots of discoloration to margins, but VERY FINE SPECIMENS with rich impressions of the elaborate decoration on clean, fresh vellum. These two leaves represent a rare opportunity to own a sample of the most luxurious version of a work widely recognized as one of the world's great printing achievements. Vellum copies of the Kelmscott Chaucer are now virtually unobtainable-the last copy appeared at auction 18 years ago, selling at that time for $607,500. Were a complete copy to appear at auction today, it could be expected to fetch well over $1,000,000. Paper copies of the Kelmscott are splendid, but they are clearly eclipsed by the vellum version-a moon compared to a sun.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. ("Wilhelm Busch").

      O. O., [um/nach 1896 (Datum des Wasserzeichens)].. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. "Halt dein Rößlein nur im Zügel, / Kommst ja doch nicht allzuweit; / Hinter jedem neuen Hügel / Dehnt sich die Unendlichkeit". - Erste Strophe aus Buschs beliebtem Sinngedicht "Beschränkt", erstmals 1904 in der Sammlung "Zu guter Letzt" erschienen. Die ähnlich bekannte zweite und letzte Strophe lautete: "Nenne niemand dumm und säumig, / Der das Nächste recht bedenkt. / Ach, die Welt ist so geräumig, / Und der Kopf ist so beschränkt!" - Beiliegend zwei Zeitschriftenportraits des Dichters. - Vgl. das abgebildete Blatt in Nebehay, Das Glück auf dieser Erde, S. 16 (datiert 1904).

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        THE WORKS

      Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. ONE OF 425 COPIES ON PAPER (and 13 on vellum) n. Hardcover. A Very Well-Preserved Copy of one of the World's Greatest Illustrated Books. mm (). 4 p.l., 554 pp. Edited by F. S. Ellis. ONE OF 425 COPIES ON PAPER (and 13 on vellum). Original holland-backed blue paper boards, paper spine label, untrimmed edges. Housed in a very substantial fleece-lined pigskin-backed folding box. WITH 87 WONDERFUL LARGE WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS AFTER SIR EDWARD BURNE-JONES, redrawn by Robert Catterson-Smith and cut by W. H. Hooper, woodcut title-page, 14 variously repeated woodcut borders, 18 variously repeated woodcut frames around illustrations, 26 19-line woodcut opening words, numerous three-, six-, and 10-line woodcut initial letters, and woodcut printer's device, all designed by William Morris and cut by C. E. Keates, Hooper, and W. Spielmeyer. Printed in black and red with Chaucer type, the titles of longer poems printed in Troy type. "Artist and the Book, 1860-1960" 45; Ray 258; Peterson A-40; Sparling 40; Tomkinson, p. 117. A tiny tear in spine label (not affecting lettering), a hint of soil to covers, one very small, shallow dent in back board, one small area where an owner has lightened the paper color by erasure, two conjoint leaves with marginal foxing in one corner, two other conjoint leaves with very slight foxing of the same sort, but still A VERY FINE COPY, all of these imperfections quite minor, the always insubstantial binding with only negligible wear, THE LEAVES EXTRAORDINARILY BRIGHT, FRESH, AND CLEAN, AND THE TEXT AND WOODCUTS DEEPLY IMPRESSED. Increasingly difficult to find in pleasing condition, this is a very desirable copy in the original publisher's boards of a book universally acclaimed as one of the great achievements in printing history. The most important figure in the revival of printing in England at the end of the 19th century, William Morris (1834-96) had fallen in love with Chaucer's works when he and Burne-Jones were students at Oxford. With the founding of the Kelmscott Press (and, in effect, the launching of the modern private press movement) in 1891, Morris began plans almost immediately for the Chaucer. The press at 14 Upper Mall began producing the book in August of 1894, but it was not until June of 1896 that any completed copies became available. Morris was already a sick man, and Burne-Jones had privately worried that his friend might not live to see his dream realized. Morris died not long afterward. Like the Gutenberg Bible and Caxton's first printing of Chaucer in 1478, the present monumental folio is one of the world's printing masterpieces. In the words of "Artist & the Book, 1860-1960," the Kelmscott Chaucer, for which both Morris and Burne-Jones "worked in the neo-Medieval idiom bequeathed by the Pre-Raphaelites, . . . is perhaps the most famous book of the modern private press movement, and the culmination of William Morris' endeavor." Ray says that the book "is not only the most important of the Kelmscott Press' productions; it is also one of the great books of the world." The borders designed by Morris are incredibly rich and lush. The work would be extraordinary even without the designs by Burne-Jones, but these are certainly the book's most compelling feature. The original plan had been for 60 illustrations, but this grew to 87 before the work was done. While other illustrated Chaucers, beginning with Caxton's, had usually limited images largely to individual portraits of each Canterbury pilgrim, Burne-Jones chose instead to draw complex vignettes illustrating the pilgrims' tales (as well as Chaucer's other works). Part of the dramatic impression left by the book results from the cumulative power of the very large number of impressive bordered pages one encounters going through the text. The intricate woodcut frames are used a total of 118 times, and each one of them enlivens a page nearly 18 inches tall. The impression is especially memorable when the framed pages face each other: 36 of the Burne-Jones cuts with their borders are opposite one another in 18 particularly beautiful openings, and there are several other remarkable openings (including the first one) where a woodcut with its frame faces a bordered text. Even though there is some minor foxing here (confined to two gatherings), it is difficult to imagine that one could acquire in a reasonable time a significantly better copy than this of the Kelmscott Chaucer in its original holland-backed boards, which now, because of the book's size and the insubstantial materials of its binding, is so often found with obvious wear and/or restoration.

