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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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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        The Animal Story Book - 1st Edition

      London, New York, And Bombay: Longman, Green, and Co.. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1896. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good+ First Edition in original, lightly rubbed, gilt decorated cloth, occasional light foxing. All edges gilt. In the rare dust-wrapper, a few chips and tears, front flap separated but present ; Lang's famed collection of children's animal stories. "After offering so many Fairy Books (though the stories are not all told yet) , we now present you (in return for a coin or two) with a book about the friends of children and fairies - the beasts. The stories are all true, more or less, but It is possible that Monsieur Dumas and Monsieur Théophile Gautier rather improved upon their tales." - from the introduction .

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        Fifty Songs by Thomas Campion

      London: Vale Press, 1896. First edition thus. Exquisite full dark green morocco binding with intricate interwoven gilt design on both covers by Florence Paget, noted woman bookbinder who was, among other luminous distinctions, chosen to bind the Ashenene "Song of Songs," along with Katherine Adams and Alice Pattinson. An unusually interpretive and early binding by Paget, signed in gilt palet on rear dentelle, "F P / 1901." Go;t-ruled front and back dentelles, marbled paper. The Charles Rickett's designed Vale Press book has superb woodcut foliated title page and decorative initials throughout. AEG. Book slightly and evenly sunned to warm brown, typical of green morocco, very unobtrusive. A near fine copy of a gorgeous binding by Florence Paget.

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        The Seven Seas

      New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1896. First. First American edition. Publisher's decorated gray cloth with a floral art nouveau design (signed EMD) stamped in gold on the front board and spine, top edge gilt. Ownership signature (dated November 1896) and armorial bookplate of George Allaire Howe, a prominent steel manufacturer and attorney from Pennsylvania. Moderate wear to the board edges and fading to the gold design on the front board and spine, very good in good printed dust jacket, repeating the floral art nouveau design in gold on the front and spine. Overall darkening to the jacket, two modest dampstains along the flap folds, and a few chips and tears. An attractive design, scarce in jacket. Richards A92, Tanselle 96.14+. .

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        The Dwarf's Chamber

      London, Ward Lock. 1896, 1896. First edition. 8vo. 386pp + 6pp ads. Publisher's black cloth title in gilt to spine and decorated in white and red to front board. Light edgewear, bumping to head of spine, the book would be catalogued as near fine were it not for an unfortunate centimetre square chip of loss to the base of the spine. An extremely handsome copy with a single, albeit rather glaring defect. Internally clean and fresh. Inscribed by Fergus Hume to the front flyleaf: 'With Kindest Regards, Fergus Hume, 13 xi 96' An immensely prolific author, if never quite repeating the promise of Hansom Cab, inscribed Hume is very desirable.

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        Westminster Abbey

      1896., 1896. Octavo. Bound in brown morocco with gilt panelling to front board, raised bands, extensive gilt decoration and gilt titles to spine, all edges gilt and slightly gauffered to extremeties, additional gilt line to edges of boards and triple ruled gilt dentelles. A handsome copy. Gilt is bright, spine slightly tanned. Internally clean, illustrations bright and clear. Bound by Elizabeth Griscom Marrot (b.1863), a pupil of Cobden-Sanderson at The Doves Bindery from 1901; a US apprentice binder from Philadelphia, daughter of a Quaker bookseller and publisher, Charles Henry Marrot. TIDCOMBE, Women Bookbinders, p.182.

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        The Zankiwank & The Bletherwitch

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1896., 1896. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's green gilt pictorial cloth, gilt tiles to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine ends are a little worn, one bump to head, flyleaf toned. A superb copy of this rare title, housed in an elegant leather-spined, gilt-titled green clamshell box. A scarce, early Rackham title. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        The Exploration of the Caucasus.

      Edward Arnold,, London: 1896 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum. Three volume set

      Trustees of the British Museum, London 1896 - vi, 448pp; xi, 382pp; xiv, 727pp, 19pp. + plates. Numerous b/w plates. Published 1893-1896. Language: eng G+ : in good (plus) condition without dust jacket. Minor wear and rubbing to covers. Ex lib - anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh. British Museum Trustee presentation plates to front pastedowns [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mystery of the Laughlin Islands.

      1896 1896 - London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Tall 12mo. Orig. full beige morocco with bevelled boards. Gilt. T.e.g. other edges uncut. (vi, 94, 18pp.). With frontispiece & protective tissue-guard, and patterned endpapers. A fine copy of the 1st Edition of arguably Becke's scarcest book.

