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        Autograph Note Signed "G. Bonvalot" to André Liesse, with the Original Envelope with Postal Stamps].

      Lyon 1896 - Lyon, 20 February 1896. Octavo (ca. 18x11,5 cm). 1 p. Brown ink on watermarked laid paper with printed letterhead "Quai de la Charite, 3". With the original envelope inscribed by Bonvalot, with Lyon postal ink stamps. Both the letter and the envelope are mounted in a paper folder (ca. early 20th century) titled in ink "Bonvalot, explorateur français". Two newspaper clippings with Bonvalot's portraits are also mounted in the folder on the opposite side. The folder is worn at extremities, with a tear on the hinge, but the letter and the envelope are in very good condition. A short note by Pierre Gabriel Édouard Bonvalot, French explorer of Central Asia and Tibet. Bonvalot writes to André Liesse, a French Journalist and economist, thanking him for his "precious information" and asking about a forthcoming meeting with M. De Chambrice. By the time when this note was written Bonvalot had already become famous after his expeditions to Russian Central Asia in 1880-82 and 1886 (Pamir, Alai and Karakoram Mountains), and to Tibet in 1889-1890 when he crossed Asia from Chinese Turkestan to the French Indochina through the Tian Shan Mountains, the Tarim Basin, the Lop Nor and the Tibetan Plateau. The letter is supplemented with two newspaper clippings with the portraits of Bonvalot, one of which shows him with Prince Henri of Orléans (1867-1901) who accompanied Bonvalot during two of his travels to Central Asia.

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Sketchbook of 19 pages of pencil and pen and ink sketches and captioned cartoons, all signed by initials S.B. and dated (January to April 1896)

      London, 1896. 1 vols. 5-1/2 x 8 inches. Black pebble-grained cloth, slightly rubbed, faint waterstaining to topmost margin, else very good. Original Late Victorian Cartoon Sketchbook An amateur production, but quite a nice one. The artist, residing at 170 Loughboro Road, Brixton, was heavily influenced by the work of the great comic artist Phil May, and comes quite close to May's spirit and technique, particularly in his depiction of sandwich men with incongruous signs (an ugly man advertises "The Ladies Idol", a hungry one, a remedy for overeating.) Of particular interest is the drawing of an extremely nondescript woman standing in front of a St. James Theatre board advertising "A Woman of No Importance", Wilde's play having opened two years earlier.The drawings, most of them captioned cartoons in the style of Punch, deal with such subjects as music hall comics, Cockneys, female fashions, drunks, sport (a one-eyed, one-legged player is asked "I thought you'd given up football" and replies "I had to for a time, but I'm all right again now"), weddings, street accidents, children, and rich Americans ("I reckon I and the gals are just going to give this hyar London Season fits.")UNIQUE AND DELIGHTFUL.

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        A Treatise on Heraldry British and Foreign with English and French Glossaries. 2 volume set. Limited edition

      Edinburgh W. & A. K Johnson 1896. VG : in very good condition with VG slip case. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs. Aeg Edition limited to 325 copies Black Morocco gilt in slip case 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 489pp; 525pp. 56 plates in gold, silver and colours.

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        Posie or From Revile to Retreat An Army Story

      Robert Clarke Co., Cincinnati 1896 - 194 pages, frontis, illustrations, very slight wear, INSCRIBED by the author" Copies rarely seen, possibly destroyed in the Clarke fire. Narrative of Major Prescott's march into Arizona, Fort Yuma, Fort Apache, Indian scouts, etc. Howes C527, Graff 780, "Nearly half of the book deals with Army life in Arizona after the Civil War." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        With Rhodes in Mashonaland

      J. C. Juta & Co, South Africa, 1896, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThis volume is signed by Martin L. deWaal-Davies (dated 7/9/13) who was almost certainly a relative of the author. This is the first edition of these travels in book form. The blue cloth cover is in general good condition. The bodies of the covers are generally marked and a little worn. The corners and edges have wear from use and shelving. The print on the spine is bold. There is wear to the head and foot. Inside the condition is good througout. Age discolouration is at a minimum. The binding is secure and strong. The pages are clear, clean of annotations or spotting, and complete. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Rhodesiana; Inventory No: agtj.

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1896. First American edition of the author's magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth. The first edition is of legendary scarcity as it was reported that sales of the title sold just 257 copies before June 30, 1897. An excellent copy with some light fading to the front cloth. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religious pieties or meek submission, but in an all-powerful life force.

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        Mina Deane Halsey's Collection of Sheet Music Authored by her, with related material, and handbound by her

      (Various places: Brooklyn, Galveston, St. Louis, Bridgton, New Jersey, and others: Various publishers: Chas. W. Held, Thos. Goggan & Bro., Balmer & Weber, A. Scull, and others. Various dates 1896-1898; bound in 1908). Folio. Flexible morocco decorated in gilt, with gilt stamping "M.D. Halsey" appearing on the front board, floral endpapers, and a ribbon marker. According to the colophon at the rear, this volume was bound by Mina Deane Halsey in Los Angeles on November 12, 1908. It is number "1" of an unknown limitation and Signed by Mina Deane Halsey.A collection of 16 pieces of sheet music written by Halsey bound together with their original color covers, many which display her portrait, and about half of which are highly racist. They include: "Sweet Liza: A Coon Song & Dance"; "Dream My Yaller Baby Dream: A Lullaby"; "Sal Belindy: Da Gal from Tennessee"; "Coon Hush"; and including two different printings of her "Moonlight on the Melon Patch: A Darkey Episode", and other favorites. Also bound in are a periodical and a program featuring Deane. Laid in is a nicely designed personalized Christmas Card from Deane.Despite her apparent success as a prolific songwriter and lyricist, Halsey is best remembered for her book A Tenderfoot in Southern California (written as M.D. Yeslah, 1908), which examines social life in Los Angeles and its environs from the perspective of a New Yorker. OCLC seems to locate sheet music of only three of these songs. A complete list is available. .

