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        Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. [Volume 1: Introduction, Narrative, Summary of Results, Supplement to Zoological Report, Map. Volume 2: Zoology. Volume 3: Geology and Botany. Volume 4: Anthropology]

      London, Dulau, 1896. Quarto, four volumes, [ii], xviii, 220 pages with illustrations and a map plus 11 pages of plates and a large folding map (650 x 615 mm); [ii], iv, 432 pages with illustrations plus 28 pages of plates (1 folding, 11 in colour) and a corrigenda slip at page 1; [vi], 204 pages with illustrations plus 9 pages of plates (2 folding); and [vi], 200 pages with illustrations plus 20 pages of plates (6 folding, 4 of them in colour). Original cloth, all edges uncut; cloth slightly rubbed, bumped and flecked; small cancelled library stamp and a six-digit reference number in ink on each title page (but see below); some foxing (confined mainly to the endpapers and adjacent leaves); trifling chips to some uncut edges, and the very occasional fingermark to the odd page; overall an excellent set throughout. The set was withdrawn from the Public Library of New South Wales; the cancelled stamps are signed by Ida Emily Leeson (1885-1964), the second Mitchell Librarian (from 1932 until [officially] 1946). A pencilled note in each volume indicates the set entered the library on 16 March 1909. It subsequently entered the collection of Professor Andrew Arthur Abbie (1905-1976), anatomist and anthropologist, whose bookplate is on each front pastedown, with the date 'c.1938' written below it. Professor Abbie's annotations in pencil are to be found on nine pages of the fourth volume ('Anthropology'); the most significant of these are the 60 words written in the margins of several pages discussing diseases (pages 127-129). Interesting though this provenance is, let us not forget the books! The purpose of this scientific expedition, sponsored by mining magnate and philanthropist William Austin Horn, and with Charles Winnecke as commander and surveyor, was to examine the MacDonnell Ranges on the not unreasonable premise that 'when the rest of the Continent was submerged the elevated portions of the McDonnell [sic] Range existed as an island, and that consequently older forms of life might be found in the more inaccessible parts'. This in fact proved not to be the case, but the expedition (of some fourteen weeks and 2000 camel miles undertaken between May and August 1894) was an outstanding success. 'It was not the intention ... to explore a new region ... But in the pursuit of natural history the expedition split into independent groups and explored undiscovered areas, thus filling in more of the blank spaces in this vast region' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate: The Discovery and Exploration of Australia, [1991]). 'These volumes constitute one of the most substantial contributions in nineteenth-century Australian exploration [but perhaps more importantly, the expedition is] a landmark in anthropological history because it resulted in [Baldwin] Spencer meeting Frank Gillen' (Mulvaney).

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        Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse (4 Volumes)

      London Frederick Warne /7 1896 - Hardback 1st Edition, tall 8vo, Volume 1, viii prelims, 163pp text with colour frontis and 78 colour plates all tissue guarded, Volume 2, x prelims, 158pp text with.colour frontis and 77 colour plates all tissue guarded, Volume 3, x prelims, 170pp text with colour frontis and 77 colour plates all tissue guarded, Volume 4, x prelims, 163pp text with colour frontis and 77 colour plates all tissue guarded, 27pp index. The cultural directions edited by William Watson and illustrations selected by D. Bois. Very good plus hald bound in green calf with mottled green boards, raised spine bands with gilt ruling and floral motifs and gilt titles, top edge gilt , marbled end papers, silk page markers, some fore-edge spotting, armorial book plate of bibliophile R. E. Skyring Thomas on front paste down. No B/W, weight 5.5kgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEUE GLÜHLICHTER. Jge.1896-1910. 8 Bände.

      Wien, Vlg. d. Ersten Wiener Volksbuchhdlg. - Dietzel-Hügel 1191. Unter diesem Titel als Nachfolge bzw. Vorläuferzeitschrift der "Glühlichter" zwischen 1896 u. 1910 erschienen. Das illustrierte sozialdemokratische Satireblatt richtete seine Polemiken vor allem gegen Lueger und die Christlichsozialen, aber auch gegen Adel u. Klerus. - So komplett höchst selten. gr.-4°, mit zahlr., tls. farb. Abb., HLn. d. Zt., berieben, Kanten berieben, Ecken leicht bestoß., Buchblock des 1. Bandes lose, sonst insges. guter Zustand.

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        Jude the Obscure

      Osgood, McIlvaine and Co, London 1896 - A handsome copy of the 1896 1st edition, 1st state. Bound (and signed) in a contemporary-to-the-period 3/4 dark morocco by the Morrell Bindery of London. Raised bands, gilt-ruled compartments and bright gilt-lettering, all edges gilt. Clean and VG+, with very light foxing to the preliminaries. 12mo, 516 pgs. plus map at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra

      The Macmillan Company 1896 - First American edition. Publisher's green cloth with spine stamped in gilt. Good. Cloth stained, with a heavy stain to the top of the front cover, smaller spots to the spine and light soiling to rear; spine slightly faded. Previous owner inkless emboss and remnant of news clipping to front free end paper. The author's magnum opus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        William Morris's Poetical Works. 10 volume set

      Longman's Green & Co, London 1896 - 3789pp. Bound by Bickers & Son, Leicester Sqr. Set comprises: The Earthly Paradise Volumes I-IV; The Life and Death of Jason; The Defence of Guenevere, and other Poems; The Story of Sigurd the Volsung, and the Fall of the Niblungs; Poems by the Way and Love is Enough or the Freeing of Pharamond. A Morality; The Odyssey of Homer and The Aenids of Virgil. G +: in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Some fading to backstrips with some small patches of rubbing to raided bands. Several volumes lightly bumped. Some foxing to prelims. Teg Later half Morocco gilt with marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1896 ?. [In the Memory of the Coronation of their Imperial Majesties in Moscow in 1896].