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        Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum. Three volume set

      London: Trustees of the British Museum. G+ : in good (plus) condition without dust jacket. Minor wear and rubbing to covers. Ex lib - anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh. British Museum Trustee presentation plates to front pastedowns. 1896. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). vi, 448pp; xi, 382pp; xiv, 727pp, 19pp. + plates. Numerous b/w plates. Published 1893-1896. .

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        En honor de Trueba; Iparraguirre y el Arbol de Guernica; Moraza y su gran Discurso, I y II; Euskariana I - III; Cosas de antaño; Fueros, Privilegios, Franquezas y Libertades del M.N. y M.L. Señorío de Vizcaya; Los Isunzas de Vitoria; Los Fueros y sus defensas I-VII; Coplas y Calendarios; Privilegios y Memorias de Vitoria; Fantasías Vascongadas; Un poeta bilbaíno; Aplausos y Censuras I - III; Obras Críticas; Trabajos de un cronista; Antología Bascongada; El problema cubano; Hacia otra España; Escritos I y II; Territorios sometidos al Fuero de Vizcaya I y II; Aires del Norte I y II; Cuadros; Compendio de la historia de Bizcaya I y II; Versos I y II; Territorios sometidos al Fuero de Vizcaya I y II; Cuaresma y Semana Santa; Curiosidades histór

      1896. Ed. Fermín Herrán. 1896 - Imprenta de la Biblioteca Bascongada (Müller y Zavaleta). Bilbao. Colección Biblioteca Bascongada . 61 Vol. . . Octavo. Media Piel. Biografías , Derecho (Foral), Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (General), Vasco-Navarro (Historia), Vasco-Navarro (Literatura en castellano), Viajes / Guías / Turismo . Colección completa de los 61 volúmenes de la Biblioteca Bascongada editada por Fermín Herrán. La colección se inició en 1896 y concluyó en 1901. Fue el primer intento enciclopédico de agrupar las obras más sobresalientes de autores vascos sobre temas históricos, literarios, forales, políticos, etc. Autores: Becerro de Bengoa, Ricardo / Arteche, José Mª de / Olano, Emiliano de / Marqués de Casa-Torre / Arbulo, Julián / Miguel y Baldía, F. / Alzola, Pablo de / Delmas, Juan Ernesto / Herrán, Fermín/ Peña y Goñi, A. / Mañé y Flaquer, J. / Egaña, P. / Araquistáin, J.V. / Manterola, J. de / Castañeda, J. / Iturralde y Svit, J. / Trueba, A. / Moraza, Mateo Benigno de/ Campión, Arturo/ Apraiz, Julián de/ Arzadun, Juan/ Los Arcos, Javier/ Guelbenzu / Sanz / Marqués del Vadillo / Gurrea / Los Arcos / Mella/ Arbulo, Julián/ Urbina, Francisco J. de/ Roure, José/ Aguirre Miramón / General Castillo / Conde de Llobregat/ Villavaso / Vicuña / Lasala/ Garmendia / Gorostidi / Zavala / Barandica / Martínez de Aragón/ Rivero, Alejandro/ Samaniego, Félix María / Apraiz, Julián/ Egaña/ Barroeta Aldamar/ Echegaray, Carmelo/ Madinaveitia, H./ Maeztu, Ramiro de/Baroja, Pío/, etc. Colección en muy buen estado de conservación, encuadernada en media piel con nervios y dorados en lomera. Muy difícil de encontrar completa. Buen estado. .

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        SONG of SONGS / Which is Solomon / being a reprint / and a Study by / Elbert Hubbard

      Roycroft Press, East Aurora, NY 1896 - White cloth spine, gray boards. Copy #182 of 600. Signed by Hubbard and not by one of his workers. This copy is really 'as new' - bright, clean solid, no edgewear, no stains or markings, the corners square and the pages are uncut. First book of the Roycroft Press. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ritual, myth, and customs of the Australian Aborigines. A short study in comparative ethnology

      Maitland: 'Mercury' Office, 1896. Duodecimo, 84 pp, original printed wrappers; some foxing, wrappers a little chipped and creased, good copy. The Bora Bora ceremony. Uncommon Maitland printing, describing the Bora Bora and other Aboriginal ceremonies of the Hunter Valley tribes.The author declares his belief that the Aboriginal tribes of the East Coast will be much reduced by white settlement, hence the importance of recording indigenous beliefs and ceremonies. Curiously, he maintains that many of the mysteries of the ancient Near East and classical Greece may be illuminated by the study of Aboriginal ceremonies and legends.This short book describes in some detail the Bora Bora, coroborees, the mythology of the night sky, curses and dark magic, and the sanctity of fire.

