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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

      London: William Heinemann, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition. First binding with publisher's monogram blind stamped at rear. 32-page catalog of adverts at rear, starting with "The Manxman". In Good condition. Lean to spine. Cloth shows soiling and foxing. Front inner hinge tender, previous owner details to front free end paper. Foxing to tissue-guard.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Poems Chosen Out of the Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

      William Morris ; Kelmscott Press 1896 - 1st Kelmscott edition. Limited to 300 copies. Original vellum binding. Original ribbons in good to fine condition. Vellum cover and endpapers have slight foxing. Otherwise in a bright and fine condition. 2 decorated title pages and numerous decorated initial letters and borders, with side notes in red. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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        A history of British birds / With two hundred and fourty-eight plates chiefly coloured by hand, by the Rev. F. O. Morris - Complete in three volumes

      London : John C. Nimmo, 14 King William Street, Strand MDCCCXCVI [1896] - Fourth edition revised and corrected by W. B. Tegetmeier. Physical description; 3 v : 225 leaves of (mainly) col. plates, ill. ; 27 cm. Title page in red and black. With a half-title.Includes index (in v. 3). Subjects; Birds - Great Britain. Birds - Eggs and nests. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked, fine-ribbed decorated cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 6 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Margaret Ogilvy (SIGNED)

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1896. 1st. Hardcover. SIGNED by the author. First English Edition, preceded by the American edition, published one month earlier. Smal octavo. 204pp + 4pp publisher's advertisements. Frontispiece of the author's mother (with tissue guard), about whom the book was written. bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in beautiful full burgundy calf with gilt decoration and lettering; original green cloth covers & spine bound in a rear. Decorative owner bookplate of George H.Yenowine (1857-1901), one of the best-known newspaper men of Wisconsin. A near fine copy (minor rubbing to corners, spine ends & spine; light foxing to first two pages). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        A history of British birds / With two hundred and fourty-eight plates chiefly coloured by hand, by the Rev. F. O. Morris - Complete in three volumes

      London : John C. Nimmo, 14 King William Street, Strand MDCCCXCVI [1896] - Fourth edition revised and corrected by W. B. Tegetmeier. Physical description; 3 v : 225 leaves of (mainly) col. plates, ill. ; 27 cm. Title page in red and black. With a half-title.Includes index (in v. 3). Subjects; Birds - Great Britain. Birds - Eggs and nests. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked, fine-ribbed decorated cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 6 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AMONG PAGODAS AND FAIR LADIES: An Account of a Tour Through Burma.

      A FASCINATING EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE BY A FOREIGN WOMAN London 1896, - Inner. Green pictorial cloth, very good, 312p.,66 photos & text illustrations, cover bit faded, solid copy.FIRST EDITION S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Face au Drapeau. - Clovis Dardentor

      Hetzel 1896 In - 4 (283 x 191 mm), (4) ff. - 221 - (1) pp. - (2) ff. - 244 - 8 pp. (catalogue), percaline rouge de l'éditeur au décor polychrome, dos au phare, plat au globe doré, tranches dorées. Premier tirage, illustré de 12 chromolithographies et de dessins dans le texte par Louis Benett. Catalogue Hetzel de 4 ff. avec les "Nouveautés pour 1896 - 1897". Bottin p. 227, N° 1. (défauts sur les coiffes, les coins et le premier plat, quelques feuillets mal alignés, gardes en partie fendues, nombreuses rousseurs). / / Quarto (283 x 191 mm), (4) ff. - 221 - (1) pp. - (2) ff. - 244 - 8 pp. (catalogue), editor red buckram with polychrome tooling, spine with the lighthouse, top cover with the gilt sphere, gilt edges. First printing, illustrated with 12 chromolithographs and vignettes in the text by Louis Benett. Hetzel catalog at the end, 4 ff., "Nouveautés pour 1896 - 1897. Bottin, p. 227, Nr 1. (defetcs on top and bottom of spine, corners, and top cover, some leaves not well lined - up, lining papers partly cracked, numerous spots).