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        "Oria am Luganosee" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca. 81x71cm; unten rechts signiert; verso vom Künstler auf dem Klebeetikett handschriftlich betitelt; um 1930

      . [Maße in der schlichten Holzleiste 88x78cm.] Otto Pippel gehört zu den bedeutendsten Impressionisten im süddeutschen Raum. Als Sohn deutscher Eltern, die nach Lodz ausgewandert sind, tritt Pippel 1896 mit dem Vorhaben, Innenarchitekt und Dekorationsmaler zu werden, in die Kunstgewerbeschule Straßburg ein. Er muß das Studium allerdings kurz darauf unterbrechen, da er für vier Jahre in die russische Armee eingezogen wird. Danach nimmt er 1905 sein Studium in Karlsruhe bei Friedrich Fehr und Julius Hugo Bergmann wieder auf, wechselt aber 1907 an die Dresdner Akademie zu Gotthard Kuehl. Im folgenden Jahr unternimmt Pippel eine Reise auf die Krim und entschließt sich 1909 in Planegg bei München seinen festen Wohnsitz zu wählen. Noch im selben Jahr bereist er Paris und wird durch die französischen Impressionisten bestärkt, die Licht- und Eindrucksmalerei weiterzuentwickeln. 1912 schließt Pippel sich der "Luitpoldgruppe" an und stellt zum ersten Mal eine kleine Winterlandschaft im Münchner Glaspalast aus. Seit 1915 ist er regelmäßig in der Galerie Brakl in München mit Ausstellungen vertreten. Bei Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges wird er eingezogen. Nach dem Krieg kehrt Pippel in sein Haus in Planegg zurück, wo er bis zum Ende seines Lebens bleibt und ein umfangreiches Werk schafft. Als glänzender Techniker der Farbe malt Pippel wundervolle Landschaften, Stillleben und Stadtveduten, aber auch die Figurenmalerei beherrscht er in perfekt impressionistischer Manier. Vor allem seine Münchner Motive, wie der Hofgarten, der Englische Garten und der Hirschgarten, sind berühmt geworden. Otto Pippels Werke befinden sich heute in der Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus ("Das Undosabad in Starnberg" und "Großstadtstraße") sowie in der Städtischen Galerie Rosenheim ("Am chinesischen Turm", "Sommer" und "Kammermusik")..

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        Leaf from the Kelmscott Chaucer

      Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith 1896 - This is an original leaf from the Kelmscott Press masterpiece, The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, accompanied by an essay by the bookseller John Windle on its commercial history. The leaf is from a disbound and dispersed damaged copy and was presented by Windle in a paper portfolio in 1994 as a keepsake to members of the Colophon, Roxburghe, and Zamorano Clubs. The folio-sized leaf is from pages 215-216, "The Persouns Tale." There is no illustration, but there are one large and twelve small decorated initials. The leaf is in very good condition except for a bit of rubrication (red ink text) bleed through on the two shoulder titles and one section heading, and a little rippling along top edge. The first page of the accompanying essay is decorated with a Burne-Jones illustration and woodcut borders reproduced from the Chaucer. The essay includes a chart comparing auction prices of the Chaucer to three other notable books, 1966-1993, are on the three other pages. MOR/110414.

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1896. First American edition of the author's magnum opus. Octavo, original green cloth. The first edition is of legendary scarcity as it was reported that sales of the title sold just 257 copies before June 30, 1897. An excellent copy with some light fading to the front cloth. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religious pieties or meek submission, but in an all-powerful life force.

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.

      München, 24. IV. 1896.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. An den Musiker Camillo Horn: "Brief und Zeitung habe ich vor einigen Tagen erhalten. Die Verzögerung meiner Antwort haben die Osterferien verschuldet, welche ich, trotz des schlechten Wetters, auf dem Lande verbrachte um wieder einmal reine Luft zu atmen. Ihrem Wunsche im Betreff des Herrn Gura, bin ich mit Vergnügen nachgekommen. Gestern sprach ich Herrn Gura und bat ihn Ihre Wünsche zu berücksichtigen; er sagte mir auch, dass mein Sohn bereits darüber mit ihm sprach und Gura nächstens gesonnen sei, nach Einsicht der Werke Ihnen zu schreiben. Bisher sei er sehr stark durch nothwendigste Correspondenz in Anspruch genommen gewesen, dass es ihm nicht möglich war Ihnen zu antworten. Ich zweifle nicht daran, dass er unseren Bitten nicht ein freundliches Entgegenkommen gewährt [...]". - Der Vater von Richard Strauss wurde in München Gitarrist bei Herzog Maximilian in Bayern. Später wirkte er bis 1889 als Erster Hornist in der Kgl. Bayerischen Hofkapelle und war anschließend bis 1896 Lehrer an der Akademie der Tonkunst.

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        Emma

      Macmillan, 1896, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketThe boards are a bit sunned, worn and marked. Some damp marking to the back board and pastedown. Light, intermittent foxing. Two blind stamps stating Presentation copy. Soundly bound. Condition in terms of age. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 4dj.

