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        Gordons and Greys to the Front: An Incident at Waterloo. photogravure signed in pencil by Stanley Berkeley

      London & Manchester: L. Hildesheimer & Co. Limited, Printed in Austria, 1896. No binding. Fair. Paper Size: 32.5" x 22.5" Image Size: 29.5" x 17.5" - Scarce black & white original photogravure after Stanley Berkeley, c1896 published by L. Hildesheimer & Co. Limited, London & Manchester. Printed in Austria. Lettered name in the plate "Stanley Berkeley", below which, in the mat, is the penciled signature of the artist. Embossed in blind, on the centre of the bottom edge of the mat with is small round impression "ADU 300", incorporated Publishers' Association seal.There is a 2" and a couple of 1/2" imprinted with coloured pencil repairs to the image at the top right and centre, and the y in Berkeley's pencil signed name has a small section of paper pulled off affecting the Y, otherwise in very good condition. These repairs were in 1997 by a professional conservator (report available and supplied). Condition on this scarce circa 1896 photogravure print is fair. The Eagle of the French 45th Ligne captured by the Royal Scots Greys. Painting by Stanley Berkeley depicting the famous charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo. The kilted figures carrying muskets are the 92nd Highlanders. According to legend, the men of the 92nd hung on to the stirrups of the Scots Greys during the charge. Although both regiments record it as part of their history, independent eyewitness accounts do not confirm the truth of the "stirrup charge".Stanley Berkeley (1855-1909) was an English painter of animal, sporting and historical subjects, especially military scenes. Born in London, he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, the Grafton Gallery, the New Watercolour Society, and elsewhere from 1878 until 1902, and many of his pictures were retrospective military scenes of the English Civil War and the Battle of Waterloo, such as For God and King: An Incident in the Civil War, and Gordons and Greys to the front: An Incident at Waterloo.

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        IN THE DORIAN MOOD

      London: John Lane. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine darkened but clear with tiny tear in cloth at top, corners slightly rubbed, four small scuff marks on front board .

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        Typed Letter Signed with two original sketches

      New York, 1896. unbound. 1 page on "McKim, Meade & White" letterhead, 10.25 x 8 inches, New York City, March 9, 1896. Written to Melville E. Stone, Treasurer of the Eugene Field Monument Committee, in full: "In answer to your letter of March 26th. It will give me great pleasure to design the cover for the Monument Souvenir Edition of Eugene Field's of field flowers. Do I understand from you that the lettering of the cover will be as follows? Kindly advise me if you wish any change made." White then proceeds to draw two preliminary sketches of what he intended the binding and cover of the souvenir book edition to look like. Note: Melville E. Stone was the founder of the "Chicago Daily News" and had hired Eugene Field as a writer for that publication. Upon Field's death in 1895, Stone set forth a campaign whereby he raised thousands of dollars for the purpose of erecting an extravagant monument in his friend's memory, which was eventually be placed in the Chicago vicinity. The book "Field Flowers: Monument Edition" was released in 1896 and coincided with the inauguration of the campaign to raise funds for the eventual monument. Natural folds; staple holes near the upper left corner; several small inkblots near the date. Very good(-) condition. American architect and partner in the firm of McKim, Meade & White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. He designed many structures for the rich and famous as well as several New York City landmarks. White was shot to death by millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw in 1906 at the age of 52.

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        Verses

      London: Leonard Smithers, 1896. First edition. Full red morocco, top edge gilt,others uncut, bound by Studio Ars Libri, Amsterdam. The original covers and spine, with gilt design on the front cover by Aubrey Beardsley, are bound in. The rare Large Paper issue, copy number 3 of thirty, printed on Japanese vellum, numbered and initialed by the publisher. Perfect condition. Bookplate of Barry Humphries. Dowson's first collection of poetry, containing his most famous lines: "They are not long, the days of wine and roses" from " Vitae Summa Brevis," and "I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! In my fashion" from "Non Sum Qualis eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae," this latter poem the title source for both Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" and Cole Porter's "Always True to you in my Fashion".

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        Mirren mit Eiger und Mönch.: N. 970.

      Verlag v. Hanfstaengls Nachfolger in Berlin. 1896 - Heliogravure originale a colori su carta pesante di cm 49x34 (foglio) e cm 20x26 (parte incisa). Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Through Jungle and Desert.

      London, Macmillian and Co., 1896,. in-8vo, frontispiece, XIV + 535 p., illustrated + 2 maps laid in at the rear of the book, small legacy stamp 'Guggisberg', original publisher's pictorial black clothbound, top edge gilt, light wear at spine ends and corners, rear inner joint cracked, but bookblock firm. Very good to fine copy.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Reklame-Plakater. Kunstnerisk Assistance. Kunstnereisk Assistance.

      . Danish Poster for the exhibition of Artistic Posters of Wilhelm Söborg. Copenhagen: Söborg [1896]. Published in "Les Maitres de l'Affiche", 1897. Plate no. 84..