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      London: Longmans Green & Co., 1896.  Two volumes, first printing, first trade edition (printed in 1893 but delayed by the Kelmscott Press edition--see Colbeck), 22.5 x 13.5cm (tall 8vos), in publisher's holland backed boards w/paper title-labels to spines, a.e. untrimmed, [i-iv] v-vii [viii], 1-378 [379-84]; & [i-iv] v-vi, [1-2] 3-279 [280-84] pp.  Printed in London on watermarked "B A S" handmade paper at the Chiswick Press by Charles Whittingham & Co.  With the armorial bookplate of Joseph Lucas (see Wiki), & decorate bookplate of Harry Francis Cunningham (again, see Wiki), both to fr. pastedowns.  This remarkable fantasy was the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkein's "The Lord of the Rings" as well as for works by C.S. Lewis, & shows Morris's imaginative powers to be as strong as when he wrote "The Defence of Guenevere" (1858).  Bindings Good (spines darkened w/labels thereon moderately chipped, some corners a bit bumped & worn, & hinges cracked); contents Very Good (a few brown streaks).  Forman 163, Scott 16, Colbeck 78, LeMire A-80.02.

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        La princesse sous verre EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Jules Tallandier, 1896. Fine. Jules Tallandier, Paris s.d. (1896), 25x32,5cm, relié. - Original, one of 50 numbered copies on Japan Edition, leading copy. "Bradel" binding covered with decorative paper, smooth back, part of title chocolate morocco, top edge gilt, modern pastiche signed binding of T. Boichot. Illustrated book of original compositions in color and Inserts André Cahard. Beautiful and rare copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier à motifs décoratifs, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin chocolat, tête dorée, reliure moderne pastiche signée de T. Boichot. Ouvrage illustré de compositions originales en couleurs in et hors-texte de André Cahard. Bel et rare exemplaire.

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        Battle of Queenston Heights print

      Toronto: Toronto Lithographing Co, 1896. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good+. SCARCE PRINT OF THE DEATH OF GENERAL BROCKPaper Size: 25 x 33 inches.Image Size: 23-1/2 x 30-5/8 inches.An original chromolithograph of a painting that depicts a scene from the Battle of Queenston Heights.Nice bright colours for this print not always present with the print . Three small open white border tears away from image professionally repaired, now, in very good+ condition. A nice copy of this famous historical print. This lithograph of the Battle of Queenston Heights depicts Brock dying in the foreground among the York Volunteers and Indians. Centerd at the bottom of the painting inside the image, is the printed signature of "J. D. Kelly 1896", and the words "Push on York Volunteers! Brock's dying words". American troops are shown in the background.In the white border along bottom: - Entered According to Act of Parliament of Canada in the year 1896 in the Office of the Minister of Agriculture. Toronto Lithographing Co.The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in a British victory. It was fought between United States regulars and New York militia forces led by Major General Stephen Van Rensselaer, and British regulars, York volunteers and Mohawks led by Major General Isaac Brock, and Major General Roger Hale Sheaffe, who took command when Brock was killed. Brock was an aggressive commander, and his successful capture of Detroit had won him praise, the reputation as the "saviour of Upper Canada" and a knighthood, the news of which would only reach Upper Canada after his death.