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        Memoirs of Count Grammont. Edited with Notes by Sir Walter Scott

      John C. Nimmo, London 1896 - Amorous Intrigues at the Court of Charles II First published in English one year after the 1713 French first edition, the Memoirs of Count Grammont is a fascinating account of the court of Charles II during 1662-4; "it is written with such brilliancy and vivacity that it must always rank as a classic" (DNB). Gibbon called it "the delight of every man and woman of taste." FINELY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED: Alongside portraits of Dukes and Earls are those of Cardinal Richelieu and Charles II. A gorgeous copy. Bound in full green morocco, a.e.g., by L. Broca for C.E. Lauriat (Booksellers, Boston). In slipcase with 12 original and 20 extra plates, xxxvi, (2), 396 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mina Deane Halsey's Collection of Sheet Music Authored by her, with related material, and handbound by her

      (Various places: Brooklyn, Galveston, St. Louis, Bridgton, New Jersey, and others: Various publishers: Chas. W. Held, Thos. Goggan & Bro., Balmer & Weber, A. Scull, and others. Various dates 1896-1898; bound in 1908). Folio. Flexible morocco decorated in gilt, with gilt stamping "M.D. Halsey" appearing on the front board, floral endpapers, and a ribbon marker. According to the colophon at the rear, this volume was bound by Mina Deane Halsey in Los Angeles on November 12, 1908. It is number "1" of an unknown limitation and Signed by Mina Deane Halsey.A collection of 16 pieces of sheet music written by Halsey bound together with their original color covers, many which display her portrait, and about half of which are highly racist. They include: "Sweet Liza: A Coon Song & Dance"; "Dream My Yaller Baby Dream: A Lullaby"; "Sal Belindy: Da Gal from Tennessee"; "Coon Hush"; and including two different printings of her "Moonlight on the Melon Patch: A Darkey Episode", and other favorites. Also bound in are a periodical and a program featuring Deane. Laid in is a nicely designed personalized Christmas Card from Deane.Despite her apparent success as a prolific songwriter and lyricist, Halsey is best remembered for her book A Tenderfoot in Southern California (written as M.D. Yeslah, 1908), which examines social life in Los Angeles and its environs from the perspective of a New Yorker. OCLC seems to locate sheet music of only three of these songs. A complete list is available. .

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        Distel. Aquarell.

      . Bildgrösse: 28x20 cm. Signiert und datiert "tza 58". In Glasrahmen 54x43 cm.. Zbinden Helene Amande (genannt Titi), Horgen (1896 - 1987) Helene Amande Zbinden war Dadaistin, abstrakte Malerin, Kostümbildnerin, Dessinateurin und Blumenmalerin. Die gebürtige Französin (väterlicherseits) absolvierte eine Ausbildung zur Lehrerin, konnte aber, da sie keinen Schweizer Pass hatte und überdies Lehrerüberfluss herrschte, nicht als Lehrerin arbeiten. 1916 bis 1919 besuchte sie die Kunstgewerbeschule Basel bei Fritz Baumann. Sie war Gründungsmitglied und Schriftführerin der Künstlervereinigung "Das Neue Leben" (1918 bis 1920) und unterhielt intensive Beziehung zur DaDa-Bewegung. Sie war auch eine der Hauptinitiantinnen für die drei grossen Ausstellungen dieser Künstlergruppe, 1918 in der Kunsthalle Basel, 1919 im Kunsthaus Zürich und dann 1920 in der Kunsthalle Bern. Bald löste sich diese Vereinigung, die als ein Pendant zur Zürcher Dada-Bewegung gesehen werden kann, aber wieder auf. Sie war befreundet mit Gertrud Oettinger-Buckhardt, Sophie Täuber-Arp, Franziska Stöckling, Hans Arp, Marcel Janco u.a.m. Von 1921 bis 1924 war sie Mitarbeiterin für Kostüme und Bühnenbilder bei der Schauspieltruppe von Georges und Ludmilla Pitoeff in Genf und Paris. 1925 bis 1931 hatte sie ein eigenes Atelier in Paris und fertigte Entwürfe für Seiden- und Baumwolldrucke. Ab 1932 war sie auf dem Horgenberg ansässig, wo sie, nach einer schöpferischen Pause, feinsinnige Blumenbilder mit intensiver Farbgebung malte (auch Porzellanmalerei mit freien Blumenmotiven, besonders mit Wiesenblumen). Helene Amande wendete sich von der abstrakten Malerei ab und hat in der Folge gegen fünfhundert ihrer Werke vernichtet. Einige wenige hat ihr späterer Ehemann, der Maler Fritz Zbinden gerettet.

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        Lancaster's Mutiny and Custer's Reprieve. An Original 51 page typed Manuscript. TOGETHER WITH The first draft by Carroll along with photocopies of sources.