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        Les Arachnides de Belgique (Book XII)

      Brussels, Belgium: Hayez. 1896. First. First edition. Two volumes. Folios. Forty-three color plates. Text in French. Very good in thick wrappers with light foxing along fore-edge of volume I and the front and rear thick wraps of volume II detached but both are present. Some edgewear along the spine of both volumes. Volume I contains primarily color plates of arachnids on every other recto while volume II contains descriptions of the plates. From the Royal Annals of Natural History of Belgium. Title loosely translates to "The Spiders of Belgium." .

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        (Bremen 1872 - 1942 Karaganda/Kasachstan). Liebe. Radierung und Aquatinta von 1896. Signiert u. in der Platte monogrammiert. 35 x 37,5 cm; Blattgr. 44 x 45,5 cm.

      1896. . Rief 13 II b.- Eines von 30 signierten Exemplaren in Braun auf Japanpapier.- Mit der Druckersignatur von Otto Felsing in der Facette.- Außenränder etwas beschnitten, wenige kleine Braunfleckchen im weißen Außenrand.

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        In Haunts of Wild Game. A Hunter-Naturalist's Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo.

      Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1896,. in-8vo, frontispiece, XVI + 576 p., richly illustrated + 1 folding map, small legacy stamp 'Guggisberg', original publisher's brown pictorial clothbound, spine darkened, wear at spine ends. Very good copy.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        A Laodicean; a Story of To-Day, by Thomas Hardy...with an Etching by H. MacBeth-Raeburn and a Map of Wessex

      New York, Harper & Brothers, 1896, Hardback, First American EditionPrevious owner's signature. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 499 pages; Description: vii, [1] 499 p. , front. , map, 20 cm. Subjects: Architects--Fiction. Castles--Conservation and restoration--Fiction. Wessex (England) --Fiction. Form/Genre: Love stories.

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        Dictionnaire Iconographique des Orchidees. Genre Dendrobium.

      Bruxelles, 1896 - 1903.. Original, kein Reprint. A. Cogniaux: Direction & Redaction, A. Goossens: Dessins & Aquarelles. 41 chromolith.Tafeln (davon eine doppelblattgroß) mit Textblättern und Titelei in Orignal-Halbleinwandmappe. Quer-Format, ca. 19,5 cm x ca. 15,5 cm, Tafelformat ca. 18,5 cm x ca 14,5 cm. Textblätter jeweils als lose Faltblätter mit Titelseite und 1 bis 3 Textseiten, diese meist mit Illustrationen. Darin lose eingelegt jeweils die Tafel. Titelei ebenfalls als Textblatt. Die Mappe mit Vordertitel und Rückentext, oben und unten mit Klappen, seitlich mit textilem Schließband. Schlichtes Papier-Rückentitelschildchen. In Französisch. - Inhaltsübersicht auf Anfrage. - Nicht bei Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature; Nissen, BBI 2236n (nur im Nachtrag zu Band 2 kurz erwähnt). Das Gesamtwerk mit 826 Tafeln ist von 1896 bis 1907 in Serien von Einzelblättern ohne systematische Reihenfolge in einer Auflage von nur ca. 250 Exemplaren erschienen. Anschließend wurden zumindest die größeren Gattungen in Halbleinwandmappen zusammengefasst. Der Inhalt der heute nur selten auffindbaren Gattungsmappen unterscheidet sich in der Regel von Exemplar zu Exemplar und meistens auch von gelegentlich beiliegenden Inhaltsübersichten. - Zurzeit ebenfalls lieferbar: Gattungsmappen Cymbidium und Laelio-Cattleya (Laelia-Cattleya).. Die Mappe etwas berieben, Insbesondere die Kanten etwas bestoßen. Tafeln und Textblätter nicht berieben, infolge des losen Einlegens die Ränder vereinzelt gering bestoßen. Keine Einträge. Das Papier der Textblätter wenig gebräunt, die Tafeln nicht gebräunt, nicht fleckig. Zustand II - III (Mappe) bzw. I - II (Textblätter) / I (Tafeln) (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern Fotos des Werkes per E-Mail.

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        Fotografia originale di Mario Nunes Vais raffigurante, a distanza, il Maestro Giacomo Puccini in barca vicino allo "Chalet da Emilio" sul Lago di Massaciuccoli. Fotografia databile attorno al 1896 circa.