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        [Manuscript] The Sporting Adventures of Mr. Popple [together with] a first edition copy of the book

      London: Later published by John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1896. Half Morocco, Cloth Boards. Near Fine. Oblong, 26 by 40 cm. (This is slightly larger than the later book.) Title, 20 pp. 10 pages are devoted to the original full-page watercolors, and the title is also largely watercolored. The other pages have pen-and-ink vignettes aplenty as well as the original beautifully hand-written text, which was reproduced in the later printing. In printed form, the illustrations are fun, evocative and full of verve, yet the original artwork is truly a revelation. The colors are richer, as one might expect, but the action, and the illustrations team with movement, comes off so much more immediate and intense in this quintessential foxhunting tale of a nouveau riche newbie and all the mishaps that occur to him as he navigates the "Sport of Kings". Pencilled on the backs and/or the margins are the name Edmund Evans, the printer, and shorthand instructions for the printing. Bookplate on FEP of the Duke of Gloucester. The first edition copy comes with a paper slip insert stating that the original drawings were available for purchase from Edmund Evans, and so one can infer that this printed copy and the manuscript have been united for most of the life of the book. A few scuffs of the leather and light wear beside.

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        Author's Limited Edition. 24 Volume Set.

      Dana Estes & Company., Boston. - No date on title pages but introductions dated between 1896 -8. ' Authors Limited Edition. This edition is limited to One Thousand numbered copies of which this is No 39 '. Many pages in many of the volumes are unopened. Spines evenly faded. Near fine hardbacks in, green, three quarter morocco with marbled boards and eps. Raised bands with gilt decoration and lettering to compartments. Teg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (PBFA )]
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        Poems Third Series

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896 Exceptional First Edition copy, white cloth boards with green cloth shelfback, gilt ruled division to panels with floral design front panel, all page edges gilt, ribbon marker, no markings, inscriptions or bookplates, very slight soil & spotting to panels, hint of softening to spine ends, else Fine; a truly exemplary copy of the scarce First Edition; BAL 4661, binding 1 ("Roberts Bros" on spine), non-beveled variant, no priority; 12mo; viii + 200pp. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Transcendental magic Its doctrine and ritual

      George Redway, 1896. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Dustjacket. 1896. 406 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with decorative gilt.Pencil notes to the front free endpaper. The front hinge is cracked. Good bright pages. Cracking to the gutters throughout causing uneven binding, some pages with tears at top and bottom causing them to be loose or skewed. Tanning throughout with rough cut pages. Many images throughout though not collated. Peeled plate mark to front end paper beneath pencil inscription, no other library evidence present. Boards with heavy edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Few small marks to boards with darkened edges and spine. Gilt to spine is faded. Spine sunned. Spine extremes scuffed and ripped. Lean to the spine. Bright gilt. Bubbling and streaking to rear board surface.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        The Pageant 1896. With contributions from Swinburne, Yeats, Verlaine, Bridges, Beerbohm, Lucien Pissarro, Laurence Housman, Millais, Burne-Jones, etc

      London: Henry and Co., 1896., 1896. Limited Edition. Quarto. Bound in brown cloth, with six motifs of doves bearing olive branches in gilt to front and rear boards, gilt titles to spine, all edges uncut. Limited to 150 copies, this is number 64. Corners slightly rubbed. Plates are sharp, and text is clean, with one small library stamp on the rear endpaper. Includes two armorial bookplates, "Edward Duff Balken" and "Carnegie Institute of Technology Hunt Library", with additonal publication details pasted in at front.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Motive der mittelalterlichen Baukunst in Deutschland in photographischen Originalaufnahmen. 3 Bände.

      Berlin, Wasmuth, (1896).. Folio. VII, 58; 2 Bll.; 2 Bll. Mit 200 photogr. Tafeln. Lose in Orig.-Halbleinwandmappen.. Rückengelenke der Mappen teils angerissen, Deckel etwas gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar.

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        An Outcast of the Islands

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1896 - First American edition. 335, [1], [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The first American edition of Conrad's second a book, a precursor to Almayer's Folly. "Because An Outcast of the Island was scheduled for inclusion in a family library series, it was decided, in the interest of propriety, to purge it of all descriptions, however innocent, of love making between Willems and Aissa" (Cagle). Smith 2 (Eng. ed.); Keating 6; Cagle A2b(2) Original lime green cloth (Cagle's binding a). Fine, bright copy 335, [1], [10, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Margaret Ogilvy (SIGNED)

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1896 - SIGNED by the author. First English Edition, preceded by the American edition, published one month earlier. Smal octavo. 204pp + 4pp publisher's advertisements. Frontispiece of the author's mother (with tissue guard), about whom the book was written. bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in beautiful full burgundy calf with gilt decoration and lettering; original green cloth covers & spine bound in a rear. Decorative owner bookplate of George H.Yenowine (1857-1901), one of the best-known newspaper men of Wisconsin. A near fine copy (minor rubbing to corners, spine ends & spine; light foxing to first two pages). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books, ABAA]
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        Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by. Cultural Directions Edited by. Illustrated with. Plates Selected and Arranged by D. Bois

      London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1896. Complete in 4 volumes, with all 316 chromolithograph plates. Books measure 10 x 7 inches. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt tooling, top gilt edges, marble endpapers. Bindings lightly rubbed, spine lightly faded, lean on spine of volume one. Generally all bindings in good clean firm condition.Internally, very occasional light spotting. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A nice 4 volume set. . First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Large 8vo.