      Skt. Peterburg German Goppe 1896 - Folio (40 x 29 cm). Lith. title, half-title, title, [4], 100, 210, IV pp.; marginal tears to several leaves. Publisher's brown calf over red cloth boards, gilt lettering to upper cover; spine rubbed, some soiling. The first part comprises an overview of all the coronations that took place in Russia during almost 300 years reign of the Romanov dynasty. The second part is dedicated exclusively to the description of the coronation of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II and his spouse Maria Fedorovna, following in detail preparations for the occasion, the ceremony itself and festivities afterwards. The text is richly illustrated with scenes of the coronation, images of the Imperial regalia, and reproductions of menus and programmes for the festivities. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        3 small pen and ink self-portraits, one on the back of a youthful photograph portrait of the artist and a self portrait sketch/calling card; and a large cartoon drawing of McKinley campaign in Indiana

      Minneapolis Times, Minneaopilis 1896 - Pena nd ink on and board. 3 vols. Variouys sizes. Pena nd ink on and board. 3 vols. Variouys sizes

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        The Savoy. An Illustrated Quarterly.

      London: Leonard Smithers, January – December, 1896 - 8 volumes, quarto. Vols. 1 and 2 in the original pink decorated boards, vols. 3–8 in blue-green illustrated wrappers as issued. Advertisements to the rear of all vols. and to front of vol. 1. Housed in 2 custom blue cloth folding solander boxes. Booksellers ticket to rear pastedowns of all except vols. 3 and 4. Some small chips to spine ends, occasional light foxing; a very good set. Illustrated throughout by Beardsley and numerous others. The complete run of Beardsley and Symons's Savoy periodical, with the Beardsley illustrated Christmas card laid-into vol. 1. Leonard Smithers created The Savoy as an alternative to The Yellow Book, and enlisted Aubrey Beardsley as art director. Beardsley, fresh from being dropped by The Yellow Book for his connections with Oscar Wilde, set to work eagerly. The periodical ran for eight issues between January and December 1896, Beardsley's "Annus Mirabilis" (R. A. Walker), during which short time Beardsley produced some of his finest illustrations, his style having reached maturity since his dismissal from The Yellow Book. The Savoy published some of the great writers and artists of the day including literary works by: Max Beerbohm, Joseph Conrad, Ford Maddox Hueffer, Selwyn Image, George Bernard Shaw, and W. B. Yeats; and artistic content by: William Blake (the July, August & September issues half-dedicated to a showcase of Blake's Dante watercolours), Dante Gabriel Rossetti, W. Rothenstein, Walter Sickert, and J. McNeill Whistler. The content of the final, December, issue is contributed entirely by Beardsley and Symons and includes a translation of Mallarmé's Herodiade, and a memoir of a trip to the Isle of Aran, preceding J. M. Synge's famous trip by two years. A three volume bound collection of the eight journals was issued by the publishers at the end of the run. Scarce found complete and as issued. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MOPSY Her Tangles and Triumphs

      Lothrop Publishing Company, Boston 1896 - Very Good in boards. Worn edges on front, back and spine. Light soiling with bumped corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spiritual Poems, Chiefly Done out of Several Languages.

      Sold by Hacon & Ricketts, London., 1896. First edition. Octavo. pp cxiii. Frontispiece woodcut and border design to first page by Charles Ricketts. Grey boards with title labels. Eleven original poems by Gray as well as the twenty-nine translations.Free endpapers tanned. Spine a bit darkened. Very good indeed. Scarce.

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        The Cotton States and International Exposition and South, Illustrated

      Atlanta: The Illustrator Company (Successor to Southern States Publishing Co, 1896. First Edition. Leather bound. Good. Folio. (approx. 14" x 11") 504 pages. Illustrated. Dark brown "roan" leather binding with gilt decorated title on the front board. All edges gilt. Leather on the spine is chipped at the head and base. Edge wear to corners. Scratches and light rubs to leather on boards and spine. Front hinge tender but holding. Several institutional holdings for this publication but scarce in the trade. The Atlanta Cotton States Exposition was held from September 18th, 1895 to December 31, 1895 on the grounds of current Piedmont Park. It was a huge event attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors.

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      London: Bliss Sands & Co., 1896.. Octavo, pp. [1-13] 14-378 [379-384: ads], twelve inserted plates with illustrations by W. T. Smith, title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial dark blue cloth, spine and front panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. 1896 Christmas gift inscription by the author to Emily Kilham on the front free endpaper. Occult mystery novel featuring Oriental adept who possesses, and uses, supernatural powers. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 29. Bleiler (1978), p. 18. Reginald 07591. Hubin (1994), p. 422. Cloth rubbed at edges, some staining and spotting to cloth, light scattered foxing to text block, a very good copy. (#150952)

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        Portrait Photograph Signed ("With Warm regards W McKinley")

      Canton, OH: Courtney, 1896. With "Courtney / McKinley Block / Canton" imprint in lower mount. Cabinet card featuring oval portraits of President McKinley, Mrs. McKinley and their Canton, Ohio home, signed in the lower margin. 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Old mount marks to verso, fine. With "Courtney / McKinley Block / Canton" imprint in lower mount. Cabinet card featuring oval portraits of President McKinley, Mrs. McKinley and their Canton, Ohio home, signed in the lower margin. 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. A signed souvenir cabinet card of then Presidential-candidate McKinley, his wife, Ida Saxon McKinley, and their Canton, Ohio home, taken in the lead-up to the 1896 presidential election.