      Fotografia in formato orizzontale, applicata su cartoncino rigido in formato cm.24,5x34. Il Maestro, in vestito chiaro, si sta avvicinando in barca alla palafitta che ospita lo "Chalet da Emilio", ove compaiono alcuni personaggi. Nella parte destra firma autografa di Nunes Vais. "Il fotografo amatoriale Mario Nunes Vais (Firenze, 1856 - 1932) era un uomo colto e raffinato della Firenze di cavallo secolo, appartenente ad una famiglia ebraica livornese da poco trapiantata a Firenze. Non fece mai commercio della sua attività che considerava come piacevole hobby e nell'arco di circa quaranta anni realizzò più di sessantamila fotografie. Attento e curioso del mondo che lo circondava riuscì, attraverso le sue fotografie, a riprendere la società del suo tempo, senza limitazioni e sempre spinto da un forte senso artistico. Egli incontrò una grande varietà di personalità che posarono per lui nella stanza a pian terreno del palazzo in via Borgognissanti o nella sua mansarda di borgo degli Albizi a Firenze. Fu il fotografo preferito di Gabriele D'Annunzio dal 1898 al 1910 e dei maggiori poeti crepuscolari e futuristi. Nel 1913, quando venne organizzata dalla rivista Lacerba la mostra dei pittori futuristi, Nunes Vais li seguì per tutta la giornata fotografandoli da soli o in gruppo e riprendendoli nei luoghi più caratteristici di Firenze. Marinetti, Carrà, Papini, Boccioni, Palazzeschi e Soffici, scriveranno in quell'occasione: "Gloria al Futurismo volontà + novità + energia + simpatia vivissima per il grande Nunes Vais". Tra i protagonisti della vita italiana da lui ritratti rimangono immortalati, solo per citare alcuni nomi, Benedetto Croce, Giovanni Gentile, Eugenio Montale, Thomas Mann, Giacomo Puccini, Guglielmo Marconi, Edmondo De Amicis, Paola Borboni, Vittorio De Sica. In una lettera di Giovanni Papini indirizzata all'amico fotografo Mario Nunes Vais si legge: "Dicevano che la fotografia avrebbe ammazzato la pittura. Invece la fotografia, diventando sempre più perfetta, sta salvando la pittura dal momento che questa dev'essere sempre di più la negoziazione di quella - cioè sempre più lontana e diversa dalla cosiddetta realtà che vedono tutti". Morì pochi anni prima della promulgazione delle famigerate leggi razziali antiebraiche (1938), che lo avrebbero colpito come colpirono tutti gli ebrei d'Europa compresi tanti cittadini di Firenze, tra cui la figlia Laura, che miracolosamente sfuggì alla morte e che nel 1973 donò tutti i materiali all'Istituto centrale per il Catalogo e la documentazione" (da wikipedia). Lo "Chalet da Emilio" era una palafitta sul Lago di Massaciuccoli, ed era un luogo amatissimo da Puccini, che lì incontrava i suoi amici. Fu proprio allo Chalet che fu fondato il famos "Club La Bohème".

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        Westminster Abbey.

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

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        A CHILD`S GARDEN OF VERSES

      John Lane The Bodley Head. London. 1896. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.2 inches). Dated 1896 but actually published in 1895. WBeautifully illustrated with nearly 100 line drawings by Robinson. 16pp publishers catalogue at end, dated 1895. Finely bound in recent full dark green morocco, spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. The publishers original decorative green cloth boards and spine, lettered and decorated in gilt, are bound in at rear. A lovely copy of this wonderful book.

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        Panorama Nacional : bellezas de España y sus Colonias

      - Turismo. Organización.(379.85) Hermenegildo Miralles. Barcelona. 1896. 28 cm apais. 2 v. grab. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial estampada. GA41 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF THE SEPOY WAR IN INDIA (1857-1858) - HISTORY OF THE INDIAN MUTINY (1857-1858)

      London, New York and Bombay, Longmans, Green and Co., 1896. In-8 p. (mm. 222x138), 7 voll. (di cui 1 d'Indice), tela edit. rossa (sbiadita ai dorsi). L?'opera di Kaye (?"Sepoy War?") è in 3 voll., pp. XIV,(2),656; XVI,692; XVI,702. Pure in 3 voll. quella di Malleson (?"Indian Mutiny?", commencing from the close of the second volume of Sir John Kayes History of the Sepoy War), pp. XXXI,575; XXXVI (ma 44),602,(4); XXXIV,(2), 524,(4). I voll. sono corredati f.t. da complessive 15 carte geografiche e piante, più volte ripieg., come da Indice. Il 7° vol., di pp. (4),201, e' un ?"Analytical index?" delle due opere (combined in one volume) by Frederic Pincott. Storia della rivolta dei soldati indiani della Compagnia britannica della Indie Orientali (i Sipahi), rivolta limitata all?'India del Nord. Dopo la sua brutale repressione, la Compagnia fu abolita e la sovranità sui suoi territori passò alla corona inglese. Solo qualche lieviss. fiorit. margin.; alcuni segni a penna al margine esterno per evidenziare delle frasi, altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Deutscher Litteratur Kalender auf das Jahr.,

      Lpz., Göschen 1896 ff. - 22 Jahrgänge. 18. Jg. 1896 - 60. Jg. 1988. 8°. OHLn. u. OLn. Kanten tlw. berieb. Vorhandene Jahrgänge: 1896-1898, 1900-1902, 1904, 1906. 1908-1913, 1917, 1928, 1939, 1953, 1963, 1967, 1984, 1988. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ford Madox Brown - A Record of his Life and Work.