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        Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis

      Hammersmith: Sold by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1896. - The First Kelmscott Press Book Printed in Three Colors [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis. [Hammersmith: Sold by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1896]. One of 250 paper copies. Large quarto (11 7/16 x 8 1/4 inches; 291 x 210 mm.). Printed in Troy type in black, red, and blue with numerous six- and eight-line initial letter and half-page borders. Quarto (. [2], 34 pp. "These poems are taken from a Psalter written by an English scribe, most likely in one of the Midland counties, early in the 13th century" (colophon). Original gray linen-backed boards, front cover lettered in black. Slight wear to corners and spine extremities, otherwise an excellent copy. Complete with the note by the Rev. E.S. Deswick loosely laid-in. Housed in a red cloth slipcase."[A]fter the book was issued, the Rev. E.S. Dewick pointed out that the poems had already been printed at Tegernsee in 1579, in a 16mo volume in which they are ascribed to Stephen Langton. A note to this effect was printed in Chaucer type in December 1896 and distributed to the subscribers" (Tomkinson). This is the first of only two books printed at the Kelmscott Press in three colors. William Morris's printed illuminated transcription of an early thirteenth-century English Psalter, written as poems of praise to St. Mary the Virgin, includes four pages from Luke's Gospel and concludes with a Te Deum. Today the original Psalter, which Morris once owned, is known as the Reading Abbey Psalter and is in the Pierpont Morgan Library.Clark Library, Kelmscott and Doves, pp. 52-53. Peterson A42. Tomkinson, p. 118, no. 43.

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        Shapes in The Fire

      London, John Lane at Bodley Head. 1896, 1896. First Edition. First Issue. 8vo. 324pp. 14pp ads + 12pp. ads dated 1896. Publishers mid brown cloth titles and decoration in red and gilt to spine, front board and rear board. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Some very light darkening and soiling of the cloth but nevertheless a bright, strong and handsome copy of a scarce volume in the Lane Keynotes series; a beautful creation which also encompassed Shiel's Count Zaleski, Farr's The Dancing Faun and Machen's Three Imposters. Internally clean. A very good copy indeed.

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        [Photograph]: Albumen Photograph of School Girls Acting Up 1896

      Albumen photograph. Measuring 6" x 7.5" on 10" x 12" cardstock mount. Stains on the edges of the mount, ink numbers and date (Sept. 22, 1896) at the bottom of the image, slight indented line on the right hand side, the image is otherwise very near fine. The image is of 15 older teenage schoolgirls engaged in various activities. In the foreground is a young woman with a box camera, another plays the guitar oblivious to the girl behind her pretending to cut her hair with scissors. Another holds a ceremonial sword, while two girls, arm-in-arm, turn away from the camera. A series of ink numbers above the date, might indicate some sort of code; we haven't cracked it. Cheerful and prosperous looking teenage girls, acting like teenage girls in the early days of snapshot photograph. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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 - 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. 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. 1 Kg. 336 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Abhandlungen zur arabischen Philologie.

      Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1896-1899.. Large 8vo. 2 parts in one vol. VI, (2), 231, (1) pp. CIX, (1), (2), 103, 69 pp. Contemp. half calf with marbled boards and giltstamped title to spine. Marbled endpapers. Bound between both parts: Michael Jan de Goeje, Dutch orientalist (1836-1909). Autograph letter signed. Leiden, 30 Oct. 1899. 8vo. 2½ pp.. Both parts of Goldziher's Treatises on Arabic Philology, comprising in the first part his Notes on the Pre-History of Higa' Poetry; Old and New Poetry Assessed by Arab Critics; and On the Expression 'Sakina'; the second part contains his edition of the Kitab al-Mu'ammarin by Abu Hatim al-Sigistani. Includes an autograph letter signed by the Dutch oriental scholar Michael Jan de Goeje to his French colleague Charles Barbier de Meynard (1826-1908) regarding a review of the the present work's second part. With Barbier de Meynard's library stamp on the title page and note "Zur Recension". - Well-preserved. - OCLC 3813748. GAL S I, 167 (pt. 2).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Daphnis and Chloe