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau

      London, William Heinemann, 1896., 1896. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated frontispiece. Pp [x], 219, [1], blank; [1], Note; [1], imprint; [1], advert for 'The Time Machine'. Publisher's original pictorial ochre illustrated cloth, with titles in black to spine. Internally clean, bright and fresh. This issue appears to be quite scarce, having all edges trimmed, publisher's device in black to rear board, one integral leaf of ads but no inserted catalogue. Very good indeed, a clean, bright copy. Wells' exciting tale of shipwreck, science gone bad, mutant carnivores gone good and what happens when you cross Victor Frankenstein with Beatrix Potter. Geoffrey H. Wells [7]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [249]. See also Haining; H.G.Wells' Scrapbook.

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        Jude the Obscure. With an etching by H. MacBeth-Raeburn and a Map of Essex.

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1896 - Octavo (194 x 134 mm). Bound by Bayntun-Riviere in mid-20th century red half morocco, red cloth sides, titles to spine gilt with gilt raised bands, gilt rules to boards, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Very slight fading to spine, otherwise a fine copy. Frontispiece and map of Wessex. First edition, first impression, attractively bound.

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      1896 - [a fine copy] With an Etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a Map of Wessex. (London:) James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., (1896). Original dark green-blue cloth with monogram device in gilt. First Edition of Hardy's last great novel, issued as Vol. VIII of "The Wessex Novels." After JUDE (and due in part to the outcry over it), Hardy was to spend his remaining 30+ years writing poetry.~In this copy the last pages of chapters are numbered in signatures A, C, D, E, F, G & H. In signatures I through 2K of all copies, such pages are unnumbered, but in signatures A through H such pages appear both numbered and unnumbered -- often mixed within a copy, as here; it is uncertain why signatures A through H appear both ways (perhaps two printers were involved?), but in any event it is doubtful that either "state" got into the public's hands earlier than the other.~This is quite simply a fine, bright copy -- it would be hard to find a better copy. Purdy pp 86-91. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elementi di scienza politica. (Presentation copy, inscribed by Mosca to Benedetto Croce.)

      Rome: Bocca, 1896. - FIRST EDITION. Contemporary ¾-cloth and marbled boards. Very Good. Inscribed by Mosca to Benedetto Croce, an exceptional association copy. First edition, very rare, of Gaetano Mosca's The Ruling Class, the most important work of political science published by one of the three exponents of the classical elite theory. Extremely rare: two copies in the US (NYPL, University of Wisconsin), none in COPAC. 'Mosca (1858-1941) was a 'jurist and political theorist who, by applying a historical method to political ideas and institutions, elaborated the concept of a ruling minority (classe politica) present in all societies. . . . His work, along with that of Vilfredo Pareto and Robert Michels, inspired subsequent studies by political scientists of the process of the 'circulation of elites' within democracies and other political systems' (Britannica). 'Croce developed Mosca's notion of the 'political class', elaborating his ideas in a review of the second edition [of Elementi di scienza politica], which served as a preface to subsequent reprintings of the work. Its members did not, he argued, serve their particular class interest, but aimed at serving the ideal interests of humanity as a whole. As a result, they rarely came from amongst the ruling group, but were drawn, as Mosca claimed, from the middle rank of any given society, which were always in a relatively independent position. Croce held that members of the 'political class' promoted the development of history by virtue of serving Spirit via the ideal moments of the Beautiful, the True, etc. Their membership changed with the circulation of ideals rather than of interests. He hoped that by removing Mosca's theory from its positivist framework, he could prevent the identification of the political class with the bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century, thereby avoiding the anachronism which bedevilled any practical application of his compatriot's ideas. Like Mosca, he turned to the history and analysis of contemporary political institutions to prove his case - that the liberal ideal had primacy over the democratic. Only by infusing the masses with the spirit of the former, he contended, could the two be reconciled' (Richard Paul Bellamy, Modern Italian Social Theory: Ideology and Politics from Pareto to the Present, Stanford University Press, 1987, pp. 90-91). 'Another vindication of liberalism and Risorgimental patriotism can be found in a 1923 review of a new edition of Gaetano Mosca's famous book, Elements of Political Science. There, Croce claimed that, despite the recent experiments, in Italy or elsewhere, 'the liberal state was still the most mature form of European political life,' and 'its inspiring principle was sound.' But he also argued that the ruling classes of the liberal states had to become 'more confident and more courageous'; above all, they needed to acquire a more robust faith. Croce agreed with Mosca that, to maintain political cohesion in the life of a nation, a religious faith was required, and that in modern times, after the decline of traditional religion, only patriotism offered a new civic faith and was able to generate that cohesion. Croce hastened to add, however, repeating concepts that he had used against the nationalists before the war, 'provided that patriotism is understood in an ethical way, and not in a chauvinistic, ethnical, brutal, libidinous and capricious manner, as is common among the different nationalisms.' 'Understood in an ethical manner,' he continued, 'patriotism is the concrete and historical form of the moral idea, the only one now possible, and around which it is given to unite all efforts, which ennoble human life.' For Croce, it was this kind of patriotism that in the nineteenth century made it possible for a Neapolitan to become an Italian, and that in the future could make it possible for an Italian to become a European' (Fabio Fernando Rizi, Benedetto Croce and Italian Fascism, University of Toronto Press, 2003, p. 61). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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 & Co., 1896-1897.. Four volumes. First edition. 8vo. Contemporary green half morocco over matching cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, a a contemporary inscription to the verso of the front free endpaper of each volume. The spines slightly faded and with just a little wear, a very good set overall. 316 chromolithograph plates.