      Longmans, Green and Co, London. 1896 - First edition. Large octavo. pp xx, 459. Illustrations in the text and numerous plates. Cream buckram covers elaborately decorated in red, green, blue and gilt, the design being by Walter Crane. Top edge gilt. A biography of one of the great Pre-Raphaelite painters.Edges faintly spotted. Cover slightly marked. A very good copy of a very attractive book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HINDU ASTRONOMY

      London, Chas. Straker & Sons, Ltd., 1896.. FIRST EDITION 1896. SIR WILLIAM CHRISTIE'S COPY, ASTRONOMER ROYAL. Tall 8vo, approximately 265 x 155 mm, 10¼ x 6¼ inches, 11 plates and 2 illustrations in the text, diagrams in the text, pages: xiv, 329, original publisher's cloth, bevelled boards, black decoration to covers and spine, gilt lettered spine, dark brown endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly worn, spine edges a little rubbed, tiny bump to top corner of upper cover, edges slightly foxed and occasional fox spots just showing in margins, contents very nice. Printer's error slip tipped in at page 256 explaining misnumbering, book is guaranteed complete. A very good copy. Chapters on: Prehistoric Astronomy of the Aryan migrating tribes; Early Hindu Periods; The Hindu Ecliptic; The Hindu Months; Theory regarding the cause of the Planetary Motions; Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry of the Hindus; Hindu Astronomical Instruments; Early Hindu Astronomers; Rise of the Buddhist Heresy, and its Effects on Hindu Astronomy; Astronomical Works of the Hindus; Description of the Surya Siddhanta. This copy was presented to William Christie, Astronomer Royal from 1881 to 1910 from Rajendra Nayayan Rai Bahadur with a presentation slip, dated 1896 tipped in on the title page (we bought several books from Christie's library). Under Christie the Royal Observatory at Greenwich not only continued its work in positional astronomy but also began a programme of stellar photography and one of making daily records of solar activity. The Observatory also took part in a number of international collaborative projects such as the Astrographic Chart and Carte du Ciel project of mapping the entire sky in both catalogue and photographic form. Eighteen Observatories were involved in this project from all over the world. Christie was also responsible for a number of additions to the Observatory which included purchasing the 28" telescope still in working order today. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Works of George Meredith. [32 volumes]

      Westminster, A. Constable & Co., 1896-1911, 1896, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Limited EditionLimited edition of 1,025 copies - this is no. 581, numbered and SIGNED (initials GMM) by Meredith. Very good copies in the original title-blocked cloth. Cream cloth spine covers backing pink cloth-covered panels. Spine covers slightly tanned as with age. Spine bands lightly dulled and rubbed. Minor sun-toning evident on some front covers. Some scattered spots of foxing evident on the panel edges. Top edges gilt. Slightest of yellowing in in page margins. A number of volumes have unread and unopened pages. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Desc.: 32v., 21cm. Contents: v. 1-2. The ordeal of Richard Feverel. --v. 3-4. Evan Harrington. --v. 5-6. Sandra Belloni. --v. 7-8. Vittoria. --v. 9-10. Rhoda Fleming. --v. 11-12. Adventures of Harry Richmond. --v. 13-14. Beauchamp's career. --v. 15-16. The egoist. --v. 17-18. Diana of the crossways. --v. 19-20. One of our conquerors. --v. 21-22. Lord Ormont and his Aminta. --v. 23-24. The amazing marriage. --v. 25. The shaving of Shagpat. --v. 26. The tragic comedians. --v. 27. The tale of Chloe, and The house on the beach. --v. 28. Farina, and The case of General Ople and Lady Camper. v. 29-31. Poems. v. 32. Essays. Notes: Title pages in red and black with author's device. Lacking the four final volumes: v. 33. Poems--.v. 34. Miscellaneous prose--.v. 35. Celt and Saxon--.v. 36. Bibliography and various readings. Genre: English literature -- Fiction -- Novel -- Poetry -- Collected works.

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        The Country of Pointed Firs

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1896. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "For Dr. Bartol from Sarah O. Jewett - 25 December 1896." In the Blanchard biography of Jewett, Dr. Bartol is listed as a neighbor of Sarah Orne Jewett and Annie Fields in Manchester, Massachusetts. Bartol was an early transcendentalist and pastor of the West Church from 1837 to 1889 and was originally from Maine and was a Bowdoin classmate of Sarah's father. Willa Cather, ranked The Country of the Pointed Firs along with Huckleberry Finn and The Scarlet Letter as the American work of fiction most likely to be acknowledged by posterity as an immortal masterpiece. It memorializes the traditions, manners and dialect of Maine coast natives at the turn of the 20th century. In luminous evocations of their lives, Maine-born Jewett created startlingly real portraits of individual New Englanders, and a warm, humorous, and compassionate vision of New England character.

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        Ueber den Einfluss des atmosphärischen Kohlensäuregehalts auf die Temperatur der Erdoberfläche

      Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt, 1896. First edition, offprint. A mint copy of the paper in which Arrhenius gave the first quantitative study of the ?'greenhouse effect?' and the relation of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere to global warming. Arrhenius "developed a theory for the explanation of the glacial periods and other great climatic changes, based on the ability of carbon dioxide to absorb the infrared radiation emitted from the earth?'s surface. Although the theory was based on thorough calculations, it won no recognition from geologists" (DSB). Joseph Fourier proposed already in 1824 that gases in the atmosphere might increase the surface temperature of the Earth. It was however Arrhenius who investigated this quantitatively and worked out a relationship between CO2 levels and the earth?'s temperature. "He examines the importance of carbon dioxide in the earth?'s heat balance and concludes that a doubling of the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere would result in an average global temperature increase of about 6 Kelvin's, or 6°C. He publishes his results in the paper ?"On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground?" (Parkinson, p.433). 8vo: 216 x 140 mm. Original printed wrappers, mint. Offprint from 'Bihang till K. Svenska Vet.Akad. Handlingar'. pp. 102.