      Societe Des Beaux Arts [1896], Paris - Limited to 20 Copies, 9 for America. This one lettered "B." Large, thick quarto. Superb dark green morocco with ornate inlaid morocco decorative covers, heavily gilt front and back covers as well as spine. Large ornately gilt inner dentelles with inlaid color oval illustrations matching image on preliminary pages (four separate pages, one color, three tinted); 166pp with superb engravings throughout, many whole-page, some in tint, by Raphael Collin. Printed on thick Japan Vellum with tissue guards throughout. Binding in near fine condition except for the joints at the spine which are worn due to large weight of covers. The front cover quite weakened. In need of small repair to make this a highly desirable item. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Exploration of the Caucasus

      London:: Edward Arnold,. 1896.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Freshfield [1845-1934] was a British lawyer, author and a keen traveler and mountaineer. He edited the Alpine Journal from 1872 to 1880, was an active member of the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club and served as President of both. He teamed with Italian photographer Vittorio Sella for this work. Freshfield was the first foreigner to reach the Eastern Summit on Elbrus; he led an exploration of the Caucasus and was the first man, officially, to conquer Kazbek with guides from the village Gergeti. Freshfield also became the first mountaineer to examine the western face of Kangchenjunga, which rises from the Kangchenjunga Glacier. Two vols, 4to, Vol. I, xxiii, 278pp; Vol. II, x, 295pp, with total 76 full page b&w photographic plates, 4 color folding maps (one in end pocket), 3 folding b&w panoramas, b&w illustrations in the text (complete). Green cloth covers with gilt floral decoration on both boards, gilt text on spine and front, beveled edges. Spines sunned, ruffling at head and foot. Vol. I, gutter split at pp 96, all pages, boards and covers intact and holding. Internally, scattered foxing at late pages.Clean and bright copy overall. OCLC: 602836986.

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        Zur Anwendung des Röntgen'schen Verfahrens in der Medicin (pp.202-203, 5 Abb.). + Zur Anwendung des Röntgen'schen Verfahrens in der Medicin (pp.432).

      - DMW, 22. - Leipzig, Georg Thieme Verlag, 1896, 4°, XXXIV, 846, 232, 188 pp., zahlreiche Abb., feiner Halbledereinband im Stil der Zeit. Wolf Becher (1862-1906) introduced a solution of lead into the stomach of a guinea-pig, making it opaque to x rays; he thus showed the possibility of radiological diagnosis of gastric disease. Dieser komplette Jahrgang enthält bereits wenige Wochen nach Röntgen's epochaler Entdeckung in der Ausgabe vom 30.1.1896 eine erste Orginal-Arbeit mit 2 Röntgenbildern. Das Register weist für den Jahrgang 1896 insgesamt 26 Original-Arbeiten über Röntgen-Strahlen aus, weitaus mehr als jede andere deutsche medizinische Zeitschrift dieses Jahrganges. - Garrison & Morton No.3516 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alt=Oesterreich. Lieferung Nr. 1 - 84, VII. Jahrgang. [Tafelwerk und Text.]

      Conrad Grefe,, Wien, 1896 - Wien, Conrad Grefe, 1896 - 1903. 336 Tafeln mit Text. Lose Blattsammlung in Orig.-Umschlägen (OBrosch.). Mit allen 336 Tafeln komplett mit den Textbeilagen. - Umschläge mit kl. Läsuren, geringe Gbrsp. Deutsch Lose Blattsammlung in Orig.-Umschlägen (OBrosch.). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        La chaine du Mont-Blanc: Carte au I/50 000e dressee sur l'ordre d'Albert Barbey president de la section des Diablerets du C.A.S par X. Imfeld, ingenieur, d'apres les releves, les mensurations et la nomenclature de Louis Kurz et d'apres les documents existants.

      Berne, grave et imp. par Kümmerly Freres & R. Leuzinger, 1896,. 100x55 cm. 3x8 segments (de 12.5x18cm), montes sur toile. Pliee in-8°, etiquette papier avec titre ms. . Premiere edition. Erste Ausgabe. (die 2. Ausg. ist von 1906). Die Karte galt bei Erscheinen als Meisterstück der Hochgebirgskartographie und ist auch heute noch eine Augenweide für jeden Kartenkundigen. Aus 'Xaver Imfeld Meister der Alpentopografie' (2006).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Xaver Imfeld Meister der Alpentopografie (Werke N° 30).