      - This is a brilliant collection, based upon the extremely rare pamphlet 'A Soldier's Souvenir: or The Terrible Experiences of Lieut. L. L. Lancaster, of the Second Wisconsin Cavalry, A Martyr To the Cause of Truth and Justice; comprising: Short Biographical Sketches, with the Story of His Death Sentence, Reprieve, Banishment, Hardships and Final Release. By Antoinette Barnum Ferris. Pauly Brothers, Printers Eau Claire, Wis. 1896', with edited notes and explanatory text by Carroll.It is NOT the original manuscript by Ferris but the J.M.Carroll typed version. Not only do we have the finished typed manuscript from Carroll but we also have the first draft that was done together with photocopies of sources Carroll used, with notes and annotations made.Carroll starts with an Introduction to the piece in which he writes in quite a personal way. Explaining how he finds military mysteries fascinating, his struggle to find out what did actually happen to Major Wickcliffe Cooper which was hindered by Custer. It's nice to see Carroll showing us a bit about himself. He spent a lot of his life writing about someone else it's quite nice to see what Carroll was like, his interests and the challenges that he attempted. He then goes on to address the purpose of this paper and that is the case of Leonard Lee Lancaster of Company L of the 2nd Regiment of Wisconsin Cavalry Volunteers. He was supposed to be executed for mutiny but Custer gave him a reprieve at the last moment. Carroll (in this piece) wonders why that was and thinks he can solve it. Carroll's question is Lancaster's rank and 'whether Custer was responsible for the planned and ordered execution or not'. Carroll goes on to further his questions on this mystery of a man and then proceeds to give a biography of Lancaster's life.After this comes the entire text in 37 pages of 'A Soldier's Souvenir or The Terrible Experiences of Lieut. L. L. Lancaster. By Antoinette Barnum Ferris.' It's in this piece that there are a lot of annotations by Carroll to correct spelling, grammar and general layout mistakes. The piece is written by Ms. Ferris, a neighbour of the Lancaster family all her life and could see the distress that his situation was causing the family. As well as this, being so close to them gave her a bird's eye view of what was happening to him. This article starts with an introduction of background information on Lancaster's early life and goes on to explain his career in the army, where it went wrong for him and what happened because of this. At one point Ferris explains when Lancaster first went to jail. The cell is described in great detail, as are the people who were there at the same time as him. It comes to the point where Lancaster is given his discharge papers and can return home. It's at this point that Ferris really comes alive and describes in great detail what it was like when he entered his family home. For example 'Instead of the robust, light-hearted young soldier that "went away to the wars" in '61, there returned a "shadow", - so worn and wasted by the hardships he had undergone that no one, not even his wife, knew him.' The book finishes off explaining how Lancaster then went on to apply for an honourable discharge.As well as the above, this collection includes the final typed draft done by Carroll. This piece has no annotations and is correct and as it should be. This is a one of a kind piece with the first draft, together with research notes and the final draft. It will make a great addition to any Custer collection.The format is Imperial 8.5" x 11" and in each section there are 51 pages plus 17 pages of photocopies with one of them. The pages are loose and are all stored in a brown envelope with a spilt pin fastening at the back and hand written on the front of it is: 'M.S.S. for Lancaster's Mutiny and Custer's Reprieve. John M. Carroll Editor.'John M. Carroll died in the summer of 1990 and left behind a vast body of work that added greatly to the scholarly study

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        LA LECTURE RETROSPECTIVE, MAGAZINE LITTERAIRE BI-MENSUEL, 23 TOMES, 1890-1896

      Non précisé 1896 - RO40244226: 23 tomes d'env. 650-700 pages chacun. Gravures en noir et blanc en frontispices (portraits). Titres, tomaisons, fleurons et roulettes dorés sur les dos. Nombreux dos décolorés (insolés). Romans, Contes, Nouvelles, Poésies, Beaux-arts, Souvenirs historiques et littéraires, Voyages, Fantaisies humoristiques, Critique, etc. Du tome I (n° 1-6, 5 juillet au 20 sept. 1890), au tome 23 (n° 133 à 138, 5 jan. au 20 mars 1896). In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. 1er plat abîmé. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.8-Anthologies, recueils [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Symbolic Logic Part I Elementary

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1896. First Edition, with slip "Important Corrections" dated February 24, 1896. Frontispiece diagram & numerous diagrams in text. xxxi, [1], 188 , [1], [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown cloth. In slipcase. Bookplate of Joan Whitney. Pre-Publication Inscription Inscribed on flyleaf "Hilda Rowell/ from the author/ Feb 22, 1896." see Cohen , Letter p. 1019-1020. Dodgson gave a Logic Lecture to the Oxford High School on Feb. 19, 1894, later Hilda (the eldest Rowell, 1873-1918) girl, Bessie and Hettie went to Christ Church for more Logic lessons. Hilda married in 1901 Frederick William Morris Woodrow, sometime Vice-Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford."Presentation copies dated Feb. 22, 1896 are known..." W, M & G.

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        Aus dem Hererolande. Erinnerungen an Kriegswirren und missionarische Friedensarbeit. 3 Teile (komplett) in 2 Bänden: Erster und zweiter Teil in einem Band. Die Herero-Mission während des Krieges von 1863 - 1870 / Zehn Jahre Friede und Ausbreitung der Herero-Mission bis zum Ovamboland. Dritter Teil: Vierzehnjärige Kriegswirren und Entwicklung der Mission während derselben.

      Barmen, Verlag des Missionshauses, 1896 / 1896.. 63 Seiten und 63 Seiten im ersten Band, 55 Seiten im zweiten Band, mit vielen Photos und Abbildungen. Gebunden in schlichten Pappeinband, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt, sehr saubere Exemplare..

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        Rod and Canoe, Rifle and Snowshoe in Quebec's Adirondacks

      Quebec (City): Printed by Frank Carrel. Daily Telegraph Office, 1896. First edition. Illustrated. 207, [9, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original marbled wrappers printed on front cover. Faint touch of wear at spine and corners, else a fine copy of an uncommon book. Includes much on angling for salmon and ouananiche, trout, camping, hunting, folklore. A scarce work by a knowledgeable Quebec chronicler, George Moore Fairchild (1854-1912). (See Lande S751 for another work).

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        A Collection of Tracts and Essays on the Bible, and Theology; By Some Notable Freethinkers. Showing the Principal Contradictions of the Holy Bible. Volume III [TOGETHER WITH] Sammelband of 18 freethought pamphlets bearing the ownership inscription of Barry