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        Mistura Curiosa

      Edinburgh. Maclachlan and Stewart. 1896, 1896. First edition. 4to. Bound in publisher's dark green cloth covered bevelled boards, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board. Light edgewear, some slight frayiong to head of spine; bright, clean and handsome. All edges gilt. Internally clean. A bizarre and unusual collection of verses, riddles, songs and fables, some of which it has to be said are markedly racist by today's standards (if not actually intended to be at the time because apparently being a weapons-grade muppet to people who weren't exactly like you in every respect was just good, clean fun), but which were probably the height of comic subtlety in 1896, which leads me to believe I'd sooner chew my own leg off than attend a recital of such gibberish. Subjects other than the fact that black people were vastly amusing to late Victorians covered by this volume include comic Scottish verses, rhymes about golf (the only redeeming feature of said pastime being that the practitioners of it are frequently struck by lightning), curling and the unforgiving and somewhat provocative behaviour of Sweet Nell the Grocer's Daughter. Illustrated throughout with varying degrees of artistic beauty and horrifying crassness by Charles Altamont Doyle. This is a most curious item and in fact criticism of it (not that I'll stop, obviously) is like someone one hundred years in the future finding a Viz annual and a Conservative Party internal memo and deciding therefore that we were all sexually perverse bigoted stereotypes with the charm and appeal of a really bad escalator accident; what they'll think when they get round to reading the Viz annual is anybody's guess. A snapshot of an era, albeit one of those snapshots you wouldn't run back inside a burning building to retrieve.

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        The Fiddler Of Carne: A North Sea Winter's Tale

      Edinburgh: Patrick Geddes & Colleagues. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1896. First Edition. Cloth. Original green cloth, titles stamped in black on upper board, in gilt with decoration on spine, brown top-stain, decorative endpapers, in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. [8], 354, 355-375 (ads), [1] (colophon). Spine tips rubbed and faded, else fine; jacket spine age-toned, with a teensy bit of chipping at the spine ends, one tiny round waterspot, but generally extremely well-preserved .

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        The Egyptian Struwwelpeter being The Struwwelpeter Papyrus. With full text and 100 original vignettes from the Vienna Papyri.

      London, Grevel, (1896). - Gr. 8° 16 Blätter mit farbigen Abb. Farbig ill. Orig. Halbleinen Einband. Einband etwas fleckig, Kanten bestossen. 2 Blätter mit geklebten Rissen. Seiten im Innenfalz meist (mit nicht störenden) leichten Einrissen. Trotz der Beschädigungen noch gutes Exemplar der seltenen Struwwelpetriade. Seltene Ausgabe. (Baumgartner V,5) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Climbs in the New Zealand Alps : being an account of travel and discovery / by E.A. FitzGerald ; and with contributions by Sir Martin Conway, Prof. T.G. Bonney, C.L. Barrow

      London : T.Fisher Unwin 1896 - Physical description; xvi, 363 p : ill, front., plates, (fold.) map ; 25cm. Half title: The New Zealand Alps. Folded map housed in pocket. With many illustrations from original drawings by Joseph Pennell, H.G. Willink, A.D. McCormick, photographs by the author, together with a new map. Includes index. Subjects; Mountains - New Zealand. New Zealand - Description and travel. Very good copy in the original fine-ribbed, leather labeled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fischerhaus am Fluß - in der Ferne das Meer mit 2 Segelschiffen. Unsigniert.