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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      Paris: Ch. Lorilleux & Cie, 1896. modern quarter calf, marbled paper-covered boards. 4to. modern quarter calf, marbled paper-covered boards. xxiv, 358 pages. Twenty-eight plates, some in color, and many illustrations in the text. Originally published in 12 parts; here bound together. Some internal spotting.

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      London and New York: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1896 A very good copy of the first Macmillan edition with Hugh Thomson illustrations. In the original red binding with beautiful gilt decoration to the front board and spine. All edges gilt. With numerous black and white illustrations by Hugh Thomson and decorative yellow endpapers. This copy has a bright clean binding with only slight pulling to spine and slight wear at edges, corners and joints. The spine is slightly faded. Internally there is an intricate ink design on the free endpaper dated 1896 which was done as a Christmas present dedication from 'Jack'. The design looks to be of stylized mistletoe. The contents are in very good clean condition. There is a little foxing to the tissue guard on the frontispiece, and slight toning to the edges of the title page. The rear endpaper has some slight darkening towards the middle of the design on the free endpaper. A very good copy.

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        Collection of Late-19th Century Mugshots on Printed Cards

      New York City, 1896. Ephemera. Very Good. Group of approximately 100 mugshots from 1896 New York City, showing men arrested for theft, burglary, swindling, forgery, pick-pocketing, and other non-violent crimes. Albumen prints mounted on cards (2 x 3.5 inches) all but 4 printed on the verso with the offender's identification number, name, alias, crime, age, date, residency, marital status, literacy level (reading/writing), physical description, occupation, where they're from, and remarks (usually listing tattoos or other special characteristics). Most also include the arresting officer's name, and most of them supply as much information as possible, rarely leaving a field blank. Condition varies. All are fragile, though some have stayed nicely intact, while others have tape repairs or heavily chipped photographs. A very rare format for mugshots.

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        A Collection of 99 Silk Manufacturers' Labels for Silk Packages, imported from China and Japan, from 1880's to 1910s

      Very good. The labels come from the collection of silk importer, with notations on some labels indicating date of receipt and the quality of the silk. 28 Chinese labels & 71 Japanese labels. Many of the labels are highly decorative, illustrated with roosters, origami, masks, children's toys, Buddha, Japanese beauties and animal motifs. Most 5 x 6 1/2 inches; some slt smaller at 4 3/4 x 6 in. Full color. Many of the labels are accompanied by descriptions of the quality of the silk. Some with pencil notations at outer margins, some a little ruffled, overall very good. The Chinese companies include : 'Kwong Wo Tai, Orange Chop', 6 1/2 x 10 in., with orange tree illustration (2 copies); 'Miu Sie Lun & Co., Canton', 4 1/4 x 7 in, with crests; 'Hau King Lon & Cie., Canton, 4 1/4 x 7 in, with seals; 'Kwong Lun Hing, Canton, 4 x 6 in; 'Lun Hwa Silk Filature Co., Shanghai, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 in, with two gold dragons; 'Hah Yi Ho Silk Filature Company, Shao-Hing 1896, 6 x 8 1/2 in, with advertising text; 'Yu Wo Cheong, Canton, 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in, with seated mandarin; 'Wha Foong, Chefoo, 1889', 5 1/2 x 10 in., with mulberry leaf and silkworm illustration; and 'Ching Wah Silk Filament Coy, Shanghai, 1894', 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in, with illustration of silk processing. Some Chinese labels with closed tears; 2 with slt loss at corner which affects only printed border of label. The 71 Japanese silk manufacturers' labels including: 'Kumashiro Kwan, Shinshiu, Japan'; 'Raw Silk, Fighting Cock'; 'Raw Silk, Tohokusha, Iwashiro, Japan'; 'Zaguri Raw Silk, Mayebashi, Kodzuke, Japan'; 'Fukujuseishijo, Raw Silk, Kai Japan'; 'Ryoseisha, Koriyama, Iwashiro Japan'; 'Irimashia, Musashi, Japan'; 'Beauty of Japan, Bijin Shirushi'; 'Yum Yum, Bijin ni Tsuki'; 'Tohokusha, Iwashiro Japan'; 'Sansaesha'; 'Kaiseikan, Swagori; Raw Silk Filatures, Japan'; 'Raw Silk Dog Chop'; 'Best Japan Filature Fuyo Seishijo'; 'Echigo Nippon Prepared By Hokushinkwan'; 'Raw Silk Usuisha'; 'Gold Eagle, Kanra-shia'; 'Raw Silk Tairiku-Kwan'; 'Asahikwan'; 'Japan Filament No 1 1/2 Vivauti Bros.'; 'Shikishimakan'; 'William H. Barnard, Championship Brand'; 'Raw Silk, Yamaman Silk Factory'; 'Filature Raw Silk, Shoei Seishi Co. Ltd'; Raw Silk Shin Yokan & Co., Ltd'; and 'Raw Silk, Yamaguchiseishi'.