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        The practical Application of economic Theories in the Factories of Alfred Dolge & Son

      Dolgeville, N. Y.: [The Dolgeville Herald Publishing Co. Print],, 1896. Illustrating the feasibility of a labor insurance and pension system, and embracing extracts from the addresses of Mr. Alfred Dolge on subjects allied to social economy. Octavo (230 × 152 mm), 244 pages. Publisher's brown ribbed cloth, blindstamp border to covers, spine ruled and lettered gilt, floral patterned endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Alfred Dolge, 8 plates and a large folding table. Spine ends and corners a little worn, rear inner hinge cracked but sound. Folding table torn on folds without loss and repaired. A very good copy. First edition of a scarce work giving an account of Alfred Dolge and his idealistic socialist projects. The son of a Leipzig piano manufacturer, his father a close friend of Wilhelm Liebknecht the founder of the German Socialist Party, Alfred grew up reading Marx, Ricardo, Smith and Mill. Having learned his father's profession, he first moved to the United States in 1865, eventually expanding his business into the manufacture of felt for pianos, piano hammers and sounding boards, with a large factory complex in Brockett's Bridge, New York, later renamed Dolgeville, employing as many as 2000 workers, many of them German immigrants. Inspired, no doubt, by his early economic and socialist readings, Dolge introduced a number of welfare programs, including profit-sharing, a pension scheme for employees and schools and exercise programs for the young. His outspoken views, possibly combined with a family dispute, led to his downfall in 1898, when he was branded a bankrupt and was forced to sell up at a substantial discount. Nonetheless his schemes for workers' rights and benefits were keenly inspected by several European governments.

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        New Poems By Christina Rossetti Hitherto Unpublished or Uncorrected [Large Paper]

      New York & London: Macmillan & Co., 1896. First edition. Publisher's full polished beige buckram cloth, printed linen label on spine, 397pp, side and bottom edges uncut. Large Paper Edition, printed on hand-made paper, #25 of only 100 copies. Frontispiece portrait illustration of Christina after D. G. Rossetti drawing. Edward Robeson Taylor's Copy (former mayor of San Francisco and author) with his bookplate and signature, as well as his son's copy Edward Dewitt Taylor, noted artist. Extremely rare Large Paper Copy comprising a wealth of new poems brought together and published by her brother just a little over a year after her passing. From W.M. Rossetti's eight-page preface to the book which presents nearly 300 hitherto unpubished poems: "My sister Christina Rossetti- beloved by me, admired, and I may say reverenced- died on 29 December 1894, aged 64. There was an immediate, a very wide, an an exceedingly strong outburst of eulogy of her in the public press, both as woman and as poetess; an outburst which must have fully convinced me- had I not known it already- that she is regarded as one of the truly important figures in British poetical literature of the nineteenth century... and as soon as the conditions admitted of it, I resolved to put into print any verses of hers which I could find, such as would sustain her poetical reputation... looked carefully through the materials which she had left behind her... and perceived that the amount of her unpublished verse was considerably in excess fo what I had surmised. Sunnin to spine and upper covers, browntoning to just front pastedown, else fine copy of an important and scarce Large Paper edition of Christina's poetry, with a fine provenance.

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        New Poems By Christina Rossetti Hitherto Unpublished or Uncorrected [Large Paper]

      New York & London: Macmillan & Co., 1896. First edition. Publisher's full polished beige buckram cloth, printed linen label on spine, 397pp, side and bottom edges uncut. Large Paper Edition, printed on hand-made paper, #25 of only 100 copies. Frontispiece portrait illustration of Christina after D. G. Rossetti drawing. Edward Robeson Taylor's Copy (former mayor of San Francisco and author) with his bookplate and signature, as well as his son's copy Edward Dewitt Taylor, noted artist. Extremely rare Large Paper Copy comprising a wealth of new poems brought together and published by her brother just a little over a year after her passing. From W.M. Rossetti's eight-page preface to the book which presents nearly 300 hitherto unpubished poems: "My sister Christina Rossetti- beloved by me, admired, and I may say reverenced- died on 29 December 1894, aged 64. There was an immediate, a very wide, an an exceedingly strong outburst of eulogy of her in the public press, both as woman and as poetess; an outburst which must have fully convinced me- had I not known it already- that she is regarded as one of the truly important figures in British poetical literature of the nineteenth century... and as soon as the conditions admitted of it, I resolved to put into print any verses of hers which I could find, such as would sustain her poetical reputation... looked carefully through the materials which she had left behind her... and perceived that the amount of her unpublished verse was considerably in excess fo what I had surmised. Sunnin to spine and upper covers, browntoning to just front pastedown, else fine copy of an important and scarce Large Paper edition of Christina's poetry, with a fine provenance.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        [Autograph Letter Signed]