      - Bildmaß der Darstellung: 12,5 x 45 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 19 x 52 cm ). Hübsche, etwas grob gemalte Ansicht eines Fischerhauses unter Bäumen mit einigen Enten und mehreren Personen, in der Ferne das Meer mit 2 Segelschiffen. Öl auf Platte, alt gerahmt. Unsigniert und undatiert. Zuschreibung nach verso auf dem Rahmen oben rechts handschriftlich von alter Hand in Bleistift aufgetragenem Namen *Dahlströhm*. Verso mit altem Verkaufs-Aufkleber*Heinrich Langhagen, C. Basse Nachf., Hamburg, Bergstrasse 13* sowie Datierung von 1896 ( für den Verkauf ). Das Bild etwas fleckig ( müsste gereinigt werden ), mit einigen kleinen Farbabplatzungen am Oberrand, der aufwendige Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band VIII, Seite 279 ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Views in Chitral

      London: Maclure & Co.,, 1896. Taken during the Advance of the 3rd Brigade of the Chitral Relief Force under the Command of Brigadier-General W. F. Gatacre. Landscape quarto. Original red embossed cloth, title gilt to the upper board. 127 photogravure plates, 4 of them folding. A little rubbed and spotted, particularly at the spine, front hinge cracked as often, and a couple of plates sprung, but overall very good. First and only edition, uncommon, only 4 copies on Copac, OCLC adds just 5 further locations. Fine visual record of the 1895 expedition to relieve the siege of Chitral, an incident of the Great Game that became a considerable cause célèbre. The Russians were seen to be making solid advances in the region, advancing across the Khanates of Central Asia, a railway line following in their tracks, and "had begun to show an alarming interest in that lofty no-man's-land where the Hindu Kush, Pamirs, Karakorams and Himalayas converged, and where three great empires—those of Britain, Russia and China—met. Russian military surveyors and explorers … were probing further and further into the still largely unmapped regions around the upper Oxus, and even into Northern Tibet … To British officers stationed on the frontier, and their masters in Calcutta, it looked as though the long feared Russian penetration of the passes had now begun" (Hopkirk The Great Game, p.449). The independent monarchy of Chitral was seen as a possible route for the Russians into British India, so when the death in 1892 of the long-time ruler Aman-ul-Mulk II, in the absence of any law of succession, threw the state into chaos, it was felt necessary to intervene to ensure the stability of the region. In an attempt to establish a secure base for operations, on arrival from Gilgit the political agent, Surgeon Major George Robertson, occupied the local fort, and found himself bottled up there; "The vision of a handful of British officers, with their loyal native troops, holding out against overwhelming odds in a remote and picturesque fortress, brought to mind the recent tragedy in the Sudan. "It is Khartoum all over again," declared the Graphic. Those with slightly longer memories remembered Burnes, Macnaghten, Cavagnari, Connolly, Stoddart and other victims of oriental treachery beyond India's frontiers" ( p.492). Develin's pictorial journal follows the progress of the 3rd Brigade of Major-General Sir Robert Low's relief force from their entry into the Malakand Pass to arrival at Chitral, and includes numerous excellent landscapes, together with group portraits of British and native troops, and of local dignitaries. In the end the 15,000 strong army was pre-empted by a somewhat rag-tag force - 400 Sikh Pioneers, 40 Kashmiri sappers with a pair of mountain guns, and 900 Hunza irregulars - cobbled together by Col. James Kelly at Gilgit which relieved the garrison almost a month before the main force arrived. An attractively-produced and sought-after record.

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        A Treatise on Heraldry

      Edinburgh and London - W. and A.K. Johnston 1896 - A handsome pair of volumes containing details of European heraldry. New and enlarged edition, limited to 325 copies of which only 300 were offered for sale. Bound by Morrell (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Illustrated with many coloured plates. With bookplates of Edward Joseph Dent and Aken L. Albright to front pastedowns and endpapers. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally, smart, with only some slight rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, and generally clean, with just a few instances of foxing. Overall: NEAR FINE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Seven Seas

      New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1896. First. First American edition. Publisher's decorated gray cloth with a floral art nouveau design (signed EMD) stamped in gold on the front board and spine, top edge gilt. Ownership signature (dated November 1896) and armorial bookplate of George Allaire Howe, a prominent steel manufacturer and attorney from Pennsylvania. Moderate wear to the board edges and fading to the gold design on the front board and spine, very good in good printed dust jacket, repeating the floral art nouveau design in gold on the front and spine. Overall darkening to the jacket, two modest dampstains along the flap folds, and a few chips and tears. An attractive design, scarce in jacket. Richards A92, Tanselle 96.14+. .