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        Typed letter signed, "W McKinley", with handwritten post-script, to Wm. H. Clark, West Somerville Mass., concerning Clark's Civil War service

      Canton Ohio, 1896. One page. 1 vols. 8vo. The letter, mounted on a backing sheet, shows old folds and frayed edges, not affecting text--the sort of wear it might have received by being carried in one's pocket, and frequently displayed. One page. 1 vols. 8vo. McKinley Writes of His Civil War Service. The letter reads: "My dear Sir: Your kind letter of the 5th inst. is very much appreciated by me. I have examined your discharge paper and have no doubt at all that the signature is mine. Yes, I recollect Major Lewis. He was indeed a noble man. I return to you your discharge paper, thinking you may value it. Yours very truly, W. McKinley". Beneath this, McKinley has penned: "I was A.A.A.G. [Acting Assistant Adjutant General?] on Genl Crooks staff [word unclear] Dept West Va on Feb 10 1865, and I undoubtedly issued the order". McKinley, having served two successful terms as Governor of Ohio, was at the time preparing to attend the Republican Party Convention, which opened at St. Louis a scant week later, on June 16. Thanks to the effective pre-convention efforts of Mark Hanna, McKinley was elected the GOP nominee on the first ballot, and defeated Bryan for the Presidency that November. A brief but intriguing look at one facet of McKinley's war service.

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        Ports Chioggia, Malamocco and Lido and the Channels Leading to Venice

      London, 1896. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 38.75" x 25.5" Shows the northeast coastal region of Italy, with Chioggia and Venice in beautiful detail. Includes soundings in fathoms and lighthouses are denoted with red and yellow hand coloring. Based on Italian surveys from 1886. Minor chipping along bottom edge.

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        20 MINIATURE POSTERS. Representing the title designs of the "Keynotes Series."

      1896 - Boston: Roberts Brothers, n.d.[1896]. [Twenty posters, each 7-3/4" x 5-5/8", plus a slightly larger title panel (probably the front panel of what was originally an envelope).] Beginning with "George Egerton's" 1893 novel KEYNOTES, for which the series would be named, John Lane of London published, over the course of five years, a series of 33 first editions of fiction; the Keynotes books came to epitomize the 1890s, not only for their content, but also for the design of the volumes -- elegant in format, each volume a different color stamped in another complementary color. And to top off the series' appeal, Lane (with fellow-publisher Elkin Mathews at the outset) engaged THE illustrator of the 'Nineties, Aubrey Beardsley, to provide each volume's front cover / title page design. (One of them is his notorious artistic impression of female reproductive organs.) As it happened, Beardsley provided only 21 of the designs for the (earlier) volumes in the series; Patten Wilson was then engaged to design the remaining twelve. (Beardsley would live only until 1898, when he would die of tuberculosis at age 25.) Perhaps fearing a slackening of public appeal with Beardsley's imminent departure from the series, in 1896 John Lane issued a "Prospectus" of the Keynotes Series -- a small booklet containing all 21 of Beardsley's designs, together with press notices of each book. This Prospectus is today very scarce.~The authorized American publisher for these books was Roberts Brothers, of Boston -- who published each book in a slightly smaller format (in one or more of three colors only), but with the same Beardsley title page design (and front cover design) as appeared in the London edition. This Roberts Brothers collection of "20 Miniature Posters" was issued for the same puirpose, and at about the same time, as John Lane's Keynotes Series Prospectus -- possibly even a bit earlier, since there is one less design. The stamping on each poster is in one color, except for two which also have the book's title in red; the colors range from blue-grey to green to brown to pale greenish-yellow to orange.~The posters are in fine condition, with scarcely any wear or soil; the four stamped in pale greenish-yellow do not stand out like the others, but that is due to the unusual color chosen. The additional "title panel" of this assemblage is worn at its edges (though not affecting print); this wear, and the slightly larger size compared to the posters, cause us to believe that this is the front panel of an envelope that once enclosed the posters. Extremely uncommon -- especially as a complete set. See Stetz & Lasner 57 and Plate 11 (Lane's Prospectus). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Set of Six Bust Portraits of Beauties - Jidai Kagami (Mirror of the Ages).