      1896. A Louis Wain Autograph Letter Signed"My Dear Child, your very delicious letter comes upon me in the midst of a long spell of difficult work…"WAIN, Louis. [Autograph Letter Signed] To Miss Jessie Sharples. Westgate on Sea, Kent: Jan. 25, [18]96.Two pages folded, on paper headed 5 Beaufort Buildings, Strand, W.C."Bendigo, Westgate on Sea, Kent. To Miss Jessie Sharples. Jan 25, 96My Dear Child, your very delicious letter comes upon me in the midst of a long spell of difficult work which may keep me employed for some time, therefore I must ask you to look out for a reply & a little sketch some time in the future, & if you do not hear, --- well I shall always be glad of a reminder from such a quaint pen. Believe me. Yours very SincerelyLouis Wain""In 1895, the Wains moved from 16 Adrian Square to 7 Collingwood Terrace, part of Westgate Bay Avenue; Sir William [Ingram] named the terrace after his son Collingwood. Number 7 was a large corner house; later they moved to number 10, a smaller house further up the terrace, away from Margate. Louis Wain named both houses after the famous prizefighter (William Thompson 1811-1880, nicknamed Bendigo) whose reputation he so admired." (Dale, p.33)

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Traite De Mecanique Celeste - 4 Volumes Complete

      Paris: Gauthier-villars Etc., 1896. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. First Edition. Volumes 4 from 1896 and Volume 3 from 1894 are both bound in a bright red later half cloth with cracked joints (still holding). Volumes 2 from 1891 and Volume 1 from 1889 are both worn blue cloth prize bindings awarded to an "AHS Gillson St. Johns' College Cambridge in 1909". Traite de Mechanique Celeste is Tisserand's greatest work, an up-to-date version of La-place's Mecanique Celeste. -DSB Corners worn on all volumes, clean internally noting occasional marginal notes in the Gillson volumes. Bindings are fundamentally sound but joints are worn or cracked, with significant wear to the head and tail of spine panel on the Gillson volumes. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        In Haunts of Wild Game. A Hunter-Naturalist's Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo.

      Edinburgh u. London, William Blackwood and Sons 1896.. Gr.-8°. XVI, 576 S. Mit Porträt-Front, 15 ganzseit. Abb. auf Taf., 24 Textillustrationen und einer gef., farb. Karte. OLeinenbd. m. braungedr. Deckelbild, schwarzgepr. Deckel- u. goldgepr. Rü.titel. Bindung geringf. gelockert, Einbd. u. Schnitt angestaubt, Ecken bestoßen, Unterkanten berieben, tls. stockfleckig u. eselsohrig, hint. Vorsatz m. Signaturen v. alter Hd.. EA. "One of the classics of African sport, this book describes the author's hunting experiences in Portuguese East Africa and the eastern Transvaal. He relates hunting in the rugged Kloof country after bushbuck, kudu, and leopard. In the Khalamba foothills, he bagged buffalo .. He also hunted sable, giraffe, and wildebeest. Two long chapters on lion hunting are also featured. Complementing the text are excellent illustrations by Charles Whymper" (Czech, African, S. 89).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Rare Autograph! Joseph Pulitzer boldly signs a proxy, appointing his brother-in-law to vote his 7,100 shares at ?the meeting of Stockholders of the Pulitzer Publishing Co? ?

      "Rare Partly Printed Document Signed ?Joseph Pulitzer,? 1p, 7.75? x 5?. New York, November 2, 1896. Completed in manuscript and signed by two witnesses. Folds. Fine condition.In full, ?Know all men by these presents, that I Joseph Pulitzer do hereby constitute and appoint William Leonard Davis attorney and agent with power of substitution for me and in my name, place, and stead, to vote as my proxy at any election of the meeting of Stockholders of the Pulitzer Publishing Co to be held in St. Louis Mo on 27 Novem 1896 & upon all questions or subjects that may come before the said meeting according to the number of votes I should be entitled to vote if then personally present in respect of seven thousand one hundred shares hereby revoking all previous proxies. In witness whereof...? In 1878, Pulitzer had married Kate Davis, sister of William Leonard Davis.Joseph Pulitzer had founded the ?St. Louis Post-Dispatch? in 1878 and continued to own and publish it until his death. His eyes began to fail in the 1880s and by the end of the decade, at age 42, Joseph Pulitzer was virtually blind. Under his authorization, letters and documents requiring his signature were mostly signed by his secretaries. However, he personally signed this proxy whose validity would have been challenged had a secretary signed his name. Autograph material authentically signed by Joseph Pulitzer has rarely appeared on the market. In fact, before this item became available, only one Joseph Pulitzer signed document or letter had appeared at a major public auction in at least the last 25 years."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Heart of a Continent: A NARRATIVE OF TRAVELS IN MANCHURIA ACROSS THE GOBI DESERT, THROUGH THE HIMALAYAS, THE PAMIRS, AND CHITRAL, 1884 -1894

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1896 - The Heart of a Continent: A NARRATIVE OF TRAVELS IN MANCHURIA ACROSS THE GOBI DESERT, THROUGH THE HIMALAYAS, THE PAMIRS, AND CHITRAL, 1884 -1894, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896, first edition (American issue from the English sheets), a bright vg+ or better copy in the publishers original gold-gilt stamped decorated binding. Illustrated with photographs and maps, all present. A most important work in the genre of travel and exploration which at the time opened up a new understanding of these areas to the western world. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        The Heart of a Continent: A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, Across the Gobi Desert, Through the Himalayas, the Pamirs and Chitral, 1884-1894