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        [Op. 6]. 4 pièces à deux pianos (Le 1er piano pouvant aussi être joué seul). Autograph musical manuscript signed "Ch. Kœchlin"

      [1896]. Folio (335 x 270 mm. with several leaves in slightly smaller format). Unbound. 1f. (title), 1-7 (no. I), [8] (blank), 9-13 (no. II), [14] (blank), 15-23 (no. III), [24] (blank), 25-[34] (no. IV), [ii] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on printed 20-staff music paper with blindstamp of Y. Lard-Esnault / E. Bellamy, Paris. No date. With extensive autograph annotations and corrections. Dedications to upper right corner of the first page of each piece: "à madame L. Salomon" (no. I); "à monsieur J. Berry" (no. II); "à monsieur Jean Huré" (no. III); à mademoiselle Juliette Toutain" (no. IV). Directives and cue-size notes for performance on one piano only, all crossed out in pencil. Various layers of further corrections and annotations (including pagination) in graphite and colored pencil (green, blue, and red), in different hands, most probably including the composer's. Autograph note in ink to right of title page: "à arranger pour Piano Flute Hautbois Clarinette Cor Basson." Some soiling and browning; outer bifolium torn at spine and lower edge; lower end of final leaf (ca. 70 mm.) trimmed; remnants of adhesive labels to foot of p. 1; final leaves slightly creased and with small tears. . Koechlin's earliest known work for piano. Orledge p. 329 (where this particular manuscript is not recorded; another manuscript of the score and sketches is, however, recorded as being held in the Yves Koechlin archive). "[Koechlin's] unworldly and uncompromising nature undoubtedly contributed to his neglect as a composer during his lifetime, and he attached great importance to the high opinions of his music expressed by Milhaud, Roussel, Falla, Fauré and other composers whom he, in turn, admired. In retrospect these opinions have been vindicated, and Koechlin?'s originality, visionary breadth and profundity place him well above the rank of petit maître. Rather, as Wilfrid Mellers concluded as early as 1942, he ?'is among the very select number of contemporary composers who really matter?'." Robert Orledge in Grove Music Online. The present manuscript was used by the engraver of Alphone Leduc, Paris, for the first (and only) edition of the work, published in 1899, plate number 10186. As one would expect from the deletions in the present manuscript, the printed edition lacks the directives and cue-size notes for performance on one piano only. According to Orledge, the suite "is an arrangement of a solo piano work... The most attractive movement... is the third, slightly reminiscent of Debussy's 'En bateau' from the Petite Suite of 1888-9." (op. cit., p. 72-73). The present manuscript would allow for the reconstruction of the original solo piano version. The arrangement for piano and wind quintet hinted at on the title page apparently never materialized.

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      Boston: Silver Burdett & Co. 1896 1st ed 1st printing. - First edition of the author's first book in fine condition. The future best-selling author wrote this account of his adventures in the deserts of Syria in the late 1890s. This copy is in green decorated cloth; the book is also found in red and yellow cloth with no priority of printing established. Neat bookplate on front inside cover else clean and unmarked. Tight binding with bright gilt. A very nice example of this work. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        James R. Randall declines to forward a copy of "My Maryland!": "I am too lazy to copy it and it has become a terror from frequent application," and explains the origin of his poem about Stonewall Jackson : "The Lone Sentry."