      -1898 1896 - A Set of Six oban tate-e woodblock prints of okubi-e (bust portraits) of beauties, titled Jidai kagami (Mirror of the Ages), documenting the fashions of former times (from the Keicho to the Meiji era) in chronological order, each sheet with a beautiful woman in sumptuous costume depicted at the lower section and a rectangular panel at the top which makes a reference to the era, some sheets with lacquer and embossed details, published by Matsuki Heikichi, variously dated Meiji 29, 30 and 31 (1896-8), all signed Yoshu Chikanobu. Each sheet approx. 36cm x 23.7cm (14 1/8in x 9 3/8in). Framed and glazed: 40 by 29cm. Toyohara Chikanobu (1838–1912), better known to his contemporaries as Yoshu Chikanobu, was one of the most successful woodblock print artists of Japan's Meiji period. He lived at a time when Japan saw the reinstatement of the emperor as ruler and underwent rapid westernization. He worked both with traditional subjects, such as actors, courtesans, scenes of famous sites, beautiful women, and with topical subjects, such as the Satsuma Rebellion (1877) and the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895). Chikanobu used the flat planes and decorative patterning of the ukiyo-e tradition to striking effect, adding brilliant colors, especially reds, purples, and blues to his compositions. More precisely, Ukiyo-e, or ukiyo-ye (in Japanese: "pictures of the floating world"), is a genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. It was aimed at the prosperous merchant class in the urbanizing Edo period (1603–1867). Amongst the popular themes were depictions of beautiful women, as is the case here with these okubi-e prints (i.e. bust portraits); kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna; and erotica. One of Chikanobu's best series, A Mirror of the Ages shows women by fashion and hair style throughout history. Despite a sense of longing for the past, these prints are unmistakably modern and of their time. Each print depicts a beauty from a certain period in the lower part and customs at that time, in grisaille, in the upper part - a way to tell viewers about the latest fashion and historical backgroud at that time. The quality of printing is outstanding, especially in Chikanobu's use of white for the rendering of the powdered faces. Indeed, Chikanobu was known as a master of bijinga (images of beautiful women), and for illustrating changes in women's fashion, including both traditional and Western clothing. For example, in the Mirror of Ages, the hair styles of the Tenmei era (1781-1789) are distinguished from those of the Keio era (1865-1867). To create a woodblock print, artists like Chikanobu first designed the image on paper and then transferred it to a thin, partly transparent paper. Following the lines on the paper, now pasted to a wooden block usually of cherry wood, the carver used to chisel and cut to create the original in negative—with the lines and areas to be coloured raised in relief. Ink was then applied to the surface of the woodblock. Rubbing a round pad over the back of a piece of paper laid over the top of the inked board eventually made the print. Chikanobu was able to produce such bright and colourful prints because in 1765, new technology had made it possible to produce single-sheet prints in a whole range of colours. Polychrome prints were made using a separate carved block for each color, which could number up to twenty. To print with precision using numerous blocks on a single paper sheet, a system of placing two cuts on the edge of each block to serve as alignment guides was employed. Paper made from the inner bark of mulberry trees was favored, as it was strong enough to withstand numerous rubbings on the various woodblocks and sufficiently absorbent to take up the ink and pigments. Reproductions, sometimes numbering in the thousands, could be made until the carvings on the woodblocks became w [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Medinat HaYehudim. (Der Iudenstaat). [The Jewish State, An Attempt at a Modern Solution to the Jewish Question].

      Warsaw Halter And Eisenstadt for Toshiah 1896 - Octavo (17 X 12.3 cm), title, i-iv, 5-82 pp., portrait of Herzl and post stamps to upper pastedown, stamps to endpapers and title page, post stamp to title page; censure's approval stamp on back of title page, in Russian, dated November 25, 1897, Warsaw. Contemporary quarter black cloth. First Hebrew edition of Herzl's manifesto leading to the creation of the Jewish State. Published the same year as the original German version, Der Judenstaat. "It was Herzl's book that really crystallized the idea of a national home for the Jews. Through his work, he transformed the Jewish people from a passive community into a positive political force. (.) That a Jewish State was created in Palestine within fifty years of his death was due to the vision and the practical methods of Herzl, expressed in his manifesto of 1896." (J. Carter, Printing and the Mind of Man). Der Judenstaat is considered to be the founding manifesto of political Zionism. In 1896, Der Judenstaat, Versuch einer Modernen Lösung der Judenfrage (The Jewish State, Proposal of a modern solution for the Jewish question) was published in Vienna by then 35-yearsold Theodor Herzl, a Hungarian journalist of Jewish descent. The previous year, Herzl had witnessed the Dreyfus affair in Paris and had been appalled at the outbreak of anti-Semitism that it had generated in the "birthplace of human rights". He came to the conclusion that the creation of an independent Jewish state during the 20th century would be the best way for Jews to escape European anti-Semitism. The title of the work originally read "Proposal of a modern solution for the Jewish question: Address to the Rothschilds", as Herzl planned to deliver it as a speech to the Rothschild family, but Baron Edmond de Rothschild rejected Herzl's plan, feeling that it threatened Jews in the diaspora; he also thought it would put his own settlements at risk. Herzl worked on his pamphlet from summer 1895 to winter 1896, but received little support from the publishers. Siegfried Cronbach (Berlin), publisher of a Jewish weekly, rejected the publication, objecting to its content, as did Duncker and Humblot (Leipzig), which had recently published Herzl's Palais Bourbon but insisted that they never produced anything on 'this question' (relating to the Jewish question). On 17 January 1896 the London Jewish Chronicle carried a synopsis of the pamphlet: 'A Solution of the Jewish Question' by Dr. Theodor Herzl. This led to a meeting with a fairly obscure publisher, Breitenstein. Herzl noted that he was enthusiastic about certain passages, and a definitive title, Der Judenstaat, was decided upon then and there. The precise terms of their co-operation are not known but later accounts show that Herzl received no royalties and that income from sales barely covered the publisher's costs. By February the proofs were ready but Herzl was clearly disappointed that only 3,000 copies were planned to be printed - Breitenstein did not expect a commercial success. On February 15th, 1896 a slim volume written by Herzl appeared in the shop window of M. Breitenstein's Verlags-Buchhandlung in Vienna, titled: Der Judenstaat. Versuch einer Modernen Lösung der Judenfrage. Der Judenstaat is Herzl's only work on which he used his academic title. Obviously, he wished to appear as a sober man of affairs, not a utopian. Reactions to Der Judenstaat were not long in corning. The well-to-do Jewish middle class of Vienna was aghast, as Hermann Bahr told Herzl at the time and Stefan Zweig recalled in his memoirs. The Neue Freie Presse kept silent, the liberal press rejected the scheme. Encouragement came from Zionist groups in Berlin and Sofia, and the Russian Hovevei Zion cautiously took note. Unreserved acclaim came from the Zionists on the margins of Viennese Jewish society. Their support catapulted Herzl to the leadership of the Zionist movement. This was the most significant, immediate result of the publication of Der Judenstaat. PMM, 381. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bouvard and Pécuchet.