      John Murray, London 1896 - Embossed stamp on title page "Presented by Mr. Murray". Green cloth with gilt titles and decoration. One tiny abrasion on front cover. Name and date on front free endpaper. No map in the end pocket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Beach Hut Books]
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        Gulliver's Travels

      J. M. Dent, Aldine House, London 1896 - 12mo. Bound by Constance Karslake (marked c.k. in pencil at rear) and distinctive Karslake binding for the Guild of Women Binders on full light brown morocco with her characteristic longitudinal stems and flower pieces on both covers, gilt spine. Also written in pencil at end, "Gift/E.D.B" A nice, simple but elegant example of Constance Karslake's delicate line. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Jude the Obscure

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co.,, 1896. Octavo ( 200 x 135 mm). Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco,titles to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, gilt dentelles, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. With an etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. Handsomely bound by the Chelsea Bindery.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La photographie moderne. Traite pratique de la photographie et des applications a l?industrie et a la science.

      Paris, G. Masson Editeur, 1896 - Gr.8°, Fronti., 791 S., 346 Textabb., 5 Taf., OLwd. goldgeprägt, Klebespuren eines kleinen Bibliotheksschildchens auf dem Rücken, min berieben. Deuxième Edition complétement refondue et consérablement augmentée. Umfangreiches frühes Werk über alle technischen Aspekte der damaligen Photographie. Albert Londe (1858-1917) - war Mitglied «Société française de photographie» (1879), Gründete 1887 die «Société d'excursion des amateurs de photographie» . 1891 konstruierte Londe eine 12 Linsenkamera. Er war einer der Pioniere die die Photographie in die Medizin eingeführt hat. Seit 1882 angestellter Arzt im Pariser Spital «La Salpétrière». Begründete das erste Labor für Radiographie und Radioskopie. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        New Poems By Christina Rossetti Hitherto Unpublished or Uncorrected [Large Paper]

      Macmillan & Co., New York & London 1896 - Publisher's full polished beige buckram cloth, printed linen label on spine, 397pp, side and bottom edges uncut. Large Paper Edition, printed on hand-made paper, #25 of only 100 copies. Frontispiece portrait illustration of Christina after D. G. Rossetti drawing. Edward Robeson Taylor's Copy (former mayor of San Francisco and author) with his bookplate and signature, as well as his son's copy Edward Dewitt Taylor, noted artist. Extremely rare Large Paper Copy comprising a wealth of new poems brought together and published by her brother just a little over a year after her passing. From W.M. Rossetti's eight-page preface to the book which presents nearly 300 hitherto unpubished poems: "My sister Christina Rossetti- beloved by me, admired, and I may say reverenced- died on 29 December 1894, aged 64. There was an immediate, a very wide, an an exceedingly strong outburst of eulogy of her in the public press, both as woman and as poetess; an outburst which must have fully convinced me- had I not known it already- that she is regarded as one of the truly important figures in British poetical literature of the nineteenth century. and as soon as the conditions admitted of it, I resolved to put into print any verses of hers which I could find, such as would sustain her poetical reputation. looked carefully through the materials which she had left behind her. and perceived that the amount of her unpublished verse was considerably in excess fo what I had surmised. Sunnin to spine and upper covers, browntoning to just front pastedown, else fine copy of an important and scarce Large Paper edition of Christina's poetry, with a fine provenance. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Evliya Celebi Seyahatnamesi. Vol. 1-10.,

      Istanbul : Devlet Basimevi, 1896 -1938. - 674, 479, 534, 432, 602, 554, 912, 786, 893, 1112 p. Acceptable. Volumes 1-8 in Ottoman (arab letters), 9 and 10 in Turkish (latin letters). Volumes 1-6 bound in half leather, quite good condition, gilt spine (1-4), worn covers, paper slightly brownish, some foxed pages, stamp and marginalia on first and last page, 3 pages with marginalia. Vol 7 - 10 clothbound, used. Vol 8 with broken hinge and partly loosed cover. Vol 9 with tears at spine, hinges slightly damaged. Vol. 10: cover nearly seperated from inner book, cover soiled and damaged at spine. Ex-libris in most books. Sprache: tr Gewicht in Gramm: 13000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gleim]
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        Mon voyage a la Mecque.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1896. - 8vo. (2), 236 pp. With frontispiece, large folding panorama, and 30 text illustrations. Original illustrated wrappers. Rare first edition. Jules Gervais-Courtellemont (1863-1931), a convert to Islam, was one of the very few Western visitors to Mecca during his time. The classic account of his pilgrimage is of special interest due to the numerous illustrations drawn after photographs by the author and documenting buildings that have survived only greatly changed or which have disappeared altogether. - An untrimmed, well-preserved copy with very slight browning. Uncommon; auction records list the 2nd edition only (published in the same year), fetching as much as £950 (Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1998, lot 740); last sold for £750 (Sotheby's, Oct 15, 2003, lot 638). Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1016. Howgego III, G10. OCLC 23429140. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Histoire de l'orfèvrerie française.