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        Malay sketches.

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head; New York: Macmillan & Co., 1896. - Notka wydawnicza: London: John Lane The Bodley Head; New York: Macmillan & Co., 1896.; Wymiar bloku: 20cm.; Uwagi: Opowiadania dot. Malajow, Malezji i Singapuru. F. A. Swettenham (1850-1946) brytyjski urzednik, m. in. gubernator Malezji, pisarz.; Waga: 420g; Jezyk: angielski; Strony: XI, [1], 288, [1], 16s.; Kategorie tematyczne: literatura opowiadania, literatura obca angielska, obcojezyczne angielski, okres wydania XIX wiek / literature stories, , foreign languages English, period of edition 19th century / Literatur Erzählungen, , fremdsprachig englisch, Erscheinungsperioden 19. Jh.; Oprawa dosc uszkodzona, odreczna adnotacja na grzbiecie, blok nieco poplamiony, nieaktualne obce pieczecie wlasnosciowe. Pozycja w stanie dobrym.

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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

      Berlin Schall (und Grund). 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. Hardcover Buch. Gut bis sehr gut

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        Die Näherin.

      - Farbholzschnitt, um 1896, in Schwarz, Gelb und Grau, auf China, im Stock monogrammiert und Verlagssignet „The Studio". Darstellungsgröße 16,1:15,7 cm. Vollrandiges, tadelloses Exemplar. Der Holzschnitt erschien als Blatt 31 in der Mappe «Kleine Holzschnitte», die 34 Blatt enthielt. Orlik wiederholt in dieser schönen und reizvollen Graphik das Motiv des gleichnamigen Pastells, für das er 1892 die Silberne Medaille der Münchner Akademie erhielt. An der Münchner Kunstakademie ausgebildet, experimentierte Orlik mit graphischen Techniken, insbesondere mit dem Holzschnitt. 1904 ging er nach Wien und wurde Professor und Leiter der Graphikklasse an der Kunstgewerbeschule, später lehrte er in Berlin.

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        Michel Strogoff suivi de Un drame au Mexique

      Edition illustrated with 41 drawings in black Benett and 12 chromotypographies colors. 2 cards.Cardboard called "golden globe" type 1 black headband (1896) signed Blancheland and connected by Engel. JAUZAC retains 4 types until 1903. Back to the lighthouse. Beautiful top plate, the brilliant golds, well back in the net with the sticker off-lighthouse, second course carrying some pale spots in the upper parts. Book slightly warped with some notebooks projections externally slice but not visible in the upper groove. Copy free of foxing, clean. Nice copy overall.1896 Grd. in 8 (18x28cm) relié

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        Der Hausdiener überreicht dem Herrn des Hauses die Tagespost.

      - Tuschpinselzeichnung, Deckweiß. Monogrammiert. 26,6:19,5 cm. Literatur: Thieme/Becker, XXVII, S. 221; Dreitausend Kunstblätter der Münchner „Jugend". Ausgewählt aus den Jahrgängen 1896-1909, hrsg. v. G. Hirth, neue vermehrte Ausgabe, München, 1909, SS. XI, 271/72; Flemig, S. 233. Österreichischer K.u.K. Offizier, Maler und Zeichner, Mitarbeiter „Fliegende Blätter", „Jugend" und „Simplicissimus".

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        MANUAL DE ANATOMÍA PATOLÓGICA GENERAL seguida de un resumen de Microscopia aplicada a la Histologia

      Imp y Lib de Nicolás Moya, Madrid 1896 - 495 pág 25x16 cm Tapa dura, piel entera Buen estado Clasificación de las lesiones; necrosis; trombosis y embolia; inflamación; variedades de flegmasia; carcinoma; sarcoma; alteraciones de la sangre; lesiones del sistema linfático; etc. Contiene figuras.

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      Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Adams is best known for predicting the existence and position of Neptune using only mathematics. This work was compiled by his younger brother William, after his death in 1892. This is unique in having been the family copy. Each volume bears the original bookplate of "Johannis Couch Adams"; Quarto; Light rubs at spine ends and corners .

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