      H.S. Nichols, London., 1896. First U.K. edition. Translated by D.F. Hannigan. Royal octavo. pp xvi, 458. Nine plates after S. Gòrski.One of a very small number of copies (no limitation is provided but similar productions by Nichols and his partner Leonard Smithers ran to only 10 copies) printed in purple on japan vellum and in larger format than the trade edition. Special binding of green silk with elaborate pictorial gilt, top edge gilt. All nine plates are printed in three states - green, black, blue. Spine a bit dull and scuffed at tail. Very good, internally fine.

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        The Wessex Novels. 18 Volumes Complete.

      Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1896/1897/ Macmillan 1913 (all 1st.ed's in this publication, with 3 true "firsts"). FIRST UNIFORM & COMPLETE EDITION.. 18 vols; Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. Dark green bold-ribbed cloth, the front blocked in gold with TH monogram. Each vol. contains an etched frontispiece by H. Macbeth-Raeburn, a scene from the novel drawn on the spot, and a map, drawn by Hardy himself. ("Tess" has 2 etched ills.). In very good conditions. Some rubbing and marks to cloth, corners bumped and rubbed, some rubbing and minor nicks to ends of spines. Spines darkened, some minor fading to boards. “Changed Man” cloth split at rear spine edge and faded on front. Endpapers darkened with some mild foxing, bookplates to front “Leslie Seaton.” Some slight tanning/darkening to pages else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. --- This is an important edition. The text of every novel was thoroughly and carefully revised, etc. In addition Hardy prepared a special preface for each volume. "The Well-Beloved" (Osgood...1897) and "A Changed Man"(Macmillan 1913) were published in matching format to the other 16 vols.and count as Vols. XVII and XVIII of the Wessex Novels.

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        Fun original Platinum Age inked comic self-portrait signed "F.M. Howarth"

      n.p., c. 1896. 4.5" X 3.75". "Original ink self-portrait signed ""F.M. Howarth"", on a 4.5"" X 3.75"" card, no date but circa 1896, together with another card signed ""Yours in fun, F.M. Howarth."" Howarth played an important role in comic strip history. In 1903, William Randolph Hearst hired Howarth to work for his Sunday supplement and it was there that Howarth created the ""Lulu and Leander"" comic, which quickly became a standby in Hearst's American-Journal-Examiner comic sections."

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        Les Plaisirs et les Jours. Illustrations de Madeleine Lemaire. Préface d'Anatole France et Quatre Pièces pour Piano de Reynaldo Hahn

      Paris; Calmann Lévy, 1896. first edition, on plain paper, not numbered, x,273pp, illustrations by Madeleine Lemaire, top edges gilt, - hardback, 4to, owner's bookplate on endpaper, front inner hinge slightly cracked, red half-leather binding, gilt-ruled, gilt titles, 5 raised bands, corners and spine edge rubbed, Good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thus Spake Zarathustra

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition. Publisher's green cloth with spine stamped in gilt. Good. Cloth stained, with a heavy stain to the top of the front cover, smaller spots to the spine and light soiling to rear; spine slightly faded. Previous owner inkless emboss and remnant of news clipping to front free end paper. The author's magnum opus.

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        "On a New Kind of Rays"; In: Nature, A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science. Volume LIII, November 1895 to April 1896. Translated by Arthur Stanton

      London: Macmillan, 1896. First edition in English. A fine copy/From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Tall 8vo. Röntgen's article is on pages 274-276, illustrated with two photographs. Entire volume: 624 pp. Original decorated cloth, the front cover with gilt- and black-blocked title vignette, repeated on the spine. The first announcement in English of Röntgen's ground-breaking discovery of X-Rays in 1895. Though earlier experimenters had been nearing the discovery, it was not found until the unassuming Würtzburg professor Wilhem Röntgen experimented with William Crookes' version of the "Geisslertube," a form of vacuum tube sealed at the ends with platinum terminals to permit the passage of an electric current through the tube. "Hertz and Lenard had published on the penetrating powers of cathode rays (electrons) and Röntgen thought that there were unsolved problems worth investigation... As a preliminary to viewing the cathode rays on a fluorescent screen, Röntgen completely covered his discharge tube with a black card, and then chanced to notice that such a screen lying on a bench some distance away was glowing brightly. Although others had operated Crookes tubes in laboratories for over thirty years, it was Röntgen who found that X rays are emitted by the part of the glass wall of the tube that is opposite the cathode and that receives the beam of cathode rays. He spent six weeks in absolute concentration, repeating and extending his observations on the properties of the new rays. He found that they travel in straight lines, cannot be refracted or reflected, are not deviated by a magnet, and can travel about two meters in air. He soon discovered the penetrating properties of the rays... The apparent magical nature of the new rays was something of a shock even to Röntgen... On 22 December he brought his wife into the laboratory and made an X-ray photograph of her hand. It was no doubt the possibility of seeing living skeletons, thus pandering to man's morbid curiosity, that contributed to the peculiarly rapid worldwide dissemination of the discovery" (DSB). Translations of Rontgen's paper soon started to appear, beginning with an English translation in Nature on 23 January. By 20 February Nature was commenting that "so numerous are the communications being made to scientific societies that it is difficult to keep pace with them, and the limits of our space would be exceeded if we attempted to describe the whole of the contributions to the subject, even at this early stage" (Bakker, p. 319). News was quick to spread, and was soon to be interpreted, studied, and reviewed. On pp. 276-77 is A. A. C. Swinton's "Professor Röntgen's Discovery," illustrated with an x-ray and reviewing recent newspaper reports of Röntgen's discovery. On pp. 377-380 is "The Röntgen Rays," a further review. See for the first edition in German (offprint issue): Dibner, Heralds of Science 162; Garrison-Morton-Norman 2683; Norman 1841-1842. See for the first periodical issue: Grolier/Horblit 90; Grolier Medicine 83A-B; Printing and the Mind of Man 380.