      Six Mile Brook, N.S.: James Burns Berrie, 1896. One volume of what appears to be a series of collected freethought tracts and excerpts compiled, reset, and published by Nova Scotian handpress printer and folk fiddler James Burns Barry. Titles include "A few selections, as a specimen, of the obscene language of the Holy Bible"; L.R. Smith's "Personal Existence After Death Improbable"; "The Foolishness of Prayer," unattributed to the author L. K. Washburn (see below); a collection of temperance poetry; extracts from Samuel Putnam's "Religion a Curse, Religion a Disease, Religion a Lie"; a chapter from Robert Taylor's Diegesis, written while in prison for blasphemy; and many contributions by Robert G. Ingersoll. No holdings for Barry (or Berrie's) publications located in OCLC as of October, 2014. WITH: A sammelband belonging to Barry comprising 18 pamphlets, many of which were reprinted in the accompanying volume. Octavo (18.25cm.); contemporary black blind-ruled cloth (some minor soil spots), gilt-lettered spine; a touch rubbed, else Very Good. 1. Shaw, J. D. The Bible: What Is It? Waco, Texas: Brooks & Wallace, Steam Book and Job Printers, 1884. [4],46pp. UT Austin only in OCLC. 2. [Shaw, J. D.] The Divinity of Christ. [Waco, Texas: J. D. Shaw, ca. 1883.] 27,[1](ad)pp. Not in OCLC. 3. [Shaw, J. D.] Studies in Theology. [Waco, Texas: J. D. Shaw, ca. 1883.] 13,[1](ad)pp. UT Austin only in OCLC. 4. The New God. N.p., ca. 1880s. 34pp. 5. Anon. St. Matthew Before the Court. By Secularist. New York: Truth Seeker Company, ca. 1885. 38,13-19,[3](ads)pp. Michigan only in OCLC. 6. Whitford, O. B. Bible Fabrications Refuted and its Errors Exposed. New York: Truth Seeker Company, ca. 1885. 47,[1](ad)pp. NYPL only in OCLC. 7. Whitford, O. B. The Origin of the Christian Bible. New York: Printed at the "Truth Seeker" Office, ca. 1885. 95,[1](ad)pp. Wisconsin only in OCLC. 8. Smith, L. R. Personal Existence After Death Improbable. New York: Truth Seeker Company, ca. 1885. 32pp. 2 cc. in OCLC. 9. Peck, John. Christian Absurdities. New York: Truth Seeker Company, ca. 1885. 80,12,[4](ads)pp. Not in OCLC. 10. [Peck, John.] Miracles and Miracle Workers. N.p., ca. 1885. [3]-34pp. 11. Babcock, M. The Relgion of Humanity Better than Eternal Punishment. New York: Truth Seeker Company, ca. 1885. 36,[12](ads)pp. Columbia and NYPL only in OCLC. 12. Ingersoll, Robert G. A Lay Sermon...Delivered Before the Tenth Annual Congress of the American Secular Union, at Chickering Hall, New York, Nov. 14, 1886. Reported for the "Truth Seeker" by I. N. Baker. New York: Truth Seeker Company, ca. 1887. "The Only Correct Edition." 25,[7]pp. 13. Washburn, L. K. Foolishness of Prayer. A Lecture Delivered Before the Ingersoll Secular Society, in Investigator Hall, Boston, December 6, 1884. Boston: J. P. Mendum, 1885. [2],19,[3](ads)pp. This edition not in OCLC. 14. Washburn, L. K. A Holy Superstition. Boston: Coburn Bros., 1879. 12pp. Not in OCLC. 15. Washburn, L. K. The Ressurection of Jesus Not Proved. [Boston: Coburn Bros., ca. 1880s.] 12pp. Not in OCLC. 16. Washburn, L. K. Some Thoughts on Immortality. A Lecture Delivered in Investigator Hall, Before the Ingersoll Secular Society, Sunday, March 27th, 1887. Boston: J. P. Mendum, 1887. 16pp. 17. Washburn, L. K. The Public Schools and the Catholic Church. A Lecture Delivered in the New England Freethingers' Convention, in Paine Hall, Boston, Jan. 29, 1887. Boston: Press of Lyman & White, ca. 1887. 15pp. Microform only in OCLC (NYPL). 18. Washburn, L. K. The Brute God of the Old Testament. Boston: Coburn Bros., 1879. 11pp. 12mo (16.75cm.); original black blindstamped cloth, slim green paper strips mounted to spine ends, printed paper spine label, salmon endpapers; [2],341,[1]pp.; engraved frontispiece and tail pieces; title page printed within unusual typographically decorative border of a repeating female face. Rear cover dampstained, small loss of cloth to spine foot, upper cover bottom corner worn through; minor, faint dampstaining along top and fore-edge of preliminaries; still, about Very Good.

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        C'est Daucasi and De Nicolete. Reproduced in photo - facsimile and type - transliteration from the unique MS. in the Bibliotheque Nationale at Paris, fronds francais, 2168. 165 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Oxford, 1896Roy. 8vo., on laid paper, title in red and black, with 22 plages of facsimile, the transliterated text printed in red and black, some slight browning to verso of front free endpaper; half vellum gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, a very good, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 165 COPIES. The work remains the sole facsimile of the Old French MS.

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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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        Der bayerische Löwe.

      . Tuschfeder- und Tuschpinselzeichnung, Bleistift, Deckweiß, Farbstift in Blau. 40,4:21 cm. Literatur: Dreitausend Kunstblätter der Münchner "Jugend". Ausgewählt aus den Jahrgängen 1896-1909, hrsg. v. G. Hirth, neue vermehrte Ausgabe, München, 1909, SS. XII, 314-319; Goldstein, SS. 672, 822; Flemig, S. 251.. Karikaturist, Illustrator, Journalist, Mitarbeiter "Jugend", "Der Scherer" in Innsbruck und "Münchener Bilderbogen".

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        Eine besondere Schuhwichse.

      . Tuschfeder- und Tuschpinselzeichnung, Kohle, Rötel, Aquarellfarbe. Monogrammiert. 40,2:30,4 cm. Literatur: Dreitausend Kunstblätter der Münchner "Jugend". Ausgewählt aus den Jahrgängen 1896-1909, hrsg. V. G. Hirth, neue vermehrte Ausgabe, München, 1909, SS. VIII, 31-45; Goldstein, S. 387; Flemig, S. 52.. Maler, Zeichner, Karikaturist, ständiger Mitarbeiter "Jugend" seit Beginn 1896.

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        "Der Volksfreund".

      . Tuschfederzeichnung, Aquarellfarben, auf Pergamin. 23,5:23 cm. Literatur: Dreitausend Kunstblätter der Münchner "Jugend". Ausgewählt aus den Jahrgängen 1896-1909, hrsg. v. G. Hirth, neue vermehrte Ausgabe, München, 1909, SS. XII, 321.. Zeichner, Mitarbeiter "Jugend".