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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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        Die Heere und Flotten der Gegenwart. Die ersten 6 von 8 Bänden: Band 1: Deutschland, Band 2: Großbritannien und Irland, Band 3: Rußland, Band 4: Österreich- Ungarn, Band 5.1 Frankreich - das Heer, Band 5.2; Frankreich - Die Flott

      Schall (und Grund), Berlin - o.J. (1896, 1898, 1900), 1. Ausgabe. 4° (25x18cm), farbig bedruckte u. geprägte Ganzleineneinbände. Prächtig ausgestattet mit goldornament. Vorsatzpp., Rundum-Rotschnitt, Titelvignette und vielen Abbildungen, farbigen Flaggen- und Uniformtafeln, alle Farb- u. Fototafeln mit Transparentpp. geschützt. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, alle Bände innen gut bis sehr gut erhalten, Ss. sauber und hell, keine Anstreichungen. Jd. Bd. v. Register erschlossen. Einschränkungen des Zustands sind unten einzeln angegeben. Lesefäden. +++ Bd. 1: 596, (8) S., kl. Stempel d. Bibliothek des Herzogs v. Sachsen-Altenburg, auf dem Fotoblatt vor S. 481 fehlt das oberste Foto, Vordergelenk unten angeplatzt. Mit gr. Faltkarte aller dt. Truppenstandorte, u. 16 Farbtafeln. +++ Band 2: 538 S. (+Vlgs.-Wbg.), m. 2 Faltkarten. Ordnungsgem. ausgetragenes Bibliotheksex. ("Kommando der Volksmarine) m. den übl. Stempeln, Vord. Gelenk schmal geplatzt, Bindung aber stabil. Innenleben ansonsten wie neu. +++ Bd. 3: 662 S. (+Vlgs.-Wbg.), Titls. fachm. v. alter Hd. verstärkt, m. 4 gr. Faltkarten u. zahlreichen Farb- u. Fototafeln. +++ Bd. 4: 568 S. (+Vlgs.-Wbg.), m. 4 gr. Faltkarten. Transpar.-pp. mit Stockflecken. +++ Band (5.1.) Frankreich/Das Heer: 604 S., Vorsätze an Rändern gebräunt, Vordergelenk geplatzt, Bindung fest, m. sämtl. 4 bes. großen Faltkarten u. Skizzen. +++ Band (5.2.) Frankreich/Die Flotte: 269 S., m. 2 gr. Faltkarten, kl. blasser Biblioth.-stempel auf Titels. +++ Weitere Fotos gern von: mDOTfruthAThotmailDOTde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Bergeries de Mre Honorat de Bueil, chevalier, sieur de Racan. Dédiées au Roy. Cinquième édition, reveuë et corrigée

      Fifth Edition, the latest revised and corrected by the author. Printing Italics.Bound in full sheepskin textured brown vintage. Smooth back nicely decorated. Part of title in red morocco. Foxing. nice copy.According to Louis Arnoult, Racan (Anecdotal History and criticism of his life and his works. Paris, A. Colin. 1896), this is the best edition of Bergeries. It is preceded by numerous rooms, the Epistle to the king, The ode to the king, various sonnets to himself, writing Malherbe. Racan wrote this pastoral drama when he was enamored of Catherine Bath, alias Arthénice in 1619. Caught in the turmoil of war, being himself a soldier, he will not return to his work much later. It is considered the most brilliant student of Malherbe, whom he met in 1605. Chez Toussainct du Bray A Paris 1632 In 8 (11x16,8cm) 207pp. (1) relié

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        [Collected works Part 1] Avtobiographiya Puteshestvie vokrug sveta na korable ?Bigl? Proiskhozhdenie Vidov Putem Estestvennogo Otbora ili Sohranenie Izbrannykh Porod v Borbe za Zhizn [Autobiography A voyage around the world by the ship Beagle The or

      Sankt-Peterburg: tipografiya I.N. Skorohodova, 1896 The first edition of the best translation of "On the Origin ofSpecies" by Ch. Darwin into Russian. The author of thetranslation was a prominent Russian biologist K.A.Timiryazev. His mother was English. Timiryazev was oneof the most active propagator of Darwin's theory inRussia.