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        Geologic Atlas of the United States. Yellowstone National Park, Folio Wyoming ... Folio 30. Library Edition [cover title].

      Washington D. C., Engraved and printed by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1896. Large folio (55.5 x 47 cm); original printed wrappers with cloth back-strip; pp. [6], explanatory text inside wrappers, 3 plates with photographic views of Yellowstone Park, 7 colour-printed maps (geological and topographic), a few text illustrations; wrappers a little spotted, internally very good; provenance: Royal Institution, stamp on front cover. This ambitious publication came out between 1894 and 1945 in 227 issues, called Folios.

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        The Floating Island or The Pearl of the Pacific.

      Sampson, Low, Marston and Company, London., 1896. First U.K. edition and first edition in English. No translator given. Octavo. pp viii, 382. Seventy-nine illustrations. All edges gilt. Green pictorial buckram blocked in gilt, black, blue and white, bevelled edges.Short tear to fore-edge of front free endpaper. Front hinge cracking. Spine and edges rubbed. Good.

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        Débauché (deuxième planche). Cover for: Catalogue d'Affiches artistiques françaises étrangères. Estampes

      Paris: [Imprimerie Henon for] A. Arnould, June 1896. 8vo (380 x 275 mm). 32 black-and-white plates. Pictorial wrappers with Toulouse-Lautrec's lithograph [second state, with letters], folded as issued; glassine; morocco-backed chemise, slipcase. Minor splits to the spine, otherwise in very good condition. Provenance: purchased from Valette, 1977. Toulouse-Lautrec's provocative lithograph shows an anonymous French prostitute with Maxime Dethomas, the artist's close friend and fellow artist. Débauché (deuxieme planche) is a crayon, brush, and spatter lithograph printed in three colors from three stones. Despite this reduced palette, the print is filled with impact, most notably in the juxtaposition of the countenances of the two subjects. Arnould's sale catalogue promotes a collection of posters, and illustrates examples by Toulouse-Lautrec, Steinlen, Beardsley, Mucha, and other artists. Peter Wick, Toulouse-Lautrec Book Covers and Brochures, no. 10. W. 167; D. 178; AD. 187. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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      London: Published for the Author by A. Brown & Sons, Limited, n.d. [1896].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-298 [299-300: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece (tinted facsimile of a document), six illustrations in the text, original blue-green silk-like cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "Lost race adventure novel set on an unknown island and concerning two subdivisions of the same race in conflict; the villains inhabit an underground City of Destruction." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 208. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Teitler (2013). Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and along bottom edges, spine panel just a bit age-darkened, a tight, internally clean, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#149677)

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

      George Routledge, London., 1896. Re-issue of the Fordham edition first published in 1884. With an Introduction and a Memoir by Richard Henry Stoddard. Octavo. Six volumes. Frontispieces, and other plates, facsimiles. Original blue cloth, gilt decorated spines. Pages unopened.Covers just a little marked and scuffed in places. A very good set indeed.

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        The Complete Works of Robert Burns

      The Complete Works of Robert Burns (1896, Full Leather) 12 Volumes - Rare AntiqueThe Gebbie Publishing Co. Limited, Philadelphia, 1896."Fifty copies only of this Carnegie Edition have been printed for sale, each of which will be numbered." This is copy number 36 of 50, with each volume noted and stamped with Gebbie's seal. The total set features 12 books, but there are 6 volumes with 2 parts per volume.This truly is a beautiful bookset! Full brown leather, fine binding with 5 raised bands on the spine. Gilt tooling and finish on the front and rear covers, the spine, edges, textblock, and inner pastedown edges. Red satin endpapers have small wrinkles or waves. In addition to the red satin pastedowns and endpapers, each volume comes with a red ribbon marker and a few of them are frayed at the ends. There are some scratches and small dark marks on the covers as well as the first few and last pages. There is some scuffing on the corner edges and spine head and tails. The textblock features a heavy deckled, feathered finish to the foreedge and bottom. The spine head and tails are intact, but Volume III, Part II has a chip and Volume VI, Part I has a 1/4-inch chunk chipping off the top. The binding is tight and firm but the covers are slightly bowed, possibly due to the leather. There are great illustrations throughout that accompany the poems "illustrated with 60 etchings and woodcuts, maps, and facsimiles."Overall, this set is in Very Good+ condition and is one beautiful and rare set - don't wait, add it to your book collection! Please see the photos on this item or feel free to send us any questions you might have. We've included photos but if you need more, please contact us. Please note: this item will require additional postage, ship insured, and require a signature upon delivery. Thank you for your interest in this item!