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        ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

      J.B. Lippincott Compan/Baldwin Locomotive Works/Burnham, Williams & Co./Westinghouse Electric, Philadelphia, PA/Pittsburg, PA 1896 - A book extolling the uses of electric locomotives for passenger and freight transportation, and mining. Topics include express, freight, switching and wrecking lomotives, suburban and elevated locomotives, mining locomotives, characteristics charts, and ending with a glossary of terms. 123 pages with diagrams and photographs. Bound in original dark green cloth with lettering in gilt. Only a crease along bottom of the front endpaper, else a fine and bright copy. This early work/catalog on traction is seldom found in such superior condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mina Deane Halsey's Collection of Sheet Music Authored by her, with related material, and handbound by her

      (Various places: Brooklyn, Galveston, St. Louis, Bridgton, New Jersey, and others: Various publishers: Chas. W. Held, Thos. Goggan & Bro., Balmer & Weber, A. Scull, and others. Various dates 1896-1898; bound in 1908). Folio. Flexible morocco decorated in gilt, with gilt stamping "M.D. Halsey" appearing on the front board, floral endpapers, and a ribbon marker. According to the colophon at the rear, this volume was bound by Mina Deane Halsey in Los Angeles on November 12, 1908. It is number "1" of an unknown limitation and Signed by Mina Deane Halsey.A collection of 16 pieces of sheet music written by Halsey bound together with their original color covers, many which display her portrait, and about half of which are highly racist. They include: "Sweet Liza: A Coon Song & Dance"; "Dream My Yaller Baby Dream: A Lullaby"; "Sal Belindy: Da Gal from Tennessee"; "Coon Hush"; and including two different printings of her "Moonlight on the Melon Patch: A Darkey Episode", and other favorites. Also bound in are a periodical and a program featuring Deane. Laid in is a nicely designed personalized Christmas Card from Deane.Despite her apparent success as a prolific songwriter and lyricist, Halsey is best remembered for her book A Tenderfoot in Southern California (written as M.D. Yeslah, 1908), which examines social life in Los Angeles and its environs from the perspective of a New Yorker. OCLC seems to locate sheet music of only three of these songs. A complete list is available. .

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        De sympathia et antipathia rerum liber unus. De contagione et contagiosis morbis et curatione libri III.Venice: [heirs of L. Giunta], 1546.

      Rare first edition, entirely untouched in its original binding, of the founding text of epidemiology. "This book represents a landmark in the development of our knowledge of infectious disease. Fracastoro was the first to state the germ theory of infection. He recognized typhus and suggested the contagiousness of tuberculosis. Haeser even describes him as the 'founder of scientific epidemiology'." (Garrison-Morton). <br/><br/> ❧Norman 827; Pincus 112; (both copies in modern binding); Lilly, <i>Notable Medical Books</i> 23; <i>Heirs of Hippocrates</i> 174; Garrison-Morton 2528. <br/><br/> "Although his medical poem on syphilis is perhaps more widely known, the present work is a far more important contribution to science, establishes Fracastoro as one of the foremost scientists of all time, and earns him the title of founder of modern epidemiology. <i>De contagion</i> contains the first scientifically reasoned statement of the true nature of infection, contagion, and the germ theory of disease and is the foundation of all modern views on the nature of infectious diseases. The influence of Fracastoro's ideas was evident during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the work of Francesco Redi, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, and Antonio Vallisnieri as they contributed to a greater understanding of the nature of infection. Fracastoro's influence is also clearly reflected in the work of such modern scientists as Louis Pasteur, Joseph Lister, and Robert Koch as they broadened and furthered man's knowledge of infectious diseases. <br/><br/> "<i>De contagion</i> consists of three books. In the first book Fracastoro presents his germ theory of disease and discusses the three ways that infectious diseases are transmitted: l) by simple contact, 2) by indirect contact with what he calls fomites-objects that are not in themselves harmful but are able to harbor pathogenic micro-organisms and spread infection and, 3) by transmission from a distance or through the air. In the second book he explains the clinical signs of a wide variety of diseases that were prevalent at that time. He gives an early description of typhus and differentiates it from other fevers. He writes of congenital syphilis, recognizes the venereal source of syphilis, and describes its three stages. Fracastoro also discusses the contagiousness of smallpox, measles, tuberculosis, rabies, leprosy, and scabies. In the final book he concentrates on the treatment of contagious diseases and sets forth his general philosophy of therapeutics as well as his specific recommendations for such diseases as measles, smallpox, fevers, typhus, rabies, syphilis, and elephantiasis." (<i>Heirs of Hippocrates</i>).. 4to (208 x 149 mm), 84 leaves ff. [4] 76 [4] including the blank. Woodcut printer's devices on title and V3v, woodcut initials and dropped capitals.Contemporary limp vellum with manuscript lettering to spine, a few small wormholes through text in first few gatherings; light marginal waterstains at the beginning and end, a genuine and completley unrepaired copy in its original state. Provenance: A few corrections in a contemporary hand. Walter Pagel (1896-1983), inscribed 'Walter and Magda Pagel'; B. E. J. Pagel (1930-2007)

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        ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

      Philadelphia, PA/Pittsburg, PA: J.B. Lippincott Compan/Baldwin Locomotive Works/Burnham, Williams & Co./Westinghouse Electric, 1896 A book extolling the uses of electric locomotives for passenger and freight transportation, and mining. Topics include express, freight, switching and wrecking lomotives, suburban and elevated locomotives, mining locomotives, characteristics charts, and ending with a glossary of terms. 123 pages with diagrams and photographs. Bound in original dark green cloth with lettering in gilt. Only a crease along bottom of the front endpaper, else a fine and bright copy. This early work/catalog on traction is seldom found in such superior condition.. Hardcover.