      - Paris, Ancienne Maison Quantin, 1896. Fort et grand in-4 de 472 pp. + table; demi-chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, tranche de tête dorée (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Un des 20 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur papier du Japon, celui-ci n. 20 grand de marges. Riche illustration en noir et chromolithographie. Très bel exemplaire en parfait état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie les mains dans les poches]
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        A Jewish State: An Attempt at a Modern Solution of the Jewish Question

      London David Nutt 1896. pp (xii) 102, [1 ad]. First English edition of Der Judenstaat, published in German in the same year. "Let the sovereignty be granted us over a portion of the globe large enough to satisfy the reasonable requirements of a nation; the rest we shall manage for ourselves." - from page 25. Moderate external soiling. Above-average external wear with a variety of small chips from and short openings to the thin paper covers. Short openings along central fore-edge of many pages. Binding intact. Prior owner's details in pencil, dated 1896, atop half-title page, otherwise unmarked. A sound copy of this profoundly influential work. First English Edition Paperback 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First English Edition. Fair

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Photos - Zanzibar

      Zanzibar, East Africa, 1896. Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, 1896-1897. Set of 9 original large photographs taken in Tanzania, 4 of which are panoramic views, and a rare photographs of a group of slaves. The lot includes six sepia snapshot photographs taken in 1896 with manuscript captions in German, and three black and white photographs with embedded caption of W. Shultz dated 1897, each on its own heavy cardstock mount. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 15 x 20 cm, and the largest composite panoramic fold-out 45,5 x 16,5 cm. Mounts measure approximately 24 x 35 cm. Chips and age-toning to mounts, otherwise in very good condition, nicely preserved. With detailed captions most probably penned by a German naval officer, six photographs of Zanzibar include two striking street views illustrating German and English commerce in an otherwise traditional setting, native quarters with thatched roof dwellings. The caption which describes a nostalgic seaport view mentions a German steamer, plantations on the harbour's outlining coasts, and the activities of the indigenous residents. A large panoramic seafront view of Stone Town shows the Sultan's palace and harem quarters, the House of Wonders with scaffolding supporting its tower after the 38-minute Anglo-Zanzibar War of 26 August 1896, and a pile of debris alongside of it from the bombardment. The officer also acquired three views of Dar es Salaam by German colonial photographer W. Schultz, including a large number of barefoot African slaves chained to one another and carrying large baskets on their heads, a large mission, and a street view at the intersection of 'Baharasta' and 'Indier'. [At the time of these photographs Zanzibar was a British protectorate, and the principal port and trading center for the Germans. Tippu Tip's notorious slave trading activities being at a peak, by 1895 having acquired 7 plantations and 10,000 slaves.] Anglo-Zanzibar War: In August 1896, Britain and Zanzibar fought a 38-minute war, the shortest in recorded history, after Khalid bin Barghash had taken power after Hamid bin Thuwaini's death. The British had wanted Hamoud bin Mohammed to become Sultan, believing that he would be much easier to work with. The British gave Khalid an hour to vacate the Sultan's palace in Stone Town. Khalid failed to do so, and instead assembled an army of 2,800 men to fight the British. The British launched an attack on the palace and other locations around the city. Khalid retreated and later went into exile. Hamoud was then installed as Sultan. In 1873 slavery was abolished, at least officially, when Sir John Kirk, the first British Agent and Consul General of Zanzibar, threatened to blockade Zanzibar to coerce Sayyid Barghash ibn Sa?'id in signing a treaty which banned the highly lucrative slave trade by sea and promised protection for all liberated slaves. On 5 March, the Sultan passed a decree prohibiting the export of slaves from main land and closing of slave market at Zanzibar. Zanzibar slave market was to be closed within 24 hours. In 1875 Sayyid Barghash visited Queen Victoria in England, and in 1876 he proclaimed that conveyance of slaves by land was prohibited nor could slave caravans approach the coast from the interior. Riots broke out in Mombasa against the freed-slave work of the missions, and at Kilwa slave-traders hid 6,000 slaves near the coast. In 1876 the Sultan decreed that no slaves were to be transported overland. Kirk persuaded Barghash to raise an army, and in 1877 Lt. William Lloyd Mathews was appointed to drill the recruits. Slave-trading continued until the Sultan put the Governor of Kilwa in prison. Kirk estimated that during the 1870s about 10,000 slaves a year crossed the Juba River into Somaliland. As the slave trade declined, the export of rubber, cloves, and ivory greatly increased. In 1907 slavery was finally abolished entirely in Zanzibar and Pemba. . Very Good.

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        Atlas of Ophthalmoscopy/Atlas der Ophthalmoskopie. The Text Translated into English by A. H. KNAPP.

      J. F. Bergmann. Wiesbaden. -1899. Folio 1896 - pp. (xii). 75 chromolithograph plates, linen-backed, each with explanatory text leaf. Contemporary half calf, skilfully rebacked with original spine laid back, neat stamp in the margins of the first few text leaves, tissue guards to the plates, a nice copy. *A Supplementary Atlas der Seltener Ophthalmologische Befunde, 45 plates, was issued later.

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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