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        Oorkondenboek van Groningen en Drente. 2 dln. Groningen 1896-1899. Geb., geïll., 440+524 p.. Ingenaaid exemplaar.

      Bewerkt door P.J. Blok, J.A. Feith, S. Gratama, J. Reitsma en C.P.L. Rutgers.

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        Distillers and Bottlers of American, French, German, Swedish, Bohemian, and other foreign Liquors. Cordials, Cremes, Extracts, etc. Established 1874.


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        Prent op de promotie van Jhr. Mr. C.H.J. van Haeften, litho in groen gedrukt, door Theo van Hoytema 1896.

      "Promotieprent Leiden rechtsgeleerdheid 6-7-1896 ; 1 blad plano, in een omlijsting met vogels en dierfiguren, 68 x 44 cm".Op het blad de woorden Utile Dulce, een zittende man in oud-Hollands costuum(Van Haeften?) die van een Napoleon-achtige figuur een glas krijgt aangereikt. Voorts acht ronde of ovale voorstellingen en 31 handtekeningen. De handtekeningen van de promovendus, de paramimfen C. Beelaerts van Blokland en J. Patijn en van De Wetstein Pfister, Groustra, Beelaerts van Blokland, Piper, Luyt, v.Oosterzee, de Witt Hamer, Verloren van Themaat, Everwijn, Lycklama, Obreen, Stoop, Jorissen, Creutz, v.Lennep, v.d.Sande Bakhuyzen, Schorer(2x), Havelaar, Blusse van Oud Alblas, v.d.Wijck, v.Hoboken, Willink Ketjen, e.a. De afbeeldingen betreffen o.a. Ahasverus, de Merapi, India Orientalis, vertrek naar Engeland en brandstichting in Kurhaus om Oranje te wreken. Cornelis Hendrik Johan van Haeften, uit Soerabaja,promoveerde op 6 juli l896 op stellingen. Vgl. J.W.Niemeijer, De grafiek van Theo van Hoytema (1977), nr 67. Van Hoytema tekende ook de menukaart voor het promotiediner (nr 68) en een exlibris voor Van Haeften(nr 45).

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        Sunshine and storm in Rhodesia : being a narrative of events in Matebeland both before and during the recent native insurrection ... by Frederick Courtenay Selous ... With map and numerous illustrations

      London : Rowland Ward & Co., Limited, 1896, Hardcover, First Edition. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked pictorial cloth and zebra end papers with original folding. Added title with page engraving with a tissue guard. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance; from the library of John Trotter, Esq. with his bookplate bearing the inscription 'Festina Lente' with original publisher's bookmark loosely inserted. Physical description; xvii, 290 p., [11] leaves of plates (incl. map), [10]p. : ill.., map (folded). Notes; With an index and five final advertisement leaves. Subjects; Zimbabwe - Description and travel. Zimbabwe - History - Ndebele Revolt, 1896. 290 pages. Inventory No: 240350.

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        A Handbook of Bandy, or Hockey on the Ice

      Horace Cox, London 1896 - First edition. Gray cloth boards ruled in black and titled in gilt. 57,(3),(4 ads)pp. Frontispiece photograph, line drawings and diagrams throughout. Moderate soiling, else a very pleasing, near fine copy. While other books on winter sports discuss hockey and bandy, this is the very first book solely devoted to hockey. Inscribed on the front pastedown: "R.H. White from C.G. Tebbutt. Jan 1896." The sports ice hockey and bandy (which usually has larger teams, and rules that in some ways emulate soccer) were mostly synonymous at the time, although the game we are familiar with today evolved away from bandy to follow the Canadian rules. The Tebbutt family, Arnold, Neville, and Charles Goodman, all contributed to this book, although Arnold is given pride of place as author on the title-page. Of the three, C.G., who inscribed this copy, was probably the most influential: he introduced hockey into Sweden in 1894, and also organized the first international Bandy match, in 1891 between English and Dutch teams. A rare book, neither OCLC nor RLIN records a copy, and we have never seen another. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Syria from the saddle.