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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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        Traité des matieres colorantes organiques artificielles de leur préparation industrielle et des leurs applications. Préface de Edouard Grimaux

      Paris, G. Masson 1896.. 2 Bde. gr.-8°. XX, 832 S.; 2 Bll., S. 833-1648 Mit 261 mont. farb. Stoffmusterproben im Text und auf Tafeln. OLn.-Bde. mit goldgepr. Rucken- und Deckeltitel. lw. etw. stockfl., wenige Muster mit kl. Wasserflecken, Innengelenke verstarkt, 1 Ecke mit Stossspur. Einbd. berieben, 1 Gelenk ausgebessert, 1 Rucken etw. angebrochen, Kap. mit kl. Lasuren. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. Die Stoff- und Farbproben wurden eigens fur dieses Werk hergestellt.

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        Report of the Adjutant General of State of Kansas, 1861-'65. (with Official Military History of Kansas Regiments during the War for the Suppression of the Great Rebellion)

      Topeka: J.K. Hudson, State Printer, 1896. Reprinted by authority. Cloth. A very good copy with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip. 8vo. Originally published in 1868, and "the only printed record of the soldiers of Kansas who were mustered in the service of the united States during the war of the rebellion," this is the official reprint of 1896, and although marked Volume I on title page, it also contains the contents of the original Volume II. Of the original 1500 copies, only 500 were for sale, and all but a handful of copies of Volume II (which also included the Official Military History) survived the warehouse fire shortly after its publication. Includes all of the Rosters and 'The Official Military History of Kansas Regiments during the Civil War and in Campaigns along the Platte and in Wyoming.' The history was prepared by J. B. McAfee from his own personal experiences in the army of the frontier . . . . and from the personal narratives of many soldiers. . . .? (Kansas Hist. Coll. vol. 6). It was republished in 1870. Hard to find in any edition. See Check List of Kansas Imprints 771 (for 1870 edition).

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        AN ADDRESS ISSUED BY THE WEST END MCKINLEY REPUBLICAN CLUB OPPOSING THE APPOINTMENT OF A COLORED CITIZEN IN PRESIDENT-ELECT MCKINLEY'S CABINET

      Washington DC, 1896. ONLY EDITION. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 4pp, folded, caption title [as issued] An extraordinary manifesto, issued by an unrecorded African-American political organization, OPPOSING the appointment of a "Colored Citizen" to President McKinley's cabinet. The "Republican Club" was evidently founded in Washington, D.C. in December 1895, and consisted entirely of African-Americans. Its stated purpose was to furthering the interests of McKinley in securing his nomination, "after which the Club worked faithfully to secure his election." * In this elegantly written document, the members of the Club argued that it was more important that there be 600-2000 JOBS annually for African-Americans, instead of a single Cabinet position for a "colored citizen" (!) * The writers of the pamphlet "protest against the appointment of one of our race to a Cabinet position in recognition of the services of the colored voters in the recent campaign. What the colored voters prefer is to have the next administration give suitable recognition to the colored voters in all the States." Far better, the Club argues, to reward "the masses of the Afro-American people" than continually to grant patronage to "our alleged leaders." Blanche Bruce and Booker T. Washington are mentioned, but are criticized for having "proven themselves [to be] stumbling blocks." * Of this unknown political organization, Musca D. Harley is listed as President, and George W. Stewart as Chair of the Executive Committee. Stewart, born in slavery, became business manager and reporter for the "Washington Grit" (an African-American political newspaper) and a member of the Emancipation Association of the District of Columbia. Harley is listed in the 1910 Federal Census as born around 1872, a "mulatto" living in Washington, and working as a "jaffer" with plaster and cement. * Not in OCLC; not in the Library of Congress. Not located in LCP, Blockson, or Work. Our copy is currently the only one on the market.

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        An Outcast of the Islands

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. First edition. Title-page in red and black. [ii, ads], [vi], 391, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green ribbed cloth, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g., fore and lower edges uncut. Fine. In custom green slipcase and chemise. Conrad's second a book, a precursor to Almayer's Folly.

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        ON SNOW-SHOES TO THE BARREN GROUNDS

      *** IN THE RARE dust-wrapper ***&#11;&#11;ON SNOW-SHOES TO THE BARREN GROUNDS, Harpers, 1896, first edition, just about fine in g/vg dust-wrapper with some chipping to the dust-wrapper spine extremities, upper margins and flap folds. Replete with drawings, photos and illustrations, with many of the latter executed by Frederic Remington. A truly marvelous copy of this book, detailing travels through Canada and Alaska and quite rare in dust-wrapper.

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        [COSTUME]. Katalog der Freiherrlich von Lipperheideschen Kostumbibliothek