      Baltimore, Maryland, June 10, 1896. 8" x 10". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""JRR,"" 4 pages, 8"" x 10"" Baltimore, June 10, 1896 mentioning his anthem, ""My Maryland,"" and discussing the origin of his poem, ""The Lone Sentry."" Moderately toned with horizontal creases, some very minor marginal wear, page mounted to a larger sheet, overall very good. An interesting and amusing letter from Randall to an unnamed correspondent in which the poet declines to offer a fair copy of his patriotic anthem, ""My Maryland,"" but offers an explanation of his Civil War poem, ""The Lone Sentry"": ""I enclose two poems. Get 'My Maryland' out of The Century magazine for June 1887, I think or from Stedman's volumes. I am too lazy to copy it and it has become a terror from frequent application. I do not know Mr. Turning. It my be necessary to explain the Lone Sentry thus: 'At the beginning of Stonewall Jackson's career ?" before his mighty battles had been fought ?" he had made, with his army a forced march. When the men were halted for bivouac, they were worn out and went to sleep. An officer reported this to Jackson and asked him if he should awaken some of them to perform sentry duty. He answered: 'No, let them sleep. I will watch the camp tonight.' The poem was written fast after his death, and based upon this characteristic anecdote."" Randall then turns to his own personal fortunes, as well as his opposition to the election of William McKinley and his support of the free coinage of silver: ""I have made a persistent effort to get reappointed on the Senate roll, but, despite powerful influence, have failed. I apprehend that my goose is cooked in that direction. So, once more, in my old age, I am 'afflicted with poverty and acquainted with grief'; but my health is excellent and my spirit providentially sustained. As a veteran free coinage man I am delighted at the silver trial[?] here, and believe it will submerge McKinley..."" Journalist Henry P. Goddard, who worked with Randall in his later years observed that Randall, ""always felt that circumstances prevented his developing his poetic genius and was somewhat sore about it... Randall had much of sorrow in his life, but of his devotion to the Christian faith of his historic church there is no shadow of doubt, and his name will ever be associated with that of the Maryland he loved so well...' (quoted in Calvin Goddard Zon, ed., The Good Fight That Didn't End, 2008, p. 282)."

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        Synopsis der mitteleuropäischen Flora. Bde. 1-7 u. 12 (= alles Erschienene) sowie 3 Registerbde. in 15 Bänden u. 9 Lieferungen.

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann bzw. Gebrüder Borntraeger, 1896-1939.. Gr.-8°. Mit einem Titelportrait. Zus. ca. 11.100 S., OHLdr.-Bde., spätere HLdr.-Bde. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln u. OLieferungen.. Erstausgabe. - Vorliegend das (soweit erschienen) vollständige Grundwerk sowie die Hauptregister der Bände 4-6 u. 12; es fehlen lediglich die Hauptregister für die Bände 1-3. - Vorhanden sind die Bände 1; 2/1; 2/2; 3; 4; 5/1; 5/2 (von Band 5/3 liegen die Lieferungen 129, 130, 131 u. 136 [= S. 1-252] vor); 6/1; 6/2; 7 (Lieferungen 82, 84, 85, 89, 90 u. 92 [= S. 1-480]); 12/1; 12/2 u. 12/3 sowie die Registerbände für die Bde. 4; 5/1; 5/2; 6/1; 6/2 u. 12/1-3. - Die tlw. etw. abweichenden Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Lieferungen tlw. m. kl. Läsuren bzw. etw. fleckig. Name a. den Titelblättern. -

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        Argon, A new Constituent of the Atmosphere (Smithsonion Contributions to Knowledge 1033)

      City of Washington: Smithsonian Institution. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1896. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Embossed green cloth with blindstamping and titles in gilt on upper board, pale yellow clay-paper endpages, in the original plain-paper dust-wrapper; illustrated throughout with line drawings and tables. Single sheet containing prospectus and "Library catalogue slips" laid in. But for some rubbing at the spine tips, book is fine, without flaw; jacket is soiled and chipped at the edges, with dampstaining at the rear panel and spine; Argon was the first of the inert gases to be discovered and both Rayleigh and Ramsay claimed to be the first to identify it eventually agreeing to submit a jointly authored paper. Both men later won the Nobel prize (Rayleigh for Physics and Ramsay for Chemistry) and this work was a major factor in both awards. A revised version of this work had been published in the Philosophical Transactions a year earlier ("a curious instance of a revision appearing before the original work" -- Norman 2029) .

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        Bouvard and Pécuchet