      Silver, Burdett and Company,, New York, Boston, Chicago, 1896 - EA. New York, Boston, Chicago, Silver, Burdett and Company, 1896 8°., 318 S. mit (fotogr.) Illustrationen i. Text u.a. Tafln. Titelportrait unter Transparent-Schutzblatt. Ill. O-Leinen (Goldprägung), Kopfgoldschnitt, Vorder- und Stehlkante unbeschnitten. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Sprache: de Ill. O-Leinen (Goldprägung), Kopfgoldschnitt, Vorder- und Stehlkante unbeschnitten. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Ernest Nister 1896 - First edition. Original cloth backed glazed pictorial boards. A good copy, with some wear to the corners and spine a sizeable chip torn from the corner of the front end paper. Internally fresh and clean. Tipped in chromolithograph frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations throughout by various artists including Beatrix Potter, Louis Wain, and W. Foster. The most significant contribution is nine line drawings by Beatrix Potter (signed HBP) to accompany a verse entitled "A frog he would a fishing go". There is also a full page black and white image after a pen and gouache drawing by Potter, to accompany "The Story of Violante and the Silver Sixpence". These illustrations, which had their genesis in a picture letter to Eric Moore of September 1893, were offered (and after some horse trading, sold) to Nister in 1894. Potter had hoped Nister would publish them as the contents of a small booklet, but Robert Mack of Nister had replied that, "people do not want frogs now. The only way we could use it would be as a double page in our 'Annual'.". The illustrations duly appeared occupying three pages accompanying the verse "A Frog he would a fishing go", by another author. In due course Potter bought back the copyright (and blocks) for the illustrations and developed them to be published in 1906 as The Tale of Jeremy Fisher. The separate full page image depicts two young kittens looking in a shop window being watched by the shop keeper, knitting in the doorway, over which is the sign, "Squintina Tabby / Licensed to sell / Tea". The image carries the caption "What shall we Buy?". Leslie Linder's The History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter shows a rough sketch of the old tabby (facing p.179), noting that it was "for a picture sold to Ernest Nister". An original version of this image was sold as part of the property of Bertram Potter at Sotheby's July 2008. Comical Customers is now extremely scarce. Cotson (Potter) 562; [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Leaves from a Diary in Lower Bengal. By C. S. (Retired). With maps and illustations from sketches by the author, including etchings by Robert Farren.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1896 - Tall octavo. Original red and brown cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, decorative gilt rule to covers, dark blue coated endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A little marked overall, rubbing to extremities, spine sometime expertly repaired, occasional light foxing; a very good copy. Frontispiece, 43 plates and 2 maps, 1 of which is folding. First edition of this agreeable account of life in the Indian civil service in Chittagong and Calcutta from 1862 to 1870. "Clay's life emerges as slight on work and heavy with the hunt as he lurches about pig-sticking and shooting tigers, bears, and natives with an indifferent skill" (Riddick); he was invalided back to England after being badlymauled by tiger. Uncommon, with no copies traced at auction. Halkett vol. 2 p. 251; Matthews, British Autobiographies, p. 41; Riddick 305. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau.

      London, William Heinemann, 1896 (1st.ed.). Hardback, approx 7.5 x 5 inches. In light brown cloth with black and red lettering to spine and front and black and red design to front. Embossed “Boots Library” stamp logo to front. ‘WH’ monogram to rear. In very good condition. Cover is darkened and a little worn; Corners bumped and edges rubbed, small nicks to corners. Hinges cracked, endpapers slightly darkened. Some darkenign to front tissue guard. Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Very Scarce. 219pp. with an illustrated b&w frontispiece.

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        In Sunny Australia. A Novel

      George Robertson & Company, Melbourne 1896 - Full dark blue morocco, extensively and attractively gilt-decorated on all surfaces, with gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt; stamped in gilt at the foot of the front pastedown is 'Geo. Robertson's Binding'. The verso of the initial binder's blank is inscribed 'To The Hon G.H. Reid Esqre with kind regards. October 29th 1896'. Trove records the first newspaper reviews for this novel of station life in October 1896. We have not identified the handwriting, but it is highly likely this is a presentation inscription from the author herself to George Reid, at that time Premier of NSW, and later (August 1904 to July 1905), the fourth Prime Minister of Australia. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges.

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        Holzschnitt von Felix Vallotton (1865-1925).

      [1896]. 1896 - 35,5 x 27 cm. Auf bläulichem Papier. Unter Passepartout (44,5 x 33,5) Die Arbeit des Schweizer Künstlers erschien 1896 in der Zeitschrift "Pan".

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        Natuur- en wiskundige verhandeling over het aanleggen en versterken der dyken (...) uit het Latijn vertolkt (...) vermeerderd, door Jan Esdre. Leiden, Le Mair, 1778 [colophon: Van Hoogeveen, 1777].

      "Kartonnen omslag, 16+294 pag. Geillustreerd met 2 uitvouwbare gravures. Oude eigendomsmerken met pen: Van Maanen; J. Kloos 1896.".

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        The Well at the World's End

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Longman's, Green and Co, 1896. Two volume set. [i-iv] v-vii [viii], 1-378 [379: printer's imprint] 380: blank]; & [i-iv] v-vi, [1-2] 3-279 pp [280: printer's imprint], double flyleaves at front and rear of each volume. First printing, first trade edition (printed in 1893 but delayed by the Kelmscott Press edition. Follows the Kelmscott Press limited first edition issued the same year. Printed on watermarked “B A S” hand-made paper at the Chiswick Press by Charles Whittingham & Co., London. Tall Octavos. 9" x 5¼" (23 x 14.5cm). Pages uncut. Bound in original quarter Holland-backed blue paper boards, with paper title-labels to white linen spines. Unlike other authors who wrote of foreign lands or of dream worlds, Morris was the first to describe completely invented or fantasy worlds. His work—and these volumes in particular—served as a source of inspiration for H.G. Wells and J.R.R. Tolkien, who each praised his work, as well as greatly informing the writings of C.S. Lewis. "One of the most complex and beautiful fantasy quests ever written." The set is in quite good condition, being clean and solid with little discoloration to the linen, intact labels with some minor chipping at edges, though the first three letters of MORRIS are missing on Vol. I. Clean boards showing minor edge wear and little wear to the tips, excepting the upper back corner of the back cover of volume II. No internal marks, spotting, or foxing whatsoever. Attractive bookplate of Georgie L. Brooks in both volumes. Very Good+. [Magill, Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, p. 2091, Colbeck 78]

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