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        Les chansons de Shakespeare mises en vers français par Maurice Bouchor.

      - Paris, Léon Chailley, 1896. Petit in-4 de IX-109 pp.; broché, couverture rempliée illustrée. Edition originale. Exemplaire de tête n° 18 sur papier Japon, enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur à son frère. Très bon état. Petit accroc au premier plat. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Collected works. 1896-1929.

      . Various places and publishers, 1896-1929. With 189 papers in ten volumes. Mostly 8vo, or small 4to. About 5,000 pp., 15 original manuscript letters and numerous illustrations. Near uniform contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with gilt titles.l The collected works of Lodewijk 'Louis' Bolk (1866-1930), gathered by himself and custom-bound including hand-written annotations, and corrections by the author, as well as reactions (letters) from colleagues, bound or tipped in next to the original papers. Bolk was a Dutch anatomist and embryologist who created the fetalization theory about the human body. It states that when a human being is born, it is still a fetus, as is indicated by its (proportionally) big head, its uncoordinated motility or its absolute helplessness, for instance. Bolk's theory generally holds that man has evolved into a sexually mature fetal ape. In response to certain characteristics such as reduced pigmentation, the position of the foramen magnum, the jaw length, and our poorly developed body hair, Bolk concluded that the ape-like ancestor of humans may have delayed or halted much of its development during its evolution. Therefore, in comparison to the other great apes, the adult human shows many fetal characteristics. Bolk postulated that the cause at the base of this (lack of) development is hormonal, and that this trait is specifically human. The influential British evolutionary embryologist Gavin de Beer (1899-1972) and the famous American palaeontologist, Darwinist, and malacologist Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) wrote about him and further developed this theory, which is now usually known as neoteny, and widely regarded as scientifically correct. This set contains all Bolk's papers, with the possible exception of some published around the time or after his rather sudden death. Papers were published in Folio Neuro-Biologica, British Dental Journal, The American Journal of Anatomy, Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde, The Lancet, Journal of Anatomy, Anatomische Anzeiger, Petrus Camper, Morphologisches Jahrbuch, Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, Psychiatyrische en Neurologische Bladen, Bulletins et Memoires de la Societe d'Anthropologie de Paris, Verhandlungen der Anatomischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin, Verslagen van de gewone vergadering der Wis- en Natuurkundige Afdeeling, Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen, Archiv für mikroskopische Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte, etc., etc. A library stamp in the beginning of each volume indicates that the set was part of the Koninklijke Academie van Wetenschappen, but was discarded, probably because the society's library already contained all the periodicals in which Bolk's work was published. The presence of handwritten and/or signed letters by the Scottish anatomist Arthur Keith, and Bolk's publisher, Gustav Fischer, are especially noteworthy. Apart from being a noted scientist, Bolk also was the founder of the Anatomical Laboratory of the University of Amsterdam. Later he became its Rector Magnificus. A research institute for international advice and research on sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health care is named after him. Bolk was a pioneer in establishing a relationship between nutrition, health, and height in humans. With the small, elegant bookplate of the author. Tiny hole in one spine cover, otherwise a fine, unique set. A collation (number of papers, and letters with authors and dates, per volume) is available upon request..

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        The Merry and Wise ABC. Novel Children's Spelling Bee with introductory verses by CB

      Ernest Nister & C.P.Dutton, London 1896 - Not dated but a Presentation Label to 'Walter Hume', Belfast (Ireland) is dated 1896. 4to. Cloth backed illustrated pictorial boards. There are four sections of flip strips arranged horizontally. Each set of flip strips offers a complete illustrated alphabet, each with a different set of images and words to represent the associated letters. N is for Nurse and Ninepins etc. The introductory section describes various games that you can play with this book and it flipping section. The cover has surface rubbing and wear,both front and back, a light watermark on front cover. Rear hinge is worn and the blank end paper is creased and torn. There are only two copies listed on COPAC, British Library and Cambridge.RARE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Framed Display! Signed Presidential FDR Photograph at his desk

      n.p., n.d.. 10" x 13.5". "Photograph Signed ?For Arthur Walsh / from / Franklin D. Roosevelt? on photographic surface. Black & white, 7.25? x 9.25? image, overall 10? x 13.5? (visible). Framed to 11.5? x 15?. In apparent fine condition.Photographic imprint in lower left of photograph: © Hessler / Henderson.?Arthur Walsh (1896-1947) began his career as a recording violinist for Thomas A. Edison in 1915 and later held executive positions with the Edison Enterprises. A sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps (1917-1919), he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve (1929-1932). He later served as New Jersey director of the Federal Housing Administration (1934-1935) and as deputy and later as assistant administrator in Washington (1935-1938). A presidential elector for FDR in 1940, Walsh was appointed on November 26, 1943, to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of W. Warren Barbour. He served until December 7, 1944, when a duly elected successor qualified. He was not a candidate for election to the vacancy in 1944. In his year in the Senate, Walsh was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs. "