      London: H. S. Nichols,, 1896. Authorised Edition. Translated from the French with an Introduction by D. F. Hannigan. Tall octavo. Original bright green silk binding, gilt lettered and decorated spine, gilt publisher's device on back cover, large pictorial gilt block on front cover, top edges gilt, untrimmed. Title page, head and tail-pieces, and initials printed in red, frontispiece, vignette title, and 7 plates after S. Gorski printed in three states (black, burgundy, and blue), letterpress printed in purple. From the library at Guilsborough Hall, Northamptonshire (demolished 1955), so inscribed at the head of letterpress title and with contemporary ownership inscription of the then owner Irene Osgood. Spine sunned and lightly rubbed (with loss of some gilding and surface fabric), otherwise a very good copy. First English translation of Flaubert's final, unfinished, novel, originally published in France in 1881. Flaubert died in 1880 while working on the book that he confessed to George Sand as early as 1874 "will be the death of me!". Ezra Pound compared it to Joyce's Ulysses in that Flaubert set out to present "all sorts of things that the average man of the period would have had in his head". The translation is by the Irish-born barrister D. F. Hannigan, who also translated La tentation de Saint Antoine (1895) and L'éducation sentimentale (1898), and this is very much an edition de luxe: printed in purple inks on Japanese vellum, in a luxurious binding. A rather attractive provenance, Irene Osgood was an American novelist, poet and dramatist, who spent most of her life in England. She began her literary career by writing "a passionate, slightly scandalous autobiographical novel, The Shadow of Desire" (1893), latter marrying the English novelist Robert Sherard, a friend of Oscar Wilde, and impassioned defender of Wilde's reputation, who in their acrimonious divorce proceedings claimed that he had been the true author of his wife's work, also revealing that their Persian cat, of which he was seeking custody, was the only thing that made life with Irene tolerable (O'Brien, "Irene Osgood, John Richmond Limited and the Wilde Circle" in Publishing History, XXII, 1987). Osgood's novels, with titles such as To a Nun Confessed, Servitude, Behind the Fan, The Garden of Spices, The Indelicate Duellist, An Idol's Passion, and The Chant of A Lonely Heart, have been described as "sensual, maudlin and overwrought

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Stargard, 20. I. 1896.. 1 ½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Oberst: "An allem was Ihnen gutes und angenehmes begegnet, kann ich nicht anders als den lebhaftesten Antheil nehmen, dieses ist eine alte Gewohnheit die ich niemalen ablegen werde, noch ablegen kann; ich statte Ihnen also meinen aufrichtigsten Glückwunsch zu dem Avancement ab [ ] Was meine hiesige Existenz anbetrifft, so ist sie durch das sehr freundschaftliche Betragen des Major Stutterheim [Ludwig August von Stutterheim, 1751-1826] ganz erträglich, denn es ist beynahe die einzige Gesellschaft so ich habe, und ich glaube dass der Aufenthalt in Heilsberg etwas besser seyn wird. Mit unsern Bataillon spielen wir freilich noch keine sonderliche Figur (und das kann wohl nicht anders seyn da selbst verschiedene Officiere noch ganz neu sind) indessen geht es doch schon so erträglich, nur werde ich müßen Polnisch lernen um mich den Menschen verständlich machen zu können. Vor einigen Jahren hätte ich wirklich nicht geglaubt dass ich die Polnische Sprache würde erlernen müßen [ ]". - Nachdem von Bülow am 3. April 1794 zum Major befördert worden war, kam er als solcher am 14. November 1795 zum Füsilierbataillon "Stutterheim" Nr. 21 der 2. Ostpreußischen Füsilierbrigade.

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      Paris/Boston: The Napoleon Society, 1896. Edition Definitive. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 x 9 in. Full crushed green morocco with gilt rules, five raised spine bands, gilt spine titles with a Napoleonic N inside a wreath, Gilt inner dentelle, Gilt top edge. No. 4 of 25 copies of the Edition Definitive. The edition has double frontis' and plates, i.e., two plates that are the same, all with tissue guards. Condition is VERY GOOD ; the green color of the leather that's seen on the sides is sunned to an olive brown at the spines. The leather is good with no cracks, but a bit worn at edges. 5 vols have some small damage to the spine heads, and vol. 6 had a scuffed spot in the upper spine compartment. Vol. 10 has damage to one of the raised bands, half of it is nearly loose. Vol. 1 has a small spot on the rear cover, and Vol. 7 has a pale area to the upper rear, probably caused by moisture. All bindings are tight and text bright and unmarked. The set is comprised of Hazlitt's Life of Napoleon in six volumes, Bourienne's Memoirs of Napoleon in 4 volumes, and Madame Junot's Memoirs in 6. European History. RGR.

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth Edited by William Knight.

      Macmillan and Co. Ltd. London 1896 - 8vo. 8 volumes, set. Uniformly bound by Hatchards in red half-leather, gilt, with cloth boards. Top edges gilt. Silk marker ribbons. Engraved title-pages and frontispieces in each volume. Ink ownership and remains of bookplate on front pastedown. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        Letters of expressing sympathy to Ichizo Hattori, a prefectural governor of Iwate, after a disaster of Sanriku earthquake in 1896.

      1896 - 1896. With envelopes; 12 letters, letter papers only; 7 letters. Takatoshi Iwamura, Eitaro Komatsubara, Saburo Suyama, etc.

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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