      Berlin: Verlag von Franz Lipperheide, 1896 - 1901 und 1901 - 1905, 1896 - 1901 and 1901 - 1905. FIRST EDITION. Very Good. Thick 4to., 2 vols. (COMPLETE). xxi, [3], xvi, 645 pp., with 310 illustrations; xii, 840 pp., with 293 illustrations. Altogether 4818 tems described. WITH: Lipperheide's 12-page "Desiderata" printed on blue paper (inexplicably bound in Vol. 1 between pp. 48-49). Bound for Martin Breslauer in somewhat later maroon half morocco over purple cloth, spines faded to chestnut brown, one cover with unusual vertical stripes (sunned). Paper very slightly toned as is true of all copies of the first edition. Overall in excellent antiquarian condition. Very nice copy of the First Edition, now scarce: ours is the only complete copy on the market. This is the indispensible catalogue of the greatest Costume book collection ever formed, in which are meticulously described, with full collations and plate counts, more than 5000 titles, and which is illustrated by no less than 603 illustrations in the text. Our copy contains a signed letter from the collector to Martin Brelauser (see below). Franz Joseph and Frieda von Lipperheide were at that time the foremost publishers of fashion journals in the world (e.g. "Die Modenwelt," "Die Dame," "Illustrierte Frauen-Zeitung"). At one point their fashion magazine empire required a staff of more than 400 workers. Franz Joseph von Lipperheide (1838-1906) begin forming his costume collection in about 1870, systematically acquiring primary sources and secondary literature about fashion and traditional costume; civil, professional and religious costumes; weapons and uniforms; masks, dance and theatrical costumes, and much more. He also collected books related to weaving and knitting, tailoring, embroidery and other crafts, fashion magazines and illustrated newspapers, almanacs, etc. In 1899 Lipperheide gave his very important library to the Prussian State Library where it resided in a large and beautifully appointed room, the stately bookcases surrounded by choice paintings and miniatures. Among Lipperheide's collection of ca. 5,560 costume books, 45 MSS, and 840 fashion Almanacs are numerous treasures and great rarities. To these we must also add approximately 2,750 drawings, 23,700 individual woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs, plus ca. 2,500 photographs. Lipperheide's 686 paintings and 200 portrait miniatures are now in the Gemäldegalerie Berlin. -- Our copy contains a signed note (text secretarial), dated 29 July 1895, to Martin Breslauer while he was in Paris. Breslauer was to become one of the greatest European booksellers, although tragically he was ruined by the Nazis and was forced to flee with his family to London, in 1937. He died of shock on 16 October 1941, the result of one of many German bombing compaigns on London. REFERENCES: Besterman 1504; Colas 1880; Hiler p. 547. NDB.

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        The Indian Captive a Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Matthew Brayton, in His Thirty-Four Years of Captivity Among the Indians of North-Western America

      The Gray Printing Company, Fostoria, Ohio 1896 - 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 5 3/4" x 4 1/4". Original publisher's white boards with red imprint. [Front free endpaper leaf], [Title page], [Copyright page], [Preface], [blank], [5], 6-70, [blank leaf], [rear free endpaper leaf]. 2nd edition of this fantastic captivity story that is allegedly scarcer than the first edition of 1860 printed in Cleveland. In September 1825, 7 year old Matthew Brayton disappeared from the village of Wyandot in northwestern Ohio while walking with his brother to get supplies for his family. In the early years of his captivity, he was repeatedly traded to different tribes for various amounts of whiskey. Around the age of 16, he was traded by the Siouxs to the Snakes during the celebration of a truce in exchange for 11 gallons. He traveled with the Snakes, ultimately ending up in California where they stayed for 5 years. While in California, he interacted with the Diggers and describes their peculiarities. He also describes his numerous visits to San Francisco, then known as "Yerba Buena". After 5 years in California, the Snakes left for Utah and continued north towards Oregon. They then traveled further north "beyond the territory of the United States" where the Snakes allied with the Copper Heads. Brayton describes Copper Head and Snake culture in great detail, from childbirth to burial rites to division of labor. He discusses weaponry, hunting methods and vividly recounts the daily life of the tribes. In the far north, they got into skirmishes with the Esquimaux and traded with the Russians. At this point in the story, Brayton takes 8 pages to provide an exceptionally detailed account of a buffalo hunt and its aftermath. Years later, Brayton interacted with a member of the Hudson Bay Company who insisted that Brayton was white. Brayton insisted he was Native American, with Native American parents, but the persistence of the Hudson Bay man caused Brayton to question his heritage. Soon thereafter, Brayton married his chief's daughter and had two children with her. After again being told he was white by the Selkirker tribe, Brayton's chief told him he would be allowed to explore his personal history. He ultimately found out the truth and his story was told in the Cleveland Herald. The publication of that story allowed him to reunite with his brother. A scarce and compelling account in presentable condition. Howes B736. Wagner-Camp 351. Graff 394. Condition: Very good, with toned pages that are unmarked and odor free. Some offsetting to pages 52 and 53 where a triangular piece of paper once laid. Tight, solid binding with boards that are rubbed and lightly soiled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lloyd's Natural History. In 16 volumes

      London: Edward Lloyd, Limited 1896 / 1897. In 16 volumes complete. Original cloth with gilt-lettered spines. Set comprises: 'A Hand-Book to the Birds of Great Britain' in 4 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Order Lepidoptera' in 5 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Game-Birds' 2 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Marsupialia and Monotremata;' 'A Hand-Book to the Primates' 2 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Carnivora' and 'A Hand-Book to the British Mammalia.' Spines faded & marked and quite chipped at head & foot. Spine lettering legible. Endpapers browned. One hinge split. Internally clean. Numerous colour chromolithographic plates in all volumes. A Good set. . Good. Cloth. 1896. 8vo..

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        A Shropshire Lad

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co. Ltd.,, 1896. Octavo. Original quarter vellum, paper spine label, pale blue-grey paper sides, untrimmed. Housed in a green cloth chemise within a green quarter morocco slip case. Title page printed in red and black. Spine of slipcase sunned and a little scuffed, book spine lightly toned. A particularly nice copy. First edition, state "A", with the word "Shropshire" on paper spine label measuring 33 mm wide (Carter & Sparrow 2, paper label A). The entire first printing, made at Housman's expense, after Macmillan rejected the book, consisted of 500 sets of sheets, of which 150 were exported to the United States with an 1897 title page, 250 bound for the first British issue, and 100 bound up slightly later in a second state binding for Britain. "Though not an instant success, the little volume gradually won a large audience through the universality of its dominant themes (nature, love, war, and death) and the directness of its language and rhythms. In a period of war, uneasy peace, and rapid social change, Housman was one of the most familiar and most highly regarded of the poets of his time. His celebration of landscapes and a rural life distinctively and traditionally English contributed to his poetry's appeal" (ODNB).

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