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        Malerin an der Staffelei, Ganzfigur sitzend nach links.

      . Radierung, 1896, auf Velin. 32,7:38,5 cm. Breitrandiger Abdruck, Knickfalte in der linken unteren Ecke geglättet.. Obwohl Delteil selbst ein talentierter Künstler war, ist er bis heute in erster Linie als Verfasser des mehrbändigen Werkes "Peintre-Graveur illustre", bekannt, ein Nachschlagewerk über französische Graphiker. Bei der dargestellten Malerin könnte es sich um die US-amerikanische Malerin des Impressionismus Lilla Cabot Perry (1848 Bosten - Hancock/N.H. 1933) handeln, die von 1889-1898 die Sommer in Giverny in der Nähe von Claude Monet (1840-1926) verbrachte, der großen Einfluß auf ihr Werk ausübte. Die bei Wikipedia abgebildeten Porträts der Künstlerin aus unterschiedlichen Jahren unterstützen diese Annahme.

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        The Other House

      London, William Heinemann. 1896, 1896. First Edition. Two Volumes. 8vo. Publisher's light blue cloth, light edgewear and scuffing, bumping to spine and some very light rubbing to extremities. Some darkening to the spine but essentially clean, strong and tight. Shows extremely well. Internally clean and fresh, front inner hinge cracked to gutter. Ink ownership to front pastedowns of both volumes. A very handsome set, printed in a run of only 600 copies, scarce by any account and especially so in this condition. Even more interesting is the fact that this copy is inscribed by James to the half title of volume 1 to a 'Mrs. Hill' in the year of publication. Mrs. Hill in this case was Jane Dalzell Finlay; daughter of the owner of the Northern Whig newspaper and the wife of the editor [Frank Harrison Hill] of the London Daily News. A journalist and prolific correspondant of such arts luminaries as Henry Irving for example Mrs Hill was in addition a literary critic for the Daily News and The Saturday Review. She made the acquaintance of Henry James in 1877 having just composed a review of his 'Daisy Miller', saving her most severe approbation for 'An Internatonal Episode'. Interestingly James wrote a long and detailed letter to Mrs. Hill defending his creation and responding to various points presented in her review. This letter (found in Henry James: A Life in Letters) remains the only letter from James responding to a critic. James and Mrs. Hill continued to correspond and indeed became friends. A few other examples of James' work inscribed to Mrs. Hill exist amongst the darkened stacks of the rare book world, but this is a particularly handsome and scarce example.

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        Rothenburg o.d.T.; Ansicht der Schmiedegasse.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift, auf Zeichenkarton, rechts unten signiert, bezeichnet und datiert „Otto Hammel Hannover 1896.", verso datiert und bezeichnet „1896. Schmiedegasse Rothenburg o/T.". 27,2:19,9 cm. Hammel war als Professor an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Hannover tätig und stellte seine Arbeiten als Landschafts- und Genremaler auf den dortigen Kunstausstellungen aus. Er schuf flüssig gemalte Landschaften im Stile der französischen Impressionisten und später auch Figurenbilder in einer schwereren Vortragsweise.

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        "Familienausflug". Familie im Strandhotel.

      . Tuschfeder- und Tuschpinselzeichnung, Aquarellfarben. Signiert. 35,4:26,6 cm. Text: Zum Schluß doch wieder das kleine Menu. Literatur: Dreitausend Kunstblätter der Münchner "Jugend". Ausgewählt aus den Jahrgängen 1896-1909, hrsg. v. G. Hirth, neue vermehrte Ausgabe, München, 1909, SS. XIII, 370-379; Goldstein, S. 770; Flemig, SS. 314/15.. Zeichner und Karikaturist, Bruder von Rudolf und Hermann Wilke, Mitarbeiter "Jugend", gelegentlicher Mitarbeiter "Simplicissimus" und "Auster".

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